Creative Knitting Spring 2019: Tacony Tunic


Well, happy holidays to me! Creative Knitting magazine just released the digital download for their Spring 2019 issue and I’m thrilled to see my Tacony Tunic all photographed and ready to hop on your needles!

This top makes me so happy with the flattering, wide neckline, versatile tunic length, optional flower at the waist, and the bloom of lace on each hip. And with no sleeves to worry about, you can block and wear this one ASAP!

Digital download link here!

Photos copyright Annie’s.

Pattern Revamp! Tristania is new and improved!


A while back, I dove back into my Tristania pattern to research how I wrote a few elements and saw some parts that could be better. Although I hadn’t received negative/constructive feedback about the pattern, I couldn’t see selling anymore copies of the pattern without making some big changes. I’m so glad! Tristania has now been revamped with a full schematic, consistent industry-standard wording, and more intuitive construction. I’m thrilled that I can put her to bed, so to speak, without worrying about whether someone may have trouble.

This is still a maternity- and nursing-friendly pattern. You can choose the increases for the bottom to have a more standard fit or allow for more belly room. I personally like the “loose” fit, which is the one between standard and full term, even though I will not be having more kids. And the deep V that is so handy for nursing is still super stylish. I love it so much!!

Check Tristania out and enjoy this summertime knit!

New publication: Turning Corners scarf in knitscene Accents 2018


Most days are pretty quiet on the publication front, as you usually aren’t aware of when your new patterns are being released, but the final “we’re going live” emails are so much fun to recieve. This one in particular made me gasp upon seeing the photography.

Interweave’s new knitscene Accents 2018 issue includes a ton of gorgeous and quick gift ideas and I strongly recommend leafing through the look book! My “Turning Corners” scarf is a geometric beauty, constructed in 2 halves and seamed in the middle. It is worked in garter stitch using a mosaic, or slipped stitch, colorwork technique that is perfect for those of you who are leary of jumping on the colorwork wagon. You work with only one color at a time and the result is curl- and purl-free! Please contact me with any questions and I hope you enjoy making it!