Diana Foss

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
There are different kinds of infinity. Aleph null refers to the sort that is countably infinite. Wrap yourself in an endless hug, a cozy cowl whose warmth goes on and on. Use one strand of bulky yarn, or two strands of worsted.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
With his chain and his bundle of birch twigs, his cloven hoof and single human foot, his lolling red tongue and his glowing red eyes, Krampus is Santa’s Germanic enforcer, stuffing naughty children into his basket and taking them away to his lair. The perfect stocking to fill with coal.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Feel the love with these feminine mitts. The lacy rib gives a forgiving fit, and a heart shapes the thumb.
Crochet: Scarf
A simple one-row repeat produces a reversible, slinky rib flanked by extravagant ruffles. The extra-large hook gives a soft fabric with fabulous drape.
Knitting: Skirt
Knit leaves drift down against a purl background all around this drapey skirt. Its gentle A–line shaping grows naturally out of the motifs, leaving the rest of the garment simple and uncluttered. Mau ochiba describes in Japanese the dance of leaves falling from the tree.
Knitting: Scarf, Collar
This feminine collar frames your face in ruffles, and buttons cozy cables around your neck to keep it nice and warm.
Crochet: Scarf
This leafy little scarf grows organically out of foundation crochet stitches. It’s a quick project that uses very little yarn. A foundation stitch tutorial is included with the pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Leaf lace and a fitted thumb gusset grace these feminine mitts. Use this pattern as a template for designing your own version, just substitute your favorite lace panel.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The detail is in the gusset with these quick, unisex handwarmers. The leaf pattern provides the thumb shaping and makes them ambidextrous, too.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Beret styling in two-color broomstick crochet worked in the round. Ooh la la!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Who says you can’t broomstick crochet in the round? This cozy cap is crocheted seamlessly from the top, and works up in a jiffy.
Crochet: Skirt
Crochet this flirty skirt to fit your measurements. The shaping takes advantage of the natural difference in height between basic crochet stitches. Worked side-to-side, the pattern is only a two-row repeat, and the long colors changes of the yarn create effortless vertical stripes.
Crochet: Afghan block
This square for March is done in Tunisian knit and purl stitches.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a one skein project showcasing Artyarns Cashmere 5, although the stitch pattern is so simple, it is easily adaptable to any worsted or Aran weight yarn. Make it longer for a stole, or enjoy a quick knit that will keep your shoulders warm on a cool evening.
Crochet: Pullover, Dress
This fitted piece is crocheted seamlessly from the top. Make a pullover with elbow-length, set-in sleeves, or a long-
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This fitted, empire-waist babydoll top shows off the luster of pure silk and the halo of kid mohair. Simple lace
Crochet: Afghan block
This is the January square for the Tunisian Crochet group’s 2007 afghan CAL.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This roomy, unstructured kimono is knit on the bias in a self-striping yarn, creating flattering chevrons. There is no shaping, and the bias pattern is a two-row repeat, so the knitting is easy.