One of the things I’m most grateful for in my knitting world is getting to know other designers. While at Stitches West I was lucky enough to share in my friend Patty Nance’s latest design excitement. Her Ashley Cowl design – that she just happened to be wearing – stars on the cover of Crafty’s current catalog. Nancy was thrilled to be able to claim “I’m featured in the centerfold!” too.

Patty Nance bargello

I first met Nancy in 2012 when we were both working on our books. Patty took the knitting world by storm the ingenious technique she presented in her Bargello Knits book. I had a blast trying it myself several years ago, and wrote about it here .

I love to watch my friends grow and succeed. Congratulations, Patty!