Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
With my new “Cashmere Feel” yarn (a special purchase from Milano Hilados in Buenos Aires) in hand, I sat in Portland’s tranquil treasure, Peninsula Park and Rose Garden, trying to finalize the pattern and name for the scarf I had been visualizing. I stopped looking down at the yarn and gazed out at the serene landscaped terrain straight in front...
Craving warm hands this frigid winter brought back memories of the old-fashioned mittens my mom knit for me. Perfect for playing in the snow. For playing with my cell phone, I updated her pattern with a modern touch—an index finger opening for texting (and swyping on a droid). My fingers are thanking me. And the yarn’s rich, variegated hues prov...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
With a new skein of Cascade Yarn’s Eco Duo in hand, and while sitting on the beach on Fire Island in early fall, I was thinking about creating a pattern for the upcoming winter season, while watching the shifting sands and feeling sad that the summer had ended. The colors in the yarn matched those of the beach, and the ripples and little hills f...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This quick weekend project will keep your hands warm and fingers free while you wait for the winter season’s chill to subside. The simple rib with a twist pattern is easy enough for the beginner to follow but has sufficient detail to keep advanced knitters interested.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This Spring Spirit Shawl should lift those winter blues. The lightness of the mohair and silk yarn belies the surprising warmth of the mesh fabric, warding off the still cool temperatures; and the Malizia yarn, reminiscent of new tiny flower buds, reminds us that the season of renewal is just around the corner.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other, Accessories - Other
This simple, graceful reversible latticed cable with gently undulating edges creates a wonderfully warm, soft, and versatile garment that can be worn as a scarf, wrap, or neck warmer.