Meanderings – on yokes

Love a good top-down yoke sweater, but how to align all those motifs? This week I got a lesson in vertical alignment. When the yoke for a sweater I designed didn’t look quite right, I went back to the drawing board and discovered that combining motifs is more than just choosing what “looks good” together. […]

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meanderings – raglan lines

I love the idea of seamless construction. Wrapping up the knitting and being able to almost instantly wear a garment has definite appeal.. I wouldn’t say I dislike finishing, because I don’t, but it’s definitely not as much fun as knitting. The issue with seamless construction, particularly with a raglan, is that the increasing (for […]

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Meanderings – mosaic

Playing around yesterday with a cardigan design idea. There’s something about this yarn that always draws me in and I’m wondering if Carol does color cards. I love the idea of mosaic knitting, but it always seems that there’s not that many “new” ones out there. They’ve all been overused. Looking through some of my […]

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Meanderings – putting it out there

Really need to get back to writing, if only to clear my head. This time of year, I start to think how life has changed since I started 2018. Some years, not so very many ways, but this year, lots – both personal and professional. I’ve changed my work and work schedule and have had […]

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Yes, 100!!!

For yarn companies, books, knitting magazines both in the US and UK, and of course, Paper Moon Knits, this week I hit the mark of 100 published patterns with Bellecolline, a lace and cable tank. Yes, there’s history. We could do a retrospective and I could tell stories of how I started designing, how exciting […]

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Fraternal sisters

If you’re “born” on the same day to the same parent, that makes you twins. These two shawls were released today on Ravelry. I’m the mama.   First born is Scrivener, a wide, shallow garter crescent in two sizes. There’s lace knitting in there, but also knitted lace. The difference, you ask? Lace knitting has […]

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A long time coming

Today, I’m re-releasing a cardigan that I’ve had many requests for over the years, Norfolk. It had been unavailable since 2012. The story? Back in the fall of 2011, two of my designs were published by The Sanguine Gryphon. Less than a month later, Gryphon and Sarah decided to dissolve the company and form two […]

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