eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 33 patterns

Digitial version of Naughty Needles. All published errata have been fixed in this version, and several new patterns that didn’t fit in the original have been added.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Costume
Knitting: Accessories - Other
At last, a cheerful ball gag! Stick with synthetics or plant fibers (unless that wet dog smell in the mouth is part of your disciplinary program). This quick and easy project is a dandy stash­-­buster and a wonderful short­-­row primer. It’s just a knitted wraparound sheath, shaped with short rows and tightened with D-rings.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
A metallic chain tube yarn, knit with different needle sizes, produces firm garter stitch cups and band for coverage and support and a fluid stockinette stitch midriff with a slinky drape. A sexy double strap adds a dash of elegance, and optional faux-fur trim completes the retro look. Dress it down with jeans or up with a velvet skirt or satin ...
Knitting: Underwear
This companion to the Hootchie Kootchie pasties ties in the back with cords festooned with sassy tassels or pompoms. The front panel has a modest cut (well, as modest as you can be in a g-string) that won’t require specialty waxing. The plain pattern invites imaginative decoration—try contrast single crochet edging, a Fair Isle message like “Com...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Based on The Great Bikini Experiment from Naughty Needles, this halter top was omitted for space reasons. It’s stretchy, cool, and a quick summer knit. Originally worked in the discontinued Berroco Denim Silk, it would be a good candidate for cotton, silk noil, bamboo, or other natural cellulose fibers. Each cup is worked indiidually, then...
Knitting: Animal Toy, Softies - Other, Toys and Hobbies - Other
She’s darling and whimsical—and look, she’s safeguarding your condoms in her little pouch! What a dear. But that’s not all. This cuddly creature is also a clever cozy. Her goofy legs are drawstrings for a hidden compartment, sized to stash a bottle of lube, small vibe, or your iPod. A friend, indeed! Like Dirty Secrets, she’s designed to showcas...
Knitting: Underwear, Intimate Apparel - Other
These little lace-up beauties have a very nostalgic naughtiness. The silky stockinette fabric is sleek; the seed stitch border, neatly offset with a crisp purl outline, is simple and elegant. Knit flat, they lace up with satin ribbon through simple k2tog/YO eyelets.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These little lace-up beauties have a very nostalgic naughtiness. The silky stockinette fabric is sleek; the seed stitch border, neatly offset with a crisp purl outline, is simple and elegant. Knit flat, they lace up with satin ribbon through simple k2tog/YO eyelets.
Knitting: Bonnet, Costume
If you’re not picky about formatting and printing, there’s a free version on naughtyneedlesknitting.com.
Knitting: Pillow, Home - Other
These gorgeous secret­-­compartment boudoir pillows let you simply and economically showcase that fabulous handspun yarn you’ve been hoarding. To help you rationalize buying the fancy stuff, they’re backed with yarn from your stash or inexpensive wool or novelty yarn and lined with frugal cotton. Both pillows boast hidden compartments so your fa...
Knitting: Purse
Note: this pattern is available for free (without the technique tutorials) at naughtyneedlesknitting.com.
Knitting: Intimate Apparel - Other
This quick­-­knit beauty is first knit to fit and then felted several inches narrower for a stiff body and snug lacing. The corset panels are knit sideways and shaped with short rows. The garter stitch edges, seamed together, give a boned effect when felted. A wool-blend yarn facilitates lazy machine felting, and the non­-­felted portions create...
Knitting: Underwear, Sleepwear
Based on classic Hollywood­-­style nighties sold by mail order in mid­-­century magazines, this babydoll is knit with a mix of lace and novelty yarns to mimic feathers and chiffon. The blend of two different eyelash lengths and textures, or the use of a multi­­textured combination yarn, is essential for a rich, feathery look. The Austin Powers F...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap, Costume
Our siren’s net doubles as the extra­­long, lush, airy scarf, ­shown at right.
Knitting: Costume, Intimate Apparel - Other
Browse through any vintage lingerie catalog, and you’ll learn that in the good old days, the dirtiest things were always French. Tear the crotch out of some panties, snip the cups out of a bra, et voilà! C’est Français! One upon a time, invoking France made everything cosmopolitan, sexy, fun, and naughty, naughty, naughty.
Knitting: Mature Content
If you’re not picky about formatting or printing, this pattern is available free on naughtyneedlesknitting.com
Knitting: Swimwear
Okay, there’s nothing overtly Hawaiian about this bikini. You may as well call it Gidget Goes Californian or Gidget Gone Wild—that is, if Gidget likes to get wasted and flash her tits (the buckled front makes it tempting!). But with wide criss­-­cross straps, a fetching front­-­buckle closure, wedgie­-­proof lines, and a darling little belt, thi...
Knitting: Pasties
I wish I had the confidence to perform a good old­-­fashioned bump­ ­and­ ­grind, if only for my own mirror. I always strive for a picture I once saw of Lili St. Cyr. She was barefoot, low to the ground, and grinding; tossing her hair and smiling the wild, laughing smile of someone having a ball. But whenever I try (alone, of course, with door l...
Knitting: Swimwear, Costume
One of the great triumphs of old B movies is their innovative (cynics might say gratuitous) use of bikinis. These days, B movies resort to ordinary, uninspired nudity, but the bikinis of yore were much more fun. Some of the best bikinis were the furry pelt bikinis worn by cave girls, Amazons, and wild women, usually along with long, disheveled h...
Knitting: Cape
The paid version includes photo tutorials on kitchener stitch and short rows, and has been corrected from the original publication.
Knitting: Knee-highs
If making fabric with sticks and string is magical, then socks are downright miraculous. Watching a three-­dimensional shape emerge whole from your needles, as if by birth, is a joyous sight indeed. I finally understand why sock knitters have the creepy, hushed enthusiasm of Tori Amos ­fans.
Knitting: Mature Content, Accessories - Other
Crochet: Mature Content
This long leather whip features a knitted grip, a tapering braid, and little leather “barbs.”
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
Inspired by a failed sock experiment, these dandy little garters sass up (and hold up) the plainest (and limpest) of socks. Not just for knee­-­highs, they can moonlight with stockings or trousers (keeping your pants leg out of your bicycle chain) or be worn as a fetching choker or wristlet (wrapped twice). With minimal yarn requirements and ins...
Knitting: Bra
This sparkly bra has an opulence you may associate with a more sophisticated vixen. It’s also so hot you’ll want to eat yourself up with a spoon. Here’s where a fancy yarn can really make a garment sizzle. Karabella Sequins is a lace mohair yarn strung with delicate, minute sequins, for gorgeous sparkle and feathery lightness. And even the XL us...
Knitting: Costume, Hats - Other
Sadly, the wonderful nurse uniforms of yesteryear have gone the way of the dodo, and you’re unlikely to see a modern nurse in anything but dumpy scrubs. Luckily, the Naughty Nurse has become a fantasy standard, so nurse whites will live forever, if only in television, porn, and novelty sex costume catalogs. If you want something a bit nicer for ...
Knitting: Costume
This restrictive tail is knit with a continuous strand of shiny, stretchy Patons Katrina, worked together with 1– 3 additional strands of (mostly novelty) yarn. You’ll freeform the strands you hold and drop, creating mock­-­intarsia blocks of contrasting or coordinating color, and dropping and adding the same color groups over blotches across ro...
Knitting: Pullover
The PDF download includes a REVISED PATTERN FOR KNITTING IN THE ROUND! The original, flat, seamed version from the book is also included.
Knitting: Costume, Mature Content, Accessories - Other
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Sleepwear, Intimate Apparel - Other
This two­-­tone flapper­-­inspired garter slip has gorgeous drape and a luxurious touch, thanks to its silk and cashmere blend yarn. It’s edged in seed stitch, with a slender panel of simple lace down the center. Its elegant, understated styling and sexy garter clips make it a lovely trousseau gift. But if the thought of all that work being sequ...
Knitting: Mittens
These bacon-patterned mittens work up quickly in worsted-weight yarn for a tasty last-minute gift.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A great first in-the-round project for new knitters or an ultra-quick knit (~1 hour) for experienced knitters. First Hat is knit in the round on 16-inch circulars, tapering gently at the crown, then cinching closed before decreasing enough to require a switch to DPNs. The plain design showcases self-striping, textured or handspun yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting quickly on 16-inch circulars in just 48 stitches and 32 rounds, this hat is the perfect last-minute gift or charity project. Fast knitters like me can bang one out in an hour, but even adventurous beginners should be able to work one up in an evening.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
FRENCH KISS, a classic beret with a feisty peaked tip, works up in two hours from just one skein of yarn.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Working up in two hours from just one skein, pretty LAUREL is the perfect last-minute gift.
Knitting: Cowl
Named for the shape of the blocked cowl and the way the pattern trails sideways as it’s knit, this cushy cowl is as quick as it is dreamy. It knits up in under two hours from one skien of Malabrigo Merino Worsted (yarn doubled) with a simple repeating ripple pattern, making it an ideal last-minute gift!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Animal Toy, Softies - Other
The original pattern, scarves and wizard hat are available for free at thriftyknitter.com. The pattern for sale is a cleaned-up pattern with printer-friendly 1-page instructions, plus a photo tutorial for the critter and extra clothing patterns, including a new toque, cowl, cardigan or sweater vest and Hemmingway (cabled aran turtleneck) sweater!
Knitting: Earwarmers, Costume
Republished at last, since the Shojo Beat link is long dead. Prince to come soon!
Knitting: Underwear, Bra, Swimwear
Cheerleaders, tennis socks, roller skate puff­-­balls, those tempting tail tufts of Playboy Bunny uniforms. Something about the fluffy wiggle and bounce of pom­-­poms is both mesmerizing and stimulating. Maybe it’s a mutant genetic impulse, a confused modern evolutionary trigger. Heck, mating and subsequent parenthood itself may well be driven b...