Meet Marlin

 

I can’t believe I finally get to share this with all of you, but last spring, I found out that my design had been selected for a Knit Picks Spring Pattern Collection, that finally launches today!  Marlin is a drop shoulder crewneck pullover with big bold stripes.  My sample can be seen with Platinum and Pistachio, both Knit Picks’ Shine Sport yarn.  The Knit Picks sample is using Platinum and Pageant.

The pattern is available for sale here at Knit Picks!

It was a very quick knit and is sure to be a summer staple in the light cotton yarn.  What color combination would you choose?

Or, work with some wool yarn and create a perfect fall sweater too!

Blanca Negra Pattern LIVE

I am pleased to announce that Blanca Negra is finally ready to be launched!  This cardigan has been a few years in the making, due to a long-ish story about running out of yarn (and taking too many years to buy more!).

Pattern is available here on Ravelry for $6.50!

This cardigan is very simple – all pieces are worked separately and then seamed.  All hems and button bands are worked in a neat garter stitch pattern.  The joy of this pattern is all in the colors that you choose.  I went with a heathered grey and soft cream, but would look equally great in some of the following yarn & color combos:

Isager Alpaca 2 in 46 (dark grey) & 11 (light blue/grey)
Swans Island Fingering in Oatmeal & Shale
Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Salt & Pepper & Winter White

Please note that the yarn I used is a specialty yarn from Twist, Yarns of Intrigue in Manhattan Beach, CA.

 

 

Timberline Update + New Knits

I am so excited to announce that I have finally completed knitting all the pieces of the Timberline cardigan for Jeff and I’ve started working on the button band.  Once that is done, all I have to do is seam everything up!  Though it turns out, I think I need to buy more blocking matts, I’m having to block these pieces in sections.  Saturday I was able to block the back, and now the two fronts are drying.

And then on Sunday, while spending the day in Malibu on the beach, I was able to start working on my design submission for Holla Knits’ Summer issue – which I’m super excited about.

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Annnd, on Thursday, I took a spontaneous trip to a local yarn store, and saw the cutest little ballerina outfit.  So I bought the yarn and the pattern and once finished, it will be gifted to my friend who is currently 5 months pregnant with her little girl.

A Summer KAL

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A girlfriend of mine at work was on Pinterest the other day, and came across this summer top from Vogue Knitting from the Spring/Summer 2010 Issue.  And we quickly decided to do a KAL!

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I’m thinking of using Cascade Yarns’ Ultra Pima Cotton in Ice.

Anyone interested in joining us on this?  I’m thinking we can set the start date of May 1st to give this a go – what do you think?