Knitting for Warm Weather & Seasonal Transitions

Knitting isn’t a winter sport. When the calendar marches toward spring, I immediately gravitate to lightweight yarns and transitional projects like this one: Apogean. I love pieces I can layer, and lightweight knits hit the spot beautifully as they can often dance between being both a shirt AND a sweater. Fiber choice is key – this one […]

Knitting Fiascos: This Sweater Had Long Sleeves

Sweater knitters, pull up a chair and prepare to hear a familiar tale. My vision for this design was long sleeves. It’s how I imagined it from day one. The design process is a little hard to explain, because – for me – it evolves as the design takes form. But sometimes there’s one element […]

PSA: There is yarn on my couch

This is a public service announcement: There is yarn in my house. Not just yarn, but visible yarn. It’s where people can see it if they drop by unannounced. Even when I know they’re coming, it might still be there when they arrive because I’m actively using it. Why put it away when I’m going […]

Sweater Knitting: 5 Mistakes Knitters Make

Knitters! We sure love our sweaters, but there are five mistakes I see over and over when I meet with students and customers. I want you to have sweaters that fit you beautifully, feel great and look awesome, so I’m going to share the top five things to watch for when knitting a sweater. Making […]

On the Go: Knot Another Hat Retreat

Sarah Keller from Knot Another Hat sure knows how to have a party. She’s the woman behind the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, the owner of Knot Another Hat yarn shop in Hood River, Oregon, and the hostess-with-the-mostest when it comes to creating awesome experiences for fiber people. (Below, rock star Sarah Keller on the left and […]

On the Go: Skacel & Makers’ Mercantile

Fiber people are the best people, don’t you think? The more of them I meet, the more of them I love! And guess where you can find some of the absolute sweetest and most engaging fiber people? Washington! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting my friends at Skacel Headquarters and Makers’ Mercantile […]

3/4 Sleeves for Everyone!

People ask me all the time about finding the right length for a 3/4 sleeve for sweaters like my Bentley Cardigan. Watch my little how-to video to find out your perfect length! Sweater patterns may give you a specific length for sleeves, but you can always adjust it based on your arm length. This tutorial […]