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Three great patterns from Noro!
A pattern to cook up a cute little cozy that keeps a perfectly cooked egg warm!
Be adventurous and try out different color combinations. You will be pleasantly surprised at the outcome!
A cute little crocheted star that's super easy to make, but makes for a wonderful ornament!
A fantastic pattern by Jane Ellison using Mirasol Ushya. You can't tell us that doesn't look extra warm.
Try this one on for size—a beautifully cozy pattern by Jane Ellison using Mirasol Ushya.
This chunky and cozy scarf made from Misty Alpaca is a fantastic accessory for your fall wardrobe. You'll love it as you walk out the door and into the crisp morning air.
A great pattern by SMC that makes use of one of our favourites and feature yarns, Aventica!
This adorable throw designed by Allison Haas is the kind that will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside and the outside.
This tiny orange is an intriguing piece of knitted sculpture. The anonymous designer–Weldon's patterns were uncredited–has turned out no mere sphere, but a shapely and plump little fruit with distinct lobes and delicate leaves that merge perfectly around a garter-stitch stem.
If you've made it out to our Sock Boot Camp workshop, you've done this pattern before. If not, here it is! It uses a medium weight yarn and bigger needles and comes in five sizes. You can whip up a pair of "boot" socks in a weekend. And if you find you're in over your head, call us... we have a workshop to help you!
Cynthia loves to knit socks. Every time a new yarn comes in, she visualizes it as a sock. That's exactly what happened a while ago when we got in some fine cotton with an elastic component. The added nylon-elastic content gives cotton what it needs to be a sock: elasticity! They're super stretchy, short, sport socks.
It's a wrap, it's a scarf or shrug, a cowl, a sweater, a bathing suit cover up or a belted ruana! One piece – dozens of looks.
Our friend Margaret W. loves Malabrigo Rasta. The colours are saturated, the yarn is so soft and squishy. And it take no time at all to knit up on giant needles. Make an infinity scarf (a really long loop) or a cozy neckwarmer with either of these two patterns, courtesy of our friend Margaret.
This Zig Zag cushion has been designed by Kaffe Fassett in a steely palette, exclusively for Rowan.
In the spirit of Victoriana, these little wrist warmers are the essence of romance, with soft ruffles that look ever-so charming under a jacket sleeve, and beads that catch the light and sparkle at your wrists.
Here's a fantastically warm and cozy pattern using Cascade Magnum. This pattern was created in homage of those who "trudge in the wind, snow and ice". We'd say us Albertans qualify!
Adding a stripe to Rowan's much loved Kidsilk Haze in Kaffe Fassett selected colours seems a natural step and this easy to knit pattern lets you watch the colours change as you knit your own unique scarf. One scarf from one ball.
Elegant and refined - these wristlets are a great beginner lace project.
There are lots of knitted dishcloth patterns out there – but this one is the one that Teresa (aka Mama Barone) makes for everyone in her family and for special friends. She likes this pattern because it is "more fancy" than her other patterns. Here is how she told me to do it...
Enjoy these fancy scarf yarns? Need pattern support?
Watch RCY's very own video tutorials! Click below to play.
You may have seen the Cabled Bobby Socks that Cynthia knit using two balls of Drops Alpaca in a light shade of pink. The pattern for the socks came from a very old Beehive pattern. It was designed for 12-14 year olds, but we knit it without changes using fingering weight yarn and they turned out beautifully for an adult ladies foot. There are two patterns here - (A) is a fancy rib bobby sock and (B) is the cabled bobby sock.
Rae picked up some of the Rowan Colourscapes yarn (100% lambs wool) in colours inspired by Kaffe Fassett and she whipped up this circular wrap. Fortunately for us, Rae took great notes and passed them along for all of us who want to try this easy knit. The secret of its beauty is in the beautiful colourways, the chunky yarn and big needles, a good blocking and (of course) our lovely model, Jen.
Lucky us! Lucky you! Laurie Day created this lovely scarf pattern and is allowing us to post it up for you - free! Using knit, and purl stitches along with paired decreases and yarn overs, lovely little pleats are created. Use a self striping yarn and the pleats become painted. Once started the 14 row pattern is easily memorized.
Pick up your pointy sticks and knit for those in need! If you'd like some suggestions for local organizations who would like to receive your handmade gifts, contact us and we'll be happy to pass along suggestions.
Blankets for Canada
Reinvented Slippers (KITR)
Basic Child's Hat
Basic Child's Hat (KITR)
Easy-Peasy Hat (KITR)
Easy Baby Blanket
Cabled Ski Headband
For anyone who has purchased RCY's Baby Socks pattern prior to October 16th, 2012, please click here to download this fix. Sorry again!