Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
Want to freak out the tenters at the neighbouring campsite, get ready for Hallowe’en in a pinch or stay warm while snowshoeing? With a 56cm/22” finished circumference, this Big Foot style balaclava fits average adult heads. Make in blue and white for a yeti-style balaclava; black and grey for a gorilla…
Make use of a variety of techniques and simple stitch combinations to create this weather-inspired poncho with sunshine, clouds, rainsdrops and rainbows. In child’s sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10. Finished garment has a 30”/76cm (30”/76cm, 35”/89cm, 35”/89cm, 40”/102cm) circumference at shoulders.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy beret is knit “flat” by first working a buttonhole placket, then combining a herringbone stitch, short row shaping and a garter stitch border to work the hat around the circumference of the head (rather than top to bottom or vice-versa.) Finally, a garter stitch button placket is added to which you can sew your favourite buttons.
Knitting: Hair accessories, Bracelet, Jewelry - Other
A wrist corsage, bracelet or hair elastic inspired by the flowers of the salal bush. There are 2 very similar options - Option A with the inclusion of 3 additional leaves. Use up your sock yarn to make different coloured flowers and never be short on hair elastics again.
Knitting: Clutch, Bag - Other
This lovely beaded clutch, pencil case or notions bag with owl cable has 2 options for sewn linings - one with velcro and only a bit of sewing for beginner sewers and a zippered version with a lovely placketed pocket for more advanced sewers.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
The year we first moved back to Vancouver Island, I started looking for a fair isle Christmas stocking pattern in November. It’s best to get started early sometimes, but I must not have been completely in the Christmas spirit because the snowflakes and cheesy Crayola green and red was not tempting me in the least. So I came up with this pattern ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
We live in a remote area where the only toy shop is one side of an aisle in the over-priced grocery store. So when we get a last minute birthday party invite, gifts can be tough to come by. However, there’s a great yarn shop and I have a big stash. I always hope to find a pattern that will appeal to the underage recipients and knit up quick ’n’ ...
Knitting: Legwarmers, Fingerless Gloves
This pattern includes the instructions for making woman’s size legwarmers (using either US 7 - 4.5 mm or US 8 - 5mm) needles to adjust sizing, matching wrist warmers (fingerless mitts) and/ or legwarmers to fit an average size child ages 6-8.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My surfer husband, Ian, sometimes recognizes photo or video shoot locations just by a wave. As a (very) amateur photographer that is lucky enough to live near the beautiful Pacific, I know that you can stand in the same spot for 20 minutes hoping a hulking crashing spray will repeat itself once more, only to be disappointed. It’s so interesting ...