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The knitting is easy, although almost all the techniques may be new to most knitters. This is a super cozy, oversized cowl that will shelter you from the fiercest of storms. The double garter stitch pattern is worked on every one of its 52 rows. The two selvage ends are joined together in an intriguing and attractive double bind-off similar to t...
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Like waves lapping up onto the beach and then receding, curved garter stitch ridges create a simple but effective design element. The graceful curves are achieved with short rows. These blankets knit up quickly in a soft and chunky washable merino wool. Offered in three different sizes including baby blanket, lap blanket, and throw along with a ...
This cozy cowl comes in two depths and is designed to maximize the yardage of the main colourway. The shallow cowl looks great around the neck, but it can also be pulled down around the shoulders. The deep cowl is long enough to really bunch up and provide warmth on frigid winter days. They both can also be pulled up and worn like a hood. Both v...
Indulge yourself and play with colour! This simple project features an ombré fabric created by working with two strands of yarn held together throughout. You work colour changes by first knitting with two strands of the same colour, followed by a strand each of the old colour and a new colour, followed by two strands of the new colour; repeat! T...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam, Hats - Other
Inspired by a swirling and twisting lace pattern, this slouchy hat and fingerless mitts combination begins with a garter stitch band/cuff worked flat holding two strands of yarn together, providing a sturdy structure for the lightweight lace which is worked with a single strand. The lace pattern is worked in the round and results in a spiral of ...
Seaswell is a fitted, ballet-neck cardigan that features an all-over simple lace pattern, set-in sleeves with deep lace cuffs, and English tailored shoulders. The cardigan is constructed flat, from the bottom up, in one piece to the armholes where it is divided into fronts and back which are worked separately. Waist shaping is achieved easily ju...
Bands of frothy Silk Mist lace alternate with Tough Love Sock garter stitch ridges in this elegant cowl. The bands of lace are first worked in stockinette stitch, then reverse stockinette, creating a reversible fabric. The increases and decreases in the lace push and pull the garter ridges around to create undulating lines like ripples in the sand.
Drop shoulder construction is taken to the extreme in this oversized, flowing pullover. Skinny three-quarter length sleeves give a contemporary look. Vertical bands of lace at each edge of the front and back add lightness and interest to the garment as well as a long and lean look to the wearer.
A quick little project combining a double strand of Silk Fog in a simple lace pattern with the luxurious CashLuxe Fine done in contrasting garter ridges. Two buttonholes are worked on one end, but don’t let that limit you from using the holes in the lace pattern as buttonholes! Sew on several buttons for lots of options when wearing, or just use...
Perfect for a walk along a blustery beach, Watermark is a tunic-length sweater with raglan sleeves and A-line shaping. The oversized cowl neck is worked in a simple lace pattern which also borders the hem and the deep cuffs. Worked flat and seamed for strength and structure, it works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Designed to hang past the h...
A favourite sweater with bold blocks of colour on the front, I’ve sized Avery up for an older crowd. Inset sleeves and full fashion shaping create a more sophisticated look and fit for school-aged children. The key design elements of corrugated ribbing and patterned sleeves made this one a best seller for the toddler set, and it looks just as go...
Grenadine is a mix of the old world pomegranate with new world knitting techniques. The earflaps of Peruvian hats inspired the triangles of the lower border, which mimic the sepals of the pomegranate. The cuffs echo the triangular form with smaller “puntas,” or points, another design element from the Andes.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Goody, goody gumdrops – the polka dots on these cozy mittens are such fun. Go crazy with colour here and knit every row of gumdrops a different color, or be subtle with tone on tone. There is a size for everyone: babies to grandpas. Instructions for both traditional mittens and fingerless gloves are included.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As the name suggests, the Tip Toe Up sock is worked from the toe to the cuff and has a completely replaceable heel and toe. This is a skill-building pattern with step by step instructions for Turkish cast on, grafting on the needles, a stretchy sewn bind off with no sewing and heel and toe replacement included.
These colourful gloves feature a network of stitches around the knuckles while the wide side gusset offers a roomy fit for lots of mobility. The colour flows unbroken from the gusset to the tip of the thumb, which you complete before the entrelac panel starts. For an even sharper contrast, work the entrelac panel from the other end of the ball.
This lacey scarf, embedded with beads is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Wrap it around your neck a couple of times and tie it at your throat for an opulent ascot or wrap it once around your neck and fling it over both shoulders. The weight of the beads holds the feather-light kid mohair in place when you wear it.
Toddlers love counting and each is so proud of his age. Celebrate your birthday boy or girl’s age with a big number on the front of this comfy raglan-sleeved sweater. The corresponding number of circles decorates the back and the same number of stripes adorns one sleeve.
This adorable coat dress for toddler girls in Lanas Puras Clarissa is perfect over leggings or jeans. The coat dress was designed to be an easy knit requiring minimal shaping. The ribbing pulls in the bodice to create the effect of a semi-shaped armhole. Knit this sweater for your favourite one-year-old and she’ll still be wearing it when she’s ...
Originally designed as a charity knit, I loved these cozy mittens so much I had to share them with you! As a guild project, every year we knit mittens for an inner-city kindergarten class in the Bronx, NY. The teacher, Annie is the daughter of one of our members and we always refer to the project as Annie’s Mittens.
Wild fingers, bright colours, long life – who wouldn’t want to wear these great gloves? They have a unique construction that creates a very long life line as part of the thumb gusset. After working the thumb gusset, knit the thumb then move on to the rest of the hand and the fingers. Make a pair for your kids, your grandkids or yourself. Knit ev...
I discovered that this lovely Estonian lace pattern is a great match for self-patterning yarns. With the Peacock stitch and the yarn, the scalloped stripes just pop out. It makes for a beautiful look. This is a simple introduction to lace knitting and it’s sized from preemies to 4-yr-olds so you’re sure to find someone for whom you c...
Stylish shaping and patterning on this vest is reminiscent of a gentleman’s tailored waistcoat. Intarsia shapes on the front echo the striping created with self-patterning yarn on the back. Applied I-cord on all the edges provides the finishing touch for this waistcoat.
A v-neck pullover using the modular knitting technique is perfect for the knitter who enjoys a challenge. With no seams and sleeves which are knit top down finishing is a breeze! Create a more feminine version by adding a delicate picot edging. Alternate instructions are included for those who prefer to knit the strips individually and assemble ...
This v-neck cardigan with its patterned front and sleeves is a stylish take on a cool weather sweater. There’s a surprise on the back - your choice of a small coloured rectangle inserted below the neck line or a long stripe of pattern up the solid-coloured back. Due to popular demand this pattern, which is an updated version of one first s...
This colourful baby cardigan is knit using self-patterning sock yarn for the front and a solid colour yarn for the back. Personalize your sweater by choosing the detailing on the back yourself - a vertical stripe or a rectangular patch will brighten it, or you can just leave it plain.