Alice Twain

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Knitting: Tee
Knitted circularly from the bottom-up, this tee sports garter borders, an interesting shoulder shaping based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s hybrid construction. The stripe pattern on the yoke enhance the attractive shoulder shaping. Make sure you bind off loosely the neck stitches, though: cotton is not elastic!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ram Pam Pam è una canzone composta nel 1933 da Alfredo De Vita e cantata in italiano da Milly (Carla Mignone) e in francese da Josephine Baker. Il suo veloce ritmo di fox trot è perfetto per questa sciarpa veloce e piuttosto divertente da realizzare per cui occorre un solo gomitolo di Milly di Borgo de’ Pazzi. Una volta memorizzato, il motivo è...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitted in the round from the cuff down on DPNs. The front of the sock is highlighted by a decorative pattern (worked on 4 rounds) that ends in a point on the foot, reminding a long and pointed agave leaf. The socks sports Dutch heel and French toe, which makes them quite easy to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
Good extravirgin olive oil is smooth, delicate, but rich in character, just like this sweater with its unusual construction, its simple, textured stitch, its wide and long sleeves. Besides, both Spain (for the yarn) and Italy (for me) are homes to great extravirgin olive oils. Merino-lino is a blend of merino wool and flax, which gives it a fan...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pullover
Cerchi nell’acqua (water rings) is a top down sweater with modified drop shoulder. While top down construction is usually associated with raglan sweaters, it is fairly easy to built any type of sweater with this method. Drop shoulders and modified drop shoulders are created by casting on first the back and front sections and knitting downwards ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A little top down tam with a twist or two. The crown is knitted flat with double increases and decreases that create an heptagon highlighted by purled rows. Once you reach the full width of the hat, you can join in the round and knit in stockinette stitch in the round. This makes easier to work the crown as you will not need to fiddle with DPNs...
Knitting: Vest
This top down vest is worked with modified raglan increases. It has a deep square neckline with ribs that extend down to form a cabled pattern. Once the vest is finished, the stitches are picked around the armholes and the neckline to form the border. On the front neck, the stitches are knitted in such a manner as to extend the ribs that flow i...
Knitting: Cowl
Le Nuvole is now available in English at 3 euro. The Italian version is available on the magazine, which can be purchased from Canetta.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Indian rope man sees the times,
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This little scarf or shawl was knitted from an unnamed yarn found at a market stall. It can indeed be made with any fingering or sportweight yarn. It showcases best gradient yarns, but the pattern will work also on solids and variegated yarns.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Balliamo balliamo, la nera signora
Knitting: Scarf
Early spring bring a series of weather changes where I live. You can get a few days with warm and sunny weather, followed by a sires of rainy, gray and coldish (clammy I would say) days. This little scarf in plushy and warm brushed alpaca is just the thing for layering in such weather. Made with only one ball of the suggested yarn, it folds up ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Teeny tiny, knitted with just one ball of a precious tweedy cashmere blend, these handwarmers are just the thing if you want a little bit of warmth on your hands. The handwarmers knit very fast on double pointed needles (but you may want to use short circulars of magic loop) and are a perfect way to learn how knit small circular items (or cable...
Knitting: Pullover
Parkour is a sport derived from military obstacle course, transported into an urban setting. The athletes perform a series of runs, jumps, swings and other acrobatics in, on, and around buildings and street fixtures. This easy urban-looking hoodie is knitted with Amore Cotton, a thick and cozy recycled cotton that is prefect for year-round wear...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A pair of supereasy mitts knitted flat and seamed along the edge of the hand, Boxeur are perfect for the novice knitter: fast and easy to knit and requiring only the most basic techniques, these mittens promise fast gratifications. When wearing them I can’t help thinking of the boxe fighters bandaged hands.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Diamonds on the inside is a top down scarf that subverts the traditional heart-shaped shawl construction. The central increases are worked so that they create a wide triangle that contains the diamond lace pattern. At the two sides, increases worked on every row create wide wings that embrace the neck.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Four variations of a simple circular motif that decorate this hat create an effect which reminds of the light seen through the glass panels in an old lantern. Sheet glass has only been in production for a few centuries, before that the glass was always blown into circles that created characteristic motives.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat is knitted circularly from the bottom-up. The single size fits an average female or teen head. You will need two balls (one of each color) to knit the hat, but you will only need slightly more than half a ball of color B.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Trocta de Ruggiero was a medical practitioner and medical writer in the southern Italian town of Salerno during the XI century, famous for its university, one of the earliest medical schools in Europe. Three different medical treaties have been attributed to her or are derived from her previous works: De passionibus mulierum ante in et post par...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Bacan d’a corda marsa d’aegua e de sä
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Every year in winter thousand people die of exposure on the streets of our cities. This easy hat is a quick knit made available to all of those who wish to create a fast but cozy hat to donate to charities worldwide that provide warm accessories to those living on the streets.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This easy top down hat is one of the warmest toppers you will be able to knit on a 4 mm needle, and this is thanks to the supersoft, superfluffy yarn I used. This hat is a simple play on shape, color and technique that will keep you toasty through winter.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Natale a Milano (Christmas in Milan) is a bottom-up crescent shawlette. An easy lace border (with optional beads) is worked immediately after casting on. Subsequently, the rest of the shawl is worked in stockinette stitch with short rows and garter stitch. While working the short rows, just turn the work once you reach the prescribed stitch. In...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion, Placemat, Afghan block
Quadrell in Milanese dialect means tile or brick. This large square “tile” is easy to knit and is fit for beginners as well. It works up fast with a single ball of Spring Rainbow by Katia and US 9 (5,5 mm) needles. It allows to learn some very interesting techniques like Navajo knitting, which allows to treble a thin yarn to make a thicker one ...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
These notes refer to a baby shrug resulting from a set of modifications that I made to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket. The following instructions refer to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s original pattern and you will need to follow one of the various versions of it (all available at Schoolhouse Press, see “Bibliography”). This shortened Sur...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
A baby swing jacket to fit your newborn. This jacket is knitted nearly seamlessly and fully flat, so it can be easily knitted on either circulars and straight needles. A very simple stockinette pattern, enlivened with an easy textured patterned down the front and made more interesting with a couple o f hidden reverse stockinette side gussets th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Quick and easy, this shawlette can be easily whipped up with any fingering yarn. Measures are hugely adaptable and, as the border is knitted in an easy sideways pattern made up of just two rows, it can be added in any moment to the shawl, no stitch count issue. To create this shawlette I used a nameless wool and silk blend yarn bought from a ma...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chworktap is an easy sideways shawl: double increases on one side and single decreases on the opposite side create an elongated, curved shawl or scarf that can be worn in many ways. The shawl is completed with a border in contrasting colored garter stitch worked with a slightly different constructions. The stitches will be bound off in steps to...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is a rather roomy, plushy cocoon that will envelope you in the cold nights at home. It has been created with comfort in mind: a soft, very warm garment that is easy to wear around the house and decent enough to just pull on if you need to go out and pick the mail or go to the market. Not an elegant piece that you may want to wear ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired to the golden crosses created by the Lombard Goldsmiths, this cabled hat features a unique cable design. The Lombards started producing these golden crosses as they left behind their original pagan religion and moved on to Christianity. By they they had occupied most of Italy. The crosses substituted a number of styles of pagan amulets...
Knitting: Cowl
Opus reticulatum is knitted seamlessly in the round with a 24” (60 cm) long circular needle (you may also fit the knitting on a 16”/40 cm long). The top border is narrower due to using a slightly smaller needle and thanks to the ribbing. The lower border is knitted in a lacey rib that sits wider on the shoulders.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Messy Bun Hats are everywhere. A bit too much, even…
Knitting: Cardigan
Sleek and elegant, this top down cardigan uses an interesting increase technique that creates the illusion of slipped stitches. Real slipped stitches, instead, mark the decreases in the sleeves and the waist shaping in the back. The sleeve shaping, unusually, is mainly worked along the top of the sleeve by working a centered double decrease in ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Scarf
Straightforward and easy-peasy, the perfect scarf for the lace beginner or for a more experienced knitter looking for a mindless knit. The central column of lacey stitches is worked over and odd number of rows. As you knit you only need to memorize 7 easy and quite repetitive rows to produce the zig-zag effect, while indeed the motif always mov...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unusual hat’s shape is based on garter stitch, short rows and slipped stitches. The combination of these three elements creates a box-shaped, almost cubic hat with a fitting name. Superthick yarn gives the very fabric a sculptural consistency that, while retaining maximum elasticity and plush, keeps the hat in shape. The edges created by s...
Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Mittens
Plain stockinette mittens in three sizes, perfect for first time mitten knitters or as a template for adding stitches and patterns of the back of the hand to make them more interesting. The two mittens are identical and reversible, they can be worn on either the right or the left hand. In the smallest size the two balls required actually yield ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This top down beret, perfect for fall and spring, is knitted in supersoft recycled, ecologic wool Amore (or in lovely pure cotton Circe), whose natural volume enhances to the maximum the ribbing, the cables, the bobbles, and the leaves of the pattern. The result is a romantic and fresh design that can withstand the winter cold, but if knitted i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inscribed is a simple triangular scarf or asymmetric shawl fit for daring beginners. The techniques included in this pattern are the most basic, garter stitch, a single easy increase method and stripes.
Knitting: Vest
Il gilet “La città delle fabbriche” è ispirato a quelle colonne di fumo, croce e delizia della città. Le colonne di trecce di varia altezza si estendono dal bordo a coste (lavorato, come tutti gli altri bordi in colore contrastante) fino a quando desiderate. Il numero calante di trecce fa sì che il gilet sia più stretto in vita e più ampio atto...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A small stole that is quick and easy to knit and yet not boring at all, Fish Factor is the perfect introduction to lace for beginners of this technique, but it is also a fast and entertaining knit for more experienced knitters who are looking for the perfect TV knit, with a little bit of adventure but not so intricate that you have to devote al...
Knitting: Tee
La maglietta è lavorata top down: si avvia inizialmente la parte posteriore dello sprone, che viene lavorato a scendere fino alla tacca di scalfo; a questo punto vengono riprese le maglie dalle spalle per il davanti e, infine, tutte le maglie vengono messe sul ferro circolare per lavorare il busto, aggiungendo solo un po’ di sagomatura (opziona...
Knitting: Scarf
A scarf worked lengthwise, mainly in st st with a garter border on one edge and a simple but elegant lace stitch on the bottom edge. The ends of the scarf are sharply curved upwards with a combination of increases and short rows, which make the knitting mindless enought but not too boring.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was literally born of a walk in Milan. One day as I was circling the Sforza Castle I spotted a lady wearing a nice hat in which the ribs on the border were extended and curved around each other. It was an industrial piece, but it got my juices going. My version is cabled, the ribs are abosorbed into the cables that create a tent-like s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In my eyes, indisposed
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Stocking
Nato per un corso, questo cappellino può essere l’accessorio perfetto per imparare la tecnica stranded. Scegliete il vostro preferito tra i due motivi, quello più complesso da 25 maglie o quello più semplice da 5. Potete scegliere se lavorare i due colori tenendoli uno nella mano destra e l’altro nella sinistra (come faccio io, e come in questo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple, straightforward man’s beanie with a discreet Guernsey pattern, Lanecardate HandKnitting Lanacashmere, a rich blend of extrafine wool and cashmere, makes it superluxurious and extremely warm while also keeping it affordable. The yarn develops its potential in terms of softness and plush after a good wash with a delicate detergent.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are mainly meant as house socks, since the yarn does not have the sturdiness required to “walking” socks. Instead this yarn has a lot of softness and warmth, which makes these socks perfect for lounging on the sofa, watching TV, reading or knitting on those cold winter nights.
Knitting: Scarf
In the 1950’s right-winger but nevertheless hilarious Italian satirist Giovannino Guareschi used to portray communists sporting three nostrils, whence the Italian word “trinariciuto”. The border in this easy scarf has three large holes in each of the points, which make it resemble a nose with three nostrils. The border is placed on the longest ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Vest
Questo gilet è un indumento casual ma classico, perfetto sia con i jeans che con un paio di pantaloni eleganti con cui andare in ufficio.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A beanie with an hidden border which turns into a slouch.
Knitting: Cowl
An easy cowl that makes best use of an interestingly degradé yarn where the color gradient is provided by the use of two different wools spun together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A short, fat shawl with a large center lace panel. A thickish yarn and garter stitch make it quite warm.
Knitting: Scarf
Easy-peasy this superfast scarf is both warm and ecorative. Superchunky lace maximizes both warmth and speed of execution. Perfect for a first lace project.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Reginella is a top down beanie to which a simple Van Dyke border lends fun, imaginativeness and preciusness. The garter border, knitted perpenducularly to the hat, creates a series of points by means of yarn over and bind offs which turns the simple hat into a royal crown.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A top down tam with a rich lacey crown that resembles the Star Anise shape. The tam can be worn as a French beret or as a slouch. The yarn used is a 100% Italian wool from a small producer in the Abruzzo region. it0’s wonderfully soft and elastic, with a great stitch definition.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Un cappellino di rapida esecuzione in versione top down e totalmente senza cuciture. La spiegazione è fornita per una taglia media da donna o piccola da uomo, ma il cappello (rigorosamente unisex) è facilmente scalabile in molte diverse taglie cambiando la quantità dei giri di aumento.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Simplified top down construction that uses only one type of increase and one type of decrease throughout the pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
The simplest cowl, designed for the absolute beginners, is a speedway to learn the basic techniques of cast on, knit, purl, bind off, garter stitch and stockinette stitch. A bright pure wool yarn and a handful of sewn wooden beads for a closure make it fun to wear.
Knitting: Headband
An easy pattern to build your cabilng skills, a quick knit to work with a single ball of chunky precious yarn.
Knitting: Component (stitch, edge) - Other
Not a full pattern, rather the recipe and inspiration for working an usual breast shaping to better fit no ease or negative ease tops. The recipe is calculated based on the EPS, but it can be modified to fit seamed garmens. No attempt at making it into a top-down solution, though.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Un piccolo cappellino per le mezze stagioni facile da realizzare anche per i principianti.
Knitting: Cowl
Nachaqs are a type of cowls-hoods produced buy the Oomingmak cooperative (www.qiviut.com), owned by a group of nearly 300 Alaskan women who knit items like these out of precious quiviut yarn. The history and work of the Oomingmak cooperative is the subject of Donna Drunchunas’s Arctic Lace book, and that’s where I got the inspiration for the co...
Knitting: Cowl
A top-down unisex cowl decorated with a large cabled section on the front. The cowl reaches to just under the chin and flares out in the neck area to cover throat, neck and shoulders. Perfect when worn under a jacket or coat, it gives the illusion of wearing a whole rugged sweater when you actually only wear the neckpiece.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Easy and quick, a single ball of Pacos makes a whole warm and extremely soft man’s hat. The dropped stitch columns are easy and quite thrilling to make (you are allowed to a small shudder each time you drop a stitch column and watch it unravel), wear them in front or along the side of the hat. The two columns of stitches worked through the back...
Knitting: Stocking
In Italian only.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A vintage-styled cloche for a girl (or a woman with a small head and a taste for bold colors) in a warm cotton, perfect to keep out those nasty fall breezes. Katia Mali is a pure cotton with a very compact texture. Knitted at a relatively high gauge it yields a compact, warm texture that will keep your head warm. The bold coloring of the yearn ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Baktus-inspired little scarf with a feminine but sober bird’s eye border. This scarf is built in two identical halves, joined by grafting. The Baktus shape is achieved with a modified bird’s eye lace border, a beginners’ pattern of multiple yarn overs followed by bound off stitches. The scarf can be knitted in any yarn, 100 grams of fingering o...
Knitting: Scarf
This tiny summer shawlette, a kerchief actually, has the exact dimensions required to protect your neck from the cold blows of AC. The shawlette’s shape is due to the increases, worked on the same side of the work and on every row, RS or WS. The shown version has a Feather and Fan lace border from the Shetland tradition, which I modified.Its lo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Currently the pattern is available in italian only, English pattern soon to be released.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple unisex cowl with braided cables.
Knitting: Potholder
Pattern is in Italian only, from my book “Ai ferri corti”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Questo piccolo scialle fa parte del mio progetto Ai ferri corti. Per risolvere i dubbi tecnici e termionologici, reinvio quindi al libro stesso.
Knitting: Scarf
Questo modello per principianti fa parte di quelli he ho disegnato per il libro Ai ferri corti.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Handout for class taught at Amici Granievaghi, in Milan, now available in Italian and Eglish (both langauges on the same file).
Knitting: Booties, Bonnet
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stockinette shawl with decorative ruches only uses extremely simple tecniques and basic stitches: stockinette and garter stitch. Along with strategically placed easy increases they give form to a visually interesting accessory that is perfectly fit for a beginner.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This tam was born on a fall afternoon, while walking around the center of Milano and looking at shop windows. I had just finished knitting a scarf based on the Bayleaf lace stitch: a large embossed leaf with a central spine surrendered by yarn overs and ending in a tip shaped by paired decrases. And there I found the same stitch used to build t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally published in 1916, this pattern has reached the public domain.