Archive for the ‘Stuff we’ve knit’ Category

The Best Wrap

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Carroll designed the most perfect wrap in 2015. We loved it. Knit out of Rowan’s Cotton Lustre yarn, it was cool and soft on your skin. Perfect for a night out in the summer, or to cozy up with on the couch.



Then the unthinkable…Rowan discontinued the yarn. GAH!


So, Carroll whipped up another one just a few months ago out of Sublime Evie. Still cotton and super soft!

Click here to see the kits we currently have available.
Click here to see the pattern on Ravelry.



Cutest Thing Ever

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017


Yes, we agree…this is the cutest thing ever!
Pattern is available as  a free Ravelry download.
Baby Bunny Hat by Lill Foley


The yarn we used, James Brett Fluffy, is not the yarn the pattern called for, so I made a few changes.


I knit the entire hat on a US9 needle.  I cast on 48 and it will be perfect for my newborn cousin.
I did not do the knit 2, purl 2 ribbing. Just knit every stitch.
The ears I knit in garter, not stockinette.
The purple part of the ears I cast on 8, not 10.


So cute!


Nadia’s New Pattern

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Our great friend Nadia has created this super cute headband called Smitten with Colorwork Headband. Colorwork yeah!












Don’t you just want to knit one?  Only a $2 pattern on Ravelry.  You really should cast on for one:)

Here’s the link.


Just off the needles

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

A few things just off the needles!





This is my Agnes Sweater.  I knit it with short sleeves..cause it seemed like a good idea in June when I started.  Turns out it was a great choice. Fits like a shell under my flannel:)


Grey Street

Grey Street



Grey Street by Elizabeth Smith is another project in Puffin I just cast off.  And then I cast on again:)  Knit in 3 colors of puffin, on a US13 needle.  Easy and fast and perfect for a snowy day like today.


It’s not a competition

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

I know it’s not a competition, but I totally won the baby shower.  Well, almost.


Here’s the background.


Our cousin Bridget had a baby a few months ago…sweet Liam was born 6 months ago.  We had a baby shower for them, the first baby in our family in quite awhile.


I spent a lot of time, and yarn, on this great chevron blanket.


baby blanket


It got a few oohs and aahs and Bridget loved it.  I was happy, she was happy.


Then she opened Carly’s gift.  The Baby Sophisticate sweater. I can’t seem to find the picture of the one she made, but it’s not important for you to see it here.  Trust me, it was cuuuute. What is important to the story is that I can still hear the oohs and aahs and “oh my gosh how cute”s.  It was the winner, no doubt.


Lucky, another baby will soon be joining our clan and so another shower was on the horizon.  Our cousin Jake and his wife Ruth would be having a boy.  Jake’s sister Katie was throwing the baby shower.


I was not going to let Carly win this one.


There was planning involved.  Many shop debates about cutest patterns and yarn colors.  Oh the decisions.  It was settled.  I was going to knit Jerry the Musical Monkey.  Man did he turn out cute!


Jerry the musical Monkey


Carly was going to stick with the proven winner, Baby Sophisticate.   Carly’s gift was the first to be opened.  Ruth, the mom to be, loved it.  It was cute. No doubt.  Here is the pic.


Baby Sophisticate


Then came the moment of truth. My gift:)


me winning


This photo is from Carly’s camera.  It is not staged:)  If we could have figured out how to download an mp3 you could have heard the “oh my gosh so cutes” for yourselves!  Just look at the look of amazement on the faces of the crowd.


Anyway…I thought for sure I was the winner!  I basked in the glow for exactly 30 seconds until Ruth opened up the last gift of the day, Katie’s.  It was a hand knit sweater white sweater with blue trim.  What WHA?  What’s this last minute entry into the shower gift contest?  This wasn’t in my plans.  Katie doesn’t really knit?!  I wasn’t expecting to have another competitor.  RATS!


Then Katie told this story and it was all over.


Katie is much younger than us and when Nanny’s health was starting to fail she feared that maybe Nanny wouldn’t be around when Katie had kids of her own.  So she asked our beloved Nanny Jean to knit her a sweater for a future child.  This gift was that very sweater.  Katie told Ruth that it was on loan to her new baby until Katie needed it back for a future baby of her own.


FOR REAL!!  How can I compete with that?  The sweetest most lovely thing and all of us were crying.  That’s the reason for no picture of it.  We were all overcome.


Katie played the Nanny card.  Wasn’t counting on that.


Here’s to hoping for more babies in the Doyle clan, doesn’t get more fun that this!


Selfie School

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

I need to go to selfie school…
Wanted to take a pic of the very cool Bead Happy Necklace and the very cool Quick Sand Cardigan on an actual person…me.
This is terrible.
How do the kids do this?

Selfie Take 1

Selfie Take 1


Sefie 1

Selfie 1


Selfie Take 3

Selfie Take 3


Selfie Take 4

Selfie Take 4


Selfie Take 5

Selfie Take 5

The necklace is awesome by the way…you should totally make it.
Click here for the class sessions.

Update on Crackerjack

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

crackerjack at all star break


I started knitting this cowl months ago.  At the start of the Minnesota Twins season actually.  It’s called the Crackerjack Scarf and it’s so much fun.


It’s knit in the round, on a 16″ circular needle.  Every 2 rounds represents 1 MN Twins game.  Red is a home win, blue is an away win and the light and dark grey are home and away losses.  The Twins are on the All Star Break now, so I am halfway through the scarf! It’s going to be the perfect length to wrap twice around the neck.  Even better if they make it into post season play:)


My favorite part of this cowl is that you can only knit so far.  There is no need to feel guilty that you haven’t finished yet!  They play a game and I knit 2 rounds with the appropriate color.


It’s gonna be a great gift for the Twins lover in my family:)


here is my earlier blog post that tells you all about the yarn I’m using.


Sun Shower Blanket

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We’ve had the perfect baby blanket knit up for a year or more now and I realized I hadn’t shared it here yet!


Sunshower Baby Blanket by Melissa LaBarre.

Sun Shower 1


It’s knit on circular needles in the round. A fun easy little lace pattern at the center starts this blanket out, then it’s smooth sailing with stockinette stitch in the round.


Sun Shower 2

If there is baby knitting in your future, you should consider this one!

Yarn: Hikoo Simplicity – Click here for yarn packaged and ready for you.


Pattern: Sunshower Blanket – Click here to download the pattern from Ravelry. Or, and we can buy it for you!


Want to make up your own kit?  We have pretty much ever color of simplicity on the shelves now.  Make up your own:) 



Tahiti Shawl

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Tahiti Shawl

Tahiti Shawl


Perfect summer knitting!  Cast on 5 stiches and increase as you go. The yarn does the real work!

Click here for the yarn
Click here for the pattern

Americana Cuff

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Our air conditioning has been out the last few days…it’s not normally a problem in Minnesota, but these last few days have been hot and steamy.


What better thing to do during a non airconditioned day than to whip up something in cotton!


We love this little Americana Cuff designed by Cirilia Rose for Skacel.  The pattern calls for a great wool called American B.R.A.N.D.  But we decided to use another great Skacel Hikoo yarn called CoBaSi this time around.


It’s fingering weight yarn knit on a US1. I am normally not a US1 gal, but for this I made an exception:)


Americana cuff 3
americana cuff
americana cuff 2
How cute!!


We have kits available in wool (Quince Finch) or cotton like the one you see pictured in Hikoo CoBaSi.


Pick up a kit for yourself here and you’ll be wearing it by July 4th!