Jenise Hope

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 6 patterns

What if I made a whole collection of sweaters, exactly as I would like them to look, and feel, without worrying about how long they take to make, or how complicated the pattern might be…? Here is the result. In truth, they are not excessively complex, nor incredibly difficult, but, these patterns are not recommended for beginners. They are made for those who are comfortable knitting already, and want to use what they already know to get an unusually flattering and wearable garment.

eBook : 6 patterns

Between the Trees

eBook : 10 patterns

Bootcuffed is a collection of 10 bootcuffs. They cover everything from knitting back and forth and cabling, to colorwork, knit and purl patterns, and slipped stitches.

eBook : 2 patterns

Crown Family is a pattern bundle including the first, adult sized, crown tee along with its mini version for 12 months up to overlapping the adult sizes.

eBook : 5 patterns

Dashes of color is a collection of tops and accessories that use unique shaping methods. To highlight the shaping, they all use the most simple colorwork method around: some rounds use a different color yarn, but you never use more than one color at once. Due to the shaping, this create all kinds of stripes, but none are straight horizontal ones!

eBook : 10 patterns

Headband Love 2 is a collection of 10 headbands all using the same yarn. There are only two different needles sizes, so swatch twice and knit your way through the whole book!

eBook : 10 patterns

Headband Love 3 is a collection of 10 headband patterns. They all use the same yarn and two different needle sizes.

eBook : 10 patterns

A collection of 10 lace headbands that can all be knit from one skein - as in one skein is enough to knit all the patterns in the book! it includes all the patterns with written and charted instructions as well as instructions on how to dye the headbands using food coloring and vinegar or citric acid.

eBook : 5 patterns

Persian Knits is a collection of five patterns inspired by the art and colors of India and Persia.

eBook : 4 patterns

A collection of rippling knitting patterns.

eBook : 6 patterns

A collection of 6 patterns for Malabrigo’s freelance pattern project. Sleeping Beauty is a quick trip through an old tale. Knit the castle walls, or a gift for the baby princess, then at the end is the crown tee to celebrate the princess bride! Despite having such romantic inspiration, I have tried to keep everything modern and wearable. What is the sense of knitting something you won’t be able to use every day?

eBook : 2 patterns

This is a pattern bundle for those who want the cowl and mittens!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Throw
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Knitting: Pullover
Textured leaf-like shapes encircle the yoke of this pretty-but-modern sweater.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
Somewhere between a shawl, sweater, and sari, this elegant cardigan shares the same basic shape as my Sari Cardi but with a pretty lace twist!
Knitting: Pullover
A simple floral design wraps around the yoke of this pretty sweater.
Knitting: Earwarmers
Simple shaping is everything. Especially in this simple looking but elegant headband.
Knitting: Pullover
An intriguingly simple yoke construction sets up this top-down sweater!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Layed colorwork in laceweight yarn makes for a lightweight and visually complex toque!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Just a simple, modern stitch pattern on a nice slouchy toque.
Knitting: Headband
Working in a gauge commonly used in machine knitting, and only rarely by hand gives a result more perfect than you may have thought was possible!
Knitting: Cardigan
Just an easy wrap - something to throw over your favorite dress.
Knitting: Earwarmers
Traditional motifs in not-so-traditional colors!
Knitting: Earwarmers
Swirling leaves wrap around your head! If you flip it inside-out, you will have a sporty stripe instead.
Knitting: Earwarmers
Sometimes the simple things in life are the best - like an ultra-soft headband to keep your ears toasty!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Stacked pentagons climb up the sides of this toque!
Knitting: Headwrap
This motif makes me happy - I love the palm leaves!
Knitting: Headwrap
Classic mesh is lovely for the summer, and wide enough to keep your hair in place despite the wind!
Knitting: Headband
Graphic leaves pop out of this headband!
Knitting: Headband
These twisty little cables are deeply satisfying to knit, and delightful to wear!
Knitting: Earwarmers
A lace stitch converted to not have holes, which is not intuitive to follow. It is a challenge - testing your ability to follow the pattern exactly even when everything seems out of alignment! Just trust the chart (or written instructions), it will come together in the end!
Knitting: Earwarmers
Playful loopy cables go around this one!
Knitting: Cowl
There is nothing like a complex lace stitch with crisp geometry and flowing movement! I love to just look at it - and wear it!
Knitting: Pullover
Curving and climbing stitches surround the uniquely pretty yoke of this sweater!
Knitting: Cardigan
Changing seasons call for flexible clothing. In this case, a sweater that works for indoors and out. It is warm and covers you up, but not so warm and outerwear looking that you can’t wear it in. (and maybe I just hate hanging up coats, but when I can wear a sweater instead of a coat, I do!)
Knitting: Throw
Dancing, swirling lace motifs - but big!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Fun as it is to knit colorful and crazy garments, what I actually want to wear is a simple, versatile one. Like this. Just a basic tunic/tank top to wear over my skinnies.
Knitting: Headband
Keep those flyaways tamed in the summer, or keep your ears warm in the winter.
Knitting: Afghan block
Persian Dreams had six different hexagon designs, and a blank chart for you to make up your own. There is already an expansion pack with an additional 18 hexagons, this is a new set for 24 more!
Knitting: Cowl
A tube of colorwork worth every minute spent knitting!
Knitting: Afghan block
Wanting to make every hexagon different in your Persian Dreams Worsted ? Here are hexagons 9-24!
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Note: this pattern is written out for 3 different yarn weights and gauges lace weight at 8 stitches to the inch/2.25 mm needle
Knitting: Headband, Beanie, Toque
Simple, fast, fun.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes, I just want to make the most basic of toques with THIS SKEIN of yarn. This pattern has all the math already done, and will fit anyone from newborn to adult!
Knitting: Throw
This is for you - all you who loved Persian Dreams, but didn’t have time to knit it in fingering.
Knitting: Pullover
September is an exciting month for knitters. The weather becomes cooler, and you begin to want to wear all your woolen knits again. It feels cozy to sit and knit under your WIP.
Knitting: Cardigan
Form and function unite as one in this clever cardigan: a built-in belt wraps around the waist and stays put with the help of a large button. Knit from the bottom up, the Belt Cardi is knit back and forth, and the sleeves are knit in the round up to the underarm where they are joined to the yoke. The border is knit along with the body, and once...
Knitting: Tee
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Knitting: Collar
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Knitting: Cardigan
When March begins, the sun starts to come out regularly. Full of excitement, I want to run outside with no shoes and enjoy all the first tastes of Summer in the air. Despite the fact that it is not Summer; indeed, the temperature is barely above freezing!
Knitting: Cardigan
Swingy, simple cardigan with plenty of shaping! I love a cardigan I can pull on for those days that are cold enough to need a little something, but not so cold that I need a big parka. This one has a geometric stitch pattern along the bottom hemline, sporty stripes on the elbow, and a slimming shawl collar.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes, the most elaborate and the most simple pair together and fit perfectly. In this case, rustic tweedy yarns in the colors of denim, and a detailed pattern inspired by traditional brocade fabrics.
Knitting: Afghan block
Persian Dreams had six different hexagon designs, and a blank chart for you to make up your own. Some of you were entranced by the thought of more hexagons, but didn’t want to make up your own and you asked me to do it for you. Well, here it is!
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
Love complex lace, thin needles, cobweb weight yarn? Don’t know where/how you would wear a shawl? Here is the solution!
Knitting: Mittens
I love bold, almost abstract patterns. These mitts pair up some simple patterns along with bold roses!
Knitting: Pullover
There is a KAL for windbreak here. This KAL is aimed for those who already know the basics of knitting, but want to try a sweater for the first time! There will be “lessons” along the way on yarn choice, sizes, and how to change the pattern to fit your body. If you have already knit a couple sweaters, but want to learn more about making sweater...
Knitting: Cowl
Sometimes I just need a simple, but chunky, cowl. This one does the trick! The pattern includes two different sizes, just right for around the neck once and tall enough to keep your neck warm (shown in black), or long enough to wrap around twice, but short enough to wear as an infinity scarf (shown in pink). Malabrigo Worsted offers a little bi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Springy and smunchy rolls of stockinette keep your head extra warm! This stitch makes the toque stretchy and fun to play with and wear.
Knitting: Headband
I love knitting. Purling, less so. So you can imagine my delight at finding a stitch that uses 10 rows of knit for every 4 purled, is reversible, and won’t curl. Perfect!
Knitting: Headband
The most simple of patterns (a ribbed headband) with an easy twist!
Knitting: Headband
Weaving in and out, multi color yarn makes pretty little dots across a plain stockinette backdrop.
Knitting: Headband
Perched on the side of your head, this soft and springy bow gives you a distinctly sweet air.
Knitting: Headband
Knot some I-cord into a headband. I like my headbands simple for everyday use; this one is thin and unobtrusive, allowing you to wear it with a variety of hair styles.
Knitting: Headband
Reminiscent of gothic cathedrals, this tidy stitch pattern has sproingy stretch and I find it gratifying to “snap” the headband on. I love a little bit of drama in overall simple and apparently plain items!
Knitting: Headband
Subtle knit-purl chevrons keep this headband from curling. As much as I would like a stretchy, thin, band of stockinette to tie around my head, I know all I would get is a plump, rolled up tube of stockinette. The chevron pattern is a good second choice and lies perfectly flat with no fuss. In the loose gauge, you can only just see the differen...
Knitting: Headband
Elegantly simple, this reversible cable has the perfect amount of stretch to stay put. Sometimes, the simple things are what you really want to use.
Knitting: Headband
Cables have the ability to gracefully curve, and when I decided to make a “pinched oval” shaped headband, I could not help but think of cables. From the front/top, the cables are a simple border around the reverse stockinette center. But on the sides we see the cables break up and swoop inward.
Knitting: Headband
I often wear skinny headbands, and I was brooding over what you could do to make an interesting stitch pattern in I-cord. Beads! The pattern includes (and shows) three variations, but you can let your imagination go wild and change it up however you want. Consider the pattern a starting point.
Knitting: Mittens
Welcome to the Southwest Mystery Mitten KAL! MKAL chat thread is located here. More details about the MKAL can be found there.
Knitting: Cowl
Traditional geometric weaving patterns can translate beautifully into knitting! The technical requirements of how you use color are similar in both crafts, and can meld back and forth. Inspired by some striking items, I set out to make a (knit) cowl using strong and modern colors placed into old shapes. The result is fun and fresh!
Knitting: Throw
Climbing vines travel up this blanket, creating a simple but strong pattern.
Knitting: Tee
An elegant lace yoke makes a simple tee look much more complex than it really is.
Knitting: Cardigan
Combining the elegant drape of a sari with the casual fit of a cardigan for a unique sweater that could only be called Sari Cardi!
Knitting: Scarf
It is a long scarf that is pretending to be a square scarf. “Corners” knit in provide the angled looks, but it is as easy to wear as a basic long rectangle. Flat on the ground, the shape is a “W”
Knitting: Mittens
Worked on bias, these mitts are wonderfully comfortable, and give the illusion that you “pulled” them askew as you put them on.
Knitting: Cardigan
Wait, before you read on, pause and have a closer look! Guess how it is knit. Where do you cast on? Where do you cast off?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Short earflaps, without short rows. Those yellow stripes are “two rounds in contrast color” stripes. Simple, but effective.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
A curved hemline without short rows! And same for the neckline: the increases and decreases are arranged so they create a beautiful curve while working full straight rounds/rows.
Knitting: Pullover
Imagine a skyline filled with the onion shaped tops of eastern palaces… gracefully stacked up and peeping out of the morning mist. This is what I had in mind as I worked out the border along the bottom of this tunic.
Knitting: Slippers
A playful take on traditional Persian slippers. While I was very tempted to make them more traditional - coming in to a point at the front opening too, embroidered, and with soles for outdoor use; in the end I settled somewhere in between Persian shoes and American slippers.
Knitting: Mittens
Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look.
Knitting: Mittens
Elephant? But they are covered in flowers! The name may seem odd, but these mittens really were inspired by elephants. In India, there is a custom of painting ones elephant for special occasions. The chalky-bright paint in floral patterns on the rough grey skin is really stunning, and I wanted to recreate that effect in these mitts. This is why...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This toque was inspired by a flip through a tree guide. It was
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I often fall asleep watching the evergreens in my yard blow about in the wind. I remember back when they were planted and I could just see their tips through my window. Back then I used to watch the stars at night. Slowly those trees have grown and grown until I can only see one or two stars through them. I used to resent the trees covering the...
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by the texture of the bark of youthful trees. Simple,
Knitting: Skirt
A skirt that uses ever larger leaves to flare out.
Knitting: Pullover
My family was on vacation, trying to find our way through an unknown town. We were all watching out the windows for a certain street, when my Mom called everyone to look! We all whipped our heads to look out that window and saw a row of giant trees. But not any trees, these looked like Christmas trees. Only huge. I pulled out my camera as fast ...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Branches are one of the forms that fit in knitting and always look good! These are mirror images of each other, and have little “berries” at the tips. The shape is reminiscent of slender upright trees where the tips of the branches turn in, making the tree look smooth and introspective. Legwarmers are one of those things you don’t necessarily t...
Knitting: Throw
Dreaming of Persia? I have been ever since I began knitting this blanket! Hexagon motifs are grafted together to create a complex web of colorwork, all in eastern inspired motifs.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple twisty stitch makes a spiral pattern on this toque. The stitch pattern makes the twist all on its own, and is an easy stitch to memorize.
Knitting: Cowl
The dappled greens and browns blend in perfectly with the woods in early fall - I wanted to photograph this cowl in the woods, but having done a photo shoot for a sweater in this same yarn, I realized it is as good as camouflage.
Knitting: Tee
Pretty lace for active little girls!
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Slipped and cabled stitches twist up pooling in these fun cuffs!
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
A rippling stitch makes tracks in warm, fuzzy Reverie. These cuffs add a bit more warmth above your boots and stop any cold drafts from reaching your toes.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
In and out… cables combine to create a maze that reminds me of a wasps nest. When that maze is cashmere, the result is superbly warm!
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Slipped stitch braids climb up these cuffs and tangle up any pooling in multi color yarn.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Black on White, or White on Black? Just flip it upside down to change between them. Or - If you know you only want one combo, just knit from the shorter chart!
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Purl ridges make horizontal lines that wrap around your leg and give a unique up and down stretch that holds these cuffs on even when you are moving.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Special cables pinch up these cuffs here and there, and scrunch down into perfect layers. The sizes are for children to plus sized adults. The adult sizes use dk weight, the smaller childrens sizes use fingering.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Knit in the round, these cuffs have subtle seed stitch diamonds wrapped around them. They add an ultra cozy ring of warmth above your boot.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Pretty patterns inspired by vintage plates wrap about these cuffs. The sizes cover everyone from toddlers to plus sized adults.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Mini cables twist around and up this cuff. It is knit in the round, and includes sizes to cover toddlers to plus sized adults.
Knitting: Headband
Sweet as pie but secretly a hard project. Are you up for learning how to cable on wrong side rows? Any interest in grafting? This is the perfect place to learn!
Knitting: Headband
A fresh and summery headband. This is simple colorwork - you knit four rows in one color, then the next four in the other color. No stranding required!
Knitting: Headband
Crossed stitches swirl over and over wrapping around your head.
Knitting: Headband
A crisp and casual headband with a cute little knot on the back.
Knitting: Headband
Increases, decreases, and garter stitch combine in a fun and easy to knit headband that plays with handpainted yarn in a neat way. Alternating rows of solid yarn makes for fresh diagonal stripes.
Knitting: Headband
Knit in two colors, this headband is reversible. Each side has a bit of color showing from the other half.
Knitting: Headband
A clever Mobius Twist makes for a comfortable Headband. If you can knit, purl, and graft you can make this!
Knitting: Headband
A simple headband with braids adorning the sides.
Knitting: Headband
A simple headband that ties with a bow on top.
Knitting: Headband
Slipped ribs shatter color pooling and provide extra stretch to this headband. It is knit in the round.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Admiring old Estonian stitches, I began to wonder what would happen if I tried making the stitch larger. Perhaps each twig could become more than one stitch wide. Perhaps I could make them longer, and put more space between? This stole uses the “big twig stitch” as an all-over stitch.
Knitting: Tee
A highly detailed lace tee. Ever wanted to use nupps and lace on something other than a shawl?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A stylized bramble curves up this stole.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit from the bottom up, this sweater has modified raglan shaping and short rows to create seamless set in sleeves.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A toque so finely detailed it looks like fairies knit it.
Knitting: Pullover
A sleek hoodie with bias ribbed borders. If you are not ready to try to knit the borders and then graft them in ribbing, there are directions telling how to use regular ribbing instead.
Knitting: Throw
This blanket is knit on bias, from one corner to the other. It has seed stitch outlining “bricks”.
Knitting: Cowl
Uneven decrease and increase sections give organic movement to this cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love to take a favorite stitch pattern and modify it to become a larger repeat. In this case, I took a basic ripple pattern and made it wider, with unevenly sized ripples. Then the ripples themselves grown and shrink to make the ends of the stole taper.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater is meant to fly about in the wind. It is gathered in a diagonal line around the waist and is a very loose gauge. The sizing is loose because it is nice with quite a bit of negative ease, or you may want the front to overlap. The sizes are: 24 – 32 (28 – 36, 32 – 40, 36 – 44, 40 – 48, 44 – 52) inch bust.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fine cables at the top drip down and gather into increasingly deeper cables at the brim of this simple toque, something like how a river grows and grows as it moves down the mountains.
Knitting: Pullover
A spiralling stitch pattern twists about this sweater. All the shaping; sleeve, waist, and yoke, is done in the pattern. Despite looking complex, the stitch is very simple and it is easy to adjust the length of the sweater and add in more or less waist shaping. You might be surprised when you read the pattern!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple toque with a little arrowhead on one side.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit from the bottom up, this sweater uses a wave stitch as an all over pattern that then begins to get smaller and smaller as you knit the yoke. There are no half reapeats of the pattern in this sweater; the lace motif even matches up at the underarm!
Knitting: Mittens
Something about orderly rows of pine needles is very appealing. Somehow, they strike a nice balance between rigid order and lively randomness. Pine needles also translate well into lace knitting, and make for a stately but casual stitch pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
A simple seamless sweater with a tree motif on the front and back.
Knitting: Headband
A simple headband with a wide feather on one side. I was thinking about tucking a feather behind the ear, and knitting a feather stitch pattern, and so put the ideas together.
Knitting: Headband
The lace between the cables reminds me of gothic windows - which is where the name came from.
Knitting: Headband
A fun to knit twisted pattern. Easy to make wider or slimmer, and simple to make child sized.
Knitting: Headband
A lace headband with a stitch that reminds me of a rope.
Knitting: Headband
A Headband using a stitch pattern inspired by the estonian “chain heart” stitch patterns.
Knitting: Headband
Waves of lace that shape the headband from skinny to wide as you go around.
Knitting: Headband
A simple but effective lace headband. Perfect for varigated yarns.
Knitting: Headband
A pretty back and forth headband that ties up with a bow!
Knitting: Headband
A textured headband.
Knitting: Headband
A delicate headband with a bow on top.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bit by bit, playing with a favorite lace stitch turned it into a large feather motif. I could not resist the urge to crowd some feathers together into a lace stole. I always want to think of it as a wing, yet the placement and the overall look is so completely not like a wing that I just can’t! The feather motif is fascinating to knit, it is no...
Knitting: Cardigan
A Seamless back and forth lace cardigan. The lace stitch is matched in the underarms and the yoke so there are only whole repeats of the motif. Try to find where the underarm joins the yoke… it is nearly impossible to locate without knowing exactly the row it took place on because you knit it!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Baby Blanket with a big leaf motif. The instructions are both written out line by line and charted.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A baby version of my Falling Leaves Blanket pattern! Lace, knit all in one. The points at the tops of the leaves are perfect for tucking around arms and feet and heads - this blanket wraps around children beautifully!
Knitting: Scarf
Why not wrap up in a vine with leaves?
Knitting: Scarf
A unique scarf that features a feather motif surrounded by double yarn overs.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Increases and decreases push a strand of stockinette back and forth and back and forth and soon enough it looks like you laced the legwarmers up!
Knitting: Throw
A generously sized cabled blanket. The pattern is a sort of web of overlapping cables that swirl together at the ends. Simple, yet not that simple!
Knitting: Cardigan
A surprisingly warm but very lightweight cardigan.
Knitting: Mittens
Seamless mittens with a fluttery lace ribbing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple toque that uses a lace ribbbing that flutters back and forth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit from the bottom up, this toque uses a stitch inspired by pine needles. It is sized from baby (as shown) all the way up to adult, although in the original book version there is only one size available (baby).
Knitting: Mittens
These are my practical gloves. They are knit at a tighter gauge than the ball band indicates so they will block snow and wind, and are fitted smoothly to your hand so they don’t flop around and get in the way. Yes, these are gloves you can open doorknobs with.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Toque, densly knit with a spiral pattern. Lots of fun to knit, the stitch pattern is super easy to memorize.
Knitting: Pullover
Tweed pullover with diamond cables up the sides and under the arms
Knitting: Pullover
A longer sweater in a heavy weight yarn, with lace ribbing.
Knitting: Pullover
Silky tweed has been changed to lemon Tweed.
Knitting: Headwear - Other
A headscarf in a fun wavy lace stitch! The first rows will be tricky as this is fine yarn on big needles, but once you get used to it, it will not be hard anymore.
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread
Falling Leaves now contains complete charts!
Knitting: Headwrap
A lace headscarf, made in a a stitch adapted from the traditional ostrich feather pattern.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Knit from the top down, this sock uses kitchner stitch to close the bottom, but if you hate kitchner, go ahead and three needle bind off!
Knitting: Cardigan
Soft and simply shaped, this cardi is just perfect for Spring, or any time you need a breath of warmth.
Knitting: Headband
This is a light, very thin scarf that I like to use as a headband. It is a very good project for when you do not want to bother with swatching or checking gauge - even if you made it twice as small of gauge, it would still wrap around your head and look nice! It could be worn as a scarf, but I think it is too thin.
Knitting: Pullover
Simple stripes in cool cotton. Easy to wear, easy to wash.