Carissa Browning

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the powerful currents of the mighty Mississippi River, this crescent shaped shawl features undulating waves of garter stitch stripes, feather & fan, brioche, short rows, eyelets, and welts. Links to video tutorials are included for many of these techniques.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl begins at one point and is worked sideways on the bias with increases along the top edge. The stepped edge is created by putting some stitches on hold while continuing to work the other stitches. New stitches are then picked up along the edge of the fabric in two places, and the zig-zag border is added in a contrasting color.
Crochet: Cowl
20% of the proceeds of this pattern will go to the American Civil Liberties Union in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so they can continue the fight to uphold our civil rights
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A different take on the traditional top-down, center-out shawl
Knitting: Cowl
A möbius is a loop with a half twist that means the surface only has one side. No right side or wrong side – just a continuous loop, which makes it a briocher’s best friend!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is constructed in 6 nearly identical modular sections, forming an octagonal crescent. There are 5 sizes from shoulder warmer to generous wrap, each available in either a 3-color or 5-color version! Garter stitch paired with simple increases and decreases keeps it relaxing. A slip-stitch selvage edge makes picking up stitches easy, wh...
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the fun, geometric patterns found in colorful rolls of washi tape, this cowl is ideal for featuring your favorite mini skeins or stash-busting leftovers from previous projects. The pattern has been written with beginner mosaic knitters in mind. You can choose any size from snug neck warmer to double-wrap-able loop and make your cowl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A striking shawl with vintage appeal, this design perfectly pairs a full 100g skein of fingering weight yarn with five 20g mini skeins. You could also use two full skeins if you want all your stripes to be the same color. It’s all garter stitch with some super simple short-rows thrown in to create those asymmetrical, bottom-heavy stripes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl uses two matching gradients to create an optical illusion of one larger gradient that has been folded over in the middle. The pattern is written to make the most of any gradient yarn, regardless of its yardage. Choose two 50g gradients, typically intended for identical socks, or you can opt for two full 100g (or larger!) gradient cak...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the colorful, graphic designs of jazz and blues posters, this triangular shawl offers an opportunity to play with a variety of stitch patterns and techniques.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Just as a stage whisper is intended to be heard, this light and airy shawl will speak volumes. Its curved bands of lace and garter stitch are a visual interpretation of sound waves carried out over an audience. This pattern features an unusual construction, large swaths of relaxing garter stitch, and an easily memorized lace pattern with both w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down, center-out shawl features columns of brioche that fan outward like feathers on a bird’s wing. This pattern is written to make the most of a gradient yarn, regardless of its yardage. Simply keep going until you are about to run out of yarn and make your wing as big as you like!
Knitting: Cowl
Two strands of fingering weight yarn held together make this cowl a cute quickie project! The simple fade effect is achieved by swapping out one strand at a time for the second color.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A mixture of simple stitches and unusual construction gives this shawl the ideal balance of interest and mindlessness for that meditative knit you’ve been craving!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This playful crescent shawl was inspired by colorful strings of beads tossed to party-goers during Mardi Gras.
Knitting: Cowl
This bandana-style cowl combines double knitting and double-stranded (“marled”) garter stitch to create a reversible plaid/gingham fabric.
Knitting: Cowl
20% of the proceeds of this pattern will go to the American Civil Liberties Union in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so they can continue the fight to uphold our civil rights
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the interrupted stripe patterns that emerge from the Arashi technique of Shibori dying, this asymmetrical triangular shawl is completely reversible with a dark side and a light side that are equally attractive. It can easily be made larger or smaller by simply repeating the pattern rows more or fewer times.
Crochet: Containers, Christmas Stocking
Any fan of late 20th century children’s public television will recognize these lovable aliens. Use them as holiday stockings, toy storage, kids’ laundry, whatever really!
Knitting: Containers, Christmas Stocking
Any fan of late 20th century children’s public television will recognize these lovable aliens. Use them as holiday stockings, toy storage, kids’ laundry, whatever really!
Knitting: Cowl
Meet the Miter Might Not cowls, my latest pair of designs that are cut from the same cloth, if you will. It’s amazing how different the results can be when all you change is where you do your increases.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE
Crochet: Cowl
ERRATA
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the southern United States, gullywasher is a term for a sudden and intense, but usually brief, downpour of rain. This shawl begins at the right-hand tip and increases rather quickly with yarnovers at the beginning and end of every row, while a decrease in the center of every right-side row forces the garter stitch portion to slant. Sporadic ...
Knitting: Cowl
One Size: 23 cm / 9” deep x 79 cm / 31” circumference
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by Yarnold, the armadillo mascot of the DFW Yarn Crawl, this shawl pattern is a simple, relaxing knit of garter stitch with occasional slipped stitches and basic increases. It’s also easily customized to whatever yummy yarns may follow you home from your local yarn shop. Just use a needle size suitable for your yarn weight and keep kni...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Scarf
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A center-out, half-hexagon lace shawl inspired by the fields of wild bluebonnets that blanket Texas each spring
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Now available in French, courtesy of Elinette
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Now available in French, courtesy of PetitBoutdeMoi
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Knitting: Ball
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Heavy armor plating protected the Ankylosaurus from attack in much the same way these columns of lacy “spikes” will fend off the chill. Worked end-to-end with increases and decreases incorporated into the lace charts, this shawl makes an ideal project for a beginning lace knitter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Known for its long neck and tail, the Apatosaurus’ silhouette lends itself nicely to a sort of scarf-shawl hybrid design. The stitch pattern is simple garter stitch, but there are plenty of short-rows, increases, and decreases to hold your interest.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There is no fossil evidence that Dilophosaurus had a vibrantly colored, retractable neck frill which would fan out as it spat venom in your face, as depicted in a popular Hollywood production. But a little creative license makes for a lot of knitting inspiration. Worked from the center out, this lacy shawl is perfect for those colorful cakes of...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The huge sail protruding from Dimetrodon’s spine practically begged to become a knitted shawl. Ribbed “bones” extend vertically from the long cast on edge, while a lacy “skin” fills in the gaps. Stepped decreases give the shawl its bell shape, and like its namesake’s sail, this shawl is completely reversible!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Soaring through the air with the greatest of ease, Pterodactyl had a wingspan of only about three feet, so you’ll have him bested with this shawl. Its large swathes of stockinette stitch with simple shaping are easily memorized to keep you aloft for quite some time before having to refer to the pattern again.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The most recognizable characteristic of Stegosaurus is certainly the large hexagonal plates jutting out of its spine. While their purpose is still debated, they do make for a charming border on this center-out, crescent-shaped shawl with a scale-like lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A huge crest and three large horns made Triceratops one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. So too is this shawl distinctive with its six-pointed silhouette and stockinette horns on an expanding mesh background.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Arguably the most famous dinosaur of all, Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been a little lacking in the arm department, but he compensated with a big toothy grin that would win your heart (and then devour it). A simple center-out, crescent-shaped shawl of seed stitch mimics the rough hide and is finished off with short-rows and eyelets that form that...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design features a lotus blossom, beginning at the base of the center petal and worked outward with new petals forming along the way. It finishes off with garter stitch diamonds, which resemble leaves peeking out between the flower petals, but they also keep the edges of the shawl from curling, as stockinette stitch tends to do.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shawl light, Shawl bright
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Exsanguine shawl, with its upside-down hearts and aptly namely colorway - “My Bloody Valentine” - calls to mind the darker side of human emotions. Whether you’re commemorating the upcoming anniversary of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre or secretly dreaming of that guy who dumped you on February 13th last year meeting a slow, painful deat...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
The same basic template is used for all three stockings, but with three different stitch patterns for the leg and foot. Feel free to substitute your own favorite stitch pattern, as long as it divides evenly into 72 stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Imagine a triangular shawl. Draw a line straight down the center, dividing it in half. Now draw another line down the center of one of those halves. Then draw a line down one of its halves. And so on and so forth until your triangular shawl is split into progressively smaller and smaller triangular wedges.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Help out your follicly-challenged friends and family. Experiment with different stitch patterns and yarn colors to yield nine completely different looks. Beards are interchangeable, so you don’t have to settle for just one beard all the time. You can switch them out to suit your daily facial hair fancies!
Knitting: Animal Toy
This little guy was designed as an homage to Jonathan Coulton’s
Knitting: Ankle Sock
I adore autumn. It is, by far, my favorite time of year, when the dreadful summer heat is swept away by the September breeze, but the cold winter winds have yet to arrive. Sitting on the porch, sipping a steaming cup of coffee, as the orange and gold leaves drift gently to the ground - that is what paradise looks like to me.
Knitting: Mittens
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Knitting: Pullover, Tee
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Scarf
While brain-storming ways to add a hood to a scarf, I had an epiphany. Why not use short-rows to make the scarf flare out for the hood and then narrow again afterward? Like the heel of a sock, but for your head. Brilliant! It shall be done.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knitted from the toe up and feature short-row heels and a twisted-stitch pattern that swells and recedes like the tides. Plus, the twisted stitches give the socks extra stretchiness!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These lovely socks are knitted from the toe up and feature a deceptively easy lace pattern and short-row heels.
Knitting: Tote
This gorgeous bag features two expanding pockets on the front, four small side pockets and lots of interior space. It makes a great tote bag for your small-to-medium knitting projects, or even an everyday purse.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
There are five different versions included in the pattern: eyelets, hearts, diamonds, stripes, and ribs.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Description from website: Want a handmade Halloween costume this year? Have a geeky friend whose birthday is right around the corner? Or perhaps you are that geeky friend. That’s okay. Be proud of who you are. Shout it out loud without saying a word. Knit this hat and wear it everyday, everywhere.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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