September 2012

Entrelac for the Whole Family

Entrelac for the Whole Family

I’ve rewritten my Entrelac Mittens pattern in five sizes—enough for the whole family. The design is featured in Knit Noro: Accessories. After I found out that the publishers decided to offer it in just one size I wanted to test out my sizing theory. First I sized the mitten up, then down, down and down again. Devan is modeling his mittens which are one size smaller than the ones in the book. Unfortunately I can’t publish the other sizes, but the publisher has given me permission to teach a class based on the mitten pattern and provide the read more

Your Knits – Candace

Your Knits – Candace

Months ago my cousin sent me pictures of her adorable daughter, Mara wearing the sweater that “Auntie Patti” knit for her. Of course, Auntie Patti is my Mum. Mum knit Candace in yarn that I recognize as a discontinued colourway of OnLine. Candace is my most classic baby cardigan pattern and works equally well for a girl or boy. If you’re knitting for someone who’s expecting a baby, this is a great choice. Pick a colourway that’s fun and gendre-neutral and you’re all set. I always recommend knitting a 12-24 month size even if read more

Entrelac Workshop

Entrelac Workshop

If you’ve wanted to learn how to knit entrelac in-the-round, this is your chance. If you’ve wanted to knit my Entrelac Mittens from Knit Noro: Accessories in a smaller or larger size than the one published, this is your chance. How about knitting back backwards; have you wanted to learn that? This is your chance. Come take my entrelac mitten workshop at the upcoming Knit City fibre festival in Vancouver next month (Oct 13 & 14). In addition to learning the intricacies of entrelac, you will receive the read more

Knit Simple Fall 2012

Knit Simple Fall 2012

I knit this hoodie during spring break in Palm Springs and had the pieces blocking on towels on the hotel room floor. I got some strange looks around the pool while wearing my bathing suit and knitting away with bulky yarn. The inspiration to embellish the seams with a decorative overcast stitch came from a contestant’s sweater on America’s Next Top Model several seasons back. I jotted the idea down in my sketchbook which I always keep near me when watching tv. Now that the season is right the raglan hoodie is on the newsstands in the latest read more