Located as we are just across from a giant elephant named Jumbo, it seems we ought to have some "jumbo" yarn... and we do. While it is possible to arm knit or to knit on really big needles with multiple strands of any weight of yarn, it is crazy fun to find a three-ply 50% .... [ continue reading ]
Road to China Light is a dreamy yarn you want to get your hands on (and eventually in - if you make some mittens)! To introduce this lovely yarn to you, The Fibre Co. has now released the Foundations Series. Here are four patterns aimed at the newer knitter - but equally enjoyable for those who have .... [ continue reading ]
Enjoy the play of colour and a relaxing pace as you knit one of these Linen Stitch Scarves in the lovely Koigu KPPPM. Purchase three skeins of Koigu and receive triple your loyalty points! Download the pattern here: Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf. Download some tips and tricks here: Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf Tips & Tricks.
Wishing you were there? If you can’t get to Shetland, why not bring Shetland to you? Knit the Bousta Beanie in Real Shetland Wool in the suggested colours or come up with your own combination. We have Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper well stocked. Find the free pattern online here.
This stylish hat, designed and knitted by our very own Marilou Matthews, will keep you warm and cosy when made with Juniper Moon’s Neve, a lovely and soft, worsted weight cotton. The welts at the brim offer flattering fullness while the hat gently hugs the head. Materials & Equipment Needles 4.0 mm circular: 16-inch length .... [ continue reading ]
Now available as a kit! I blame Mara!!! She made so many adorable tea cosies for our Railway City Arts Crawl event, and many of them were sock monkeys, ...that I just had to come up with this sock design! This was a quick-to-write pattern, because it requires my "Sock Science Too" pattern for the short row heel. You .... [ continue reading ]
Cast on Friday; wear it on Monday! I saw a superbulky cardigan on Pinterest but couldn’t find a pattern on Ravelry so I drew a picture, did some math, and, presto! The photo I saw had bell sleeves which could easily be accomplished by not decreasing on the sleeve and decreasing by half just before .... [ continue reading ]
My son called me this summer to ask if we could add data to his phone plan - Pokemon GO had arrived in Canada! Pokemon is back... ...and not just for twenty-somethings roaming the streets at all hours playing Pokemon GO. My 9 and 10 year old nephews have been caught up the fun for .... [ continue reading ]
Even the beginner knitter can make fashionable coverings for head and hands with these simple patterns. They're perfect for yourself or for giving as gifts! These Wribbed Wristers are practical cuffs which cover both the hand and the wrist. They can be worn by themselves, over gloves or under mittens (and were used by soldiers in WWI). If .... [ continue reading ]
This slipper is worked back and forth on straight needles holding two strands of yarn and working them as one. The foot is worked in garter stitch and the toe is ribbed. The heel and toe are seamed and a pompom decorates the toe. A Bit of Local History Monarch Knitting Ltd. was a 4-storey spinning .... [ continue reading ]