Even though it’s not cozy sweater season right now, it is the perfect time to start thinking about a sweater project so it’s ready to wear when the leaves start blowing off the trees in a few months. Weft appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Twist Collective. The sweater was just returned to me this past week and now I remember again how much I love it! Weft calls for read more
It’s such an honour that Toby’s family chose to photograph their newborn with my Zig and Zag blanket design, knit especially for him by his Grandma, Lynn (capsize on Ravelry). 📷 used with permission: copyright Christina Mae Photography.
Note the pattern number in the footer on all the pages. The first number refers to the pattern and the number after the decimal is the numbered revision (e.g. #29.2 is Aquitaine, revision number 2). Corrections are listed by most recent revision number. #29.2 revised on June 6, 2015 Correction: In both of the charts the MC and CC were reversed. Clarification: Divide for fronts and back Work 42 (47, 53, 57, 61, 64, 67, 71) sts in pattern, bind off 6 (8, 8, 12, 16, 22, 28, 32) sts, work 85 (95, 107, 115, 123, 129, 135, 143) sts, read more
Every time I sit down to design, ideas and images push and pull me along different tangents. This time my inspirations were comic book colours, The Big Bang Theory, Ronald McDonald, Roy Lichtenstein … and onomatopoeic words. I’ve always loved the word onomatopoeia, especially that it’s such a long word to describe the often one-syllable words that suggest sounds in our written language. Pop! Bam! Pow! I think there’s a similarity between onomatopoeia and intarsia colourwork—it takes more work but packs a great visual punch. Ronald McDonald snuck into my subconscious with his wildly read more
Have you seen the new photos for my Tip Toe Up socks? I partnered with Krista of RainCityKnits to create these colourful, crazy ,hot pink-toed socks in her awesome yarn. In fact, those are Krista’s feet and our photo shoot was in her very cool artist’s loft. My toe up sock class is a popular one. At the end of every class I’m always asked if I have a pattern. Great idea! Even if you don’t get a chance to take the class with me, knitting read more
Note the pattern number in the footer of the cover page. The first number refers to the pattern and the number after the decimal is the numbered revision (e.g. #27.2 is Rain City Kid, revision number 2). Corrections are listed by most recent revision number. Text in red is the corrected wording or numbers. #27.2 revised on February 14, 2015 Left Front Shoulder shaping Next row (WS): P10 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts; w&t. … Sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 only Next WS row: P0 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts; w&t.
There’s a typo in the text as it appears in Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 20 Ideas 3 Ways. The instructions refer to the Fern Stitch Chart I on page 154. The chart is actually on page 54.
The Breakers cowl in my new book, Tempest uses a really simple but not widely know stitch pattern called double garter stitch. It’s a great pattern that can use any number of stitches and it’s worked the same on both sides, just like garter stitch. While it’s possible to use a conventional cast on, I developed a Double-Wrap Long Tail Cast On so the double garter stitch pattern is worked from the very beginning. Tempest Video Tutorials As part of the Tempest book project, Felicia and I filmed a number of tutorials read more
Have you been entering the giveaways and following along with the Tempest blog tour? Yesterday was the last stop on the tour at MisoCraftyKnits. I must confess reading everyone’s reviews gave me warm fuzzy feelings for the past few weeks. Such lovely words! I love that everone took a different approach with their Tempest post. Kate Atherley, a.k.a. Wise Hilda was our fabulous tech editor and she took the opportunity to talk about what it’s like to do the tech editing on a large project, read more