eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 12 patterns

Donna Druchunas presents traditional knitting designs and techniques from across the globe in step-by-step fashion. She begins with what ethnic knitting is, what you don’t need to know, and color tips. For each location, she offers brief knitting-specific history, key techniques, and a handful of versatile patterns (texture or color). An introductory project lets the reader practice new skills, which are then applied to the knitting of individually designed pullover sweaters.

eBook : 8 patterns

Ethnic Knitting Exploration, the second book in the Ethnic Knitting series, takes off for Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland in another voyage of knitting discovery. This time, you’ll get a tour through unusual color patterns from Lithuania, circular yokes from Iceland, and Irish Aran-style garments. Step-by-step tutorials introduce the traditional techniques of each region, followed by a small project—fingerless gloves, a capelet, or a poncho. These are a great place to experiment with ideas, or just practice the new techniques before moving on to one of the two master sweater plans. Each project is presented as detailed instructions, a visual plan, and a spreadsheet, so you’re sure to find something you’re comfortable working with.

eBook : 3 patterns

This is a preview of my forthcoming book. Anyone who purchases this ebook will receive a $10 coupon off of the price of the final book which is in production right now and will be going to the printer this fall!

eBook : 2 patterns

The patterns in this collection represent the natural cycle of growth in the mountain forests: birth and death, growth and destruction, beginning and endings, fire and ice. Nature, as Charles Darwin once said, is “red in tooth and claw.” Yet even though fires are part of nature’s cycles, we must always remember to do our best to protect our precious environment and help to avoid unecessary fires caused by human negligence or carelessness. Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mittens
Flowers are everywhere in Lithuania! In fields and gardens, sold in the streets and in shops, decorating tables in restaurants. Floral motifs are popular in knitting, too. This “Blossom” design is usually seen as a star or sun or snowflake on mittens from Scandinavia but in Lithuania it is recognized as a flower and often knit with green leaves ...
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are worked from the cuff up with simple ribbing on the cuff and an easy two-color pattern on the hand. The thumb opening is made by knitting with scrap yarn which is removed later to form a hole where the thumb is added. The finger tips are shaped on an angle and come to a point.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
What could be more elegant than diamonds and circles? This shawl features several diamond motifs charted by Dorothy Reade in the 1960s for a book she was working on. The unpublished manuscript was given to me by her daughter, when I was working on research for my own book, Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade. Dorothy ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is one of 13 patterns also featured in the new Arctic Lace Armchair Travel eCourse. Get all 13 patterns, plus dozens of lessons, essays, tips, and photos, all for only $50!
Knitting: Snood
This hood reminds me of my dreams of the cold winters in Belarus, where my friends Irina and Olga live. We met in Vilnius a few years ago when we were all studying Lithuanian and we hit it off and have stayed in touch off and on, getting together when I visit Eastern Europe and chatting online once in a while between trips. I’ve never gott...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
You can wear these gorgeous fingerless gloves for warmth or as handmade jewelry. The beads add a sparkle against the matte finish of the wool yarn. To make your beads look like raindrops on a spring day, use clear beads or beads that match the color of your yarn closely. For a more dramatic look, choose beads that contrast starkly.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’d forgotten what the first blush of spring looks like in New England. For the first time since I moved away from the Northeast in 1982, I’m being reminded by the greens and pinks and mauves and purples and yellows of spring. The pale colors mimic fall but on a much more muted scale. The music of spring is quiet and light, a flute and guitar du...
Knitting: Rug
Braided rugs made from old rags represent frugality and parsimony, but their flamboyant colors speak of a love for beauty. This rug, made of alternating garter and stockinette stitch strips shaped with short rows, gives you the chance to bring this classic beauty into your own home.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Drawstring Bag
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is one of 13 patterns also featured in the new Arctic Lace Armchair Travel eCourse. Get all 13 patterns, plus dozens of lessons, essays, tips, and photos, all for only $50!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is one of 13 patterns also featured in the new Arctic Lace Armchair Travel eCourse. Get all 13 patterns, plus dozens of lessons, essays, tips, and photos, all for only $50!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This simple sock pattern is one I use all the time to make soft and cozy socks for myself as well as rough and sturdy work socks for my husband. You can change the size by using smaller or larger needles and thinner or thicker yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is made from one large skein of wool and one large skein of mohair. The shawl is soft and cuddly and would be a wonderful gift for any woman who has suffered from a recent crisis or loss. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and works up quickly on size 11 (8mm) needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Design your own textured cap.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Scarf
Design your own textured scarf.
Knitting: Scarf, Headband
This easy scarf and headband will give you practice making cables. It’s perfect for anyone needing a bit of warmth.