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…

Rhinebeck, Jill Draper and my Neutral-esque Treysta

After crawling for nearly two hours through the impossibly congested country roads leading away from Rhinebeck, Emily and I finally made it to the Hudson River. We creeped over the bridge and found that traffic was–for the very first time–starting to disperse. Following a full day at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival we…

Hozuki Hat

This hat has all the slouch! It’s the kind of hat you throw on for a laid back, comfortable style that won’t flatten your hair. Yet the design detail keeps it interesting and fun. The Hozuki Hat pattern is a design by Maiko Hikosaka, who I consider a dear friend. You can find her on…

The Post-Christmas Christmas Gifts Post

This year I did not knit or make any gifts for friends, which is very unlike me. We’ll chalk it up to all the new knitwear designs in which I’ve been immersing myself. (I have another one that I’m hoping to send out for testing shortly in the new year.) Other than my mom’s Portage…

Mom’s Christmas Portage

If it’s blue and I’m knitting it, then there’s a good chance it’s for my mom. She absolutely loves blue, and can you blame her? She looks amazing in it! There are few things I like less than knitting the same large garment TWICE. However, Portage is one of those special pieces that I feel…

Another New Hat Pattern: Murakami

The Murakami hat pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. 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 narratives whose   characters inhabit an ordinary Japanese world bombarded with…

New Hat Pattern: Xmas at Hogwarts

The Xmas at Hogwarts hat pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. 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…

Contour Cardi: My New Design

The Contour Cardi pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. 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…