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Dear Knitters, I’m thrilled to share my latest pattern with you: PepperMitts. PepperMitts are knit in worsted weight yarn on size 5 and 6 needles, so they work up very quickly. The colorwork repeat over four stitches and four rows is easy to memorize. The pattern is written for three sizes with the following circumference at […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Pumpkins

October has me in a pumpkin state of mind ~ all photos used with permission knit equals joy

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Race Day Spa Cloth

The Race Day Spa Cloth is here! It’s one of the new patterns in the Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection , a collection of fun-to-knit and lovely spa cloth patterns knit side-to-side. Quick to make, they’re the perfect go-to patterns when you need to whip up a nice gift – just add a lovely bar of soap. Of […]

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Colorwork Pumpkins: A New Pattern and a Collection

Just in time for your Fall/Halloween knitting, it’s the new Colorwork Pumpkins pattern! Colorwork Pumpkins are perfect for fall, whether you want to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or all season long. Make several in different colors and yarn weights, and choose between three different chart designs. They also make GREAT gifts. Pattern includes charts for […]

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The Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection

The Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection is here! It all started with Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth in 2015, with the five remaining Fairy Tale and Folk Tale related spa cloths being released this year. Purchasing the collection offers substantial savings and gives you a wide variety of fun spa cloth patterns to make for your own […]

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The Queen’s Spa Cloth!

I’m excited to introduce a new pattern, The Queen’s Spa Cloth.  This is another spa cloth that’s knit side-to-side using lovely pima cotton to make a cloth that is soft enough to use on your face. I use the spa cloths from this collection every day. I will admit that this stitch might not be […]

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Cinderella’s Spa Cloth Pattern is Live!

Cinderella’s Spa Cloth is now available on Ravelry! This is the newest pattern in my Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection.  I am compiling an e-book of these patterns, and after having written several patterns of varying degrees of difficulty, I decided to write a pattern that would be simple yet elegant. This pattern has just two rows, […]

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Castle Beach Spa Cloth is Here!

The Castle Beach Spa Cloth is the second in the Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection. Like the Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth, it is knit sideways, using pima cotton to create a soft, luxurious and pampering facial cloth. I designed this pattern for the Summer Spa Swap going on in my Ravelry group.  I wrote about the […]

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Willamette Valley Tee – Finished!

I’m doing a happy dance because I recently finished up the Willamette Valley Tee. After many months of design, redesign, knitting, ripping out and knitting again, it was a huge relief to have finished this sweater design! Whew! See postscripts at the bottom of this page for details about sizes, availability, and test-knitting. We had […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Sketches

Sketches.  Used to capture and make more concrete the wispy impressions of design ideas.  Or used to convey them to others in a third-party submission.  Some of these morphed into something else, perhaps recognizable to you.  Others, well, they were just thoughts.  A look into a sketchbook.