Monomoy Sweater

I am so excited to finally release this pattern. This one was a labor of love for me, the first sweater I designed for both my boys. Little boys in intricately cabled sweaters are just adorable in my eyes. With two little boys at home I couldn’t resist designing a cabled sweater for them to wear. The cable patterns in both the front and back split and the cables wind around the collar. A braid winds down the outside of the sleeves. Named for Monomoy Island off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts where the twisting shoals twine like the cables on this sweater. Buy now via Ravelry Worked in Berocco Remix yarn – 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen, 216 yards (198 meters) per skein, machine washable, pictured in Strawberry and Blue Denim Skills Required Pattern is worked bottom-up in the round and splits at the armholes to … Continue reading

Coming Up Soon!

It feels SOOOOOO good to be designing again. Now that the baby is a little older I’m getting a few minutes to myself each day so I can knit and design again. I just got one pattern, a children’s sweater, back from my Tech Editor and it will be released in the next few weeks. I’ve also got another pattern nearly ready to send to the Tech Editor, my first men’s sweater, so expect that one at the end of September or early October. I have two other new designs currently on the needles, two women’s patterns, which I am really excited about. I’ve already knit one once and am knitting it a second time in a better yarn (for the design – first yarn was awesome for other stuff). I’ve also started queuing up all the patterns I want to release in 2017 so expect some great new patterns … Continue reading

Back to the Needles

I haven’t been a very productive knitter this past year. It’s been quite a busy year with a new baby, plus I had yarn discontinued right as I was about to release a pattern in it. Twice. Twice in just the last 4 months. It all sort of killed my knitting and designing mojo. But today I’m getting back to the needles. I had a lovely day to myself to drive out to Webs in Northampton, MA to do some shopping and planning (and eating because Northampton has AMAZING restaurants!!). I have seven different patterns outlined. My ambitious release schedule gives me 18 months to release them all. It’ll probably take more like two years, what with two small children at home, but I’m going to try hard to meet my initial release schedule. The first two, both scheduled for this autumn, are my first men’s sweater and a boy’s … Continue reading

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Now that my little guy is nearly 2 months old I’m starting to knit regularly again. In all honesty, I need to knit. It relaxes me and gives me a little bit of “Mommy Time” which I don’t get much of these days as I have an almost-4-year-old too. So I’m currently planning what the next years’ pattern designs will be. Of course, things are bound to change, but I’m currently planning to work on the following designs, in no particular order: women’s lace cardigan men’s cable pullover women’s version of my Kid Who Has Everything sweater (most requests we’ve ever had!) lace headband baby blanket (nearly complete) toddler cabled sweater (nearly complete) silk lace shawl paper yarn lace shawl gradient lace shawl In addition, we’ll be appearing at craft fairs in southern New England selling patterns and hand-made knit items.

Baby on the Way – Designing on Hiatus

As many of you know, I’m due to have a baby in just 2 weeks.  We are very excited about this new addition to our family, but as you can imagine my knitting time will be severely curtailed for the next few months. Basically, I’m taking the summer off of designing.  I have a few patterns queued up to release this fall/winter that have been in the pipeline for a while, so you will see new patterns from me over the next 6 months but I don’t plan on designing anything new until I start getting a decent amount of sleep again! Thanks to all of you for your support and I hope you enjoy our current patterns until I’m able to release some new items.  On the plus side, I’ll now have a new model to photograph so more infant patterns may be coming your way for next Spring. 🙂

Free Pattern – Tante Martha’s Dishcloth

Here’s a free pattern – a version of the dishcloths my great aunt used to make. This is a version of the dishcloths my great-aunt used to make.  She had a masterful talent for crochet, but was also quite good at knitting. Materials: 1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – I use approximately 60% per dish cloth US Size 7 [4.5mm] needles Notes: I always use Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for dishcloths because that’s what my mom uses, but any kitchen cotton will do.  Also, you can easily adjust this pattern to your particular gauge. Instructions: CO 2 sts. Kfb, k1 Kfb, k2 Repeat the following until you have 48 sts: K2, yo, knit to 1 bef end, k1 through the back loop* *you can do a simple k1 at the end of the increase rows, but knitting through the back loop will give you a cleaner edge Repeat the following … Continue reading

Kid Who Has Everything Sweater

Here’s a new toddler sweater to share with you all. Made in a light-weight cotton, it can be worn as a layer in Spring and Fall, or as a jacket on cool summer evenings. It is classy enough to be worn on special occasions, yet casual enough to be paired with jeans on a cool day. This project was inspired by a client who hired me to design & knit a gift for a friend’s child. The friends were a wealthy NYC couple and the new baby would want for nothing, so my clients thought a hand-made gift would be a good choice. Thus this classic sweater was born. Available for purchase on Craftsy and Ravelry. 6sts x 8rows = 1 inch 2.5cm in Stockinette Stitch blocked loosely. 12m – 20” chest 50cm, 18m – 22” chest 55cm, 2T – 23” chest 58cm, 3T – 24” chest 61cm, 4T – … Continue reading

Back from Break

After taking a much-needed break over the holidays (and recovering from my annual Christmas bought of bronchitis), I’m back at it! I’ve got 3 new patterns in various stages of completion, plus and oldy-but-goody that never got released, all waiting for me to finish them up and release them. I’m using three fun new yarns – the blue cabled sweater is in Cascade’s Ultra Pima Fine, 100% Cotton. The gray tweed sweater is Remix, a unique blend from Berocco of 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, & 9% Linen. And lastly the socks are Plymouth Yarn’s Diversity, which is an acrylic/polyester blend. And the best part – all three are machine washable!

Christmas Cloche

Meet our newest pattern, just in time for the holidays: our Christmas Cloche hat. Buy from Ravelry – Buy from Craftsy This Santa-themed hat that can be easily be knit up in a weekend. Worked in a small Feather & Fan pattern, this would be a great first lace project because all the stitches you need to know are knit, k2tog and yarn over. Also makes a great gift! Sizes: infant 21” [53.5 cm] (toddler/pre-schooler 24”[62cm], child 24” [62cm], adult 24” [62cm], large adult 28”[71cm]).  Model is wearing toddler. Gauge 3.5” x .5” [8.8cm x 1.3cm] for one iteration of Feather & Fan Pattern   Materials Needed • 20 yds [18m](25 yds [22.8m], 25 yds [22.8m], 25 yds [22.8m], 30yds [27m]) white Bernat Holiday Handicrafter; 98% cotton, 2% metallic thread • 52 yds [48m](90 yds [82m], 110 yds[100m], 130 yds [119m], 150 yds, [137m] )red Bernat Holiday Handicrafter; 98% cotton, … Continue reading

Super Simple Fuzzy Sweater

This is a super easy, super fast pattern. You can easily knit the smaller sizes in a day, the larger sizes in a weekend. With a gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch, you can see why! Knit in the round from the bottom up to the arm holes; the front and back panels are knit, then joined. Finally, you pick up and knit the sleeves – there isn’t even any seaming involved, it’s so easy! And the fuzzy yarn is super soft against baby’s sensitive skin. Has 6 sizes: Newborn, 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m and 24m Buy from Ravelry Buy from Craftsy