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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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The Indie Design GAL – some of my favorites

Hi everyone!  I’ve been spending some time going through the sale bundles of all 349 participating designers in the Indie Design GAL.  It took quite some time, as I looked at the sale bundle of each one.  If you don’t know about the GAL, it’s a knit-a-long/crochet-a-long on Ravelry. It runs through the end of […]

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Pumpkin Party

The Fall colors have been great, the pumpkin spice lattes have been tasty, and the knit pumpkins have been a blast! I couldn’t wait any longer to share these beautiful pictures with you. The Knit Equals Joy Pumpkin-a-Long goes through Halloween – which means it’s still possible to knit a Wee Pumpkin before the end of […]

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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 […]

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Bridgetown Cowl

Hello, dear knitters.  The Bridgetown Cowl pattern has been published and is now available on Ravelry!  This link gives you 25% off the regular price of $5.00 through Friday, June 8th (11:59 pm Pacific Time): Bridgetown Cowl. The show-stopping Bridgetown Cowl is characterized by movement, color, and grace. This is the perfect pattern for that […]

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Test Knitters Wanted!

Hi Dear Knitters! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the time of year when school is over or nearing its end, the flowers are blooming, and the temperatures are warming! The Willamette Valley Tee is finally completed and photographed.  I love how it looks on my friend Hydie.  She’s so adorable and she’s […]

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Spa Cloth KAL

Hello friends! The Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth knit-a-long continues in my Ravelry group through May 15, 2018.  Knitters have been creating lovely spa cloths, like these: Two weeks are remaining in the KAL, plenty of time to make your own Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth! The pattern is available here: Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth. Did I mention that […]

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Wibbly Wobbly (Timey Wimey) Spa Cloth Pattern and a Knit-a-Long

Hello, dear knitters!  I’m thrilled to introduce a new pattern, the Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth. This is a fun cable-and-lace spa cloth.  It knits up quickly and the stitch pattern is engaging.  The vintage stitch pattern, Tilting Ladders, looks somewhat like the TARDIS, hence this pattern’s name: Wibbly Wobbly.  If you’re not familiar with these […]