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eBook : 12 patterns

le gra o Mhaire = Irish for “love from Mary” … this is a collection of my Celtic-inspired designs, a dozen of them. Projects range from easy to “whoa baby” … from shawls to cowls to blankets to a cabled cape. All designs may be ordered individually. For this ebook, I reformatted the designs to make it one pdf to download … allowing for a table of contents and removal of redundant information.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun cap for men or women (fits average adult) has cashmere goats chasing each other round this colorwork cap (two colors worked in each round).
Knitting: Coaster
A fun slipped stitch pattern for the cup coasters (allowing them to really soak up any liquid while laying nice and flat) in two bright shades of Noro’s Retro … makes for a fun coaster set. Add the pot coaster (6x9 inches) in a simple vertical color-work stripe and you’ve got a great hostess set.
Knitting: Doll
Just in time for St. Patrick’s day … when we’re all Irish … comes this fun knitted doll pattern. The doll is approx. 17 inches of cuddly coziness … in his bathrobe and night cap he’s all set for bed!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by myKnittin’ Love shawl worked in a DK-weight cotton, this poncho uses a color-changing cotton in fingering and is a full-circle with lovely drape and movement, showing off the lace hearts and scalloped edging.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a perfect road-trip project: knit in the round so you don’t have needles sticking into seat-mates; quick and easy knit withjust knits/purls and increases and decreases on a repetitive basis so you don’t get too bored; and all done once you BO! I worked this up on a car-date home from the NC Mountains with dh driving and me kn...
Knitting: Legwarmers, Mid-calf Socks
Socks any way you’d like them – toe-up, top-down or even legwarmers – all in this design. Using approx 300 yards of worsted-weight sock yarn and US size 6 needles, you’ll have these knitted up in no time … and on your feet to keep you cozy thru the winter. The foot-apparel is sized to fit an average woman’s foot/leg with directions on how to inc...
Knitting: Cowl
This super simple cowl is perfect for knitting at the movies -- you never have to look, just keep knitting. I knit half this cowl during Thor: The Dark World and then finished it while watching Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug … in the movie theater!
Knitting: Scarf
Have you ever wanted to make an ascot-style scarf? This is the perfect pattern since you have so many options for style! FOUR patterns are included: a simple garter & ribbed scarf, a knit-purl textured scarf, a cabled version and a lacy medallion (with ribbed neck) version. Each of the scarves takes approx 200 yards of fingering weight -- sh...
Knitting: Cape
Top-down using approx 340 yards heavy worsted yarn (sample shown uses one skein of Duo, a gorgeous acrylic yarn from Swedish Yarns), this capelet is fun to knit – all stockinette except for the cabled panel down the center (which keeps the knitting fun and interesting).
Knitting: Poncho
A fun cape for winter walks … this one has a big cozy hood and a perfect length to keep you comfy on those bright, but crisp, winter days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This sequined shawl/shrug is the perfect accessory for holiday parties and special dress occasions. Starting at the in-the-round cuff, the shrug works across to the opposite cuff. Knit on larger needles, the body of the shrug is a light and airy lace pattern than sparkles and shines as you move with a built-in i-cord edging so the shrug stays on...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Knit from the center-out, all in one piece, this stunning shawl is worked up with 600 yds of 100% cashmere in a heavy-fingering weight.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked in a sparkly sock yarn, this shawl is both fun to knit and fun to wear.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This is a fun, classic Christmas stocking. In the natural wool, you have a tone-on-tone textured stitch pattern that is fun to knit and looks very elegant … very Victorian Christmas!
Knitting: Necklace
A Trio of Beaded Necklaces using cashmere for that extra bit of style and grace! Each necklace requires approx 20 yards of fiber and works up quickly … a perfect gift for that special someone!
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl using a ball of FreshStitches “Magic Ball” -- a skein made from approx 25yds of each color of worsted weight wool, Russian joined together. You can use any worsted-weight wool .. and do the stripes (or not) as you wish.
Knitting: Cowl
Perfect for keeping cozy on long winter walks, this stunning heavy-worsted-weight cowl has a graceful, meandering lace pattern that works its way around the cowl. The garter edge keeps the cowl from curling, ensuring a warm winter walk.
Knitting: Cowl
Directions are given for a fun, cozy, chill-chasing cowl – one that is long enough to wear as a hood (48 inches). The sample is worked in a wonderful merino wool/silk blend but would work equally well in any worsted-weight wool or wool blend.
Knitting: Messenger Bag, Pillow
A fun bag (or pillow top) I designed for a cable-knitting class. This 10.5 x 10.5 “messenger bag” is not only a useful bag, but also a great way to show-off your cabling skills. I’ve given you directions for knitting this in the round, with the flap down back and forth.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a fun, graceful undulating shawlette that will keep you cozy and stylish when the chill in the air grows. The lace sections keep the knitting interesting while the complementary stripes allow for a bit of respite from yo’s!
Knitting: Poncho
Helen’s Choice … in a gorgeous deep purple cashmere/silk/merino blend in a fingering weight. This is knit in one piece and completely in the round following the chart OR the written, round-by-round directions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The colors – a dark rich turquoise teamed with adobe gold and dusty burgundy – shown in this uniquely-shaped shawl are reminiscent of the the Southwest United States and all the romance and history of that area. This shawl is worked from the neck-edge down, with subtle shaping and a simple lace design that shows the hand-dyed fingering-weight ya...
Knitting: Doll
Mollie is the perfect first doll for your little one: she’s made all in one, seamless piece … lightly stuffed … very cuddly-cozy in her superwash wool. A baby’s first toy that’s fun to knit with its bit of colorwork on the yoke and measures roughly 11-inches tall by 6-inches arm-to-arm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A fun shawlette to remind you of summer at the beach … a romantic walk along the wet sand … the moonlit ocean … the tide slowly receding to leave traces of water behind.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
A cozy to keep you cozy … think of it as a sweater for your standard-sized hot water bottle – worked in one piece in washable wool with just a bit of colorwork to keep it interesting!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This particular design was a long-time coming … I tried three other designs with this particular yarn and nothing seemed right. On my FOURTH attempt, the yarn poured thru my hands and onto the needles and the poncho grew … the yarn had spoken!
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
… a lovely, lacy poncho/shawl that shows the pride in our country – from the eyelet “stripes” to the lace stars, you’ll love this poncho. The sample is knit using approx 480 yards of fingering-weight cotton in a spectacularly patriotic colorway … reminiscent of fireworks exploding in the night sky.
Knitting: Cardigan
Almost three years ago, I designed this popular, classic short-sleeved cardigan - the original Season Spanning Cardi has now been removed to make way for this one. The original only went to a 1X and folks wanted it bigger; there were also a couple of style issues I wanted to change.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ETA: Updated as of 02042014 … clarification and a correction to the border directions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A great first-shawl project, this classic triangular shawl (76 x 36) shows to perfection the gorgeous colors of this heavy DK wool yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ETA: 06/17/2013 -- this pattern had errors in the written stitch patterns that have been corrected. If you have an earlier version than 6/17/2013, please let me know and I will send you a digital copy of the new pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Similar to my Miss Ellie’s Garden blanket/shawl, this one is a bit more spunky with it’s bright colors (in worsted-weight cotton) and solid stitch-patterning while also being a tad larger. The finished size of this heptagon is approx 66 inches across and is a joy to knit.
Knitting: Bracelet
I designed this lovely bracelet for a workshop at my LYS. It’s a great beginner-bead-knitting project as the design is easily remembered and worked and yet yields such wonderful results!
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
I designed this little bag for a workshop at my LYS. I called it Cranford since I was watching the BBC presentation while knitting it … and it just is as delicate and feminine as that show!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A KAL is starting on this one June 2013 thru my LYS, Dog House Yarns. Come check out the fun we’re having creating this shawl …
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl, knit from the center top down, is a half-circle sampler of lace patterns. From the leaf edging (that’s knit as you go) to the four tiers of different lace stitches, this shawl is a great lace tutorial. Using approx 450 yds of color-changing cotton fingering yarn (sample used Wolle’s Yarn Creations in “Magnolia”), the shawl is a slice...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
With a finished diameter of 72-inches of coziness, this blanket/shawl is as much fun to use as it is to knit.
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
As fresh as spring, this poncho is as light and airy as the days ahead. Knit in the round from the neck to the hem, this sampler of fern-lace stitch patterns shows to best advantage the cashmere/merino/silk blend of the fingering weight yarn used.
Knitting: Cardigan
NOTE: A major error within this pattern (the shoulder rows were missing and the back neck shaping was incorrect) has been CORRECTED. A new pdf has been uploaded -- your pattern should have a “revised 0413” at the bottom of the pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
NOTE: this would make a great gauge swatch for my Drifting Leaves poncho; if you have purchased Drifting Leaves poncho, just drop me an email and I will “gift” this design to you.
Knitting: Poncho
NOTE: My Drifting Leaves hat coordinates with this poncho and is excellent for swatching for this design. If you purchase this design, drop me an email and I will “gift” you the hat pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun stranded knitting project on a small enough scale to be your first colorwork project! This little cap, perfect for babies up to 3m, is knit in a cotton/acrylic blend (so machine wash/dry) that knits up quickly on #7 needles.
Knitting: Cowl
Directions are given for two lengths of a fun, cozy, chill-cheating cowl – one that rests right up near the neck (18 inches) and one that is long enough to wear as a hood (48 inches).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette, which uses 320 yards of a heavy DK/light worsted wool/acrylic blend, is a stunning knit. The design (charted and row-by-row) is easy to “read” so you’re not tied to the instructions but can sit back and enjoy the knitting.
Knitting: Booties, Beanie, Toque
Make this cute set for your own little Cormack … the booties are knit in one-piece (and are seamless) with just a bit of colorwork while the cap has a nice thick and of colorwork, ending in a rounded top.
Knitting: Booties, Beret, Tam
Make this cute set for your own little Kirsty … the booties are knit in one-piece (and are seamless) with just a bit of colorwork while the tam has a nice deep band (with a solid underbrim) and then the fun colorwork wheel toward the center.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Designed for a dear friend’s first daughter, this worsted weight washable wool baby blanket (approx. 48” diameter) is a joy to knit.
Knitting: Poncho
Reminiscent of sparkling ice on leaves, this shawl will add sparkle and grace to your winter wardrobe. This full-circle, poncho-style shawl is knit in the round and measures a full 36 inches from tip to tip (with an 8-inch diameter neck opening).
Knitting: Poncho
A cozy, winter-weight poncho that knits up quickly with chunky yarn. This poncho has a strong graphic look with its stylized snowflake and heavy contrast between the main and the contrast color used.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a great, quick gift-knit!
Knitting: Cowl
A fun and fabulous cowl for frosty walks knit in a chunky wool that knits up quickly in a gorgeous “Frosty” colorway. The stitch, with it’s Yos and decreases, creates a crochet-like look with all the grace and flow of knitted items.
Knitting: Scarf
A knitted-in infinity symbol, in a gorgeous rainbow colorway makes this scarf stand out in a crowd. The chunky wool (sample shown is Rowan’s Colourscape in Kaliedescope) knits up quickly into this 6-inch x 54-inch scarf that is a bit of bright color for the dark, dreary days of winter.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Some versatility for your holiday knit-gifting!
Knitting: Poncho
After skiing (or shopping!), pop this comfy poncho on while sipping hot-toddies by the fire and you’ll be cozy warm in no time. Apres Ski is a fun, knit-in-the-round from the top, yoke-styled poncho that is as fun to knit as it is to wear.
Knitting: Cape
This is the December entry in my Brigid Collection, a collection of designs that celebrate Celtic-inspired knitting. I offer you this Christmas Shawl that starts at the top of the hood (with heavy worsted in a lovely Christmas Red) and continues through to the hem.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
1Q 2014 = $4.00
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here’s the November entry in the Brigid Collection: Blue Ridge Mountains shawl. Many of the Irish immigrants settled the Blue Ridge and nearby Smoky Mountain ranges … populating this rugged area and holding on with an Irish-tenacity that legends are made of! This shawl salutes these beautiful mountains and the folks who populated them.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
fingerless mitts with a bit of colorwork that YOU design yourself (or use one of the two included! The pattern includes a blank graph to make your own colorwork section …
Knitting: Scarf
Five classic lace stitch patterns come together in this scarf knit in pure cashmere. A great learning tool about knitted lace, this sampler scarf includes:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fall is in the air … the crisp sunny days are upon us.
Knitting: Poncho
As rich in color as the famous Connemara marble, this wrap wil be a delight to knit: eyelet ribbing at the neck that carries on down the “sleeves”; while the front and back are filled with a wavy-stitch pattern, highlighting the subtle color changes in the worsted weight wool/silk blend used to make this wrap.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knit in the round, top down, these one-size-fits-most fingerless mitts are cozy, practical and fun to knit. A twisted-stitch pattern on the back keeps the knitting interesting, while the 2x2rib pattern on the palm-side makes for cushy warmth!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Baby Blanket
It can be extremely hard to find a nice, boyish baby set. Here’s my answer to this dilemma. Barra’s blanket (30x30 inch) and cap (newborn-12m) are exercises in twisted and cabled stitches to create a lovely example of traditional knitting perfect for any little boy … or girl … on on your gift list.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Ciarnan’s Cover is a knit-from-the-center-out circle lap blanket (or circular shawl) done in worsted-weight wool on large needles. An eight-pointed, cabled star merges into eyelet triangles and twisted-stitch cables to create a sampler that, when viewed as a whole, creates a lovely snowflake design.
Knitting: Poncho
This one knits up quickly so you’ll be ready to step-out when Fall’s breezes blow.
Knitting: Scarf
Christmas trees on a cozy scarf knit with a blend of cashmere (50%), silk (25%) and merino wool (25%). A versatile and sophisticated classic to wear throughout the Holiday season – as an ascot, with the ends hanging loose, or anyway you’d like – this scarf reduces bulk by having the neck portion ribbed on fewer sts than the Christmas-tree Lace p...
Knitting: Poncho
A retro-poncho with an updated look thanks to the cool colorway! Knit with a cotton/rayon/silk blend worsted weight yarn, this poncho is knit from the top down … with ever increasing diagonals that finish in a point.
Knitting: Poncho
I designed this shawl for my dear friend Jane, a lovely woman inside and out. Knit in the round (so all rounds are right-side), this shawl uses about 500 yards of heavy-fingering weight cashmere/silk/merino blend yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
ETA: rev 03/05/2014 is the most current version.
Knitting: Poncho
Shown knit with two 50g skeins of Regia 4-Fach yarn (Kaffe Fassett colorway), this shawl reflects the beauty and the movement of the Irish Sea.
Knitting: Poncho
The blues and creams and browns of this yarn are reminiscent of the sun setting over the Anasazi’s cave-dwellings at Mesa Verde (CO). A few years ago we camped down there … and this shawl is a salute to the lovely memories: with the Ancient Pueblans’ cave openings scattered around the Mesa, the layers of the exposed earth showing their lovely, n...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Roisin, Irish for “Little Rosa”, is the perfect name for this fun shawlette which incorporates three different rose designs. You start at the neck edge, working a Rosebud Lace in ever-decreasing short-rows. Once you’ve completed that portion, you’ll begin a Rose Lattice Lace (which includes a cables for added Celtic interest) and then you’ll shi...
Knitting: Poncho
Sorcha, Irish for “bright, radiant, light” (and pronounced sor + aka” or “surk + ha”), is the perfect name for this poncho knit from the neck down. With trinity eyelets, cable-and-eyelet ribs, and radiant beams emanating out, this is a fun knit with lots of color, thanks to the glorious worsted cotton/silk/rayon blend yarn used. Enjoy knitting t...
Knitting: Cardigan
A top-down, season-spanning gem that will become a wardrobe stable, especially in the hot summer months when you need something on your shoulders for a/c but don’t want a full, heavy sweater.
Knitting: Poncho
This elegant, ethereal poncho will be one of your go-to garments through all the seasons … whether you need just a bit of coverage for air-conditioned summer dinners or a glamorous cover-up for a winter’s concert outing, this poncho is as much fun to knit as it is to wear!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ETA
Knitting: Wristlet, Beret, Tam, Wall Hanging
I designed this pattern for a color-work class in order to show the students the way to play with color in their knitting. The Project Bag is a particularly good tool to show what happens when you shift background and foreground colors. Using these directions, you can play with your own favorite colors to create a color-work masterpiece. For the...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I was tasked with designing a one-skein garment for the goodie bags for participants at an upcoming knitting workshop. Since the workshop will be in mid-April, I wanted to make something Spring/Summer-ish, fun and unique … thus was born the Sunburst Spectacular!
Knitting: Scarf
Scarf is shown in cashmere, but would work equally well in a sensual wool or other natural fiber of the appropriate weight and with a slight halo.
Knitting: Pullover, Coat / Jacket
The original of this one, my Rib Tickler, used bulky cotton. I have had lots of requests for one in worsted-weight -- so here ya go!
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This delicate and oh, so soft, cowl is knit with pure cashmere – which gives it a halo effect while being amazingly warm for those brisk Spring mornings. A fun lace pattern (both charted and row-by-row) on large needles allows for a quick, but elegant, knit!
Knitting: Scarf
This delicate and oh, so soft, scarf is knit with in a natural fibered fingering weight – which gives it a halo effect while being amazingly warm for those brisk Spring mornings. A fun lace pattern (both charted and row-by-row) on large needles allows for a quick, but elegant, knit with the scent of blooming liriope to bring Spring with you.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Towel
ERRATA: 01/12/2014 -- in Row 32, the edging k5 was omitted in both the row-by-row and the chart directions. A new pdf with revised chart has been uploaded.
Knitting: Poncho
Shamrock lace (created by the designer), gorgeous green-tonal heavy-fingering weight yarn, and a waist-length poncho coalesce into this lovely lace poncho you’ll wear with a bit of the “Irish” spirit! A classic edging pattern gets a bit of updating with a trinity of yo’s … repeating the overall three-leaf clover motif of this salute to the Emera...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A soft, sensual, sophisticated shawl for your knitting pleasure! The undulating lines, separated by “roses”, make this a flattering style and keep your knitting interesting.
Knitting: Poncho
“Red Sky at Night … sailors’ delight” and your delight also to knit and wear this poncho. This cozy capelet in a gorgeous colorway is knit in the round from the neck down, with hidden increases that allow for extra pattern inserts. The poncho is finished with a coordinating diagonal border that is knitted on while binding-off the live sts.
Knitting: Cowl
Chroi Thine is Irish for “Hearts on Fire”, just like this cowl!
Knitting: Poncho
ETA 04/12/2014: Correction to the directions for working the edging read as follows: “Leaving sts on large circ (stopper the LH needle) and begin to BO the live sts while working repeats of the Chart C Edging (12 row repeat) by … TURN to WS. Using a DPN of the same size as your working needle, CO 16sts using a knitted on CO. K 1 row back t...
Knitting: Cowl, Headwrap
Inspired by the Australian sunsets of the Manawatu District where this yarn orginates, this cowl/hood is as practical as it is beautiful. Knit in the round with a classic wave pattern that shows the self-striping yarn to perfection, this garment is warm and cozy and oh, so stylish. Wear it up or down … and enjoy!
Knitting: Doll
My two youngest boys are, well, “all boy”. That’s why when they said they wanted “ninja dolls” I figured I’d need to make the toys cuddly but pretty sturdy to hold up to the battles that would ensue! I tried doing the ninja toys in KnitWit by Katie Boyette, which are GORGEOUS but done in pieces with sewn-on felt bits – and that wouldn’t work at’...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Super cozy, super simple, super warm fingerless mitts for the boys and men (and females, too, of course!). Samples shown done using one skein of FibraNatura’s Cobblestone, a washable merino wool in a DK-weight, for each pair.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Inspired by the opening line of “Christmas in Killarney”, this caubeen (Irish beret) is a fun and practical knit. Shown in DK acrylic/wool blend, this design could also be knit in a pure wool.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A wool-cotton blend is perfect for this late Spring/early Summer shawlette with azalea leaves on a back panel and more leaves edging the outer perimeter. The sample is knit using Adriafil’s DuoPlus Comfort (wool 52%,cotton 48%) in color 85. The sample used approx 250 yards of this DK-weight yarn with size 9 needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The colors of a summer sunset are imitated in this super fun, super easy shawl shown in Plymouth’s “Kudo” .. a cotton/rayon/silk DK-weight blend. Knit from end to end, this is the accessory you’ll grab throughout the Summer days and nights. 400 yards of yarn and size #10 needles are all you need to recreate your own Summer Sunset.
Knitting: Cowl
This sophisticated, classic and sensually-satisfying cowl floats around your neck with it’s oversized silhouette. Knit on #10s, the lace is reminiscent of Angel’s Wings (thus, the name), giving you a hug from the angels.
Knitting: Pullover
Designed for a dear friend’s twins (a boy and a girl) who live in Austria … too far away for me to cuddle so I made these hoodies for them to send them love from us!
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Here are four Santa ornaments for your tree … or gift-giving pleasure.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Hello Kitty hat has many versions available. This is mine that I did using Encore’s Chunky (a washable bulky weight). The hat is shaped first so you have a guide for ear placement, then the sts are gathered near the top -- giving a very cat-like hat. The ears are doubled (by using dpns) and shaped into simple triangles.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Animal Toy, Decorative - Other
This fish ornament was designed for a fellow knitter who loves fishing and hunting – Robyn was my recent swap partner for a Ravlery-based swap. The fish is knit with superwash worsted on #3, stuffed lightly and hung lovingly on the Christmas tree – or anywhere in the house your fisherman wants! This is a fun, seamless knit for all the outdoor en...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A classic design in a classic yarn! Cashmere yarn makes this tam a bit luxurious, a bit cozy … a wonderful combination of classic design with the luxury of cashmere … gorgeous! A wonderful foray into the world of tam design, fair isle stranded knitting and color play.
Knitting: Scarf
Knit with 100% cashmere (which gives it that lovely glow), this scarf is wonderful gift or accessory to add to your own closet. The scarf is worked toward the center back; placed on hold; knit the second half and then kitchener/graft/3nbo the lives sts.
Knitting: Collar, Necklace
This necklace is elegant while being a great introduction to adding beads to knitting. You’ll need 171 size 8/0 beads (shown here in gold) pre-strung on your yarn before starting the knitting.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Here’s a classic holiday decoration! Using Judy’s Magic Loop CO, you’ll start this stocking from the toe … working in the round, with color-work sections to make the knitting interesting, you’ll soon have an heirloom quality stocking for the newest baby, your best friend, or anyone on your holiday list!
Knitting: Cowl, Collar, Cuffs
A perfect gift for men or women!
Knitting: Containers
This is a fun holiday accessory!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Shawl / Wrap
With cuffs and an easy-to-memorize stitch pattern, this shawl is a a beautiful and practical garment as well as being a great first lace project.
Knitting: Scarf
This quick-to-memorize stitch pattern sets off the pre-strung pearl beads to perfection. The 100% cashmere, in a lovely charcoal grey, gives a halo of warmth for this sophisticated, classic scarf.
Knitting: Cuffs, Bracelet
This elegant cuff-bracelet, knit with a blend of cashmere/silk/merino is made sophisticated with the addition of lots of pre-strung gold beads. The closure is two larger beads with gold highlights (buttons could be used) thru knit-in loops.
Knitting: Necklace, Neck / Torso - Other
Gold beads trim the edges of this lovely, delicate lace pattern that is reminiscent of crowns and petticoats. The gold beads are placed half-way down the lace, and then again at the very edge. A lovely collar-like necklace that is classic, elegant and yet, very modern!
Knitting: Necklace, Bracelet, Neck / Torso - Other
Using the traditional “ocean wave” stitch pattern, embellished with beads you pre-string, this choker is sure to get wonderful comments from all.
Knitting: Necklace, Neck / Torso - Other
Leaves’n’Pearls is a knitted bead necklace where the pearl-beads are placed as you work (rather than pre-strung), allowing you to place the beads where you wish. Here, they outline the knitted leaves, making a cashmere-silk-merino necklace that is elegant in its sophistication.
Knitting: Necklace, Neck / Torso - Other
This sophisticated beaded necklace is a wonderful foray into bead-knitting. Pre-stringing the beads allows for slipping multiple beads on the points of the triangles. Using only 30 yards of 2-ply fingering weight cashmere and 56 beads this necklace is just simply elegant!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
… this tam knits up quickly but looks saucy and sophisticated once finished. Shown in Universal Yarn’s Poems Silk (which is 75% wool and 25% silk in “All the Way” colorway), this tam starts at the top tab and works out and down to the 1-1/2” ribbing and uses approx. 100 yards of worsted weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a real sweetheart -- easy to knit, versatile to wear and only uses 90 yards of a bulky mohair blend. The sample shown used one ball of Universal Yarn’s Spice Berry (in Herbes des Provences colorway).
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This is destined to be my go-to jacket for Fall and Winter and Spring! Knit in a bulky alpaca/wool blend, this sweater is a fun knit with its lazy braid cables, seed stitch and unique welt panel. The dropped shoulder style is flatter to many figuretypes while the v-neck and zipper closing make it sophisticated.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
This blanket is definitely outstanding – and it’s easy-care, knit in a washable wool! The sheep is knit intarsia and then stitches are picked-up all round to make the field and fence. The picket-fence lace completes the look.
Knitting: Necktie
This design is dedicated to all the special men in my life … my father, my father-in-law, my husband, and my three boys. The elegance and sophistication of this tie are just a small example of how much they’ve enriched my life.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
You MUST be able to knit from a chart for this heirloom blanket!
Knitting: Scarf
This short scarf is a fun way to practice lace knitting. The winding road, like life, starts out straight and quickly begins to traverse back and forth as we wind through our years. As we near the end of our lives and the scarf, the road straightens out once again!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A delicate, tone-on-tone design emerges with some well-placed yo’s to make this solid-colored shawl as intricate as a butterfly’s wings.
Knitting: Scarf
Lapis Lazuli … the color of the Mediterranean Sea … a gem cherished for years is brought to life in this scarf. A lace stitch, reminiscent of a finely cut jewel are scattered over this lighter-than-air scarf for those times when you want to really look elegant!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is a super-easy, super-fun pattern to practice garter and stockinette. Knit sideways, the garter portion becomes a ribber cuff!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO READ CHARTS for this design. The written part is minimal, the chart is the key.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Starting at the buttonhole edge, you’ll increase on one side only till you have all the sts necessary (lace knitting along the way), continue in lace for a rectangular piece, than decreasing back down to the original stitch-count.
Knitting: Pullover
This yoke sweater is a gorgeous exercise in color-work/stranded knitting. The pattern directions include colorways using three different yarns:
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
ETA 07062012:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Blocks, Baby Blanket
This set is a one-of-a-kind creation for that special new baby! Designed for a washable organic cotton in worsted weight (the sample is done in Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in Malted Milk) this is an easy care, cozy, fun-to-knit set that goes together quickly on #10s. The knit-purl sts and cable columns make a fun texture for the baby! The t...
Knitting: Doll Clothes, Animal Toy
These adorable bunnies are fun to knit and fun to play with -- knit all in one piece, stuffed as you go, minimal finish work and no seams to come undone. Perfect for little one’s hands to hold (the appendages are flat, so easy to hold and chew on) and the washable cotton makes them VERY easy care (sample was knit using KP’s Comfy Wor...
Knitting: Containers
This set of nested baskets is made using fabric strips cut from a full-sized sheet (78x100) -- a great way to repurpose a used sheet (I bought this one for $1 at Goodwill). This basket set will look great on the springtime table, in a new baby room, or anywhere you want a splash of color and organization! The pattern has tips on knitting with fa...
Knitting: Cowl, Headband
A cashmere cowl to cuddle your neck or worn as a headband is always a great idea. Here, the stitch reminds me of birds in flight … over a field of snow. This lace pattern, a repeat of 27 stitches over 10 rnds, is easy to memorize, making the knitting smooth and easy … and knitting it in cashmere means your hands are treated to the softness and b...
Knitting: Vest, Beanie, Toque
skill base: you must know how to read charts for the 6 diamonds on the vest and the cap. Knitting in the round is also a must.
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Cashmere … when only the best will do!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I have updated this pattern with new charts and added round by round directions …
Knitting: Pullover, Fingerless Gloves
This will become your favorite work-out/lounge-around-the-house sweatshirt! A split hem (with the back slightly longer than the front), the loose shape and cropped length ensure a comfy fit on all body types. The organic worsted-weight cotton knits up like a dream and washes to a wonderful, sweatshirt softness. Although this has drop-shoulders, ...
Knitting: Scarf
ETA 07062012: This pattern now has the row-by-row as well as the charted directions for making this luscious scarf!
Knitting: Scarf
This garter-stitch pattern makes into a gorgeous, classic scarf for men (or women!). Knit in cashmere (Spring Gate Farm Cashmere), the scarf is sophisticated elegance simple enough for a relative newbie to whip up for a loved one.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit from the top of the crown to the hem, this cap will look great on men or women. Knit in cashmere (Spring Gate Farm), this is a lovely, classic look for all on your gift list.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knit toe up, garter-st short-row heels with an all-over cabled rib pattern that is easy to remember and so these socks just fly off the needles.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
Gauge: over lace pattern on larger needles - 1 rep (22sts x 10rows) = 4.25in (10.8 cm) x 2.75in (7 cm)
Knitting: Purse
The saddle-bag is made in one piece from the CO to the flap, steeked over the body part while the flap is a slip-stitch pattern knit flat. Strap is a slip-stitch pattern knit onto the sides and then 3nbo to the other side. A smaller accessories bag is also felted -- thick enough to attached cable needles, other knitting accessories -- in the cc ...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This design includes two different ornaments made in the same way: knit all in one piece. For making at least four of each style of ornament (one is rhomboidal and one is circular), it requires one skein each of white fun fur/eyelash yarn, a cotton/acrylic in a worsted and a chunky wool/acrylic. The sample used Lion Brand yarns for each of these.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This boy’s jacket, filled with traditional Irish knit stitches, is for the rough’n’tumble boy – knit in washable worsted wool, the jacket is a sampler of cables, knit-purl combinations and the ubiquitous seed stitch. The style is a dropped shoulder and is knit in one piece to the underarm, with the sleeves knit down from the armholes and the but...
Knitting: Vest
06/26/2013 -- cleaned up formatting of this design; also a typo in the beginning of the pattern; you should only work 16 rows and then start the deep-V neck shaping.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is probably my favorite sweater I’ve designed to-date! I love the way the cable is the focal point while the tweedy yarn in reverse stockinette adds a subtle, and delightful, texture. The cable is based on one in Elsbeth Lavold’s Viking Patterns for Knitting; my version includes a buttonhole in the center of each cable motif. The double-bre...
Knitting: Scarf
I never liked that cabled-scarves weren’t reversible and I was always fiddling with them so the “right side” was always out. I finally just started purl-cabling and in a “cable rib” got a completely reversible and cozy scarf that looks and feels wonderful!
Knitting: Pullover
Done completely in the round in a bulky, cotton-acrylic blend, this will be your favorite hoodie. Knit with lots of different ribs and a bit of stockinette, this one flows and is really flattering but more importantly is comfy to wear!
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern was designed for a Lion Brand Swap on Ravelry. My partner is young and very active during the summer months and I thought a shrug would be perfect for her … she lives in Maryland (not far from me in Virginia) where it is hot (necessitating sleeveless garments) but airconditioning means your shoulders need coverage. This shrug is kni...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket, Baby Blanket
This is a GREAT beginner project since it’s all done in garter stitch -- making a light, fluffy, cozy jacket for the baby. The jacket is generously sized to allow for growth, while the blanket will become a long-time use “binky”!
Knitting: Containers
This felted fair-isle basket will brighten your home while also being a very useful basket to keep your project, yarn or needles in. Sized to fit a standard round powder-room wastebasket (approx. 25” diameter and 9” height), this fun project is a wonderful project for newbie color-work knitters. You need 200 yards of two colors. The ...
Knitting: Tutorial
This is a tutorial on making socks -- applicable for just about ANY sock pattern written leg-to-toe.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This sock is knit big on purpose … it’s a practice sock for learning to knit socks! Using big needles, big yarn and just a few stitches, this is a great way to learn to make socks!
Knitting: Balaclava, Baby Blanket
The lovely baby-boy blanket is shown here in TLC Heathers (an easy care blanket) … that said, any worsted weight yarn would work for this knit-from-the-center blanket. The original I knit for my youngest son’s Christening -- and also a jacket, sox and bonnet (he was baptized in an ancient Church in Austria in December and it was cold!).
Knitting: Purse
A lovely pocket purse -- Aran stitch (chart included) -- with a matching cellphone “sweater” … what more could you need? Lorna’s Laces Bold Red looks WONDERFUL in this one and knits up like a dream!
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater … one for her and one for her doll … makes a great set for Christmas or special birthday. If you’ve never done patterns from charts, start with the doll sweater -- fewer stitches and less shaping to worry about. The child’s sweater -- sized from a 3T (with 4-5, 6-8) included -- coordinates with the doll sweat...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This design is knit in one piece to underarm, split for fronts and back (with self-finishing edging by using knit-in I-cord) and the neck is finished by BO live sts from neck with the lace collar.
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
These mittens have a built-in flap. Holding together cream and a self-striping sock yarn, you get a dense, washable mitten perfect for getting on and off metros! Sized for ladies’ med-large/men’s small-med … just change the yarn color for the guys!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The cable pattern (with built-in I-cord edge) is worked flat until desired length and then turned on its side so sts can be picked up for the flat crown. The tassel is attached by a knitted-in I-cord. Sized child large/adult small with additional directions for adult med/large!
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is knit from end to end, with built-in fringe. Very fun and easy and the yarn is so soft!
Knitting: Blanket - Other
This is a VERY easy pattern … a large garter stitch blanket, with eyelets placed all ‘round for the ribbon. For my sample, I used one strand of pale green and one strand of pale blue -- blend together beautifully.
Knitting: Backpack
This is a great beginner project -- simple construction that’s felted to hide uneven gauge issues. The bulky wool felts up into a great, practical bag …
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This tea cozy and trivet fit an 8 cup “Brown Betty” teapot … the trivet makes an envelope for an 8x8 piece of wood or tile (requiring a button to close the envelope). The tea cozy itself is knit in the round with an opening for the spout and handle and then finishes as a spiral dec up to the top.