Tesserino Cowl: Free Pattern!

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I’m excited to see another pattern come out to the world! I’ve worked with Louet and Staci Perry before, designing patterns that Staci can use to teach a technique, and to promote the lovely Gems yarns by Louet. This time I wanted to give a little love to a technique that I love, but seems to be ignored a fair bit–mosiac knitting! It looks complicated like stranded fair-isle knitting, but in fact you just knit one color at a time, slipping … Read More

2016 Perspectives MKAL

I’m excited to announce I’m hosting another Mystery Knit-Along with Mountain Colors! I got a lot of great feedback about my other Perspectives patterns, and requests for a pattern featuring the River Wash Sport Perspectives Kit. And here it is! What’s an MKAL? You get a clue each week with a part of the pattern. This one is a cowl, using the 5 mini skeins of the Perspectives kit. Can I use a different yarn? Sure, but this pattern is … Read More

New Pattern: Wendell Scarf

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Today I’m excited to announce a new pattern in a lovely new yarn, the Wendell Scarf uses one skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot, a lovely new yarn that’s a sock version of their popular Twizzle yarn. This yarn is, of course, wonderful for socks, but with one skein you can also knit this fun textured scarf that shows off the beautiful variegated colorways.     Recently I’ve gotten a lot of questions as to where to purchase Mountain Colors yarns, … Read More

Perspectives Winner

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased the Perspective Cowl pattern in the past few weeks. i’ve received so many positive comments about this design it’s made me cast on for another fingering weight one…in a new design, but more on that later! Sometimes when I’m knitting for the 5th hour straight to meet a design deadline I second guess my career choices, but getting really nice positive comments from people helps me to push through the less fun days. Congrats … Read More

New Pattern, Coupon Code, & Giveaway! Perspective Cowl

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This pattern has been written and photographed for nearly a year. The final part that took so long to finish–the layout. Why? WHO KNOWS. Let’s just say, I work well under pressure. I spend a lot of time writing, knitting, editing, and preparing patterns for publishing under deadlines, so when it comes to publishing my own patterns–which don’t have deadlines–it can be hard for me to finish those final steps to getting them done. Finally, I’m excited to share with … Read More

New Pattern: Chibi Maruko

I’m holding an experiment today. Starting now, for the next 48 hours, I’m giving this pattern away for free. Why? …because I felt like it! If you like the pattern and would like to buy one of my patterns that’d be pretty great. The pattern includes directions to make this fun and simple cowl in two sizes with two weights of yarn. This first one is made with Blue Sky Alpacas Extra, their new aran weight yarn that’s a soft … Read More

15 Minute Cowl!

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You may or may not know, but I have a pretty cool day job at Stitchcraft Marketing. I get to talk about yarn with the people who make it, and others in the fiber business. For a girl obsessed with all things yarn it’s a pretty sweet deal. One of the awesome companies I work with is The Bagsmith. In my last post I wrote about my Block & Roll. Well I have another great item from The Bagsmith that I … Read More

FO Friday & a new pattern!

Disclaimer: I’m cheating on FO Friday. I didn’t actually knit this cowl, a friend of mine, who is also an awesome sample knitter, knit this for me. But it is finished, and it is Friday. It might have been finished on a Friday, but if it was it wasn’t this one. Ok, now that I’ve cleared my conscience I can continue with the blog post! I published a new pattern yesterday, the Creedmoor Cowl. This cowl is perfect for using … Read More

Free Pattern Friday!

Earlier this week I posted this photo as a teaser of a free pattern I’m publishing today. If you’ve been reading the blog you might recognize the yarn…I posted about the this beautiful skein of yarn from Fuzzbee Yarns back in December. This beautiful thick and thin was so squishy and tempting that I knit this cowl the very same week I received the yarn! Introducing…Through Thick and Thin Here are some lovely photos of Through Thick and Thin by … Read More

New Pattern: Eros Cowl

I published my Eros Cowl yesterday! Eros is the brother of Anteros and is the greek god of love. Eros is also known as cupid. The myth goes that Anteros, the god of requited love, was created as a companion for Eros, because in order for love to be complete it must be reciprocated. This cowl, much like the Anteros Shawl, is a cowl that you will love to knit and wear. The simple lovely cowl will love you back as much as you … Read More

New Pattern: Katy & Kevin Cowl

Once again I cannot share any of my WIPs, so instead let me share with you a brand new pattern!This pattern has actually been finished for MONTHS. I knit the sample after meeting Mira from Baah! Yarns  way back in January. I submitted it to a magazine, and then promptly waited 6 months to hear that it had been rejected. That was sometime in June. I finished writing the pattern and had it test knit and that was all done by … Read More

New Pattern: Mama Miya Infinity Scarf & Cowl

I have a new pattern out today!  This is the Mama Miya Infinity Scarf and Cowl. It’s available in three sizes:  Cowl: 14” x 12” / 36 x 30 cm Infinity: 29” x 7” / 69 x 18 cm (pictured) Double Infinity: 29” x 14” / 69 x 36 cm This summer everywhere I look infinity scarves are worn with everything from a tank top or a dress. It is the must have accessory, and as knitters why would we … Read More