Patterns Released

Quatrefoil Shawl

My most recent pattern is out!  It’s in the Summer 2017 issue of Cast On (and it made the cover!)

Quatrefoil Shawl is an Estonian lace inspired shawl loaded with nupps and star stitches.  I had a lot of fun designing it (and writing the accompanying article as well!)

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I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released, Teaching

New Pattern, DC trip and sickness

Hello all!  So sorry for my long absence – I was pretty sick all of last week, so I was unable to post an update.  Now I’m feeling much better, so I can get that update to you!

I had wonderful students for my 2 classes at the Carolina Fiber Festival!  Both classes went very well, and hopefully my students enjoyed themselves and learned some things. 🙂  My next teaching appearances will be on April 22 and May 6th at Baskets of Yarn – teaching ‘Sweater Basics’, and at the Unwind Retreat in Blowing Rock April 28 – May 1.  I hope to see you at one or the other (or both!)

I have a new pattern out!  Light the Torches Socks are in the newest edition of Cast On magazine – I hope you like them!  They were lots of fun to design and knit.

They are knit toe up, in 2 colors, with a round toe and afterthought heels.

I’m finishing up my most recent design – a lace shawl.  It’s turned out lovely, I’m quite excited about it.  It’ll be in the Summer issue of Cast On, along with my article on Estonian Lace.  Keep your eyes open for my other lace shawl to be published around June as well – I’m excited about that one, too!  This summer is going to be a summer of lace for me. 🙂

We spent the last week in March in Washington DC for an award my husband had won at his work.  We had a wonderful time, and were lucky enough to see the cherry trees in bloom!  The highlight of our trip had to be getting a private tour of the Capitol Building and getting to sit on the House floor.  Running a close second was our private dinner at the Air and Space museum – it was so nice touring the museum with so few people!  (And the food was excellent as well!)

 

Well, that’s it from me for now!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released

New Year, New Designs

Hello! Happy New Year everyone!  🙂

I’ve had a couple new designs (and an article) published since I last checked in!

An article on Thrumming and a pattern for a thrummed cowl and hand muff (Arctic Cowl and Muff) was published in the newest Cast On.  This is the first all-digital Cast On issue – and it is a great issue! Chock full of great patterns and articles.

More recently I had a hat and cowl set published in the newest Knit Picks publication – Quick and Cozy.  The Mirzam Hat and Cowl:

I had a lot of fun designing this set. It’s knit in a bulky yarn, and the stitch pattern is a fun one!

I really hope to do better about more regularly posting here this year! I’ve got a big pattern in the works due to come out in the summer that I’m very excited about (a lace shawl!) and more lace for the summer issue of Cast On, and some socks in the works, plus some teaching opportunities I’m working on as well! It’s all set to be a fantastic 2017!

Happy Knitting, and I’ll be posting again soon! 🙂

Patterns Released

Fiddleback Cowl and Hat

Hi all!  My Fiddleback cowl is now available for purchase – and it’s now a Cowl and Hat set!  Check it out here.  I really loved designing this one, I hope you enjoy it!

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Patterns Released

Flare and Square Scarf

scarf-cropIntroducing my next new pattern: Flare and Square!

Flare and Square is a scarf (in two sizes) designed to stay put over or under a coat.

Knit with A Hundred Ravens Aesir yarn, this scarf is super soft and cozy!

This stylish and unusual scarf is easier to knit than it looks!  The ‘flare’ is created by a simple and easy to memorize lace pattern that leads into ribbing for the body of the scarf.  Simple short rows are used to create a ‘square’ neckline at the top, and the ‘flare’ is then repeated in reverse at the end.

Don’t let winter winds leave you chilled— beat those winter winds ‘Flare and Square’!

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