July 2016

100 Patterns (and counting)

100 Patterns (and counting)

Right Triangle Shawl The Right Triangle Shawl is my 100th published pattern! It’s fun to look back chronologically to see how my focus has changed over the years. Devan I began with baby sweaters when my own baby was little. As he grew, my patterns grew up as well. I began grading the patterns for bigger kids and then departed from children altogether when I started submitting to other publications. Entrelac Mittens That fateful day when I decided to answer a call for submission was really read more

Japanese Short Rows

Japanese Short Rows

Video Tutorial Japanese short rows are my favourite method for working short rows. They use less yarn than the wrap and turn method, resulting in an almost invisible turn. Need a pattern to practice this new technique? Try out the Ebb & Flow blanket from my book, Tempest. It’s the perfect beginner’s project for practicing short rows.   Eventide was also mentioned in the video. The shoulders and back neck are shaped using short rows.

Double Bind-Off Video Tutorial

Double Bind-Off Video Tutorial

The Double Bind-Off is a decorative bind off similar to the three needle bind off but it results in two columns of knit stitches that lay nice and flat. Here’s a short video tutorial demonstrating the technique. And for those of you who prefer a quick photo tutorial as a reminder, just scroll down. The Breakers cowl in my book Tempest uses this technique. I have a new pattern that was exclusively designed for River City Yarns coming out soon and it also features the Double Bind-Off. Double Bind-Off Photo Tutorial To work the bind off you’ll need read more