Jamie McCanless

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Knitting: Scarf
While pondering what to design with this pattern stitch, children in my family remarked that the swatch looked like city buildings after an earthquake. Tremblors! So began this lightweight scarf of lace and cables, the first of a small collection of Tremblor designs.
Knitting: Scarf
The word “crosstalk” was first used in the late 1800s to describe an electronics phenomenon. It’s found now in a variety of subjects but essentially describes interference in a desired conversation or communication from another channel. Crosstalk is natural choice of name for this scarf knit entirely of crossed cables.
Knitting: Scarf
One thing leads to another. The Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland, inspired the design of Charles Gandy’s Hallgrim Hat and Mittens. In turn, his design inspired me to knit a coordinating scarf. When he saw I’d answered pattern requests by saying the design motif was not mine to publish, Charles offered his permission to me! So, with the kin...
Knitting: Bag - Other
Tisket has humble origins. The manufacturer of my horizontal camera mount suggests a counterweight of string and a water bottle. When I read that, my knitting brain said, “I could knit a bag for that!”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you don’t need a full-fledged winter hat, my lightweight Rubble Hat comes in quite handy when you’re not quite cold but not quite warm. I paid particular attention to features that make an interesting project for the knitter and a go-to hat for the wearer:
Knitting: Cowl
Many years ago now, my mother knit a “one of a kind” cowl for a friend. Her name for the piece is forgotten, but the cowl was treasured and worn often. This year, the friend asked me to knit another of the cowl. Interpreting my mother’s work has been bittersweet but heartwarming. The replacement cowl has gone to its new home, and I am publishin...
Knitting: Scarf
More than four hundred years ago, Miguel Cervantes wrote that his character Don Quixote came to a plain full of windmills and, imagining them to be hulking giants, exclaimed that he would slay them and take their riches. Over the centuries, the phrase “tilting (jousting) at windmills” has come to mean fighting an imaginary enemy.