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Stars and Diamonds Hat Review

Pattern: Stars and Diamonds Hat (Raverly, designer Emily Dormier)

Yarns: Berroco Vintage DK in Dark Blue (2185) and Charcoal (2189)

Needles: US 6 circular, short and US 6 10” DPNs… 539 more words

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Book Review - The Knitting Stitch Bible

There are many knitting stitch books available, probably more than we can count, but my favourite is still “The Knitting Stitch Bible” by Maria Parry-Jones, published by Krause Publications. 377 more words


Fair Isle: My new favourite thing

I was never good at knitting. All I could do properly was cast on. Then I found a treasure trove of knitting patterns and not being able to work them was annoying me a little. 426 more words

Crochet Projects

Colourful inspiration...

I am still keeping on kepping! I am combining Norwegian Rauma lambswool with what is left of my stash of yummy Jamieson’s of Shetland yarn. 66 more words

Steek Learning Curve

I am such a smarty-pants-know-it-all. Patterns, shmatterns – when you really know what you’re doing, they are just guidelines, right? Sometimes, even the smarty-pantsest of us need to follow direction and take advice. 680 more words


My Tenderheart

This will come as no surprise to those who have been following Tin Can Knits for a while, but Emily and I love geometric fair isle. 318 more words


Pattern: Snowflake Mitts

A friend recently sent me a photo of his son wearing socks on his hands, because the baby mittens they had were flimsy and fell off constantly. 368 more words