Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
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: 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)
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).
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 ...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...