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This weekend is Vogue Knitting Live NYC at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and VERSACIKNITS will be on the 5th floor in Booths 417, 419 and 421 with Cornwall Yarn Shop!

We will have lots of samples to try on, books and patterns to buy (if you ask, I will be happy to sign them) and plenty of yarn. If you purchase VERSACIKNITS patterns AND yarn, I’ll throw in a VERSACIKNITS project bag for free! So please come say “hello”!

Marketplace hours:

  • Friday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

I hope to see you there!

Happy knitting,



Let’s face it, we have been knitting for others for months and it is just about time to knit for ourselves again. And I have the perfect cardigan for you.

Introducing OPEN STAR! Simple, elegant lines. Classic shape. Interesting texture. Comfortable fit. This is the type of sweater you can wear every day!

Shown in The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran, OPEN STAR is knit in worsted weight yarn on size US 8 needles, making it the perfect winter knit. The open star pattern is fun to work and results in a beautiful all-over textured pattern. And the front band and collar are worked with the body, so finishing is a breeze. So many knitters wanted to test knit this design, you can see many examples in different yarns and sizes and get all of the details on ravelry!

I hope that you will take a moment to go view all of the projects and heart and queue OPEN STAR! You can see all of VERSACIKNITS designs on ravelry.

Happy knitting,



Celebrating 25 years of marriage with 25% off all VERSACIKNITS patterns!

November 19, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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