Friday, July 07, 2017


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Events

A few things on the calendar for the fall already!

September 14-17: Make Wear Love fall retreat in Sebasco, Maine. I’ll be teaching a garment-specific finishing techniques class.

October 13-15: The Signature Needle Arts 10th anniversary retreat, in Fortana, WI. I’ll be teaching Brioche, my Soxpertise class, and a Garment Sizing and Fit session.

October 20-22: Knit East, St. Andrews By The Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. I’m teaching Brioche, Intro to Lace, my Soxpertise class, and the Baby Surprise Jacket bootcamp

November 10-13: Laura Nelkin’s Knit Ithaca retreat, Ithaca, NY. This one is sold out, sorry!

November 17-19: The Shall We Knit 10th anniversary retreat, Goderich, Ontario; this one’s all about mittens and gloves, to go with the launch of my latest book, ”Knit Mitts”, coming out this October.

What's that, you ask? A new book! Yes, this one's all about mittens and gloves. It releases in October: stay tuned for more info.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Designs, New Class

A new new new design: Omnishambles Brioche Scarf. An ideal second brioche project, it provides a gentle introduction to increasing and decreasing. The pattern uses a single 50gm ball of Noro Kureyon - or Silk Garden, of course - and 100yds or so of a contrasting solid worsted weight.

This would look equally good, too, in two solid shades if you're not a Noro-lover.

Finished scarf is pleasingly long and skinny: about 5 inches by 64 or so. Instructions are fully detailed, if you need a brioche refresher, or are trying a new thing!

A less new design is the Dunrossness colourwork hat. This was launched last year as a kit, and now it's available as a standalone pattern. This is a classic me sort of pattern: it comes in multiple sizes, covering kids to adults and the design and pattern were designed specifically to be very user-friendly, suitable even for your first colourwork project.  Plus, who doesn't love a giant pom-pom?

And the new class: Introduction to Technical Editing. I'm launching this class at Shall We Knit in the spring - Friday, May 12th.

Interested in what a technical editor does? Looking for ways to become a better pattern writer and teacher? The technical editor is a vital part of the pattern publication process, helping designers turn their notes and outlines into patterns ready for publication. Training in technical editing also enhances your understanding of how patterns work and how to read and write them – hugely valuable skills for knitting teachers and designers.
This introductory-level session gets you started down the path. We’ll explain the role of the technical editor in the pattern development and publication process. We’ll dive deep into the different types of reviews required: language, numbers and usability. And we’ll explain the value of the pattern style sheet: what it includes, how to establish one, and how to edit a pattern to meet specific requirements.We’ll also talk about concrete ways to start your business and gain experience as an editor.
Bring: paper and pencil, calculator or app, any patterns they wish to discuss.