September 2017

Checkered Stitch Pattern

Checkered Stitch Pattern

For me, the iconic Canadian plaid is reminiscent of lumberjacks, bush parties, high school, and weekends at the lake. I’ve recreated it in knit form using intarsia and slipped stitches. There is no stranding in this stitch pattern. You’ll need a circular or double pointed needles for this is a swing style stitch pattern. Two right side rows are worked, followed by two wrong side rows. When you reach the end of the first row, slide the stitches back to the other end of the needle and work the row again. 1. The first row in each pair of rows read more

Spit Splicing Two Colours

Spit Splicing Two Colours

Spit splicing is one of my favourite ways to join a new ball of yarn when working with wool and wool blends. But what about when you need to join a new colour? I’ve developed this spit splicing technique that can save you so much time weaving in ends. The yarn you use needs to have some wool content for this to work. I’ve had great success spit splicing blends with as little as 30% wool, as well as with superwash wool. 1. Work to the end of the row (or where you need to join a new colour). 2. read more

North Row errata

The Fibre Co has made some corrections to the pattern. They can be found on their website at this link. North Row September 9, 2017 Numbering error fixed in Collar. Rnd 6 should have been Rnd 5 and Rnd 7 should have been Rnd 6. Measurements in inches for C in schematic have been revised, cm measurements remain the same.        12.5 [13.5: 14.5: 15.5: 15.75: 16.5] in