Beth Ann Beck

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Vest
Just in time for fall, Cardiff Bay Handknits puts a fresh spin on the classic vest or waistcoat for women. An indispensable layering piece inspired by my love of all things Celtic, this updated version offers front lace panels, princess seams for feminine shaping and fully fashioned armholes. The fit is close, but not overly tight, so it fits c...
Knitting: Poncho
Just in time for spring comes a new and updated version of the classic poncho from Cardiff Bay Handknits. This wonderful layering piece offers a bit of warmth, but in an open and airy way that transcends the seasons. Dropped stitches add interest and flair to this classic and timeless look, and a purchased shawl pin allows you to adjust your ne...
Knitting: Vest
Cardiff Bay Handknits’ Celtic Knot Vest knitting pattern puts a fresh spin on a timeless look for your fall and winter wardrobe. Worked in a luxurious alpaca and merino blend aran weight yarn from Blue Sky Fibers, the fronts complement the back rather than copy it, for added interest. Softly sloping cables, feminine shaping and a stunning Celti...
Knitting: Headband
Just in time for fall and winter, Cardiff Bay Handknits’ Rosebud Embossed Headwrap is available for toddler girls and girls ages 5-12. This knitting pattern is worked using high quality cotton/wool blend yarn, and features a raised rosebud motif that twines around and tapers at the back for a perfect fit that stays in place. A single coconut (o...
Knitting: Headband
This design includes the downloadable knitting pattern to create the April Head Wrap. Worked here in a beautiful merino worsted weight yarn, you might also consider a cotton and wool blend for warmer spring weather. Adorned with fetching cable-like curves and openwork, and tapering at the back, this gorgeous wrap keeps your ears warm and your m...
Knitting: Cardigan
Just in time for back to school, the Arabella cardigan knitting pattern is available for girls in sizes 2 through 10 years. Here is the perfect little cardigan for tossing over her favorite dress, with just enough lace detail to make it special without being too much. This lovely cardigan features 3/4 raglan sleeves with cable and eyelet detail...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This versatile hat has just enough slouch to be pulled down a bit for that trendy look, but easily stands on its own as a traditional beanie for those who prefer something sportier. It knits up quickly in the round using size 9 (5.5 mm) and size 10 (6.00 mm) circular needles and about 118 yards of aran weight yarn, and is suitable for intermedi...
Knitting: Cowl
This wonderful design is quick and easy to knit in a luxury wool blend chunky weight yarn, or using two strands of dk weight yarn held together (as was used for the model). You will need approximately 350-400 yards if you are working with a single strand of chunky weight yarn. Working with Manos Silk Blend dk weight yarn, held double for the mo...
Knitting: Headwrap
This versatile head wrap or ear warmer design knits up quickly using one skein of luxury wool/silk blend yarn (150 yards),divided into two balls and knit with two strands of yarn held together, on size 9 (5.5mm) straight needles. Alternately, a chunky weight yarn is suggested for you as well, should you want to knit using just one strand. The h...
Knitting: Skirt
The Jordan design is a unique, form fitting beach or swimsuit cover up, perfect for wrapping around your waist to add interest and intrigue to your favorite bikini or one-piece. The design works up quickly with two strands of knitting worsted weight yarn held together, and requires basic knowledge of knitting and purling with minimal shaping. T...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Noelle Winter Hat is perfect for advanced beginners, or for beginners who are ready to challenge themselves a bit. It is sized for teens and women, and is trendy enough to appeal to both. The model hat was worked with one skein (198 yds) of Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine worsted weight yarn, divided into into two balls, and worked up with tw...
Crochet: Booties
The Emelia headband and ballet slippers is a quick and easy to make design for intermediate crocheters. This new pattern from Cardiff Bay makes an amazing gift set for baby girls and toddler girls from 0/3-24 months. Worked with one ball of dk weight yarn and purchased ribbon accent roses, as well as bits of eyelash yarn woven into the headband...
Knitting: Vest
The Georgia vest or waistcoat is an elegant statement piece to wear through spring and summer, and into early fall. Worked in a gorgeous aran silk and wool blend yarn from Lantern Moon, this design is quick and easy to knit with minimal shaping. Matching or contrasting leather or suede lace is threaded through crocheted loops for an interesting...
Knitting: Dress, Swimwear
The Adela Beach Cover-Up is a wonderful statement piece for the beach, a poolside party, or your upcoming resort vacation. Worked in purest white cotton and cotton/acrylic yarns (2 strands held together), the cotton/acrylic yarn offers softness and stretch while the white cotton yarn has a sprinkling of silver sequins. Together they give you a ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A perfect last-minute gift, this hat is a great season-spanner that is quick to knit using a chunky merino/cotton blend yarn. It’s ideal for putting on before an outdoor run, with the top of the hat allowing your ponytail or updo to show through, while keeping your ears comfortable. You can also wear it as an elegant fall accessory that keeps y...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Kyra hat was knit using one skein of North Star Alpaca’s beautiful dk weight yarn, with 2 strands held together on size 9 needles. The intriguing cable with openwork and ribbing is worked sideways, then the crown is shaped after picking up stitches. Finishing touches include a row of natural coconut buttons that set off the richness of the ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yamileht is an updated wrap for fall from Cardiff Bay that offers a bit of retro influence. Worked in one piece from side to side with cozy alpaca wool (and another worsted weight tweed yarn worked in for interest), it features a dramatic shoulder roll with one large button to secure it. An excellent layering piece that works for a wide range o...
Knitting: Poncho, Beret, Tam
Tesslyn is a fresh take on the classic poncho for toddlers, with kimono sleeves allowing for extra comfort and freedom. The vibrant tweed yarn is soft on the skin, so it’s great for both working on and wearing, and knits up quickly on size 10 needles. A classic beret adds a continental feel, and the pom-pom embellished ties keep it fun. The fin...
Knitting: Cape
This versatile capelet is a quick and easy design you can create now for wearing over a sundress, but it would also look great in a wool blend yarn for early fall. Shown here for the beach, we chose a gorgeous kiwi hue with just a bit of sparkle coming from a sequined yarn worked into the mix. You can finish it off with a large shell button at ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This gorgeous summer wrap takes you anywhere, from an afternoon at the beach to a special evening out. One ball of Feza’s Alp Light, combined with a basic go-to yarn, gives you a project that is interesting and fun, yet easy enough for beginners. The wrap is worked in one piece from side to side, and simple crocheted ties close at the shoulder ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cropped cardigan is the little sister of Cardiff Bay’s Island Girl. The pattern is fun and interesting, but also very quick to memorize, making this a great project for upcoming weddings or just wearing over her favorite dress. There is one set number of stitches that applies to all of the sizes, so you will simply adjust your yarn and nee...
Crochet: Tote
This is a quick and easy summer handbag with grown-up style that has been scaled down to fit island girls of all ages. It is shown here on the model in the smaller size (for girls 5-11), and the pattern includes a larger size for teens. Noro yarns do the gorgeous colorwork for you, and straw or bamboo handles lend instant tropical appeal. You c...
Crochet: Purse / Handbag
This classic crocheted handbag is a gorgeous and quick to create accessory for your upcoming summer vacation or trip to the islands. The cotton/acrylic blend yarn does the colorwork for you in rich jewel tones, and the simple stitches create beautiful texture. Bamboo handles instantly give it that tropical look, but staw or wooden handles would...
Knitting: Cardigan, Booties, Beanie, Toque
This is an easy to knit layette for preemies, perfect for a gift or for charity knitting. The sleeves are worked into the main pieces, and armbands are also worked in as a finished edge. Designed from 100% cotton yarn and featuring cross-front styling, this will be a welcome gift for the tiniest babies.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is a quick gift to crochet for girls ages 7 and up, and includes pattern sizing for moms or teens. The stitches used are both interesting and easy to learn, and a row of bobbles creates a beautiful face-frame. For the model hat, bits of eyelash yarn were worked into the pom pom for fun and interest. Winter Bauble was modeled here by my lov...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a light and airy hat, perfect for warm weather months and transitioning through early fall. The shaping is simple, yet the eyelet pattern keeps things interesting. A unique accessory with a distinctly European flair that any young girl will enjoy.
Knitting: Cardigan
Calling all island girls! This is the perfect little cover up to wear over your most romantic summer dresses, and it looks especially beautiful over an empire waist with full skirt. The model was worked in a wool/silk blend (from the designer’s stash!), however an organic cotton yarn substitutes beautifully. Mix it up with natural shell buttons...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This adorable hat is quick and easy to create for intermediate knitters, or advanced beginners wanting to challenge themselves a bit. There is an optional row of easy scalloped crochet that forms the rolled brim, but the hat is just as pretty with the ribbing around the face left plain. The shaping is simple, and a purchased blossom makes it pe...
Crochet: Slippers, Beanie, Toque
This is a quick and easy way to steal the show at a baby shower. The hat and ballet slippers, sized for babies 3-24 months, crochet up quickly in light worsted yarns, and are then adorned with purchased accent flowers and ribbons. Multiple yarns are suggested for you to choose from, and most are readily available throughout the U.S. The slipper...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
This gorgeous hat and wrist warmer set is the perfect last-minute gift for any young lady. Eyelash yarn forms a lovely face-frame, and there is an optional pompom. Wrist warmers have a pansy detail at the back of the hand that is knitted and then attached, using contrasting dk yarn. There is a thumbhole, so you have the option of wearing them o...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
This gorgeous hat and scarf is a wonderful transitional set for winter into spring. Soft colors and openwork make it versatile, and rich silk/wool blend yarn keeps it both warm and comfortable. Very quick to knit and perfect for advanced beginners.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This gorgeous hat is the perfect gift for any young princess in training. Pair it with ruffled jeans, wrap-around cardigans, or a vintage dress. You can make this beautiful gift in an afternoon. Modeled here in size 5/6 by Ella, and in size 3/4 by Harper (worked in Hushabye “Pink Baby Camo”).
Knitting: Cardigan
This adorable cardigan is the perfect gift for stealing the show at a baby shower. Worked in the softest, cotton/acrylic yarn, and accented with fabric buttons, it practically knits itself! Directions include notes to make either a boy’s or girl’s sweater, so have fun with the colors and details.
Crochet: Tee
This is a quick to crochet summer tee for girls, featuring raglan sleeves and eyelet detail around the neckline and hem. Decorative stitching around the armbands completes this special look. Cotton/acrylic yarn keeps it cool and easy to care for; great for summer vacations! Suitable for crocheters with some experience. Ruffled capris available ...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
The Isabella Shrug is the perfect little cover-up for all kinds of dresses, and especially for higher- waisted dresses with a tie back. It is quick to knit, and an indispensable accessory for any young lady. For summer, you might want to consider a yarn such as Somerset from Bristol Yarn Gallery, and adjust your needles for gauge. Finished ches...
Knitting: Cardigan
This design works up quickly on US size 10 needles, in easy care kid-friendly yarns. The beautiful colors and textures keep it interesting, and the bronze tone “hammered” buttons add richness. This is a great style for year-round ease and comfort, and multiple yarns are suggested for you. For a summer cardigan, you might use Lion Brand’s Organi...
Knitting: Vest
This is a quick and easy knit tank or vest for teens and juniors, featuring flattering shaping and princess seams. It can be worn now over a cami, or layered over a fitted tee or blouse for back to school, making it a wonderful transitional piece. Updated styling and colors make it a perfect design for this age group.
Knitting: Vest
This is a quick and easy button front tank for girls made from softest organically grown cotton. It’s a great transitional piece that can be worn now over a cami, or layered over a tee or turtleneck for back to school. Simple openwork is created by dropping a few stitches at the shoulder bind-offs. This is a perfect project for beginners who wa...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Cardiff Bay Handknits’ Kaylee Tank is a simple but charming sleeveless A-line tank, that knits up quickly in Plymouth Yarns’ soft and economical Jeannee, combined with Needful Yarns’ lightweight variegated Cotton Joy yarn on size 10 needles! There are enough beautiful color and pattern changes to keep you interested and to create something uniq...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This lovely tank is suitable for an advanced beginner and is available as a pdf download.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The charming Marisol Knit Gauntlets are a quick knit project perfect for a last minute gift or an extra layering accessory for you. They are knit in one skein of Plymouth Yarns Royal Llama Silk, approximately 102 yards, (or any yarn with a gauge of 4.5 sts = 1”), and edged with Rowan Shimmer on a pair of size 8 US (5mm) knitting needles. But Be...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
The charming Liliana Crocheted Gauntlets are a quick crochet project perfect for a last minute gift or an extra layering accessory for you. They are crocheted with one skein of Rowan Tapestry, approximately 131 yards, (or any yarn with a gauge of 8 double crochet = 2”), and edged with Rowan Shimmer on a size G (4mm) crochet hook. Berroco’s Ultr...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Fasten a shawl pin across the Tess Shawl Collar Jacket or leave it open and step out in style. This classic quick knit jacket is worked on size 10 and 10.5 US knitting needles and written for sizes Small, Medium. Large and XLarge. The fabulous drape and fit resulting from deep ribbing, dramatic collar and 3/4 length sleeves (knitted on, from th...
Knitting: Cardigan
I designed the casual, yet sophisticated Lili Sweater to be worn open. It’s a close fitting cardigan with set in sleeves and a garter stitch shawl collar. The pattern is available as a pdf download.
Knitting: Pullover
I designed my Adriana Sweater to be knit in the soft Malabrigo Merino Worsted yarn. This ribbed pullover features 3/4 length sleeves and a flattering jewel-neckline. It is meant to be a close fitting style, so choose the size closest to your actual measurements. The pattern is available as a pdf download.
Knitting: Vest
Cardiff Bay Handknits’ India Sweater Vest is a timeless garment that looks great with a tee and jeans for weekends, or over a blouse for the office. It works up quickly on size 9 US needles, in basic textural stitches, making it perfect for beginners who want to learn new techniques, or anyone wanting to create a special gift…for themselves or ...
Crochet: Tee
The Sienna Crocheted Tee by Cardiff Bay Handknits is a quick-to-crochet classic tee for girls, with clean lines and a flattering fit. Eyelet detail at the neckline, waist and cap sleeve edges add interest and pure cotton yarn makes it perfect for summer. It is available as a pdf download.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
Cardiff Bay Handknits’ Kenzie Handbag is an easy to knit bag with grown-up style, scaled down to size and perfect for any young fashionista. The organic yarns reflect the colors of sand and sky, complemented by natural bamboo handles, and a sliver of satin ribbon. You can knit this delightful handbag in a few hours, and create a very special gi...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Cardiff Bay Handknits’ sweet Emma Tank is a simple close fitting summer tank for girls, knitted up quickly in Plymouth Yarns Jeannee. With its wide crossed straps in the back and natural shell buttons, it wolud be adorable in any one of the many colors available. Sized for children 12 months to 6 years and worked on size 6 and 7 needles. It is ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The Suri cardigan was designed to wear with all types of dresses, but with its slightly cropped length, and cotton/silk blend yarn, it looks especially charming over full-skirted party dresses and dresses with higher waistlines. It was named in honor of Suri Cruise, (daughter of Tom and Katie) who favors full-skirted party dresses as everyday a...
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a delightful summer cardigan that knits up quickly in Plymouth Yarns very soft and economical Jeannee yarn (4-5 balls of 51% cotton/49% acrylic)on size 8 needles. A touch of contrasting color at the hem (Plymouth Yarns Linen Isle), and a bit of crochet for the cap sleeves, complete this very popular design. It is available as a pdf dow...