Pattern Stitch

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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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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Introducing VERSACIKNITS textured kids!

September 18, 2014

A few years ago VERSACIKNITS launched its first collection of baby knits, textured baby suite — a collection of 5 sweet sweaters for wee ones. While people loved the collection, knitters and yarn store shop owners commented again and again that they wished that the designs were available for older kids! Since I never viewed […]

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Introducing rubus!

April 29, 2014

As many of you know, the last few months have been complicated, so I am thrilled to finally launch rubus. Named after the genus of flowering plants that produce berries, the pattern stitch of rubus reminds me of cool summer days picking blueberries in Maine. Knit in one of my favorite yarns, The Fibre Company’s […]

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My Rhinebeck sweater (or Weekender and Yowza! Whatta skein!)

October 8, 2013

At heart I am a New England girl! Although I have lived most of my life in Princeton, NJ (which I must say is as close to a New England feel as you can get in NJ), my early roots were in Rhode Island. I couldn’t help being influenced by guernsey and cable knit sweaters, […]

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A modern take on a Japanese tradition

August 3, 2013

I met Yuki on my first day of work on Wall Street back in 1979. By just looking at her, you knew she was unusual. Born of a Japanese mother and African American father and raised in the Quaker tradition, Yuki was, on the one hand, steeped in diverse heritages and, on the other, embarking […]

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A confluence of events conspired to create lite!

July 26, 2013

con·flu·ence noun \ˈkän-ˌflü-ən(t)s, kən-ˈ\ 1: a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point 2: the flowing together of two or more streams The event… The TNNA meeting in June is the largest needle arts trade show of the year. It is an opportunity for local yarn stores, designers and other participants in […]

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New book coming from one of my knitting Goddesses!

March 25, 2013

I cannot tell you how excited I am to learn that Lynne Barr is launching a new book. There are very few books that I have bought over the years that I go back to again and again. You know that I use Barbara G. Walker’s Treasuries all the time. I also find myself perusing […]

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Good, old fashion WOOL!

March 19, 2013

It seems like it has been a long time since I knit with just plain wool. So many of the fibers that we use today are chemically coated to make them super wash. While this is great for the longevity of hand knit garments — I can’t tell you how many baby and kid sized […]

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