New Pattern Bexley Popover

Fall is here, and I'm going to resist the urge to say "sweater weather".  Here in So Cal it is still pretty warm, but we love us some sweaters.  Speaking of which…

Introducing new pattern Bexley Popover.  What is a popover, you may be asking?  Can I eat it?  Does it have cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top?  Think of a popover as the result if a sweater and a poncho had a child.  It's flowy like a poncho, but with side seams and armholes. I actually borrowed this term from J.Crew.  My interpretation is something like a pullover with a relaxed silhouette—chic with leggings or skinny jeans.

 This one is rectangular with slanted shoulders shaped with short rows to give it a more tailored drape.  The back neck is slightly more narrow than usual, causing the shoulder seams to fall towards the back, leaving you with a high-low hem (front is higher than the back). 

The yarn used here is Cloudborn Alpaca Sport.  It's a really soft, drapey, lightweight Alpaca yarn. The kit will be available soon on Craftsy—I'll let you know.  You can buy the PDF pattern here.

I’m on my way to Detroit Lakes, MN to do some major relaxing at the Knitting with Company Retreat.  Check out this line up: Norah Gaughan, Catherine Lowe, Julie Hoover and Karen Templer!  No classes, just hanging—I'm so excited! 

New Pattern Mary Jane - Lacy Liners for Short Boots

Hello—it's been a while.  Summer has come and is almost gone. 

My summer has been filled with travel--trips to pick up CP in Salt Lake City, last basketball tournament ever for TP in Las Vegas and a family vacation to Portland.

Thoughts of Fall Fashion are filling my head and my needles. 

I am plugging away at some new stuff that will be fun, fun, fun.

As a segue into Fall knitting, I thought you might want to consider Mary Jane Lacy Liners for Short Boots, shown here featuring Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Black Plum.  The boots are "Stunner" from John Fluevog—very beautiful with embroidered detail on leather.

Quick and easy (ish?), these short boot liners are done yoga-style with a split heel.  They can be worn with short boots and booties.  AND about half a skein of sock yarn is all you need.


I'm offering Mary Jane Lacy Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 8/21/16.  Use coupon code SUMMER upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

If you're in to one-stop shopping, Mary Jane is also available on Craftsy as a kit for a mere $8.50 (at the time of this post) including Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist, available in some fun colors.  More John Fluevogs—"Simon" are from my personal collection and are currently on sale!

Check out my guest blog post on Craftsy with some different styling options for boot liners.

Lace & Button Boot Liners

Introducing new pattern Lace & Button Boot Liners seen here in luxurious Cloudborn Baby Alpaca Fingering. 

These are tall boot liners that are worked in the round.  The faux lace placket is picked up and knit in a contrasting color.

I'm offering Lace & Button Boot Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 5/22/16.  Use coupon code BUTTON upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

Had a great time at Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena last weekend.  Many thanks to my knitting friends who helped out in my booth--Susan, Kim & Christina!  Congratulations to Carol who won a copy of Wendy's fantastic new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary.

Happy Monday (and Free Stuff)

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mine is.  Getting kits and patterns packed up for Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena marketplace (Booth 226) this weekend. 

Wendy Bernard will be signing her new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary on Saturday, 5/14 from 12:30-1:30 pm in my booth.  Wendy's new book is brilliant--a comprehensive stitch dictionary that gives written and charted directions for flat, circular, top-down and bottom-up knitting.  There's several beautiful patterns included and also a handy section on how to design your own socks, caps and shawls without a pattern.  Beautiful photography and it's spiral bound--what a great addition to your knitting library.  I will be offering the book at a special VKL discounted price of $25 (reg $29.95).  So come by, pick up your signed copy and meet Wendy. 

Also, my new Craftsy class Essential Skills for Circular Knitting has launched.  Use the link below for a 50% discount!

Now, for the free stuff.  How about a copy of Wendy's book to some lucky knitter going to the VKL show this weekend?  Comment on this post with your favorite stitch pattern.  Winner will be selected from comments posted between now and May 12th by a random picker and must be able to pick up their copy at the show. 

New Craftsy Class

I am super excited to share with you my new Craftsy class launching soon on Essential Skills for Circular Knitting.  This is a class geared to knitters who are new to knitting in the round.

I cover all of the essentials, from exploring different needle set-ups and techniques, all the way to blocking for professional looking projects that you can learn while working on the Basket Rib Cowl included as your class pattern. 

And, for a limited time, students will receive this complimentary pattern Simplicity Wrist Warmers as a special "Thank you" after enrolling in the class.  This is the last day you can enter to win a FREE CLASS.  Just click on this link, and you will be registered for the give away.  I will notify the winner via email on 4/25.