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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern features the German Herringbone Rib stitch, which was contributed to Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Hildegard M. Elsner of Alden, Pennsylvania. This sock pattern is named in her honor.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The name of this pattern honors a clay that was once mined in Michigan and used in pottery. I have now lived in Michigan for 19 years after moving around frequently for the first 45 years of my life and I am happy to “call out” my adopted state in the name. The slip stitches are a noticeable part of the pattern stitch and so they are honored as ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The name of this pattern honors a clay that was once mined in Michigan and used in pottery. I have now lived in Michigan for 19 years after moving around frequently for the first 45 years of my life and I am happy to “call out” my adopted state in the name. The slip stitches are a noticeable part of the pattern stitch and so they are honored as ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern features Textured Swags - an original chevron stitch pattern in a variation for knitting in the round. The appearance is identical to that of the Queen Christina Scarf, though the mechanics of creating the pattern are somewhat different. This is shown in Twisted Fiber Art’s DK-weight Duchess yarn. The stitch pattern works beautifull...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
This pattern features a helmet and a beanie, each based on the Textured Swags motif. Each is shown in Twisted Fiber Art’s super bulky-weight Empress yarn. Each of the hats is designed to fully use one evolution-sized skein of this yarn, about 65 yards.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern features Textured Swags - an original stitch pattern in an unusual three-row repeat that results in a completely reversible fabric. The scarf as shown is in a Twisted Fiber Art self-striping Aran-weight yarn which complements the stitch pattern perfectly.
Knitting: Headband
This pattern was designed for making a thrummed headband using Twisted Fiber Art self-striping DK or light worsted weight yarn together with matching roving for the thrums, but it can be used with any suitable weight yarn. The pattern includes directions for a cushy, ear-covering headband in two widths. It feels good outdoors or in.
Knitting: Mittens
This pattern was designed for making thrummed mittens using Twisted Fiber Art self-striping DK or light worsted weight yarn together with matching roving for the thrums, but it contains information useful for any yarn / roving combination. The pattern includes directions for Child’s Large, Adult Small / Medium and Adult Large.
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Would you like to knit a top-down miniature sock without picking up stitches? Try out a new heel style? This pattern uses the type of heel in my Show-off Stranded Socks. I think it’s particularly suited to these tiny socks because picking up stitches at this scale is a real pain. One of these socks can be made with about 10 yards of finger...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern is specially designed to work with self-striping yarns. It was designed to work with Twisted Fiber Art’s gently shaded stripes. It’s best with two-color stripes, but will work fine with others.
Knitting: Costume
This pattern was knit using a 40 inch spool of wire and there was a lot left.
Knitting: Scarf
After a setup row, you knit one pattern row over and over. The result is a shallow triangle that can be worn in many ways in a textured stitch that just doesn’t look as though every row is the same.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern features 2x2 ribbing surrounding a cable designed by Annie Maloney. They are quite stretchy and feel good. The thumb uses a gusset and continues the 2x2 rib.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is based on the Braids and Beads stitch by Annie Maloney which I really like. I’ve added one slightly larger braid.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern uses a 4-stitch repeat consisting of a column of knit, two columns of double moss stitch and a column of purl. The rib is used on the cuff and at the ends of the body and thumb sections, as well as in a 9-stitch band up the back of the hand. It was designed for a limited amount of heavy fingering yarn and could easily be made larger...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As originally knitted, this pair of socks was knit with one pattern stitch on the front and one on the back of the first sock, with the patterns reversed on the second sock. The socks are knit toe up and the patterning starts almost at the tip of the toe. The pattern for the toe and instep is both written out and charted. The name of the sock is...
Knitting: Doll Clothes
This pattern includes nine pieces - a bikini top and bottom, sleeveless top, skirt, knee pants, socks, shoes, shawl and jacket. The last two are based on the October Nursing Shawl by Circe Belles Boucles and Clementine’s Cardi by Diana Jones. These patterns are referenced with permission from the authors.
Knitting: Collar
This is a collar which also serves as a shoulder-warmer. It is knit in a modified feather & fan stitch. Shaping is achieved by a single increase row and one change in needle size. It’s a very fast knit!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knit from the top down. It’s designed to help use every yard of a gorgeous bulky yarn. The slipped rib stitch makes the hat very stretchy - pictures are of the same hat worn by one person with a 21” head and another with a 24” head.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A textured pattern stitch is featured in this toe-up sock. This pattern features instructions on how to deal with a pattern stitch which is shorter than stockinette. It also uses an interesting and elegant heel. The original sock was tight on my “sock dummy” so I added a variant with a ribbed panel on each side. It did prove easier t...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The show-off in the name refers to showing off your yarn, especially if it’s variegated. The pattern stitch is fun and easy and looks pretty in almost all yarns. In order to make the pattern more interesting, I used a different architecture - the gusset is knitted at the same time as the heel “flap” which is done in the main pa...
Knitting: Doll Clothes, Mid-calf Socks
This pattern includes sizing instructions for any doll (I think - it’s been tried for dolls with feet varying in length from 3/4” to 3”). It allows you to knit socks without worrying about knitting something tiny in the round. It has complete instructions for assembling the socks as well as examples in three different size / ga...
Knitting: Doll Clothes, Mid-calf Socks
This pattern begins with a generic pattern for knitting doll socks from the top down on two circular needles. It is followed by three specific examples of patterns for three different sized dolls. It is probably best suited for someone who has knit a sock from the top down before.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern uses a distinctive pattern stitch. It looks as though it might be uncomfortable, but absolutely isn’t on the leg. I didn’t continue the pattern on the instep, but that could easily be done. I enjoy the way the pattern works out with self-striping yarn, as first one color and then another is emphasized in the reverse stoc...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern works very well with self-striping yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern is chiefly suitable for self-striping yarns. The pattern stitch is quite fun to work, I found.