Christa Giles

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
Worked seamlessly from the top down, this is an excellent project in a toddler size for your first sweater, then make a second one for yourself!
Knitting: Bonnet
Lawsonia was inspired by the beautiful designs found in hand and body henna painting that I saw first at a Sikh friend’s wedding when I was a teen. See background inspiration collection here: http://www.pinterest.com/christagiles/ink/
Knitting: Cardigan
Taking inspiration from the lines of Art Deco architecture, Lempicka combines raglan increases with slipped stitches and continuous cable crossings in this body-skimming hooded cardigan.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Penta can be worked two ways: as a round blanket worked from the centre out using a worsted weight yarn, or a rounded shawl worked from the inner circle to the outer edge using a fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
Pinion is worked in the round from the neck down with a combination of round yoke and raglan shaping.
Knitting: Cowl
This quick-to-knit cowl uses bulky yarn and a big needle for instant gratification! Use two or three skeins of Magnum and leave out the buttonholes for a luxurious scarf.
Knitting: Cardigan
Candlewick is a lightweight cardigan perfect for providing some warmth on summer evenings, or as a layering piece for cooler seasons.
Knitting: Cardigan
Bust: 32 (35, 38 ¼, 41 ½, 44 ¾, 48, 51, 54 ¼,
Knitting: Cardigan
Bust: 30 (33, 35 ¾, 38 ¾, 41 ½, 44 ¼, 47 ¼, 50, 53, 55 ¾, 58 ¾)“ / 76 (84, 91, 98.5, 105.5, 112.5, 120, 127, 134.5, 141.5, 149) cm
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Asher is a casual sweater-coat, quick to knit up in bulky yarn with easy contrast trim details.
Knitting: Cape
Boundless is worked from the front edge of the hood to the back, then grafted and edged in i-cord. Stitches are then picked up at the neck edge and the cape is worked down to the desired final length, finishing with i-cord again along the bottom.
Knitting: Bonnet
An elfin hood with vines along the front and neck edges, an embossed diamond pattern throughout the body, and 3-dimensional leaf tassels at the point and front corners.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Intended to be worn with 1–3” / 2.5–7.5 cm negative ease.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Thicket is a good introduction to top-down hats - the simple knitted fabric keeps things uncomplicated while you work on managing small amounts of stitches on DPNs! (using two circs or one long circ are also options!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was started during the 2010 Olympics as a personal challenge to complete the Ravelympics Designer Biathlon. After working on a couple other hats for submissions to various magazines and books, inspiration for this one came to me one morning, was shared with Lolly (she and her husband were staying with us), and then cast on at The Whip ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pemberton is a simple chunky hat that combines texture stitches with a very small amount of stranded two-colour knitting to make a quick and easy project!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, with an easy-to-memorize slanting lace pattern suitable for new lace knitters.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Bandit features a ribbed band that is shaped with short rows to give the hat a delightful slant!
Knitting: Scarf
Iggy is a hooded scarf worked in garter stitch - a great second project for new knitters, or a low-concentration project for those with more experience.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
The main colour takes approx 140m/150y in the smaller size, and the contrast colour takes approx 27m in either size.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Visit http://christaknits.com/colourflow-wrap for a photo tutorial of the cutting and fringing process.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Help for Haiti: From January 13 until May 31, 2010, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Save the Children’s Haiti response.
Knitting: Scarf
No more plain garter stitch scarves! No purling and the ease of bringing the yarn to the front with a very sall movement makes this an excellent project for knitters wishing to practice knitting Continental style with the yarn held in their left hand and ‘picked’!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shawl is worked with four strands of yarn held together.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An easy-to-remember stitch pattern and simple shaping make this slouchy hat a breeze to knit! Blocking with the laddered area stuffed with a water-resistant material will increase the slouch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This reversible hat is knit in the round from the top down.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Please note that there is a mistake in the current PDF - the needle size says 5mm/US 6, and should read 5mm/US 8.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Tote
This mid-sized bag is worked in the round from the top down, and the bottom panel is knit in place with short rows.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Main colour requires about 130 yards, contrast colour takes 60 yards or less.