Episode 03: Possums, Possums, Everywhere

Take a peek at Episode 3 and feel free to subscribe and leave comments :) 

Also, the lens/mic issue is fixed! horray!! 

Show notes:

Where to find us: 
Instagram @pipandpin 
Website www.pipandpin.ca 
Email support@pipandpin.ca
Ravelry knitpipandpin
Ravelry Group Pip & Pin

Pattern Releases
Brighton Hat - Knitscene Fall 2017 made with Zealana Performa Worsted

Finished Objects
Afterthought Everythings II - Happy Birthday Katie!! made with mystery yarn and Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Blackbird

WIPs
Caitlin Ffrench Gradient Sock Blank Shawl (new unreleased design). Visit caitlinffrench.com or her Etsy shopto check out her yarns and other goodies! 
Gramps by tincanknitsHere’s the original and here’s the replacement. Made with Berroco Vintage DK and Cascade 220, bought at 88 Stitches in Langley. 
Afterthough Everything Socks III (no pattern) made with Patons Kroy Socks in Grey Brown Marl

Stash
Chiaogoo Lace US0 / 2mm 24” and 32” lengths

Episode 02: Want to Hear my Lens Focus?

Here it is, episode 2! I used a new set up so you can hear the camera trying to focus throughout the whole thing. Sorry about that!! I'm learning. 

Show notes: 

Where to find me:
Instagram - @pipandpin
Ravelry - knitpipandpin
Ravelry Group - Pip & Pin

Instagram Giveaway: 
You can find the Giveaway Post here. 
Prizes include a small project bag (made by me), a set of 20 stitch markers, a pair of vintage-looking scissors, a skein of Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in Shipwreck and 3 printed Pip & Pin patterns of the winners choice (as well as digital copies). 5 runner ups will also receive a Pip & Pin pattern download of their choice.

New Releases: 
Cypress Fingerless Gloves and Cypress Hat made with Sweet Georgia Superwash DK in Cypress. Until August 8th get both patterns for $5.

Other Stuff: 
Rhomboid Hat by me, knit with Malabrigo Rios in Pearl
Williamsburg Top by me, knit with Cascade Anchor Bay, available in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Knit.wear
Knox Mountain Knit Co - designers from Kelowna
gramps - Tin Can Knits - sweater for Georgia

FOs: 
Afterthought Everything Socks (no pattern), knit with Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock in Pressed Flowers and Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in Rabbit Heather

WIPs:
New Design (untitled, not published) for Knitscene Summer 2018 issue, knit with The Fibre Co Luma in Ciel

Stash: 
Gradient Yarn Blank (Tansey and Logwood) from Caitlin Ffrench

See you next time!

Episode 01: Technical Difficulties and an Annoying Fly

So I started a Youtube Channel. 

Exciting! Nerve-wracking! Absolutely Terrifying! But it's out there and it's about knitting and please watch it if you're interested. 

Show notes: 

Where to find me:
Instagram - @pipandpin
Ravelry - knitpipandpin
Ravelry Group - Pip & Pin

Random things mentioned: 
Toggl - the time tracking program I use because I'm a big geek and love to know how much time I spend doing what
Knit City - the Vancouver Fibre Festival held in Vancouver, BC September 30 - October 1, 2017
88 Stitches - my yarn store!

FOs: 
Rhomboid Hat by me, knit with Malabrigo Rios in Pearl

WIPs: 
Afterthought Everything Socks (no pattern), knit with Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock in Pressed Flowers

Plans: 
gramps by tincanknits with Berroco Vintage DK in 2123 (pink), 2187 (dark blue) and 2172 (light blue)

Stash: 
Midknit Cravings Yarn Co. Living Wall Mini Skein set
Ravelry: Midknit Cravings Yarn Co.
Etsy: Midknit Craving Yarn Co. (they're shop is in vacation mode right now, but I'm sure they'll be back soon)
Instagram: @midknitcravings @littleprairiepurl (Jaedyn)
Podcast: Purl Up and Dye

Thanks for watching everyone!

July Pattern: Celista

I really have to get better at posting my new patterns, you know, when they get released! Any who! Here's July!

The Celista top is a vintage-inspired tee featuring oversized chevrons in bold stripes. The pattern contains two PDFs; one for a seamless version and one for a seamed version, so you can choose how you like to knit it. 

And since I totally spaced and the new release discount is already over (I really dropped the ball on this one!) you can use the code CELISTA25 for 25% off the pattern price until July 30th. 

Happy knitting!

June Pattern: Main Street

It's June. The weather is heating up and things are getting busier. And I completely forgot to tell you about the pattern for June! 

This is Mount Pleasant's sister pattern, Main Street. It uses some of the same elements, such as the neckline and scalloped lace hem, but with some distinct differences in length and fit. 

Since I got distracted by sunshine, I'm also extending the new release sale. Use code PIPANDPINSUMMER for 25% off either Main Street or Mount Pleasant (or both!) until July 15, 2017.

Make sure to show off your WIPS on Instagram using #mainstreettee #mountpleasanttee and #pipandpin 

Happy Summer!

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May Pattern: Mount Pleasant

Today it feels like winter is finally ending! It's the long weekend and the sun is shining and there is heat! Summer is on it's way and I couldn't be more excited. 

As much as I love cozying up in front of a fireplace with a big pile of wool on my lap slowly becoming a fluffy sweater or cardigan, there is something I really love about knitting in the summer.  And t-shirts and sleeveless tops are becoming my favourite thing to knit. For one - they're quick! No sleeves = no sleeve island = done twice as fast. I also really love lace and it's so much easier to incorporate into a summer shirt than winter garb. 

My new pattern for this month encompasses all of my favourtie things about summer knitting - fingering yarn, no sleeves and lace. Introducing: Mount Pleasant

It's a pretty basic cropped tee with a little bit of scalloped lace at the hem worked in the round from the bottom up. It is perfect for wearing with high-waisted skirts of jeans, or over dresses or tunics. 

Until May 25, receive 25% off at checkout, no code needed. (Ravelry purchases only)

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April Pattern: Porteau

With Spring juuuust beginning here in the Pacific North West, I figured now is the perfect time to release the pattern for Porteau, a pair of fingerless gloves perfect for our nice-enough-to-go-outside-but-still-kind-of-cold weather. 

"Take me camping," they say.

"Take me camping," they say.

Porteau gloves are worked in the round from the wrist to the fingers. They have a generous ribbed cuff and some mountain-meets-ocean inspired patterning on the tops. They are the perfect pair for chilly days by the water, camping, hiking or just sitting by the fire.

Check them out on Ravelry and until April 9, you can get them for 25% off. No coupon code is needed, the discount is applied at checkout. 

Happy Spring!!

March Pattern: Brookmere

Trucking right along with my year of pattern releases, here is March's new pattern, Brookmere. 

It's a comfy, slouchy hat with two brim options and two sizes. It's knit with a super soft Aran weight Merino for those still-a-little-chilly mornings (though I have been seeing lots of green poking up recently!!)

This pattern was actually supposed to be named Kettle Valley (after the abandoned train bridges near Hope, BC) but the folks over at Knox Mountain Knit Co. beat me to it! About a week before this was going to be released, they release the beautiful Kettle Valley Shawl, named after the same railroad, just farther East! Great minds, I guess! So now instead of being named after an abandoned railroad, it's named after a nearly abandoned town on the line.

Until March 27, 2017 you can get 25% off this pattern in my Ravelry Store. No code needed, the discount is automatically applied at checkout. 

New Website

I've been thinking about updating the website for quite awhile now, and it's finally happened! Katie has streamlined it and made it a lot simpler and easier to navigate.

What's here now? Well, you'll find a little slideshow with my favourite pattern photos that will get updated periodically, a much more condensed About page, Patterns, which is a direct link to my Ravelry designer page and where all of my patterns can be found, and here - Blog - the place for everything else. And if you need to contact me my social media and email is right at the bottom of each page. 

I feel there is a lot less information here now, but it is also not so overwhelming. Is there something important that I missed or that you would like to see? Let me know!

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February Pattern: Enderby

Enderby; a crescent/assymetrical triangle shawl knit with DK yarn. 

This shawl is knit using three colours of DK weight yarn and makes a perfect layering piece. It is an asymmetrical triangle shawl knit from side to side beginning with the smallest point and working its way out. It alternates sections of stockinette stitch and gothic lace, and ends with garter stitch to create a shawl with a ton of texture.

Enderby uses i-cord in a variety of ways to produce a nicely finished looking piece. It starts with an i-cord cast on, continues on the neck edge of the body and ends with an i-cord bind off. All of these techniques are explained in the pattern. Because of the i-cord edging on the body, you end up with a uniquely crescent shaped triangle shawl.


And a little more news: The wonderful folks at Interweave have graciously donated a copy of their new book Garter Stitch Revival for a giveaway I'm hosting on Instagram. 

Look for this post and follow the directions for your chance to win!