eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads
Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
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 :)
Shalimar is offering September Morn Kits here on Weds Oct, 30 at 12 noon EST. This link will be live then. All the details will be on the Shalimar blog, but kits will include free shipping, yarn and a code to purchase the pattern on Ravelry for $4 instead of the usual 6.50.
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.