Dana Freed Fiddes

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Crochet: Scarf
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Crochet: Tee
This summer top is worked from the top down in the round with raglan increases on every round until dividing for armholes. The rest of the body is worked in the round with no increasing.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This simple technique yields fabulous results when paired with the right yarn. As shown here, two solid colors combined with one variegated yarn creates a beautiful texture that will keep people guessing how your made this shawl. The closely worked stitches make the fabric nice and warm while still allowing for a wonderful drape.
Crochet: Scarf
As soon as I started creating this design I couldn’t help thinking how much each little square resembled a pixel. An elongated variation of a traditional Granny Square, this scarf is as much fun to make as it is to wear. Choosing three different variegated yarns is the key to success with this project; solid color yarns would yield a much more ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The multicolor version of this shawl used two gorgeous skeins of Spun Right Round in different color ways.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Using a combination of treble crochet stitches with double crochet clusters creates a simultaneously dense yet open fabric that has lacy drape while being deliciously cozy. Colors A, B, and C are arranged to create an ombre effect, adding to the richness of visual texture. Because the stitch pattern is both warm and open, the wrap is very versa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love working with strong colors in bold contrast. Because the two different colorways in this shawl are used in large separate blocks, the unusual color palettes created by Nooch Fibers are really highlighted. Alternating stripes of Stockinette and Seed Stitch create extra texture within the variegated colors. You can wrap this drapey shawl m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love creating pieces with unexpected texture combinations. The feminine, lacy lattice stitch used for the body of this shawl is offset by the more structured corrugated (or pleated) border. Contrasting color choices enhance the play in textures.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This simple shawl is worked from the center out with increasing on either side every row and in the center every other row. The simplicity of the stitch and construction are made rich by the use of a beautiful hand dyed yarns which create tremendous depth. Although the sample shown is monochromatic, using a solid with a variegated yarn, or even...
Crochet: Cowl
Every Nooch Mini Skein is a small treasure. Skeins come in bundles of four that combine unusual colorways, so working with several bundles in one project opens unlimited possibilities for unexpected results. This piece is worked continuously in the round, so no turning is involved. Colors are changed when a skein runs out (not at the beginning ...
Crochet: Poncho
When Madeline Tosh introduced the color Grey Gardens, I knew I had to design something for it immediately. If you haven’t seen the classic documentary about the Bouviers of Grey Gardens (the eccentric mother and daughter duo who were also aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy), then I recommend renting it immediately. This update to a retro pon...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love all things neon, so I could not have been more excited when I saw the new Manos Alegria yarn in neon colors! I couldn’t decide which one to get, so I combined two subtly different colorways. This simple shawl has quickly become one of my favorites.
Crochet: Cowl
Because this piece is a true mobius, the border is worked all the way around and automatically appears on both sides of the center strip. This eliminates the need to work one side of the border and break/reattach yarn to make the border on the other side. Choosing three different shades in the same color family creates the ombré effect. This fu...
Crochet: Cowl
This versatile cowl can be worn long or doubled. Version one (above) shows two bright colors of worsted weight yarn alternated every row. The second version shows two subtly different sock yarns held together to create a richly colorful, super cozy winter warmer.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The simple stitch used in this pattern looks good on both sides, making this wrap fully reversible. The addition of buttons allows you almost endless wearing possibilities: wear it open as a scarf, buttoned one way and doubled as a cozy cowl, buttoned another way and worn in the front or back, with or without a twist as a capelet—you decide!
Knitting: Cowl
Because this cowl is knit as a tube, there is no right or wrong side. This also means that the knitted fabric is doubled throughout, so it is extra cozy and warm. Using a tonal hand-dyed yarn in a light color really enhances the cable definition.
Knitting: Cape
I wanted a departure from traditional raglan shaping for this capelet, so I chose a hexagon, which adds the point in the front and back. Because the piece is made from the top down, you can try it on as you work and make any adjustments you want: make it shorter to be worn just over your shoulders, or longer to make a full cape. The basic patte...