I Like Knitting Flash Sale!

While I don’t often promote magazine sales, this is one you shouldn’t miss. I Like Knitting (& I Like Crochet) is offering a 43% discount for subscriptions – beginning today, June 12th through June 18th. As an online magazine, I Like Knitting is able to bring you 30 patterns in each issue, which is an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]