Archive | June, 2011

Colour Twist Socks Pattern Published

27 Jun

Colour Twist is a toe-up sock with a fun twist and slipped stitches, to make the most of those interesting hand-dyed yarns. This toe-up sock has a gusset and a patterned heel flap



About 250(270,305)m/275(295,335)yards of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn
Shown in Tausendschön sock yarn (left) and 2 colourways of Knit Picks Felici (right)

Needles: 2.5mm circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle

Necessary Skills

Knitting in the rd, SSK, P2tog, M1L, M1R, M1P, w&t, toe up magic cast on or Turkish cast on

34 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch

Women, S, M & L
S: length 20.5cm/8”, circ on foot 16cm/6.5” unstretched
M: length 23.5cm/9.25”, circ on foot 18cm/7” unstretched
L: length 26.5cm/10.5”, circ on foot 20cm/8” unstretched

Pattern costs: $4.00

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A Few More Owls

20 Jun

Here are a few more versions of Bubo I knit before knitting the final versions for the Petite Purl Edition…

My prototype, Bubo the First

Bubo the Second made for a friend’s little girl

Bubo the Third, my pillow sized prototype

And, last but not least, Bubo the Tiny, a key-ring version I made for myself

Getting Ready for the Beach

20 Jun

In just under 2 weeks I will be on the beach! 😀

Of course, that means that I needed to knit myself a sun hat, to protect my head and face from the sun on the beach. I used the Witterings pattern from Anna Bell as a base and modified it quite a bit to suit my needs. I made a much shorter brim but I still have some issues with floppiness, if anyone has a suggestion to solve this problem, please let me know!

Here are some pictures modeled by my almost 6-year old, Connor

Bubo the Owl

12 Jun

The Summer 2011 Edition of Petite Purls is now online and I’m excited to announce that I have a pattern published in it, Bubo the Owl.

When I designed Bubo, I really wanted a cuddly, friendly and funny looking owl, rather than a realistic one. For me, the most striking features of an owl are its eyes, so I focused on big, googly eyes and just added some shaping to suggest the animal. Children can use their imagination to “fill the gaps”.

Bubo has a dual personality; Bubo the Great, a big pillow ideal to cuddle with, and Bubo the Small, perfect for playtime.

Picture by Brandy Fortune

Ravelry pattern page, where you can see other versions:

Shawl Pattern: Mela

5 Jun

This pattern is for any yarn, any gauge. Just choose your yarn and needles and follow the instructions.

Mela is an easy to knit garter stitch shawl, made interesting by an unusual asymmetrical construction. The different knitting directions are perfect to showcase interesting yarns. This pattern is for any yarn, any gauge but will work best with a yarn with long colour repeats. A variegated yarn will also work well and could be used for the body, with a plain yarn for section 4 for instance.


Advanced beginner

Your choice of yarn weight
Shown in Next Multicolori sock yarn,
526 m / 576 yards used


Needles: Your choice of size circular needle
Accessories: Darning needle, 2 stitch markers

Necessary Skills

Picking up sts, Ktbl


Not important for this pattern


One size
about 160cm / 63” wide x 53cm / 21” tall

Pattern costs: $3.00

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