Christmas Knitting

I’m not quite finished my Christmas knitting for this year yet. I’m still finishing up the foot of the 2nd sock of the fair isle socks I’m making for my Mom. I had one sock finished by Christmas so I blocked it and then wrapped it up. The sock pattern is Lavender Basket by Ilga Leja and I’m knitting it up using 1 ball Zauberball (orange/red/purple) and 1 skein of Riverside Studio SW Merino Nylon Sock in Green. I also...

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Cormier Grille Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 2 skeins of Yvieknits Yarn Sock in the Pewter colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Cormier Grille shawl is a reversible lace triangular shawl inspired by a metal grille that architect Ernest Cormier used in the hall of honour in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry at the Université de Montréal. There is enough yardage in these 2...

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Create your own shawl kit

This option allows you to create your custom shawl kit by allowing you to select the shawl pattern and the yarn and colourway. Your shawl kit will be packaged in one of these boxes and it counts as one item for shipping. Step 1: Choose your shawl pattern from Natalie Servant Designs. You can find a list of Natalie’s patterns here. Step 2: Choose your yarn and colourway that you would like from the yarn currently available on this website....

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Recent Finished Objects (FOs)

Recent Finished Objects (FOs)

A couple of weeks ago, I finished knitting and mailed off the birthday presents for my friend, Barb and her eldest daughter. I made the Mountain Path Socks for Barb using 1 skein of my Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn in the Marmalade colourway. I knit the first sock back in June when I was test knitting the pattern and then I put them aside while I moved on to more urgent projects. My friend, Barb, loves hand-knit socks so when I was deciding...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violet colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of BFL/Silk Select Lace yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. BFL/Silk...

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Natalie’s 4th Annual Tour de France KAL

My friend Natalie’s 4th annual Tour de France KAL (Knit Along) started today. It is run out of her ravelry group Natalie Servant Designs. This year’s shawl pattern is the Père Lachaise Shawl and she talks about her inspiration for this pattern in this blog post. Natalie posted pictures of the different versions she knit of this shawl in this blog post. Natalie knit the small fingering weight version using one skein of my Cash Sock...

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Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

The challenge this year at the Ottawa Knitting Guild was for shawls. There were five categories: shawlette from a pattern, shawl from a pattern, shawlette adapted from a pattern, shawl adapted from a pattern and design your own shawl. I entered a shawlette and a shawl into the challenge and I was surprised and pleased to win second prize in the shawlette from a pattern category (red shawlette pictured below). For the shawl I made Madli’s...

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My New WIP (work-in-progress)

My New WIP (work-in-progress)

After recently finishing knitting a large wrap in laceweight in a pattern that included lots of nupps, I was in the mood to knit some simple garter stitch lace. I remembered seeing a shawl that would fit the bill in one of my Jane Austen Knits magazines. I found the Margaret Dashwood Shawl in the Summer 2012 issue and I decided it was exactly what I was looking for. I went looking in my stash and I found some skeins of Noro Silk Garden Sock...

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