Sedona Shawl ~ new crochet design…

isIntroducing Sedona Shawl ~ my new crochet design featured in the I Like Crochet, February 2017 issue! When I read the submission call for this issue of I Like Crochet, the Succulent Hues theme caught my eye. Sitting in my stash was the perfect yarn in the perfect color for a shawl. Having worked with […]

Black Friday~Cyber Monday Sale!

Do you remember when you’d get together with your friends and brave the crowds to go shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving? While that is still a memorable outing…there are options. This year, I’m holding my first ever Black Friday~Cyber Monday Sale! Today through November 28, 2016 all my patterns listed here on my website are […]

Snood-Cowl Pattern…or Not?

A while back I designed this snood/cowl…and have been undecided about whether I should write up the pattern or not. Overall, I like the concept and design. It would be part of the “Madeira Collection” with Breza Scarf. The yarn is fingering/sock weight so it’s light-weight while still warm. What do you think? Should I […]

Lace Leaf Wedding Garter…

A special gift for a special bride ~ re-introducing Lace Leaf Wedding Garter. This lovely garter is now available as a single pattern under my Desert Rose Fiber Arts label. Dainty lace leaves knit in a silk blend yarn create a posh fabric perfect for a bridal garter. Soft, lingerie elastic keeps the garter in […]

Meet Henry ~ Charity Knitter….

A little while ago I noticed a project on Ravelry that used my Menat Scarf, with custom touches I thought were really nice. So I contacted the person who posted the project…and met a person I would like to introduce you to. Henry knits because he can, and donates his projects to charity because he […]

Three Stitches from One….

When we think of increases, we usually think of making one extra stitch or replacing a decreased stitch. How often do we think of making multiple increases in a single stitch? Or how to do that? The most common multiple increase is to make three stitches from one stitch….let’s look at one decorative way of […]

What’s My Name ~ Crocheted Cowl…

01/27/16 UPDATE ~ I am pleased to announce the name of this cowl is “Lazy River Cowl”! Thank you to Linda for submitting the winning name. I think the name is very fitting and works with a variety of yarns ~ long stripes, short stripes, gradient and more. And thank you to everyone who participated […]

Mystical Night Shawl

Quick announcement ~ Mystical Night Shawl is now available directly from Desert Rose Fiber Arts! This is a fun shawl with a unique shape. Diamond modules join together to form a shape that stays on your shoulders, with or without pinning. The lace stitch pattern was developed especially for this shawl. It’s easy to work […]

2015 Indie Designer Gift A-long…

These past several weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for me..and maybe for you too with the holiday season here. While I have a lot of things I want to share with you, today’s post is a simple reminder. Today is the last day to save 25% on selected patterns included in the 2015 […]

Taura Vest…new for fall…

Let me introduce you…to Taura Vest ~ my latest new design and my first design published with Knitter’s Magazine. As you have probably realized I love vests – designing them, knitting (or crocheting) them and wearing them. A vest can not only ‘finish’ an outfit, they are also great for that bit of extra warmth […]