Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I have a new & free pattern available on Ravelry today.

Quasar is a simple lace shawl designed to show off those gorgeous skeins of variegated yarn that you just aren’t sure what to do with but that are too pretty to keep in the skein.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hummingbird Charm

I was completely stunned and ECSTATIC when Meg of Twisted Fiber Art contacted me about working on a collaboration for her shop.

I had posted a picture of an Anna's Hummingbird in her Colorway Dreaming thread on Ravelry a few months prior and she used the picture to dye up the most amazing ball of yarn that I had ever seen!

I had such a blast designing the shawl to go along with her gorgeous yarn. I used garter stitch for texture in the first motif to mimic the ruff of feathers around the hummingbird's neck and then from there moved into a sweeping lace motif to mimic the wings of the bird.

The shawl is written for two sizes and is perfect for either a single evolution or a double evolution. Twisted Fiber Arts also has a few different base options to choose from. You can find out more about the kit on Twisted, here.

Of course, it could also be knit in any fingering weight that you have in stash, ranging from 340 yards for the small to 530 yards for the large version. The pattern is also available on Ravelry, here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Quirky Quills

Back in April, I designed a new shawl pattern using a gorgeous skein of Kabam fingering from Twisted Fiber Arts. Seriously, look at it...isn't it just amazing! I love her evolutions!!!
Meet Quirky Quills... The shawl is written for two versions, a raglan as shown in the picture below and a triangular version. It uses anywhere from 500 to 650 yards of fingering weight depending on your gauge and version knit.

Lots of New Designs!!

I have 4 new patterns to share with you! I really need to be better about updating my blog. Instead of doing all 4 together in one post. I think I will do them every few days for the next week or so. Which will help me work on blogging more also!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Everdeen Shawl

I have a new shawl pattern available now! It is a worsted weight shawl that has lots of texture. I just love seed stitch and how it makes this pattern pop!

The pattern is also easily customizable for different weights of yarn by modifying the amount of repeats of chart 2 that you complete.

You can find it here on Ravelry. It is on sale from now until the end of March for only $2.50!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Embrace the Cowl

Meet my latest design, Embrace the Cowl. It is sized for both a fitted neck cowl and a larger eternity scarf. You can easily add repeats of both length and width to change the cowl to fit your needs.
The lace reminds me of hearts and of open arms/hugs which is just perfect for this time of year.

I used two skein of Quince and Co. Lark which is a worsted weight wool that works wonderfully to show off stitch definition.

You can find it on Ravelry here, Embrace the Cowl.

50% of the sales through 3/14/11 will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society in honor of my friend’s Mother who passed away last month.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unwinding Hours Shawl

Jill and Kim from the Spin a Shawl group asked me to be their first designer for a special S-KAL (Spin & Knit-a-long) running from February 1st though March 31st on Ravelry, here. Please join the group if you are interested in knitting shawls from handspun.

I couldn’t have been more thrilled to design this shawl for them! I went with a simple stockinette and lace pattern because I really wanted to showcase the beauty of handspun yarn. I hope that the group has a blast spinning and knitting this shawl together!!

If you would like more information on the pattern, you can check it out on ravelry. Unwinding Hours Shawl