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New Year, new yarn, new classes, new patterns, and new inspiration!

January 06 2023 – Rebecca Glazier

New Year, new yarn, new classes, new patterns, and new inspiration!
New Year, new yarn, new classes, new patterns, and new inspiration!

Baaad Rabbits Lending Library is now open!


How to borrow:


One book per two week loan

Bring to cashier to check-out (free)

Enjoy and return in two weeks

If you have any books you would like to donate, we are more than happy to accept them.



New Yarn - Fleece Artist Organic Cottage Socks

The Organic Cottage sock yarn is spun in Canada and dyed in Nova Scotia. Handmaiden and Fleece Artist were established in 1978, they are a small family run company dedicated to dyeing breed specific fibres and are truly loved here at Baaad Rabbits.

The sock yarn is oh so soft to touch but also hard-wearing. The map below gives you an idea how the yarn will knit up if you make socks, but we think it would look rather fabulous in a shawl too!

National Park series map-swatch

Restock in Halo Bundles - new colours and a new free pattern

If you haven't heard of Halo Bundles before, let me tell you all about them! Two companion dyed skeins, one from Handmaiden, one from Fleece Artist. They are a bundle of joy!

In each bundle is 1 skein of merino singles 400m/ 437y/ 133g and 1 skein of Angel hair 400m/ 437y/ 50g. They look stunning worked seperately or held together, and we have 15 colours for you to choose from.

We've launched a new free pattern, Halomazing Cowl, to celebrate the yarn, see more details below!


Which colour will you choose? 

Halomazing cowl was designed to be made with Handmaiden & Fleece Artist Halo Bundle. You can also use any fingering and mohair yarn to make this, you hold both yarns together as you make this cowl.

Wear as a ‘necklace’ style or if you’re feeling cold, it can be wrapped around your neck twice.

You start with a provisional cast-on, I use the crochet cast on technique. As you increase on one edge and reduce on the other edge you create a bias knit cowl.

Once you have completed your cowl you will join the beginning and end together. I used kitchener stitch for mine, but you can also use three needle bind-off if you wish. Step by step instructions for kitchener stitch are included and a YouTube video is also available.

If you'd like to learn how to work a provisional cast-on and kitchener stitch in person, we've got a new workshop for you!

You need to know how to knit and purl to take this class. 

Unless you are making top-down down socks, a provisional cast-on is nearly always required with a kitchener stitch. In this class you'll learn the crochet cast-on, how to unravel and get the stitches back onto your needle confidently and then kitchener the two ends together. 

Kitchener is magic! You will learn to create a row of knitting with yarn and a darning needle.

Dates: Thursday February 9th, 6:30-8:30pm

Sign up here.


Sophie Scarf by Petite Knit

Early this week Lucas shared with us his *beautiful* finished piece, Sophie Scarf (Ravelry link) by Petite Knit made with WildWestDye's Silk/ merino sport in CherryRipple and Pro Lana Kid Seta in Mustard.

We were blown away with how beautiful it looked, and he was kind enough to bring it to Yarn Adventure Club on Wednesday so we could take a look. He added a tassel to either end and we think this is the Chef's kiss!

Lucas Sophie Scarf finished project

So enamored by this, Rebecca had to cast one on that night too, and is making one in PixieRipple and Aubergine. If you'd like to make one too we have kits put together in store, or you can choose from the selection of sport weight+mohair or a DK weight yarn.

Aubergine Mohair and PixieRipple Sport



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