Author Archives: fotoknit

About fotoknit

Knitter, spinner, knitwear designer, photographer, blogger, former yarn shop owner.

A Treasure Trove: Annie Maloney Stitch Patterns

Knitters who like to design (whether professionally or for fun) absolutely love stitch guides: books stuffed with nothing but stitch patterns. Not patterns for finished items, but patterns for stitches which are the building blocks of fully-realized designs. The more exotic … Continue reading

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New Pattern Available: Dulcia

I am happy to announce the publication of my brand-new pattern in the Fall 2016 Twist Collective: Dulcia. Dulcia took a long and winding road to reach the public. I originally started designing this cardigan back in late summer of … Continue reading

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Knitwear design has taken a back seat to other things in my life during the past couple of years, but I’m back in full designer-mode these days, which makes me happy. I’ve been doing a lot of swatching lately. Here’s … Continue reading

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New Pattern: Townsley available now!

  I’m thrilled to announce the immediate availability of my new knitting pattern, the Townsley Men’s Vest. Available for sale on Ravelry for $5.00. Visit the Townsley pattern page on Ravelry to buy your copy today. Here’s the official blurb as … Continue reading

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Improve Your Photo Skills

As a knitwear designer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography skills. I may be able to whip up a pattern for a sweater but taking flattering pictures of said sweater is another challenge altogether. Although not specific … Continue reading

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New Pattern: Silent Waves Cowl

I am thrilled to announce the release of my very first independently-published knitting pattern! Although I have several sweater designs in the works, I wanted my first independently published pattern to be something smaller in scope. A cowl would be … Continue reading

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Spinning for a Sweater, Part 3

My first sweater-spin project is coming along nicely. The bundle of Shetland wool above is gradually turning into the skeins of yummy yarn below: Up close, you can see the slight variation in color between the three plies that make … Continue reading

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