Another New Hat Pattern: Murakami

Murakami is half off on Ravelry for one week only! Click here to purchase and enter the code “MURAKAMI50” for the discount. If you’re a fan of the magical realism genre in literature (and art), then you are likely no stranger to the works of Haruki Murakami. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Murakami constructs mostly first-person…

New Hat Pattern: Xmas at Hogwarts

Is there anything more magical than Christmas? Yes—Christmas at Hogwarts! This light and lacy cable beanie design was directly inspired by the yarn, A Homespun House’s Gold Stellina Fingering in none other than the colorway “Christmas at Hogwarts.” The glistening gold of the gold stellina highlights the ornament-esque shapes, which evolve out of a twisted…

Contour Cardi: My New Design

Soon after releasing The V-Back Tee pattern, I  had been thinking about a design akin to the V-back, only with the line of symmetry for the German short rows placed at the side seams (as opposed to the center back). After much sketching and erasing, knitting and frogging, I finally sailed along to the end…

How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

I find cable needles to be clumsy and slow. Fortunately, they are entirely unnecessary! Below is a video demonstrating how I work cables without a cable needle. With practice, you can ditch the cable needle for all cables. 

Forest Grove Shawl

Forest Grove is yet another brilliant design by Mara Catherine Bryner (Orange Knits). Worked in the round for the first color, this sizable, oval-shaped shawl showcases evenly spaced eyelets that radiate outward across four colors and through three well-blended color transitions.  For my Forest Grove colors I chose this remarkably gorgeous fading kit that I spied…

I’m ready, Rhinebeck!

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view my video demonstrating how to knit cables without a cable needle. Having knit the Anniversaire cardi earlier this year, I am quite familiar with the cables of Veera Välimäki. Anniversaire features a variety of fun and interesting cables, but it was the rounded depressions of the…

Rainbow Dress Redo: Hot Pink Edition

This second edition of Sophie’s Rainbow Dress is not just any remake. It’s a revamp! If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught me mourning (tongue-in-cheek) the, erm, death of my daughter’s first Rainbow Dress. I had knit it for her when she was four years old, and despite the subsequent additions of…

My Autumn Threipmuir

For some reason I had previously knit only one Ysolda Teague pattern, which was a MKAL shawl a few years back. Yet, when I spied this Threipmuir (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) on Instagram I absolutely had to knit it. It had been a while since I had taken on a colorwork project,…

Sophie’s Apple Picking Socks

When I gaze upon this yarn, I think of sunny days and rainbows and spring. When I both gaze upon and say the name of this yarn (“Apple Picking”) completely different images are evoked: autumn skies, going back to school, playgrounds and–not surprisingly–apples. The yarn brand is Must Stash Yarn, a company out of Texas…

Almond Auger Tank

I started the Auger tank by Pam Allen last summer but hibernated it after finishing the front piece. This year I pulled it back out, worked the back piece and seamed it up. The pattern calls for Quince and Co Willet, a 100% organic cotton sport weight yarn. I chose the colorway Almond for my…