Tuesday, October 23, 2012


So another Vogue Knitting Live is upon us, and I couldn't be more nervous thrilled.  I am really looking forward to getting out of NYC, actually.

I mentioned an enormous project I finished for Vogue Knitting, so here it is:

It's from the upcoming Holiday, 2012 issue, the "Top Brass" story.  It's a really beautiful one, if you haven't checked out the patterns, the preview is online here.

I hope to see / meet some of you in Chicago - and don't be afraid to say hi!

Happy Knitting.....

Monday, October 15, 2012

New pattern: Noose

Sometimes I miss being able to just do my own designing, even though I LOVE working for Vogue Knitting as one of their designers.  It really is a great opportunity; I've met so many great people, been able to travel around the country teaching, and play with yarn.  What's not to love? 

I finally got some time to knit up some of my stash yarn into a new original design, Noose.

It really was the first time I just had fun experimenting with cables.  Now don't get me wrong, I've always knitted cables, (and in fact have a cabled beauty in the next issue of Vogue Knitting) but only exactly if I knew what i was doing, I knew how it would look, and I knew there would be no surprises.  I don't know why, but for some reason cables have always intimidated me.  There's just something so, I don't know...complicated-looking?  And if I had to rip them out?? Forget it.  But suddenly one night I just said, "Alright cables.  It's YOU AND ME."  So we had it out.  Now I'm not scared anymore.  I even got a little carried away and made a full scarf version of the scarflette above:

And you get them both with the pattern.  So download yours here and lose your fear of cables..  (if you had any).