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Re-introducing Great White North

October 8, 2015

Great White North by Tin Can KnitsWhat feels like a lifetime ago Emily and I had a great idea: a book of wintry gift knits! We chose a lovely palette of greys and red and away we went.  We created something for the tall dark & handsome people in our lives, a pretty holiday sweater for all those parties, some little ornaments to gussy up the tree, and accessories for the wonderful people on our lists.

Sounds great right? It was, but well, … it turns out we weren’t quite done! Great White North is now available in print as well as digital, and includes 3 new patterns, Jones, Winterberry, and Freeze.

How to order Great White North:

Order the Great White North ebook for $16 ::: you’ll get all 12 wintery patterns for only $16

Order the Great White North print + ebook for $18 + shipping ::: you’ll get the ebook right away and print books will ship in mid October.

Just interested in one of the new guys? ::: Jones, Winterberry, and Freeze are all available individually as well.

Already have the Great White North ebook? Not to worry! The updated ebook will be delivered either via email or in your Ravelry library. You will receive the 3 new patterns completely free!

3 New Wintry Knits


Jones is the new cabled cardigan pattern in Great White North. I have always found cables to have a timeless quality. They look classic and sophisticated without actually being too difficult. When it came to all over cables and texture, we went for it! Jones is destined to become an heirloom for the ages.


You may have seen Winterberry around already. This warm and squishy blanket was originally published in the Winter 2013 edition of Pom Pom Quarterly. It can used as a lap blanket while curling up by the fire, a shawl when folded over, or as a blankie for snuggling a little one.


Lastly we have Freeze. Who doesn’t love a lacy ornament hanging from the tree or adorning a wintery window? Freeze is a quick knit, worked from the centre out, and stiffened with a little bath in glue or cornstarch (instructions for this are also in the pattern). It goes along nicely with the Little Sock ornaments and Fancy Balls (free!)


Old Favorites

Great White North contains a lot of old favourites too! Tall Dark and Handsome is my go-to pattern for those who like a simple stylish hat, or a textured scarf or cowl. The hat can be worn folded over at the brim as a beanie or longer with a nice slouch.



Snowflake has long been a fan favourite (Emily even has one cast on for her #tck12sweaters2015 ) with a geometric lace yoke and a cute button detail at the cuffs. It looks lovely on big and small alike!


You can knit up some sweet Marshmallow and Bon Bon mittens, sized for even the littlest of hands.  Start on some warm cabled accessories like the Drift Shawl and the Bon Bon Toque!  It’s only fall, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about wintery gifts is it?


More from Great White North

Bon Bon Mittens by Tin Can KnitsDrift by Tin Can KnitsLittle Socks by Tin Can Knits

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Rose permalink
    October 13, 2015 4:24 pm

    I have just made a freeze snow flake – the glue is drying now. I love them! I can see myself making lots as it didn’t take long. By the way – what do you usually lay them onto to dry and be pinned? I am using an old cushion inner, but not sure how easily it will come off when dry. Also – thanks for the cast on tutorial. It took me a couple of attempts but then was straightforward.

    • October 13, 2015 11:13 pm

      I use foam puzzle pieces from the hardware store, but I think cardboard would work fine as well

  2. October 8, 2015 1:01 pm

    Wonderful news, so excited to know I will be receiving three patterns to complete my existing book. Thank you for this lovely gift. I love the Jones cardigan, it will be perfect for the boys in my life.

  3. October 8, 2015 11:17 am

    I absolutely love those snowflakes, I want them all over my tree! Wonderful job!

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