About

My name is Victoria.  I live in Maple Ridge, British Columbia surrounded by the beauty of our mountains, trees and rivers.  I work full time in a library.  And I have an exuberant five year old son who keeps me very busy and very happy.

I knit, I breathe, I dream, I knit some more.

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13 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your ‘Treads’ design. Thank you for such an interesting pattern. May I have your permission to use it during a KAL I am doing this summer featuring gloves/mittens/ fingerless mitts at the LYS where I work? I will not be charging for the pattern.
    Thank you for a response.
    Sincerely,
    Tyna

    • Of course you may, Tyna. I am honoured that you would use my pattern. I hope that you find it helpful.

      I’d love to know how it works out. And please let me know if you have any suggestions on the pattern after your experience.

      🙂 Thank you for asking and happy knitting!

      -Victoria

  2. Hi Victoria
    Did you get my previous email , asking if your pattern is equivalent to an Australian 8 ply, or would you have an 8 ply pattern for gloves you would share with me please.

    Cheers Ronny

  3. Hello,

    I found your Treads pattern at my LYS and feel in love with it. I am having problems with the Fourchette stitches as I don’t have a clue how to do these. I have googled , youtube and tried twitter. No luck with understanding how these are made. Could you help please. I can’t wait to wear these but they have been sitting for a week now.

    • Hi Robin, I’m sorry you’ve been struggling. I think the mere name of the “fourchette” makes it sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simply an increase using the “single cast-on” using the working yarn. A great video of the single cast on, can be found here at knittinghelp.com, a fantastic site that you may already be familiar with. It’s the second video down on the cast on page. So really fourchettes are just simple loops, so be sure to knit them tightly on the next round. I hope this helps. Please let me know how it goes.

      -Victoria

  4. First of all, I love your Treads Fingerless Gloves pattern! I made a pair for myself last fall, and they are simply wonderful. I have a small Etsy store, and am writing to ask if I may have your permission to try and sell gloves made from your pattern there. It would likely only be a couple of pairs per year, not mass production or sale of any kind. 🙂 Credit for the design would be attributed to you in the sale listing, should you give your consent.

    Would you please reply and let me know if I may have your permission? Thank you for your consideration of my request!

  5. Hi, I love your “treads” pattern and am wondering if I may have your permission use the pattern to sell at a very small local craft show this November. I will, of course, give you pattern credit. Please let me know. Thank you 🙂

  6. I found this lovely pattern of yours on Ravelry. But I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. But the treads don’t look anything like yours 🙄

    • Hello Jane,

      Take heart, lots of people have had problems with the linen ridge stitch. I have a long reply that I’ve used elsewhere. I will paste it here for you.

      First I want to make sure you have the technique down…
      1.
      For doing the linen ridge stitch **in the round** correctly, there is one prerequisite — you must have an even number of stitches. Sooooo … how many stitches do you have? If your number is an even number, then that is good, and we can move on.

      2.
      You seem to understand the linen ridge stitch direction. Yarn in back, slip as to purl. Then the line of yarn will wrap at the back around that stitch you just slipped as you bring it around to the front to purl the next stitch. and then that again over and over.. Is that what you are doing? If so, good, move on.

      3.
      Next make sure your fourth row differs from your second row. If you have an even number of stitches, then the stitches you slip this row should be 2 rows below the stitches you purled in the second row.

      4.
      Okay, if you got this far, your technique must be perfection… How many rows of linen ridge stitch have you knit so far? One of my coworkers had the same concern when she had only done the first two or three rows of the linen ridge stitch pattern. She thought she must be doing something wrong. But after finishing the full amount of rows (11 rows in total), the pattern came to life. So, if you are willing, just have faith, do the specified number of repeats and see for yourself.

      5.
      If technique and faith are not the issues, then finally, and sadly, some people have found the type of yarn they use determines whether the linen ridge pops, for example, some variegated yarns don’t seem to work as effectively. If you look through the projects page for Treads, you’ll see what I mean.

      I hope I have helped somehow with this long-winded reply and that your treads will be looking right soon!

      Happy Knitting!
      Victoria

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