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Individual Tempest Patterns

Individual Tempest Patterns

Every few days we’re releasing one individual pattern from my book, Tempest until they’re all available. The release days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the patterns are available on Ravelry. To kick things off, Breakers is available free for the whole month of August! Seaswell and Watermark are also available. What pattern from the Tempest collection are you dying to knit?

Garter Stitch Cap

Garter Stitch Cap

It’s a guy thing! The most recent issue of Knit Simple magazine has a section on knitting for the men in your life and my Garter Stitch Cap design is the first one featured. I love using stripes when designing with garter stitch. They’re just so stripey and textured and provide such a strong visual line. It’s always a surprise to see what the yarn editor at the magazine sends me to work with. I was pleased that it was Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe because … those colours—a gradient of teal! read more

Diagonal Eyelet Scarf

Diagonal Eyelet Scarf

Looking for some light and lacy summer knitting?  I have a design in the spring/summer issue of Noro Knitting Magazine which was released earlier this month. The Diagonal Eyelet Scarf was originally inspired by the ceinture fléchée, a part of the French Canadian voyageurs’ traditional costume. My fellow Canadians, do you remember learning about this in social studies in school? The scarf is knit in Kibou, a cotton/wool/silk blend which is part of the Noro family and comes in scrumptious colours. Diagonal Eyelet Scarf Publication: Noro Knitting Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015 read more

Weft

Weft

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

Newborn Photo Shoot

Newborn Photo Shoot

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.

Aquitaine errata

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

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

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

Tip Toe Up

Tip Toe Up

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

River City Yarns Workshops

River City Yarns Workshops

I’ll be teaching several workshops at River City Yarns in Edmonton over the weekend of March 6 to 8, 2015. Full details can be found here.