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eBook : 12 patterns

Nourishing Knits is a collection of 12 knitting patterns paired with 12 recipes, all great for gifting or sharing with others. The patterns are sure to please, combining simplicity with unique finishes and clever constructions. Whether you enjoy cables, colorwork, lace or stockinette stitch there is something for you here that will meet your interest while stretching your repertoire. Likewise, there are recipes sure to please every palate and occasion. Recipes vary from appetizers to main dishes and beverages to desserts. Each recipe goes beyond a simple list of ingredients and offers methods and tips for preparation as well as suggestions for pairings and substitutions.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
You’ll quickly memorize this two stitch, two pattern row repeat and finish this effortless shrug in time to enjoy yet this spring. For the two smallest sizes you’ll only need one 4 oz skein or purchase a second skein for a larger size or longer sleeves. This pattern is infinitely customizable to specific measurements, or even test out other lace...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap, Kerchief
Make the most of precious skeins - use an easy to memorize 4-row repeat in a pattern that can be adjusted to nearly any size! Knit from tip to tip, simply work the increase section until nearly half the yarn is used then begin decreasing. 50 grams of fingering weight yarn will yield a nice head scarf or neckerchief as shown. Knit a shawlette or ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Worked from the center out, careful placement of increases and decreases creates a mitered fabric that forms the 5-points of these fun star washcloths. Make a splash with bold and bright ones to enliven bath time with the kids. Knit them in dark colors for makeup removal in the evening without worrying about stains. Knit them in natural colors t...
Knitting: Food Cozy
These little bags can dress up any ordinary canning jar or wine bottle. Customize your own by choosing from three stitch patterns in lace- or sport-weight and two sizes. The small 6-stitch repeats in each stitch pattern allow easy adaptation to other sizes. An experienced lace knitter will find these to be the perfect quick gift. For those new t...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Unlike many fingering weight shawls this one is light and airy and would be an excellent choice to maximize a luxurious fiber blend. Beyond a traditional triangle pattern, this shawl adds a little extra width to balance the main stitch pattern’s vertical stretch. When worn open, the extra width falls into a natural vertical ruffle. Show off the ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Pullover
This is just the sort of wool sweater that will hit the spot for any child. Instead of a dreaded scratchy pullover that is too bulky to fit within a winter coat, this soft and smooth garment fits more like a shirt. This simple design actually combines a top-down construction with a circular yoke and raglan hybrid for maximum comfort. The close f...
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting for some men is a decidedly difficult proposition. The challenge is not always just suiting their style but also your knitting budget. This economical yarn won’t break the bank - even for larger sizes. And at this gauge you’ll have a sweater in no time. Although the wide expanses of stockinette make this a quick knit there are textured ...
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
The random appearance of these stripes can be made as bold or subtle as desired. What is sure to stand out is the chevron-based stitch that is not only attractive in it’s gentle shaping but also functional. The chevron peaks provide additional coverage for ears in the hat and wrists when used on the mittens. When you grab these mittens and go, t...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
They may look challenging, but these hand warmers are a surprisingly quick knit considering their delicate and intricate texture. For knitters new to twisted stitches this is a great way to get familiar and adept. The endearing stitches are frivolous (yet compelling) while the accessory itself is fundamental for staying warm and maintaining full...
Knitting: Vest
This vest is something sweet but a little spicy to keep you warm. Want a no fuss bottom up knit? This vest is all that and more. The lace panel adds just a little interest but isn’t so complicated, just the sort of project that you might be able to whip out in a weekend.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Bordeaux’s unique 100% reversible stitch pattern allows the wearer to enjoy a variety of styles. The large gauge lace not only offers flexibility to customize the fit and appearance but it also presents a great outlet for showing off buttons of your choice.
Knitting: Cowl
Rejoice in the abundance of warmth this cowl can add. Cornucopia combines cable and lace and offers a slight flare at each end, where a cable trim edging is applied. Due to the generous length of the cowl it can also be worn similarly to a wimple or scrunched down around the neck.
Knitting: Slippers
These adventurous seamless slippers are knit both flat and in the round. Choose colors to take you anywhere from a Moroccan expedition to a Norwegian voyage. The integrated edging means there’s little finishing for a quick knit. So, knock yourself out and knit a pair for a trip to every destination you crave.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is inspired by Katherina Minola, the protagonist of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shew. The Kate shawl evokes her contrary disposition with angular stitch patterns featured throughout. Each stitch evolves into increasingly delicate fabric just as she gradually was tamed by her new husband, Petrucio. To most of her fellow citizens of Pad...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
A simple change in size transforms this hat from beanie to cloche due in part to the amazing drape of this alpaca-silk blend. Either way the fully fashioned fit, through the use of short rows, means this design will stay put even on the windiest of days while the light texture prevents dreaded hat head. The unique side-ways construction of this ...
Knitting: Decorative Ornament
Deck the halls (or tables) for the winter holidays with these fun trees. Each features textured stitch patterns evoking the random patterns of nature. Choose any combination of three sizes to make an evergreen copse of your own.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Dash around campus in style and warmth with these mock cabled leg warmers. The stretchiness of the rib-based stitch pattern allows them to fit a wide range of calf sizes without additional shaping. For an extra touch of style, full-fashioned gussets provide fuller coverage of the instep for additional warmth with low-cut shoe styles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A worsted weight yarn with great sheen and drape paired with a loose gauge forms a wonderfully versatile fashion accessory for your wardrobe. This shawl is shaped to sit comfortably on your shoulders with no need for pinning (unless you want to). The size is perfect for wearing as a shawl, or also as a scarf. It can even be tied around the waist...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
An intuitive lace pattern creates the illusion of comfy cables in this 3-in-1 cowl/balaclava/hat pattern. Knit in the round using 1 skein of yarn it is a perfect project for gifting or wrapping yourself in some luxury yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This multi-sized, multi-gauge pattern for a spiral topped top-down, no swatch colorwork hat was designed to accompany an all day colorwork workshop. It includes finished hat circumferences from 16-24” and many gauges.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
These fun colorwork hats were all knit from less than 100 yds each of four colors of worsted weight yarn making this a fun and economical gift project. Just mix up which colors are where on each hat. A set of 4 colors will make at least one infant or child hat and two adult hats.
Knitting: Scarf
Featuring a fully reversible stitch pattern of stacked cubes, this unisex scarf is sure to appeal to everyone. Knit in a washable super bulky yarn it is a quick project perfect for gifting to those who need the ease of washable knits. Using a cotton blend yarn the texture stitches retain great definition. The unique seaman scarf structure is use...
Knitting: Towel
This set of three hanging towels captures the look of the traditional woven kitchen towel through the use of slipped stitch patterns and pairs it with the retro hanging loop often crocheted onto the tops of store bought towels. The slipped stitches create a more absorbent fabric and help control vertical growth over time.
Knitting: Cuffs
A fun, economical (you can get 2 full pairs from one 100gm ball of sock yarn) project that is perfect to dress up your cooler weather wardrobe for spring. The pattern includes the option of beads or small bobbles along the cast-on edge. If using beads you will need 48 size 6° beads and a size 13 steel crochet hook.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern was designed for the Sock Knitters Annonymous March 2009 Mystery pattern. Each Sunday in March a new clue will be posted.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Three of Diamonds is a great rib and cabled pattern with classic lines that appeal to men and women alike. Cabled diamonds are featured on each side of the leg and combine to form a third diamond centered on the top of the foot. A non-traditional gusset follows the lines of the cable.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Beautiful lace scallops at the cuff of these socks devolve as they travel down the leg and instep creating lines reminiscent of those seen in cathedrals around the world.
Knitting: Purse
The Decarhombi (deck-ah-ROM-bye) bag is worked modularly using a total of ten (deca) squares (rhombi) in two different sizes. By using a combination of casting on new stitches and picking up stitches along existing squares, the bag is knit without any seams.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Wear a reminder of your favorite four legged friend with these fun socks sprinkled with lace paw prints.
Knitting: Gloves
These distinctive gloves feature one lone cable wandering diagonally from the cabled cuff across the back of the hand towards the little finger of each hand. Knit in a 50/50 wool/silk blend yarn, the sheen of the silk content adds an air of sophistication.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
You’ve asked and we listened. Guided by Love is coming out of retirement! Guided by Love will be part of the new serialized e-book, Nourishing Knits where it will be paired with a recipe for Bow Wow Biscotti for your favorite four-legged friend. The pattern is also available individually, without the recipe.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This feminine sock with delicate lace detailing was inspired by the textures and colors of the landscape surrounding Spearfish, South Dakota in the Black Hills. The undulating lace cuff represents the rocky tops of the many waterfalls in the area, while the small lace panels that extend down each side of the leg and continue in a halved format a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Queen of Diamonds, is a fun feminine pattern perfect for knitters who love a variety of knitting techniques. It features cables, lace, and traveling stitches and is topped off with a decorative picot edge.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
No attention to detail is spared in this clever fingerless mitt pattern. The fingering weight pattern features a fun and flirty twisted edging that flows into a beautiful cable and lace rib. With carefully planned increases the thumb evolves in pattern from the body to form a comfortable gusset. Finishing is reduced by an inventive method to sep...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the unique Seacell fiber contained in Fleece Artist’s new Sea Wool, these socks were designed to highlight the sea.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Made from stretchy and breathable cotton-elastic yarn, Heatwave socks have a fun wave-like lace pattern that makes them comfortable and fun to wear even on the hottest days.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This dimpled rib makes a fun yet sophisticated sock that will keep you entertained while knitting it, whether in fun hand painted or solid color yarns. With the DK weight they are warm and quick to knit. Directions are included for a clog or standard heel flap. This classic rib pattern with a twist appeals to all ages and sexes!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Often my designs are sparked by nature, but in this instance when I thought of the need to use “mad” or “madness” in the title I couldn’t shake those old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ads from my mind. All I could think of was “who put the lace in my cables and who put the cables in my lace?” So, that&...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This fun sock with its exaggerated ribbing reminds me of the vertical textures in the Boulder Flatirons that inspired me when I purchased the Koigu Painter’s Palette Merino in Boulder, Colorado. The ribbing pattern has a slight twist to it making for an interesting knit without cumbersome patterns to memorize and when carried down the heel makes...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks balance ease and interesting knitting with a classic twist on ribbed socks that goes well with all the fun multicolored and handpaint sock yarns available today. To make the socks even more balanced the direction of twist is different for each sock of the pair so you can walk around in perfect reflection symmetry.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Inspired by the undulating hogback ridges dotted with varying shades of shale and colorful prairie grasses at Coyote Ridge Natural Area, these textured lace peds captivate.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knit from the top down with two circular needles or a set of 4 double pointed needles, all three versions of the Archimedes hat feature a spiral on the crown as homage to the renown scientist and mathematician by the same name.