Dana Gervais

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eBook : 4 patterns

A 4 pattern ebook featuring 4 Doctor Who inspired patterns. 3 socks and 1 bag (the bag really is bigger on the inside).

eBook : 3 patterns

A collection of my 3 most popular toe up sock patterns (for the price of 2!)

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Convergence: the act of moving toward union or uniformity
Knitting: Brimmed Hat, Billed Hat
Sometimes to change things up a bit (or hide a bad hair day…or keep my head warm) I like to put on a hat.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Worked from the top down, Plot Twist features a cable panel on the inside front leg of the sock and foot. The front and back of the leg are ribbed, with the ribbing continuing on the top of the short row heel and onto the
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks let in some light. And some air. These socks are perfect for summer nights when you need to keep your feet warm, but not too warm. They also make for a fun, quick knit! The pattern is worked from the top down with a patterned heel flap and gradually disappearing pattern on the top of the foot. The entire sock is then finished up nice...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This is the pattern for the #SockStar 5 day toe-up sock challege. The pattern is free for #SockStar participants. You can sign up for the #SockStar Challenge here.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Lerwick is a fully cabled sock that features an argyle inspired cable panel starting at the top of the leg and continuing down to the toe of the sock. The back of the leg features cabled ribbing. The heel is uniquely constructed; the heel flap and gussets are worked simultaneously which allows for the cable pattern to continue on the heel flap a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Mahao is the Hawaiin word for ‘thank you’. My word of the month for the May (the month I wrote this pattern) was ‘thankful’. I’m thankful for my family and our healthy minds and bodies. I’m thankful for amazing friends and for our home. I’m thankful that we have enough to eat, access to health care and o...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the pattern for the #SockVirgin 5 day sock challege. The pattern is free for #SockVirgin participants. You can sign up for the #SockVirgin challenge here. The #SockVirgin challenge is a 5 day challenge to knit your first sock. The pattern includes video tutorials, worksheets and access to the #SockVirgin Facebook group where you can find...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is a very Canadian sock! The fibre is sourced from Canadian sheep and processed in a Canadian Mill. It’s then dyed by a Canadian Dyer (Stephanie at Knitley Road) and she mails it to me, a Canadian knitwear designer and knitter (the pattern was also edited by a Canadian tech editor and tested by Canadian knitters).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock has 3 of my favrourite things: cables, lace, and contrasting toes and heels. Designing it and knitting it made me happy. This yarn is beautiful and working with it makes me happy. Looking at the finished sock makes me happy and I hope when you knit them and wear them, they make you feel happy.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sometimes in life we need be passionately goal driven and hyper focused on making things hap-pen and other times we need to sit back, relax, embrace what life puts in front of us, trust our instincts and see where that energy takes us. Sometimes in knitting you need a sock that tests all of your skills and levels you up as a knitter and other ti...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When science meets yarn beautiful sock are the result. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down almost unchanged from a mother to her children. Worked from the cuff down, this Mother’s Day in-spired design features a double helix DNA strand cable on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the sock. The ribbed cuff disappears in a ‘V’ shape on the ba...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I had a lot of trouble choosing a word of the year for 2017. Ultimately I decided that in 2017 I would have a word of the month. As I sit writing this pattern at the beginning of March, my word of the month is ‘Momentum’. I will follow through on everything I start. I will keep going when I don’t feel like it. I will focus on my goal and work un...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Spring is in the air! Imagine a café au lait at an outdoor café on the bank of the Seine, and then walking along the Champs de Mars toward the Eiffel Tower…
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If springtime were a yarn, it would be this one! This yarn is the fibre equivalent of Flowers and Sunshine.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Karma is the Sanskrit word for action and is the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s Law of Motion, “For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.” In other words, when we emit a positive force in thought, word, or action, that positive energy will come back to us. I feel like the world needs some good karma right now, and I’m man...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As soon as I saw this yarn I was inspired to knit with it! Yarn Gee Fibers offers a line of yarns that are inspired by and named for inspirational, awesome women. This particular colourway is named for autism advocate, Temple Grandin. She’s a hero.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Worked form the top down, Galloway features a cable pattern that starts at the very top of the sock and continues all the way down to the toe.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The fall colour palette is my favourite! I love the earthy hues and warm tones. This fun sock pattern uses mosaic knitting and cables to create the Aster stitch pattern on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the sock. Slipped stitches are used to create the colourwork pattern. There is no stranded colour work and each row is knit using o...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the book and television series, Outlander, this sock is designed to be a mix of both masculine and feminine while being modern and distinctly argyle.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This fun sock pattern uses mosaic knitting and cables to create the Beach Ball stitch pattern on the front of the leg and top of the foot of the socks. Slipped stitches are used to create the colourwork pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock was inspired by the colour of this beautiful yarn. This design uses cables to mimic robin’s eggson the front of the leg and top of the foot of the socks. The back of the leg and heel flap are worked in a
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern was mostly knit by the lake during a very hot summer week. Between knitting rounds on the sock, I would apply Sunscreen to my kids and myself. It became a joke on the dock that the fibre content of my sock should include SPF30. Considering the very bright yellow of the yarn, this seemed like the perfect name for this design.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by one of my favourite places in the world of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley is a fun sock that (with the exception of the cuff) is constructed entirely of short rows. The short rows make this a very fast knit – or maybe it’s magic!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the catch-phrase of The Doctor’s wife, River Song, this fun sock pattern uses mosaic knitting and cables to create the Hello, Sweetie! stitch pattern on the leg and foot of the socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Heliotrope was inspired by the beautiful and subtle tonal variations in this beautiful, hand-dyed sock yarn.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Scarf, Mid-calf Socks
A knit alternative to the traditional Father’s Day tie, make dad a pair of socks and a scarf to match. These socks are designed specifically for men’s feet, features wide circumferences, a square heel and rounded toe. The easy to memorize stitch pattern has a masculine look and results in a light fabric, making it an ideal sock for warmer weathe...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design was inspired by the colours of my kids’ favourite ‘My Little Pony’ character. This fun pattern is a great use of scrap yarn and mini skeins. Delicate cables create a fun, easy to memorize pattern that is mirrored on the outside of each sock. Colours are stranded vertically so there are no floats on the inside of the...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The colourway of the yarn used in the sample, In a world of locked rooms, the man with the key is king is a quote by Moriarty, the clever nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. This pattern is inspired by Moriarty. The design features a dropped stitch pattern down the front of the leg and top of the foot and simple ribbing down the back of the leg and top ...
Knitting: Skirt
Sunday Brunch is a contemporary interpretation of a classic wardrobe staple, the pencil skirt. It is feminine, fitted and can be dressed up or down with a simple switch from pumps to flats.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Designed to be both feminine and bold, this sock is inspired by River Song from Doctor Who. This design features an eye-catching and delicate cable design down the front of the leg and foot of each sock. The cable is set against a reverse stockinette background. River Song features a heel flap and gusset with half handkerchief heel and a wedge toe.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This fun sock pattern uses mosaic knitting and cables to create the Timey Wimey stitch pattern on the leg and foot of the socks. Slipped stitches are used to create the colourwork pattern. There is no stranded colour work and each round is knit using only one colour.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock was designed to showcase the beauty and simplicity of this beautiful sock yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As written, the shawl measures 115 inches/ 292 centimetres long and 14 inches/ 35 centimetres deep measured at its deepest point, after blocking.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by my fur-babies (2 dogs and 1 cat), SouthPaw is a top-down sock featuring a meandering pawprint pattern that is mirrored on the left and right sock.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This Little Piggy Went to Market is a super quick, one skein market bag with a cleverly attached pouch that serves double duty; it contains the bag when you are not using it and acts as a hidden pouch inside the bag when it is open.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
Allons-y is French for ‘let’s go’. It is also the catchphrase of the 10th Doctor on Doctor Who. Much like a certain blue Police Call Box, this little pouch is bigger on the inside.
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
These socks were knit during a summer heatwave. The sunny yellow in the yarn combined with the way the spiral pattern fans out like sun rays where the toe begins reminds of the sun. Hence the name: Solar Vortex.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Gitter is the German word for ‘grid’ or ‘lattice’. This reverse stockinette stitch lattice design on a stockinette background is a simple 10 row, 10 stitch repeat that makes for a quick, fun knit. Gitter is knit from the top down with an Eye of Partridge heel and Kitchener stitched toe. The lattice design wraps around the...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design was inspired by the Vernal Equinox – the first day of Spring and one of the two days of the year when day and night are equal. This pattern features alternating open (light) diamonds and solid (dark) diamonds. Yarnovers create lace diamonds in an alternating pattern with stockinette diamonds resulting in an open, airy, contemporary i...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Everything is coming up daisies!
Knitting: Cowl
Dress it up or dress it down, Pembry is a light, airy, versatile wrap that looks great worn as a cowl, a hood, or over the shoulders with a sleeveless dress on a cool evening. Pembry also looks great over a tank top with a pair of jeans.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This long, versatile scarf was inspired by my need for a multi-purpose piece to wear with my favourite red trench coat. I love garter stripes and an easy knit so I turned them up a notch by knitting them on the bias and using a Fibonacci-inspired stripe pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A knitterly alternative to wearing your heart on your sleeve, express your love for hand knit socks, yarn, and someone special with this cozy, fun sock pattern that uses mosaic knitting to create heart motifs along the front and back leg of the socks.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This hat is a quick, gratifying knit that makes a great last-minute gift or a luxurious indulgence for yourself. This hat uses one skein of yarn and feels soft and warm against the skin. Bulky yarn and a simple two-row pattern repeat using dropped stitches makes this quick knit a great beginner project, an ideal last-minute knit, or a quick stas...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat to show off the beautiful variations in hand- dyed, variegated yarn with short colour repeats.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
A simple mindless knit for the intermediate sock knitter and a great starter pattern for the first time sock knitter, “Om…” is a canvas to showcase the amazing colour, depth and beauty of artisanal yarns like those dyed by hand at Mythic Yarn.
Knitting: Bookmark
A cute, quick, stashbusting knit makes a great gift or a nice knit for yourself. Paired with a cute notebook and tied with a ribbon this makes a charming hostess or teacher gift.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A cozy house sock that is warm and toasty and a little bit luxurious! Bulky yarn makes these a quick knit and they are adaptable to any foot length. They make a great gift and an indulgent treat for your own feet.