April 9, 2014

My first Manos del Uruguay yarn

Here’s a wee something to perk up your spirits! This is the Candombe colourway from Manos del Uruguay Alegria. I bought this beauty through The True North Yarn Co which is in Barrie, ON.  I placed my order online Sat. Mar 29th, received a shipping notice Tue. Apr. 1st and the yarn arrived Thu. Apr. 3rd. Fantastic service!!

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Candombe

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Candombe

Manos del Uruguay Alegria - Candombe hank2

The yarn is lovely and soft but the colour repeats are fairly short so it’s been interesting trying find a stitch pattern that will work well with it but I think I’ve found a couple so am working on a sample now.

March 29, 2014

Spring Potpourri KAL

Our Impeccable Knits Spring Potpourri KAL is almost upon us but there’s still time to sign up!

And here’s a fun little addition ~ a placeholder badge for your Ravelry project page until your WIP is ready for its camera debut!


Spring Potpourri KAL 2014 badge

March 29, 2014

‘Pieries’ have joined Impeccable Knits

Yes, the Whitney Pier Socks have made their migration to the Impeccable Knits label! You get both the sock-weight and sport-weight pattern versions for the same price.

Whitney Pier Socks picture of delicate lace and cable socks

Whitney Pier Socks

March 28, 2014

Knit a Rainbow – Spectral Dispersion Socks

Knit a rainbow! This toe-up sock knitting pattern – Spectral Dispersion Socks –  is great for all those lovely multi-coloured sock yarns. Just look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’. The yarn – Indigodragonfly’s Merino Sock yarn in ‘Beige’.
Spectral Dispersion Socks with yarn 4-150c
These socks use the following techniques:
Judy’s Magic Cast On
Fleegle Heel construction (modified)
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

And we’re having a Spring Potpourri KAL in our Ravelry group – great place to try these out!

March 25, 2014

Guilty Feet Socks now available on Ravelry!

The last of the In Tune patterns – Guilty Feet – is now available on Ravelry. If you love the look of twisted stitch designs, check out these socks.
Guilty Feet Socks now available on Ravelry!

Guilty Feet Socks

March 24, 2014

Colour Schemes

Here’s another little fun place in cyberspace that allows you to play with colour – The Colour Scheme Designer.

Here’s a couple of samples all starting with a yellow-green; the disc at the top let you choose the type of scheme you would like:

from Accented Analogic


Colour scheme designer acc analog

to Complementary:

Colour scheme designer complementary

to Mono:
Colour scheme designer mono

A great way to try out ideas for all sorts of things including knitting and dyeing yarn!

March 23, 2014

Fragmentary now available on Ravelry!

The pattern for the Fragmentary Slouch Hat is now available on Ravelry! That’s the 5th IN TUNE pattern — only one more to go. There are so many colour possibilities for this one.
Fragmentary v1.0 front cover

Using a colour palette generator like this one from deGraeve is a fun way to choose colours from a favourite photograph and translate it into your personal hat. Look what happened when I used a picture of a beautiful pink rose:

degraeve colour generator - rose

March 21, 2014

Spring Potpourri KAL starting soon; Sauriel on Ravelry

2014 Spring Potpourri KAL ad


Come join the fun ~ choose your favourite Impeccable Knits pattern and knit with us. Will there be prizes, of course! Cast on is April 1st – no foolin’!!



In other news, Sauriel is now available on Ravelry! This is the fourth of the In Tune patterns to now be available on Ravelry. 

Sauriel Top Down Raglan Top

Sauriel Top Down Raglan Top

March 13, 2014

The KAL is over; Long live the KAL

Yes, our Impeccable Knits All Shawls KAL is over and it resulted in some beautiful creations! But do not despair….we have some wonderful plans for anther KAL; details soon!!

Come visit the Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place Ravelry group to see the latest happenings.

March 13, 2014

Test Knitting has begun on Riversong

The test knitting phase has just begun for Riversong — the latest pattern in the Lost Kingdom series. Some lovely knitters are test driving this rectangular shawl pattern before it gets released into the wild!
Riversong Shawl Test Knitter version 0.1 p1


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