About Me

I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though I have a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting years ago and haven’t looked back.  

I am is currently enamored with lace, and with 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 on-line at Craftsy.com.

I have a line of knitting kits, self-publish patterns, and run mystery Knit-A-Longs multiple times a year.  My first book, Knockout Knits, was released with Random House in September 2014.  

When I'm not designing or knitting, I am gardening, whipping up yummy feasts with my family, and taking time to play! Also, I've recently developed a healthy addiction to yoga.... and am determined to master a tripod headstand and handstand : )! Oh, and recently I started sewing again, I see a handmade wardrobe in my future!

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Knitting Patterns Published:

  • Kelbourne Woolens
  • The Rhinebeck Sweater
  • Scarf Style 2
  • November Knits
  • Knitting in the Sun
  • Schaefer Yarn Company
  • Knitty.com
  • Knotions.com
  • Interweave Publications
  • Creative Knitting
  • Knit 'N Style
  • Designer One Skein Wonders (Storey Publishing)
  • Luxury One Skein Wonders (Storey Publishing)
  • Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn (Interweave Press)
  • Tops and Toes (DRG Publishing)
  • Travel Knitting (DRG Publishing)
  • Circular Knitting (DRG Publishing)
  • Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calender 2009 (Accord Publishing)