For my fourth episode of Any Stitch Will Get You There, I am so excited to introduce you to Lauren from Girly Knits. Lauren has been knitting since she was nine, has a background in fashion design, and has been designing knitwear under Girly Knits for the last 4 years. Her designs are consistently some of my favorite – they’re feminine, flirty, and fashion forward. Scroll through some Lauren’s incredible designs: Lauren and I met up in Central Park one afternoon and… Read more »

I’ve been working on a few hats to be ready for when the weather turns, and I’m so excited to share them with you today. Each one has something unique to it, whether it’s lacework, brambles, cabling, or simple knits and purls. The Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat was inspired by the flames and the smoke you’re bewitched by when you’re sitting around a bonfire in the fall. I wanted to capture that sweeping feeling in a hat. It has a… Read more »

I don’t know how things are going for you, but it’s incredibly busy in my part of the world! On top of everything else, I turned 30! Everyone seems concerned that I would have a little mini mid-life crisis, but I’m feeling pretty great. Besides, I’m much too busy worrying about moving across the country to worry about my age – I feel just as young as I felt a month ago! Anyway, to celebrate my birthday, I’m offering 30%… Read more »

For the third episode of Any Stitch Will Get You There, I am chatting with Sami, who blogs over at Trouble Knits. While she is starting to dip her hand into designing, Sami primarily started knitting as a form of self-care, as a way to feel normal. She learned as a young child, but didn’t really become a knitter until she was in college. We chatted one lovely afternoon about her experiences and what knitting means to her. Definitely give… Read more »

I am so excited to introduce the Catalina Beach Sweater! I almost gave up on summer knitting, but I was inspired at the end of July to do one more beach sweater – and this is perfect because it easily transitions for the fall season. The Catalina Beach Sweater is a great transitional piece for your wardrobe. Designed to be worn on those cooler, summer nights, the Catalina is knit with cotton yarn and designed with lace eyelets and chevron… Read more »

It’s time for the second episode of Any Stitch Will Get You There, and I am so excited to chat with Allyson from The Sweatshop of Love, Holla Knits, the show Yarn Talk, and the soon to be published Midwestern Knits – the girl stays busy! Scroll through a sampling of her designs: Allyson and I chatted one sweltering afternoon – actually, many afternoons! I had so many technical difficulties, but I finally got her amazing thoughts on video. She talks about where… Read more »

For my first guest on Any Stitch Will Get You There, I am so pleased to have Alexandra Tavel from Two of Wands. If you haven’t heard of Alexandra or her shop, Two of Wands, you’re in for a treat. Her designs are very romantic and a bit bohemian. I’m also madly in love with her animal hoods that I’m pretty sure can also be worn by adults… We met in Central Park one sunny afternoon to chat knitting, and Alexandra shared… Read more »

I don’t know why you learned to knit. Maybe you started knitting as a form of self-care, maybe you wanted to bond with a friend/neighbor/relative, maybe you wanted to knit a blanket for the cutest new kid in your life – whatever the reason, you’re starting to flounder. Knitting was fun, but you have a busy life. “Maybe I’ll have time to knit tomorrow,” you said, nearly a month ago. Meanwhile, when you finally do get back to your knitting, it’s… Read more »

What makes someone want to knit? Many of my friends are not yet knitters. I hold out hope for most of them. 😉 Many non-knitters are intrigued by those of us who tend to carry yarn and needles around and knit in places like the subway and various waiting rooms. They’re intrigued, but not ready to commit, and I completely understand. I wanted to create a little 3-5 minute documentary that explained how amazing knitting can be: It’s great for… Read more »

You may have seen me mentioning that I’ve been working on this cardigan for the last few weeks (months?) – anyway, it’s finally here and for sale!   The Rockaway Cardigan is perfect for those cooler summer nights when you’re not ready to leave the beach (or the bonfire), and it’s still a little warm for that hoodie you’ve got stashed for emergencies. This is for you! You can still look cute, summery, and keep warm.   This is made… Read more »