Approximately 1485 (1560, 1740, 1900, 2120) yards of fingering weight wool yarn 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g) Photographed in color Tent


Working Gauge: 24 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch using Size A [...]

Artemisia Sweater Blog Tour


My Seamless Artemisia Sweater Craftsy class is going on the road!

Join craft bloggers as we discuss sweater construction, teaching and learning on the Craftsy platform, new technology in the craft industry, knitting techniques and more on the Artemisia blog tour!

The schedule:

2.11.13     Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts

2.12.13 [...]



Named after the classic American cocktail, Sazerac is a relaxed fit cardigan with great details. Knit-in pockets, set-in cuffed sleeves, and a generous knit-in shawl collar. Body is knit in one piece to the armholes, and then split for fronts and back.

Shown in Lorna’s Laces Sportmate in colorway “Spats”. Sazerac uses a simple [...]

Pattern sneak peek: Sazerac

Sazerac preview

Coming next week, a new sweater pattern!

If you loved Girl Friday, you’ll adore Sazerac. Stay tuned!


Seamless Artemisia Sweater Course

Artemisia 1

Remember a couple weeks back when I talked about going to Denver to make a class with Craftsy?

It’s ready!!! I’m so excited!

The class is The Seamless Artemisia Sweater, and features a top-down, seamless set-in sleeve construction, knit-in pockets, hourglass waist shaping, and a delicate lace panel at the neckline.

Students [...]

Go West…

I’ve just caught up from a BIG summer project, and now I can tell you all about it!

I spent all of August working on a new design for a Craftsy knitalong, the Artemisia pullover. It was a blast to design and knit! I went to Denver last month to film the KAL class at [...]

Fortune Bay

It’s been like a ghost town around here. The universe has spent the last few months throwing a series of curveballs my way, and a lot of it would make for some pretty rich writing material, just not for a knitting blog. Maybe more on that later. In between bits of chaos, I have [...]

Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 3 – Biston


After a few months of waiting, I can finally spill the beans about one of my top-secret design projects! Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 3 is out this week, including my Biston cocoon shrug pattern.

This collection is full of beautiful designs, I’m so happy to be in the good company of designers such as [...]

It’s so very quiet…

Sorry about that.

I’ve been working on one top-secret project after another. And bursting to tell y’all about them, but sworn to secrecy. The suspense is killing me!!

I’m also getting ready to go to TNNA, the needlework conference being held in Columbus, OH, later this month. Which has meant lots of running around like [...]

Modifying a top-down sweater

shaping-changing waist and hip

As I was designing and knitting Campbell & 2nd, I knew that it would be one of those patterns that would be a great canvas for some modifications to optimize fit. It’s a pretty form-fitting, curvy shape, and while the pattern follows standard sizing guidelines, most bodies in the real world don’t follow standard [...]