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Join me on a journey across the hot Sahara Desert to the ruins of anicent Egypt. Pyramids, sand dunes, statues and hieroglyphs provided the inspiration for this 6 pattern collection. Three warm weather garments and three accessories all have elements of lace, using yarns ranging from lace to DK weight.

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Knitting: Pullover
Classic and elegant, the fitted Begonia Pullover features an overlapped v-neck on both the front and back, and offers options for body and sleeve lengths. Garter rib edges and side panels add interesting details to an otherwise simple style. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up then divided at the armhole. Stitches for the sleeve a...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Worked from the center out, the Dark Lotus Shrug is a delicate cover-up featuring an intricate flower medallion. The body and sleeves are finished with a lace rib. A special bind off on the body makes a delicate ruffle and provides a very stretchy opening. Stitch patterns are charted.
Knitting: Pullover
Tiye, named after one of the queens of Ancient Egypt, is a short-sleeved, round yoke tee. The contrasting bands of eyelet in the yoke are inspired by the elaborate collar necklaces worn by Egyptian royalty. Tiye is worked in the round from the top down, with bust and hip darts for a fitted shape. The simple stitch patterns highlight the lovely v...
Knitting: Cardigan
Irisa is a simple raglan-sleeved, open-front cardigan worked in a textured stripe pattern. Knitted from the top down, the fit and length of Irisa are easy to customize. The textured stripe is worked in a gradient of colors, perfect for using up leftover balls of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn from other projects.
Knitting: Pullover
Makalu is a scoop-neck pullover with set-in sleeves. The body is
Knitting: Cardigan
Sinai is an A-line open front cardigan. The lower portion of the body
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by some of the oldest pyramids in Egypt, Dahshur is a raglan-sleeved pullover featuring a textured lace stitch pattern and a high-low hem. Worked in one piece from the top down, the body is worked straight then uses short rows to create a curved hem. Edges are finished with Garter stitch. Dahshur is intended to be worn with 0-2” ease in...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nile Valley is a lace crescent-shaped shawl inspired by the winding Nile River. Begun with an intricate lace border, the zig-zag lines of eyelets continue up into the short-row shaped body. Nile Valley uses 1 skein of sock yarn, and the stitch patterns compliment the color variations of hand-dyed yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
Zig-zag cable panels add a bit of interest to this sporty zip-front cardigan with raglan sleeves.
Knitting: Cowl
Raissa Cowl, a bias-striped cowl with twisted fringe, is a great stash-busting project that is fun and easy to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
Casual and comfortable, Annalise Pullover is a fitted scoop-neck sweater with contrasting details. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up, using waist and bust darts to create a fitted shape. The 3/4-length sleeves are worked in the round, with stitches picked up around the armhole and worked in short rows to form the sleeve cap. The...
Knitting: Pullover
Starbrook Pullover is a relaxed fit sweater with a kangaroo pocket and scoop neck. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up in a V-point lace pattern. The lantern sleeves are worked in the round up to the sleeve cap, then worked flat in rows. The pocket is worked in Stockinette stitch with a diamond-shaped motif filled with V-point lac...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ready to try stranded knitting? Winterset Hat is a fitted beanie with a section of stranded colorwork set on a background of plain Stockinette stitch. With twenty-three rounds of stranded colorwork, and only two colors worked per round, Winterset won’t be overwhelming for someone new to stranded knitting. For a more advanced knitter, this is a g...
Knitting: Cowl
Jayda Cowl is worked in the round in a lace pattern of diamonds and X’s. Two sizes are provided in the pattern; circumference and length are easy to customize. The smaller version is a fun, quick knit that is perfect for using up leftover sock yarn. The larger version can be worn as a large cowl around the neck or around the upper body as a shaw...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ciara Shawl is a lace shawl worked in a beaded lace pattern of diamonds on a background of Stockinette stitch. It is worked in three sections, creating a shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders. A beaded picot bind off creates a short and delicate fringe. Shawl can be made larger by repeating the diamond lace pattern.
Knitting: Tee
The Sunburst Tee is a casual fit raglan pullover with a yoke of gradient stripes. Different increase rates for the bust and sleeves create a more flattering neckline and better fit than typical raglan sleeve shaping. A table listing the increases for each round of each size is included. The width of the stripes is adjusted for each size to have ...
Knitting: Necklace
Inspired by the ornate necklaces worn in ancient Egypt, Saqqara is a collar style necklace worked in a beaded lace pattern. It is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a beaded long tail cast on. Glass seed beads are added to the lace pattern with a small crochet hook. Using only a small amount of yarn, Saqqara is perfect for using up leftov...
Knitting: Vest
Lancero Vest is a zip front vest worked in textured stitch patterns of diagonal lines and broken rib. It is worked in a worsted weight yarn in one piece from the bottom up. The stitch patterns are easy to work; the pattern rows become intuitive after a few rows, and all the wrong side rows are purled.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rosana is a crescent shawl with a beaded lace border of stylized leaves and rosebuds. It is worked from the bottom up beginning with a picot cast on, then continuing into a lace border, and ending with a Stockinette stitch body worked in short rows. Seed beads are incorporated into the border using a small crochet hook. The glistening beads are ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Creating a ‘design your own’ hat pattern has always been on my pattern writing to-do list, but I had never had the time to work on it. After being asked to donate baby hats to the charity Boots & Booties, which holds an annual military baby shower, I knew it was time to get to work.
Knitting: Cowl
Rosewood Cowl is a lightweight bandana style cowl worked in a cable and lace stitch pattern. It is knitted flat from the bottom up, with the growing triangle outlined by two cables. Three small buttons create a delicate closure that keep your hair from being mussed. The stitch pattern pairs beautifully with a hand-painted fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked in a four color stripe pattern, the Wessex Cardigan has a fitted shape and flattering V-neck. The body is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up. Solid color sleeves are begun with stitches picked up around the armhole and worked in short rows to form the sleeve cap, then worked in the round down to the wrist. A small section of stri...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Honeycomb Hive Hat is a close fitting hat with little ‘ears’ that are decorated with pom poms. A double layer band and 2-color honeycomb stitch pattern create dense fabrics that will keep your head nice and toasty warm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Log Cabin Shawl is constructed with striped modular squares, triangles and rectangles. It is begun at the corner triangle and can be made to any size in any weight of yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
An interesting textural mix of cables, eyelets, Garter stitch and Revserse Stockinette stitch make up Joselyn Cowl. Josleyn Cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up using a luxury sport weight yarn with an alpaca and silk blend. Circumference and length are easy to customize. Stitch pattern is charted.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Technidream is a triangle shawl worked from the top down in a striped zig-zag pattern. Four bold colors of a fuzzy mohair yarn are combined with an open stitch pattern to create a lightweight shawl with incredible softness and warmth. The zig-zag pattern transitions into a border of gentle leaves. Stitch patterns are written and charted.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Graciella is a shallow crescent that can be worn as a scarf or small shawl. It is worked from the bottom up beginning with a border of lace scallops and diamonds with nupps. The body is worked in short rows in Stockinette stitch. A top border of small diamonds completes the shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Djoser is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up with a two-color lace and bobble border and Stockinette stitch body worked in short rows. While working on this design, I became an armchair Egyptologist watching documentaries on the pyramids of Egypt. Inspiration for the name came from Djoser, the first pharaoh of Egypt to build a pyr...
Knitting: Vest
The Olexa Vest is a fitted striped vest with bias striped pockets and broken rib trim. The body is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up. The pockets are knit on the bias and sewn on. The flattering deep v neckline is accented with a shaped rib trim. This vest is meant to be worn with little or no positive ease in the bustline.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Mix colors with cables with Glenrowan Hat, a close fitting beanie worked in a garter stitch stripe and cable pattern. The band is worked flat in a Garter stripe with the short ends sewn together. Stitches are picked up around the long edge and worked in the round for the body of the hat.
Knitting: Scarf
Lavienne Scarf is a versatile scarf with curved ends worked in a striped entrelac pattern. It is begun by working the wider edge. The tiers are worked in alternating solid and striped diamonds. By omitting the side triangles a trapezoid shape is created. The final triangles are worked in short rows. Stitches are picked up along the curved edges ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Stocking
Etoile Hat is a slouchy beanie with concentric eyelet
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kilbourne Hat is a unisex close fitting beanie that utilizes twisted stitches to create a zig zag pattern. Beginning with a twisted rib, it is worked in the round from the bottom up with a crown that is worked in progressively smaller zig zags. After a few rounds the stitch pattern becomes intuitive but still engaging during this quick to knit p...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Adora is a close fitting hat with an elegant scalloped brim. Worked in the round from the bottom up, the stitch pattern is a twin leaf with a contrasting eyelet stripe. The crown decreases bring the leaves into a pointed star shape. This hat should be worn with 1-2” negative ease.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat, Cloche Hat
Have an overabundance of spare buttons in your button box? Love vintage style hats? Showcase your beautiful buttons with the Button Box Cloche, a vintage style embellished hat worked in two versions. The Red Version has a long and wide brim that flips outwards and is embellished with a colorful mix of buttons. The Purple Version has a short flar...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Desert Waves Scarf and Shawl are worked in an eyelet chevron pattern. When worked in a yarn with long color changes, the pattern creates a gradation of undulating waves of color. Desert Waves is also a great stash-buster project to use up all those mini balls of leftover sock yarn. Make some stripes in different widths and end up with a bold and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Blackberry Mist Shawl is a triangle shawl worked from the top down in alternating stripes of Blackberry Lace and Stockinette Stitch. The bottom edge is finished with a knitted on scalloped lace border. Size can be adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of Blackberry Lace Stripe and Stockinette Stitch Stripe. Stitch patterns are written and ch...
Knitting: Cuffs, Bracelet
Worked in a beaded eyelet and cable pattern, Lapis Cuff is an elegant accessory perfect for using up leftover fingering weight yarn. If you want to try incorporating beads into your knitting but find a beaded shawl too daunting, this project would be a great way to try it out. Stitch pattern is charted.
Knitting: Tutorial
Basic tutorial for learning Double Knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mariposa Shawl is a feather and fan lace shawl worked in a delicate mohair blend yarn with a beaded border and beaded picot bind off. It is worked in three sections creating a shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders. Beads are added into the border and picot bind off to add shine and weight.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cairo Hat is a close fitting hat worked in a textured stitch pattern of moss stitch triangles evoking the monumental pyramids of Egypt. It is worked in the round from the bottom up with a brim of broken rib. The stitch pattern is simple enough for a beginning knitter that is ready to try following a chart, but at the same time keeps the work int...
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Aster Hat is a slouchy style hat worked in a lace pattern. It is worked in the round from the center out in a large lace flower motif then into a smaller lace pattern for the body of the hat and finished with a rib brim. There are two versions, one for aran weight yarn and the other for sport weight yarn. The aran weight version has a more slouc...
Knitting: Vest
Aster Vest is a lace vest with long fronts that come to a point and a shorter back. The back is worked from the center outwards in a large flower motif then continued straight for the upper back. The fronts are worked on the bias in a lace pattern and then worked straight from the chest up. A lace edge is knitted on after sewing the side seams. ...
Knitting: Tutorial
Basic tutorial on Entrelac knitting. Contains photos at every stage to help explain this technique that can be intimidating to many knitters.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A slouchy beret worked in a cabled argyle pattern on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. Worked in the round from the botton up in a worsted weight yarn, this hat will be a classic staple in your winter wardrobe.
Knitting: Scarf
Avery is a lace scarf worked in a fluffy alpaca fingering weight yarn. A border of zig zags and diamonds is followed by a pattern of dense leaves. The scarf is worked in two pieces and grafted together with kitchener stitch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Clever cables twine into heart motifs along this sweet hat. The body is worked in four sections of cables that taper with the crown shaping. Worked in a worsted-weight yarn, this project is a quick knit that uses only one ball.
Knitting: Headband
The Athena headband is a three strand headband worked in I-cord with a base of stockinette. The bottom of the headband is sewn to an elastic hair band that prevents an unsightly bump of hair and also ensures a snug fit that won’t stretch out or cause a headache. Both sizes use less than 50 yards, so this headband is also a good project for using...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Zoey Star Beret is a slouchy beret worked in concentric stars. The beret is worked in the round from the center out on double point needles. Using a self striping yarn with long color changes and adding purl ridges create bold stars.
Knitting: Pullover
Valhalla is boatneck pullover featuring an Entrelac yoke and bands. Worked in the round from the top down with a slightly open fabric to offset the weight of the Entrelac panels. To escape the monotony of rectangular Entrelac scarves and shawls, I designed a modern fitted sweater that uses those addicting little rectangles.
Knitting: Vest
Morocco – just the name conjures up images of spicy foods, colorful clothing, and a warm Mediterranean breeze. Here it is translated into a colorful striped vest to brighten up long summer days. Only one ball of each color is required, so it can be made with those leftover or random balls of yarn in your stash. The back is knit in a circle, whic...
Knitting: Cardigan
Ready to de-stash? It’s leftovers for dinner! Well, leftovers for this sweater. Use your leftover or random balls of yarn to make a colorful cardigan.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves with a swirling cable that ends with a heart. Worked in the round with openings in rib. These gloves are quick to knit and use a small amount of DK weight yarn.