Foehn Cowl PDF

Like foehn winds, the Foehn Cowl will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.

Instructions are included for TWO versions – a steeked version with a buttoned opening, and a version knit in the round without steeks. [...]

Dec.2011 Club Spinning – Foehn Cowl & Mitts : spin the yarn

The project base for this club is a set of matching gloves and a cowl, knit in a stranded fair isle pattern making them both squishy and extra-warm to block those winter winds.

Both fibres were spun to create a semi-worsted sport-weight yarn. [...]

Spinster’s Corner • 7 : Spinning a Beaded Art Yarn

For the Spinster’s Corner this time, I decided to tackle one of the art yarn techniques illustrated in Symeon North’s book Get Spun, which I have also reviewed for this edition. I picked one of the add-on techniques, and decided to create a beaded yarn. [...]

Ponderosa Snowfall Scarf PDF

Designed for a beaded yarn to show off some sparkle, this simple scarf can be knit with any weight yarn. [...]

Aeshna Shawl PDF

The unique crescent shape of this shawl is filled with fireflies and glorifies the border of dragonflies at the lower edge, stirring memories of warm, balmy summer evenings. The original hand-spun yarn takes advantage of slow colour transitions but the design will look delightful in many different styles of lace yarns.

Elmvale Mittens : spin the yarn

When I have a pretty, lively, colourful braid of hand-dyed roving in my hands, it presents an endless number of possibilities as to how to spin it up.

Issue 6 Spin-Along #2! • Spin for a mystery shawl

I received a lovely 4 oz roving from Two If By Hand, named, We Took to the Woods. One of the things I noticed about this roving was that it was dyed tonally, with the golds at one end of the length and the blues at the other. [...]

Issue 6 Spin-along #1 – Hollow Oak Socks: Spin the Yarn

I fell in love with a gorgeous braid of mixed BFL wool from one of the updates at the Two If By Hand Etsy shop. The colorway “We Took To the Woods” is a fantastic blend of deep bright blue, splashes of yellow-orange, deep greens and browns. [...]

Scandal in Bohemia PDF

Perhaps you’ll never have to make your escape from Sherlock Holmes, but everyone, including Irene Adler, needs a roomy messenger-style bag to carry all the essentials for an extended road trip. [...]

Scandal in Bohemia Bag : spin the yarn

This was a really fun mental exercise in design. I wanted to try to design something that would utilize bits and pieces of leftover handspun yarn or maybe sample-sized skeins, plus one “typically sized” 4-ounce braid. [...]

Finally. New pattern!

Please check out our newest pattern: the Sea Lily Hat! [...]

Sea Lily Hat PDF

Spiralling cables and soft warmth make this the perfect winter accessory. Knit it up in heathery 3-ply as shown or your favourite sport/DK wool. [...]

Caledonia : Spin the yarn

When I set out to design this pattern, I wanted to use 2 colors, one in a handpainted/multicolor and the other in a semi-solid colorway. [...]