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Illustrations by Jill Zielinski Designs.

I have a new pattern coming out soon! It's a pair of fingerless mitts called Oak Grove and I am very excited about them! I will be posting all of the pattern information within the week. For now.. here is a sneak peek


Autumn Vines Beret in Fresco

This beautiful version of my Autumn Vines beret pattern came in the mail to me just the other day. This is a test knit done for me by the talented Lily France and she did an amazing job as always!

The yarn she used was Classic Elite Fresco which is a soft, slightly fuzzy, beautiful alternative to the crisp smooth yarns that I used in the other samples. I thought I would share this hat with you to give you an idea of how the yarn can completely change the look of the pattern.

And guess what else? She got this hat out of only one skein!

Yarn found HERE. Pattern available HERE.

Thank you Lily!


Yarn Inspiration

From the top: Madelinetosh sock in Ginger, The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Gladiator Katydid,
and Becoming Art Cielo Sport in Sunlit Amber.

Recently I've had the pleasure of working with these 3 gorgeous yarns. There is nothing more inspiring as a knitter than working with good materials in colors that you love. As I work on my newest design projects, I cant stop thinking of all of the new patterns I want to create. All I want to do these days is knit and knit and knit... and buy more beautiful yarns of course! 


Cascade 220 Drawing Giveaway

Leave a comment under this post by January 1 to enter to win these 2 skeins of Cascade 220 provided by Sandrasingh.com as well as an autographed copy of the French Press Felted Slipper pattern from Melynda Bernardi. Oh yes.. I also have thrown in a copy of my newest Best Friend Sweater pattern published by
Spud and Chloe.

Both the slipper and sweater pattern are perfect projects for the Cascade 220 yarn.

Please check out my latest podcast episode to learn more about Cascade 220 and to hear a funny knitting story provided by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

Also, check out Sandrasingh.com for discounted rates on Cascade 220. She has also provided a special free shipping code to the NNK readers and listeners for all orders over $50. Enter the code "NNKFree01" at checkout.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me how you feel about Cascade 220 yarn. 
Have you used it in the past? Do you have a favorite colorway? 

Only one comment per person please, and don't forget to leave your contact information so that I can easily get a hold of you if you are the winner! Have fun!

Drawing Now Closed! Congratulations to "w e n t i n g", 
the winner! 


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 46 : A Knitter's Hands

Episode 46


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Best Friend Sweater

Over a year ago now, I designed this little sweater for Spud and Chloe.
I'm so happy to see that it has finally been published!

This sweater is available in children's sizes 1-12 which is so great. 
It is fun for me to see it modeled by an older child because the version that I turned in was a tiny size 2.

Here is my original sweater. I named it the Campfire Jacket. 
My friend's little boy, Benjamin, modeled it for me. Isn't he so sweet?

For all of you who complain about me not designing things for boys... well... here you go! :)

This is a great little cardigan because, like all of my other children's patterns, it is knit in one piece! Even the pockets are knitted in. Its unisex, cozy and warm. And of course you know how much I love the Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn! It's a perfect choice for children's garments.

The color that this sweater is knitted in is called "Chipmunk". I've never seen a dark green chipmunk myself... (except for this one) but anyways.. this colorway is what inspired the campfire theme. I found these amazing handmade tree branch buttons on Etsy, and I think that they really made the sweater extra special.

All of the pattern information can be found HERE on the Spud and Chloe website. 
All of the Spud and Chloe patterns can be purchased through your local yarn shop.

I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to design for such an awesome company. 
I hope you enjoy this knit!


Pashmina Vines

I've just received all of the Autumn Vines Beret samples back from my test knitters.
All 3 of these hats were knit from Madelinetosh Pashmina
which is an excellent substitute yarn for this pattern.
The hats used approx half of the yarn. I think that you could definitely make 2 hats from one skein.

Colorways from left to right: Tart, Winter Wheat, and Briar

All of these samples were sent off in this month's trunk show displays. 
Check the schedule to see if any of these hats will be appearing at a yarn shop near you.

Out of all of these colors, I have to say that my favorite has to be this Winter Wheat colorway... 
although I probably shouldn't wear it in a hat. 
It would perfectly blend in with my blond hair and look really strange, I'm sure.

I am dreaming of a sweater in this color though. That would be so pretty. 
That delicate gold has really got me hooked.

Thank you again to Yaena, CeRae, and Andrea for test knitting for me! You did a wonderful job!


Autumn Vines Beret Pattern- In Print!

Just the other day I received in my bulk shipment of Autumn Vines Beret patterns from the printery! 
I love the way they have turned out!

The past few days have been completely taken up with pattern order processing and packaging. 
Let's just say that the post office lady knows us all by name now. :)

Check for the printed pattern in a yarn shop near you!


Knitterella Drawing Giveaway

Enter to win this generous selection of Knitterella gift tags provided by knitterella.com...

...along with this brand new autographed copy of New England Knits contributed by Melissa LaBarre!

It was my pleasure to feature Knitterella gift tags as well as to share a knitting story from Melissa in my latest podcast episode.  Click here to listen!

To enter this giveway, please leave a comment (with contact information) under this blogpost. 
Only one comment per person please. 

I will be announcing the winner on December 15th, so please check back then to see if you have won!

Drawing now closed! Congratulations to Maria, the winner! 


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 45 : Special Occasion Hats

Episode 45



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Get free shipping on all Knitterella purchases through the month of December!
Just mention Never Not Knitting in the checkout process and Jill will refund you your shipping charges.
This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

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