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Estelle Yarns  We are a yarn wholesale company, providing local yarn shops across Canada with exceptional products from around the world for over forty years.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father and company co-founder Philip Kirman Peacock.
Philip passed away quietly on May 10th 2018, with his loving family by his side. Having recently celebrated his 95th birthday, he continued to have an interest in life, current events and the company he helped to create right up until his passing.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Philip travelled the world during his time with the British Merchant Navy. He came to Canada after the war and was employed at the original Simpson Sears. Philip and Iris Estelle Peacock incorporated Estelle Designs and Sales Limited in 1976. Philip continued to work at Sears for a few more years after Estelle was incorporated and then came to work full-time with his wife at the company.
This photo is of Iris and Philip at the company's 40th anniversary celebrations in 2016, with some of the Estelle Needlecrafts, the product on which the company was founded.
Estelle Designs continues to be a family run company, still owned and operated by the Peacock family. We miss our father deeply, and will continue to honour the legacy he and Iris left us to carry on in their footsteps.
The Peacock Family

It's #freepatternfriday - and today's pattern is the Slip Stitch Hat and Double Cuff Mitts, by Michelle Porter! Made using Estelle Yarns Lumiere, they feature a beautiful slipped stitch texture, and the extra-long ribbed cuffs of the mittens have a thumb hole to allow them to be folded over!

Grab your copy and cast on:

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Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha – Block #4
Do you find yourself eagerly waiting for that email notification every three weeks? The one that will let you know the newest pattern installment in the Cascade Knitterati Knit Along has been released? If so, you are not alone! Our volunteer knitter, Marsha, along with hundreds of avid Ravelry members, is feeling the very same anticipation and we've been enjoying watching knitters tackle the patterns so earnestly. Block #3 was an interesting and educational exercise in slip-stitch lattice work and bobbles. Elongated stitches make for an elegant border to this regal design by renowned designer Nicky Epstein. Not only have these patterns been a fun way to learn new technique, they are a great exercise in pattern reading as well. Written and charted instructions are provided, giving you the option to try your hand at following a chart on a small scale. Block #4 was released Wednesday and according to Marsha it was so addictive she simply couldn't stop! By the looks of her progress in the photo below she didn't sleep either! Don't you just love it when you find a pattern that intrigues you so much you don't even notice the time slipping by? Nothing accompanies an addictive…

One of our favourite projects!

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Gorgeous Papillon shawl made with Uneek fingering and harvest from @urthyarns ! I got to see this gorgeous sample yesterday with my visit from Chris from @estelleyarns ... also saw lots of great goodies for fall...stay tuned..
Magnifique châle papillon réalisé avec Uneek fingering et harvest de Urth yarns. J’ai pu admirer cette beauté lors de ma visite avec Chris d’Estelle Yarns... j’ai même eu un avant goût des belles choses pour l’automne... à suivre!
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What a superb use of the darker colours if Algeria from ManosYarnsUSA

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Sharon brought in two lovely shawls using Manos Alegria - Daybreak in some rich darker colours and her in-progress Stripe Study Shawl combining Manos Alegria with the sublet glam of @oliveparkyarns Merino with Stellina! Until Sunday all Manos Yarns are 15% off! #wwshawlmonth #wolseleywool

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Yes, sometimes #manosyarnsusa doubles as a bouquet of flowers. 💐 #Manosdeluruguayyarns #manosyarns #yarn #knitting #knits #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram Repost: @flyingfingersyarnshop @manosdeluruguayyarns Sepentina is the perfectly bright, hand spun accessory!!! Here it is enjoying the spring sunshine #spring2018 #handspunyarn #localyarnshop

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How many can you check off???

Today is #freepatternfriday - and we've decided to send out the Pebble Stitch Cowl, knit using Estelle's Atlantis. A quick and easy knit for knitters of any skill level, and it also happens to look great in Estelle Chunky Heathers too! By @robbiekl
What colour will you cast on?

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Reference books and how-to books are a welcome addition to any knitter or crocheter's library. While there are an abundance of patterns available online, let's not forget that many still prefer a hard copy pattern book. Is there anything quite like flipping through the pages of a great new yarn book with a nice warm cuppa?
Check out our latest blog post to learn more!

We love a good pattern - and the Byberry Scarf by Lisa R. Myers is a gorgeous way to use Fino Mini Skeins! Warning: knitting brioche can be so addictive!

Grab a copy now at

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We love seeing your finished projects! This adorable blanket was made at the request of a very special boy who loves dump trucks and pirates, using Estelle Yarns Cloud Cotton!

It's Free Pattern Friday - be sure to check out our newest addition!
Helen Firing designed this Bringing In The Wheat poncho, and it's a great piece for easy layering this time of year! By @sweet_pea_cottage_fibres
Available for free on Ravelry, and at


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