La Bandanita – A lightweight cowl perfect for spring!

  • A woman wears a gray and white mosaic bandana.

My 4-year-old daughter has recently fallen in love with the rodeo, especially calf roping (despite having never been on a horse — something that I need to fix!).

Growing up, horses were my passion — I would muck stalls all day if that meant I got to hang out in the stables! It’s so fun to see that reflected in her interests.

This lightweight mosaic cowl is perfect for anyone wanting to get in touch with their cowgirl, bandit, bank robber, you-name-it side!

Mosaic or slip stitch knitting makes colorwork a breeze, only one color is used at a time! This pattern comes with two options (you will get both!): a lightweight two-color fingering weight version, or a slightly warmer three-color DK-weight version.

Rose quartz, turquoise and marble galore!

  • Blue, pink, gray, brown and black stone-like stitch markers.

Stitch markers, progress keepers, row counters, and even needle reminders are live in the shop!

My 4-year-old (who is convinced she is going to be a “princess geologist” when she grows up) challenged me a couple of weeks ago to make rocks and stones out of clay – after a few false starts, I was able to come up with some really cool new designs!

Stitch markers come in sets of four and you can let me know when you order if you want any of the ring stitch markers replaced with lobster clasps to create progress keepers.

Plus, the unique row counters can count up to 100 rows! Simply use your row counter in place of a stitch marker, and move down a ring every time you start/complete a new row. You can keep track of your “10s” by moving the included progress keeper down the rings. Pretty cool, right?

Each pair is completely one of a kind and handcrafted with love (aka with copious amounts of coffee, and the occasional night cap!).

My shop also features spunky knitting patterns and fun fiber fanatic t-shirts! Stop on by and check everything out!

Spring Fever! Buy 2 patterns get 1 free using code SPRINGSALE

  • A smiling white woman holds up a black, white and pink speckled shawl.

I’ve been dreaming of warmer weather lately, and lightweight shawls are perfect to wrap around your shoulders on spring mornings with your first cup of coffee (or tea!).

Just for fun, I’m offering a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” Spring Fever sale using coupon code “SPRINGSALE” for all patterns on my website and Ravelry until March 19th at midnight.

Who else is ready for jumping into splashpads with their little one again? I sure know I am!

February 1, 2021

Need a roadtrip? Travel to Sedona with this shawl!

Several years ago, my college roommates and I took a spur of the moment trip to Sedona, Arizona to escape our busy lives for a couple of days. We stayed on a horse ranch and hiked to our hearts’ content.

This beautiful, oversized, three color wrap reminds me of the gorgeous sunrises that awaited us every morning. The shawl is worked from the center out, and mosaic work makes the complicated easy—only one color is worked at a time! Happy knitting!

The pattern has written instructions for the garter stitch sections and has charted instructions for the mosaic sections, and there is a schematic to help guide the knitter.