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

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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.

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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”.

March 12th, 2014

Easy Toddler Pullover – 3 Ways

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Plain, stripes, fair isle, or fabric appliqué? This tutorial walks you through the knitting as well as three different treatments to make your sweater unique.

Sizes: 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T (see sizing chart below)
Needles: size US 5 (3.75mm), 24” circulars and double-pointed needles
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash, (50g/110 yards per skein); or another washable wool or wool-blend yarn, worsted weight (also called 10 ply weight)
- 6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 18-24 mo = 4 skeins
- 2T, 3T = 5 skeins
– 4T, 5T = 6 skeins
Additional Materials: 4 stitch markers, thin scrap yarn, tapestry needle
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch, after blocking

sizing chart VP

PDF pattern download + links to seven-part video tutorial, $8 US via PayPal. addtocart

This tutorial is a collaboration with the YouTube channel Pancake Manor, a channel with puppets who get in adventures and sing songs, “for kids and awesome parents”. Be sure to see the sweaters I knit for the puppets in this video:

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You can download the fabric appliqué instructions and puppet faces templates for free HERE.

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Information on things you’ll see in these videos:
The yarn I used in my sweaters is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash.

The 16″ circular needles I used are from this interchangeable set.

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

The green scarf I’m wearing is Hitchhiker, knit with Hazel Knits DK Lively.

The bamboo double-pointed needles I use are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is CND Shellac polish, in color “Asphalt”.