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eBook : 3 patterns

The triple gull stitch cable is simple to work, versatile, and just plain pretty. It is distinctive because the cabled stitches are slipped on the row before cabling, forming a longer stitch.

eBook : 3 patterns

Autumn in North Dakota: it’s a time to stockpile firewood, crack open the brandy, and break out the handknits. The air is crisp with the smell of fallen leaves, wood smoke, and that distinct smell of cold. You start needing mittens during the day. Your neck is cold- time to find the cowls. And of course, you’re wearing beautiful sweaters every day. Knit yourself the Northern Lights mittens for those nights when you’re outside, looking at the sky, hoping to see the lights. Make yourself a Fireside Cowl for those chilly evenings around the fire pit. Work up a Ghost Stories sweater, then break out your scariest stories for the kids. Autumn in North Dakota: you’re covered.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
In North Dakota, autumn can be flat-out cold. Even if you’re sitting around a camp fire, or an outdoor fire pit, or, let’s face it, even your indoor fireplace, you still need something warm and cozy around your neck. The Fireside Cowl is your perfect solution. The i-cord drawstring keeps things snug, so no errant winds can get down your neck, an...
Knitting: Pullover
Autumn in North Dakota: It’s getting dark earlier. The trees are losing their leaves, and the wind makes the branches rattle all night long. In the mornings, the ponds are covered in an eerie mist made even spookier by the orange sunrise. It’s the perfect time to tell ghost stories.
Knitting: Mittens
If you’re unfamiliar with the Harry Potter series, or familiar with it but not obsessed with every tiny detail (ahem, like me), then here’s a brief overview of a Harry Potter creature called The Niffler. A niffler is a small, fluffy animal with a long snout, found mostly in mines. Nifflers have a great love of gold, shiny things, and coins- anyt...
Knitting: Mittens
Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, is a beautiful, almost mythical phenomenon made even more special because it occurs in areas where not many people live, like Alaska and North Dakota. If you don’t happen to live one of those remote places, you can just knit yourself some Northern Lights mittens instead! A ribbon runs up the back of these...
Knitting: Stocking
Gather Ye Rosebuds hat, inspired by the Robin Williams movie “Dead Poets Society.” There is a point in the movie when Williams’ character, a teacher at a prep school, quotes a Robert Herrick poem in order to make a point. The first couple lines of the poem are: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/Old Time is still a-flying. This wa...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
This is a revamping of my first ever design, published in 2009. I learned a lot in the 5 years since then, so I put all that knowledge to use when updating this pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
Vistoire (a common French Creole first name from the 1800s) is a flattering, fitted pullover worked from the top down with raglan shaping. It’s totally seamless, which means finishing is minimal. The deep scoop neck gives way to a striking cable panel that runs down the center of the pullover. It’s sexy, but still super comfy. Vistoire is a grea...
Knitting: Gloves
A simple yet fun pair of nautical gloves. A background of thin stripes lays the base for a duplicate stitched and embroidered anchor in a contrasting color. Not into the nautical look? Just use the glove pattern without the stripes or anchor.
Knitting: Cardigan
When I wake up in the morning, my greatest desires are, in order, 1) coffee, 2) to hug my cat, and 3) to wrap myself up in a snuggly sweater or blanket. I designed this open-front cardigan to satisfy need #3. It’s super cuddly, warm, and pretty, to boot! The middle of the body features an incredibly easy slip-stitch color pattern- you only...
Knitting: Pullover
A classic cabled pullover in a DK weight yarn.
Knitting: Mittens
Nord Mittens of Dwindling Frost:
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Just because it’s warm outside it doesn’t mean you have to stop knitting! Knit yourself a fun chevron tank top to wear to the beach this summer!
Knitting: Costume
Every knight needs a sword, but the knight’s mother would probably appreciate it if the sword did minimal damage to the knight’s brothers, cat, and furniture. Enter Woolbringer: a knitted sword.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“Babies in silly hats” is one of the best things the world has to offer. How about a viking hat?
Knitting: Pullover
A bold cable pattern livens up a classic silhouette in the Over the Fence pullover. Simple stockinette sleeves are a good textural contrast to the large-scale cable pattern of the body. A fairly wide neckline means that layering is easy! Throw the sweater on over a button down shirt and you’ve got a sophisticated (and warm!) outfit for the winter.
Knitting: Pullover
What’s more classic than a set-in sleeve, scoop neck, striped pullover? Not much, that’s what.
Knitting: Stocking
Sometimes, in life and in knitting, what you need is a quick, squishy, classic cabled ski hat. Make this one in just a couple of hours and get a warm head and a great deal of knitting satisfaction.
Knitting: Bonnet
Bonnets get a bad rap because people think they’re a baby thing, something the Amish wear, or are just plain dorky, but I think they deserve a chance. A bonnet can just plunk onto your head, it never rides up in back (making biking + bonnets the ideal pairing), and there’s the potential for three (three!) pompoms. But if pompoms aren’t you...
Knitting: Mittens
The Mouette Mittens (French for seagull) are sure to be an instant classic in your (probably already expansive… but one can never have too many pairs of mittens!) knitted mitten collection. Super soft DK weight yarn makes the mittens supple and not too thick, and the triple gull stitch back makes them fancy.
Knitting: Pullover
This boat-neck blouse is worked seamlessly from the top down with a circular yoke. The asymmetrical bottom of the sweater is shaped with short rows and features welts, meant to look like gathers. A button tab “holds” the gathers in place. A pretty lace panel, knitted in a lighter-weight yarn and an easy, one-row pattern, peaks out from under the...
Knitting: Cardigan
I am a big believer in creative play, dress up, and little kids wearing funny outfits. Make your kid a unicorn hoodie and get all of that in one! The unicorn hoodie is a great spark for kids’ imaginations, and you’ll get a kick out of seeing your child dressed like a mythical creature. Make it in white and silver as shown, or really nerd out and...
Knitting: Stocking
I was knitting a cabled swatch while also trying to watch TrueBlood, a most distracting show, and accidentally knitted too many rows between cables, because Eric Northman. The result was pretty cool looking, so I thought, eh, let’s go with it! So I took it even further and made cables that spread out more and more as the hat gets taller, then so...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
My husband is an avid duck hunter who is also pursuing a PhD in the study of animal behavior, namely ducks. Needless to say, we have a lot of ducks in our life. Quite a while ago, he asked me for a knitted hat that looked like a duck, with all of the features 3-D. I thought, no. We have enough ducks. And I knew there was no way I’d go out in pub...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These buttony mitts are part of my Nautical Knits collection that includes the mitts, the Sailor Slouch hat, and The Yacht Club Scarf. Purchasing one pattern gets you all three.
Knitting: Scarf
This punchy, graphic scarf is part of my Nautical Knits collection that includes the scarf, The Captain’s Mitts, and The Sailor Slouch hat. Purchasing one pattern gets you all three.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This delightfully nautical slouchy hat is part of my Nautical Knits collection that includes the hat, The Captain’s Mitts, and The Yacht Club Scarf. Purchasing one pattern gets you all three.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
So named because my husband says it’s a “Big, fuzzy, cute hat.”
Knitting: Scarf
A simple, two-row lace scarf. Use any yarn you like, make it as wide and as long as you like. Gauge is not crucial to this pattern.