Jessie’s Girl – the cardigan version

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Introducing Jessie’s Girl Cardi – the cardigan version of my pullover design Jessie’s Girl! Just like the original, Jessie’s Girl Cardi is worked seamlessly from the bottom-up, features a lower back hem and short rows to create the slopped shoulders. It has a very loose stitch pattern, knit in a linen blend yarn, to create […]

A little shawl knitting

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Sometimes it’s nice to give my brain a short break from design work. I had a big deadline that I finished up a couple of weeks ago and I had a knitting weekend planned with some friends so I needed a project that I could bring with me where I could turn my brain off […]

My take on the modern poncho…

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Blog | 4 Comments

I have a confession. I kind of have always loved ponchos. I know the look has not always been a popular one (maybe too many images come to mind for people of granny squares and lots of fringe), but lucky for me they are back in fashion again and so I couldn’t resist designing one […]

Health benefits of knitting

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 5 Comments

The NY Times just published an article entitled “The Health Benefits of Knitting” by Jane E. Brody – a quick, good read if you get a chance. There was one quote in this article that definitely hit home for me: …when my hands are busy, my mind stays focused on the here and now Since […]

Winter 2015 Pattern Recap

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

In my last post I recapped some of the patterns I released in October & November and in this post I’ll be highlighting the ones I released in December. All of these patterns are quick knits too so if you are looking for some instant gratification knitting this holiday season, these might be just the […]

Fall 2015 Pattern Recap

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been so bad about updating my blog this fall and early winter! I’ve had quite a few new patterns released so I thought I’d do a quick recap of them now. This blog post will feature the patterns I released this fall and I’ll follow it up in a couple of days with my […]

How to cast on & join in the round on DPNs

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

In my latest pattern, Midcoast Mitts, you will be working on DPNs (double pointed needles). Since the pattern is geared for beginner needles, I thought it would be helpful to have a photo tutorial that explains visually how to cast-on and join for working in the round when working with DPNs. Often patterns will have […]

Introducing…clouds in my coffee

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

September is just about here so you know what that means…sweater weather will be upon us soon enough! Now I’m not a big fan of summer weather myself (good thing I live in Maine where summer is so short) so I’m in no way saddened by the end of August like most people are. But […]

East Coast Gradients…

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Last month I had the opportunity to work with the west coast (the “other” Portland!) hand dyer Lorajean with Knitted Wit to create my Coastal Gradient cowl pattern. This month I got to work with one of my favorite east coast dyers, Stephanie with Dirty Water Dyeworks to knit up the cowl for a KnitWit […]

Just some Passing Showers…

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Blog | 2 Comments

Yesterday I officially released my latest pattern, Passing Showers! It’s a short-sleeved, open style cardigan featuring some a-line shaping and a few eyelet details for visual interest. It uses dk-weight yarn at a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch, so you can either use dk or a light-worsted weight. The yarn I chose was […]