Here at Sweet Paprika Designs we create luxurious artisan hand-dyed yarns, as well as kits and patterns for knitting and crochet.

Based in Montreal, Canada and run by sisters Elizabeth and Debbie Sullivan, we are passionate about fibre, and providing the materials for crafters to create truly beautiful hand-made projects.


Pattern Round-up: Finger Puppets!

September 20, 2016

Fast and Easy finger puppetsA couple of weeks ago, Elizabeth sent me a link to this CBC article about a children's hospital in Nova Scotia looking for donations of hand-knit finger puppets. It was just before our September knitting tea, and I was inspired to quickly print off the patterns provided by the IWK Health Centre and gather some scrap yarn to make a puppet or two.

Both are good basic patterns, and they do work, but they tend to leave some steps (such as hair) to the knitter's imagination... And since a few other people attending the tea offered to lend their needles to the cause as well, I decided to go on a pattern hunt for other finger-puppet-making inspiration.