One Ball Cashmere Blend Ribbed Beenie $12.50

We are still open Mondays until at least the end of February.

Wow make this beenie in Cashmere Virgin Wool hand-dyed for $12.50 in Mineville’s beautiful Cashmere Blend Aran Sock yarn. (pattern has been revised sorry I screwed it up the first time)

Materials needed:

90 metres of Aran weight yarn, 5mm circular and Dpn or just Dpn needles

Cast on 64 stitches and join in the round.

K1P1 for 7 inches

Use centre double decreases over 3 rows to reduce to 8 stitches as follows:  Corrected

Begin one stitch before the end of a row on a purl *, P1K1, P1K1, P1, S1Knitwise, K2tog, PSSO* repeat 8 times for first decrease row

work 3 rows in pattern ending one stitch before beginning of round

*P1K1, P1, S1Knitwise, K2tog, PSSO* repeat 8 times

work 3 rows in pattern ending one stitch before beginning of round

*P1, S1knitwise, K2tog, PSSO* repeat 8 times

work 1 row in pattern

K2tog 8 times

Cinch last 8 stitches and darn in end.

Eh Voila!

To make a slouchy de-stash or add a shorty from the store’s cookie jar for 2 inches of stripes as you wish. Work in pattern for 9 inches before the decrease rows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last minute projects #2 under $10

Make this fun hat for $8.99 with one ball of James Brett Rustic Chunky in about 2 hours. IMG_0015

With 8 mm needles DPN or 16 inch circular and DPN

CO 44 stitches and join in the round

Work in rib for 5 rows.

R1-6: Knit 5 rounds, Purl 1 round

R7-15: Knit 4 rounds, Purl 1 round, Knit 4 rounds

R16: P2tog, Purl to last 2 stitches, P2tog (42 stitches)

Decrease rounds

R 17: Knit

R18: *K2tog, Knit 5*, repeat to end of round

R19: Knit

R20: *P2tog Purl 4*, repeat to end

R21: Knit

R22: *K2tog, Knit 3*, repeat to end

R23: Knit

R24: *Purl2 tog, Purl 2* repeat to end

R25: Knit

r26: *K2tog, Knit 1* repeat to end

R27: Knit

R28: P2tog to end (6 stitches)

 

Draw yarn through 4 stitches, with remaining 2 stitches make and icord with remaining yarn by knitting 2 stitches than slipping the needle to the left and knitting 2 stitches again without turning until all yarn is used. K2tog bind off last stitch. Knot icord into top knot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick and easy Fuego drop stitch cowl

One skein of the gorgeous Fuego in Cobalto makes this warm, squishy cowl. It’s sure to keep your chin and neck warm during this Arctic outflow!

 

Photos by Matthew Pedley

Neoclassical Wrap

Here’s our latest project we just can’t get enough of. The Neoclassical Wrap. This gorgeous poncho wrap can be made with either 12 mm or 15 mm needles in three sizes, but even the small fits everyone. It just doesn’t hang as low.

The super fun part is it’s yarn held double or triple allowing a depth of colour and texture. it’s also a super stash buster. Pattern available in store with purchase of yarn. I’ll post a few other versions over the next couple of days, so you can see the possibilities. Make this for $50 and up depending on yarn choices and size. Here we have used 12 mm an combined Ultra Alpaca Chunky with Independence, a Spincycle heavy worsted hand-dyed.

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Cowls inspired by Claire and Scottish Highlands

So some of us have sassenachhave been making cowls inspired by the Scottish Highlands. here’s a free pattern from Kristen Brooks called Sassenach

It works beautifully with Chunky or Bulky yarns held doubled such as Swagger and Fuego (26.50 each) or single held Mega (22.50). You can also make this for as low as 12.99 with the new Big Bravo. Inquire in store.

Wristwarmers – fingering

Crispy leaves are underfoot! Gear up with these sweet wristwarmers before you start your yard work. Remember our Rowan Fine Art is on a crazy sale, now $20.97 (was ($29.95)! One hank of it will be more than enough for a pair, and leave you with lots of extra too. Available at both stores – check them out now!

And on to the free patterns:

Harvest Hands: The hand-painted Fine Art will make this wristwarmer pop!

Krokus/Crocus: The cute pin tucks will stand out even more with a contrast yarn. Two hanks of the Fine Art will get you three pairs of wristwarmers. Stella also has a great pin tuck tutorial with loads of pictures.

Onion Market: A slightly more challenging lace pattern reminiscent of onions.

New Colours of Berroco Folio

wpid-wp-1411675063921.jpegThe latest shipment of Folio arrived and they’re even prettier in person! The lustrous yarn is soft yet sturdy, feels like cashmere but is a mighty workhorse thanks to the alpaca/viscose blend. Come fall in love with this new yarn, available at both stores and online!

Cowls of Autumn

Honey Cowl
Honey Cowl

Cowls are great, quick knits that use less yarn than scarves. Here are some of my favourite patterns, all of which would looks fantastic with a couple of hanks of Rowan Fine Art, which are currently on sale at both our stores!

Happy knitting! Send or tweet us your projects with hashtag #WINEknits – we’d love to hear from you!

New! Berroco Abode and Cosma now on shelves

We have gorgeous new colours of the soft, thick-and-thin Abode and beautifully fine Cosma on the shelves at both stores. Come and feel them in person!

Swans Island Katherine Pullover

Katherine Pullover designed by Michele Rose Orne
Katherine Pullover

Designed by Michele Rose Orne, the Katherine pullover from Swans Island is the perfect early Spring project. Simple and elegant with thoughtful lace and eyelet details for a beautifully hand-crafted v-neck pullover. Shown in Swans Island Pure Blends Worsted (Oatmeal), it would also look lovely in any of the Swans Island Natural Colors.

Katherine Pullover by Michele Rose Orne