Colorful Skies

Knitting, patterns, Yarn


 All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Introducing Colorful Skies Shawl!

This shawl is easy to knit and even easier to wear! This wide, shallow shawl is flattering with it’s broad back and wrap around style that clings together so the shawl will stay put on your shoulders.

This shawl looks great on petite, average, and tall ladies.

The ravelry page can be found here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 50”/127 cm
Depth: 11”/28 cm

Yarn Needed

400 yards (366 m) of fingering weight. I used Bolinas Sock by Tactile in color Denim. If you get a chance you should check out Maia’s yarns, they are gorgeous! Thank you again Maia for the yarn support, it was so nice meeting you!

$5.00 USD 

Fringe Scarf

Knitting, patterns, yarn shop

Fringe Scarf by Jessica Bolof Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Ever need a scarf project that is unique, looks amazing, costs less than $20, and need it finished in under an hour because you forgot to get someone a gift?

Well then you are in luck! Even if you are more organized than some people * cough * me * cough * you will enjoy it’s simplistic nature and the fact that the yarn is up-cycled from T-shirts! The pattern is over here, and it’s free!


|sweater: ann taylor loft, fall 2012|colored jeans: mossimo, current season| eiffel tower and camera earrings: claire’s, last season|

Lightning Shrug

Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

I am over the moon about my latest project because it was published in the Spring 2013 issue of KnitScene! Interweave has always played a huge role in my personal knitting and designing. I remember when I was young grabbing armloads of Knits magazines and Interweave books to spread over a table at my local library. I was absolutely fascinated that you could follow writing instructions to make an exact replica of the design without a paper pattern.

I could barely contain my excitement when KnitScene started showing up at the library. Simple to knit designs with a fresh and youthful look was just what my younger self was looking for!

About my shrug: The main body is a rectangle worked on the bias, stitches are picked up for the sleeves ribbing, after a small amount of seaming stitches are picked up and are worked in the round for the ribbed collar. Simple to knit, extremely wearable, and it’s fantastic for showing off hand dyed and tonal yarns.

I always dreamed of someday getting into an Interweave magazine and of writing a book. Part 1 of that dream is complete.

Lazy Lace Bandana


Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

Introducing Lazy Lace Bandana, a cowl that has the look of a shawl wrapped around your neck but it won’t slide off! It’s a quick(about 4 hours to make) 1 skein knit pattern that looks great tucked under a coat in winter or with an open cardigan in the spring.

You can go with a more elegant look with a smooth solid color or zany and fun with a handdyed singles.

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