I know we just wrapped up the summer knit along not quite a month ago, but in case you missed me, I have great news: it’s time to vote for the fall knit along! This go around there’s a mixture of garments and accessories, along with a few unfinished/mystery projects! I explain a bit about each option in the video, and you’re welcome to vote on multiple projects – Click here to vote. Voting closes end of day on the 20th… Read more »

I love knitting, and I’m a huge proponent of always carrying your knitting with you, and especially of knitting in public. But one of the things that really discouraged me from carrying my knitting with me when I first started was the lack of a knitting kit or go bag. There was nothing worse than pulling out my project and notes only to discover that I forgot scissors or a pen or even one of my markers! I’ve gotten a… Read more »

This month I’m starting something new, and I hope you guys really love it!   I wanted to share what I’ve been working on here at my end of things and share more about what’s to come. So specifically in August’s video, I’m chatting about the future of the facebook group, the summer and fall Knit Alongs, my website and etsy shop and test knitters, current WIPs, and future designs.   I’d love this to be interactive so definitely let… Read more »

Sweater Curse noun \swedər kers\ – The belief that if a knitter gifts a hand knit sweater to a significant other before being bound together in a ceremony such a marriage, the relationship will dissolve before the sweater is completed.   I don’t usually knit for other people. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to my knitting, with an exception for babies and charity, and I think it makes sense. I’m putting a lot of time, money, and ultimately love into… Read more »

In case you’re new around these parts, I am so excited about and have been promoting amirisu’s summer 2017 issue with my Demoiselle pattern. I’m really excited to have an extra copy, and I’d love to offer a giveaway for you guys! This issue features articles on natural dying and offers 7 knitting patterns and 1 crochet pattern in both Japanese and English. There’s also a code for the PDF patterns on Ravelry if you prefer! (And if you already… Read more »

This week we’re talking about the Siren Seafoam, which will always have a special place in my heart because it’s the first garment I ever designed. I was so eager for the beach (not much has changed) and I wanted to knit something for it!   One of my goals this year is to update all of my older patterns in more sizes. I started off withe an update of the Rockaway Cardigan, but for this one I wanted to do… Read more »

One thing that every pattern has is a yarn recommendation under supplies. And every single knitter at one time or another has looked at that yarn recommendation and said, “Nope, I’m using another brand.” But which brand to use if you want the same outcome as the designer? There aren’t hard and fast rules, but I made a few guidelines for you. Have the pattern handy because you’re going to most of your information from the pattern supplies. Weight. Typically,… Read more »

As I mentioned in my video last week, I’ve had a few comments about the Demoiselle along the lines of, “Oh, I love it, but I’m just not sure how to style it…” Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I came up with a couple of different fashion boards with ideas on how to style it. Whether your style is fancy or super casual, I have a few ideas for you. This is the first time I’ve done this, and I… Read more »

I’m so excited to finally announce the summer Knit Along! We’re going to be making the Demoiselle, one of my newer releases. If you want to follow along with the KAL, you have to sign up for the KAL email as the information and reminders are not going to be posted on the blog. You can also join the KAL facebook group. Our schedule: July 12th – Start the KAL! Cast on and work the 3″ of ribbing July 19th – Begin… Read more »

The Demoiselle Top is my latest release in the summer issue of Amirisu. It’s my first time working with the magazine, and I’m so honored to be a part of it. Amirisu is a Japanese based magazine with absolutely stunning designs and photography. It’s in English and Japanese, in print and online. The summer issue features natural yarn dying, which has got me in the mood to take a class! Demoiselle is a fun spring and summer top with a bold… Read more »