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Great White North Preview

November 10, 2012

Early Christmas presents from Alexa and Emily…  check out the new ebook collection we are launching next week! 

Fancy some cocoa + cutsey pie knits?  Join us for the launch party at Baaad Anna’s in Vancouver (2667 E. Hastings st,) on Friday November 16th at 7-9 pm to try on the samples and buy print copies of the patterns.  Alexa will be there to sign your copies of Pacific Knits and 9 Months of Knitting too!

Great White North : adorable gift knits by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel

Alexa and Emily are dreaming of a white christmas this year as they bring you ‘Great White North’, a collection of holiday and gift knits.  Things for home, hearth, and plenty of hand-knitted goodies to fill your stockings.  For the lovers, there is a pretty Christmas sweater, sumptuous shawl, and accessories for your tall dark and handsome man.  For parents and grandparents experiencing winter anew through the eyes of little ones, there are tiny red mittens to wear as they learn to make their first snowball, and adorable ornaments for the Christmas tree.

Make a mug of cocoa with too many marshmallows, snuggle up next to the fire, and relax into this collection of classic wintery knits.  With projects sized from baby to grandpa, Great White North has perfect holiday knits for you, your little darling, and the entire family.

What’s special about our collections?

  • Irresistible, unique, fun-to-knit designs
  • Patterns written for all sizes – so you can knit them for your lover or for your grandbabiest
  • Brilliant in-depth tutorials supporting our patterns
  • All patterns included in the ebook are also available for individual download

Great White North Preview:

A family of hats; baby Hunter and Emily are wearing the bonbon slouch, designed in ‘manly’ and ‘lady’ versions, sized from baby to adult large!  Jordan is wearing the tall dark and handsome hat and scarf – a simple textured set of accessories, perfect for gifting.

Snowflake Sweater

Cute and sexy, snowflake is the perfect holiday party sweater; for cute little girls and grown up ladies alike.  The delicate lace yoke is knit in rows, and the rest of the sweater is very simple stockinette stitch in the round, for nearly-seamless knitting!  Ladies sizes include optional waist shaping instructions.

Drift is a sumptuous cabled shawl or centre-out baby blanket, perfect for cuddling (or swaddling) on the cool winter evenings!  Baby Jones looks mighty comfy laying au natural on this soft, cabled creation!

Marshmallow is a squishy, deliciously simple pair of garter stitch gloves, designed for knitting satisfaction and perfect for gifting!  With a turned over cuff and an interesting button, marshmallow is a sweet and uncomplicated delight!

Tall dark and handsome is a set of accessories for your difficult-to-knit-for loved ones.  A subtle stitch pattern lends some structure and interest to the hat, scarf, and cowl, without being fussy.  Jordan wears the hat loose and slouchy, but you can turn the brim to wear it as a sleek beanie.

Tall Dark and Handsome Cowl

We have had a fabulous time putting together this collection, and we hope you enjoy the knits just as much!  For a reminder when the patterns are available, and for great subscriber-only specials, sign up to keep in touch by getting our email updates.

With love and happiness  ♥  Alexa and Emily

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2012 9:26 pm

    These patterns are amazing, congrats on the new book. I can’t wait to try them out, it’s already on my wish list!

    • November 20, 2012 2:41 am

      We’re having a contest on our Facebook page – tell us which tin can knits pattern is your favourite, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a copy of Great White North on December 1st!

  2. November 10, 2012 2:29 pm

    Wow, beautiful photos! LOVE that lacey sweater!

  3. November 10, 2012 8:09 am

    Wow, great news. Looking good. How Can i purchase the pattern as an e- book? Love the sweater, and I will knit it know….

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