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Monday, November 28, 2016

OFF THE NEEDLES / Fireside Pullover with Button Closure

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{ Fireside Pullover with button closure }

I've been meaning to share this version of the Fireside Pullover — which I knit almost 2 years ago, after the original sample was developed. I wanted for this version to be worn as more of an outer layer for camping. I decided the warm heathered brown would be more forgiving and added the optional button closure to keep the collar closer to my neck for cold nights around the campfire.

The pullover is also slightly looser fitting than the original sample which suits it's intended use well. Both sweaters are knit from the same size (34) but my tension was slightly looser on this one (16 stitches instead of 17) resulting in a garment that is 35 inches around instead of 33 inches. It's amazing how much .25 of a stitch (per inch) can affect the overall circumference of a sweater and how those two inches can make quite a difference in fit!

The result is a comfy, laid back pullover, perfect for the outdoors or cozying up inside. Elsie loved this version so much that she wore it for 2 weeks straight! In fact it's so well worn from her that the insides of the cuffs are slightly felted from her 8 year old shenanigans — I can only imagine what this sweater went through on the playground at school!

I've posted all of the details for this project on Ravelry: Fireside with Button Closure.

Fireside Pullover / by

Fireside Pullover / by

Here are photos of the original so that you can compare the fit and finishing (collar without buttons).

Fireside Pullover / by

Fireside Pullover / by

Fireside Pullover / by

These may have been knit 2 years ago but my current project right now is a third Fireside Pullover for our #withinknits knit along (original post here)! I'm making great progress — I'm nearly halfway through the hip shaping! I'm excited to add this one to my wardrobe! ...and I promise not to take 2 years to share it with you!

This pattern is also part of the Indie Designers Gift-A-Long so don't forget to use code giftalong2016 to receive 25% off the pattern (sale ends Nov 30)!

I hope you've had a good weekend! What are you knitting? 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SALE / Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016

Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 6 week long knit-along of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a huge list of participating independent designers. I am really excited to participate this year! Join us from Nov 22 — Dec 31 for fun games, contests, and knit-alongs that will help you get your holiday knitting done among friends in this fun and enthusiastic group!

To kick off this fun and festive knit-along I will be offering a bundle of 20 of my most popular patterns at 25% off!! View the bundle here:


Use code giftalong2016 and receive 25% OFF select patterns from now until November 30th, 11:59 pm EST. 

Hop on over to the Indie Designer Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry and get all of the details, join one of the fun KALs, browse the enourmous list of indie designers participating this year, and get inspired during this gift knitting season!

Happy Gift Knitting!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TRUNK SHOW & SIGNING /// Vancouver Dates

Shannon and I are so excited to be visiting a few of our favourite Vancouver shops in a few weeks time! Come and see us as we tour Vancouver the weekend of December 2nd with our trunk show samples from Within and get your book signed! 

At each of our stops we'll have the Within samples for you to see and try on, books and more! We'll be stopping at Urban Yarns (Point Grey Location), 88 Stitches and Valley Yarn. For more info, maps, etc please visit

If you are in the area I do hope you can make it to one of these events!