Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Gift-a-Long Design Tour of Canada: Quebec and Newfoundland!

Up next on our photo tour of Canadian Design: .

Please note that this list may not be exhaustive; it's a big event, and I may have missed someone, particularly if they did not pin themselves to the event map that you can check out in the Gift-a-Long group.

So, here are a few excellent designers you should know about if you don't already from Quebec and Newfoundland. This is just a small sampling of designs, so please follow the links to see more of their work and to purchase patterns:

Quebec:

Anneh Fletcher

Vinovia © anneh

Breamore © anneh

Vanilla is the New Black © anneh

Debbie Sullivan

Eadgyth © Sweet Paprika Designs

Lanark © Sweet Paprika Designs

Shackleton Sweater © Sweet Paprika Designs

Elizabeth Sullivan

Mount Maxwell Mittens © Sweet Paprika Designs

Fish in the Sea © Sweet Paprika Designs

Winter Sonata Hat and Mitten Set © Sweet Paprika Designs


Gege à la Gomme
Northland Loop © Geneviève Bisson

Birdwatcher © Geneviève Bisson

Gentlemeek © Geneviève Bisson

And in Newfoundland:

Allison O'Mahony

Happy Accident © Kniterations

Slush © Kniterations

Little Heart's Ease © Kniterations
That wraps up my Gift-a-Long Series! The fun of the Gift-a-Long continues until the end of December 31st. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gift-a-Long Design Tour of Canada: Ontario Part 2!

Up next on our photo tour of Canadian Design: Ontario Part 2: Toronto and South of Toronto.

Please note that this list may not be exhaustive; it's a big event, and I may have missed someone, particularly if they did not pin themselves to the event map that you can check out in the Gift-a-Long group.

So, here are a few excellent designers you should know about if you don't already from Ontario. This is just a small sampling of designs, so please follow the links to see more of their work and to purchase patterns:

Raven Knits Design
Picea Sitchensis © Raven Knits Design

Battle Cry Gauntlets © Raven Knits Design

Fathom Five Shipwreck Cowl © Raven Knits Design


Tabi Ferguson

Socks of Ceylon © tabi

Clouds of Luxury Fingerless Gloves © tabi

Off the Rails © tabi

Jennifer Knight


Stacked Timber © jknightknits

Stones on the Beach Cowl © jknightknits

Walking Cables Hat © jknightknits


Janelle Martin

Iced Experiment © Janelle Martin

Granular Ribs Cowl © Janelle Martin

Haptitude Shawl © Janelle Martin

Kathleen Sperling

Balthazar's Jumper Socks © Kathleen Sperling

Jianzhi © Kathleen Sperling

Old-Freshened © Kathleen Sperling


Next up: Last post is a visit to Quebec and Newfoundland!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Gift-a-Long Design Tour of Canada: Ontario Part 1!

Up next on our photo tour of Canadian Design: Ontario! Part 1 is Ontario, North of Toronto. Part 2 will be Toronto and South of Toronto.

Please note that this list may not be exhaustive; it's a big event, and I may have missed someone, particularly if they did not pin themselves to the event map that you can check out in the Gift-a-Long group.

So, here are a few excellent designers you should know about if you don't already from Ontario. This is just a small sampling of designs, so please follow the links to see more of their work and to purchase patterns:

Carolyn Macpherson


No Place Like Home © the next beautiful thing
Red Sky © the next beautiful thing
I Believe © the next beautiful thing
Evie Scott

Pinnate Hat © EvieScottDesigns

After Party  © EvieScottDesigns

Motes Hat © EvieScottDesigns

Maureen Foulds

Roger Ackroyd © Maureen Foulds

Great White Mitts © Douglas Foulds


Wrought Iron Socks © Caitri

Natalie Servant

Tramways Hat © Natalie Servant
Beach Pebbles © Natalie Servant

Suburban Station Hat © Natalie Servant

Karen Fletcher

Étoile de Noël Christmas Stocking © Ken Sadler

Nudge Bootcuffs © Ken Sadler

Winter's Warmth © Ken Sadler

Dana Gervais


Diagon Alley © Dana Gervais
Sunday Brunch Skirt © Dana Gervais

Rainbow Dash © Dana Gervais

Next up: Ontario part 2!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gift-a-Long Design Tour of Canada: Heading North of 60 to the Northwest Territories!

Up next on our photo tour of Canadian Design: The Northwest Territories!

Please note that this list may not be exhaustive; it's a big event, and I may have missed someone, particularly if they did not pin themselves to the event map that you can check out in the Gift-a-Long group.

So, here are a few excellent designers you should know about if you don't already from the Northwest Territories. This is just a small sampling of designs, so please follow the links to see more of their work and to purchase patterns:

Cynthia Levy (I am knitting her Snow Flurry mittens for myself during the Gift-a-Long!)

Lychgate Socks © Cynthia Levy

Snow Flurry Mittens © Cynthia Levy

Pebbled Pathway Fingerless Mitts © Cynthia Levy


Michelle Krause

Texture & Colour © Leah Michelle Designs

Boxy Slouchy © Leah Michelle Designs

Indulgence Wrap © Leah Michelle Designs


Next up: Ontario!