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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Sometimes, it’s just too complicated

Do you ever feel like your brain needs a vacation? I have a lot of ideas running around in my head. I say, keep the knitting ones coming, but the ones about life…not always. Anyway, I had this idea for a summer beanie – lace, my favorite. Everything worked out fine, and I love the finished product. […]

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Linen for April

Launched a new cardi on Ravelry today, Spring Leaf. This came together very quickly with this idea… I wondered if I could use a bit of shawl shaping to construct the back of a cardigan? The answer was yes. Briefly, there’s a bit of bottom-up shawl construction with  simultaneous short rows. (It’s much easier than it […]

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Photoshoot

  For me, one of the hardest parts of getting a pattern published is the photoshoot. I’m lucky that my go-to model is my daughter, Connie — 23, very pretty with a great figure.  Although she’s generous with her time, now that she’s out of school and working full-time, its harder for us to schedule. […]

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Policy of Truth: Making a length adjustment

Policy of Truth is my most recent pullover design for Paper Moon Knits.  The lace panel is shorter in the front than the back.  For some (like the model in the picture, my 23-year-old daughter) this is just what they want, but for others, it may not be the best option. Fortunately, this pullover’s length […]

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