Author Archives: deborahdw

Cecile and the Warmth of Family

Over the past year, or so, I have been working on a pattern collection that, to me, represents my maternal aunts and uncles. But everything was taking so long to get through. All the swatching, and writing, and re-swatching, and … Continue reading

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One of my Favourite Weekends of the Year

One of my favourite weekends of the year is the Knit City weekend, hosted by Knit Social Event Company. It is my opportunity to connect with knitters, dyers, and designers; all in one spot with thousands of people who share my … Continue reading

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green means go

one of my most hated activities is driving somewhere within the city…… don’t get me wrong on that point – I love going places; it’s just that sometimes, I simply hate the process of getting there. When I learned how … Continue reading

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gauge swatches

swatching it really isn’t a dirty word……. if you want to knit a cardigan and have it fit like it’s written to, you have to do a little thing called a swatch. It’s a fairly easy process. If your pattern … Continue reading

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gauge matters – most of the time

Gauge matters – most of the time…… Why? Let’s look at this example: A pattern calls for a gauge of 19 st x 24 rows using a worsted weight yarn and 5mm needles. You check the sizes on the pattern … Continue reading

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you wanna know “what”?

so, I had a ton of ideas to write out new blog posts…….. I should keep track of them, write them down, record them on my phone, email them to myself….something…… yeah, that didn’t happen. I wanted to write something about … Continue reading

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Caught up on a few things

I’ve managed to get some knitting finished recently. This is the Raindrops and Umbrellas Scarf Version. The red one is Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Tart colourway. The yellow one, sample knit by Kate, is RainCityKnits Sock in the Fried … Continue reading

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