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Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Scarf
Follow this adventure in building an infinity scarf – no long cast-ons, no grafting, no seaming, no picking up stitches; a reversible scarf without miles of garter stitch, which plays nicely with both solid & variegated yarns, doesn’t curl, and sports a neat finished edge. Work this project with a single 100g skein of sock yarn, or add in a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Owls are everywhere! This little hat, designed for babies to toddlers, features a rolled brim, a purl ridge “branch” and a chubby owl cable on a background of stockinette.
Knitting: Scarf, Baby Blanket
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
…this lovely set features a cable design by Elizabeth Zimmerman – Sheepfold – using a delicate travelling cable. Where Elizabeth saw sheep enclosures, I see ribbon, with subtle decreases used for shaping. The cowl tapers from bottom to top, allowing the piece to fall gracefully around neck & shoulders. This design is easily adaptable to vari...
Knitting: Pullover
…simple & straightforward, Vanilla Swirl is a comfy, classic pullover constructed from the top-down, with subtle shaping, swirled cuffs & a snuggly swirled cowl neckline.
Knitting: Applique / Embellishment
Here is a sweet little addition to your repertoire of knitting embellishments. These little daisies knit up in a flash, & use just a small amount of yarn. This pattern works best in yarns from fingering through aran weight
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted to design a hooded baby sweater that would be gender neutral and fun to knit. This little cardigan flows, incorporating interesting detail with a polished finished look. The sweater is knit from the bottom up in one piece; pockets are created along with the body as you go. Contrast color facings can be subtle, or provide a pop of color....
Knitting: Cardigan
This open cardigan design fills the need I always seem to have for a lightweight, ready-to-throw-on sweater to bridge those times when I’m not ready to dive into the warm woollies, but there’s too much chill for just a blouse or a tee.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
• An asymmetrical, multi-directional shawl, whose diverging & intersecting lines call to mind this meandering street of downtown Rochester.
Knitting: Cardigan
Copperline, at first glance, is a classic cabled yoke cardigan, worked from the top down with gradually increasing cables.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Warm, lofty Eco Wool combined with complementary cables yield a cozy mitten that hugs the hand. The cable patterns mirror each other on the pair, for an interesting effect and a fun knit. The matching hat repeats the same motifs. One skein of Ecological wool will be enough for both the mittens & the hat – and probably enough for a second pai...
Knitting: Applique / Embellishment
I’ve been on a knitting quest to create a rosette that is fairly simple to make, worked in one piece, but which still has the appearance of having distinct petals. Here is my version, which can be worked in a variety of yarn weights. The flower is worked as a sequence of short rows; however, there is no wrapping of stitches involved. These direc...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hunter’s Moon is a shawl worked from the bottom up, using 2 coordinating yarns. Beads have been incorporated into the border design, but the detail is equally lovely without. A motif at the center back provides interest and a graceful curve to the edging of the shawl. The cast on is long, but rows get shorter & shorter as you get closer to t...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other
March 2013 update - updated pattern instructions give detailed modifications for using fingering weight yarn & including a lace motif in the stripes
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
… Wrap yourself in sparkle with one of these lovely shawls, sprinkled throughout with beads. The lace patterns are basic & timeless; together creating an elegant look. Two types of beading are utilized in the design: in the cast on & bind off, & throughout the rosebud lace pattern – both are easily adaptable to achieve the look you d...
Knitting: Throw, Pillow, Baby Blanket
Tattersall is a cloth design that has long been one of the most popular patterns used in men’s shirts.
Knitting: Vest
A versatile, top-down, seamless vest or cardigan, Just Ducky features I-cord detailing which borders the entire garment, & is worked as you go, making for a beautiful, tailored finish. If you’re not a fan of I-cord, an alternate version is provided with garter stitch borders – you choose the look you prefer.
Knitting: Pullover, Vest, Cowl
A seamless, tunic-style pullover that features an interesting allover pattern with a bold “chain link” cable. The bold color, short sleeves & optional cowl make this a great piece for layering.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Paddy’s Shamrocks is a fun colorwork case for your tablet that works up quickly in worsted weight yarns. You need just 120-130 yds in your main color, & 80 - 90 yds, in contrast color to complete this project. A fun way to protect & accessorize your tablet!
Knitting: Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other
150 yards of super bulky yarn & a few hours of knitting will yield a beautiful accessory to combat winter’s worst.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
A cozy colorwork case to fit your Kindle, Nook or I-pad
Knitting: Cardigan
Avanti is a seamless, swingy cardigan that is comfortable to wear, while incorporating feminine detailing. The pattern is worked from the bottom up, & starts with a unique double rolled hem, which can be worked with a contrast yarn, if desired. Lattice panels are worked along the front edges, and are also featured in the circular yoke. Contr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A sideways shawl worked with 2 coordinating yarns. Two versions are included: one worked with 2 self-striping yarns, and one which pairs a solid & variegated. You choose the style that works best with your yarns!!
Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves
This pretty scarf & matching fingerless mitts feature two delicate lace patterns. You will need 3 skeins of Mirasol Tupa (or an equivalent light worsted weight yarn) for the scarf (approx. 400 yds.), & 1 skein for the matching gloves. Beads are incorporated into the cast on & the bind off, & stitches are picked up at each end of ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“Drifted Hat” is the companion piece to Drifted Mittens The drifting rib pattern is used to add an element of interest to your basic beanie. The appliqued snowman is worked at a slightly smaller gauge to balance the design. The combination of Mal Chunky & soft ribbing makes for a lovely warm accessory.
Knitting: Mittens
“Drifted Mittens” takes your basic mitten pattern & adds some interesting design surprises. The drifting rib suggests the snowdrifts of a mid-winter’s day, and the appliqued snowman owes his rotund shape to some tiny cables. A coordinating hat pattern is also available. Malabrigo Chunky is a great choice for sturdy, warm mi...
Knitting: Pullover
…a cozy pullover and hat set for little ones…
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Here is a little hat pattern to coordinate with the fabulous Blue Steps Booties pattern written by Regina Willer. Any dk yarn will do..And 1 skein (150 - 175 yds.) will be enough to make both the hat & booties - a very cute shower gift!
Knitting: Vest
This quick & fun to knit vest combines a slightly drape-y worsted weight yarn (think cottons, linens, silk, alpacas) with a self-striping lace weight to create wonderful vertical striping in this sideways-knitted vest. The lace patterning, along with the drape of the yarn, lends beautiful shaping in this easy construction. The vest can fit a...
Knitting: Tee
This comfortable summer top is constructed with subtle ease in the front and waist shaping for a figure-flattering silhouette. The detailed yoke features a daisy stitch collar, cable detail and lacy cap sleeves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I have always loved the way the cast-on edge of lace patterns highlights the undulations of the pattern. This shawlette, or shoulder shawl, begins with a lace border pattern, and is worked from the bottom up. Once the stitches are reduced for the main body portion, the shaping of the shawl is controlled by incorporating an i-cord bind off to sti...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Being a fan of Liam Neeson, I had to go see his latest movie, “Unknown.” While I enjoyed the movie, I was really taken by the knitwear that was featured. This hat was inspired by the one worn by Diane Kruger’s character throughout the movie. It features a twisted rib and a variation of the bramble stitch to provide texture. The...
Knitting: Cardigan
This little cardigan features a unique, but easy to do, double rolled hem along the bottom. It is knit from the bottom to the underarms. The sleeves are knit in the same way, with the option of knitting flat, or joining to knit in the round, eliminating almost all seaming. Body and sleeves are joined for working the yoke, which features a knotte...
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
I like mittens that have substance, and an all-over stitch pattern that provides warmth as well as an interesting look. I found the double lattice pattern intriguing to work with - a combination of twisted stitches that resemble cables, but no cable needle is required. The all-over pattern gives a double thickness to the mittens & hat, makin...
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this pattern with my mom in mind - she loves the warmth of a cowl when going out, but has trouble getting one over her head. This design, while fitting snugly, uses i-cord buttonholes & large, decorative buttons to simplify getting it on and off. The colors of borealis complement most complexions, and the yarn itself is very comfo...
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
This headband was inspired by necessity - namely Winter in Chicago! The ribbing pattern makes for a warm & stretchy fit, double buttons keep it secure, and the flower is there just for fun!
Knitting: Scarf
Some hand-dyed/ variegated yarns just don’t perform well with certain patterns; on the other hand, with the right pattern, hand-dyed yarns really shine! I love the way these slipped stitch variations allow all of the colors in these yarns to play off of each other. This scarf looks almost woven when complete; there is absolutely no roll, a...
Knitting: Scarf
The Lattice Lace Infinity Scarf is the result of my quest to take advantage of the beautifully soft, slightly fuzzy qualities of the Mirasol K’acha yarn. I didn’t want the ends of an all-white scarf to be dragging around, & getting caught in car doors and other misadventures, so the circular construction seemed to be the best sol...