Category Archives: LB Handknits

Apple Oak Fiber Works Discount Code!

Hi everyone! Many of you know that I have been busy test knitting for LB Handknits new book, Facing North–it’s a collection of patterns for bulky weight yarn: 4 sweaters and 4 accessories. I love my Fisherman’s Muse sweater that … Continue reading

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Episode 42: Competition and Creativity

Episode 42 finds me at the crossroads of competition (Sheep to Shawl) and creativity (how do I get it all done?!?) I can also reveal one of the secret test knits I’ve been working on for LB Handknits–including her book … Continue reading

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Episode 40: A June Cashmere Yarn Story

Hello happy fiber folk! I have a fun-filled episode for you all about cashmere–and June Cashmere in particular. I am fortunate enough to be doing some sample knitting for their fall line and became really interested in the story behind … 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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Introducing Scéal Grá by LB Handknits

I’ve been working on a last minute test knit for Albina of LB Handknits: this is Scéal Grá (pronounced ‘scale grah’), which means ‘love story’ in Irish. It’s a gorgeous top down, seamless pullover with a lace yoke. As always: … Continue reading

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Episode 37: Knitting for the Finish Line

Happily, my finish lines aren’t too far away! But I have been knitting with deadlines for some time now! On this episode, I discuss the sample knit cabled scarf I completed for Wool & Honey and the last minute test … Continue reading

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Episode 36: Test and Sample Knitting!

Hello fiber-y friends! Today I am so excited to talk about my test knit for Albina McLaughlin of LB HandKnits!! The cardigan, Sunny Every Day, has been released and you all have the chance to win a copy! Albina has … Continue reading

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