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Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Tempest KAL

Tempest KAL

Felicia and I are excited to announce that we’re running a knit-along for the designs in Tempest! It will run until January 31, 2015. You still have plenty of time to order yarn and begin your project. The fabulous thatsusangirl is hosting the KAL and the place to CHAT about your projects and entries is in the Sweet SweetGeorgia group on Ravelry. KAL runs from Nov 1 to Jan 31 OFFICIAL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE SWEETGEORGIA RAVELRY FORUM  Entries read more

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Compatto Yarn Salon, Santa Monica

Compatto Yarn Salon, Santa Monica

I’ll be visiting Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica, California next week. The Tempest trunk show is traveling with me and I’ll be signing books as well as chatting about the designs and techniques in the book. October 23, 2 to 6 p.m. Compatto Yarn Salon 2112 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA (310) 453-2130 The lovely ladies at Compatto have pulled together an afternoon of refreshments for my visit, culminating with wine and cheese in the late afternoon. If you’re in the read more

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

Tempest Blog Tour

Tempest Blog Tour

To celebrate the release of Tempest, join us as the book tours around to a wonderful line up of blogs. There will be lots of giveaways along the way. The blogs featured will be taking different approaches to their posts—there will be interviews, reviews, a look at tech editing, a discussion of sizes for ample knitters and knitted projects. To raise your chances of winning a digital copy of the book, join us at each stop and give your love to the marvelous bloggers who are hosting us. The tour begins tomorrow so fasten your seatbelt, raise your read more

Friday, Oct 10, 2014

Tempest, the Book

Tempest, the Book

For the past several months I’ve been deeply immersed in an exciting project. Felicia Lo, of SweetGeorgia Yarns and I have collaborated together to publish a book! Inspired by the idea of the Tempest. Rainstorms. Tides rise and fall. Waves ebb and flow. Storms rage and we seek refuge from the wild and fierce Tempest. These design embody both the shelter and the storm. Tempest is a beautifully photographed, 84-page book including 11 patterns along with photo tutorials and tips to make hand knits that will be cherished. Online sales will begin next week. In read more

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

#tempestknit

#tempestknit

I’ve been hard at work this year collaborating with Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns on a book! Tempest is a collection of 11 patterns, all designed by me with SweetGeorgia Yarns. We’re releasing it in a few days, just in time for Knit City. In the meantime, I’ve been leaking snapshots of the projects for the past several months on Instagram and Twitter. Follow the hashtag #tempestknit to take a look at read more

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Short-Row Stripes Blanket

Short-Row Stripes Blanket

I love how short rows can create undulating lines when worked in stripes; it’s fun to design using short rows. I have a blanket pattern in the spring issue of Knit Simple that makes great use out of short rows. The Short Rows Stripes Blanket is worked in six analagous colours in light and dark tones with a seventh contrasting colour that pops. While there are a lot of colours, only one colour is used at a time. Bonus, while working the applied i-cord edging it’s really easy to hide all the ends inside the i-cord read more

Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Mock Cable Scarf

Mock Cable Scarf

  Sixth and Spring books and Cascade Yarns published another book in their series of 60 Quick books last month, called 60 Quick Luxury Knits. I have a design in it! The Mock Cable Scarf creates the visual illusion that there is a cable running up its length. Instead it’s worked in a carefully planned juxtaposition of yarnovers, decreases and ribbing to produce the gracefully arcing lines. It calls for Venezia Worsted, which is a wool silk blend that was lovely to work with. It felt soft and silk always accepts colour so well. read more

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014

New Website

New Website

I love, love, love, L♥VE my new website! It’s a project I’ve been working quietly on for some time with my amazing web designer, Julie Matthews and her team at Julie & Co. This morning I woke up to an email telling me that it’s live. How awesome is that? Please take some time to explore it. If you read the blog on a blog reader, click on over to get the full experience. Now you can find all of my designs in one place, both self-published and read more

Monday, Feb 3, 2014

Fisherman’s Rib Cable Tutorial

Fisherman’s Rib Cable Tutorial

The Cable Rib Hat & Wristers in the Zealana Rimu DK booket feature an interesting cable stitch I developed on my own since I couldn’t find anything like it in my stitch dictionaries. It has a tricky maneuver that I haven’t seen in a pattern so here’s the tutorial.  You need two cable needles to accomplish the cable crossing. While a little fiddly, it’s so worth it and there’s only two rows of cable crossing on the  Cable Rib Hat and Wristers in the Zealana booklet. First, the definition of the cable crossing read more

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

Hats and Mitts

Hats and Mitts

It’s still a great thrill to find my pattern between the pages of Vogue Knitting. I’m actually still waiting for my contributor’s copy of the magazine but there are already a few finished projects on Ravelry. My design is the slouchy hat in the Yoga story. Photos © SoHo Publishing I alternated bands of fisherman’s rib with twisted rib. The Fisherman’s rib looks particularly great when the hat is stretched a bit on the head because the ribbing opens up and contrasts even more with the tighter twisted rib. For me it evokes the read more