Wednesday, July 24, 2013

10 Gorgeous Knitting Patterns with Noro Taiyo

Noro Taiyo is currently on sale for 25% off (until August 17th) so I thought I'd offer up some inspiration! 

  • Soft, single ply, lots of body
  • Worsted/Aran weight: use 4.5mm to 5mm needles
  • Long colourway, changes colour by itself into stripes
  • 40% cotton, 30% silk, 15%wool, 15% nylon
  • 100g/200m
  • Sale price $14.97 (regular price $19.97)

    • Noro Taiyo: 2 skeins
    • Berroco Weekend: 1 skein
    • 5mm-24" circular needles
    • 6mm needles
    • FREE pattern via

  • Noro Taiyo: 2 skeins
  • 5mm-40" (or 47") circular needles
  • FREE pattern from Knit-o-Matic 

  • Noro Taiyo: 1 skein
  • 4.5mm-16" circular needles
  • 4.5mm double pointed needles
  • FREE pattern via

  • Monday, July 22, 2013

    New Free Pattern: Janice Market Bag

    Cast on, Knit, Purl, pick up stitches, cast off.

    ° Berroco Origami (50g/90m): 3 skeins (or Berroco Linsey, Captiva, or Seduce)
    ° 4mm-16” or 24” circular needles
    ° 4.5mm-16” or 24” circular needles
    ° 4mm crochet hook (optional, for picking up sts)
    ° Small stitch holder or scrap yarn ° Scrap yarn for provisional cast
    ° Darning needle (straight is easier) ° 4 Buttons: 3/4” wide

    ° Sewing needle & thread (in colours matching yarn and buttons)

    19 stitches & 25 rows = 4”/10xm in stocking stitch on larger needles 

    Download Free Pattern Here

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    New Free Pattern: Rialto Baby Beanie

    ° preemie (newborn, baby, toddler)
    ° Head circumference: 11(12-13, 14-15, 16-17)” or 27.5(30-32.5, 35-37.5, 40-42.5)cm

    ° Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print;50g/105m, 1 ball
    ° 4mm-16” circular needles
    ° 3.5mm-16” circular needles
    ° 4mm double pointed needles
    ° 1 stitch marker
    ° darning needle (preferably pointy & small)

    Hat on the left:
    Newborn size, Debbie Bliss CashmerinoDK colour 18 (navy), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print 05 (Ravenna)

    Hat on the right:
    Toddler size, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK colour 43 (beige), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print 01 (Florence)

    Dowload the pattern Here

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Cottage Projects

    This summer we've been doing a lot of posting of project ideas via FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, including lots of cottage friendly projects.  One of our favourite cottage projects are wash/face cloths; they're small, fast, portable, simple, affordable, and make great little gifts (wrap a soap up in one and tie with a ribbon).  Plus, there are crates and crates of Free patterns for cloths (and some great paid patts too)!

    • FREE Pattern via PurlBee
    • Use 1 skein of Berroco Weekend in each of 4 colours
    • 4.5mm needles
    • 3.5mm crochet hook (optional, helps with picking up stitches)

    Ballband Dishcloth
    • FREE pattern via Ravelry
    • Use 1 skein of Berroco Weekend in each colour desired
    • 4.5mm needles

    Nineteen Hundred House Cloths

    • PDF download for $3
    • Use Berroco Weekend in each colour desired
    • 4.5mm to 5mm needles

    Cotton Leaf Cloth

    • Free Pattern
    • 1 skein of Berroco Weekend makes 3 to 4 cloths
    • 4.5mm needles

    Blog Archive