Name This Design…

Update ~ May 11, 2017 I am super pleased to announce that this design now has a name! All the names submitted were wonderful so choosing just one was difficult. And now..without further ado…(drum roll)… Meet  “Refined Arches Tabard” ~ named by Magda. This name really spoke to me for a couple of reasons – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day ~ May 10, 2015…..will this be the last snow storm until winter? May your Mother’s Day be beautiful…no matter what the weather is. Happy Knitting ~ Jean

Aspen Whispers Scarf welcomes spring…

Sometimes a design comes together exactly as envisioned in my head…like Aspen Whispers Scarf did. My newest pattern just seemed to knit itself! It all started with a single skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, in a lovely shade of Spring Tickle. And a small grove of Aspen trees in front of my […]

Signs of spring..

According to the calendar, today is the first “official” day of spring – at 4:45 pm MST to be exact. Is spring really here? I think maybe so….here are some signs of spring around my home…. What signs of spring do you see? Happy Knitting ~ Jean

Deriva Seaman Scarf..for everyone..

“In like a lion, out like a lamb”…so the saying goes for March. Since we are welcoming March with the longest snow storm I can remember here, I really hope this idiom is true! In any case…my newest pattern, Deriva Seaman Scarf, is just the thing to bundle up with. The special features of Deriva […]