We're so excited to announce that we were able to reschedule our events from February and will be coming to visit some of our favourite yarn shops - Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and Tolt Yarn & Wool, with our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul, and it's trunk show!Read More
Each year I get so excited whenever Tin Can Knits does a guest post on the blog for our KAL's! I love these gals and really enjoy the wealth of information on their blog! There is always something new to learn or a skill to perfect and Alexa and Emily are wonderful at teaching knitters how to take these new techniques on and perfect them for our own knitting!
I'm happy to have Alexa here today chatting all about STRIPES! I love stripes and so do they and so we thought it would be a fun topic to cover! Stripes are a fabulous way for you to add some fun to any top or tank for this summer! Whether it's brights, pastels, lace or speckles - go for it! Stripe it up knitters!Read More
That moment when you flip open a copy of Knit.Wear and see your book on Page 5 with Norah Gaughan!!!!! Seriously friends! Can we just say I about passed right out?! Pinch me now!!!! I must be dreaming!!
This is such a huge highlight in my career and one that means so much to Jane and myself. Being a small, independent publisher and seeing our book featured in a huge magazine was a moment that I'll never forget! I'm truly beyond thankful for all of your support of Within and all of our titles. It really does mean more than I can ever say - so thank you so much!Read More
If you've been following along on social media and my newsletter you will have seen that my friend (and fellow knitwear designer) Andrea Rangel and I are getting each other motivated to build our handmade wardrobes by having a casual sew along/knit along called "Make My Wardrobe". We've got a plan to examine our current wardrobes and get making the pieces that are missing! I'm so excited! Our focus will be on pieces that compliment the clothes we already have, in particularly our lovely handmade pieces like hand knit sweaters and more. We plan to try to make the same sorts of things, but not always the same patterns and not always at the same pace.Read More
It's here! Today is the start of Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along 2017!!! Woot woot! It's time to cast on all those gorgeous garments that will make your warm weather handmade wardrobe shine!!! The #TTTKAL17 will run from April 10th - May 8th this year so mark your calendars! We've got some fun stuff planned!Read More
It's that time of year! The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining and the cold weather is slowly dissapearring and you know what that means......it's time for the Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along! One of our big annual knit alongs where we encourage you all to knit garments to wear during the warm weather months!Read More
So I'm turning 40 this year and I thought it would be fun to tackle my "I'd love to learn..." list! One of the top things that I've been wanting to finally get the courage up to learn is steeking! Yep - you got it! The dreaded cutting of our knitting! It sounds and looks scary but also fun! I remembered when I first learned to sew I thought zippers and buttonholes would scare me forever...but guess what - they aren't so bad once you learn. So once I reminded myself the same goes for steeking I knew I could do it.
But who wants to learn to do something a bit scary and intimidating alone? Not me! It's always more fun to have friends for support, people to learn from, lean on, and laugh & cry with! So Andrea of Drea Renee Knits and Caitlin of Boyland Knitworks and I are teaming up to take on the steek! We're going to have a EEK stEEk-along!!! That's right! We're going to take the "eek" out of the steek and we want YOU to join us! So don't fear the steek,Read More
So excited and honoured to be a part of the new eBook - Heart on my Sleeve: Knit with Care! This special book features 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers. Designs have been donated by myself, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. The project and ebook were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. Check out the designs now on Ravelry!
For each $18 ebook sold, $16.80 USD is donated to the Against Malaria Foundation (the remainder is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each ebook purchased will help purchase nets that keep people safe.Read More
Valentine's Day is today and you guys know what that means right?
It's time for a Sweetheart Dress Sale!!!
Save 15% OFF the Sweetheart Dress Pattern from today until 02/18/2016! Use code "sweetheart15" at checkout to save! Have some fun and pick out some fresh fabrics and whip up a pretty new dress for that special girl in your life! Sale is valid in our shop HERE and in our Etsy shop HERE.Read More
I've been hit hard by a bad bug the last few days and have been stuck in bed sick. But it's been fun watching all the snow we've been having....and I'm super excited to share that I was recently interviewed by the lovely Felicia of The Sweet Georgia Show - one of my fave podcasts to listen to! Episode 44 is up today and I hope you will pop over to have a listen!Read More
We love getting a chance to visit both of these inspiring and gorgeous shops and getting to see all of you! We'll be bringing the trunk show for our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul so you can see the pieces from the book in person and even try them on!Read More
Wishing you and your families a holiday season touched with wonder and filled with love!
I'll be taking a few weeks off during the holidays to relax, spend time with my loved ones and to enjoy this lovely season!
Thank you for all your love & support during 2016! You guys are the best and I adore ya and cannot wait to see what 2017 holds!Read More
I love it when some of my favourite things combine to make something truly awesome! Imagine my delight when watching the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life a few weeks ago on Netflix and spotting handmade knitwear on the show!!! Then to make it even more exciting we found out the GG Revival has patterns for them using the gorgeous Fiber Co. yarn!!!!! Squeeeee! The Fibre Co & I were so excited we just had to have a giveaway for you guys!!! Yay!!!Read More
They're baaaack! I'm seriously beyond excited for the release of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life starting 11/25! I cannot wait!!! So we're bringing back the GGKAL for 2016!
I know you all are too so we thought it would be fun to have a casual knit along where we can all watch and chat all the things GG revival while knitting!Read More
It's time for the Indie Design Gift-along 2016! Yay! This is such a fun event and one I'm super happy to be a part of every year! It's such a wonderful way to join in with a friendly group of knitters to get your gifts made, have a great time and support independent designers at the same time.
Save 25% OFF on 20 patterns with code "giftalong2016" from 11/22-11/26!Read More
I'm so happy & excited to release the FEYRE shawl knitting pattern today! FEYRE was inspired by the main character Feyre, from the Court of Thorn and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas, and is a crescent shaped shawl that embodies both the strength & softness, and the lightness & darkness that are always at play within Feyre. Relaxing to knit combinations of Stockinette stitch, Garter stitch and Slip Stitch Ribs combine to make a shawl filled with texture that's fabulous for showing off your new favorite marl, tonal or hand dyed yarn!Read More