There are not many milestones that mean as much as 25 years of marriage. Let’s face it, it is hard to be married to someone for 25 years, no matter how much you love and enjoy each other. But here I am at 25 years and happy as a clam!

So, I’m sharing my happiness and, in celebration, I am offering 25% off all of my self-published patterns and collections. All you need to do is head over to ravelry, place all of the patterns you want in your cart and use the coupon code “25years” at check out. The coupon code can be used again-and-again and is good until midnight EST on Sunday, November 22nd!


Meanwhile, my husband and I will be having our own celebration!


Meet “paper cranes”!

October 15, 2015

Let’s face it, I am not a shawl designer. But when my daughter announced that she was getting married, I knew I needed to knit her a wedding shawl. It took months to find the right inspiration. It began when I discovered Seven Sisters Arts at VKL NYC last January. We have summered in Maine all of my children’s lives, so a yarn hand-dyed in Maine seemed perfect. As the months moved along, I would stare at the skeins of beautiful Astrid in my studio and nothing… Then the wedding invitation came. Sparkling points of lights and a origami paper crane were on the cover and that was it!

I realized that there would be over 1,000 paper cranes strung throughout the wedding venue as a symbol of eternal good luck and with that vision,  the wedding shawl emerged.

In honor of my daughter’s wedding, I designed a shawl inspired by the 1,000 origami cranes strung throughout the wedding venue — a symbol of eternal good luck!

Paper cranes is an asymmetric shaped shawl with a simple eyelet pattern. While the eyelet “cranes” appear random, in fact my oldest daughter and artist, Amalia, worked with me to place the “cranes” like falling water droplets, in the Japanese tradition. Knit edge-to-edge using simple yarn overs to make each eyelet crane, this paper cranes is knit in Seven Sisters Arts Astrid on US #4 needles — the resulting fabric is amazing, with perfect softness and drape!

You can see all of VERSACIKNITS designs on ravelry. We all hope that you will take a moment to go and heart and queue all of the Building Blocks designs!

Happy knitting,



VERSACIKNITS Upcoming Events!

October 5, 2015

Beginning this Wednesday evening and continuing through the winter, I am going to be at a number of events. You will be sure to see all of the latest design samples, get patterns and booklets signed and maybe even score a VERSACIKNITS project bag!  I hope to see you there… Pins and Needles (Princeton, NJ) on Wednesday, October 7th at […]

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The final in the Building Blocks series: BENT CARDI!

September 25, 2015

After swatching Shibui’s new yarn, Dune, it was clear to me that this was the perfect yarn for my bent cardi. With 25% baby camel and 25% silk, Dune’s hand is amazing and it knit up beautifully: just enough drape, just enough sturdiness for a cardigan that you want to wear every day! Bent cardi […]

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Today’s Building Blocks pattern is BENT!

September 24, 2015

With a subtle curve from back-to-front and a plunging v-neck collar, bent has been my go-to sweater for cocktail parties all summer. The fluid drape and silky luxuriousness of Shibui Staccato dresses up any skinny jeans and a tank top. All I added was one of my daughter, Amalia’s, chunky necklaces and I was ready to go! For summer, I knit […]

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The next in the ‘Building Blocks” series: NO TAILS!

September 23, 2015

Over the next few days, we will be introducing the remaining 3 sweaters in what I call the “building blocks” series. All 4 sweaters are based on a modern, simple silhouette that has been adapted to accommodate different necklines, hemlines and sleeve lengths, each knit in 1 of 8 different Shibui yarn combinations, each of […]

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Introducing VERSACIKNITS Op-Art Cowls!

September 17, 2015

For the past few years, I have been exploring 2-color slip-stitch patterns without knowing exactly what I would do with the designs when they were done. Once I was happy with 3 designs, I hung the swatches on my “swatch board” and waited for the magic moment when their purpose would become clear to me. […]

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Kelbourne Woolens Interview and Giveaway!

September 14, 2015

My friend, Courtney, from Kelbourne Woolens posted a wonderful feature article about my design, ribbed today, including an interview with yours truly. And it includes a GIVEAWAY of enough The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted to knit yourself one! Read all about it and enter the contest on the Kelbourne Woolens blog… You can learn more about ribbed […]

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Mainstay cardi, modern lines, shirt tail hem and optional pockets!

August 28, 2015

Introducing the cardigan version of mainstay, mainstay cardi; 4″ longer than the original and featuring optional pockets! Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you want to wear all the time. And, it […]

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Mainstay, a modern take on the traditional crewneck pullover!

August 20, 2015

This seaworthy crewneck pullover featuring modern lines, shirt tail hems and comfortable fit is sure to become a mainstay of your wardrobe.  Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you […]

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