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 […]

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 […]