Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Some magazines

I have some exciting publications to share! Sorry this is a bit overdue. I have been quite busy with lots of projects! Last fall my Giant Tiger pattern was in the special edition of Love of Knitting called Knit & Crochet Toys. He even got to be part of the cover photo! It's pretty exciting to see your work on display on the magazine rack.

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The first sample I made ended up being a birthday gift for my nephew. Before that he spent a few months hanging out in my living room.

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He's 40" tall and 24" around the chest- the perfect size for hugging. The yarn is superwash wool, which is soft and washable. Most pieces are worked in the round for easy finishing.

In addition to the tiger, last spring my Springtime Mobile pattern was in the Love of Knitting, Spring 2017 issue. This project also got to be on the cover. 

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The pattern has four little animals: bunny, lamb, fawn and duckling. They can all be made to make the mobile, or made individually as toys. This was a fun project to design. 

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I enjoyed seeing my projects in magazines out in stores. I'm looking forward to the release of another magazine this fall or winter that includes another one of my patterns.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Slanted Garter Mittens

Another pattern released last week was my Slanted Garter Mittens. They are in the Garter Ridge pattern collection from Knit Picks. This collection features patterns that use garter stitch in different ways.

The main section of the mittens is worked flat and uses increasing and decreasing to shape the sides and form the diagonal garter ridges. The cuff is an attached garter edging. The mittens can be made in one color or with stripes. 

These mittens are knit entirely in garter stitch. They use the most basic stitch, but the unique construction makes for an interesting knit.


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Snowy Bunny

It's been a busy week for pattern releases! One of my favorite new patterns is the Snowy Bunny, which is part of a new Knit Picks collection called Under 200. The collection has lots of patterns that work up quickly and use small amounts of yarn. They're great for gifts and stash-busting!

This lovely little bunny is worked mostly in the round (all pieces except for the ears). The body and ears are seed stitch and the arms, legs, and head are stockinette stitch. The nose, mouth, and eyes are embroidered on and the tail is a pom-pom. Short rows are used to form the feet.

It is simple and fast to make, but the end result is amazingly adorable!


snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal

snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal


snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal

snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal

snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal

snowy bunny white rabbit knit toy stuffed animal



Sunday, September 11, 2016

A new fall pattern- Decorative Gourd Set

The weather is still a bit warm, but fall is definitely on it's way. The mornings are chilly and there are even a few leaves beginning to fall. In anticipation of the upcoming season change, I am releasing a new pattern perfect for getting into the fall spirit.

The Decorative Gourd Set includes instructions to make four different mini gourds. There is a bicolor gourd, a hexagonal pumpkin, a nonagonal pumpkin, and a crown of thorns gourd. These four patterns can be made in various colors with different finishing details to create an abundance of ornamental gourds.

All the gourds and stems are worked in the round. The "thorns" on the crown of thorns gourd are worked flat, then sewn on. The stripes up the sides of the nonagonal and crown of thorns gourd are embroidered on. They use such a small amount of yarn that they make a great stash-busting project. They are also a fairly quick knit. So, if you're looking for a quick and enjoyable project to get you ready for fall, here it is!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Tiny Turtle

I have another new pattern out! The adorable Tiny Turtle is now for sale in my Ravelry shop. 

All the pieces are knit in the round, so there is very little finishing. The pattern on the shell is made using slipped stitches. It uses a very small amount of yarn and works up quickly. 

This super-cute little toy would make a great gift! 

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Frost Slippers

Here is my latest pattern! I know it seems a bit odd to be thinking of cozy wool slippers in the middle of summer, but fall is just around the corner. What better way to prepare than by knitting some gorgeous slippers?

The Frost Slippers are part of the Knit Picks collection Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection. The tops then the bottoms are worked two at a time with steeks using the Magic Loop method. After sewing the slippers together, stitches are picked up for the cuffs. They are a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting without as much commitment or stress as a larger project like a sweater.

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fair isle slippers knitting wool yarn pattern cozy red white brown
fair isle slippers knitting wool yarn pattern cozy red white brown
fair isle slippers knitting wool yarn pattern cozy red white brown

I've been quite busy working on several patterns in various states of design. Some of them are nearly ready, so there will be more pattern releases soon!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

The latest Knit Picks collection

Finally another opportunity to share some finished projects! The latest Knit Picks collection that I was able to design for was released recently. It is called Petite Presents and features 30 projects that use small amounts of yarn.

I have two patterns in this collection. The first pattern is the ZigZag Mittens. They are knit in superwash wool, so they are soft and washable. There are lots of options for color customization with this project. You could knit them in dark, rich colors or neutrals for a completely different look. They come in three sizes to fit children through adults. I gave a pair of the smallest size to my niece for Christmas.

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The second pattern is for Weather Mug Cozies. They are super simple to knit and use duplicate stitch to add the designs. There is also room for customization with this project. You could make a cozy with sun on one side and rain on the other. It would also be fun to use a deep red or green for the snowflake cozy to make them holiday themed.

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I've been super busy designing and writing several different patterns, so it's nice to take a quick break and share some finished products! I can't wait to share some of the patterns that I'm working on now.