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Arm Knitting with Lori Andrews the 10 cent designer

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Join us on Wednesday, November 5th at 6 PM for an evening of fun while you learn how to knit with your arms and create this fabulous and cozy infinity scarf. The event is sponsored by www.juicebecause.ca so you can keep your energy up while knitting. By the end of the evening you will have completed your scarf so you can have a brief iphonography session with Lori to record your accomplishment - like the shot above!

You can sign up and look at more details on our Learn page.


ASAP Cowl

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Here is another quick project. This cowl takes advantage of the fabulous colours in Madelinetosh ASAP. It's a simple diagonal rib that gives you stunning results with minimal effort. You can easily make a stack of these for gifts.

DIAGONAL COWL

Materials

12mm(US17) 60cm(24") circular needle

1 skien Madelinetosh ASAP or 80m Bulky yarn. We used the El Greco colourway.

Large Stitch Marker

Gauge

8 sts = 10cm(4")

The Pattern

Cast on 59 sts. Join in the round making sure sts are not twisted. Place marker.

K3, P2   in a spiral until piece measures approx 22cm (8.5") ending at marker.

Bind off in pattern loosely.

Work in ends with your fingers or by using a large tapestry needle.

Voila! You have gorgeous new cowl.


Chunky Toque

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Here is a simple chunky toque pattern to help you deal with the winter weather that has already befallen us.

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We used a new yarn from Adriafil called Saetta. The reverse stocking stitch highlights the pops of colour. You can also turn this toque the other way and show the knit side instead.

 

Adriafil Saetta

Adriafil Saetta

 

CHUNKY TOQUE

Materials

6mm (US 10) 40cm (16") circular needles

6mm set of 5 double poiinted needles

1 ball Adriafil Saetta or 110m of chunky yarn

1 stitch marker

1 tapestry needle for finishing

Pompom maker

Gauge

16 sts x 20 rows over 10 cm (4")

The Pattern

Using the circular needle cast on 72 sts. Being careful not to twist stitches, place marker to indicate the beginning of your round and close into a circle.

Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat until the end of the round.

Continue ribbing until piece measures 40cm (1 3/4") from cast on edge.

Next round, knit every stitch until the end of the round. Continue knitting every round until the piece measures 19cm (7.5") from the cast on edge.

Decrease as follows:

Knit 7, knit 2 together until the end of the round. (64 sts)

Knit until the end of the round.

Knit 6, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (56 sts)

Knit until the end of the round.

Knit 5, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (48 sts)

Knit until the end of the round. Switch to double pointed needles.

Knit 4, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (40 sts)

Knit until the end of the round. 

Knit 3, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (32 sts)

Knit until the end of the round.

Knit 2, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (24 sts)

Knit until the end of the round.

Knit 1, knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (16 sts)

Knit until the end of the round.

Knit 2 together. Repeat until the end of the round. (8 sts)

Break yarn leaving a tail of about 15cm (6"). Using a darning needle pull yarn tail through the remaining 8 sts and secure on the knit side of the toque.

Flip the toque inside out so the purl side shows.

With the remaining yarn make a pompom using a pompom maker. (You can make this yourself or buy a pompom maker). Attach the pompom to the top of the toque.

Enjoy!

Note

For those of you who like to purl you can purl rather than knit after the ribbing is complete.

Welcome to our new website!

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We have added a new feature so that you can sign up for classes on line. We will be offering more on line treats for you in the coming months and ongoing. Enjoy a look at our store through the camera lens of Lori Andrews in the Gallery. Please stay tuned for more.