Faye Kennington

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Knitting: Beret, Tam
This light hat is perfect for those transitional seasons when you need a little warmth, but don’t want to get too bundled up.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This smooshy triangular GARter stitch shawl combines geometric inTARsia shapes and moSAIC stripes for a striking asymmetric look.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
This smooshy garter stitch blanket looks like fancy colourwork, but it’s easy! The blanket is knit in 5 interlocking pieces which are sewn together to create a modern graphic design.
Knitting: Mittens
I like to imagine these mitts catching people-watchers off guard, wrapped around a hot cup of take out coffee at the bus stop or grasping a leash at the dog park. That’s right folks, the tentacled ones have infiltrated your ‘hood!
Knitting: Cowl
Sometimes leftover yarn scraps are too pretty to throw out, or let languish in my stash. Such was the case for the pink and purple Malabrigo Worsted I used for this cowl design. The project comes together quickly with large needles and there are no ends to weave in thanks to the feisty fringe.
Knitting: Legwarmers
One of life’s under-rated pleasures is a walk in the woods through the misty morning air. Such a trek should be undertaken in fine boots, preferably trimmed with a spirited touch of variegated lace boot cuffs.
Knitting: Skirt
I recently had a pleasurable challenge - pack enough yarn to last 4 weeks in a carry-on bag (along with all my other necessities) and design something suitable for knitting in a warm climate. This fingering weight wrap skirt didn’t take up too much room in my bag, kept me entertained for the majority of my trip and could even be put in to servic...
Knitting: Tee
This is a sweater knit in a clever way. Started at the waistband, knit through the sleeves, then up and over the shoulders and finished at the cuffs, it will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. Play with color and enjoy the construction of a truly unique garment.
Knitting: Cowl
Get the loft and volume of the luxurious cowl you’ve always wanted. The twisted stitch pattern is easy to master and remember making the project ideal for travel or TV knitting. When unstretched the pattern looks almost like ribbing; however, when stretched across the shoulders the honeycomb design is revealed.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
I Heart Earmuffs is a ribbed headband featuring thrummed heart motifs over each ear for extra warmth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose 3 of your favourite colours with highly contrasting values to blend in this folkloric and floral stranded toque.
Knitting: Money Purse, Bag - Other
These forest creatures would be happy to look after your change for you. These zippered coin purses can be made into a Bear, a Raccoon or a Rabbit. Get creative with your colour choices and make even more animals! Each finished change purse measures 4 1/2 ” (11.5cm) wide by 3 1/4” (8.5cm) high.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This festive slouchy hat is worked in the round from the ribbed brim to the crown. Decrease rows are worked into single colour rest rows between charted stranded sections. The crown is cinched and made merry with a large pompom.
Knitting: Scarf
Waverleaf, a crescent shaped scarf, blends multiple colours and uses up leftover quantities of precious single ply merino yarn. The scarf is 51½” (131cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide at the centre.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the aqua hues of Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK in “Depths,” Whitefish Ripples is an asymmetrical triangular cowl featuring an open work design along one edge.
Knitting: Cape
Knitting: Cowl
A simple seed-stitch cowl gets a lift from a merino-cashmere- silk-blend yarn and a gentle pleat. A ribbed collar keeps the cowl tight against the neck while allowing the seed stitch section to drape beautifully.
Knitting: Cowl
A lightweight cowl features a simple twist: a cable mixed with a mostly garter-stitch body. Even better, Faye designed this piece to be easily lengthened or shortened to the knitter’s preference.
Knitting: Clutch, Bag - Other
A zippered pouch always comes in handy. Totally is a retro inspired color block wallet is the perfect size pencil case, make-up bag or neat notions organizer. It knits up quickly and gives you a chance to try simple flat-knit colour work, felting, and sewing in a zipper, without making a big investment.
Knitting: Hair accessories, Headband
Adorn your ponytail, your dog, a wrapped present or a relative’s head. Just Add a Bow!
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
Artist’s Loop is a chunky buttoned cowl that can be knit in 1-2 hours and worn 2 different ways. Simple stitches produce a triple tiered, buttoned cowl and make the most of beautifully handpainted Malabrigo Rasta. The pattern is named for the Artist’s Loop section of the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet BC.
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: Throw
Watching a color-shifting yarn like Chroma evolve as you knit is easily one of the most enjoyable aspects. And when the colors of two or more strands unfurl at different paces, the temptation to knit just one more row is simply irresistible. Using this aspect of Chroma as inspiration, the Chroma Dot Blanket is a seamless home décor study in blen...
Knitting: Mittens
Color changing yarn adds a beauty and depth when paired with a solid, and Chroma Worsted is the ideal choice when looking to highlight a simple, yet bold design with classic colorwork. The Zig Zag Mittens are classically shaped yet modernized with a fun zig zag motif. With just enough stranding to keep things interesting, these mittens are balan...
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, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
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: Earflap Hat, Hands - Other, Hats - Other
This select pattern is included in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long! You are invited join us at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long to participate. There will be hundreds of prizes, beautiful projects, access to your fave Indie Designers, and heaps of friendly, giftie chatter.
Knitting: Costume
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: Costume
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: 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
This select pattern is included in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long! You are invited join us at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long to participate. There will be hundreds of prizes, beautiful projects, access to your fave Indie Designers, and heaps of friendly, giftie chatter.
Knitting: Legwarmers
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: Mid-calf Socks
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: 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
This select pattern is included in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long! You are invited join us at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long to participate. There will be hundreds of prizes, beautiful projects, access to your fave Indie Designers, and heaps of friendly, giftie chatter.
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: 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.