I know most people are probably thinking ahead to the Fourth of July, but just before we get to that holiday there’s Canada Day. Whether you live in Canada or just are a fan of maple leaves and hockey, creating something with a Canadian theme can be a lot of fun.
Here are a few projects to get you started.
First off there’s my Canada Coaster, which is a quick and easy knit that’s great for a backyard picnic or for protecting the table on hockey night. The Canada Day Placemat and Can Cozy from Knitca use red yarn and textured stitches for the maple leaves, making them good projects for newer knitters. Sue Sedlack’s Oh Canada Coffee Cozy worked in two colors is a great way to show your Canadian pride and keep your beverage warm.
Other projects for the home include the Garden Maple Leaf Dishcloth by Melissa Bergland Burnham, Audrey Ritchie’s Illusion Knit Dishcloth and the Maple Leaf pattern from KnitHit, which could be used on a dishcloth or washcloth.
The O Canada Toque from Amiable Knitting is pretty easy and really quick thanks to the giant yarn and needles used, while the Maple Leaf Earflap Hat by Michele Meadows has a really cute finishing detail in that the edging is worked in alternating colors of crochet. Add some of her Maple Leaf Mittens for a complete Canadian ensemble.
Katherine Matthews has a cute beaded cuff worked in a maple leaf pattern that would be lots of fun to wear to a baseball or hockey game or a Canada Day celebration.
This Felted Canadian Flag from Sabrina Thompson would be great as a little home decoration, or try a sweet Canadian Flag Garland, designed by Kristen Cooper. The mini sock from Denise Powell is really cute, too, and would be a great addition to your Christmas tree as well as a decoration for Canada Day.
By Sarah White