Sock Monkey Work Socks

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 ]

10-Hour Cardigan

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 ]

Go Pokemon

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 ]

Easy Wribbed Wristers & Hat

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 ]

Parkspin Slippers

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 ]

Outlander Cowl

This cowl couldn’t be simpler ...or quicker! With one skein of Malabrigo Rasta, Manos Franca or Burly Spun by Brown Sheep, cast 19 sts onto 20.0 mm needles. Knit every row until you’ve worked 25 to 26 inches in length, leaving enough yarn for seaming. To seam, place ends next to each other and then offset .... [ continue reading ]

Garter Stitch Dishcloth

You’ll love this traditional garter stitch dishcloth for its ridged scrubbing power and its thick texture. It is easy to make in Sugar ’n Cream cotton: every row is knitted and every row has one yarn over increase near the beginning. In the last half of the dishcloth, two decreases are worked on each row. Materials .... [ continue reading ]

Three Dishcloths

These three dishcloths have lots of texture for scrubbing dishes and, if your tension is exact, you just might get all three from one solid-coloured ball of Sugar ’n Cream cotton. Skills Used cast on, knit, purl and cast off Materials one ball Sugar ’n Cream Cotton (22 grams per dishcloth) 4.0 mm needles darning needle .... [ continue reading ]

Faux Cable Bracelet & Necklace

This impressive but simple-to-knit design works well as a necklace, bracelet, headband, or even a belt. It could also be used as a handle on a bag. Or... you can use the bracelet to hold your cable needle! Skills Used cast on, knit, purl, decrease, yarn over, cast off Materials 20 m DK weight yarn .... [ continue reading ]

Outlander Fingerless Mittens

You’ll love these quick-knit, easy-to-wear, fingerless mittens that can be worn indoors or out, by themselves, or over a pair of thinner gloves. They are knitted flat in stocking stitch with just a few rows of garter stitch - you only need to knit and purl! Ach, they’re fun! Materials One ball of Cascade’s Lana Grande - 79.5 .... [ continue reading ]