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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the Spring of 2012, I was fortunate enough to travel to Tofino to teach a weekend workshop on shapings for shawls. As often happens while teaching, I hit upon a few more ideas. This one, I couldn’t resist casting on immediately.
Knitting: Vest
uses up some of that subtly hand-painted sock yard I’d been hoarding. I had a few requirements in mind; it must use one to two 100g skeins for all sizes, it must be something wearable, and it must be fun to knit.
Knitting: Throw
Noro Kureyon - literally “Crayon” in Japanese - is just bursting with color. I can’t help but collect the little 50g skeins whenever I run into one I love, or simply when I’m having a bad day.
Knitting: Vest
NOTE: Yarn is held double throughout. If substituting a sport-weight yarn, you only need half the yardage - 450 to 790 yards.
Knitting: Cardigan
Sometimes, sleek and tailored just doesn’t cut it.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Autumn is, without question, my favorite season here in Ontario. The landscape is painted brilliantly in shades of pine, flame orange, and maple red. And even a simple drive in the country has me gasping a little from all the beauty.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Spice up any outfit with a side-dish of Italian-inspired color. The Contorno wrap uses three unique colorways of handpainted yarn to create instant drama and flair.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lately, I’ve been playing around with different ways of shaping a shawl, intending to create a more flexible kind of shape that still can highlight a lace edging.
Knitting: Cardigan
Can I admit that this cardigan sprang, as if fully formed, from a heart-felt wish to find myself in the middle of one of those midwestern summer nights? It may sound overly romantic, but the design came from the idea of needing only a light layer, enjoying a candlelit picnic, and an hour or two of music.
Knitting: Cardigan
I’ve always wanted to knit a cardigan like this. Cozy and warm, but elegant and modern, with just enough fair isle to make it pretty without being overly complex.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
NOTE: Pattern instructions are provided for both Fingering Weight and Worsted Weight versions.
Knitting: Mittens
Making the most of a wild colourway of self-striping yarn, the Fletcher Mitts are worked in garter stitch chevrons for a fun and funky look. The yarn is worked from two skeins to provide the contrasting rows.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Tote
For this felted bag, I wanted to create a structured base for highlighting a two-coloured houndstooth fair isle pattern.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
When my best and oldest friend was getting near to delivering her first child, I went through a fit of startitis. I had more ideas for this special baby than I could possibly have time to knit, and sadly, none of them were good or special enough.
Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by artist Piet Mondrian’s “Broadway
Knitting: Vest
The Cloud Chaser vest is a design I’ve been dreaming of for years. Delicately cabled. Dramatically draped.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
For the past few years, I’ve been inspired and obsessed by the concept of modular squares, knit from the outside in. Until this pattern, I’d never found a practical way to use this motif on a sock.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Summer nights in Canada are treasured after a long winter or wet (or snowy) Spring. Patios are full with happy diners, even on cool nights where it’s necessary to bundle up a little. It’s the power of wishful weather, the same impulse that causes us to shed our winter coats on the first sunny day above zero.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Can I admit that this pattern came to be half from an idea I had in the shower and half from a dare? I woke up on a Friday with this shawl idea in my head. Worked in two triangles knit together, it would showcase busy handpainted sock yarn, of which my yarn stash overfloweth.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Until May 31, all Creekside and Slow Curve patterns sold will be doubled and donated to my friend Danielle’s AIDS ride in June.
Knitting: Pullover
Designed from the shoulders down in one piece, the Yoho pullover features surprisingly easy cabled sections. While drop shoulders can sometimes feel boxy and bulky, adding a saddle shoulder allows sleeves to fit and flatter both girls and guys.
Knitting: Mittens
I love the snow, but I hate cold hands. These mittens are ultra warm and ultra stylish. Worked in a chunky wool, the arrowhead cable pattern makes a deliciously dense fabric, sure to warm the coldest fingertips.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A fun lacy pattern for a heavier sock knit with DK weight yarn. Worked from the top down, this pattern features a sturdy heel and two row lace that’s a snap to memorize.
Crochet: Earflap Hat
This super warm hat pattern makes the most of a funky crochet stitch. Worked in three colors with optional ear flaps, it’s cool and cozy on the chilliest winter days.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit on the loose side, this oversized turtleneck feels slouchy and comfortable without sacrificing an ounce of style. Worked from the neck down in one piece, it’s a fun and fast knit with few finishing details required.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Like many knitters, my stash is full of single skeins; either leftovers from beloved projects or 100g here and there that I couldn’t resist.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pair of cute socks are knit from the top down in an easy zig zag lace pattern. With an “eye of partridge” heel, the stitch pattern showcases handpainted yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Like many knitters, my stash overflows with handpainted sock yarn, usually in 100g skeins. If I knit only socks, I would have yarn to last for several years. Instead, I wanted to design a simply addictive shoulder shawl pattern. One that would be easy enough for knitting on my commute to work, but interesting enough to keep me motivated through ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Until May 31, all Creekside and Slow Curve patterns sold will be doubled and donated to my friend Danielle’s AIDS ride in June.
Knitting: Cardigan
Shortly after Mr. Greenjeans appeared in Knitty back in the fall of 2007, I knew that I wanted to design a version for girls too. Et voila, merely two years later… ahem.
Knitting: Vest
This lightweight city-friendly vest is the perfect weight for all-seasons layering. Ideal over a tee or even layered with a long sleeved dress shirt for a polished and classic work look.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The challenge with handpainted yarns can often be finding a way to use the dramatic colour changes to the design’s advantage, rather than picking a design that can be easily obscured. For this pattern, I designed a toe-up sock that uses simple chevrons of knit and purl. It’s simple enough to stand up to busy colours, but far from plain and borin...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This time of the year, when winter here in Calgary is about to be at it’s worst, I usually begin craving that far-off prettiness of the first few days of spring. These socks were inspired on a -30C day during which I spent far too much time dreaming of soft spring grass beneath bare feet.
Knitting: Cardigan
Periodic purl bumps add textural interest, and highlight the diagonal front panels. This jacket is incredibly versatile. Wear it open and swingy, or cross over your middle and fasten with a shawl pin or button.
Knitting: Cowl
Need an elegant gift-knit that just takes a few hours but makes a big impact? This gently shaped cowl features a 2 row stitch pattern that looks impressive but works up in a snap. Wear it “au natural” for a scruncy and casual look, or wet block the lace to open up and lie flat; the choice is yours. I designed this pattern to make the most of one...
Knitting: Scarf
This ultra-femme scarf provides a great accent to those dark winter coats. When wrapped once around the neck and tied, both sets of ruffles cascade at the front. Or, fold in half and pull through the ruffled ends.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian-style! Whip up a cute pair of these extra-long fingerless mittens with plenty of time left to wear them this fall.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I grew up in the far western suburbs of Chicago, in a (once) little town surrounded by trees. Behind our house was a small patch of forest. It was, at the same time, my playground, my summer home, and the source of many nightmares. Most magical to me, I discovered that when the leaves fell from the trees, I could suddenly see right through to th...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
This cute bucket-style hat can be embellished with a large button, as shown, or left plain for a simple style.
Knitting: Mittens
Have you left all your holiday knitting until the last minute? Whip up a pair of these super-fast, super-warm mittens with enough time left to start another project for yourself!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Gloves
Ah, the glove. A much misunderstood knitter’s staple. Too fussy to knit! Too hard! Too uncomfortable! To this, I say pshaw. Gloves are lovely fun. And, when worked in a smooshy aran-weight yarn, knit up quicker than you might think. Plus, there’s a great joy in knitting a glove that fits your hand exactly.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Purse
This little bag is just big enough for your essentials, but small enough to knit up over and evening or two. The perfect introduction to felting, it also teaches you several handy techniques, including attached iCord, for a professional finish.