Category Archives: design

Episode 81: Inspired By Design

Hello fun fiber folk! Here is an episode in which I talk about sweaters and chatter with my partner in craft, Spencer. We have a lot to say about design, apparently! And it’s the second installment of “Name that Stash” … Continue reading

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Technique Talk: Assia Brill & Distitch

Hello fiber folk! Over the past few months, I’ve been fortunate enough to strike up a correspondence with Assia Brill, the brilliant woman behind Distitch: A New Knitting Concept. The book is brand new and when I saw it in … Continue reading

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Yarn & Pattern Launch: Heirloom and the Rose Cottage Cap!

Hello yarn folk! Todays the big day: a combo yarn and pattern launch!! All the specifics are at the end of this blog post . . . First up, Cathe Capel’s “Heirloom” yarn is now available (as of Nov 10th … Continue reading

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Designer Dialogue with Audrey Borrego

Hello lovely yarn folk! I was browsing around YouTube, as one does, and came across a lovely podcast that I hadn’t seen before. The host spoke French in some episodes and English in others, and I found her style to … Continue reading

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Ask a Designer w/ Kephren Pritchett & Albina McLaughlin –Part 2!

This past summer I asked you all what questions you have for knitwear designers . . . You all came up with some great ideas–so many, in fact, that I had enough left over for a PART 2 in this … Continue reading

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Ask a Designer w/ Kephren Pritchett and Albina McLaughlan

A month or so ago, I asked you all what questions you have for knitwear designers . . . and wowza! you all came through with some brilliant ideas!  Two of my favorite designers, Kephren Pritchett and Albina McLaughlin, agreed … Continue reading

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Sand by Kephren Pritchett

Kephren is a brilliant designer and tech editor; you can read more about her work on her website. I absolutely love this Sand shawl (made in Mad Tosh Merino Light)! I’ve posted elsewhere about the modification I made to the … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series #4

Hi everyone! I am a couple of days late with this installment because of the end of semester madness that was April! But here she is! In this fourth video in the series I discuss pattern writing, show you my … Continue reading

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Designer Dialogues: Kephren Pritchett

I have a real treat for you today! While looking up a knitting technique recently, I stumbled upon Kephren Pritchett’s website: Kephren Knitting Studio and, well, stayed a while. I loved what I was seeing: beautiful patterns, excellent tutorials, and … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series, Episode 2

This one is all about design and choosing the right yarn for your project! Come hang out with me and enjoy some time talking about fiber and form!   Show Notes: knitting graph paper Sweater Design in Plain English Burn … Continue reading

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