Hello Hoke!

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Have you seen the new issue of Knittin’ Little? I am happy to announce that my design, Hoke Henley, is included! If you are looking for a pullover pattern for kids that is easy-wear and easy-wash and fits over every head, the Hoke Henley is it! Hoke is knit with Berroco’s easy-to-care-for Weekend DK, a Read More …

Knit Figures! for All

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Let’s call this a Wonderful Wednesday… Update: Knit Figures! app After debuting in Feb, ’16 for iOS, the Knit Figures! app is now available for Android devices in the Google Play store. I hope you will give it a whirl and that it enables you to knit better-fitting sweaters. You can read more about how it works Read More …

Social Knitting – The Milkshake Project

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KALs (Knit-a-longs) can happen just by chance. I know this, because, completely by chance, I find myself caught up in The Milkshake Project. It started out innocently enough–two friends and I participated in the Charlotte Yarn Crawl last fall. When we got to Baskets of Yarn, they had assembled little silk scarf kits in mini milkshake Read More …

Wrapping It Up

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Are you staying up late trying to complete holiday gifts? (Ahem, you’re not alone!) This stocking must be done in time for Santa to fill it! The special gifts that you have lovingly labored over deserve to be wrapped and tagged in style. Luckily, there are graphic artists who share our passion for hand-made gifts and have made some Read More …

Slip on a Pair of Mittens

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A wise old man once said that the best way to get your hands warm was to wash a sink full of dishes. Meh, sorry Dad! Ha! Then the second best (and preferable) way is to slip on a pair of mittens!  Kith & Kin This week Sweet Paprika Yarns released Kith & Kin Collection, 8 Mitten Read More …

Make Your Own Sunshine

It’s been gloomy outside, like reeeaaallllyyyy gloomy. Today I saw the sun for the first time in at least 5 days. But when you have crazy stitching friends, you make your own sunshine! This past weekend was the metro Charlotte Yarn Crawl – 11 shops to visit over the course of 2 days, and we made it Read More …

Introducing Union

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Drum roll, please! I released a new pattern this week, Union Table Runner. Yep, something for the house or the picnic basket. This runner works well both indoors and out. Backstory: I knit the red version of this pattern back in 2008. I just loved the way that the gold beads in the end sections Read More …

Shleeves is Off the Needles!

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I don’t know why I thought it would be such a chore to finish up the second sleeve. I suppose second sleeve syndrome is akin to second sock syndrome. But some mindless television was all it took to finish this project, then a quick soak and blocking on a warm (ok, HOT!!) day and it Read More …