Category: Original Pattern

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

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

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

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Small sized

Mode Moderne is such an easy knit, and I like working stripes and playing with the color combinations so much that I couldn’t resist making a small version for my daughter. I’d make a baby version as well, except cowl

Posted in Finished Projects, Kidswear, Knitting, Mode Moderne, Original Pattern, Petite Mode, Pullovers, Self Designed, Sweaters

And time is marching on

And time…is still marching on. Hello, hello! It’s been a flurry of activity since school started up again. The kids are once again in three different schools, and I’m assistant teaching a class, plus studying for the Lit GRE and

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Self Designed, Shawls, Writing

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

Woodgrain Hat

The Woodgrain Hat is now available for purchase! There are three sizes and two options for hat length, a close fitting toque, and a longer slouch. This is a quick, satisfying knit, with a bit of a choose your own

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In which math turns on me

I don’t have a picture because I’m in Southern California and the little dress is back in Northern California, but I made a second sample of the baby dress in new yarn with new math, and I have no idea

Posted in Dresses, Finished Projects, Hats, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Self Designed

Throw it on the pile over there

Because I didn’t have enough sample FOs that lack a pattern, I completed another. This is a baby dress knit in Orange Flower Twist | SOCK in Sandstone, with Wabi Sabi Tallulah in Amelia for the edging. Orange Flower was

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Knitting, Orange Flower, Original Pattern, Yarn

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