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eBook : 3 patterns

One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer are three classic hats for the men (and boys) in your lives. Cables, texture and simple stripes cover all the bases, and instructions are included where you can easily modify these for size or different yarn weights.

eBook : 7 patterns

“With A Splash of…” is my first e-book!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One Beer features a distinct rib and garter pattern, which really stands out in a tweed yarn like Scholar. I love the boldness of the garter, and how the crown naturally “stars” in at top.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
One Bourbon is deeply cabled, with bold lines that give the hat a strong manly texture. Knit in Plucky’s Primo, it’s also soft and warm!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One Scotch is my version of the basic ribbed cap. Knit in cashmere with Plucky’s Bello, it’s a little more luxurious than the original, but manly colors keep it rustic enough for plaid flannels and Timberland boots.
Knitting: Cardigan
Dirty Martini is a modern take on the lace cardigan - delicate, but not too girly. It began as my nod to the classic Chanel jacket but changed a little along the way. Cozy borders in a darker color add weight to the lighter, open body of the sweater and accentuate the difference between lace and ribbing -- and a Peter Pan collar gets a makeover ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As summer gets underway, there are days when the last thing I want on my lap is an entire sweater. But a hat? That’s just perfect for late summer knitting.
Knitting: Pullover
Amaro is a simple pullover that could be worn all year, but I was thinking late summer when I knit this. Pretty much exactly as Melissa wore it on Cape Cod - after a day of swimming, with a bright tank and shorts for when when the sun goes down and the wind blows across the sand.
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted an easy cardigan with a classic look. The details on Shaken or Stirred are simple and delicate, and the sweater has a lovely feminine feel. The colorwork is very simple, but enough to be distinct, and the narrow shawl collar is kinda fun - it’s worked in garter rib, with a distinct garter stitch border that shows off the contrast ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally designed for the Plucky Shindig, my Aviation shawl is now available to the public.
Knitting: Cowl
Blackberry Bramble is a cozy cowl that allows you to pair up some colors and have fun with simple stranded colorwork. It’s a great intro piece to working motifs in the round.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
As part of my trip to Oregon for the Lantern Moon Retreat, we thought it would be fun to tie in with a design using yarn from a local dyer, such as Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit yarns.
Knitting: Cardigan
On those days when it looks like spring but still feels like winter, Paloma is warm and cozy, but delicate and feminine and perfect for warm-ing up weather. I’ve been dying for a deep, slouchy cardigan I can throw over a spring dress or delicate top and this is it.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When Courtney (of Seed Stitch Yarns in Salem, MA) asked if I’d design something for the 2014 North Shore Yarn Crawl, we thought a shawl would be the perfect project for a mid March weekend in New England.
Knitting: Pullover
Ibisco is a bit dressier than my usual designs, but this yarn called for something a little special. The soft hand, the smallest hint of sheen and the subtle haze needed to be played with.
Knitting: Cowl
The Bastille Cowl is a balance of a beautiful, delicate motif and a bold, deep badass color. (Really, this is one amazing green - shades of deep gray add sophistication, and it almost glows…) Representing the balance of sensitive and cool in any lead singer -- right? I thought that this combo was pretty perfect for a project that’s a...
Knitting: Pullover
Mango Smoothie was a request from my daughter, Maya. She wanted something big and slouchy and easy to wear. We loved this allover texture motif, accented by a few bold cables to create flattering lines. It looks great in the yarn - which knits up distinctly, but with a slight halo from the single ply alpaca mix.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Brimmed Hat
I find that hats are like potato chips, and it’s hard to stop after just one - so 2 Glasses of Pink Zin is for those of you who want another after finishing the first. Both are delicate and feminine, as that’s what the pink was begging for :)
Knitting: Pullover
Brandied Cherry is my version of the dropped shoulder pullover, cozy and soft and loose and cabled. I wanted my version to be just a little less boxy, and a bit more feminine, a little more detailed than I was used to seeing.
Knitting: Pullover
September Morn is my favorite kind of knit. A classic sweater with a few surprises that makes a great wardrobe staple. Ribs and texture give the sweater a little personality, but the shape is simple and flattering and works with almost any outfit. The combination of stockinettte with a few details makes for a fun knit - soothing and easy to work...
Knitting: Cowl
I really wanted a big, cozy, textured cowl this Winter. I wanted to knit it in a motif that was simple and bold, like garter. And I wanted it in a soft, decadent yarn that would feel great wrapped around my neck.
Knitting: Pullover
Like the gin, this sweater is appropriate for any occasion. Tanqueray is a classic pullover, featuring a deep V with an intricate ribbing that continues around the shoulders and is seamed together at the back of the neck.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Scarf
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Cowl
Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.
Knitting: Pullover
Rolling Rock is a light Henley-style pullover, seamlessly knit from the top down, using the contiguous shaping method at the shoulders. This shaping method provides the look of shoulder seams and sleeve caps, without the actual seaming.
Knitting: Cardigan
Margarita is an easy, toss-on cardigan for summer. Bold lace on back is echoed in the lace detail that finishes the ribbed collar, and a casual length and short sleeves make this perfect over a sundress or shorts. The fit is open, with narrow front panels meant to showcase what’s underneath, but directions are included to make the fit more...
Knitting: Pullover
Cape Cod is a slouchy and simple pullover for après beach. Lots of stockinette, a bit of lace, and distinct edgings make for a fun and versatile knit. The Plucky Sweater is a light merino, so although delicate, it offers warmth on a cool day. But Cape Cod is also a perfect sweater for a cotton or silk blend if you want a more summery vibe withou...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
After spending some time in the Plucky Booth at VK live, I HAD to pair a few gorgeous skeins together for colorwork - really I did - and I thought mitts would be a great quick project.
Knitting: Pullover
Sambuca is a way to ease into a bit of colorwork. I wanted the fun of fairisle without a tangle of ends or fear of steeking. With that in mind, Sambuca features a motif that combines only 2 colors at a time, and a great deal of basic stockinette. It’s the perfect way to get your feet wet in the world of stranded knitting.
Knitting: Cardigan
Baileys is a delicate cardigan that balances elegant details and simple design in one sweater. A cable and lace motif in a seemingly complex pattern (really it’s not!), a lace collar and open neckline, delicate buttons, and a creamy silk-merino- cashmere yarn add to the light, feminine vibe of the design, while a strong cabled button band,...
Knitting: Cardigan
Chocolate Stout is another collaboration with the Plucky Knitter - a new take on the Grandpa Sweater. This time it’s a comfy cardigan with a distinct allover texture. It features a deep ribbing with worked in pockets that add to the vintage feel of the sweater. Waist shaping, a little unexpected detail under the arms, and a cozy but flatte...
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This is the first in my Mixed Drink Series, where two designers work with the same element and see where we come out.
Knitting: Cowl
A flowy, undulating cable adds lovely drape and texture to this versatile cowl. It can be worn folded over for a polished and more contained look, or it can left open to fall at will if you are in the mood for a more fluid accent piece. The stitch pattern looks hard, but is easy to work and yields a complex and sophisticated cable that really co...
Knitting: Cardigan
Moonshine is a versatile, feminine cardigan featuring a simple lace repeat which appears fluid when worked in a large panel. These waves of lace are subtly echoed in a slip stitch border along the front edges (which might be my favorite detail of the whole design). Worked in a delicate sport weight wool from Imperial Stock Ranch, this cardigan i...
Knitting: Cowl
Nebbiolo is a cozy, bulky cowl that can be worn either long or short, wrapped around the neck. The word “nebbia” is from the Italian for fog, and this would be just perfect on a cold and foggy day to add a little warmth and brightness to your mood!
Knitting: Cardigan
Bloody Mary began with the idea of a deep red, kinda long, cozy, tweedy sweater. I wanted to play with the 1960s silhouette of a low belted dress and combine it with cables to create a flattering structural element. The combination proved to be simple but bold, and very flattering.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
St. Germain is a French liquor made from the blossom of the elderberry bush. It’s still gathered into sacks by old men on bicycles in the French countryside and it really does taste a bit like flower petals. A little drop of it adds a bright, herbal element to almost any drink, and I do kind of love it.
Knitting: Pullover
Bombay Sapphire is a classic pullover, designed to showcase a special yarn in a gorgeous color with simple stockinette.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Champagne is an elegant top that will take you from late summer right into fall. A soft, rustic yarn in a neutral tone goes with anything - a tank top and flirty skirt in summer, or jeans and a crisp blouse as the days get cold. The cotton wool mix in Cotton Comfort is perfect for either, and the vest provides just enough warmth for the transiti...
Knitting: Pullover
Planters Punch is a pullover with delicate cables along the yoke that plays with knit and purl panels. It’s a simple design, easily adapted to either a summer shell or a winter pullover, and the pattern contains directions for either. The cables on the front and back are fun to work and beautifully intricate in either a bright cotton or a ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Charleston Tea is a hoodie to throw on when the summer sun goes down. Sporty, with a bit of feminine detail. Lace on the back is echoed on the fronts and along the hood, and the 3/4 sleeves, comfortable fit and short length give it a flattering shape that’s easy to wear with almost anything.
Knitting: Cardigan
Vodka Lemonade is a springy sweater with a vintage vibe. Seed stitch and lace details add texture and a feminine touch, and the classic styling ensures that it will go with jeans and a tank just as easily as a sundress and sandals.
Knitting: Pullover
Chambord is a top down pullover, designed specifically to hide a little tummy, something I find I need in late winter.
Knitting: Legwarmers
A pair of cabled legwarmers with an intricate medallion detail meant to peek out of the top of your boots or keep you cozy on the sofa. The medallions end in simple cables, which continue down the calf. A quick and easy project for 1-2 skeins of Primo Sport!
Knitting: Gloves
Absinthe is an elegantly styled pair of gloves, with a nod to the Hitchcock blonde. Updated for a less formal and endangered woman, they are knit out of a vibrant yarn with fun button detail and a cable motif. The delicate cable has a bit of hidden lace, and narrow button bands let you use a few vintage buttons out of stash.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
This is my take on the dolman sleeved sweaters I’m seeing in the stores this season. I wanted one with a tad more of a body hugging shape, and a little less of a batwing.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
Black Cherry Lambic contains patterns for three different projects - wrap, scarf, or cowl - using variations on the same stitch pattern and cable borders. Pick the one that suits your wardrobe needs and your yarn quantity!
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is all about classic lines and a great color. It has a tailored fit, some unusual cables, and a little surprise cable in the back.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Brimmed Hat, Pixie Hat
Two hats in this PDF, each a bit different than the other.
Knitting: Cardigan
An open cardigan with simple embellishment and a narrow, delicate shawl collar. I wanted something with a loose, casual look, but the illusion of being a bit more tailored. A beautiful slipped stitch detail creates a flattering “waist” on the open sweater, and is echoed on the collar and hem. A short length allows for a belt or loose...
Knitting: Tee
I’ve always loved a 1960s era portrait neckline, and as soon as I saw the wall of Lavold Silky Wool colors at my LYS, I had the urge to create something Joan Harris might have worn on Mad Men. Classic styling, plus and an amazing color.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
I was inspired by the loose, flowy, lace tops from the 70s with this one, but as I worked on the pattern, the loose and flowy idea turned into something more structured and shaped.
Knitting: Pullover
A top down tunic, knit out of gorgeous tweed. The details themselves are simple and flattering, but unusual enough that the sweater garners attention wherever I wear it!
Knitting: Scarf
A really lovely yarn and a simple but distinct stitch pattern combined to make a really cozy and eye catching scarf.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
A classic sweatercoat in a tweedy yarn, with a little fun and feminine detail thrown in.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit in a gorgeous blue-gray, like the sky and water on the beach in spring. A classic pullover with delicate slip stitch cabling details, which are supposed to look like little waves at the edge of the sand.
Knitting: Poncho
A great little capelet to knit when you have just a bit less than a sweater’s worth of yarn on hand.
Knitting: Mittens
These are a fun way to use up the gorgeous sock yarn scraps we all have sitting in stash - without knitting an entire mitten on small needles :-)
Knitting: Cardigan
A cozy cardigan that’s easy to customize as you like.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a basic cardigan with a lot of options.
Knitting: Cardigan
This one’s been a while in the making! A great excuse to use up that bag of sheepy tweed in your stash. It’s an attention getting twist on the classic aran cabled cardigan. But not so different - it’s still classic enough to be wearable with jeans and boots or a great fall skirt, bumming around town.
Knitting: Cardigan
An updated PDF was released 11/28/12. It was automatically sent to all Ravelry buyers. The old version is no longer available.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf uses ribbing to create a ruffle that’s funky instead of feminine. On either end, the ribs angle upwards, ending diagonally in a soft stockinette scarf that wraps around your neck.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern was inspired by Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter series. I wanted to take a basic shape and add a universally flattering element to it that could flatter a variety of shapes. I also wanted it to be a basic piece that could suit almost any wardrobe or occasion.
Knitting: Cardigan
A cabled, assymetrical cardigan, with some unexpected details.
Knitting: Cardigan
A pattern with options! Top down construction makes this easy to customize for your figure, and you have two versions to choose from. The pattern includes instructions to make either a short sleeve, cropped summer top or a more traditional length, 3/4 sleeve version you can wear year round.
Knitting: Cowl
Charged with the task of creating a cowl to showcase this beautiful subtly variegated merino, I wanted to find an approach I wasn’t already seeing everywhere. So.. smocking!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple bulky beret with a little smocking around the edge. It’s soft and slouchy, quick to knit, and kind of funky. A good way to use up that stray skein (and maybe a half) of bulky you have lying around.
Knitting: Scarf
A really simple, versatile scarf. Long and classic.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy to wear tunic, knit top down, with a simple lace pattern and a few details like side shaping and a button flap. The neck is roomy without being too much, and the sleeves are short and tapered (altered after the first test knitting…)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Two versions of the same easy mitts. I couldn’t put this cable pattern down, so after making up one pair, I adjusted the cable and figured out another. Quick and perfect for a gift!
Knitting: Cardigan
3/13 - This pattern has had a little re-edit and is back on Ravelry. This is NOT due to any error in the old version, it was just to bring the format and style up to speed!
Knitting: Scarf
One easy peesy scarf! Ribs with a cool cable surprise…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s the pattern for my super simple textured hat. So far I’ve made it twice in two different yarns and it worked out great in both -- can’t wait to see what other yarns you give it a try in!
Knitting: Cowl
Big needles, cozy yarn and a very easy lace pattern. I made this for a friend and thought you guys might also like to take a look in the stash and get some gifts going.
Knitting: Cardigan
My first design :) A cardigan with deep cabled ribbing, a flattering open neckline, 3/4 sleeves and a gorgeous yarn.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Designed with my daughter, to her exact specs! It’s hard to find sweater patterns for the phase when a girl’s past cutsey, but not yet ready for anything sophisticated.
Knitting: Clothing - Other
Any money I make on this pattern, I donate directly to FINCA every time I hit $50. They provide microfinancing and microinsurance to help the poor in developing countries with their own businesses.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
the last in the banded hat series. enjoy!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Err towards 2 skeins or 1 skein and a half, non 1 skein minus some - seems 150 yds falls in between the two and poor Carol (madforknit) ended up on the wrong end of that guess!