Yarn love

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 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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Three Years in the Making (the sweater not the collection)

January 12, 2015

This week I will be launching the long in the making VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection. In anticipation, I thought it would be fun to showcase a different design each day leading up to the launch! Today we will look at the most complex of the designs, reverso. Reverso is a reversible (front-to-back), top-down, all-in-one-piece sweater with […]

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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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Another first (and I hope to see you there)!

March 12, 2014

Yarn Cupboard Retreat – April 25th – 27th, 2014 Very few of you know this, but when I was in college I trained to be an elementary school teacher! I have often said that this was the most useful experience of my career. I did not, however, expect to be standing in front of a […]

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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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