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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Della Gets a New Look!

Della Lace Shrug gets a new look after all these years!  
She was the first pattern that I ever published and is still one of my favorites.  

This version is knit in Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn and is laced with hand-dyed ribbon. 

 Quick to knit and fun to wear--what's not to love about Della?

Ready to Cast On your very own Della?  Grab a copy of the pattern here:  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Spring Flowers

Spring flowers finally emerge and we shake of the grey shades of winter--turning our faces towards the sun and our hearts to brighter days to come.  "Helianthus" (meaning sunflower) pays homage to this time of year with its decidedly floral shape and lovely yellow color, courtesy of Knitted Wit Yarns.  

  Lorajean Kelley is the creative genius behind Knitted Wit Yarns who so perfectly captured the exact shade of springtime in this single skein!

Ready to Cast On your very own "Helianthus" shawl?  Grab your pattern here:

And get your hands on Knitted Wit's amazing yarns here:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Travelin' with Tosh!

Travelin' Cap is knit in Madelinetosh DK yarn and is the perfect cap for the wanderer at heart. A subtle bit of lace plays about the brim of this smooth-topped hat, adding a touch of adventure to the knitting.

Ready to Cast On your Travelin' Cap?  Grab your pattern here: 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

For My Girl: Love in every stitch!

Testing is complete and "Carly's Sweater" is ready for release.  

I designed this sweater for my daughter, who wanted something simple--but interesting (not boring). Loose-fitting, with plenty of ease so that she could wear it over a tank or turtleneck. Something that would go equally well with jeans/leggings as it would with a skirt.

Knit in Fly Designs' amazingly gorgeous Merino Cashmere DK, this sweater is as fun to knit as it is to wear!

Sizes included: XXS-XXL

Ready to Cast On your own "Carly's Sweater"? Grab the pattern here:

And get your hands on this delicious yarn here:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hard-Rock Knitting!

More often than not, a piece I am designing will speak to me as I knit.  Guided by a particular stitch pattern--the way the stitches twist or turn will call to mind a person or a place and this will become the patterns "name".

In the case of Neptune Rising, it was the yarn that was doing all the talking—singing in fact, accompanied by sizzling guitar riffs!  

I couldn’t help but think of Jimi Hendrix and I’ve come to believe that if he were alive today and took up knitting, Victory Fingering would be the yarn he would choose. Electric lime, scorched lemon, purple (Haze) and (Fire) red run riot throughout these skeins and bring your stitches to life!

warning signs: callsign
Knitted Wit’s yarns should come with a warning label:
This yarn Rocks—HARD! 

Are you…Experienced? 

Cast on your "Neptune Rising" Here:  

and get your hands on this amazing yarn here:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Looks like we have a Partial Print!

When you're looking for clues, a "Partial Print" is a good thing.  It can shed some light on the mystery at hand and give new insights on a case.

So maybe I've been watching a bit too much NCIS lately--or perhaps not, as the show has inspired this lovely cap.

Mostly Smooth (like Tony), with a bit of rugged texture (Gibbs), this cap looks great inside and out--literally!  I can picture the whole crew McGee, Abbs, even the Autopsy Gremlin rockin' this hat, can't you?

Ready to Cast On your own Partial Print Cap?  Grab your copy of the pattern here: 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Under the Influence

As a self-proclaimed yarnaholic, I often fall prey to beautiful yarns.  Most of my friends know about my addiction and chalk it up as one of my “quirks”.  My really good friends join me in my full-on fiber frenzies and introduce me to new yarn shops where new and exciting skeins leap into my bag while my will-power (and my money) desert me completely!

These patterns were born after my dear friend Sharon introduced me to a new stash-builder.  I of course,  went along with the notion that I really “didn’t need any more yarn”, but quickly fell under the influence of this luscious Cashmara yarn, beautifully dyed by Pat, from Fly Designs—and when Sharon suggested that we both should get some —well, it just seemed rude not to!

Ready to Fall Under The Influence?  Grab your Patterns Here:  
                                                                                and Here: 

And get your hands on Fly Designs' beautiful Cashmara Yarn Here: