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Fundy Tides Collection
This decorative throw pillow cover features a cable motif on the front and simple stockinette on the back. The pillow is worked flat, in one piece. The bottom of the back is worked first in stockinette stitch, followed by the cabled front and finally the top of the back in stockinette again. The sides are seamed, with the top of the back overlapping the bottom. Buttons add a decorative and functional finishing touch.
Whip up this cabled throw in no time! The Cascade Magnum produces a luxurious and stylish fabric that is super cozy to snuggle under.
The throw features large double-seed-stitch-filled cables nestled in reverse stockinette stitch and a garter stitch border.
This decorative throw pillow cover features a chunky cable motif that coordinates with the Ribbon Weed throw. The cables are on the front with simple stockinette on the back. The pillow is worked flat, in one piece. The bottom of the back is worked first, followed by the cabled front and finally the top of the back. The sides are seamed, with the top of the back overlapping the bottom. Buttons add a decorative and functional finishing touch.
This decorative throw pillow cover features a cable motif down one side of the front and simple stockinette everywhere else. The pillow is worked flat, in one piece. The bottom of the back is worked first in stockinette stitch, followed by the cabled front and finally the top of the back in stockinette again. The sides are seamed, with the top of the back overlapping the bottom. Buttons add a decorative and functional finishing touch.
Fundy Tides E-Book
This collection features cable patterns that remind me of the shapes of the sea weeds on the Bay of Fundy, and you’ll find variations of them on each of the pieces.The Ribbon Weed throw and Rock Weed pillow have large cables knit in super-bulky yarn for a dramatic effect. The cables on the Sea Oak pillow are more understated, while the Dulse pillow is a celebration of cables.
The Fundy Tides Collection is a set of 4 patterns centered around variations on a cabled theme.
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This top-down triangular shawlette is my tribute to Alberta, Canada. The central spine is a simple cable pattern that reminds me of the wheat that grows aplenty here. The lace pattern that makes up the body of the shawl represents the beautiful snow-capped Rocky Mountains, while the softly curving edges are my interpretation of our sparkling, electric blue glacial rivers and lakes.
The shawlette is worked from the top-down, starting with a garter stitch tab. The lace panels are worked simultaneously with the central cable. Then a series of short row sections are worked to give the edge some subtle curves. The shawl is finished with rows of garter stitch and then bound off.
I grew up in an old house with cedar shakes. When I was a teenager those shakes needed to be replaced. My dad, being a carpenter, took on the job himself, and enlisted the rest of the family to help. Imagine what the people driving by thought when they saw my sister, mom and me up on scaffolding, plane and hammer in hand, re-shingling our two-story house. It created quite a stir! But what a sense of accomplishment we felt when it was done, and I had a family memory that will last a lifetime.
The stitch pattern in this hat reminds me of those old cedar shakes and makes me smile. It is a very simple pattern that’s easy to memorize and repeat mindlessly while you think back on good days. The hat can be made as a snug-fitted toque or to be stylishly slouchy. Instructions are given for both fingering and aran weight yarn in sizes from Baby to Adult. You will have access to two pdf’s, one for fingering weight instructions, one for aran weight. Download the versions as needed.
Hearts and Butterflies
Despite my best efforts, my little girl is as girly as they come. When asked what she wanted on her hat the answer was definitively “Hearts, with a butterfly on top.” Well, my girl, ask and ye shall receive. I present you with the girliest hat ever.
This hat features an all-over heart design knit using stranded colorwork. The bottom of the hat is hemmed, providing a nice thick band to keep ears nice and toasty on cold days. There are also instructions for the optional butterfly to be sewn on after.
Norfolk Boot Toppers
These fun toppers will jazz up your favourite pair of boots. They are worked with simple stripes and slipped stitches, only ever working with one strand per round. They can be worn either inside or outside the boot.
The James Cowl is a cozy neck warmer featuring stranded colourwork, knit in the round. It is suitable for boys and girls, men or women, young or old. While this is a great project for first time steekers, instructions are also given for an unsteeked version that is simply knit in the round.
This cowl was originally designed to keep small kids’ necks warm while avoiding the risk of them being strangled accidentally. The magnetic closures are strong enough to keep the cowl closed for normal use, but will open if for some reason it gets caught on something. The construction of the button band ensures that the magnetic snaps are safe and secure while also concealing their backings.
Pattern includes written structions and diagrams for steeking!
Jennifer Boot Cuffs
Sometimes you want to look like you’re wearing a nice chunky sock, but you really don’t want to be wearing a nice chunky sock. Sometimes you want to knit a sock but not have to turn a heel or graft a toe. With this pattern you can cheat and just knit the stylish and easy part! This is a very quick pattern, great for learning cables!
These are fun, cozy fingerless mitts to keep you warm on those first cold days of the year. They knit up in a hurry in this thick, gorgeous yarn, so when the forecast becomes foreboding, you can still get them done in time.
This pattern is also a great chance to try out some new techniques like stranded colourwork and tubular cast on and bind off, on a small scale. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for both tubular CO and tubular BO.
Depending on how long you make the cuff, these mitts will use varying amounts of the Main Colour.
This pattern takes its name from beautiful old diamond lattice windows on a house on Lambton Road in my neighbourhood. They have taken on different angles as the house has settled over the years, so they almost twinkle as the sun bounces off in different directions when you walk by.
I can’t help but think that cashmere feels the need to be touched just as much as we feel the need to touch it. What better place to have it rest than around your neck, giving you a warm hug on blustery days. This beautiful variegated yarn calls for a simple stitch pattern so the colours can be the star of the show. Add a couple of chunky buttons for a little extra interest and you’ve got a soft, stylish accessory to show off all winter long.
Mariette is worked flat in seed stitch – TV knitting at its best! Buttons are sewn on near the cast-on edge. The scarf is intended to be wrapped around the neck two times and then buttoned closed, echoing the infinity-scarf style without having to cast on 300 stitches.
Mount Rundle Mittens
The Pippa Toque is a cute little hat to keep heads and ears toasty and warm on cold winter days. The close stitches and stranded colour work make this a nice thick fabric for great insulation.
Stripy Ziggy Stripy Zaggy
This is a fun stripy, ziggy zaggy toque in four sizes from children to adults. With alternating stripes and colourwork, this is a great first project for stranded knitting. You’ll only ever work 2 colours at a time and for a maximum of 10 rows at a time. The in-betweens are simple stripes.
The hat is a little bit slouchy as written, with a suggested positive ease of 1”.
Paisley is so hot right now. Really. I kept seeing all these beautiful paisley prints in shop windows and on fashionable bodies and I thought – “Why couldn’t I knit me some paisley somethings?” And then I thought – “Mittens, those somethings should be mittens!” And that’s that. I designed some paisley mittens.
The pattern has four charts: one paisley chart for each hand (the chart is reversed on the other hand), one for the palm, and one for the thumb gusset.
Capitol Hills Wrap
This is the perfect wrap for those spring days and summer evenings when you need just a little bit of something extra.
Construction starts at the middle of the wrap with a provisional cast on, and a narrow band is then worked in opposite directions to form the horizontal centre panel. Then stitches are picked up along one side, and a broad chevron pattern is worked vertically in one direction, ending with a peaked edging. The process is repeated in the opposite direction to complete the wrap.
My boy likes a lot of colour, and would be quite happy to wear the whole rainbow all the time. This is my toned-down version of his vision, lots of colour but not so much that your eyes cross.
The sweater is very simple but the stripe pattern makes it lots of fun. The piece is designed with generous ease to fit over a shirt and to grow with the child.
Beverly Beach Shirt
The Beverly Beach shirt is knit in one piece as a rectangle, starting at the bottom front edge and ending with the bottom back edge. Garter stitch button bands are knit along both sides as you go, with buttonholes along the front and buttons along the back. The buttons join the front to the back, making this a seamless knit.
Chum’s Pullover is a stylish yet casual men’s sweater featuring a triangular-shaped placket and chunky buttons. The placket adds a touch of interest and style to the piece that is manly enough for even the toughest of men. It is knit in bulky yarn, making relatively short work of a man-sized garment. The piece would look great with a pair of jeans, battered and old or crisp and sleek. It would also pair well with a pop of colour like red denim, if that’s the way you roll.
The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom to the underarm, then the left front, right front (including placket) and back are worked individually and joined at the shoulders with Kitchener stitch. The set-in sleeves are worked flat from the cuff up and then seamed and attached to the body of the sweater. The neck flap and high neckline are finished with a crocheted edge to give the piece a nice, clean look.
The sample shown in the picture is worn with zero ease, and that is how the pattern is written. For a little extra room, I recommend knitting the next size up.
The Eleanor Romper is a darling little one-piece outfit for babies. Worked with a seamless top-down raglan construction, the romper features a simple but elegant cable pattern running down the sleeves as well as the sides, all the way down to the ankles. The design is suitable for boys or girls so it can be a gender-neutral baby gift or made more masculine or feminine with color and button choice. This is the kind of garment that will be cherished by parents and passed down through generations.
This pattern came from a desire for a simple, top-down hoodie with clean lines for easy toddler wear. In order to keep the fabric sleek, ribbing, garter and seed stitch have given way to hemmed edges. To keep the look of a basic hoodie this pattern features an optional zipper closure and front pockets. The decorative ribbon draw-string is not particularly functional, it just gives the sweater a little extra personality. The fingering weight yarn makes it a nice, light, versatile sweater to throw on for extra warmth.
Kensington Tweed is a double-breasted piece with a classic look. It can be worn to the office with a blouse and dress pants, or dressed-down with a pair of jeans and boots. This is the kind of jacket that will be a closet staple.
The jacket is knit from the bottom up with set-in sleeves that are knit in the round from the bottom up and sewn in later. The piece is finished off with an applied I-cord edging around the body, neck and cuffs. The pattern contains a photo tutorial for the applied I-cord edging.
Siffleur is worked in the round from the bottom to the armholes. The sleeves are knit separately to the armholes then joined to the body. The yoke is worked seamlessly.
The Helen Pencil Skirt
The piece is worked from the bottom up, starting out flat and then joined in the round at the top of the slit. To keep the look clean and crisp, the bottom of the skirt features a stockinette stitch turned hem. The rest of the skirt has an all-over simple diamond brocade pattern. Decreases start at the full-hip so that the skirt narrows to the waist, creating a very flattering curvy silhouette. It’s then finished off with an elastic waistband encased in hemmed stockinette stitch.
Jodi’s Sweater is a layering piece that’s stylish enough to make a statement, yet cozy enough to be your go-to pullover for lounging around the house. The knitting is straight-forward, but the construction gives it the added twist – literally!
Powder Day Collection
The Fernie Hat features the figure-eight cable on a reverse stockinette stitch background. It starts with a twisted rib brim, which evolves into a set of 6 cables that eventually taper to the top. It’s finished off with a funky pompom, as all hats should be!
The Heavenly Pullover is a top-down, seamless sweater with set-in sleeves. It doesn’t get much easier than that! It features the figure-8 cable down the center front, with side-by-side traveling slipped stitches meandering down from the shoulders. The figure-8 cable also runs down both sleeves. The background for these cables is reverse stockinette stitch. The cuffs and wide round neckline are finished with simple 1×1 ribbing in a contrast colour.
Sunshine Fingerless Mitts
The Sunshine Fingerless Mitts feature a long cuff and gusseted thumb. The back of the mitt features a figure-eight cable pattern flanked by two sets of straight slipped stitch columns (those skiers were just bombing the run).
Kicking Horse Mittens
The slipped stitches, cables, and thick yarn of these mittens combine to give your hands great insulation on a cold day. The pattern is written from the top down to accommodate various row gauges and hand lengths.
Powder Day E-Book
The Powder Day collection is a set of 4 patterns based around a cable and traveling stitch motif mimicking ski tracks in the snow.
I’ve named each of the patterns after one of my favourite ski hills.
I really hope everyone enjoys this collection as much as I have! Please feel free to ask questions.
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