FLASH SALE! Happy Thanksgiving!


It’s been a bit quiet around here, but not because I don’t have anything to share!

I’m just chiming in quickly to let you know that I’m having a speedy little sale over the next 24hrs to say THANKS, for everything – the hearts clicked, comments made, patterns bought and projects shared. I wouldn’t be here without you supportive knitters and so as a little thanks you can find a 50% discount on all my self published patterns on Ravelry (until 7pm tomorrow, no code needed!)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Stories from Snoqualmie Valley MKAL

Yesterday we kicked off the first day of Autumn with a new MKAL! Our Spring mystery knit-along, Tales from the Isle of Purbeck was so well received and such a blast that I couldn’t help but design another MKAL for the cosy fall months.

I can’t tell you how happy I was when Anna of Tolt Yarn and Wool agreed to showcase her special farm yarn in this mystery knit along!

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Snoqualmie Valley Yarn (No.2) is the inspiration behind this design – a unique lightweight DK single source yarn coming from, you guessed it, the heart of Snoqualmie Valley. Having visited this area quite a bit this year, and getting to know Anna and the Tolt crew, I’m drawn to this yarn and their efforts in bringing you a true farm to needle yarn!
Snoqualmie Valley Yarn is a rustic blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Clun Forest wool which is purposefully and organically raised by Jeff and Katya Rogers. From pasture, to mill, to your needles – it’s a journey that is thoughtfully planned, organised, and carried out, and I wanted to create a design that reflects all the hard work that’s been put in.

And so this MKAL is a slightly more involved project and as I was working away on my sample I took the time to take some video tutorials outlining some of the unusual stitches. It turns out that I am definitely not a pro in this field, and upon uploading the videos I discovered that between the lighting, a cream colored yarn, the wrong backdrop, and my very basic recording equipment (aka my phone) the stitch definition is completely lost and the only thing that could possibly be useful is my blabbering narration of what I was trying to show you.

And so I turn to the wonderful, wonderful knitters out there who are far more experienced in this than I am (!) and their online tutorials which are ready and available to help you get well on your way!!

Make sure to share updates and other tips and trick in our ravelry MKAL thread!! See you there!

First off; the Invisible Provisional Cast On

RT: right twist;

LT: left twist;


T7B: twist 7 back (this tutorial has you purl the middle stitch, however I simply knit this stitch)

P tbl: purl through the back loop


Birthday Sale!!!


☀️ I’ve traveled once more around the sun which means it’s time for my annual summer sale! This year a big ol’ 50% off all self published patterns using code ”BIRTHDAYSALE”. Thanks for celebrating with me, and here’s to another great year! ♡

See all patterns here

(Sale ends end of day July 31st)

Pattern Release : Morning Mist

It’s a bit of a pattern heavy month this May! Introducing  Morning Mist!
Here on the Northern CA coastline morning mist is a common sight, as the sun rises burning off the fog that comes in from the ocean overnight. I was so happy the weather cooperated when we had our little shoot!!

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Morning Mist is a comfy but elegant spring top featuring a textured lace panel on a stockinette body. Cotton Comfort by Green Mountain Spinnery is a wonderful cotton wool blend yarn that is warm yet breathable, making a perfect garment to take you into the warmer, or cooler months. I love lace back shirts, but chose a pattern that wasn’t too open to avoid seeing straps underneath. The simple drop-shoulder body creates its own cap sleeves, making for quick knitting, and comfortable wearing. Bonus; totally seamless!

Yarn : Cotton Comfort by Green Mountain Spinnery; 80% Fine Targee Wool/20% Organic Cotton, 185yds/165m, 2oz
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins in MC, photographed in ‘Storm’, or 550 (625, 710, 805, 900, 1005) yds/502 (572, 649, 736, 832, 919)m dk weight yarn.
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein/s in CC, photographed in ‘Silver’, or 150 (175, 205, 240, 275, 310) yds/137 (160, 187, 219, 251, 283)m dk weight yarn.
Needles : US 5 (3.5mm) and US 4 (3.75mm) needles, 32” (80cm) circular.
1 set US 4 (3.75mm) DPNs
or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge : 20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st on US 5 3.5mm needles.
Notions : Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn/stitch holder, tape measure.

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Tales from the Isle of Purbeck MKAL

It’s been a little quiet over here the past few months, so how about breaking the silence with a new pattern! And not only that, but a Mystery KAL! I’m pretty darn excited about this one, the yarn, the design, and the mystery setup is going to be so fun! Just wait to see who will be joining us as we knit!

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Unlike typical Mystery knit alongs, with this one you won’t find a project using multiple colours, dramatic stitch pattern changes or unusual shapes, but a gentle piece of soothing knitting, resulting in a pretty and versatile piece which I’m confident will slip right into your wardrobe.

Hole and Sons Pure Wool is the inspiration behind this design – a unique DK single source yarn coming from the Isle of Purbeck, England. As a Brit and farmer myself, I have quite a soft spot for their small batch yarn. Hole and Sons Pure Wool is so purposefully and carefully created – from field, to mill, to your needles – that I wanted to create a design that reflects the yarn’s integrity.
They will be releasing their second batch of yarn this weekend, 2pm GMT Sunday May 10th, and I’m excited to tie in this Mystery KAL with the chance for you knitters to work with this amazing yarn too. You can find more details on the yarn release at holeandsons.com, and if you are on Instagram make sure you are following @benjaminhole for yarn updates. Ben is making huge efforts to ensure this yarn is as transparent as possible – something I admire greatly and want to support. So I can’t begin to tell you how over-the-moon excited that he will be joining us with this KAL!!!…. no, he doesn’t knit, but for each of the four pattern “clues” he will share with us tales directly from the farm.

Sign up and the first clue will arrive in your ravelry library and mailbox May 20th. We will be using the tag #PurbeckTalesMKAL across social media platforms so you can easily connect with other MKAL knitters and see how each other’s projects are coming along. See you in our ravelry group MKAL thread, I can’t wait!






Pattern Release : Avana

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Introducing Avana! A little collaboration between my lys YARN and I, which debuted at Stitches West this past weekend. Thanks to all your amazing feedback we have decided to release the pattern to everyone else ahead of when we had originally planned – it turns out you are ready to cast on Spring projects!!

Avana is a versatile shrug knit up in The Fibre Company’s beautiful Savannah DK yarn. The very loose gauge makes for a fast knit, and contributes to the amazing drape. It has an interesting and completely seamless construction and the lace edging is surprisingly simple, prefect for beginners who want to give lace a go. When folded in half it serves as a shawlette or scarf, or it can be worn as a shrug with the use of the armholes (yes there are armholes!).

I’m already eager to knit up another, perhaps using a different yarn. Because of the loose gauge you could easily match it from a wide range of different yarn weights – heavier yarn for a cosy knit, or stick with the light DK weight for a breezy summer project.

Yarn : 4 skeins Savannah DK by The Fibre Company; 50% wool/20% cotton/15% linen/15% soya ; 160yd, 50g; photographed in “Sage”. Or, 640yds/585m in Sport weight yarn.
Needles : US 10.5 [6.5mm] 24” circular; US 8 [5mm] 24” circular, set of DPNs; or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
A spare needle slightly smaller than largest circular for picking up provisionally cast on stitches
Gauge : 16.75 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
Notions : Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

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