Tasked with designing a garment inspired by birthstones, I was excited to develop a custom motif that looks like pear-shaped rubies. Using a combination of easy increases and decreases, short rows, twisted stitches and more, you’ll be able to knit an elegant finished piece with this pattern.
New lace shawl design in I Like Knitting Magazine
There’s a new Hands Occupied design in the latest issue of I Like Knitting magazine. The magazine’s editors have even dubbed this lovely lacy pattern the only shawl you’ll ever need!
Rick & Roll Socks are here!
Who doesn’t love a good boot-friendly sock? They keep your toes warm while doubling as a buffer between blister-inducing boot tops, plus they are a great way to add a pop of color and texture to your outfit. The Rick & Roll Socks are the newest pattern from Hands Occupied.
How to Pick Up Stitches in Knitting
Learn how to pick up stitches with an easy video tutorial showing you how to pick up and knit stitches in a selvage edge.
Welcome to the New Hands Occupied
Learn about the changes that have been going on behind the scenes at Hands Occupied, take a look at the new site, and celebrate the redesign with a knitting kit giveaway and a 40% pattern discount!
Picks of the Year!
Find out what posts made this year’s top ten list as we look back at a doozie of a year.
Winter Cable Knit Beanie
Knit an adorable cable knit beanie for winter with this free pattern that comes in adult and children’s sizes.
Trunk Show at Nina!
This Saturday is my first-ever trunk show, and it’s at Chicago’s own Nina! Any chance I get to hang out with knitters, surrounded in yarn, is pretty fantastic. I’ll be at Nina from 1 to 5 with samples of some of my favorite pattern designs, and we have some special goodies for attendees!
A New Crop of Tutorial Videos
At the beginning of this year I started hosting knitting video tutorials for AllFreeKnitting, and just last week I wrapped up hosting their first ever knit along, featuring the Spring Meadow Scarf. Now that the KAL is behind us, a new batch of tutorials are being released that you might be interested in.