September Release: Quesnel

Quesnel. It's finally here! 

I've been working on this project for what seems like forever and I'm so excited that I finally get to share it! 

Quesnel (kwen-el) is an oversized open front cardigan knit with lots of positive ease. The shawl collar and rolled cuffs make it a casual and versatile wardrobe staple while the vertical stripes of texture keep it interesting to knit and to wear. The Fibre Co.โ€™s Arranmore Light creates a light, warm fabric perfect for fall. Instructions are included for two versions: a coat, which falls just below the hips, and a longer full, which falls above the knee.

This is knit with The Fibre Company's newest yarn Arranmore Light, which is a wonderful blend of wool, cashmere and silk and just feels like fall. The colourway I've used, Ruari, is the perfect shade of cool red that has these amazing little pops of blue. It feels kind of rustic and luxurious all at the same time (and how they always manage to do that, I'll never know!) 

If our summer hadn't been so unseasonably hot, I would have worn this Every. Day. and you can bet that once it finally does cool down here in the Pacific Northwest, I will be. 

Until September 15 use the code QUESNEL2017 to get 25% off your purchase on Ravelry.

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Episode 05: The Big Red Elephant in the Room

Want to see a preview of the secret project I've been working on for months and months? Here it is!

New Patterns: 
-Quesnel (will be available September 10) made with The Fibre Co Arranmore Light in Ruari. Use code quesnel2017 until September 15 for 25% off once the pattern is released. 
-Rhomboid Re-release made with Malabrigo Rios in Pearl.

FOs
-Carolin (unreleased pattern) made with a hand dyed sock blank from Caitlin Ffrench

WIPs

Other Stuff
Knit City - Vancouver Fiber Festival held at the PNE Forum September 30 - October 1

August Patterns: Cypress Hat and Cypress Fingerless Gloves

So, it's September already and, as usual, I forgot to post about my new pattern release! Silly me. So here it is now, or rather, here they are now, the Cypress Hat and the Cypress Fingerless Gloves.

These are two coordinating patterns both featuring a little bit of delicate eyelet ribbing details. The hat comes in 5 sizes, from infant to adult, and the fingerless gloves come in three adult sizes. They are the perfect little winter accessory by themselves, or together as set, and would make a great Christmas gift (if you're already thinking about things like that...) 

The yarn used is Sweet Georgia Superwash DK in the Cypress colourway (hence the name) and one 115g skein was able make a hat and gloves set in the adult medium size.

And since I completely spaced and forgot to post about these beauties earlier, here's a promo code for 25% off: CYPRESS25  (promo code will work for both patterns, valid until September 7). Happy Knitting!

Episode 04: All the WIPs

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

Have a Question? Check out the brand new "Ask Me Anything" thread in the Ravelry Group.

FOs... kinda

- Unnamed Noodle Shawl using sock blank from Caitlin Ffrench. (Ravelry) (Website) (Etsy)
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ALL THE WIPS

- Afterthought Everything Socks III (no pattern) knit with Patons Kroy Sock in Grey Brown Marl

- Georiga's gramps v. II. gramps by tincanknits using Berroco Vintage DK and Cascade Yarns Cascade 220

- Mount Pleasant by me using Sweet Fiber Yarns Cashmerino 20 in Marshland
Check out these super awesome projects on Ravelry and all the happy instagram posts!

- New design-in-progress using Cascade yarns Eco + in Charcoal Grey. Book referenced: Knitting from the Top by Barbara G. Walker. Brass Kitten stitch markers from Firefly Notes.

Stash 

- Stainless Steel Sock Blockers from Bryspun

- Joma Yarn sock-a-rino in Magnitude

Other

Here is a playlist of the gathered skirt (and pockets) tutorials I'm watching to make my skirt: Playlist

Thanks for watching and see you in a few weeks
  [12]: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mountpleasanttee/?hl=en
  [13]: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/528295759/cat-stitch-markers-small-silver-or-brass?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=brass%20kitten%20firefly&ref=sr_gallery_1
  [14]: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/fireflynotes?ref=l2-shopheader-name
  [15]: https://www.yarn.com/products/bryspun-stainless-steel-sock-blockers
  [16]: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1kFK69f-j7bJxg4yACtmHA/playlists?view_as=subscriber

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 tincanknitsHereโ€™s the original and hereโ€™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 24โ€ and 32โ€ 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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