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I've been a knitter for about 20 years and have a degree in Communications Design. I've worked in various facets of the garment and fashion industry, and am naturally fascinated with form, function, materials, and math. Not a bad combination for a Garment Designer!

I love the Pacific Northwest and the great outdoors in general. I almost always wear hiking boots just in case an opportunity to use them arises. I also love to cook, make jewelry, and sew.
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Progress! Well, some at least.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 6:23pm 12 Comments

I've just crossed the halfway point for the sleeves on hubby's sweater!

It's very weird going from knitting one large body to two small sleeves, and having to repeat the same round twice. So, I've had to tink a lot and haven't made as speedy progress as I'd like! They're just about long enough to reach his elbows...…


A wild hair

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:11am 11 Comments

Since hubby and I have spent so many chilly mornings out on the lake recently, I had considered that maybe I should get him a nice sweater to wear under his jacket as another layer. And then I thought, DUH, I knit! I'll just make him one!

As it turns out, I'd bought yarn to make him a sweater several years ago, and never got around to it. Why? Because he's a lot bigger than me, and that is just a ton of knitting. At the time, I was still riding public transit, so lugging a big sweater… Continue

Spring Cleaning, Oregon style

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 6:00pm 7 Comments

I love to volunteer and I love to be outside, and those two things coincide a lot in Oregon. Every year we pick a volunteer activity for Earth Day, and we also did the SOLV Spring Beach Cleanup this year!

I wasn't ever really a big fan of the beach, growing up along the Jersey Shore. There was sand and water, and that was kind of boring I guess.(not to mention me + sun = OW) But then I moved to Oregon and was entranced by the treacherous, rocky, geologically amazing coastline. I also… Continue

Cold hands, warm yarn

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:32am 11 Comments

So, the hubster and I love to go fishing. Well, he loves fishing, I love having an excuse to sit on my kiester and knit all day! A couple of weekends ago, we decided to pack a lunch and head an hour away to a lake he used to fish with his dad. Well, in typical Northwest style, it was in the forties in the morning, though it was going to be in the upper 60's in the afternoon. So we dressed in layers. I had on my favorite hand-knitted alpaca sweater with a… Continue

The garden is always in bloom if you knit it...

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 7:59am 3 Comments

If you want flowers that won't wilt, leaves that won't turn brown, and bugs that won't eat your veggie plants, then the Backyard Garden Kit is just the thing!

There are 15 patterns for small accessories in this kit, and plenty of Palette to knit all of them and then some. You could easily knit a… Continue

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At 2:40am on March 8, 2016, Elizabeth Leveques said…

Good day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very important to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. Could you please get back to me on my private email:( for the full details?
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At 8:38pm on August 21, 2013, Peggy Stuart said…

I have a question about Jon Gilliam's "Men's Texture-striped Raglan." In the instructions for Tunisian Knitting Stitch in the round it says "these two worked rnds will be referred to as 1 rnd of Tunisian st." Then in the directions for the body, it says "Work...2 rounds of Tunisian st..." Does that mean to work the 4 rnds? I can't get a good closeup of the sweater, so I can't tell by looking.

At 8:19am on February 9, 2013, Cheryl said…

Hi Kerin,  I am knitting the cable socks from the Ternion Knee-High sock pattern.  I am at the point in the leg where I'm just about finished with rows 40-60 of the cable gusset.  At this point the directions say to repeat rounds 41-60 to obtain desired height of socks.  I'm assuming as we're not adding more stitches that they will fit around the fattest part of the calf the further up I go?  These are for my daughter and she's 1000 miles away at college and cannot try them on!  Thanks for any clarification you may have!

At 11:49pm on August 18, 2012, wanda adell said…

Hi Kerin. I enjoy your lessons on lace knitting.  Now I'm trying to make a balero, using dk weight yarn.  But I dont know how to convert 50g balls to yards. Can u help

At 1:35pm on August 25, 2011, Cleilda Smith said…


I'm knitting your Diatom Shawl.  It was a little scary at first since I have not knitted lace before.  I'm moving along slowly, but it's beginning to be easier.  I'm on round 52.  But I keep looking ahead and see round 61.  I understand ssk, but I don't understand about putting it with the "first stitch of the round which was previously slipped."  Could you give me some clue?  I'd really appreciate it.  I think this is fun to knit a diatom.


At 4:34pm on November 22, 2010, Judith K. Roush said…
Hi, Kerin: I just wrote to you but I think I deleted it by accident - I still don't know how to navigate the website! In a nutshell, I love your "how to darn" tutorials but I must watch them at work with the volume off. I really want to learn this art. Any chance you could pen your instructions to paper (with photos) so I could carry them with me, read them, and practice them wherever I happen to be? I also suggested this to KP customer service. Thanks. Judy in AZ
At 5:38pm on March 8, 2010, Cindy Brown said…
Hi Kerin,

I purchased the Fancy Feet kit and began working last night on my first pair. I cannot, for the life of me, understand the cast on and working in the round. I cast on 12 stitches, turned my work so that I could pick up another 12 stitches through the cast on. I'm missing something here...the next statement said "you are now working in the round." I don't get it--to me it looks like I am working separate rows off each side of the needle. It does not look like stockinette stitch in the round but rather 2 sides of garter stitch. Can you help me figure out what I did wrong?
At 5:16pm on February 19, 2010, Debbie C said…
Kerin, have you finished your corrie vest? I was wondering if I could copy your colors (purples and grays)? I think they are more my style than the browns and greens.

At 8:33am on October 2, 2009, theknittingfairy said…
kerin can I knit more then one bag with the east meets west kit ? Is their enough yarn if I switch around the colors?
At 5:43pm on September 18, 2009, Laura E. Shallenberger said…
By "the Kit" I mean the "East Meets West Bag"; sorry for the confusion I copy and pasted this from the KAL Colorworks site for this project.

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