In February, there’s still a bit of chill to the winter air, but spirits are improving and there’s hope of the weather warming. The Spring Forward dress will carry you through to the next season. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the bottom half of the dress is fitted and ribbed for an ultra flattering look. At the waist, the draping effect begins with an expanded batwing sleeve and lace reminiscent of hearts. I talked a bit about… Read more »

The French Lavender Cardigan is very simple and chic to toss on with a simple outfit, whether you’re out running errands or out with friends for brunch. The cardigan knits up quickly and is super comfy with bulky yarn, and yet it creates a dramatic silhouette for your everyday life. Knit flat from the bottom up with a vertical herringbone stitch, the cardigan flares out from the waist for a fun peplum and expands from the waist up for a… Read more »

Happy New Year!   December was a crazy month for me! In episode 5, I manage to stay mostly on the topic of knitting – I have 2 new designs out (and of which made the cover, woot!), I obsess over my new (unreleased) hat, and I talk a bit about the evolution of my knitting over the past year and my plans for 2018.   And of course we start the knit along next week!   I would love… Read more »

The Winter Whimsy Cropped Sweater knitting pattern came about as an afterthought. I have been working on a super bulky winter skirt for awhile now, and I decided to add the top as an afterthought. I had no idea I would love it so much! I haven’t totally given up on the skirt, but it’s definitely been delayed. Want to hear me chatting about this? Check out last month’s Monthly Chatter at 19:51 where I show off the top and the skirt… Read more »

This was such a tough race that I’ve decided to have two winners! The Berkeley Slouchy Hat KAL will start on January 8th, and the Locksley Sweater KAL will start on January 15th. (If you’re bummed about the lack of KAL for the Winter Whimsy, comment below – there were only a few votes difference and I can run a KAL for that if there’s enough interest!) Grab the patterns (all 3 are 50% off with the code WAKHKAL until… Read more »

The Locksley Sweater knitting pattern has been in my WIP pile for over a year and a half. I knew exactly what yarn to use for it, but I couldn’t quite get the construction technique down; this was back when I tried to make everything as complicated as possible. Now I know that simple is better! And so we have a fairly simple version of the Locksley Sweater. It’s knit from the bottom up with a lace panel that expands… Read more »

Welcome to November’s Monthly Chatter! I’m so sorry for the delay, but I want a few finished objects to show you… and then I had a few technical difficulties. But it’s here! In November’s Monthly Chatter: I chat a lot about the holidays – I was really emotional over Thanksgiving, and now I’m really excited for December and Christmas. (And did I mention I learned to knit over the holidays a few years ago?) You know I have more to… Read more »

The last two months I have been working on a new website/project that was completely inspired by the most common reactions I get to my knitwear and sewing designs over the last 5 years, and I am so excited to finally share it with you guys! When I come up with my patterns and style my outfits, usually I aim to project a certain image; overall I want to convey power because we all are inherently powerful, no matter how we… Read more »

The holiday season is a bit surreal for me each year. It’s as if I’m entering into an environment where time slows down because nothing make sense. There’s a lot of rushing, a lot of anger, a lot of worry, and it’s all set against this backdrop of bright lights, warm colors, and smiling families. It’s always so cold, and my cheeks burn from the wind, but I’m usually carrying hot chocolate or a mocha, and somehow I keep warm… Read more »

It’s been a few months since I posted about new patterns. I have been slacking on the blog and really only talking about patterns via Instagram and the Monthly Chatter videos. Some of the patterns were previously published in I Like Knitting and Cast On magazine, so if you have a subscription there, they are all still free for you! But if you like to purchase your patterns individually and from my Ravelry shop, you’re in luck. I’m going to… Read more »