Frequently Asked Questions
What are these abbreviations?
I don't normally list abbreviations on each pattern, however I do use standard abbreviations for US knitting. You can find a comprehensive list HERE that is available for download. The only abbreviations you may find in my patterns that aren't standard are N1, N2, etc. When referring to double points I will sometimes assign each needle a number and will continue thereafter to simply state "N1" rather than "needle 1".
I don't knit - can you make a finished piece for me?
Many moons ago I was happy to create finished pieces for friends, family, and clients. I'm currently not in a position to make finished garments for sale or commission. If this changes, I will certainly post an update.
I saw you wrote a knitting book! When will it be available?
I've gotten so many sweet messages and comments via just about every social media platform asking about the release date of the book. It warms my heart to know you all are so supportive! The book is titled Family-Friendly Knits and it will be released November 12, 2015. It will, however it is currently available for pre-order at the Interweave Store and on Amazon. I'll be posting updates about that in the near future.
Are there schematics available for your patterns on Ravelry?
As I've begun releasing more sweater patterns as self-published work rather than for print publication, this question has come rolling in like thunder! I have been spoiled by my publishers (who work up all the schematics for me) and it was something I knew I was going to have to tackle. I'm pleased to report I am making some progress and as I finish up schematics, I'm simply posting them as an additional PDF with the patterns. That means, if you've already purchased a pattern on Ravelry, you should receive an update when your schematic becomes available. Thank you again for your support, understanding, and patience as I navigate my way through this!
Who is "The Boy"?
Actually, his name is Carl. He's a blog contributor here and was my very first knitting student many years ago. He and I worked together at his father's company and managed to keep in touch, maintaining a strong friendship since the company closed and we all parted ways. He's an extraordinary knitter, tackling a slew of challenging projects, and is one of my many amazing sample knitters. He also has a Cornish Rex, so if you like mostly hairless kitties, you'll want to head over to his blog.