Nutty Creations

About Me

I am a software engineer by training and a knitter out of sheer love of the art.  I have a line of self-published knitting patterns under the name Nutty Creations.


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  1. * Karen says:

    Please help. I’m knitting the heather hoodie and think the rib insturctions are off on size 41. Please direct me on how to fix the ribbing for the front..left and right sides.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  2. * Greta says:

    I love the heather hoodie vest pattern, but cannot seem to find it for purchase anywhere. Could you help with this… since it is your beautiful creation!
    Thanks much

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  3. * Kathy says:

    I too am looking for the heather hoodie pattern and can’t find it anywhere. The knit shops don’t have the old issue of Knitscene. Any ideas? Thanks, Kathy

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 4 months ago
  4. Please help. I’m knitting the heather hoodie and think the rib insturctions are off on size 41. Please direct me on how to fix the ribbing for the front..left and right sides.Karen

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 11 months ago
  5. * Madeline Gall says:

    Good morning Debbie and happy Thanksgiving.

    I fell in love with your beautiful lace sampler scarf that you taught at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins! Unfortunately for me my work schedule didn’t permit me to attend. I’m hoping and wondering that the pattern is for sale? I’m very interested in purchasing it or perhaps when you might be teaching the class again?

    Sincerely, Madeline

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 8 months ago
  6. * Jan D says:

    Hi Debbie –
    I am in love with the Paperboy Cardigan and bought this beautiful wheat colored Cascade yarn and knit my gauge but when I read the directions I am confused. Please tell me when to use what size needles. I see that front and back are cast on with the larger needles (7’s in directions). Is that for the entire front and back or only to cast on and do I change to the smaller size for the rest of the ribbing and then back to the larger for the body. If you could clarify needle usage for sleeves, I would like to be sure I am correct as I would hate to rip this after all the work.

    Your designs are lovely and I really would like to try others. I have not knit in years and then got back to it about a year ago and am ready for a challenge. Paperboy should be it. Like the idea of knitting fronts and back at one time. May have to think about that as it keeps the symmetry perfect and when you’re done, you’re done. Thanks so much.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
  7. * Sue Jacoby says:

    I am having a problem with the Clouds chart for Ariel. Line 5 doesn’t have enough stitches for the leaning stitches as they are shown. I appeal to you as a last resort. My friend who is a KGA Master Knitter couldn’t figure it out either. Starting on the purl side in Chart B, line four has provided four stitches before the repeat section and they appear again in line 5 but one of them would have to be used for the p2 tog through back loop for the line of slanting stitches to carry on
    . Help!

    Thanks for your input.

    Sue Jacoby

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 9 months ago
  8. * tanya says:

    trying to track down sue snowden or snowdon who makes a wide brimmed hats. I have some hnd me downs with a tag inside that says NUTTY CREATIONS HAND CRAFTED BY SUE SNOWDON – ink is fading. would love to get some more hats. t

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 6 months ago
  9. Debbie, congrats on your latest pattern in the Accessories 2011 edition of Interweave Knits. That’s where I found out about your blog too. Would you perhaps be interested in reviewing my iPhone/iPad app Yarn U on your blog? I can send you a promo code.

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 6 months ago
  10. * Carri Eikenberry says:

    Hello Debbie,
    Just started the Heather Hoodie Vest pattern from Best of Knitscene book. It seems the pattern key is incorrect. Also, am I to knit right to left on even rows instead of left to right? The set up row counts as Row 1 because it started on Row 2 of chart. Thanks for any help- C. Eikenberry

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 5 months ago
  11. * Victoria Hand says:

    I am knitting the Aibreann sock pattern from The and I have hit a snag and I need your help. On the Mediul Instep Chart all goes well with the chart until Row9. The chart says to ssk, k1(that requires three sts and there are only two at the beg. of the row) to follow the chart as written it will disrupt the flow of the purl sts and the entire pattern gets fouled up. Please look at the pattern and help me out as I want to finish my socks.

    I can be reached at

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
  12. * Peter Davies says:

    Hi Debbie from Australia. I hope I have your name correct as I am a novice with a computer. I have been desperately trying to get hold of the Colinette Arrowhead Pattern that you have brilliantly knitted and shown. My wife had a copy but in moving has lost it and I have been trying all over the world to locate another. Are you able to email me a colpy; happy to pay for it. If you are not able to provide I would appreciate any information you can provide to enable me to purchase. Kind Regards. Peter

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
    • * nuttycreations says:

      I have been unable to find my copy, but will keep looking for a source. Many people have asked about it!

      | Reply Posted 6 years, 1 month ago
  13. * Carolyn Sanchez says:

    I am just beginning the dots blanket and am confused about beginning the second block. The written directions and diagram seem in conflict. The written instructions say to pick up 20 stitches on the left edge of the first square and then refers to Figure 1. Figure 1 shows the pick up on the right edge. Can you provide clarification?

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 1 month ago
    • * nuttycreations says:

      I don’t have a copy of the magazine handy, but I did look at my original pattern, and the figures there are correct. What you want to do is position that first square so that the remaining stitch is at the upper left corner, with the cast on edge down the right side and along the bottom. Then pick up stitches along that left edge from the remaining stitch down to the cast on edge. When you start a new row, you will cast on stitches, then pick up along the top edge of the first square.

      | Reply Posted 6 years, 1 month ago

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