Goose Creek

The weather is getting cool, and it’s the perfect time to cuddle up under a new blanket like my Goose Creek!

Young child with Goose Creek blanket pulled up over his lap and one shoulder.

Log cabin blankets and herringbone stitch are both classics that are currently back in trend. Boost the modern, trendy feel of this children’s blanket with bold, on-trend colors or go classic with softer pinks or blues. Either way, this sturdy security blanket is sure to be loved by a kid in your life for years to come.

Young child wearing Goose Creek blanket and smiling at the camera.

Goose Creek includes includes a schematic and written instructions for creating the log cabin-style blanket. Suggestions are included for modifying the size of the blanket if desired, including a chart with common blanket sizes. The pattern also include written and photo instructions for knitting herringbone stitch, as well as links to a video tutorial on herringbone stitch.

Close-up of Goose Creek blanket.

Mountain Air

I’m so happy to share a cool breeze with you on this hot August day! My new pattern Mountain Air is exactly the sort of light, airy tunic you need on a hot summer day.

This charming a-line tunic features a few creative, highly-personalized shaping options to insure the perfect fit for every body.

Mountain Air is worked with a provisional cast-on from the bust up, and then from the bust down. Its soft, floating lines pair well with a light skirt, or with jeans for a nice transitional piece between seasons.

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Fire on the Mountain

I’m excited to introduce you to another shawl pattern this summer, Fire on the Mountain!

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This shawl was specifically designed to show off Abstract Fiber’s newly released Super Sock+ colorway, Mountain Sunshine.

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The lightweight lace is perfect for keeping the mountain breeze off your shoulders. The relatively simple patterns make an easy summer project for the experienced lace knitter, and are very manageable for those newer to lace as well.

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If you’re looking for some great vacation knitting ahead of your next mountain adventure, this is the pattern for you!

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Water’s Edge

I’m so thrilled to introduce my latest summer knit, Water’s Edge.

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This light, elegant shawl was created specifically to show off Inner Yarn Zen’s newest Duality colorway, Beachcomber, and it certainly looks at home on the shoreline!

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The simple, airy seafoam body knits up surprisingly fast, and the striking scalloped edging is positively loaded with sparkle thanks to roughly 1700 glass beads!

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If you have a special occasion coming up or are just looking for an extra dose of glitter in your life, this is the pattern for you!

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Old Dominion

Feeling cold? Want an attractive sweater that won’t take a million years to complete? My super-bulky weight Old Dominion is just the pattern for you!

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This ultra-cozy cardigan knits up impressively fast. it’s not only incredibly warm, but also an ideal project for when you suddenly decide you need a new sweater right now.

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With its fitted waist and romantic detailing, there’s no need to compromise on style just because you’re cold!

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M1 and Variations

Did you know there is more than one way to m1 (make one)? When a designer simply indicates to “m1”, they are stating that the variety of m1 used makes little difference to the pattern, and you should choose whichever you’re happiest with. All varieties of m1 require you to pick up a stitch from the bar between two stitches.

M1L
To m1l (make one left), insert the left needle from front to back under the bar between stitches. Knit into the back of the loop you just created. This is often considered the easiest way to m1.

front to back  back loop

M1R
To m1r (make one right), insert the left needle from back to front under the bar between stitches. Knit into the front of the loop you just created.

knitside to purlside  purl into back

M1LPW
To m1lpw (make one left, purlwise), insert the left needle from purlside to knitside under the bar between stitches. Purl into the back of the loop you just created.

purlside to knitside  front to back

M1RPW
To m1rpw (make one right, purlwise), insert the left needle from knitside to purlside under the bar between stitches. Purl into the front of the loop you just created.

knitside to purlside  purl front

So those are the four possible ways to do an m1 increase. By and large you’ll use the m1l most often, but it never hurts to have a few extra tricks up your sleeve!

Icicles Sweater

Need a last minute gift (a pattern, of course!) for a knitter? Done with your gift knitting and ready to make something fun for yourself? Try my new Icicles Sweater!

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This incredibly warm, soft cardigan is not for the faint of heart! Knit in a blend of alpaca and bamboo, Icicles is positively dripping with gorgeous colorwork.

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The sweater features a rolled collar, slightly flared sleeves, and a zipper for ease of use. It also uses a traditional short-row yoke and folded hems. If you or your favorite knitter is looking for a next great adventure in knitting, check it out!

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