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Inspired by AMC’s popular series, this collection from The Sexy Knitter features 3 patterns inspired by the women of Mad Men.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Tee
Worked from the bottom up in one long piece and seamed together at the sides, this tee features a stunning panel of crochet-look lace at the back, which widens to create a subtle A-line shape. Minimal shaping is used at the neckline only, making this a wonderful first garment for beginners looking to get their feet wet with a bit of lace.
Knitting: Pullover, Vest
With its simple construction and subtle plaid texture, this men’s sweater will please the knitter and wearer. Piece is knit flat and seamed.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by a martini glass’ signature triangular shape, these socks feature an original stitch pattern consisting of triangles within triangles! Tumbling down the front, you’ll see tiny tumblers and swizzle sticks, while the circular motifs on the cuff and heel flap evoke memories of cocktail olives. Worked from the top down, this exciting, tex...
Knitting: Cardigan
Simple and elegant, this timeless cardigan features subtle A-line shaping and a stunning welted neck treatment that combine for a look you’ll be reaching for again and again. Top-down, seamless construction and mindless stockinette make for easy knitting you can take to knit night, while the deliciously squishy welted neck treatment demands just...
Knitting: Cardigan
Upon the Dr.’s graduation from medical school in 2005, we moved to West Palm Beach so that he could attend a general surgery residency program. Known for having one of our country’s highest per-capita income rates, this city was our home for 3 years and the people sport an intriguing mix of beach style and haute couture. Worked in an unbelievabl...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by one of fiction’s most devious villains usually known simply as “The Evil Queen”, these socks are an homage to shape shifters of all kinds. Worked up in a deliciously squishy texture set off by tiny cables, these socks are perfect for showcasing your handpainted yarns. Knit them in a beautiful semi-solid if you’re feeling royal, or sh...
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the plant group commonly known as honeysuckle, this stunning lacy cowl features large, leafing vines and zigzag lace reminiscent of the type of lattice upon which this species loves to grow. Worked from the top down in one seamless piece, you have the freedom to choose from working with the yarn held singled or doubled, as well as a ...
Knitting: Vest, Shawl / Wrap
This lacy shawl brings to mind the intricate, decorative lattice windows of Asia. Worked from the bottom up in one wide piece, it knits up quickly on large needles and yields a shocking amount of delicate fabric from only 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn. The addition of the optional armholes opens up a wide variety of styling options; wear it ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Designed with origami-like construction techniques, this cardigan requires minimal shaping. Start with a rectangle, and end with a T shape that is folded in two places and secured with ribbing! Stitches are picked up around the collar and the horseshoe cable is attached seamlessly as you knit it.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Worked in the round from the bottom up, Somerleyton features a beautiful textural detail at the center front, with a panel of lace for a bit of sex appeal. A clever keyhole at the back neck means you can get in and out of it with ease, and the presence of just two short shoulder seams means the piece is almost entirely seamless. Knit the coordin...
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked from the top down, this fitted cardigan features a lovely lace button placket and lacy sleeves. Totally seamless construction and minimal waist shaping mean you’ll be done in no time at all! Knit the coordinating tank, Somerleyton, for a classic twinset you’ll be wearing for years to come.
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked in a fabulously sexy alpaca and silk blend yarn in a deceptively simple slip stitch pattern, this snuggly houndstooth cardigan will make you look smart and chic, all at the same time. With an oversized shawl collar worked with doubled yarn in squishy Fisherman’s Rib, and sneaky afterthought pockets, the beauty of this garment is in all th...
Knitting: Cowl
So named because you’ll be finished almost as soon as you have started, calling this cowl cursory is a major understatement.
Knitting: Skirt
I called Fort Worth home for almost 20 years; in the heart of downtown is a 35-block entertainment district home to skyscrapers, exciting nightclubs, elite restaurants, and one of the world’s top ten performance halls. Sundance Square holds a special place in my heart as I made many memories within these streets, including my first kiss. The str...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Feeling dangerous? Live on the edge in this one-shouldered tank top that is held on only by negative ease and the weight of a long scarf. Simply throw the scarf over your shoulder if you dare, or wrap it ‘round your neck and tie for a more secure fit. The lacy scarf is reversible, so you’ll look great from all angles! Wear this piece alone in th...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Cowl
Inspired by the minty green of Yarnover Truck’s exclusive Anzula colorway and the refreshing warm weather of southern California, I designed this lacy tank which easily doubles as a lightweight cowl. Though the lace sports a strong diagonal pattern, the fabric does not bias, which means you won’t fight to keep the tank in place. A simple tube de...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Moving into a neighborhood just west of Kansas City’s upscale, outdoor shopping center taught me a lot about street style. Westport, a popular hangout for a group of people I would later know as “hipsters”, was a veritable treasure trove of zany characters. For the first time, I realized you could do more with a scarf than just throw it over you...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
My current home, Columbia, is the location of Missouri’s largest state college. The style here is anything-goes, and while lounging at one of my favorite coffee shops it’s not uncommon for me to see students walking about in pajamas, sweat pants, or something that looks like the wearer should be headed to a period costume party. Inspired to make...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the rectangular shawl Aurora wears in her walk through the woods in Disney’s classic cartoon, this shawl stretches a single skein of fingering weight yarn into a whopping 60 inch wrap, complete with an edging of delicate, antique lace. The main portion of the shawl is stockinette bordered with broken stripes of garter stitch to preve...
Knitting: Accessories - Other
I’ll admit it; I have a soft spot for Betty. While Betty Draper Francis is the character most Mad Men fans love to hate, she has arguably donned some of the best costumes in the entire show. No respectable 1960’s housewife would have left her home without a proper hat, so here’s to Betty…a sweet, felted bow of epic proportions, perfect for...
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by a sweater Megan Draper wears during Season 5 of Mad Men, this tunic pays homage to the subtle texture and simplicity of the 1960’s while presenting a great canvas for Malabrigo’s gorgeous, hand dyed yarns. Worked in one piece from the bottom up and seamed down the sides, this sweater works up in a snap; the stockinette portions can e...
Knitting: Dress
No 60’s inspired collection would be complete without a classic sheath dress, and this one features mod, circular cables on strings of stockinette. These unique cables are designed so that you can create your very own, one-of-a-kind garment by controlling the placement and repetition of them on your dress. Worked in two pieces and seamed togethe...
Knitting: Dress
Worked from the top down in one entirely seamless piece, this gorgeous dress will look equally stunning worn with your best heels to a holiday party or casually thrown on over a pair of leggings.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the many geometric shapes present in American Indian motifs, this cowl features a stunning diamond cable along one edge, while the opposite edge continues the deeply textural feel by incorporating broken rib. Self-finished as you go with non-rolling ribbed treatments, this simple, seamless cowl can be worn with the cable on the top o...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
Based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s now iconic lace featured in her February Baby Sweater, this market bag is perfect for toting to your local farmer’s market. Uniquely constructed with an enveloping pouch at the base of the bag, this is worked seamlessly in the round with just one skein of fingering weight yarn. Show off those handpaints!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the delicate leaves and berries of the Huckleberry plant, I wanted to create a mirrored pair of fingerless mittens that would highlight the plant’s features. I selected a meandering cable “vine” and added a few small bobble “berries”. Not a fan of working bobbles? There are only 12 on each mitt!
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Cloche Hat
This hat is knit from the bottom up and is intended to flatter “big” hair, curls, and dreads. This hat was seen on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, season one, in Episode 11, “The Vessel”, and the season finale “The Indispensable Man/Bad Blood”. It was worn by Amandla Stenberg, who is most famous for playing Rue in The Hunger G...
Knitting: Cowl
Pattern update: magazine errata will be issued soon, but in Abbreviations, 3/3 RC should read: Sl 3 to cn, hold in back. K3; k3 from cn.
Knitting: Cowl, Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Three patterns in one! This PDF donwload includes patterns for the fingerless mitts, the mittens, and the cowl. This pattern is ideal for using up leftover scraps of worsted weight yarn, and has been shown in an array of mismatched yarns to demonstrate the appeal of this technique. In total, 1 ball of each of the yarns called for were used to ma...
Knitting: Legwarmers
When a dear family friend graduated high school this year, I knew she needed a little something special as she began her career as a ballet instructor. Knowing the popularity of legwarmers amongst dancers, I decided to design a pair just for her. Being Texan, I knew my friend would not want something heavy and fluffy, so I scoured my stitch patt...
Knitting: Dress
There is errata in the Love of Knitting version of this pattern; please visit http://www.loveofknitting.com/corrections.html for details. Ravelry PDF is correct.
Knitting: Skirt
In Paris, the Pont des Arts Bridge crosses the Seine River; it was featured in the last episode of Sex and the City and is now a popular place for lovers. The tradition is to attach a padlock to one of the bars of the bridge, tossing the key into the river below. This signifies the couple’s everlasting love. Inspired by an unbelievably luxurious...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Simple stockinette stitch in cool cotton gets a twist on plain when you tie the back straps into a reef knot, and an unusual picot hem finishes the piece in style. Worked from the bottom up in one seamless piece, this A-line shape and plunging V-neck are flattering on a wide range of body types! Get creative with the knot and make your tank unique.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Through the clever use of twist stitches, these toe-up socks give the appearance of a bias rib when in reality they are neither biased nor ribbed. A delicate row of eyelets runs up the front and back of the socks, and a unique stretchy picot ribbed bindoff finishes the pair off in style.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock premiers an entirely original cable design from the mind of Sarah Wilson, comprised of simple 1x1 cables and twisted ribbing for a stunning motif that is elegant for both men and women.
Knitting: Legwarmers
When Julie Crawford aka KnittedBlissJC announced she was pregnant, I knew her baby would need a little special something created just for her. These legwarmers are my tribute to the newly arrived member of the Knitted Bliss family, miss Lila Somerset! A little bit lacy and a whole lotta girly, these little chevron leggings are the perfect spring...
Knitting: Scarf
Worked entirely seamlessly through the clever application of Judy’s Magic Cast On, the Kitchener stitch, and a few picked up stitches, this scarf knits up quickly in bulky yarn and features reversible patterning. This would be a fantastic introduction to reversible cables, as there are only three in the entire piece.
Knitting: Cape
Inspired from a pattern in an early 1900’s stitch dictionary, what was originally intended to be a dainty border worked on minuscule needles and crochet thread turns into a big fashion statement when worked with chunky yarn on large needles. Go bold and stay warm in style!
Knitting: Knee-highs
Gorgeous, toe-up socks showcase the simplicity of stockinette. A twisted cable runs up the outside of each leg, and the pair is finished with delicate lace which will poke out from the top of your boots! Calf shaping is done in an unusual way and fits the leg perfectly. The 3-page PDF includes both a chart and written instructions for the lace e...
Knitting: Muff
Inspired by a Southerner’s desire to keep as warm as possible during the winter months, this thrummed muff features diamond patterning across the body, intricately cabled cuffs, and a wrist strap to keep it handy. The 5-page PDF includes a link to a video tutorial for making thrums and inserting them into your knitting, as well as stitch-b...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Looking for a quick knit to spice up your wardrobe? With just 100 yards of thick & thin yarn and large needles, you can finish this easy beret in a mere couple of hours!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
This hoodlet is worked seamlessly from the top down through the clever use of Judy’s Magic Cast On, and calls for a single skein of fingering weight yarn knit doubled on large needles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
Worked up in one of the most amazing sock yarns on the market today, this cloche-beanie hybrid presents a quick, fun knit. Unique cables draw the wide ribbed fabric in so much, you can entertain your friends and family by showing them a 40-inch cast on and telling them it’s your new hat!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Errata: The explanations for 3TWK and 3TWP should be reversed in The Loopy Ewe version.
Knitting: Cowl
Worked with yarn held doubled, this reversible cowl knits up fast and could easily be widened by working extra repeats of the Cable Rounds, or lengthened in circumference by casting on extra sts in multiples of 16.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Worked from the top down in undulating cables and twisted rib, these socks are handsome for both men and women. The cable chart would convert easily to toe-up socks and would result in the same look.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Worked from the toe up, these socks provide a “choose your own adventure” for the knitter, as once the poppy stems are set, you may choose to work any combination of leaves and poppies you like! The socks are finished with a picot-rib bindoff, a speciality of The Sexy Knitter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This clever kerchief was inspired by Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”. The piece buttons at front and features acorn-like patterning, a cable panel down the center back, and oak and acorn lace edging. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions for each segment.
Knitting: Pullover
Worked from the top of the hood down in one piece, this cleverly constructed hoodie features a motif of squirming cables that makes for happy adult knitting and happy kid wearing!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A new version of this pattern was uploaded on April 15, 2013. If you have downloaded before this date, please do grab the update!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Have a lively variegated sock yarn you just don’t know what to do with? The stitch pattern used in these socks breaks up the color repeats and is fun to knit, to boot! The stretchiness of the ribbed stitch pattern will accommodate a wide range of sizes, thus, only two sizes have been given.
Knitting: Cowl
Adorn your neck with cabled swirls of steam! Yarn is held doubled throughout and uses just one 100-gram skein of fingering weight yarn. 3-page PDF includes charts and written instructions for the cable sections.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Worked in a squishy yarn in extra-squishy garter rib, these boot socks feature an angular patterning at the top and are long enough to peek out of even the tallest boots. The 3-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions.
Knitting: Dress
A dress beautiful enough for a queen! The dress is begun at the cabled waistband, which is worked flat and kitchenered together. The skirt is then picked up from the waistband and worked from the top down, and the bodice is worked from the bottom up, finishing with a unique I-cord bindoff. The 4-page PDF includes detailed instructions for how to...
Knitting: Clutch, Wristlet, Electronics Cozy
Knit quickly in a bulky yarn at a firm gauge, this clutch features a bold birdcage cable on a background of garter stitch. Firm enough to make without a lining (though instructions are included), the piece is knit completely seamlessly beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On, worked sideways and kitchenered together. It is finished with an I-c...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Wicked Witch of the West is taking her revenge on you, unsuspecting knitter! This twisted construction begins with an evil cable that gets kitchenered together, encircling the ankle. From there, a short row heel is worked, then a patterned foot that will keep you on your toes. Finally, take a little break by finishing up with a simple k2, p2...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Neck / Torso - Other
My local diner makes the best limeades in town. With plenty of fresh limes, the refreshing fizz of club soda, and practically any fruit flavor you want to add (my favorite is strawberry), it’s topped off with a scoop of lime sherbet, making it difficult to resist buying anything but the largest size.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A delicate combination of lacy, meandering vines and twisted rib combine to make this elegant beret, rendering it a crown fit for a forest nymph. The 2-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for the lace.
Knitting: Dress
This dress relies entirely upon the beauty of stockinette to make its bold statement. Constructed in layers, the skirt provides a bit of a peek-a-boo effect through the bottom layer, while the top two layers cover you where it matters. A slim fitting top and lacy cap sleeves finish this 1920’s-inspired frock off in style!
Knitting: Pullover, Sleeveless Top
Worked entirely seamlessly from the top down, this top implements clever construction through the use of provisional cast on and seamstress techniques. The easy cables give you something interesting to do in a sea of stockinette, and the details are in the finishing! The 3-page PDF includes charts and written instructions for the cable panel, an...
Knitting: Vest
Casual, cabled vest with no shaping! A great beginner project, this stitch pattern features faux cabling that looks great from either side, making the entire piece reversible! Wear it open for a flowy, bohemian look or pinned shut or belted for more styling options! The 3-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions.
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
Designed for The Unique Sheep’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Club, these mittens were inspired by the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The top of these convertible mitts features brick-like patterning with a pointy top, symbolizing the pyramid itself. Tiny dots of texture are scattered across the hand, representing the sand of Egypt’s i...
Knitting: Containers, Bag - Other
Lightly felted, this box bag retains its stitch definition and angular patterning, while still lending a protective layer to
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock evokes memories of a particular breed of circus where fantastical creatures, obnoxious clowns and acrobatic performers unite to entrance the mind and enthrall the spirit. Here, rivulets of cables flow from the top of the leg, gently curving themselves around the heel and toe. The channels of smaller cables are actually twisted stitches...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knit your man some intensely cabled socks! The 3-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for the 36 round, challenging cables.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
NEW PDF! 4-page PDF now has larger charts, video tutorial, and clear, stitch-by-stitch instructions for each step of the sock.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Does the world really need yet another knitted hat pattern?
Knitting: Dress
Sophisticated enough for Robin Hood’s leading lady, yet modern enough for any woman of today, this lovely dress
Knitting: Pillow
Feeling in the mood tonight? Throw this pillow on your bed with the “Thumbs-up” to signal your partner! Got a headache? Flip it over for “No Go”, instead. A lighthearted pattern that would be a cute addition to your bachelorette gift!
Knitting: Clutch, Purse
Inspired by the mushroom world, the Boletus clutch features a dainty, bobbled pattern and textured flap design that will hold your interest and keep you on your toes! Recommended for intermediate to advanced knitters, this pattern uses cabling, knitting in the round, advanced shaping, and a bit of hand sewing. The 7-page PDF includes a photo tut...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
With instructions for both fingering and DK weight yarns, this squishy sock features an interesting, 4-row honeycomb pattern, toe-up construction, and a simple short-row heel.
Crochet: Belt, Accessories - Other, Toys and Hobbies - Other
A quick pattern for a crocheted guitar strap! Tips for how to substitute yarn successfully, and how to find the right kind of premade guitar strap.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Scrubber
Knit a cheery sheep onto your dishcloth! Need a soap sack? There’s one of those, too! The 3-page PDF pattern includes both chart and written instructions for the sheep.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Wear this simple piece in one of three ways - as a scarf, a shawl, or a shrug! The easy, 4-row lace repeat is easily memorizable and will help you finish in a flash!
Knitting: Strapless Top, Dress
This pretty, clever top features an elastic band that’s worked right into the fabric while you knit, making folded hems and sewn-in elastic a thing of the past! The beautiful cabled detail is all done without a cable needle, using simple twisted stitches appropriate for even a novice knitter. Also featuring easily removable straps, youR...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Roxy is a great little summer halter with a surprise - an open back that laces up to close! Knit with only 1 skein of TOFUtsies, this is a quick knit that will help you use up some of your sock yarn stash!
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Cables & Bits is a doggie-size shrug suitable for both girl and boy dogs. Its easy construction requires no shaping and would be a great introduction to cables for those who have not yet mastered them! I have included three sizes here, plus simple, Knit to Fit directions which require only a few simple math calculations! Knit up in an afford...
Knitting: Pullover
Named after my favorite flower, an Asian lily, this pattern is so simple that even those with the most basic skills can finish it! The appeal of this piece is that the entire sweater is made from four rectangles, and therefore requires no shaping whatsoever. If you can knit, purl and pick up stitches, you can make this sweater! The rectangles fo...
Knitting: Purse, Bag - Other
This stylish, lightly felted handbag features easy double moss patterning, simple decreases and a genius I-cord button closure. Knit in two pieces then seamed together and felted, this pattern is appropriate for beginners. Instructions for how to line your bag with fabric are included in the 3-page PDF.
Knitting: Hands - Other
My friend Marce and I were sitting at knitting group one night,
Knitting: Sports Equipment
A clever slip stitch pattern creates this fabulous two-color design by knitting just one color per row! Generously sized to fit your largest clubs, the cover is seamed up the back and finished off with a bright pompom.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
This classic club cover features deeply textured patterning on the head of the cover to cushion your club, while stripes of color help you designate which club is which.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
A great intro to fake cables, this club features a smartly cushioned sock and drawstring topper, neatly finished by designating your club’s number in duplicate stitch. Numbers included are 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Add a touch of whimsy to your golf bag with these covers! Worked in a combination of 1x1 rib and twisted rib, the covers are finished with a spiraled curlicue and tiny pompoms. Worked in the round from the bottom up.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Vent your frustration on the golf course with expletive covers! These covers feature generous sizing to fit your largest clubs, simple shaping (clubs are seamed up the back), and duplicate stitched motifs. Included in the chart are: #, @, !, asterisk and %.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Create beautiful mosaic covers for your clubs by using an easy slip-stitch pattern which uses only one color per row! A great introduction to colorwork.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Simple, 2-stitch cables bias around this club cover for an interesting knit and stylish cushioning for your golf equipment! Worked in the round, finished with a drawstring and miniature pompoms.
Knitting: Sports Equipment
A fun introduction to mosaic knitting, this cover features a two-color design that is worked using just one color per row. The coiled fringe makes a nice girly topper, but this cover would be equally as elegant for a man by simply replacing the fringe with a pompom.
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
This clever cardigan employs an unusual construction; the log cabin “diamond” is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the sides of the diamond to work either front. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and collar, which are worked in the round, making this an entirely seamless undertaking!
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Who says colorwork has to be hard? Knit up some pizzazz for your golf clubs with this pattern, featuring bright colors, an easy slip stitch pattern and a funky square pompom! A great intro to colorwork!
Knitting: Sports Equipment
Classic argyle, appropriate for men and women! Worked in the round. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the colorwork sections.