Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greater Than >< Less Than Mitts

 Check out our newest pattern - Greater Than >< Less Than Mitts!

Inspired by those little mathematical symbols, these mitts feature a simple lace pattern that is very easy to work. The right and left mitts are mirror images of each other.

Worked in the sumptuous Baah Yarns Sonoma, Greater Than >< Less Than Mitts are a delight to knit and to wear! The color of the mitts shown is Blue Topaz. Isn't it vibrant and gorgeous?

These mitts were featured in Knitters Mercantile's Accessory Club in October.

You can download the pattern on Ravelry. Find it here!

We hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Turtle Baby Vest

Turtle Baby Vest is here!

This little vest is so much fun to knit. It's worked in a bulky yarn so it works up very quickly. The revere stockinette background really highlights the turtle. Don't you just want to tickle that little turtle?

The vest is designed to work for baby. Both straps attach to the back with buttons making this piece easy to fit over baby’s head. The ribbing is carried up the side so the vest is stretchy and wearable for a long time. The I-Cord bind off around the neck creates a pretty finished edge.

The turtle is really fun to knit. Instructions for the turtle are both charted and written so you have options. The turtle is just a combination of knit and purl stitches, a few simple twists, and basic increases and decreases. Easy peasy!

The vest is written for 2 sizes - 3-6 and 6-12 months.

Head on over to Ravelry and pick up a copy of Turtle Baby. Or you can purchase a printed copy at Knitters Mercantile.

Friday, July 26, 2013


 Brand new, fresh pattern! We present to you Corsette. It's is a flirty and feminine cloche cap inspired by the Roaring Twenties and Steam Punk corsets.

Worked in the round, this one size fits all cap is purposely worked large and is fitted to your head with JUL fixtures.  (Haven't heard of JUL? We are big fans. They make gorgeous pedestal buttons and fixtures. Check them out here. )

The body of Corsette is worked in a wide stockinette/moss rib stitch and a seed stitch gusset with a ruffled edge.

We have styled it two different ways. The first is with the cinching of silk ribbon around JUL pedestal buttons. 

The second is with JUL Latch closures.

The body of the hat is worked in a wide stockinette/moss rib stitch and a seed stitch gusset with a ruffled edge.

The yarn is Yarn Hollow Photograph. It's a super scrumptious Blue Faced Leicester worsted weight yarn and it's hand dyed to perfection.

You can purchase Corsette on Ravelry. You can also purchase a printed copy of it at Knitters Mercantile.

We hope you love this cloche as much as we do!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Hello there!

Andrea and I have been busy, busy bees recently. Busy with what you ask? Observe.

Two little girls! And they were born only 9 days apart. That's my Veronica on the left and Andrea's Laura on the right.

We have been enjoying these little ones like crazy. But we also have new patterns in the works! One upcoming pattern is a certain vest with a baby turtle on the chest.

Stay tuned......

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Footies Part Deux

Holy cannoli people! Our Footies pattern is getting all kinds of love these days!

We are super excited because it is one of the Malabrigo March knit alongs in the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry. We LOVE seeing all the versions of Footies out there. Warms our hearts, it does.

Footies is a free pattern on Ravelry but we know that Ravelry isn't everybody's thing. We want to post the pattern here as well. So without further ado, check out the instructions below.

1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (or equivalent worsted weight yarn)
US 5 32” circular needles (for magic loop) OR US 5 DPNs
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

5 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch

co – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
ssk- slip, slip, knit
k2tog- knit 2 together
sts – stitches
pm – place marker
bo – bind off


CO 14 sts.
For the heel, slip the first stitch of every row purlwise.
Starting with a purl row, work 17 rows of stockinette stitch.
Work 4 rows of garter stitch.
Next row: BO 13 sts. Keep last stitch live on needle.
With right side facing and live stitch on right needle, pick up and knit 12 sts along the side of the heel, 11 sts along the bottom (the CO edge), and 13 sts along the other side of the heel. 37 sts total.

Leg opening
Row 1: (WS) k3, p31, k3.
Row 2: (RS) k37.
Work rows 1 & 2 until you have a total of 18 rows.

At the end of the 18th row of the leg opening, cast on 9 sts using the knitted cast on. Place marker and join to work in the round.
Rnd 1: p3, k31, p12.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once. Repeat round 1 again.
Rnd 6: p3, knit to end.
Rnd 7: Knit 7, pm (this will be the new beginning of round), knit to end.
Knit 28 rounds. Or you can adjust the pattern to fit your foot here. Try on the footie. Knit the foot until it reaches the bone at the base of the big toe.

Toe Decreases:
Rnd 1: k1, ssk, k17, k2tog, k2, ssk, k17, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: k1, ssk, k15, k2tog, k2, ssk, k15, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Continue in this fashion (work a decrease round with 2 less sts on top and bottom of foot between decreases, followed by a knit round) until you have 14 sts left.
Divide the remaining sts on to 2 needles – one needle containing sts from the top of the foot, one needle containing sts from the bottom of the foot. Graft the sts together.
Weave in your ends. Make a second slipper in the same way.

Pop the Footies on your feet and enjoy that toasty feeling!