Pattern Roundup: Ren

Easy and lovely to knit. And pretty. May want to do this many more times.- Annu, Test Knitter Pattern Roundup: Ren – This sock pattern kicks off our Night at the Movies sock club! Ren is inspired by the movie Footloose. When I think of movies that make me start tapping my toes, Footloose is the first to come to mind. Kevin Bacon has ALL the moves! Things I learned from Footloose when I was a kid: Speak your mind. Challenge the system – they don’t always know what’s best. Stand up for what you believe in. Nothing fires me READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: A Dash of Alchemy

This was so fun. It was a mix of a challenge with the lacework, but then it would switch to giving you a mental break with the garter stitch. – Libby, test knitter I stumbled across a definition for Alchemy that I completely fell in love with and defines A Dash of Alchemy perfectly. “A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” How perfect is that?! When knitting this shawl, it completely applies to each step of the process. We TRANSFORM our beautiful hanks of yarn into stitches. Those stitches CREATE a lovely shawl, and those beautiful yarns are READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Through the Witch’s Garden

Just that I love the motifs. There’s a clear floral pattern, but also a part in section 3 that reminds me of a bird skull, which makes it feel very witchy. – Kerrin, Test Knitter Through the Witch’s Garden was inspired by a few variables. I adore all things witchy, which certainly includes listening to Steve Nicks of Fleetwood Mac while dancing around my century-old witchy house. Yes, I’m totally that girl behind closed doors, lol. My favorite color, purple, is also considered a very witchy color. You stroll through intricate floral motifs while knitting this generously sized shawl. Through the READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Romilly

There was never really a point at which I was like, “oh, here we are at the boring part.” It was very engaging and meditative! – Liisa, Test Knitter I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Romilly, a cable and bobbled filled hat pattern. January 2019 is when I finally reached out for professional help to deal with my PTSD, anxiety, and depression head-on after a bit of a mental breakdown. I’d be lying if I said it was an easy decision to make, but it was an essential one. It has been a journey READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Winter Wonderland

“This pattern is so beautiful! I love all the cables! And while it looks quite complicated, it is very straightforward to knit.” – Jerrah, Test Knitter I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Winter Wonderland, a snowflake adorned toe-up & cuff-down sock pattern. When Curt and I first started dating, we went up to his family’s lake lot to go ice fishing. The cold calmness on the lake, with the clear blue sky against the bare trees and shimmering snow-covered lake, was like a magical winter wonderland. There are few moments in my life where READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Santa’s Little Helpers

The pattern is well written, easy to use, and quick knit but challenging. – Lori, Test Knitter I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Santa’s Little Helpers, featuring Turtlepurl Yarns’ stunning new Sugar Plum Waltz colorway. Curious about my thoughts on Turtlepurl Yarn? Check out the yarn review here! Holiday traditions are fantastic and something I hold near to my heart! Ever since I was a little girl, every Christmas eve, I’ve watched Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Christmas wasn’t here until I watched this 1964 classic narrated by Burl Ives. A reason I feel so READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Turtle Lake

Very pretty lace pattern. Easy to read as you’re working it so you can figure out if you’ve screwed something up. – Jerrah, Test Knitter I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Turtle Lake, a one-skein wonder that’s full of potential, featuring Celtic Raven Fibres. When we would head to Chilliwack for the summer to visit my dad’s side of the family, we would often camp at a few places on our way there. One of our stops was Turtle Lake, where we would wake up to turtles sunbathing on the rocks and logs that READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Tansy

This was so quick to knit! The pattern was easy to memorize and knit without constant re-checking from the pattern and I could easily watch tv while knitting. It still looks fascinating and more difficult than it truly is.  – Taru, Test Knitter I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Tansy, a potato chippy one-skein wonder featuring Celtic Raven Fibres. Tansy represents my newfound calmness. Not needing chaotic lace to escape in, just a mindless rhythmic knit that I could quickly work on without the pattern after a few repeats. There’s a sort of peacefulness READ MORE