News

What is the Ravellenics?

Patti Waters

Tags history, knitting, olympics, ravelympics, revellenics

What is the Ravellenics?

Formerly known as the Knitting Olympics, this competitions was started in 2006 by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarnharlot on her blog. Here is the original post with the rules and signups for that year. The concept was pretty simple: knit a whole project during the olympic games. I went to go look up the Ravelry page for my olympic project, and then realized I joined Ravelry in 2007, one full year after my first participation in the first iteration of this competition! I barely remember such a time in knitting history, when I found all my patterns in real magazines that...


Ravellenics 2018: Join team Passionknit!

Patti Waters

Tags knitting, olympics, project, Ravellenics

Ravellenics 2018: Join team Passionknit!

As we cheer on our athletes during the 2018 Winter Olympics challenge yourself to knit an entire project start to finish during the olympics. Cast on at the opening ceremonies (or afterwards since they are at 6am EST) and cast off by the time the closing ceremonies are finished. To join Team Passionknit on Ravelry:1. Pick your event hereYou should choose an event/project that will be a challenge for you, but only you can decide what that is.2. Create a project page with the tag ravellenics2018 and the tag for your event and our team tag Passionknit2018, make sure to post a...


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....


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...