Helen Whatley

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Legwarmers
This cabled leg warmer uses two-color stranded knitting to allow the cables to really pop. It has increases buried in the cable structure, and just a little bit of corrugated ribbing at the top.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fairly simple slouch hat with a few twists to keep things interesting. While the orignal was done with 2 skeins of Skacel Simply Cria by Hikoo (95 yds/25 grams; 100% super baby alpaca), testers used other yarns with great success. Note, I had only 8” of yarn left when I finished the original -- before weaving in the end. I do not...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
2017 Started in turmoil. Women marched on Washington D.C. in the millions - all wearing a simple hat - the “Pussy Hat”. I designed my own, because I really didn’t like the standard way that included side seams. I also wanted to accent to ears a bit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This colorful slouch hat was designed to benefit research on Sjogrens Syndrome. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Sjogrens Syndrome Research for the first year after publication. Thereafter, 25% will go to SSR.
Knitting: Legwarmers
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Knitting: Legwarmers
These leg warmers are intended to slouch casually over the tops of shoes, while still reaching all the way up the calf.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a very simple, top down, leg warmer pattern, worked in the round. It is available for three different yarn weights (Aran, Worsted, and DK), and three sizes: S (Youth (8-14) , M (Young Adult) and L (Adult), and can be purchased separately for $1.00 per pattern, or in a booklet with other leg warmer patterns for $5.00. All proceeds from pa...
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a very simple, top down, leg warmer pattern, worked in the round. It is available for three different yarn weights (Aran, Worsted, and DK), and three sizes: S(Youth (8-14) , M (Young Adult) and L (Adult), and can be purchased separately for $1.00 per pattern, or in a booklet with other leg warmer patterns for $5.00.
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a very simple, top down, leg warmer pattern, worked in the round. It is available for three different yarn weights (Aran, Worsted, and DK), and three sizes: S(Youth (8-14) , M (Young Adult) and L (Adult), and can be purchased separately for $1.00 per pattern, or in a booklet with other leg warmer patterns for $5.00.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Adrienne Augard (who wore opera gloves with panache) might well have donned these lacy gauntlets. Though they cover your arms to the elbow, their linen/acrylic blend keeps them from being too hot for late summer or early fall. They also work well in a more wool oriented yarn – if chill chasing is in order.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat at the request of a friend of mine whose co-worker had been diagnosed with leukemia.
Knitting: Cowl
This lovely lace cowl is knit back and forth following a provisional cast on, and then kitchenered closed. The dayflower lace pattern has been mirrored, and can be adapted to a wider cowl with ease.
Knitting: Scarf
This easy scarf, designed by Elizabeth Ruby for Fiber Dancer Designs,
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this particular cowl for my mother. It’s a quick knit, using only one ball of yarn, and will either keep you toasty warm, or simply provide an elegant alternative to turtleneck’s indoors depending on your fiber choice.
Knitting: Cowl
This lacy cowl has a slightly asymmetrical pattern, starting from unequal scallops along the bottom edge. Though neither the charts nor written instructions do not actually ask for them, beads can be successfully introduced for an even more elegant cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This Intermediate level design was inspired by Miriam Feltons’ Icarus. It is closer to a faroese shape than her triangle, and has many layers of feathered ends, and uses beads! This shawl works well at a variety of gauges, on a variety of yarns… and can be successfully knit in lace-weight, light fingering, fingering, or even light sp...
Knitting: Scarf
Finished Size: 48” x 4” (7” stretched).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern uses Cat Bordhi’s Moebius Cast On
Knitting: Scarf
I designed this scarf for the OFA Red Scarf Project in conjunction with Donna Druchunas’ blogtour for Ethnic Knitting Discovery. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this scarf will be donated to OFA to support their wonderful work on behalf of foster children in college.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Also available for purchase in hardcopy, contact me directly for more information
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The yarn is intentionally knit a bit loosely. Pattern includes instructions for both a ruffled and non-ruffled edge. The ruffled edge takes another 3/4 skein of yarn.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This toe up sock design sprung from Cat Bordhi’s new sock architectures and Just Our Yarn’s lovely sock yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
Use a high halo DK weight yarn, or a light worted yarn. (Also tested in Lion Brand Imagine).