Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap

Magnum Capelet #2 or the Beehive

Misti Brioche Honeycomb Sweater


Thursday, March 26, 2015

This weekend most LA County yarn shops will be opening their doors as part of our local yarn crawl. Today, Friday March 27, 2015 at 1 & 5pm I'll be at The Little Knittery giving Tunisian crochet demos as part of the weekend long festivities.

This Tunisian crocheted vest pattern will be available at The Little Knittery this weekend... I'll post it here next week.

If you can't make it to the demos check out my Tunisian crochet tutorial here and learn to make a simple cowl. The simple Tunisian crochet stitch is super easy to learn even if you don't crochet!

Hope to see you there!

Tunisian crochet cowl

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If I may, I'm totally in love with my latest design.. but is it the design or the yarn I love so much?! "the Montreal" is named in honor of the home city of Illimani Yarn, a Canadian yarn company specializing in alpaca yarns from Bolivia and Peru. Illimani contacted me asking if I would be interested in working with their yarn.. of course I said yes knowing how good it would be and so they sent this gorgeous alpaca/merino blend.. the yarn "Cadena" (@430 yards total for the Montreal) is amazingly soft and has just the right weight to it to give this piece great movement and drape.

I have been wearing "the Montreal" non stop since I finished it! You could easily knit this super simple piece up in a weekend since "Cadena" is a chunky yarn worked on US #17's (US #19's for the collar) in Garter Stitch and a variation of a rib stitch.
A crochet version is on my hook and will be out soon!

Pattern available as a PDF $6.50

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Enfin! Une version française du "Canadienne". 

La Canadienne

 1 écheveau de Magnum par Cascade (112.5m/123vgs)
Aiguilles droites ou circulaires 16mm (19 US). Je n’ai pas pu trouver un équivalent canadien pour US19.
Échantillon: 1ère maille et 1er rang = 2,5 cm (1 po)

Mesures finies: 14cm X 61-137cm ou 5.5po x 24-54po
Faire le patron pour au moins 61cm(24 po). Ceci fera une cagoule plus courte.
La cagoule sur la photo mesure 137cm/54 po.
Si vous fabriquez une cagoule plus courte vous pouvez obtenir 2 cagoules avec 1 écheveau de laine Magnum.

Multiples de 3+2
Rg 1: Glisser 1 maille, tricoter sur l’envers sur la longueur du rang, terminer avec 1 maille endroit.
Rg 2: Glisser 1 maille, * Sauter la première maille, tricoter la deuxième, puis la première (celle qui a été sautée), glisser les deux mailles tricotées sur l’aiguille de gauche, 1 maille envers*, terminer avec une maille endroit.

Monter 14 mailles..
Répéter les rangs 1 & 2 jusqu’à la longueur désirée (au moins 61 cm/24 po pour une cagoule plus petite) et rabattre les mailles.
Coudre le premier et le dernier rang ensemble.

Rentrez les bouts et portez fièrement!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I had another crochet request for one of my knit patterns. This time it was for a crochet version of my Magnum Capelet #2
knit version

This would be a great project for a beginner wanting to try a bit of shaping. Worked flat from the top, simple increases give it shape.

Using about 246 yards (500 grams) for the S/M, 360 yards (750 grams) for the L of a chunky yarn like Magnum by Cascade or Big Wool by Rowan and with a Q (15-16mm) hook in a couple of hours you'll be done!

Available as a PDF download $6.50

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

With plenty of hot weather ahead of us I'm thankfully not too late in getting this pattern out! Made with a chunky T-shirt yarn "Tee Cakes" by HiKoo and #19US or 15mm it works up super quick.

The openwork section, a wide neck and generous side openings make this a perfect summer “T” and I would rate this for at least the advanced beginner because of the openwork section and how the bottom section is worked in the round.

Available as a PDF download $6.50

Here's a little sneak peak at a design I just completed for The BagSmith that will be showing the beginning of August at Stitches Midwest... kits will be available at that time as well.

The coat is made using a piece of merino/silk felt fabric (top section) with a yarn that was spun from the same fiber for the bottom section. It was nice to mix it up from the usual by incorporating the felt and since the felt makes up a large part of the piece the knitting (on a #17US, 13mm) works up in no time. Super toasty, this will be a great coat for the coming colder months.

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