June’s issue of I Like Knitting is extra special for me because I have 2 patterns published in it! If you missed the Summer Sweetheart Sweater, check it out here. This post is all about the Strawberry Wine Top, and I especially love it because I always need an all over stitch pattern when I’ve knit something in stockinette! Here are some of the features: -All over oyster stitch – it’s fun and it knits up quickly -Knit with cotton… Read more »

I’m so excited to introduce you to the Summer Sweetheart Sweater in the June issue of I Like Knitting! I love this sweater, and I’m actually knitting another one at the moment. Here are some reasons I love it: -Knit in the round with shaping so that it’s very flattering to your figure -Knit with worsted weight yarn so it knits up rather quickly -Features a circular yoke collar so you can continue knitting in the round! -The lace yoke… Read more »

Size: Finished Waist Size 25 (28, 31, 35, 39, 43, 46)” Shown in size 28” Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking Materials Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Crepe Twist (88% Wool, 12% Nylon; 112 yards 102 meters/50 grams): 125 Toast, (5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls. Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; elastic 1” width measuring 2” less than the… Read more »

Finally my obsession with sweater dresses and wiggle dresses and knitting collide! I’m so happy to introduce to you the Cozy Vintage Dress, published in the December issue of I Like Knitting.   It’s fitted, it’s a modified rib, it has a zipper – I’m pretty sure it’s perfect! 😉 Check out my video where I gush all about my inspiration and then explain sizes and materials: Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 34… Read more »

If you’re thinking the name of this pattern sounds a bit familiar – you’re right! While I was knitting the Adirondack Basket Hat for the last Knit Along, I kept thinking it needed matching accessories. I haven’t come up with gloves just yet, but I am happy to report that I found time for a matching scarf!     Just like the hat, the scarf is knit with super bulky yarn so it’s a very quick knit. The pattern is… Read more »

I was contemplating a serious problem earlier this year: how can I make a proper winter sweater with no lace, no cotton, no nothing that I tend to favor? As I was browsing through books and most of the internet for ideas, I was struck by an amazing idea: Of course, I can make it with chevrons! (I know, I know, what a surprise…) But stick with me because this sweater is all about texture. Knit with a Malabrigo’s worsted… Read more »

Since it’s nearing that weird time of the year where I feel like it’s too late to start another summer top, but it’s too early to focus on fall and winter knit pieces, I’ve been thinking a lot about home decor. I know some people go a little overboard and knit everything, like cozies for their apples and eggs (seriously, WHY?!), but I tried to keep my knitting wish list a bit more practical! As usual, there’s a mixture of free… Read more »

I am so excited to introduce this tank top to you guys! It’s part of Knitty’s Spring + Summer 2016 collection, and my tank top is the surprise for the issue, which technically came out a little over a month ago. Surprise!   Lake Diamond was inspired by the hot summer days spent chasing a cool breeze. A lacy, cotton tank top is perfect for summer. The open lacework is stylish and will keep you cool, whether you’re spending a day… Read more »

It’s December!! If you’re special, you’ve done all your holiday shopping and you’re finally able to relax with some hot chocolate while you admire your Christmas tree – or whatever decorations you put up. That surely exists somewhere in the world, right? My December usually resembles something out of the amazing Christmas movie, Jingle All the Way. This movie is somehow even more amazing now that I’m an adult.   Anyway, the point is, I’m here to help! If you’ve… Read more »

  When I made my little hat collection earlier this year, I just knew the Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat would be the fan favorite. Mostly because it was my favorite, even though I love them all equally, of course. What I didn’t expect was to be commissioned to make a matching scarf and pair of gloves. You may have suspected that I’m not a fan of scarves, but it was also a family member asking so I didn’t want to turn… Read more »