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Project Notes: Dagmar Sweater

Patti Waters

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Project Notes: Dagmar Sweater

      Pattern: Dagmar by Handy Kitty Size: L (107cm chest) Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Tranquilo 6 skeins Needles: 5mm 32" circular, 4.5mm 16" & 32" circulars Notes: These notes are very detailed, just to make a few things in this pattern a little more straight forward for beginners. Experienced pattern readers and sweater knitters can absolutely just dive in and knit without issue.  I love this sweater! It is comfortable, warm and soft. I love when sweaters are a little longer in the back, which is done here with short rows. The pattern was very simple, but not very...


Knitted Knockers

Patti Waters

Tags breastcancer, charity, charityknitting, history, knit, knittedknockers, titbit, yarn

Knitted Knockers

Many of you know that I am an American, and that I used to live in Maine several years ago. At that time my LYS was a small shop in Brunswick, ME called The Knitting Experience, and it was run by a lovely woman named Chesley. I base a lot of my guiding philosophy at Passionknit on how she ran her shop. WWCD, what would Chesley do? She was always warm, friendly and welcoming. Eventually I learned that the reason Chesley quit her "normal job" and decided to open a yarn shop was because she was a breast cancer survivor....


Knit City!

Patti Waters

Knit City!

I had a great time at Knit City! I met the lovely ladies behind Tin Can Knits, chatted with the Yarnharlot, saw Ysolda Teague walk by wearing her classic fair isle vest, I met Jane Richmond, and I ate all the salmon! By the weary tone in my SIL's voice when she asked if we had to stop for sushi again, I knew we had probably overdone it. (I still got myself some take out, though.)    I also managed to find my next project: Crimewave from Pip & Pin. I was walking around and saw Megan wearing hers, and I...


Fall KAL! Hoodie Shawl Cardigan

Patti Waters

Fall KAL! Hoodie Shawl Cardigan

  We are starting a Knit-a-long for Fall: Hood Shawl Cardigan by Susanne Sommer. I have pre-knit the pattern to make sure it would be a good one to recommend to knitters at a wide variety of skill levels, which it is. This cardigan is knit top down with a really fun construction. Its made from fingering weight yarn. For the KAL we will be offering a kit for the sweater which includes 5 skeins of Ella Rae Lace Merino Solids and the pattern for $125 in three colours. Colour A(stripes and hem) & C(body) require 2 skeins and colour...


Kitchener Waterloo Knitter's Fair

Patti Waters

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Kitchener Waterloo Knitter's Fair

  We had a lot of fun at the Kitchener Waterloo Knitter's Fair this weekend! Here is the pile of samples all packed up to go. It's always fun to see so many Knitter's all night one place. I love spotting knitwear from patterns I recognize, and seeing new ones I hadn't found yet. And of course I love being able to show off what we have been working on at Passionknit!       Here is our booth; I had to stand really far back to get it all in there!