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…

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…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cardi

Is it a sandwich or a cardigan? Read on to find out… This Winterfell Cardigan is the first pattern I have knit by the designer Katrin Schneider, with whom I was not all that familiar before hearing about Winterfell. This cardi was one of those designs that I not only promptly added to my Ravelry…

The Anniversaire Cardi: My First PomPom Knit

I stumbled across the Anniversaire pattern on Ravelry a few months ago and added it to my queue lickety-split. This cardigan, designed by Veera Välimäki for Issue 21 of PomPom Quarterly, has more texture by far than any garment I’ve ever made, but it wasn’t just the texture overload that appealed to me. This cardigan is…

Campside Cardi for Mother’s Day

I had been meaning to knit a cardigan for my mom for quite a while but struggled to find a pattern that would fit her petite frame. (She is the teeniest!) Just as I resigned myself to finding a children’s pattern that would suit her, I came across the Campside Cardi pattern. As you know…

Campside Cardi

Without shame, without apology, this yarn took up residence in my stash well before I conceived of a project for it. While I’ve grown meticulously systematic in planning my knitting projects, with impulsive buys kept to a minimum, do you blame me for this one slip-up? I mean, look at it. The yarn is Marquess…

The Portage Cardi KAL

When my gal pal Selena (@dankfiber on Instagram) suggested we host a KAL with prizes for the Portage Cardigan we were planning to knit together, I was immediately intrigued. After a little thought I decided to go for it, and we started brainstorming prize ideas. Below is the KAL announcement we came up with, which…

Nelchina, My First Steeking

Nelchina is yet another masterful design by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks) that combines colorwork and texture. The entire yoke is a complex and intriguing pattern of colorwork that I liken to the shadows you might see displayed on a forest floor, and the body and arms are covered in squishy 4-stitch cabled repeats. Below are…

Another Young Einstein Baby Cardigan

When I knit my first Young Einstein cardigan back in August, my friend Amy saw the picture on Instagram and asked if she could commission me to make one for her friend’s baby. Not only did I immensely enjoy knitting the first one, but the pattern’s author, Julia Stanfield, had made the Young Einstein pattern…

Knit Layette with Cables

If you visit the Purl Soho website eight to ten times a day as I do, then you know what I mean when I say Purl Soho is magical. I want to make all of their crafts! I want to own all of their supplies! For this project I wanted something special for a special friend,…