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Deliver Function. Deliver Beauty.

My advice for anyone wanting to design. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until you are better or more experienced. Start now.   Play with your knitting. Let yourself have the freedom and room to make mistakes. Challenge yourself to learn new stitch patterns, find yourself a stitch dictionary, or three and see what stirs you. There […]

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Pattern Design…an Excuse to Slow Down and Pay Attention to the Details

My entrance into knitwear pattern design was a mixture of inquisitiveness and necessity.  I hand dye yarn and fiber for my small company, Snow Capped Yarns.  Last December I had 3 new colorways coming out for a winter release and I felt that it was time to show off the yarn in something beyond a […]

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