Knitting Blogs 2015: Espace Tricot, Montreal, Canada

Knitting Blogs Gems: Espace Tricot

You all love my Friday Freebies, that’s for sure. Yesterday I stumbled upon another knitting blog with regular free pattern Fridays: the blog of Espace Tricot, a yarn shop base in Montreal Canada.

Looking for information what Espace Tricot is all about, I found the following paragraph on their website:

“Casting off their previous lives in non-profit management and teaching, Melissa and Lisa opened Espace Tricot in 2010. As much a gathering place as a retail space, the shop’s inspiring atmosphere caters to fiber lovers of all ages and skill levels, attracting a loyal clientele. The store stocks a large and carefully curated selection of yarns and fibers, notions, accessories, books and patterns. Espace Tricot also offers many classes and workshops where new knitters, crocheters, and spinners can get started and more advanced customers can hone their skills.”

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Tanis Fiber Arts in the colorway Slate, photo courtesy of Espace Tricot, from this blog post

I discovered their website via a post on the blog of Brittany – who recently contacted me when she wrote an article about my own blog, you can read it online here.

If you’re looking for a project bag, they carry ZigZagStitches‘s lovely zippered pouches, too!

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ZigZagStitches knitting project bags, available in the store and online at Espace Tricot.

Their beautiful photography and useful knitting pattern resources made me stay for more than an hour, browsing all the beautiful free knitting patterns shared.

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The Ship to Shore Shawl by Katie Rempie, found via espacetricot.com.

My Ravelry queue exploded.

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Outline by Beata Jezek is a brilliant pattern for showcasing your coveted, hand-dyed skeins of fingering (sock) weight yarns. Use up leftovers, use all new skeins, or combine remnants with new indulgences to knit this simple but stunning wrap. As the designer says “this wrap lets your yarns shine and your mind rest. It’s a very easy, enjoyable knit, with a great knitting rhythm”. (Photos: Hedgehog Fibers)

It seems like multi-color shawls are the new must-have in the knitting universe.

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The Sail Shawl pattern is available in their store and online as a kit  together with yarn in several different color combinations. “SweetGeorgia’s gently asymmetrical Sail Shawl evokes a nautical, summertime feel. The entire shawl is worked with knit stitches only, making for an easy, relaxing project.” (Photo: SweetGeorgia)

Maybe my latest shawl pattern, Josephine, has been created in anticipation of this trend? Who knows. Anyway, Escape Tricot is one of the knitting blogs 2015 you should consider adding to your reading list.

Happy reading!

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