I have a freebie pattern to share with you today! I'm so thrilled about how this turned out. I had this design in my head for a very long time and I knew I wanted it to be simple, yet interesting in its construction. I believe that I have succeeded.

This easy pullover can be worn vest-like (as shown in the pics) or as a shorter sleeved drop shoulder sweater without an undershirt. I like both, but the day we were shooting was a chilly one! And, ladies and gents, there are no short rows. The sweater gauge, drape and unique construction is built to create the beautiful curved longer back hem line naturally.

I love everything about this garment... the linear vertical lines of the ribbing pattern are slimming, the boxy shape of the sweater hides a multitude of sins, the color is our Sea Salt (a fav), the project uses Big Sister the DK weight (nuf said), and it's knit on 9's, my friends, it not only flies, it falls off your needles.





Pattern: mimic
Designer: me
Yarn: YOTH Yarns Big Sister
Colorway: Sea Salt
Modeled by: Jasmine, my sweet and photogenic daughter

There's a cute story behind the name too. I used a knit one below "brioche" method to knit the ribbing pattern. Now, I'm not sure whether this pattern is a true brioche or not, and I kept calling it "fake brioche" around the Tolt shop and my knitting friends, who could not confirm whether this stitch is or is not a brioche stitch. Well, I didn't want to call the pattern 'fake', so mimic it is!

I hope you enjoy the freebie. It's available for free download on Ravelry. The yarn can be found in our shop.

Hugs & stitches!




The ladies over at Tolt requested a beaded project earlier this year, and so what's better with beads?! A shawl, of course. Now, I'm not one for too sparkly, but I do love a subtle bling when the mood strikes. I put together this simple shawl pattern for a class I now teach at the shop, and folks have been asking for me to post it on Ravelry. So, here it is... named lovingly after my mama.





Pattern: jana
Designer: me
Yarn: YOTH Yarns Little Brother
Colorway: Cracked Pepper
Modeled by: Janey

I hope you enjoy the simple pattern. Hugs & stitches!


firsteveryothkal winners!

Thank you so much to all the participants of the First Ever YOTH KAL! I truly enjoyed seeing all of the lovely projects finished in our yarns. It's gratifying in a way I can't even explain. I spent part of the month knitting up a freebie design project that I will be sharing with pics very soon (hopefully from Mexico, while we are here vacationing). For now, here are the 5 winners (Ravelry names):

1) djcarlson
2) myrrh78
3) jacktastic7
4) we3fergs
5) SweetBeej

I will be contacting the winners shortly via Ravelry message with details on how to collect your prizes. Thank you again for the great kick off KAL. Happy knitting!



cyber monday


There's a little Cyber Monday treat on YOTH Yarns running from midnight to midnight. In addition to free shipping (in the US) on a purchase of three skeins or more, all day this Monday you will receive a Pretty Things Inside tote with our logo on the other side with your purchase. If you haven't had a chance to try our yarns yet, this may just be the right time! Enjoy.


P.S. I'll be back on Tuesday to announce the FIVE winners of our First Ever YOTH KAL! Thank you so much to all of those who participated.


baaad anna's


We're thrilled to announce our second shop and it's in Canada! The wonderful, awesome, spectacular Baaad Anna's shop in Vancouver, BC, will be carrying our yarns that we are so very proud of. Come party with Little Brother and me on Friday, November 28th, from 7-10pm. Anna's known for her fantastic knitting parties and we'll be there with a trunk show full of knitted patterns of our own and other great indie artists we like to support. And, wait for it... we'll have One of a Kind gradients there too! These puppies are only available at shows, during special events and in our favorite yarn stores when they are in stock. If you are in the area, you won't wanna miss this!

Hugs & stitches!