Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul

© K Good Photography

 

The first pattern book I purchased was Seasonless: Mini Collection by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond. I remember walking into the store a couple of years ago and there was a Seasonless trunk show happening. I was immediately captivated by the Palladio pullover so I decided to flip through Seasonless. From the patterns to the photography, I was enamored with the entire booklet so I had to make it mine.

 

Flash forward two years later and Shannon and Jane outdid themselves with their new pattern book, Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul. The things that I appreciate so much about Shannon and Jane, are their aesthetic and attention to detail. Once again the photography is beautiful and transports you to another place. One second I was in the store thumbing through Within and the next I was in a field during golden hour, being warmed by the last bit of sun. Besides the inviting photos, Within is filled with six warm and cozy patterns. From pullovers to mittens, get ready to cast them all on.

© K Good Photography

 

For an ultra-cozy look and feel, I suggest knitting the Timber cardigan. Twisted ribbing is used in all the key areas of this sweater, drawing your eyes in. The lines on the back remind me of darts, adding a more tailored look. Timber will look fantastic in any color. If you are wanting something vibrant I would suggest knitting with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Cinnabar. The bright fire-orange, red will pop on the gloomy winter days. For a more neutral look go with Cast Iron, this deep charcoal will complement everything.

© K Good Photography

Another cozy pattern is the Hudson wrap. This is the year round shawl. When I see the Hudson I picture having it draped over my couch ready for me to swing over my shoulders the moment I feel a chill. I recently bought some color pencils and plan to draw a few Hudsons and play around with color options.

December 02, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin

MY DESIGN INSPIRATION: OLGA BURAYA-KEFLIAN

© Olgajazzy

 

When did you learn to knit?

When I was 4 years old my seamstress mother was getting frustrated with me trying to get into all of her sewing notions and making a mess of things, and in order to keep me occupied she taught me how to knit. I distinctly remember using rusty orange color wool yarn and a pair of needles and it was garter stitch. I must say from what I remember it kept me busy for couple of days, but as any child my attention got switched to a next thing. Later in my late teen years she taught me how to calculate gauge and shared general idea about constructions. I was making myself some grunge looking cables and dropped stitch sweaters that were frowned upon by my mother, but they looked cool to me and I wore something no one else had.

 

© Olgajazzy

 

When did you decide that you wanted to design? 

Designing didn't really come to me as a matter of choice, I had to design if I wanted to make something. I grew up without access to much variety of yarns, needle sizes or patterns even! We had a tiny book of stitch patterns which I still have and my home ec book had some information about knitting in it. There was one magazine from Germany that was available in our town's library and it had a very long waiting list, so when the time was running out on using it or making something out of it one would have to hand write the remaining instructions before turning it in. So designing really was more freeing in that sense.

 

© Olgajazzy

 

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

When I started designing first and then later it was because I was trying to dress myself, to make something that no one else would have and in a way to be part of self-expression of my style and taste. To describe it, I prefer simpler easy silhouettes with intelligent construction and designs featuring unique stitch patterns that also turn the experience of making something from my pattern into a teaching moment for someone who wishes to learn more new techniques but also entertaining for those you like to think and enjoy the mathematics of the design. As well as have an accessory that makes a statement and uplifts otherwise a very minimalistic wardrobe. I imagine knitters who knit and wear my designs living from urban streets of a metropolis to a serene living of the countryside. I always strive for balance in my body of work while still realizing the ideas that make me excited the most.

 

© Olgajazzy

 

What things spark ideas and inspire your designs?

But being naturally a very observant person anything around me is inspiration Tiles, industrial design, architecture, geometry of the nature, textures on the most mundane everyday object that we might not normally notice. I like to think that inspiration source is not only a source, but it's that tiny trigger that sparks one imagination so far and wide that the eventual thought process wouldn't have anything reminiscent of the source. I feel that staying open to the ideas of the world and trying to see everything as shrewd as possible what makes that inspiration well ever flowing. 

After having lived in Japan for 4 years it, people watching is absolutely fascinating to me. Different cultures and various cities carry so much within an individual style. Even though early on I have had great fascination with fashion, these days I find it harder to relate as how commercialized it has become. It's harder to identify as it is more trends driven than style. So I like to look at fashions for some details and ideas for construction. Being a maker, a knitter, I believe in the longevity of a certain clothing item and its value because you have created it yourself. When you create you share a part of your soul while making it, that mood you have been in the certain moment in time but if it also helps to express your taste and style.

 

© Olgajazzy

 

What is your favorite part of the design process?

I don't think I can isolate just one part, but at least 2. I absolutely love the adrenaline rush that possibilities of a new design and right yarn choice present during the "blueprint" stage. I do my best to visualize the finished product while working out the correct specifications, fit and details. The agony and anticipation of casting on to knit it are quite high because this stage can't be rushed or you end up with needing to rip and rework. Finishing would be my other favorite part of the design process. Because when all knitting is finished, your knitting product "blob" is still in a stage of ugly duckling until you have given it proper care with washing and blocking, and of course seaming. This process of transforming the knit fabric into what it's intended to become is by far the most revealing. As once it dries and steamed again you get to see the result of what was in your head and you hope that others who make it would love it as much as you do.

Website: http://olgajazzy.com/

Ravelry Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/olga-buraya-kefelian

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgajazzyknits/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olgajazzyknits/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgajazzyknits/

 

November 28, 2016 by Guest Blogger

By Hand

© Karen Dewitz

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I spent my holiday making a fancy feast for my family, knitting a few gifts, and ending it with my all-time favorite thing to do, curling up with a nice book and reading. It so happens that I started my holiday the way I ended it. I love knitting, but sometimes reading is what does the trick when I need a little bit of centering. What I chose to read to prep myself for hours of cooking complimented my holiday week perfectly.

I decided to spend a couple of hours indulging in By Hand by Andrea Hungerford. By Hand is a series of lookbooks, that focus on “making communities” around the country. They feature photo journals and interviews with yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers. Lookbook No. 1 happened to focus on a range of Portland Oregon makers. I decided to flip through the pages before reading and by doing so I immediately stopped when I saw the piece on Sweetheart St. Johns. I’ve been an avid admirer of the beautiful pastry art that Anna Henrick creates, so I was eager to read about her background. Being that I have celiac I have never been able to try one of Anna’s creations. That has never stopped me from buying her treats for others and making them share every detail. Reading about Sweetheart St. Johns gave me the extra pep in my step for my baking endeavors that had been plaguing me. I was going to set-off to make individual cream cheese shortcakes with macerated cherries and an infused cream, so I needed all the centering I could get.

© Work/Shop

By Hand has less than 70 pages, but I took my time and enjoyed every photo, interview, project, and pattern. I loved all the interviews, but there were two that stuck out to me since I had never read about them before. They were JaMpdx and Work/Shop. I won’t share too much about them since you should read all about them in By Hand. I will say that JaMpdx involves ceramics and Work/Shop is a maker wonderland. After reading about them I had to check out their shops. There is a mug I must have from JaMpdx and there are more than a handful of classes I will be signing up for with Work/Shop.

I’m thoroughly happy that I started my holiday off with a little reading indulgence. It left me relaxed and excited to get my hands dirty and create a delicious meal for those that I love. It also left me anticipating the next By Hand release date. I heard it’s going to be on our Portland cousin over in Maine.

November 26, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin

Cardiff Cashmere Classic

© Knit Purl

We've fallen in love with Cardiff Cashmere Classic, a haloed DK-weight cashmere which feels as soft as a kitten. I usually stick to working with wool, but this sumptuous yarn has me daydreaming about taking a little cashmere vacation. Knitting with cashmere is an indulgence that every knitter should treat themselves to on a regular basis. The soft fibers glide off the needles and result in projects that beg to be worn next to the skin.

Classic is aptly named, offered in classic colors that will suit just about anyone’s color preferences. My personal favorite is “N. York”, a chic black and white marl that feels well-suited to the city it’s named for.

We’ve kitted a ball of the Classic with the Astoria Mitts, a quick one-skein project that doesn’t break the bank and makes for an excellent gift knit. But what else to make with this heavenly yarn? Here are some additional options:

© Aroha Knits

There's nothing like a cashmere hat, and two balls would make an excellent Kakano. I’d choose a lighter color to bring out the diamond texture, like the steely gray Piombo ("lead" in Italian).

© Heidi Kirrmaier

You'll also want this cozy cashmere around your neck. Three to four balls of the Classic are enough to make a decent-sized cowl, and Nick by Heidi Kirrmaier is a great pattern for the drapey, soft cashmere. I like the playful idea of mixing a sporty accessory with a luxurious yarn.

© Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

But if you're going to indulge, why not go all out? As a holiday gift to myself, I’d pair the Classic with Churchmouse’s Easy Folded Poncho. A classic yarn for a classic pattern, what could be better? The mindless stockinette stitch makes the poncho a great holiday travel companion project, and it’s a perfect layering piece to ward off the winter chills. I could easily see myself wearing it until springtime.

November 21, 2016 by Oleya Pearsall

Royal I Alpaca

© Knit Purl

I have a new knitting obsession and it happens to be knitting swatches with new yarn. I’m currently starting a small collection of swatches and keeping notes on my thoughts. I just added my second swatch to the collection and it was knit with Royal I. All I knew about Royal I prior to swatching was that it was part of our Knit Purl Minis series, and that it was an alpaca yarn.

The first thing I noticed when I started to cast on with Royal I, was how unbelievably soft it was. It amazes me, how I think I’ve knit with the softest yarn and then I try something new and my mind is blown again. This yarn is officially the softest yarn I’ve had the pleasure of knitting with. I knit with stainless steel ChiaoGoo needles, and I did notice I had to be a little extra mindful of my stitches. The steel was a slick surface for the softness of the yarn. It’s totally manageable, but I did drop a few stitches while I was trying to watch the television and knit at the same time. Side note: I’m proud to say that I can now knit an entire row without staring at my hands.

© Shannon Cook

This was the first time I’ve knit with 100% alpaca yarn and I enjoyed watching the stitches take shape. I used a pair of size US 6 needles for my swatch, which gave me a chance to admire the stitches even more. I was surprised of the heft of my small swatch. It’s the size of a small coaster but weighs significantly more than I thought it would. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting with Royal I, however, I was disappointed about one thing, and that was running out of yarn.

© Woolfolk

The nice thing about creating swatches without a project in mind is that it allows me to get a feel for the yarn and figure out which designs would pair nicely with the yarn. The Compass Shawl is the first pattern that came to mind as I was knitting with Royal I. The subtle diamond pattern in the shawl will knit nicely in the alpaca yarn and it will keep you nice and toasty all winter long. KLOKKE was another design that came to mind while I was knitting. I’ve heard that alpaca tends to grow throughout the years so I thought of a design that some extra drape in later years wouldn’t take away from the garment. I’ve made notes in my knitting journal that Royal I would make luxurious wraps and cowls, as well as the best drapey cardigan ever.

November 18, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin

My Design Inspiration: Jana Huck

For me, knitting is a way of life. A way to be creative, productive and mindful. I enjoy playing with fibres, colours, and ideas and to come up with new designs. Knitting is a world of endless possibilities, it is impossible to run out of ideas. And when knitting is always on the back of your mind, everything can be the source of inspiration. You might see interesting architecture, or a curiously shaped vegetable and feel like it wants to be transformed into a knitting pattern. Also, yarns themselves are always poking at my imagination. It can feel like they ask me to be knit into a specific design. And then my many stitch pattern encyclopedias are a resource I rely upon when pondering new projects.

Also, I enjoy the process of knitting itself very much. It's fun to choose colours and to see them interact with one another as the piece gets knit up. Creating shapes and textures with my needles while feeling the yarn running through my fingers is extremely satisfying. Knitting will calm me down when I am upset and enhance an already good mood.

I like to create timeless pieces that knitters will hopefully enjoy to knit as much as I do.

Jana Huck

Streetscape (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/streetscape), for example, is a triangular shawl that has a story that I especially like and that makes it into a true statement piece. The shawl features garter stripes reminiscent of the German Autobahn and a quirky zig-zag element. Its twists and turns are a reminder that your life's journey, wherever it leads you, will have some obstacles – and you'll make it through.

Jana Huck

Another recent design is Verum (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/verum), which I made in collaboration with Frida Fuchs for the Wollfest in Hamburg, Germany, this year. I am very fond of the stripes and colours of this piece. It is a pleasant garter stitch knit that will never get boring! Colour changes, stripes, and the occasional eyelet-row will keep you happy and entertained. Plus, it's a unisex design, so you can also make it for your significant other!

Jana Huck

Kouki-Hearts (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kouki-hearts) was born from my fondness of the sumptuous ITO fibres. I love to play with the different fibre qualities they provide. The Kouki-Hearts shawl is worked in Kouki, a cellulose-silk blend of the finest quality. My goal was to use the sheen of the yarn for effect. Knit and purl stitches reflect light differently, so I decided to work knits and purls into a heart pattern. The hearts sparkle and shine when light hits them at an angle. The result is a stunning piece that is easy to work and uses the yarn's qualities to great effect. By the way, you can get the shawl as a kit here at Knit Purl (https://www.knit-purl.com/collections/kits/products/kouki-hearts-wrap-kit).

Jana Huck

I also sometimes dabble in garment design. My latest piece is Lenja (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lenja), a sweater featuring stripes and a wide adjustable neckline. Again I used the fabulous ITO fibres, combining Sensai and Urugami, definitely my favourite combination for their many bases. It adds Urugami's sturdiness to the softness and halo of Sensai. Perfection.

I am immensely grateful to the great community of knitters worldwide that I can be a part of through the miracles of the world wide web, namely Ravelry and inspiring websites like Knit Purl.

Website: http://www.janukke.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janukke/

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jana-huck

November 14, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Knitted Cable Sourcebook

© Abrams Books

Last week I hopped in the car with some friends and we made our way down to Bend for a wedding. I decided early on to call "not it" when it came to doing any of the driving. It wasn’t that I didn’t feel like driving, it was that I really wanted to get some light reading done. I purchased the Knitted Cable Sourcebook by Norah Gaughan last month and this three–hour drive was going to be the perfect time to dive right into it.

© Jared Flood / Norah Gaughan

I refer to Norah as the Queen of Cables. Every time I see one of her designs my brain explodes out of utter awe. How does she do it? Well, lucky for us she created a sourcebook to teach us her ways. Upon opening the Knitted Cable Sourcebook the beautiful, crisp photos caught my eyes. Not only was I excited about reading the book prior to opening it, but the pages were filled with beautiful photos that highlight the cables in all their glory. I spent most of the car ride flipping through the pages admiring all the photos. After spending most of my time staring at photos I went back to the introduction and started to read. One section, in particular, stood out to me.

"This book is meant to be both a resource for existing cable patterns and a jumping-off point for making new cable discoveries. Honestly, after 40-plus years of working with them, I feel as if I have barely begun to uncover their potential."

I’m going to share a little something with all of you that I’m a little embarrassed about. Until I read those lines from Norah, I had no idea that one could create their own cables. I thought that there was a set amount of cables and they had all been created already. That from these set cables that one could mix and match what to add to their pattern. To know that the world of cables still has doors to be unlocked makes me giddy inside. It also makes me admire Norah even more. This whole time I thought she was a genius who knew how to expertly mix and match existing cables. I didn’t realize that she was also creating her own cables. This just further solidifies calling her the Queen of Cables.

© Jared Flood / Norah Gaughan

The Knitted Cable Sourcebook has so much information. It’s definitely a must–have for someone looking to expand their knitting knowledge. The six chapters are a progression of cables, starting with the basics and ending with drawing — with textures and openwork. Each chapter has pictures of swatches and the directions on how to knit the cables. There are also enticing garment and accessory patterns scattered throughout the book with instructions on how to substitute the cables for others. I didn’t get very far in the book since I spent most of the time flipping through each page to see what I had to look forward to, but what I saw left me excited and ready to learn all that Norah has to share.  

I’m currently about to start on Chapter 2, which is where the swatches begin. My plan is to slowly and thoroughly enjoy this book, by reading every sentence and knitting every stitch.

 

My favorite pattern from the book:

© Jared Flood / Norah Gaughan

Sourcebook Chunky Cardigan - A chunky knit grandpa cardigan with a bulky vine–like cable pattern crawling up.

November 11, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin

North Light Fibers Atlantic Yarn

© Knit Purl

North Light Fibers Atlantic is a 3-ply worsted-weight yarn made out of Falkland Islands Superfine Merino Wool. Atlantic comes in an variety of solid colors, with sea-inspired names like Bull Kelp, and Teal Inlet. The yarn surely has an interesting story to tell, journeying from island to island as it is transformed from fleece to yarn. 

North Light Fibers, who we featured on the blog last year, is located on picturesque Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. The micro mill focuses on manufacturing minimally processed yarns. The wool for Atlantic originates from The Falkland Islands, a place quite famous for wool. 

Atlantic is soft, yet also feels quite sturdy. It doesn't feel as susceptible to pilling like a typical superfine Merino. Atlantic is a yarn that will wear well in both accessories and garments, for pieces that will hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life. It seems perfectly suited to creating fluid expanses of stockinette stitch, as well as for something with a little more texture. 

The colors are pretty. Atlantic is offered in neutrals along with some jewel tones to brighten up the palette. The colors probably mirror what is seen on a regular basis on Block Island. Teal Inlet is probably my favorite of the bunch. It's the perfect teal that strikes a nice balance between blue and green. I am also fond of Sea Lion. A gray with slightly brown undertones, a great neutral. 

Pattern suggestions:

Our Roku hat kit comes with one skein of the Atlantic in Teal Inlet. Knit in a 1x1 rib, the Roku Hat is a great match for the Atlantic yarn. The stitches are well-defined, and the yarn has a nice drape, making a good slouchy hat fabric.

Here are some other pattern ideas for the North Light Fibers Atlantic Yarn:

© Brooklyn Tweed

The Romney Kerchief by Brooklyn Tweed is a cute little kerchief pattern that would show off Atlantic's stitch definition and drape. 

 

© Carrie Bostick Hoge

The Shore Cardigan, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge, would be a great garment for this yarn. It would result in a warm and soft cardigan that would be an excellent addition to any wardrobe. Scots Thistle, a pretty purple, would be a wonderful color for it. 

 

November 07, 2016 by Oleya Pearsall

Knit Purl Minis

© Knit Purl

Have you ever wanted to experience new yarn without committing to an entire skein? There are so many beautiful yarns out in the world, and not enough time to try them all. I wish all of us were able to spend our days surrounded by yarn and get the opportunity to test and play with new yarns all the time. As much as I would love to spend my days lounging in a pile of fluffy yarn, I’m sadly unable to.

I do spend most of my working day in front of a computer or my iPhone, and this is how I get introduced to new yarn. I would say 90% of the time I’m introduced to new yarn, it’s because of a great photo on Instagram. The first thought I have when I see new yarn is, “I wonder what the yarn feels like?”, followed by wishing I could sample the yarn. Being able to try out yarn without having to commit to an entire skein has been something I’ve dreamt of. Knit Purl Minis came out earlier this year, and my dream became a reality.

For those that are new to Knit Purl Minis, they are a way to experience new yarn without commitments. Be warned though — our Minis include yarn you will want to purchase in bulk. Our first edition of Knit Purl Minis included North Light Fibers Water Street, which is some of the softest cashmere/merino yarn. I’ve committed multiple times to Water Street and don’t plan on ever stopping. We are now onto our second edition of Knit Purl Minis which includes the following:

How can one collect Knit Purl Minis? Well, you can either purchase them for $8, or we will gift them to you with any order $75 or more (while supplies last). I know it’s a little early to bring up, but the holidays are already on my mind. For those that are in need of gift ideas, Knit Purl Minis will make a great stocking stuffer!

November 04, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
Tags: Kits New Yarns

My Design Inspiration: Jessica Carey, AKA The Hook Nook

© The Hook Nook/Jessica Carey

Crafting has always been an interest of mine. I remember being very young, about 7 years old, and going over to my nana’s house often. We’d paint ceramic houses ALL the time. Sometimes we’d do those fun sand art creations, bake yummy cinnamon twist treats, or even just color in coloring books. I’ve always loved creating for as long as I can remember.

©The Hook Nook/Jessica Carey

When my oldest was about 8 months old, I decided I needed to find a hobby, something that I could do just for myself. Being a mom and wife was so amazing, but I seemed to have started to lose bits of “Jessica”. With my daughter being so young, I wanted to be able to create her fun beanies and blankets that she could keep as she grew up. I went to JoAnn’s Craft Store and purchased some crochet hooks and yarn, went home and took to YouTube to try and figure out how to crochet.


The first beanie that I made was awful. So terrible. BUT, the pride and confidence I felt in creating SOMETHING was such a thrill and excitement and I knew that I wanted to keep going, to keep learning. I tried every free pattern I could find to just get more practice. My edges were uneven, my tension varied throughout each piece, and my seams were so jagged. I think it took me a good six months to really understand those basic stitches and how to read patterns. But I LOVED creating each new item. To know that *I* made something was so unbelievably motivating for me.

©The Hook Nook/Jessica Carey

 

In my early stages of crocheting, I loved making baby items. I would create beanies, burp rags, blankets, newborn photography props, everything. As orders came in, it encouraged me to do better and better and offer items with higher quality. But after my order list never ceased to grow and feeling absolutely burnt out, I decided to halt custom orders and really focus on items I wanted to make, instead of items others wanted me to make. I found that I enjoyed many patterns from other designers, but I would always change a few aspects of each pattern to make it more my style. So, I began creating my own cowl designs, scarves, beanies.. I loved making items specifically for women. Items that *I* would want to wear.

 

©The Hook Nook/Jessica Carey

I wrote patterns for awhile but never really had an “it” pattern. I would still create many Puff Stitch Beanies for orders once in awhile and those always did really well with customers and online reviews. I had many other crocheters ask me to write up the pattern. The day I finally released it was the day I knew that being a crochet designer was something I definitely had a passion for. It sold like hot cakes and I absolutely bawled at the response. I mean, what an amazing feeling to have one of your designs so well received and that others were willing to pay to learn how to make it! Absolutely incredible. I kept pushing forward with more designs and learned so much as I continued to find ways to streamline my writing, detail out certain aspects of more difficult sections, etc. I LOVED it.


Writing has always been a passion of mine as well. Through middle and high school, I loved words, grammar, spelling, creative writing, etc. I had the opportunity to complete college level courses through high school with the intent to become a professional journalist. Clearly that never panned out, but I’m truly glad that it didn’t. Crochet designing and pattern writing fills my soul. As I mentioned before, creating things makes me feel so proud of myself. I had a relatively difficult childhood and teen years and finding ways to feel proud of myself were far and few between. But gosh, the pride I feel about what I’ve accomplished so far has been such a light for me. I’m at a stage in life where I get to share that passion, drive and confidence with my children and help them learn what motivates them in those same ways. How amazing is that?!


Having the opportunity for my children watch my husband (who is a phenomenal tattoo artist who now owns his own tattoo shop) and I do what we love and go against the grain in terms of career choices, allows them to see that they really are fully capable of creating the kind of future that they want. Whether they want to be a creative, a doctor, or anything in between, they CAN do it. All they need is drive and motivation and self confidence. This is something I am so grateful for as a parent.


I love to find inspiration for new designs everywhere I go. I was on an airplane once and saw a woman with a beautiful (commercially made) bag and quickly sketched out my version of a similar stitch work but for a cowl instead. For my Brixton Sweater design, that was solely inspired by the fact that I LOVE oversized sweaters, kangaroo pockets and longer fitting sleeves.



The ability of walking into a yarn store and touching, feeling, petting the different fibers elates me like no other. Baby alpaca, superwash merino, pima cotton, bamboo.. Man. Each hank I get to hold provides so many ideas for so many new designs. I don’t know about you, but fresh yarn in its packaging holds so much opportunity for something amazing. Yarn itself can really offer immense creativity. Just holding it, it can “speak” to what it wants to be. A sweater? A scarf? A shawl?



I know in my heart that being a crochet designer is what I was meant to do. It makes me so happy and it never feels like “work”. I’ll always be on the lookout for inspiration everywhere I go, with everyone I meet, and with every hank I get to play with. Cheers to fiber life!


What a dream come true to be featured here with Knit Purl. Thank you so much for reading my story!

©The Hook Nook/Jessica Carey


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The Hook Nook

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October 31, 2016 by Guest Blogger