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Knitting: Cowl
Our family lived in Canton, Michigan when I was a child, and it is also where a friend, who recently lost her battle to cancer, called home. It seems the older we get, the more people we love who find themselves battling this disease. In honor of those we’ve lost, and in support of those still fighting, a portion of the sales of this pattern wil...
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
There’s not an easy way to get to Drummond Island. It’s a large island in the northern part of Lake Huron, which is actually closer to Canada than it is to the mainland of Michigan. In spite of the winding trip you’ll need to take to get there, the simple life on the island is unmatched. If you’re looking for a wild social life, look elsewhere, ...
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
In 2015-16, Genesee County made international headlines through Flint’s water crisis. As Flint struggles to address the long term effects, it’s tough to remember that there are a lot of wonderful things in the community. Flint has revived their farmer’s market, has lots of local restaurants providing innovative cuisine, and many historic hotels ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Skills needed: cast on, bind off, knit, purl, decreasing
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
My grandparents took me to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan every summer and we would stand and watch the gates that would open and close a series of locks allowing huge shipping vessels to navigate the waters taking them from Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes and eventually out to the Atlantic Ocean. We’d gaze across at Canada and wonder wh...
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Skills needed: Long tail cast on, knitting, purling, two-color knitting, decreasing
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Tapiola, Michigan, is a Finnish community where my grandmother Mayme,a knitter and single mom, raised six children in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. My grandmother never learned to read a pattern, but knit from memory the mittens, scarves and afghans that remain in the households of family members scattered across the country.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
The motif pays homage to Saint Padraig, the apostle and enlightener of Ireland. In artwork, he is often depicted holding a shamrock. This project started as just one hat for Erica’s son Padraig, who loves shamrocks. After a few friends saw the work in progress, we knew we had to create a pattern in multiple sizes. Saint Padraig is a simple two-c...
Knitting: Cowl
Our family was a canoeing family, and some of my favorite memories as a child are from time spent in an 18 ½foot Kevlar canoe. Growing up, on Saturday mornings my dad and I would load the canoe onto our car and head to the river to paddle and fish. It was always quiet on the river in the early hours of the morning, and that time was special. The...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The Davis blanket is a great stash buster if you’ve got bits of yarn lingering from past projects. Knit one mitered quadrant at a time, Davis has stripes as random as you want to make them (or as regular as you need them to be). Made from a washable yarn, it makes the perfect baby gift that won’t tire you out before you hit the final bind off.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a fair isle hat pattern that you can complete quickly for the one you love.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In 2015, Michigan announced its commitment to create a state-wide trail system leading from southern Belle Isle, traveling north to the tip of the Upper Peninsula, and finishing in Iron Mountain. My niece and I hope to travel the entire trail in bits and pieces as the rails to trails sections become completed. What’s the name of the trail? The I...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
On many Michiganders’ bucket lists is a trip to the Upper Peninsula, but the drive from metro Detroit or the effort it takes to plan a vacation in the U.P. often keeps people away…much like Fair Isle knitting. The technique may be on your knitting bucket list, but fear of the unknown keeps you away from the beauty that lingers just beyond ...
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This is a Windmill Bag variation originally written by Danielle LaFramboise and published on her blog peanut butter yelly time. This variation was published with her express consent. Please visit her blog for clear pictures on sewing up the sides of the bag.
Knitting: Purse
Looking to use up some novelty yarn? This quick purse pattern was designed as a store sample to do just that! This quick knit can be given a variety of looks depending on the yarn you carry along with the wool you choose.
Knitting: Purse
Designed as a store sample for a LYS, and uses up those single skeins of yarn you have in your stash.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed as an easy, social knitting project for Black Sheep Knitting Guild members to knit on a bus trip to a local shop hop. This stretchy hat is a quick knit that is sure to make many on your gift list happy when they receive it!