Work haze

Hello again, lovely knitters! SUPER long time, no see – it’s crazy how quickly August and September are zipping by. The Fall KAL sweaters are piling up fast and furious over in the Ravelry thread, Clara Parkes’ amazing new book is in stores now (I’m thrilled to be a part…

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In defense of the un-tailored sweater (You Can Knit That, volume 1)

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! This week, I became a published author for the third time. I love writing books – and I always try to make my books as clear and accessible as they can possibly be. But it must be said (and was said, by my friend Beth, many…

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Knit Wear Love sweater profile: The Cardigan

Knit Wear Love is not a pattern collection. I don’t really write books that are pattern collections. Instead, I want my books to be a great set of references that help you create garments you can’t wait to put on, and never want to take off. Knit Wear Love approaches…

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KWL Sweater Profile: The Pullover

A sweater you’ve made yourself that also happens to be spectacular clothing is knitting nirvana. But when looking at the latest pattern magazine or collection, it can be really hard to separate the aspirational (I want to be in that place, wearing that sweater!) from the practical (what will I…

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We have a winner – and a new KAL!

You all did such a wonderful job commenting in the contest to win Knit Wear Love – thank you!!! I always love reading comments, but this time especially I had such a great time hearing about your style challenges and loves. Thank you for such an excellent and thought-provoking group…

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Catching up: The book (and a chance to win it!)

So in addition to an inter-state move, running my own small business for the first full year, many many teaching trips, and trying to spend as much time with my family as possible… …I wrote a book in 2014. And I haven’t really had much time to tell you about…

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In review, looking ahead

Happy holidays, from our little team! We hope your knitting has been gifted, and you’re now luxuriating in family, friends, and a shorter to-do list than in early December. And while we’re still snuggling with our loved ones and enjoying a little family time of our own, I wanted to…

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CustomFit and Design: Recipes

Partially- and fully-finished sweaters are piling up, yarn is crammed into and onto every available surface, and people coming into my office generally back out again, slowly and making eye contact the whole way. (Translation: We’re nearing photoshoot time for the next book. Want some sneak peeks?) But before I…

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