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.


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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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.


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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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!


 


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.


New Pattern - Sati Cardigan March 8, 2020 09:17

Knitting is as much about the experience of making something as it is about having a finished product. In the Sati Cardigan pattern, there are lots of interesting things going on, though the finished sweater appears pretty basic and simple.

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The Warm Things patterns are almost ready! January 28, 2020 16:45

In my house, we have this trunk—a sort of chest—that was made by my partner’s grandfather. In it, we keep all the hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, cowls, etc... that we use throughout the cool seasons. We lovingly call it the “Warm Things Box”.

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Tyr Hat & Mitts Giveaway January 10, 2020 16:22 2 Comments

This giveaway has ended.

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Julie's Sweater KAL - January 10 – March 12, 2020 January 5, 2020 08:09

This KAL and Sale have ended.

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Jackson Cap is Now available! December 7, 2019 00:00

The Jackson Cap pattern is now available! It's a really quick-to-make and easy hat. I've made a few. They'll make great gifts this holiday season!

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Spanra Color Ideas and Encircled Winner! October 6, 2017 05:42

Thanks to everyone for your comments on the post about Encircled and my Spanra Pullover! There are so many colors of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash to choose from, the possibilities for this sweater are endless! Below, you can take a look at my renditions of some of the other gorgeous color combos suggested in the comments. Read more…



Encircled Giveaway! September 30, 2017 07:22 25 Comments

The newest collection of patterns from Knit Picks, Encircled, is now available! In it you'll find 10 colorwork yoke pullovers, including my Spanra Pullover.

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New Pattern - Silfa Cardigan July 28, 2016 19:07 4 Comments

Seamless knitting is somewhat of a passion of mine. Is it obvious? Maybe you're wondering what the big deal is about seamless knitting, or maybe you've tried it and love it as much as I do. If you haven't ever knit a seamless sweater, let me tell you what I love about it:

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