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Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by a long, narrow triangular scarf that I wear a lot, this reversible scarf is light and drapey. It begins with a reversible 8-stitch cable bordered on each side by a single k1, p1 rib. This cable is increased to 20 stitches, then splits into two mirrored cables that provide a stable frame for the not-too-lacy interior, which increases ...
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is my answer to a sweater design that’s interesting to knit but not too fancy for males (like my goat-herder son) who prefer “plain” sweaters.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
To adjust for a longer or shorter foot, work more or fewer rounds before beginning the toe decreases.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This scoop-neck linen tank features a subtle stitch pattern, an empire silhouette, and rolled edges. A purl ridge marks the empire band. Stitches are later picked up along this purl ridge to form a rolled edge that matches the hem, neck, and armbands.
Knitting: Pullover
Designed for girls ranging from 3 to 7 years old, this simple sportweight pullover features hearts across the yoke and an X’s and O’s (kisses and hugs) pattern along the hem and cuffs.
Knitting: Skirt
Worked in a fingering weight wool yarn at 7.5 stitches/inch, this skirt has a firm but lightweight fabric. It’s designed to have about 1” (2.5 cm) negative ease around the waist and hips for a slimming fit. Four darts shape the upper hips, then purl stitches are added between stockinette-stitch “pleats” to provide flare f...
Knitting: Cardigan
Warm and sporty, this zip-front jacket follows the general instructions for a saddle-shoulder cardigan in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, but it’s been tweaked to accommodate a gauge of 6.25 stitches/inch and a 4-stitch pattern multiple. A fold-over collar is added to the crewneck shaping, and attached I-cord is worked...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When one of my sons decided that he wanted a pair of handknitted socks, I designed this “manly” pair (but I like them enough to wear myself).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ever since Nancy Bush introduced me to Estonian lace patterns, I’ve been enamored with nupp (rhymes with soup) stitches that make low-relief bobbles. For this triangular shawl, I chose a traditional Estonian leaf pattern (from Haapsalu rätt, which translates to “The Haapsalu Scarf” by Siiri Reimann and Aime Edasi) that features single nupps with...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks that I designed for the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits continue to be popular (more than 1,200 pairs have been posted on Ravelry). Three variations were shown in the magazine and two more could be found on the Interweave website. Here are five more adorable designs based on the same short-row heel and to...
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl as I anticipated a vacation in the
Knitting: Cardigan
Tight ruffles across the bodice, cuffs and hemline, add girly sweetness to this little cardigan. A provisional method is used to cast on stitches for the body, which is knitted in one piece (including the button and buttonhole bands) to the armholes, then the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are knitted from th...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked on a foundation of knit-1-purl-3 ribbing, this unisex hat is surprisingly easy to knit. The smocking pattern is worked by wrapping the working yarn around 2 knit stitches and the purl stitches between them at regular intervals. To create diamonds, the wrapped stitches are offset every other row. To shape the top, purl stitches are decreas...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Slouchy, rugged, and warm, these chunky mitts feature a bold diamond cable motif along the back of the hand and k3, p1 rib along the palm. To encourage the cuffs to slouch, the first few inches are worked with one size larger needle. If you prefer shorter mitts that can be completed with a single skein of yarn, begin with Row 15 of the chart ins...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Reminiscent of Bellflowers (Campanula), the simple 8-stitch
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf gives the illusion of intertwining cables, but it is actually worked in a seven-stitch lace pattern that repeats every six rows. For simplicity, each seven-stitch multiple ends with a purl stitch so it’s easy to catch mistakes. The scarf begins and ends with a small point pattern and each edge is bordered with a simple combination of ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
In response to readers asking for a toe-up sock that looks like a “normal” top-down sock, I experimented with heel flap methods described by Chrissy Gardiner (Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting into Shape), Wendy Johnson (Socks from the Toe Up), and Melissa Morgan-Oakes (Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks). The method I eventuall...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
A round three-ply yarn composed of wool and silk (for strength),
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The pattern in these socks reminds me of buds on trees and tender daffodil and tulip shoots peeking out of the ground. Meybe it’s been a long winter and I have an overactive imagination. The socks are knitted from the cuff to the toe so that the pattern stitch forms decorative scallops at the tops of the cuffs. The upper leg is worked on n...