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Crochet Your Day Away! And Intro To Wheel Spinning

October 6, 2016

Ever wanted to learn to crochet? Our one-day workshop will have you addicted.


This is a beginner crochet workshop for someone who has never crocheted or is looking for a refresher. Participants will learn basic stitches of crochet, including chain, single, half-double and double crochet. The class project will be a reusable washcloth or face scrubby.

OCTOBER CLASS: Saturday Oct 15th 3:30-5:30pm

COST: $35 (+tax)

INSTRUCTOR:  Sarah Louttit



Or join us for a cupcake crochet workshop.


This intermediate crochet class will teach you the basics of amigurumi – the Japanese art of crocheting small, adorable, animals and objects. The class project will be to create a cupcake pincushion using a pattern by Sarah Hearn (

Students in this class should be comfortable with the following techniques: chain, single crochet, and half double crochet.

OCTOBER CLASS: Thursday Oct 13th 6:00-8:00pm

COST: $35 (+tax) and $10 kit 

INSTRUCTOR:  Sarah Louttit


And there’s a few spots left in upcoming Wheel Spinning for beginners…


This is a two day beginner spinning class using an Ashford Wheel, and includes equipment rental for a three week period.  Participants will learn how to set up and use the equipment. All materials included ($40 reduction in cost if you have your own Ashford Wheel).

OCTOBER DATES: Saturdays October 15 & 22nd 10:00am-12:00 noon

COST: $135 (+tax)




Come in to register or call the store at (604) 255 2577.

KNIT CITY Show Special

September 30, 2016

We want to thank all our loyal customers and friends by offering two show specials for anyone visiting our booth at Knit City on Saturday and Sunday.

Some of the gorgeous greys of YOTH’s Raw Palette




We’ve heard you: there’s many of you who want to knit a sweater in the luxurious merino-cashmere-nylon base of YOTH’s Little Brother or Big Sister, so here’s your chance!


Mix and match… you are welcome to try any of the YOTH bases including the Mother and Father for this offer, and you will get 20% off any five or more skeins.


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We have 10% off coupon for anything in our bricks and mortar store just 3 blocks from KnitCity for the first 50 people that request them from us at our booth. These are valid all weekend long, and can be used for anything in store! Be sure to stop on by our booth early… we are located right beside the cafe!



A glimpse into last year’s show prep.

Next Stop: KNIT CITY 2016!

September 29, 2016

We have a pretty exciting line-up for KnitCity this year of items new to our collection and a few of our old favorites as well. Take a gander through, and check back here tomorrow for our SHOW SPECIAL announcement!

First up, two yarns that we are launching specifically for this show… welcome Wonderland and Three Irish Girls…



Wonderland Yarns creates hand crafted solids and sprinkled yarns in Vermont and is taking the knitting world by storm with their speckled mini-kits. We’ve brought in their Mad Hatter sport-weight rainbow sprinkles in both the 5-colour mini packs and the full skeins, along with complementary neutrals named Too Much Pepper (grey) and Little Bat (black). Limited quality on both of these so be sure to pick these up quick!

Melanie Berg’s The Joker and the Thief shawl in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party.


Check out how the sprinkles work up into eye candy!



Three Irish Girls’s Adorn Lux base is one of the softest sock yarns I have ever come across and these three out-of-the-world colourways named Man on the Moon, Rocket Man and Space Oddity just make me so happy.



This rainbow ‘dip’ in the dye-job creates a completely different effect than the sprinkles… just a mad dash of colour!



So fun to knit with a explosion of colour every few rows. Our store manager, Sarah, just completed her Knit City Sweater in one of these so be sure to check it out at our booth on Saturday.





And if rainbow is not up your alley, how about this line of colourways based off the Witches of Shakespeare that have been specialty dyed to force a spiraling pool of colour from MJ Yarns.




And they have dyed up a custom Baaad Anna’s colourway to spiral just for us!



As noted in earlier this week, we are also featuring a number of local and indie talent such as Mudpunch, Okanagan Knit Co, Spincycle and RoundMountain Fiber’s Drunk Yarns.




Dye-your-own Drunk Yarn kits available. Read more about these here.



We are now carrying Spincycle’s Dyed-In-The-Wool sport weight yarn which Baaad Anna’s custom paired with other dyers to make more Canadian-market-friendly-priced kits.



And of course we have a new batch of Mudpunch‘s hard to find Baaad Anna’s or Bust colourway made-to-order for KnitCity!





And some of favorites including Yarn On the House (YOTH), Briggs & Little, Sunflower Knits (Ash Alberg), Americo and more! Pop by to pet some yarnie goodness! We look forward to seeing you!



Honoring the Camelid! POP UP SALE!

September 28, 2016

What would knitting be without the soft drapey camelid’s contribution? Check out this great article on the advantages of knitting with alpaca yarn.

Today’s one day sale: ALL ALPACA yarn and fibre in store 20% off TODAY ONLY!



Get into fall knitting with a skein of the quick-knit Diamond Baby Alpaca Sport or the or the luscious Americo Eco Alpaca DK or spin yourself some soft soft 21 micron fiber.

Knit a Sweater Day! POP UP SALE!

September 27, 2016

YOU KNOW YOU THOUGHT IT: now’s your chance to pick up a sweater quantity of Canadian 100% wool in a sweater quantity for a steal.


Today’s one day sale: ALL BRIGGS & LITTLE yarn in store 20% off TODAY ONLY!

Time to stash up and put that sweater you have been dreaming about on your needles to celebrate the start of Knit Season!

Malabrigo Monday! POP UP SALE!

September 26, 2016

KNIT SEASON is ON! The leaves are changing, the air is cool, KnitCity is around the corner and to celebrate will will have a few pop-up sales throughout the week.


Today’s one day sale: ALL MALABRIGO in store 20% off TODAY ONLY!

This stuff knits like butter! Great time to start stocking up on your holiday crafting stash!

Celebrating Indie Partnerships at KnitCity

September 25, 2016

At Baaad Anna’s we are fiercely proud to support local and indie talent, and we have a few new partnerships that we are proud to launch for this year’s KnitCity this weekend.



Wish we could have been there! But we will launch the west coast debut on October 1st!



Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knits is a knitwear designer and natural dyer of yarn and fibre from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Some have already discovered the beauty of the Five of Heart naturally-dyed silk/merino mini sets hidden away in our store, but this modern and earthy designer has just launched a new book, that will have its west coast launch at our booth at KnitCity!

Photos by samsonphotography

 We are thrilled to bring the hard-copy version of this collection of patterns to BC, and can’t wait to the be first to get these stunning patterns onto the needles of local knitters. AND Ash has signed all of our copies of this book for you! Congrats Ash on this amazing achievement! You have put some blood sweat and tears into these gorgeous pages!!



We’re stoked to partner with Mudpunch and Okanagan Knit Co in offering the Tickleberry kits!


By now y’all know our love of our uber-local (right-up-the-street-from-us-local) and uber-talented Mudpunch, but did you know that she has teamed up with the mad-skills of the Okanagan Knit Co to launch a shawl kit to rival any of the hot rav picks? Check out what arrived on our doorstep this week, just in time for KnitCity…



And in case you can’t make out the beauty of this kit, here’s some additional teaser pics.


Photos by OKC

Everything you need to knit this gorgeous shawl on your way home from KnitCity all in one bag (we can even help you find the right needles)! And if you look close, you can also see a few of the huge order of BALLS we received from Chantel of her Mudpunch self-striping sock yarn that will also be available this weekend in limited quantity.

So glad to celebrate local and Canadian talent this week!