Hello Pullover

Hello Pullover

Hello! It’s so good to see you! My gift to you this sweater season is an introduction to how I write garment patterns, so you can enjoy other designs without hesitation. This free sweater is a top down, classic raglan pullover featuring a few touches that make it stand out while still being a wardrobe classic.

With a slightly cropped length, deep scoop neck, and bracelet length sleeves, this pullover is perfectly paired with pants or over a dress. The three stripes on the sleeves will give a break to any monotony, allowing you to push through to bind off with ease. Worked in heavy worsted, it will simply fly off your needles in no time.

I hope to see more of you and soon. xoxo



Subscript

Subscript

Summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Chill mornings. Star filled nights. Adventuring where your heart leads. The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of adventuring, we just need a few more layers, like Subscript, to keep us warm along the road.

Designed in DK weight, this extra large cowl creates a cozy triple loop around the neck. Worked in the round with a cable bind off, Subscript is a good mix between easy knitting and interesting details to keep you engaged to the end.

Cable instructions are written and charted.



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Larking About

Larking About

Twitterpated with Summer? Embrace the heat while doing all the things with Larking About to keep you cool and stylish. Since it’s worked seamlessly bottom up, it’s the perfect project to bring to your neighborhood block party. No matter if you choose a statement yarn or color that blends seamlessly with your capsule wardrobe, this is the top your closet needs. 


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Sockless

Sockless

If you're anything like me, mini skeins paired with variegated sock yarn offer an irresistible allure but when I get home, I'm faced with the reality that I have a terrible case of single sock syndrome and will never actually make a pair of socks. 

The first in this self titled collection, Sockless is an adorable shawlette designed for those who find themselves in a similar situation. The long garter rows compliment heavily variegated yarn while utilizing a full mini skein for charming pops of color. 


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Italic Shawl

Italic Shawl

Designed to be a part of your daily wardrobe, Italic imparts casual elegance to everything you pair it with. Jeans and a T-shirt for a matinee showing of La La Land or heels and an LBD for a downtown whiskey tasting, Italic imbues every outfit with effortless grace.

For airiness and drape, the main body uses a light fingering, while the contrast ribbing is only 110 grams of standard fingering weight, making it a fantastic stash busting feature.

Measurements

Wingtip to Wingtip: 74” / 188 cm
Depth (not including tassel length): 16“ / 40.5 cm

Yardage breakdown

Main Color (light fingering): 530 yards
Contrast Color (fingering): 110 yards
Yardage for tassels (fingering): 60 yards

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit for your flawless knitting pleasure. xoxo



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Sirius Rising

Sirius Rising

Summer is here! The heat may be building and sunny days multiplying, but we still crave our hand knits. Over air conditioned spaces, cool breezes off the water, and late night concerts in the park are the perfect reason for that extra bit of coverage that Sirius Rising is perfect for. Wherever your summer takes you, look stunning doing it!



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Party Favor Shawl

Party Favor Shawl

Some of my most treasured party favors from past celebrations have been items that remind me of the person celebrated. This free shawl is the favor for you from my birthday this year. It encapsulates my love of bold gradients, fun finishing touches, and a delicate wearable size all in one charming piece. It features a lace reminiscent of confetti and an edging designed to mimic the crepe paper streamers of childhood. 

I hope you wear it and think of me.


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April Showers

April Showers

April Showers is an open-front cardigan full of swing and bounce. Inspired by Spring, the lower half mimics the underside of the season's ubiquitous umbrella. The built in i-cord edge complements the rolled edge on the front and sleeves, contrasting with the raw edge of the almost scalloped hem.

As this design was starting to percolate in the back of my mind, I found a local artist online by the name of Jessica McGhee. Her vulnerability and genuine honesty as she shared her journey spoke to me on a deeply personal level. The words and images she shared encouraged me to continue to pursue my dreams as she sought out her own. When I discovered her new mural had a Spring-like quality to it, I knew exactly where April Shower's pictures had to be taken. As we were wrapping up the photo shoot, Jessica herself showed up to put the finishing touches on the other end of the mural! It was lovely to have that moment of connection and to share a bit of my own experiences with her.

This pattern is 100% FREE and published in Knitty Spring + Summer 2018!




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A Happy Accident

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Many months ago, Authoress was testing a completely different pattern for me. She excitedly shared some WIP pictures so we could ooooh and ahhhh over the gorgeous yarn choice. It took me until the next day to realize that the texture wasn't quite right. The stitch pattern was lovely but not what I had actually written.

My brain bees were BUZZING over emailing her about the overall pattern mistake. Not because I thought Authoress would be rude or resistant to correcting the project but because frogging can be THE WORST THING EVER. Who wants to be the bearer of bad news? Certainly not me!

She was gracious and kind about it and frogged without complaint. But the texture stuck with me and before I knew it, a new design took hold in my mind and The Great Mistake was born. It has been such a beautiful reminder that good things can come out of almost any situation, even those involving frogging. 

You can find out more about The Great Mistake pattern here!

Great Mistake Cowl

Great Mistake Cowl

Once upon a time, there was a knitter who loved the pattern she was testing. She started off working the stitch in a way that didn’t look like everyone else’s projects, but was also pretty amazing. From that happy accident a whole new design came to life, creating a lovely happily ever after to a frogging situation.

Worked in the round from the bottom up, Great Mistake is all one piece from cast on to bind off. A little bit of ribbing that flows into an all over texture makes a scrumptious and squishy cowl to see us all through the final days of cold weather.



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Header Headband

Header Headband

Sometimes, people in your community need tangible care and comfort but they live too far away to bring them groceries or do their laundry. Header is designed to be that little something that’s easy to mail to your long distance community. As a fun cabled knit with a pop of color, you can easily raid your stash and whip it up over the weekend in time for the mail on Monday morning. Once your package is safely on it’s way, you’ll have time to create one for yourself, too.


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{mood board} Color Shot Mitts

We all could benefit from being kind to ourselves. This season can be hard and difficult to navigate, so cozy and comforting choices are necessary to see ourselves to Spring.

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Color Shot Mitts

COLOR SHOT MITTS

Dark winter days filled with bitter cold, not even a sliver of blue sky can be found. Ennui sets in and tints everything in an film of gray. Picking up the knitting needles can be a challenge and the only solution to shaking off the angst is bright colors worked into an quick gratification project. 

Color Shot Mitts meets all those requirements and also offers a variety of modifications, creating an almost "Choose Your Own Adventure" environment, certain to chase away apathy and gloom.


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Geo Point

Geo Point

Hat band is knit at then joined in the round with Three Needle Bind-Off. The hat is then picked up along the slipped stitch edge and worked up in the round through the colorwork chart and decreased to a charming point.




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