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Aknitica Has Moved!

Please come check out the up-to-date website at http://www.aknitica.com All my new posts and patterns are done over there, so if you’re subscribing here on the .wordpress blog, you’re missing out!  Honestly, I forgot that this old website was still visible to the public… I stopped paying for the URL to be forwarded, and now […]

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Impunity

When I was a kid, I remember reading a short story called “Impunity Jane.” I don’t know why I always returned to that story; maybe it was because I was a typical girl who loved dolls, and Impunity Jane just happened to be a doll. But really, I think it was the word impunity that […]

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Stars in His Squishy Owl Eyes (And tips on stuffing your Owl)

I rather love my little Squish Owls. They’re small and fun to make, and, of course, extremely squishable. I recently knit up this little guy using some cotton yarn from Knit Picks (a combo of “Comfy” and “Shine Worsted,” I think, since I have both in a bunch of colours), and I think he’s very […]

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Squish Owls

Barn owls? Screech owls? No… Squish Owls! On a whim one day, I decided to knit my daughter an owl. Because you see, every day when she wakes up from her nap, she points at the colourful decals of owls on her bedroom wall and yells, “Oww! Oww!” repeatedly. I say, if something is good […]

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Hand-Painted Preemie Hat

I love buying hand-painted yarn, but then I’m inevitably disappointed when I knit it up. The gorgeous, vibrant colours suddenly pool or stripe in weird ways that make the ugliest little hats. But when I use a textural stitch, like seed stitch, suddenly the yarn regains its charm and the hat becomes delightful! You can […]

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UnBaby Blanket

When I saw the blanket my sister was making, I knew I had to have one. The diagonal stripes, the vibrant colours, the texture — they all conspired to hijack my knitting plans, and I happily let them. Her simple design has been a hit, and not just with me. I am excited to present […]

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Knotty Baby Hat

This little cutie is available as a Ravelry download for $3 CAD.  It is knit up using a provisional cast on, a hem turn, and stocking stitch.  There is nice, simple  shaping to form the knot appendages, and a little grafting right at the end for finishing. Yarn:  fingering weight sock yarn, about 120 yards […]

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