Free Patterns, My Designs

9 Free Christmas Patterns

Happy holidays knitters! In honor of the giving spirit of the season, I’m making my Santa hat pattern, Jolly Old St Nick, free for the whole month of December! Just hop on over to Ravelry and get the free download.   Since the holidays can be tough on the wallet, with all the gifts, decorations,… Continue reading 9 Free Christmas Patterns

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Design Process, Life

My Story: Why I Design

Just over one year ago, I published my first paid pattern on Ravelry. It was the second version of the Rose of Tyrone Shawl, and I got my flat mate Sam to model it in our back garden on that beautiful spring day in Auckland, New Zealand. The pattern was $2 USD, and I made… Continue reading My Story: Why I Design

Life, travel, WIPs

Wooly Weekend in Wexford

Happy Friday friends! I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately, things got really busy here for a while. But I’m back this week to tell you about my lovely weekend away in Wexford last week. As soon as I moved to Dublin, I joined a knitting/crochet group called Chicks with Sticks. We meet every… Continue reading Wooly Weekend in Wexford

Free Patterns, My Designs, Tutorials

FREE Scarf Pattern and Tassel Tutorial!

Today I'm releasing a new free scarf pattern - Kiss the Teacher is an easy, chunky triangle scarf that's the perfect quick knit for autumn! Get the PDF download for free on Ravelry by clicking the link above. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make the tassels for the corners of the scarf.… Continue reading FREE Scarf Pattern and Tassel Tutorial!

My Designs, Tutorials

I-Cord Bind Off Tutorial

Hello dear readers! Today I’ll be doing a quick photo tutorial for a 3-stitch i-cord bind off. This bind off creates a lovely edge for collars, cuffs, and hems, and is especially nice for stockinette stitch as it prevents the edge from curling. It can be used in the round or on flat knit items.… Continue reading I-Cord Bind Off Tutorial

Life, travel, WIPs

Knitting While Walking and Other Adventures

It’s been a busy week since I last posted. I’m still getting settled in my new home in Dublin, and figuring out the routine with the boys – they both play about a million sports and the only homework they need help with is in a language I don’t speak, so it’s been an interesting… Continue reading Knitting While Walking and Other Adventures

Life, travel, WIPs

Fáilte Go mBaile Átha Cliath !

On Tuesday, I boarded a flight from Boston to Dublin to start my next adventure: working as an au pair for a family in South Dublin for a year. I figured au pairing was the perfect way to really integrate myself into the culture by living with the family and being a huge part of… Continue reading Fáilte Go mBaile Átha Cliath !