eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

In FOUR-STRANDED KNITTING: It’s Easier Than You Think, I explain and demonstrate a wonderfully simple and elegant method for knitting with four strands in one round. Adding one more strand of color opens up a universe full of new design possibilities! I have included charts, a video tutorial and five of my new patterns.

eBook : 10 patterns

Knitting 20th Century Art is a loose-knit survey of 20th-Century Art Movements, explained and interpreted through the medium of yarn and needles. I am writing it for people, like me, whose knowledge of art history would fit neatly on the tip of a knitting needle. With room to spare. It is a humorous approach to the topic that informs a little, but encourages a lot—a lot of giggles. The ten knitting patterns included were inspired by recognizable art styles from the 20th century. What I deem as silly when hanging in oils on a wall, I find stunning when knitted into a garment or accessory and hanging on a person. But, this book will also appeal to art history buffs, as it will expose them to the idiocy and ignorance of their lessers. The text will prove be irresistibly amusing. And the knitted pieces, for art aficionados, will have an intrinsically deeper meaning.

eBook : 7 patterns

You will love this collection of my very own Christmas and winter patterns: The eBook contains patterns for socks, hats, a special, oversized, unique Christmas stocking, and even some holiday earring patterns! Six original and stunning patterns in all. Short on text, but long on patterns and clear, easy to follow tutorials.

eBook : 5 patterns

Stranded Knitting: It’s Easier Than You Think” is a guide for newbie stranded knitters. The book features video tutorials, written instructions and five of my most popular colorwork patterns. Once you get your knitting toes wet (and for some of us, knitting toes is literal!), you will want to dive right in!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Coffee / Tea Pot
Summer is over, and this makes some sad.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Littl;e girls and big girls alike are enamored of butterflies. These whimsical socks are at once warm and pretty. Choose any colors you like for your butterflies. This sock runs smaller than my other patterns (not sure why…maybe the Chroma? Go up a needle size or use Palette for the background for a looser-fitting sock. Add antennae after ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful mitts feature fluttering butterflies and have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. Top can be unfolded to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fingers. Layer over gloves for ex...
Knitting: Pillow
Sometimes, knitters request a specific design. Curatorofknits on Ravelry wanted a chevron pillow. So, I designed it and she knitted it and gave me the pics for the pattern. It turned out great. Chevrons are fun and easy colorwwrk motifs. and they are timeless. Thank you, Curatorofknits. I like your work, and I like this pillow. I hope others wil...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Mid-calf Socks
Colorsong gave me two luscious skeins of Fleece Artist Sea Wool and said “Design!” So, I did. Using only one skein each of two contrasting colors, you can knit both a hat and a pair of socks. Colorsong PHASES: Head to Toe is a fun, easy gender-neutral colorwork pattern, and it works up fast. So, you can be clothed in this lovely fiber from head ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Mid-calf Socks
Dream in Color sent me two skeins of their wonderful Starry sock yarn. Starry is the glitzy sister of Smooshy. One can be subbed easily for the other. Want sparkle? Use Starry. Want warm, wonderful wool without the glitz? Use Smooshy. Using only one skein each of two contrasting colors, you can knit both a hat and a pair of socks. So, you can be...
Knitting: Cowl
We had a blast with the InfiniTAM MAL in the Colorworks by Debi group here on Ravelry a few months ago. So, we’re doing it again. This time we will be making cowls. Cowl (or scarf) front options include a choice of 5 designs, A,B,C,D, and E. The cowl/scarf back also has 5 options from which to choose. But, this is a MAL, so we will be blin...
Knitting: Pullover
The Retro Hippie Hoodie is a 21st-century take on the hemp Baja sweatshirts of the 1960s. These comfy, simply-constructed hoodies have been called drug rugs by the new generation. This hand-knit version knits up fast, is easily constructed in large, flat pieces, and is worked sideways. Because the hoodie is loosely shaped, sizing is easily adjus...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Oh, for the love of paisley! We did the pillows. Then we did the cowl, and now we have paisley socks. We are crazy for paisley! I love paisley because you can mix up color in wonderful ways, make them less flashy, for a more classic, subdued look, or work up in neons for a wild paisley presence. Paisley is timeless. It just never gets old. Dupli...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Taking a break from my usual colorwork designing, I created a mock cable mitt worked in the round. Easy and fun to knit, gently textured. The fabric created is stunning. As with most of my mitts, there is a secret pocket hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Top can be unfolded to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocke...
Knitting: Cowl
Monochromacity is the perfect colorwork design. It worked well as a hat, as socks, as mitts and now as a cowl. It’s a great way to get your stranding feet wet, as it is an easy-to-work design. You can choose any colors, and you can choose to knit it any length. The best patterns are those that allow you, the knitter, to make all the creati...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you are as crazy for paisley as I am, you will love this shawlette. The shawlette is covered with paisleys, going every which way, creating a lovely all-over design. Each motif contains two beads, a red one and a silver one, sitting like little jewels in the center of each paisley. Knit it in the colors shown, or use your imagination and crea...
Knitting: Cowl
Are you crazy for paisley? Achieve a great double-knit look without the work! This pattern scratches so many knitting itches! It is worked in the round, is versatile, and it employs an easy-to-follow colorwork design. Paisley, Please can be knitted any length, and because it has a buttoned closure, it can be buttoned and worn as a cowl, twisted ...
Knitting: Pillow
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Knitting: Scarf
Looking for something that resembles complex colorwork but is super easy? This cowl-like scarf is knitted just in garter stitch, and then contrasting trim is woven in adding texture and interest and fringe taboot!You can weave any design you like-- add as many or as few woven strands as you desire. I wove 5 strands across the top to add stabilit...
Knitting: Cowl
Futurism was an early 20th-century art movement. It centered its ideas on the then-modern ideas of what the future held. It concentrated on concepts of youth, violence and industrialized city life. It highlighted futuristic technologies of the day like high-speed modes of travel: cars and planes.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Jackson Pollack is easily the most readily known painter of the Abstract Expressionism art movement. The movement focused on the busy and the chaotic. The works were action-filled, abstract, and emotionally intense. With their all-over fields of color, Pollock’s drip paintings are among his most highly recognizable works. Rather than stand at an...
Knitting: Cowl
These yummy, vivid colors worked up so beautifully. The design is not representational, but still II see red and green cabbage, thus the name “Cruciferous Cowl.” The crocheted edging closes the cowl in lieu of grafting, adding to the curly-leafy look. Knit this in the short version or the long, CC makes for a wonderful accessory as w...
Knitting: Tote
ubism . Cubist paintings were not concerned with three-dimensional, realistic representations of their subjects. Rather, objects were depicted on a single, flat plane, with all “faces,” or surfaces, simultaneously visible. Historically, the term “Cubism” seems to have derived from Matisse’s description of the elements of a 1907 Braque painting a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Op art, short for “optical art,” is a dynamic form of art that employs visual trickery. It came to life in the 1960s. The most highly recognizable pieces were painted in black and white, comprised lines and geometric shapes, and they convey the idea of movement. The eye perceives motion, and the brain sees what is not actually on the canvas. The...
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Sometimes you don’t want to wear a complete sweater. You have leg warmers, so why not arm warmers? Fall Out is a lovely design, which we’ve already worked up as a hat, socks, mitts and a shawl. Now arm warmers. My guess is that this idea was born from a sock leg, and the knitter just never turned the heel. many great ideas are born a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Remember the 60s? You don’t? Then you were probably there, tuned in, turned on and dropped out. What if they gave a war and nobody came? The counterculture spawned a whole new way of thinking. Good times, these were! Now, with the readily available neon yarns, we can replicate some of the great colors and moods of the Psychedelic 60s. No b...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this stranded colorwork pattern in honor of German-born, American artist Josef Albers (1888–1976). Albers is probably most well-known for his series of oil paintings on Masonite entitled Homage to the Square. The hat, like Albers’ paintings, features colorful, nested squares that virtually pop out at you.
Knitting: Pullover
Piet Mondrian, a 20th-century Dutch painter, evolved a nonrepresentational form of art he called Neoplasticism. His work comprised grids of horizontal and vertical black lines on a white background with blocks of the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. One of his most recognized pieces, a slight deviation from the above description, is ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Orit said, “What does a persona have to do to get a pattern named after her?” I said she need but ask. Orit is a sock knitter, so this is an appropriate pattern for her. Especially appropriate because Orit means “little light” in Hebrew, and these socks are the color of little flames. The size is easily adjustable by mere...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When I first knitted this hat, I went crazy stranding. I don’t know why I did so many 3-strand rounds in the original, but I changed the chart somewhat for this pattern to make for an easier knit. But it It still screams “Painted Desert!”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named after the Pointillism period in the art field, this pattern is one of the best ways to show off color, either by contrast or shading. So versatile. A great way to get started with colorwork. Wonderful knit for newbies and colorwork pros alike. As always, you are the artist. Choose your own palette of colors and have fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pop Art, an art movement from the 1960s, employed popular cultural and/or commercial images removed from their intended context. Andy Warhol was the preeminent pop artist, and he famously used Campbell’s Soup can images in some of his work. Thus, as a tip of my hat to Mr. Warhol, I give you Pop Top.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pattern has been updated to omit tassels, which are a choking hazard. Also, do not use wool. Use baby-friendly fingering-weight yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
So, I love red and black together, and I started knitting nested squares, but I got off-track with the design. Rather than go back and reknit, I decided to just keep going. It morphed into a design I really like. Cubist roses, of a sort. These are squares gone awry--interrupted from their squareness. These socks are a little bigger than I usuall...
Knitting: Vest
ERRATA: Under Instructions for cast on, it says to determine number of inches desired for back x3. The x3 should be x6. CHART row 21, there should be no purl sts. All knit sts.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Our 22-year old daughter only recently began knitting, and she has taken to it like the proverbial duck to water. For her third-ever project, she wanted to knit a Fair Isle hat for a friend’s brand new baby boy. She wanted it to match Wesley’s Daddy’s hat. And she did it! I am so proud of her! Earflaps and all!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Our May MAL in the Ravelry group, ColorworksbyDebi, comprised a fun, magical mystery sock. We offered three, separate colorways, but as always, my colorowrk knitters launched with their own wonderful ideas of color. The design is frilly and fairy-like. And, because they are stranded, the socks are as warm as they are enchanting. The pattern util...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
All that I’m sayin’ is…Give peace a chance. What if they gave a war and nobody came? Make love not war. If you remember any of these meaningful slogans from the 60s, this is the pattern you’ve been waiting for. But, even if you’re too young to remember, peace never goes out of style. We all yearn for it, regardless of age. So, here you go! Now y...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
What a great time we had in our April 2014 mystery KAL with the Colorworks By Debi group on Ravelry. Tams A,B,C, and D each had five mystery clues. Knitters blindly selected each clue and her own colors. The results were fabulous. The mathematical possibilities for mixing and matching motifs and colors are virtually infinite. Thus, the pattern’s...
Knitting: Cowl
This sweet, two-sided cowl offers a finely textured design on the front, and a silky, tonal stockinette on the back. Inji Kismet Fibers stars Carree, and Carree’s choice of bases are nothing short of luxurious. The silk blends in these yarns have a wonderful sheen, making the cowl shimmer and shine. The cowl has wonderful drape and feels great a...
Knitting: Legwarmers
These versatile leg warmers can be worn inside out or outside in, upside down or downside up. There is no wrong way to wear them. You can knit them any size and any colors. A great way to use up leftover sock yarns.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful, fairytale-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. Top can be unfolded to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fingers. Layer over gloves for extra warmth and a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
All that I’m sayin’ is…Give peace a second chance. Tammy Blondon had this idea, so we have another take on my “peace hat.” What if they gave a war and nobody came? Make love not war. If you remember any of these meaningful slogans from the 60s, this is the pattern you’ve been waiting for. But, even if you’re too young to remember, peace never go...
Knitting: Pullover
This tunic is the easiest you will ever knit. And it’s very basic stranded colorwork, for a denser, but oh-so-drapey fabric. This EZ-PZ design is absolutely versatile; the sleeves can be knit any length, ¼, ½, ¾ or full-length. The body is knit in one rectangular piece, and you the knitter can determine the width and length. As far as the design...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of the most famous skylines in America, St. Louis Boasts its famous Gateway arch. As well it should! Knit the hat if you live in St. Louis or if you know someone who does. even if you just get to visit it now and then, you’ll want this hat. Choose any colors you want,. and this one’s a keeper!
Knitting: Cowl
Why “The Black Cow”? Our local knitting group, Croton Gab and Knit, meets three times a week at the local coffee shop in town. It’s The Black Cow, and it’s THE place to be!. Wendy P. suggested I design a cowl based on the carpet in “The Cow.” So I did. The cowl is reversible, and it has a zippered pocket to hold valuables. You can knit this as l...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Aphasia is so named because I am at a loss for words to describe this stunning, self-reflexive pattern. I was going for something hypnotic--an optical illusion of sorts. I got mania, I think! I love it. So much fun to knit, I actually knitted both of them! I will be working this into mitts and a hat, too, I believe. Of course, the knitter can ma...
Knitting: Scarf
Bon vivant—the good life. This warm, stunning scarf is made with Quince & Co.’s tern, a luscious wool/silk blend. Knitted in a simple yet elegant bee stitch, the scarf has a rich texture. Because it is created using large needles, the drape is fabulous and the piece works up fast. This wool blocks especially well.
Knitting: Scarf
Busy Bee! is a lively, vibrant and warm scarf. It employs the bee stitch for a deeply textured finish. Because the piece is worked on large needles, the drape is fantastic and the scarf works up fast. The color gradients in Chroma Fingering work especially well with the pattern. You will enjoy wearing it year-round!
Knitting: Scarf
Busy Bee! is a lively, vibrant and warm scarf. It employs the bee stitch for a deeply textured finish. Because the piece is worked on large needles, the drape is fantastic and the scarf works up fast. The color gradients in Chroma Fingering work especially well with the pattern. You will enjoy wearing it year-round!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Who can say she ever has enough handmade wool socks? Here’s a pattern that uses two of my favorite KnitPicks colorways: Raspberry Heather and Asphalt Heather. But that’s just me. You can choose your own colors, of course! A mosaic-like tiling is accented by a chain link pattern running down the outside of each sock. Cat Bordhi’...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Am I right? The design in this hat so closely resembles a Peregrine falcon’s feather markings, you’ll need to watch out that one doesn’t land on your head and do a mating dance! The hat is a fast, easy knit, and it can be worn by men and women. Thank you to my beautiful friend, Petra for modeling!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
All that I’m sayin’ is…Give peace a chance. What if they gave a war and nobody came? Make love not war. If you remember any of these meaningful slogans from the 60s, this is the pattern you’ve been waiting for. But, even if you’re too young to remember, peace never goes out of style. We all yearn for it, regardless of age. So, here you go! Peace...
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
I am naming this pattern “Let it Roll,” because that’s what stockinette wants to do. I have fought curling edges forever, and I decided to let them do what they naturally want to do. The edges turn under only slightly after blocking, giving this piece a charming, feminine look. You can work more of the stranded for a larger neck opening, allowin...
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Join ColorworksByDebi for another MAL. I have designed something brand new for the group. You’ll need about 30g each of two contrasting fingering-weight yarns and #8 needles. This will be colorwork, but we’ll try something new!
Knitting: Tote
We decided to try something new in my ColorworksByDebi Ravelry group to kick off our 2014 KALS. So, using my Argylish stranded chart, we knitted bags and felted them. What fun! Then many wanted to see some of my other designs made into felted bags. Susan asked for my Musica hat pattern, so I designed this bag based on that pattern. And Fran jump...
Knitting: Purse
There seems to be no end to the possibilities for MUSICA. Now we give you the felted, zippered purse to go with the MUSICA felted tote. You may choose to line this little gem or not. Your choice. Works up fast, and it’s fun to make.
Knitting: Headband
Petra loves headbands. She is a great model, and she does most of my photography. And she’s drop-dead beautiful. Petra encouraged me to publish this design, even though it isn’t colorwork. Here’s to you, Petra! If you’re looking for something warm, pretty, fast and easy to knit, this one’s for you!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Leila requested a snowboarder hat, and when Leila asks, I respond! She graciously test-knitted and photographed the hat on her favorite snowboarding aficionado. Is there a snowboarder on your list of giftees? Here’s your chance!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
You liked Step into Spring socks, and you like the Think Spring hat. Now I give you the Springtime stranded shawl. Add depth and dimension to the explosion of springtime colors in this shawl. By purling the Grape Hyacinths, and by adding beads to the centers of the blue flowers, you create texture and shimmer that makes this shawl beautifully si...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Stephen Colbert fans will understand this pattern’s name. The Superbowl people would have sued The Colbert Report for copyright infringement if they used the term “Superbowl” without permission. So, the brilliant people at “The Report” came up with this great alternative, and it lined up with my designing the owl hat. It reminded me of the Olymp...
Knitting: Tote
We decided to try something new in my ColorworksByDebi Ravelry group to kick off our 2014 KALS. So, using my Argylish stranded chart, we knitted bags and felted them. What fun! Then many wanted to see some of my other designs made into felted bags. cpainter on Ravelry requested kitties. She has test knit and photographed the cover bag. Isn’t it ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Tropical Sunset is the easiest shawl you’ll ever knit! Using KnitPicks Chroma Fingering for the background and a solid Palette yarn for the design, this knits up so fast, you’ll be amazed. It’s EZ-PZ. Cover shows the shawlette, but the pattern includes a chart for the full-size version. Change up the colors, and you might not h...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Candied violets…yummy. That’s what these mitts look like to me…so soft and feminine. The pattern includes sizes for teen and woman med. Fun to knit. So yummy, you’ll want to eat them…well, maybe that’s just me…Now you see it--now you don’t! These terrific mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hand...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Candied violets…yummy. That’s what these socks look like to me…so soft and feminine. The pattern includes sizes for child, teen and woman: s,m, and l. so all the ladies in the family can have a pair. Cute little violet can be added to the heel for extra flair. Fun to knit. So yummy, you’ll want to eat them…well, may...
Knitting: Cowl
My final design for the 2014 Ravellenic Games. This stranded cowl is so much fun to knit and, because it is lined with pieces of an old sweatshirt, it is warm and ecologically pleasing. This pattern is great because the knitter can decide how many motifs to knit, so the length choice is hers. Knit it with stitches untwisted for a cowl that can b...
Knitting: Cowl
The beauty of this beauty is multifaceted. First, it is knit in the round (no purling!). Second, it is reversible, showing a different pattern on each side. Third, because it is stranded and knit it the round, it is four-times as thick with warm, cozy wool comfort than an ordinary cowl would be. Its versatility is also a plus. The knitter can de...
Knitting: Cowl
Another design for the 2014 Ravellenic Games. This stranded cowl is so much fun to knit and, because it is lined with pieces of an old sweatshirt, it is warm and ecologically pleasing. This pattern is great because the knitter can decide how many motifs to knit, so the length choice is hers. I twisted mine to make it a moebius. But, you can avoi...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
There’s still time to knit these for that special someone. Quick knit and perfect for February 14th. But anytime is a great time to say I love you. Pattern contains instructions for a hidden pocket where you can secret valuables. Layer over gloves for extra warmth. Fast and fun. Say I love you without any calories!!!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Plaid lovers rejoice!!! Your mitts have arrived. Pattern includes instructions for an added, hidden pocket to secure cash, metro card or other valuables. The plaid colors are only limited by the knitter’s imagination. Mamofsteel used one of my fave combos, and the chart shows how to create a gingham look as well. As with all my mitts, you ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
You love petit fours, but oh, those pesky calories. Now you can have your cake and knit it, too1 No calories, 100% fiber goodness! Two sizes, each achieved by a specific needle size. Great for him or her, because everyone loves Petit Fours! Use #1 needle for med or #3 needle for lg. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel with links to her...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
My friend Lesley and her family have waited so long for their baby girl. And now, at long last, she’s here. Welcome, Sarafina Catherine! I can’t wait to hold you! You and your big brother are so loved! This baby wrap is a treasure. Knit it in your favorite colors for baby, and line it in something soft (This will protect fingers and toes from ge...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Designed and knit during the Sochi 2014 Winter Games for Team Tomasello in the 2014 Ravellenic Games. Calf shaping for a great, slouchy,comfortable fit. Includes instructions for child and adult sizes. Love, love love these!!!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Stephen Colbert fans will understand this pattern’s name. The Superbowl people would have sued The Colbert Report for copyright infringement if they used the term “Superbowl” without permission. So, the brilliant people at “The Report” came up with this great alternative, and it lined up with my designing the owl hat. It reminded me of the Olymp...
Knitting: Tote
We decided to try something new in my ColorworksByDebi Ravelry group to kick off our 2014 KALS. So, using my Argylish stranded chart, we knitted bags and felted them. What fun! Then many wanted to see some of my other designs made into felted bags. So, Leila interpreted my Superb Owl hat pattern and converted it to a bag. I have taken a few libe...
Knitting: Cowl
Knit this warm cowl in any fingering-weight yarn. I used sock yarn. It has plenty of body and plenty of drape. It is washable. Knit it any length and add a zipper for closing to wear as a long cowl, twisted and zipped for a moebius cowl, doubled and zipped for a cozy neck warmer, or unzipped for a scarf. Works up fast and easy, looks great, but ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Anchors Aweigh! Whether you’re a Navy person, a leisure-boating fan, or just like anything maritime, this pattern is for you. Great colors and wonderful, nautical motifs. Thank you for modeling, Michael, you salty old sailor, you!
Knitting: Tote
We decided to try something new in my ColorworksByDebi Ravelry group to kick off our 2014 KALS. So, using my Argylish stranded chart, we knitted bags and felted them. What fun! Thank you to all who participated. We had so many lovely bags, with several different color combos and various sizes. Check them out!
Knitting: Headband
You love Brilliant Twilight the hat, but you don’t look awesome in hats? Me, too! Voila! The perfect solution. Brilliant Twilight: The headband. Lined with an extra layer of finely-knitted wool for warmth and comfort, you’ll want one of these even if you do look amazing in hats!
Knitting: Headband
Kitty lovers everywhere: No, “headband” is not spelled incorrectly. It is a “hideband”! Why “hideband”? Because this headband contains a secret pocket for your valuables. The pocket necessitates an extra layer of wool for added warmth and texture. Now you see it…now you don’t! Easy, warm and convenient. I love this!!! You will, too!
Knitting: Headband
We all know a comedian or someone who tends toward the dramatic. Knit this for your favorite little actor. Unique. Knitted with 3 layers of fine wool for cozy, classic warmth. Fun to knit. Fun to wear.
Knitting: Headband
No, “headband” is not spelled incorrectly. It is a “hideband”! Why “hideband”? Because this headband contains a secret pocket for your valuables. The pocket necessitates an extra layer of wool for added warmth and texture. Now you see it…now you don’t! Easy, warm and convenient. I love this!!! You will, too!
Knitting: Cowl
This scarf/cowl is so easy, you can practically knit it in your sleep. Thus, its name. The piece can be knitted any length. (Cover cowl is 38” in circumference, and it measures about 7” wide.) And because it has a buttoned closure, it can be buttoned and worn as a cowl, twisted and then buttoned for a moebius cowl or left unbuttoned and worn as ...
Knitting: Cowl
Achieve a great double-sided musical look without any purling. This pattern scratches so many knitting itches! It is worked in the round, is versatile, and it employs an easy-to-follow colorwork design. The Musicowl can be knitted short or long, and it is stranded for double warmth. But, because it’s two-sided, you have four fine layers of cozy,...
Knitting: Headband
No, “headband” is not spelled incorrectly. It is a “hideband”! Why “hideband”? Because this headband contains a secret pocket for your valuables. The pocket necessitates an extra layer of wool for added warmth and texture. Now you see it…now you don’t! Easy, warm and convenient. You loved the NY Skyline as a hat, and you’ll love the hideband, to...
Knitting: Headband
No, “headband” is not spelled incorrectly. It is a “hideband”! Why “hideband”? Because this headband contains a secret pocket for your valuables. The pocket necessitates an extra layer of wool for added warmth and texture. Now you see it…now you don’t! Easy, warm and convenient. For a real hoot, try using buttons for the eyes in lieu of the knit...
Knitting: Headband
No, “headband” is not spelled incorrectly. It is a “hideband”! Why “hideband”? Because this headband contains a secret pocket for your valuables. The pocket necessitates an extra layer of wool for added warmth and texture. Now you see it…now you don’t! Easy, warm and convenient. You loved Proud as a Peacock as a hat, and you’ll love the hi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
We love our four-legged pals so much, we knit garments for them and for us with our furry little friends on them! Now, as requested by you die-hard Scottie fans, your hat! The plaid is so nice, you can knit it sans pup, if you prefer. Either way, this hat is a winner!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kiss me, I’m wearing an Irish hat! You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy knitting and wearing this great seasonal hat. Shamrocks and green galore. The only thing missing is the pot o’ gold. But, maybe this will be your lucky hat!
Knitting: Cowl
Moo! Cow enthusiasts the world over will be wondering, “Where has this COWL been all my life?” Easy, fast and fun. For kids and grown-ups alike. Make as long as you want by simply adding chart repeats. Want it chunkier? Just go up a needle size and use heavier yarn. Couldn’t be easier!
Knitting: Headband
So, when you want wool but you don’t want hat-head, a headband is the perfect solution. This is stranded, so you get three comfy layers of warm wool comfort. Covers ears. Keeps your hair picture perfect! Pattern has two sizes. If you want it a little larger still, just up the needle size!
Knitting: Headband
So, when you want wool but you don’t want hat-head, a headband is the perfect solution. This is stranded, so you get three comfy layers of warm wool comfort. Covers ears. Keeps your hair picture perfect! Pattern has two sizes. If you want it a little larger still, just up the needle size! Everyone loves music. You know someone who wants this hea...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Introducing the new and improved Cats in the Hat! No more scary cat! Now, this sweet hat contains lots and lots of cuter, cuddlier, softer and friendlier kitties. If you aren’t already a cat lover, you soon will be! The hat can be worn as a beanie or a tam, depending on how slouchy you knit it. Gorgeous!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Introducing the new and improved Kitty Mitts! No more scary cat! Now, these sweet mitts contain lots and lots of cuter, cuddlier, softer and friendlier kitties. If you aren’t already a cat lover, you soon will be! Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
BRRRR! Feel the wind. The weather outside is frightful, but
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ahhh…remember the 60s? No? You don’t? Well then, this pattern is for you! Inspired by the ravatar of Ravelry’s Raribear, this retro shawlette is so colorful, you can’t forget it! To make a full-sized shawl, you need only add more colorful repeats. Peace!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ARGOS PANOPTES was a mythological, hundred-eyed giant. When Argos was slain, Hera immortalized him by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred peacock. Argos, the shawlette is a stranded piece that can eb made larger for a full-sized shawl…just keep the body pattern going before adding the edging color. The pattern calls for a #9...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Argyle, but not quite…almost argyle…argylish! Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. Top can be unfolded to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fingers. Layer...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
StitchJones’ Bollywood Merino is the loveliest variegated I have ever worked with. The colors are vivid, and paired with KP Palette Black, it yields a stunning, stained glass-like design. Sharon, the StitchJones,dyer, reminds us that when using a hand-dyed black yarn, steaming to block and subsequent dry cleaning is strongly recommended as...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This lovely hat was inspired by the famous and beautiful Rose Window in the Notre Dame Cathedral. StitchJones has added sparkles to her variegated yarn to reflect the light as does the Rose Window. Wear it as a beanie, or block and slouch for a tam (as seen in cover pic.) Either way, this unique design is sure to be a classic!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Tis the season when we start thinking of the holidays. We need to think about gifts, and we need to start thinking about staying warm as winter approaches. Deck the Halls is a great, easy-to-knit colorwork pattern. Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Tis the season when we start thinking of the holidays. We need to think about gifts, and we need to start thinking about staying warm as winter approaches. Deck the Halls is a great, easy-to-knit colorwork pattern. It works up fast because it is knitted on a large needle. You will want to knit at least two. One for your bff and one for yourself!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Achieve a great-looking colorwork design without stranding. This 3 color slip-stitch pattern creates a wonderful fabric.Now you see it--now you don’t! These terrific mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Wool makes these super warm. Top can be unfolded to cover fingers, or folded down to co...
Knitting: Cowl
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, pronounced (Chick SENT me high), is a famous psychologist who expounded on the concept of “flow.” Flow is achieved when one is blissfully immersed in a task to the extent that she loses all sense of time. It is an emotionally fulfilling state of being. I get flow when I knit this slip-stitch pattern. I am so blissfully h...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, pronounced (Chick SENT me high), is a famous psychologist who expounded on the concept of “flow.” Flow” is achieved when one is blissfully immersed in a task to the extent that she loses all sense of time. It is an emotionally fulfilling state of being. I get flow when I knit this slip-stitch pattern. I am so blissfully ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, pronounced (Chick SENT me high), is a famous psychologist who expounded on the concept of “flow.” Flow” is achieved when one is blissfully immersed in a task to the extent that she loses all sense of time. It is an emotionally fulfilling state of being. I get flow when I knit this slip-stitch pattern. I am so blissfully ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I live in Croton on Hudson, NY. Home of the fierce Croton Tigers (Go Tigers!) If you are a fan, or if you just like tigers, these mitts will work for you, too! Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra wa...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Zowie! These socks are eye-openers. Neons are definitely in, and nothing sets them off like solid black. I used KnitPicks Palette Black, but I used an Indie Dyer’s neon green (You could also use KnitPicks Palette Macaw, though it isn’t quite “neon.” These socks knit up quite fast, and they are stranded for extra wooly war...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, pronounced (Chick SENT me high), is a famous psychologist who expounded on the concept of “flow.” Flow” is achieved when one is blissfully immersed in a task to the extent that she loses all sense of time. It is an emotionally fulfilling state of being. I get flow when I knit this slip-stitch pattern. I am so blissfully ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, pronounced (Chick SENT me high), is a famous psychologist who expounded on the concept of “flow.” Flow” is achieved when one is blissfully immersed in a task to the extent that she loses a sense of time. It is an emotionally fulfilling state of being. I get flow when I knit this slip-stitch shawl. I am so, blissfully hap...
Knitting: Cowl
Achieve a great double-knit look without the work! This pattern scratches so many knitting itches! It is worked in the round, is versatile, and it employs an easy-to-follow colorwork design. Hannah can be knitted any length, and because it has a buttoned closure, it can be buttoned and worn as a cowl, twisted and then buttoned for a moebius cowl...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This adorable baby blanket was designed for my dear friend, Jeanette, who is about to become a first-time grandmother. Baby Gingold’s Mom likes bright colors rather than the old-timey baby blues and pinks. With that in mind, I created the Gingold Baby Wrap. It is lined with fleece to protect baby’s tiny fingers and toes. Of course, i...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This unique pattern was designed for the Colorworks By Debi Ravelry group August/September MAL. What a great project. Personalize by knitting names on top, add a vikkel braid, and add beads and/or duplicate stitches, if desired. Lined so the ample-sized stocking will hold lots of holiday goodies. Make a couple of them! or more! Thank you Fran (m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Great for summer; light, versatile and an EZ-PZ knit, Perfect if you’re new to colorwork. Work in cotton or wool. Change the colors and fiber and change the season. Make it your own. You’re the artist!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
After I read that The Fiber Factor’s 5th challenge was to be “Wearable Art! “ but before I saw what the powers that be had in mind, my head was already off and running in a different direction. I took a surreal approach to this challenge and produced Time Tam, inspired by Salvador Dalí’s famous painting, Time and the Persistence of Memory....
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a little. Who says you must knit a project all in a single style, stitch, color scheme or even yarn weight? You can mix and match (or not) to your heart’s content. Maybe you were told that blue, gray and brown shouldn’t be put together. Or maybe green and orange with a red or rose? Why not? If you like it, it ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Falling leaves and autumn colors make this shawl perfect for those not-quite hot and not-quite cold days and evenings of Fall. Knitted in the round, the back floats are done frequently and neatly making the project as lovely on the inside as it is on the outside.
Knitting: Throw
We don’t always knit projects to be worn. Sometimes we just want a warm, cozy lap blanket. Who doesn’t? We can knit anything and call it a blanket. But, with Geometry Rules, we knit a stranded blanket in the round, making it doubly warm, unique, and stylishly attractive. It’s so attractive, in fact, that folded to a triangular shape, it can also...
Knitting: Cowl
Ginko is such a lovely leaf design, and it works up beautifully when knitted. In this cowl design, I have employed my texturing technique that produces a mock ribbing--no purling required to get this lush, rich texture. The length of the cowl is up to you, the knitter. It is two-sided and extra warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love cables, and I love colorwork. So, I combined two of my favorite knitting elements and designed my Lazy Cables Hat for the best of both worlds! Fun, fun, fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A welcome and long-awaited addition to our litter of doggie hat designs! What an adorable little pup the Llhasa is! Knit yours with a pink bow, a blue bow or no bow. Choose your background colors. Any way you go, if you or someone you know loves a Llhasa, you must knit this hat!
Knitting: Cape
Saxony is stranded in the round, employing steeks and five wedges. This produced a cute, cape-like piece that comes together at a point in the front and lies straight across the back. Saxony is one of my favorite designs. I love it in the classic colors I originally designed it with, as seen below. I also love it in neutrals, burgundy shades or ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Smoke and Mirrors is an elegant shawl that can be worn for evening dress or, more casually, with jeans. It is versatile and, while I chose a sparkly hard-twist black Merino for the background and a misty gray fingering wool for the smoke, the color choice is up to the knitter. I can see this in lovely aquas and blues, looking fresh and watery. I...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When you view the calming cool snowflake shawl, how does it make you feel? Science has firmly established that color can affect mood. Would the same feeling result if you made the shawl using hot pink and orange yarn? Probably not. So, choose your colors and generate a mood. Then cuddle up with this wooly snowflake any way you want! It is a beau...
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Is there anything sweeter than a brand new baby? When we see a sleeping infant all cuddled up in a handmade blanket, we feel love. We can create the feeling ourselves by making a colorwork baby wrap. Worked in the round, this piece is lined in fleece for warmth as well as to prevent tiny fingers and toes from getting caught in the stranded float...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
We loved The Hermitage hat, and now you can knit matching mittens and/or fingerless gloves to go with! Life is grand!
Knitting: Accessories - Other
We all have umbrellas lying around for those miserable, rainy days. How often have you wished for a sunbrella that wouldn’t look ridiculous? Carrying a black umbrella to shield us from the strong
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Wow! Try my brand new design--a reversible, two-color cowl or scarf…too cute and too much fun.
Knitting: Cowl
Argylish is Argyle, but not quite. My take a on a classic design that works up beautifully and easily with two colors. The back looks as nice as the front. Because this is so easy, the knitter can choose the length and width she desires. I have included instructions for a 6.5” tall, 36” around cowl. Perfectly light, lush and warm wit...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a lovely, two-color pattern that can be blocked and worn as a beanie, cap or tam. The great knitters in my Colorworks By Debi group on Ravelry worked this as the July MAL. It was fun watching the design emerge, and it was especially fun for me to note the guesses by the knitters as to what they thought the design would be: aliens, snowmo...
Knitting: Cowl
Miss Babs yarn is squishy, soft and perfect for winter accessories. And now, with Hues, she offers smaller skeins that you can mix and match for just the right blends and just the right amounts of wool. Magnus was specifically designed using Hues, and Hues is the perfect yarn for this cowl. Use the colors shown or choose your own. Make sure ther...
Knitting: Cowl
The Versatile Kenzie Kowl is my Fiber Factor submission for the third challenge: Blank Slate. I love Kenzie! This yarn is all about soft, comfy texture. Achieve a great double-thick cowl that highlights the soft plush nature of the wool and its deep texture. I can submit only 3 photos, but I found at least a dozen different ways to wear the Kenz...
Knitting: Needle Holder
Colorworks By Debi held a mystery KAL in June, and several people knitted this beautiful and handy needle case as
Knitting: Pullover
Reflections is my entry for The Fiber Factor’s Swatch-along second challenge, “Color Inside the Box”:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Desert Sunset knits the beauty of the American Southwest. Again, as with some of my other landscape designs, you are free to make your cacti grow uniquely. Make your clouds and sunset flow as you will. The chart serves as a guideline. You are the artist! Colors rule in this great hat
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What a cool idea! The bar code knitted here is the actual bar code for the date knitted. The pattern contains information to personalize your own hat, or you can use the chart written as a generic bar code. Unique, easy, fast and warm!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Use coupon code BOSTON and get this pattern free for a limited time.The recent bombing horror at the Boston Marathon has prompted many small businesses to donate portions of their sales to The One Fund Boston, which was set up to benefit victims of the bombing. Dirty Water DyeWorks www.DirtyWaterDyeWorks.com has created two, exclusive colorways ...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This sturdy, strong project bag can be knitted in two sizes: small for small projects like socks, or larger for larger projects. Cathy is named after one of my local knitting pals who is always knitting a neat pair of socks. I think of her when I think of this. The pattern was used in my Ravelry group mystery kal for May. It features a picot edg...
Knitting: Scarf
Sometimes you just want to dress up. Something with beautiful, light-as-a-feather, lacy, drape adds the perfect elegant touch for daytime or evening. Knitted with a wonderfully soft and sparkly Merino wool, this scarf is deceptively easy to make, works up fast, and is the perfect accessory for almost any outfit and mood. Wear loose, wrapped, wra...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you love mountains and you love purple, this is the hat for you. Looks great on men and women alike. Stranded wool for extra warmth.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Colorwork is fascinating. It is also deceptively simple. It looks complex, but it is easier than it looks. No purling, no YOs…just knit, round and round until you end up with a gorgeous shawl full of drape and color ( or a lap blanket!). Because the colors are floated often, the back looks as nice as the front. This shawl worked up quite f...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Jeanette knits cables and shawls. And I tease her that everything she knits, she knits twice. If she makes a boo-boo, she frogs. In working up the design, I had to frog this a couple times. I also used “Jeanette” colors, and I made it a triangle. So, the name Jeanette fits. The shawlette can be made big or small, depending on what yo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kaleidoscope of Color is my entry into The Fiber Factor’s first challenge, “Knit Your Life.” I am NOT one of the contestants in the real contest, but TFF has kindly opened the way for followers like me to swatch-along and enter designs of their own that meet the contest criteria. My design, which can be a wrap, a throw or a bab...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Now you see it--now you don’t! These great-looking ladybug mitts have secret pockets that are hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. And beads are added for extra flair. Top can be unfolded and pulled shut to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fin...
Knitting: Cowl
I am a colorwork kind of gal, but I decided to design a little lace for a change of pace. I like this a lot. It works with only one skein (more if you want it longer). EZ-PZ is the rule. Buttons and unbuttons so you can twist or not to your liking. Definitely a stash-buster and a 1-2 day knit. Looks like a fairytale in this ayrn, but you can sue...
Knitting: Cowl
My husband saw me knitting this cowl and said, “That reminds me of those licorice candies we had as kids.” I agreed, so he looked up the name of those candies. They are “All sorts.” Dumb name. So I thought they looked like black-eyed Peeps (those marshmallow things you get at Easter). Also lame. Then, I was knitting at ou...
Knitting: Cowl
My husband saw me knitting this cowl and said, “That reminds me of those licorice candies we had as kids.” I agreed, so he looked up the name of those candies. They are “All sorts.” Dumb name. So I thought they looked like black-eyed Peeps (those marshmallow things you get at Easter). Also lame. Then, I was knitting at ou...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pine trees, mountains with snowy tips, sun and gorgeous, wide sky…is this Alaska? Is this Colorado? It’s up to you. The sample hat differs slightly from the chart because mountains and trees have minds of their own and defy being regulated on a chart. The chart is a guideline. You can vary yours, too! Make it completely your own. Thi...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Like my Think Spring hat and project bag, Step into Spring socks are a garden bursting with new life. Light beads and purled hyacinths add texture that make the garden come alive. You can almost hear the bees buzzing about! I designed this pattern for my Ravelry group’s mystery kal for March. Thank you to all who participated. We had so mu...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Think storybooks and fairy dust. Add beads for extra fairytale sparkle. I just love these colors together. The design was heavily inspired by Alice Starmore’s Mardi Gras. The colors flow the way a great fairytale flows. Knit one and live happily ever after!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Beware! This looks easier than it is! You strand with only two colors, but it is so easy to get caught up in the illusion as you knit! worth the extra concentration! Any two contrasting colors make this a beautiful hat…look for the matching sock pattern, too (Tessellated Socks).
Knitting: Thigh-high
Mai Tais are popular, refreshing drinks. They bring joy to the hearts of those who imbibe. Likewise, Mai Dai socks are popular and fun to knit from beginning (by choosing your own hand-dyed-to-order yarns from the Galloping Jester, LLC) to end. Background is knitted using Jennifer’s dyed-for-you Moonbeam—with sparkles! And the main color—also yo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Mai Tais are popular, refreshing drinks. They bring joy to the hearts of those who imbibe. The Mai Dai Slouch Hat, like the Mai Dai socks are popular and fun to knit from beginning (by choosing your own hand-dyed-to-order yarns from the Galloping Jester, LLC) to end. Background is knitted using Jennifer’s dyed-for-you Moonbeam—with sparkles! And...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Colorwork and shawls…the perfect combination. This shawl is striking in contrast and design. At once, bold and feminine. Choose bold black against reds, or muted blues and greens. You are the director of your own masterpiece. Above all, have fun! It’s all in the doing…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Follow your bliss,” the wise Joseph Campbell famously directed. Well, I do. And I did. And the result, this time, is an enchanting, flowing, lightly-beaded, colorwork shawl. Choose your own colors and beads and make this happy, whimsical, dramatic, thoughtful…but stunning however you knit it! DECEPTIVELY EASY! Watch my Youtube...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
1+1 = 2, and colorwork + shawl pattern = fabulous!!! WendyP (named for my friend who introduced me to stranded knitting, and to whom I will be eternally grateful) is my first colorwork shawl. It can be knitted as big (or small) as you like. Knit fewer rounds and make a lovely shawlette. As always, with colorwork, the sky is the limit--well, not ...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Hat, Mitts and Cowl/Scarf all in one pattern! A wonderful, classic, extra cushy and warm stranded knit hat design. Plus fingerless “keep on textin’” mitts with a secret pocket knit in to hide valuables. And the cowl/scarf? Well! You can achieve a great double-knit look without the work! This pattern scratches so many knitting itches! It is worke...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Achieve a great double-knit look without the work! This pattern scratches so many knitting itches! It is worked in the round, is versatile, employs an easy-to-follow colorwork design, can be knitted any length, can be a cowl, a moebius cowl or a scarf. And, it is deceptively easy to knit!
Knitting: Mittens, Gloves, Fingerless Gloves, Convertible Gloves
Now you see it--now you don’t! These wonderful-looking mitts have a secret pocket that is hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. Top can be unfolded and pulled shut to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fingers. Layer over gloves for extra warmth ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Ever notice how some people look great in hats, and then there’s me? I have never worn one of my hats because I look ridiculous in them. I recently designed Monochromacity as a tam. And it’s such a flattering style, I decided to rechart some of my other popular designs as tams, and this one is Pisanka (Polish meaning ornamented egg). any t...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Ever notice how some people look great in hats, and then there’s me? I have never worn one of my hats because I look ridiculous. BUT, I just designed a style even I find flattering. The classic tam! I am taking some of my most favorited designs and making tam patterns. First is Monochromacity. As with the socks, cowl and hat, you choose yo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Bernadette wrote, “How about Penguins?” So, I give you cute, cold little penguins with googly eyes. Pattern contains instructions for both child and adult sizes. No winter wardrobe is complete without this one!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I decided to dye my own yarn for this project: thus its name. I used KP’s Bare palette and koolaid for dying, but you can use Palette (Macaw and Tomato) if you aren’t feeling all that adventurous! Layer the mitts over gloves for a great look. Features two pockets that are hidden for valuables. Drawstring at top closes to make mittens...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ho Ho Ho! Ho Ho Hat! Knit this fun, vibrant, super-warm holiday hat for yourself and a friend. It’s so much fun, you’ll want to knit two (or more of them!)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Layer the mitts over gloves for a great look. Features two pockets that are hidden for valuables. Drawstring at top closes to make mittens. Cozy with two strands of wool. Plus it’s fun to knit! Mine are Black diamonds, but change up the colors to make jewels of your very own!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Deep Fall has a beauty all its own. Bare trees and stiff, chilly breezes that clear away the remaining leaves remind us of the coming winter months. It’s all good because we will be able to curl up and get cozy with wool! As with my Brilliant Twilight pattern, you needn’t feel confined to the chart when knitting your branches. Be fre...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Rhinebeck introduced me to Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra. And I love it! Perfect yarn for colorowrk, and I created this design over the weekend to show it off! I used two contrasting shades of green, but you can choose from Shelride Farm’s large variety of colors. I will be creating a sock and hat pattern using the Shadow and Light desig...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Now you see it--now you don’t! These “cool”-looking mitts have secret pockets that are hidden to protect your valuables while you use your hands. Stranding adds extra wool for extra warmth. Top can be unfolded and pulled shut to cover fingers, or folded down to cover pocket and expose those texting fingers. Layer over gloves fo...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Firmament means the heavens, and that’s the name for this design as a hat. As the bottom, the sock pattern becomes Fundament, of course! Again, Lisa Souza’s smooth and crisp Merino wool makes this a joy to knit and creates a sock with a wonderful feel. You might want to add some nylon when knitting the heel and toe for extra wearing ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The vibrant colors as worked up in Firmament look like the beginnings of the universe; thus its fitting name. The crisp,clean look and feel of Lisa Souza’a Hardtwist Petite Merino works perfectly with this design. It makes the pattern pop, and it’s a joy to work with. You must try this one!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Cowl
Is there anything more beautiful and inspiring than Autumn leaves changing color and falling this time of year? As the days get chillier, you’ll be needing warm hats, socks and mitts so you can be warm as you walk out and about, enjoying the season. And a matching neck warmer, of course!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Is there anything more beautiful and inspiring than Autumn leaves changing color and falling this time of year? As the days get chillier, you’ll be needing warm mitts so you can be warm as you walk out and about, enjoying the season. This pattern has ribbing to fold down so your fingers are free to text, or it can fold up and be drawn closed to ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Is there anything more beautiful and inspiring than Autumn leaves changing color and falling this time of year? As the days get chillier, you’ll be needing a wool hat so you can be warm as you walk out and about, enjoying the season. This pattern coordinates with my FALL OUT: The Socks pattern, also in my Ravelry store.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Is there anything more beautiful and inspiring than Autumn leaves changing color and falling this time of year? As the days get chillier, you’ll be needing wool socks so you can be warm as you walk out and about, enjoying the season. This pattern contains sizes for men and women, and it has the option to knit a leaf into Cat Bordhi’s...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Believe it or not, this is the same design as my four-color Stranded Christmas stocking. But, using only two contrasting colors, the chart and repeats flow so fast. Always amazing how color choices alone can completely change the appearance of a pattern! Infinite possibilities! The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, and Cat̵...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Brrrr! Winter is cold! But this icy-looking hat is doubly warm stranded wool. Matching Arctic Ice sock pattern is also available. You’ll love knitting this hat. Change the color scheme and change the whole mood, but still you’ll have a comfy-cozy wool hat to wear and show off!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Brrrr! Winter is cold! But these icy-looking socks are doubly warm stranded wool. matching Arctic ice hat pattern is also available. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet tomato Heel, and Cat’s tutorials are linked int he pattern. You’ll love knitting these socks. Change the color scheme and change the whole mood, but still you&...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Brrrr! Winter is cold! But these icy-looking socks are doubly warm stranded wool. matching Arctic ice hat pattern is also available. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet tomato Heel, and Cat’s tutorials are linked int he pattern. You’ll love knitting these socks. Change the color scheme and change the whole mood, but still you&...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My Glad Plaid Hat is a four-stranded design, meaning most rounds involve knitting with four strands of wool. Following my easy technique (demonstrated in a referenced YouTube tutorial), you can produce gorgeous, extra cushy and warm wool hats. I am a plaid-lover from way back. Are you???
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
What a beautiful wild cat the Iberian Lynx is! I designed this sock (for him and for her)to match my Iberian Lynx hat, and I named both in honor of the beautiful lynx. The color combination in this cat (and hat) are beautiful and timeless!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
It’s that time of year when we start knitting in preparation for the annual appearance of ghosts, goblins and Jack-o-Lanterns. Fun, easy, stranded knit hat. Pattern written to include sizes for adults, teens and children. Candy corn, anyone? Sock features Cat Bordhi’s sweet Tomato heel. No more heel flaps or gussets. great fitting heel. (C...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern made a stunning hat, and now it can make stunning socks for him and her. Needle size is instrumental in sizing for this pattern. Socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Cat’s easy-to-follow tutorials and instructions are linked in my pattern). You will love the fit of this sock, and with no gussets or heel flaps, i...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If you’re passionate about purple, this will sock will scratch that itch! Knitted with rich and varying shades of purple, this sock oozes passion. Featuring Cat Bordhi’s Sweet tomato Heel (Cat’s complete, easy-to-follow tutorials included in pattern). Even if purple is not your passion, this design lends itself to other color f...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s that time of year when we start knitting in preparation for the annual appearance of ghosts, goblins and Jack-o-Lanterns. Fun, easy, stranded knit hat. Pattern written to include sizes for adults, teens and children. Candy corn, anyone?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
DNA stands for the National Dyslexia Association. Haha! Seriously, every science geek knows right away that this is DNA, the code of life. You can knit DNA any color you want, but to me DNA is electric blue with black and silver. My sock pattern matches; knit them both and be a geek from head to toe!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Like the Crossword Hat, the Crossword Sock is designed for the puzzle lover in you. Because the pattern employs only two colors, and the pattern is easy to follow, this is a great choice for a first-time colorworker. The pattern contains instructions and links for Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, an innovative new way to do short rows. No more gu...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
OK, so summer is going, going gone. But, now you can take summer with you right through the cold winter months with BEACH. The hat features palm trees, warm sunshine, and bubbly ocean waves. Can you feel that soft sand beneath your feet?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Do you have a passion for purple? Then this is the pattern for you! So rich in color. Add rounds for a really slouchy look. Matching socks are not far behind!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Forest for the trees is a great winter hat, and now it’s great winter socks. Pattern includes instructions for both men and women’s sizes. No more heel flaps or gussets. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel for a perfect fir.(Cat’s complete, easy-to-follow instructions and tutorial are linked in the pattern.)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
TRELLIS: The Socks, like the hat, mitt, and cowl is aptly named because this versatile design calls to mind climbing vines on a garden fence. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (links to Cat’s easy-to-follow instructions and tutorial in pattern) Fun to knit, the design changes mood depending on color choice. Love it! Knit matchi...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
TRELLIS: The Mitt, like the hat and cowl is aptly named because this versatile design calls to mind climbing vines on a garden fence. Layer over gloves for extra warmth and a great look! Fun to knit, easy to follow, the design changes mood depending on color choice. Love it! Knit matching cowl and hat for a complete set!
Knitting: Cowl
Like TRELLIS: The Hat, TRELLIS: The Cowl is aptly named because this versatile design calls to mind climbing vines on a garden fence. Fun to knit, easy to follow, the design changes mood depending on color choice. Love it! Match with a hat and mitts for a complete set. also included are photos and specs for knitting this as a double-knit, 2-side...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Aptly named TRELLIS, this versatile design calls to mind climbing vines on a garden fence. Fun to knit, easy to follow, the design changes mood depending on color choice. Love it!
Knitting: Earrings
Want something festive to add to your holiday outfit? Looking for a quick-knit, handmade gift for a special someone? Fair isle Earrings. Fun to make. Fun to wear, and fun to give. Make a few pair. start a trend! Pattern contains charts for two different earring patterns.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
DNA stands for the National Dyslexia Association. haha! Seriously, every science geek knows right away that this is DNA, the code of life. You can knit DNA any color you want, but to me DNA is electric blue with black and silver. My sock pattern employs Cat Bordhi’s elegant, perfectly fitting, Sweet Tomato Heel. And Cat’s complete, e...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Argyle, but not quite…almost argyle…argylish! I want to knit this in blues, and then again in grays, and then reds and then pastels. Again, it’s all about color. What colors will you choose?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Snakes, snails and puppy dog tails. Bittle boys AND little girls will like this cute, snail hat. Because it’s stranded, it’s extra thick and cushy, and extra warm. Color options are endless! Why not let your little snail enthusiast choose the colors??
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
You have MUSICA: The Hat, and now you can knit matching mitts! Note (pun intended) the G clef on the thumb! And, for a little extra “bling,” I added a Vikkel braid between cuff and mitt body (tutorial linked in pattern). Swap needle and/or wool sizes to adjust mitt size. EZ-PZ.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Midnight Lace is my newest sock design. The intricate colorwork pattern flows into the heel wedge, and on the top of the foot, continues for a swirl or two into the toe. The sock features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, and my pattern includes links to all of Cat’s clear instructions and to her easy-to-follow tutorial.
Knitting: Tote
Just what we all need…another project bag. And that wasn’t sarcasm! Knit yourself a knitter’s knitting bag in my ever-popular POINTILLISM design. Outside displays some of our fave knitting terms, this bag features a full lining, end pockets for needles, scissors and extras, and a key loop so your keys don’t get lost among the goodies. Wooden han...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kids of ALL ages love a carousel! Merry-Go-Round is a fun hat sporting a carousel canopy on top, beads are added to saddles. You can almost hear the calliope music playing as the carousel turns round and round…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Believe it or not, this is the same design as my 4-color Stranded Christmas stocking. But, with only 2 colors, the chart and repeats flow so fast. Always amazing how color choices alone can completely change the appearance of a pattern! Imagine this hat in pink and white for a little girl? Or baby blue and white for a boy? Red and green for Chri...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s an election year! Celebrate America’s wonderful two-party political system by knitting the hat you want. I knitted the Democrat donkey, and the cover photo reflects my choice, but the pattern contains instructions and charts for both the donkey and the elephant. The race is on!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Read Books is a hat for reading lovers and knitters alike. Easy-to-follow pattern features stacks of colorful books waiting to be read. As always, the thrill is making the colors your own…masculinize the hat by adding a gray background and subdued book-spine colors, perhaps. Fun, fun, fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Like my Brilliant Twilightpattern, Moonrise features bare, leafless tree branches. I had to regulate the branches for the purpose of charting the pattern. But let yourself go with them. They grow wild in nature, so you should feel free to stray from the chart. Lots of subtle late evening color changes. Twinkling stars and a waxing 9waning?) moon...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and 20th-century industrial designer remembered for his simple, sweeping, arching structural curves. I endeavored to capture the Saarinen-style curves in this pattern named in his honor. (Pattern top dec differ from photo)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
‘Tis the season….It’s not too early to start working on those holiday gifts. I chose the featured colors and silver beads, but I see this knitted with a Burgundy and Seafoam on Eggshell…with gold beads. So many possibilities! Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Cat’s complete instructions and tutorials are linked in my pattern.)...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Jan entered a contest on the Sock Bunny Knit and Fit Podcast group, and she suggested I design a sock pattern featuring books. So, in honor of her, I give you Jan’s Books: the Sock! Featuring Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Cat’s complete tutorials and instructions are linked in the pattern.) Watch for the hat pattern---coming soon!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Thank you to all the participants of our Ravelry group’s first-ever Mystery KAL. Our group is PatchworksByDebi, and we love colorwork! The knitters played along, knitting the 168-sts, non-repeating, mystery design. It was fun to read the guesses as the pattern developed. “I see a duck!” “I see a pond!” “No, I see a spaceship.” “I see a submarine...
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
The perfect solution for keeping fingers cozy warm while still being able to text! My mitt design has a removable mitten cap that tucks neatly into its own pocket. No buttons! Holiday colors are featured here, but you can choose any two contrasting colors to make the perfect mitt!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Deck the halls---or heads---with holly! Start knitting Christmas hats for the whole family. Easy colorwork, fun to knit. Matching sock pattern available very soon.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ho! Ho! Ho! Knit these along with the Deck the Halls hat, and you’ll be decked out for the holidays from head to toe! Such a fun knit, I think I have to make matching mitts, too! these socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, and Cat’s easy-to-follow instructions and tutorials are linked in the pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The thermometer is telling us winter is closing in, and the calender is reminding us that the holidays are approaching with lightening speed. Now is the perfect time to knit the perfect winter hat. The snowman’s scarf is duplicate stitched on after the hat is knitted, and there is fringe, too. Knit one for you and one for a friend!
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This gorgeous design contains charts and instructions for both a 2-colored stocking and a 4-colored stocking. I employ a wonderful technique for working with four strands in a round, and I include my YouTube demonstration tutorial. The oversized stocking can be stuffed full of holiday goodies…even a puppy!!!
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This gorgeous design contains charts and instructions for both a 2-colored stocking and a 4-colored stocking. I employ a wonderful technique for working with four strands in a round, and I include my YouTube demonstration tutorial. The oversized stocking can be stuffed full of holiday goodies…even a puppy!!!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Stranded wool socks are not only beautiful, but also they are extra-cushy and extra-warm. Plus, they are great fun to knit! My socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, and my patterns include her complete instructions and video tutorial for knitting this wonderful heel. No more heel flaps or gussets, and a perfect fit!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
‘Tis the season….It’s not too early to start working on those holiday gifts. I chose the featured colors and silver beads, but I see this knitted with a Burgundy and Seafoam on Eggshell…with gold beads. So, if you knit those colors, be sure to share a pic!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Election 2012 Hat features “OBAMA 2012,” “Obama/Biden,” or
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Election 2012 socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Cat’s complete instructions are linked in the pattern). OBAMA ‘12 stitched just below the ribbing, or, if you choose, words can be replaced with the blue/white star motif. Election hat coming soon!
Knitting: Brooch
Braided icord…great way to use leftover yarns. about 2.5 inches in diameter. Either use as a tree ornament or use as a decorative pin. Easy and fun, fast knit!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I first designed this pattern for a proud Dad and his newborn son. I have since written the pattern for sons of all ages, so the Classic Fair Isle design can be made to fit any head, infant through adult. Change the colors and *voila!** you have mother/daughter hats, or matching hats for the whole family!!!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Now, cabled socks for the knitter who prefers colorwork to actually knitting cables. The best of both worlds! The expression of design through color is fantastic, and you, the knitter, are always at liberty to determine the colors! Features cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Cat’s complete instructions and tutorials are linked in the pa...
Knitting: Cowl
I love plaids. I love designing with color, and I love wool. So, stir them all together, and what do you get? A warm, wool cowl featuring a timeless gingham-checked plaid that you can knit as long as you want, and in any colors you want! Does life get any better than this???
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cute small children love cute little teddy bears. This sweet pattern can be easily adapted for color preferences. Matching hat pattern is posted so your adorable little one can have teddy bears head to toe!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cute little babies and cute small children love cute little teddy bears. This sweet pattern can be easily adapted for color preferences. Matching sock pattern is in test knit now and will be coming soon!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Alison asked for a hat and or socks featuring bumblebees. I thought that was a great idea, so I designed this child’s hat in honor of Alison ADULT SIZE ALSO INCLUDED IN PATTERN. Thanks for a great idea, Alison! Socks coming soon!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Even in the cold of winter, what child doesn’t love an ice cream cone? This is a fave for little girls and boys alike. Change the background colors to suit your own little ice cream fan!
Knitting: Pullover
Those of you who know me know I am not a fan of the purl stitch. So, I decided to face my purl demons by designing this easy, 8-paneled, boat-neck, 3/4-length sleeve, summer cotton tunic. While I still prefer to do colorwork in the round, I am more than a little pleased with the outcome. I think you will love this design. Versatile with classic ...
Knitting: Mittens
Popular POITILLISM is now a mitten. Pattern includes instructions to fit children, teens and adults. Go crazy with colorwork. These are a pleasure to work.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For those of you familiar with Kimberley from the Sock Bunny’s Podcast, you recognize John John. For those of you unfamiliar, check it out! Join the Sock Bunny Podcast group and have a listen to a really fun podcast. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sockbunny-knit-and-fit-podcast
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Another warm, wonderful, wool sock and a chance to go crazy with color. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (complete instructions and tutorial links in pattern). Blocks in socks is a fast, easy knit. Can be adapted to fit most any size, but has complete instructions for women and men’s sizes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For Basset lovers, this is the perfect hat. The cover hat was knitted by, and photo by, Bassetslave, a basset lover herself! She chose not to do a corrugated rib, but the pattern calls for one. As always, you choose to do what you prefer!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kids are born loving Popsicles, aren’t they? Aren’t orange and grape the faves? If your kid likes the “red” ones best, change the colors to make him or her happy!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pretty as a garden in France. Easy-to-follow chart and uncomplicated sts make this classic stranded design. Use my color choices, or change it up to suit your own, personal taste. It’s all about you and your imagination!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Back to basics with this Fair Isle design. Simple. Timeless. A perfect pattern for those new to stranding and/or new to chart reading. My husband says I need more “guy hat” patterns. So, here you go, Sweetie!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a four-stranded knitting design (meaning on some rounds, you knit four strands in the rounds rather than the usual two. See my YouTube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVczfDl18Oo ) If a snow leopard got mixed up in a beehive, don’t you think it would look something like this???
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Due to the ridiculous motions against Ravelry by the USOC - the United States Olympic Committee, I think maybe we could use the Colbert Bump to draw attention to the matter. We need to invoke the higher power of Stephen! I am offering this pattern for free to anyone willing to knit it up and send it to Stephen (info in pattern.) He can sell them...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
ARGOS PANOPTES was a mythological, hundred-eyed giant. When Argos was slain, Hera immortalized him by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred peacock.
Knitting: Hats - Other
A great, textured hat featuring the classic Greek key and ginko leaf. I love this one. I think you will, too!!! You tube tutorials explain my frequent float technique.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hard hat! Get it? Bricks? They’re hard? Ivy league? Ivy? OK…well, it’s still a fun one to knit…you can embroider whatever suits you on yours…graffiti, flowers, let your imagination go wild. It’s all about fun. Oh, and pics. It’s about showing me pics!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pisanka is a greatly modified design inspired by the Latvian Baby Blanket (by The Needle Lady and published in Med Pinner). It works well with any two contrasting colors and is a fun knit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Escher-like Illusion tessellation knit into socks that go great with jeans. Pattern includes instructions for men’s sock as well as women’s. Change colors to your personal liking. Make them bigger, smaller…whatever you want! Features Cat Bordhi’s sweet Tomato Heel, Her instructions included in pattern).
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Brilliant Twilight the Hat, the Sock, and now the Mitten/Glove. As much fun to knit as it is to look at! Thank you, Shelly, for test-knitting this one!
Knitting: Hats - Other
Groovy, man! This hat is a real trip to knit. Frequent color changes and a wild, psychedelic design makes this unique pattern outa-sight!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Manly design for the manly man. Or, add beads and wear it yourself! Patten designed to slouch, but remove a motif and have a beanie-sized hat. You can do whatever you want!
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
The Saxony design is beautiful as a hat, as socks, and now as mittens and fingerless gloves. The color scheme featured in the pattern is classic, but you can choose your own color combination to make a lovely pair of Saxony mittens all your own!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Soxany?? I love this design. I have made the hat, now socks, and gloves/mittens are in the works. This is a great pattern---so versatile. Add motif repeats and create knee socks, if you wish. Delete pattern repeats and make a child’s sock. Works up great with most any color combos. AND, it’s a fun, easy, stranded pattern to follow.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named for the red hat worn by Jules Mazarin, a French-Italian cardinal, diplomat, and politician who served as the chief minister of France from 1642-1661. Ideas can come from ANYWHERE!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What a beautiful wild cat the Iberian Lynx is! I designed this hat in its honor. The color combination in this cat (and hat) are beautiful and timeless!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I first used this design in my Floral Project Bag, but then Etha thought it would make a nice hat, so she knit one up for me and, darned if she wasn’t right again! Thanks, Etha!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The rambling ivy and pretty little flowers remind me of an English garden. Thus, this hat’s name. Here ya’ go, Nancy!
Knitting: Cowl
You are going to LOVE this method for knitting with 4 strands in a round. This cowlette pattern is versatile: You can make it as long and as tall as you want, simply by adding repeats.
Knitting: Tote
This summery, cheerful plaid project bag is knitted with four strands in some rounds! I have included nifty, easy-to-follow instructions and a video tutorial to show you how easily the four-stranded method is accomplished. This will be a pattern included in my upcoming eBook, FOUR-STRANDED KNITTING: It’s Easier Than You Think.
Knitting: Stocking
It’s not too early to start thinking Christmas! And it’s not too late to learn a new technique for knitting with multiple colors in a round! I think you will love this four-stranded method I explain (includes link to video tutorial)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Lots of new things to try and love in this sock! I employ a couple 4-stranded rounds (and a tutorial of a nifty method for knitting these!) And I use Cat Bordhi’s great, gusset-less Sweet Tomato Heel. (Cat has provided links to tutorials.) This sock coordinates with my Santa’s Elves: Stocking Cap…great gift!!!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Four-stranded knitting! Wonderful, new designs are made by adding a 4th color to a round. I explain and demonstrate a nifty method for knitting with 4 strands in one round. Love it!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A bird in the hat is worth….well, here you have several birds in the hat! Priceless! This is so much fun to knit. And, as a time saver, you can use a variegated green wool for the background and knit your birds any colors you’d like! I think I’ll re-knit this and have me some bluebirds next time!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
August 2011 gave us Irene. As I sat and waited for her to arrive, here in Croton, I knitted this hat. The hat is bright and happy. Irene was not. Bejeweled with pretty glass beads, AI warms the artistic spirit as well as the body on a cold winter day.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Robbie asked for it? Robbie got it! Here’s your Gnome Parade, or as Etha says, “Gnome Invasion!” These cute little garden gnomes can easily be gnitted into a slouch or stocking hat by simply adding additional rounds of parading gnomes!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Does this look like those Candied Violets atop gorgeous wedding cakes? I think so! A fast, easy knit. I wrote it up with new-to-stranded knitters in mind.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
So named because I saw a sweater long ago that had a yoke with a similar design. I loved it, remembered it, and recently transformed it into this hat pattern. One of my personal faves, it looks great with any number of different color combos.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Saxony. One of my first designs that has proven to be very popular with men and women. I have changed the top designs since I knitted this first one (pictured on cover), but I have included both top charts in the pattern. Knit extra repeats if you want a slouch hat! Change up colors…It’s yours to play with!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
See the mice? See the cats lying in wait---ready to pounce on their prey! Knit for child or adult…both sizes are included in the pattern.
Knitting: Tote
Just what we all need…another project bag. And that wasn’t sarcasm! Knit yourself a knitting-themed knitter’s knitting bag. Outside displays some of our fave knitting terms, this bag features a full lining, end pockets for needles, scissors and extras, and a key loop so your keys don’t get lost among the goodies. Wooden ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A lovely blend of the rich colors of fine grapes and grape leaves…reminiscent of a fine wine, this basic, versatile design can be worn dressed up or with jeans. It’s your call!
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Ribbit! The happy little frogs spy the flies. Their eyes track their prey! Can be knit as Keep on Textin’ Fingerless Gloves or Mittens. These are wool, so they’re warm. They’re also fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher. They are created by repeating a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. From the Latin for “tile” or “clay,” tessellations have been used throughout history in mosaics. And now, you can knit your own!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design was originally commissioned as “Michael’s Hat.” Although I have not re-knit it (photo is the original), I wrote up the Mountain Bike Pattern, which is extremely close in design to the cover photo. You may decide to duplicate stitch in your own little athlete!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design, along with its sister, Emma’s Storm I, are named for Emma (oddly enough) who suggested I design a storm-themed hat. Thank you for a great idea, Emma. I hope you like them!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design, along with its sister, Emma’s Storm II, are named for Emma (oddly enough) who suggested I design a storm-themed hat. Thank you for a great idea, Emma. I hope you like them!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A tessellated pattern, with easy colorwork for newbie stranders. Pattern contains two hat top designs.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a popular pattern--my first--and I loved designing it. Feel free to express your own creativity when knitting the tree branches! I had to make them regular for the chart pattern, but they needn’t be. Let them grow free and wild, as they do in “real life.” Share pics! We want to see your take on this popular pattern!
Knitting: Purse
Do we ever have enough Knitting project bags?? If you want to think cheery, springtime thoughts, here’s the pattern for you! You can almost smell the flowers and swat away bees!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pattern has instructions for adult men and women. It complements my MONOCHROMACITY hat pattern. Endless possibilities. These socks are a blast to knit. Color combos are limited only by your imagination. The pattern contains instructions and links for Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, an innovative new way to do short rows. No more gussets (u...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
We all know someone (or some ones) who would love this hat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named after the Pointillism period in the art field, this pattern is one of the best ways to show off color, either by contrast or shading. So versatile. Please see my POINTILLISM: The sock pattern , too.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For people who love the city that never sleeps. Perhaps the most recognizable skyline in the world. New York, New York!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I see this as medieval. A mosaic, maybe, or a knight’s shield. Fun and easy for newbie color-knitters!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
They’re smart. They’re friendly. They’re stately and elegant. And they’re always stylish. Now, so are you with a poodle hat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes called “Wigglebutts,” Cocker Spaniels are among the happiest and friendliest of breeds. And, they’re gorgeous!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An ornate, swirly, baroque design reminiscent of Versailles. With glass beads for added effect.
Knitting: Pet Clothing, Hats - Other
Etha is a spectacular knitter, and her Golden Retriever, Phoebe, is a gorgeous hat model. This hat features four different Goldens doing what they do best: playing and making us smile!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Perfect wool gloves for warmth without getting in the way of texting! Pocket on one glove safely holds cash, credit card, Metrocard, or whatever you need to “squirrel” away! Can be knitted with ribbing in lieu of picot edge for the guys!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitters often think “frog” with dread. But not this cute little fly-lovin’ fella! Etha improved my design with her own color ideas. As always, thank you, Etha!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Put your feet up, sip some coffee, and knit your coffee socks (to go with your coffee hat and your coffee life)! Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel (Instructions included in pattern, as well as on Cat’s STH Group page.).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ok, chem students…can you tell me what this chemical formula represents? A great hat for the budding scientist, or teacher.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Beautiful colors! But, feel free to substitute your own color scheme. This hat is for the avid gofer or fan. Will also post a handbag and socks pattern for golf soon.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My design based on an opulent, elegant ceiling at The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Features Gold glass beads. Fun to knit! Can you see this as a sweater? Socks? Handbag? Me, too!
Knitting: Pullover
An easy, breezy summer cotton/linen blend tunic featuring boat neck, 3/4-length, off shoulder sleeves, picot edging and my Pointillism design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A knitted hat for knitting knitters! Handbag pattern to follow soon.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Teacher’s Socks are knitted employing the same basic long division used in the teacher’s hat. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato heel (her instructions included with the pattern, or find them on her STH group page)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You asked for chickens? You got chickens! Pattern can be knit with a red background, or more natural as seen here. Etha always puts a nice touch to my patterns when she knits them. She added feed for the hens! So cute!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Well, why didn’t I think of this before??? What could be more fun for your favorite teacher? Long division, yet!
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
It’s all about Plaids! And Pockets! And socks! Pattern contains instructions for 3 separate designs in 2 sizes each! These socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel. Her clear, concise instructions are linked in the pattern, or go to her Sweet Tomato Heel group for info.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This is a fun-to-knit, versatile pattern. You can choose any combo of colors to create the plaid of your choice, and you can make it a slouch simply by adding more rounds. Plaid socks are not far behind. Stay tuned!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Boston Terrier fans, here’s your hat! Stranded knitted, wool hat.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Everybody knows a music lover who would love to wear these socks! Fun to knit, they feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ladybugs in your socks! Now, don’t that beat all?! Fun to knit..can be made larger or smaller quite easily! Includes woman’s and child sizes, and the socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel! Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed for Chloe at her Mom’s request. This hat is a little girl’s dream…butterflies and rainbows. So much fun. Thank you, Chloe and Mom!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A sock for the little monster-loving child. Matching hat will be available soon. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel! Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
You saw Cats in the Hat. Now you have Cats in the Socks! Kitty and background colors? Your choice, of course!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A Classic Fair Isle pattern suitable for man or woman. Made with rich deep green and navy with cream. Features Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel for comfort and perfect fit. Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a hat in honor of Princess Leih, the beloved Chihuahua. Test knit by Sandy (cover photo hers), the hat can be knitted subbing your own Chuahua’s name in the lettering portion!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
No doubt my BRILLIANT TWILIGHT hat pattern is the most popular, so I designed and wrote up this pattern for BRILLIANT TWILIGHT: The Sock. Hope you all like it!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A Hat within a Hat within a Hat within a Hat within a Hat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat for Diane Thomsen, KnitaBulls on Ravelry and podcast. You can choose the background color, of course. I would go lighter than the hat I knitted.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My Ravlery group, PatchworksByDebi, contains a thread called “What would you LIKE to see?” Etha responded with a pattern idea she wanted me to do…and this is the hat, named after her. Please join the group and ask for a pattern. When I design your suggestion, I’ll name it after you!
Knitting: Pullover, Beanie, Toque
A Fair Isle sweater for baby. The beauty of this pattern is that by changing the color scheme, you can make it what you want. Pattern contains 3 sizes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I designed this mid-calf sock to complement my Snowman hat. The scarf is duplicate stitched on after the socks are knitted, and there’s even fringe!
Knitting: Hats - Other
This plaid design is based on the Fibonacci number sequence, where the first two numbers are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. The Fibonacci sequence is named after Leonardo of Pisa, who was known as Fibonacci, and his sequence is the basis for many natural designs and the golden ratio.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My Ravlery group, PatchworksByDebi, contains a thread called “What would you LIKE to see?” Please join the group and ask for a pattern. When I design your suggestion, I’ll name it after you!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed to look like those gorgeous Peacock feathers we all love, this hat has beads in it!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My Ravlery group, PatchworksByDebi, contains a thread called “What would you LIKE to see?” Please join the group and ask for a pattern. When I design your suggestion, I’ll name it after you!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Make this dog and background any colors you want…just remember dogs’ tongues are generally pink!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Child’s hat--
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Very popular patter with horses, trees, fence…the whole feel of the great outdoors!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What goes together better than coffee and knitting? Hat features some optional duplicate stitching. Easy pattern for the newbie colorworker.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s all about little boys and toy trains!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are a blast to knit. Color combos are limited only by your imagination. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel! Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are a blast to knit.Like my PERFECT BALANCE hat pattern, you can use any two contrasting colors you choose. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel! Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed for the puzzle lover in you. Becasue the pattern employs only two colors, and the pattern easy to follow, this is a great choice for a first-time colorworker.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Well, we all know what this is…and it’s fit for a specific audience, I think.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These slouch socks are a blast to knit. Color combos are limited only by your imagination. The socks feature Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel! Or knit them with a heel flap and gussets…your choice!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat features the yin and yang and can be knitted with any two contrasting colors. It complements my PERFECT BALANCE sock pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Aptly named, the pattern features a design reminiscent of cathedral arches. Cold as winter, but snuggly warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I first designed these hats for two of may favorite little girls in the whole wide world, Suzie and Kathy. One was called “Sweet heart” and the other “Suzie Q.” They were popular, so I decided to make them mother/daughter hats, and now they are combined into the one SWEETHEARTS pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The bottom line for me and knitting is color. I’m all about color,a nd everything comes back to it. This design allows you, the knitter, to pick a color theme, and by varying just the shades and intensities, create your own monochromatic hat…or not…you can do whatever you want! See my MONOCHROMACIY: The Sock, too.