We talk with a lot of knitters at Little Red Mitten, and we often hear that recognizing stitches seems to be an issue. So here’s a quick mini-guide to recognizing what you are seeing. If a stitch has a purl bump at the base and looks a bit like a turtle-neck sweater, then it’s a …. [ continue reading ]
We just received a lovely new book of patterns from Istex Lopi! Maybe this is the year to knit that gorgeous Icelandic sweater you've always dreamed of! Mókollar This snuggly cardigan will keep you wrapped in warmth. With sizes from S - XXL (43" - 52"), you're sure to find the perfect fit. Knit with .... [ continue reading ]
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.
...where artistry and attitude collide." Indigodragonfly is a small creative enterprise located near Haliburton, Ontario. Check out their creativity at work, not only in the lovely colourways but in their colour names. You won’t believe their interpretation of “beige!” Hint: It may be useful to review your knowledge of such popular series as Dr. Who, Firefly .... [ continue reading ]
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 month we're featuring Koigu Wool Designs a three-generation-strong family business with international scope! Koigu Wool Designs has a history as bold and unique as the yarns and colors they produce. The name Koigu was chosen to honor the ancestral home of Maie's late husband, Harry, which is located in their native Estonia. The farm .... [ continue reading ]