Category Archives: design

“This Thing of Paper” from Karie Westermann

Welcome to the blog tour for Karie Westermann‘s upcoming book, This Thing of Paper. Thanks to the link over here from Meg Roper, the previous stop on the tour. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explain why I’m so interested in this project. … Continue reading

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Canadian Art Deco Knits is printed and available!

I’m excited to report that almost a month ago I received printed copies of Canadian Art Deco Knits. This is the end of a years-long journey and it’s thrilling to finally have it in my hands. Now you can get … Continue reading

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MetaKnit Shawl

The third & final pattern in my Lace Revelations collection is the MetaKnit Shawl. This  rectangular shawl has V-shaped motifs that look like knit stitches. It’s knit from one end to the other, so it’s easy to re-size to make … Continue reading

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Lucky Number Shawl

It’s time to reveal the second pattern in my Lace Revelations collection. The Lucky Number Shawl is a top-down shawl with rectangular lace sections in the front and back divided by triangles of seed stitch. This construction means that it … Continue reading

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For the Bees

Remember those little balls of yarn I showed you? Well this week I’ve released the first pattern in the Lace Revelations collection. The bronze ball was the one from the first design. Here’s For the Bees: For the Bees is a … Continue reading

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Commerce Court North: so many things to see!

Ages ago I started telling you about my Toronto trip last year. I started out at the old Stock Exchange. I then moved on to Commerce Court North. I showed a few pictures of this building a few years ago, but … Continue reading

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Long weekend spinning

It has been very very cold this weekend in Ottawa: under -40 degrees with windchill. That means I haven’t been outside much. I’ve had a good long weekend from a knitting perspective, so I’ve allowed myself some spinning time. Now … Continue reading

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Suburban Station Hat & Mittens: the design process

This week I put out a new hat & mitten set. The Suburban Station Hat & Mittens are inspired by a railway station in Philadelphia. (c) Lucius Kwok, under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license This was one of those designs … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I really didn’t mean to go silent for a month. I’ve been having some much-needed relaxation time over the holidays and now I’m starting 2016 charged up and ready to go. The first thing that I want to do on … Continue reading

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Canadian Art Deco Knits: Lyle Owl Pillow

December’s Art Deco pattern is something for the home. The Lyle Owl Pillow is a stranded pillow worked seamlessly from the bottom up and then grafted closed over a pillow form. This charming owl was inspired by the ones looking … Continue reading

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