Mom’s Birthday Bubble Shawl

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Bubble Shawl by Stephen West Yarn: West Wool Bicycle in colorways Copenhagen and Glass The texture in this shawl is so fun! I first spotted the pattern in my Instagram feed (Stephen West’s gray and mustard version) and immediately clicked and made plans to knit it. The pattern is simpler to knit…

Scrappy V: My New Summer Design

Isn’t Alli’s rainbow Scrappy V just amazing?! My favorite and most used yarn weight is, without a doubt, sock yarn. After wrapping up a shawl, sweater, pair of socks or some other fingering weight project, I am known to place my leftover balls of yarn on a shelf. Each day I walk by said shelf…

How to Work German Short Rows in Brioche

If you’ve ever wondered how to work short rows in brioche, look no further! I had intended to make a video last year before releasing the Contour Cardi pattern to show how to work the brioche short rows that are described in the pattern. Thankfully, my friend Christina (who actually gave me my first couple…

Me Made May: The Start of a Sewing Adventure

Wait, #MeMadeMay is a sewing trend, right? Correct! I have fallen into the rabbit hole that is garment sewing, and I can say with great confidence that this sewing post is the first of many to come. Because I follow a great many knitters on Instagram who also sew, I have long been familiar with…

Kia Socks

I am a terrible sock knitter. I like knit socks, but I find that I do not enjoy the process of knitting them. Perhaps it’s because I almost always knit them two-at-a-time, a method that sometimes seems like more work than it’s worth. Perhaps it’s the small needles worked in the round (magic loop in…

Wee Baby Rompers

I have had the Little Sister’s Romper pattern by PetiteKnit in my queue for quite a while. When I learned that one of my friends would be having a grandbaby this summer, that’s when I knew I simply had to knit one of these adorable rompers. (When my kids were babies I called them onesies,…

Sipila: 2019’s Purple Birthday Sweater

My attitude toward colorwork is decidedly ambivalent. I am totally smitten with colorwork motifs, but the process is never one that I enjoy. You may be familiar with my not-so-stranded method for knitting colorwork in which I catch the floats following every stitch. While I have determined that this method works best for me, it…

The Queue Jumping Soldotna Crop

The Soldotna Crop is one of those quick knits that weasels its way between your other projects–or so it did me. My Aussie friend, Karina @tomahawkcreekcreative, calls these sneaky knits “queue jumpers” because that is precisely what they do. A design by Caitlin Hunter / Boyland Knitworks, Soldotna hooked me instantly. Whether it was the…

Waning Lace: My New Spring Design

The Waning Lace pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. With cool spring days in mind, I started playing around with the idea of a fading lace yoke sweater back in December of last year. When jumping to my closet, time and time again I select sweaters that are on the lighter side…

Sode: A Cable Masterpiece

It may only be March, but I can safely say that Sode will be my greatest knitting accomplishment of the year. Authored by Hiroko Payne, the Sode design is a monument to cable knitting. The pattern was published in Issue 6 of Laine Magazine, and the various cable charts are printed on a large foldout…