Delicious yarns for fiber addicts

A New Toque Pattern

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We've just posted this pattern on our patterns page. The tubular cast on is a little challenging at first but is totally worth it as the brim gets a very nice stretch. There's lots of time to make a few for Christmas gifts. Enjoy!

Happy Canada Day

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photo by Lori Andrews

photo by Lori Andrews

We are celebrating Canada by posting this Love Canada pillow pattern for you to download on our new Patterns page. We used worsted weight yarn with 4mm needles for a firm fabric so your finished pillow will retain its shape for years to come. Have fun playing with colour as well.

Modern Baby Blanket

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We've designed this baby blanket to be simple to knit with enough detail to make it a special gift. It can be made neutral, bright or both.


Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK (50g 135m(145yd)) Main Colour - 5 balls, Contrast Colour - 1 ball.

4.0mm(US6) 80cm(32") circular needle

Tapestry needle


22st x 30rows = 10cm x 10cm(4" x 4").

Finished size - approximately 26.5"(67cm) x 33"(84cm)


Cast on 140 sts with Contrasting Colour(CC). 

NOTE: slip the 1st stitch of every row of all the sections. This makes it easier to pick up stitches along the edge later.

Knit 4 rows.

Change to Main Colour(MC).

Knit 1 row increasing 5 sts evenly across the row. (145 sts). 

Purl the next row.

Continue in Stocking Stitch until 48 rows of the MC have been completed ending with a purl row.

Purl the next row.

Continue in Reverse Stocking Stitch for 48 rows ending with a knit row.

Knit the next row.

Continue in Stocking Stitch for 48 rows ending with a purl row.

Purl the next row.

Continue in Reverse Stocking Stitch for 48 rows ending with a knit row.

Knit the next row.

Continue in Stocking Stitch for 48 rows ending with a purl row.

Change to CC.

Knit next row decreasing 5 sts evenly across row. (140 sts).

Knit 3 more rows.

Bind off.


With CC and the right side facing pick up and knit each edge stitch along long edge of one side. 

Knit 3 more rows.

Bind off.

Repeat for second long edge.

Weave in all ends using tapestry needle.


all photos by Lori Andrews

all photos by Lori Andrews



a Washcloth Design for Beginners

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Here's a quick project that's great for gifts. You only need one ball of yarn for each washcloth. Package it with lovely soap and your gift is complete. It's fun to make stacks of these in many colours. Enjoy!


1 ball Rowan Handknit Cotton 50g 85m

1 set 4.5mm (US 7) needles



20sts = 10cm (4") 

28 rows = 10cm (4")



Cast on 45 stitches.

Knit 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).

Row 9: (knit 5, purl 5) 5 times, knit 5.

Row 10: knit 10, (purl 5, knit 5) 2 times, purl 5, knit 10.

Rows 11 & 13: repeat row 9.

Rows 12& 14: repeat row 10.

Rows 15, 17 & 19: repeat row 10.

Rows 16, 18 & 20: repeat row 9.

Repeat rows 9 - 20 3 times and then ros 9 - 14 once more.

Knit 8 rows in garter stitch.

Bind off all stitches.

Work in yarn ends.

Modern Fair Isle Cowl

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If you'd like to try your hand at Fair Isle this simple cowl is for you.

Modern Fair Isle Cowl photo by Lori Andrews

Modern Fair Isle Cowl photo by Lori Andrews


Size Small 10.5" high x 22" around [Large 10.5" high x 44" around]


50g (100g)Worsted Main Colour - we used Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Worsted

50g (100g)Worsted Contrast Colour - we used Classic Elite Liberty Print. You can also a use a solid colour instead.

5.0mm(US8) 60cm(24") circular needle [5.0mm (US8)80cm(32")]

Stitch Marker

Darning needle for finishing.


Cast on 120(240) sts and join in the round making sure stitches are not twisted around the needle. Place marker.

Work 8 rounds in K2, P2 rib.

Knit 1 round.

Work chart as pictured below. I - denotes contrast colour.

Work pattern until there are 11 repeats of dots (measures approx. 23.5cm from cast on edge).

Knit 1 round.

Work 8 rounds in K2, P2 rib.

Bind off. Work in ends with darning needle. Wash and lay flat to dry.

Start from bottom right of chart. The shaded area is the pattern repeat.

Start from bottom right of chart. The shaded area is the pattern repeat.

Elbow River by Heidi Kirrmaier

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We are pleased to introduce  Heidi's new pattern - Elbow River.

We've put together some kits for you using Koigu KPM and KPPPM. They can be purchased in-store for $62. They include 4 skeins of Koigu and the pattern. 

Of course there are more colours to choose from in store and you can put together your own kit. You can either purchase the pattern through the store or on line in Heidi's Ravelry store. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elbow-river.


Photos by Lori Andrews.

The Yarn Harlot - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is coming to town!

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We are pleased to announce that Stephanie will be teaching 2 classes at Pudding Yarn on September 21st and 22nd to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary. Be prepared to have a good laugh while learning something new about knitting.

Stephanie will share her years of experience and her many bags of tricks to make your knitting experience more of what you want it to be.

Knitting for Speed and Efficiency

$140 - Tuesday, September 22nd 10AM - 4PM (there will be a 1 hour lunch break)

This interesting class examines the various techniques, attitudes and history of the most productive knitters, and is designed not necessarily to change how you knit (unless you want to) but to help you become the most efficient knitter you can be on your own terms. We’ll look at the various styles of knitting, and have some instruction on “lever knitting” (fixed needle knitting.) We’ll talk about techniques for knitting faster through changing what you do, and the way you think.  

Knit Smart

$70 - Monday, September 21st 6PM - 9PM.

This lecture style class (that means mostly talking, like at University) deals with best practices in knitting, and talks about how to (usually) prevent knitting mistakes (mostly) fix them. Out of the myriad techniques, ideas, yarns, patterns and tools available to knitters, how can you be sure that the ones you choose will give you the results you want? This class looks at how to predict how knitting is going to work, very clever ways to solve knitting problems, and how to streamline knitting so that you’re doing less work, and creating better stuff. 

You can sign up on this website under the Learn tab or by phone 403-244-2996 or in store. these classes will fill up quickly so sign up as soon as you can.

Summer Infinity Wrap

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Summer is here so it's time to knit with linen and cotton. This versatile wrap is great for cool nights and shady afternoons.

photo by Lori Andrews



Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - 2 balls or 520m DK or sportweight yarn

4.0mm(US6) 80cm(32") circular needle

1 stitch marker

tapestry needle for finishing


22st = 10cm(4")

the Pattern

Cast on 279 sts (multiple of 20 less 1 stitch). Close into circle making sure stitches are not twisted. Place marker.

*Knit 10, purl 10*, repeat in a spiral until piece measures approximately 30cm(12") or desired depth from cast on edge.

Bind off in pattern. Work in ends using the tapestry needle. Block as required.

Now you are ready for those lovely summer days. Enjoy!


A Lovely Gift Bag

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This project serves as both the gift and the gift wrap. Use just one ball of yarn to wrap up something special.



4mm (US6) 40cm(16") circular needle

1 extra 4mm (US6) needle

1 ball of Rowan Cotton Glace - we used colour 828

Stitch Marker

Tapestry needle


22 sts = 10cm(4")

The Pattern

Cast on 92 sts. Join in the round making sure sts are not twisted. Place marker.

Work in stocking stitch (Knit every round) until piece measures 4cm (1 3/4") from the cast on edge.

Eyelet round: *Yo, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.

Continue working in Stocking stitch for another 4cm (1 3/4").

Purl 1 round. Knit 2 rounds,

Purl 1 round, Knit 2 rounds.

Purl 1 round.

Continue in Stocking stitch until piece measures approximately 20 cm (8").

Turn pouch inside out. Fold the circular needle in half and arrange the stitches so that half are on one end of the needle and half are on the other needle end. Using a spare 4mm (US6) needle bind off using the 3-needle bind off method.

Weave in the loose ends using a tapestry needle.

Turn bag right side out. Make a twisted or crocheted cord using 3 m of the same or contrasting yarn. Weave the cord through the eyelets beginning at the centre of the bag lying flat.

Cinch and tie after you've filled the bag with a lovely gift.


Knit Your Own Sock Monkey Scarf

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We've put together a simple pattern so you can create the best sock monkey scarf ever. Using alpaca or merino adds a little luxury to this standard. It's quick enough to make it in time for Christmas.

Photo by Lori Andrews                  Sunglasses by Karen Walker available at Nordstromyyc



Drops Alpaca by Garnstudio 50g 167m A 3 balls cream or off-white (col 100 or 101)

                                                                 B 2 balls medium or dark grey (col 517 or 506)

                                                                 C 1 ball red (col 3620)

NOTE: Zarina by Filatura di Crosa is a great 100% Merino superwash substitute.

5.5mm needles circular or straight

Darning needle


The entire scarf is knit in a knit 2, purl 2 rib as follows:

Row 1: k2, p2 to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: p2, k2 to last 2 sts, p2. 


NOTE: 2 strands of yarn are held together for the entire scarf.

Cast on 50 sts with 2 strands of colour A held together.

Work 12 rows in rib pattern.

Switch to 2 strands of colour C and work 6 rows of rib pattern.

Change back to 2 strands of colour A and work another 12 rows of rib pattern.

Using 1 strand each of colours A and B held together from new balls work rib pattern until scarf measures approximately 160cm (5 ft).

Switch back to colour A. Work 12 rows.

Change to colour C. Work 6 rows.

Change to colour A. Work 12 rows.

Bind off in rib pattern.

Work in all ends using darning needle.

This scarf will keep you warm and stylish the rest of the winter.



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.


Sharon SchuldComment

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.



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

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

Large Stitch Marker


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.