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Free pattern Friday: Vintage Afghan by Norah Gaughan January 22, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

I love every single panel of Norah’s Vintage Afghan by Norah Gaughan. This pattern began as a block of the month club but is now entirely available as a free PDF download. The blanket is made up of 20 different blocks worked in 5 beautiful colors creating a stunning autumnal ode to cables. Being a minimalist at heart, I envision knitting this up in a single colour and letting the texture speak for itself. And…

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Free pattern Friday: Mr. Fish and Miss Fox January 8, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

New sock and mitten patterns from DROPS Design! These adorable fish and fox accessories are knit with DROPS Alpaca, an extremely soft and versatile yarn that will keep tiny fingers and toes warm and cosy all winter long.  Irresistible 🙂 Download Mr. Fish patterns on the DROPS Design website. Download Miss Fox patterns on the DROPS Design website. Shop DROPS Alpaca in our online store. –  Melissa

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Free Pattern Friday: Flax Light January 1, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2016 than with a free knitting pattern? FLAX LIGHT by Tin Can Knits (Photo: Tin Can Knits) Flax Light is a fingering weight version of the original Flax from The Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits. As with the original, this sweater is knit seamlessly from the collar to cuffs and makes a perfect first sweater project. The designers have generously provided knitting instructions for sizes 0-6 mo through 4XL and note…

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Free pattern Friday (on Saturday): Sunburnt December 19, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Yesterday was Tristan’s last day of school before the holiday and it was early dismissal and then, of course, there was the Star Wars movie and tree decorating! Things got away from me 🙂 Here’s your Free Pattern Friday – a day late… SUNBURNT by Nidhi Kansal (Photo: Nidhi Kansal) Sunburnt by Nidhi Kansal is just so pretty!  Knit with 100% alpaca this light crescent-shaped shawlette also looks cozy and warm.  The pattern calls for 2 skeins of…

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Free pattern Friday x 4! December 11, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

I couldn’t decide which pattern to highlight for Free pattern Friday today so I’m posting an eclectic mix of four. Enjoy! –  Melissa BAA-BLE HAT by Donna Smith (Photos: Donna Smith) A great introduction Fair Isle / colour work, this sweet hat is knitted with 4 colours of aran weight yarn. DOVETAIL SCARF by Purl Soho (Photos: Purl Soho) A simple and stylish project using just one skein (226 m) of sport weight yarn. Who doesn’t love a one-skein…

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Free pattern Friday: Calzetta Hat November 27, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Project photos (clockwise): Marcin Duda, LauraPNW, MySweetSabina, LauraPNW) We’re full steam ahead over here on knitting hats for donation to the 25,000 Tuques campaign! Here’s one of the patterns we’re using for colourful, cozy toppers that can be knit up in 2 hours with just 80 m super bulky yarn. Easy, warm, and cheerful! Download Justyna Lorkowska’s free Calzetta pattern on Ravelry. Shop super bulky yarns on our online store here – Malabrigo Rasta, Madelinetosh ASAP, Cascade Lana Grande, Cascade Magnum! –…

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Free pattern Friday / New Espace Tricot Pattern! November 20, 2015 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Kigali Nights Kigali Nights is a beautiful, vibrant wrap knit during Lisa’s recent trip to Rwanda. The shawl is a parallelogram with one end sloping more than the other. It begins with stockinette and short rows, which creates a gentle slope. Half-way through the pattern switches to reverse stockinette with short row shaping at the end creating a steeper slope. Knit with the incredibly soft and gorgeously hued Merletto laceweight yarn from the incomparable Julie Asselin, this shawl will wrap you in…

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Free pattern Friday: Father Cables November 13, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Father Cables by Veronika Jobe is a beautifully designed hat combining an allover textured stitch with interconnecting branches of cables.  Whether your tastes lean towards the fitted beanie or the hipster slouch, this pattern has you covered in multiple sizes.  A classic yet modern unisex hat perfect for the gift giving season. Note: The designer indicates that the hat uses close to an entire skein (201 m) for the first two bracketed sizes. She recommends…

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Free pattern Friday: Wheat and Chaff November 6, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

This gorgeous pattern is only free until tomorrow – Saturday, November 7th. Hurry over to Ravelry and download it today!!! (Photos: Matthias Stolzenburg) WheatandChaff by Katrin Schubert is an amazing cowl created with two colours and just a single brioche pattern round! Knit with a heavy worsted weight (aran) yarn, instructions are provided for small (black and white) and medium (red and white) sizes  requiring 330 and 411 metres of yarn, respectively. A spectacular gift idea! Don’t…

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Free pattern Friday: Long Jacket October 30, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store

It goes without saying that Lisa and I love every single new yarn that we bring in to the store. That said, every season, there are one or two that fall firmly into our “favourites” category.  This Fall one of those yarns is Nova from Lang – a superlight, chainette yarn, consisting of fine merino and baby camel. The camel hair lends the yarn a wonderful softness, beautiful volume, and gorgeous mélange colours. Lisa and…

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