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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 24 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. Read more.
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: Read more...
The Alice Hoodie Knit Along starts July 15th! July 8, 2016 06:00
I was feeling silly the night the Alice Hoodie was inspired. I swatched it in a single-ply bulky yarn, and tentatively named it "Squishy Wishy." I posted on twitter asking people if they would knit something with that name. I was surprised—people seemed pretty open to it. So I kept that title as I mailed the submission to Knitscene… Read more.
New Pattern - Little Joy Dress! June 30, 2016 21:54
The Little Joy Dress was inspired many years ago when my niece was tiny. But, at that time I was much more focused on designing and knitting adult sweater garments more-so than for children. Thus, it turned into the adult Joy Lace Tunic.
Since the birth of my son however, my affinity for… Read More.
New Pattern - Treat Yourself Cardigan June 17, 2016 06:00 2 Comments
Short-sleeve, eyelets, and minimal shaping make the Treat Yourself Cardigan a treat to knit this summer! It's easy to carry along with you, and is relatively mindless knitting, great for knitting during car rides, at cook outs, ball games, etc… Read more.
New Pattern - Eyelet Ridge Sweater May 23, 2016 06:22Read more.
New Crochet Pattern & Giveaway - Savona May 3, 2016 02:51 13 Comments
Classic Elite Yarns has just published A Time for Crochet—a book full of crochet patterns, including my Savona pattern, crocheted using Classic Elite's Crestone yarn. Read more about this design & enter to win a copy of the book!
Construction Class - Homa April 26, 2016 06:00 18 Comments
One of the things I really love about knitting is the experience of watching a piece come together out of nothing. Starting with a simple cast-on somewhere in the sweater, then seeing it grow and form into something I can wear is fascinating to me. However, at some point, I got bored with knitting sweaters using the same-old types of construction—back, front, sleeves, sew-them-up… or even seamless yokes and raglans, bottom-up or top-down. So, in comes Homa… Read more.
New Pattern - Kanti Mama April 25, 2016 04:34
I'm really excited to be sharing this new pattern with you! Kanti Mama is the adult version of the Kanti Baby sweater that I published last year.
In fact, Kanti Mama was my original plan when I began knitting Kanti Baby. Kanti Baby started out as a swatch, to sample the construction for the Kanti Mama sweater. But I needed that swatch to be big enough to really… Read more
From Sketch to Stitches - The "Kristen" Sweater September 16, 2015 09:30
Once upon a time, Green Mountain Spinnery put out a design submission call for their Mountain Mohair yarn. It's such a cozy yarn! I was inspired to design something cozy to match how I feel when I think about the yarn. Read more