Sample Sale!

A smattering of the original hand knit garment and accessory samples are for sale in my Savory Woolens Etsy Shop.


Each piece is one of a kind, hand knit by me.


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The pieces for sale are the original garments shown on the original pattern pages of Ravelry. They have been worn for photography and for trunk shows and are sold “AS IS”.

IMG_9524All sales are considered final sale. If you have questions prior to purchasing please ask in the Etsy shop as I may not see the comment posted here for several days and I would hate to leave you hanging!

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Norfolk Hat update

IMG_8194The Norfolk hat has been in need of an update- That day has come.

Finished Measurements

20” around

11” long


180 yards DK weight yarn.

Shown in Julie Asselin Leizu DK [90% merino, 10% silk; 260 yards/238m/115g skein] “Labyrinthe”; 1 skein

Pattern available on in the Savory Knitting pattern shop on Ravelry here.

More information about the beautiful Julie Asselin and her beautiful yarn here.


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This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Arborvitae is my 150th pattern published- to celebrate %15 off all Savory Knitting patterns now through the end of the month (March 31, 201511:59 PM EST). No coupon code required.

Want to save a little on your yarn too? Check out the Just One More Row Podcast for a coupon code for the Unwind Yarn

Finished Measurements
Sized to fit a 30-34 (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54)” bust.

Actual size: 29 (32 1/4, 35, 39, 41) inches across center back.

900 (1050, 1200, 1400, 1600) yards worsted weight yarn

Shown here: Unwind Yarn Co Wanderlust
100 %wool; 610yards/128m/60g skein color: Evergreen; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

US 7/4.5mm: 24-36” circular needles for body, 4 or 5 DPN (double pointed needles) for sleeves.

US 6/4mm: 36” circular needles for edging. 4 or 5 DPN needles for sleeve cuff.

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), waste yarn for holders, tapestry needle.

17 stitches x 28 rows= 4” in Granite Stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.

More info in the Savory Knitting Pattern Shop

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Thinking Spring on such a winter’s day

All of New England is hunkered down for a classic December Nor’Easter but I’m thinking about spring.

Photo by: lucie wicker

Photo by: lucie wicker


The Spring 2015 Squam Art Retreat has been announced and pre-registration is available through January 5th. I will be teaching a subject near and dear to my heart: Finishing.


As a completely self-taught knitter finishing was the great challenge in knitting- how do you know how many buttons is the right number of buttons? In this class we will workshop the process of finishing from how to choose the best cast-on to weaving in ends for beautiful professionally finished looking knits. You can read more about the class here… And read more about why I am SO excited to be going to Squam here.

June can’t come soon enough!

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Gold Rush


This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Finished Measurements
74” wingspan
33” height at spine
after blocking


720 yards DK weight yarn

Shown here:
Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic
100% wool; 180yards/165m/57g skein color: Diamonds and Rust; 4 skeins

24” US 7/4.5mm circular needle
Adjust needle to obtain gauge

Notions required
Waste yarn for provisional CO, stitch markers, tapestry needle

20 sts x 28 rows= 4” in Stockinette stitch
18 sts x 24 rows= 4” in pattern stitch, after blocking

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PSA- No email 3/5-3/15 (give or take a few days)

Hiya Knitters! A quick heads up, I will be unable to read or answer email weekdays for about 2 weeks. I’m in the middle of moving house from VT to RI, starting the new job, wrapping up those last finishing details for the book (it goes to the printer this week!!!!) and doing the mom thing… Its a little crazy… I really appreciate your patience and understanding. Once the new house has internet established I’ll be back and in the mean time I will do my best.

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