New Patterns & Giveaway!

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Today I’m excited to announce that I have two new patterns out as part of the Louet North America Fall 2015 collection! Landloper Hat     Landloper Mitts Both the Landloper Hat and Landloper Mitts feature a variations on a reversible twisted stitch pattern. Each can be knit up with just one skein of Louet Gems Sport Weight, and would make lovely quick-knit projects!   Giveaway Thanks so much to Louet for offering a giveaway! Leave a comment on this … Read More

Snow Day!

Brian had a snow day on Thursday. It snowed about 3″ here on Wednesday night, and then it snowed most of the day Thursday too. So we figured since we didn’t take any snowy photos a couple weeks ago when it snowed, it was time we went out and took advantage of the beautiful winter background! So here are a few photos in the snow! I’m wearing my Two Hands Make A Heart Mittens, my Rainbow Love hat, and my … 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

Louet Spring 2014

I’m really excited to have two patterns in the Louet Spring 2014 collection. I really love both of these garments, and I think they are great wardrobe staples that I could imagine myself wearing throughout the warm weather months. Abita This all started with a swatch. I had the idea for a pleat with peakaboo lace, and I wasn’t sure where it belonged. The pleat came first, and then the sweater. I’m in love with the finished sweater! GEMS fingering … Read More

Chunky Cabled Hat & Scarf

Last week the new Bulky Collection 2013 from Knit Picks was published! You can see my pattern, the Chunky Cabled Hat & Scarf, here. Personally I’m not a huge fan of scarves that aren’t reversible. I’m not one of those people who can always look ‘just so’ and thus I need accessories that are flexible. Shawls don’t have to abide by this rule because usually I wear them like kerchiefs, and those tend to stay put a little better. So … Read More

FO Friday: Ginny’s Cardigan

I finished my Ginny’s Cardigan about a month ago, and I finally took pictures of it last weekend. I’m really happy with how mine came out, it has 0 ease and fits me perfectly! Here are a few photos. I made mine in Classic Elite Woodland in Silver. Also mine was the second size, I have a 36 3/4″ bust, and I did the short rows for a C cup. I also have a few thoughts on finishing of this … 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

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


I posted about this pattern way back in October. It was meant to be part of the Malabrigo October Stockpile challenge, of designing patterns that require only one skein of Malabrigo. I can’t remember why now, but for some reason it didn’t get published on time. Then it sat around on my computer for months and months, until last week I all of a sudden remembered this pattern and thought “hey, I should publish it!” then I asked Brian if … Read More

WIP Wednesday

There was recently a discussion on the designer’s group on Ravelry about finding time for ‘personal’ knitting. Honestly before I started working in a yarn shop it had probably been a year since I had followed someone else’s pattern. Now that I work in a shop I knit shop samples, which occasionally are my patterns, but more often someone else’s pattern. This is such a huge pleasure to me. Knitting another designer’s pattern is like a mental vacation. I get … Read More

Too Cute Heart Sweater

I know I’m bias, but I think my niece is super duper cute. I also LOVE this sweater. Yes, it’s my pattern, but I still think it’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. And in case anyone is wondering I had sketched this idea long before all the heart sweaters started cropping up at department stores. This is a new pattern I’m working on for Knit Picks IDP. The pattern is now in the testing phase, so if … Read More

Coming soon: Shawl with Wolle’s Color Changing Cotton

Back in May I met Elisabeth, the genius behind Wolle’s Yarn Creations and she gave me another skein of the beautiful and amazing color changing cotton. I’ve designed another shawl with this beautiful yarn! It’s not ready yet, but here are some quick photos that Brian took today. The pattern is about to be tested. In the 10 minutes that we were outside in the heat and humidity we each managed to get about 6 bug bites, and as I’m sitting … Read More

New Pattern: Spring Wolle Shawl

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The Spring Wolle Shawl pattern is finally here! I started blogging about the Wolle’s Color Changing cotton way back in March. Here’s what started it all: And now the Spring Wolle Shawl:

New Pattern: Pine Cone Shawl

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I have a new pattern out today! The Pine Cone Shawl is finally being published! I finished writing and knitting this pattern before I went to H&H in Cologne back in March, but for many reasons it’s debut was delayed. But now it’s here! Here are some lovely photos from Katy Doyle. This shawl is knit with 400 yards of lace weight: Lotus Yarns Moon Night. You could also easily knit it with fingering or DK weight yarn. The pattern is … Read More