Issue 9 : Colouring in the Lines

Iditarod Hat knitting pattern

Colouring in the Lines

This time we take a look at the wonderfulness of combining different yarns in stranded knitting patterns, we visit some books on the subject, meet Felicity Ford’s KNITSONIK, learn about ways to spin gradient yarns and hear a little about inkle and card weaving.

 

Iditarod Hat knitting pattern

Designer : Simone Van Iderstine Materials: 135 yards / 124m of fingering weight (14 wpi) yarn in both main color and contract color. Yarn Details: Handspun Corriedale wool, in Crossroad Blues colorway by Southern Cross…

Iditarod Cowl knitting pattern

Designer:  Simone Van Iderstine Materials: 230 yds / 210m of fingering weight (14 wpi) yarn in each of the main color and contrast color. (460 yds / 420 m total yardage) Yarn Details: Handspun…

Fitgerald Bricks hat knitting pattern

Designer : Sarah Sipe The Fitzgerald Bricks Hat is named for Richard Fitzgerald, a brickmaker and African American business leader in the early days of Durham, NC. His bricks went into the construction of many famous buildings in…

spinning a gradient yarn

by Sarah Sipe Gradients are everywhere these days – from the long, slow color changes in commercial yarns like Knit Picks Chroma and Freia Fine Handpaints, to indie dyers like North Carolina artists, local…

Dail Vest knitting pattern

Designer : Donna Kay This project is a joint venture with Nancy Zeller of Longridge Farm. I proposed the idea of working with her fleece and utilizing her amazing dyeing talents and many, many moons later here we…

Fjord Mitts knitting pattern

Designer : Rachel Brown Materials: Fingering to sport weight handspun; MC – 115 yds, 105 yds CC. Yarn Details: Mitts shown in (MC) “Naeroyfjord” hand-dyed Shetland from Porpoise Fur, 425 yds/4.9 oz, and (CC)…

Fjord Mitts : Spin the yarn

by Rachel Brown Fjord Mitts – Spin the Yarn It’s that time of year when I start hunting around for any and all handknit accessories I can find. I live in a place that,…

Firewing Pullover knitting pattern

Designer : Lori Law Designed to dramatically contrast two hand-spun gradient yarns with its boldly-patterned yoke, this pullover also works up well in contrasting solid colours.  It would look great in neutral tones, too. It is a pullover in the…

Indie Spotlight : Rachel Brown

by Lori Law Owner: Rachel Brown Shop: http://www.porpoisefur.com/ Q: How did you decide to start an indie fiber business? I decided to start my own dyeing business in the summer of 2011. My training is as…

An Introduction to KNITSONIK

by Felicity Ford The term KNITSONIK describes my art practice in which I combine textiles (KNIT) with sounds (SONIK). The K at the end is deliberate because I was thinking about KODAK and XEROX…

The Wild West Volume 3 : Stranded

by Lori Law The Wild West Volume 3 : Stranded Knitting pattern ebook by Stephannie Tallent 34 pages, 4 designs © 2014 Stephannie Tallent and Sunset Cat Designs This ebook is part of a…

A Glimpse of Two Yarns

by Stephannie Tallent When I was planning The Wild West: Stranded, I wanted to show variety in not just the designs but the yarns. I chose to work with two yarn companies, Elemental Affects…

Books :  Legendary Knits

by Lori Law One of the things I have always admired about designer Anne Podlesak (who has designed extensively for Ennea over the years) is her tenacity to decide on a theme and roll with…

Books : The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory

by Lori Law The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory, Anne Dixon, Interweave Press, 2012. Hardboard, spiral bound, 173 pages. When I first received this book to review, I thought, gee.  How interesting.  I thought I…

A circular sock machine = lives saved.

by Lori Law I have one of those contraptions called a ‘circular sock machine’.  Despite their ages being circa early 20th-century, in many cases, there are a lot of these machines still working today. I’m not going…

Mastering Widderhorn

by Lori Law Once I had a taste of inkle weaving (although I remember at some point saying, I don’t really have time for this card weaving thing, even though it looks really fun…

Cook While you Spin :  Delicious One-Pot Meals

by Terri Peña While I enjoy grilling, and eating light, fresh from the garden salads, the grey days of fall and the dark days of winter are made more pleasurable by soups, stews, and…