TLCrafts and Design

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed to dress up holiday outfits, or to keep you a bit warmer during spring and fall evening events. The lace has a great snowflake detail on it that gives visual interest. The pattern can be repeated until the wrap is the length you like, and can be repeated until you have used up as much yarn as you can.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were designed during the summer when the heat was coming up off the pavement. It inspired me to create a pattern that had a moving stitch that rose up like those waves. The lace in this helps make for a cooler sock, great for those hot days.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This blanket was designed in a fingering weight yarn to create a light and airy blanket. The leaf motif reminds me of birth and life, and I thought it was perfect for any little one in your life.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These cuff down socks came to life during the heart of the quarantine. At this stage I never knew what day it was, and it just felt like a perpetual weekend. Hence the name of these socks. :D The pattern should be pretty easy to follow for tv watching, and such, even if you do have to keep track of where in the pattern you are.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is written to be an over-sized comfortable sweater, is worked from the bottom up and has 4” of positive ease in the body. The openness of the pattern helps to reduce some of the warmth that is naturally found in sweaters, making it ideal for spring and fall.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are worked toe up with 2 colors (stranded), and have a toe, heel and cuff that are a solid accent color. Depending on the size you make, you will only need about 50g of each color. You may need more of color A, if you chose to make a taller leg, or if you have larger feet. I have written the pattern to have a solid color gusset, how...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks were designed when I recently found myself in need of ankle socks. I had some Bis-sock yarn left over in the Hudson’s Memories colorway that I did not want to waste, but knew I didn’t have enough left for anything other than ankle socks. The pattern is worked toe up, and would be great worked two at a time, since it is a very simple...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is the next installment of my Home Town Series. It is named after Alberta, where I spent a number of years in my adult life. It is a double knit hat, which means that it is fully reversible.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is designed to be warm for those winter nights. Reindeer and snowflakes decorate the hat to make it more fun. I decided to create this shortly after New Years, when decorations were beginning to come down, but I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the reindeer.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is the next installment of my Hometown Knits series. This is named after the nearest town where I went to school, where I got my first job, where the theater used to be, and where the grocery store was. There are lots of great memories associated with it. I was known to start walking home from school once it was just barely warm en...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As we have been moving more into sweater weather, the wind has been picking up more and cooling off. That means it’s time to also consider hats. I find many times hats can be too bulky and make my head too warm, so I wanted something with some breath-ability. This hat features some lace details to lighten it up, but is also a worsted weight yar...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is designed to be knit with scrap yarn in fingering weight. I chose to use yarn I had from an Advent Kit from Miss Babs, but this works well with any fingering weight yarn. You will need to have 5 grams of each color to have enough for a triangle. While gauge is not super important with this scarf, if your gauge is not the same, then...
Knitting: Cowl
The Nictaux Cowl is the first pattern in my Hometown Knits series. Nictaux is a small town in Nova Scotia, where I was born and raised. It’s very near to the Bay of Fundy, in Annapolis County.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are the next installment of my Hometown series. They are named after the beach down by the Bay of Fundy, where we would go to have a camp fire to roast hot dogs and make smores on those hot summer evenings. There are rocks to walk across, which is what made me go with this design. The yarn overs create a look that mimics finding you...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf was inspired by a cake that my family makes. It’s called a Harvey Wallbanger cake. It’s an orange cake with a creamy icing that’s nicely boozed up. :slightly_smiling_face: I designed the scarf to have the nice orange color in the middle, just like the cake with the browned up exterior and the icing sitting on the outside. I hope you ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed to be a light and airy accessory for cool summer evenings, and for events where you would like to have a lovely piece to help keep you a bit warmer. The lace pattern is infinitely repeatable, so you can choose the length that will suit you best.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are designed to have the look of wisps of oats going up the foot and leg. They are a quick and simple knit that gives a nice detail for even a busier yarn.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens use an easy to memorize pattern to create texture on the back and arm of these mitts. It will make them a great knit for traveling.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed around the Freia Shawl cakes that I found. It was a lovely Espresso colorway, that reminded me of a chocolate cupcake with an espresso frosting , with all the layers of brown.
Knitting: Tee
This t-shirt is a bottom up construction that begins with a flowing lace pattern before transitioning into a ribbon band and then into a stockinette bust. The waist is designed to have a more flowing lace section. Also, the cap sleeves are designed for extra breathing space and are completely short rows. You never join them in the round, which ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The socks were inspired by an Into the Whirled club yarn. The bright colors just wanted to be spring flowers. The Rosebud design is meant to create cascading flowers up the foot and legs.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is designed with a lace motif that runs up the length of the scarf, to resemble dragon scales. Even with the lace pattern, it becomes easy to knit while watching tv as you progress through the pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern was designed to showcase the work of dyers. A heavily variegated yarn will be the focus of this cowl, with the brioche stitch giving it dimension. However, if you use a less variegated yarn, the brioche will be able to take over to show its pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When developing this pattern, I was looking for something a bit more sophisticated. I wanted to have a pattern that looked like argyle, but didn’t involve the colorwork that is traditional to argyle. That is when I discovered a diamond pattern that looked close, and after a few tweaks it was just what I wanted.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The cables on the front of these socks are designed to resemble deer antlers. I grew up in the country, and would always watch the deer running around in the fields. Even now, I live far enough in the forest to see deer running through our yard. That inspired me to make socks that reflected the love of nature.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I designed this pattern to give texture to yarns that perhaps are very busy. This design isn’t about necessarily seeing the pattern, but allowing the yarn to move in the sock to create definition. It’s a simple to remember pattern, which makes it great if you are on the go. The cables are small, to give that movement, and if you are more adept ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern was designed with a bobble pattern to resemble blueberries that you would find in a muffin. I wanted something with texture that was also unisex, so you could make it for anyone in your family. There is also a bit of an openness to the pattern as you go, because of how the blueberries cause a bit of a stretch. This means that it ca...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is designed with a variety of flexibility. It is written for either fingering weight or DK/Sport weight yarns. You also have the choice between knitting the cowl version, or you can choose to knit the scarf version. This gives the knitter the ability to pick which will work best with their wardrobe. Also, because of the flexibility...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were designed with a fall theme in mind. I wanted to imitate the look of the leaves falling from the trees.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens were partially inspired by my love of cables and the fact that I grew up in Nova Scotia. There is a lot of Celtic influence in Cape Breton, and you can’t help but have it blend into the rest of the province. I also was part of a Highland Dance group as a child, and loved everything to do with cables and tartans. The cab...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are great for someone on the go. The pattern is easy to memorize and can be thrown into a travel bag to take on your commute or travels. Since there are no travels between the needles, you can easy work these socks Two at a Time.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern contains a flower stitch that adds life and definition to the sock. It is written in three sizes, giving you many options for sizing. I picked this design because it was just coming into spring at the time, and I had a definite longing for some flowers and color in the world. Darker yarn will cause the flowers to disappear, so yarn...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This simple, easy to remember pattern is great for travel knitting. I was trying to design a pattern that would be easily transportable for car rides, or doctor appointments. The pattern is a simple knit and purl design, that resembled the tiles of the hopscotch game I played as a kid. It brings back fond memories of spring coming around and fi...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
With winter being around in full force, I dreamed of things Spring. The idea of a sock full of butterfly’s helped with those grey days.
Knitting: Hats - Other
I began work on the design of this hat back in the fall, as the leaves were really beginning to fall. That cool air was beginning to blow, and my mind began to drift to all things warm and knitted. This hat is designed with a large leaf pattern to give the hat definition without being busy. Knowledge of increases and decreases will make this ha...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern uses the Oyster stitch to create a design to reminds me of sea shells. They are great mittens to wear down by the shore, perhaps when going for a nice bonfire with friends and family. Having a weenie roast down by the shore was always very popular, and still is, when I was growing up in Nova Scotia. I have many great memories tied ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
With the leaves blowing around and winter approaching, I am already thinking about spring. The raspberry stitch used in these fingerless mitts remind me of the joys of spring and summer as the fruit starts to ripen again.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were inspired by Winter Storm Jonas of 2016. As I sat watching the snow falling and the swirls of flakes rising up in front of the windows, I wanted to try to capture some of that in a cozy sock.