Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
The Walking Tour Scarf is a lovely riot of color and traditional Fair Isle patterns inspired by images of native Shetland flowers: 36 shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn, to be exact. But don’t panic: in true Fair Isle style only two colors are used in any one round.
Knitting: Pullover
The beautiful soft neutrals of birch bark--twelve shades of gray, tan, orange, and slate blue Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn--wend their way in and out of a mysterious geometric Komi motif.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Starry Night cardigan takes its inspiration from Van Gogh’s wild sky in flight. The heathery shades of Elemental Affects Natural Shetland yarn add depth to the swirling stranded bands at hip and yoke. Waist shaping emphasizes the feminine look of this lightweight garment.
Knitting: Cardigan
The dainty blossoms of dicentra--bleeding heart--droop from lacy leaves against a deep, mysteriously heathered green. This seamless yoke cardigan is knit in the round, with steek for the front opening. Full instructions for securing and cutting the steek are included in the pattern. Waist shaping and 3/4-length sleeves emphasize the feminine loo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Northern New Mexico in October—green and gold glow in the slanted light of autumn while lavender-tinted gray-blue clouds loom in the background. Although this cap has lots of colors—14!—only two are used in each row, and the classic Norwegian star motif is easy enough for beginners.
Knitting: Pullover
The Helsinki Sweater is a graceful yoke design with short rows and waist shaping to give a flattering fit. The body of the sweater is a deep olive green; the many oranges and subtle greens of the Turkish motif in the yoke give an overall effect of mid-century Scandinavian pottery designs: thus, the name Helsinki Sweater.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
”I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This Cascade Cap pattern comes in two colorways: the Natural version showcases the soft browns and grays of Shetland sheep, while the stronger colors of the Winter version were inspired by a drive across the Cascade Mountains one cold December.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Fluorescent pinks paired with haunting purples and blues--a sunset in December is a show-stopper! This classic Fair Isle design uses 8 colors.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Riding the ferry across Puget Sound on an early winter morning you are surrounded by foggy blues and blurry browns, reflected in this classic Fair Isle tam.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A dusty summer day in Montana spent searching for garnets trapped in granite inspired the colors in this classic Fair Isle tam. Eight colors are used in this design.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Rainforest mosses and lichens greens can be bright or muted--and the little moss spores are always surprising! Eight colors are used in this classic Fair Isle design.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Small mountain lakes reflecting bright blue skies and encircled by leafy trees inspired this classic Fair Isle tam design. Eight colors are used in this pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In a nod to mid-century Scandinavian designers, soft gray-greens form a soothing backdrop for oranges that range from muted deep shades to Halloween bright in this slightly slouchy cap.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A classic Fair Isle, loose-fitting cap in the colors of an American Fourth of July!
Knitting: Throw
The Parcheesi Afghan is a variant of a log cabin quilt, knit in garter stitch. The original was knit in Shetland jumperweight yarn--more than 30 colors were used. But you could use fewer colors and heavier yarn if you choose!
Knitting: Scarf
This is a very large and cushy scarf to cuddle down into when the weather gets bad. The interest comes from reverse-stockinette welts and color changes that produce purl show-through of color. You need 6 colors of a soft, fuzzy, sport-weight or fingering-weight yarn--see the pattern for a breakdown of yardage needed by color.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ravens are more than black! Seven shades of purples (and some surprises!) dance together in this cap.
Knitting: Pillow
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