Category Archives: Knitting

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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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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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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What’s on the Needles

I thought I’d take stock of what I have on the needles, and find that there are far too many projects that need some attention For the past several months, I have been concentrating on designing. No grand expectations, just … Continue reading

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On a Whim….

I really didn’t think that there would be  much interest in a simple knitted cowl pattern. But, while it isn’t going to allow me to quit my job, I have been pleasantly surprised by the interest from knitters around the … Continue reading

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