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NEW Schoppel Zauberball COTTON

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Schoppel Zauberball Cotton

FINALLY, someone has stepped up to the plate and made a 100% wool-free cotton sock yarn that feels lovely and looks beautiful! Over the years we’ve tried some of the other options on the market, but they were Meh. I prefer things that are a pleasure, and I’m really happy that we’ve found one. YAY!

Schoppel Zauberball Cotton is self-striping and knits up in a long, ombre colourway. It’s currently available in 6 colours. And it can be used for any kind of project, including but not exclusive to socks, shawls, wraps, tops, hats, gloves, baby clothes – whatever you want to make with a fingering weight yarn. Plus it’s made from 100% Organic cotton. People have already started making projects with it, you can see how it knits up HERE.




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How pretty is this light, summer cover-up!? Not only is the pattern a freebie, but you can make it with any DK weight yarn – the very ultra soft, silky, and affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would be perfect! The pattern uses a series of needle sizes to create shape, so you’ll be very pleased if you already own a set of interchangeable needles, and if not it might be a great excuse to indulge!


  • Cascade Ultra Pima: 3 to 4 skeins
  • 16″ (or 24″ can work) circular needles, sizes 4.5mm/US7 & 5mm/US8
  • 24″ circular needles, sizes 5.5mm/US9 & 6mm/US10
  • 32″ circular needles, sizes 6.5mm/US10.5 & 8mm/US11
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry/darning needles
  • row counter
  • FREE Pattern

FREEBIE Moorland Inspiration

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Today I’m feeling inspired by Attic24’s Moorland Blanket … pictured above is Cascade Ultra Pima (on SALE until the end of July) in the following colours:

  • Upper Row, left to right: 3716, 3809, 3766, 3762, 37613746, 3734, 3774
  • Lower Row, left to right: 3733, 3732, 3725, 3726, 3772, 3777, 3708, 3709

I should warn you, the colours aren’t exact pairings with the original pattern, I’m not canonical about these things (and I like the blues more than the greens, they’re better at binding together the palette). That said, you could use this palette to make any of Attic24’s Blanket patterns, they’d all look great, I think the Hydrangea Stripe would look amazing. 16 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima is enough to make a large throw blanket (I’d normally use about 10 to make a lap blanket).


Knitted Knockers!


Knit-O-Matic is now an official drop-off location for Knitted Knockers of Canada!

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These special handmade prostheses are knit with love by wonderful volunteers and are available to women who find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable. They are made of Cascade Ultra Pima cotton yarn to be non-irritating. They are mailed to those who need them free of charge.

How Can You Help? Buy a skein of Cascade Ultra Pima, get the pattern from the Knitted Knockers of Canada website, and knit 2 or 3 knockers. Once made, bring them back to us. Or, if you don’t want to knit, buy a skein of yarn and donate that – volunteers will do the knitting for you! Easy Peasy!



FREEBIE Chevron (Baby) Blanket

Chevron (Baby) Blanket

The Chevron Baby Blanket is a great basic pattern with an elegant, modern aesthetic. It makes a great baby gift, or you can make it adult sized and snuggle under it during Netflix binges.  It works up wonderfully in affordable, machine washable Cascade Avalon (ON SALE!) with 5mm/US8 needles – see some colour ideas below.



You can make this blanket larger by adding stitches in multiples of 24:

  • 27.5″ wide = cast on 121 sts
  • 33″ wide = cast on 145 sts
  • 38.5″wide = cast on 169 sts
  • 43.25″ wide = cast on 193 sts
  • 49.5″ wide = cast on 217 sts
  • 54.75″ wide = cast on 241 sts

Use stitch markers between pattern repeats to keep track of your knitting.



27.5″ x 36″ (but easily modified)




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FREEBIE Lattice Top

Cap Sleeve Lattice Top

The Cap Sleeve Lattice Top is a great opportunity to play around with summer yarns. It’s light & breezy, with just enough detail to keep things interesting. You can make it in two colours or one, it’s up to you! Check out other people’s finished projects on Ravelry to get more ideas.


  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Finished Chest Circumference: 34 (36, 38) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Cast On Edge: 18.5 (20.5, 22.5) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cast On Edge: 12 (13, 14) inches

Yarn Options

ON SALE!  Cascade Ultra Pima Main Colour: 3(3, 4) skeins, Contrast Colour 2(2, 3) skeins

ON SALE!  Louet Euroflax Sport Main Colour: 2(2, 3) skeins, Contrast Colour 1(1, 2) skeins

ON SALE!  Quince & Co Sparrow Main Colour: 4(4, 5) skeins, Contrast Colour 2(2, 4) skeins

Other Materials

  • 4mm/US6- 16″ or 24″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5- 16″ or 24″ circular needles


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Liesl is my current ‘go-to’ sweater in the summer heat. (I know, it’s really hot outside, sweaters aren’t at the top of your sartorial to-do list. But we all have places to be where a little modesty is required, and even more of us have parts we’re self conscious about and want to cover up.) This incarnation of Liesl is super light weight and totally open an lacy, very summery. The pattern is super easy, extremely well written, and the lace is beginner friendly.

We made a few modifications, you can check out Our Project Notes. Since we changed the yarn size we wen’t down a needle size and up one garment size, and it came out perfect! It’s also a very economical knit, we only used two skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima. You could also take advantage of our SUMMER SALE and up-sell yourself to a linen like Louet Euroflax Sport or Quince & Co Sparrow. Heck, it’s so affordable and such a fast knit, if you like it you could make a whole stack of Liesls, one for every day of the week!


  • Choose one size larger than normal
  • Bust 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54]”  or 76[86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137]cm

Yarn Options

Cascade Ultra Pima  2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins  ON SALE!

Louet Euroflax Sport 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins ON SALE!

Quince & Co Sparrow 2(3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins ON SALE!

Other Materials


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FREEBIE! Augusta Shawl


Augusta is simple little something, light and easy for spring and summer. Use a light cotton like Cascade Ultra Pima Fine, which is easy to wear all year round, crochet’s like a dream, and won’t break the bank. I think this pattern would also look amazing made with Freia Ombre Lace with it’s gradual colour shift, or a lace like Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino or Malabrigo Silkpaca Lace.

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PROJECT IDEA Queen Anne’s Shawl

Queen Anne’s Shawl

Queen Anne’s Shawl is a super fast & easy crochet – and a convenient go-to wardrobe piece. It only takes 3 skeins of silky (& affordable) Cascade Ultra Pima Fine or two skeins of linen Quince & Co Sparrow (which it was designed with). The pictures in turquoise are made with Cascade Ultra Pima Fine, the off-white (below) is Quince & Co Sparrow. Not sure which yarn you want to use? Make two shawls – it makes a quick, easy & affordable gift!

Yarn Options

Cascade Ultra Pima Fine:  3 skeins  ON SALE!

Quince & Co Sparrow:  2 skeins ON SALE!

Other Materials

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FREEBIE Retro Dots Baby Blanket

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Until the labour disruption at Canada Post is sorted out we will be shipping by Fedex (whenever and wherever possible).


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  • Each square is approximately 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm): 54 square
  • Approx: 26″ x  38″


  • Cascade Avalon: 3 skeins in each of 6 colours, and one extra for the border ON SALE!
  • 6mm crochet hook (or 5mm to 5.5mm – whatever size you are comfortable with)

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