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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: 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: 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
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.