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 […]

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 […]

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 […]