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Tian Connaughton


tian-connaughton

I am the crochet and knitwear designer, and tech editor behind KnitDesigns by Tian. I live in a small town in Western Massachusetts with my fantasy author husband, Daniel and son, Aidan. Teaching is at the heart of how I approach design. While my style tends toward classic shapes and silhouettes, my designs are intended to provide learning opportunities featuring interesting and unique details. I blog about crochet, knit, and design at knitdesignsbytian.blogspot.com.

Projects by Tian Connaughton


Sophisticated Cables Pillow

Add a bit of sophistication to your living space with this easy cabled pillow. This design features a classic cabled center panel along with a little twist in texture that is perfect for styling any room.

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Sophisticated Cables Pillow: Caspian Cables Version

Up your cable game by knitting this version of the Sophisticated Cables Throw. This version has five cables instead of the original three. Add a bit of sophistication to your living space with this easy cabled pillow. This design features a classic cabled center panel along with a little twist in texture. Finished with an I-cord edging in a darker blue, this pillow is perfect for styling any room.

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Mabel Front Cable Pullover

Turn a simple cable-front pullover into a modern and exciting piece perfect for fall. The secret is in the sleeves — just use lightweight yarn in a contrasting color to instantly add some visual intrigue.

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Lighthouse Dress

Create a bold dress that’s as confident as your little girl. Featuring white straps and accents, this dress is loose fitting which is perfect for spring playtime.

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Silver Mist Knit Fingerless Mitts Free Pattern

These simple fingerless mitts work up fast. Keep your hands warm and cozy with this simple pair of fingerless mitts made in 100% Virgin Wool yarn.

Be sure to check out the tour of the Harrisville Mill over in the December issue of I Like Knitting. Want to try your hand at crocheting? There’s a free

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Knitters: Meet the Crochet Hook

Adding beads to your knitting along the edge of a shawl or scarf is a great way to add sparkle and weight. Add beads to mittens, hats and cowls for a special touch. With the crochet hook method, you add the beads to individual stitches as you go without pre-stringing the beads on the yarn

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Lacy Lime Socks

Step into warmer weather with these lacy and airy socks. These are perfect to make for yourself or as a gift for someone who loves playful colors and bold design.

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Orchid Tee

Orchid Tee

Add a bit of spice to this simple, wide-sleeved tank with one lacy sleeve. This is a great pattern for knitters wanting to try knitting a top for the first time. It’s elegant, but not too intimidating.

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