Articles about knitting and crochet patterns


Oh Knitty, you know me too well.

***Originally published September 21st, 2012***Did you know the new Deep Fall issue of Knitty is out?  I’m super excited about this one for two reasons: one is, the Deep Fall issue is always my favorite, with tons of cold-weather projects like sweaters, scarves, hats — fun creative takes on old classic projects.But secondarily, Yarnia has an ad in this issue’s pattern pages!  It’s always the luck of the draw, which pattern your ad will get placed with, and once it’s there, they’re partnered forever.  Which is why I’m totally ecstatic that we are headlining for the ...

I’m Designing a Dress (Part I)

*** Originally published January 8th, 2013 ***Yep, I’m designing a dress!  This was one of those ideas that popped into my head so forcefully while I was at work one day that, feeling a little bit possessed, I had no option but to grab a piece of paper and start sketching out my idea. I’ve designed dresses before, but in the past these have essentially been my favorite knitted skirt pattern, and my favorite camisole pattern, merged.  I did get some extra attention for throwing a knitted belt into the mix, but really, I’m up for more of a challenge this time.  I wa...

Lace Patterns: Charted or Written?

***Originally Published September 23, 2011***A couple weeks ago, I arrived at work, delighted to find this email from my friend Dory in my inbox: Hollis responded by saying that in our sample size (of two) she threw things off, because while preferring mapped directions to get around town, she likes written instructions better in her knitting patterns. I thought about this, and realized, I’m equally incongruous, but in the opposite way!  Here’s my response: Ha! That’s so funny, because I balance out the F-ed up sample size of two.  I prefer charted lace directions, bu...

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