April 23rd, 2014

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Wood Interchangeable Starter Set

You’re welcome to comment here, but to enter the contest, you must comment on YouTube HERE.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), April 30, 2014; and the winner will be announced in video on May 1, 2014. The winning comment will be chosen by random number generator.

Since not everyone can win, you can get your own set of these needles here on Amazon.

In the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride retailer here.

Outside the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride (Knit Pro) retailer here.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.

April 16th, 2014

iCord Side Edging

Instructions for working this edging:
Right Side: Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1, work across row to last three stitches, Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1
Wrong Side: Slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front, work across row to last three stitches, slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front

Please excuse the green screen background – we’re under a bit of construction in the studio. Exciting changes to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The yarn I used in the bulky samples is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in color Silver.

The bamboo needles I used are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.

April 9th, 2014

Latvian Long-Tail Cast-On

The Latvian LTCO is pretty, fairly deep, and has decent stretch to it. But I think most knitters will get excited about this fact – after close inspection, I’m pretty sure it’s IDENTICAL ON BOTH SIDES.

Please excuse the green screen background – we’re under a bit of construction in the studio. Exciting changes to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The yarn I used in the bulky samples is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in colors Jam and Silver.

The bamboo needles I used are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.

April 7th, 2014

Interview with Lindi from Inspiration for Creation

On Friday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lindiwe Maqhubela from Inspiration for Creation. In a very unique interview for me, Lindi asks me about being an entrepreneur, the creative process, marketing, balancing work and life, and managing my public persona.

Lindi has a great blog with lots of interviews of interesting and creative folks. I’m honored to be a part of her work!

April 2nd, 2014

Barber Pole Cowl Tutorial

cowl for vp

No matter how you twist this cowl around your head and neck, you always look perfectly dressed. With no wrong sides, luxurious cashmere blend yarn, and a fair isle stripe pattern to keep the knitting interesting. Free pattern + three-part video tutorial.

Finished Size: (after blocking) 26” long when seamed
Needles: Size US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needles, longer circulars if you’re using the magic loop method, or a set of 4 double-pointed needles
Yarn: The YarnSisters Willow, 70% merino, 30% cashmere, DK/light worsted weight; one hank each of Natural (Color A) and Pinot Noir (Color B)
Additional Materials: one stitch marker, tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends
Gauge: 7 stitches to the inch, after blocking

THIS PATTERN + VIDEO TUTORIAL IS A FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR COPY OF THE PATTERN.

me for VP

Munky for VP


Information on things you’ll see in the video:

The yarn I used in the cowl is YarnSisters Willow.

The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The yarn I used in the bulky samples is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in colors Yonder, Jam, and Silver.

The circular needles I used are Addi Turbos.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.

March 26th, 2014

Lifted Increases

Instructions for working both right and left lifted increases.

Please excuse the green screen background – we’re under a bit of construction in the studio. Exciting changes to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The yarn I used in the sample is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in color Yonder.

The yarn I used for demonstration is Lion Brand Hometown USA in color Charlotte Blue.

The bamboo needles I use are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.

March 19th, 2014

Purl 1 Below (P1B)

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The purple scarf I’m wearing is this pattern.

The yarn I used in the samples and for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in color Yonder.

The bamboo needles I use are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is by OPI, “Berries in the Canaries”.