Shawl in a ball……..rectangular shawl

Most items that I have seen using this yarn, seemed too heavy to my eye. I experimented by using a Chunky knitting machine, its patterning capability and a very loose stitch gauge. This stich can be duplicated on a manual machine.

As seen, it doesn’t look at all like the one in a brochure. Gauge matters. The yarn itself is a cotton/mohair mix with a strand of lurex glitter. The mohair keeps the space open between the stitches.

For those knitters who wish to duplicate, it was 30-0-30 needles, Tension dial 7, 330 rows. I knit until I ran out of yarn.

Finished size: 18″ x 80″  


A goldy oldie…….machine knit baby sweater

While purusing my machine knitting books, I came across this one. SINGER knitting machines, Jumpers and Cardigans: Baby Book.

This one may already be in many Machine knitters’ collection of “might knit up someday”.

My someday arrived.

Hindsight, always a good thing. I used a 2 stitch decrease, a 3 stitch one would have been better. Or even still better, would have been a decorative cable type decrease. The hem was a mock rib, used by many who don’t have a “ribber” accessory.

I changed the neckband to a rolled one, considering that it might be easier for dressing the youngster.

Queen Victoria and her knitting

An interesting article about her knitting/crocheting gifting. 

For those who are not familiar, Queen Victoria was a British Queen, who ruled the British Empire for almost a century. Here is a photo of her spinning.

Bernat POP and Kroy sock yarn handknitting stitch.

A hand knitting stitch for using Bernat POP and Kroy sock
Bernat POP colouring is interesting. Please note that there is a picture on the ball band the shows the sequence of the colours. Mine is accurate to the band picture.


Cast on ODD number of stitches, using POP. I used 25 stitches for a 5″ wide scarf.

5mm needle.
This is a 2 row repeat, changing colours/weight of yarns every 2 rows. Knit 1 row to stabilize the caston before starting the patterning.

*Row 1, first stitch knit1 and make 1 in the same stitch, continue to knit 1, purl 1 across the row to the last 2 stitches, knit 2 (tog)together.

Row 2, knit across all stitches.

Row 3, change yarn to KROY sock yarn, repeat Rows 1 & 2*
Mary Anne Cutler………………Yet Another Canadian Artisan……………July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

We celebrate the holiday with family fun, food and fireworks. The town and cities usually have a fireworks showing in the local parks. This year Canada is 150 years old.  The link below is a photo slide show of various displays.