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Yarns Untangled

Yarns Untangled Yarns Untangled is a craft boutique in Kensington Market, Toronto. We specialise in knitting, crochet, felting, and spinning supplies, as well as classes.

Yarns Untangled is a craft boutique located in Kensington Market, Toronto. We're excited to bring you a curated collection of the best yarn available with a Canadian twist, as well as classes taught by some of the best teachers in the field. Please email [email protected] with any inquiries regarding classes, to be added to our mailing list, or just to say hey!

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Spring and summer are coming, even if it doesn’t feel like that today! Brand new from Queensland, Coastal Cotton is read...
04/19/2022

Spring and summer are coming, even if it doesn’t feel like that today!

Brand new from Queensland, Coastal Cotton is ready to hold your hand into the warmer months and help you plan for all your summer crafting!

At only eight (8!!!) dollars for a 100g ball, you are all set for summer. Market bags? Check. Bucket hats? You betcha. Tanks? Crop tops? Tees, baby blankets, baby clothes, purses, toys… it’s all a perfect fit!

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/new-to-yu/products/queensland-coastal-cotton

Now available online and in store: these charming charmed markers from Firefly Notes!Each set has a collection has a set...
04/18/2022

Now available online and in store: these charming charmed markers from Firefly Notes!

Each set has a collection has a set of charmed ring-style markers and a progress keeper, designed to get you through the whole project. Everything from Firefly Notes is handmade in British Columbia so each piece is a work of art. 🍄, 🍓, 🐅, 🐚, 🌵, 🦉,🐘, 🧶

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/products/firefly-notes-charm-stitch-markers

New to YU from Pro Lana: Kid Seta! 70% Super Kid Mohair + 30% Silk: this laceweight yarn is so soft and luxurious! We’ve...
04/17/2022

New to YU from Pro Lana: Kid Seta!

70% Super Kid Mohair + 30% Silk: this laceweight yarn is so soft and luxurious! We’ve got it in 20 different shades, so it’s all set to work on its own or be held with a thicker yarn for a thicker/quicker project.

We were sad to say goodbye to the mohair from Sugar Bush last month but this yarn is a more than adequate replacement and we’re thrilled to have it on the team.
https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/new-to-yu/products/pro-lana-kid-seta

Back by very popular demand, our two part Socks 101 class with Kate AtherleyThursday, April 14th 6:30-7:30pm EDTTuesday,...
04/12/2022

Back by very popular demand, our two part Socks 101 class with Kate Atherley
Thursday, April 14th 6:30-7:30pm EDT
Tuesday, April 19th, 7 to 9pm EDT
$65 for three hours

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/products/kate-atherley-online-classes-at-yarns-untangled?variant=33363968655459

Now is a perfect time to get comfortable with socks. With a warm summer ahead of us, a sock is a perfect small project to work on regardless of the temperature outside!

Learn how to make top-down socks for the first time! Working a mini “training sock,” we teach you everything you need to know to knit socks – from choosing the yarn and figuring out sizing to turning the heel to shaping the toe. Along the way, we share lots of tips and techniques, including how to join the round without twisting, and super-easy solutions to some of sock knitting’s trickier bits. If you haven’t made socks before, this is the class for you.

As with all our classes, this one will be recorded and available to watch and rewatch for seven days after it ends. So it works for every time zone! Register at the link above.

Coming up this Thursday, April 14th:Magic Loop with Kate Atherley8 to 9pm EST, $30https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/...
04/12/2022

Coming up this Thursday, April 14th:
Magic Loop with Kate Atherley
8 to 9pm EST, $30

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/products/kate-atherley-online-classes-at-yarns-untangled?variant=39764113031267

The next in our series of Quick Hit short classes explores the wonder of the magic loop technique! A different way of working small circumference knitting that uses just one tool.

"Dump those DPNs! Magic loop is a different way of working small items in the round, like socks and mittens and hat tops. Many knitters find it more comfortable and convenient, and it’s always rewarding to be able to knit up a whole sweater using only one or two needles. We’ll show you how."

Summer crafters, get ready!! Eco Harmony Worsted is a brand new, totally organic cotton and wool worsted weight from Est...
04/05/2022

Summer crafters, get ready!! Eco Harmony Worsted is a brand new, totally organic cotton and wool worsted weight from Estelle!

Since the two fibres absorb dye differently, it has a beautiful heathered effect. And the combo results in a lofty, generous yardage of 233 metres for 100g. Swipe to see a closer view!

And maybe the best part? It’s only $14/skein! Check out the link below to see the full line of 15 colours.

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/new-to-yu/products/estelle-eco-harmony-worsted

Use code SPRINGSALE20 for 20% off almost all of our aran, bulky, and super bulky yarns, this weekend only! https://yarns...
04/02/2022

Use code SPRINGSALE20 for 20% off almost all of our aran, bulky, and super bulky yarns, this weekend only!

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/spring-sale-bulky-at-20-off

The sale includes Perulana, Trailhead Yosemite, Lana Grande, Rustic Aran, La Pampa, Beatrix, and more! Spend a minimum of $100 on any yarn from the collection and then apply the code at checkout to receive 20% off!

The rest of our sale continues until 11pm on Sunday as well, and we've upped the discounts on a whole bunch of your favourites:
https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/spring-sale-2022

Another yarn we are very sad to say goodbye to is Kureyon Air from Noro!This bulky, dyed in the wool classic Noro yarn i...
03/31/2022

Another yarn we are very sad to say goodbye to is Kureyon Air from Noro!

This bulky, dyed in the wool classic Noro yarn is almost completely gone, all we have left is available in store and online. One skein is enough to make a deliciously warm hat on 7mm needles (8mm hook) or a loosely knit/crocheted cowl with a 12mm tool.

OR if you're feeling especially awesome, get eleven skeins and make a BLANKET. Swipe to see Victoria Myers' Dragon Scales Blanket - made with six skeins of one colour and five of another. It's an absolutely fabulous treatment of Kureyon Air, and you will be cozier than you've ever been when you're done! Link to the pattern website is in our bio.

A big feature of the Spring Sale is the Eco Andean DK Heathers!WAS $13, NOW $9 per skein!These vivid heathered yarns hav...
03/30/2022

A big feature of the Spring Sale is the Eco Andean DK Heathers!

WAS $13, NOW $9 per skein!

These vivid heathered yarns have unfortunately been discontinued, and we will miss them a great deal! The natural-shade version of this yarn (which isn't going anywhere yet) was one of the original YU yarns back in 2015.

This is such a versatile and flexible yarn. It works well when treated as a DK but because of the nature of woollen-spun, it can squash down easily to give you more like a sport-weight gauge without getting too stiff. It also does beautifully when held double and treated like an Aran yarn, and would also be very excellent held with some Sugar Bush Drizzle which is also included in the sale (swipe to see some combo suggestions)!

We currently have lots left of these colours so grab a few sweater quantities while you can! At 353 metres per skein, you can whip up a sweater in 44" chest with less than four skeins! (That's a sweater for $36 for those scoring at home).

They're HEEEERE!  We have finally received our 5" Cypra needle sets from Lykke!Cypra Needles are made of copper which is...
03/28/2022

They're HEEEERE! We have finally received our 5" Cypra needle sets from Lykke!

Cypra Needles are made of copper which is smooth and light and will naturally patina over time without staining your projects. Should you choose, you can polish the needles with a Lykke cloth to restore the natural coppery glow.

In fact, we're going to give away a Lykke polishing cloth with the first six sets that are purchased so grab yours now! The link to find the full Cypra collection is in our bio.

It's that time of year again: the time of year we randomly decide to have a sale!Our prices are always as low as they ca...
03/28/2022

It's that time of year again: the time of year we randomly decide to have a sale!

Our prices are always as low as they can be so we don't have sales very often, but when we do, we get serious about them. This time round we're including some steep discounts on select favourites starting Wednesday and some additional discounts later in the week, all available both online and in store.

Make sure you're subscribed to our mailing list for all the details, we'll be sending out a mailer before Wednesday that lays it all out for you! In the meantime, make space on your yarn shelves for a few new projects and maybe a needle set or two! The link to subscribe is here: http://eepurl.com/bGJSwb

The next class this spring is Math 1: Getting Gauge with Kate Atherley!Tuesday, March 29th from 7 to 9pm EST$45 for two ...
03/26/2022

The next class this spring is Math 1: Getting Gauge with Kate Atherley!
Tuesday, March 29th from 7 to 9pm EST
$45 for two hours

https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/products/kate-atherley-online-classes-at-yarns-untangled

You’ve seen the information in the pattern, and you’ve been told – over and over again! – that it’s important, but do you really “get” gauge? This class answers all your questions about gauge: what it actually means, why it matters, how to check it and what to do about it. We’ll talk about proper swatching technique – including tips for making it easier, and when you can avoid it entirely. And we’ll provide strategies and solutions for when you just can’t get it!

Registration is open to all time zones as we record the classes and they are available to watch for 7 days after the class ends!

How lovely is this new colourway from .c.gillies? “Sandstone” is a warm, dusty pink shade that is equally stunning on it...
03/20/2022

How lovely is this new colourway from .c.gillies? “Sandstone” is a warm, dusty pink shade that is equally stunning on its own or combine with other shades from Emily’s line. It’s such a calm, quietly elegant colour.

Seen here on her merino sport, we also have it in the worsted merino right now!

LOUD. Loud yarn is one of our very favourite things. This is an excellent and reliable wool/nylon sock yarn from , and i...
03/16/2022

LOUD. Loud yarn is one of our very favourite things. This is an excellent and reliable wool/nylon sock yarn from , and it’s now available in these three impactful shades.

Is it time to lose the masks?Short answer: we really don't think so.For what we are sure is a long list of chiefly polit...
03/10/2022

Is it time to lose the masks?
Short answer: we really don't think so.

For what we are sure is a long list of chiefly political reasons, the powers-that-be have seen fit to lift the mask mandate in Ontario on March 21st. For the foreseeable future, all Yarns Untangled staff will continue to wear masks in the shop, and we heavily encourage you to do so as well. In fact, we nicely ask that you keep your mask on for your entire visit in the store. If you haven't got one with you, we have tons on hand and will happily give you one.

If you've visited us in person, you know just how wee our temporary location is at #90 Nassau, and you also know how difficult it can be for social distancing. It is paramount to us that our customers feel safe inside our store, and masks are the best way for that to happen.

We understand that the mask-fatigue is very real, but what is even more real is the serious risk that Covid-19 poses to our public health and especially to so many of our loved ones and fellow humans who are at a higher risk of complications from the disease.

It will soon be warm enough that we can have the door open at which point we will revisit this issue, but until then let's all try our best to be patient, kind and understanding with each other.

This Thursday, join us for one or both of our new Quick Hit online classes with !March 10th6:30pm EST: Joining Yarn8:00p...
03/09/2022

This Thursday, join us for one or both of our new Quick Hit online classes with !
March 10th
6:30pm EST: Joining Yarn
8:00pm EST: Weaving in Ends
$30 per class

Joining Yarn:
Oh no! You’re coming to the end of your yarn! What to do? We’ll talk about all sorts of different ways to attach the next ball of yarn – from splicing to (gasp!) tying knots. It’s easier than you think and you’ll be equipped to know which technique is best used for which yarn, and what type of fabric.
~ Suitable for crocheters and knitters of all levels

Weaving in Ends:
Nobody really enjoys doing it, but weaving in your ends is one of the most important, and final steps before declaring a project finished. This session is all about practical solutions without a lot of fuss, for all sorts of projects and all sorts of yarns. Turn a fussy chore into something you know you can handle with ease and aplomb.
~ Suitable for knitters of all levels

Check the link in our bio for more information and to register. All our classes are recorded and available to revisit on Youtube for 7 days after the class.

Address

90 Nassau Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1M7

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

+14166032338

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I've enjoyed a few of Kate Atherley's classes at Yarns Untangled this fall. I'm excited for this opportunity to take a few more in the new year!
Nouvelle livraison de Boucle chez Yarns Untangled 🤗 Disponible en magasin et en ligne. Bon tricot Toronto!
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Fresh new delivery of Boucle for Yarns Untangled 🤗 Available in-store and online. Happy making Toronto!

Yarns Untangled
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We received a big restock today of Boucle from Julie Asselin!

This yarn is so delicious. The bubbly texture of the alpaca and highland wool combo makes a unique, soft, and very warm fabric. While a worsted weight, we used it with a 6.5mm needle for a looser gauge and got a very viable fabric. (Amelia is wearing a by Espace Tricot, made in the "Mouton Noir").

Next up: colourwork!

🌿 https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/canadian-yarn/products/julie-asselin-boucle

d'Annie Haas st désormais disponible sur le site web d'Annie et sur Ravelry ✨

Tricotée en Leizu DK + Anatolia, Asselin est un bonnet simple qui combine un motif de dentelle et de torsades entre des panneaux de texture pour un projet amusant et rapide à tricoter! Annie vous propose un grand KAL pour célébrer sa sortie! Participez-vous?

Leizu DK + Anatolia sont disponibles sur notre boutique en ligne et chez nos détaillants 👇🤗

Mont-Tricot // Firefly Fibers // Tricoton // HillCountry Weavers // Monarch Knitting // Pick Up Every Stitch Yarn Shop // Yarns Untangled

🌿 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/asselin-toque

🌿 https://thisbirdknits.com/
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by Annie Haas is now available on Annie's blog and on Ravelry ✨

Worked-up in Leizu DK + Anatolia, Asselin is a simple hat that combines a lace and cable motif amidst little panels of texture for an engaging and fun knit! Annie will be hosting a big KAL for the release! Who's joining?

Leizu DK + Anatolia are available at our online store and at the following LYS 👇🤗

Mont-Tricot // Firefly Fibers // Tricoton // HillCountry Weavers // Monarch Knitting // Pick Up Every Stitch Yarn Shop // Yarns Untangled

🌿 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/asselin-toque

🌿 https://thisbirdknits.com/

Spotted chez Yarns Untangled ✨ Amelia et son magnifique par Espace Tricot en Boucle, c. Mouton Noir 😍
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Spotted at Yarns Untangled ✨ Amelia looking fabulous wearing her by Espace Tricot in Boucle, c. Mouton Noir 😍

🌿 https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/canadian-yarn/products/julie-asselin-boucle

🌿 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turtle-dove-3
We are happy to say that boxes of our new yarn BOUCLE are on their way to the following store and will be soon available near you 😊💗
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Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer que les boîtes de notre nouvelle base BOUCLE sont en route vers les magasins suivants et seront bientôt disponibles près de chez vous 😊💗

✨ Mont-Tricot
✨ La Vie Laine
✨ Jubie's Laine et Tricot
✨ Yarns Untangled
✨ Tricoton
✨ Firefly Fibers
✨ Scratch
✨ Pick Up Every Stitch Yarn Shop
✨ Espace Tricot
Leizu DK just landed at Yarns Untangled ✨ Available in-store and online 😊 Happy stitching Toronto! // Leizu DK est arrivée chez Yarns Untangled ✨ Disponible en magasin et en ligne 😊 Bon tricot Toronto!

Yarns Untangled
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It's no secret that we have been chasing Julie Asselin yarn for years now, and we are terribly excited to finally be stocking two of her yarns! Yesterday you met Nurtured Fine, and today we introduce you to a longtime YU favourite, Leizu DK. ⁠

Leizu DK is a 90/10 combination of superwash merino and silk, and boy does that 10% silk really work. It add a shine, strength and dimension to the merino that renders this yarn recognizable from across a crowded room. Imagine the gradient wrap or cozy sweater that could be made with these five friends (L to R):⁠
Cité d'or⁠
Renard⁠
Paprika⁠
Alcott⁠
Horacio⁠

🌿 https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/products/julie-asselin-leizu-dk?_pos=1&_sid=a13de65dc&_ss=r
Nurtured Fine just landed at Yarns Untangled ✨ Available in-store and online 😊 Happy stitching Toronto! // Nurtured Fine est arrivée chez Yarns Untangled ✨ Disponible en magasin et en ligne 😊 Bon tricot Toronto!

Yarns Untangled
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Please say hello to Nurtured Fine from Julie Asselin yarns!

One of the things we love about Julie Asselin yarns are the unique and carefully chosen fibres featured in their bases.

Nurtured fine is a laceweight yarn that combines Rambouillet, Targhee and Merino wools into a unique and sophisticated yarn with delicate texture and a soft hand.

The colour selection features some equally subtle and delectable colourways, and each 140 grams cone has a whopping 975 metres (875 yards) on it, making one cone enough yarn for most shawls and even some tops!

🌿 https://yarns-untangled.myshopify.com/collections/canadian-yarn/products/julie-asselin-nurtured-fine
to our awesome long week-end visiting The Knitting Loft, Handknit Yarn Studio & Yarns Untangled 💕 "till next time dear friends! // à notre long week-end chez The Knitting Loft, Handknit Yarn Studio et Yarns Untangled 💕 À très bientôt les amis !

All tucked in at Yarns Untangled 💕 One cannot have too many hand-knitted blankets when napping right? 😉
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Un p'tit dodo chez Yarns Untangled 💕 On ne peut pas avoir trop de couvertures tricotées à la main quand on fait la sieste, n'est-ce pas? 😉

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