Monday, 25 November 2019


This new pattern has a
completely different shape and style from my first
This one is cuter, rounder, and more basket shaped.
Please enjoy!

12" L x 12" W x 6 1/2" H


Alafosslopi (100 %Wool) 100g / 100m - 2 balls (1 of colour A and 1 of colour B).

9mm Circular Needles - 32"

Stitch Markers

Cast on 25 stitches with Colour A.
Knit back and forth on needles in garter stitch until you have a square.
Measure on the diagonal to determine the square.  

Place marker.  Pick up and knit 25 stitches on the remaining 3 sides of the square, placing markers after each 25 stitches.  For the last marker use a different colour, indicating the beginning of the round. 100 stitches.

You will now knit in the round.  

I was on a roll with my knitting and missed taking  a photo at the pick-up-stitches step, 
but this shows how your work will look in the round. 

Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
The bead edge defines the bottom and gives you a good line for measuring your work.


Row 1:  K 1, Increase in next stitch (knit front and back in the stitch), Knit to 2 stitches before the marker, Increase in next stitch, K 1.  Repeat 3 times.   You will increase 8 stitches per round.  108 stitches after Increase Row 1.  

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have 140 stitches, ending by knitting Row 2.  

Knit 2 rows of Colour B.
Knit 2 rows of Colour A.
Knit 1 Row of Colour B.
Knit 1 Row of Colour A.

When I knit these rounds I was left with about 12" of my Colour A yarn.  Eeeek!   If you feel that you are running out, you can skip the single rows of the Colour Change section.

NOTE:  For the tension that I knit it takes 30" of yarn to make 25 stitches for this pattern.

Continue knitting in Colour B until your work measures 6" from the Bead Edge. 

Row 1:  K 1, K2Tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the marker, K2Tog, K 1.  Repeat 3 times.  You will decrease 8 stitches per round.  132 stitches after Decrease Row 1.  

Row 2: Knit

Repeat these rounds until you have 116 stitches. 


Row 1:  P 1, P2Tog, Purl to 3 stitches before the marker, P2Tog, P 1. Repeat 3 times.  108 stitches.  

Row 2:  Knit.  

Row 3:  P 1, P2Tog, Purl to 3 stitches before the marker, P2Tog, P 1. Repeat 3 times.  100 stitches.

Row 1:  K3, BO19, K31, BO 19, Knit 28.  

Row 2:  P3, CO 17 (using backwards loop cast-on), P31, CO 17, P28. 96 Stitches.  

Knit 1 row.  

Purl 1 row, continuing decreases on each side as follows:  P 1, P2Tog, Purl to 3 stitches before the marker, P2Tog, P 1.  88 Stitches. 

Knit 1 row.  

Purl 1 row, continuing decreases on each side as follows:  P 1, P2Tog, Purl to 3 stitches before the marker, P2Tog, P 1. 80 Stitches. 

Cast off.  

Pull thread through the last cast-off loop and weave in the end of the yarn.  The remainder of the colour change yarns can simply be cut off after felting - no need to weave them in.  

Felt and shape.  

Felting Instructions:  

The Alafosslopi Wool felted beautifully and only required one wash cycle on the sanitize cycle in my front load washer.  

Wash your knit purse with a load of towels in the hottest water available with your regular detergent (no bleach).   Remove from washer.  Cut off loose yarns.   Shape and stuff with newspaper if desired. Dry overnight.  

Some washers will require 2 felting cycles.  
Felting requires a lot of agitation in the hottest water.  Towels are perfect for agitation.

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Saturday, 26 October 2019


Hi You!   

Here's a cute little version of the Triangle Bag!  
This option is unlined and lightweight.  
It's perfect for a small knitting or handwork project to stuff into your purse or pocket!

During the summer I had the opportunity twice to do Indigo Dye.  
My awesome mom got me started, 
then I had a fantastic second day with a good friend in Calgary. 
This is hand-dyed fabric from those creative days! 

For this Project Bag the fabric is cut 12" x 36".   
You can alternate the size with this formula:
Width x 3 = Length

 Hem any unfished edges.  I do not hem the selvage edges, but you can if you prefer.  

As in the above photo,  fold 12" up each long edge into this shape. 
Sew seams right-sides-together to create the bag.    

These are so darn cute!  
Tie them up for a little handle. 

Please refer to the  
For the unlined project bag, do not complete the last step to sew up the top corners.

Sunday, 18 August 2019


My husband and I had a wonderful mini-vacation in Field, BC last week.  This dishcloth came about as a happy accident when I was practicing some new pattern swatches for a shawl and knit an extra row instead of purling!   Please enjoy and feel free to share.

 Field, BC, Canada


1 ball of dishcloth cotton.
4.5 mm knitting needles (or size recommended on your yarn label).
2 stitch markers.

 Stitches slipped from row to row develop a nice pattern with variegated yarn. 


Cast on 29.

Knit 4.  Place marker.  Knit 21.  Place marker.  Knit 4.

Knit 3 rows, moving markers as you go.


Note:  Move markers as you go. 

Row 1 (right side):
Knit 4.  Slip 1 purlwise.  (Knit 3.  Slip 1 purlwise) 5x.  Knit 4.

Row 2 (wrong side): 
Knit 4.  Move yarn to front.  Slip 1 purlwise.  Move yarn to back.  (Knit 3.  Move yarn to front.  Slip 1 purlwise.  Move yarn to back) 5x.  Knit 4.

Row 3:
Knit all stitches.

Row 4:
Knit 4.  Purl 21.  Knit 4. 

Repeat these rows until you achieve your desired length of dishcloth,
ending with Row 1.   A square dishcloth will be about 9-10 repeats.

Knit 4 rows.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.