Mosaic and Lace Knits

This book by Barbara Benson makes me very happy.  Can you see why? Yes, it is slip-stitch knitting combined with lace work. If you follow me, you know how close to my heart this is. Barbara is mostly playing with lace and what’s called Mosaic knitting patterns.  Mosaic patterns (Barbara Walker’s coined term) belong to a […]

Vogue Knitting in NY

New York is beautiful all year long. This time I was there a week before the Vogue Knitting Live show to spend some time with my family. At first it was very cold and I was glad I have all my hats and cowls for classes 🙂 I had to put one hat inside the […]

Too much of a good thing

I have been very busy teaching and designing. It is a good thing and, honestly, I am very happy about it. There are so many little things to take care of when you are running your own business and I am still learning how to joggle all of them and not get behind. As of […]

Three days until VKL

I am very excited to go to Chicago to teach at Vogue Knitting Live this coming weekend. It is always great to see many familiar faces who are also well-known designers and teachers. But most of all I love to meet my students and share with them what I am working on these days. For example, […]

About Bath Abbey Hat

 Interweave Knits, Fall 2015 issue is on the shelves of all yarn shops and book stores around the world.  Lisa Shroyer, the editor of this and Knit.Purl magazines made her last issues before moving up the ladder at F+W. Well done, Lisa! My Bath Abbey Hat  and the article  Advanced Approaches to Slip-Stitch Colorwork  are […]

Lithuanian Knitting

 This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]

TNNA is coming up

Every half a year I go to our trade show called TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). Over the years I got to know so many people in the industry and every time I come there I meet someone new.  Going there, talking to people, seeing new yarns, books, designs, tools and notions is a must […]

Welted Peerie Shawl

Honestly, I do not know how did I let this go for so long. I mean: not posting here. So much happened and now it is a long line of posts waiting to show up. I am going to start at the end of this line.

This week you will see the new Spring 2013 iss…

CABLED CAP in Knit Noro.

I was busy with so many things and then I was busy traveling (who is complaining?:) I am just saying) that I missed the times when my designs came out. Since there are too many for one post, I am going to break them up into three Groups.The earliest out of this bunch is the Cabled Cap published in the book Knit Noro (Soho Publishing / Sixth&Spring books).This gorgeous hard-cover book has 30

ORMOND is in the Spring/Summer 2011 fabulous issue of Twist Collective

Before I tell you about my design, I want to say that I am so honored to have my design included in the Twist Collective’s Spring/Summer of 2011 issue. There are so many incredibly talented designers whose work is featured in this issue, that I cannot …