Cabin Fever

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 1 pattern

This booklet has socks for any size and in any weight of yarn. Knit fine socks in the thinnest sock wool, medium weight fancy socks or heavy duty work socks. Style them with dressy lace patterns or super casual ribs.

eBook : 10 patterns

V-neck cardigans for Preemies to 18 months. Begin with a classic top-down, raglan-sleeved cardigan. Add 7 more cardigans by 7 different designers. As a bonus, you get an assortment of matching hats and socks.

eBook : 16 patterns

The Best of Top Down for Toddlers for 1 - 6 year old children, is now revised and reissued. Knit a Basic Pullover or Cardigan, or one of the other 8 Top Down sweaters with cables, colourwork, ridges, bobbles and stripes. Knit the 3 matching hats.

eBook : 6 patterns

A Top Down pullover book for 4 - 14 year olds and into small-medium adult sizes. Finished pullovers 25 (28, 31, 34, 37, 40)”/64 (71, 79, 86, 94, 102)cm. Six classic styles: crewneck, crewneck with hoodie, Henley with 3 buttons, Henley with garter stitch hood, V-neck and shawl collared V-neck. Worked from the Top Down so you can make the body and sleeves the perfect length for your child (or yourself).

eBook : 7 patterns

Go stash diving to knit your next baby cardigan. These cardigans can be knit in any weight of yarn from sock weight to chunky weight. Knit a little jacket in stockinette stitch. Make another sweater with decorated neckband, cuffs and bottom border. For the ultimate in fun, knit a baby sweater with a panels running down the Fronts and centre back in one of the stitch patterns provided. Lots of variation for newborns to 18 months.

eBook : 12 patterns

Hats to keep everyone in your family warm. Fourteen different hats you can knit in any weight of yarn in your stash from sock yarn to chunky weight yarn. Sizes range from baby size to large adult.

eBook : 6 patterns

Not knitting sweaters for yourself? Now you can. This is a terrific Top Down book for plus-sized women. Knit these cardigans in any weight from Sports weight up to Chunky weight. What’s in your stash? Finished Sizes for women 44” to 60” with waist and hip shaping included. The Fronts are 3” wider than the back for two obvious reasons. Three different styles: Basic cardigan, cardigan with lace skirt and a cardigan with a stitch patterned panel down the Fronts and centre Back.

eBook : 6 patterns

To download the Teens & Tweens book

eBook : 8 patterns

Book is also available in print. This book is all about choices. Knit in any yarn from Sports weight up to Chunky weight yarn. Now begin to choose your design elements. Choose a neckline: crewneck, scoop neck or mandarin collar. Choose to make the bands of pattern with Lace, Knit/Purl, Twisted Stitches or Colourwork. Make it cap sleeves, short sleeved, 3/4 sleeved or long sleeved. Yes, you are in control. I’ve knit 6 sweaters from this book and they all look different.

eBook : 9 patterns

Make some matching accessories in any weight of yarn from sock weight to chunky weight. Perfect for all those odd balls in your stash. Knit a hat with matching mittens. Choose a stitch pattern for a cowl and add it to a bag. Now make a capelet with cables with matching mittlets. Work in Lace, Knit/Purl, Cables or Slip Stitches for yourself or the teens and adults in your life.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
This little Top Down can be your first Top Down ever or your first Top Down for your baby. Begin at the collar and work in one piece down to the bottom of the yoke. There you have a choice of casting off the sleeve stitches to make a vest OR putting the sleeves on hold to work long sleeves later. Either way, this is a quick knit for a special li...
Knitting: Cowl, Cape
An easy, top down, no sew, capelet using five (5) graduating colours of worsted weight yarn.
Knitting: Vest
A little Top Down No-Sew vest for your special little one or as a gift. Work with 3 or 6 buttons down the Front bands. The Waffle stitch pattern is worked on the Fronts and Back adding interest for the knitter and the wearer.
Knitting: Pullover
A Top Down circular yoke pullover worked in three colours. Have fun with the colours.
Knitting: Cardigan
A Top Down cardigan with an intriguing slip stitch collar. Worked in 3 colours. Sized up to 6 years old.
Knitting: Cardigan
A Top Down No-Sew cardigan with an ice cream theme. Random garter stitch ridges give it some texture. Built-in I-Cord edges keep the front edges neat and tidy.
Knitting: Pullover
Stripes are great for little kid’s. Work round and round with no sewing. Use two fun colours and work the crewneck with short rows, easy and effective. I’ve added some tips for getting rid of the colour job on the stripes.
Knitting: Pullover
One of the patterns from the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. The Crewneck is shaped by working back and forth with Short Rows. Then it’s worked in-the-round to the bottom. Worked from the Top Down so you can make the body and sleeves the exact length. Sized for 4 year olds up to a small-medium sized adult.
Knitting: Pullover
One of the patterns from the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. The hoodie is worked in garter stitch with Short Rows. The Yoke is worked back and forth so that you can work the sleeves in a different colour if you wish. The yoke is joined at the bottom of the buttonband and worked in-the-round to the bottom. There is an optional pouch. ...
Knitting: Pullover
One of the Top Down patterns from the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. Knit this Henley in one colour or with 2 colours. The Yoke is worked back and forth, from the neckband cast on down to the underarms. Working the Yoke flat enables you to work the sleeves in the different colour. At the underarm the sweater is joined together at the...
Knitting: Pullover
One of the patterns from the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. The Hood begins with a Tuck Stitch Edge in a contrast colour and is shaped using Short Rows. Then the hoodie is knit in-the-round to the top of the pouch. The pouch is worked back and forth and joined to the body. No Sewing. Worked from the Top Down so you can make the body ...
Knitting: Pullover
One of the Top Down pullovers in the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. The Shawl collar is worked back and forth with one button is used to close the Shawl Collar at the bottom of the V. Worked from the Top Down in-the-round so you can make the length of the body and sleeves exactly. Sized for a 4 year old up to a small-medium adult.
Knitting: Pullover
One of the patterns from the Hoodies and Pullovers book by Cabin Fever. The V-neck is worked back and forth with short rows, ingenious and easy to work. Then it’s joined and worked in-the-round to the bottom. Worked from the top down so the length of the body and sleeves can be made exactly to fit. Sized for a 4 year old up to a small-medi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit this Mosiac Hat in two colours, one Dark and one Light. You’ll need 50g of each colour and it’s best if there is a high contrast between your colours. Work an I-Cord Cast On and begin working these geometric designs with written or charted instructions. Finish the crown with a little I-Cord tail.
Knitting: Cardigan
A Top Down cardigan with raglan sleeves and a V-neck. Cuffs and Collar war worked in a flat ribbed pattern. Bust shaping darts are worked for two obvious reasons. This makes the fronts 2-3”/3-8cm wider than the back which also means your buttonband won’t gap when buttoned. Waist and Hip shaping instructions are included so that you c...
Knitting: Cowl
Lace and bulky weight yarn, can they work together? Yes, definitely in this Top Down cowl worked in a ribbed lace pattern. Shaped to sit beautifully on your shoulders.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Dive into your stash and find 3 odd or left-over balls of sock yarn. Use them to work these amazing striped socks. I used 3 balls, one 50g ball of a solid colour (used for cuff, heel and toe), one left-over solid colour and 1 variegated left-over ball. If they total up to over 100g you have a pair of socks. Your stash is reduced so you can buy m...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Dive into your stash and find 4 left-over balls of yarn in any yarn from Worsted to Chunky weight. These left-over balls will make a terrific, striped hat using a unique spiral stripe technique. Try different colour combinations just for fun.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This hat was inspired by the hats worn close to the head with shaping. The stripes have short rows in them to make the front taller than the back giving the back a gathered look.
Knitting: Mittens
This mitten has an unusual gusset. The thumb stitches are cast on at the beginning and the mitten shaping takes place on the palm of the hand. The shaping line follows the life-line on your hand. The stripes add a fun dimension.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Two colours stripes are worked in stockinette stitch at beginning of shawl. Because I don’t like changing from one to the other colour on only one edge, this shawl changes colours in the centre. Easy to do. Leaves are worked in garter stitch. Beads can be added to the bottom edge for an extra sparkle.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
This Swirl Infinity Scarf and Hat can be knit in any yarn from Worsted weight to Chunky weight. The scarf is one size 44-46” around and reversible. The Hat can be worked in Toddler to Large Adult size. It’s really, really stretchy.
Knitting: Pullover
A Top Down pullover in DK weight yarn for your boy or girl. Sizes 2 - 8 years old, finished 22” - 28” around. The sleeves are ribbed and because it’s top down you can make them the exact length needed. The ribbed side panel makes a great fit.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A simple top down jacket for 3 months to 18 month old. A quick First Time top down in chunky weight yarn. Buy some funky buttons and it’s ready for your special little someone to wear.
Knitting: Pullover
A Circular Yoke knit from the top down with Cap sleeves to wear in summer or over a T-shirt in winter. Additional Hip Shaping is available if you need a little more wiggle room in the hip. An excerpt from the Need A Circular Yoke book by Cabin Fever.
Knitting: Pullover
A great Top Down pullover for your teen or for a Small Adults. Finished bust is 32 (34, 36, 371/2)”. Work it with a rolled or ribbing collar. Knit from the Top Down so the final length of the Body and Sleeves are under your control.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cast On at the cuff and jump into this interesting stitch pattern. Work a double wrap short row heel. It’s easy and a very effective heel.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks begin with an easy cast on and work Toe Up. The heel is a short row heel. The swirl is easy to work and it’s fun to watch the needles rotate around the leg as you knit.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit from the Top Down with an added a swirl in the Yoke. A quick knit in worsted weight yarn for a special little person.
Knitting: Cowl
”I’d created some simple neck cozies earlier and thought a cable would make a sophisticated and elegant neck cozy,” explains Gemmell. “What’s a neck cozy? A short scarf that wraps around your neck and tucks cosily into your collar. a button, or two, holds it in place and can add a stylish dimension to a relatively s...
Knitting: Cowl
A simple cowl knit from the Top Down with 2 different stitch patterns. Cozy under your coat for those cold winter days.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knit these in Chunky weight yarn for that last minute gift. These mittlets have a non-traditional thumb gusset which is amazing. This is an excerpt from the Need An Accessory? book.
Knitting: Mittens
This mitten does not have a traditional thumb gusset. The gusset follows the life line on your hand. It’s easy to work. The pattern has instructions for the traditional way to knit a thumb on 3 double pointed needles but we’ve included an alternate: work the thumb as an I-cord. Now my favourite way to work a thumb.
Knitting: Throw
The Evening in Eden Shawl as an afghan, here it is! Worked in chunky weight yarn makes for a speedy knit (well, for an afghan!). Elegant and stylish for every decor. An open-work lace in a chunky weight is light, yet warm for those cool nights.
Knitting: Scarf
This Scarf starts with a Very, Very Loose Cast On (with a video). The lace is worked first with lots of markers so it’s easy to keep track. The easy short rows give it the crescent shape.
Knitting: Vest
This Top Down vest can be knit in either worsted weight yarn or heavy worsted weight yarn. Choose 4 buttons or buttons all the way down the front. Choose a lace pattern or 2 x 2 ribbing for the side pattern and finally choose the length that suits you best.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Ruffles, don’t you love them. This easy to work shawl has a litle lace and a little stockinette stitch and ruffles.
Knitting: Cardigan
A very pretty PLUS sizes cardigan knit from the Top Down. An excerpt from the Need A Plus Cardigan book. You can knit this cardigan in Sports weight up to Chunky weight. A beautiful sweater just for you.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Pullover
A Bottom Up casual drop shoulder tunic. Great for the outdoors in chunky weight yarn. Work the body in the round, separate for the armhole working the Front and Back back and forth. Pick up around the armhole and knit the sleeves down to the wrist for the perfect sleeve length.
Knitting: Cardigan
Join the Deb’s Plus-Size Cardigan KAL based on this pattern! Sign up for the Rav group today; the KAL begins on September 10, 2011 and will be on-going for any latecomers.
Knitting: Cardigan
A Top Down quick knit in chunky weight yarn. Find some beautiful big buttons and you have a classic.
Knitting: Cardigan
A quick little Top Down snug shrug to cover up bare shoulders on a cool evening or in air conditioning! You have two choices of materials to make this shrug. You can use 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout to give you a tweedy affect (or use 2 strands of the same colour for a non-tweedy effect) and a thicker yarn which ma...
Knitting: Cardigan
A really quick Top Down knit. Work in chunky yarn or with two stands of DK weight yarn hold together throughout. We used white and cream DK for a linen like look. Show off your fanciest buttons for a really smashing top.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf can be knit with DK or fingering weight yarn. It is charted and has written out instructions. It begins with the lace and gives you some comfortable stockinette knitting at the end. Here’s a really Stretchy cast on to start with.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This pattern was first published in our book ”Teens & Tweens” for ages 8 to 18 years. Due to the number of requests for it in adult sizes, it’s now been re-written in finished chest sizes from 37, 40, 43, 45Β½, 48Β½ and 50”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A brilliant use of lace triangles and rectangles make this gorgeous shawl.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knit these mittlets in 4 different weights. A great stash buster.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A garter stitch shawl knit in one piece. Hold both yarns together to make this fast and easy shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Two versions: Brim up or Top down. Knit in the round. Double-point or circular needles.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely Top Down pullover with terrific cables and lace. Sizes from 28” to 37” finished with negative ease. Your teen or small adult will love it.
Knitting: Cowl
A fast but elegant neck piece using two strands of heavy worsted or worsted weight yarn, one solid and one variegated.
Knitting: Cardigan
For that last minute baby gift, knit a β€˜Top Down’ Cardigan or Vest on large needles.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
With or without a fringe, you can grace your neck with this delicate lace scarf or adorn your shoulders with this feminine shawl. It starts at the point and works larger and larger. You can decide when to stop. The Lace is worked on both the right and wrong sides. Line by line instructions as well as charts are provided in the pattern.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This reversible garter stitch kerchief (or is it a shawl? or perhaps a scarf?) is shaped to wrap around your neck & stay securely on your shoulders.
Knitting: Poncho
Knit in one piece with no sewing. Garter stitch all the way. It’s interesting and fun to wear. Work a diamond shape for the front, pick up from the sides of the diamond and knit a rectangle over the shoulders and finish with another diamond on the back. Really Cool.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Begin at one side and work across to the other side. Interesting construction which includes a mitred corner to form the point.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
From Website: Beautiful, lacey socks from Deb! These are knit from the TOE UP and you have a choice of all over pattern or a lace panel with lace edging at the top.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Worked in garter stitch. Begin with the collar. Knit down the Back panel and then the two Front panels. Pick up along the sides of the Front and Back panels and work the side of the Body sideways for a perfect fit. The sleeves are worked down to the wrist in garter stitch and seamed (you could work them in the round if you wish).
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This pattern is for a set of 5 (five) double pointed (dp) needles (“shorties” are preferable). You will need to adjust the number of stitches on each needle if you are using a 4 (four) needla set.
Knitting: Cardigan
Three variations on a no-sew, top down baby cardigan with a collar. The v-neck shaping is worked with M1F and M1B increases. Buttonholes are placed on both bands.
Knitting: Cardigan
Follow Elizabeth Zimmermann’s nalgar shaping for a sweater like no other. A bottom-up No-Sew cardigan that will astonish your knitting friends. It’s interesting, it’s fun and it works.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
“This hat has a neat trick of a raised decrease on four sides continuing up to the top of the hat. The ribbed band is knit on small needles for a good fit and the upper part of the hat is knit on larger needles.”
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Do you have an odd ball of variegated yarn in your stash? This cuff-down sock highlights your variegated by combining it with a solid colour.
Knitting: Purse
Felted bag is a great small project with which to learn how to felt.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Beautiful Toe-Up socks with a checkerboard pattern on the foot and additional knots in the checkerboard on the legs. A star toe and a short row heel make these socks fun to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
Starting at the TOP with the collar, work this little sweater down to the bottom adjusting sleeve length and body length for your particular little person.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Toe-up socks. Begin with an easy Star Toe, work the checkerboard pattern and the double wrap short row heel using line-by-line instructions.
Knitting: Pullover
Starting from the TOP DOWN, knit a full rib turtleneck, with long ribbed straight or bell cuffs, a slightly ‘A’ line body and a long bottom rib with vents.
Knitting: Cardigan
A tiny ribbed hat, TOP DOWN jacket and blanket for your precious infant. Preemie to newborn.
Knitting: Backpack
A felted knapsack, quick to knit, fun to felt and perfect for carrying around your treasures. Stitch pattern on flap and pocket.
Knitting: Tote
Two fun and funky felted bags. Pick two colours of chunky weight WOOL and mix them up for one of these functional and fashionable totes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A ribbed hat for everyone in your family: Babies up to Large Adult. Recommended yarn is worsted weight, 92 yards (85 meters) per ball. Baby size - 1 ball. Toddler - 1.5 balls. Child - Adult - 2 balls. Large Adult - 3 balls.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit in Garter Stitch throughout. Knit the two Front panels, a Back panel and pick up along the sides of these panels and knit out for the final body size and sleeves. Lots of fun, easy to size for your special little person.
Knitting: Hats - Other
can be knit in several weights, is a fast, fun knit, and always gets good comments - fun hat for kids of all ages
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit this cardigan from the TOP DOWN. Wonderfully simple, elegant in style and a staple for any wardrobe.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is knit from the Bottom-Up in one piece with closed checks forming a upside-down “V” shape on the bottom of the cardigan with open work checks on the top. The sleeves are picked up at the shoulder and knit down for the perfect sleeve length. Choose a short sleeve (as shown) or knit to the elbow or wrist. Your choice!
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit the Top Down Hurdy Gurdy with 3 of your favourite colours. The Hurdy Gurdy is available as a leaflet (PDFdownload) and as one of the patterns in the Baby V book (available in print or as a download).
Knitting: Throw
Truth in advertising. These are reversible afghans, and they are super. Gemmell recommends the use of a single long circular needle, on which you work back and forth: sound advice. You can tell from the writing that the author has actually made these herself (not commonly the case), and the associated tips and explanations reflect that. If you&#...
Knitting: Mittens
Got a skein of fabulous yarn and not sure what to do with it? Why not a pair of terrific, deluxe mittens?
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
An attractive little shell with a lacey yoke. Knit in the round from the Bottom-Up with armholes edged in I-Cord as you work, no finishing! The #405 - Lacey Vee Cardigan makes a great twin-set.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is similar to the Baby J, by the same designer. It is a multi-directional knitting pattern where you begin by knitting the garter stitch front panels, work the back panel and pick up along the sides and knit out for the final body size and sleeves. Easy to fit.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest
An elegant little tank top with a three button placket. Worked Bottom-Up in the round to the underarm. Work the Front and Back back and forth to the shoulder. Armhole edges are finished as you work with applied I-cord. The straps are wide enough to cover your bra straps. Technical: Knit in the ROUND in ONE PIECE with NO SEWING.
Knitting: Tote
A useful tote to make and felt. Stripe sequence included in pattern.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
We can’t figure out how to make a tank any easier to knit! Knit from the Bottom-Up, in the round, with self-finishing edges. There is no back or front because this tank has a square neckline on one side and a scoop neckline on the other side. You choose which way you want to wear it. Is that cool or what?!
Knitting: Pullover
This top is knit in the round from the Bottom-Up to the armholes, separate and work Front and Back separately. No-Sewing Instructions for five sizes, using several techniques: Three needle cast-off; Pick up stitches around armhole and knitting the sleeve down; Knitting in the round; Slip stitch mock Cable stitch.
Knitting: Mittens
Pattern includes instructions for making the beret and mittens.
Knitting: Cardigan
A fast and little cardigan in chunky weight yarn for your tiny tot! Worked from the Bottom-Up with a simple pattern stitch across the chest. Pick up around the armholes and knit the sleeves down to the wrist for the perfect sleeve length.
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is knit from the Bottom-Up in one piece with an unusual shoulder shaping. The shoulder shaping was “un-vented” by Elizabeth Zimmermann (modified by Deb) which she called “nalgar” shoulder shaping. This is a very cool way to knit a sweater as the shoulder shaping also creates the sleeves of the sweater. No pi...
Knitting: Pullover
A Top Down raglan short-sleeved top with a shaped neck. The easy pattern down the centre front gives a nice vertical line to the top. Available in a wide range to sizes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A stylish beaded and cabled toque for the cold winter months. The Czech glass beads are optional but add extra dimension to the hat (instructions for placing beads are included with the pattern). Try the matching Beaded Cable Mittens for the complete look.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
This is for the knitter who just wants to get started and not worry about working a swatch. Just begin. Use any weight yarn in your stash. Work a tall stocking hat or a toque in one colour or with beautiful stripes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A completely different approach to knitting a shawl. You start at one corner of the shawl and knit it quarter by quarter using one ball of yarn for each of the four quarters. Any four balls of yarn in your stash will do it.
Knitting: Vest
The vest was inspired by a picture of a Kimono Jacket with a sash collar. It’s worked in one piece, in garter stitch. All the edges are finished with I-cord as your work. No finishing.
Knitting: Pullover
All three sweaters are knit from the TOP DOWN. You have several choices: 1. Make a “mostly knit only” sweater; 2. For a different look, add a ribbed collar and cuffs to your “knit” body; 3. Or continue the ribbing from the collar down the front and back for a “centre flat rib panel” for extra fun.
Knitting: Mittens
Knit these beautiful mittens with cables and bobbles. Then slightly felt them for warmth. After felting the mittens measure approximately 8.5”/22cm in circumference and 10”/26cm in length.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Never knit socks before but would like to? Try these worsted weight, beginner socks for comfy, warm, boot socks. Clear instructions and diagrams for first time sock knitters.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy and fast children’s sweater knit from the TOP DOWN. The beauty of knitting this design is that the sleeve and body length can be adjusted as your child grows!
Knitting: Cardigan
A quick and easy jacket. This sweater is knit from the top down in one piece. An excellent project for your first sweater as it knits up quickly! This cardigan is perfect for the new arrival or a special toddler. Sizing Information: 6-12 mos (1-2, 3-4) yrs.
Knitting: Mittens
Here’s a lovely little hurry-up pattern. These mittens knit up in a thrice -- if a thrice amounts to about 10 hours for the pair. The pattern includes lovely Czech beads for the cable stitch. Try the matching Beaded Cable Hat to complete the set!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This A-line Swing Coat is a “knit only” garment. Knit from the TOP DOWN to the bottom edge. You can try it on at any time during it’s evolution. Instructions for finished chest sizes 42” to 59”. This measurement includes 4 to 9 inches of ease.
Knitting: Cardigan
A classic Bottom-Up No-Sew cardigan with flat braids on the front panels and centre back panel. Knit in one piece with inset sleeves which you pick up and knit down to the wrist. Two lengths, cropped as shown and a longer version with side-vents.
Knitting: Purse
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Knitting: Cardigan
A classic Bottom-Up No-Sew cardigan with flat braids on the front panels and centre back panel. Knit in one piece with inset sleeves which you pick up and knit down to the wrist. Two lengths, cropped as shown and a longer version with side-vents.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit from the TOP DOWN, this is a “knit only” garment - no purling! The eye-catching colour at the top of the sweater and the A-line shaping makes for a very flattering, oversized sweater. The look of a “poncho” with the warmth of a sweater. Adult finished sizes from 43 to 58 inches finished chest measurements.
Knitting: Cardigan
A quick and easy jacket, knit from the TOP DOWN. An excellent project for your first sweater as it knits up quickly! Perfect for the new arrival or a special toddler. Sizing for 3 months to 2 years.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Design for adults in fingering weight wool. These socks are knit in the round, cuff down with a traditional heel. Sizing Information: Instructions for small, and medium, and large sizes are provided based on 8 (9, 10) inch foot length.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An attractive fingering weight sock with an interesting celtic braid cable on the side panels. Ribbed to the toe for a great fit. These socks are knit in the round, from the cuff down, the way socks are traditionally knit. Sizing Information: Instructions for small, medium, and large sizes are provided based on 8 (9, 10) inch foot length.
Knitting: Vest
A little vest knit from the Bottom-Up with garter stitch borders. The garter stitch borders for the armhole are worked as you work the yoke. No finishing.
Knitting: Cardigan
A Top Down circular yoke cardigan for kid’s 1-6 years old. Designed by Bernice Vollick (Friend of Cabin Fever) in Kid’s Knitted Sweaters and More by Leisure Arts, 2006.
Knitting: Cardigan
A straight forward, Top Down garter stitch sweater, with the addition of built-in I-Cord edges down the Fronts which are worked as you go. No-Sew pattern. First published in Kid’s Knitted Sweaters and more by Leisure Arts, 2006.
Knitting: Backpack
A simple and fast backpack knit in chunky weight WOOL and felted.
Knitting: Tote
A beautiful tote with fairisle colourwork. Worked in Worsted weight WOOL and felted.
Knitting: Purse
A wonderful first-time felting project. In order to felt you MUST use 100% WOOL. You can use 1 strand of Chunky weight wool OR 2 strands of Worsted Weight Wool held together. Is this your next knitting bag?
Knitting: Poncho
Worked in garter stitch, attached as you go. This poncho is interesting to knit and fun to wear.
Knitting: Vest
Anne Russell wrote this pattern as a teaching tool for a new Mom’s support group called Great Beginnings. A baby is a great beginning, and this pattern is a great beginning for a new knitter. Quick and economical, it also makes an ideal ‘last minute’ shower gift. Sizing Information: Sizes 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A very simple open-patterned scarf or sole, suitable, as the designer says,”for those who think they can’t knit lace.”
Knitting: Pullover
An oversized pullover from the Top Down. Begin with the collar and yoke, knit the sleeves down to the wrists and then knit around on the body for either a cropped or longer, tunic length. Try it on as you go!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A very popular style of hat with teens and adults alike! The fairisle pattern makes interesting all the way along. Use one or many tassles!
Knitting: Pullover
“Simply put, we’re nuts about knitting, but not about the dreaded sewing-up that has traditionally come after the knitting is done… The majority of our designs are knit in one piece.”* A Top-down sweater knit in the round, with a braided cable in the front. Four sizes: 1 year, 2 year, 4 year, 6 year. Cable instructions ar...
Knitting: Poncho
Start with a Rolled Neckband and progress to increases to shape the poncho. Add a Ridge Pattern for extra texture and a lovely bottom edging, to a final length of 15 (18, 20)” or desired length.
Knitting: Pullover
A Top Down pullover, knit in the round, for 1 - 6 year old children. As you work you can customize the length of the body and sleeves to your special someone.
Knitting: Pullover
This little sweater knit from the Top Down. You can customize the length of the body and sleeves to your special little person. This pullover is one of the pullovers from the Best of Top Down for Toddlers book.
Knitting: Stocking
This little cap is knit in the round, from the I-cord at the top, down to the bottom rolled edge.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Fast and easy ankle socks for tiny toes! These are too cute and practical too. They actually do stay on the little feet. Which IS a feat! Knitting socks for the little ones is an excellent quick knit project and great for using up the odd ball of washable DK yarn.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Here is a quick project for a little one. Use 2 colours for the stripe pattern or make the crown multi-coloured using up brightly coloured odds and ends from your yarn basket.
Knitting: Purse
The perfect evening bag with its elegant allover pattern and pretty crochet trim makes it the ideal accessory.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You can use odds and ends of chunky wool from your yarn basket to make this warm, colorful hat OR use Kool-Aid to dye natural-colored wool to give this basic toque a bright and funky look. The I-cord tails that decorate the top hat are approximately 2 inches long, but you can knit them as long (or as short) as you like. You could even make them ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is quick and colorful and one size fits most adults. It’s a great project in which to learn an easy slip stitch and experiment with color. The slip-stitch technique gives the effect of a two-color pattern while using only one color per round. In short order, you will have a vibrant hat knit in the round.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An elegant stole pattern written for three weights of yarn: fingering, DK, or worsted. The size of the shawl depends on the weight of yarn used to knit the shawl.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is knit in one piece with closed checks forming a upside-down “V” shape on the bottom of the cardigan with open work checks on the top. The sleeves are picked up at the shoulder and knit down. Choose a short sleeve or knit to the elbow or wrist. Your choice! Adult finished sizes from 36 to 53 inches finished chest measu...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An attractive fingering weight sock with an argyle pattern in two colors. Knit in the Round using a chart and Fair Isle method. Larger needles are used for the argyle pattern on the leg. Change to smaller needles for the foot.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A cozy hat with ear flaps and a curved lower back to keep little ears toasty and necks warm.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This Bottom-Up tank top is knit in the round to the armholes. The armholes are bordered in an edging with slip stitches which is worked as you work the yoke back and forth. No finishing.
Knitting: Pullover
A drop-shoulder pullover knit from the bottom-up with stripes. Work the Body in the round from cast on to the bottom of the armholes. Work front and back separately and join up at the shoulder. Pick up around the armhole and knit the sleeves down to the wrist for the perfect sleeve length. No-Sew!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Diamond’s are a girl’s best friend? Attractive fingering weight women’s socks with diamonds on the legs and patterned toes.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit in the round from the Bottom Up to the underarm. Work the Front and Back separately and then pick up around the armholes and knit the sleeves down to the wrist for the perfect sleeve length. A straight-forward easy sweater with two neckline and hem options. Knit as a tunic or as a traditional pullover.
Knitting: Pullover
The pullover is knit in one piece from the Bottom-Up with unusual shoulder shaping. This shoulder shaping was “un-vented” by Elizabeth Zimmermann (modified by Deb) which she called “nalgar” shoulder shaping. This is a very cool way to knit a sweater as the shoulder shaping also creates the sleeves of the sweater. No picki...
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is a No-Sew bottom-up cropped drop shoulder with inset sleeves. Worked in the round to the underarm. The front and back are worked flat to the shoulder and then the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and knit down to the wrist. The pattern includes directions for 3 needle cast off, phoney seams, and creating cable stitches wi...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Have you been envious of hats you often see worn by children and teens with flaps to keep their ears warm and bright colours to keep their spirits up? Well, be envious no more. This is such a hat, in a grown up version!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Use odds and ends of chunky weight wool, supplemented with wool dyed with Kool-Aid, to make this hat bright and funky. The warm, chunky wool gives the hat a definite style of it’s own. Dyeing instructions are included.
Knitting: Pullover
The Sarum Tunic is knit bottom up and worked in-the-round to the underarm. Begin with a lacey cast-on hem and work the yoke with an unusual shoulder shaping. This shoulder shaping was “un-vented” by Elizabeth Zimmermann which she called “nalgar” (“raglan” backwards, just like the shaping). This is a very cool ...
Knitting: Pullover
A No-Sew bottom up sweater knit in the round to the underarm. The front and back are worked separately and then the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked down to the wrist for a perfect sleeve length. No seaming required.