Knitterella

  • I'm starting a new YARN LINE!!

    My Secret is Out!! No, I didn’t buy a sheep farm, but I am starting a new yarn line! My passion for design and knitting, combined with years of working in the fiber industry has led me to create my own yarn line. The business is called North Bay Fiber and will focus on breed-specific yarns curated for modern knitting patterns and kits.  If you’d like to follow along, I’ll be sharing my journey; the story, sourcing, process, patterns, and the YARN over on my Instagram page @northbayfiber as well as my Facebook page North Bay Fiber  You can also...

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  • NEW PATTERN: Surf & Turf Shawl

    My newest design, the Surf & Turf Shawl, is now LIVE!   Knit from side-to-side, the classic feather and fan stitch, paired next to a simple garter stitch, instantly calls Surf & Turf to mind. This name suits the clever design perfectly! Choose a 2-color smaller shawl or go bigger and bolder with a 6-color combo. Top it off with Percy, Dimond Laine's stunning cashmere yarn, and you have a winning accessory!   Introductory discount! Get 10% OFF the Surf & Turf Shawl through August 2, 2021 with code SURFTURF   Percy is a beautiful new yarn by Dimond Laine and it's...

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  • Sunday Funday - Pattern Details

    If you follow me on Instagram you'll see that I've been posting photos of my next sweater design, Sunday Funday!    Although the pattern won't be ready for release until early August 2021, I've had a lot of inquires to the yardage and pattern info. I know this valuable info will help with pattern planning so I'm happy to share it below…   SIZE: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)Suggested ease range: 10-15” / 25-37.5 cm of positive ease. Sample shown is a size 2 and worn with approx 14” of positive ease at the bust. See schematic on page 2 for complete sweater...

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  • #MeMadeMay SALE!! - LAST WEEK!!

    I couldn't decide what to feature in the last week of my Me-Made-May sale so how about ALL of them! 🤭 ( Pattern shown is Summer Trellis ) Going on now, through 05.31.21, get 30% OFF (all of my self-published patterns) with code: MEMADEMAY Shop patterns HERE Thank you so much for your support and Happy MeMadeMay!xox  

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  • #MeMadeMay SALE!! Week 3!

    For this week's pattern spotlight, I'm focusing on a few designs that are great transition pieces for summer.Check out the following patterns! They are on sale for week 3 of my Me-Made-May Promotion… Summer Trellis: This top-down piece has all the makings for the ideal Summer sweater! It’s lightweight, worked in-the-round and adorned with a decorative lattice pattern encircling the yoke. The slight A-line shaping and hi-low hem allow it to flow freely, making it comfortable and flattering in the warmer weather. What’s more, we added a long sleeve version for those who prefer to wear this in cooler climates! We...

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  • #MeMadeMay SALE!! Week 2!

    It's #MeMadeMay2021 and YOU get 30% OFF!   For this week's featured patterns, I'm showcasing some of my favorite shawl designs! The following patterns are on sale for week 2 of my Me-Made-May Promotion… Summer's End Shawl: This asymmetrical triangular shawl is knit on the bias and features multiple stitch patterns, each resulting in beautiful texture. Knit in Plucky Knitter Solo, this fingering weight piece drapes beautifully thanks to the merino/silk blend. This is the perfect shawl to keep close by as the end of summer approaches and the temperature drops!   ___     Vantage Point: Inspired by Michigan’s stunning Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. The color...

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  • Me Made May - Pattern Sale!

    Hey! It's #MeMadeMay2021 and YOU get 30% OFF! What is "Me Made May"? Me Made May is an entire month devoted to showing off what you’ve made. You can sew, crochet, knit, bead whatever the medium, all you need to do is MAKE! People make stuff and wear it through out the month of May. The challenge is to wear something every day of May that you have made.    (definition sourced from sewdaily.com) ⁣ I've seen the #memademay hashtag but have never participated. Since I don't have any new designs coming out this month, (but definitely have a LOT in my "me-made wardrobe!), I...

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  • NEW PATTERN: Late March

    I know it's nearly late April but…My Late March sock pattern is now LIVE! It seems every year, as the Michigan Winter transitions to Spring, the warming temps inspire me to design a fresh pair of socks. Aptly named, “Late March” reflects our move from Winter into Spring.  The precious delicate stitch marching down the front of these socks is easier than it looks. This clever, enjoyable knit will be a welcome addition to your handknit sock collection.  Going on now, through Sunday, April 25, 2021, get 15% OFF with codeLATEMARCH As always, thank you so much for your support, stay safe,...

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  • NEW PATTERN: Marled Cozy Raglan

     My Marled Cozy Raglan sweater pattern is now LIVE!     Inspired by a favorite sweatshirt that I’ve had in my closet for over a decade, the silhouette of this sweater has an oversized body, dolman sleeves, and long narrow cuffs. These design features, combined with a mock turtleneck and hi-low hem result in a flattering and comfy wardrobe staple everyone needs. I know I’ll keep this cozy sweater in my rotation for years to come!    Plus, the marled fabric created by holding The Farmer’s Daughter bases Recollect and Oh Dang is stunning. Even better, the fabric these two...

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  • Coming Soon - Marled Cozy Raglan

    This sweater is off the charts cozy!⁣   ⁣I finished my newest sweater design! I'm keeping the name simple and to the point...I’m calling this the "Marled Cozy Raglan". ⁣⁣This pattern isn't released yet, but it is with test knitters. ⁣Release is planned for early April.   For anyone that would like to get a jump start on their yarn and project planning, here are the details… * * * Inspired by a favorite sweatshirt that I’ve had in my closet for over a decade! The silhouette of this sweater has an oversized body, dolman sleeves, and long narrow cuffs. These...

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