Author: Kristen

State of the Kninja, late summer 2015

Summer is icumen out! Already! If you occasionally check this blog, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been shamefully neglected, and frankly, it’s probably going to continue that way for a while. As you may or may not remember, this past

Posted in Grad School, Knitting, Meta, Miscellany

Souvenir of a Killing

Today’s new pattern isn’t really new. I wrote Souvenir of a Killing for the book Hitch, a great collection of patterns inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and edited by Stephannie Tallent. I have rewritten Souvenir for release as

Posted in Hats, Hitch, Knitting, Original Pattern, Souvenir of a Killing, Souvenir to a Killing Beret

Myrna Giveaway

The Myrna Giveaway is over! Thanks for participating! Would you like a free copy of my Myrna pattern? Myrna is a cowl and mitt set from my Jolie with Pointy Sticks collection, knit simply with some lovely little details. This

Posted in Cowls, Giveaway, Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Mitts, Myrna

Impressionist Daubs Set

The Impressionist Daubs Set is live! Let me tell you a little about these two patterns. Both are designed for use with Hand Painted Knitting Yarns Precious, a silk/merino blend (60%/40%) with a lovely drape and an unusually high yardage

Posted in Hats, Impressionist Daubs, Knitting, Original Pattern, Shawls

On Monday

On Monday, I will be releasing a small set, a hat and shawl pairing designed for use with a drapey, highly variegated colorway. Here’s a little preview of the Impressionist Daubs Set.The shawl is completely modular, so while it’s written

Posted in Hats, Impressionist Daubs, Knitting, Shawls

Paralysis

I know other people do this because I’ve talked to other people who do this. You get an email from someone, you mean to reply right away, but you don’t, and then you forget, and by the time you remember

Posted in Designing a lace triangle, Writing

Crosshatch Hat – Eleventh Hour

Oh hey, all my grad school applications are turned in. I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am to have that part done. Now I only need to keep the panic down for a couple of months

Posted in Crosshatch Hat, Eleventh Hour, Hats, Knitting, Original Pattern

On stretching

(I will be posting about each of the patterns in the Eleventh Hour collection soon. In the meantime, this post takes precedence.) It feels impossible to find words that carry enough weight to say what I want to say here.

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On Designing a Lace Triangle IV: Edgings

This post is part of the Fall Shawl Together organized by Cate of Infinite Twist. You can find other posts in this series at the Fall Shawl Together page. This is part four of an ongoing tutorial on designing lace

Posted in Design, Designing a lace triangle, Knitting, Shawl Together, Shawls, Tutorials

Guest post: Yarn Substitution

Today, as part of the Fall Shawl Together, I have a guest post from Jill Wolcott! You can also check out this post on her blog. This post is part of the Fall Shawl Together, a collaborative project featuring great

Posted in Fall Shawl Together, Guest post, Jill Wolcott, Knitting, Substitutions, Yarn