New Pattern Recap

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Blog |

I’m a little behind on my blog updates and realized I never announced all of the new patterns I’ve released in the last couple of months! So here’s a quick recap: Alanis A sweater tee/vest that’s perfect for layering. When designing this piece my goal was to have a simple silhouette with a bit of […]

The Story Behind the Name

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog |

My latest design with Quince & Co is Milliken, a seamless vest knit up in their luscious Ibis yarn, a bulky-weight mohair/merino blend. It features a split hem, cozy cowl neck and my favorite part is the slip stitch pattern that adorns the front, over a garter stitch background. When I had completed the sample, […]

Camden Hills Poncho Kit Giveaway!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog |

Would you like to win a Camden Hills Poncho kit?! Thanks to the wonderful folks at Berroco Yarn we are giving away a copy of the Portfolio Volume 4 book + enough Berroco Ultra Wool yarn to knit up the Camden Hills Poncho in the color of your choice! How do you enter to win? […]

Fashion Revolution Week…

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Blog |

I posted the below photo on Instagram as part of the Fashion Revolution Week and #whomademyclothes campaign. I recently made my first purchase from the Michigan-based clothing company Conscious Clothing. I learned about them on Instagram and was saving up to make a purchase for a while. I’m wearing their Organic Linen Backyard Dress in […]

Ponchetta Yarn Ideas

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog |

I released my pattern Ponchetta just about 1 year ago! This is one of my personal favorite designs and it was a design I had in my head for quite a while before it finally all came together last year. I love layering pieces, so this kind of design is the type of piece I […]

Ramona faq

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog |

It’s been just about 3 years since I first published my Ramona Cardigan. And since then, it has over 700 projects listed on Ravelry! I am so happy that so many knitters have enjoyed this pattern and love seeing the FO pictures from all around the world. Thank you to all the knitters in the […]

Pattern Reading Basics

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Blog |

I’ve very lucky that as a designer I also work at my local yarn shop. I get to hear first-hand, in person, the most common knitting questions and this helps me to make sure I’m writing my patterns as clearly as possible. The internet allows me to connect to knitters all around the world (which […]

My new fall 2016 patterns

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog |

Ah fall…my favorite time of year here in Maine. And if you’re a knitter, there’s nothing like casting on for a new project this time of year. I recently released two new patterns that are just right for fall knitting. The Cobbles Cowl and Mazzy. Below are some details about each of them. Mazzy Mazzy […]

Addilyn & Brooklin Techniques Explained

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog |

Last month Berroco released Porfolio Volume 2 and I am so excited to have 2 designs featured in it. Addilyn is a capelet (that can also be worn as a cowl) and Brooklin is a drapey, layering vest. Both are very beginner-friendly but may have techniques that a beginner has not encountered so far. Specifically, […]

How to make a short-sleeve pattern long-sleeve

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Blog |

Lately I’ve been asked by a number of people how to make the sleeves in my Passing Showers cardigan long-sleeves instead of short. Because a sweater like this should have tapered sleeves (smaller circumference at the wrist than at the upperarm), the challenge is to figure out how many stitches you need to decrease and […]