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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Plain knits no: 10

Featured in the new Ito magazine no: 3  ‘Plain Knits’ this delicate little top is knitted in ‘Sensai’ mohair and ‘Tetsu’ silk and steel. Although the pattern is simple enough to knit, you will need a good light and a careful hand,  due to the nature of these fine threads. However  I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth the effort to create a unique garment like this.

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The ITO no:3  magazine is published in English and German languages,  available to buy at Kaleidoscope.

 

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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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Knit a ‘Rasta snood’

 

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Here’s an idea for a xmas gift…

At Kaleidoscope we’ve all gone Rasta crazy! Everyone is knitting this easy tube collar – I made mine in 2 hours while Mr. Kaleidoscope was watching football! I chose rice stitch but you can do whatever stitch you like – this wool looks great whatever stitch you choose!

If you prefer a slightly stiffer  version use 10mm needles instead.

You will need: 1 x 150g malabrigo Rasta

Either 12mm circular or straight needles ( as preferred )

Circular Version:

Cast on loosely 41 sts, join in the round, place marker and  knit in Rice stitch: K 1, P 1 every row

*until you have about 3/4 metres of yarn left. Cast off and weave in end – or if you prefer take a crochet hook size 7/ 8mm and slip stitch down the tube to make a swirly decoration!*

Straight needle version:

Cast on loosely 42 sts and work in Rice stitch: 1st row – K1, P1, to end

2nd row-  P1, K1 to end , finish as for circular version and sew up side seam.

 

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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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Mechita legwarmers

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Mechita leg warmers make 2:

You will need:   100g/ 400m Mechita by malabrigo (col. Mandragora)

Needles Double pointed needles  x 2,5mm, and 3,25mm

stitches used : Rib : k2, p2  in the round

Stocking stitch : Knit every row ( in the round )

Divide the wool into 2 x ball of 50g

Using the smaller size needles, cast on 80 sts, and join in the round placing a marker between 1st and last st.

Work 4 cm in 2 x 2 rib.  (22 rows)

Change to larger needles and work in St. st. until leg measures 35cm from beginning.

Work another 9cm in 2 x 2 rib or until yarn runs low, then cast off in rib.

Weave in ends.

 

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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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TOFT Xmas Kits

Hmmm Xmas –  yes it’s that time again….some of us love it, others are relieved when it’s over, but most of us will be buying gifts and preparing for the festivities.IMG_2104

So here’s an idea for xmas  at Kaleidoscope we have a selection of  4 easy crochet kits just in  from ‘ TOFT’ – the Edwards Menagerie animal collection including ‘ Emma the bunny – Clarence the bat – Alexander the cat – James the meerkat – the  complete kit includes: 100g pure toft wool, synthetic stuffing,  a crochet hook, a wool needle and alpaca thread,  instructions in English & French – all in a neat cotton bag ( price 31,50 euros)  the animals once finished  are all machine washable!DSCN6766

We have also a simple knitted tube scarf kit in 2 shades of grey or grey and cream ( price 45 euros)

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Pompom Winter 2015

The new Winter issue has arrived . Our customers love this english knitting magazine, full of gorgeous  patterns by our favourite designers, all in a handy pocket size ! Price 13,90 euros.

Also currently in stock are : Autumn 2015  Spring 2015, and Winter 2014 – now available to buy in our E-shop (section patterns and books )

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