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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
2022-08-01 10:00
Here’s a quick and tasty recipe for lemon blueberry muffins! Blueberries are in season right now in Ontario, and I can’t help but buy some at our weekly neighbourhood farmers&rsq&hell…Read More
Open Edge Tee By Jessie Maed Designs
2022-07-18 10:00
I knit myself the Open Edge Tee by Jessie Maed Designs as part of the Summer Top Make-Along (MAL) hosted by Yarns Untangled. The MAL criteria was to knit or crochet a short-sleeved top using… Read More
Free Linen Knitting Patterns
2022-06-06 10:00
I’ve created a roundup of some beautiful free linen knitting patterns. Of course, you can always browse the massive archive of free patterns on Ravelry to find more free linen kni… Read More
Kiku Corner’s Top Knitting Tips
2022-05-30 10:00
Meinhilde started knitting in summer 2018, and Tomiko has been knitting regularly for at least five years before that. Now that we’ve got several patterns, garments, and accessorie… Read More
Citrusy Hearts Of Palm Salad
2022-05-23 10:00
Jump to Recipe The first time I ever heard of hearts of palm was on a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay with Donatello. We were on a short break from our cruise ship job and after a beautiful b… Read More
DIY: Green Oliver Hat By EweKnit Toronto
2022-05-02 10:00
The Green Oliver Hat is one of many designs we’ve made by EweKnit Toronto. Their first book is called North 40: Baby Sweaters and Accessories Vol. 1 and you can see our other projects… Read More
Ramen Party Salad
2022-04-18 10:00
Jump to Recipe Guests always LOVE this ramen party salad. In my family, it is a favourite at larger buffet gatherings. There is something about the squiggly dry ramen that adds a festive e… Read More
DIY: Red Gratitude Hat By Josée Paquin
2022-04-11 10:00
The Gratitude Hat by Josée Paquin is a ribbed watchcap-style hat with a bit of a twist. The rounded shape is formed by a strip of decreases that are an interesting detail to an otherw… Read More
DIY: Orange Frida Headband For Toddlers
2022-04-04 10:00
The Orange Frida Headband for Toddlers is a scrap-busting project that knits up quickly. This is leftover yarn from my Orange Oak Crest Hat and the headband makes an easy last-minute gift… Read More
DIY: Deren Cardigan By Jacqueline Cieslak
2022-03-28 10:00
I knit myself the Deren Cardigan by Jacqueline Cieslak, from her book Embody published by Pom Pom Press. It took me about six weeks to knit, even with all my ripping back. The pattern is… Read More
DIY: Knit Sorrel Hat By Allison Jane
2022-03-21 10:00
The Sorrel Hat by Allison Jane is from Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 11: Winter 2014. I have had this gorgeous hat on my to-knit queue for ages, and now I finally cast on! The finished hat is ava… Read More
10 Uses For Stitch Markers
2022-03-14 10:00
Stitch markers are an essential part of our knitting and crochet toolkit. There are many different styles available, from handmade charms to colourful silicone rings. Here are our favourite… Read More
DIY: Aqua Peone Tee By Claire Borchardt
2022-01-31 10:00
I knit this Aqua Peone Tee for our mom. She is too shy to model, so Tomiko is modeling here instead. The Peone Tee is a slightly cropped tee that is knit seamlessly from the top down and in… Read More
Trini Green Seasoning
2022-01-17 10:00
Trini green seasoning is a sauce commonly used in Trinidadian cuisine. It is a very flavourful seasoning that you can use as a marinade, a sauce, or a condiment. In my exploration of Trini c… Read More
DIY: Knit Polina Bonnet By EweKnit Toronto
2022-01-10 10:00
I knit the Polina Bonnet as a birthday present for one of Kenji’s new friends. One drawback of meeting a lot of babies around the same age is that they all have birthdays around the sa… Read More
Kiku Corner’s Gifts For Knitters
2021-12-20 10:00
Need some ideas for gifts for the knitters in your life? Now that I’ve been knitting for a couple years, I have some suggestions! You should be able to find all of these at your local… Read More
French Silk Mousse
2021-11-29 10:00
Jump to Recipe French Silk Mousse is a rich-tasting yet airy dessert, perfect for a celebration. I made a French Silk Pie last year for my birthday, and I loved the texture of the filling… Read More
Campfire Pullover By Tin Can Knits
2021-11-08 10:00
I knit the Campfire Pullover using wool yarn from a single flock! This is my entry to the Great Ontario Fibre Fair, for the categories Sweater and From the Farm. Romy and Laura, two Ontario… Read More
Tuna Turnovers
2021-11-01 10:00
These Tuna Turnovers are little savoury stuffed pastries. They are great for breakfast, as part of an afternoon tea, or just a snack. The turnovers are delicious warm from the oven when the… Read More
Knit Hikari Tee By Yamagara For Amirisu
2021-10-25 10:00
I knit this heathered blue Hikari tee for our mom. I have already knit a Strange Brew sweater for our dad, a Compass pullover for Tomiko, and sewed a shirt for Karlos. Now it is our mom&rsqu&hell…Read More
2021-10-11 10:00
The Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer has been in my favourites list on Ravelry for years, even before I learned to knit! So I was very happy to finally knit it for one of our Etsy customers. She r… Read More
Easy Angel Food Cake
2021-10-04 10:00
This angel food cake is so easy, I’ve already made it three times! Angel food cakes always intimidated me — what if the egg whites don’t whip up? What if the cake collap… Read More
Turquoise Cablegram
2021-08-23 10:00
I made a huge mistake with Turquoise Cablegram hat. Instead of the worsted weight yarn that the pattern called for, I used DK weight. In the past, this may not have been an issue because I u… Read More
2021-08-23 10:00
I made a huge mistake with Turquoise Cablegram hat. Instead of the worsted weight yarn that the pattern called for, I used DK weight. In the past, this may not have been an issue because I u… Read More
DIY: Easy Homemade Lip Balm
2021-08-09 10:00
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own homemade lip balm, this is a great starting recipe! It just uses three ingredients. We didn’t want to add any fragrance oils or essential o… Read More
DIY: Make Your Own Super Easy Cinnamon Soap
2021-07-19 10:00
Super Easy Cinnamon Soap is the second recipe here on Kiku Corner where we flavoured a soap base. You can see the first one, our Honey Soap, here. Similar to the other recipe, this uses a s… Read More
Knit Riley Tee By Amy Christoffers
2021-07-12 10:00
The Riley Tee is my first knit garment since having a baby! This is the Riley Tee by Amy Christoffers from Issue 25: Summer 2018 of Pom Pom Quarterly. Pom Pom is one of our favourite kn… Read More
2021-07-05 10:00
The inspiration for the Fresh Corn and Feta Salad is from a grilled corn recipe I saw in a Mexican cookbook. I haven’t been to Mexico in many years and haven’t tried that grilled… Read More
DIY: Marled Classic Cuffed Alpaca Hat
2021-06-28 10:00
These photos were taken a while ago! Doesn’t the snow look beautiful now that we’re officially out of winter? The Marled Classic Cuffed Alpaca Hat is the winter accessory of my d… Read More
2021-05-03 10:02
This honey body balm is so good! It smells delicious and has a soft nourishing texture. It may be my favourite homemade body product yet! A little while ago, Meinhilde and I became very i… Read More
Pork And Fennel Tomato Sauce
2021-03-29 10:00
I make this pork and fennel tomato sauce all the time. It’s a riff on my roast pork loin with fennel and thyme. The fennel and thyme add a somewhat Italian flavour to the pasta sa… Read More
Free Entrelac Knitting Patterns
2021-03-22 10:00
I’ve created a roundup of some beautiful free entrelac knitting patterns. Of course, you can always browse the massive archive of free patterns on Ravelry to find more free entrelac kn… Read More
Trini Pepper Sauce
2021-02-22 10:00
Here is our recipe for Trini pepper sauce, as approved by Ryan! We started with a base recipe we found online that looked like his family’s pepper sauce. Then he taste-tasted and we ad… Read More
Free Vest Knitting Patterns
2021-02-15 10:00
I’ve created a roundup of some beautiful free vest knitting patterns. Of course, you can always browse the massive archive of free patterns on Ravelry to find more free vest knit… Read More
Knit Caswell Bay Hat By Fiona Alice
2021-02-08 10:00
I knit the Caswell Bay Hat by Fiona Alice for myself. To knit the hat, I used 3.5 mm needles for the main part of the hat. To make it more form-fitting, I used 2.5 mm needles for the… Read More
Free Mitten Knitting Patterns
2021-01-11 10:00
I’ve created a roundup of some beautiful free mitten knitting patterns.Even though I have yet to knit a mitten, I definitely want to make some of these! Of course, you can always brows… Read More
DIY: Make Your Own Super Easy Honey Soap
2021-01-04 10:00
This honey soap is another one of my favourite homemade body products. And it may be one of the easiest since I didn’t make the soap from scratch. Making soap is a more complicated pro… Read More
Knit Palmetto Cardigan By Emilia Jensen
2020-12-14 10:00
I knit myself the Palmetto Cardigan by Emilia Jensen, published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 22: Autumn 2017. I chose to knit myself size 4, which corresponds to a bust size of 41.75… Read More
DIY: Knit Osaka Hat By Kiku Corner
2020-12-07 10:00
We named this hat after the bustling, oceanside city of Osaka. The Seigaiha wave crest pattern is a traditional geometric motif that represents good luck. ‘Seigaiha’ means &lsquo&hell…Read More
Free Sock Knitting Patterns
2020-11-30 10:00
I’ve created a roundup of some beautiful free sock knitting patterns. It’s almost December, so knitting socks would be great for holiday gifts. If these tempt you, you can always… Read More
DIY: Knit Ravine Hat By Woolly Wormhead
2020-11-09 10:00
I’ve been admiring the Ravine Hat by Woolly Wormhead since before I could knit! I love the 1920s cloche style and thought it would look great in a solid or tonal dyed yarn. The texture… Read More
DIY: Pink Fidra Hat By Gudrun Johnston
2020-09-28 05:00
This is the second Fidra Hat on the blog. Meinhilde suggested I knit one of them after I finished my featherweight cardigan. It acted as a great palate cleanser after the long process of kn… Read More
DIY: Charlie Caftan By Closet Core Patterns
2020-09-07 05:00
Tomiko requested that I sew her a caftan or muumuu. All she wanted was a bedsheet with a hole cut out for her head. I thought that that would definitely not do! Instead, I got the Charlie Ca… Read More
DIY: Knit Gilt Lace Cardigan By Susanna IC
2020-08-31 05:00
I knit myself the Gilt Lace Cardigan, a pattern by Susanna IC. When the Spring 2020 issue came out, I immediately added this pattern to my Ravelry queue. Many of the patterns highlighted var… Read More
DIY: Simplicity S1316 Rayon Challis Top
2020-08-24 05:00
Simplicity S1316 was my last sewing project last year. I cut it out and sewed it about halfway, then I lost my sewjo over the winter. During lockdown this spring, I finally found time to fin… Read More
DIY: Knit Cullum Tee By Isabel Kraemer
2020-08-03 05:00
I’ve been eyeing the Cullum Tee by Isabel Kraemer for over a year! It is part of the Linen Noir collection by Quince and Co. I added the collection to my Ravelry shopping cart and let… Read More

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