Yarn Play: Superfine 400

Yarn Play: Superfine 400

I haven’t had much time in the last two months to sit and just meander and play with new yarns, but this week, I insisted to myself that it was time. In fact, it was past time. I was given the chance to dig my fingers into a brand new yarn, one that is mesmerizing in its delicate comfort: Superfine 400 from Yarn and Soul (distributed by Classic Elite Yarns). There are times when we just need … to be

Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

My role with SweetGeorgia Yarns is Design Director, Knitwear. That means I get to have the amazingly fun job of curating the collections, from theme development to writing content to launch extravaganza. It is fabulous on every level, especially now that the hard work of the entire team has come to light! On September 8, we launched the Fall/Winter collection and I could not be more tickled. I truly hope you are as delighted to see, knit, and experience it as

A Blanket to Knit

This past week or so, I’ve been hard at work on Fall Collections, writing, planning (oh, LOTS and LOTS of planning), and playing house-hold catch-up from my trip to Texas earlier this month. My brain has been really stretched in different directions, but surprisingly, I’ve been super productive (which is saying something. Haha!). It has been wonderful to work in a relatively consistent time frame, which for anyone who knows me, is a highly unusual thing. I’ve spent my “off”

Blankies Just for Baby

Blankies Just for Baby

Do you like knitting baby blankets? Last year, I was asked to put together a little booklet of them and now it has been released! Blankies Just for Baby is a cute little collection of 6 easy projects, all made with worsted weight yarn. I even make suggestions on alternate yarns you could use, showing additional swatches in an alternate color scheme. It’s quite a handy book with fun patterns, easy charts, and fun learning opportunities. This was a super fun

Stitch Play: Telluride

Stitch Play: Telluride

When I knit up a sample of Telluride from Classic Elite Yarns, I wanted a stitch pattern that was as simple and beautiful as the yarn itself. Oh, yes, I think this one hit the mark. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Remember, 2/2 LC is a left-leaning cable, so work it like this: slip two stitches to a cable needle and hold to the front, knit two, then knit the two from the cable

Stitch Play: Softly Summer

Stitch Play: Softly Summer

You might have liked the simple little diamond lace pattern in my Yarn Play of Berroco Maya yesterday, so, for your knitting pleasure, here is the stitch pattern! First, sk2p means: slip the next stitch knitwise, then knit two stitches together and pass the slipped stitch over. Softly Summer Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Rows 2, 4, and 6 (WS): Purl. Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from

Your Regular Fiber Supplement [5.26.15]

Your Regular Fiber Supplement [5.26.15]

A generous helping of fiber lovelies found across the web. A chance to soak up the pleasure of creative adventure. A quiet moment of rest that only knitting inspiration can provide. You know – a monthly round-up of awesome knitterly things I found to help keep you happy and regular!  I found this endearing video of Sweet Georgia Yarns and if it doesn’t make you fall instantly in love … well, you have a heart of coal. lol Star Wars

Stitch Play: Savory Twist

The stitch pattern that I played with this week is delightfully springy and textural, making it an ideal choice for borders, warm fabrics, garments, and accessories. You’ll find it on the advanced-intermediate side, but if you’ve been itching to try your hand at twisted stitches in your knitting, then give this a try! I used a light worsted weight called Trinity Worsted from Sweet Georgia and size US 7 needles. Stitches Used K-tbl: knit through the back loop. P-tbl: purl

Warm Days, Cool Knits

Warm Days, Cool Knits

This book could not have come at a more perfect time! The days have been crazy here in Colorado with Seattle-like rain and snow on Mother’s Day … I’m itching for all things summery so I can remember the easy, breezy feel again! I have quite a few lovely linens on hand and when I look through the airy, beautiful patterns in this new book, Warm Days, Cool Knits, by Corrina Ferguson, I am inspired to pull them out! I’m quite

Stitch Play: Diagonal Dance

Stitch Play: Diagonal Dance

When I pulled out the Hawthorne Sport this week, I wanted to see how a light, subtle eyelet pattern would behave with such a strong, colorful yarn. It is often hard to utilize different stitch patterns, particularly lace, when knitting with short color changes, but I’m quite pleased with the resulting fabric in this swatch. The soft pop of the pinks/reds doesn’t detract from the diagonal lines of the decreases and eyelets like I thought it would and the openwork lends drape to

Be a Breath …

Be a Breath …

I have this beautiful friend. Fiery red hair. Eyes that cut straight through your thoughts with a razor sharpness that catches the breath. She’s a mama of three stunningly awesome kids, a knitter, a teacher, an avid reader, a wife (to an equally amazing husband), a source of good laughs, and definitely an inspiration of determination, strength, and hope. Her story is … both heartbreaking and love-filled at the same time and not one I’m quite comfortable sharing quite yet

Stitch Play: Just A Hint

Stitch Play: Just A Hint

My stitch play this week is just a hint of cables and a hint of lace. You know, the foundations of all knitterly delight? Combine those two elements into an easy rib and you have a timeless stitch that will never go out of style. Just A Hint (mult of 7 sts) Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (WS): *K3, p4; rep from * to end. Rows 2, 4, and 6 (RS): *K4, yo, p3tog, yo; rep from * to