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Knitter’s Advent Calendar

Knitter’s Advent Calendar

The holiday season is a time for ritual and tradition, and a time for gifts. In my family we always counted down the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar. I anticipated that tiny gift behind the door with pleasure and couldn’t wait to see what each day would bring. This year, beginning on December 1st, I’m starting a new tradition. I am offering a daily gift to you, a discount of 25% for a different pattern each day leading up to Christmas. Each day you can anticipate a new discounted pattern which I will announce on Instagram, read more

Double Garter Stitch

Double Garter Stitch

Video Tutorial Double Garter Stitch creates a deeply textured fabric that is also reversible. The result looks complicated but it’s really very simple to do. I do recommend paying attention though, since correcting mistakes is not a simple matter. This stitch pattern is the basis for the Breakers cowl, an oversized, cozy cowl in which to wrap yourself up in stormy weather. Check out these other video tutorials to help you with the Breakers cowl: Double-Wrap Long Tail Cast On for use with the Double Garter Stitch Double Bind-Off Save read more

Stitch Sampler Pullover

Stitch Sampler Pullover

I have a pattern in the Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting and it’s been receiving a lot of attention. The Stitch Sampler Pullover is a relaxed, drop shoulder pullover with a modern feel to it. It has 3/4 sleeves and a wide neck and is worked in fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge for a comfortable drape. Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh from Vogue Knitting magazine Fall 2016, photo by Rose Callahan. Used with permission. The yarn is Ancient Arts 100% Superwash Merino and it’s just lovely to work with. Caroline read more

Centred Double Decrease

Centred Double Decrease

Video Tutorial I like using a centred double decrease when I want I nice vertical line. It’s a decrease that uses three stitches to create one stitch, thus eliminating two stitches. This decrease can be found in the lace pattern on Stormwatch. Eventide also has centred double decreases in the dips of the chevron stitch pattern. Save

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

A Tempestuous Year

A Tempestuous Year

What an exhilarating ride this has been. It was about 11 months ago* that I conceived of the idea of working on a book with Felicia, featuring SweetGeorgia Yarns. Every step of the way was more work than I thought it would be, but I have absolutely no regrets and I would do it all again in a heartbeat! I swatched ideas and drew designs for a couple of months. Then we had several meetings deciding on just the right collection of patterns that would communicate a cohesive story of blustery ocean waves and how we shelter ourselves read more

Hockey Shawl

Hockey Shawl

The lovely ladies at River City Yarns asked me to design something with the fun Hat Trick yarn they’ve developed. What better than a shawl that can be worn to a hockey game? I wanted to do a mash up of a lace shawl and a team uniform. To maintain the feel of the uniform there’s a large area of solid colour in stocking stitch. This has an added benefit of making the project more approachable to beginner shawl knitters. The lace begins in the solid colour where it’s clearly visible and then segues into the busy hand-dyed read more

Gift-A-Long 2015

Gift-A-Long 2015

Over on Ravelry there’s a fun celebration of gift knitting at it’s finest. Hundreds of indie designers from all over the world are participating by offering 25% off of a selection of their patterns beginning at 5 p.m. (PST) November 19th until 9 p.m. November 27th. There are over 5000 discounted patterns! I’m joining in the fun this year with 20 patterns of my own. I’ve chosen a nice selection of quicker projects, perfect for gift knitting. I also chose a couple of more involved projects if you’re planning on knitting for that special read more