Projects

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. - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kukka-cardigan-chunky.
Level Intermediate (or advanced beginner)
Sizes: XS to 5XL
Materials
- 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

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 - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/orbits.
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
Materials
- 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

Materials

- 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

Materials
- 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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USONIAN SHAWL

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

Materials

- 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
$69.95

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COLETTE POPOVER TOP

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

Materials

- 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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Feather Feather Wrap(It's really a poncho!) : A new Kit!

Light as a feather and perfect for spring. Super quick to knit. Easily completed in a few days. Only stocking stitich. We have created 10 colour combinations using Aine 100% silk, & Kid-Silk.

pattern by: Judy Gladwin of Uptown Yarns (with permission to The Wool & Silk Co.)

Light as a feather, spring poncho that can be knitted in a week's time or less. Made on a 6.5mm needle in stocking stitch this is TV knitting at it's best!

Drops Kid-Silk (or Ella Rae's Silky Kid) is held together with Juniper Moon's Aine to make a lovely light fabric that is still warm when worn.

Size (1)(XS/S/Med) Kit contains 1 skein of Aine & (2)balls of Kid-silk (or Silky-Kid), and pattern(free)

Size (2)(L/XL plus) needs Kit + requires additional

(1) skein of Aine

& (1)ball of Kid Silk

OR

Silky-Kid

which must be ordered individually from their respective pages

Note: some colourways may not have additional skeins/balls available

Sizes: 1(XS, S, M) or 2(L/XL, plus)

Note: colours are listed in Anie/Kid-Silk format order

Needle: 6.5mm (straight or 24" or 32" circular)

Gauge: 14sts = 4" over StSt after light blocking

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
OR
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

Russka Hat

"Russka Hat"

  • Here is a cozy choice for a winter hat. Faux fur around your face and a soft wool and alpaca blend for the body of the hat. Knitted in two super bulky yarns on 8mm needles, it is also a very quick knit.
  • Available as a kit in store $19.95 (all yarns & pattern included)
  • Or you can source the pattern on Ravelry:Russka Hat
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
Mandara T-top

Mandara T-top by: Susan Mills (Diane)

  • Cropped cotton T-top knitted in a loose twist cotton to make a lighter weight garment. Knitted bottom up.
  • In Drops Belle XS took 3 balls #06 Silver, 2 balls #13 Dk Jeans Blue
  • We went 3.75mm (instead of 4.0mm) to get gauge.
  • Pattern available in-store or on Ravelry
  • Skill level - advanced beginner

Sandy Cardigan by: Kiri FitzGerald (Leeanne)

  • Easy to wear wardrobe staple with a pretty all-over boxy lace pattern.
  • Uses multiple needle sizes to decrease lace for A-line shape without altering your lace pattern.
  • Ella Rae Rustic Silk - sample in colour 07 Niagara Falls
  • Pattern available in the Knit Scene Summer 2018 magazine
  • Skill level - intermediate
Full & Half Sail shawl

Full & Half Sail shawl by: Bantry Yarns (Diane)

  • A lovely lightweight triangular shawl. Completed using 2 very different yarns to great effect.
  • Louisa Harding Pittura (sample 623 Guenica - 1 ball)
  • Drops Kid-Silk (sample 09 Pearl Grey - 2 balls)
  • Pattern in-store or on Ravelry 4.00 Euros
  • Skill level - easy

Ombre Scarf/Shawlette

  • pattern comes free with the yarn
  • a light as air, soft & so so so not scratchy
  • 100% Superfine Merino - sport weight
  • knitted on a 5.5 x 60cm needle
  • simple garter stitch
  • knitted in #1 Pink to Purple gradient set

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

Perianth Scarf/Shawlette

  • scallop edged shawlette featured beautifully in gradient colours
  • free pattern on Ravelry
  • Kati Ombre gradient set - sport weight - #4 Grey to Black
  • 4.0mm x 60cm(or 80cm) circular

Tool Box Cowl

  • it's all about the contrast!
  • mixed the gradient colour group for this rather than using progressional
  • pay pattern on Ravelry $6.00 USD
  • Katia Ombre gradient set - sport weight - #7 Yellow to Rust
  • 3.25mm x 60cm & 3.0mm x 60cm circulars

Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt (Leeanne)

  • knitted in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (Colour - Cherry)
  • 2.5mm needles

Albion Sweater by Michele Wang (Helen)

  • knitted in Berroco Vintage - blue
  • 3.25 & 3.5mm needles

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

Chrysler Cardigan (Helen)

  • beautifully patterned, stranded colour cardigan
  • available on Ravelry for $5.50USD download
  • knitting in Juniper Moon Stargazer (#02 Stardust (cream), #09 Andromeda (burgundy))
  • knit in the round and steeked
  • needles: 3.5mm & 3.75mm circulars

Jefferson Street Hat

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

Diamond Blanket (Leeanne)

  • found in the book Baby Knits Made Easy (on Amazon.ca)
  • a beautiful heirloom baby blanket
  • being knitted in Sirdar Snuggly DK - #303 Cream
  • 4.0mm x 80cm circular needle

Pretty Panels Cardigan

  • a lovely cardigan with just a little bit of interest at the front
  • body of the sweater is in Vintage DK #2189 Charcoal
  • front panels are knitted by holding 1 strand of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock #HS43 Eiffel together with 1 strand of Drops Kid-Silk #04 Medium Pink
  • top-down continuous construction means no seams!
  • finished with a picot edge around neck, down front & edges of sleeves
  • this pattern is currently under construction and will be published on Ravelry when knitting is completed

Quadri Shawl

  • gorgeous lightweight shawl with interesting "square" detail
  • incorporates the technique of Navajo knitting
  • could become an upcoming class (??)

Danzig Shawl (Leeanne)

  • good sized shawl with fun, bright colourwork
  • Diamond Select Footsie #2597 (Grey) Misti Alpaca Tonos Carnaval #TF42 (Maracuya)-lime green
  • can be done with any sock weight/4-ply yarn
  • this will be a knit-a-long later in the year
  • pattern by Justyna Lorkowska

Luxe Lace Pullover (Diane)

  • Drops Kid-Silk #24 Petrol (deep teal)
  • extremely lightweight top to wear over a tank for style & a bit of warmth
  • easy knitting lace repeat that works up quickly on 4.5mm needles
  • this will be an upcoming fall project
  • pattern by Lion Brand Yarn Patterns

Emiliana Shawl (Diane)

  • A cozy shawl with the drama of geometric patterning
  • Fingering weight
  • CEY Alpaca Sox: #1817 Brown Maple (rust), Misti-Alpaca Hand Paint Sock, #HS51 Foxtail (multi)
  • Purchase pattern, available on Ravelry.com

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 (Helen)

  • A great lightweight pullover.
  • MC Diamond Luxury Highlander #3304 Dark Grey.
  • Stripes in CEY Fresco: #5349 Blue Teal, #5367 Hopi Blue, #5364 Celestial Blue, #5301 Parchment.
  • Classic Elite pattern by Susan Mills.

Squash Pullover (Helen)

  • A scoop neck striped pullover, knitted bottom up.
  • Rowan Revive: #466 Marble (blue), #461 Pumice (grey), #472 Loam (purple)
  • A free pattern by Marie Wallin.

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.

Warm Hearted Mittens (Leeanne)

  • Lovely colourstranded mittens knitted in the Scandanavian style.
  • Knitted in Sweet Georgia (Cherry) & Misty Alpaca Tono Carnaval (Blackberry).

Lilja (Helen)

  • Alafoss Lopi
  • Colour#'s 1232(main), 867, 1235, 9988
  • Needles 5.5mm circular
  • Pattern book available in-store

Muti Child's Dress (Diane)

  • Sirdar Snuggly 4ply
  • Colour #219 Lilac
  • On 3.5mm circular needle, top down
  • Available in sizes from 3 to 18 mons
  • Pattern can be purchased on Ravelry

Twilly's Knitted Hooded Jacket (Leeanne)

  • Sirdar Harrap Tweed DK
  • Colour# 103 Hepworth
  • On 4.0mm needles, knitted flat in pieces
  • Sizes available 3 to 18 mons
  • Available as a free pattern on Ravelry

Moroccan Tote (Leeanne)

  • A great geometric bag crocheted in Debbie Bliss Eco Baby.
  • Colour #5 - Teal (4) & #16 - Off White (2).
  • Easily created with a single crochet stitch.
  • Pattern is free available on Ravelry

Milly Tank Top (Diane)

  • How cute are these little vests? Made in contrasting colours to create a real & a negative appearance. Imagine these for twins!
  • Sizes 3mons to 5yrs.
  • A quick knit done in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino #027 - Denim & #12 - Silver (1 each for 3-6 mons size).
  • Available as a free download on Ravelry

Etude in Stripes (Leeanne)

  • Would you like a lovely striped cardigan with a very light weight? This is the sweater for you.
  • Knitted using 2 strands of Filatura di Crosa laceweight colour # 1709 & a single strand of Taiyo Sock Yarn # S62.
  • A free pattern on Ravelry

"Reid" (Diane)

  • a lovely lace cardigan for little girls (sizes 2, 4 & 6) being knitted in Sirdar Snuggly baby cotton dk (156 - Bo Peep Pink) & edged with Debbie Bliss eco baby (14017 - Black)
  • pattern on Ravelry by Brooke T. Higgins

"Fox Paws" (Leeanne) - for experienced knitters (Completed)

  • Being done as a scarf here it has a distinctive stripe motif that looks like little interlocking fox feet.
  • Worked in Debbie Bliss, Baby Cashmerino #100-White, #085 TerraCotta, #059 Mallard, #002 Apple, #011 Chocolate.
  • Pattern on Ravelry.

"Charlee Baby Girl Jacket/Coat" (Diane) - (Completed)

  • Beautiful baby sweater worked top-down with raglan
  • Sleeves and a back slit/vent. In sizes 3mons to 3yrs.
  • Knitted in Baby Cashmerino #018 Citrus. Crochet lace
  • Edging in #100 White. Pattern on Ravelry. by Lotta Arnlund

A Good Plain Sock (Diane)

  • a result of our Basic Sock class!
  • rust & gold stripes knitted in Hot Socks Missuri sock yarn
  • blue tones in Berroco Comfort Sock sock yarn
  • pattern on Ravelry by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"Huntress Cowl" (Diane) - completed

  • combination of crochet with a small knitting portion
  • done in Peruvia Quick(9401-Oats)
  • pattern on Ravelry by Alexandra Tavel