oh! canada

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a tribute in stitches to to the natural beauty of that great land to our north.

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shown on this page in cuddly soft artisan merino & silk, colorway end of winter
available from ball and skein; special discount available for those who have purchased patterns.

many thanks to judy, who created and supplied this amazing yarn. michelle, from the sweet sheep wool shoppe in canada, test knit the wrap and provided excellent suggestions. rachel, as always, gleefully questioned every word of the pattern to make sure it was thoroughly correct, for which i am incredibly grateful.

46 thoughts on “oh! canada

  1. You are sneaky! I dropped by to see if you had added any mitt patterns, and wow! I love this wrap. David is a sweetheart. Beautiful, Anne.

  2. ANNE – wow david sure knows how to wear a man shawl – he looks great – you are so lucky to have some one in your life who appreciates your work and creativity and will wear it too

    pat j

  3. You amaze me! How you crank out so much, so fast, I don’t know how you do it. I have patterns that stall out (usually sizing issues). You have lace, for goodness sake… and you crank.

    I also echo the admiration of your model. Fine photos for a good number of reasons.

  4. Very handsome – the wrap, and the model. There is a certain attraction for a man comfortable enough in his own skin to wear a kilt, and the same goes for a man comfortable enough in his own skin to wear a man-shawl. Anne, you are truly a wizard of lace, shawls and wraps!

    Happy New Year to you and David!

  5. Yay for Canada! Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to our Home and Native Land.

    Oh Canada, check. Cabled sweater, check. Leather gloves, check. Leather gloves?

  6. Ooooh, hurray! I’ve got the pattern, where can I find out more about the yarn discount ;)?

    Thanks for another beauty. You are prolific AND talented! I was just working on my hypoteneuse…

  7. Oh Canada is wonderful – and what a great photo shoot with David – reminds us all that these stoles are not just for women – very clever!
    It worked up into such a great blend of yarn color and design form.
    You just keep on crankin’ out those great patterns!! 🙂 One of these years, I hope I can catch up with my knitting and make them all.

  8. What a gorgeous wrap! I’m never going to catch up with all the beautiful patterns I want to knit from you if you keep this up. 😉

  9. Anne,

    Your “Man Lace” patterns are pure genius!

    My husband loves his Hypotenuse Scarf and I think he would go for this one, too, in the right colors.

    Happy New Year!


  10. That is just beautiful. And I can’t believe you said nothing about the lovely sweater lurking below Oh Canada. I’ve used that cable too, and it is fun to knit.

    As always, I appreciate your descriptions of small yarn suppliers. Your yarn choices are fabulous, and I would probably not find these vendors easily.

  11. Beautiful wrap!! Now I know what I’ll be starting when I finish Cluranagh. David is a msot handsome model. Is the sweater one of yours? Are you selling the pattern?

  12. Aye, once again I have been swept off my feet! I’ve been watching this one for quite some time and I’ve known all along just how Beautiful it would be… and David looks so very fetching all wrapped up :^)

  13. Beautiful work! Amazing how you meld those ideas “brewing” in your mind w. beautiful knit stitch combos to make your patterns. And quite a few since the Irta’a! And, w. your David modeling, I think you both have started a new trend/thought in wearing wraps – beautiful, beautiful all around! ps- any detailed notes on the sweater David is wearing – I know you mentioned it briefly recently…Happy New Year to the both of you.

  14. THAT is a gorgeous wrap! David looks awesome wearing it. Happy New Year to you both. I hope you have many many happy hours knitting and designing in 2008!

  15. Anne- Boy, you couldn’t have got a better man to model some man lace- and we in the north are flattered to have such a wonderful lace tribute.

    Even if we are freezing our butts off-

    Happy New Year to you and yours-

  16. Not again!! I have 2 of your projects on my needles, many more queued w/ yarn and everything ready to go and then you keep coming up with more! you’re killing me!

  17. David looks amazing in Oh Canada. It looks so cozy, you may not be able to get it off him. Great job. I love all your patterns. I have several I’m waiting to get on my needles now. Happy New Year to all.

  18. What a beautiful scarf pattern and yarn! I’ve just been looking back at the red sweater you made last September and October and wondered if you plan to sell that pattern. I have now trained my husband and son to buy me gift certificates at my local yarn shop so I am thinking about my next project.

  19. What a beautiful pairing of pattern and yarn! You’ve got quite the knack for envisioning how to make the best of both.

    All best to you and David in 2008! By the way, he looks abso smashing in those colors.

  20. Oh Canada is incredible! It is a perfect example of how yarn choice and color make the piece! I love love love the color combination.
    Happy New Year to you and your model 🙂
    I’d like to thank you once again for continuing to give me mental lists of things to do! 🙂

  21. Wow yet another masterpiece. I will have to add this to my ever growing queue of Knitspot Lace patterns:) I have to cast on for Irtfa and finish my afghan first. Oh and then there is the Bee shawl and 2 pairs of socks. Must keep knitting…

  22. I am going to have to re-prioritize my life I guess. There’s just too many things that simply have to be knit. This is just another in the growing queue of Knitspot patterns that have to get made eventually.

    Gotta finish my Christmas knitting first though. I’m counting on getting all 12 days which means I have a few more to go. Thank goodness.

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