Patons Canadiana New Generation

Saddle Shoulders and Steam Blocking

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I did it. I finally reached the top of my knitted-at-the-same-time sleeves.

Saddle shoulders are funny old things. Because of the construction, you end up knitting these skinny little strips of fabric that hang off the tops of

Joining Up

This isn't a recruitment call, but when you join up a sweater, you really do need all your ducks (and wits) in a row. You've got the body on one set of needles, and, if you are like me, one sleeve on needles and the other on waste yarn. Then you have to keep all your stitches in line,

That Four Letter Word: Steek

It may have five letters, but say "steek" to most knitters - myself included - and they will shiver in fear. But I knew I would get more wear out of this sweater if it were a cardigan rather than a pullover. So from the beginning, I planned on steeking this project.

I added an extra set of stitches right

The Wrong Kind of Frogging

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I knew I was pushing my luck, calling that other post The Right Kind of Frogging. I just knew it.

So, here I go again, making mistakes so you don't have to.

I

First Real Peek

Project – Mom’s Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – Dark Water Blue

After spending a bunch of time just knitting away at the body, eventually you get to the fair isle portion where you can see what the sweater is really going to look like.

Besides,

Making Sure It Fits

Project – Mom's Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - Dark Water Blue
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I got back to knitting my Mom's Sweater, I knew I had to do one thing before I got too invested in knitting the body--put it on waste yarn and

Knitting 911

I will encourage all of you to have a 911 project. This is the project that you have ready for the needles in case of emergency, which I had this week.

Let me tell you what happened. I went to my mother's for lunch. We sat around for a while chatting (we love to chat) and knitting--me with my Michelle

All Wrapped Up

Project – Two Strand Jacket
Patons pattern book #500840 Men
Yarn –  Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger – K1Paula2

Hooray! I finished the Two-Strand Jacket on my brother's birthday, the very day he told me a cool 2XL jacket he got as a birthday gift didn't fit well - it

FO - Kaleidoscope Blanket

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

The first time I saw this blanket I knew I wanted to make one.  Did I have the crochet skills to pull it off?  Would I get bored with such

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 5

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

Week 5 is a happy week indeed.  Why?

They are done!  These are the cheeriest stack of squares I can imagine. 

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 4

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

The last posted ended with Color 1 and looked something like this

Its true that the color I left you with was blue, now

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 3

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

Instead of showing you piles of squares week after week, some round by round photos might be more helpful.

Round One is as simple as can be.  Double Crochet all the way around.

Round

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 2

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

The Kaleidoscope Blanket pattern uses 7 colors in 6 different color combinations to make 42 squares, and then borders it all with white to make a blanket.  My plan was to make one color

oh the color!

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

I have begun the Kaleidoscope Blanket and the bright colors are such a nice treat during the last few grey winter days.  Just having the project basket sitting on a side table, waiting to be played with, is

Traveling Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I like to take my knitting on the road. Ever since I taught my husband to drive (now, there's a story) he has pretty much insisted on driving everywhere. So I started taking my knitting with

Finally Done: A T-Rex

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

RRRRR! It's a dinosaur! After a lot of knitting, a whole raft of sewing, it is finally, officially a T-Rex. And I am so happy with the final dino. I had to wrench it out of my kids's hands. They thought it

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