Lake Country Throw

Tonight I took a little leap of faith and published my Lake Country Throw pattern on Ravelry.

This is a very simple pattern I dreamed up because I found Kertzer’s beautiful James C. Brett Marble Chunky in one of my favourite shades of purple. It just so happened I was also in need of a throw for my living room, and a pattern I could also easily use to knit a quick blanket for my family’s vacation home in BC’s Lake Country. Once I got the pattern worked out, this throw took me just a few short hours to knit up!

Anyhow, the pattern is up and available for download on Ravelry, right over here.Β It’s free, so help yourself! And if you decide you want to knit one for yourself (or a friend…or three…it’s simple and fast enough!), please put some pictures up on Ravelry and let me know how it went!


Swift Knits – Test Knitters Wanted

I’m gearing up to release my first pattern on, but before I do I would like some people to test-knit it for me.

This throw is what you’d be making:


This one was knit in the Plum Mix colorway of James C. Brett Marble Chunky, which is 100% Acrylic (and 100% washable!). It uses a little less than 3 skeins and knits up very quickly and easily (great beginner pattern). I am also looking for a wool or wool blend that would work well in this pattern (stay tuned).

As a test-knitter you’ll get the pattern for free, and if you’re a user I will also give you a discount of 50% on future patterns. If you’re not on Ravelry already, go check it out! It’s free to sign up and you can find plenty of help and resources for knitting and crocheting, including scores of free patterns and many beautiful ones for a bargain.

If you’re interested in becoming a test-knitter, e-mail me at and I’ll get back to you with some more details.