Free! Sweetness by Tin Can Knits

If you’re a regular Ravelry user, by now you’ve probably seen on of the many lovely patterns by design duo Tin Can Knits. We’ve had their book, 9 Months of Knitting, in the shop for a while, and we recently started stocking their single patterns and newer book, Pacific Knits. Emily, one half of the Tin Can team, has been kind enough to design Sweetness, which right now is available exclusively on the Loop blog – lucky us! It uses under 150 m each of two shades of Malabrigo Twist, one of our softest, squishiest yarns. (Shown here in Terron and Zinc.)

Sweetness is a lace cowl that has a little bit of extra cosiness from the use of a chunky merino yarn, and it’s extra fun too because you get to try out some simple intarsia!

Emily of Tin Can Knits modelling Sweetness

As Emily says,

Sweet and rich hot chocolate, delicate lavender and a simple little lace pattern combine to make this snuggly cowl all sweetness and light! It is also a great way to have your first experience with intarsia – a simple and useful colourwork technique which allows you to work more than one colour one a single row.

Indeed! In fact, those Tin Can girls do spoil us – they have a brilliant intarsia tutorial on their blog.

Sweetness worn doubled.

While we are on the subject of the talented Tin Can ladies today, we thought you might like to get to know Alexa and Emily a bit better. Alexa is based in Vancouver and Emily in Edinburgh and somehow they manage to work together by having Skype meetings at 10:30 pm PST and 6:30 am GMT respectively! They come from different backgrounds, Alexa having been in teaching and Emily in architecture, but it seems to¬† us that they have found a great partnership in spite of the constraints of time and distance. The evidence is in all the wonderful patterns they’ve created!

At Loop, one of our absolute favourites is Snowflake, which would be stunning in Madelinetosh Merino DK:

One for you, one for the kiddo, all in one pattern!

And, oh! – we love this one too -

Antler - also in adult and kid sizes! Knit in Madelinetosh Vintage.

And aren’t these gorgeous?!

Sitka Spruce Mitts & Hat in Malabrigo Worsted from the Pacific Knits book.

You can check out the other lovely patterns from Alexa and Emily available from Loop here and their books here and here. You might also want to see the preview for their forthcoming collection of lace designs using UK indie dyers including Loop favourites Juno, Shilasdair and Old Maiden Aunt!

We can’t wait to see the gorgeous colour combinations you come up with for your own Sweetness cowls. And thanks again to Emily and Alexa for the stunning free pattern!

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11 comments on “Free! Sweetness by Tin Can Knits
  1. Manasa says:

    was trying to download this design, but i keep getting a msg that the file was damaged and cannot be downloaded!
    can u help me out? loved hte design n looking forward to knit it!

  2. Elaine says:

    Had no problem downloading in Google Chrome. I personally fine that AOL is finicky, not allowing certain activity. Hope that helps.

  3. melody says:

    works great for me.. Love it.. thank you..

  4. Tania says:

    Lovely pattern. Thanks

  5. Paula says:

    Works on the iPad too.

  6. Christine says:

    Manasa,

    Were you able to download it? it was starting to hang up when I just clicked on it, but then I did the “right click” and “save link as” steps and it downloaded without a hitch. I’m using Firefox and have and updated Adobe, too.

    Thank you for the pattern, Tin Can Knits!!! I have been knitting tons of cowls and WEARING THEM, TOO but always in the mood to make more…especially!!! in a lace pattern! my fave

  7. Lisa Davy says:

    I just knit up sweetness! I love the pattern, it was well written, fun to knit and it is gorgeous! You can see it on my ravelry page: knittngtriathlete. I will post the finished pic soon, right now it is just the blocking.

    Thank you!

    Lisa

  8. Alanna Jane says:

    I LURVE ‘Tin Can Knits’ and have queued almost ALL of their designs … OK, maybe on about 3/4 of their designs :P Irregardless, they rock. Thank you LOOP for making this pattern available via your blog, and thank you Emily for SWEETNESS (will be knitting very soon). xx

  9. Debra says:

    Love your patterns, would love to be notified of any new pattern available

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