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Who’s Knitting us Now?

February 7, 2013


Since I started knitting 13 years ago I have enjoyed good knitting blogs. There is a wonderful online knitting community and both blogging and keeping up with other blogs makes me feel like I’m not alone with this knitting thing. I love reading about other people’s projects and designs, and I find inspiration in a beautiful photo or a funny story.  One of my very favorite blogs is the Yarn Harlot.

I have been reading the Yarn Harlot blog for years and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee always has me laughing out loud. Her hilarious knitting antics (and excellent knitting projects) have always put a smile on my face, even on the greyest of days.  So you can imagine my delight when she cast on for an Antler Cardigan a few weeks ago!

I had a moment of very serious nerdy-ness in which I ran through the house to tell my hubby (who didn’t REALLY care but tried to be enthusiastic for me), texted or called most of my knitting friends, then emailed Emily to tell her.  Could this really be happening?  Was my knitting hero really knitting one of MY designs?!  Yep. I pinched myself.  It really happened.  You can read all about it on her blog (check out January).  She is knitting Antler for her nephew Lou in a lovely natural hand spun yarn.

This brings me to another thought… who else is knitting Tin Can Knits?  Well first up we have the Knitmore Girls, a mother-daughter team who have a weekly Podcast. They recently reviewed Pacific Knits and we were thrilled to hear their kind words.

The Knitmore Girls

The Knitmore Girls : Jasmin and Gigi

“Anything I see in here I could knit for everybody in our family!”

“It is a real collection – the same themes are echoed throughout…….everyone wearing the sweaters looks happy wearing them….I like everything in this book! It makes me want to knit RIGHT NOW”

I love that they said it made them want to knit – that is what we hope for when we publish a book.  I have sometimes found publishing to be a tough process for a sensitive girl such as myself.  I put a little piece of myself out into the world and hope that people like it and better yet: want to knit it!  Check out the enthusiastic and down-to-earth Knitmore Girls Podcast – they review Pacific Knits in Episode 211.  And Gigi is has a Hipster Hat on the needles too!

Tanis' 4th Gramps!

Tanis’ 4th Gramps!

Last but not least, one of our favorite dyers ALWAYS seems to have a Gramps cardigan on the go. Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts has taken to knitting Gramps again and again in her beautiful hand dyed yarns and always chooses fantastic color combinations.  She really rarely knits anything I don’t immediately want to cast on for!  You can check out her most recent post about Gramps here, and shop her exquisite range of hand-dyed yarns (made in Montreal, Canada) on her website here.

Tanis 1st Gramps

Tanis 1st Gramps

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Who’s knitting us now?

  Gramps  Hipster Hat

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Mieke permalink
    September 26, 2021 5:51 am

    Ik vind het Gramps vestje erg leuk..hoe kom ik aan het patroon? Voor ern jongetje van 4 jaar

  2. Caroline Shrubsall permalink
    November 14, 2017 5:53 am

    Last year I bought the pattern from you or from
    Yarninspirations and today November 14 2017 delete it by mistake. Is it possible please to get the pattern again…..

  3. July 7, 2017 4:12 am

    Dicas de tricô

  4. Bahiyah Fredericks permalink
    April 1, 2017 12:12 pm

    Hello Alexaludeman
    I love your post ,sounds like a cosy chat.If I join Tin Can Knits is there a subscription fee to pay ,monthly ?yearly?And where are you based? I love the Gramps Sweater, its very cute.

    • April 2, 2017 8:34 am

      Hi – there’s no fee, our email updates are a newsletter we send out every 2-3 weeks. I’m here in Vancouver and Emily is in Edinburgh.

    • Rosa permalink
      April 21, 2017 12:19 pm

      Me podrías decir si para acceder a los patrones hay que suscribirse y cuánto hay que abonar, muchas gracias.

  5. Annie vande velde permalink
    December 4, 2016 3:54 am

    Si vos savez me communicer en Français je suis partente .Votre gilet est sublime et commr je suis me’me’ de 7 petite enfants Le 8 ieme pour Le 24/12….j. ‘ai de quoi m’occuper.
    Merci et bonne continuation

  6. María del valle permalink
    August 18, 2016 3:06 pm

    Soy de Argentina y me gusta mucho tejer.lastima que no entiendo el idioma en que esta explicado cada prenda tejida.Ojalá pudiera alguien explicarlo en castellano ,gracias

  7. danielle permalink
    December 1, 2015 9:06 am

    if I don’t knit, where can I buy this sweater?

  8. October 11, 2014 5:12 pm


  9. February 11, 2013 9:49 am

    I just finished an Antler cardigan for a baby boy and I plan on knitting another for my daughter for next fall. Great design!

  10. knitworkedyarns permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:09 pm

    Those little cardigans are so sweet! I’m going to go look them up now!

  11. Janis Weaver permalink
    February 7, 2013 1:36 pm


    The Antler hat is great. I made it for my son and hubby liked it so much that he is getting one for Valentine’s Day. What a sweet thing to wear on his head!

  12. islandspindler permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:13 am

    So far I have knit the antler hat, the hipster hat, and the mukluks! Not a famous knitter though :)

  13. Carla permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:07 am

    I love Antler! I just finished one for my granddaughter. Love Yarn Harlot, too.

  14. February 7, 2013 8:31 am

    I saw that on the harlot’s blog and was so excited for you!! I just finished my torrents. Just need to get pictures up on ravelry!

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