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audknits Viriditas

Viriditas

The thought of travelling without a knitting project is enough to strike fear into my heart. I often wait until the last moment to figure out what I’m going to take with me. Eek! For an upcoming trip last February, I looked to Ravelry KALs to give me inspiration. If you read my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of The Knitting …

Farrand Loop Detail audknits

Farrand: Knitty Winter 2016 Pattern

I’m excited and grateful to have a pattern in the current issue of Knitty, the fabulous online magazine. Farrand is, if I may say so myself, a really fun and easy pattern to make. Malabrigo Rios yarn offers up wonderful colors to pair together. Better yet, the fiber is super-soft and a joy to wear. The pattern came about when …

First Project of 2017 audknits

First Project of 2017

I almost got it done in time for Christmas….instead it has turned into my first completed project of 2017. This is the hat I designed for Vogue Knitting, Fall 2015. I hate to play favorites, but it really is one of my favorite designs to knit – the cables keep it interesting and I like the finished piece. With snow coming soon I …

Let It Snow Pattern Cover audknits

Let It Snow!

I’m thrilled to release a new pattern, just in time for cold weather knitting…. It’s winter, and there’s nothing I like better than a warm, snuggly scarf. Double knitting makes for a doubly-cozy thickness and it’s reversible. My “Let It Snow” pattern includes instructions for two weights of yarn. The dk version features Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in two colors: – The …

drumlin-finals-web audknits

Custom Fit: Fun with Sweaters

I am super excited to finally start my first Custom Fit sweater. The brainchild of designer Amy Herzog, the Custom Fit program allows you to create sweaters that fit perfectly because they are created for your specific measurements. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that during our recent yarn crawl I ended up with a ridiculous amount of …

Aran Reversible Scarf Knit Picks

Aran Gets A Touch of Cashmere

If you follow my blog, you know I recently released the Aran Reversible Scarf as an individual pattern. I am delighted to announce that it is now available on Knit Picks, using their fabulous Capretta yarn. As you can see in these photos, Capretta has great stitch definition. What you can’t see is that its combination of merino wool, cashmere, …

Acorn Trail pattern by Amy Herzog

Yarn Discovery Tour

Passport in hand, I’ll soon go on the Yarn Discovery Tour,  learning more about the yarn shops in my new(ish) domicile in Northeast Ohio. I purchased my “Passport” from The Artful Yarn in Chagrin Falls. Any of the 15 shops participating in the Tour sell the Passports. The list is impressive! Even given more than two weeks for the Tour, I wonder whether I’ll make it …

shawl audknits

Warming Up for Ravellenic Games 2016

As many of you know, Ravelry holds a crazy-fun event during the Olympics called the Ravellenic Games. We will cast on during the Opening Ceremonies, and aim to have our projects finished by the time the torch is extinguished at the end of the Closing Ceremonies. Ravelry has concocted silly names for different kinds of “events”. I’ve entered “Shawl Sailing”. …

Petroglyph Socks

Falling in love with a new-to-me yarn is one of my favorite parts of knitting. This happened to me when I tried Dragonfly Fiber’s gorgeous Djinni Sock yarn recently. A blend of merino, cashmere and nylon gives it a wonderful hand, and the just-right ply makes for delightful knitting. When I was a young, I spent a lot of time …

Cupcake Mittens

You might remember I was working on some very special mittens for my best friend’s birthday. Here are the Cupcake Mittens, all finished. The stripes on the thumbs add a jaunty flair, I think. I like how the personalization worked out, with my friend’s initials and milestone birthday year. I made some modifications. The original pattern included some little stitches along …

Tiny Cupcakes

So what’s on my needles now, you may wonder? It’s more like what’s on my 10 needles… A good friend of mine celebrated a landmark birthday recently. Knitting together is one of the pastimes we enjoy most. Eating cupcakes is another. (When we attend Stitches West together, we always make time to go to our favorite cupcake store(s) in Palo Alto. That’s …