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April 3, 2020

Garter-tab cast-on is a method for casting on top-down triangle, crescent, or semicircle shawls. Learn how and why to use it with this step-by-step tutorial.

March 27, 2020

Being stuck at home for a couple of weeks (or months?) with nothing to do but knit and watch Netflix in your jammies all day might seem like the perfect respite from all this craziness that's going on in the world right now. And it is — for a while. But slouching on th...

March 20, 2020

It's that time of the year again: get ready for my annual spring mystery shawl!


What the What?
This year's mystery shawl is a play on bright and dark, light and shadow, contrasts and opposites. Trick of the Light is a three-color shawl knit in fingering-weight yarn.

A...

March 13, 2020

This tutorial details a hood-shaping technique with short rows: how it differs from other hoods, why and when you can and should use it, and how to do it.

March 6, 2020

This shawl went through a lot of trial and error in the design process. But the result is elegant, understated, quite simple really. Here's Lady of Light.

February 28, 2020

Learn how to knit the Frost Flowers stitch pattern, a delicate and decorative stitch pattern made by knitting long stitches into the fabric a few rounds below. These are also known as knit-below or dip stitches.

February 21, 2020

I had the immense honor of being asked to design a sock pattern for Knit Fest Winter 2020. Here's Nuoska, a design inspired by snowy childhood winters.

February 14, 2020

First pattern release in 2020: Ikirouta is a cozy cabled sweater with a turtleneck, two cuff length options, and optional thumb openings.

February 7, 2020

Hibernia KAL has come to an end. Check out the blog post for a gallery of lovely cabled beanies, headbands, mittens, and fingerless mitts knit in January 2020.

January 31, 2020

ChiaoGoo are known as the Ferrari of knitting needles. Here are my initial impressions of the Chiaogoo TWIST interchangeable needle set.