eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

Collaboration between Karida Collins (Neighborhood Fiber Co.) and Ann Weaver (Weaverknits) began two years ago over a few drinks in Alexandria, VA. These two urban ladies share a love of rich, saturated color and clean, geometric design. Their friendship resulted in a monthly yarn and pattern club, which they expanded to create this book.

eBook : 6 patterns

CONTAINER SHIPS: PATTERNS INSPIRED BY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE, WORKING PORTS, AND SHIPBREAKING

eBook : 11 patterns

10 new patterns, one in two different versions, from Ann Weaver (weaverknits on Ravelry).

eBook : 5 patterns

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”

eBook : 5 patterns

Nor when expandingly lifted by your subject, can you fail to trace out great whales in the starry heavens …

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
EASTSIDE: Hard-edged lines and textures worked in four subtle spring colors from The Fibre Company
Knitting: Cowl
The first in a series of patterns designed to represent Penn North, my neighborhood in Baltimore, Traction Street uses a slipped-stitch pattern to create graffiti-inspired lines.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I first saw Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Crazy yarn, I thought of scrap quilts and rag rugs, particularly a rug that was in my grandparents’ cabin when I was young. This shawl translates that coziness into something modern and easy to wear.
Knitting: Pullover
Design #5 in the Container Ship Club.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl uses approximately 80 to to 85 yards of each of five colors.
Knitting: Cowl
Iodine, named for its color and light, gaseous texture, showcases two unusual yarns: one silk and mohair and the other silk and stainless steel. The result is a generously sized cowl that weighs about 45 grams.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Blue Lagoon is a multifunctional wrap worked in a reversible ripple pattern that can be worn around your waist, around your neck, or around your shoulders.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fixation was created as a companion to Monomania. It’s a way to use up leftovers, knit some more chevrons if you just can’t help yourself, try out colors in preparation for making a Monomania, or knit a bunch of leftovers into some fabulous hats.
Knitting: Cardigan
NOTE: There is a typo on page 20, instructions for the Left Front for size 43 only.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
5 is a mystery knitalong brought to you by Dragonfly Fibers, Weaverknits, and The Yarn Spot. Signups are now open and will remain open for the duration of the KAL, so you can join any time! The first clue will be delivered the week of June 24. Each clue will be uploaded to your Ravelry library; there will be one clue a week for 5 weeks!
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Originally designed for Club Dragonfly, Antrea is now available as an individual download.
Knitting: Pullover
Comfortable and stylish, you can wear this tunic all year long. Because it’s worked in one piece from the top down, you can easily customize the length to make a top, a tunic, or a dress.
Knitting: Cowl
Art yarn ELEGANZA! You can whip up this cowl in an evening and be looking fierce the next day!
Knitting: Pullover
I’m somewhat confounded by what to knit, and what to wear generally, in the summer. The same pants as winter? The same skirts and dresses, minus the tights and cardigans?
Knitting: Cardigan
ERRATA:
Knitting: Hats - Other
Named for the largest shipbreaking yard in Pakistan, Gaddani was styled after the hats and head wraps the shipbreakers wear to protect themselves. As I created the hat, I was grateful to be making it to protect my head from winter chills.
Knitting: Pullover
Now that the incorruption of thsi most fragrant ambergris should be found in the heart of such decay; is this nothing? Bethink thee of that saying of St. Paul in Corinthians, about corrupton and incorruption; how that we are sown in dishonor, but raised in glory.
Knitting: Gloves, Fingerless Gloves
Brit is “the minute yellow substance upon which the Right Whale largely feeds.” Brit was inspired by Melville’s description of a pod of Right Whales feeding by straining the brit from the water through the filtering plates in their mouths, their tails emerging and cutting a path through the sea. Just as Melville uses the subject of brit to contr...
Knitting: Cowl
This deeply textured cowl was instpired by Karida’s memories of cold Columbus winters. The pattern stitch is an abstract version of a buckeye, the nut from the official tree of Ohio.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lost Highway is now available as an individual pdf! All proceeds from the sales of this pattern will always go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is known for its historical landmarks, quaint shops, and delightful restaurants and bars. Old Town is also known for Fibre Space, a decidedly forward-thinking yarn shop and the only retail location to carry all the Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s yarns. The shop’s mod aesthetic and colors inspired this garter ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The motifs on these mitts, which utilized six of Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Baltimore colorways, were modeled after graffiti art found near Karida’s studio in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore.
Knitting: Scarf
It’s not a state, but it’s more than a city. This simple scarf is a tribute to the architecture and pristine stone monuments of our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ERRATA FOR EARLY PRINT VERSIONS:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ahab’s hat was never restored; the wild hawk flew on and on with it; far in advance of the prow, and at last disappeared, while from the point of that disappearance, a minute black spot was dimly discerned, falling from that vast height into the sea.
Knitting: Cardigan
All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtile, ever-present perils of life.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first mystery knitalong from Weaverknits and Neighborhood Fiber Co., inspired by Moby-Dick and Ad Reinhardt.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create a square shawl that morphs into an octagon by working in the round! This project was designed to show off two colors of fingering-weight yarn and the textures created by combinations of knit and purl stitches and yarn overs. Starting from the center enables you to easily adjust the size of the shawl or add more colors as you work outward.
Knitting: Cowl
The second in the series of Container Ship patterns is named for the vessel in a photograph by artist Andrea Frank from her exhibition and subsequent book Ports and Ships. The goal of this piece was to capture the curve of the ship’s prow entering the water, but I wanted to manipulate the yarn as little as possible to achieve this—in the case, t...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the color studies done by Johannes Itten and his
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love using bold contrast in my work, particularly contrast of hue, which is the most intense type of contrast. This project uses yarn from The Verdant Gryphon in the three primary colors to demonstrate contrast of hue. For this design I broke up the bold colors with a neutral gray. Intense color can be wearable!
Knitting: Cardigan
Originally designed for the Fibre Space Indie Indulgence club, the Rusty Nail cardigan is inspired by my favorite drink (which also happens to be the name of the colorway), the colors of the city, my love of all things old and industrial, and the cardigans old men wear when they play chess in the park. Or feed the pigeons.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chittagong is the first pattern in the Container Ships club. Club memberships are available now; this individual pattern will be available soon. Read more about the club below!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from the top down in stockinette and garter stitch, this angular shawl achieves contrasts in color and drape by combining solid and self-striping yarns and increasing needle size. The “winged” shape helps the shawl stay wrapped and creates multiple styling options.
Knitting: Cowl
Design #6 in the Container Ships collection.
Knitting: Cowl
Übersetzung: Stephanie van der Linden
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The first pattern in my new self-published book, White Whale Vol. 1, patterns based on Moby-Dick.
Knitting: Cowl
“But the whaleman, as he seeks the food of light, so he lives in light.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“But the whaleman, as he seeks the food of light, so he lives in light.”
Knitting: Cardigan
ERRATA from very early versions: Under Body, step 2, last row should end k1, p4, sm, k4
Knitting: Cardigan
Errata for early versions:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed to show off two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn, this easy top-down triangle shawl is a graphic interpretation of the shapes and structures of moss and ferns.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A simple, wide garter stitch scarf with stripes on the bias that makes the most of contrasting colors, simple increases, and big tassels. This piece can be worked in any yarn weight and color combination, and is easily made larger or smaller by adding repeats.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This is the seventh pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new designs.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the ninth pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new patterns.
Knitting: Scarf
This is the second pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new designs.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is the the first version of the fourth pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new designs.
Knitting: Mittens
This is the first pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new designs.
Knitting: Pullover
This is the fifth pattern from Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new patterns.
Knitting: Pullover
This is the sixth pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new patterns.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This is the second version of the fourth pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new patterns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
August 23, 2013: I’ve decided I’d like to see more Powels out there, so I’m offering a coupon code for the first 100 purchasers. Just use the code EarlyAdopter at checkout to get the pattern for $2 ($3 off)!
Knitting: Cardigan
Errata from early print versions: On instructions 2 and 3 under “Yoke,” instructions should read:
Knitting: Pullover
This is the third pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new patterns.
Knitting: Hats - Other
An easy, slightly asymmetrical stranded knit great for experienced knitters as well as those new to fair isle. Use Andean Treasure, or substitute approximately 110 yards of any two colors of sport weight yarn you like!
Knitting: Scarf
A perfect circle of soft, cozy yellow that will brighten any winter day. A provisional cast on makes a seamless join, but if this idea stresses you out, simply stitch the ends of the cowl together after completing it.
Knitting: Cowl
A textured cable creates soft volume while a striped edging adds a pop of color in this soft, funky, reptile-inspired cowl. The red stripes on this cowl reminded me of a milk snake’s patterning. KnitPicks Gloss HW is available in a range of rich, saturated colors to mix and match, and you can make your own Milk Snake Cowl with only two skeins!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A return to the Recession Series of free patterns, New Boots and Contracts is my very first sock design. As more design work comes my way, I’ve got to make time to remember why I knit all this stuff, anyway.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve been promising my husband this hat for months; he’s an avid cyclist. The design incorporates two bicycle elements: The chain, worked in fair isle, and the chain ring, created by the decreases at the crown.
Knitting: Pullover
50% of proceeds from this pattern through the end of FEBRUARY 2010 will go to Doctors without Borders/MSF for aid for the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the Opie character from the biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy… this guy made the really big slouch hat bad ass!
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit during the World Series in 2007, this sweater was first worn on the day after the Red Sox won it! At the time I was working a terrible jobjob, but on this lucky day the very first phone call I received was an offer for a new job, my current far-better jobjob!
Knitting: Cowl
After a barrage of comments about the giant SCARF I made my sister last winter, and seeing the enduring popularity of chunky knits, I decided to write up my process from very beginning to end. This 10-page tutorial covers everything from obtaining and preparing your materials to knitting and finishing tips, including the best way to attach a but...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed for the Trenna lace contest at littleknits.com
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern was initially published in the June 2008 Smart Knitter newsletter. Due to popular demand, it is now available through Weaverknits!
Knitting: Cardigan
Created in collaboration with my coworker and friend, Lauren, this design includes my usual favorite elements: Clean lines, unexpected details, asymmetry, and careful finishing touches.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fabulous but cold? Clean lines and my personal favorite color combination, GRELLOW, make these simple, soft armwarmers high fashion.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Chris, my husband, and I came up with the idea for this pattern. My Dud, who was in a freak motorcycle accident a little over two years ago, absolutely rocks his red and black wheelchair (and now his red and black hand cycle as well), and this hat just sums up how I feel about him.
Knitting: Scarf
Originally published through MagKnits, Reptilian is a scarf designed with a simple lace motif that I first worked in a shiny, reflective, snakeskin-like yarn, Katia Cindy, that has since been discontinued.