Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 11 - Northern Watters Knitwear

When you look at a cozy Northern Watters Knitwear sweater, you may not realize the amount of love and care that goes into knitting it. One sweater can take up to 8 hours to make, using an antique Swiss knitting loom and the finest British virgin lamb wool yarn. Combined with the talent and skill of their experienced knitters, guarantees an exceptional piece. The knitter even adds their signature to the tag of each sweater, the same as what an artist would do when they have completed a painting.

In addition to Northern Watters Knitwear’s wool sweaters and accessories, they have over 120 artisans that sell crafts within their store. I love the quote on their website, “We are indeed, a hundred years behind the times. We wouldn't have it any other way.” So in other words, they do things the old-fashioned/traditional way and they are proud of it. They've been awarded the Top Craft Retailer for PEI since 2010, as well as the Retailer of the Year for Downtown Charlottetown in 2012.

#MyDowntownWishList includes:

 a cozy wool blanket

 kid's lamb fleece slippers 

 hooded wool sweater with front pockets

children's mittens and touques

These little ones are pretty unique - they are called "Sweet & Sour Gargoyles" created by Candy Gallant, Island potter and sculptor. 

You can find Northern Watters Knitwear at 150 Richmond Street on Victoria Row. They also have a website, Facebook, and Twitter. Definitely worth the visit! 

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