Elizabeth Morrison

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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Mosaic knitting is a great way to get some colorwork into your knitting.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This fun and colorful hat can keep you smiling through the next polar vortex. Blocked into a tam shape or left in a slouchy beanie form, with pompom or without, there are so many ways to make it your own. This is a great first pattern for those new to stranded knitting. The stitch repeats are small and very easy to memorize.
Knitting: Cardigan
Put a little swing in your step with this body-skimming cardigan. Flattering to any body type, a closed-cable motif graces the upper back and two mirrored cables frame a soft gusset. The moss stitch kimono-style bands frame the front, with a single dramatic button placed near the sternum.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl would make a great first stranded knitting project for a developing knitter. Each round is either a 2-2 or 4-4 repeat of the color pattern. What could be easier? Of course, it’s so fun that knitters of all skill levels will enjoy it.
Knitting: Cardigan
Do you like the ease of seamless knitting because you hate having to sew up the parts when you get the knitting done? But maybe you’re tired of raglans and really want the look of a set-in sleeve?
Knitting: Cowl
This feminine cowl gives the warm comfort of a little shawl, and the unfussy simplicity of a wearing a cowl. Tuck it under your winter jacket to keep your neck and chest warm.
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl as a teaching piece for an introductory class on Bavarian twisted knitting. This project uses each of the most basic twists from this knitting tradition in pleasing and simple combinations. The pattern is charted and does NOT provide written, line-by-line instructions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This enchanting semi-circle lace shawl would be a great next-step project for someone who has done some simple lace projects before.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular garter stitch shawl has a few tricks up its sleeve. Switch between two gradient cakes for easy, shifting gradient stripes without quite so many yarn ends to sew in! It grows asymmetrically from a yarnover spine into a kite shape, and it finishes with easy short rows.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s not that I thought the world needs another version of this hat, exactly. But this one has four sizes, is worked in the round, and has a bit of shaping on the top to give the ears a bit of a lift.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Why have a boring hat when you can have a colorful fun hat finished off with a knitted ball! Double up on warmth with the stranded design. It works up quickly in a DK weight.
Knitting: Cowl
When the dark days of winter feel oppressive, you need a bright and quick knit to lift your spirits. This steeked cowl gives your wardrobe cheerful accent and a bit of sunshine.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When the dark days of winter feel oppressive, you need a bright and quick knit to lift your spirits. This stranded hat gives your wardrobe cheerful accent and a bit of sunshine.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts make a charming and fast gift and can be worked with one spare ball of yarn. Make several pairs to give, and then, make a pair for yourself.
Knitting: Cardigan
This easy-to-wear cardigan with a gorgeous twist-stitch pattern is sure to become a favorite of men and women alike. With pattern details included for both a tapered and untapered fit, Atwood is a sure-fire wardrobe win!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The colorwork chart for this hat came from The Swedish Mitten Book (1984). This beanie makes a great first project for those new to stranded knitting. The stitch pattern is very easy to memorize and the floats are very short.
Knitting: Pullover
Relax in style and comfort with this beautiful textured knit made in beautiful British yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
This modern classic men’s pullover can be made with a fitted, tapered body or a roomier untapered version. Made from a sport weight yarn, this sweater is a great layering piece: it’s light enough that when worn indoors, you won’t overheat.
Knitting: Gloves
These cabled gloves will help you keep all your fingers when the temperature dips dangerously low. Featuring a slightly modified cable motif from Barbara Walker’s Charted Knitted Designs and a cable rib cuff, there’s enough detail to make them a fun knit, but not so much that it gets overwhelming.
Knitting: Cowl
Based on a photo of an old door with scrolling iron hinges, the Teal Door Cowl incorporates a variation of a pattern from a traditional Turkish sock motif. This motif looks complex, but is very symmetrical and repetitive, making it a snap to memorize and a good choice for those new to stranded knitting. The stranded pattern is charted only.
Knitting: Scarf
Painted Saw is a bias knit scarf, alternating two colors of yarn, forming a small nubby fringe along one long side.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This cabled hat can be worn as a beanie straight off the needles, or can be blocked into the traditional tam or beret shape. The five wedges form a convoluted and abstracted star on the crown.
Knitting: Cowl
This fun one-skein project is a quick knit: perfect to give or keep for yourself. The stitch pattern, from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, is really easy. 
The natural pull of the stitches causes the biased sections, making it look more complicated than it really is.
Crochet: Throw
This is the world’s easiest afghan!
Knitting: Scarf
Saskatoon is a hooded scarf, worked the long way, with a waffle stitch texture and garter stitch borders.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy-fitting pullover with small button placket. Stitch patterns drawn from traditional sources.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Main Color: 50 grams (110 yards)
Knitting: Cardigan
Simple texture, saddle shoulders. Zip front, sport collar.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These handsome socks are worked with a simple twist stitch pattern, best suited to solid or semi-solid sock yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This dense, warm slip stitch pattern will keep your head toasty when the cold winter winds blow. The sample colors were chromatically harmonious, but you could go for an exciting contrast instead!
Knitting: Pullover
The main motif comes from Betsy Harrell’s Anatolian Knitting Designs. Easy fitting pullover with modified drop shoulders and simple color work.
Knitting: Vest
Sporty zip front vest. Recommended yarn is a machine wash and dry cotton/acrylic blend. Shrinks about 10% so plan ahead!
Knitting: Vest
This classic V-neck silhouette is updated with a zigzag twisted stitch texture.
Knitting: Cardigan
Ravelry download includes all corrections.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan uses design motifs from traditional sources. It is worked in the round with steeks for center front and sleeve openings and sleeve cap shaping.
Knitting: Vest
This complex-looking color pattern is a snap to memorize and knit. Shown in 9 colors. Charts are drawn from Anatolian Knitting Designs by Betsy Harrel. Worked in the round with steeks at front and armscyes.
Knitting: Cardigan
Charts from traditional sources. Worked in the round with steeks for front opening, armscyes, and sleeve cap area.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Available in Knitcircus #3, July 2008.
Knitting: Pullover
Sloane is a top-down turtleneck pullover, knit in one piece, with set-in sleeves. A strong cable motif runs down the center front of this otherwise simple garment. Pattern features optional bust darts and waist shaping. Pattern is written for sizes S-2X, finished bust sizes 36-52 inches, in 4 inch increments.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Iron Mountain Hat is based on a traditional style common to many northern peoples. It is reversible with a double layer of knitting in the crown, while the fold-up brim offers four layers of protection for the ears.
Knitting: Scarf
Pattern available via pdf HERE
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
The Plum Shrug is a close fitting, short jacket, knitted top down in one piece, a la Barbara Walker. The sleeves are worked in a simple lace pattern from Walker’s First Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Edges are finished with two rows of single crochet. This sweater is easy to adjust to your particular fit or gauge as you work.
Knitting: Mittens
Knit from the top-down in the round. Yarn weight and needle size determine the size of your mittens. Use sport weight yarn for a child size (elementary age), or use worsted weight to fit an average adult woman.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Now available as a Ravelry download.
Knitting: Cardigan
Shelagh is the perfect choice to wear over a sleeveless shell or short sleeves for transitional weather or in air-conditioned offices. Shelagh is knit top-down, in one piece, with raglan sleeves and an easy lacy stitch pattern. Uncomplicated garter stitch borders frame the edges.
Knitting: Vest
The Professor Vest is a unisex buttoned vest (waistcoat) with a simple all over texture.
Knitting: Pullover
Form follows function with this practical pullover. Knit in one piece from the top down, the Hyde Park Pullover features a simple all-over texture. Generous proportions fit over a turtleneck, but raglan sleeves give a clean look. Layer under a jacket for season-spanning comfort…
Knitting: Pullover
From The Garter Belt:
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cardigan
Everyone loves a basic hoodie. Jazz it up with a simple Fair Isle motif and it’s even better. Sized from toddler to ‘tween, it’s sure to please all the kids in your family. This would be a great first Fair Isle project for intermediate knitters.
Knitting: Scarf
I’ve noticed a few folks mention problems with it curling. The seed stitch border can only do so much to prevent this. The yarn for the sample was a two-ply hand-spun alpaca, which has very little resiliency. A tightly-spun sock yarn will tend to behave differently.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pixie Hat
The Jester is a quick-to-knit and whimsical hat, knit in the round, with I-cord and attached ball on top. Choose a soft super-bulky yarn and knit tightly to keep out the wind and cold. The idea of knitting a ball as a hat topper came Anna Zilboorg’s 45 Fine and Fanciful Hats.
Knitting: Mittens
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