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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

Double Needle Cast On

Double Needle Cast On

This is my favourite way to cast on these days. The long tail cast on is my ‘go to’ cast on but my cast on tension is generally tighter than my knitting tension. Originally developed by June Hemmons Hiatt, I use a variation of the Double Needle Cast On to consistently incorporate the right amount of spacing between my sts so my cast on edge is the same gauge (same width) as my knitting. This is a video I posted on Instagram (click the image to play). I’ve referred students to this video so many times that 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  

Rathbone errata

The Fibre Co has made a correction to the pattern. It can be found on their website at this link. Rathbone August 10, 2017 Schematic corrected, measurement A: 125 [133: 144: 155: 165: 176] cm (49.75 [53: 57.5: 61.75: 66.25: 70.5] in)

SSK & SSP Decreases

Video Tutorial The ssk decrease leans to the left and mirrors the right-leaning k2tog decrease. In some patterns we need to do the decrease on the purl side of the work—ssp. It can seem a little tricky at first so here’s a video to help you through it. ssk—slip, slip, knit Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them to the left needle then k2tog through the back of the stitches—1 stitch decreased. ssp—slip, slip, purl Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them read more

Knitter’s Advent Calendar

Knitter’s Advent Calendar

The holiday season is a time for ritual and tradition, and a time for gifts. In my family we always counted down the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar. I anticipated that tiny gift behind the door with pleasure and couldn’t wait to see what each day would bring. This year, beginning on December 1st, I’m starting a new tradition. I am offering a daily gift to you, a discount of 25% for a different pattern each day leading up to Christmas. Each day you can anticipate a new discounted pattern which I will announce on Instagram, read more

Onomatopoeia errata

Note the pattern number in the footer on all the pages. The first number refers to the pattern and the number after the decimal is the numbered revision (e.g. #33.2 is Onomatopoeia, revision number 2). Corrections are listed by most recent revision number. #33.2 revised on December 19, 2016 SLEEVES (page 4) Join ribbing and rolled hem Maintaining Wide Stripe Pattern, work an Inc row in next and every following 4 (6, 6, 6, 4) rows 2 (3, 5, 8, 3) time(s) more—44 (48, 56, 62, 56) sts. If you previously bought this pattern via my website, Ravelry, Craftsy, LoveKnitting read more

Double Garter Stitch

Double Garter Stitch

Video Tutorial Double Garter Stitch creates a deeply textured fabric that is also reversible. The result looks complicated but it’s really very simple to do. I do recommend paying attention though, since correcting mistakes is not a simple matter. This stitch pattern is the basis for the Breakers cowl, an oversized, cozy cowl in which to wrap yourself up in stormy weather. Check out these other video tutorials to help you with the Breakers cowl: Double-Wrap Long Tail Cast On for use with the Double Garter Stitch Double Bind-Off Save read more

Stitch Sampler Pullover

Stitch Sampler Pullover

I have a pattern in the Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting and it’s been receiving a lot of attention. The Stitch Sampler Pullover is a relaxed, drop shoulder pullover with a modern feel to it. It has 3/4 sleeves and a wide neck and is worked in fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge for a comfortable drape. Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh from Vogue Knitting magazine Fall 2016, photo by Rose Callahan. Used with permission. The yarn is Ancient Arts 100% Superwash Merino and it’s just lovely to work with. Caroline read more