Gifts for knitters (including you!)

I’ll share some of the FOs from the Fall KAL next week, but with holiday season officially on us (here in the US, at least), today I wanted to talk about gifts for knitters. This year’s Gift KAL has gotten off to a great start, and I’m loving seeing everyone’s…

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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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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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New Design Tuesday: Take Wing

Happy Tuesday, lovely knitters! I have a new pattern to share with you today, called Take Wing: This textured cardigan is classic, fun to knit, and super easy to wear. It’s both a fun collaboration with the smart cookies over at Lorna’s Laces, and the first in a series of…

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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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Site Update and Pattern Release: Fallside

Happy spring, everyone! At least, that’s how I felt when I started writing this post yesterday – it was warm and sunny, and my wee crocucses and tiny hyacinth had popped their noses up from underground. Today, sleet. Ah, New England in March. Spring or not, I have a couple…

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Fixing Mistakes: Cider Mill

I recently discovered a mistake in my CustomFit measurement set – the length I had entered for tunic sweaters is a few inches shy of what I actually like in tunics. The good news is that once you discover a mistake, you can fix it! …the bad news is that…

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Pattern release (and silence-breaker): Clearview

Hello, lovely knitters! And happy new year to you and yours. Looking back over the blog archives of the past couple of months, my silences have been stretching quite long. I apologize for that; I’ll admit that I’ve been struggling to find my voice here, lately. It’s been too easy…

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Pattern release: Verglas

Thank you all, so much, for your lovely email messages and comments yesterday on the changes to CustomFit. I appreciate all of you more than you know. Today, I have some more happiness to share with you – a new sweater! Please say hello to Verglas: (Make your own version…

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