Category Archives: Sweaters

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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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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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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A New Sweater Pattern–Lady Yak

Here we are in the middle of an extraordinary, flower-filled May and what do I find myself thinking about working on?  Knitting.  With wool.  Yes, I am one of those season-less knitters that knits happily through all seasons and usually … Continue reading

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Exquisite Buttonbands: The Holy Grail

Do you, like me, enjoy knitting cardigans but have difficulty finding the perfect button band?  Picked up bands knit in a single thickness so often droop despondently at the front of what might otherwise be a beautifully knit sweater and … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Details

What are the elements of a knitted garment that contribute to a superior fit?  As Catherine Lowe said in one of her fascinating Couture Knitting Classes, a successful garment should draw attention not to itself but to the person wearing it. … Continue reading

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