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Blog / August 4, 2016

Cable Cast-On Knitwise/Purlwise

Curious about using the cable cast-on to add stitches knit-wise and purl-wise? This tutorial will help you work those stitches while you’re shaping the neckline on sweaters like the Willakenzie, Nekia and many others that call for shaping on both the…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

Slow Clothes

My childhood was anchored on a foundation of slowness — and yet I am powered by an incessant inner fire that contradicts it.  As a little girl I had homemade granola with warm goat’s milk for breakfast (if you’ve ever made granola from scratch…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

Oregon Wine Country Collection: Jory

Meet the first pattern in the Oregon Wine Country Collection. Jory is a long shrug-style cardigan with an option for a shorter, more traditional shrug length.Oregon is home to nearly 400 wineries, most of which are located along the western part of the…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

Go Ahead, Kiss Frogs

You know the story about the girl who kissed a frog and he turned into a prince?As knitters, we have to kiss (or curse) a lot of frogs. You dropped a stitch. You missed an eyelet. You forgot an increase. Or three.There’s…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

On Being a Designer

This year I learned what it means to be a knitwear designer, and it’s not what I thought. Brace yourself for a candid recap.While I’ve been knitting for 30 years, and designing my own patterns for myself and my family for many…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

Prepping for the New Year

There’s almost nothing I love more than the thrill of the New Year. The possibilities! The clean slate! The super-charged goals and the 12 months ahead, paved with opportunities for achievement! The New Year is a first date with the gorgeous person you…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

A new chapter

Today is the last day of my career as a hospital project manager, and the first day of the rest of my life as a career designer and full time fiber businesswoman. To celebrate, I’m squishing some crunchy American wool from local-ish farms…

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Blog / August 4, 2016

As the Crow Flies

I fall in love a little bit each time a new idea takes form, and this is no exception. As the Crow Flies is a beautiful accessory piece that can be worn as a wrap, a poncho, or a chunky scarf… it’s totally versatile…

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