• 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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  • Brooklyn Tweed’s Spruce Forest Lace Shawl

    October 28, 2014 Kate

    Well well, it’s been a week or 8 hasn’t it? I’d love to say I’ve been wildly productive in my blogging absence but no, just your general ‘life happens’ stuff. I did however finally finish this Brooklyn Tweed Spruce Forest Estonian lace shawl that I started at the beginning of the summer. I actually completed…

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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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  • Americo Copito Medio Cowl

    January 20, 2014 Kate

    I knit Americo’s Lloydminster cowl using this yarn two years ago, and although I loved the texture and style I found it a bit too loose around the neck. I could pull it down around my shoulders and I wanted something that was tighter fitting so it wouldn’t be too bulky to wear with my winter…

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  • Simcoe Braided Headband by Good Night, Day

    August 21, 2013 Kate

    I discovered Good Night, Day through a friend on Kollabora and man, I got excited. It’s a Canadian knit label by Tara-Lynn Morrison that’s refreshingly modern, using minimalist knitting techniques and gorgeous fair trade wool. I ordered Volume 1 of her patterns deciding to take my needles to the Simcoe Braided Headband first. You know when…

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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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  • Effiloché Fabric Shop Montreal

    August 1, 2013 Kate

    I’m a sucker for any craft shop that caters to more than one activity (read addiction). Sewing and cross stitch, pottery and knitting, knitting and tea drinking, that sort of thing. While in Montreal recently I stumbled across this gem, Effiloché. They carry an overwhelming assortment of fabric, sewing supplies, knitting supplies, crochet supplies, patterns…

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  • #28 Striped Pullover, Vogue Holiday Knitting 2010

    May 15, 2013 Kate

    Another knitting project finished in complete disregard for the season upon us. Why is that always the way? Even though it’s nearly summer, I decided it was high time to finish this guy as it’s been sitting 80% finished in my knitting bag for over a year.. meaning it was getting to that point where…

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  • Textured Circle Scarf

    April 14, 2013 Kate

    Here we have the result of a transatlantic flight – a lot of repetitive stitches in a circle. The kind of therapeutic (or mind numbing) knitting a doctor might prescribe to relieve stress. It’s just alternating squares of stockinette stitch to create a lovely texture, wrapping around three times to keep you nice and cozy. I used a…

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