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Bold Sweater Now Available

Good Monday evening to you all!   I am so thrilled to let you know that the Bold Sweater is now available. Bold is a comfy cropped sweater with fun texture detail on the extra-long cuffs, knit top-down with the stockinette side out. The jumbo cables are reversible, which means that if you weave the […]

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Willow, Bold, and the next thing

This weekend, our weather app predicts 100% chance of rain.  Usually they’re not so certain and like to hedge their bets a bit, but rain must be a pretty sure thing around these parts today and tomorrow.  (And, actually, it’s pretty much been raining non-stop since I started the first draft of this post earlier […]

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Cabled Poncho Pattern Now Available

Hello dear knitters, I am so pleased to introduce my newest design, Willow.  I designed this poncho as a sort of “shoulder hug” to keep my shoulders and upper arms warm but leave my hands and arms free.  I also wanted dramatic cables and a pretty edging. I used baa ram ewe Dovestone Natural Chunky, a […]

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Passport Mitts

The Passport Mitts are a fun, quick knit, perfect for your February knitting! Find the pattern here: Passport Mitts Happy knitting! xoxo Carol photo by Element5 Digital Light pink mitts and photo by Ravelry user cascott.  White mitts and photo by Ravelry user maashrink.  Used by permission.

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Whimsy Tree with Buttons from Mom’s and Grandma’s Button Tins

I know that some of you share with me an affection for the button tins that our mothers or grandmothers created over time, clipping serviceable buttons from garments that had reached the end of their usable life and saving those buttons for future use.  Some of you may have been fortunate, as was I, to […]

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The Fable of the Whimsy Tree, a New Pattern & Discount, and a Gaggle of Crochet Patterns

Hello, dear knitters! I hope that you are having a lovely holiday season. Christmas will be here before we know it, and I wish you a Christmas Day filled with love, warmth, joy…and maybe even a little knitting time. I’m so thrilled to announce the publication of the latest Knit Equals Joy pattern, Whimsy Tree.  All […]

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Wee Pumpkin – Pattern Now Available

Hello, dear knitters!  Wee Pumpkin is here! I wanted to write a pattern that would not only be cute, but would also be easy and quick to make.  This pattern is all three.  This diminutive pumpkin measures about 1 inch tall and about 1.5 inches in diameter. It is knit flat, seamed using mattress stitch, […]

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Finally. The Willamette Valley Tee.

It’s quite interesting to me, designing knitting patterns. Not only in the ways you might expect: the conception of an idea, the swatching and trying out the different possibilities, even working out the most logical way to lay out the instructions. But also in this unexpected way: my sense of responsibility to my audience – […]

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First Annual Pumpkin-a-Long (PAL) and a New Pattern!

Pumpkin-a-Long (PAL) Hello, dear knitters!  I am so thrilled to announce our first annual Pumpkin-a-Long !  Fall is my favorite time of the year, and apparently I am also pumpkin-obsessed, so the idea of the PAL was hatched. I’ve released a pumpkin pattern annually, starting in 2015, so there are four pumpkin patterns to choose […]