Fatimah Hinds

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Sleeveless Top
PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BEFORE PURCHASING
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This cable pattern has been rolling around in my head for quite awhile. I thought it would be perfect as a mirrored pair so socks were the obvious choice. The cable panel made me think of smoke spiraling away from a fire and the small flecks of gray in the yarn made me think of ashes hence the name: Cinder Twist.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve been really inspired by all of the heavily cabled knits that are out there. Also, I wanted to design a hat that would use up every bit of this gorgeous yarn. The three different cables are bold enough to stand up to the color changes and variegation of the yarn. With this much detail you’ll never be bored while knitting this.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
You may be saying ‘These socks look familiar…’ Midway through knitting and designing False Front I had another cable pattern already coming together in my mind. This one is similar enough for you to knit and wear one of each (no second sock syndrome!). And is also interesting enough to knit both socks.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the subtle (and not so subtle) variations in the colors of yarn dyed in small batches. When I knit with them I want to have fabric that lets the yarn shine but I also want to keep it interesting. For the Loops and Rope Hat and the matching fingerless mitts, reverse stockinette is contrasted with a striking cable pattern that won’t get lo...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I don’t knit alot of mitts but when I came up with this cable it seemed perfect for the back of a hand. I find fingerless mitts to be more fun and less fiddly than gloves. For the Loops and Rope Mitts and the matching hat, reverse stockinette is contrasted with a striking cable pattern that won’t get lost in variegated yarn or make a bold state...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love to look at the architecture of houses and buildings. The term, false front, describes a building with a facade that is bigger and more imposing than the inside. These socks have a similar trick up their sleeve…in their cuff. The front is smooth, simple stockinette while the back is an elaborate cabled panel.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This hat was inspired by the genius Canon Hand Dyes Polar Opposite pairs. This colorway is so not my usual style but I fell in love. One of the mini hanks is heavy on color 1 but light on color 2. The second mini hank is light on color 1 and heavy on color 2. The drama was irresistible.
Knitting: Cowl
Details: This cowl puts me in the mind of a feather and during some Renaissance Festivals street characters who collect feathers are called a ‘Fletcher Fetcher’.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Details: Pigdale (named for the yarn colors: Pigtown and Scottdale) is a fun, striped hat with a textured panel for a little something extra. The simplicity of this design is a perfect way to show off a variegated and a solid yarn. To prevent a bunch of ends to weave in later the stripes are narrow enough to carry yarns up the side of the hat. ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I have another friend undergoing chemotherapy. I told her I would make something wooly for her coldest parts and she choose socks. While on this journey, my friend decided to name her tumor Elvis so that soon she can say ‘Elvis has left the building!’ I figured this called for a pair of blue {suede} socks. If you have a similar story PM me and ...
Knitting: Cowl
Sometimes I have to remind myself that the weather south of the Equator is the opposite of my weather here in the Northern Hemisphere. As I was knitting this while it was hot and humid I had to remind myself ‘It’s winter somewhere!’ This cowl and the matching hat found here are fun to knit and perfect for cooler weather, whenever that happens i...
Knitting: Pullover
Texture and visual interest in knitting can be created by changing various elements or in this case directions. For this seamless sweater, I used wrist to wrist knitting to create horizontal cables that change pattern at an off center point on the chest and back. Then I knit the body in the round and added garter stitch accents to keep it inter...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This Phoenix Fiber Co yarn has so much color and texture that it took a special design to showcase it. These toe up socks feature a simple lace pattern that is flanked by bold cables. To give the socks a modern feel the pattern is off center on each sock. There is a nice sized stockinette panel to allow the yarn to shine. August Tweed’s lace ma...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern was inspired by the amazing mini skein gradient set from Canon Hand Dyes. I loved that there were so many colors but I was stumped about how to use them. I came up with this cowl as a way to show off the yarn and use every single inch. To add another layer of visual interest I rearranged the colors so that the different hues are in...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design is inspired by the amazing KnitCircus gradient yarn! All the beauty of a gradient in one ball rather than several small balls. Lizard Locomotion combines textures and a unique heel technique that allow the colors to flow uninterrupted. The title came from the ‘s’ shaped track that a lizard’s tail leaves as it runs across sand or dirt.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was inspired by a single skein of beautiful yarn. The one skein that you couldn’t leave behind. But now what to make with it? A small little something, a dollop, that you can use to show off that yarn. A quick knit that isn’t too challenging. This is the first in a series of patterns dedicated to just this scenario.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
I needed to knit a blanket for my sweet new niece. Usually I find blankets to be a daunting so I designed something easy to pick up and put down, perfect for tv knitting, and infinitely customizable. Encore is indestructible so the recipient can wash and dry the finished blanket as many times as a messy baby renders it necessary.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Who can resist a quick to knit aran sock? Once I completed the first sock the centered cable and tweedy yarn brought to mind something you would find in a Land’s End catalog. Also, the person I created these for wanted to replace something he had owned previously. Together these factors led to the title ‘The Usual’.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Previously titled Lyra’s Alethiometer
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was inspired by the beautiful Dragonfly colorway Middle Earth. The gentle slopes on the edging put me in the mind of rolling hills. In the center of Middle Earth, just north of the Shire, you will find the Hills of Evendim.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Variegated sock yarn is my favorite to buy at shows. This color caught my attention immediately but then the big question: what would I make with it? Fleet Feet is a sock that is interesting to knit while also letting hand dyed yarn shine. There is an offset cable and slipped stitch motif that changes size and shape on the leg of the sock and r...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The idea behind gradients is brilliant. I find the many versions fascinating. When it comes to patterns I love it when a gradient kit/set flows in an unexpected way whether it’s with slipped stitches, wrapped stitches, or irregular stripes. The Florid Wrap combines all three.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Afreet is a powerful, winged creature from Arabic folklore that is related to fire. This hat gets its name from that creature. This cool, complex colorway puts me in the mind of the last remaining coals of a fire. The yarn provides beautiful stitch definition for the unique cable motif. This piece matches the Afreet cowl designed as collaborati...
Knitting: Cowl
Details: Frozen Pond is an easy to wear cowl knit in the round. The striking diagonal lines are accomplished with a simple cable and flanked with moss stitch and stockinette. With this height Frozen Pond can be worn folded as shown in the first photo or straight as shown in the third photo. It’s snuggly either way. Because of the large needle s...
Knitting: Cardigan
November 2018: Newest version uploaded.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl was designed exclusively for Club Dragonfly Fibers 2015.
Knitting: Tee
For Twin Vines, I decided to create a lightweight, A line sweater to throw on as an extra layer or to wear in warmer weather on it’s own. To do this, two weights of yarn are used along with a larger than called for needle. Only one color is used at a time. I had this idea that it would be visually interesting to have cables run uninterrupted fr...
Knitting: Pullover
For Twin Vines, I decided to create a lightweight, A line sweater to throw on as an extra layer or to wear in warmer weather on its own. To do this, two weights of yarn are used along with a larger than called for needle. Only one color is used at a time. I had this idea that it would be visually interesting to have cables run uninterrupted fro...
Knitting: Pullover
I had this idea that it would be visually interesting to have a cable run uninterrupted from wrist to wrist. And I was so inspired by Neighborhood Fiber Co and their beautiful colors that I had to pick more than one. With those two ideas in mind Across Town was born.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl was designed to compliment the Straight as an Arrow hat. The pattern can easily be customized in both length and width. Worked in the sample size will leave enough yarn in 1 hank to knit the matching hat.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Errata If you bought/downloaded the pattern before January 13, 15 please download the updated version for corrected instructions for the right cuff.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Afreet is a powerful, winged creature from Arabic folklore that is related to fire. This hat gets its name from that creature. The bulky yarn puts me in the mind of a large conflagration. The yarn provides beautiful stitch definition for the unique cable motif. This piece matches the Afreet cowl designed as collaboration with The Verdant Grypho...
Knitting: Cowl
Errata: The pattern should read ‘Work rows 3-26 of the cable pattern 11 (4) times.’ In the pattern these are reversed. The DK cowl is 11 repeats; the Bulky cowl is 4 repeats. This has been fixed in all pattern bought from my Ravelry store.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I am fascinated by designs that are unisex but have a unique voice for women and men. This shawl is specifically designed to be worn by a man or woman. Awilix was a Mayan deity of the moon and the night. Depending on which lore you read, Awilix was described as the goddess or a god. The beauty and mystery of the Awilix shawl is its versatility....
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Recently I had a friend undergoing chemotherapy. I needed to knit him something. His hands and feet were/are always cold so we decided a sock would be a good choice. I have since knit another pair for a cancer survivor. If you have a similar story PM me and I’ll discount your pattern. :-) The title is an homage to my friend whose last name is P...
Knitting: Stocking
Details: Straight as an Arrow uses a cable pattern (both charted and written) that is simple but interesting enough to keep you going for ‘one more round’. By changing the number of rounds in the cable chart the hat can have two different looks as the pink and brown samples show. The simplicity of each version works well for variegated yarns. I...
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
I have an obsession with knits that only use a small amount of yarn. I am also often stumped about what to do with beautifully hand dyed yarn. This open cardi covers both with a little sass. The pattern includes directions on making the cardigan close in the front.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Designed exclusively for Dragonfly Fibers Yarn Club September 2013
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Once upon a time there was a beautiful, interesting yarn. The colors were gorgeous and highly variegated. What could one make with such a specimen?”
Knitting: Earflap Hat
I designed this hat when my youngest son was a baby. The idea was to have a hat that would stay on his head and keep his ears warm. I’ve knit quite a few of these hats and no two are the same. With flaps? Without? Solid? Striped? Colorblock? It really is the dealer’s (or knitter’s) choice! This pattern has sizes ranging from baby to adult. It k...