Caitlin ffrench

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 4 patterns

Wheel is a book of knitting patterns- there are four Pi shawls in bulky weight yarn. Each represents one of the solstices or equinoxes.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
To welcome Samhain- marking of the end of harvest, the midpoint between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, and the coming cold months I made this large scarf to keep warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Callisto is the second largest moon of Jupiter.
Knitting: Necklace
Photos by Brutally Beautiful Photography
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Wear under a harvest moon,
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Photos by Brutally Beautiful Photography
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Litha is the summer solstice- the longest day of the year. This long hot day marks the first day of summer, and from this day until Yule the days will slowly grow shorter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mabon is the autumn equinox- the balance between light and dark. Plants are heaving their last gasps, and the world is getting ready for darker times.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ostara is the spring equinox- the start of the year for me. The ground is waking up, and life is beginning.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Photos by Brutally Beautiful Photography
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yule is the end of the year- it is also the longest night. A time of darkness and reflection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bibliomancy is the use of books in divination.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I made this work over a weekend during the Northwest Magic Conference in April- it is an easy pattern that I was able to knit while still paying attention to the speakers and lecturers.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As a child
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was made from very special wool.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Photos by Brutally Beautiful Photography
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The yarn used for this pattern holds a very special place in my heart.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This work is a meditative Pi shawl that starts quickly with great momentum
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Memories often feel to me like they’ve got a haze of dust scattered over them.
Knitting: Sachet
I designed this pouch to hold my Pagan Otherworlds tarot deck by Uusi.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
‘J’entends ta voix dans tous les bruits du monde’
Knitting: Cowl
‘The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost’
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Exquisite Corpse is a assembly of words or images that is collectively assembled.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This work is inspired by the Wu Tang Clan’s song Killa Beez-
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Landbase is a term that I use to refer to the world around me.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Thank you to Brutally Beautiful Photography for the photos.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sonder means ‘The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.’
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is going to be free until February 1 2017 so you can knit it and stay warm through the winter months!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Paralian
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Cowl
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Cowl
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Clutch
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In the summer of 2016 Caitlin and Arlin ffrench shot a collection of knitwear in Iceland. The collection is 8 pieces and is knit in lopi wool.
Knitting: Doily
This piece was made for an altar in my home-
Knitting: Doily
This piece was made for an altar in my home-
Knitting: Necklace
This yarn was naturally dyed with alkanet from Essence Chromatique and mordanted with alum.1 The true color is in the last of the photos.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern contains both the knitting instructions and the instructions to naturally dye your completed shawl in the ecoprint method.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
“Weaving webs of shadow; for all living things were her food, and her vomit darkness.”
Knitting: Necklace
This is a magical pouch for your treasures!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yarn: Insouciant Fibers 100% jacob wool DK weight (black)
Knitting: Spats
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.” -Lord Byron
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is named after the Greek Mythological creatures
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This Shawl is based off of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi shawl- and it was inspired by the song Vaka by the Icelandic Band Sigur Ros.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When it rains look for rainbows,
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is a simple way to show off a brilliant yarn- it works up quickly and gives you a place to add a button or two as accents!
Knitting: Cowl
This simple cowl works up quickly and keeps the cold out on dark days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simple top down triangle shawl is meant to show off the colour of the yarn. It is a knit that is simple to work up, but looks handsome on the wearer.
Knitting: Cowl
A warm cowl to wear in the forest.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This super soft shawl is written in two sizes (small and large), however the Main body and Lace edging charts can be repeated as many times as you wish!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This sweet hat is great for forest adventures with tiny cakes!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Restless Nostalgia is a crescent shaped lace shawl. It is split up into sections, and each section is larger than the last. For me, this style of design is reminiscent of storytelling- and this shawl is inspired by a close friend, and the story of our lives so far. We have been friends for over twenty years, and I felt the need to knit our story.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wrap was made with the intent of using yarn that is local to my land base. This yarn is grown and milled in Oregon, making it a ‘local’ yarn for me. Its footprint is much smaller for me to use than other yarns because it has far less to travel to make its way from farm to needles. When choosing a yarn to use, think of how far it had to trav...
Knitting: Cowl
I got this yarn with the intention of making more black knits for my daily wear. When I head to yarn stores I compulsively buy brightly coloured yarns, but I mostly just wear blacks and neutrals. When paired with my love for buttons- this cowl happened.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat came about from adventure.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Snood
This knitted object is the start of a new group of works for me. In my artistic practice I work as a sculptor, and I wanted to bring it to my knitwear design. I have also been using brass fixtures and closures in the cloaks and capes I have been sewing, and they work quite brilliantly with knits don’t you think!?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was a collaboration with Lorna’s Laces- and is inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting ‘The Little Deer’.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was a collaboration with Lorna’s Laces-
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This half circle shawl is a collaboration between myself and Julie Asselin.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This cloche is dyed with goldenrod harvested in the hottest
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enshroud is one pattern from Dark Woods.
Knitting: Cape
Forage is one pattern from Dark Woods.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Gather is one pattern from Dark Woods.
Knitting: Sachet
This satchel is made to hold dear objects-
Knitting: Scarf
Please do a swatch for gauge- I used a 4mm needle- but please see which you need!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I dye yarn with natural materials. It is one of the parts of my life that I love most.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is a collaboration between myself and Julie Asselin.
Knitting: Cowl
Thank you to softsweater for taking photos for me (www.softsweaterfibres.blogspot.ca)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Note: There are two versions to download… the first contains the pattern to have ribbing in rows 9-12 and the second version (marked SEED in the title) has seed stitch between rows 9-12
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Distinction is a top-down triangle shawl that knits up quickly, and is meant to drape loosely.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Or·phic (ôrfk)
Knitting: Cowl
This is a cowl that was written to use up one whole ball of Malabrigo Rasta. It is a lace knit, but is simple and quick to make.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangle shawl is a loosely draped, and naturally dyed wonder. It is written for one size, but can be easily changed (Working charts 2a and 2b more/less times than written!) In fact, this pattern can be knit with most any weight of yarn, as long as the knitter is mindful to knit with a loose gauge.
Knitting: Spats
The name of this pattern comes from the brilliant ideas that come to me at night. The time of night when my brain starts to fill with things to make and do! That is the time that this pattern came to me.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I got the yarn at a trunk show a few months ago at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store, and all of the colours this dyer puts out are stunning!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
wool·gath·er (wlgr)
Knitting: Cowl, Snood
This huge hooded cowl is so terribly warm! It keeps the wind out while you adventure in the forest.
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a very simple pattern. It is just ribbed legwarmers worked in the round. I wanted soft and long legwarmers to wear over shoes with a slight heel. I think these work quite nicely.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This naturally dyed shawl was designed while I was on an adventure in the North.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is a pattern for tubes really… just tubes for your hands that you have thumb holes in!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Welcome to the North!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangle shawlette was done using my own naturally dyed yarn. (The base yarn is a worsted weight 100% alpaca)
Knitting: Scarf
Good day to you!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat will fit all sizes of heads, as you pleat it at the end to fit your head! (Fold it onto itself twice… it fans on the side)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I just uploaded this as a 4-page PDF!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hello!
Knitting: Cowl
Here is a simple cowl pattern… I made it large enough to wrap it around you twice if you’d like!!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is a recipe to make a crescent shawl. It can use any weight of yarn… and can be as dense or full of drape as you’d like.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern can be easily transferred to any size of yarn or head… It is just a tube that is sewn up at the top a certain way!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was made because I received a skein of Malabrigo Rastita to test knit/write a pattern!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was meant as a stash buster for me…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a loose knit shawlette that can really be knit with any size of yarn you’d like!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hello!
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a pretty beginner pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
And good day to you!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
I was contacted to do some knitting for a television pilot, and it turned out to be Once Upon a Time.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This is a very easily alterable pattern. Just change the weights of yarn that you’re using, and use a needle size appropriate for the thicker of the two yarns.