I once had a cheese steak sandwich with my future husband in a little town called Talkeetna, Alaska. He claimed it was the best he ever had. That should explain these pictures.


talkeetna day



Okay, so the pictures have nothing to do with cheese steak sandwiches, but this new pattern that I designed is called Talkeetna, named after the town where I once had a cheese steak sandwich with my future husband.

The pattern is available for FREE because it has been published in the online magazine for kids, Petite Purls!

Get the Pattern: Talkeetna
See my pattern page for Talkeetna here.
To fit: Children from 2-8 years.
Yarn: Lanaloft Sports Weight. If you knit both hat and mittens, you’ll need two balls of each color. For just the hat OR just the mittens, one ball of each color is sufficient.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25mm) or 4 (3.5 mm) depending on desired finished size.

For all the very important details, and the pattern itself, please see the Talkeetna Pattern at Petite Purls!

I would also like you to take special note of the prolific pompoms in this design. The eagle eyed among you will count five, yes five, pompoms. I’m telling you, if I could have fit more on, I would have.


This is the first time a pattern of mine has been published by someone other than me, and I’m so very excited. There are some amazing designs for kids in the issue! I love them all! Some of my faves are the Cheery Scrap Cap by Kate Oates, Little Red by Aine Mahon, and the sophisticated Chanelette by Stephanie Voyer.

12 thoughts on “talkeetna

  1. I love this pattern. The model is pretty darn adorable too. We got your Christmas card a couple days ago. You Powerses produce some powerf’ly cute little ones. Would like your address now pleeeeese.

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