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eBook : 3 patterns

This ebook contains 3 cowls from my Jane Cowl Series – Little Loop, Double Loop, and Grand Loop – the happy result of my recent explorations into cowl styling. Each piece varies in size, wool, and gauge, while sharing the wonderful and toasty Flame Chevron lace. Trimmed in garter stitch and worked in the round this lace is a 7 stitch x 24 row repeat, and is easily mastered. I wouldn’t have it any other way! You’ll find each cowl a satisfyingly quick knit to make as a gift for someone you love, or for yourself, as one size happily fits all.

eBook : 4 patterns

A collection of Fingerless Mitts – 4 lacey pairs, named for my daughter, who loves them.

eBook : 2 patterns

Marlene sure enjoyed a classic turtle neck, and she was on my mind when this design came into view. Introducing M’s Favorite, a slim, shaped pullover with extra-long sleeves and a steep collar all trimmed with 4x4 ribbing – a wide paneled repeat that is more decorative than it is elastic. This piece is worked top down in the round. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the turtle collar, and around the armhole for the set-in sleeves. Simple and classic – an enjoyable knit!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
Miss Me Yet is a super comfortable, all occasion, sport-weight cardigan. Its hip-length bodice has subtle waist shaping that hides in the patternwork of its Openwork Rib Lace – a simple 6 stitch by 4 row repeat, worked throughout. Flush pockets at its front hemline are there if you want them. This piece is knit flat in one piece from the bottom ...
Knitting: Vest
Hug, named simply because that’s how it feels when you wear it – is a cushy, go-to vest for all seasons. Adding style to comfort my Hug vest is hip-length, with a deep v-neckline, shaping at its waist, slits at its sides, and buttons down its back. Worked in garter stitch throughout, short rows at front and back hems create a dip at their ...
Knitting: Pullover
Mitzi! – a sassy name for a shapely pullover with plunging v-neckline and pizzazz. Wide ribbing through the bodice adds slimming vertical stripes that extend up and around the raised collar. This piece is worked top down in the round, and is mostly seamless (all except collar to bodice at back neckline). Top-down sleeves are worked in the fabulo...
Knitting: Pullover
Marlene sure enjoyed a classic turtle neck, and she was on my mind when this design came into view. Introducing M’s Favorite, a slim, shaped pullover with extra-long sleeves and a steep collar all trimmed with 4x4 ribbing – a wide paneled repeat that is more decorative than it is elastic. This piece is worked top down in the round. Stitche...
Knitting: Pullover
Marlene sure enjoyed a classic turtle neck, and she was on my mind when this design came into view. Introducing M’s Favorite, a slim, shaped pullover with extra-long sleeves and a steep collar all trimmed with 4x4 ribbing – a wide paneled repeat that is more decorative than it is elastic. This piece is worked top down in the round. Stitches are ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Around the neck or over the shoulders, Mad’s Gift is a lush cowl and an elegant wrap – wear it as you wish! Its texture is the striped and dotted knits and purls of the Berry Ladder stitch pattern (an easily mastered 20 stitch by 20 row repeat). The circumference of this piece is worked length-wise with ends grafted, allowing dimensions to...
Knitting: Pullover
Ernestina – perfectly fun and fashionable for fall! This is an a-line pullover with delightful, dotted lace on its fitted upper bodice and slim, long sleeves. Its neckline is a crew trimmed with 2x2 ribbing that segues from the repeat of its bodice lace. This piece is worked in the round, from the bottom up, until the armholes where it splits an...
Knitting: Vest
Introducing the Button Box vest – inspired by a favorite fabric top I wore to the workplace some years ago in my past business life. This is a cropped top with side slits at the hips, and buttons down the back. I love the way it finishes off a simple jersey and skirt (or slacks) combination, and works really well with jeans too. The stitch is ke...
Knitting: Vest
Welcome Humarock! a simple sweater vest whose color and texture speak softly to me of the beach. Wear it with short sleeves, long sleeves, or all by itself – you’ll find this worsted weight stockinette piece to be a quick project with year-round wear-ability. It hits the hip with a wide, scoop neckline and a slimming column of moss stitch ...
Knitting: Tee
The Dot Tee is named for its airy polka dot fabric – an easy 2x2 rib with a yarn-over skip. This is a hip length tee with waist shaping created from gradual decreases, then increases, tucked into the vertical purl stripes along each side. Its neckline is a wide crew. 2 sleeve length options are included – a short cap and three-quarter – for mult...
Knitting: Cardigan
Connie is the perfectly wearable transition to spring – a jacket-like cardigan of dense garter stitch knit. Wear it zipped or not, as the weather allows. For dramatic effect, short rows shape the front, dipping its hemline slightly, and counterbalancing the rise of its collar in the back. Side shaping is gentle, just enough for a feminine silhou...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This mitt pair is decorated with a delicate 4 stitch x 6 row lace repeat on its upper side from cuff to fingers, and stockinette on its reverse allowing the tapering of nicely-long cuffs to be easily managed. Mitts are worked in the round and trimmed on each end with 2x2 ribbing.  
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This mitt pair is decorated with a richly textured 6 stitch x 4 row lace repeat on its upper side from cuff to fingers, and stockinette on its reverse allowing the tapering of nicely-long cuffs to be easily managed. Mitts are worked in the round and trimmed on each end with 4x2 ribbing.  
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This mitt pair is decorated with a leafy 7 stitch x 10 row lace repeat on its upper side from cuff to fingers, and stockinette on its reverse allowing the tapering of nicely-long cuffs to be easily managed. Mitts are worked in the round and trimmed on each end with 1x1 ribbing.  
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This mitt pair is decorated with a somewhat floral 6 stitch x 4 row lace repeat on its upper side from cuff to fingers, and stockinette on its reverse allowing the tapering of nicely-long cuffs to be easily managed. Mitts are worked in the round and trimmed on each end with 2x1 ribbing. 
Knitting: Pullover
A modern shout-out to western wear of the 60’s, introducing Bonanza – a stylish, crewneck pullover, with a detached fringed cowl collar! Worked overall in stockinette stitch with moss stitch adding texture to front and back panels this cropped piece extends high-hip in length with gentle shaping at the waist. It’s worked bottom-up in the round t...
Knitting: Pullover
Crosshatch is a raglan pullover with a deep boat neckline. Worked from the top down, its fit is slim overall (minimal ease) with gentle waist shaping. Length is high-hip. 1x1 rib frames shaped stockinette on bodice and sleeves, trimming its hem and neckline, and extending along raglan armholes. This same rib runs along nicely-long sleeves from u...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Introducing Donna, a delightfully cushy wrap to keep the chill away. Edged with a few rounds of reverse stockinette stitch, in an alternate color if you like, the overall fabric is worked in twisted rib – a 5 stitch repeat of knits, purls, and simple right twists. Slight shaping at its upper edge hugs the shoulders creating a beautiful drape. Dr...
Knitting: Pullover
Introducing Estelle’s Envy (whose name has been taken from a character in Lillian Hildegarde’s novel) is a slim pullover with alpaca collar abundance. The simply shaped bodice sets stage for the drama of its draping cowl. Bodice and sleeves are worked in simple stockinette with rib trimming using sport weight wool. The bodice extends...
Knitting: Pullover
Named for a Dean Martin love song, Innamorata – translated from Italian as “lover” or “sweetheart” – this piece is a delicate summer tee with a wide neckline of dipping V’s on its front and back – very romantic. Worked entirely of simple stockinette and rib trimming, the bodice extends mid-hip in length with gentle ...
Knitting: Pullover
Beach Weekend is a light weight pullover with elbow length raglan sleeves, a deep boat neckline, and all trimmed in 1x1 ribbing. Its fitted stockinette bodice showcases slim lace sleeves that are worked in the easily mastered tilting blocks pattern. This piece is worked from the top down with minimal shaping – perfect for knitting on the beach, ...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Let’s Dance is an a-line, cap-sleeve sheath of checkerboard lace – Tilting Blocks Lace – that hop-scotches across its surface throughout. This lace pattern is clean and rhythmic, unfussy, with alternating airy bits that enhance the fabric’s natural drape. Let’s Dance is worked from the top down with minimal shaping, perfect for summer knitting. ...
Knitting: Pullover
Delicate pink cables feel like spring to me. Introducing May Replay – a shaped, v-neck, hip-length pullover. It’s a re-imagining of May, a prior piece, and this time with 2 sleeve options – 3/4 length and long.
Knitting: Pullover
Oh Johnny Lee is a slim, shaped, long-sleeve, hip-length pullover with a v-neckline, worked in 2 colors. Its overall texture is garter and rib check (a 10 st by 12 row repeat) trimmed with 1x1 rib at the bodice and sleeve hems, and neckline. 2 ample pockets are lined with the color of the upper bodice, for balance and fun. The sides of the v-nec...
Knitting: Vest
Emily is a shapely sweater vest with a slimming vertical rib on center front and back panels, bordered with stockinette. Her worsted weight wool works up quickly into a fun layering piece to ward off winter chill. This piece is knit in the round until the armholes where it is then split and each side worked separately. Stitches picked up around ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Corinne is an attractive wrap for the shoulders or cowl for the neck, textured with simple leafy lace. It’s worn well both inside or out, providing warmth with style. Worked lengthwise, the dimensions of its grafted loop are easily modified by row count or gauge to suit preferences of size or purpose. The short rows at its upper edge taper...
Knitting: Cardigan
Elsie the moto sweater is so much fun – easy to make and a blast to wear! Her thick garter fabric is dense and weighty like her leather motorcycle counterpart. Zippers, positioned diagonally at the center front and at sleeve cuffs, add to the authenticity of this design – and a bit of sparkle. You’ll find this piece, worked flat from the bottom ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes all that is needed is a simple loop around the shoulders to keep the chill away. Charlotte is an enclosed body-hugging wrap with an easy picot trim at the edges. The Night and Day 2 stranded color pattern – a 6 stitch by 6 row repeat – is worked on the outside surface, with background color continuing to the inside self-lining. This pi...
Knitting: Cardigan
The weather has been cooler lately, definitely requiring a jacket – or a good warm sweater. This is how Olive came to be, a double-breasted cardigan that fits the bill somewhere in-between. Worked up quickly on Aran weight wool of basic stockinette and garter stitches, the resulting dense and springy fabric is perfect for the subtle shaping of t...
Knitting: Pullover
Have extra stash in some colors but not enough for a whole sweater? Try Alice – a figure flattering, color-block pullover with v-neckline and just-below-elbow length sleeves. Worked in stockinette stitch overall and trimmed with 1x1 rib, gentle shaping occurs along the edges of the center panels. Side panels are worked evenly with waist ribbing ...
Knitting: Pullover
Introducing Marie with her luxurious and versatile alpaca shawl collar! Wear it cozily upright, folded over in a deep v-neckline, or somewhere in-between. Worsted wool is paired with alpaca dk in this slim-fitting and shapely piece. Her bodice extends high-hip in length with ribbed trimming at the hems and collar. Worked bottom-up, the lower por...
Knitting: Pullover
Here’s Lena! – a versatile all-season pullover, super terrific wardrobe addition, AND very fun knit! Lena’s fit is slim and shapely, extending high hip in length. Her neckline is a wide shallow scoop that enhances the drama of her raglan three-quarter sleeves, all trimmed up in a 1x1 rib. Double Wing lace is Lena’s overall texture – an easily me...
Knitting: Pullover
All focus is on the sleeves in this sweet pullover. Introducing Marjorie, a feminine design with three quarter raglan sleeves worked in delicate Diamond Mesh lace. Her fit is slim and shapely, extending hip length, with bodice worked simply in stockinette – its plain palate complimenting the active texture of the airy lace. You’ll find this a co...
Knitting: Tee
This is a slim fitting, lace tee with a high crew neck offset by short cap sleeves. A broad swath of ribbing at the back waist accentuates and snugs it just a bit for added styling. The lace, named Scroll Pattern, is an easily mastered 10 stitch by 18 row repeat. Pieces are knit flat and bottom up. Its side and sleeve seaming become invisible am...
Knitting: Pullover
Lillian, harbinger of spring! This garter-trimmed, color-block pullover is a delightful transition piece for welcoming warmer weather. Subtle shaping at its center front and back panels create a slimming visual, enhanced by the garter waistbands at its sides – a terrific detail. The nubbly garter stitch rounded shawl collar is fun to make with s...
Knitting: Pullover
Oh Elizabeth – what a thrill! The abundant cowl collar of this piece establishes it as a regal standout. Garter trimmed flame chevron lace (easily done) is inserted in a deep arc around the neckline framing the face in casual elegance. A shapely bodice, worn plain or belted, and bracelet-length sleeves add to its styling. This piece is slim-fitt...
Knitting: Pullover
You’re certain to be noticed both coming AND going wearing this latest pullover – the lovely Laura! Its long sleeves and back bodice, with plunging back neckline, are adorned with Lace Entrelac – a wonderfully floral yet simple stitch repeat that adds a romantic touch. This piece is slim-fitting and extends mid-hip in length with garter stitch t...
Knitting: Vest
Warm and cozy, just what I had in mind – introducing Anne, a sweater vest with deep pockets, and stripes! This is a shapely vest worked in seeded rib check on worsted weight wool. Its colors intertwine as pocket linings segue into upper bodice stripes that finish at neckline and armhole trims. The neckline sits just low enough to allow a peek of...
Knitting: Pullover
Jeanette is a lacy pullover perfect for a night out or any time you feel like jazzing things up a bit. Its three-quarter sleeves and upper bodice are worked in ribbon lace (an easily mastered 9 stitch by 20 row repeat) that compliments the calm simplicity of its shaped lower bodice. This piece is slim-fitting and extends mid-hip length with gart...
Knitting: Cardigan
Terasa is a most delightful, long-sleeved, v-neck cardigan. Worked in 2 colors (a main color and trim), its overall stitch pattern is the seeded rib check, a simple alternating knit/purl sequence, that is dense and springy – and super comfortable. Other features of this elegant cardigan include its 4 button closure and horizontal pockets, positi...
Knitting: Pullover
Amelia, my labor of love – updated for top down construction! This two-color pullover with three-quarter length raglan sleeves, is worked entirely in seeded rib check – a most comfortable, squishy, and delicate fabric comprised of alternating knits and purls. You’ll find this piece is versatile and multi-season, well worth the enjoyable investme...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is Katherine, a summery shell of chevron lace. This quick knit is figure-hugging and extends hip length. You’ll find the 9 stitch by 8 row lace pattern repeat is easily mastered, creating just enough stitch variety to keep the project interesting while flying off the needles. Add a belt for a pop of color, or wear it without accessories to ...
Knitting: Tee
Margareta is a two-color, short-sleeved tee worked in fingering-weight wool – light and airy for warm days and nights. Its sleeves and shoulders are worked in ribbon lace – an easily mastered 9 stitch by 20 row repeat – in a complimentary color that provides a fresh pop and textural companion – a bit of frosting – to the stockinette stitch simpl...
Knitting: Pullover
My Helen sweater is a shapely, lacy, v-neck pullover. Its Hexagon Fern lace – an easily mastered 18 stitch by 16 row repeat – is worked throughout and echoes the lines of its 1x1 rib trim and angled neckline. The bodice is slim fitting, extending mid-hip in length, and follows body curves. Narrow sleeves end just below the elbow – long short sle...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Perfect for spring, or any season, is my latest design – the Mary jacket. Worked in oh-so-easy garter stitch on aran weight wool you’ll find this a snap to knit (bottom-up) with no side or sleeve seams, and all shaping subtle and wonderfully invisible. What a treat to make and wear!
Knitting: Pullover
Love the texture, love the fit! This is a slim fitted, lace covered pullover. Its narrow sleeves are generously long. The lace, named alternating leaf, is an easily mastered 10 stitch by 12 row repeat.
Knitting: Pullover
A long sleeved tee shirt inspired this piece, elegant I feel, in its simplicity and fit – snug at the bust and neckline, A-line extending hip length, and slightly shaped waist indicated gently by a 2x2 rib. A joy to make, and wear!
Knitting: Pullover
Moving into colder weather, the diamond brocade of this cozy pullover is reminiscent of lace – winter lace. Johanna’s simple brocade repeat and slim-fitted styling create a romantic silhouette. Bodice and sleeves are long. Garter bands define the waist, neckline, and hems. A 3-button placket closure at the shoulder gives easy access and a bit of...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The generous dimensions of my all-season Flossie Stole serve the wearer well – as a neck wrap fending winter winds or around the shoulders for gentler breezes. Answering my search for a simple yet interesting lace, is this 11 stitch by 20 row repeat of zigzag vine (actually 10 rows x 2, duplicated in reverse direction).
Knitting: Pullover
This lace knit, with its gentle shaping and elbow length sleeves, is a perfect all-season outfit topper. Wide garter stitch bands that trim its broad neckline scoop and bodice and sleeve hems, create a calming edge that balances the active diagonal texture of its lace. Most flattering, it may easily be dressed up or down – shown here fashioned w...
Knitting: Cardigan
Lace translated for a cardigan in this piece is trimmed and “waisted” with wide garter bands. Styling features include slim fitting three-quarter sleeves and a broad banded neckline. Unbuttoned it’s a casual hip skimming topper, or button it up to reveal hour-glass shaping with blousy elegance.
Knitting: Pullover
Hilda is a fitted sweater with three-quarter length sleeves, extending mid-hip in length with a horizontal shawl collar worked in a complimentary color that POPS! – sweetly framing the neckline. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Introducing Dorothy, an all‐season, knitted, leaf lace shell. Its simple sleeveless shape with easy‐to-remember lace pattern – a 10 stitch by 12 row repeat – is a perfect introductory project for lace knitting. Wear it sleeveless with a camisole, or with short or long sleeves beneath, allowing their color to peek through. The airy fabric pools s...
Knitting: Tee
Continuing my lace series, short sleeves have been added to this chevron lace bodice to create a sweet tee. Less complex than it looks, it’s a pleasure to knit, light and airy to wear, and quite versatile.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a fitted sweater with long, straight sleeves and a wide v-neckline. A separate ribbed piece extends up from the hem as a vertical insert, that transitions into the shawl collar. Color matched sleeves add balance, visual interest, and fun styling. Bodice and sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and seamed, sleeves are set-in. The sh...
Knitting: Pullover
Prompted by a styling request from Juliet, Martha is a slim-fitting, shaped sweater with three-quarter sleeves and placket closures on each shoulder and sleeve cuff. Its deep round neckline is trimmed in white ribbing, and enhanced by the sparkle of shoulder buttons. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Knitting: Pullover
Springtime dreaming inspires a return to short sleeves in this design. Ribbed cables add texture to the deep v-neckline, as it hugs the body and extends hip length – one of my favorite silhouettes. May is worked in the round, from the bottom up, until the start of the neckline where it splits and is worked back and forth. Invisible waist shaping...
Knitting: Vest
A fitted version of the sweater vest – still classic and comfortable – this slim-fitting and shapely silhouette extends mid-hip in length with an extra deep V-neck. The vest looks great over long sleeves, short sleeves, or even no sleeves, for year round wear-ability. Horizontal stripes, narrow below the waist and wider above, add visual interes...
Knitting: Pullover
Marlene is a slim-fitting, shaped pullover with a deeply elegant v-neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Short rows dip the hip and sleeve hemlines slightly at centers, echoing the side shaping that follows body curves. This piece is worked flat, bottom-up, and sleeves are set-in.