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.
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!
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.
Learn how to pick up stitches with an easy video tutorial showing you how to pick up and knit stitches in a selvage edge.
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!
Find out what posts made this year’s top ten list as we look back at a doozie of a year.
Knit an adorable cable knit beanie for winter with this free pattern that comes in adult and children’s sizes.
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!
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.