FO Files: Hats

I’ve just finished up a couple of hats as class samples, so I thought I’d share! First up:  a slouchy, ribby, fashion-forward adult hat.  The pattern is “Super Cupcake” by ChicKnits, and it uses the K1B method to create the stitch pattern that she calls Shaker Rib, but is also known as Brioche Stitch, and…

Gift Baby Sweater

I just finished this cute baby sweater as an example for an upcoming class at Nitro Knitters. The pattern is free on Ravelry, called “My Gift to You” because it is the designer’s 300th pattern.  300 patterns!  Holy cow! And it is a pretty fun knit!  The only real flaw is that when knit as written, the…

New Pattern Release: Two-Tone Mobius Cowl

I just published my newest pattern, Two-Tone Mobius Cowl, over on Ravelry.com! If you're thinking, "yeah, but that mobius cast-on is SO confusing and difficult" — guess what?  I've fixed that problem.  If you’ve been frustrated by the “popular” version of the mobius cast-on, try mine instead. Knit two rows, perform three simple steps (shown…

Three Holiday Dec Ideas

As long as we're on the subject of knitting for the holidays — if you have some spare time and spare yarn, here's some cuties for you.  All these are my original designs, and newly available on Ravelry. First up, felted Holiday Baubles, made with short rows in garter stitch and embellished in any number…