Posts Tagged ‘Ann’

Caribou Knits

Thursday, October 27th, 2011


One of my favorite things about working for Urban Yarns has to be getting to know the lovely and talented people who work there. Ann is certainly no exception and I’m so happy to share her new knitwear design company Caribou Knits.


Ann has been diligently working for some months now creating her company and working on her first designs. I cannot wait to cast on for a Brae Cowl of my very own. Elegant houndstooth combined with the practicality of a cowl, and a fantastic colour combo too!


There are also 2 comfy looking vests from Caribou Knits, Samara and Kettle Valley. Both stylish and effortless looking, they remind me (unsurprisingly) of Ann. She always looks like she just threw something on and it looks fabulous. Samara is knit in Rowan Big Wool and Kettle Valley is done in Berocco Blackstone Tweed. I’m particularly pleased to see that all of Ann’s patterns come in a wide range of sizes, come one come all!


Duck Soup

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011


I’m not sure if it’s her amazing knitting or her amazing photography that draws me to everything Ann knits! I check out her blog and bam, I wanna put something new (and usually identical) on the needles. The latest knit from Ann is Duck Soup, an absolutely adorable baby sweater.


I’m not sure if I love the frog closure detail on this sweater the best or the little dangly on the hood. I think a spark of colour turns a knit from something cute to something extraordinary. The colours you choose make that knit personal to you and the person you make it for.


The hoodie is an excellent baby item too. I love dressing Hunter in a hoodie, it makes her look kind of elfish and it’s a good backup in case you forget to bring a hat. The warm weather can’t last long so it’s the perfect time of year to knit up a sweater that can be worn all fall and winter. Ann knit this little wonder out of Spud and Chloe sweater, a washable yarn that’s a combination of wool and cotton. The colour is my favorite too, Moonlight.

New Talent

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


You may have noticed a charming new face around the shop lately, it’s Ann! I’ve known Ann for some time now, she’s been in the shop and a knit night regular I look forward to seeing every week. Recently we convinced Ann she should come on board and join the UY team! Ann is very talented knitter always eager to learn a new technique or take on a challenging project. She has great taste in colours and projects (if you ask me) so be sure to find out what she’s working on if you see her.


Ann has knit many things but I think my faves are her wedding shrug and her Reindeer sweater. The wedding shrug is simple in construction but with a lot of detailed lace. I recall many knit nights of working on this shrug and I LOVE the photographs of the finished product. Ann knit this beauty up in Handmaiden Silk Lace, a 100% silk yarn with a generous 984 yards per skein. The pattern is the Sugarplum Shrug.


The Reindeer sweater is how Ann and I met, she took a lesson with me on how to do intarsia for the reindeer. She is a more diligent knitter than I though, so her sweater is actually done. She knit it up in Cascade Eco, the same yarn Kynna is using. (Kynna and I are still working on our reindeers…..). Ann’s colour choices are great and the well blocked finished product is fantastic!


I highly recommend that you check out Ann’s blog, the photography is fantastic and she always has a new project on the go or an interesting knitterly observation. Glad to have you with us Ann!