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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Caleb's Dominion

My son never asks me to knit for him unless it's something nerdy.  For example, this Halloween he requested a quick and simple Ninja cape and hood--three days before Halloween!  I've also made him a knitted lego-man and have talked at length with him about design ideas for a complete knitted Star Wars set.  So when he came to me with a request for a simple vest, I was ecstatic--finally, something normal!!  Then, the rest of the story.............

His Challenge:  to design him a vest that he could covertly wear to a civil war reenactment but would actually be "modern" in that it would feature the image of the firebird from the video game he is currently lusting after.  

Challenge accepted my son!

Knit from the bottom up, this is a quick and seamless knit designed to fit boys and girls.

Ready to Cast On?  Grab the pattern here:   

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cuff em' Danno!

New Knitted Cuff Pattern Just Released!

"Danno" knits up in a flash and uses only .2 ounces of fingering weight yarn.  This is a great pattern for cleaning out your stash basket.  Need a gift in a pinch?  This bracelet can be made in an evening!

Ready to Cast On?  Grab the pattern here: 

Monday, December 8, 2014


New shawl pattern just released today!

Named for its lovely pine color reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest’s layered hills of lush fir trees. 

“Pseudotsuga” is also the name of a delicious, hand-crafted beer from Seven Brides Brewing, a very talented Oregon brewer.  This beer boasts a delightfully woodsy taste with the slightest hint of pine.

Want to Cast On your Pseudotsuga?  Grab the pattern here:  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wandering Forth

Trees go wandering forth in all directions 
with every wind, going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far.
-John Muir

"Wandering Forth" is a new bracelet design that uses a mere .1 or .2 ounces of leftover fingering weight yarn.
For the above bracelet I used .1 oz of 100% silk that was expertly hand-dyed by the amazingly talented Laura Macagno-Shang, owner of Textiles A Mano in Eugene, Oregon.  You can find her online at

Ready to Cast On?  Grab the pattern here:  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Better Together

Just in time for your Holiday Knitting:
Better Together e-book is now available for download.

Two-by-two or Three-at-a-time...Better Together is a collection of Hats, Cowls and Fingerless Gloves that form complete ensembles.   

Monday, November 3, 2014

At Lakes End

My "Lakes End" pattern series is now complete with the addition of 
"Lakes End Fingerless Gloves".
This has been a fun set to work with.  The stitch pattern gives you loads of texture and is completely reversible allowing for more versatility.  The patterns are available individually at present but I am working on an e-book collection that will include these three patterns along with 6-8 others at a discounted price--stay tuned for updates on its release ;-)

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lakes End

Lakes End 

Inspired by a recent camping trip, “Lakes End” pays tribute to the view from our canoe:  deep, crystal-clear water and its enchanted depths filled with the rich color and texture of twisted tree roots. 

Beautiful hand dyed yarn and twisting, winding cables give this cap similar texture and interest with an added bonus:  It’s completely reversible!

And it's available for download here: