Category: Design

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

A happy surprise

When I measured the second (purple) little dress, it must not have been fully dry from blocking, because it’s now definitely smaller than the first version, which means I’m not (totally) crazy, and my math wasn’t plotting against me on

Posted in Design, Dresses, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern

Goodbye to Cephalopod

You have likely already heard the news that Cephalopod Yarns is closing its doors. There are more details at Sarah’s blog. (Side note: Sarah’s writing is beautiful and everyone should be reading her blog because she’s a brilliant, kind, funny,

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Cephalopod Yarns, Collection, Design, Fine Hewn, Finished Projects, Future Projects, Hats, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pullovers, Shawls, Sweaters, Yarn

Treasures from Verb

It’s no secret that I love A Verb for Keeping Warm‘s yarns, and I live close enough to A Verb for Keeping Warm’s brick and mortar store that I can go there on a semi-regular basis. This is dangerous and

Posted in A Verb for Keeping Warm, Design, Hats, Knitting, Lace, Original Pattern, Shawls

Collection design and me

First things first – thank you to everyone who entered my raffle for earthquake relief in Japan, and congratulations to Natalie, Rosemary, Jenny, and Hanne, who won the prizes! I sent them off yesterday, and ladies, my apologies for the

Posted in Color, Design, ebook, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting

Into existence

All those long months back, I had this idea for a sweater that I drew on paper and submitted to Knitscene. They didn’t want it, which I’m ultimately happy with, because I got to take my time and keep getting

Posted in Design, Finished Projects, Knitting, Sunniva, Sweaters

Making my own sunshine

This is a weird grey summer here in usually sunny California. I like the fact that it’s not been hot, but it really hasn’t even been warm all that often.  My summer garden is suffering – our usual bumper crop

Posted in Design, In progress, Knitting, Original Pattern, Sunniva

Wonderful

I came out of last week exhausted, but I am going into this week feeling happy and refreshed.  My tenth wedding anniversary was on the 24th, and yesterday, my husband and I finally got our big anniversary date.  (We did

Posted in Design, Future Projects, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Sunniva, Yarn

Finally seeing progress

So this isn’t the most flattering picture of me ever, but this is what Sunniva currently looks like.  I love the edge, which has a hem bind off that looks nice and neat and tailored, and I love the color,

Posted in Design, In progress, Knitting, Original Pattern, Sunniva, Sweaters

On Designing a Lace Triangle II

Yesterday, I posted about designing a lace triangle using inserts.  Today I’m going to talk about all over lace, such as the lace used in Arabella.  Keep in mind that these are partial explanations, and that I will try to

Posted in Design, Designing a lace triangle, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Tutorials