Tag: fairisle knitting pattern

  • New Fall Knitting Patterns

    New Fall Knitting Patterns

    I’m delighted to have three new fall patterns just released as part of the Valley Yarns Designer Series. I designed these around the theme of Fall on Campus, with an eye on creating easy wardrobe pieces you’ll turn to again and again. The first pattern is the Campus Cardigan (pictured above) – a modern take…

  • Birthday Sale!

    Birthday Sale!

    I turn 45 today, and to celebrate I’m having a sale. From now until August 10th you can get 40% off all patterns in my Payhip, Ravelry, and Etsy shops with the code BDAY 40. Happy knitting!

  • Picking Up Stitches for an Afterthought Thumb

    Picking Up Stitches for an Afterthought Thumb

    The March Flowers Mitts pattern uses an afterthought thumb – similar to an afterthought heel on a sock – to avoid interrupting the colorwork on the mitt and provide an easy, neat finish.

  • Choosing Colors for the S’mores Cowl

    Choosing Colors for the S’mores Cowl

    Now that the S’mores Cowl has been released as an individual pattern, I wanted to share some tips on how to choose colors for colorwork knitting. I designed the S’mores Cowl to be a good pattern for knitters who are new to colorwork. I chose two simple motifs and just three colors, varied the background…

  • Backshore Pullover

    My newest design, the Backshore Pullover, is now available in the Fall 2019 issue of Knitscene magazine. This design was inspired by a family trip to the Great Lakes region, near where I grew up. The Great Lakes are dotted with lighthouses, and the colorwork motifs of the sweater were inspired by photographs of the…