Time to vote for the next KAL.  I thought we could do a spring/summer garment so that we aren’t boiling over when knitting this season.  Make sure you cast your vote here (below)!!! Your options are: Aviva, Silver Lining, Rippling Lace & Olga’s Vest:

CAST YOUR VOTE – Which garment pattern should we knit for the next KAL?

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 As usual there will be a prize given to one or more of the KAL participants.  The prrize will be announced along with the KAL once it has been voted on.  Please make sure to cast your vote by April 26th, 2014.  Happy voting!

Last week I promised to share photos of the finished shawls from the Striped Tooth Shawl KAL.  Here are a few of the finished shawls:

Jenni from California

Ravelry - Jensknittingstuff

Laurie from Madison, Wisconsin

Ravelry - Theschwamm

Jenny from Somerville, Massachusetts

Ravelry - orangecat

Laura from Westfield, New Jersey

Ravelry - LauraGB

Kathy from Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Ravelry - scarfaholic

I would like to thank everyone who joined in on the Striped Tooth Shawl KAL.  It was a great success.  I think everyone managed to have fun, knit a new project and create a “close knit” community in the Ravelry group.  As promised there are three KAL winners (picked completely at random),  Drum roll please….

1st prize – Orangecat (please email me with your mailing address so that I can mail your prize).

2nd & 3rd prizes – Kastsubear & Theschawmm (please email me with the three patterns of your choice from my Ravelry store).

Here is a picture of my finished Striped Tooth Shawl.  I know it isn’t the greatest picture, and the ends weren’t woven in yet.  But since I have woven them in… now I just need to block the thing.  I’ll try to get that done this week.

I hope to have more pictures of the other finished shawls later this week.  Please check back soon for the pictures of the other finished shawls as well as the vote for the next KAL that we will be starting in May.  I will be giving the options of 3-4 summery garments and of course there will be a prize!

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I am proud to present to you the Striped Tooth Shawl.  This is one of my newest patterns and has quickly become one of my favorites as well.  I have decided to kick off a KAL (Knit Along) for this pattern on the Ravelry group and I hope you’ll be able to join us. Please read below for more details and how to win the KAL PRIZE!!!

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We will get started on the KAL on the thread in the Ravelry group on Saturday, March 15th. Here we can share photos, questions, comments, etc.   The KAL will end Saturday, April 5th so that we can get a little bit of a break before we jump into the next one.

Three active KAL participants will receive a prize. The first place winner will receive a copy of Stitch Mountain signed by Laura Zander and myself as well as two skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed in the orange and white color featured in the Slip Stitch Beanie pattern. The second and third place winners will receive three pattern PDFs (from my Ravelry store) of his/her choice.

Wondering what it means to be an active participant? The participant must post progress and pictures frequently in this thread, at least once a week. To be eligible to win you must finish your Striped Tooth Shawl on or before the KAL end date and post a picture by then as well.  Also please feel free to post pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and link back to those pages as well.  The more you post and the more places you post will increase your chances of winning.

Those are all the rules, and as always play nice (but you always do). Please feel free to ask any questions about anything related to the KAL in this thread. I look forward to getting started on this piece!

We are getting ready to start this KAL in a few days in the Ravelry group.  We start on Sunday, February 9th.  I hope you can join us.  This is your opportunity to knit the Tangled Branches slouch and/or the Reversible Tangled Branches Cowl with a community.  KALs are always fun! Lets do this!!!

I still haven’t decided which one I’m doing.  I was originally going to knit the cowl/scarf… but then I thought I might do the hat.  Now I just don’t know anymore :-/  I’m still flip flopping.  I better make a decision soon….


First of all I would like to apologize for falling off the blog-o-sphere.  I has some major issues with my site and didn’t want to add any content until I had it all fixed.  Now everything is more or less back to normal and I’m back!

As you know every year on my birthday I have a sale :-)   This year is no different.  All the patterns in my Ravelry store are 26% off with the coupon code: Jan26-14BirthdaySale  As usual, this is sale last only one week, the coupon code expires 2/2/2014.  Enjoy it while it lasts, use  it up! Get all the patterns you’ve been drooling over for the last year or more! Happy knitting!!!

Join the KAL for the Tangled Branches slouch hat and/or the Reversible Tangled Branches Cowl in the Ravelry Group.  We would love to have you join us and see what your project will look like!

There is a new pattern among us! Please welcome the Octopus’s Garden Shawl to the knitting world.  This pattern was designed as a Msytery KAL for A Good Yarn in Sarasota, Fl.  Using only one hank of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (in the color Midnight Pass, available exclusively through A Good Yarn), this shawl is fun and unique knit.  What makes it so interesting? Well, the construction is definitely unusual and so is the shape.  I have been told that this is a pattern where you definitely have to pay attention – sorry! Brain cells are required for this one.  I combined lace, short rows, new stitches, pick ups, and ruffles… what more could a knitter ask for?! The pattern is available through Ravelry as a PDF download as well as a hard copy exclusively through A Good Yarn through September 12th.  Enjoy!!!


A special thanks to Mary B. (MKAL participant) for coming up with the fun and very appropriate name Octopus’s Garden!

I woke up in a great mood this morning and decided to spread the joy! I am having a 24 hour pop-up sale on the Starry Pinafore pattern! Save 25% off the Starry Pinafore pattern through tomorrow evening.  No coupon needed, just purchase, download, cast on and enjoy! Happy Tuesday!

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Veronika from Yarn on the House and I are at it again.  We have another giveaway for you.  It’s not like last time where we did the 12 days of Knitmas, but its still pretty good! This time there will be one lucky winner of three hanks of Pagewood Farm St. Elias in the colorway Chuck’s Favorite and the Olga’s Vest pattern.  Enter yourself or the big win here!  Also there is a little treat on her blog, a recorded interview with yours truly.  Enjoy!!


Are you ready for Father’s Day this year?  Don’t fret! I’ve got three simple and fun patterns you can easily knit up before next Sunday…. and they just happen to be on sale on Ravelry now through Saturday, 06/15/13 (Pacific Time).  Make sure to use the Ravelry coupon code: GA63FDS when you checkout.  Save 15% on the following patterns: Cabled Beanie, Gregorio & Ribbed Beanie.

Cabled Beanie


Ribbed Beanie

Congratulations to Pinterest follower Donna Nicholaides winner of the Silver Lining giveaway.  Please email me@graceakhrem.com by Sunday, June 8th to claim your prize or it will me forfeited.

The people have spoken! Last month I had a little poll where everyone could place their vote as to which of my four new garment patterns they wanted to knit up in the next knit-a-long.  The Haru pattern won by a landslide between all the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Ravelry votes!

This convertible garment is a must have in every knitter’s wardrobe!  The unique construction and reversible stitch pattern allows for this piece to be worn many different ways…. so many I lose count.  Haru is knit in a silk ribbon for the body and a linen for the border and sleeve caps.  This is a perfect piece for the hotter months that are just around the corner.  And its sized from XS all the way through 5XL, no one is excluded from being allowed to make this piece.

Wont you join us???  Five lucky KAL participants will receive a prize at the end.  All you have to do is join!!!  We have already gotten started, but its not to late to join!  Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, yarn suggestions and questions in the group!  I hope to see you all there!

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Congratulations to Pinterest follower Donna Nicholaides winner of the Silver Lining giveaway.  Please email me@graceakhrem.com by Sunday, June 8th to claim your prize or it will me forfeited.