Sweater 101 – Drop Shoulder Sweaters June 11, 2015 – Posted in: Thursday This and That

I am a child of the 80’s and thus very familiar with drop shoulder sweaters. It is the easiest way to knit a sweater – if you will: two squares plus two trapezoids make a sweater. If you want to get fancy, you add a front neckline. The drop shoulder sweaters in the 80’s were very over sized, and the sleeves were huge. Fortunately, for the newbie knitter, drop shoulders are back in fashion, however,…

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WWMD* March 26, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

It seems like Spring is slowly creeping upon us – finally! At the store we have new stock of summer yarns, including a few new ones I am itching to knit with like Quince Kestrel (a linen ribbon yarn) and Shibui Twig (a mix of recycled silk, linen and a bit of wool with a cool texture). I just have to find the right patterns. What I am working on right now is a store…

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Dos And Don’ts March 12, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Sometimes it is really hard to decide what to do and what to don’t – but hey, maybe I can help you to figure it out when it comes to your knitted/woolly things! Soon will come the time to put away your warm, wintery knits (yes, soon!) and as with everything else it is better to put them away clean. Winter coats get cleaned or washed before stashing them away, and so should your scarves…

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Not Long Now… March 5, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

And Spring will be here. At least that is what the calendar will say. We Montrealers know better, of course. That doesn’t keep us at Espace Tricot from getting new Summer yarns to tempt you to knit for the warm season also. Before we get to what I have to say, I just wanted to show you a picture of my finished pouf: I used three IKEA Fjdrar inner cushions (65×65 cm/26×26″) to stuff it…

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Trying To Keep Warm January 29, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

It is cold here in Montreal. D’uh, you think, it is the end of January – of course it is cold. So all you can do is trying to keep warm. With hats, scarves and mittens. Like the Basic Mittens I wrote a pattern for last winter. How to knit a basic mitten part 1 How to knit a basic mitten part 2 They are great mittens. I do like them a lot – once…

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