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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!


New yarn = feeding frenzy!

Patti Waters

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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...


Join us for a Sock Hop!

Patti Waters

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Join us for a Sock Hop!

Join us Sunday Aug 21st at 1pm for a celebration of sock knitting! Bring a hand knit sock from Passionknit yarn to be entered for prizes! There will be snacks, we can discuss our favourite patterns and techniques, and of course knitting! 


Stripey Sweater!!!

Patti Waters

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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...