Heather Storta

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 2 patterns

Want to know more about thrumming? You’ve come to the right place! This ebook is chock full of information about thrumming - from the history of the craft to how to make and use thrums in your knitting. Two of my thrummed knitted patterns are also included!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This reversible hat is a great way to learn brioche knitting! The brim starts off with a two-color brioche rib in the round, and then simple decreases and increases are added for the “swirl” of the body of the hat. Designed to fit as a watch-cap/toque style, the brim can easily be made longer. Written for three sizes, from baby to adult.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater began as a “what if” exercise. What if I had designed an Aran sweater for my Master Knitter Level 3 sweater instead of a Fair Isle one? With that in mind, I set out to design this sweater (minus the bobble requirement!), which is a simple, traditional drop-shoulder silhouette, with saddle shoulders. This could easily be a unisex sw...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The rib pattern in these socks make for a pair of very squishy socks! The ribbing pattern is easy to work, but makes for a less boring knit than just ‘plain rib’. They have a good bit of stretch as well. Knit cuff down with a sole side gusset, directions for two sizes are included.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This quick-to-knit ornament would make a cute gift tag, or a sweet tree ornament for the holidays. The lace pattern in the cupcake is a modified form of feather and fan lace, and the alternating patterning makes for an almost 3-d effect.
Knitting: Containers
This sweet set of three baskets is the perfect project for learning entrelac knitting! They are felted after knitting, so any number of tension woes are completely hidden. Worked in vibrant colors, they are the perfect household accessory for Spring! Use them to hold any trinkets you need rounded up. Bonus: they can store nested inside each oth...
Knitting: Dress
My grandmother taught me how to crochet, and while I was making this dress I thought of her. Her middle name was Delia, which I always loved, and it seemed like the perfect name for this frilly dress. This was a design that went from paper to finished item easily, and ended up exactly how I envisioned it in my head. From its flutter sleeves to ...
Knitting: Earwarmers
I wear my hair in ponytails and buns quite often, even in winter, and hats don’t tend to work very well when my hair is up. Ear warmers to the rescue! This super soft ear warmer can keep my ears warm more comfortably when my hair is up. A pom-pom adds a little extra flair. An added bonus is that it only requires one 50g skein of a luxury sport-...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I found this lace pattern in a Japanese stitch dictionary and just had to use it in a pair of socks! The pattern reminded me of a wheat chain link bracelet design. When worked in a neutral or dark-color yarn and in the larger size, it would make a great pair of men’s socks. These socks are worked toe-up with a reverse heel-flap heel and a cente...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Using slip stitches and cables, the diagonal weave pattern in these mitts has the perfect texture and density to keep out the chill. This is a great pattern to try out cabling without a cable needle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl does not have the traditional Estonian shape of a rectangle with a separately sewn-on lace edging but is in the more modern top-down triangle style, with a lace edging knitted as part of the shawl. Nupps and star stitches are used in abundance, giving the knitter lots of opportunities to practice these techniques! Knitting with fine-...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This stitch pattern reminded me of torches, hence the name of these socks. Since only one color is used at a time, the stitch pattern is not difficult. Cable stitches mixed in with the slipped stitches make for an interesting knit. Worked toe-up with a round toe and afterthought heels, these socks are a great use of slightly variegated yarns th...
Knitting: Cowl, Muff
Keep the winter chill away with this thrummed cowl and muff set! Both are easy to knit, giving you a perfect project to try out thrumming. The muff will keep your hands nice and toasty, while the fitted cowl will keep your neck warm. Buttons add a bit of interest, as well as allowing you to cinch the cowl up for those extra cold days. The cowl ...
Knitting: Scarf
This stylish and unusual scarf is easier to knit than it looks! The ‘flare’ is created by a simple and easy to memorize lace pattern that leads into ribbing for the body of the scarf. Simple short rows are used to create a ‘square’ neckline at the top, and the ‘flare’ is then repeated in reverse at the end.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the pattern used in my Beginning Fair Isle class.
Knitting: Mittens
Thrummed mittens are the perfect item to practice thrumming on! They are super warm and comfy, and keep your hands warm on frigid days. These mittens use a super simple afterthought thumb, making them easy for advanced beginners to knit.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Fiddleback wood, or Flame Maple, is a beautiful wood grain often used to make fiddles and guitars. When I came across this particular cable pattern it reminded me of the lovely undulating wood grain of the back of a fiddle. This wide cowl starts with a short section of rib which flows right into the cabled pattern. While not technically reversi...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
I fell in love with this slipped stitch pattern after using it for a swatch in level 3 of the Master Hand Knitter program, and I thought it would be perfect on a pair of socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design was inspired by the tightly coiled cone shaped shells of the Turritella genus of sea snails. The spiral lace pattern on these socks, which looks much more complicated than it is, has a very tight bias which twists down the leg.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Silicon Carbide, or Moissanite, is a rare natural mineral. It is almost as hard as diamonds, and has a fiery brilliance—so it is sometimes used as a diamond gemstone substitute. I found it a fitting name for this shawl made with several different diamond motifs.
Knitting: Vest
This vest was designed for my son, who loves watching football, hence the ‘playbook’ name instead of the more traditional ‘hugs and kisses’ that the cable pattern evokes.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat was originally designed and knit as my TKGA Master Knitter level 3 hat project. The brim is knit side-to-side, with stitches picked up to then knit the body in the round. Cables move up the hat to intertwine at the crown. The hat is designed to fit in a slouchy beret style.
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
Cuff down socks, started with a dainty picot cast on. Lace on cuff, with a single lace motif on instep. Short Row heels and toes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The focal point of these socks is the intricate leaf lace featured down the center front and back of the socks. The leaves are framed nicely by a ‘trellis’ of small cables on either side. These socks are knit from the cuff down, and are constructed with a standard flap and gusset heel and wedge toe.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitted my Beginner’s Socks and ready to move on to fingering weight yarn and knit some ‘real’ socks? Then this pattern is for you! I’ll still walk you through each step, just in case, but I’m sure you’re ready to knit some socks you can actually wear in shoes!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
An easy beginner sock tutorial pattern for a pair of ‘house socks’.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These cuff-down socks were inspired by the yarn— the colorway Maize in FibroFibers Archie, dyed by my good friend, Brooke.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Note: * Knitty version errata - there is an error in the Final Feather chart! The first k2tog in row 9 should be a knit stitch. (Many thanks to Twinkerbell for the heads up!)*
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Child to adult size socks, with ribbing throughout to aid in fitting a wide range of widths, and providing some stretch in the length as well. The bottom of the heel is reinforced for padding and durability.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
An Illusion knit washcloth/dishcloth pattern design. Knit in dischcloth cotton - gauge is not important. Washcloths are a quick way to try out the Illusion Knit technique.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pavo is the scientific genus of Peacocks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
NOTE: New Revision is now available (1/16/2011)
Knitting: Ankle Sock
An easy beginner sock pattern for a pair of ‘house socks’.
Knitting: Eye mask
A free pattern for a knitted mask with a crocheted edging.
Knitting: Socks - Other
An easy Yoga Sock pattern to keep your feet warm while leaving your toes and heels free to grip your mat.