Wednesday, November 30, 2016


A small shawl this time.  I'm doing the standard shape and keeping it small. Using a combination of Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock and Jagger Spun Heather-YUM!  
The yarn and Pattern will be at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village, Calf. by the end of December just in time for the New Year!

Monday, November 14, 2016


I think we can use a bit of Joy and my Jesse does just that for me.

Friday, September 30, 2016


I wanted to Design a Shawl using different texture and color yarns, was lacy looking and that you fringed as you knit.  This is what I came up with.  I was a fun, interesting knit for me and I hope for anyone who knits it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


 I love to wear a Poncho and it comes in handy when I go on those early morning walks with my dog Jesse.  I just put it on and we’re out the door. This poncho is meant to be oversized with a Garter Stitch edge all around and a sweet eyelet stitch pattern in a contrasting color accompanied by the stockinette stitch for the body that gives it that little something special. This is an easy and pleasant knit ending with a garment you will wear for a lifetime.
Pattern available on RAVELRY

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


A Friend of mine knitted my melody shawl in this color combination and I LOVE it!

Pattern on RAVELRY

My color combination.

Friday, August 19, 2016


I wanted to Design a cozy SCARF using a two color stripe pattern where the stripes get wider with each repeat. I figured an eyelet stitch at each color change would be perfect. I have been experimenting with this concept and at last I have the results I wanted.

SIZE: 15” W X 53” L

YARN: Malabrigo Mechita 100% Merion Superwash 420 yds, 385m, 100 g.
1 hank of color 043 Plomo-color A. 1 hank of color 057 English Rose-color B

GAUGE: 19 sts & 26 rows = 4”  blocked

TOOLS: US 10, 32” circular knitting needle (need circular for the with). yarn needle, row counter

STITCH: Garter Stitch-knit every row
               Eyelet Stitch- *yo, k2tog*

Monday, August 15, 2016


Half way on my latest Shawl Design.  I wanted to work with different textures for this project and I settled on a Malabrigo Sock, Ito and Shibui combination.  Wool, paper and kid mohair yarns.  It's a Fringe as you go along Design.  Looking forward to it being finished.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Almost Finished

So Close!  Making real progress on my Malibrigo Shawl/Scarf.  Couldn't resist--a rose from my garden.  Ink Spot is the name. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I work at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village California and not a day goes by with out an expectant Mom or grand Mom coming in looking for a Baby Blanket Pattern to buy and although we do have several of my Designs for sale I figured why not one more.  For this Design I wanted an Easy knit that had something to set it apart and make it special and this is what I came up with.
 SIZE: 24” W X 33” L
 YARN: Berroco Modern Cotton, 60% Cotton, 40% Modal Rayon, 209 yds, 191m, 3.5oz. 100g.  2 hanks of 1624 Salty Brine (A), 2 hanks of 1603 Piper (B), 2 hanks of 1601 Sandy Point (C).
 GAUGE: 20sts & 40 rows =4”
 TOOLS: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” Circular knitting needle (need circular for the with of blanket).
  STITCH: Garter Stitch: Knit every row


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Shawl Design on the needles

I'm enjoying this project.  I have tried two other times to knit this Design and I have not been happy.  The concept is to start with a two color repeat pattern that begins with two knit rows and with every two color repeat increase the rows by two.  The other shawl were rectangles and the results were too subtle.  I think this is the one!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


It's all about Stripes!!!  The pattern is on RAVELRY

I’m totally into stripes at the moment.  They are so cheerful and I find them hard to resist. That being said I think this would look great as a solid top as well.  This top/poncho is knit in two pieces bottom up but sewn together so you wear it side to side.  It’s easy to knit and, has a wonderful drape and looks great on all body types.

SIZE: Small 32-34”, Medium 35-37”, and Large 38-40”, XL 41-44” Bust
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 24.5 (27.5, 30.5, 33.5)” wide 49 (55, 61, 67)” round x 19 (20, 21, 22 ) long.

YARN: Skacel CoBaSi by HiKoo, 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 21% Elastic Nylon, 8% Silk.  220 yds. 201m. 50g. 2 (2,3,3) hanks of color 051 Raffi (A).  2 (2 3,3) hanks of color 010 Deep Turquoise (B).  2,(2,3,3) hanks of102 Blarney (C). 2, (2,3,3). 007 Kiwi (D),

GAUGE: 23 st & 34 rows = 4”

TOOLS: US 7 needle, 4.5 mm, 24” or 32” circular needle (need circular needle to hold the large amount of stitches), yarn needle

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


GREAT SUMMER PROJECTS  All of these shawl designs can be purchased on Ravelry, just click the link and you are on your way to a summer knitting project.






Tuesday, June 21, 2016


                          Look What I found in my Garden yesterday.  It files me with Delight!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Tee Shirt Design Swatch

Final Swatch for my New Tee Shirt / Boxy Top Design,  CoBaSi (Co-Cotton, Ba-bamboo, 
Si-silk) by HiKoo.  Love knitting with this yarn.  I was originally going assemble it bottom up but changed my mind and am assembling it side to side.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer Knitting

 Summer is on the way here in Southern California and I was in the mood to design another Tee Top. This is a shape I have done before and it’s quite popular with the customers at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village, where I work. It’s an easy project yet the stripe stitch pattern gives it a little something special. It is Tech Edited and has a Schematic.!

SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL)
TO FIT BUST: X Small 28-30” (Small, 32-34”; Medium, 36-38”; Large 40-42”; XL 44-46”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” wide at bust, 19.5 (20, 20.5, 21, 21.5)” long

YARN: Berroco Modern Cotton; 60% Prima Cotton, 40% Modal Rayon. 209 yds, 191m, 3.5 oz, 100g. 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) balls of color 1601 Sandy Point (A), 1 ball of color 1603 Piper (B)

You can buy the pattern on  Ravelry

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lousia Top #2

I originally knit this design using a yarn that unfortunately has been discontinued.
Kat Coyle, who owns The Little Knittery in Atwater Village, CA, asked me to design a version using Juniper Moon Farm’s Zooey Aran yarn. I made the stripes wider starting with the dark color stripe and ending with the light color stripe, so each sleeve edge is a different color stripe. It’s knit side-to-side which give this top a wonderful drape.

This Pattern is listed on Ravelrycrafsty

Monday, May 16, 2016


One of the three Designs I am working on at the moment.  A shawl using Malabrigo Rios Super Wash.  I did a Baby blanket a years ago with Rios and I Loved knitting with this Beautiful Yarn.  Making Progress actually I'm in the home stretch.