June 2013

Blues, Teals, Aquas & Turquoise

Blues, Teals, Aquas & Turquoise

There seems to be a colour trend happening with many of my freelance designs these days. When the package of yarn arrives at my door, it’s always a surprise to see what colours they’ve sent me this time. Luckily I really love blues! Unfortunately, I don’t get to keep any of the projects. That’s not true, one of the projects will return to me after a busy life of photo shoots, trunk shows and gallivanting around. Nine projects; some have been released to the knitting world and others are with the tech editors, photographers and publishers. From top to bottom: read more

Modular Chevron Tutorial

Modular Chevron Tutorial

I love this technique of joining strips of garter stitch to create a larger piece. I first used it in the Jamie sweater and now in the Zig and Zag baby blanket featured in 60 Quick Baby Blankets. How To Make a Right-Leaning Modular Strip Beginning on a RS row, knit into the front and back of the first stitch. You’ve increased one stitch. Knit across the row until there are 3 stitches remaining. Knit the next 2 stitches together. Yarn forward read more

Zig and Zag Baby Blanket

Zig and Zag Baby Blanket

#15 Zig and Zag designed by Holli Yeoh from 60 Quick Baby Blankets, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photos by Jack Deutsch copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Cascade Yarns. All rights reserved. Used by permission. I got to work with a wonderful selection of colours for one of my baby blanket contributions in 60 Quick Baby Blankets: eight heathered shades of purples, greens and teals in the Cascade 220 Superwash collection. I particularly love the modular construction of this blanket. There are only 14 sts in each row which you can work with your favourite read more

Little Heroes

Little Heroes

The new issue of Petite Purls is live and it has a great collection of kids designs all with a super hero theme. I’m delighted to have my Onomatopoeia sweater included in the collection. Comic books, The Big Bang Theory, Ronald McDonald, Roy Lichtenstein … all were inspirations for Onomatopoeia. I’ve always been intrigued by onomatopoetic words and POW! fits the bill. Onomatopoeia is a long word to describe the often one-syllable words that suggest sounds in our written language. Intarsia colourwork is a bit like that read more

Modern Art Baby Blanket

Modern Art Baby Blanket

#17 Modern Art designed by Holli Yeoh from 60 Quick Baby Blankets, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photos by Jack Deutsch copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Cascade Yarns. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Stripes—they are so simple and they look terrific. What an easy way to introduce colour and visual interest to a project. 60 Quick Baby Blankets was published in April and contains two of my designs. Modern Art is project #17 and calls for four colours of  Cascade 220 Superwash. The charcoal grey stocking stitch stripes alternate with light grey garter stitch ones. Every now and read more