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Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the People

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the People

You see a gorgeous pattern, a lovely model rocking the gorgeous knitwear. You click download and you are off. . .. Like most of us, even those who create patterns on a regular basis, you may not think about the many people who have contributed their time, effort and...

Want to Knit an Elegant and Warm Cowl?

Want to Knit an Elegant and Warm Cowl?

You want something warm and snuggly. You want something elegant too. AND you don't want to have to struggle with the pattern. You want something that will be easy to knit and impress the heck out of your friends. You have found it! The Plumed Cowl has a stitch pattern...

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Design

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Design

This beautiful drapey yarn deserved something special. When I had originally looked at the delicious hand-dyed yarns that Blue Mule Fibers creates, I fell in love with the “Lonesome Dove” colourway.  It is an amazing variegated colourway that just makes me smile....

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Name

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Name

This design for this wrap started with the yarn as do so many designs. My delightful introduction to Blue Mule Fibers A designer friend suggested Blue Mule Fiber's beautiful yarn. She was right. I went to their website and fell in love with the Lonesome Dove colourway...

The Amazing Super Heroes of Great Knitting Patterns!

The Amazing Super Heroes of Great Knitting Patterns!

See who the superheroes of the knit designer and of you. Faster than a slowish knitter. More powerful that typos and errors. Able to ensure accuracy in a single bound. Look! In the knitting chair! It’s a knitter! It’s a hero! It’s . . . read on to find out.

This is Not a Shetland Shawl

This is Not a Shetland Shawl

This shawl is not a Shetland shawl.
This shawl does not use any mosaic knitting in it
I know, I know.
Why the heck did I call it Shetland Mosaic . . .

The Perfect Yarn for This Gorgeous Lace Shawl

The Perfect Yarn for This Gorgeous Lace Shawl

Your gaze sweeps the stark landscape of the Shetland Islands. Beautiful, small Shetland sheep dot the fields, grazing. Being a knitter, instead of sheep, your eyes see potential shawls.

Knit Now: Mod Squares Blanket Pattern!

Knit Now: Mod Squares Blanket Pattern!

    OK, the title of this post sounds like a directive to knit this Mod Squares Blanket (and please take it as such if you are inclined to do so!) but is actually meant as a description. I am thrilled that my pattern for the Mod Squares Blanket is included...

Grasker Hat is live on Ravelry!

Grasker Hat is live on Ravelry!

I am thrilled to announce that the Grasker Hat is live on Raverly. That’s right, you can go to Ravelry right now to buy and download your very own copy of this eye-catching Icelandic-inspired hat. It is such a fun hat to knit and to wear. The extra warmth from the...

So Much Support

So Much Support

In my last post I wrote about the amazing test knitters that helped to make the Grasker Hat pattern better. But they are not the only people who make my designs and my life better. There is my ever supportive family, my son and especially my husband, who hears about...

Fall, time to gain weight! Yarn weight, that is!

Fall, time to gain weight! Yarn weight, that is!

Summer is a wonderful time to knit with thinner, cooler yarns. I love knitting with fine lace weight and fingering yarns throughout the year and in the summer, I rarely knit with anything else. But as the weather gets cooler, I get the longing to knit with thicker...

Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn comes in an almost infinite variety and making yarn choices can be overwhelming, especially when you are just learning to knit (and sometimes, even when you are an expert knitter). Yarns vary in their fibre composition, their thickness, number of plies, how they...

Whoooooo Hooooooo! Done!

Whoooooo Hooooooo! Done!

Today, I finished labelling and sorting the 50 scarves for the staff at the retirement home that my father-in-law lives in. Many of the scarves were made by my mother and a friend even donated a scarf to the cause. What amazing people! The staff where my father-in-law...

One-Row Lace Scarf – Free Patterns Coming in December!

One-Row Lace Scarf – Free Patterns Coming in December!

December is a time of frantic gift knitting, at least for many of us! During the first part of December, I will share some patterns for quick and easy lace knit scarves. Each Aran weight scarf takes less than a day to knit (really!) and I am not a particularly fast...

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