I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...
I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting years ago and I havent looked back.
Currently, Im enamored with lace and incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of my designs lean in this direction. I travel often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country and online with Craftsy.
I have a line of knitting kits, self-publish patterns and run mystery knit-alongs multiple times a year. You can find some of these designs in my book, Knockout Knits.
When Im not designing or knitting, Im gardening, whipping up yummy feasts with my family and taking time to play! Recently, Ive developed a healthy addiction to yoga and Im determined to master a tripod headstand and handstand!
The Undulating Waves Scarf was my first foray into designing with beads. It is based on a lace pattern that has lace stitches on both the knit and purl sides of the fabric. This allows the beads to float on the yarn-overs. Although I have marked this pattern as advanced, you will find that, with practice and perseverance, the pattern becomes quite easy! There is a KAL in the Schaefer Yarn Group on Ravelry that has excellent support and pictures.
22 sts / 28 rows = 4" in pattern, blocked