Christopher Knits

I’m very excited to announce the opening of my Esty.com shop, Christopher Knits! Many of the items there are my original designs, and all are completely handmade, featuring natural fibers, gorgeous colors, and luxurious textures. If nothing currently listed is exactly right for you, I am happy to answer any questions about custom orders.

Huge thanks to Barbie Hull Photography for providing these and more beautiful photos to help me launch my shop!

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Noro Yarns

I love, love, love Noro yarns. I’ve been working with them almost since the day I knit my first stitch. I think their colors are amazing, and all of their textures are just wonderful. Silk Garden is a favorite, and I’m really excited that they have also re-introduced single-color varieties. I’m working on several projects using Noro years right now, and I can’t wait to get more going. Here is a little preview of one that’s almost done.

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Sugar Cookies

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I’ll take any excuse to bake frosted sugar cookies, and Valentine’s Day is a good one! This is my favorite method for making cut-out sugar cookies easily, and it ensures they hold their shape: Roll out slightly chilled dough on parchment paper, roughly to the size of your baking sheet. Cut out shapes, not too close together, but fitting in as many as you can. Remove the dough between the shapes and chill the entire sheet for 15 minutes before baking. They turn out perfectly!

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Wool cap

Here’s a favorite of mine to make. Simple and classic, this garter-brim cap is made with 100% wool from American farms. I love working with double-point needles when making caps. I feel that they give me more control than a circular needle, and of course you have to switch to them anyway when shaping the crown.

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Kuilau Ridge Trail, Kaua’i

Last April, my husband and I traveled to Kaua’i, Hawai’i for our honeymoon. It was a beautiful time of year to be there, and we took several hikes on various parts of the island. I think my favorite was the Kuilau Ridge Trail, which offers lush views of the interior parts of the island. Here are a few of my photos from our day on this trail.

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