5.19.2015

Cabled Leaf Pullover


Hooray! I am happy to say that my Cabled Leaf Pullover pattern is now available individually!


This is a cozy pullover that will be a great go-to wardrobe addition this upcoming autumn! 
The body of the pullover is relatively simple with the addition of dart-like waist shaping for a nice fit, but my favorite part of the design is this particular type of neckline. This was my first time experimenting with a split-neckline versus a V-neck and I think it is so flattering! It was also very fun figuring out how to incorporate the cable detail right into it as if it was all one piece. I am really happy with how it turned out.

Additionally, I am happy to say that this pattern was written to accommodate nine different sizes ranging from 32"-57 1/2" bust measurement!


For this particular sweater, I worked with Manos del Uruguay Maxima which is such a soft and cozy wool. I think it would be gorgeous in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Dream in Color Calm or 
The Fibre Company Organik yarn as well. 




Here is the pattern information for those of you interested in knitting up a Cabled Leaf Pullover of your very own!

SIZE
32 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44.75)[48, 51.25, 54.5, 57.5]” / 81.5 (89.5, 97.5, 105.5, 114)[122, 130, 138, 146.5] cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 32 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44.75)[48, 51.25, 54.5, 57.5]” / 81.5 (89.5, 97.5, 105.5, 114)[122, 130, 138, 146.5] cm
Length: 21.25 (22.25, 23.25, 24.25, 25.25)[26.25, 27.25, 28.25, 29.25]” / 54 (56.5, 59, 61.5, 64)[66.5, 69.5, 72, 74.5] cm
Shown in size 32” / 81.5 cm; to be worn with 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Manos del Uruguay Maxima [100% Extrafine Merino Wool; 219 yd / 200 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein]; color: Sand; 5 (5, 6, 7, 7)[8, 8, 9, 10] skeins or about 975 (1100, 1225, 1350, 1475)[1625, 1750, 1900, 2025] yd / 875 (1000, 1100, 1250, 1350)[1475, 1600, 1750, 1850] m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend. 

1 US7 / 4.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needle
1 set of US7 / 4.5 mm double-pointed needles

Stitch markers in 2 different colors
Stitch holders
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts / 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on US7 / 4.5 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.

Modeled by the lovely Julie Crawford of knittedbliss.com.

The Cabled Leaf Pullover pattern is available in pdf format below or in print at your local yarn shop. 

Remember that all of my printed patterns sold through yarn shops include a scratch off code on the back for you to download a complimentary pdf version that stores in your Ravelry library! By supporting your local yarn shop, you will receive two pattern formats for the price of one!

The Cabled Leaf Pullover is also available in French HERE.

I hope that you enjoy making this cozy pullover!






5.01.2015

Knit This, Purl That!


Recently I was invited to teach at a wonderful yarn shop Knit This, Purl That! in Pleasanton, CA.
The owner, Sandy as well as her staff were so very sweet and welcoming. 


As I walked around this adorable shop I was pleased to see my patterns and knitted samples prominently displayed at nearly every turn. What a compliment!







I couldn't have asked for a nicer group to work with in my class. 
Everyone was so supportive and kind. 


I am so grateful to Sandy and these wonderful knitters for an amazing weekend in Pleasanton. 
I hope to visit again!

If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by Knit This, Purl That! in Pleasanton. 
It's a great shop with great people!


4.30.2015

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 90 : Sweatoo you!


Episode 90





Shownotes:


















Enter to win a copy of Knits For Boys contributed by Stackpole Books along with a skein of Hikoo Abracadabra Yarn by leaving a comment below with your contact information by May 15th. Only one comment per person please. The winner will be contacted on May 16th.

Thank you for listening!






4.01.2015

This Little Piggy



Attention all knitters. I have an important announcement to make. 
I have just now finished the most adorable baby knit that ever was.


This hat.


 "This Little Piggy" hat by Kate Oates is complete with a snout, ears, and of course...



... a curly tail in the back!

I knit this hat up in only one day with only one skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. This yarn is a perfect choice for a baby knit because it is so soft.. and just the perfect piggy color too, don't you think?

I am so glad that my friend just recently had a baby girl because it gave me an excuse to knit this hat!
And it's hard to believe.. but it's actually cuter on a tiny baby. If that is even possible.





Congratulations to my friend Kyla and her new sweet little Piggy, Tessa.

Pattern available HERE.




3.31.2015

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 89 : The Sentimental Knitter

Episode 89





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Enter to win this beautiful  "Big Woods Shawl Kit" from Little Skein in the Big Wool by leaving a comment below with your contact information by April 15th. Only one comment per person please. The winner will be announced in Episode 90!

Thank you for listening!




3.20.2015

Knitting in the Northwest


Just a few days ago, I returned home from one of the most memorable and luxurious trips I have ever had the pleasure of going on.

I am so honored to have been an instructor at the Lantern Moon Retreat this year in Sisters, Oregon.
We all stayed in adorable cabins in the Five Pine Lodge and it was beyond amazing. There is nothing like knitting in cozy, peaceful surroundings!




The best part however was getting to meet all of these fabulous knitters! 


If you are ever looking for a knitting retreat to attend in the future, I highly suggest Lantern Moon retreats. Cathy and Sharon really put on a nice event. I have never eaten so much good food and had such great company in my whole entire life!

By the way, if you find yourself in Sisters in the future, be sure to stop by The Stitchin' Post, a fabulous yarn and fabric store with a selection to die for! 


The next stop on our trip was Wildfibers yarn shop in Mount Vernon, Washington...


... where I was greeted by this welcoming yarn shop owner, Sarah, wearing her beautiful Sprig pullover!


 I was so happy to see so many Botanical Knits samples displayed beautifully around the store and classroom. Sarah really did think of every detail to make my time there special.

I was happy to spend a full day at this beautiful store teaching classes, making new friends and of course...shopping! Of course.


My visit to Wildfibers coincided with the Spincycle Yarns trunk show. It is always a pleasure to get to visit with the ladies of Spincycle and check out their gorgeous colorways.


 On our way back from the shop, we passed by the most beautiful site I may have ever seen. 
A gigantic field of daffodils. As far as the eye could see. Amazing.


My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time on the Pacific Northwest. I am so grateful to Cathy, Sharon and Joel from Lantern Moon for inviting me to be part of such a lovely retreat, to Sarah for hosting me at Wildfibers and for all of the knitters who made me feel so welcome.

I hope to visit again.

3.09.2015

Botanical Knits Patterns Now Available Individually



I am so excited to share that the patterns from my book Botanical Knits, published in 2013, are now available for purchase as individual pdfs!




Please visit ravelry.com HERE to purchase your favorite patterns from the book.

Of course, the complete collection is still available in ebook form at botanicalknits.com or in print at your local yarn shop.


Enjoy!



2.27.2015

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 88 : Interview With Kitterly

Episode 88






Shownotes:














Enter to win a free kit of your choice from Kitterly.com! Please leave a comment below with your contact information by March 15th to enter. Only one comment per person please. 
The winner will be announced in Episode 89! 

Special promotion: Use coupon code "STITCHES2015" to receive 15% off of your next kit purchase on kitterly.com! 

Thank you for listening!





2.24.2015

Exclusive New Pattern! The Cabled Leaf Pullover




Introducing my brand new sweater design which is for now exclusively available through kitterly.com!


Kitterly is a brand new site with a personalized and easy approach to shopping for your next knitting project! They provide an easy way for you to search according to project type and skill level and get all of the materials you will need for the project of your choice in just a few simple clicks! They take all of the guesswork out of the process for those who like to shop for materials online.

I am pleased to have many of my patterns available to purchase on the Kitterly site as well as my latest pattern as an "exclusive Kitterly project".

This particular sweater was just debuted at Stitches West this past weekend, so I have a special Stitches discount code to share with you. 

Use code "STITCHES2015" in the checkout process to save 15% 
on your next project purchase on kitterly.com!


Please click HERE to learn more about my new Cabled Leaf Pullover modeled by the lovely 
Julie Crawford from knittedbliss.com.





2.17.2015

Headed to Stitches West!



I am spending my day today tying up loose ends getting all packed up for Stitches West 2015! I'm so excited! For those of you attending the show this year, please visit Lisa (Becoming Art Yarns) and myself at booths 1039 and 1041. Come check out Lisa's amazing hand-dyed yarns and all of my new leafy designs! :)

I knit up a few more of my Little Leaves from my book Botanical Knits to decorate our booth this year. Find the pattern in the back of your Botanical Knits book or for free HERE on Ravelry.

I look forward to seeing everyone again this year at Stitches West! :)