Briggs & Little Woolen Mills

Briggs & Little, Canada’s Oldest Woolen Mill Fully integrated vertical mill, producing Canadian pure wool spun yarns of various plys and colors. Perfect for hand-knitting, weaving, and crocheting! Built upon values of tradition and highest quality, Briggs & Little has continued to produce the highest quality of 100% pure wool yarns for generations… and plan to continue to deliver .... [ continue reading ]

Soctober Sock Drive

Help us to ensure those who are in need of shelter have warm toes this winter! During the month of October, please bring a donation of socks to the Little Red Mitten (store-bought is fine; cotton or wool; adult men/women is the greatest need). According to Jim Nace, Program Director, Inn out of the Cold had 350 individuals .... [ continue reading ]

Go Pokemon

My son called me this summer to ask if we could add data to his phone plan - Pokemon GO had arrived in Canada! Pokemon is back... ...and not just for twenty-somethings roaming the streets at all hours playing Pokemon GO. My 9 and 10 year old nephews have been caught up the fun for .... [ continue reading ]

Easy Wribbed Wristers & Hat

Even the beginner knitter can make fashionable coverings for head and hands with these simple patterns. They're perfect for yourself or for giving as gifts! These Wribbed Wristers are practical cuffs which cover both the hand and the wrist. They can be worn by themselves, over gloves or under mittens (and were used by soldiers in WWI). If .... [ continue reading ]

Parkspin Slippers

This slipper is worked back and forth on straight needles holding two strands of yarn and working them as one. The foot is worked in garter stitch and the toe is ribbed. The heel and toe are seamed and a pompom decorates the toe. A Bit of Local History Monarch Knitting Ltd. was a 4-storey spinning .... [ continue reading ]

Outlander Cowl

This cowl couldn’t be simpler ...or quicker! With one skein of Malabrigo Rasta, Manos Franca or Burly Spun by Brown Sheep, cast 19 sts onto 20.0 mm needles. Knit every row until you’ve worked 25 to 26 inches in length, leaving enough yarn for seaming. To seam, place ends next to each other and then offset .... [ continue reading ]

Mara’s Tea Cozies

Come in to the shop and enjoy Mara Nicli’s creativity with knitted tea cozies …on our tea trolley, of course. Her sock monkeys and fairy tale characters will charm you!!! Guaranteed! For those of you who aren’t able to drop by, here’s a photo of these adorable creations! These adorable tea cozies are the imaginative creations of …. [ continue reading ]