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   True North Knitting

Vintage-out of print  patterns/Original Dog Sweater Patterns

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What started out as a hobby for me has turned into a fun home based business.   I have selected my favourite  knit and crocheted hats and headbands and strive to make high quality work.  With hats ranging in sizes from newborn to adult, there is sure to be something for everyone. 

They make great Christmas, birthday or baby shower gifts or just add that something special to your little ones' wardrobe.  
Also I have decided to share my wealth of discontinued patterns in PDF format that once purchased will be delivered to your inbox within 12 hours of payment, or sooner.

A little bit about myself:


This is my attempt at designing a site/blog for all my endeavors.

Sometimes too many to be mentioned…..

Ahh such is the brain of a designer!

My name is Maureen and I am a longtime Indie Designer and past president of CKDA (Canadian Knitwear Designers & Artisans) 

I am a devoted and totally addicted hand knitter and crocheter and that  is confirmed by the evidence in my bulging closet in my studio. I grew up in Cape Breton, NS andI now live in beautiful Kentville, Nova Scotia.

I was taught to knit, crochet, craft and design at a very young age by my mother and I have carried this love with me throughout my lifetime. While living in  Cape Breton Nova Scotia,  I was proud to be able to knit unique sweaters for my two children as they grew and also to make unique and interesting crafts. Since  my childhood was spent in a predominately Scottish-Irish part of Canada, that instilled in me, the love and the passion for hand-made and hand crafted items.  A lot of my designs tend to lean in that direction.

Also my love for animals and my love of knitting has turned out to be a great combination. Each dog sweater I make is a little different than the previous one because I basically make up the designs as I go along.

I have branched out to other ventures to keep myself busy, hence the name change. 

*True North Knitting*   Kind of like it!  

I take special orders for my dog sweaters and hats. If you want to order a dog sweater. I don’t believe in the One Size Fits All concept.. Dogs,,, like people are all ranges of sizes. I can make them any size, any design and colors of your choice. Please keep in mind that I hand knit all my sweaters and each one takes time. I have tried to knit while I walk to increase my yield but I haven’t mastered that task yet!. I keep stumbling on the yarn, tripping over curbs and walking into the sides of parked cars. ..so I have given up trying to do that. Anyone that knows me or had any dealings with me can probably picture me trying to do just that.. hehehehe.

I have also come across a plethora of patterns from my closet. Funny the stuff you find when you decide to purge and clean. Well I cleaned but I haven’t purged the patterns as they hold a special place in my heart because of lot of them had been passed down from my mother. they are now discontinued and extremely difficult to find. So I have started to put them on my site to be able to share my wealth of patterns with you.

Watch for announcements for my new projects. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.