Patterns

Rockpool

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 18 comments

Rockpool

Is there any way I can verse lyrically about my love for Anzula that I haven't already? This past weekend, TNNA Winter happened at Long Beach, California. While I personally wasn't there (more on how I kind of was there on another post, thanks Heather Zopetti) some of my designs were present and visible at the Anzula booth. I loaned them Maighdean Mhara and Echoes of Winter to showcase their Mermaid and Echo yarns. I was VERY happy when they also asked me to design something for the Sample It! event, where reps and serious-business peeps go to treat themselves on the Friday...

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Viridian

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns, Uncategorized | 32 comments

Viridian

A while ago, I was craving something. Amongst all the stuff I was designing (Difficult and Brainy) i was reaching for something where the Ease and Flow would drive the knitting. A small pattern repeat. A vertical direction. And beads, I could not go without beads. Viridian is a lacy treat! Envolve yourself in lace with just a touch of shimmer with beads on the edging. I've made this pattern so you can enjoy it to the max. There's charts. And written instructions. There's tutorial links for beading and blocking your lace knits!! The luxury of Manos Lace and its delicate...

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Keeping your hands busy….

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Designs, Knit, Patterns | 0 comments

Keeping your hands busy….

As a newsletter subscriber (you do subscribe, no? Go to the footer of this page to sign up. Go on, I'm waiting for you) …. Wait, where was I? Yes, as a subscriber you probably saw how I was running a mystery Knitalong during the month of December… KALs are a funny thing – I believe they work best when they include an accessory, since fit in garments is such a personal thing. After the success of Flecha, my mystery KAL in spring where we created a pair of socks, I put my wheels to work and decided there's no better winter accessory than gloves! With superb yarn...

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Feminine for Autumn (part 4)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 1 comment

Feminine for Autumn (part 4)

Hey there How are you? I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to this new pattern of mine. Açaí (rav link. Buy the pattern there!) A while ago, after my collaboration with Stephanie from SpaceCadet Creations, I got some of her Astrid yarn to make a garment. It’s a lovely, bouncy, rounded, well defined merino yarn in DK weight. Bouncy enough to make me bounce lots!  I’ve literally no shame This pattern is super fun to knit, the lace is only repeated every handful of rows, and it goes VERY quickly! Because it’s seamless. Yes, I know. I’m crazy, right? I never...

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Feminine for autumn (part 3)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Designs, Knit, Patterns, Photography | 1 comment

Feminine for autumn (part 3)

As you can see, a sudden influx of romanticism and feminine touches are infusing the rock+purl world recently… On Friday I released my latest, Gemelli – a socks pattern, as you can see above… With beautiful lace details, a superbly textured heel flap, a somewhat tricky cuff. These socks were a treat to knit! I used Alisha Goes Around Tracks of Bison Fingering. A gorgeous, luxurious, cushy and soft yarn that Alisha herself picked and gifted me at TNNA. I had dreams of making gloves with that skein of yarn, but it proved to be best put to use in the area we tend to neglect...

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Feminine for Autumn – part 1

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 2 comments

Feminine for Autumn – part 1

There is something about knitwear that just tickles some parts of my brain. The parts that take a tailored idea that should only work on woven cloth and transform it into knitting. The parts that create a 12-piece garment. The parts that decide row-gauge is an important part of knitting – as much as stitch gauge. These parts add up to create stunning garments, the kind that can only be achieved with a degree of discipline that can only come from tailoring. May I introduce you to that garment? This is my Knit-Purl Jacket, designed for Interweave’s knit.wear Fall 2012 issue. The...

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