Posts Tagged “patterns”


By | March 27, 2014

Remember how I said I was going to update my patterns to include stitch maps? Yeah, that project fell by the wayside. (Too many projects! Too little time!) Today, though, I present to you a two-fer: two sock patterns updated to use stitch maps in addition to traditional charts and written instructions. First up, Corrine: […]

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Jolie, revisited

By | December 5, 2013

Long-time readers of this blog will remember Jolie, a lace scarf knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. Ditto my rantings on how its edging should be charted. Of course, those rantings pre-dated Don’t you just love the stitch map for the edging? No “no stitch” symbols, and a clear understanding of how the parts […]

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By | November 5, 2013

Next up in the series of patterns updated to include stitch maps is the Traveling Vines scarf. I don’t know what I like most about this scarf: its yarn, Windsor Farms Rabbitry Angora Blizzard, or its stitch pattern, Traveling Vines. Way nicer as a stitch map, don’t you think? Speaking of traveling… tomorrow I’m headed […]

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By | October 29, 2013

You know those Sidewinder socks I posted about yesterday? The pattern has been available for almost two years, but now it features a little facelift: That’s right, traditional grid-based charts and grid-free stitch maps, side by side. (And written instructions, for those of you that haven’t yet jumped on the chart bandwagon.) You can follow […]

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Travel knitting

By | October 28, 2013

Lately it seems I get most of my knitting done while traveling. Case in point: Before Stitches Midwest, knowing that I would need some travel knitting, I cast on these Sidewinder socks. I don’t often knit one of my own designs twice, so this was a treat: No need to scour stitch dictionaries for ideas! […]

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Dreaming of Shetland

By | July 31, 2013

It’s almost here: the long-awaited ebook Dreaming of Shetland. Conceived as a fundraiser for Deb Robson’s explorations of Shetland and Shetland sheep, it’s grown to include several essays and dozens of patterns. And, oh! what patterns. Go on, take a peek at the project gallery; you know you want to. My contribution? Not the least […]

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The cat is outta the bag

By | June 18, 2013

What have I been doing for the past couple months? Not blogging, clearly. Not knitting, either. Rather, I’ve been working on this: And this: And this: They’re “stitch maps,” knitting charts drawn without grids so you can see what the fabric is really doing. You can read more about them (and play with them!) at […]

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Sign-up time

By | December 2, 2011

The news is out: I get to be one of the designers in the 2012 Knit Purl Sock Club. In keeping with the theme of “Masterpieces,” each kit’s colorway and pattern will take inspiration from a famous work of art. I can’t tell you anything more than that – the specific works of art are […]

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In the running

By | November 8, 2011

You’ve heard of Patternfish, right? It’s a top-notch source of patterns, nearly 10,000 of them. Which pattern gets the honor of being the 10,000th? You get to decide! The folks at Patternfish have narrowed the field to 11 contenders, and you get to vote for one of them. I’m thrilled to say one of my […]

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Beyond Toes

By | November 5, 2011

I just realized I’ve been utterly remiss in not mentioning Beyond Toes, Judy Becker’s new book. (Sorry, Judy!) As the subtitle says, it’s a series of Knitting Adventures with Judy’s Magic Cast-on. Tied in many knitters’ minds with toe-up socks, I’ve long known the JMCO was magic because it could be used in many other […]

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