Stonesinger Cowl

This delightfully squishy cowl features tightly woven cables and lots of texture. Knit in the round from the bottom up with Aran weight yarn, this is the perfect project for when you want something quick yet engaging. I’m absolutely thrilled about this collaboration with Morgan of Knitcraft and Knittery, whose Aran Weight Merino I usedContinue reading “Stonesinger Cowl”

Hearthfire

My Hearthfire shawl holds a very special place in my heart: it was the first pattern I published where I felt like a “real” designer (whatever that means – thanks, imposter syndrome). It was also my first time using Shobha’s (the owner and dyer behind Serendipitous Wool) yarn. I just updated the pattern to includeContinue reading “Hearthfire”

Fasten Off YAL 2020

I’m really excited to be able to participate as a designer in the Fasten Off YAL this year! This year-end event will feature independent knitting and crochet designers who offer a discount on select patterns. The sale starts Nov. 25th and lasts through Dec. 5th and there is a yarn-a-long that will run through theContinue reading “Fasten Off YAL 2020”

Frostfall

Months ago, I approached Shobha of Serendipitous Wool Company with an idea for a pattern – all I had at the time was a general idea of the stitches and color I wanted, plus a name: Frostfall. In a happy coincidence, one that you might even call serendipitous, Shobha was dreaming up a similar colorwayContinue reading “Frostfall”

Pandemic Stress Cooking

This year seems simultaneously quick-moving and interminable. Some days it feels like 2020 will last forever, and yet it’s difficult to believe we’re already nearing the end of October. Time has become meaningless during this pandemic. I’m half convinced we’re living in some terrible, alternate timeline. I haven’t felt much like knitting lately, so I’veContinue reading “Pandemic Stress Cooking”

SK2P (double decrease)

My Frostfall shawl will be released in about a month and I’m thrilled to see it taking shape on my test knitters’ needles. In the pattern, there are two stitch abbreviations that are quite similar and could easily be mixed up. I’m hoping that adding a tutorial on each of the stitches will help avoidContinue reading “SK2P (double decrease)”

Eyelet Mock Cable

Testing on my Frostfall shawl is just beginning and I can’t wait to share the pattern with everyone next month! In the pattern, there are two stitch abbreviations that are quite similar and could be easily mixed up. To further add to the confusion, I’ve seen each abbreviation used interchangeably, depending on the source/pattern. I’mContinue reading “Eyelet Mock Cable”

Provisional I-cord Tab Cast On

I know, I know. Most knitters dread techniques that can be somewhat fiddly, and this tutorial combines two techniques that are well known for being somewhat of a pain: not only is this an i-cord tab cast on, but it’s also a provisional cast on. Yikes, right? I promise it’s not as bad as itContinue reading “Provisional I-cord Tab Cast On”

Plants: Summer Blues Cure

July and August have been really difficult months for me ever since we moved to Cincinnati. Between the high temperatures, oppressive humidity, and droves of people out at nearly all hours, everything is just so… overwhelming. This time of year, I’m usually looking forward to venturing back to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to escape the heatContinue reading “Plants: Summer Blues Cure”