Six Stripe Poncho – A simple and colorful stash-buster

Once again, my mother has gifted me with some Harrisville Designs Highland yarn, and once again…I decided to make a poncho. While the piece shares some similarities of shape and construction with the Prospect Street poncho, this striped accessory is knit side to side rather than edge to edge,...

Knitwear Design: why, and how, I develop my own patterns

In the past few years, I’ve noticed that I began modifying the patterns I was knitting more and more. Then I wrote out a pattern from scratch because I couldn’t find one that fit my needs at the time. Though I still consider myself a novice designer (I’ve had...

Pattern Potential: 3 knitwear ideas

I don’t often design my own patterns, but occasionally I have a need. Sometimes, I can’t find a pattern that’s close to a project idea I have in mind. On other occasions, I’m inspired to cook up a new design to show off one of our farm yarns. Over...

Striped sweater: inspiration and design

I thought I knew what my next sweater was going to be: a semisolid version of Kate Davies’ owls (because, how could you not want a sweater with owls on it?!). And yes, I do want that sweater and I will eventually knit it. But I got sidetracked into...

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