Ponchetta Yarn Ideas

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

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 | 8 Comments

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 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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 […]

My new blocking tool

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Blog | One Comment

A couple of months ago I had a conversation with my husband about how I was on the look-out for a better bowl/bucket/bin to use when soaking my sweaters before blocking. In the past I have just used a large bowl, placed in my bathtub. But it wasn’t ideal because I had to scrunch my […]

Coming soon…a newsletter!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog

I am excited to announce that I will be creating a newsletter! I plan to send it out monthly and I’ll be sharing news about new pattern releases and updates, tips on altering some of my most popular designs, helpful knitting tips & tricks, finished project gallery, and links to some of my favorite knitting […]

A cowl for summer

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

We’re just about reaching the unofficial end of summer! I’ve been knitting up a storm during these warm months, mostly secret projects that I can’t quite tell you about yet (looking forward to unveiling them next year!). I was able to take a week off though in July when my parents came up to visit […]

Introducing Berroco’s Portfolio Volume 2…

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I am thrilled to announce that Berroco’s latest book/collection, Portfolio Volume 2, is now live on Ravelry and I have 2 new designs featured in it! The book will be available at local yarn stores and online over the next week, and the patterns are already live on Ravelry and available for purchase (individually or […]