Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
By Liane Schwarz & Haley Waxberg
This is a simple, easy to crochet shrug with raglan shaping and short sleeves. You can use any type of worsted weight yarn, but keep in mind that anything with a significant amount (30% or more) of silk in it will grow of it's own accord. Suggestions are included if you want to make the sleeves longer or cinch in the back. The back is made separately from the arms, which are then sewn on (don't worry, it's easy!) and then the border is worked around.
- To fit bust: 32(34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) inches
- Back Width (underarm to underarm): 16(17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28) inches
- Length: 10.5 (11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5) inches
- 400(431, 464, 500, 538, 579, 624, 672, 724, 780, 840, 904, 973) m of worsted weight cotton
- 4.5mm crochet hook
- 2 locking or split ring stitch markers525m
- darning needle
- Alternating 1 row sc, 1r dc: 13 sts & 10r = 4"/10cm
- Semi-circle: 2 rows (1 row dc, 1 row sc) = 1" wider & higher
- Border: (7 rows sc, 1 row dc) = 2"
Copyright © 2008 Knit-O-Matic, all rights reserved. No pattern of other material may be reproduced or distributed - mechanically, electronically, or by other means, including photocopying - without written permission of Knit-O-Matic. Pattern is for personal use only and not to be used to create items for commercial sale. Designer Liane Schwarz, Editor Haley Waxberg. For pattern corrections see our website at www.knitomatic.com.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We are located at 1378 Bathurst St, 2 blocks south of St. Clair Avenue. Due to construction on Bathurst Street Between St. Clair Ave and Dupont Ave traffic on Bathurst will be slow and the bus service will be diverted. See a map of our location
Everything is fine with the Subway! Take the TTC to St. Clair West station (on the university line). Walk 1 block West (uphill) to Bathurst, then walk 2 blocks South (downhill) on St. Clair.
By Bus - Coming from South of St. Clair Ave
From Bathurst Station take the 7B bus north. The bus is being detoured, so get off at Vaughan Road (at the eye glasses store). Walk south (downhill) on Vaughan rd 1 block until it becomes Bathurst St. Keep walking 1/2 block and you're here!
Note: while on detour the 7B bus from Bathurst Station will not continue north of St. Clair, it pulls into St. Clair West station and then returns south.
By Bus - Coming from North of St. Clair Ave
Take the 7C bus on Bathurst south. Get off at St. Clair (the stop right before the station) and walk south for 2 blocks. If you accidentally pull into the station don't worry, just walk 1 block West (uphill) to Bathurst, then walk 2 blocks South (downhill) on St. Clair.
Note: while on detour the 7C bus only runs between Steeles Ave and St. Clair West Station.
During contruction Bathurst St. is still open but traffic may be slow, especially the intersections of Bathurst & St. Clair and Bathurst & Dupont.
Coming from South of Bathurst & St. Clair
Take Christie to Tyrrel, travel East on Tyrrel, at the end of Tyrrel turn left, then make a quick right on Alcina and drive to the end of the block and you are here!
Coming from North of Bathurst & St. Clair
Take Vaughan to Wychwood, travel south on Wychwood to St. Clair, cross St. Clair and keep travelling south to Alcina, turn on to Alcina, drive to the end of the block and you are here! (don't drive on the lower part of Vaughan within a block of St. Clair either side, it's a mess!)
Coming from the North East... A Fussy but Rarely Traveled Route
Take St. Clair to Loblaws and make a left in the special left turn lane (in the middle of the street) on to Wells Ave (beside the park), wells will split in three directions, take the middle street 1 block, turn right at Nina and drive to the lights at Bathurst. Either park on Nina and cross Bathurst to us or Drive to the opposite side street and park on Alcina.
The following streets are open and accessible:
- Wychwood Ave.
- Christie St.
- Tyrrel Ave.
- Lyndhurst Ave
- Helena Ave
- Alcina Ave
Sunday, May 04, 2008
1 skein makes a good sized pair of socks and they come in bright, fun colours for spring!
Fleece Artist Merino Silver Roving ~ $7.50
For your fancies, be it spinning, needle felting, little felted ball making, or if you need something to snuggle with at night but you're too old to keep a stuffed animal.
100g/ 800m. Misti, as always, has outdone themselves! Gorgeous colours, high quality, soft to the touch, warm, light, perfect. They colour designer resides in the Pacific North West and you can really see it in the complexity and depth of the colour combinations. For the moment I've endeavoured to stock the most wearable colours, but my wild side will soon meet up with my bank account and the results will be mesmerizing. If you want a particular colour come on down, you can look at the shade card and special order any colour you like!
Same great yarn, fantabulous new colours and a happy lower price! Misti cotton has come down $2 per skein this year, and paired with their new colours, it's all goooood. The colour second from the bottom is actually a really subtle olive green, the green below it is a happy apple green and the red is a raspberry. Check it out, everything looks good in person.
(i had to play with the colours in the picture, the dandelion came out halucious!)
You can never have enough socks and if summer sweaters aren't your thing then a sock will surely leave you happy! oooh, look at the sangria in the top left of the box ... pretty. We've also put together our popular Basic Baby Blanket Kits with Merino 2/6 in fabulous colours!
New colours and complete dye lots have arrived in Cotton Fleece, plus the price came down by $2! I'm in lust with Dusty Eggplant CW740 in the lower left of the middle box.
The chunky cotton that doesn't need to diet! Half of our colours are back ordered but in the interim we're lovin' this bulky weight yarn. It's soft, easy to work with and makes up a garment faster than a speeding bullet, and most important of all, it's affordable! We like it so much we're using it for our Easy Cardi-Shrug Class AND we've published a pattern for it, the Instant Gratification Cardie-Jacket.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Updated: Knit-O-Matic Original Store Patterns!
Our inaugural online pattern is this inspired little cardie! It's fast, easy, cute and you can wear it Now! Come by the store and pick up the yarn to make it, take a workshop with us and learn how to make it, or buy it online as a PDF download! Knit it your way baby!
Design by Liane Schwarz and Haley Waxberg
This is a simple, easy to knit neck-down cardigan/jacket, with V-line front panels and 1/2 sleeves. There is no seaming because the arms are knit in the round and the body is worked in 1 piece with raglan decreases. It will also work up fast because it is knit with bulky yarn.
To Fit Bust: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44,46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) inches
Finished Chest: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44,46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) inches
Length: 14 (15, 15, 15.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16.5, 16.5, 17, 17, 18, 18) inches
- 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Araucania Patagonia Nature Cotton
- 6.5mm/32" circular needles
- 6.5mm/16" circular needles or 6.5mm double pointed needles or use magic loop technique with 6.5mm/32" needles
- 4 locking stitch markers
- 2 stitch holders (in a pinch use scrap yarn on a darning needle)
- darning needle
12 sts and 18 rows = 4”/10cm
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