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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Take off and go Higher, Further, Faster!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rhapsody in Blue is perhaps George Gershwin’s most famous work, and one that seems to encapsulate the feel of the 1920s jazz age. The design at the time was dominated by bold, graphic Art Deco patterning such as the lines that decorate this hat. By combining stranded knitting with cabling, the dramatic sweeping lines of this pattern pop in a wa...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t want to be a superhero?
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
“Dialogue of the wind and waves” is the subtitle that composer Claude Debussy gave his symphonic tone poem, La Mer. Swirling short rows and a wave-like textured stitch evoke the stormy sea in this scarf and hat set. Knit in fingering weight yarn, this set is perfect for spring or fall days when you want a hat and scarf to keep away the chill. A...
Knitting: Cowl
Texture. Cables. Stripes. Lace. This cowl has a little bit of everything, all dancing harmoniously together to make a totally addicitive knit. The middle panel features two-color slipped stitch cabling, which looks impressive but is dead simple to work, with only one color used at a time. This type of “cowlette” has the style of a shawl but is ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Charadrii is the suborder of birds that includes shorebirds like sandpipers, plovers, and turnstones, each of which is represented on this stranded knit hat. Mixed flocks of shorebirds can often be seen wading into water or running along the breaking waves at the ocean shore. This hat is the perfect complement to the matching cowl, keeping you ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This bramble is made of stranded cables with chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and wrens peeking between the tangled branches. This hat combines stranded knitting with cabling, a technique which is not as hard as it looks and gives stunning results. Knit out of fingering weight, the combination of stranding and cables makes this hat perfect for ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This mid-sized shawl combines lace and garter stitch stripes and adds a fun vine-like cable border to keep things interesting. Knit from one skein of light fingering yarn, it’s the perfect size and weight for chilly fall or spring days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
L’Ascenseur is inspired by the Art Deco elevator doors of the Chrysler building in New York City, which feature a classic lotus fan design. The stitch pattern features a combination of slipped stitches and simple cabling so colors are worked one at a time.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This particular yarn gradient immediately evokes a gorgeous sunset and a half-circle shawl is the perfect form to capture it. The rays of this sun twist and curve in art nouveau-esque patterns as they fade into the blusih-purple of the night sky.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Art Deco-inspired fans can be reminiscent of water arcing out of fountains. A slight redesign of the fans seen in Deco Fans Hat & Cowl has given the fans a more graceful shape, and these worked in a combination of Aguas (water) and Piedras (stones) brought to mind Ottorino Respighi’s The Fountains of Rome, a symphonic poem dedicated to the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The irresistable combo of cables and stripes make this hat an addictive and quick knit, and it gets even better when you replace some of those plain cables with miniature owls. Keep it as written for a few owls peeking out amongst the plain cables, or take it up a notch and replace all of the plain cables with owls! Fun stripes offer the opport...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Sometimes you need a pair of lightweight fingerless mitts to keep away
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The bold, graphic design of this cowl is inspired by Art Deco patterns and uses slipped stitches to create a two-color pattern while working with one color at a time. This unusually-shaped cowl features buttons so it can be worn draped like a scarf or double looped and fastened around the neck for extra warmth. The wide, v-shaped bottom ensures...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The graphic pattern of outspread magpie wings inspired this crescent-shaped shawl. Pica is the scientific name of the widespread genus of magpies that are found across the northern hemisphere. Although magpies are often assumed to be black and white in coloration, their feathers actually possess a deep blue iridescence, which is captured by thi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The twisted trees and golden leaves of this hat are inspired both by the golden woods of Tolkien’s Lothlorien and the floral motifs of the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century. This hat makes use of cables and stranded colorwork at the same time to bring out the twining trunks and branches, and leaves are shaped using increases ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Little birds slip right into a classic argyle, adding some fun and playfulness to this stranded hat. With only a couple of places where the floats are longer than five stitches, this hat is great for beginning stranded knitters that want to move beyond simple geometric patterns and into more pictorial elements. Pick two solid or tonal colorways...
Knitting: Cowl
Charadriiformes is the order of birds that includes shorebirds like sandpipers, plovers, stilts, and avocets, each of which is represented on this stranded knit cowl. Mixed flocks of shorebirds can often be seen wading into water or running along the breaking waves at the ocean shore. This cowl is perfect for keeping warm when shorebirding, whi...
Knitting: Cowl
Closed-loop cables and garter stitch combine to make this super squishy and warm cowl, perfect for snuggling into on a cold winter’s day. The cowl is designed to be slightly cone-shaped, allowing it to expand nicely around the base of your neck while still keeping a close fit around your face.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Deco Fans is inspired by classic art deco wallpaper. Although the stitch pattern looks complex, it features a combination of slipped stitches and simple cabling so colors are worked one at a time. Worked in two colors, the slipped stitches of this pattern provides a great opportunity to pair a semisolid colorway with a highly variegated colorwa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A “sheet” in nautical terms refers to the ropes that control a ship’s sails. “Three sheets” or “three sheets to the wind,” a common colloquialism
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
This hat and mitten set that makes use of cables and stranded colorwork at the same time to represent the entwining branches of winter trees in the snow at twilight. The combination of these two methods puts a new spin on the standard fair isle snow hat and mittens idea.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fin de Siècle refers to the end of the 19th century, and one of the dominant art movements at the time was Art Nouveau. Inspired by the more unruly elements of nature, art nouveau is characterized by organic shapes, curling lines, and floral motifs. In the world of knitwear, entwining cables offer the perfect opportunity to explore this artisti...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Not all owls have to be cables. For this slouchy hat, the lacy pattern resembles the faces of little Eastern Screech-owls with their tufted “ears.” Knit in light fingering weight yarn, this hat makes a great fall or spring transitional hat.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is part of the Owl in the Thicket Collection. All three patterns are also available at a 20% discount as an eBook.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is part of the Owl in the Thicket Collection. All three patterns are also available at a 20% discount as an eBook.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is part of the Owl in the Thicket Collection. All three patterns are also available at a 20% discount as an eBook.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Cables, dayflower lace, and a leafy edging adorn the edge of this crescent-shaped shawlette, perfect for that special small skein. The narrow lace border is worked long-ways, using a method of keeping live stitches on the needle that eliminates the need to pick up stitches for the body of the shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Reptilia hat is a close-fitting beanie style hat knitted in the round using stranded techniques. The motifs feature snakes, tortoises, and crocodiles, perfect for the reptile lover in your life!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A tweak of the usual owl cable allows for a nice, pointy “ear” for these owls, and the middle row of owls sport some jaunty belly stripes. Beads placed while knitting make for easy owl eyes that don’t require sewing on sequins later. This hat is a lighter knit with sport-weight yarn, allowing for a lot of owls to decorate it. The more owls the ...
Knitting: Scarf
A reversible scarf that appears to be a simple k3 p3 rib on one side, and staggered cables on the other.