Skein Winder Counter

Odometer

Did you know that you can set up a simple bike odometer for use as a skein winder counter? For several years, I have struggled with keeping track of counting how many times to turn the skein winder in order to wind on a given length of yarn. Often I would lose track and have… Continue reading Skein Winder Counter

Corfu Spindle

A few days ago, I was delighted to find this wonderful gift in the post. My friend Agathi the weaver, from Corfu, sent me this beautiful spindle. It is like the one that her mother used to spin fine yarns on. Agathis asked her son Mario to make it for me. This is such a… Continue reading Corfu Spindle

Simple Scarf Knitting Pattern

Moss Scarf Knitting

This is a super simple scarf pattern – designed for the beginner knitter – or those more experienced who like to knit scarves with bulky yarns. I have designed this knitting pattern to work with my hand spun yarns – but it will work fine with any chunky weight yarn. This scarf knitting pattern uses… Continue reading Simple Scarf Knitting Pattern

Paivatar yarns

As many of you may know, I have been a handweaver and spinner for many years. In addition to managing this website, I also have another website through which I market and sell my own handspun and handwoven products. I like to work with natural fibres and eco-friendly dyes. Some time ago, I moved to… Continue reading Paivatar yarns

Felt Mitts Knitting Pattern

Knit Felt Knitting Pattern

This is a knitting pattern for making handfelted wool mittens using handspun yarn. I used handspun merino wool and felted the mittens after knitting. I also added a trim to the cuff of the mittens using Sami-style woven braid. You could also embroider a design into the edge. I have a fairly small hand –… Continue reading Felt Mitts Knitting Pattern

Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sweater

This is a hand knit sweater pattern that I designed for use with my handspun Shetland wool. I designed the pattern using knitting software by Knitware.ca This knitting pattern makes a raglan sleeve jumper and is knit on circular needles from the bottom up. It is knit in a simple stocking stitch, but you can… Continue reading Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sweater