Beatrice Perron Dahlen

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Simple Shawls is a collection of four simple shawl patterns, perfect for the beginning shawl knitter and shawl enthusiast alike. Each shawl is adjustable, simple, and can be worked in any yarn at any gauge. Purchase of Simple Shawls supports the production of MAINE Knits, and independent collaborative publication funded through a Kickstarter campaign.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dog Tooth Lily is named for the genus of flowers that blooms first here in Maine. Never thinking myself a bright yellow type of person, I can’t get enough of that color come March. Lily is worked top down starting with a garter tab cast on. Increases are made at both edges to create a crescent shawl, with a flowery all-over stitch pattern. The p...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cables nestled in the luscious texture of this hat plus just the right amount of slouch, means you won’t take this hat off your head until summer. Stone Wool Cormo seems meant for cable knitting and is both soft and durable. This hat has scarcely left my head since knitting it!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Bonnie Banks Wrap uses a similar eyelet motif to my Bonnie Banks Shawl. The result is a giant scarf in a soft squishy yarn and mesmerizing pattern (the only thing that’s better than a delightfully soft yarn is when there is an enormous amount of it!) This bountiful wrap is giant enough to keep you cozy warm all winter long while knitting and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When packing for a wedding recently, I realized I did not have a single shawl to wear to such an occasion. Shawls I have in plenty. But the shawls I wear are wooly, everyday shawls. I needed a graceful, fancy shawl that was wedding appropriate. So became this shawl. It is named for my all time favorite song by Stevie Wonder, the song that never ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Finished measurements
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
This cardigan was designed with the colors of the beach in mind. Subtle color changes at the hems and neckline call to mind the shades the outgoing tide leaves behind on the sand. It’s a cozy cardigan that is light and airy when worked in lighter low-contrast colors, or makes a bold statement with deeper high-contrast colors.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This yarn was sitting left over from another design, calling to me like a siren. I love Icelandic wool and this yarn in particular exemplifies the magical qualities about it I love so much. It is light as a feather, warm and hardy. I needed a simple project to relax with, and came up with an easy pattern with a few interesting details (my favori...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern, along with the others in the Simple Shawls Ebook, is currently available exclusively as a gift to supporters of the MAINE Knits Kickstarter Campaign. Backers who choose a gift that includes the eBook will receive a download code once the Kickstarter is funded. Your support helps fund independent publishing and a project that comes ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern, along with the others in the Simple Shawls Ebook, is currently available exclusively as a gift to supporters of the MAINE Knits Kickstarter Campaign. Backers who choose a gift that includes the eBook or a pattern from the ebook will receive a download code once the Kickstarter is funded. Your support helps fund independent publishi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern, along with the others in the Simple Shawls Ebook, is currently available exclusively as a gift to supporters of the MAINE Knits Kickstarter Campaign. Backers who choose a gift that includes the eBook will receive a download code once the Kickstarter is funded. Your support helps fund independent publishing and a project that comes ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern, along with the others in the Simple Shawls Ebook, is currently available exclusively as a gift to supporters of the MAINE Knits Kickstarter Campaign. Backers who choose a gift that includes the eBook will receive a download code once the Kickstarter is funded. Your support helps fund independent publishing and a project that comes ...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
MATERIALS
Knitting: Dress
MATERIALS
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pretty little shawl starts off with in rib, then transitions into an eyelet lace pattern before finishing off with a honeycomb eyelet border. It’s a fairly quick knit – simple enough to memorize but pretty enough to dress up or down and with the lovely soft alpaca you’ll want it around your shoulders all winter. Simple enough to...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Brimmed Hat
This pattern is 25% off through December 11th! No coupon needed! Happy gift knitting!
Knitting: Pullover
A modern take of the Lopi pullover, the traditional round yoke pullover of Iceland, this pattern was named after a national park in Iceland. The colorwork may seem complicated, but it uses only 3 colors and is very simple. Choose different colors to completely change the mood. Knit in Quarry, the pullover is light and well-shaped. Enjoy knitting...
Knitting: Cardigan
Oh a classic cabled cardigan! It never goes out of style and it can be worn with nearly everything! I set out to add one that was fun to knit to my wardrobe and this is how the Porter Cardigan came about. It is a classic sturdy cabled cardigan that I’ll pull out year after year and will never go out of style.
Knitting: Pullover
A simple to knit, cozy to wear everyday pullover, dressed up with a touch of lace along the sleeve. Like the other pieces in the Autumn Beach Collection, this piece is inspired by the beach in the off season. The stitch pattern is reminiscent of a ripple in the water, and the Isle au Haut pullover is one you’ll want to pull on when youR...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This cowl was inspired by the wake a boat leaves in the water as it glides through the bay checking lobster traps. The reversible cables are ribbed, and on one side look like standard cables. On the other they blend in nicely with the stockinette stitches beside them and create a beautiful waving texture, like the surface of water after a boat h...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Note about skeins:** The pattern states that you need 1 skein of Color C if working in Loft, but you in fact need 2 skeins! This will be updated in the pattern just as soon as I have a chance.*
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan was designed with the colors of the beach in mind. Subtle color changes at the hems and neckline call to mind the shades the outgoing tide leaves behind on the sand. It is a cozy cardigan that seems light and airy when worked in lighter low-contrast colors, or could make a bolder statement with deeper high-contrast colors.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A great pattern for colorwork beginners! The soft color changes are inspired by the colors of the sand after an outgoing tide. Use similar shades for a subtle effect, or high contrast shades for something bolder. Hat includes many sizes and will look good on any age!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A great project for beginning colorwork! These mitts are just the thing to pull on when temperatures start to dip, but you aren’t quite through collecting your beach treasures. The colorwork is inspired by the colors and textures of the sand and the ebbing tide. Work in low contrast colors for a subtle effect, or higher contrast for a bold...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love a good rustic yarn, Lopi and Jamieson & Smith top my list of favorites. So when I saw Clara Parkes’ next single batch yarn was from Shetland, I very impulsively purchased two skeins. While I considered joining in the Hapalong and turning it into a traditional Shetland Hap, none of the patterns I came across seemed quite special ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl begins as a top down triangular shawl, with increases at edges and center back. Then wings are formed by increasing into the ribbed edging, then working the new stitches in the stitch pattern, with their own increases. The shawl continues in the same traveling rib pattern for both body and wings. The construction of this shawl gives i...
Knitting: Cowl
This is the cowl sister to my Lieselotte Shawl! My local yarn store owner introduced me to this delightful and local to me, Maine grown, Maine spun, yarn. She had a vision for a local designer to design a pattern with the yarn, and so I found myself walking out of the store with a skein of the softest, sunniest alpaca blend yarn. This pattern is...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you like the shawl, check out the Lieselotte Cowl!
Knitting: Cardigan
The Union Station Cardigan was first published in Interweave Knits Spring 2015. Since then it has become one of my most knit patterns! Updates to this pattern upon independent publication (Sept. 2016) include extended sizes as well as written instructions for the lace chart. I love this cardigan for it’s open front and lace yoke, and it’s simple...
Knitting: Scarf
The edges of this piece are worked in a reversible cable- which looks fantastic on both the right and wrong sides. The buttons give you options to wear it as a scarf, cowl, or around the shoulders buttoned behind the back.
Knitting: Cardigan
Come Autumn, I want a snuggly sweater I can wrap myself up into. Before the real chill of winter comes and with it a big down coat comes a cozy wool sweater. And this piece- with its big cable shawl collar, is just perfect for Autumnal activities. Simply constructed, the collar features a beautiful double sided cable, which looks lovely folded d...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This is s fun cowl with many options. Fully buttoned, the piece is a cowl with buttons traveling all the way around the circumference or neck. Unbuttoned, the piece can be worn as a scarf or shawl, or buttoned only partially for something in between. The all over eyelet pattern is fun to knit and lends a great texture.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Options: Options are for a shawl or scarf in fingering, sport or DK weight yarns.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Purchase this pattern with the Straw Cowl for $7.00. N0 coupon code needed!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Notes: The Apple Season Wrap is a simple knit, with lots of stockinette stitch. The touch of lace makes the piece a little more interesting to knit, and a little bit graceful while still providing some warmth on cold autumn and winter days. It is a great comfort project for an intermediate or advanced knitter, and a great project for those wanti...
Knitting: Hats - Other
The Sweet Alyssum Hat is aptly named for the tiny everbloming hardy flowers. The shape of the cables creates a similar shape to the lovely tiny four petaled blooms. Perfect for chasing away a case of the winter blues, or anytime one wishes for a bit of flora.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Eda Shawl is a top down triangular shawl worked in knit and purl Gansey inspired stitch pattern that creates a repetitive and easy to knit pattern. The stitch pattern combined with the asymmetrical striping make a lovely but simple shawl.
Knitting: Cowl
Purchase this with the Straw Hat for $7.00. No coupon code needed!