Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Bonnet
One of the joys of winter is pulling a deep (faux) fur trimmed hood up and over your head. Malabrigo Nube pompoms trim the hood beautifully. This hood can be made in 4 sizes to fit everyone.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Have leftover fingering weight yarn? This squishy, slouchy colourwork hat is just the thing for your scraps. Or, buy new yarn if you want the excuse!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s your chance to play with colour combinations and use up worsted weight leftover yarns. Ampere Toque is 3-tone stranded hat combining stripes and a grid-like pattern. The double thickness created by the stranding adds extra warmth.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Sagitta is latin for “arrow” and the name of a northen constellaton as well as a geometric term. These knit forearm warmers come to a point over the back of the hand, with a beaded arrow-like motif. They have a crocheted loop that wraps the center finger and an afterthought thumb hole. Worked in the round from fingertip to elbow. 3 sizes availab...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Watt Toque is 2-tone stranded hat featuring an optical illusion of 3-D boxes or horizontal chevron stripes over a vertically striped background. The pattern integrates nicely into a solid fancy-ribbed brim. Worked top down, starting wth a Emily Ocker’s cast-on, the depth of the hat can be adjusted to the wearer’s liking prior to cast-off. The wi...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is sold as a set with Pronto Hat for $6.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is sold as a set with Pronto Cowl for $6.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Volt Mitts are simple 2-tone stranded fingerless mittens featuring lightening stripes and an afterthought thumb. In 4 sizes, these mitts have a 6.75”/17cm (7.75”/20cm, 9”/23cm, 10”/25cm) circumference at the widest point. No long carries are required to execute this stranded colour work.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Volt Toque is 2-tone stranded hat with an explosion of colour at the crown, eminating bright waves of light to the ribbed brim. Make a slouchy hat or toque. With 3 width options and 2 depth options, the hat has a finished circumference of 19”/51cm ( 21.25”/54cm, 22.75”/57cm) x depth of 8.5”(21cm) or 10”(25cm)
Knitting: Scarf
Nautica is a striped scarf with a beaded, wave detail edging. The right-angle triangle shape is wearable in a variety of ways. The scarf is worked from the beaded edge to a narrow tip, with the striped section being easy to knit from memory once the pattern is established. The scarf measures 18.5”x 49” (47cm x 124cm).
Knitting: Balaclava
The possibilities for needing to appear undead are numerous: Hallowe’en, the local Zombie Crawl or as disguise in the event of an actual invasion. Be prepared. Knit Brains – a balaclava with exposed brain tissue, “rotting” duplicate stitch mouth-hole, red-rimmed eye holes and a bonus optional drooping eyeball - you can be ready in a flash. With ...
Knitting: Balaclava
Want to freak out the tenters at the neighbouring campsite, get ready for Hallowe’en in a pinch or stay warm while snowshoeing? With a 56cm/22” finished circumference, this Big Foot style balaclava fits average adult heads. Make in blue and white for a yeti-style balaclava; black and grey for a gorilla…
Knitting: Poncho
Make use of a variety of techniques and simple stitch combinations to create this weather-inspired poncho with sunshine, clouds, rainsdrops and rainbows. In child’s sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10. Finished garment has a 30”/76cm (30”/76cm, 35”/89cm, 35”/89cm, 40”/102cm) circumference at shoulders.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy beret is knit “flat” by first working a buttonhole placket, then combining a herringbone stitch, short row shaping and a garter stitch border to work the hat around the circumference of the head (rather than top to bottom or vice-versa.) Finally, a garter stitch button placket is added to which you can sew your favourite buttons.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A butterfly motif that kid’s love featured on a project that is not too hard to knit, but has enough detail to keep it interesting. Plus, you can use your favourite skein of sock yarn :)
Knitting: Hair accessories, Bracelet, Jewelry - Other
A wrist corsage, bracelet or hair elastic inspired by the flowers of the salal bush. There are 2 very similar options - Option A with the inclusion of 3 additional leaves. Use up your sock yarn to make different coloured flowers and never be short on hair elastics again.
Knitting: Balaclava
Just what is needed to get your knitting skills noticed by those editing the nice list this year. A slouchy santa hat sized to fit most adults. The hat has an unstretched circumference of about 51cm/ 20” at the bottom edge.
Knitting: Cardigan
A raglan, hooded men’s cardigan with button or zipper closure and motif of windswept trees placed asymmetrically on the back with duplicate stitch. Minimal seaming at underarms and pockets.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Spats, Feet / Legs - Other
This boot topper/ legwarmer with a whale motif is perfect for upcoming Whale Fest here on the wet coast where wellies are appropriate year-round footwear.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Cute whales on fun-to-knit socks. An addictive wave of stripes. What’s not to love?
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A customer of Knits By The Sea in Tofino, BC, saw Bret’s West Coast Stocking in the shop and asked the owner if I would be willing to convert the pattern into a wearable sock. Twist my rubber arm!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Inspired by the lovely gardens at Shore Acres State Park in Oregon, this is a pretty, slouchy style beret with enough detail to keep an intermediate knitter interested. Intuitive and clear enough to be still be fun.
Knitting: Clutch, Bag - Other
This lovely beaded clutch, pencil case or notions bag with owl cable has 2 options for sewn linings - one with velcro and only a bit of sewing for beginner sewers and a zippered version with a lovely placketed pocket for more advanced sewers.
Knitting: Costume, Hats - Other
Fun and practical, it seems like everyone puts a smile on when they try on this beard. Maybe you need one for hunting, snowboarding, or being playoff ready in seconds? It’s the kind of pattern that will inspire you to knit more than one!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Need a pretty present fast? The smocking looks like a fancy cable stitch, even though it’s very simple. This lovely hat can be produced by a fast knitter in just over 1 hour, or about 2.5 hours for a slower knitter.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
The year we first moved back to Vancouver Island, I started looking for a fair isle Christmas stocking pattern in November. It’s best to get started early sometimes, but I must not have been completely in the Christmas spirit because the snowflakes and cheesy Crayola green and red was not tempting me in the least. So I came up with this pattern ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you’re going on a whale watching tour or visiting the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, you’re going to want to bring one of these warm and wooly stranded whale watcher’s toques with you.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Warning: Test Knitters found this pattern to be highly addictive and inspiring!
Knitting: Doll
Marina the Mermaid is a large knit softie doll with an interesting wave stitch tail.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Fingerless Gloves
This pattern includes the instructions for making woman’s size legwarmers (using either US 7 - 4.5 mm or US 8 - 5mm) needles to adjust sizing, matching wrist warmers (fingerless mitts) and/ or legwarmers to fit an average size child ages 6-8.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My surfer husband, Ian, sometimes recognizes photo or video shoot locations just by a wave. As a (very) amateur photographer that is lucky enough to live near the beautiful Pacific, I know that you can stand in the same spot for 20 minutes hoping a hulking crashing spray will repeat itself once more, only to be disappointed. It’s so interesting ...