Come What May, by Susan B. Anderson

Hi, Knitters, I’m so lucky to have Susan B. Anderson as a friend (and almost a neighbor!). She is one of the most talented designers you’ll ever find, and one of the sweetest people. If you’ve ever gotten to take … Continue reading

Come What May, by Susan B. Anderson

Hi, Knitters, I’m so lucky to have Susan B. Anderson as a friend (and almost a neighbor!). She is one of the most talented designers you’ll ever find, and one of the sweetest people. If you’ve ever gotten to take … Continue reading

Knitting Tree’s New Home, Night Circus and Captain Tightpants

Hi, Knitters, One of our local yarn shops, which has been around since my brother and I would walk to the drugstore to purchase candy bars for twenty-six cents, has a new, improved home! (We would literally walk right y … Continue reading

Silk Moon KAL

Hi, Knitters, I don’t know about you, but now that September is here and the kids are back in school, I’m itching to start some satisfying fall projects! We’ll be running a series of knitalongs in the coming months, and … Continue reading

Floralise Shawl

Some wonderful knitters have told me they’ve been waiting for Floralise to be available; wait no longer! This was one of my favorite patterns to design, since it blends stripes, lace, and a DK-weight yarn for quick knitting. Created for … Continue reading

New Pattern: Juniper Lemon Shawl

Two new shawl patterns in a week?! This seems crazy! But it’s a happy kind of crazy… I had such a great time knitting up both this and the Red Sumac Shawl, and hope you will, too. The Juniper Lemon Shawl was inspired by a … Continue reading

New Knitting Pattern: Red Sumac Shawl

The Red Sumac Shawl was one of the most fun projects I’ve ever knit. It starts with one of my favorite cast-on’s, the Invisible Circular Cast-on, and finishes with a Picot Bind-off (those two links let you download the Knitcircus photo tutorials for … Continue reading

Balm Knitalong Big Finish and Rabble Rousers Book Giveaway

Check out knitpurple09’s beautiful Balm to the Soul! And jantaber’s colorful one! Thanks so much to everyone who joined the fun in the Balm to the Soul/Bridge Over Troubled Water KAL; what a delightful group, and so many generous people making gifts for friends … Continue reading

Knitting By Nature Book Giveaway

Madison is such a hotbed of knitters; I ran into author  Sheryl Thies at the Meg Swansen/Amy Detjen book signing at beloved LYS The Sow’s Ear, and she gave me a copy of her new book, Knitting by Nature! I’m … Continue reading

Knitalong Finished Shawls and New Prizes

The Balm to the Soul Knitalong has been going like gangbusters, and knitters have chosen  gorgeous yarns to give the pattern all different looks. As a designer, it’s so exciting to see the pattern worked in different yarns and colors; these knitters open my … Continue reading