Birdseed: A Free Pattern and My First Full Grade

We added multiple bird feeders to our yard this past year, and watching the birds eat and play at the feeders brought me some joy during what was an otherwise cold, depressing winter. As Covid deaths were mounting, I turned to creativity for a small amount of comfort. About the Pattern A seed stitch yoke…

Milkweed & Monarch

Both Milkweed and Monarch patterns are automatically 20% off in my web shop, on Ravelry and on Payhip through January 17! Milkweed/Monarch is the first sweater pattern duo that I’ve ever released. The design started as a milkweed sweater with a column of monarch butterflies inserted into the yoke over the heart area. As I…

Halfway

Bear with me. This post is colossal. SISTERS UNITED MT DONATION FOR ALL OF MAY 🎉 50% of Halfway sales will be donated to Sisters United MT for the ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY! 🎉 Click here to purchase the pattern from my Ravelry store. Guided by her heritage and big heart, Candice English, the dyer…

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…

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…

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…

Elton Pullover Mod

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli in size Medium, modded to be a pullover Yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (single ply superwash 100% merino) in the Curious Handmade colorway and La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (70% mohair wool, 30% silk) in the Direwolf colorway To view my Elton project page on Ravelry, click…

Sipila: 2019’s Purple Birthday Sweater

My attitude toward colorwork is decidedly ambivalent. I am totally smitten with colorwork motifs, but the process is never one that I enjoy. You may be familiar with my not-so-stranded method for knitting colorwork in which I catch the floats following every stitch. While I have determined that this method works best for me, it…