Elizabeth Smith designs under her line, The Brown Stitch. Recently, she has recently come out with a series of beautifully simple patterns in Berroco yarns that are not only photographed beautifully, her styling is spot on.
The first time Elizabeth’s work caught my eye was in 2009 with the pattern Mud Season (which was knit in Berroco’s discontinued yarn Cuzco – you could substitute Ultra Alpaca Chunky to make this now). She has done a lot of beautiful work since then. Elizabeth has several other pieces designed for Berroco yarns. Here are a few of my recent favorites:
When I was a little girl my parents and I lived in Camden, Maine – a small town where the mountains meet the sea. Read more
Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.
With the holiday season hitting full stride, usually the last thing we think about is what to knit for ourselves. Or at least in theory, but sometimes planning the next project is the carrot on the stick to get us to the finish line. We’re all for a good carrot – how about a New Year, New Sweater KAL?
When it comes to pattern writing, Lynn Venghaus is particular about what should be included – end of row stitch counts, yardage for a long-tail cast on, predetermined decreases – the more information, the better. Poorly written patterns are her pet peeve! If you decide to knit one of her designs, you won’t have to worry about it being unclear.
It seems like knitting came into Kelene Kinnersly’s life exactly when she needed it. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with a muscle disease that meant she was unable to continue running – a longtime passion. Then, a friend’s pregnancy prompted her to try knitting…and she never looked back. Read more