Dropping The Ball Stitch April 23, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Dropping stitches is usually a stressful event since under normal circumstances we do not want stitches to drop. However, there are stitch patterns out there that make you drop stitches on purpose. Yes, you read right. On these occasions you really want to drop the stitches (or, as you will see, yarn overs) to achieve an airy, loose pattern that you can use to create different effects. One pattern that makes use of this technique…

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Do You Give A Damn? April 9, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

About the “Color of the Year”? Well, this is it. Just in case you feel like whipping up a summery design in that particular colorway, I checked on our inventory to see if we could oblige. Shibui Linen, Bordeaux Classic Elite Firefly, Sangria Quince Sparrow, Port Rowan Creative Linen, Raspberry As with every color, there are different interpretations. But these come as close as possible. Four out of, well, I don’t really know, but a…

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Sheer Spring April 2, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

‘Sheer’ as in ‘nearly.’ ‘Sheer’ as in ‘diaphanous’ (no one tell me I do not make an effort with the English language) also. Diaphanous is big this year – especially for Spring and Summer. It is not new, the sheer, see through fabrics usually turn up around this time of year, yet I find some or other new idea that I feel drawn to. Pictures courtesy of eileenfisher.com These two sweaters are just an example…

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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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So Much To Do, So Little Time March 19, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

As I type this, two men are busy fitting two new windows in the front of my house. I already have a new back door and a new front door. The side door is in place but incomplete because they delivered the wrong frame. (Also, apparently it is a must to bang the door every time the leave or come back into the house. Very annoying.) My house is a mess. It doesn’t look like…

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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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Inspirationally Renewed February 19, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

This is how I feel after a weekend with Stephen and Steven. It was much fun, if you were there I hope you enjoyed it also! Looking with a fresh view at my stash, I got out some yarn I have had no plan for but found something to do with – and knitting something I wanted for a while now! It’s the Marshmallow Pouf by Drops. I am using 5 strands of Lopi on…

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Are They Going To Freeze? February 12, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Indeed, that is the question that was and is running through my head whenever I am thinking about the big event this weekend with Stephen and Steven. Somehow I feel this winter has been extraordinarily harsh, and the snow that fell last night just enhances my conviction. Really, I wanted to crawl under my blanket and stay there all day when I heard that there was more snow. You might be wondering why it feels…

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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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