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Category Archives: Pattern Release

Three yarns, three women, three sweaters.

Written on October 31, 2014 at 1:21 am, by

Vogue Knitting Live was, of course, bundles of fun – even if I did spend every non-class moment curled up with some Sudafed. Teaching is one of my most favorite of things, and it’s always wonderful to see fellow teachers and exhibitors at these large events. I returned home to the kind of Halloween fervor  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Stonington

Written on October 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm, by

For the last sweater release of Sweater Week, I wanted to share something that makes me think of New England fall. Meet Acorn Trail’s little sister, Stonington: Stonington started with a yarn, and a desire to create a sweater similar to Acorn Trail, but that was simpler to knit. The yarn is Harrisville WaterSHED. Watershed  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Featherweight

Written on October 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm, by

It’s no secret that I love the process of helping knitters achieve sweater nirvana – i.e., a garment that fits well, and that they love to wear. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do. And it always gives me a particular thrill when I’m helping them start with someone else’s  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Hakone and Bridgefield

Written on October 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm, by

Today in Sweater Week news, I get to share the results of a partnership with one of my favorite yarnies: Spirit Trail Fiberworks. I don’t remember exactly when I was introduced to Jennifer’s yarns (maybe a sock exchange in 2006?), but I’ve been an avid fan ever since. And above all other bases, I love  Continue Reading

Cardipalooza pattern: Cushing Isle

Written on May 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm, by

After the madness of knitting all of the book sweaters, and the travel of this spring, I was looking forward to cardipalooza like nobody’s business. A sweater just for me? Sign me up! Of course, it didn’t hurt that I had a sweater’s worth of Clara Parkes’ new Cormo 1.0 colors waiting for my needles.  Continue Reading

On knitting, gifts, and love.

Written on December 14, 2013 at 12:18 am, by

I love the holidays for so many reasons. I adore the celebrations. The time with my family is the most precious thing in the world to me. I’m a huge fan of winter, and love the twinkly lights and evergreen smells that abound. There’s no better time to pull up with a warm mug of  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Coastal Maine

Written on October 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm, by

I’ve said, before, that I think fashion should serve us, rather than the other way around. I think style should be something that we define for ourselves personally, shaped by our own needs and lifestyle. If something doesn’t work for you, don’t do it! If you love something, do it! Whether or not it “follows  Continue Reading

FF: Dalriada

Written on August 23, 2013 at 5:00 am, by

Happy Friday! This week, we’re tackling a couple of topics near and dear to many of the women in my classes, through the design I’ve just released: Dalriada. (If you want a copy of Dalriada of your very own, by the way, you can buy it here.) One of the major activities of my classes  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday, Pattern Release: Nantasket

Written on July 19, 2013 at 11:53 am, by

It feels appropriate to end this week with a more hopeful, onward-looking message than I began it. So for this Fashion Friday, I’m offering up a new pattern: Nantasket. (Models and photo credit both go to a combination of Jackie and myself. Pattern: Nantasket. For the impatient? Go ahead and buy now for US$7.) Nantasket  Continue Reading

Introducing Aislinn

Written on April 28, 2013 at 3:58 am, by

Spring is in the air, here in Boston anyway, and this sweet cardigan has you covered no matter what the weather. (For the impatient, Aislinn can be purchased for US $7.00 by clicking here.) Aislinn started with the yarn (the ever-fabulous Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater), and wishing for some cool spring days for a lighter  Continue Reading