April 2013

Honeybee Cardigan

Honeybee Cardigan

It’s a glorious, sunny day out there and the beautiful pink cherry trees are in bloom and lining my favourite streets in Vancouver. It’s the perfect day for some lacy spring knitting. Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2013, photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com The 2013 Spring issue of Knit Simple hit the newsstands earlier this month and the first featured pattern (a two-page spread, no less) is mine! It’s a sweet, feminine cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and lacy honeybees flying in formation on the fronts and back and down the sleeves. Slight waist read more

Raised Increases

Raised Increases

Raised Increase Lifted Increase Invisible Increase My favourite increase is the most invisible and goes by many names. It looks great when stacked to create a taper, like in a sleeve. It also has many abbreviations, none of which are standard and they all mean the same thing: RRI and LRI (right-slanting raised increase and left-slanting raised increase) RSI and LSI (right-slanting increase and left-slanting increase) RLI and LLI (right lifted increase and left lifted increase) LRinc and LLinc (leaning-right increase and leaning-left increase) KRL and KLL (knit right loop and knit left loop) How to: Right-slanting raised increase Work read more

Twist Collective Spring 2013

Twist Collective Spring 2013

The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Twist Collective went live over the weekend and I’m thrilled to be included in the issue. My design, Peking is featured in the Bonjour, Paris! story. Imagine, my sweater traveled to Paris for the photo shoot! If only I could have accompanied it. Peking is a loose, roomy t-shirt with a shorter hemline in the front angled to a longer one in the back. Did you know this is called a “ read more

March was a busy month

March was a busy month

March was very busy. Lots of yarn arrived at my house only to leave again in short order knitted into garments for upcoming publications. I sent out six or seven pieces throughout the month. Now I’m recuperating! Actually, no rest yet. I have one more piece pending that’s proved to be a little more challenging than anticipated. The lovely authors have kindly agreed to let me rework the project so it’s the best it can be. What luxury to have a deadline extended! Added to all the calculating, writing and knitting, read more

Vogue Knitting Spring Issue

Vogue Knitting Spring Issue

  Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2013, photo by Rose Callahan I’ve finally graced the pages of Vogue Knitting. It was a personal goal of mine and mission accomplished! Not only that, I’ve been watching the stats in Ravelry and the design has been well received. That’s always gratifying. This Classic Lace Cardigan is has an all-over lace pattern with a slight variation of some garter ridges on the cuffs and hem. The three-quarter sleeves and drapey quality of the read more