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Gradient Mini-Skeins: Hat Pattern

I purchased my first mini-skein set this fall with 2 specific purposes in mind:  1) To try a gradient, 2) To make Lauren a new hat and cowl. I had so much trouble finding a pattern to make with a gradient, I decided to just improvise one.  It occurred to me that others might have the same struggle, so I’ve …

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Caledon Fall Released

Finally I can release the pattern for one of my favourite sweaters!  I agonized over every detail of this pattern for one simple reason – This sweater is much easier to knit than it looks.  Give it a try, and you won’t be sorry.  The extra care I put into the instructions, and the extra diagrams, will make it an …

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Cables and a First Gansey

It’s been awhile since Galt Riverstone, and I really itch to have a cable project on the go, at all times – so I sketched up the following sweater over Christmas this year. I used this yarn – which I bought at this store.  This is the sheepiest, loveliest, unprocessed Blue-Faced-Leicester wool, I have ever used.  This is my second …

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New Pattern – Craigleith Jacket

Here at last. To celebrate the release of Craigleith Jacket today, this pattern is 20% off when you buy it here, until midnight EST February 7th, 2016. This is a tailored jacket knit in a soft, single-ply, aran-weight merino.  Complete specs are here, if you want to check your stash or go yarn shopping;) One of the best advantages of …

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Starting 2016

Welcome 2016. 2015 was a quiet year in terms of designs released – with only the Havelock Pullover – but I certainly never stopped knitting so I have plenty of new material to release this year. Here are some highlights: 1.  I finally made the decision to switch to professional pattern photography – one of the best decisions I have …

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Introducing the Havelock Pullover

After a long hiatus… I’m happy to be able to post about a recent new release. The Havelock Pullover is a unisex sweater.  It is a classic, densely cabled, sweater.  Perfect man gift, as it has some modern touches for the modern man, such as:  The lack of ribbing or cuffs, a “casual” rolled edge on the neck, a semi …

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Welcome Autumn

Autumn is here at last.  I want to say it is the best season in Canada, but it wouldn’t be true.  All the seasons are quite enjoyable in their own ways and I actually can’t think of one I would could bear to miss!  I’m sure we are just very spoiled by having all 4 of them, and plenty of …

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Glacial Lake Mittens

There’s still plenty of winter left up here to wear these.  The ‘Glacial Lake Mittens‘ pattern is now available!  Named after the thousands of deep blue lakes that cover the ruggedly beautiful, endless, Canadian shield,  these mittens are knit in Jamieson’s Spindrift Shetland yarn.  Any fingering weight yarn will do, even leftover sock yarn!  The construction is a bit unique.  …

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Shetland Mittens… Starting Over!

Well mitten #1 is complete, but I’m not happy with it.  I’ve re-designed it and re-charted it and am ready to start re-knitting it.  I think I have EXACTLY enough of the “Dewdrop” colourway left to make 2 mittens, based on what my scale says I used for the first mitten. Things that didn’t work: 1. I don’t like the …