Flags Tradewind Knitwear Designs by Lucy Neatby


The Knitting Pages.
This wonderful site is a source of all kinds of useful knitting info, including pattern errata.

A great Canadian online knitting magazine featuring free patterns, articles and tech help.

Atlantic Seaside Alpacas.
An alpaca farm situated in a beautiful Nova Scotia village, and provider of alpaca products various.

Joyce James Tours
Joyce James, an enthusiastic knitter herself, organizes tours for knitters and friends.

Canadian Knitwear Designers' Association
This is a recently formed orgainization, which includes Canadian Knitwear Designers, Teachers, Pattern and Yarn Retailers, Authors, Book Distributors, Hand and Machine Knitters, and Knitting Guilds. In their own words, "Emphasis will be given to marketing CKDA, not only as an extensive source of knitwear related companies and guilds, but also as a comphrehensive educational base to advance the medium, and elevate the image of knitting as an art form."

Elann Fibre Company
A mail-order store which sells 100% natural fibres, plus other knitting tools, materials, and patterns. The site has an extensive listing of the fibres which they sell, listed by their weight/gauge, and by the yarn content. Each yarn is described in detail, and they also sell sample 10yd length skeins of their yarns for making test swatches - what a great idea!

Hey Diddle Diddle
Neat children's wear, mainly cotton.

Check out Matilda and her undies, as well as other great knits.

Kimmet Croft
The source of the exquisitely soft Fairy Hare angora blend yarns.

Knitter's Bookshelf
A source for new knitting books and videos.

The Knitting Guild of America
This is the national knitting guild of the US, and offers information about upcoming conferences (which always have excellent well-known teachers), their correspondance courses, and Master Knitters courses.
They also provide some free patterns, listings of associated guilds throughout the US, and information on their publication Cast-On. Knitting NOW
This 16 page publication is issued 3 times yearly, for the "serious knitter".
Each issue includes patterns, articles about knitters and knitting, a calendar of knitting events and much more.

The Museum for Textiles
Selected text and images from the Museum's collection and exhibits illustrate the Museum's mandate:
to provide the opportunity to experience the traditions, skills, and creative genius that make the textile arts such an important visual expression of contemporary and historical concerns.

Needle Arts Book Shop Specializing in Knitting Books.
Lots of great titles, including a selection of books on Lace, Traditional and Ethnic knitting, as well as Reference and Design books.
Catherine Vardy's colourful Ch'ullu hats are found in the Attic Gallery, as well as Historical Knitted works from The Museum for Textiles collection.

Needle Beetle
Unusual and striking designs with an emphasis on nature and animals - plenty of finely charted dogs!

Shelridge Farms
There's lots to see at Shelridge Farm - take a tour of the Farm to learn about wool processing, and see the wonderful knitting kits they retail.
Their farm is located in Southern Ontario, and they offer a colourful selection of hand-dyed knitting yarns - 100% wool Soft Touch, 85%/15% Wool/Cotton,and their new fingering weight luxury merino - Shelridge Ultra.

Socknitters Home Page
This is a great resource for sock knitters - there are sock patterns, tips and techniques, information on joining the mailing list for Socknitters, classifieds, book reviews.

UK Knitting and Crochet guild
An organisation formed to promote and encourage the crafts of hand knitting, machine knitting and crochet.
Information on upcoming meetings and workshops; historical kits by members; and education and library services are also detailed.

Wool Works - the on-line knitting compendium
A comprehensive site on knitting resources, with detailed listings on knitting stores, magazines, and guilds etc., plus patterns for socks, dolls, sweaters, hats etc.
This award winning site is THE site to use for links to knitting resources!

Earth Faire - they carry beads, yarn, books, patterns (including Lucy's) and other fun things.

Woolly Thoughts
Designers of mathematical knitwear, or conversely, mathematical designers of knitwear.
Many of their designs are based on simple geometric shapes, and then combining them to create elaborate patterns. Olavia's Handknitting Patterns
Check out the attractive easy-knit designs by this young Canadian designer.

sivia harding knit design: innovative knitted jewelry and beaded knitting patterns.

Jane Thornley: Nova Scotian Jane Thornley's passion for colour and texture add magic to her knitted and beaded creations, and her journal is well worth reading!

The Bee's Knees Handknitting Patterns
Colourful easy-knit baby and children's designs by Canadian designer Holli Yeoh.

Fibre Fantastics.
See what an expert can do with Tunisian Crochet: a gallery of wonderful pieces.

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