Marilyn King

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Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitted in sport weight yarn, the color selection make this a beautiful gradient shawl. Simple garter stitch with increases at each end and at the centerpoint create the triangular shape. Easy knitting and easy wearing!
Knitting: Tote
Inspired by the colors and images of Mesa Verde National Park. Knitted in the round, the bag is finished with a Three Needle Bind-Off at the bottom, then I-Cord is attached along the side of the bag and continued on to create the strap. A second strap is knitted in a contrasting color and attached to the bag with buttons that features a petrogl...
Knitting: Poncho
This poncho is knitted in worsted weight yarn. A provisional cast on is used and the body is knitted from the neck down, so the length can easily be adjusted.
Knitting: Pullover
Aspen Grove Pullover is a top-down, saddle shoulder pullover with knitted in modified drop should sleeves. The all over cable pattern is worked flat from the saddles to the underarm, then joined to be worked in the round. The sweater has a split flap hem, with the back longer than the front. Flaps and the mock turtleneck are knitted in a simple...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a lovely, easy to knit, semi-circular shawl. It starts at the top, and has increases distributed evenly across the rows. The lower edge of the shawl features a geometric lace pattern in a contrasting color, and is finished with an I-cord bind off.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I love these quick and easy fingerless mitts. Perfect for the cold weather- you can keep your hands warm and still knit!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl, knitted in worsted weight, features a wide lace panel at the center back on the shawl. Bordered on each side by stockinette stitch, it is knitted from the top, starting with 62 stitches, ending with 365 stitches. A Picot Bind off finishes the bottom of the shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I finished this wrap while in Spreckles, California with my daughter and her family. She is an amazing woman who makes every person she knows feel loved, respected, and honored. Callee has helped me always discover within myself the freedom to be who I am, the courage to believe in my dreams, and the faith to follow my heart. The pattern remind...
Knitting: Cowl
We combined 3 different texture patterns, and 2 colors of worsted weight yarn to create this fun to knit, fun to wear cowl.
Knitting: Tote
This tote bag is the perfect size to use to take your knitting with you. It’s also a great learning project as there are numerous techniques employed: knitting in the round, slip stitch patterns, cables, stranded knitting, one row buttonholes and applied I-cord.
Knitting: Pullover
Jacob’s Ladder is knitted in the round from the bottom, up. The stitch pattern is a series of reverse stockinette “bands” with a simple 8-stitch cable within those bands. Shoulders are joined using The 3-needle Bind Off method and sleeves are picked up and knitted down to the cuff. The ribbed neck edge is added to the sweater when the body is c...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl is knitted from the top, increasing at the beginning and end of each right side row.
Knitting: Tote
This tote bag is so much fun to knit. The base is knitted flat in a slip stitch pattern then the body is knitted in the round, using beautiful traditional Scandinavian motifs, worked in a contemporary color palette. Straps are buttoned onto the bag, which is lined for extra stability.
Knitting: Scarf, Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Happy Happy Happy! is a three piece set- scarf, hat and mittens, that features the St. John’s cross- or Happiness Cross. The cable is knitted as a floating, medallion cable on a purl background, framed by 2 sts cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical triangular shawl is knitted in two colors, with beads scattered across the stripes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large triangular shawl is a great project for a newer knitter. Begin at the top with a 5 stitch cast on. Increases every RS row creates the shape. Most of the shawl is knitted in stockinette stitch, ending with two bands of texture stitches- a double ridge rib and a slip stitch pattern. Finish the bottom of the shawl with a simple bind off...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
These little mittens are the perfect size to hold a gift card or to decorate your holiday tree!
Knitting: Billed Hat
This cap starts with a provisional cast-on, features a stranded motif band, and a solid color cap and brim. The pattern includes 6 motifs, in color and gray scale (to design your own!). These are great fun to knit, and choosing colors and motifs to knit is addicitive.
Knitting: Vest
Easy to knit, the design of this vest is based on traditional Gansey motifs. Knitted from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, the vest is ribbed at the bottom, then worked in stockinette stitch to just under the armhole bind-off. The top portion of the vest features a series of knit/purl motifs, and v-neck shaping. The armholes and neck...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A curved semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. Simple garter stitch and a amazing cable applied border make this shawl a favorite of mine to knit and wear. The Black Water Abbey yarn showcases all of your cable stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A curved semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. Garter stitch stripes and eyelets add interest, and a simple lace pattern finishes off the shawl.
Knitting: Pullover
This traditional Aran sweater is knitted from the top down from a saddle shoulder. The front and back are knitted flat to the underarm, where they are joined and the body of the sweater is knitted in the round. Sleeves are picked up at the armhole edge and knitted to cuff. Knitting from the top allows for easy length adjustments. Pick up and kn...
Knitting: Cardigan
After designing the Prairie Star Cardigan, we had requests for the pattern in a smaller size. Using our Sport Weight yarn provided the solution!
Knitting: Cardigan
This unique cable creates a beautiful, fluid, allover pattern when knitted in the offset manner of this pattern. Knitted from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, the cardigan has set-in sleeves and shaped shoulders. The neckline edge is a simple rolled edge, and a simple single crochet finishes the zipper front edge.
Knitting: Scarf
This infinity scarf features a reversible cable, knitted using three colors
Knitting: Vest
This traditional V-Neck vest features an allover cable pattern that shows off beautifully in light and dark colors.
Knitting: Vest
A classic v-neck pullover vest- perfect for men and women.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Add napkins and cutlery and these little socks are perfect for your holiday table. The pattern includes charts for four different designs. 50 yards of 4 colors is enough to knit all four. These miniature socks use all the same techniques used for “real” socks, so it’s also a great first time sock project. They would also be great tree ornaments.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Add napkins and cutlery and these little socks are perfect for your holiday table. The pattern includes charts for four different designs. 50 yards of 4 colors and 25 yards of the 5th color is enough to knit all four. These miniature socks use all the same techniques used for “real” socks, so it’s also a great first time sock project. They woul...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Add napkins and cutlery and these little socks are perfect for your holiday table. The pattern includes charts for four different designs. 50 yards of 4 colors is enough to knit all four. These miniature socks use all the same techniques used for “real” socks, so it’s also a great first time sock project. They would also be great tree ornaments.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The stole features three stitch patterns, all combining cables and lace.
Knitting: Cardigan
Unique and versatile jacket designed for Black Water Abbey Yarns by Anna Zilboorg. The front and back are knitted in one piece to the armholes with modified drop shoulder shaping. The design incorporates three different stitch patterns, giving the garment a lot of texture and loft, but is knitted on larger needles so it is not heavy. The coordi...
Knitting: Vest
This vest is knitted in one piece from the bottom up with the front and back separated at the armhole. The hem, armhole, front and neck edges are rolled stockinette stitch.
Knitting: Vest
Knitted from the top down, this traditional v-neck vest features a saddle shoulder and short-row shoulder shaping. Shoulder stitches are picked up from the saddle and the body is knitted in one piece below the armhole, so the only finishing is the ribbed neckline and armhole edges.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitted top down from the saddle shoulder, this cardigan features modified drop-shoulder sleeves- also knitted from the top down. The cable pattern is easy to memorize- the featured cable is simply offset to create an over pattern. Size adjustments are made by adding reverse stockinette stitches between the cables, so the design is well balance...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The shawl, designed by Mikki Martin for Black Water Abbey Yarns, uses two skeins of Black Water Abbey sport weight yarn. The shawl is started at the center neck . A series of increases creates the semi-circle shape, which is finished with a knitted-on lace edging.
Knitting: Vest
This vest is knitted from the bottom up, with vents knitted separately, then joined so that the vest is knitted in one piece to the armholes. A dramatic cable is used in the front and back as a “dart” to create gentle waist shaping. A mirrored Rope Cable accents the vents and front of the vest, and the front cable continues to the back to creat...
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is knitted in the round, from the bottom up. The sleeves of the modified drop shaping are picked up from the armholes and knitted down, and the neckline edge is knitted as the body is knitted. Minimal finishing and an easy to work allover lace pattern makes this an easy and fun to knit sweater that can be dressed up or down.
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover features a simple, flattering, vertical lace pattern for the body and lace edging on the sleeve and collar. The body is knitted in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are picked up and knitted down to the Double Fern lace edging. The same Double Fern lace pattern is used for the collar.
Knitting: Cardigan
Our gansey-style cardigan features three stitch patterns, modified drop shoulder shaping, ribbed neck and button bands. Knitted in one piece from the bottom up, sleeves are knitted from the top down. It’s a fast knit with minimal finishing.
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
This vest and cardigan feature traditional cables with a large cable placed at the shoulders. It is knitted flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The cabled button bands are knitted as part of the vest fronts then extend as a band around the back neck edge. Short row shaping is used for shoulder shaping and to shape the neck band.
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Here’s the pattern you’ve been looking for to knit a hat and scarf for the man in your life. The simple cable motif creates a nice, subtle texture. The traditional stocking cap silhouette can be modified by increasing or decreasing the ribbing. Simple to knit- make one for yourself too!
Knitting: Cowl, Purse / Handbag, Beanie, Toque
This pattern was designed to introduce knitters to cable knitting. The pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the cables. The cable panel is knitted flat, then finished to become a bag, hat or neck warmer.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
This project is a great introduction to cable knitting, as it gives the knitter the opportunity to work with a variety of types of cables. The small bag- finished dimensions approximately 7 inches high and 6 inches wide- is knitted as a flat strip and sewn together, then finished with an i-cord strap and button.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The deep cables of this rectangular shaped shawl show up beautifully- even dark colors.
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
This is a wonderful wrap to have handy as the weather cools off. The back and left front are knitted in stockinette while the right front features a cable pattern with lots of depth, knitted in a contrasting color. Wear as shown- or throw the cabled panel over your shoulder for an even more dramatic look. A great way to play with color- and a g...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Adult Size, approximate circumference: 25”
Knitting: Pullover
The sweater is a modified drop shoulder silhouette, knitted from the top down from the shoulder saddle. Knitted flat to the bottom of the armholes, then knitted in the round. Sleeves are also knitted in the round, from the top down. Finishing is minimal and sleeve and body lengths can easily be adjusted as you knit.
Knitting: Cardigan
As we talk with knitters, we hear over and over the frustrations of getting a sweater to fit. We designed this Black Water Abbey Yarns exclusive pattern with that in mind. The A-Line silhouette and a fitted bodice with set-in sleeves accommodates many body shapes.
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by a sweater we bought in Ireland, this cardigan is knitted in one piece to the armholes. The sleeves are knitted flat from the cuff and sewn into the armholes. The sweater features honeycomb at the bottom of the garment and a simple cable with moss stitch on the top of the sweater. The collar repeats the moss stitch and honeycomb patt...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Designed at the request of a teen-age nephew (last name Snapp), this hat is quick and a great way to learn stranded knitting. Ear flaps are knitted first then the hat in knitted in the round. Edge trim and braid are added to complete the project. Instructions are also given to make the hat without ear flaps.
Knitting: Vest
This vest features traditional cables with a large cable placed at the shoulders. It is knitted flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The cabled button bands are knitted as part of the vest fronts then extend as a band around the back neck edge. Short row shaping is used for shoulder shaping and to shape the neck band.
Knitting: Pullover
Drop shoulder with rolled edges. The sweater is knitted flat in pieces.
Knitting: Cardigan
This traditional cardigan features Diamond, XO and Rope Cables, arranged for a flattering, vertical line, with braid rib on the collar, cuffs and bands framing the cables. The hip-length sweater is knitted flat in pieces. Our sample was knitted in the color “Rust”.