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Project Notes: Dagmar Sweater

Patti Waters

Tags knit, notes, project, sweater, variegated, yarn

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....


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...

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