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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Cha Feel” is what my 18 year old college bound son says to me when he means “make sense?” or “do you feel me?” or “get it?” This saying/phrase comes from the movie 21 Jump Street.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I had a job that was a soul sucking experience (I exaggerate a bit). The Final Straw happened one day and I said “enough”. I found a new job and left the horrible one behind. I started designing this project when I made the decision to leave (it did take 5 months to find the new job). I am a positive person so even though the name of...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a knitted Parallelogram that lets you use your color style to create a unique and stylish shawl. It has been a year since I wrote and published a knitting pattern. Many ideas have come off my needles but this is the first pattern in a long time that makes me think other knitters would enjoy the freedom of this design.
Knitting: Cowl
This knitted cowl can also be worn as an infinity scarf. It uses fingering weight yarn held doubled throughout and incorporates a 1x1 rib, 2x2 rib along with increases and decreases.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
This knitted hat is a terrific way to use that special skein of sock yarn. Use fingering weight yarn held doubled on US 6 needles for the brim then switch to US 8 needles for the body of this slouch hat. DPN’s are needed for the crown.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Rain” is a knitted shawl which has a ruffled edge, a basic lace pattern and it is created in two pieces to create a V-shaped back.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This knitted lacey spring/summer shrug will knit up quickly in a worsted weight cotton yarn. It will keep your shoulders warm when the sun goes down.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This is one of five original designs in Ann Hood’s new book “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
For a limited time this pattern is on sale for $1! Enjoy your Summer!
Knitting: Headwrap
This is one of five original designs in Ann Hood’s new book “knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
This is one of five original designs in Ann Hood’s new book “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Happy Summer! This pattern is on sale for a dollar for a limited amount of time.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These knitted fingerless arm warmers will keep you warm during the fall while apple picking, going for a walk, or just sitting out on your front porch. Plus they are a great way to use up sock stash!
Knitting: Headwrap
This new design is on sale for $2 till Halloween.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is on sale for a limited amount of time.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Ayr” is a long weekend project if you have the desire for a quick “finished knitted piece” fix. This knitted shawl is the perfect Holiday accessory due to its lightweight and elegant drape. It uses a Bulky yarn paired with a Fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Priorities” is a large rectangular shawl that is comprised of five triangles. When you just need to knit for the therapy: having your hands busy so your head can get some clarity is the goal of this knitting design.
Knitting: Cowl
“Seamill” is a fast and easy knit for the beginner knitter. All you need to know is how to knit and purl (2x2 rib for the edges and the middle is just the knit stitch). The stripes are not hard so don’t let that deter you from trying your hand at circular knitting (size US 11, 24” circulars). There are only 38 rounds to b...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
For a limited time this pattern is on sale for $1! Enjoy your Summer!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Sunray” is a knitted semi-circle shawl made in one piece with a DK weight yarn. Once blocked this piece has the ability to “grow”. The directions give you row by row instructions and are ideal for the knitter who is new to lace knitting.
Knitting: Scarf
The East Coast had a horrible, massive snow storm called “Nemo” years ago. I know knitters have amazing stashes and many of my local knitting friends can not get to a yarn store over the next few days. Here is a pattern where you can go “shopping” in your stash and end up with a beautiful, soft, stylish scarf. Stay warm, ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
“Zimmill” is a cabled pillbox hat that utilizes short rows and an XO cable to create a stylish look. It is knit in one piece then uses the kitchener stitch to join the live stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Nardini” is the name of a Mystery Shawl Knit Along that took place in Feb 2013. The pattern is now available for download (it is a 10 page pattern).
Knitting: Stocking
“Head Snuggler” is a pointed hat that will keep your little one’s head warm throughout the chilly months of winter. Pick two of your favorite colors in order to create stipes or choose a yarn like Liberty Wool by Classic Elite that will stripe on its own.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Be True to Yourself” is a easy to knit shawl that uses five colors in stockinette stitch with a crochet boarder. There are beads used when you cast on for each edge, plus during the crochet edge. Let us start with some beads, add some color, do some simple shaping, create a decorative border, sew on a jazzy button and end up with a ...
Knitting: Pullover
“Borderline” is a knitted oversized striped sweater using five different colors of Fresco. The sweater is knit cuff to cuff sideways in one piece. The pattern has row by row instructions and is a 5 page PDF. The needles used are US 7 & 9 circular 16” & 24” needles or the size needed to obtain gauge. The finished m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Renewal” is a wonderful project for the new knitter or for the knitter who does not want to concentrate on their knitting. This simple knitted wrap is designed to be worn in a few different ways due to the placement of two buttons. All of which will give you warmth, comfort and flair.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This patterns is perfect for the knitter who wants to make an easy elegant wrap. The Rowan Kid Silk Haze is lace weight and will create a 20” x 83” wrap. The Mojo is closer to a worsted weight and on the same size needle will create a 24” x 60” wrap. (GAUGE: Kid Silk Haze: 16 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch / Mojo: 12 sts = 4” in stockinette)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Ba-Da Bing” is my favorite pattern so far in my design career mainly due to the lovely women that took part in the KAL. This pattern started as a KAL in February of this year which officially ends on March 18, 2012. To find out more about the KAL take a look at the “gurls of fresh purls” group and look at the Mystery Sha...
Knitting: Pullover
“Glow” is a oversized sweater that can be worn with an off the shoulder glamorous look. The body of the sweater is created in one piece, the elbow length sleeves are then picked up and worked down in a 2x2 rib. This is a simple lace pattern that creates a lovely drape with the beaded silk yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Luxury” is a knitted reversible shawl that can also be worn as a scarf, poncho or as a buttoned cowl. The three buttons are optional as is the single crochet edge created on the short side edges.
Knitting: Poncho
“Shalimar” is a knitted poncho with one sleeve and with decorative edging for the collar, cuff and hemline.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
“Amtrack” are knitted fingerless mittens that use a series of decreases and increases to create a formed fit around the wrist. The cuffs are long so when pulled up they cover your forearms. Due to the wrist shaping you are able to scrunch them so they “bag” around your wrists without slipping onto your hands.
Knitting: Cowl
“Cowlicious” is your basic cowl but with a ruffle on each edge. The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Balance Bulky and a US 13, circular 24” needle or for a smaller cowl 2 skeins of Tosh Chunky and a US 11 needle. This is a quick (2 days) project with a flirty end result. Wear the cowl doubled for a form fitting cowl or layer for ...
Knitting: Bracelet
“Cufflink” is a knitted beaded bracelet that makes an amazing gift for a special friend. This pattern will give you virtually instant gratification, plus you can use lots of your stash for this project.
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Knitting: Mittens
HAPPY SPRING!!! This is a free download to help keep your hands warm during all of the spring baseball games you might need to attend.
Knitting: Cowl
“Sarafina” is a knitted cowl that can be worn as a scarf or wrapped twice around your neck for a lovely cowl. This design is knit in the round with a simple lace panel. There are short rows utilized to create an unusual shape (hour glass almost).
Knitting: Poncho
“Clearwater” is a knitted cowl that flows into a poncho with short row lace edging and a knitted picot cast off. This was made during a road trip from MA to FL! My test knitter thinks this is a terrific TV watching knitting project.
Knitting: Scarf
“Fog” is a knitted reversible 3x3 ribbed scarf with directions for two different gauges. The bulky version uses two strands of Zara (6 skeins) held together on a US 11, while the sport version uses one strand of Shepherd Sport (2 skeins) on a US 6. Both versions are included in the pattern and can be made wider by adding a multiple o...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“Hope” is a super easy knitted hat pattern that comes in five sizes (newborn, baby, child, woman, man)! This is my “go-to” hat pattern since you can stripe it, put in some fair isle work, take away the ribbed brim and basically just make it unique.
Knitting: Cowl
“Slater” is perfect for road trips. I knit the ShiBui black cowl during the drive to Charlemont for some Whitewater Rafting! The ShiBui yarn was a dream! The short version uses all of the 210 yard skein from Dream in Color.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Do you have a skein of sock yarn in your stash that you LOVE? Do you have a US 8, circular 24” needle? Yes….then this is the shawl for you to knit!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
We are in the middle of a snow filled winter here in New England. This is the perfect time for cabled fingerless mittens. Don’t have a pair, no worries, since “Shout” will not take you long at all to knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Slouch is a knitted hat that has a baggy, slouchy appearance. This pattern is perfect for a beginner knitter. Plus, it comes in three sizes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Zwirn is a hat filled with cables that twist and turn. There is also a lace panel that runs between the cables. This hat pattern has a matching fingerless mitten pattern called Shout.
Knitting: Cape
Ripple is a knitted cape that remains in place due to the nature of the shaping, the tacked down sleeve seams and the use of fingering sock yarn. If you substitute yarns, the stripe pattern will be highlighted better if the main color is a semi-solid and the contrast color is a variegated. The nice thing about this pattern is you only need two s...
Knitting: Cowl
This past week a very nice customer came into the store where I work, Fresh Purls, and showed us this super cute/fun/versatile cowl/hood/shawl item that looked machine knit. I went home fairly jazzed to try and make a hand knit version. Within three days I have made two and I have a third on the needles. This is a terrific stash buster since you...
Knitting: Cowl
The basics: its a snood, a cowl, a hood, a scarf, a cowl or a wrap that stays ON. The yarn is a dream to knit with and the finished result is like cashmere without the cost. I used 5 skeins of Twist with enough left over to make a hat.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Need a weekend project? Here it is…get 5 skeins of Blue Sky Multi Cotton…take your US 10.5 needles and cast on 69 stitches…the rest is in the directions. This shrug can be made out of any lofty worsted weight yarn. I have made it out of Claudia Handpaints Merino 55 which is a merino/silk blend with 165 yards per skein. I used t...
Knitting: Poncho
This poncho is fully designed for the knitter in mind. The armholes are placed so you can easily knit (crochet) while wearing a long poncho. In the notes section of the pattern it explains how to adjust the armhole placement, make it shorter and therefore less wide. The poncho pictured measures 27” in length, 22” neck width and 68...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Sock yarn is not just for socks! Use two strands of sock yarn held together on US 7 double pointed needles to make these comfy, colorful, warm and washable mittens. They are easy to make larger (size will fit the average women’s hand) by adding stitches in multiples of 4…just keep the thumb gusset the same.
Knitting: Stocking
This hat uses US 6 and US 8, 16” circular needles and US 8 double pointed needles. You will only need one skein of the Liberty Wool (even for the toddler size). This soft yarn self stripes but a solid worsted weight washable wool would work well.
Knitting: Cowl
Superior and Nirvana held together create the softest and lightest fabric! The Cocco (pompom) rounds create youth!. Next time, I would keep knitting with the Superior and Nirvana for 20” before doing a second round of Cocco to create a face framing hood. If you do knit for more than 9” between the Cocco rounds you will have plenty of...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This easy and fun hat only uses one skein of the Wool Cotton yarn. You can substitute Zara or another DK weight that has about 130 yards. I started on a US 5 16” circular and moved to a US 7. You also need US 7 dpn’s for the crown. I found a super cute turtle button (hence the name) that made me design a hat to hold the button. Never...
Knitting: Vest
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s PI shawl was the inspiration for this vest. You start with 9 sts on #4 dpn’s and end up with over 500 sts on a 40” needle. I used 5 different colors of Koigu Kppm - 2 skeins of each color. You can easily use Claudia Handpaints or Shibui as well. I have taught a class on this concept and the 6 vests have t...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Happy Memorial Day!
Knitting: Poncho
This pattern is on sale for one dollar (usually $6) for a limited time.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
I designed this pattern to teach students how to do fair isle color work. Everyone who has taken the class so far has ended up with a lovely looking flap hat and most students have gone on to do more in-depth fair isle work.
Knitting: Poncho
This is a terrific way to knit up a fast cabled poncho. Grab your US 19 needles and 300 yards of super bulky yarn.
Knitting: Containers
One skein is enough to make one basket (but only in one color). However, since you probably want the handle and rim of the basket to be a different color - why not make two?
Knitting: Poncho
This poncho is created with a strand from each yarn held together throughout the entire piece. You could substitute any fingering sock yarn for the Anne (560yds) and a DK weight yarn for the Blue Heron yarn (520 yards). The yarn you mix with the sock yarn should have rayon, silk or a fiber that will help the poncho have weight and therefore drape.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat can be knit within 3 hours - honest! Only one skein of Malabrigo Chunky or two of the Cortina yarn is needed. Both are sooooo soft due to the Merino wool. The row gauge is fairly important on this hat due to the 28 round pattern.
Knitting: Vest
I needed a quick fix - immediate gratification was key - hence Sprint. This is an easy one piece project knit from the left side to the right side. The top and bottom edge has some crochet. I did not crochet the front edges since I liked the way they naturally curled creating a pretty closure when a shawl pin was added.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elizabeth Zimmerman is one of my favorite designers. This shawl was created based on her PI shawl, which is based on the mathematical principle of Pi.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wrap can also be used at a baby stroller blanket especially using the washable Comfort yarn. The finished measurements are 21.5” x 53” so if you make a stroller blanket only work till the piece measures 33”. You will use less yarn too…think 4 skeins instead of 5.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is on sale for one dollar (usually $6) for a limited time.
Knitting: Headband
This is a new yarn from Misti International. It is 50% Merino and 50% Alpaca. It is wonderful to knit with! I think you can get two headbands from one skein. This pattern took less than 2 hours to knit from cast on to weaving in the ends. I could not find a pattern I liked for a headband that was knit in the round so I decided to come up with my...
Knitting: Mittens
This is a very easy mitten pattern that you can custom fit to your hand. Hold the Magnolia and Pirouette together to create an elegant pair of crazy soft mittens. Sheep One and Manos both work beautifully for this design (yarn held single). xo
Knitting: Headband
This is the Updated Version of my Headband as of 2-25-09. I did not explain the W&T on the purl side during the Short Row Ear Section. Sorry if this caused any knitters frustration. I always knit my designs twice so this does not happen. Just got too excited and posted to Ravelry too quickly.
Knitting: Earflap Hat