Sylvia McFadden Trunk Show Event!

October 24, 2017

We’re pleased to welcome Vancouver knitwear designer Sylvia McFadden of softsweater knits back to the shop this Saturday, October 28 12-4 pm for a trunk show meet and greet event.

Sylvia McFadden ~ Authenticity Shawl

Sylvia is bringing along her many beautiful shawl design samples from her books Shawl Joy, A Stillness of Trees, Eclipse and her newest Gentle Armour. Sylvia is also an accomplished photographer, who has often (lucky for us!) taught both shawl knitting and Instagram photography classes at 88 Stitches.

The Moon Shawl


It’s always super fun and inspiring when lovely Sylvia McFadden visits us, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see her gorgeous shawl designs in person. We’re pleased to offer our Saturday trunk show attendees 10% off the yarn required to knit one of Sylvia’s designs, and we’ll have her books and some of her printed single pattern collections in stock too.

Gentle People Shawl


This Thursday, October 26 from 7-9 pm is the return of our monthly social evenings! Bring your knitting or crochet and join us for tea and social time. The shop is also open for after hours shopping 7-9 pm. There’s no need to RSVP. It’s free!  Just drop in and have some fun with other knitters and crocheters in our community. Can’t join us this week? We have more upcoming social evenings planned and you’ll find those dates right here.

ecoandean 2

Recently we stocked our shelves with Estelle Yarns’ Eco Andean DK Wool and Andean DK Heathers, a soft 100% Peruvian Highland wool in natural and dyed shades. Perfect for your winter hats, mittens. sweaters, or perhaps one of softsweater knits’ cozy wool shawls.

Happy stitching from all of us at 88 Stitches


Shawl design photo credits to Sylvia McFadden