Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sharply increased front sections of this richly textured shawl are created to fit a curvy figure. Small size (left) is for those with a more petite frame, large (above) will comfortably fit taller folks up to 4XL (or more petite folks who love to cuddle in oversized wooly comfort). The lushly ribbed border and mandarin-style collar add a pop of ...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Like a rampart protects an ancient castle, the deep texture and double-layered crown of this top-down hat protects the wearer from the winter cold. Because sizing is based on a target measurement rather than stitch gauge, the pattern can be used with any yarn and hook combination you find pleasing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This simple knit/purl variation creates curving columns that give the fabric an almost bark-like appearance. The resulting hat has warmth and plenty of stretch, so one of the five sizes will fit whatever head it ends up on. It can be worked in any yarn from worsted to bulky, by adjusting the cast on. Gnarly was written specifically for Wool-Aid ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This stranded pattern is based on a design seen often in historic knits. It is known as the Spinning Wheel in the Faroe Islands, and a similar pattern is known as the Sun Wheel in parts of Scandinavia . I am sure has it other names elsewhere. By using a solid color with a patterned yarn, especially one with a limited color range the results are ...
Graceful vines bared by winter cold weave their way around a simple shaped eyelet pattern. The cables are easy to work, giving just enough texture to this versatile accesory. Not too bulky, yet substantial enough to add warmth, these medium-weight cowls are perfect for tucking into your purse in case the wind cuts a bit cold in the evening, and ...
Knitting: Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other
This cool cotton wimple will shade you from the worst of the summer heat with a curve of graceful leaves growing from a lacy garden trellis. If worked in an alpaca or wool blend it would make a stunning winter accessory as well.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Rosebuds peek through the briars in the colorfully textured cuff of these top-down socks. A cleverly fitted German heel (with garter stitch columns for close fit) and French toe make this sock something special. A small section of stranded knitting near the toe echoes the latticed design of the cuff.
This one-skein project on large needles shows off your knitting chops without busting your budget or straining your gift-knitting schedule. Purled buds are surrounded and shaped by lines of stockinette in this intermediate to advanced pattern. The garter stitch edging adds structure without detracting from the main show. The soft City Tweed HW a...
These cuffs are easy enough to make in just a few hours, and still pack a wow with the easier-than-it-looks cable action. The ribbing details make it a very forgiving fit, and the three sizes I’ve provided mean these could be made for anyone. Choose a bulky luxurious fiber like alpaca or a cashmere blend and your wrists will purr.