Category Archives: Knitting

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 […]

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 […]

The Architecture of Garments

We don’t often think of our garments – sewn, knitted or crocheted – as structures, but they are. They’re man-made, and they have components which actually meet the criteria for two forms of structure: frame and shell. Frame structures are defined as structures made of separate, often thin, pieces that are put together, and shell […]

FIBRES – Every Yarn has Its Purpose

“Every yarn has its purpose” is one of my knitting mottos. Sometimes, the success of our knitting projects depends on selecting the right yarn for the job. Some fibres are better or more efficient at insulating the body, some are more receptive to machine washing, and some can do both. This article presents the relative […]

Colours for Diane Shawl

There is the family you are born into, and there is the family you choose. A group of colleagues, all now retired from teaching, is one such chosen family for me. Diane, a knitter, is part of that family, and since knitters rarely receive hand knitted gifts, I have designed this shawl for her. Diane […]

Bumps in the Road Socks

The relative I chose to honour for this issue is my nephew-in-law. He is a devoted family man, an adventurous sportsman, a very skilled carpenter and a master at keeping motors operating. For these socks I used my own car motif on the legs and almost hidden words on the soles to congratulate him for […]