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Angela Hahn
I create patterns for knitters who enjoy the process AND want a final product that has been designed with fashion, fit and flattery in mind. Most of my patterns are intermediate in difficulty, with some suitable for the adventurous novice knitter. Texture and lace worked in unexpected directions, unusual methods of shaping, and decreases and increases worked into stitch patterns - these are some of the elements that inspire my designs.
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The Roanoke Tank, another design from Knitted Tanks and Tunics, is unique in its design and construction, but also showcases a very special yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns' Drama. Drama is 100% linen, sport weight, machine washable AND dryable (more... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Knititude
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The Sayre Tank came about because I was trying to create a design that used a minimal amount of yarn-- hence the lace panels at the top of the front and back, the close fit, and the slightly cropped length.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Knititude
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photo copyright Tom Moore Studios The process I used to design the Bellingham Tank was very unusual for me! But then it's also quite different from the other designs in Knitted Tanks and Tunics: I love to use cabled, lace... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Knititude
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The Yuma Tunic may seem impractical-- one-shouldered?? All lace?? Balancing a baby on one hip while wearing Yuma may not be for everyone.... On the other hand, it's simpler than you might think to knit, it's quite flattering, and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Knititude
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An alert knitter has informed me that there is an error in the Truro Hat crown decreases. For the version of the pattern purchased before today (March 31st, 2018), Decrease round 3 should be omitted, and Decrease round 4 should... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Knititude
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The Greenville Tank, one of the 21 designs in my new book Knitted Tanks and Tunics, has three unusual features, all of which combine to create a top with a very flattering fit. The first feature is the corded accent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Knititude
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The Sheridan Tank is another design from my new book, Knitted Tanks and Tunics. It's worked in Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay, a blend of 50% cotton and 50% superwash merino wool. It features an unusual cabled pattern on the front... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Knititude
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Classic Elite Yarns (CEY) is one of my favorite yarn companies; over the years I've used their yarns in many of my designs, including the Anjou sleeveless top (Provence), the Dayflower Camisole (Premiere), the Wisteria Child's Dress (Provence), and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Knititude
Head over to Tanis Knits for the first stop on the blog tour for Knitted Tanks and Tunics; you can read her interview questions and check out some never-before-published photos of the book garments (all copyright Tom Moore Studios). AND... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Knititude
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Here we are, almost ten months since I posted about going to the photo shoot for Knitted Tanks and Tunics, my first book of knitting patterns, and the release date for the book is finally, almost, here! The book can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Knititude
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The March 2018 issue of Twist Collective has gone live, and includes my Farnia Cardigan! This cardi features one of my most-loved textured stitch patterns, "Hearts of Oak" from Barbara Walker's Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns ("Farnia" is Italian for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Knititude
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My Savannah Pullover appears in the new Knitscene Spring 2018. It's worked in Berroco Elba, which happens to be the yarn I suggested (doesn't always work that way!), and which I absolutely love-- it's a cotton tape yarn, and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Knititude
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Now available: the Lisdoonvarna Scarf or Shawl pattern. I created this design for the May Classic box from Yarnbox.com, a monthly (or bimonthly) yarn club; you can purchase one of their yarn subscriptions and receive two skeins of carefully chosen,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Knititude
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Did you know that photographers might take THOUSANDS of photos in a single day's work? I knew they took a lot, but not that many! Anyway, Tom Moore emailed me a few of the photos he took during the day... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Knititude
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I'm going to put off the follow-up to last week's post (on making good yarn choices while learning new knitting techniques), because a couple of days ago I went to my first photo shoot! It was for my book of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Knititude
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When you're ready to try a new knitting skill, such as cables, or lace, or short rows, or [insert new skill here], did you know that your choice of yarn can make it easier...or harder? Here are some factors to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Knititude
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By definition, a novice knitter has learned a limited number of knitting skills, which also limits the variety of suitable knitting projects. So it can be tricky to find patterns that help a novice knitter to learn new skills, yet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Knititude
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A few weeks ago I finally finished my Year of the Monkey design, the Shadow Monkey Hat-- just in time for the end of the year. Now that we've entered the Year of the Rooster, I've started thinking about what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Knititude
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Now available on both Ravelry and Loveknitting: the Truro Hat pattern! Like the Wellfleet Hat, it uses an innovative new cable from Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook, AND it looks great from the "wrong" side (see the 3rd and 4th... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Knititude
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The Wellfleet Hat pattern is now available, both on Ravelry and on Loveknitting! I also call it the Wellfleet Reversible Hat, because the "wrong" side (below) is almost as nice as the "right" side (above)-- in fact, some may prefer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Knititude
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The pattern for the Lariana Cabled Pullover is now available for purchase! Named after the Penisola Lariana (Lariana Peninsula)*, this pullover is a modern take on the Aran sweater, at home in the mountains, the city or on the shore,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Knititude
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It was a year or two ago that I started thinking about designing a cabled pullover, often called a fisherman or Aran sweater (or jumper if you're British). There's no mystery about where this idea came from-- they were all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Knititude
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My latest design, the Zinnia Tank, utilizes short rows to shape the upper chest and back to the curved edge of the yoke. But I've used short rows in many designs and many places before, and not just in the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Knititude
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The ZInnia Tank pattern is available for purchase! (If interested in the design process, see here, here, here & here.) The boldly colored floral yoke is the focal point of this tank. In traditional Fair Isle fashion, only two colors... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Knititude
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After all that color swatching, I ended up with a very simple color scheme for the yoke for my Zinnia Tank. After realizing that the Teal was creating an unwanted distraction in the background between the flowers, I tried adding... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Knititude