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New yarn = feeding frenzy!

Patti Waters

Tags colour, knit, newyarn, sock, sockknitting, sockyarn, variegated, yarn

New yarn = feeding frenzy!

   We received a delivery this week of a brand new yarn for us: Ancient Arts Reinvent. It is stunning, and its arrival just before knit night created a bit of a feeding frenzy! The colours in this yarn are stunning, and the names for them are half the fun. Names like Lookin' fine in my new blue jeans, A road less travelled, and Syrah by moonlight give the yarn so much more character. Several skeins have already found new homes, including a skein of Scottish Mist that made its way into my knitting bag, though I still haven't decided...


Stripey Sweater!!!

Patti Waters

Tags babycashmerinotonals, debbiebliss, kidsknits, knit, pattern, stripes

Stripey Sweater!!!

I finally finished my stripey sweater from the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals, which has become one of my new favourite yarns! The colours are stunning, and I love this little sweater partly because I got to use so many fun colours.    Errata: The pattern had one little mistake in it, and now that I have found it you don't need to worry about it. Just after the stripe pattern is established the pattern tells you to knit a further number of rows, however, it definitely means total not further.   I thought my sweater was looking a little...


Frolic: A tale of woe

Patti Waters

Tags bradway, catastrophe, knit, Knittersfrolic, missonicowl, shawl, show

Frolic: A tale of woe

Warning: The following post has some photos of graphic violence against knitting. Knitters with a weak constitution may want to close their browsers now. But fear not there is a happy ending.     The Knitter's Frolic was my first big show since buying Passionknit, and my plan was for this year to be a little different. Jennifer has always been famous for her 12th hour additions to the kits and samples we bring to the show. The best example is The Missoni Cowl which was still damp from blocking when I saw it for the first time at the Kitchener...


Missoni Cowl

Patti Waters

Tags cowl, knit, koigu, kpppm, missonicowl, pattern

Missoni Cowl

This cowl pattern is incredibly addictive, as soon as you finish one you will want to start another. Happy knitting!   Materials: 300g (6x 50g skeins) of Koigu Painter’s Pallete Premium Merino (KPPPM) 100% merino wool in at least 6 different colours 3.0 mm / US 3 24” circular needle stitch marker, waste yarn for provisional cast on darning needle   Glossary: Kfb – knit into the front and back of one stitch increasing 1 stitch Psso – pass slip stitch over K2tog – knit 2 together decreasing 1 stitch Technique instructions thanks to Knitty!: Provisional cast on - http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATfall05TT.html...