Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This pattern was designed as an exclusive giveaway for the Chicago Yarn Crawl, but when Cascade Yarns put it on their facebook page, I received such a positive response that I decided to list it early. The garment is made to be an easy, lofty rib to provide for a lot of different body types and sizes. It looks good alone or with a collared shirt...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
In the Victorian Era, a woman who cheated on her husband was called “fallen,” or damaged goods. This pattern is a cheat on Victorian Lace…I do not knit forty feet of border to sew on later, so it’s Victorian-inspired, but not even close to authentic. The lace pattern is not too terribly challenging, but you will want to u...
Knitting: Scarf
I designed this scarf after a pretty facade on the side of a building on Grand Avenue in Chicago. It’s a good unisex scarf pattern, and the yarn is the softest in all the land, in my opinion. The pattern is reversible, the cables show on both sides, and there is both a chart and written instructions so it should be easy for almost anyone t...
Knitting: Cowl
After spending a year and making fourteen scarves for my subscribers’ Scarf of the Month Club, I went to Seattle and forgot to pack a single scarf. This is what I made while walking around Seattle…I wanted a simple stitch pattern that would show off not only the beautiful Rasta yarn, but the stupidly-cute buttons I found at the yarn ...
Knitting: Scarf
I am a wosted-weight knitter. There is no denying it when you look at this scarf. This is a good way to get rid of your extra little balls of yarn after projects, show a little history with your knitting, and make a scarf that matches absolutely everything! Or nothing. This is easy enough for a beginning knitter; the techniques needed can be pic...
Knitting: Scarf
Gold and diamonds. This scarf screams money. However, you don’t have to be a rich girl to knit it OR wear it! I love keyhole scarves but it bugs me that there is only one option for a keyhole. I designed this scarf to be versatile…you can loop the ends through each other at about every eight inches or so. Plus, it’s light as a ...
Knitting: Scarf
This is a throw-over-your-shoulders scarf which incorporates short rows, so it sits on your shoulders more nicely. The pattern is fairly simple, since the scarf is the same on both sides, and once you get the hang of it, you won’t need to look at the paper copy for the repeats! I named this after a friend, who was crowned Lilac Princess in...
Knitting: Scarf
Meet Tiffany. She’s gorgeous. And she is simple…if you can knit and purl, you can do it. I was looking for a way to show off handpainted yarn, and nothing quite beats linen stitch for that. The only problem is that miles of linen stitch takes away from the color changes, so I changed it up a bit.
Knitting: Scarf
A tie in Rugby is called a “draw.” Rugby scarves are about the classiest trenchcoat accessory since brass buttons, but they can be snoozers to knit. This one has two personalities; which side will you be showing today? It is an easy enough knit for a newer knitter, and the finished product will most likely make your spouse fall in lo...
Knitting: Scarf
I designed this scarf to be an urban French-girl accessory; nothing makes you feel more feminine than having a glorious, lighter-than-air lacy scarf dangling effortlessly over your chic wardrobe. This scarf is easy enough for newer knitters, and to beginners, this pattern is way easier than it looks. Oh, and it only takes two balls of this yarn,...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The El in Chicago inspired me to make a cowl-like scarf that was less fiddly than the traditional cowl. Plus, Kauni is just fabulous when it comes to colorways…you can use any or all of them. This is a quick knit and a beginner can do it…probably a good third project or so. The good news, though, is that there is not a single purl in...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Lilies of the Valley are delicate, symmetrical, and add great accents to a bouquet. This scarf will do the same for your wardrobe, and it weighs almost nothing. The lace is a bit challenging, but after practicing a couple of shapings on the purl side of your practice yarn, you’ll be fine…please contact me if you have any questions wh...
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern was designed to honor one of the greatest childhood toys of all time, while still being stylish enough for a grownup. It’s knit on larger needles so it’s quick, and the wool will keep your neck extra cozy in the last few weeks of winter! The colorwork is fiddly at first, but it gets easier and is nothing to be fearedR...
Knitting: Scarf
The keystone is the crucial piece that holds the arch together…it is the keystone which inspired this scarf pattern. This easy pattern is good for beginner to intermediate knitters, and is good practice for many basic knitting elements. The yarn used has been discontinued, but any aran-weight yarn that blocks well (because of the stockinet...
Knitting: Scarf
If entrelac makes you nervous, then this is a good pattern to practice…it has all of the elements needed to become a proficient entrelac knitter. Plus, the pattern looks great from both sides! I designed this scarf for my real estate agent, who actually deserves something more like an exotic Estonian lace bedspread, but she asked for a sca...
Knitting: Scarf
If you get bored of knitting scarves by the second or third foot, then this one is for you. I am a vegetarian, the color of the yarn is called lettuce, and it’s knitted from side to side. Hence, the Side Salad! This scarf is a great intro to cables, both sides look pretty, and Malabrigo merino worsted is just heavenly yarn. Plus, you’...
Knitting: Headband
This easy headband incorporates a couple of techniques above and beyond knit and purl, but nothing a newer knitter can’t handle. I wanted something simple and quick to make out of this fabulous ball of Noro King I bought in Texas. Not only did it surpass my expectations, but I had enough leftover yarn to make a second thick one AND a thin ...
Knitting: Stocking, Hats - Other
This pattern is good for a newer knitter who wants to try new techniques (cables, slips, twisted) only a few rows at a time. The size changes are subtle, as they only require different needle sizes instead of different stitch counts. It is knitted in the round and in one piece, so unless you need a second skein (you will if you knit it on size 1...
Knitting: Scarf
This easy to intermediate pattern is for all of your friends who say they do not like plain scarves, but they also never wear very busy scarves, either. The edging is single and double crochet; I did not crochet until I practices on about thirty yards of yarn right before designing this scarf! It really is that easy to do, once you get the hang ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
If you can knit, purl, and count, you can make this blanket. If you can knit, purl, and use markers to count for you, you can STILL make this blanket! It’s that easy! I designed this blanket in honor of my friend Mark, who was over the moon with excitement when he found out his wife was having a little girl. The pattern, of course, is unis...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This is a fun, easy pattern for two reasons: big needles, and you get to drop stitches on purpose without needing a crochet hook to pick the pesky suckers back up! It was designed for my mom’s best friend, who was undergoing cancer treatments and wanted something to warm her up quickly, it had to “not look itchy,” and it had to...