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…

Goat Herder "in Situ"

Goat Herder “in Situ”

Last weekend my husband and I visited our oldest son, who lives in southern Oregon. It was the first time we saw him on his own turf, where he and two friends raise goats and chickens and take action against…

Seaming Away

Seaming Away

When it comes to seaming a sweater, I use the invisible seaming techniques outlined by Vicki Square in The Knitter’s Companion. I begin with the shoulder seams, then insert the sleeve caps into the armholes. A set-in sleeve requires the…

Second Sleeve Down

Second Sleeve Down

There’s something very satisfying in knitting garter stitch. It’s so easy but the texture is so scrumptious. I’m almost sorry to have finished the second sleeve to my Garter Lace Jacket remake. I blocked the two sleeves at the same…

First Sleeve Down

First Sleeve Down

While watching a few episodes of Doc Martin series 5, I finished the first sleeve of my Garter Lace Jacket. For a garter-stitch gauge of 6 stitches/inch, the pieces of this sweater have worked up surprisingly quickly. The marker denotes…