New Pattern: Brooksby

The March issue of Twist Collective is live, and I have a new pullover pattern in it. As always, the magazine is free to read and you definitely should – there are some great articles as well!


Brooksby is a scoop neck pullover worked in Classic Elite Seedling, a textured cotton that’s perfect for spring. The zigzag pattern is created with one-over-one cables, and the three-quarter length stockinette sleeves feature a bit of a flare!


The body and sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms then back and forth, so the only seams are from setting in the sleeve caps. The neckband is picked up and worked in the round at the end.

You can buy a Brooksby yarn kit from WEBS, with or without the pattern.
Queue and fave Brooksby on Ravelry!



A few of my other favourites from this issue:


Rainier by Linden Down – an easygoing pullover with mirrored back lace panel and split hems.



Coppice by the inimitable Fiona Ellis – look at those gorgeous shaping lines!



Gramercy Park by Patty Lyons – an all-over lace pullover I would wear the heck out of.


If you’re interested in purchasing a few patterns from this issue of Twist, consider the March 2018 ebook – all 20 patterns from the issue at a great discount!

All photos by Crissy Jarvis for Twist Collective.

Extreme Cold

Okay it’s not THAT cold compared to basically anywhere else in Canada, but it’s cold for us! And it’s certainly colder and snowier than it was last winter. I’ve been hibernating as usual, and knitting loads of things I can’t share here! But I do want to share a few newer patterns that might help you through this darkest season.

I had a new hat and mitten set published in Knitty – and even made the cover! We took these photos on the beach in the fall and it was COLD. The hot pink yarn from Mrs Crosby really pops against all the grey.

I also released a new version of the Snooker Mitts. Originally worked in worsted weight, the pattern now also includes instructions for fingering weight mitts in 3 sizes. They’re great for indoors in the winter, and under your gloves so you don’t get chilly wrists!

snooker knit mitts

snooker knit mitts

For a bit of colour, I cast on a bulky sweater out of handspun. I don’t have much of a plan but we’ll see how it goes. I have 2 skeins of this colour way from Hello Yarn, and it should get me through the yoke as well as some sleeve/body.

blue green handspun sweater

At the grocery the other day I saw a bouquet marked 50% off that still looked great, so I brought it home and split it into three vases for around the house. I don’t usually buy cut flowers but looking at them makes me happy!

pink yellow green flowers

Stay warm.

New Pattern: Ingersoll

Hello November! The knitting from my last post has grown up into a full-fledged pattern now available on Ravelry: Ingersoll.

ingersoll knit lace cowl pattern

Ingersoll is a top down elongated triangular shawl or bandana cowl in an intuitive stockinette lace pattern. The cowl is perfect for that special skein you’ve been saving, or pair it with a contrast colour for a snuggly shawl. Both begin with a disappearing loop cast on (tutorial included), and a simple ribbed edging provides a clean finish.

Instructions are both charted and written out row-by-row.

ingersoll knit lace cowl pattern

ingersoll knit lace cowl pattern flat

The beautiful yarn is from my friend Lichen and Lace. It’s a nice round superwash merino and just takes 1 skein for the cowl (3 for the shawl). The cowl is shown in Orchid, and the shawl in Pressed Flowers (a particularly green skein that I just had to pick up at the Purple Purl) and Linen.

ingersoll knit shawl pattern

The shawl and cowl begin the same, with a tidy circular cast on and increases at both ends and the centre. You can decide after the first couple of repeats whether you want to join it to become a cowl, or continue working flat for a nice big shawl. The lace is very easy – three of every four rows is stockinette!

ingersoll knit shawl pattern

Although the skein of Pressed Flowers is only 1/3 of the yarn for the shawl it comprises about half the depth. It’s a great way to get that special colourway up next to your face!

ingersoll knit shawl pattern

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