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100 Patterns (and counting)
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!

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Inspiration for Philodendron

Inspiration for Philodendron

Teen television dramas are one of my guilty pleasures. I also love watching period dramas, in part for the costumes and the knitwear designs they inspire. Reign, a show that focuses on Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Dauphin of France, offers the best of both of my TV watching passions.

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Podcast Interview
Garter Stitch Cap
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.

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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.

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Short-Row Stripes Blanket

Short-Row Stripes Blanket

I love how short rows can create undulating lines when worked in stripes; it’s fun to design using short rows.

I have a blanket pattern in the spring issue of Knit Simple that makes great use out of short rows.

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Aquitaine

Aquitaine

For the first eight days of November we’ve been releasing a new pattern every day. Today is the last day.

Aquitaine was a big hit at Knit City.

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