Lots of New Patterns! May 9, 2021 15:33

Between February and April I've been swamped with sample knitting... Here are all the new patterns that have come out while I've been busy knitting!

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The New Cabled Gannet Hoodie March 2, 2021 10:34

Knit Picks recently published their Chalet, Cabled Sweaters collection. Among the many beautiful cabled sweaters is my Gannet Hoodie.

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NEW! - Centaury Cardigan February 22, 2021 09:42

The Centaury Pattern is finally available! You may have seen me posting about it last Spring, or seen some of the WIP's from the pattern testing. Well, I've finally gotten my ducks in a row and finished publishing the pattern.

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What Inspired the Thunderclouds Pullover? January 14, 2021 03:00

Thunderstorm season has passed us by here in the northeastern United States making room for the insulating winter snow, but I remember the day in November when this pattern was released by Biscotte Yarns.

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New from Knit Now! Samol January 5, 2021 05:46

I'm back to writing up some weekly blog posts, and am excited to introduce you to the Samol Pullover! It was published in December 2020, in issue 123 of Knit Now Magazine. Read more.


Petal Socks - A dramatic update! December 10, 2020 02:00

In 2008, one of the very first patterns that I self-published was the Petal Socks pattern. Since then I've learned a LOT about knitwear design, pattern testing and pattern publishing.
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NEW ~ Hibernating Hat Pattern November 30, 2020 20:44

I'm so excited to be sharing this brand new Hibernating Hat pattern with you—just in time for holiday gift knitting.

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Herdine Cabled Crochet Cardigan - New! November 26, 2020 03:00

 Can a crochet designer have an opus? I looked it up...
One definition of opus is: "any artistic work, especially one on a large scale."

So, yes—a crochet designer can have an opus. And designing Herdine was definitely one for me!

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Knit Now, Issue 122 - Casco Cap November 18, 2020 12:59

Issue 122 of Knit Now Magazine has hit the shelves, and I'm pleased to introduce you to the Casco Cap!

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The Cable-Cast-on Method November 16, 2020 07:00

The Cable Cast-on is a stable and sturdy cast-on method, great for using at the beginning of a project, or if stitches need to be cast on mid-project, like at the underarm or neck of a sweater.

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Crochetist 2020 and the Ely Cathedral Pullover November 12, 2020 03:30

You may have noticed lots of crocheted cables in my recent patterns. I have a confession. I'm absolutely obsessed with them! Among the second annual volume of The Crochetist is my newest cabled crochet pattern—the Ely Cathedral Pullover. Read more.


The Best Cast-on for K1, P1 Ribbing November 9, 2020 10:47

The Tubular cast-on is the perfect cast-on to compliment k1, p1 ribbing.
In this video tutorial I show you how to cast on an odd number of stitches to work back and forth in rows. 


Introducing the Everlife Cardigan! November 4, 2020 23:03

Sometimes, a design comes out exactly as I imagined it would. This is one of those times. In my mind, it looked just like this, so I'm very excited to introduce you to the Everlife Cardigan.

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The ZigZag Cardigan in issue 103 of Simply Crochet October 29, 2020 03:30

Chevron and colorwork go together like bread and butter. The color changes accentuate the zigs and zags in the chevron pattern, which you can see clearly in my newest crochet pattern, from Issue 103 of Simply Crochet.

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Knitted Cast-on Video Knitting Tutorial October 26, 2020 02:27

 The Knitted Cast-on method is easy to remember for beginning knitters because it's just like the knit stitch!
Learn how.


Gwen - New Pattern from KFI October 21, 2020 15:10

KFI's Winter collection is out, and among the new patterns is my Gwen pattern. It's a top-down, seamless cardigan, using Kathmandu Aran 100 yarn.

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New Pattern & Book Giveaway - Palora Pullover October 14, 2020 20:04

Knit Picks has gathered a collection of patterns into their new Pathways book filled variations of knit-and-purl only stitches. The patterns range from slouchy hats, to mittens, cowls and sweaters.

Keep reading for my thoughts on this book, my Palora Pullover AND a giveaway for a printed copy of the book!


 


Backwards Loop Cast-on Video Knitting Tutorial October 11, 2020 23:36

 The Backwards Loop Cast-on is great for casting on small numbers of stitches. I recommend it often in my patterns when casting on underarm or neck stitches. Learn how.


New Rowan Designs! October 8, 2020 04:00

I'm super-duper-bouncing-up-and-down excited about sharing these designs with you! I've got to confess, that there's something extremely exciting (to me) about having some designs published by Rowan! Keep Reading!


New Pattern from Knotions - Spanra Legwarmers October 1, 2020 03:30

The October 2020 issue of Knotions Magazine is now up! As we head into cooler weather, it's time to think of stocking up on warm things. The theme of this issue is FIRE, and I'm impressed with the creativity of my fellow designers, in what they've come up with. Read more.


Zeron Pullover September 23, 2020 07:56

I've been crocheting for what seems like my whole life. My mom taught me when I was very young, and my love of it snowballed (avalanched?) from there. But, it wasn't until recently that I discovered the joy (and obsession) of crochet cables.

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New top-down raglan pattern - Bedrine September 16, 2020 17:24

Valley Yarns (the yarn line produced by the mega-famous yarn store, WEBS) has just published the Bedrine Pullover pattern, using their Worthington yarn. Read more.


New! Windy Sea Pullover September 9, 2020 04:47 1 Comment

 Willow Yarns has recently created a beautiful yarn with a blend of wool and alpaca—Dusk. It's amazingly soft, and works up super fast in crochet. They sent me a little sample over the summer, and I whipped up this beauty for them.

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Drifter - New Pattern! September 3, 2020 03:10

Simple Stockinette stitch is so often underappreciated. I've waxed and waned with my attraction to it throughout my knitting experience. At the moment, with all that's going on in the world (2020 OMG!), I'm thoroughly appreciating the repetitive, simplicity of Stockinette. There are no surprises—it's always the same, and easy. Read more.


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