Swallowtail

Meet my latest design–Swallowtail! This pullover features a ton of stranded colorwork with fingering weight yarn, all centered on the zebra swallowtail butterfly. This species is my favorite of all the butterflies, and it was fun playing with both the modern and natural elements and deconstructing them into various motifs. For my sample above, I…

Baby Yoda

Today’s post is a quick one. I whipped up this baby Yoda for my son, who has been obsessed with this fifty-year-old baby and The Mandalorian series as a whole. Just try to say he isn’t cute! PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Baby Yoda by Kim Konen Yarn: Small amounts of worsted weight yarn. I used Malabrigo…

Mom’s Filigree Shawl

Every now and then I come across an amazing shawl that I simply have to knit, but this one may triumph them all. PROJECT BREAKDOWN Filigree by Julie Knits in Paris Yarn: Knit Cosmic Strings Yak (65% merino, 20% silk and 15% yak) in colorways Tobacco, Temple, Dark Woods and Shadows To view my project…

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…

The Sophie Sweater: A New Free Kids’ Pattern

With both shame and pride, this is one of those completely spontaneous projects that arose from a KAL. I’ve gotten much better at knitting only my new designs and planned projects, but when I saw pictures of the Knit Collage Fall KAL for 2019 floating around on Instagram, I really could not help myself. I…

Autumn Love Note

Does this top qualify as a Halloween sweater since it’s knit in an orange color and it’s almost trick-or-treat time? Either way, this is about as close as it gets for me when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. I’ve been seeing Love Note sweaters regularly in my Instagram feed ever since the design…

Autumn Socks and a Must Stash Yarn Giveaway

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Vanilla socks knit to fit my feet (no pattern) Yarn: Must Stash Yarn & Fiber Sport Sock in the colorway Campfire and Olann Hand Dyed in Ireland MCN Sock in the colorway Quarry View my project page on Ravelry here. Giveaway details are below. I loooooove handknit socks, but I am far…

Steeking Tutorial for Hyphenated

To purchase the Hyphenated knitting pattern on Ravelry, click here. For many–if not most–knitters, the idea of steeking evokes feelings of trepidation, anxiety and discomfort. It is only natural to feel this way, given that steeking involves slicing up your hard-earned knitted garment. Attempting it willy nilly with no plan would be downright scary, which…

Hyphenated

I am quite proud of my newest knitting pattern. Hyphenated is my favorite design that I have created thus far, and it is also among my favorite sweaters that I have knit, ever. I knit two samples for this design. The sample shown here is the pullover version. In a few days I’ll be posting…

Red Moon Tee

With the completion of my Red Moon Tee, I believe I just finished knitting the most brightly colored sweater I’ve ever made. It is so fun! PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Red Moon Sweater by Born and Raised Knits Yarn: Kindred Red Rad Sock in the colorways Willow’s Sweaters and Roarange To view my Red Moon tee…