Remarkable Yarns Collection, Spring 2018

(If I call it a spring collection, that means it’s spring, right?!) Happy Monday, lovely knitters! I’m brimming with excitement today! Firstly, because the website update is complete (this round of it, anyway) and things look shiny new over here. But secondly, because I finally get to share a different…

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“New” pattern Thursday – Harrogate!

Happy pattern release day, lovely knitters! Okay, so it’s technically not really a new pattern, but I’m excited nonetheless: I’ve built my Harrogate design into CustomFit! The Original I first released the Harrogate design as a traditional pattern in 2014, knit up in the lovely, woolly Lorna’s Laces Masham. It…

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Happy new year, gift knitting roundup

Happy New Year, lovely knitters! I hope your holiday season was restful, warm, and as joyous and raucous as you like it to be. Ours was utterly lovely this year. Close to home, we hosted our annual solstice open house, and made it through the longest night surrounded by friends,…

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CustomFit Off-roading: The Spider Sweater

Happy Friday, knitters! Last week, I uploaded a new tutorial to the site – 5 tips for successful gift sweaters: I mentioned the tutorial in my newsletter, and several of you wrote asking about The Spider Sweater I featured: I made this sweater for Jacob several years ago – making…

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Homecoming

Hello, lovely knitters! Happy fall, and l’shana tova to all of you who celebrate. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but I’m finally back home. The laundry’s (mostly) done, the email is (mostly) caught up, and the boys are thoroughly snuggled. I’m enjoying some afternoon sunshine working on my…

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From Summer to Fall – New KAL

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! The weather is still steamy here, but my thoughts always turn to fall in August despite the heat. Crisp mornings walking through a sleepy garden with a cup of hot coffee; cold, clear nights sky-gazing; dazzling color in the trees on a sunny day. Fall is…

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Holiday Weekend Bonanza (new sweater, new class)!

Happy weekend, lovely knitters! And a happy holiday to those in the US – I have fun news to share with you today, on two fronts! Knit Stars – I’m a teacher! First, something super exciting – I’ll be teaching at Knit Stars 2.0 this fall! I’m really excited to…

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Knitting round-up and TNNA re-cap

Hello, lovely knitters! I’ve just returned from The National Needle Arts’ Summer Show in Columbus. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year – a rare chance to poke my head up out of my own work and reconnect, make plans, and get excited about the fall knitting season.…

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Year of Sweaters, Round Two: Spring/Summer Sweater KAL

Happy Monday, lovely knitters! Try as I might, I wasn’t quite able to finish my entry for the winter/spring sweater KAL: close, but no cigar But so many of you did finish your sweater(s), and they’re all so amazing. Check out the wonderful FOs, and enter your own, in this…

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make. wear. love. west: retreat design collection

Happy weekend, lovely knitters! Today, I have triple-happy news for you: the make. wear. love. west 2017 retreat collection is now live! (From left to right – Point Lobos, Point Pinos, and Lucas Point.) I like designing all kinds of sweaters, but when it comes to what I wear every…

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