Thursday, January 04, 2007

KB's Free Patterns

Click on the pattern title to take you to the pattern PDF - happy knitting!

Donations help defer the cost of yarn, photos, text editing and publishing patterns and are very much appreciated. 

Errata For KB Designs Patterns

Maple Sugar Socks

Round 1: k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k9, repeat to end of round.

Sweetheart Ripples Scarf

Stitches 1 and 38 are selvedge stitches; the pattern is worked over 36 stitches.

afghans for Afghans Flyer


Calling all Ottawa knitters! How about dedicating some of your stash to an outstanding summer project? Yarn Forward and the Ottawa community are teaming up for this worthy cause.

afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the children of Afghanistan.

Helpful hints
· Wool and animal fibres offer the most warmth and perform best in rugged conditions. Please avoid synthetic yarns – they cannot be shipped.
· Knit or crochet your favorite patterns or try something new. For sample patterns see the AFA website, below.
· Please do not use representational images (e.g. faces or animal designs) or religious or national symbols.
· Avoid white or very light colors. Feel free to mix a bright and cheery palate from your yarn collection!
· Please assume standard garment sizes. You are knitting for a Canadian climate. Hats need to cover ears, sleeves need to go the wrist and torsos need to be long.
· No used items or scarves please.

Drop off and Deadlines
You can drop off your projects at Yarn Forward, 581 Bank Street, Ottawa or 474 Hazeldean, Kanata. The dead-line for the next shipment is September 25th, 2007.

For more information, check out the web-site: http://www.afghans/, and our blog at

A hat that you knit will be well-loved and passed down through several families of Afghan children. Make this your summer project!

Canada's Capital Knitters

I surfed around and could not find one. A webring for knitters in Ottawa. So, I thought I'd start one, after all, Toronto's got - what? - four of them?
I'll set this up through Ringsurf and hopefully, some of you will find this page. I may add little tidbits to the page, knitterly events, happenings and such, that is of interest to us here, and if you wish to contribute to that, please feel free.

I'm hoping that, through this page, we can find out more about the knit "Scene" in Ottawa. IS there a knit scene in Ottawa? :) I know I KIP all the time, but I haven't seen YOU out there yet!

Grab a button, grab the code and lets see if there are some Chicks With Sticks and Men With Balls in Canada's Capital! (You can see it was killing me to not title this post "Knitting in the Knation's Kapital", can't you.)

Buttons for you, save to your own server, please. Join by clicking "Join" in the Ringsurf code.

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Edited to add: I may not need to say this, but there is no social interaction expected or required to participate in the ring.

afghans for Afghans

Thanks Anita for bringing this to our attention. Click here for the link to the flyer with more information about how to participate in this very worthy cause. Be sure to drop by Anita's blog at: findingfortygatheringknitting, for updates on how things are going!