Stockholm Scarf Now Available for Cottage Licensing

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UPDATE: I have since talked to other Canadian knitwear designers and it turns out that there is conflicting information, I’ll keep looking into it. I have a difficult time  feeling magnanimous towards people using the patterns of others for their own profit without contributing to the designer at all. Just my opinion, regardless of what the final result is.

After a couple of years of occasional requests from knitter looking to sell finished Stockholm scarves, I’ve decided to sell a cottage licensing fee.  A cottage licensing fee will allow a knitter to sell finished Stockholm scarves made from the pattern. The licensing fee is $25, and if you are interested in selling handmade Stockholm scarves, please read the full details here.

I’ll post a master list on this blog of those licensed to sell Stockholm scarves, so that if you wish to purchase a finished scarf, you can check out the shops.  If you have any questions about the licensing, please email me directly!

Modification Monday: Wasabi Atelier

Original Pattern: Atelier


Knitter Extraordinaire: Nicola (Ravely ID)


Mods:  Changed from DK to laceweight, added back darts, applied i cord edgings and smaller pockets. Project page with details can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love it when people change the weight of a knit to the point where it changes the whole look- the pattern takes on a delicate featherweight quality with such a light yarn, and I love Nicola’s solution to add waist shaping with back darts. Shrinking down the size of the pockets was also a thoughtful mod, since changing the weight to make it more delicate means that the bigger pockets would have easily overwhelmed the sweater. It’s perfection!

FO: French Chestnut

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Pattern: French Braid Cardigan

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in ‘ Chestnut’

Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circulars

Notes:  I finished it by the end of the paralympic games!! This was my modified deadline after I was totally left in the dust on the Ravellenic Games- In the past I’ve always been able to finish a sweater in that time, but now that I have a baby, I need to modify my expectations (read: smaller knits, or longer timelines). But hey- it’s my first sweater since Lila was born:

This sweater is awesome. I love the angle of the cable on the front panels, it gives the illusion of really flattering waist shaping. It was a really straightforward knit, too- once it was set up, I hardly needed to look at the pattern, as the cable detail is easy to memorize.  The beginning is quite interesting- it begins with the back of the neck on the collar, and begins in a way similar to the ‘tab’ method of casting on for a shawl. It means that there is very little finishing once you’re done your knitting- just weave in whatever ends you have, block, and go!

I’m really happy with my colour choice. I feel like I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this, especially since fall showed up with a vengenace this week- so much for a slow taper into cooler weather!

Wee Wednesday: Lila’s Twitter

As Lila is a thoroughly modern baby of the times, she now has her own twitter. Check it out!

Some recent photos:

bath towel
Fresh from the bath. Hooded towels are the best. 
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All giggles.
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Playing with her kiddie-safe night light. Update: From Ikea, she has both the red and the blue
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My two favourite people, one of them with a pouty face. She’s just about outgrown that sleeper, which is a shame- it’s my favourite!

Modification Monday: Don’t Fear the Steeker Sweater

Original Pattern: Oranje

Knitter Extraordinaire: Farahnaz (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the buttons to a zippered front, changed the fair isle pattern on the yoke to be a hybrid of deathflake and Brandy’s mitten cuff , and did a four-colour stripe for the body. Project page with full details is here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love that Farahnaz not only changed up the fair isle yoke (and used two different charts for that yoke!), but that she also added stripes! The are no rules saying that you have to pick one or the other, and this cardigan shows that it definitely works. What was smart with this approach is that she used four different colours for the stripes that are all muted shades, so it doesn’t feel busy or detract from the great colourwork at the yoke. Also, this was her first time steeking and doing colourwork- way to go, Farahnaz! Talk about a home run- this sweater knocks it clear out of the park.