Category Archives: designing

Test Knitters Needed for the Gynnes Cardigan

I’m excited to announce that the Gynnes Cardigan is ready for test knitting!  If you are interested, please go to my Ravelry group Heddi Craft Designs and sign up.  Deadline for finished garments is January 31, 2017. Advertisements

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Caught My Eye: Indie shawl designs from the GAL

I’ve been thinking about starting a new series here of some designs that have caught my eye as a browse Ravelry or pick up new (and old) magazines.  These are designs that I might never knit, so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Indie Design Gift-a-Long Begins

For the past several years, a group of amazing indie designers have been hosting a sale/GAL/CAL to support independent designers on Ravelry.  Over three hundred designers are participating this year and there are literally thousands of patterns to choose from, … Continue reading

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Coffee Cup Cozies and Charity Knitting

Yesterday I released a new pattern for a Coffee Cup Cozy on Ravelry.  This is a pattern I designed to teach a class on beginning knitting at our new yarn shop in town– Yarn Shop Santa Cruz. It uses almost … Continue reading

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Introducing Roxanne

To introduce my newest design to you, I first have to tell you about Roxanne Cummings, my midwife.  When my husband and I got married, we knew we wanted to have children and we also knew we wanted to have … Continue reading

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In Search of the Perfect Bag

My knitting resides is a variety of bags, from re-purposed totes, to specialty knitting bags, to baskets, to bags I made myself.  In fact, it seems I can’t choose just one.  Here are some advantages and disadvantages to each. Baskets … Continue reading

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My Design Process

Every knit designer has a somewhat different design process.  Here’s a bit about my process: The first part is always getting an idea.  I tend to be inspired by a stitch pattern, a yarn, or a garment shape that gets … Continue reading

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Call for Test Knitters

I have a new shawl design and I’m looking for test knitters!  This is my Roxanne shawl, a rectangular lace shawl with a knitted on border.  Roxanne is a shawl that celebrates life and growth. Vining flowers and heart shaped leaf … Continue reading

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Why Test Knitting?

One thing that I’ve learned over the past two and a half years is that designing patterns is one thing, but making sure that everything is right is another!  My first few patterns were published as free patterns and the … Continue reading

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Starting a Ravelry Group

With the publication of my new shawl, the Kerti Shawl, I thought it was time to start a Ravelry group.  You can now find me at the Heddi Craft Designs group on Ravelry, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. … Continue reading

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