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Cables, Cables and Lace, Independent Designs, Lace -

Have you ever worked with a springy yarn? Not just a nice merino with a decent ply; I'm talking a tigger tail-trampoline bouncing-lamb on a pogo stick kind of yarn. The kind of yarn that creates texture as high and crisp as the Rocky Mountains and helps your cables be seen from space. No? I hadn't either, until I met Elemental Affects Cormo worsted, and let me tell you the love affair has only just begun.  The combination of longer fibers and extra twisty spin makes for a stretchy bouncy yarn that just pops your cables right off the knitting. I...

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Cables, Cowl, Lace, New Pattern Release, Plymouth yarn -

"I know these days are Heaven sent" - the Steeldrivers Gratitude, I made the choice to live with this feeling for the year. I am so grateful for this life, my family, friends, my job, you, (yes you!) I appreciate everyone with an interest in my designs and who takes the time to read my musings on this blog. I know that things will not always go my way and that there has to be struggle for the good times to be oh so sweet. I've been to the dark places before and it can seem an endless stream of...

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Cables, Cowl, Lace, New Pattern Release, Wrap -

I am always a huge fan of design that is created out of curiosity, of looking at materials, shapes, construction and letting them come together in a new way that may not have ever been investigated should those exact materials have not been combined. So much of designing for a magazine is looking at a mood board, a loose collection of ideas, and color, meant to inspire designs. This is a great way to get a wide range of designers into a similar track and totally makes sense for a publication that wants a theme. Designing for a yarn company...

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Bobbles, Cables, DK weight, Mittens, New Pattern Release, Texture -

When you work as a knitwear designer you will get told no an awful lot. Usually this is done in a very nicely worded form letter that arrives with your returned materials, or perhaps a short email extending the gratitude of the receiver and unfortunate circumstance of your rejection. And sometimes there are just crickets chirping in the night with no answer to your creative ideas at all. It is really a normal part of this job and I stopped taking it personally a long time ago, there is only so much space to be had in any one issue whether...

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Cables, Colorwork, Cowls, DK weight, Independent Designs, Infinity Scarf, Knits for Men, Men, Mosaic Knitting, New Pattern Release, Unisex -

A funny thing happens when someone you love is away and in danger, you tend to have little rituals to keep them safe. Similar to sports players who don’t change their socks to ensure a winning streak it seems like the smallest details of a day, if repeated, might actually keep all the days identical. If you can only hold onto the schedule of each 24 hours and somehow make them moderately the same; then perhaps time will be tricked into working on a loop. And if it was a good day then all the following days will also be good,...

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