Holly Chayes

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 25 patterns

Shawl Geometry Book One lays out knitting recipes for the basic shawl shapes we all know and love.

eBook : 5 patterns

Shawl Geometry Book Three covers enough shawl shaping and transforming principles for a lifetime or two.

eBook : 39 patterns

Shawl Geometry Book Two lays out knitting recipes for intermediate shawl shapes that we known and love, plus shapes that are a little more uncommon.

eBook : 4 patterns

Shawls to Play With: The Curl, The Compass, The Snowflake and The Star is a collection of 4 simple shawl patterns designed to open up a new world of shawl knitting possibilities.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Description: Order and chaos. Order created from chaos. Chaos facilitating order. One begins - the other follows. The two swirling around each other.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Please Note: this pattern includes charted stitches only
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A twist. A swirl. A curl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Idril is kind of a combination of the traditional wedge circle and the concentric circle, which creates sixteen beams shooting out of the center of your shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nicknamed “the compass,” Xylia straightens and balances the spokes of the traditional wedge circular shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Snowflakes tumbling down.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Quirky. Bold. Playful. Graphic.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Garter stitch and slipped stitches. Harmonious ease.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Description: “Noella” - a French Feminine form of Noël, which means Christmas.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lapidary- a person who works with precious stone. Also, of/relating to gemstones. From the Latin lapidarius. This design came out of playing with diamonds. Playing with the way they fit together, the way you can build larger diamonds out of smaller diamonds, and the way you can carve smaller diamonds out of larger ones.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mayur, meaning “peacock” in Sanskrit, was inspired by my desire to create a two color shawl with an ombre stripping sequence.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Anwar means “brighter,” “luminous,” or “light,” depending on where you look. Either way knitting this shawl certainly made a rather dull winter a little bit brighter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elegant. Delicate. Luxurious.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked all in one piece, Asymmetrical Bluebells is a long shallow triangular shawl, with a simple sawtooth edging all along one edge, and a smattering of stylized flower motifs scattered across a garter stitch background.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl came out of my desire for a simple project that didn’t take much thought and that would travel well. So I designed a shawl that would combine large sections of garter stitch with smaller portions of simple lace patterning. The combination of cushy garter stitch and simple lace make for relaxing knitting and a cozy finished object.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Breathe. Sit. Knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the ruff many dragons are depicted with, this shawl consists of a background of garter stitch mesh interspersed with strips of stockinette that add depth. It’s finished off with a deep garter stitch border that grounds the entire piece.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Malus domestica is more commonly known as the apple tree. Inspired by the plethora and variety of apples available at the multitude of farmers markets and roadside stands all up and down New England, this shawl, with its’ solid, cushy fabric and thin bright stripes easily invokes the feeling of apple orchards on a chilly morning.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the simple but elegant yet geometric shapes of a spider’s web, made up entirely of garter stitch and eyelet rows, this is an incredibly simple shawl to knit and would make a great first true lace weight project.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Gene Tierney, the Divine” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Fall 2011 “Film Noir” pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stacks of blocks tumbling down. Falling from and back into little fields of mesh, leaving simple serenity in their wake.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A-ha! combines simple lace motifs, self striping yarn and straight forward shaping to create a shawl that looks way more complicated than it is.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Triangles mirrored make diamonds. Diamonds stacked make columns. Columns of diamonds and off-set triangles intermingle and play across a crescent of a field. And as they play, they all see themselves in the other. Because triangles mirrored make diamonds, and diamonds halved make triangles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Light as a feather, tough as a board, sticks and string combine to create a cascade of feathers falling
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Parterre Garden” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Summer 2011 pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer.
Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by the majestic arches, elongated columns, and towering spires that characterize Gothic architecture, this scarf can help lend a touch more elegance to just about any day.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Zodiac le Plume” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Spring 2011 pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Crisscross Caps Collection, this hat, along with the other three pattens in this collection aim to make last minute gift knitting just a little bit easier.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Crisscross Caps Collection, this hat, along with the other three pattens in this collection aim to make last minute gift knitting just a little bit easier.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Crisscross Caps Collection, this hat, along with the other three pattens in this collection aim to make last minute gift knitting just a little bit easier.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Crisscross Caps Collection, this hat, along with the other three pattens in this collection aim to make last minute gift knitting just a little bit easier.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A fun and fast knit even with the colorwork and lace. This tam has options for a slouchier version, as well as a more fitted version.
Knitting: Scarf
Originally knit all in one piece (creating an asymmetrical scarf), there are also instructions for knitting a symmetrical scarf, by knitting each side separately and then grafting them together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you like this pattern you may also wish to purchase Baby’s Magic Blankie, a blanket (avalible in a baby as well as adult size) pattern inspired by this shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw, Baby Blanket
The shawl and blanket patterns can be purchased separately, for $6.00 each. By buying both patterns together, you save $3.00.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
If you like this pattern you may also wish to purchase A Study in Grey, the shawl pattern that inspired this blanket.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yardage Note: The pattern is written for a lace weight yarn held double, however it can also be knit with a slightly heavier yarn held single. This will require approximately half the original yardage.
Knitting: Scarf
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