Anne Carroll Gilmour

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 2 patterns

Skill level: For experienced knitters who like texture & are good chart readers

eBook : 5 patterns

This booklet is now available as a pdf e-book to download through the ravelry store.

eBook : 2 patterns

This e-book features 2 popular designs, the Dancing Stars Hat and the Stella -Lune Mitts. The mitts are offered in either worsted or dk weight to fit most adult sized hands, and the hat is offered in 2 sizes for either dk or worsted weight yarn to fit a variety of youth-adult heads. Make them to wear separately or pair them together for a jolly jig under a Solstice sky, to bring a little warmth and color to those cold winter nights!

eBook : 2 patterns

The charted designs for this combo are inspired by Maori Tribal Creation Myths, more specifically the ‘Tai Huri-huri’ symbol, which means ‘Turning Tides’ & is said to represent the cyclical yet ever changing nature of life. For this design I chose shades that remind me of Earth, Sea & Sky- this design is sized for adults (medium), head sizes ranging from 20-22”, hand sizes ranging 6.5-8”, measured around largest part of palm ( excluding thumb). Knit in the round in Cascade 220 worsted weight 100% wool

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
For experienced knitters with solid color knitting & chart reading skills.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For experienced knitters with solid color knitting & chart reading skills.
Knitting: Hats - Other
A Fair-isle Technique hat, I originally wrote this pattern when I was doing a series of hats with symbolic motifs, then turned it into a color knitting class, then fell in love with the Khroma colors and wrote it up as a single leaflet for that yarn. It can be done in any Dk or worsted yarn, just like lots of my other patterns (the Ram’s horn m...
Knitting: Billed Hat
For experienced knitters who like texture & are good chart readers
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the traditional textures used in the British Fisherman’s Gansey style, these gloves feature Channel Island cast-on, moss stitch welts with margin rib, garter ridge edge lines & a mock cable rib “skirt”, with a single diamond motif on the back of each hand.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Featured in January 2011 issue of Piecework Magazine
Knitting: Hats - Other
Nomad Yarns importer & anthropologist Nancy Shand is a neighbor of mine, I did this design to remind her of the people she has grown so fond of, and the tents they live in. 2-color knitting and chart reading skills are used for this hat. It requires around 230 yards of main color and 4 accent colors of your choice. of heavy worsted weight y...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I originally designed this in Happy Trails (a Dk) Yarn, but have recently added gauge for worsted wt. also. In these 2 gauges it will fit child-adult sizes, a great pattern for using up stash. There are long floats, good 2-handed Fair-Isle stranding techniques & chart reading skills recommended (2 repeats of a long chart) I modified this ch...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Several years ago, I looked & looked for a knitted/felt witch hat so I could make one for my sister’s Oct. Birthday. (We’re big Halloween nerds in my family) Couldn’t find one, so I wrote this… it’s fun! I adapted the star chart from my Dancing Stars Hat to fit the adult size, but the color work is optional, you could have some great fun wi...
Knitting: Bag - Other
This is a project for entrelac knitters who like to think outside the box… turning corners like you’re riding the wild mouse! The little ones are fast & fun and take less than a ball, but you can make it any size you like…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design is featured in this book to represent knitting inspired by the American West. A great project for teaching a beginning 2-color knitting class for Fair Isle stranding technique- 4 sizes (Child - adult sm, md & lg) in any worsted wt. yarn, no long floats & 2 colors per round. (This pattern is featured in the book as a set with...
Knitting: Mittens
Featured in this book with a matching beanie-style hat, this mitten design represents knitting inspired by the American West. Done in Fair Isle style stranding technique- worsted wt. yarn, no long floats & no more than 2 colors per round.
Knitting: Billed Hat
The 2nd cap in what has become the ‘Knothead’ series. This classic cap features a 4-loop knot centered across the top over a reverse stst ground. The cap top is knit flat then picked up around the edges & completed in the round, with brim picked-up across the center front as the last step. It is adjustable for a cutom fit & sized for ad...
Knitting: Billed Hat
For experienced knitters with good chart reading skills
Knitting: Gloves
For experienced knitters who like texture & are good chart readers.
Knitting: Knee-highs
For experienced knitters who like texture & are good chart readers. Advanced techniques include: Double picot cuff, regular & reverse grafting & open/closed (aka ‘knotwork’) cables.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is featured in Storey Publishing’s Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns that go Way Beyond Socks (available November 2010)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As with all of my sock designs, this is a cuff-to-toe project. I recently added a 3rd size to this pattern, and a photo of a pair done in Regia design Line Kaffe fassett as background with solid black. The pattern now has 3 sizes and 3 gauges. Good chart reading and 2-color knitting skills required for this project.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I so love this yarn- I wanted to do something unique with the colors, and the idea of a sculptural spiral hat has been knawing at me for a long time…
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This lovely lace pattern is rumored to have come from Ireland around 1880, specifically from the Oriel District around County Monaghan. Although it has a “right” and a “wrong” side, it is equally attractive on both.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As with all of my sock designs, this is a cuff-to-toe project. This lace has been a long time favorite, I couldn’t resist doing it in a sock. I love the way it makes a delicate scallop across the top. Fully charted. Pattern includes 3 gauges and can be knit in heavy fingering or sport wt. Careful swatching is reccomended.
Knitting: Billed Hat
#1 in what is becomming the ‘knothead’ series. This classic, jaunty driving cap was designed as a tribute to Ireland & features a double trinity knot centered across the top over a reverse stst ground. The cap top is knit flat then picked up around the edges & completed in the round, with brim picked-up across the center front as the fi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I Originally wrote this pattern for Nordic Lites from the wooly West (a heavy lace weight) and it comes out more shawl sized in that yarn, but I love it in Alpaca Fino,too. It comes out more stole sized in this lighter lace weight. It has also been featured in Storey Publishing’s new book ‘Luxury One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgances’ in Alp...
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
As with all of my sock designs, this is a cuff-to-toe project. I fell in love with this lace from Weldon’s #23. It took me awhile to decipher knitting language from another era & then put it in the round, but I just love the look & feel of this lace. I used it to border the Seaside Cottages Shawl pattern also. It has a great ribbing eff...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts were designed as companions to the Dancing Stars Hat, a little Solstice season warmth for your hands and a warm & wooly way to celebrate the mid-winter return of the Sun! In shades that invoke a fleeting sunset that explodes into a winter night sky full of stars, they feature a jumbo star for the left hand and a crescent moon fo...
Knitting: Mittens
Skill level: For experienced knitters who like texture, understand open /closed (aka knotwork) cable construction & are good chart readers.
Knitting: Gloves
Gloves to match the Teampall Bhreacháin hat. This pattern is included in the book: KNITTING MITTENS & HATS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (this set to represent Ireland) from Voyageur Press. The 1st edition of the book version contains several errata on the charts & chart key & the publisher’s correction is posted here:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For experienced knitters with good knotwork knitting & chart reading skills. Advanced techniques include grafting in pattern, seed-edge pick/up & picot point hem turn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve done so many of these over the years, I have finished the top 3 different ways & couldn’t decide how to write it, single decs, double decs, points centered in rib or at rib? 3 sizes, 5 sizes, 3 gauges? (I like to give lots of choices)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As with all of my sock designs, this is a cuff-to-toe project. Uses any fingering wt. yarn, looks good in solid or variegated. Fun to knit. Included in Luxury Yarns One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences from Storey Publishing.
Knitting: Purse
This Felted Bag makes for very straight-forward Entrelac Knitting, there are no tricky edge triangles, the intriguing shape of the bag is achieved as if by magic when the sides are put together. It makes for a fun class, too.
Knitting: Booties
One size given- to fit Somerset designs Infant fleece-lined slipper soles. (Can be made slightly longer if desired or up-sized by using larger yarn)
Knitting: Scarf, Belt
I wrote this as a shop freebie for my LYS. If you want to do both belt & scarf you need 2 skeins. I used purchased ‘beads by the inch” and press & pull mounting tape for this project. The knitting is easy, all garter in a simple eyelet repeat. One thing I like, the very ‘knitterly’ way I devised the belt closure/adjustment arrangement. ...
Knitting: Tutorial
Photo tutorial for Channel Island Cast-on, just for the sake of sharing. I prepared this for my Gansey gloves pattern & for teaching Gansey classes. Hopefully some will find this useful…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Good chart reading & Fair-Isle stranding techniques recommended for the Star-Top version. This free download also includes instructions for an easier no-stranding solid color swirl-top version. Both include a 2-color Latvian braid accent, which is a 1-handed technique. I originally wrote this as a shop freebie for my LYS in a yarn called Va...
Knitting: Scarf
I wrote this as a shop freebie for my LYS. If you want to do both belt & scarf you need 2 skeins. I used purchased ‘beads by the inch” and press & pull mounting tape for this project. The knitting is easy, all garter in a simple eyelet repeat. One thing I like, the very ‘knitterly’ way I devised the belt closure/adjustment arrangement. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is available in English and Swedish and French.
Knitting: Tutorial
This is a photo tutorial of the invisible joining technique I like to use, to share with folks who might be using my Teampall Breachain Hat, Gloves or He ‘mo Leanan Kilt Hose Patterns- I’m told this ‘Half Grafting’ technique is somewhat unique & little known in the knitting world, if so I hope some may find it useful…
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Another quick, easy lace sock I designed for the Happy Trails Socks Book- fast & fun to knit, I like to make them a little taller than the sock pictured. Oyster Ridge is in Kemmerer, Wy. (There are a lot of fossil oysters found there…)
Crochet: Collar
This pattern is a free download from Wildwest Woolies, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern was specially designed for a stash-sharing workshop & contains a 3-page ‘helps’ supplement with tutorials on 2-color stranding, heel edges & grafting as well as general sock knitting tips & tricks.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a quick, easy 1 ball project. I wrote it as a class sample and a freebie for Black Sheep Wool Co in SLC. You can pick up a copy there or here or download at my website.
Knitting: Slippers
This pattern can be made in any bulky yarn (the sample shown is made with handspun) & the pattern includes 3 adult sizes with ‘gauge tricks’ to make them for smaller sizes in differing yarn weights to accommodate children…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The design for this hat is inspired by classic knit/purl texture stitch motifs such as those used in British Fishermans’ Gansey jumpers. I have been making these for decades to test stitch motifs and I call this series ‘Swift 6’ because in this weight, the simple 6-stitch repeats work up very quickly, and the swirl top decreases are divided int...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This handout has been resurrected by popular demand but please be aware this is not a traditional step-by-step pattern, this project is for those creative souls who can work with a general guide-line but like to do their own thing…
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As with all of my sock designs, this is a cuff-to-toe project. I wrote this pattern in 2002, I wanted to knit a sock with button-stitch (aka nupp st)- was doing samples for Nancy Bush’s Estonian book at the time and really loved the texture created by it. It reminded me of beads, and frequent trips to the Ft. Bridger Mt. Man Rendezvous to purch...
Knitting: Gloves
These very basic gloves began life on stage, they were knit, ripped out & re-knit again & again (there were actually 2 pair in various stages) for a professional production of Brian Freil’s excellent play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’. This was my 1st (though not my last) prop knitting, I also got to help the Choreographer with Irish step danci...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This very basic pattern includes 5 sizes, from child to adult large. Pattern notes include hints & tips on sizing this hat for other gauges & a handy guide for industry standard hat sizes to help you fit everyone on your list.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
I wrote this very basic pattern many years ago for a shop freebie & couldn’t resist trying it for this yarn, Any bulky, 3-3.5 st per inch yarn will work & it’s written in 4 sizes, the smallest will work for larger child’s sizes up to XL adult. This hat took me less than 2 hours to make (even in the x-large size), might make a good chari...