Posts tagged October 2019
How To: Sloped Bind Off

The first time I used a sloped bind off, it was in a dolman sleeve pullover worked from the buttom up. When following the instructions, it felt like it was such an easy technique with a major impact to my knitting. Not only did it make seaming the sleeves that much easier, the finished garment draped so much better on my shoulders. I was in awe and promised myself I would use the sloped bind off for all future projects and designs.

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Petra + New Pattern Launch

The idea for Petra had been swimming in my head for years before I finally cast on. In some ways, this pullover represents a lot of design aspects that I love - easy lace panels, an interesting construction, and a casual silhouette that’s easy to wear. I had the high-level design elements sorted out, but I still had a few details that I needed to decide.

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Scone Shawl + knitscene

The Scone Shawl is large, warm shawl knit in a worsted weight yarn and features a diamond leaf lace stitch pattern that incorporates the increased stitches perfectly. I love that it’s the perfect size to throw over your shoulder while apple picking, or protecting yourself from the cold on winter mornings in the office.

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Porta Pullover + knitscene

Last fall I submitted my design idea to knitscene for the Winter 2019 issue featuring designs for wear all week long - from work to play and everything in between. My first design (more on that later!) is the Porta Pullover, an easy drop shoulder tunic sweater with a wide casual cowl neck featuring a lovely leaf lace stitch pattern.

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