About

cropped-5394303940_907613be741.jpgMy mom taught me how to knit when I was just a kid, and I have pretty much consistently had at least one project on my needles for the last 18 years.  I mostly knit garments (I love making sweaters and shawls), but I have done some other weird projects, too (I knit an anatomically correct worm model when I worked in a biology lab for a couple years).  I enjoy designing my own patterns, and dying and spinning my own yarn, because I am a little bit of a control freak.

When I’m not knitting around Seattle, I kick ass and take names for the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, the Pacific Northwest’s only banked track roller derby league.  I also enjoy typical boring things like watching TV, reading books, and cooking.

You can follow me on Ravelry as onemilljellybeans, and on twitter as @on_the_needles

If you have questions, comments, find mistakes in my patterns or if you just want to say “Hi!” feel free to contact me at knittingontheneedles@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon!

😀 Allison

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Marcia swain

    I’m a fairly new knitter and am now finishing your lace edged shawl. I’m on the lace pattern section. The picture seems to show that the center increases are maintained through the lace pattern, but I don’t see it in the directions. Help!

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    1. onemilljellybeans Post author

      Hi Marcia!
      You’re right! The increases do continue through the lace edge. In row 1 of the lace edging, you’ll see that the pattern says: “k2, *pm, yo, (k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k4, yo) 7 times, k1, yo, pm, k2. Repeat from *” You’ll K2, then work the rest of the instruction (through the () repeat 7 times, as well as the last few sts (the increase). Then you’ll go back to the first * and work through the end of the row again.
      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions!
      🙂 Allison

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      1. Roxane David

        Good day Allison,
        I have the same pattern problem ,”the Lace-Edged Shawl” sorry your explanation above did not help me. When you say repeat 7 times (k1 yo k4 k3tog,k4 yo) those are only 12 existing stitches x7 =84 + the 2 stitches at the beginning and end makes it 88 of the existing stitches now the total after the plain pattern is 176. Also the knit 1 after the () not sure if it’s for the edge only or part of the pattern that is repeated since it is not included in the () I am trying to find how many stitches is in the pattern itself but it does not compute. I am missing something somewhere. Sorry!
        I will make it longer 224 or 248. Hope you can help. Thank you so much.
        Lovely pattern, I have this nice 100% Merino wool fingering weight that your shawl will be exquisite in.

      2. onemilljellybeans Post author

        Hi! Sorry you’re having trouble! You’re super close! You actually repeat that whole section twice (once for each “wing” of the shawl).
        Row 1 of the Lace Pattern says: K2, *sm, yo (k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k4 yo) 7 times, k1, yo, sm k2. Repeat from *
        That means you K2, sm, yo (k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k4 yo) 7 times (just like you said), then you k1, yo, sm k2 (You just finished the “spine” of the shawl). Then you go back to the *, and work the second half of the row: sm, yo (k1, yo, k4, k3tog, k4 yo) 7 times, k1, yo, sm k2.
        Does that make sense? Please let me know if you still have questions!
        🙂 Allison

  2. Roxane David

    It makes perfect sense. Sorry I did not realize it was 1/2 of the shawl and somehow did not compute now it does. I really appreciate, I will get to it. Thanks for the gorgeous pattern and clarifying for me.

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