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eBook : 3 patterns

3 Little Mittens is a collection of three stranded mitten patterns including Reykjavik with its Icelandic flower and snowflake motifs, Delft, which brings to mind the lovely blue tiles and windmills of my Dutch heritage, and Aberdeen, inspired by the haunting beauty and ubiquitous thistles of Scotland.

eBook : 3 patterns

When our house was built, in the 1840’s, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer!) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
My mother told me that she’d like me to design a sweater for her to knit … a pullover with a boat neck and a little lace on the yoke and the sleeves, nothing too complicated … well, her wish is my command!
Knitting: Cardigan
Vashon Island … just a ferry ride from Seattle. What a fine trip when you’re knitting or wearing this easy-fitting sweater with its nautical collar, lace front panels, long cabled sleeves, wide neckline and a dramatic faux cable slanting across the back. The loose fit adds versatility to this sweater … wear it casually open, fa...
Knitting: Cardigan
Do knit this easy-fitting waterfall-front cardigan with pueblo stripes and knit-in fringe. Cozy on a cool desert evening … or comfortable on a breezy boat ride … or chic at an urban café!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Cozy stole with elegant cables, self closure and shaped shoulders … also yummy as a scarf.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Toasty cabled leg warmers in wickery stitch patterns - a pretty lattice stitch wraps around the sides and back, and a scaled-up cable makes a statement up front.
Knitting: Cardigan
At last … a waterfall sweater that won’t fall off your shoulders! And the fun-to-knit drop-stitch cable border creates a pretty handkerchief hem. With long slim sleeves and ribbed edging. Cable decreases and increases add nice details.
Knitting: Scarf
Herringbone ribbed lace borders flow into a waving ribbed lattice - simply poetic … and reversible!
Knitting: Scarf
Long double-thick scarf in stockinette stitch with a symmetrical stripe pattern, for hours of beautifully mindless knitting.
Knitting: Cowl
This super scrunchy cowl is knit using a fun-to-work double cable to create a fabric that’s completely reversible.
Knitting: Cardigan
Graceful cable and seed stitch long-sleeved cardigan with back and waist shaping, accentuated seams and twisted stitches to set off the cabling.
Knitting: Cardigan
Adam’s Ribs is my own wandering-rib stitch pattern that’s
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create your own striped colorway, using this crescent-shaped stole with its wide bias ribs and knit-in fringe as your canvas. Use a couple of colors or a lot of them (my sample used seventeen colors, yarnartist’s stole (2nd from the top) used eleven). Make your stripes narrow or wide or mix them up.
Knitting: Pullover
Stylish, comfortable and fun-to-wear boxy striped pullover …
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
This loose 1920’s-inspired shrug is worked using a combination of two stitch patterns that are at the same time exquisitely beautiful and deceptively simple. Elegant and relaxed over a chemise or equally awesome with a tank top and jeans.
Knitting: Cardigan
Aurora Canyon is a classic cardigan, fitted, with a slight flare below the waist. Cables and a pretty stitch pattern on fronts and back are flanked by waffle rib side panels that naturally create a flattering scooped shirt-tail shaping above the hips.
Knitting: Cardigan
Cardigan with back and bodice yokes, richly cabled shawl collar, plaited cables down sleeves and a flattering cabled lattice whittling the back waist. Wear open or pin it closed. Fabulous!
Knitting: Vest
French Canyon is a classic vest, fitted, with a slight flare below the waist. Cables and a pretty stitch pattern on front and back are flanked by waffle rib side panels that naturally create a flattering shirt-tail shaping above the hips.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl/capelet has one of the prettiest stitch patterns I’ve seen. It’s worked like a lace, but the increases, instead of yarnovers, are lifted-type increases, so there is all of the texture but none of the holes, which, when the weather turns brisk, one can do without!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cute and comfortable hat has a wide contrasting-color hem, simple stranded triangle pattern, and a charming squiggle and tassel trim.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Don’t hide your jogs … accentuate them in these classicly striped fingerless mitts, snug and extra long hand for warmth, slouchy forearm for style and comfort, and a thumb that is part welt and part flap for a lovely fit.
Knitting: Scarf
When our house was built, in the 1840’s, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer!) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek. This scarf is the first in a collect...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Variations on a theme describes this lace shawl with its delicate picot edging … two simple lace patterns juxtaposed in five harmonious movements (well, six if you count the finale) to create a piece that looks exquisite yet is deceptively easy to knit.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Oversized cocoon-shaped shrug with a beautiful art deco-inspired allover lace pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic fisherman-style sweater combines traditional (and not-so-traditional cables with lacey eyelet details - just for us girls! The fit is long and loose in the body balanced by a slender sleeve and a scooped neckline.
Knitting: Pullover
Birds and leaves zig and zag across the stranded yoke
Knitting: Cardigan
This open-front shawl-collar cardigan is knit in a striking diagonal lace pattern with a long lean profile. Short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element.
Knitting: Cardigan
Celebrate your inner girly girl with this lacey and ruffly open-front cardi … knit from the top down, raglan style, in a simple lace pattern with ruffles worked as you go in garter stitch short rows (no fussing with wraps, slips or k2tog’s) curving around to the back, and with a pretty detail at the end of the 3/4 length sleeves. Pre...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A darling shawl … lovely for a temperate summer’s day … or a spring, fall or winter’s day for that matter.
Knitting: Cardigan
Open front cardi with pretty shawl collar, lightly-gathered bodice, yokes in front and back. Sweater can be made in cropped, mid- and tunic length versions, and sleeves can be optionally short, three-quarter length or long.
Knitting: Mittens
Inspired by the haunting beauty and ubiquitous thistles of Scotland, Aberdeen is the third pattern in my 3 Little Mittens collection …
Knitting: Cardigan
Delectable dolman-sleeve cardigan knit from side to side with pretty lace and bobbles across shoulders and down sleeves.
Knitting: Mittens
The second pattern in my 3 Little Mittens collection, Delft is influenced by the Delft tiles and windmills of my Dutch heritage, with picot hems and Latvian braids.
Knitting: Scarf
Reversible and deeply-textured cable and seed stitch pattern in a circle scarf or moebius.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Cap, beanie, classic beret and slouchy beret are all included in the instructions for this quick-knitting lace hat with a picot hem.
Knitting: Cardigan
Perfect for an Icelandic princess, fitted nordic hoodie with stranded colorwork, a cabled button band and kangaroo pockets.
Knitting: Mittens
What’s more fun than knitting little stranded mittens in the wintertime?!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Cozy and elegant shrug with dolman sleeves, knit in a super quick and easy sideways garter rib with bobble accents.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Knitted hat in an easy drop-stitch rib, with ribbed band and shaker stitch detail at the crown. Worked from the bottom up in the round.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
A knitted hat in an easy lace pattern that seems to weave in and out - as I imagine slithytoves might do in the wabe.
Knitting: Scarf, Mittens
Don’t lose your mittens!
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
fabulously cozy wrap-front cardigan in my own cushy-textured drop-stitch waffle rib. Knit straight from the bottom in one piece to armholes, with set in sleeves and wide ribbed trim and collar. This is a nice project to snuggle up with.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A few friends (enablers!) asked me to create a version of the shawl that the Duchess of Cambridge wore shopping. This triangular shawl is worked from side to side with short-row ruffles worked as you go and a lovely basketweave stitch pattern that reverses at the center back, forming a pretty design focus. The short row technique used here is su...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple 1800’s style ruffled garter stitch shawl in 4 versions - the first has an abbreviated shoulder and a back that curves down with a deeper ruffle (photos above), the second is longer over the shoulder and straighter across the back (middle photos). The 3rd - Petite Jane (bottom) isn’t much more than a wide collar, and is most li...
Knitting: Cardigan
a classic cardigan with a vintage spirit and lots of charming details: cable and bobble berries, pretty cable decreases shaping neckline and sleeve caps, and a tidy hemmed stockinette band.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lavishly cabled cardigan with natural shaping incorporated into the stitch pattern, lace details on bodice and a sweetheart neckline. Sweater body is knit from the bottom in 1 piece to underarms, then worked as 2 fronts and back. Front cable borders with knit-in buttonholes continue as a narrow band around the neckline.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
Ce modèle est disponible en français chez Annette Petavy Design.
Knitting: Poncho
Eye-catching cables in a very wearable muff for your shoulders.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
I’ve always loved this sort of interlocking cable stitch, ever since I was 6 years old and my mom knitted my dad a grey pullover vest with just this kind of cable up the front (picture a 1959 high school chemistry teacher with horned rimmed glasses). It was perfect on my dad’s vest, and I think it’s equally perfect travelling u...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A real head turner! I just loved combining cables and lace in this long jacket. Seed stitch (moss stitch if you’re across the pond) wraps around the bottom, curves up along the front and around the fabulous shawl collar. Construction is straightfoward and from the bottom, and the collar is a continuation of the front edge, shaped with shor...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A shawl-collared shrug, Eve’s Ribs uses my Adam’s Ribs stitch pattern over the back and arms and it’s own lacey variation for the front and collar. Both stitch patterns are easy and reversible.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Girlish and sporty little fingerless gloves. Knit in the round using a little stranded color work and a little embroidery. A sweet project to use up some of those leftovers. Use any Sunday Knits 3 ply yarns or any light sport weight wool that knits to gauge.
Knitting: Cardigan
Vintage-inspired fitted cardigan with intarsia birds and leaves, a little embroidery and a flirty draw-cord with tassels.
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
Reversible wandering rib pattern is perfect for this cap-sleeved tunic-length sweater with a hood that blooms in the back from a continuous undulating rib. Wear open or fastern with crocheted buttonholes and knitted toggle buttons.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Tunic length hooded cardigan with cables, knit-in pockets, generous hood, ribbed back to cinch in at waist, lots of pretty cable decreases and knitted toggle buttons.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Light-as-a-cloud lace beret with a picot hem. The lace pattern matches Tail Feathers shawl and scarf. Large elaborate “feathers” near the band transition to smaller and smaller feathers and a starry center.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
An open lace cuff sets off the embossed leaf pattern on the body of these fingerless gloves. Knit in the round. The charted pattern contains a number of different types of increases, making this a nice focused project.
Knitting: Scarf
“Closed lace” techniques form the embossed leaf border of this classic lace scarf. The charted stitch pattern contains many different types of increases, making this a nice focused project. Knit in 2 pieces and grafted.
Knitting: Purse, Wristlet
Purse kit is $20 in these colors or pick your own - includes pattern.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Elaborate lace “feathers” at the ends flow into the smaller feathers of the main pattern. Knit in 2 pieces and grafted. Pattern contains instructions for both a shawl size (shown in sage and curry) and a scarf size (shown in petal)
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
Carol Sunday’s stitch pattern is completely reversible, with a soft scallop and nice drape - perfect for this blanket-style wrap sweater with cute cap sleeves. Sweater is knit in one piece from side to side, with a few short rows to shape the sleeves.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
An open lace pattern below the waist, closed lace above - which naturally snugs things up a bit. Lace gore in the back. Sleeve, armhole, and neckline shaping are done with cable decreases - I love those! Short rows shape shoulders. The bottom border is a wide garter that continues up the fronts and miters at the neckline, fastened with little cr...
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater fits great, worn loose or wrapped. It’s knit in mostly stockinette stitch, with a wide cable running up each front side, and a narrow random cable and tiny ruffle rambling up the sides and around the back of the neck.
Knitting: Scarf
Simple elegant stitch pattern is completely reversible.
Knitting: Vest
Pattern included with kit - purchase here
Knitting: Scarf
Just one skein needed to make this 80” scarf. Knit in 2 sections grafted together, it consists of a wide bias rib and very short short rows which create an indispensable, not to mention fun-to-knit cascade of ripples. Challenging at the beginning, the pattern, once familiar, takes on it’s own rhythm. Pattern also includes instruction...