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

Shawl Shaping 101: Basic Bottom-Up Square

Bottom-Up Square Shawls are the easiest to start with. It’s just like knitting a gauge swatch! You’ll cast on the number of stitches you need to obtain your desired square width, then work it flat until the length of your shawl is the same as the width.  With Gauge, stitch gauge and row gauge do NOT match. You’ll have more rows than you do stitches in a square. To accurately achieve a square, you will be working off a blocked gauge swatch for your math to work. It’s more accurate to work your length based on a number of rows, 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