Category Archives: design

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

Posted in 3-ply, Better Sweater, cables, custom pattern, design, episode, knitting, knitting math, knitting podcast, pattern, sweater, video, yarn | 3 Comments

Re-Make-Along 2018: The Better Sweater

Hello fibery folk! As promised on Episode 28 of the podcast . . . we are ready to hit the ground running in 2018 with a Re-Make-Along Project! The Great Idea: We all have a sweater (or four) that we … Continue reading

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Two at a Time: Sleeve Caps

Well, now, happy Wednesday everyone! Here is a shot of my Georgetown— My post’s title is a bit of a misnomer . . . I don’t knit my sleeve caps at the same time, as some folks do with socks. … Continue reading

Posted in cardigan, construction, decisions, design, Georgetown, knitting, plans, sleeve, sleeve cap, sweater, tips, tricks and tips | 7 Comments

Designer Dialogues: Laura Dear

Hello everyone and happy weekend! You made it! As many of you know, I recently knit up the Manning Park Hat and then, quickly on its heels as a test-knit, the Blackberries and Cream Hat. Both designs come from Laura … Continue reading

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“Swimming in Yarn”

My dear friend and excellent illustrator, Amy Cartwright, has just listed a new design in her shop this week (squee!!) and it’s yarn related! She calls this one “Swimming in Yarn”–appropriate, eh? You can check out all of the options … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, design, friends, illustration, Uncategorized, yarn, yarn room, yarn-lover | 2 Comments

Spin. Knit. Repeat.

I *finally* broke out some of my homespun! Mostly the small skeins that were bobbin leftovers–chain-ply practice, odds and ends. And I was amazed at the results. Turns out you can spin your own–pretty interesting–yarn! Inspiration for the new year … Continue reading

Posted in chain ply, color, colorway, custom yarn, design, handspun, inspiration, learning, small projects, unexpected, yarn | 2 Comments