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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

We’re nearly at the 2 week mark in October, and my inner child is throwing a tantrum because she wants to run around in bulky sweaters with fancy coffee (okay, maybe she’s a teenager!), but instead it’s 80 degrees and incredibly humid so she’s a bit unhappy.     Since I feel like the usual seasonal knitting is out because of the heat, I decided to round up some of my favorite knitting patterns that you don’t have to wear!… 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 »

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 »