Year Round: YES
Hours: 10 am-5 pm daily (call ahead)
Opposite Inverhuron Park on Albert Rd., is an unusual store. Philosopher’s Wool Company was distinguished as a model of global sustainable and socially responsible small enterprise at the 2009 International Knowledge Globalization Conference in Boston. The company processes Ontario wool on a fair trade basis, producing yarns in three natural tones and 38 beautifully vibrant hues. Its fleece is gently washed without the use of harsh chemicals so it is soft and hypoallergenic. A variety of specialty yarns, design patterns, gorgeous hand-knit sweaters, wool blankets, accessories and “sheep art” are available. Knitters will love their Cabled Accessories, Sock Hop and Sheep to Shawl pattern books. Philosopher’s Wool also produces an innovative knitting technique DVD and best-selling book entitled Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. The full colour book illustrates beautiful patterns, easy methods of knitting and the history of its authors.