DIY: Collingwood Cowl and Free Pattern

We designed this Collingwood Cowl to show off the beautiful hand dyed wool from Northern Bay Fibres. It is the most simple pattern, which is perfect for beginner knitters. I knew that I wanted to make a cowl using the colourway called Celebrate! so I swatched a variety of stitches here. I really wanted to try […]

DIY: Crochet Wavelength Beanie

Crochet Wavelength Beanie

I made this crochet wavelength beanie designed by Sharon Zientara. The pattern for this wavelength beanie is from the Quick Crocheted Accessories (3 Skeins or Less) book by Sharon Zientara. The beanie is a relatively simple pattern of single crochet and front post double crochet stitches that looks quite chic.

DIY: Crochet Pineapple Toque and Free Pattern

Crochet Pineapple Toque with Free Pattern

I started this crochet pineapple toque several times over the last few months, and I finally got around to finishing it! The lattice-like effect is easily done with double crochet stitches in two colours of yarn, and topping the hat with a pom pom made us think of pineapples. The crochet stitches are rather dense, […]

Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt and Free Pattern

Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt

I designed this Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt to be cheerful and colourful. Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law had a baby in June, and I wanted to sew a little something for my brand new nephew! I used a mix of coloured quilting cotton patterns on a light neutral background. The Pinwheel Baby Quilt is 34″ x 40″ (~86 […]

DIY: Crocheted Lacy Turquoise Shawl and Free Pattern

DIY: Crocheted Lacy Turquoise Shawl, Kiku Corner

My office at work is small but with a giant, drafty window. It gets really cold when I’m at my desk, but I refuse to sit and work while wearing my winter coat! So I crocheted this Graceful Shell Shawl using five skeins of 100% wool from Romni Wools so it’s quite warm, plus it’s […]

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