Posts tagged April 2018
Colors to Knit with this Spring

There is no denying that a trending color this spring is pink. Pink in all shades - blush, coral, fuscia - is popping up in my fashion & knitting news feeds and it's hard not to want to jump on the bandwagon! So if you’re looking for the latest yarns in this lovely color, look no further than this post.

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Linea Shawl

The Linea Shawl marks somewhat of a first for me - it's my first self-published shawl design and it took a long time to figure out how to best write up the pattern. But it was definitely worth the effort, and I'm so excited to finally share it with you all.

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Lykke Needles + Tools Review

When the Lykke Driftwood Circular Interchangeable Needles were first launched last winter, the knitting community pounced to get their hands on them. I was in the process of researching interchangeable options and found these courtesy of the Fringe Association. Keep reading for my review of these needles.

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Why I Love Linen

Louet Yarns’ Sportweight Linen had long been a go-to favorite but I wanted to see what other brands out there offered these summer friendly fibers. In this search I recalled Kestrel and quickly found Sparrow and Willet. From there a new fiber love affair was born.

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Retrospective + April 2018

This is my third month doing this review of my knitting queue & progress. It's pretty interesting to see how my plans get impacted by submissions, travel, and well...lift. February I received two submissions for Knit Now, coming late Spring 2018. Hot on the heels of finishing those, I was accepted for 3 more - Knitscene Winter 2018, Knit Wear Winter 2018, and Sweet Georgia Yarns' Crochet edition (wow! I am deeply humbled that my designs would make the cut). Given the tight deadlines submission knitting requires, my personal knit list had to stand aside for a bit. Now that those have shipped and I can focus my efforts back on personal knitting, here's where I'm at.

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A Color Shift

Those of you that know me well are aware of my obsession with light colored yarns - grey, light blue, creamy whites and gentle pinks. Since I tend to design with simple silhouettes and easy lace patterns, the softer colors help the design details stand out a little bit more.

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A Study in Lace

For those of you that know me or have knit several of my designs, this should come as no surprise: I love the lace faggoting stitch. The stitch is a really simple 1 row repeat that looks so much more complicated than it is. I have created several designs featuring this stitch which you can see in the gallery in this post.

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