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A young toddler wears a teal and gray hand knit sweater with butterfly motifs in the yoke

Little Monarch

Please enjoy an automatic introductory 20% off the Little Monarch pattern through Sunday, May 9, in my web store, Ravelry or Payhip. When I released the adult Monarch pattern earlier this year, I received a flood of requests for a children’s version of the design. I immediately set to work. The sample below, modeled by […]

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Destash Giveaway!

Edit: The giveaway has ended, and all winners have been emailed. Congrats to the 20 winners! 🎉 My stash is out of control, perhaps not by everyone’s standards, but it is for mine. Being home all this time during the pandemic has prompted hours of cleanup and organization. Realizing there was no way I could […]

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Wire Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern PDF

NEEDLES Straight aluminum needles size US 8 (5 mm) MATERIALS Artistic wire (24 gauge): Approx. 2.5 yards Beads (6 mm): Approx. 50 in any color & style NOTIONS Wire cutters COPYRIGHT © 2012 Jamie Hoffman. This pattern is protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. Reproduction and distribution without written permission from Jamie Hoffman is […]

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The Great Christmas Hat-a-thon

In the two weeks leading up to Christmas, I cranked out four hats for gifts for my husband’s family. Earlier in the season I also knit a hat for a friend, as well as a hat for a newborn. That’s six hats! Below are the details for each hat. Be sure to let me know […]

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How to Work German Short Rows in Brioche

If you’ve ever wondered how to work short rows in brioche, look no further! I had intended to make a video last year before releasing the Contour Cardi pattern to show how to work the brioche short rows that are described in the pattern. Thankfully, my friend Christina (who actually gave me my first couple […]

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closeup of cable knitting with golden yellow yarn

How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

I find cable needles to be clumsy and slow. Fortunately, they are entirely unnecessary! Below is a video demonstrating how I work cables without a cable needle. With practice, you can ditch the cable needle for all cables. Below is a video demonstrating how to work the 3-stitch cables found in my Forsythia pattern. Click […]

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How to Work German Short Rows

I have found German short rows to be the cleanest and easiest short rows to knit. They have no wraps and no gaps. (Wrap-less and gap-less!) When working German short rows, a Double Stitch (DS) is created at each turn. This double stitch automatically closes the gap and keeps the work tidy. Below is a […]

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How to Work Two-Color Brioche

If knitting is a language–and I believe it is–then brioche is a dialect. The term brioche as a knitting stitch is derived from the French pastry of the same name, of which it supposedly bears some resemblance. I don’t see it, but I do know knitting and pastries have both evolved over the years so […]

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The Fruity Knitting Podcast

When Andrea contacted me about submitting footage for the Fruity Knitting podcast, I confess I had never previously watched it. Making time for knitting podcasts, let alone non knitting podcasts, is not easy for me, but let’s be honest here. When people say they don’t have time for something, they are actually saying that they […]

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