My Latest FO

My Latest FO

I love the way we knitters can transform so many skeins of yarn into something so delightfully wearable! Case in point is my version of Joji Locatelli’s Big Old Coat. I bought the yarn from Sweet Fiber at Knit City in Vancouver,…

A Big Old Sleeve

A Big Old Sleeve

The nice thing about plane travel is it gives me lots of time to knit, which means that I’m flying along on my Big Old Coat, designed by Joji Locatelli. I started to get nervous that there may be a…

More Big Old Coat

More Big Old Coat

I’m pleased to say that I’m making progress on my version of Joji Locatelli’s Big Old Coat. After working the back downward from the back collar, I picked up stitches for the fronts along the shoulder cast-on edges and worked…

A Big Old Coat for Little Old Me

A Big Old Coat for Little Old Me

When I was in Canada last fall, I had the good fortune to spend a few hours at Knit City, western Canada’s biggest textile, yarn, and fiber event. The marketplace was packed with Canadian vendors selling the most beautiful yarns….

Fun In Longmont

Fun In Longmont

This Saturday (Feb 4), I’ll be teaching Top-Down Sweaters with Raglan Shaping at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe. The shop has declared 2017 the year of the sweater and is scheduling classes to encourage knitters to join in the fun. My…

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

  Tomorrow I head east to Maine, where I’ll teach Design Your Own Pleated Skirt at KnitWits in Portland on Saturday, August 27.  Then I’ll head to Bath, where I’ll teach at Halycon Yarn on Sunday, August 28 (Intro to…

Aiden winners

Aiden winners

The three lucky winners of the Aiden pattern are Karen Hutchinson, Carol M, and Carol Ann Firlik. I can’t wait to see photos of their versions!

Aiden for Free!

Aiden for Free!

I’m delighted to announce that my new pattern, Aiden, has been uploaded on Ravelry. Designed exclusively for River City Yarns in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, this unisex zippered Henley features their worsted-weight Epic yarn (100% virgin wool; 200 yards/100 grams). The…

Salida Fiber Arts Festival

Salida Fiber Arts Festival

Last month I taught at what I believe was the fourth annual Salida Fiber Arts Festival in Salida, Colorado. I taught two three-hour classes (Socks At Any Gauge and Introduction to Sweater Design) one day, then Sweater Basics and Finishing…

Bone Art

Bone Art

By now most of you are probably tired of hearing about my broken arm, and I admit that I’m getting a little weary of it myself. But bear with me, this does relate to knitting. As you may remember, I…