Monthly Archives: November 2020

Château Laurier cardigan

Laurier Cardigan is knit in two sections. The first part, knit flat, makes up the back and sleeves. When it’s finished, the two sleeve seams are sewn up leaving a large hole at the center. The second part is knit by picking up stitches around the center opening. It creates the collar and body of […]

Whoo Baby! Cardigan and Hat Set

The little one in your life is worthy of wearing Merino wool! To maintain the softness of Dona yarn in crochet, you need a modern stitch that is elastic and light. Working with a slightly larger hook to get the gauge listed for this pattern is essential, and the extended single crochet stitch is one […]

The Castle Nursery

The Castle Nursery Pattern

This piece was a happy combination of the theme for this issue and an art project our youngest did while in University! Katie created this large castle wall full of windows, and when you opened each window, you could see the room inside. I kept the project pieces long after she graduated, as I always […]

The Mir Castle

The Mir Castle Pattern

A little history… The Mir Castle. In medieval times, Belarus (the former Grand Principality of Litva) was considered a ‘country of palaces and castles’. Unfortunately, there are very few ‘old’ things left after the numerous wars and 200 years under Russian occupation. Still, Mir Castle is undoubtedly known to everyone who has heard about Belarus […]

Notre Dame Crescent Shawl

Notre Dame Crescent Shawl

Cathedral burn in April 2019 was heartbreaking, but the generosity of people from around the world, and the resolve of the French citizens and their government give hope for its resurrection. The yarn chosen for this project has the colours of stained glass, and the overall shape of the shawl is suggestive of a section […]

T is for TURN socks

The architecture of a hand knit sock offers endless opportunities in design. However, the steps in construction are quite fixed and they depend on the ingenious heel turn. I used different colours of wool to draw attention to each component of the sock. I listed the words on the soles in different orders because regardless […]

How sweet it is baby cardigan and hat set

If you’ve already read this issue’s Knit Together column, you’ll see that this little project gives an opportunity to talk about a garment structure I absolutely love: raglan shaping! For a time, it was the fashion to knit sweaters with a drop shoulder design. It was not my favourite time in fashion history. Sure, straight […]