Andrea Hilton

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shifting dunes is a crescent shaped shawl that starts off by casting on twelve stitches. The stitch pattern creates a textured landscape that reminds me of the sand dune ecosystem near my home in Humboldt County, California. The dunes never look quite the same two days in a row.
Knitting: Poncho
This simple, easy poncho is a quick knit and fun, too. Worked with superwash worsted weight, this poncho works up in a jiffy.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stunning crescent shawl begins with just three stitches using a garter tab cast on at the top. The pattern uses two strands of lace weight yarn held together, one of which has sequins for a subtle shimmer. This little white shawl if the knit world’s version of the little black dress.
Knitting: Cowl
The Bayland Cowl is knit in a rustic worsted (Independence by SpinCycle Yarns) in the Rusted Rainbow colorway. The occasional slipped stitches break up this self striping colorway to blend color and texture.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stunning crescent shawl begins with just three stitches using a garter tab cast on at the top. With time, waves of sunlight emerge on one end. A little later, little stars emerge on the other end. The center is balanced with stockinette, and the edging is garter (no rolling or folding).
Knitting: Cowl
The Garden Party cowl is knit in a rustic fingering speckled wool dyed by Knitley Road in her cheerful Garden Party colorway. The speckles definitely hearken to the garden. Splashes of color everywhere!
Knitting: Cowl
The Pansyland Cowl is knit in the round with worsted weight yarn. Development of this pattern was a collaboration with the talented indie dyer Allison Barnes. The cowl shape is essentially a tall tube with an optional shaped neckline that is slightly tapered to be a bit taller in the back.
Knitting: Bonnet, Stocking
This pattern has been reviewed by a qualified, independent technical editor and is available in two sizes (0-6 months and 6-12 months).
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor. The Stormland pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. The pattern also includes a diagram to clearly show how the poncho should be folded, seamed, and finished. Measurements are provided in both English and metric units. The patt...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This flexible pattern is written for two different yarn weights (DK and Sport) and gauges. Instructions for both gauges result in shawls with similar dimensions. The shawl features a garter edge with a stockinette center and is shaped with short rows. The pattern was developed using both handspun DK weight yarn and Madelinetosh Pashmina (Sport ...
Knitting: Poncho
This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor and test knit by a cadre of enthusiastic knitters. The Stoneland pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. The pattern also includes a diagram to clearly show how the poncho should be folded, seamed, and finished. Measurements are p...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor. The Trintara pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. Measurements are provided in both English and metric units.
Knitting: Cowl
The Linto Creek cowl is knit in the round on circular needles using a simple mock cable stitch pattern. There is no actual cabling! Just knit and purl.
Knitting: Cowl
Metamorphosis blends a simple lace motif with textured knit and purl stitches to shift one stitch pattern into another. This cowl is knit in the round without seaming. Easy peasy! This piece is long enough to loop twice for a lightweight, cozy accessory.
Knitting: Hair accessories, Headband
While this pattern can be purchased for $3.00 on Ravelry, I offer it for FREE to all of my subscribes at www.thisknittedlife.com. Once you subscribe via email (it’s so easy to do!), you will automatically receive a copy of the pattern at no charge. I do not share your email. Aside from receiving regular blog posts two or three times each week, ...
Knitting: Scarf
Tulipland is the perfect spring and summer scarf. Light and lacy. Tulipland is the perfect pop of color for a cool morning or dewy evening during these bright days.
Knitting: Stocking
This hat has it all. Simple. Fun. Stylish. Just different enough to be exciting.
Knitting: Stocking
Samoa is a clean, stylish hat featuring an I-cord cast on for a finished, tidy brim. Step by step instructions are provided if you are new to I-cord cast-ons. There is a free instruction video for working the I-cord cast-on on YouTube here.
Knitting: Cowl
Updated Pattern
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This crescent shawl is knitted top-down by casting on six stitches. Edges are cleanly finished as knitting progresses with a slip stitch edge. The upper portion of the shawl is stockinette, contrasted by a lace vine motif that follows. The bottom edge of the shawl has a simple pattern to create a gentle wave.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A note about this update: This pattern was first published in 2014. I noticed some of the final shawls were coming out less crescent than desired and more triangular, which was not my intention as a designer. While much of this likely had to do with yarn substitutions and blocking, I have updated the pattern math to result in a perfectly cresce...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The simple lacework pattern on the front of this fingerless glove contrasts with the understated stockinette stitch on the backside of the glove to create a classy accessory that knits up quickly.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Quince fingerless gloves have a simple undulating pattern that remind me of windblown waves in sand dunes. This pattern is a quick knit with just 24 rows per glove/mitt. Each glove is knit flat and seamed using the mattress stitch. (If you are new to the mattress stitch, it is super easy and quick. There are fabulous tutorials readily available...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Coon Creek Fingerless Gloves/Mitts feature an elegant curved cuff on the fingerward edge. The top side is textured with a easy-to-knit lace-style pattern of yarn overs and stitches knitted together.The bottom side is a sleek stockinette stitch, offering a clean contrast to the detailing on the top side.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical triangle-shaped shawlette falls somewhere between a scarf and a shawl. It can wrap gracefully around your neck or drape with ease across your shoulders. The pattern is very simple and easy— classy and not overdone. I needed to develop a simple pattern that I could knit while my newborn napped without risking losing track of a ...