Junkyarn

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My friend and fellow Raleigh knitter Kemper has a video podcast called Junkyarn, and last week I was on it! See us be silly on her podcast below: You can also enter to win a copy of the Fall 2015 issue of Knitscene in the Junkyarn Ravelry Group here.

Knitscene: Allotrope Pullover

Today I’m writing about another of my designs from Knitscene Fall 2015, the Allotrope Pullover. This was the last sweater I knit for my series of 4 sweaters for the issue, and in fingering weight I was seriously questioning my sanity! I’d also just found out I was pregnant, so I was a little distracted. I couldn’t decide on the sleeve, so I ended up knitting two different sleeves, then trying the sweater on, choosing one, and ripping the other … Read More

Knitscene: Canted Pullover

Today’s blog post is all about the Canted Pullover, another of my designs from my feature in Knitscene Fall 2015. I was knitting this pullover last fall when I went to Maine to visit Swans Island! One of the best parts of my job with Stitchcraft Marketing is being able to work with such amazing companies, and it was really wonderful to see where the beautiful yarn I was working with had been dyed. I used Swans Island Organic Washable Wool … Read More

Knitscene: Pennant Cardigan & Giveaway

If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of Kntiscene yet you can get it here online: Knitscene Fall 2015. You can also keep reading and enter for your chance to win a copy! Today I’d like to feature the Pennant Cardigan, one of my four seamless sweater designs from this issue! Worked from the bottom up this seamless cardigan is a pretty easy knit. The button band is worked at the same time as the body of the sweater, and … Read More

Colbie Tank–Another Cover!

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I’m so thrilled to have my Colbie Tank from Knitscene Spring 2015 on the cover! The top cable part is worked in Louet Gems Sport weight, so that the cables have lots of great definition and hold their shape well. The body is worked in Louet Euroflax Sport, a linen yarn that gets softer as you wash and wear it. If you haven’t knit with linen before I definitely encourage you to try it. This magical fiber gets softer and … Read More

Helium Sweater

I’ve been a pretty terrible blogger lately, but I’m finally sharing photos of my Helium Sweater from Knitscene Summer 2014. Well last summer, when I finished knitting this sweater, I took a few photos of it. Because for the first time, I actually knit a sample sweater in MY size! This is quite amazing, since most samples are to fit a 33 or 34″ bust, but this sample is the 36 3/4″, which is also my exact bust measurement. I … Read More

Rietveld Sweater

Have you seen the Spring issue of Knitscene? If not, go pick up a copy TODAY! I’m super excited about my new pattern, Rietveld, featured in Knitscene Spring 2014. I love this sweater for so many reasons, and I think it’s BS when people say oh there are too many to list… so let me list all the reasons why I adore Rietveld. 1. The fit is perfect. Three quarter length sleeves means that you won’t be pushing up the … Read More

Pandora Cardigan

The new Knitscene Summer 2013 issue is already available online, and will soon be available in your LYS! I’m super excited to have a pattern in this issue. One of the hardest parts of writing knitting patterns for magazines is that you have to keep the secret for such a long time between getting the idea accepted, knitting the sample, and finally having the pattern published. Today I’ll be sharing my inspiration for the Pandora Cardigan. I hope you’ll all … Read More

Rockfall Sweater

I really can’t relay just how excited I am to have a pattern published in Knitscene! It is my favorite knitting magazine. I love their modern knitting patterns and the beautiful styling. One thing that is crazy about the knitting design industry (and probably all clothing design) is that it’s such a long time from when you first get the idea, submit the idea, knit the idea, and then the idea comes to life and sees the light of day. I … Read More