Thursday, July 28, 2016

4 days. 10 patterns.

In 4 days, I will be releasing an e-book with 10 fresh designs. What do you need to know about these designs? I think the next two words pretty much sum it up...




So stay tuned!

Monday, July 11, 2016

A Lesson in Fair Isle

Recently I was asked to teach a series of beginner friendly classes on fair isle at my local yarn shop, Harps & Thistles Yarn Imporium.

I struggled to find that just-right collection of patterns to teach those initial skills (no steeking in this class!). So a few new patterns popped out instead...

If you have been toying with the idea of trying fair isle or colorwork beyond striping, then I encourage you to try these three patterns in the following order. Each pattern puts specific beginner skills into practice. Another bonus? Buy yourself two colors of a yardage heavy worsted weight yarn (like Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherds Worsted or Dream in Color's Classy) and you will have enough yarn to make ALL THREE projects!

Are you ready to take your advanced beginner knitting skills to the intermediate level? Go!

Project 2: Chevron Cup Cozy
shown on a "tall" Starbucks cup
shown on a "grande" Starbucks cup

Project 3: Mrs Smith's Hat

If you are local to Akron, Ohio, come by the shop and take one of these classes with me. Check here for availability.