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 ]

Mara’s Tea Cozies

Come in to the shop and enjoy Mara Nicli’s creativity with knitted tea cozies …on our tea trolley, of course. Her sock monkeys and fairy tale characters will charm you!!! Guaranteed! For those of you who aren’t able to drop by, here’s a photo of these adorable creations! These adorable tea cozies are the imaginative creations of …. [ continue reading ]

Summer Socks

The warm weather is on its way and we'll be looking for knitting projects that are compact - something to carry with you to the park, the beach, or pool-side! How about some summer socks? Here are some free patterns that caught my eye on Ravelry... I was taken with these Summer Lace Anklet Socks designed .... [ continue reading ]

knit.wear Spring/Summer 2016

Once again I’ve been flipping through the pages of the latest magazine arrivals and spotted a couple of lovely patterns knit in the quality yarns carried in our shop. This time it’s knit.wear – a newly revived favourite full of “designs, in-depth tutorials, articles and trends for the fashion-forward, thinking, modern knitter.” My personal favourites …. [ continue reading ]