Cozy Vintage Dress in I Like Knitting, December 2016

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! ūüėČ 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)‚ÄĚ to fit bust 34… 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 »

Lake Diamond in Knitting, Spring/Summer 2016

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‚Äôre spending a day… Read more »

Usually people who love fall and winter, or at least love cuddling up in oversized sweaters and blankets and maybe even watching sports, also love to knit. Me? I’m not a fan of cold weather, and I’d much prefer to spend my time on a beach or in a park – when it’s over 75 degrees out. Part of the reason I resisted knitting for so long was because I hate scarves.¬†I’m also not a fan of shawls or socks,… Read more »

Catalina Beach Sweater by Kristin Jones

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 »

I just wanted to let you know that I’m featured over on the Solopreneur Business Network podcast. I’m talking knitting, creativity, and starting my own business. I was also asked my favorite quote, and I really butchered the Ira Glass quote above, but I wanted to include it for you here. I’m pretty the quote was not originally intended for knitters, but it applies to knitting and, really, to anything you do. In other news, last Friday I was¬†challenged to… Read more »

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I’m so excited to show you these gloves! I saw this pattern in a blanket and I thought it would be so fun for gloves – or maybe a skirt at some point? – and I set about creating a pattern for them. I hit a few roadblocks when I first started trying to convert this pattern into gloves, but something about airplanes and flying really does it for the knitting part of my brain because it all came together… Read more »

Slouchy Lace Hat Pattern

I’m really excited to let you know about a project I’ve been working on over the last few months: a slouchy lace hat knitting pattern! I had some super bulky yarn that I was trying to use up, and I decided it would make a great winter hat. Because I wanted it to be slightly more intricate than a standard knit hat, as lovely as they are, I settled on a lace pattern and set about designing it. I’m so… Read more »

The¬†Basketweave Coffee Cozy PDF¬†can be downloaded here. (Or click here to have it emailed to you.) The PDF for the XO cable cozy pattern can be downloaded here.¬†(Or click here to have it emailed to you.) Cozies, especially knit cozies, are incredibly cute and darling, but in a way that almost makes me hate¬†them. You know, like when a dessert is too sweet? They’re impossible to remember to put on your mug (until you burn yourself, of course), but when… Read more »