Caroline Hockenberry

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
A simple top-down baby sweater that knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Make a long sleeve cardigan, or skip the sleeves for a short sleeved vest. The button band is knit right along with the sweater, and can be made with or without buttonholes.
Knitting: Vest
A sweet little vest to keep a newborn toasty. Fashioned after the ladybird beetle, which is known to bring good luck. The perfect gift for a newly hatched human.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A warm and friendly hat for little humans.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is a collaboration with Kim Russo of Kim Dyes Yarn, using her Sourdough Sock yarn in the Ziggy Stardust colorway. Kim and I are excited to debut the pattern at Fibernate Friday Night on May 20th. You may purchase the yarn at 15% off at kimdyesyarn.com, and the pattern for the special price of $3.00 for one week from the release. Th...
Knitting: Cozy - Other
This pattern is free this week through the end of this year’s MDS&W, Sunday, May 8th! Beginning Monday, May 9th it will be available for $2.00.
Knitting: Cowl
This delicate cowl reminds me of a French pastry decorated with swirls of colorful icing. It uses lace weight for the main color, with a multi-colored sport weight for the textured bands. Knitted in the round, with simple shaping and an easy to memorize stitch pattern, it’s a lovely, lightweight addition to your spring accessories.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An instant gratification hat with a textured border. Knit circularly with two coordinating bulky yarns, choose one textured and one smooth for contrast. The border can be turned up for a double thick brim, or worn down, for a slouchier effect.
Knitting: Cowl
More than just a loop, this cowl has shaping so it fits closer to your neck at the top. Knit in super bulky yarn, choose a funky texture, or smooth multi-color, or both. One for you, and one for all the fashionistas on your gift list.
Knitting: Scarf
A twist on the “seaman’s scarf,” an homage to the unsung seafaring women in our history. The typical seaman scarf is wide on both ends, with a narrow ribbed center. Use a textured or multi-color yarn for the border, and a smooth bulky yarn for the center, to create a seafaring scarf with pizazz!
Knitting: Cowl
Two simple cowls that make the most of super bulky yarn with color and texture. Short or long, the knitting is easy garter or seed stitch. Great for a beginner, and perfect for quick gifts.
Knitting: Cowl
Reminiscent of the lacing on vintage snowshoes, this bulky cowl doubles as a shoulder cozy. The intricate lattice work looks like cabling, but is created with simple twisted stitches, no cable needle necessary. Because of all the built-in buttonholes, you can play with multiple combinations of buttoning this funky rectangle!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Graceful lace anklets that are equally warm, and feminine. The delicate vine lace pattern forms the gentle scallops at the top, and worked in an alpaca/wool blend yarn they have a subtle halo. Choose a solid, or semi-solid color, to show off your elegant lace work to its best advantage.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Lacy fingerless mitts for chilly spring mornings, or dressing up for tea! The delicate lace pattern is a four row repeat, knitted in the round on double point needles. Use either fingering weight yarn, or two strands of lace weight held together. Choose solid, or semi-solid colors to show off your elegant lace work.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Boucle yarn, garter stitch and big needles make this a quick knitting project! Easy enough for a beginner, using simple increases for shaping and the fun ruffled border. Great for handspun and other variegated, textured yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This double layer hat is actually two hats in one! Using a twist on the classic Norwegian Star motif, the color pattern is cleverly reversed on each side of the hat. Two layers, Fair Isle color work, and an alpaca/merino blend yarn ensure warmth that will resist any snowdrift you may encounter.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
A cozy that’s shaped to hug your travel cup, and keep your coffee warm. Using short rows, and cables this quick to knit project makes a fun gift using leftover yarn, or a small amount of hand spun.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Contrasting stripes, and delicate lace panels make for interesting knitting in this semi-circular shawlette. Using three colors of fingering weight yarn, you can choose to make your stripes distinct, or understated. Or, use one fabulous color for an interesting play of texture, without the diversion of multiple hues.
Knitting: Cowl
A directional stitch pattern, and gently waving edges are created by simple short rows in this garter stitch cowl. Using a variegated or self-striping yarn adds to the visual interest. Great for handspun yarn!
Knitting: Cowl
Coco Chanel’s timeless style inspired this Houndstooth check cowl and mitts. All pieces are knit flat, using a softly contrasting alpaca/wool blend in an easy slipstitch pattern with garter stitch borders. Silver buttons accent the striped garter stitch edges, and add to the polished air of these classic accessories.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When the polar vortex arrived, single digit temperatures during a.m. walks necessitated reinforcements in my headgear. Two ingredients were key, wool and layers. The Permafrost Hat uses Fair Isle color work to add layers in the brim, and interest to the reversible design. Machine wash wool makes this the perfect accessory for walking, running, ...
Knitting: Cowl
This lacy little cowl is a great way to show off small amounts of handspun or novelty yarn. The simple two-stitch lace pattern works equally well with multi-colored and textured yarns, and you can work as many rows as you have yarn. The yarns used in the models are handspun sport, worsted, and bulky, but other weights and commercial yarns may b...
Knitting: Cowl
A chunky cowl, that doubles as a shoulder cozy, knitted in the round with bulky weight yarn and fluffy mohair trim. The simple lace pattern is airy and light, similar to its snowy namesake. Hand spun Cloud yarn using mohair locks was the inspiration for this cowl, but a bulky commercial boucle yarn is easily substituted. Pattern includes instru...
Knitting: Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
Easy to knit semi-circular twin cowls, one in smooth stockinette the other in a textured garter ridge stitch. Like the changeable nature of this sun sign, each can be buttoned and worn at least three ways! Button in front for a traditional shawlette look, button on the side for a draped scarf, or like a bandana, crossing the ends in back and th...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A simple knit and purl stitch combination adds a dash of texture to this easy hat offered in two versions. Choose which style, after casting on and knitting the brim. Increase, more or less, stitches at the crown for the version you prefer, or make both! Just 2 oz. of fiber, spun to 10 wpi, or 150 yards of worsted weight yarn is enough for eith...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Natural colored handspun yarn with fun blips of dyed locks inspired this light and airy shawl. Using super bulky yarn, it’s quick to knit from the top down, and finished with a simple crocheted shell border.
Knitting: Scarf
A romantic lace edged crescent scarf in two sizes. Designed for a lofty handspun 2 ply yarn, or a mill spun worsted weight yarn with a halo, such as Berroco Flicker, Rowan Lima, or Classic Elite Inca Alpaca.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
All pieces begin with a simple garter stitch filigree edging. For mitts, stitches are picked up along th edgning and knitted in the round on the same size double point needles. The Cowl is knitted flat on a larger circular needle, after stitches are picked up from edging.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A cozy family of mitts for fall campfires, and great camouflage for melted chocolate and marshmallows! So easy and quick, you can’t help knitting s’more…