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This blanket style cardigan is worked all in one piece from the top down, with raglan shaping for the sleeves, and eyelet increases for the back. The front opening is finished with a neat slipped stitch edging. It can be worn open for a waterfall effect, or closed with a pin.
The spirit behind this design is something cozy you want to throw on top of your pyjamas for weekend breakfasts. Of course it would be also great for going to school, the grocery store, a football game, walking your dog, lounging around your home, or whatever else you love - or need - to do. It’s also a nod to the current colour blocking t...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Sundara created this amazing colour she named ‘The Great Pacific’, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to design for it. This pattern was initially offered as part of a kit exclusively to subscribers of Sundara’s Yarn Lovers Luxury Yarn and Pattern Collection. You can now purchase it here, and combine it with the yarn of...
Inspired by thoughts of walking on California beaches, and designed to be just like your favourite sweatshirt only much cuter! Easy top-down raglan construction, with a handy kangaroo pocket. The hardest part will be to choose which colours for the stripes, or whether to make it one solid colour.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate or detect underwater objects. Dolphins use sonar by producing high pitched clicks. When these clicks hit an object, some of the sound echoes back to them. They listen to the echo, and based on the time it takes for the echo to come back to them, they know the distance of the object.
Ursa Minor is a constellation in the the northern sky, (also known as the Little Dipper) notable for its use in locating the North Star at the end of its tail. The North Star is a fixed point in the sky from which to draw measurements for celestial navigation -- just in case you find yourself stuck in the middle of the ocean without a GPS :).
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I thought that surely it must be possible to create something that functions as a shawl or scarf without following one of the traditional shapes, but instead is created through the use of ‘building blocks’ that are contiguous and seamlessly joined. I am super pleased with what a wearable and versatile accessory it turned out to be!
This swingy cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back. The rounded front edges are shaped with more eyelet increases, as well as short rows. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the short rows; otherwise only very basic skills ar...
Worked from the top down in one piece. The pattern includes 2 versions that differ only in the way the edges are made. The EASY VERSION requires knowledge of basic CO on and BO methods. The I-CORD VERSION produces a more polished edge, and uses i-cord CO and i-cord BO for all edges. Instructions for i-cords are provided in the pattern.
Protect yourself from the cold in this simple dress, with flattering shaping, cozy pockets, and garter stitch detailing. It is worked from the top down in one piece, and is intended to fit with just a little positive ease. If your proportions are different than the pattern, it is not difficult to adjust it to fit.
This cozy cardigan is worked from the top down, and requires only a minimal amount of seaming. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the pockets, which are not complicated! Also included are instructions for i-cord edges, but you can work garter edges if you prefer to avoid i-cording.
A cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, worked in one piece from the top down, which means you can easily change the length of the sleeves and body as you like. You could also add more buttons if you prefer a closed cardigan. Instructions are given for working the sleeves flat, but they can be worked in the round if you prefer. It would look great ...
A long-sleeved T with a flattering neckline and rolled hems, worked from the top down, entirely seamlessly. Suitable for an adventurous beginner who has an understanding of top down raglan construction, is familiar with working in the round on 2 circular needles and simple increase and decrease stitches. Here is a tutorial for making symmetrical...
This cardigan involves no seaming, as it is constructed starting with the yoke, and each subsequent piece is picked up directly from the last piece, and the sleeves are knit in the round on 2 circular needles (although you may choose to knit the sleeves flat, in which case you will need to seam.) The length of both the sleeves and the body can e...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
A top down, seamless raglan, A-line top, featuring just a touch of lace and very slightly puffed sleeves. It is designed for a light dk yarn with some drape. The sleeve and body shaping and trim can easily be modified to suit your style. Suitable for an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter.
A very basic top down raglan with almost no seaming required. Includes sizing / shaping for both men and women, and (despite its name) a crew-neck variation as well. It is designed to be a casual, loose fit, but could easily be made more fitted by increasing the waist shaping rows and choosing a size that fits more closely. The neck trim can als...