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
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
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
Hello all! This week I’m going to show you how to use Kitchener stitch to graft live stitches together, as per the title of this post. I’m also going to plug my new design that goes live on Ravelry TODAY: The Climbing Rope Cowl! The pattern is 50% off this weekend only, so grab it… Continue reading How to Graft Live Stitches Together with Kitchener Stitch
Like most knitwear designers, when I first started I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t have a background in graphic design, so my patterns weren’t the most visually pleasing. But I’ve been learning a lot in the past several months, and I decided to re-release all of my previous designs with a… Continue reading Design Upgrades
Over the past 11 days, I’ve been working on a project for the Initiate Knit Design workshop run by Aroha Knits. Even though I have already published a few of my own patterns, I decided to sign up for this workshop (it’s free!) to see what more I could learn and to push me outside… Continue reading Initiate Knit Design Workshop!
Duplicate stitch is a great way to add colorwork to your knitting without dealing with the unsightly gaps from intarsia or the endless tension problems that arise with stranded work. It’s also great for the indecisive knitter, because you can add a design or pops of color after you’ve knitted the piece, and you can… Continue reading Duplicate Stitch Tutorial (and FREE beanie pattern!)