June 2012

Reversible Cable Vest

Reversible Cable Vest

There are so many ways to wear the reversible cable vest I designed for Noro Magazine. The wave cable stitch pattern is quite simple without any cross overs and while it’s the size of a small blanket you can wrap its cozy warmth around yourself in a number of different ways. You can wear it “inside-out” and let the cable patterning show on the lapels when they flip back. Pin it in place with a stick pin at waist level or a kilt pin just under the breasts. Pin it high up near your read more

Noro Magazine X 3

Noro Magazine X 3

Wow, there are some truly wonderful designs in the new Noro Magazine that was published earlier this month. I’m honoured to be part of such an inspiring collection with not just one design but three! © Noro Magazine 2012, photo by Rose Callahan My Oversize Lace Tee uses a new Noro yarn called Karuta which is a chunky blend of 40% silk, 30% cotton and 30% wool. It’s worked in the round to the underarm, then extra stitches are cast on for the garter stitch sleeve edging,s and the front and back read more

I made the cover!

I made the cover!

I just found the much anticipated (on my part) premiere issue of Noro Magazine at my local book store the other day. © Noro Magazine 2012, photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com (used with permission) What makes it even more exciting is THAT’S MY HAT on the cover! I have three designs in the magazine which I’ll share next time.

Lots of Socks

Lots of Socks

A while ago I started cleaning out the studio. I had piles of paper, swatches and UFOs everywhere. Unfortunately as I look around the studio today, I see that it’s in need of another clean up. But that’s a project for another day. I was between book and magazine submissions and I usually experience a cooling off period before the next wave of creativity hits. I needed a mindless knitting project while waiting for my creativity to come back and some of those UFOs looked appealing. In light of the fact that I don’t really consider myself a sock knitter, read more

Steam Blocking

Steam Blocking

I block most of my projects by pinning them out and then spraying them with water. Sometimes I wet block, but really just for lace which I don’t knit very often. Then I watched Annie Modesitt’s video on steam blocking. I’m loving this new method of blocking! It’s great for swatches and quick things. I’ve yet to decide if I like it for full garments, but it’s very promising. I’ve been working on a Ribbed Cardigan for myself between submission projects and other deadlines. The knitting is quick, but the project is coming along slowly read more