Issue 2 Index : The Sea

The Sea For centuries, The Sea has been a source of fascination and inspiration for humans. Paintings, books, poetry, and music; countless works have taken their theme from the ocean, it’s calm glass-like serenity to the fury of a winter storm. Our second issue features a collection of sea-themed projects. We hope you’ll be able […]

Meriel Mitts PDF

The Meriel Mitts are a pair of simple, elegant fingerless mitts. Worked in the round from cuff to palm, they have an easy-to-memorize twisted cable pattern placed along the outside edge of the top of each mitt and a few racing stripes of twisted rib worked in place of traditional seams. [...]

Sea Monster Bag PDF

This bag is modeled on ditty bags used by sailors for all of their gear. Those bags are an iconic shape: tall, with a circular base and straight sides, with a strap threaded through grommets around the top and fastened with a braided carrying handle. This version is smaller than its canvas cousin, and the handle is knit and stuffed rather than braided. The simple shape of the bag allows for handspun Monster Yarn (see article) to show off its color and texture changes without any competition. [...]

Tidepool Cowl PDF

Waves along the water’s edge sparkle in this cowl knit in a chevron pattern with garter stitch ribs to hug your neck. A nice accessorizing detail under a jacket or all on its own. [...]

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. [...]

One Fish, Two Fish Hat

A quirky, whimsical, brightly-striped stocking cap, great for a day on the slopes with skis or your snowboard, or when participating in any outdoorsy, Seussical activity. [...]

Shepherd’s Realm : Angora

Fiber farming’s smallest critters are angora rabbits, sweet little fuzzballs who can produce bags full of fleece every few months, fertilize the lawn and garden in an earth-friendly manner, and charm their way into many hearts with their surprisingly friendly antics. [...]

2nd Annual Woodstock Fleece Festival • Woodstock, ON

A relative newcomer to the fibre festival scene is the Woodstock Fleece Festival, which recently held their second annual event on Saturday October 23rd, 2010. [...]

Review • 2: Phat Fiber Sampler Box

Have you wondered what all the buzz is about the Phat Fiber boxes? This month, we’ll give you a peek into the October box and tell you a little bit about the sampler boxes. [...]

Sea Monster Bag • Spin the yarn

Create “monster yarn!” Dr. Frankenstein created his modern Prometheus from parts salvaged from who knows (or wants to know) where. Why not take this same concept and apply it to yarn? [...]

Indie Corner • 2

Anne chats with Kate Sitzman of Woolgatherings about her indie fiber shop. [...]

Mermaid’s Tale Bookmark

A quick and easy project in worsted weight yarn for hardcovers, it can also be worked up in fingering-weight yarn to accommodate paperback book-lovers as well! [...]

Kelp Garden Cowl • Spin the yarn

The original fiber was a hand-carded batt from Funky Carolina, from her Luxury Batt club, featuring dyed blue-faced leicester wool, superfine white merino wool and silk with a very small amount of sparkle. [...]