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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

Knit Simple Hat and Cowl

Knit Simple Hat and Cowl

Knit Simple Fall 2013, photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com and Jack Deutsch (cover) The Fall issue of Knit Simple has two more of my designs along with scarf and fingerless mitts on the cover. Don’t forget, it’s hitting the newsstands next week. My Checkerboard Beanie is included in the “10 hats for under $20” feature. The editors sent me Softknit Cotton by Rowan Yarns in sunset red and dark lime–an interesting yarn choice for a Fall project. I would probably read more

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

March was a busy month

March was a busy month

March was very busy. Lots of yarn arrived at my house only to leave again in short order knitted into garments for upcoming publications. I sent out six or seven pieces throughout the month. Now I’m recuperating! Actually, no rest yet. I have one more piece pending that’s proved to be a little more challenging than anticipated. The lovely authors have kindly agreed to let me rework the project so it’s the best it can be. What luxury to have a deadline extended! Added to all the calculating, writing and knitting, read more

Noro Mittens

Noro Mittens

  I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you one of my new designs. These entrelac mittens are included in a new Vogue Knitting publication called Knit Noro: Accessories that was released last week.     I’m so pleased with how these mittens turned out. As you can see, they are comprised of giant entrelac blocks of colour. The thumb and gusset grow naturally out of the centre of one of the diamonds. There are only eight entrelac diamond shapes and two triangles in one mitten. They knit up in no time.   The Kureyon read more

Rockin’ Sock Club

Rockin’ Sock Club

Up until now I’ve never joined a sock club or participated in a knit along. Am I missing out? So this year I decided to join the Rockin’ Sock Club by Blue Moon Fiber Arts—of course you know that they dye the fabulous Socks That Rocks yarn. To date I’ve received two packets of yarn and patterns in the mail … then I realised that unless I want to accumulate more stash, I need to start knitting. By the way, I LOVE Tina’s colourways so far. It’s quite a read more

Sunday Find – Shelter

Sunday Find – Shelter

Wholesome is the word I would use to describe a new yarn called Shelter. Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame developed Shelter out of a desire for locally produced American yarn for American knitters. The lofty soft yarn is made from Wyoming sheep fleece and it’s spun in an historic woolen mill town in New Hampshire. The down to earth colours are a tweedy, heathery, homey goodness with names like woodsmoke, wool socks and homemade jam. What would a new yarn be without pattern support? read more

Pomegranate Yarn

Pomegranate Yarn

After much swatching last week, I came up with a solution for the sleeve cuffs on the triangle sweater that makes me happy. I modified another design embellishment borrowed from Andean Folk Knitting. The scalloped border is called “puntas.” I’m loving the subtle play of colours in the pomegranate yarn too. Even though I’ve knit and ripped a few times, Sweet Georgia’s superwash sock yarn is holding up beautifully. It’s a pleasure to knit with it. I almost want to rip it out so I can spend more time read more

Sweet Georgia Yarn

Sweet Georgia Yarn

New Moon Studio: Porcelain Pomegranate I’ve been partial to pomegranates ever since I was a child visiting Dominica in the Carribean with my family. I loved picking the little seeds out and eating them one by one. I became even more intrigued with the pomegranate when I traveled to Granada, Spain in my early 20s. I saw pomegranate motifs everywhere I looked: in the mosaic sidewalks and as architectural motifs. It occurred to me that Granada must mean pomegranate and read more