New Pattern

Introducing unMix 31!

February 17, 2017

I am so excited to be relaunching one of my favorite designs. First published as part of the Shibui Mix Collection, unMix 31 has been updated to include a broader range of sizes (28”-54” bust sizes) and to be knit in a single strand of Shibui’s luxe yarn, Drift. The curved hemline, A-line shaping and loose […]

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Introducing SINUOUS – a new shawl and a Valentine’s Day offer!

February 10, 2017

I am having so much fun exploring indy dyed yarns AND shawl design. Here, in my second design, I combine a dyer who I have followed for many years, A Verb for Keeping Warm and a classic crescent shawl shape to create a modern, wearable statement shawl: SINUOUS. sin.u.ous ˈsinyo͞oəs/ adjective having many curves and turns. winding, windy, serpentine, […]

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Named for my alma mater, BARNARD!

September 8, 2016

So many years ago now, I graduated from Barnard College. Going to an all women’s college and to Barnard, specifically, was one of the best decision I made in my life! The curriculum was formidable, the faculty were demanding, the students were engaging, and the city was mesmerizing. As scared as I was to go […]

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Introducing HERRING: an easy-to-knit, modern wrap

March 10, 2016

As you already know, I am not a traditional lace shawl knitter, but I fell in love with the look of this simple lace pattern, while swatching for a new sweater idea. Most of the time, I find lace knitting to be tedious, but with this pattern I found that I could get into the […]

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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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An Interview with Kristin Ford, founder of woolfolk yarn

January 23, 2015

I fist met Kristin Ford, the founder of the new yarn company, woolfolk, at a needle arts convention in 2012. I was a fledgling designer, walking the floor and she was a yarn company executive. We took to each other immediately and have collaborated ever since. As part of the launch of my new collection, VERSACIKNITS […]

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Introducing the VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection!

January 15, 2015

Sorry, no talk about the last two patterns today. Instead we will look at the actual collection! I am so happy to introduce my collection of designs inspired by woolfolk yarns; VERSACIKNITS woolfolk! I first met Kristin Ford, founder of woolfolk, when I was a fledgling designer and she was the creative director of one of my favorite […]

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Raindrops keep falling on my head (sorry, couldn’t resist)!

January 14, 2015

Today is raindrops day. Influenced by the Japanese aesthetic, raindrops has a subtle elegance and clean lines. It is a simple, loose fitting cardigan with updated, modern dolman sleeves and an unusually quiet and subtle pattern with just a hint of texture. I think raindrops is the kind of cardigan that you can wear anytime, […]

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Chess anyone?

January 13, 2015

Today’s journey through the VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection brings us to our first accessory, chess. What makes for a great cowl or scarf? Scrumptiously soft yarn, interesting and fully reversible textured fabric, the right length to wrap and bold enough to be a fashion statement. Welcome to chess! As many of you know, one of my […]

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