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 […]

Casco Bay Sport Yarn Review…

I recently completed a project for a publisher, using a yarn I had not heard of before ~ Casco Bay Sport by Halcyon Yarns. Let me introduce you to this yarn… Casco Bay is 100% cotton with a fine, criss-crossed binder. The binder gives a slightly ‘pebbly’ texture to the yarn, which adds interest to […]

Majka Shawl is here!

I am really happy to announce the official release of “Majka Shawl”! It’s been a long while from concept to completed pattern…and well worth the wait. The flora of the earth is brought to mind in the stitch patterns and colors for “Majka Shawl” ~ soft greens, browns & blush knit in motifs reflecting leaf, […]

A Design Journey..the Review..

When we began our design journey, I promised you a more in-depth review of the yarn I used. Like most designers I am picky about matching the yarn to the project for my self-published designs. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding just the right yarn for a project and other times it’s a matter of […]

A Design Journey..the final stop..

This is the final stop on our design journey…our sample is done and the final checks for the pattern are underway. When we left stop #3 we had finished the hat body and just needed to complete the brim then write the pattern. Completing the brim went nicely. My choice for a bind off was […]