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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Summer coming

I just finished a new design – a pullover to wear to the beach. I’m debating about whether to call it West Egg (the fictional site of Gatsby’s house) or Sands Point (the real West Egg). The pattern’s still with the tech editor, but the shoot happened on Sunday, with my youngest, Peter, acting as […]

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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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All the news that’s fit…

Usually I post when something significant happens in my design world, but really, I’ve been remiss.  There have been 4 new patterns since my last posting — two for-sale Paper Moon Knits patterns, a free PMK pattern and a pattern published in Love of Knitting.  If you missed it, you can subscribe to my newsletter […]

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Claire Tank

The Claire Tank was released this week in the spring/summer 2016 issue of knit.wear (formerly knit.purl which was formerly knit.wear) .  This design had been kicking around in my head for the past few years in various iterations, including a textured colorblock mid-panel.  In the end, though, it was best with some side vents and the […]

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