Kukka Cardigan

The Kukka Cardigan Chunky is a classic open front cardigan. It is cut closely to the body but not tight-ly and, knitted from fluffy yarns, fits wonderfully under a winter jacket. If you work the cardigan in a fluffy, light yarn, it is perfect for the transition time in spring and autumn. The Kukka Cardigan Chunky is worked flat top down with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in rounds with the Magic Loop method, double pointed needles or any other needle system of your choice. The front bands are worked with slip stitches and create the typical “Kukka look” together with the easy to remember rice grain pattern.
Purchase pattern by: rosa p. on Ravelry. Worked top down & in the round seamlessly. You can knit it in a chunky yarn, with or without added mohair. Or in a soft chunky like Estelle Drift. -
Level Intermediate (or advanced beginner)
Sizes: XS to 5XL
- check pattern for quantities of main colour depending upon size (766-1640 yds)
- Needles: 6.0mm & 6.5mm varying lengths for neckline, body, sleeves & cuffs
- Gauge: 14sts/23 rows = 4in in stocking stitch

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Orbits is the fourth design in Rachel Illsley's Einaudi Collection – a collection of knitwear patterns inspired by pieces of music written by Ludovico Einaudi. Orbits features stranded colourwork through the majority of the yoke and into the upper body and sleeves, with patterns that capture the mysterious, repetitive yet delicate essence of the music.
Purchase pattern on Ravelry -
Worked top down & in the round. Pick 2 colours of beautiful fingering yarn to knit this gorgeous sweater. If you use a tonal fingering for the colourwork it will provide some nice variation.
Level Intermediate (or advanced beginner)
Sizes: XS to 5XL
- 2 colours of fingering weight yarn (only 1 skein of contrast colour for all sizes)
- check pattern for quantities of main colour depending upon size
- Needles: 2.75mm & 3.25mm varying lengths for neckline, body, sleeves & cuffs
- Gauge: 24sts/38 rows = 4in in stocking stitch

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Timbo Vest (by Gabriella Calderini)

Another project idea has found us. Winter series. The Timbo Vest is a simple yet interesting knit, suitable for beginners and fast enough to become your go-to gift project. It is worked from top down in an easy broken rib stitch, with a stockinette shoulder detail. A free pattern on Ravelry. We are currently working on a sample for in the store. Decided to make the neckline just a few rows instead of the full turtleneck style. Knitted in chunky yarn it will move along quickly for you. I love the idea of it keeping my body warm while allowing my arms to be free. Make it as long or as short as you wish! Free pattern on Ravelry! Worked top down. Is in the round after armhole sections are completed. Make it in 2 colours or one solid. Either will look nice. We have chosen our new Eco Tweed chunky to knit the sample.

Level - advanced beginner

Sizes: XS to XL


- chunky weight yarn
- check pattern for quantities depending upon size
- Needles: 6.5mm in 40, 60 & 80(or 100)cm circular (all 3 lengths required)
- Gauge: 15sts/22 rows = 4in in broken rib pattern

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Southwood (by Galt House of Yarn)

A simple top-down raglan pullover in a full range of sizes. Baby (0-6mons) right up to 5X.>

This is more of a project idea than a kit. The 3rd in our winter series. Southwood (by Galt House of Yarn) is a unisex pullover. A free pattern on Ravelry. Top down with a few short rows at the back of the neck (pattern says front but we know it's the back!), raglan sleeve increases and a straight body without any waist shaping. I am currently knitting this for my son-in-law in Juniper Moon's Rustic Aran. Colourway: 1009 Bayleaf. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen my knitting updates. It's going pretty fast. This is a good first/second pullover pattern for any knitter. I have provided links to the pattern page (click pattern name above or on the photo) and a link to some yarns that I think would make a great sweater for you or the man in your life.

Southwood now includes options for both a plain raglan neckline (great for beginners!) or with added short-row shaping for a more contoured neckline.

Level - advanced beginner
Sizes: 0-6mons up to 5XL

- aran or worsted weight yarn
- check pattern for quantities
depending upon size - Needles: 4.0mm x 60cm circular, 5.0mm x 60cm & 80cm, DPN's/30cm circulars in 4.0 & 5.0 for sleeves
- Gauge: 18sts/24 rows = 4in in stocking stitch

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Several visitors to our webpage have commented on the Usonian Shawl. It was featured in our "What are We Knitting Now" section. So we have decided to kit it with colour combinations and the pattern to make it. I think you will enjoy this pattern. Knit now & have it ready to tuck inside your coat for winter/spring walks. The Usonian is a contemporary striped shawl with a striking combination of textured and lace stitch patterns.The asymmetrical triangular shaping begins with just a few stitches which then flow into striations of eyelets, garter bands, striped ribbing, twisted stitches on reverse stockinette and a woven ribbons lace border.

- Level - advanced beginner


- combinations of fingering weight yarn
- 1 skein of each colour
Preferably a light & dark for contrast
- we are offering 7 great colour combinations
- Needle: 3.75mm x 80cm circular & a 4.5mm of some variety for the cast-off
- Gauge: 18sts/4in in stocking stitch
- Usonian pattern

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Colette is a boxy pullover vest or popover top. Very trendy right now over a white structured shirt/blouse or a longsleeve top as pictured here. Easy wearing with generous arm openings. You can knit this quickly in our chunky Elegant Tweed yarn.

Sizes(finished measurement):
34 - 62"(8 sizes - XS to 3XL)
knitted with 3.5-4" of positive ease

Skills (known or to be learned)
- knitting top down
- a few short rows
- Level - advanced beginner


- Elegant tweed yarn
- MC: 1-3 balls (depending upon size chosen)
CC: 1 ball - for all sizes
- can also be knitted in a single colour
- 6.0 mm x 80 cm circular needle
- Colette pattern
$59.95 to $99.95 (size dependant)
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Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking by Casapinka - KAL + 1 Class

Another shawl pattern you say????

Not so much! Knitted top down in the round this beauty can be worn as a cowl, a shawl, a small poncho. Very versatile, light and easy wearing. And............. it never falls off! This project will be done as a KAL with the first session being a teaching session.

Fee: $20.00
start Aug 12 1pm-3pm (8 weeks) Monday afternoons
start Aug 8 6:30pm-8:30pm (8 weeks) Thursday evenings

Requires: (3) skeins of coordinating Mid-Knit Cravings Sweet Sock yarn ($32ea)
Pattern, needles & notions are extra Come in & choose your colours. We will help you coordinate. Call the store to register 519-925-6194 Fabulous project

Frolic Pullover

"Frolic Pullover"

by Andrea Cull

  • Knitted in tonal fingering weight yarn this will certainly be a go to in your wardrobe. Bottom up & in the round makes it a very sensible project.
  • The Frolic Pullover features a elegant lace yoke paired with playful ruched sleeves and a simple neckline. It can easily be dressed up or worn with your favorite jeans.
  • Additionally the lightweight fabric is offers versatility so it can be worn indoors or layered for wear in many seasons and climates.
  • Pair this pattern with our featured yarn Ella Rae Lace Merino - currently 30% off in store (4 skeins) to make up to a size large (42-1/4" bust). worn with 2" of positive ease

Zoe Hat

  • beautifully soft & patterned hat
  • easy stitching, alpaca makes it warm
  • Ultra Alpaca - worsted weight
  • 3.75mm x 40cm & 4.5mm x 40cm
  • colourway #6278 Stone Washed Mix
  • also can be done in Sugar Bush Bold for very defined stitches

Textured Shawl Recipe


It seems that fall is soon changing to winter. Here is a warm & cozy smaller shawl. Just perfect for the evenings or for under a jacket. Knitted using (2) skeins of Ultra Alpaca (by Berroco). Available in 21 gorgeous colours. A very straight forward pattern to do on a 5.5mm x 80cm circular needle. All yarns required to make this project are 15% off. Pattern is free with purchase of yarns.

Hottest Hat in Toronto 2016 - by Diane

Knit yourself the "hottest" hat in Toronto this winter. My own take on the $200 touque.

  • Berroco Vintage DK - Charcoal
  • Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - Rumba Red
  • 3.5mm 40cm circular needle
  • pattern to be published on Ravelry

Baby & Toddler Striped Cardigan (Leeanne)

  • very cute "little man's" cardi
  • free pattern on Ravelry
  • knit in Vintage DK (background #2179 Chocolate, stripes in remnant colours)
  • make it as striped or plain as you like
  • on 3.5 & 4.0mm x 80cm needles

Jefferson Street Hat

  • slouchy hat with a great feel
  • knit in Juniper Moon Herriot Fine (#2012 Deep Plum Passion)
  • 3.5mm x 40cm circular

Luxe Lace Pullover

Lion Brand Yarn

The feature project this month is the Luxe Lace pullover by Lion Brand Yarn. A light as air pullover knitted in Drops Kid-Silk. The Super Kid Mohair & Silk combination is lovely to work with. A simple lace panel on the lower front adds feminine detail. It has a loose generous fit and is just the thing to slip on over a light top or dress on a cool summer evening. Takes (4) balls to make the medium size. Model shown in colour #24 Petrol (a deep teal) Yarn for this project is 15% off (not including cost of needles). Pattern is free on Ravelry (we will print in-store for $1)

Muti Dress (Diane)

  • Sizes 0-18mons
  • just finished in Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply #210 Lilac
  • knits faster than you think
  • finish with 2 buttons at the back
  • pattern by Taiga Hilliard Designs

Albright Pullover (Diane)

  • A great, lightweight plilover for casual wear.
  • Choose 4 coordinating colours of Fresco (or Highlander) and then match to a Highlander background.
  • Shown in a blue grouping colourway.
  • All knitted in Sport weight yarn, top-down.
  • A great Classic Elite pattern by: Susan Mills.