Two Hands Make A Star

I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I’ve been working a ton, and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. However I’ve been much more consistent about posting photos to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can always follow me there! I’ve been so busy that I published a new pattern a couple weeks ago and I’m just now finally writing about it! Presenting to you, finally: Two Hands Make A Star This pattern is the final pattern in … Read More

New Pattern! Harrington Shawlette

Some patterns just seem to take FOREVER. This is one of those. I don’t really know all the reasons why this has taken so long. I know a few, but we won’t go into all of those… I originally knit this in January 2012. There were some issues with the chart, and there were no written directions, so I re-wrote the entire thing once. I also submitted this pattern to a couple publications and it was rejected, which causer further … 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

Photo Shoot

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Katy and Kevin Doyle came to North Carolina earlier this month. We got to have dinner with them one night while they were here, and Katy and Kevin were kind enough to do a photo shoot of some of my samples! I’m also very grateful to Lauren Harrington, since she is a far better model than I am. I HATE having my picture taken. It didn’t help that it was extremely humid that evening. Katy was kind enough to leave … 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

Anime Infinity

I know I promised that I would finish the short rows tutorial this week with info about how to use short rows. It’s coming, I promise. Part of why it’s been delayed a bit is because I’ve been getting new patterns ready to be published! This pattern is for the Anime Infinity Scarf. This scarf was inspired by the yarn, Anime by ArtFibers, which I received from Brian for Christmas. I received two skeins, and I knit a lacy baktus with … Read More

Now on Facebook!

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Mari Knits has its very own Facebook page! Some of you may be wondering, what took you so long? Well, I don’t like Facebook that much… Gasp, I know, but anyways, here’s the link: I hope you’ll “like” me! You can also see more awesome photos of my knitting by the amazing Katy Doyle on the Facebook page

Yak Hands Mitten Pattern

Here is a new and improved version of the Yak Hands! Mittens. These mittens are knit at a slightly tighter gauge to make them extra warm and cozy for winter. At the end of the mittens you will need to Kitchener stitch the remaining stitches. Alternatively you could also do a three needle bind off, though this will leave a seam. Materials1 skein Lotus Yarns Tibetan Yak 4 100g/150 meters4.5 mm double pointed needles 2 buttons Gauge 10 sts and 13 … Read More

Falling Leaves Scarf

My newest endeavor is to re-write the Falling Leaves Scarf to be a scarf and shawl pattern. I also noticed there were some errors in the chart (oh my!) so I’m also working on reworking the chart. I have to say, editing is not my favorite part of designing. My very talented friend, Katy Doyle, has also been taking pictures of my samples. I’m really excited to share a couple of her first photos of the Falling Leaves Scarf, and as soon as … Read More