Indie Gift-a-long 2015!

It’s time again for the Indie Gift-a-Long!


The Gift-a-long is a HUGE, multi-designer, multi-craft knit/crochet along that runs until the end of the year. There are games, prizes, chat and so much more in the Ravelry Gift-a-long group! You don’t have to only craft for gifts or anything, it’s just a big ol’ craftalong party online!

To kick off the celebrations, I have 20 of my self published patterns on sale for 25% off with the code giftalong2015.

See my sale pattern bundle! Sale runs until end of day Thursday, November 27.
Check out the participating designers thread for more – there are 335 independent designers taking part with loads of sale patterns.

Knit knit knit (or whatever craft you love)! There’s only a few weeks to go…I have a lot to do. ;)

Limited Edition Odyssey Cowl Kit!

I teamed up with the wonderful Bijou Basin Ranch to design a new cowl for their biggest, awesomest kit ever!


Odyssey Cowl is knit in Tibetan Dream, a super cuddly blend of 85% Tibetan Yak and 15% nylon for strength. The ribs travel back and forth across the fabric with cable crossings, making the fabric expand and contract in a most pleasing manner! Plus, the 8 all-new colourways are dyed by the one and only Miss Babs! This is the single-skein version, but there are instructions for making a larger one with two skeins that you could really wrap up in.


Here’s the original swatch I sent to Bijou Basin in September. Gosh that Tibetan Dream is so nice to knit with!


Along with the pattern and yarn, you get a 32-inch US4 convertible circular needle from Signature Needles(!), handmade stitch markers, an Allure wool wash sampler pack, AND a gorgeous one of a kind knitting bag made from reclaimed fabrics by St Clair Designs!

Buy the Kit from Bijou Basin Ranch
Queue and Fave Odyssey Cowl on Ravelry

Introducing Edgewood!

Edgewood is my new little pattern collection, featuring three wrap cardigans and a cowl, in yarns from some of my favourite indie dyers!


You can purchase the full collection on Ravelry for $24 Canadian.



Koppen is a bottom-up seamless raglan, with a subtle texture stitch and garter stitch accents. The fronts overlap at the waist and can be closed with one button or i-cord ties. The beautiful Johanna from Dirty Water Dyeworks is so bouncy and elastic, comes in enormous skeins (250g/8oz) and is so soft!

Fave, queue and buy Koppen on Ravelry.



Since you’ll probably have a bit of yarn left over from those large skeins, I worked up a quick cowl to match! Koppen Cowl starts with a provisional cast on and interesting perpendicular i-cord and garter stitch edging. The body of the cowl is worked in the round in the same “raindrop stitch” as the cardigan, and the top edge is worked to match the cast on. This one is a super quick knit!

Fave, queue and buy Koppen Cowl on Ravelry.



I used Anzula Haiku for Llanos, a top down sweater that’s perfect year round! This one takes a bit of time in fingering weight yarn, but it’s so worth it for such a lightweight, easy to wear sweater. The extra-long body is knit flat, with a bit of flattering waist shaping on the back, and a fun and easy lace ripple pattern at the bottom edge. Row by row directions for the lace edging are included. I’ve worked elbow-length sleeves (which I also love worn over a long sleeved tee shirt!) but also included are directions for full length sleeves.

Fave, queue and buy Llanos on Ravelry.



Finally, Norrland is the most complex sweater of the bunch, and I’m very proud of it! This awesome worsted weight yarn from Zen Yarn Garden is a really lovely deep dark green (colourway: Romi’s Garden) and has great stitch definition, perfect for all those cables! The extra-wide fronts overlap and close at the cowl neck with a single button. Norrland is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and sewn together. All cables are provided in chart form only.

Fave, queue and buy Norrland on Ravelry.

Big thanks to Dale for taking these beautiful photos! We took them at Edgewood Camp near Guelph, ON, at a friend’s awesome post-wedding celebration. The autumn colours are so gorgeous and so fleeting – now all the leaves have blown off the trees!