Olivia Petit Redux

I’m happy that I’m finally getting around to re-visiting and releasing Olivia Petit under my own design line – Connie Chang Chinchio Designs. The release of Olivia Petit also coincides with a brand new logo for the babies and kids’ section of my design line – Piccoli Chinchio – designed by my talented brother. [...]

Two new patterns for babies & kids — MacDougal Cardigan and Roosevelt Tank

It’s been a while since I’ve released a pattern — either through traditional publishing channels or under my own indie line — so it’s with great pleasure that I’m sharing two new babies/kids’ patterns under my Connie Chang Chinchio Piccoli Tesori line. Both patterns are sized to fit ages 6 months to 6 years [...]

Turnabout is fair play.

Thanks, guys, for sharing the kinds of things you’re itching to knit these days. The contest is open for another week, so click here to leave a comment and a chance to win one of six great patterns.
Since turnabout is fair play, I thought I’d give you guys a peek at the non-book knitting I’ve [...]

Contemplating Yarn

I’m already thinking of the next indie design and I’m trying to match it up with a good yarn.  First up on the table, a bevy of beauties from Sweet Georgia – light green is silk crush sock, dark green is cash silk lace, orange is tough love sock, turquoise is merino silk dk, and [...]

More Austin Hoodie

1. Austin Hoodie, 2. Sleeve detail, 3. Sweater Detail, 4. Hood Detail. All photographs courtesy of and property of Parikha and Hemal Mehta.
Ysolda thought I was being a bit stingy with the photos on the last post and suggested I post a few more; a request I’m only too happy to comply with. Again, [...]

Alexandria Considered

Alexandria’s pattern page with specs and more info.
Well, the promise to post more about Alexandria went from “later today” to “later two weeks from now”…one of the hazards of a full time job I guess (especially one that requires travel to Virginia 4 days out of the week for the foreseeable future).

1. Alexandria, photo copyright [...]

Mary Jane Mucklestone!

I’ve been wanting to meet Mary Jane for a while now. I came close in June when my sister-in-law came to the US to visit us. We managed to get up to Maine, but an hour long stop in Freeport turned into 6 hours and we didn’t have enough time to make it up [...]

Pattern Writing again

My posts seem to be getting repetitive…but I’m back to pattern writing. And again, because I let too much time elapse between when I knit the garment and when I’m writing the pattern, I’m having a little trouble remembering how I worked out one detail in the design. Unfortunately, since I sent back [...]