Archive for the 'Finishes' category

Clematis

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last week I released the first shawl pattern since last year. I know! It was wonderful knitting a full shawl again, but kind of strange, too, since it’d been so long. The shawl is called Clematis, and is named for the gorgeous old Shetland stitch I based it on, which happens to be one of […]

Another sweater knit up

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally finished knitting this little tank that goes with the cardigan I finished last month out of Kollage Yarns‘ Milky Whey. The yarn is a 50/50 blend of milk and soy. I know. Boggles the mind. But it’s a nice soft yarn with awesome drape.
Anyway, the tech editing is done for the cardigan pattern, but […]

Madness, podcast, buttons, KAL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I have a variety of quick things for you…
I am excited to announce that Kathy Elkins of WEBS, America’s Yarn Store interviewed me yesterday for her podcast Ready, Set, Knit. The podcast should be available to listen to starting on Saturday morning, April 16.
A decision was finally made regarding which buttons to use on the […]

Cuberos

Friday, October 22, 2010

It’s official. Cuberos, sized for both scarf and shawl, is available for download at Patternfish. The printed patterns will be going out to yarn shops after I get it printed up.
Huge thank yous once again to everyone who participated in the naming event, with special thanks to Heidi (sadly blogless) who came up with the […]

Gloriosa and Doric

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I actually have two new patterns out, and have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to post about them here yet. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Here are the two patterns.
Gloriosa
This is the cardigan that I’ve been working on since late […]

Tubes, amaryllis, Wanida

Friday, April 9, 2010

We went and picked up the blocking wire tubes from the printer this afternoon. Check this out. Just like downtown. (You know, it’s hard to get good pictures of these things.)

No more labels stuck onto the tubes. What’s more: no more endless hours spent sitting here sticking labels onto tubes. The labels are now printed […]

Diamanten

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just released: Diamanten. You can also see it on Ravelry and on Patternfish.
I found these diamond stitch patterns when looking through a book of old German charted designs that date back to the early 1900s. I updated the designs to use both left- and right-leaning decreases, used a modern method of denoting the stitches in […]

Brown sweater finally done!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It’s done! It’s finally done! Woohoo! I swear, I think I ripped out the pieces of this sweater and re-knit them more times than anything else I’ve ever knit. Honestly, except for the back, which was only knit twice, each piece was knit at least four or five times. Some of the ripping back and […]

A little yarn pron & a finish

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I received a nice surprise in the mail this week. Yarn. Unexpected yarn.
I told you late last year that I’d designed a cowl, Basket Whip, with the same stitch I used for Flying Lindy (socks), Sugar Push (fingerless mitts), and Syncopation (tank top). I believe I also mentioned that I talked to Classic Elite […]

Quenington

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pattern: Quenington, of my own devising.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Silkie Socks That Rock, 1 full hank of In the Navy.
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5 mm).
Finished size: 11.5 x 68 inches (29 x 173 cm).
Skills: Knit and purl on same side of fabric, k2tog, ssk, yo.
Notes: This simple little scarf is worked […]