• Learn How To Make An Embroidered Knit Pillow

    July 21, 2016 Kate

    Guess what! I just posted my very first video tutorial over on Skillshare, showing you how to make this embroidered knit pillow. Here’s a link where you can sign up for free until Sunday July 31st (no Skillshare membership needed, no credit card on sign up). After that promo period you’ll need a membership to access…

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  • How I Made A Tunisian Crochet Pillow Cover

    October 29, 2015 Kate

    Looks pretty cozy, right? I recently swiped a couple skeins of chunky yarn from the sample closet at work (thanks, Kollabora!) with the intention of making a cushion cover. I was thinking, oversized, simple, monochrome, and textured. I thought Tunisian crochet would give me the density/texture I was looking for, so, here we are! I…

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  • Updated Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer

    November 19, 2014 Kate

    Here we have my second attempt at a Tunisian crochet neck warmer. The first one I made last year turned out more like a balaclava (Oops), and while functional it didn’t feel right. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I ripped it out and cast on fewer stitches this time, making it looser and shorter. It came…

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  • Knit Mens Neck Warmer

    November 12, 2014 Kate

    Alright, here it is, proof that I’m not a completely selfish knitter. Check out the neck warmer on this handsome man. Or just check out this handsome man… Maybe I’m just a selfish knitter because I find knitting for other people stressful. What if it doesn’t fit? What if they don’t like it? What if…

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  • Updated Textured Circle Scarf

    November 4, 2014 Kate

    Alright kids, here we go again. One of my first posts and tutorials, Textured Circle Scarf, was in desperate need of a re-knit. I know I haven’t blogged much, but I’m already at that stage where I look back at old posts, particularly “tutorials”, and wince. Since this scarf is easily the most worn thing…

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  • Monochrome Knit Pillow

    April 28, 2014 Kate

    I was the luckiest of ladies to be gifted with a former weavers gorgeous stash of wool recently. I’m talking huge cones of wool and bags and bags of beautiful rovings. Ya, the good stuff. Since the cones of wool are ideal for weaving and too course for apparel (although I’ve toyed with the idea…

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  • Tunisian Crochet Cowl

    January 14, 2014 Kate

    Kate:1 Winter:0 This is my first attempt at Tunisian crochet. I’d always assumed it was quite tedious but after seeing someone demo it at the Toronto Creativ Festival this past fall I decided to give it a go. Turns out it’s surprisingly easy and there’s such a beautiful array of stitch patterns you can do, I…

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  • Knit Eyelet Crop

    August 9, 2013 Kate

    You know the whole ‘necessity breeds creativity’ thing? Well I ‘needed’ a summer knit crop and couldn’t find a pattern I liked (at least not in my price range), so I made one up on a post-it. Sounds like a respectable entry into pattern making, no? I wanted to combine the breezy style and fit…

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  • Sewing With Vinyl, A Marimekko Make-up Bag

    May 20, 2013 Kate

    Picking projects above your skill level? Guilty. I bought this Marimekko fabric from The Finnish Place a while back with the intention of sewing some cosmetics bags and perhaps a make-up brush roll with it. I absolutely love this classic print, it’s something that always makes me feel good to look at. (Yes, fabric has…

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  • Sewing With Leather, Leather Envelope Clutch

    April 16, 2013 Kate

    As a beginner, anything that’s not cotton can be quite intimidating to sew. Since rescuing a pair of my mum’s old leather pants from the Good Will pile last summer, I’ve had the itch to cut them up and make myself a clutch. (Yes, I realize leather pants are in now, however, this particular pair hails from…

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