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April 24, 2020

Plain vanilla socks from the toe up are my go-to mindless knitting project. This pair shows the fun but sometimes unpredictable nature of hand-dyed yarn.

April 17, 2020

This year's mystery shawl, Trick of the Light MKAL includes some (optional) beaded sections. One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to place beads in knitting. It isn't difficult but does require nimble fingers and a bit of patience.

Here are three ways you can a...

April 10, 2020

This blog post starts a three-part series on size inclusivity in knitting patterns. In the first part: what is size inclusivity? What does it mean for indie pattern designers?

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.