EScouter 14.01.2014

I’m thinking about how we organize the crafty part(s) of our lives. I’ve found lots of ideas and suggestions around the web, many of which are ingenious and a lot of which not only are organized but also very pretty visually and provide a great atmosphere to be in while we are being creative.

Upland Meadow Mittens PDF

These mittens are worked from cuff to fingertip, in the round, and feature a stranded colourwork pattern. They have a more rounded top than is usual, but are otherwise designed in the traditional Norwegian mitten style.

This winter accessory was inspired by the summertime hay meadows of the northern Pennines in England. The slopes are dotted with stone barns (represented by the Faroese seed pattern on the palms) and myriad blooming wildflowers. [...]

Trinity Bellwoods Hat PDF

When In Toronto, there have been sightings of rare Albino squirrels. These animals are so wonderful there is a street and a café named for them. In celebration, I created this hand-spun hat featuring white squirrels topped off with a giant knit acorn so you can be warm this season. [...]

PB&J Cowl PDF

When I saw the Hello Purl batts lined up in a neat little cubby at StevenBe’s Yarn Garage in Minneapolis, I thought of my mother immediately. Like my mom, these batts had a lot of interesting elements and a little sparkle, too. So, even though I’m just a beginning spinner, I took a chance and brought one home.

Orbspinner Scarf PDF

The inspiration for this pattern is the intricate, shimmering spider webs spun by the Orb-Weaver spiders during the summer months. In the early morning hours, these iridescent filaments, hung from garden plants and tall grasses, catch the light and any dew that’s fallen overnight. The pattern features diamond-shaped patterns in the center panel, with wide Estonian-inspired leaf-themed lace borders at each end.

Berry Patch Socks PDF

These simple, toe-up socks feature an easy lace motif reminiscent of ripe summer berries, perfect for picking or eating right out of the berry patch. [...]

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A Recipe for Socks in All Sizes (Free pattern excerpt)

This free pattern excerpt utilizes the numbers for women’s medium (size 7-8). The complete pattern is written for 13 sizes, from kids to giants. [...]

A Recipe for Socks in All Sizes

This pattern is written using tables to ‘fill in the blanks’. Insert the tabled numbers for your size whenever you see a __ in the instructions. There are 13 sizes available in this pattern, from kids to giants, enough to make a pair for all the feet you know. Socks are knit top-down with a heel flap and gussets. [...]

Diamond Jim Socks PDF

Most men do not want lace, all over cables, or colorwork, things that are enjoyable to knit. Men usually want socks that are simple, dark, and long which can leave a knitter wondering, “When will it ever end?” [...]

Cintamani Socks

The design of these socks is both bold and simple: pretty, easy on the eyes, and it doesn’t compete with the wildly colourful yarn. [...]

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Spin-along with us on Ravelry in February!

New spin-alongs this month in the Ravelry Forum: this month, we are spinning up yummy Polwarth and getting out our spindles! […}

Club Patterns : Fair Isle Cowl & Mitts

Club Patterns are now available for you to knit! [...]

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. [...]

Foehn Mitts PDF

A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Mitts will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.[...]

Windchaser Shawl PDF

The extra width in this crescent-shaped shawl makes it perfect to wrap about your shoulders to keep out winter’s chills.[...]

Icicles Cardigan PDF

Brace yourself against the wind in this striking cardigan knit top-down with a round yoke of icicles. I-cord edging lends a sophisticated finishing touch. [...]

Ponderosa Snowfall Scarf PDF

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

Diamond Dust Tam PDF

This tam with it’s concentric diamond shapes and interestingly cabled crown is a great gift-giving project that you can knit in the weekend from any soft Aran/worsted-weight yarn. [...]