Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Color Inspiration

Most knitters are gardeners and I am no exception. Every year we plant 800 tulip bulbs in my side-garden. It's a gorgeous display and tulips have certainly been one of my inspiration when choosing colors for my yarn lines.

I encourage you to go out and enjoy the bounty of spring and get inspired for your own creations!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

I teach classes and workshops around the country and my students are always asking for my favorite knitting reference book. And I always reply Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book by the esteemed editors of Vogue Knitting is the best of the best. Everything is explained clearly and techniques are beautifully illustrated. I recommend every knitter have it on their bookshelf.

You can find it here!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Website Design

Hi everyone, after being on the DL with eye surgeries I'm back in the studio and will continue my weekly blogs. We're delighted to announce our newly redesigned website minnowknits.com. There are many new features including my Classics pattern collection available as downloadable pdfs as well as two ebooks, All Dressed Up and Park Avenue Kids. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Park Avenue Kids

Cozy Cardi

The second of my new downloadable ebooks, Park Avenue Kids, is a collection of five occasion-ready garments for little girls and boys in merino wool, cotton and mohair. Party togs for stylish tots, in worsted weight.

Here is a wonderful review from Crochet Addict UK.

Hope you enjoy this collection!

BonBon Cape

Festive Vest

Jumping Jack

Party Frock

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Ebook: All Dressed Up

Party Frock

After doing a survey of knitters receiving my MinnowNotes newsletter we found that more than 50% of you were only interested in epatterns and ebooks. In response I've put together two ebooks available as downloadable pdfs on my website. The first, All Dressed Up is a collection of six dresses for little girls in Jil Eaton CottonTail yarn. Easy, comfortable silhouettes with design details that add a touch of sophistication. Classic designs with a modern flair, in worsted weight.

Here are the projects included in All Dressed Up. Enjoy!


Petite Chic

Swedish Day Dress

Sweet Pea

Swing Set

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Win a Jil Eaton Knitting School Book!

When you sign up for my free e-news letter, MinnowNotes, you'll be entered to win a signed copy of my latest book Jil Eaton's Knitting School. If you're already receiving my MinnowNotes and would like to be included in the drawing, send me an email at Jil@minnowknits.com.

Click here to enter!

"Jil Eaton's sense of color and style shines through again in this unique collection of knitwear designs for the entire family. She has designed projects for a learn-to-knit compendium with clear and precise how-to visuals, which makes this book a must-have for knitters of all skill levels. C'est magnifique!"

-Carla Scott, Editor in Chief, Knit Simple

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Patterns on Ravelry

We're delighted to announce that we are working on putting up my entire Minnowknits collection as downloadable pdfs on my online Ravelry shop. WE hope you'll enjoy this new feature, I also have my Jil Eaton Classics Collection and two ebooks available as downloadable pdfs at Minnowknits.com.