Category Archives: Patterns

New Design in Interweave Knits 2oth Anniversary Issue: The Botero Pullover

The 20th anniversary issue of Interweave Knits has just been released and it includes my first Knits design, Botero.  When I was a new knitter and discovered Knits, I ordered an immense stack of back issues and would spend hours pouring … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Some Perspective

A few months back I posted about my patterns in the Spring/Summer issue of knit.wear.  Today I thought it might be interesting to have a look at those same pieces on a different model.  In fact I’m hoping that this … Continue reading

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knit.wear is back!

I’m tremendously proud to have two patterns in the triumphant re-issue of knit.wear magazine.  knit.wear came on the scene with its premiere issue in 2011.  I remember being struck by the clean aesthetic, the modern appeal of the patterns and … Continue reading

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Spring Patterns

Spring is in the air but the wind continues to claw at our necks.  Two new cowl patterns for Manos del Uruguay were released today and they are both FREE!  Here’s hoping they satisfy the need for an infusion of … Continue reading

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New Pattern: Burning Love Earwarmer

I’m back from a wonderful trip to Columbus, OH for The National NeedleArts Association trade show and I’m feeling exceptionally energized by all the fascinating, talented people I met.  When so much of your work is solitary it’s really nice to … Continue reading

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A New Sweater and A New Shawl

Another sweater ready to be released into the wild–Odette. Odette is a relaxed pullover with set-in sleeves, full-fashioned shoulder shaping, a self-enclosed neckband and a vented hem.  The body is knit in a simple slip-stitch pattern and the sleeves are … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Backstitch a Collar

As I mentioned in the last post, one of the techniques used in my Lady Yak pattern is knitting a separate collar and attaching it to the neckline using backstitch.  Written directions for this method are included in the pattern … Continue reading

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