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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Spirit of the Lake shawl was inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s poem, “Mist.” The shawl’s construction is simple: it begins at the tip and is knitted to the upper edge. Increases occur on each end of every right side row so that the stitch pattern flows organically from tip to top without interruption. Because the shaw...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by John Donne’s poem, “The Primrose”, these dainty gloves will ward off Winter’s chill with fond hopes of Spring and true love. The gloves begin with a very feminine pleated cuff that is both easy to make and elegant in appearance. The palm of the glove features an asymmetrical thumb gusset for a contoured fit. I chose a yarn with tonal...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The Watermelon Patch blanket is comprised of individual squares. Each square is knitted in the round on circular needles, with miters at four corners decreasing to the center. Since each square is sewn together, there’s a bit of seaming, but this gives you a chance to choose the placement of your squares according to color. The blanket is ...
Knitting: Necktie
A quick knit for your sweetheart (or yourself),this retro necktie takes advantage of the tapering effect created by chevron stitch. The necktie is worked in two separate sections for symmetry, then joined at the back of the neck with 3-needle bind-off. Decreases flow organically within the pattern so that the necktie fits nicely under a button-d...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
We were apple-picking when I shot the photo of these fingerless gloves, and I just couldn’t resist the name. The vines are embossed, so they stand out in high relief, and the occasional eyelet on the leaves provides further contrast. An asymmetrical thumb gusset provides a contoured fit. Turn the glove inside out, and you have an entirely differ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret makes the most of the striping-effect yarn. Using a variation of the scroll stitch,the fabric appears to gently undulate like the petals of a flower, through strategic yarnover increases and decreases.
Knitting: Scarf, Beret, Tam
Looking to warm up? How about some Hot Scotch? This hat and scarf set will knit up quickly in a bulky alpaca that is sinfully soft, giving the modified beret a beautiful drape. A fair-isle band gives the hat posture: it drapes rather than slouches. The bands are easy two-color stranded knitting, a great introduction to the art of fair isle knitt...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I can just picture a grown-up Anne of Green Gables in a sunlit meadow in autumn, wearing these gloves while reading a book. Like my favorite heroine, these fingerless gloves are bold and feminine.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This is true yarn candy to make for a special little one! I created my Tutti Frutti with a softly textural cotton blend yarn, but the pattern is very adaptable. Try it out in a smooth yarn or even a boucle for a different effect that is equally appealing. Just make sure that you make up gauge, especially for the hat.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
It doesn’t have to be hard to be different! That’s how I feel about the Evergreen Cocktail Hat. A very quick knit that can be completed in an evening, this hat relies on cleverly hidden shaping for its effortless look. Best of all, it takes just one skein of a chunky weight yarn! Make several in different colors to have ready for las...
Knitting: Tee
An inspired riff on the traditional madras plaid, I created this classic top with a hand-dyed rayon yarn for exquisite colors and fabulous drape. Garter stitch stripes add a subtle touch of pizzazz without gaudiness, and extended sizing makes this a winner for everyone.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is something easy and special for your little angel. The fingering weight yarn creates a lightweight hat that will keep head and toes warm but not too warm as winter transitions to spring. Easy stockinette stitch makes it a quick knit. Instead of topping the hat with a mundane pompom, an i-cord tassel adds flair. The same i-cord secures the...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I call this hat Blue Lightning, because it’s so fast to make! Sized for newborn through adults, your fingers will be moving at the speed of light. This hat makes a great quick baby shower gift, or you can make one for baby and one for Mommy.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Looking out my window onto a world blanketed in white, I crave…color! Satisfy your need to add some color to your world with this quickly knit hat. Deep ribbing enables one size to fit most securely. For fun, instructions include a pompom, but garnish your Hollyberry Cocktail any way you want!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a perfect baby shower gift, so fast and easy to make! Construction is simple, yet unique: a long strip is sewn together to form a circle and stitches are picked up from one side of the strip and knitted in the round to form the hat. For the booties, make a similar strip and pick up stitches, but work back and forth, then seam up the back.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Where I live in Virginia, crocuses have started to emerge from their wintry blankets of soil, a sure sign that spring is finally on its way.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lace shawl was inspired by old copper filigree. Focus on the construction of the lace pattern itself, and don’t worry about a knitted-on edging; the shawl needs no additional embellishment.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves are really fun to knit! The reversible cable looks great worn either right side showing or inside out, and it’s so easy to do, you’ll feel like you’re a superhero knitter. So activate your Wonder Twin powers and enjoy!
Knitting: Scarf
Have a couple of skeins of fun yarn but not sure what to do with it? Try a Margarita!
Knitting: Belt
Go west with this cabled belt slung around your hips! This is a great project for knitters looking to try out a more complex cable by itself without all shaping that accompanies a cabled sweater or other garment.
Knitting: Tee
Create the perfect storm with this easy to make tee. Knit all the round, there’s no finishing work--just weave in the ends and it’s ready to wear! This is a great pattern for first-time sweater knitters.
Knitting: Scarf, Hats - Other
Knit up a hat and scarf set that has universal appeal. The scarf pattern is constructed lengthwise for vertical knit and purl stripes that are designed to flatter, looking as good on the reverse side as they do on the right side. The stripe pattern band is repeated on the hat, which is also reversible. Both patterns are included in the pdf downl...
Knitting: Scarf
Want to give him a scarf he’ll actually wear? Make him a Scotch and Soda scarf, a single malt scarf with cabled bubbles!
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This is a great fun eco-friendly bag, knit in 100% corn yarn! Knit it in easy garter stitch, alternating size 13 (9 mm) and size 6 (4 mm) needles to create a lacy look without the effort of lace. We made ours in stripes for maximum impact, but it would look great in one color, too!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock reminds me of amber Linsmore scotch, tinged with a hint of smokiness. The Linsmore cable is much easier than it looks. After a repeat or two, you will have it memorized. I placed the cable on the front and the back of the sock, so the sock looks good both coming and going. Even with two cables, the sock is thin enough that I can still ...
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Looking for a market bag pattern that’s a little different? A little bubbly? A whole lot of fun? Then you’ll love this polka dot market bag.
Knitting: Booties, Beanie, Toque
Bring baby home from the hospital in this delicious hat and bootie set. Butterscotch Morsel is knit in soothing Luscious cotton and the most luxurious plush yarn available. From the little i-cord pompom on top of the hat, to the delicately turned heel on the teeny bootie socks, thoughtful details make Butterscotch Morsel the perfect baby shower ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This reversible kitchen set is a wonderful wedding or bridal shower gift--as fun to make as it is to give! The recipient will love having a matching set: dishcloth, dishtowel, double-thick oven mitt and skillet handle cover.
Crochet: Belt
Create a chain reaction when you make this crocheted, felted belt for yourself. A great project for a new crocheter, add each “link” onto your belt as you go until you have reached your desired length, then toss in the wash to felt. We used Tilli Tomas Flurries, which is embellished with beads and adds a couture touch.
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Beanie, Toque
Sweets for the sweet! This little hat and sock set makes the most of a fiber with beautiful drape. The “frosting layers” are picot hems that are knitted right on to each other, so finishing is minimal. The socks feature a turned hem with a ribbed cuff so that the socks fit snugly. For convenience and precision, pattern sizes are list...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This corset-style camisole is knit entirely in the round; the only seaming you’ll have to do is sewing the straps to the back! Ribbing along sides and back creates a form-fitting shape as a gently increasing stockinette stitch panel in the front sculpts the bustline without changing stitch count. Add some flirty fringe to the bottom and ge...
Crochet: Purse
You don’t have to be an expert crocheter to make this little Jackie-O style bag! Single crochet and a hand-dyed yarn will do all the work for you. Add a 7” zipper to close the opening and step out in style!
Knitting: Onesies
Cute little baby onesie in machine washable 100% corn! Sized 0-12 months
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This is a really fun, portable project. Knit the inside of the square first in a bright, cheerful color, then pick up and knit stitches around the edges, just as you would knit a log cabin square, to “frame” it. Sew the squares together and it’s ready for baby!
Knitting: Purse
The hexagon shape of this purse looks great in a variety of yarn weights and textures, even felting. A modular technique makes it easy to knit and portable, adding on as you go. A foldover flap that closes with an i-cord button, and a gusset that does double duty as a strap add practicality, so you can actually use this purse.
Knitting: Scarf
Great summer scarf if you make it in a nice silk or bamboo yarn.
Knitting: Necktie
Does he really need another scarf? Instead, make him an easy necktie with hand-knitted retro flair. Use a silk yarn for understated elegance that’s just right for the office.
Crochet: Purse
This purse is a great introduction to the art of felted crochet. Worked entirely in single crochet, the purse features a circular front and back connected by a gusset that does double-duty as a shoulder strap. I chose to crochet my project in two solid colors, but imagine the possibilities. Hand-painted yarn, self-striping yarn…the skyR...