Category Archives: sweater

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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Better Sweater Series #5: Charting Software and Pattern Scaling

Well hello there! I’m SO SO SO excited to bring you the 5th installment of the Better Sweater Series. I have an actual, real, in the wool FO to show you . . . it worked, y’all! We have a … Continue reading

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Episode 39: Going Pro?

Hello Yarn-istas! Episode 39 is up and ready to keep you company 🙂 As you requested . . . Spencer is back!! He joins me to talk about going pro with hobbies and other loved activities. Plus, my Frozen Silver … Continue reading

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Wool & Honey Sweater

Hello fiber folk! I realized that I never posted about my most recent sweater: the Wool & Honey pullover that I knit as a sample for the yarn shop of the same name! Wool & Honey has a great online … Continue reading

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Episode 38: Summer Sampling!

It’s been a few weeks of family time for me . . . and backpacking! But I’ve also managed to slip into the yarn room this weekend to record a new episode for you all! This one is all about … 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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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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