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Just in time for Stitches West: summer fog

February 23, 2017

No time to talk, just a quick note to let you know that my newest design, SUMMER FOG, and I will be at Stitches West all weekend. Fun us both in the Yarn Culture booth Thursday, Friday and Saturday and in the Monarch Yarns booth on Sunday between 11AM and 1PM! For now, just a […]

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Valentine’s Day Offer

February 14, 2017

Today is the last day to get 20% off SINUOUS! SINUOUS is an easy knit with just enough interest to keep you going to the end and the shawl is finished with a lovely I-cord edge. Once off the needles, you will love how elegant you feel when wrapped up in your own SINUOUS! In honor of […]

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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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New Pattern: THE REACH

January 20, 2017

As many of you know, I spend my summers “on The Reach”. A body of water between Vinalhaven and Greens Islands in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The Reach is a meditative place for me. The water and adjoining rocky coast change color and texture depending on the weather and time of day; sometimes blustery and sometimes […]

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New Pattern: Origami Top Hat!

January 6, 2017

I am getting ready for VKL NYC next weekend, but couldn’t wait to share my latest design with you: Origami Top Hat! Origami Top Hat is a modern take on a simple knit hat! Knit in the round from the rim up, this easy knit is capped off with a little bit of shaping and […]

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Introducing GRANITE ISLAND!

November 3, 2016

Many of you know that my favorite place to be is a small island off the coast of Maine, Vinalhaven! While today Vinalhaven is best known for its thriving lobster trade, during the 19th century it was home to one of Maine’s largest granite quarrying businesses. Today the island is dotted with beautiful granite swimming […]

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Introducing POINTED FIRS at VKL Minneapolis — plus a few other things to look for while you are there!

November 3, 2016

Introducing POINTED FIRS! First stop, the Yarn Culture booth to see my newest garment knit in the extraordinary The Uncommon Thread Posh DK, which you can also buy in the booth. A triangle shawl inspired by the fir trees on the coast of Maine, POINTED FIRS is written for 3 different sizes: Neckerchief, Shawlette and Shawl (1, 2 or 3 skeins of Posh DK). […]

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Introducing SEQUENCES (and my summer of sequence knitting)!

September 15, 2016

If you have been watching any of my social media feeds this summer, you know that I have been smitten with Cecelia Campochiaro and her stellar book, Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Fabrics (learn more about the book and how to buy your own copy here).  While I have knit many pieces over the last few […]

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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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First up, Wellesley — come join the KAL!

August 31, 2016

My mother went to Wellesley, so there was no shortage of stories about the college when we were growing up. There are old photos of her during those years with pigtails and wearing bobby socks and saddle shoes, blue jeans and her father’s old shirts. And my father told of meeting her for their first […]

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