Category Archives: pattern

Gobelin Scarf debuting in Interweave Crochet

I am so excited to see my pattern, Gobelin Scarf, in the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet! Interweave always does a fantastic job of styling and photographing pieces. If you don’t have your copy yet, look at their great … Continue reading

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Cold weather brings seed catalogs – and warm cowls

The polar vortex is still with us. In the midst of really cold weather, the mailbox bears seed catalogs and with them the hope of summer. A page of zinnias seemed especially cheerful. I wanted more cowls and used the fresh colors of zinnias … Continue reading

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Tiz a Shawl and fun to knit and to wear

Lace shawls have an unlimited role in the wardrobe. They add a dash of color and pattern to our necks and shoulders, They add some warmth, too, when knitted from wool or other warm fibers. They fold to a tiny … Continue reading

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More edging fun during the polar vortex

The uncommonly cold weather recently prompted me to use a skein of new-to-me yarn and knit a warming cowl. The result is the Mafalde Cowl, now on Ravelry. The yarn is Cloud from Cascade Yarns. This yarn has a cabled … Continue reading

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Playing with color in knitting with stripes

A theme I see in the knitting patterns that I recently added to my Ravelry store is using stripes to add color. Here are three designs that use stripes. They many not all be the most obvious striping techniques. All … Continue reading

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Putting Christmas decorations and making a list (again)

Today, Epiphany, is one of the ways we mark the end of the Christmas season. It’s a day for taking down and putting away the last holiday decorations. One of the stockings I am putting away has red-and-white stripes that … Continue reading

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Playing at the edge of knitting

Recently I added some patterns to my Ravelry store, and one of the themes I noticed is some decorative edges. Two easy-to-knit edgings on two accessories. A quick-to-knit headband called Mafalde has a decorative, textured, ruffled edge. A ruffle that … Continue reading

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