The Ultimate Sweater Book

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! I’m never secretive about the fact that I’m writing a book, but it still gives me such a thrill to finally open up and share the details with you. We’re getting close to the release date for this guy: The book’s publish date is October 17,…

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Friday Round-Up

Hello, lovely knitters! We’ve been having a lovely time in the Deep Winter KAL thread on Ravelry, and beautiful photos are starting to pop up elsewhere, too. I don’t have any huge giant progress to share with you this week, so it seemed like a good time to do a…

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Home for the holidays

Happy holidays, lovely knitters! For me at least, 2015 has continued its break-neck speed lately, plowing through December before I could blink. The rush was totally worth it, though – we’ve finished the redesign of this site! I hope you’ll click through and meander around, if you’re reading this through…

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5 tips for successful gift sweaters

Gift season is here, and thanks to my kids’ excitement about CustomFit’s new capabilities, my mind has been focused on gift knitting this week. I knit a lot of sweaters for different people – both family and friends, of all genders and ages. Lauren, likewise, has a strong history of…

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Waist Shaping for the Options KAL (and all sweaters)

At this point in the Options KAL, many of us are in the long stretch of knitting the body pieces. I know I’m there! I’ve juuuust started the neck shaping on the front of my pullover: And so I thought this would be a great point to touch on why…

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This sweater looks great in the picture. It’s not.

Howdy everyone! Jackie here. 🙂 Today I’d like to share a sweater with you, from way back to winter 2013 / 2014. I worked really hard on it — agonizing over the consistency of my fabric, re-knitting the collar THREE times — determined that it would be a sweater I’d…

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CustomFit “Mash-Ups”

Well hello, there! Squam was a glorious oasis of stillness and joy: (Photo courtesy the amazing Clara Parkes.)…before coming back home to the gauntlet that is the final week of school when you have elementary-aged children. Things have settled down into “summer vacation” now, and we’re all enjoying a few…

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make. wear. love. west: pescadero

I want to help you create practical, beautiful things that you actually love to wear. The crazy happy sweater face grin you get when you complete a sweater you want to wear all the time? Literally one of the best things in the world. Until now, the focus of my…

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Swapping out Shaping

One of the benefits of the interstate move I mentioned is that I now live just a few doors down from my best friend. Obviously this is awesome for about a million every day reasons, but since this is a knitting blog let’s talk about the knitting-related ones. Beth was…

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