The fall and the spring are often crazy busy times in the life of a full time knitting teacher and designer. This spring was no exception . . . a perfect storm of crazy. Four sweaters designs due, three new classes to finish, two new online class scripts to finish, and back to back teaching trips = 44 hours of teaching in eleven days!Read More»
It’s the last weekend in March, springtime, nearly April, and here in Brooklyn . . . it snowed, granted it was only snow flurries, but still.
Since this time of year, we’d like to believe it will get warm soon. I wanted to share some springtime knitting inspiration. Here’s a round up of spring knitting patterns.Read More»
I love when I get requests for Tuesday Tips. I demo a lot of different cast ons in pattern in my Craftsy classes, as well as my Interweave DVDs, but I’ve never demoed German Twisted Cast on in pattern.
German Twisted Cast On Tutorial (In Pattern)Read More»
I often get asked about my “design process,” and I feel sheepish and inadequate and usually make up some kind of nonsense about being inspired by the colors of the turning leaves or the way the light hits the brick of a New York building. . . but since it’s just us, I thought I’d give you a peek into how my days really go, and my real design process (and hi-tech tools!)
I’m a knitter, and I’m a knitting teacher, and I also design sweaters. I think more like a knitter than a great artist, so mostly my designs are wearable sweaters that I would want to knit for myself.
In design I do use a lot of fancy schmancy computer tools like Excel for pattern grading, charting software, and Illustrator for schematics . . . but since I didn’t go to fashion school, I approach my designs with several other highly professional tools (like twist ties, old t-shirts, scissors, paper, and scotch tape).
I thought it would be fun from time to time to peek under the hood and look at some of my silly tools . . . today’s exploration:Read More»
Fixing Your Knitting
In this two DVD set (or digital download) we go over fixes on the needles in lace, cables, in the round, color work, shaping and more, AND fixes after your work has been bound off . . . that’s right, it’s never too late to fix your knitting!Read More»