Friday, 17 January 2020

Etsy Shopping Closing

In 2017 I opened an Etsy shop to sell finished mittens and socks. Since then I've made only a couple of sales through that shop and so I have decided to close down the Etsy shop and find homes for my finished products in other ways. 

While the Etsy shop was a fun experiment, I find it is more satisfying to give my finished mittens to friends, family or charitable organizations. Yesterday, we stopped by Sistering, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. We specifically stopped by to drop of a bag of mittens and scarves. They were most appreciative of the knitting and it was an honour to gift them some items that would be of use to their clients. 

Monday, 21 October 2019

New Items Now Available on Etsy

Recently, I've added the following items to my JanetWelshKnits shop on Etsy.

Free standard shipping is available for any orders in Canada and the United States. 

Monday, 30 September 2019

Pattern Sale - Save 30%

As a special thank you to my followers, I’m offering all of my patterns at 30% off from now until Thanksgiving Monday which is celebrated in Canada on Monday, October 14th. To get the discount please visit my designer page on Ravelry at Janet Welsh Knits’ Ravelry Store and enter Thanks30 in the “use a coupon code” field.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Regal Road Mittens Pattern Now Available

My newest pattern is now available on Ravelry. My first design to be released in 2019.

The name for these mittens was inspired by the continuous paths in the main motif, brought to life with a regal purple colour set against a white background. The design will look good in any combination of two contrasting colours.
Instructions are written for a woman’s small hand with medium and large in brackets. The pattern uses 72 76, 80 stitches around the wrist and the top of the hand. Alternative charts are included for those who want a shorter mitten. Mittens pictured were knit with the instructions for size medium.
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter with some experience working with charts and knitting in the round. Designer tips are provided for those who are new to stranded colourwork. 

Go to my Patterns For Sale page to purchase this pattern.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Getting Back to Mittens

After taking a few months to focus on knitting other projects, I'm finally getting back to knitting mittens. Here's a peak at the cuff design for my next pattern which will be released at the end of September. 

Monday, 29 April 2019

Using Up Scraps

This month, I decided to dedicate my time to using up scraps of yarn from past projects to create as many mittens as possible to donate to a woman's shelter next winter. I managed to create five different pairs, each of which is lovely in their own unique way. 


Monday, 1 April 2019

Vacation Knitting

Sometimes, you just need a simple project that allows you to enjoy knitting without being distracted from watching the world around you. For me, that means knitting socks. 

Recently I had the good fortune to take a wonderful 3-week vacation to the Caribbean. It was an amazing opportunity to visit 10 spectacular islands and take in some sun and amazing sites. You can see some pictures from my trip on Instagram.

While on vacation I started these socks which I finished last week. I used a simple 2x2 rib pattern and KnitPicks Stroll Fingering yarn in a colour appropriately named, Malbec Tonal.