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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year = New Pattern!

Schofield Pass, located in the Elk Mountains of Colorado has an elevation of 10,707 feet and is the high point on Gothic Road, which connects the towns of Marble and Crested Butte. 

This cap pays homage to a long-ago camping trip along the pass. Rugged texture and jutting points emulate the landscape of this beautiful place.

Knit in one piece, from brim to crown, this cap knits up in a flash in super-soft Malabrigo Finito yarn (a luxurious, superfine merino wool). 2 sizes available: Children (Adult). *1 skein of each colorway will yield one hat of each size.

Ready to Cast On your "Schofield Pass Cap"? Grab your PDF downloadable pattern here:
Cast On!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017: A Year in Stitches

A reflection on the patterns released in 2017 (pictured from Left-to Right): Solar Eclipse Shawl, Thamarai, Lupine Fingerless Gloves, Between the Lines cap, Medicine Bow Cap, Sunlight on Chrome (Center), Runes Cap, Leather & Lace Capelet, Lupine Hat & Cowl, For the Trees Cap, Empire Hat, Blustery Day Baby Poncho, and Temptation Sweater.

Happy New Year to you all and may 2018 bring you much joy, a bit of adventure, good health, peace and a whole lot of knitting!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rush Hour Knitting

In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge
Well-oiled leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Red Barchetta
from the album: Moving Pictures
New Pattern Release:

Sunlight on Chrome was inspired by one of my favorite songs, and has been nearly 2 years in the making!

I roughed-out the original idea for this pattern after watching Rush in Rio (amazing!!!) which sparked a renewal in my somewhat obsessive Rush fandom. Red Barchetta has always been my absolute favorite Rush song and so I let it be my inspiration for this piece.

To fully exemplify Red Barchetta, I knew the piece needed to be shiny, have loads of beads and just the right yarn--which did not necessarily need to be red, but absolutely had to be chrome-like!  The rough-draft of this pattern sat patiently in my folder waiting for a yarn that would bring it to life--and along came Teresa Ruch Designs' gorgeous, hand-dyed tencel yarn. It was a perfect match!

In a Rush to Cast On your very own Sunlight on Chrome? Grab your PDF downladable pattern here: Cast On!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good Medicine!

Drawing inspiration from a recent trip back to Medicine Bow National Park, this knitted cap pattern was designed to keep the memories of this magical place close in mind.

Cap is knit in one piece, from Brim-to-Crown & sized to fit Children-Adults with a head circumference of 19-22 inches.

Ready to Cast-On your Medicine Bow cap? Grab a copy of the pattern here:
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Lupine in Bloom!

This cowl, which is the first pattern in a series, pays homage to the lovely Lupine flowers which grace the Pacific Northwest’s mountain meadows and coastal sands with their beautiful colors.

Knit in Malabrigo's Dos Tierras, a fabulous merino and alpaca blend yarn which lends its spectacular color and  amazing stitch definition to these pieces. 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mystery Revealed

The Mystery Knit-Along is complete and the project has been revealed!

Inspired by the upcoming Solar Eclipse, this "One-Skein Wonder" is knit from the bottom-up, in one piece and boasts a unique shape which gives the finished piece "curve appeal" for many wear-able options.

  • Special thanks goes out to my super-speedy test-knitter, Barb Barraclough.  Your eye for detail never fails! 

  • Thanks also to all of my Mystery Knitters (Laurie, Debbie, Diane, Diana, Sharon, Gail, Paula, Barbara, Kelly, Theresa, Cindy, MaryAnne, Darrel, Carol, Lynn, Su, Karin, JoEllen, Judy, Jane, Jessica, Claudia, Amy, Susan, Erica and Tana). It has been fun knitting along side you all, and I can't wait to see your final shawls!

  • ...and to Alexandra Baldwin of Alexandra's Crafts Yarn:  Thank you so much for creating such an exciting and beautiful yarn--and for allowing me to get my hands on a skein before it was even finished drying!  It has been so much fun to work with.

Ready to Cast-On your Solar Eclipse Shawl?  Grab a copy of the pattern here: Cast On!