9
May

Podcast Episode 214: Windswept Pattern Collection Interview with Kerin

On this week’s episode, Jenny gets a chance to talk with Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Windswept. Inspired by the scenic mid-Atlantic beaches, this collection shows off a versatile set of patterns that are easy-to-wear and take you from warm sunny days to cool evening walks along the boardwalk. Learn more about Kerin’s inspiration and design process, in addition to getting a behind-the-scenes look into this stunning 6-pattern collection.

The Windswept pattern collection is available as an eBook and as a printed book here:
Windswept eBook
Windswept printed book

And don’t forget – you can also purchase single pattern downloads from this stunning pattern collection!

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7
Feb

Cute Chroma Cap-Free pattern!

Recently I whipped up a little striped Chroma hat, and it’s quicky
become my favorite hat this winter. It didn’t take much yarn, just a
little of two colors, and the pattern is super easy! It’s a quick and
cute project for using up yarn leftovers. So, I thought I’d share.

You’ll need about 30 grams each of two colors of Chroma Worsted (my finished hat weighs 58 grams). I used Windermint and Wildwood…

Click through to see the pattern!

14
Jan

About.com Readers Choice Awards!

This week’s marks the opening of the About.com 2013 Readers Choice Awards!

From now until February 11th, you can nominate your favorite blogs, designers, books, yarn company, and needle brand for the award! We look forward to this every year so I thought I’d show you some of my suggestions – you can nominate up to 3 for each category!

10
Jan

When geology meets yarn…

A moraine is a deposit of rocks and debris left by glaciers as they
advance and recede. Moraines often add some really interesting terrain
to the existing land, resulting in crazy looking hills and land that
looks  folded or striated. Glaciers make for some pretty spectacular geologic
features – moving bits of the Earth from place to place, bit by bit,
blurring the line between ‘here’ and ‘there’.

Musing on those glacial effects resulted in the Moraine Pullover!

It
might be hard to see where to draw a comparison, but in the stitch
patterning of Moraine, each ‘point’ recedes and advances through colors,
leaving its mark in the next ripple.