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Knitting: Pullover, Tee
We like the juxtaposition of a modern, boxy shape and feminine lace motifs knit on a slightly grand scale. With shaped shoulders, a gently dipping neckline, and options for two different lengths, this lacy top is so easy to pop on, and feels both comfy and really pretty.
Knitting: Scarf
The relaxing rhythm of stockinette stitch creates a simple, supple fabric—the perfect canvas to play with degrees of sheerness. Adding a feminine eyelet lace edge keeps the knitting interesting. With long tapered ends, this scarf’s shape lies somewhere between half moon and triangle. Started at the top edge, the knitting gets faster and faster ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This simple, lightweight knit square mimics the shape and scale of a classic silk scarf. I-cord edgings and bind-off details create the look of a hand-rolled hem. This pattern is more of a ‘recipe’, really, with details given for three variations and tips on how to create your own.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
This deceptively simple top is cleverly knit from the center out to each side, rather than from top to bottom or vice versa. A modern pivot to a familiar style! A tapered shape allows for plenty of ease at the bust, while providing a relaxed and flattering bottom edge at hip length.
Knitting: Vest
We love the versatility of this piece—its look changes by simply adjusting the ties. Wrap and tie it across the front for the charm of a worker’s apron or kitchen coverall. Or wear it open for an elegant, elongated drape. Or lower the tie placement for more asymmetry. And with a stitch pattern that’s attractive on both sides, we’re touting its ...
Knitting: Home - Other
What knitter doesn’t dream of having their own sheep? These handknit friends, created by Freshy Millsap, are a wee bit easier to care for than a real herd. Choose stockinette or garter stitch for fleecy variety—and knit your own flock!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Please note: Errata is available for all pattern versions dated prior to 10/26/18. Version dates are located at the bottom left of your pattern on page 1.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
“Transcend the seasons.”
Knitting: Pullover
“Year ’round cozy.”
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Shibui Pebble Version:
Knitting: Cowl
Two-Point Cowl in Two Gauges!
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
“Geometric cool.”
Knitting: Skirt
In 8 sizes and 2 lengths.
Knitting: Pullover
Whether you wear it with denim or tailored pieces, this simple layer will have you dressed and out the door in a flash. It tapers imperceptibly to the hem for a boxy shape that doesn’t flare at the bottom. Dropped shoulders create a flattering line. The subtly textured rib pattern results in a smooth, flat finish that’s nice inside out, too.
Knitting: Cowl
Choose worsted or chunky weight!
Knitting: Scarf
In 2 gauges!
Knitting: Pullover
In 2 lengths!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Our fervent love of linen stitch continues. The eight-color wrap and four-color scarf take on a convincingly woven look. Knitted length-wise, with knotted self-fringe, they look like they’re right off the loom. The ‘wrong’ side has a more knitterly seed stitch look that’s gorgeous, too. Seemingly random striping sequences are quite forgiving—if...
Knitting: Cowl
The long, slow shaping of this cowl begins with a wider base that slips as far over one or both shoulders as the circumference allows, while the narrower top end fills in the neck to keep you beautifully cozy.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Freshy Ahmadian Millsap designed this versatile beanie for her brother-in-law, an architect in Chicago. It had to look smart for meetings and a little hip for weekends. And it had to keep that ‘Windy City’ wind out of his ears. Check, check, and check! The dense tweed stitch pattern takes on a handsome honeycomb look when worn inside out. ‘Cuz ...
Knitting: Scarf
A fun little zig-zag detail at the edges gives this basic garter stitch scarf a fresh finish. The shallow triangle is worked ‘both ends against the middle’—two identical pieces are knit separately and then grafted together at the center for perfectly mirrored halves. It can be knit to any size using a lace-weight or light fingering-weight yarn,...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
There’s something so cheerful about polka dots! They add a little fun to anything you wear. Here we’ve created ‘dots’ with a widely spaced eyelet stitch pattern that’s easy to knit and easy to remember. A slip stitch edging gives a slightly firmer edge to your scarf—no curling! Because the fabric is so light and floaty, a lavish scale seems jus...
Knitting: Cardigan
“In 8 sizes and 2 sleeve lengths!”
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
“8 sizes and 4 lengths!”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by a ready-to-wear Italian cashmere cap, we engineered our hand-knit version to be sleek and utterly seamless. The super-fine fabric is doubled at the cuff with a tiny joining welt for extra warmth. And that cool welt could be popped with a fun, contrast color. Okay, the needles are tiny and the details a little fussy, but it’s worth i...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
“I wish you fair winds and following seas.”
Knitting: Vest
“Schoolgirl chic.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Easy wearability.”
Knitting: Pullover
“A classic in worsted weight.”
Knitting: Scarf, Poncho
We first used this traditional Estonian stitch in a scarf pattern for the 2016 LYS Tour. Not lace, but so lace-like! Not cabled, but twisted by ‘spinning’ a cluster of stitches 180°! Delighted with the simple but dramatic results in Kidsilk Haze, we couldn’t wait to use this stitch in a bigger way.
Crochet: Scarf
“Blossoms around your neck.”
Knitting: Vest
“In 6 sizes.”
Crochet: Backpack, Drawstring Bag, Bag - Other
“So many options!”
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
“In 2 lengths, with optional sleeves”
Knitting: Skirt
“In 11 sizes & 2 lengths.”
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
“Tea leaf lace…how very Churchmouse!”
Crochet: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern uses two traditional pattern stitches— single and half double—to very contemporary effect. You’ll get to practice working in the round in two ways—in a circular spiral and in a tubular spiral. Plus you’ll learn a couple of nifty beginnings.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
“Three stitch patterns using only single crochet.”
Crochet: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves
This beautiful woolly set lets you practice three basic stitches—double crochet, half double crochet and single crochet—in a simple repeating sampler pattern that will have you expert in no time.
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
“In worsted & chunky gauges.”
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“With ‘afterthought’ heel, in 2 gauges”
Knitting: Poncho
“In 2 gauges & 2 sizes”
Knitting: Scarf, Mittens, Muff, Hats - Other
“Hat, muff, mittens & scarf!”
Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern is about as simple as it gets—just knit, knit, knit. When you turn garter stitch on its side, the little ridges create a ribbed effect that is nice and stretchy, making the handwarmers easy to fit, with just a wee bit of seaming around the thumbs. Handsome on men and women alike, these easy piec...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
“Learn to knit in the round.”
Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you three essential stitch patterns. For the scarf, you’ll simply alternate two knits and two purls to create handsome vertical ribs. In the handwarmers you’ll knit a ridged garter-stitch cuff, a smooth stockinette-stitch hand, and a bit of springy K2/P2 ribbing at the finger edge to ...
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you how to knit soft and elegant stockinette stitch. You’ll work stockinette back and forth (knit a row, purl a row) for the handwarmers. For the cowl, you’ll be delighted when you knit in the round: the knit side is always facing you, so you just knit, knit, knit. Once you’ve tried i...
Knitting: Cowl
“In 2 gauges.”
Knitting: Scarf
“Plus ‘barely beaded’ version”
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
We love stripes—big stripes, little stripes and everything in between. So when Alicia Vause created a pair of fingerless gloves that had all of the above, in stripes that zipped from 5 rounds to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 — we jumped on board. Then we just had to share the fun with our necks, revving our stripes from 18 rounds to 3 in a super-soft cowl t...
Knitting: Pullover
Here’s a pattern for the simple sweater you’d be willing to buy, if only you could find it: The fit is easy, styling simple, fabric relaxed, and details just right.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Linen stitch is so brilliant—the way the stitch pattern mingles and pixelates a hand-dyed yarn just thrills knitters. But why should knitters have all the fun? Enter our friend Sandra, who shared a crochet stitch with us that has the same effect. We fell in love! Unlike its knitted cousin, crocheted ‘linen stitch’ is utterly reversible—doubly b...
Knitting: Cardigan
A modern riff on the grandfather sweater, this simple cardigan moves easily from work day to weekend. We’ve added flattering A-line shaping and a vented hem for relaxed ease with a tidy finish. In cozy wools or cool plant fibers, it’s a perfect layering piece or polished tunic.
Knitting: Cardigan
“Make it an open cardigan or a seamed tunic.”
Knitting: Scarf
“Two gauges, two colors … too cool!”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him. Then borrow it back—if you can! It’s handsome worn turned up for traditional sailor style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, Cuffs
With fingerless glove option, 3 edgings and 3 charts
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Plus ideas for using edgings
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fans of the film Cold Comfort Farm, based on Stella Gibbons’s witty 1932 novel, will recognize that this sleek, slouchy topper was inspired by the white cap worn by Flora Poste during her railway journey from London to Beershorn Halt.
Knitting: Scarf
A touch of sparkle and a gentle hand.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
With two charts
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
“The knitting is a walk in the park.”
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
These pieces are compulsively knit-able—watching what comes next is so much fun!
Knitting: Cardigan
“One size to flatter every body.”
Knitting: Doll, Decorative - Other
“In 2 gauges for 2 sizes.”
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
“Start a creative tradition!”
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Add casual chic to your boots
Crochet: Cowl
A clever twist to single crochet.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
In 2 gauges
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Jolly cookie shapes
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
In 2 sizes & 2 lengths
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
Like rooibos tea or steamed milk before bed, a hot water bottle quickly becomes a ritual. Jennifer Evans designed this pretty, practical cozy that knits up in a trice. Fill your cheerful red rubber bottle with very hot tap water, tuck it between your sheets and turn the thermostat down. No more cold toes! And wouldn’t it make a thoughtful gift?
Knitting: Cowl, Headband
In 2 sizes, plus a bonus headband
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
“Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!”
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
One big, luscious, lofty cable, in a reversible rib so it’s just as gorgeous on both sides. Wrap the shorter version various ways with a pin or a big button. We sewed two tweedy buttons together back-to-back for a jumbo ‘cuff link’ and buttoned them through the holes created by the cable twist. You can share the long, handsome muffler with a ma...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This classic, close-fitting cap exhibits equal parts sailor’s savvy and skateboard cool. We designed it in a fine gauge yarn in single rib, with a comfy tubular cast-on and nifty mitered decreases. We love the watch cap in its most quintessential form, with a deep cuff. And the beanie begged for a modern color-tipped edge. Great on girls, too!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Our ruched scarf, designed by Jennifer Evans, was created to add subtle feminine flourish to the scarf equation (think of it as ruffles with restraint). We couldn’t resist turning the gathered bands on their side with a lacier yarn for an ethereal wrap on a dramatic scale. Wear it as a party shawl, or as an unexpected scarf over a tailored coat...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Shawl / Wrap
In 2 gauges
Knitting: Cowl
Purl welts for a sculptural effect
Knitting: Wreath, Decorative - Other
A little woolly magic!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
In 2 gauges
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Our friend Kelly Jahraus is a dyed-in-the-wool crochet evangelist. She certainly hooked us with this scarf! We love that it has the look of a delicate lace stitch but is—we kid you not—all simple single crochet. The secret is the humongous hook, which takes a little getting used to, but then it flies!
Crochet: Containers
These simple single-crochet baskets are useful in the kitchen, the bathroom, by the bedside, and on the sailboat (after all, they’re unbreakable!) One of our crocheters even used her small basket to hold her skein of yarn while she made the next one (clever girl). There’s no end to the uses you’ll find. And they make great gifts, too.
Knitting: Throw
In 5 or 7 colors
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Plus ‘How to Make a Decent Cup of Tea’
Crochet: Throw
In 5 or 7 colors
Crochet: Throw
Plus a pillow top
Knitting: Skirt
In 11 sizes & any length
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
To celebrate our 10th, we stirred together a few of our favorite things: cables, tweed and tea! And just to be a little eXtra clever, we made sure to sneak in 10 (X!) little X-ing cables. We think every home needs a Brown Betty. And every teapot needs a tweedy cozy!
Knitting: Poncho
With or without cowl
Knitting: Throw
In 2 gauges
Knitting: Skirt
In 2 gauges, 11 sizes & any length.
Knitting: Poncho
You could call it a capelet. Or a poncho. Or a cowl. It’s the perfect touch of warmth for all seasons. Scrunch it up around your neck when you put your coat on—slip it down over your shoulders when you get there. Or pleat the neck with a pretty pin. It knits up in an evening—and we know someone who’s made eight of them!
Knitting: Scarf
With or without beads
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These little hand-warmers are the perfect project for learning about lace. Designer Becky ffitch has included three different lace charts with varying degrees of difficulty to suit your experience, or your mood. Quick to knit, they make great gifts for feminine and sporty friends alike.
Knitting: Cardigan
Trust Northwest knitting guru Suzanne Sullivan to make
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Our mothers (and their mothers) knew this sock by heart, with its vertical heel flap, turned heel, picked up gussets and grafted toe. For many of us, it’s the first sock we learned and our point of departure into the ever widening world of socks. While we love some of the new approaches, we return again and again to this straightforward, comfy ...
Knitting: Cardigan
There’s something sweet, even innocent, about an all garter-stitch baby sweater. It’s a perfect first sweater—for baby and for knitter. And whether it’s your first sweater or your hundredth, you’ll appreciate not having to add front or neck bands when you’re done. That’s the beauty of garter stitch.
Knitting: Scarf
Please note: Errata is available for all versions of this pattern purchased before May 20, 2019. Any patterns purchased after May 20, 2019 is the updated and corrected version dated May 13, 2019
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Baby Blanket
This easy garter-stitch blanket is based on the washcloth pattern our grannies used to make. We’ve added a pretty picot edge to dress it up, but you can leave it unadorned if you like. The washcloth makes a nice shower or housewarming gift tied up with a bar of soap. For a grown-up throw or afghan—just keep on knitting!
Knitting: Booties
Karen Alfke adapted these cuties from a Swedish bootie pattern her mother used when the kids were tiny. The ribbed cuff and tie help them stay on even the most active of little feet. The pattern is written for your choice of three gauges, so you can use just about any yarn you like!
Knitting: Scarf
This romantic scarf, devised for the 2010 LYS Tour, was inspired by a clever piece our friend Candace brought home from Italy. Each one-skein scarf can be knit in simple stockinette or easy eyelet lace, then worn on its own tied in a variety of ways, or layered one inside the other for double ruffle drama. Go for high contrast or soft, subtle s...
Crochet: Throw
Among the many things we miss about our dear friend Pam Reece is her crochet savvy. She loved to take a familiar, even nostalgic, idea and give it a modern twist. Like this baby blanket, for example. It’s amply sophisticated for any decor and easy to size up to adult proportions. As Pam would say, “Handsome!”
Knitting: Scarf
We fell in love with a handsome muffler in a favorite designer’s shop. On closer inspection we discovered that it was simply K2/P2 ribbing. What, we wondered, made this scarf so special? It was the finishing. The ribbing was pressed flat which gave the fabric a soft, elegant hand. We’ve added a companion watch-cap with a nice 4-part decrease th...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This simple, urbane beret employs a dk-weight cashmere yarn knit down to a fingering gauge for a cozy, dense fabric that’s soft on even the smoothest pate. The flattering shape looks great on men and women alike. And it’s very ‘Euro’—our friend Craig wore his on a trip to Paris and tourists kept asking him for directions!
Knitting: Scarf
Our accountant Barb Steinberg is a masterful weaver but claims she’s “not much of a knitter.” She arrived one month-end wearing this charming scarf and, when we asked for the pattern, she said she wasn’t quite sure what she’d done. Well, we took it off her, dissected it, wrote it up, and the now-famous Barb’s Koigu Ruffle has become one of our ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wear this sheer seamless loop as a long, endless scarf, or twisted double as a cowl, or around your shoulders as a wrap. We’ve knit it on the bias so the edges don’t roll and it sits nicely on the shoulders. Light as air, it folds up to nearly nothing, and is equally talented at dressy and casual—the perfect piece for travel.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Inspired by a pair of socks entered in our ‘Koigu & You’ customer show, we designed these little one-skein slipper-socks for the 2009 LYS Tour. They make great gifts as they’re easy to fit and don’t take a lot of yarn. They’re nice for around the house. And terrific for travel. Our staff loves to wear them with clogs.
Knitting: Scarf
Linen stitch has a way of harmonizing even the most disparate colors. Our friend Mimi Hepler first created this scarf to use up all her precious Koigu leftovers—18 different colorways! So for our scarf we chose three skeins of Koigu that combined as many different colors as possible.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This one-skein pattern, designed for our 2008 LYS Tour, became a fast favorite. Wear them when knitting outdoors on a chilly day. Or layer them over your fine leather gloves when the temperature drops. Live in a temperate zone? Choose a cooler yarn and they’re all about style.
Knitting: Cowl
Our friend Annabella Serra rarely knits from a pattern. She just takes off and makes it up as she goes! We love this cowl she created—with its lavish length and unexpected switch from rib to stockinette—and she was kind enough to share it with us. Knit in a sublimely soft pairing of Alchemy hand-dyed yarns, it’ll be the most versatile piece you...
Knitting: Scarf
Tiny glass beads sit like raindrops on the gossamer web of this simple garter-stitch scarf. Lacy loops at the edges are created as you go with a yarn-over at the beginning of each row. But the real secret to the beauty of this piece is in the finishing. Slip blocking wires through each edge loop and steam press gently—transformation!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This simple beret happened quite by accident. We were re-scaling our favorite beret in Shetland dk and it turned out comically large. Hey, we thought, might as well felt it! The result was pretty cool. And remarkably soft after all the washing. Then we thought, wouldn’t finer Spindrift be even nicer felted? And indeed it was. Lightweight. Lofty...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This playful beret makes the most of one precious skein of Koigu. A little touch of beading ‘gilds the lily.’ And the knitting is easy-peasy—even with the beading rows you might get one finished in an evening or two. With all that, plus a shape that’s timeless and flattering, this little beret makes the perfect gift.
Knitting: Cardigan
We can’t imagine a simpler—or more adorable—little sweater. When Mary Jo Blazina added this cutie to our repertoire seven years ago, she designed it in Trendsetter’s soft, fluffy ‘Blossom’ yarn and added a pretty flower button. If you make it in a woolly yarn for a little fellow, just think of it as ‘Bud!’