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Pompom mag summer 2016

Better late than never, the new edition of pompom magazine is now available at Kaleidoscope!

Price 14 € this fab little English magazine features knitting patterns by Thea Colman, Carol Feller, Kiyomi Burgin, Sachito Burgin, Joanne Serace, Wencke Lucas, Lynn Brennan, Sara Delaney, Courtney Cedarholm, and Sara Thornett…..

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HHF = Hedgehog Fibres

 

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                    HHF @ Kaleidoscope!

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( photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

Yes the hotly anticipated delivery of stunning vibrant , spotted, speckled, semi solid & multi coloured yarns, hand painted by the team at Hedgehog Fibres are now finally hanging on our wall of temptation. ( and available to buy in our E-shop! )

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( photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

Beata Jezek is the founder of Hedgehog Fibres an Irish artisan yarn and fibre dyeing studio located in Co. Cork, Ireland.

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Hedgehog Fibres colours reflect Beata’s personal style and range from dark, rich and earthy to crazy, fluorescent and vibrant depending on her moods – but always colours she loves! Originally from Slovakia, Beata has called Ireland her home for over a decade. In Slovakian, Jezek means hedgehog so in 2008, when knitting friends pushed her to sell her yarns, Hedgehog Fibres was founded. (No Hedgehogs are harmed in the making of our products!)

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Yarn dyeing started as a extension of Beata Jezek’s other hobbies – spinning, knitting and crochet. Beata says “Soon after I took up knitting, I realised I really wanted to create my own yarn line of soft, squishy yarns in beautiful colours. It’s the colours I want to knit with, the colours I want to wear and the colours I can’t live without.”

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And another talented, very well-known, knitting designer , and colour genius living in Amsterdam, (‘Mr. West’) is also a VERY big fan of Beata’s yarns. Many of which he uses in his own pattern designs.

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On the Hedgehog Fibres website Beata’s patterns are available for download!

(all photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

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(all photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

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colour name: ‘ Monet’

Silk wide sleeve top

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The Wide Sleeve top from BC Garn. (2377B)

We love this little summer top made in Tussah Tweed silk by BC Garn. It’s straight forward knitting but with it’s cinched in waist and wide sleeves it looks very flattering.

Sizes are S/M/L and you’ll need 200/250/300g of Tussah Tweed silk to make it. This pattern is free when you buy the yarn ( we have translated it from English to French for our customers )

You can find the Tussah Tweed in our E-shop in  the BC Garn section. If you’d like the pattern don’t forget to ask when you check out. Pattern no: 2377

 

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A facelift for Kaleidoscope…

Our shop gets a new look for 2016 !

Say bye bye to the tubes and Hello to the wall of Skeins! Much easier to see all the different colours and textures … 
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And for those relaxing moments a new little sofa for our clients while they sit and read the books and patterns, or just admire the ‘ Wall of Temptation’* !

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* Thanks to Séverine for that expression !

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Pompom spring 2016

The latest edition of our favourite knitting and crochet magazine has arrived in the shop. Lots of fabulous patterns using natural yarns. Here below are a few of the designs with some of our own yarn suggestions….

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‘Perpendicular’ by Sarah Brunenberg – our yarn suggestions include:  fingering/4ply like Bamboum, Dunnagall sock,  Fine cream or Misty Mina ( all from”The Natural Collection” by Kaleidoscope (available in our E-shop )

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‘Right Angle’ by Georgia Farrell – our yarn suggestions include: Dovestone DK by Baa ram ewe, or Natura coton Medium by DMC, or the linen from ‘ La Droguerie’.

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‘Riveret’ by Merrian Holland – a crocheted top in DK also could be done in the  linen from ‘ La Droguerie’

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‘Rhombille’ by Gina Röckenwagner – our yarn suggestions include: Aran yarn such as  BFL Chunky or Chunky Monkey from our “Natural Collection”, or in Coton Medium Natura by DMC.

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‘Equilibrium’ by Gina Röckenwagner – our yarn suggestions include: Clotted Cream DK, Lady Nuala DK, or Frosted DK , all from our “Natural Collection” (available  in our E-shop )

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‘Delineate’ by Olga Buraya-Kefelian – our yarn suggestions are for a Sport 5ply like:  Coloris by BC Garn, or Baby Vanille merino from “The Natural Collection”.

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and ‘Striated’ by Nicki Merrall – our yarn fingering/4ply suggestions include:’ Yak Yak’, ‘Dunnagall sock’, ‘Fine cream’, or ‘Misty Mina’ all from our  ‘The Natural collection'(available  in our E-shop )

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New needles & kits!

Hiya Hiya products are very popular and we now stock a lovely selection from their range:

These 17 high-quality, HiyaHiya crochet hooks come in various sizes, all neatly stored and presented in a Chinese brocade case.

1 each of 2.00mm, 2.50mm, 3.00mm, 3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, 7.00mm, 8.00mm, 9.00mm and 10.00mm.

Acrylic glitter crochet hooks: 1 each of 12.00mm and 15.00mm.

All presented in a fully lined brocade case. Price: 59,35€

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Ultimate Knitting Gift Sets
: These offer the ‘ultimate’ flexible knitting system in one convenient set, presented in a stylish brocade storage case. A pre-selected range of the most versatile tip sizes, cables and a pair of interchangeable straight needle shafts allow the knitter to create many different combinations and to swap quickly and easily between circular and flat knitting. Useful stitch markers, needle grips and cable connectors are also included. Available in sizes Small = 137,95€ /Medium = 142,95€ /Large = 149,85€

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Sock knitters in particular will love this stylish yet practical set of 9″ stainless steel sharp circular fixed needles in the most useful tip sizes presented in a Chinese brocade Project Bag, . Price = 85,35€

The kit contains the following: 2 x 9″ 2.25mm Sharp Circular/ 2 x 9″ 2.50mm Sharp Circular/  2 x 9″ 2.75mm Sharp Circular/1 x 9″ 3.50mm Sharp Circular.

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Next we have the Bambou interchangeable  standard set in size small ( 4″/8,5cm tips )

price: =  85,35€

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles feature keyless screw-on connections, swivel cables and seamless joins. Set includes a selection of interchangeable cables, & tips & needle grips, all presented in a stylish brocade case.

Small sets contain: Bamboo tips in 4″ or 5″:
2.75mm, 3.25mm, 3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm + Small Size Cables:
1 x 16″/ 40cm (4″ sets) or 2 x 24″/ 60cm (5″ sets)

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Hiya Hiya accessory kit B  price: =  65 €

A selection of best-selling HiyaHiya accessories, all presented in a brocade HiyaHiya Project Bag. 1 x Locking Stitch Markers/ 1 x Cable Needles / 1 x Point Protectors/1 x Stitch Holders/1 x Knitters Safety Pins/1 x Darn It Needles/1 x Puppy Snips /1 x Kitty Snips /1 x Panda Li Tape Measure /1 x Needle Gauge

The accessories are presented in a Chinese brocade Small Project Bag with zip fastening handle.

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We also have a selection of Hiya Hiya sharp needles in various sizes and lengths from 23cm to 100cm.

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These little key rings are a tiny pair of scissors price 4,50€ each
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And  packets of stitch markers price: 5,50€ for 6

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NEW for 2016

Kick start the new year with some top quality products from Kaleidoscope!

At last we have the lace blocking kits from Knitpro price 25€ Each kit comprises of:

6 wires 95cm/6 wires 50cm/ 3 flexible wires 95cm / 20 t-pins / 1 tape measure

Now your shawls/scarves will always look beautiful!

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The blocking mats = 9 x 30 X 30cm mats  cost 29,95 €

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My Favourite washing product for all your garments! The excellent no rinse ‘ Eucalan’ is so easy to use, very economical, and it smells of Eucalyptas, 100ml = 4,80€

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In my opinion  Knitpro’s Karbonz needles are sleek, lightweight and good looking – a designer product at a very affordable price. Made from carbon fibre, they are incredibly resistant, with a nice smooth feel. This starter kit of 4 x circular interchangeables costs 104,80€

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Also available are the Double pointed Karbonz needles from 9,40€ a set …..

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Or the normal 35cm long straight needles from 9,60€ a pair.

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Tendo shawl

 

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The Tendo shawl is a great project for knitters wanting to practice  the ‘short-rows’  technique. Even for the more experienced knitter looking for a nice relaxing project to do on holiday or during a long journey, then this is ideal. This big triangular shawl ( 220cm) knitted in garter stitch has 3  equal stripes for added interest which can be subtle or more pronounced depending on your colour choice. The long rows get shorter with each stripe so it knits up quicker towards the end!

Pattern priced at : 3 euros, available  in EN / FR  is sold both in the shop and the E-shop via download.

Knitted on 3,25mm  circular  needles  120 / 150 cm long.

Color Options 

To work the shawl in a single color only, you need 2x ITO Kinu and 4x ITO Sensai altogether.

To work the scarf with a base color in ITO Kinu and changing colors in ITO Sensai you will need: 2x ITO Kinu of one color and 6x ITO Sensai – two per color.

To work the scarf with a base color in ITO Sensai and changing colors in ITO Kinu you will need: 3x ITO Kinu – one per color and 4x ITO Sensai of one color.

 

 

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New yarns for winter!

Lots of gorgeous new wools for the winter season!

Cascade Highland Duo – Baby alpaga in soft natural shades ( 4.5 / 5mm ) 100g/ 180m price 15,75 euros

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Baa ram ewe – Dovestone Dk, 100% uk wool, resistant, great definition, ( 4mm) 100g price: 21,39 euros – find patterns in the Dovestone book also available (  In English )

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6 Fantastic new colours in Scrumptious 4 ply from Fyberspates – Merino and silk ( 3,5mm) 100g / 365m price 19,90 euros – 4/5 skeins for a jumper or cardigan

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And if you crave a quick result ‘Roma by Debbie Bliss’ bulky wool (12mm) 100g price 10,50 euros – 1 ball makes a hat or a small snood, 4/ 5 for a scarf!

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Gift ideas for xmas

 

Stuck for ideas this christmas? Here are a few suggestions available at kaleidoscope:

A knitting cowl kit from baa ram ewe price 48,50

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A ram’s head brooch pin from JUL designs price 22 euros

 

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Or a passion flower shawl pin price 31,80 euros

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A leather fastener to adorn any wool garment price: 29 euros

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A  limited edition japanese toughened paper bag for yarn projects price: 35 euros

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Limited edition studded project bag price: 35 euros

 

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A selection of pompom magazines full of knitting ideas price: 13,90 per book
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A book of french knitting patterns for children and adults price 18,50 euros each or any 2 for 35 euros!

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Or a fun animal crochet kit pick from a selection:-  bat, rabbit, meerkat, or cat? price 31,50

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We are on vacation from 15/7 to 7/8 no orders can be placed during this period. Please try later on thank you. /// Nous sommes en vacances du 15/07 au 07/08. Aucune commande ne pourra être passée durant cette période. Merci de votre compréhension. Bonnes vacances ! Dismiss