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Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects

Knitting, punch needling, weaving—all are great ways to pass the time until you get the jab. Here are 10 essentials to help you get started on your next project.

 

Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A high-end needle

Of all yarn crafts, punch needling is probably the easiest to pick up (and the most satisfying). This punch needle features an ergonomic maple handle and works with different weights and types of yarn.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A quirky cross-stitch kit

Toronto Streetcar kit, starting at $26

Even if you dread the thought of returning to your morning TTC commute, this cheeky cross-stitch kit is sure to spark some joy and nostalgia. It comes with a pattern, all the coloured thread you’ll need, a tapestry needle and a detailed instruction booklet.

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Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A hank of hand-dyed mohair

This fluffy mohair yarn is hand-dyed in New Brunswick and contains a mix of kid mohair and silk—perfect for knitting a lightweight summer shawl. Each 50-gram hank contains 420 metres of yarn.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
Eco-friendly crochet hooks
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Loopy Mango’s 19-millimetre bamboo crochet hooks are a green upgrade from plastic tools. Plus, they come with a reusable millennial-pink storage pouch.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
Italian merino wool

This 100-per-cent Italian merino wool, produced by Canadian manufacturer Sugarbush, is a must for those looking to DIY the iconic cable-knit pullover made famous by the best Hollywood Chris in Knives Out.

 

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Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A neat accessory pouch

Cocoknits’s origami-style accessory roll is crafted from thick, washable paper and comes with four compartments to house all your tools, accessories and notions.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A pretty handkerchief embroidery kit

This dainty flowers and ribbon handkerchief embroidery kit—perfect for Bridgerton cosplay—comes with 100-per-cent linen handkerchiefs, embroidery thread and chaco paper.

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Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A loom for weaving novices

This beginner looming kit, designed and handcrafted in Canada, comes with all the tools you’ll need for your first weaving project.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
Beginner-friendly yarn
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Wool and the Gang’s bestselling chunky-weight wool is perfect for beginners. It’s sourced from small family farms in the Andes and tinted using a low-impact dying process.

 


Here are 10 essentials for all your pandemic knitting, weaving and other stitching projects
A latch hook kit for a gorgeous wall hanging

This latch hook kit by We Are Knitters includes all the accessories needed to make a glorious wall hanging, plus your choice of three different colours of yarn.


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