Benjamin Krudwig

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Ever since I was a child, I was obsessed with the cowboy life from the mid to late 1800’s in what is now Colorado. Thoughts of cattle-drives, horse-rustling, and all the John Wayne-esque gun-slinging raced through my mind. Now as an adult, I am revisiting some of these memories. This kerchief plays with the traditional triangular shape of a kerc...
Knitting: Cowl
The Hooded Dragon Cowl is a versatile accessory that can be worn as a hood, cowl, or shrug. Garter ridges in a bulky yarn create large textural rings around a simple stockinette base. Short rows create an asymmetrical loop that makes the textural rings look magnificent. This piece is an all around modern cowl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Pomegranate Beanie is a ruggedly refined hat. Full of texture and interest, yet an easy-wearing accessory. A 3-ply DK weight yarn like Brooklyn Tweed’s Arbor makes the garter panels and pomegranate cable pop. Available in 3 sizes, this hat is easily customizable for anyone in your family. This hat can easily be knit by anyone who has a basic...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the great Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons and Heir to the Iron throne, this shawl will make you feel like the fierce queen herself. Featuring a cabled spine, and lacy scales, this is a perfect show-off piece at knit night or at your next fiber show. The stockinette “wings” make finishing the shawl a breeze.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the ancient history of the bee, the Mellisai Shrug calls upon the honeycomb motif of one of the most revered insects in history. All around the world, bees have been worshipped. In Greece, priestesses who worshipped Demeter (a fertility and nature goddess) were called Melissai, meaning Bees in Greek. This shrug works up quickly, and ...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the clever, intellectual, and slightly mysterious Rowena Ravenclaw, these elegant wristlets add a magical flair to any outfit as you thumb through ancient spell-books. Made using a single skein of CoBaSi, this pair of fingerless mitts will crochet up in a flash (no magic required.) Add your favorite buttons for a final flourish.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Solid garter and delicate mesh panels ebb and flow in this half-pi shawl designed for mindless and mindful knitting. Garter around the neck keeps the chill off in spring and autumn, while the mesh keeps the shawl light enough to wear in summer. With only six increase rows, knitting goes by in a flash during the garter portions, yet you can savor...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Corrasion is the process in which small particles erode the rocks in a river or ocean. This hat balances the strong diagonal lines that cut across the hat with pauses of smooth stockinette, just as the particles smooth the surface of the river rocks. The crown decreases continue the eroding process of the hat, until you are left with just a fini...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This crocheted lace shawl takes inspiration from the phoenix, a mythological creature that bursts into flames at the end of its life only to be reborn from the ashes. The feather/flame motifs grow as the shawl grows; coming from a double crochet base and blossoming into an open mesh. The final fiery edging adds an energy and liveliness to the fi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is inspired by the wings of a bat. The asymmetrical crescent and the jogged sections of garter stitch create a fun and textured knit shawl. With worsted weight yarn, this pattern creates a nice thick fabric perfect for the winter months. The serrated edging adds a bit of movement and visual texture.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is inspired by the skeleton and shapes of the Staghorn Cholla cactus. Using a fingering weight yarn held double to create a bulky weight yarn, this cabled pattern pops off the surface of the background. Balanced yet asymmetrical, this pattern is a great addition to the fall/winter wardrobe. Highly textured cables create a cozy and b...
Knitting: Cardigan
This rustic raglan cardigan is the perfect cozy knit for autumn and winter wearing. Named after the Barn Owl, this cardigan exhibits highly textured “wings” with a straightforward body. The stitch pattern and decreases on the sleeves fade as you knit, making each row faster to knit until you reach the cuff. This pattern is sized for small, mediu...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Five Fathoms Deep is a cabled hat pattern that tells a story of longing for the open sea while staying anchored and secure. Undulating cables run parallel to bold chains as they travel up the hat. This is an instant gratification project, using little yardage and taking no more than a few hours of solid knitting. With a long repeat, the knitting...
Knitting: Cowl
The Reeds and Rushes Cowl was inspired by the walks my wife and I take around the lake every evening. Strong segmented vertical lines weave around the cowl in a bed of garter stitch, much like a woven reed basket. This project is a quick and interesting knit, perfect for small quantities of sport weight yarn. This particular cowl was made using ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mozart Shawl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This uniquely shaped shawl is a delightfully easy project to crochet. Inspired by Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey, and made using a Downton Abbey inspired colorway; this shawl embodies the modern and forward thinking young woman, alongside her more traditional roots. This shawl is a pinched rectangle, with hard lines punctuated by spots of lace. A...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was inspired by the shapes of feathers and leaves, arranged in the shape of a crown. As a child I spent much of my time outdoors, wandering forests with my family, or playing in the trees in my backyard. I felt like I was the king of the forest, and the plants and animals were my loyal subjects, all needing to be taken care of by me. Th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Pulsar Shawl is a simple yet stunning design that can be customized by adding as much length as desired. Stop after 9-10 inches, and you have a nice scarf keep going for 12 or more inches for a substantial draped shawl. This shawl is comprised of six segments with seven columns of feather-like motifs. This shawl can be worked in a solid colo...
Crochet: Hats - Other
Much Like the Tectonic Cowl, Tectonic Hat can be worn at least 3 different ways. The body of the pattern is worked in a similar, scaled down format of the Tectonic Cowl, and has been altered to add the crown and border of the hat.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Much Like the Tectonic Cowl, Tectonic Hat can be worn at least 3 different ways. The body of the pattern is worked in a similar, scaled down format of the Tectonic Cowl, and has been altered to add the crown and border of the hat.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Glaucus was the name of Athena’s owl in Greek mythology. I felt like this shawl emanated a sense of class and wisdom, qualities which Athena was known for. The shape is vaguely reminiscent of the textured wings of an owl. The shawl starts in a simple single crochet, then evolves into an undulating section, which blooms into a triple crochet fan-...
Crochet: Cowl
The Tectonic Cowl can be worn over 5 different ways and can be customized to fit your style and mood. Named after the ever-shifting plates of the Earth’s crust, these bold stripes shift in every section. Since it is crocheted in six equilateral triangle sections there is a 45 degree bias. This allows for quite a bit of stretch, comfort and drape...
Crochet: Neck / Torso - Other
Though I used a hand-spun fractal spun worsted weight yarn, any worsted weight yarn would do well. Choosing a self-striping or ombre dyed yarn would create a stunning visual effect going along the kerchief.