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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Deep green leaves look all the more dramatic as colors start to change in the fall. The colors of trees at twilight make the perfect background for a leaf panel in this triangular, top-down shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick knit with a fun textured cable; just two repeats and you’re ready for crown decreases! Knit up in a day or two for someone you love.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Stripes of incandescent green inspired by the striations of the
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
One of the students in my grown-up knitting class brought in mitts similar to this and asked if she could knit some new ones. Knit flat, no thumb gusset, seamed up the side, worsted weight…as it turns out, perfect beginner mitts! When I bound them off, the finished purple mitts were instantly claimed by my darling daughter. She loves them, and I...
Knitting: Cowl
This versatile cowl can be worn long, doubled or pinned for
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The shawl begins with a lace pattern in a repeat of 3 sts. As the pattern grows, the lace panel widens, to double the number of stitches every 20 rows. The Oblique Lace panel is repeated between increases to give the shawl its half-circle shape. There is one knit stitch at the beginning and end of each row for stability.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cuff-down socks with a fun chevron lace pattern like the waves in a mermaid’s inlet home. First released as part of the Knitcircus Gradient Yarn Club Summer 2013.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wear this shawl anytime and think of the promise of spring! Subtle lace leaves in three tiers make an elegant half-circle shape. Just like vines making their way up a brick wall, the leaves sprout from a single center lace stem and then branch out into a more complex pattern with each layer of lace.
Knitting: Cowl
Ribbed cables wind around this fun striped cowl, which knits up quickly in chunky yarn. Named because Johnny from New Stitch a Day (my video collaborator) lives 3,000 miles away, so this cowl is well-traveled! Of course, it would also make a perfect accessory for skiing, either downhill or cross-country. This warm, chunky cowl is worked flat and...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Toe-up socks with lacy diamonds; diamonds are a sock’s best
Knitting: Scarf
Named for the many-hued colorway of the Dragonlfy Fibers yarn, this scarf will bring you nothing but good vibes. Designed specifically for a highly-variegated yarn, this reversible stitch pattern cuts down on the appearance of pooling and the i-cord slipstitch edging shows off the different
Knitting: Cowl
When spring comes around and you’re so happy to be outside, throw on this stylish and cozy textured cowl. Quick and easy to make, with just enough texture to keep it interesting, designed in the colors of an April afternoon.
Knitting: Cowl
Named for my wonderful knitters at Van Hise Elementary. This project is perfect for learning the purl stitch, practicing knitting in the round and binding off. In self-striping yarn, you don’t have to worry about changing colors. Works well as a set with the Van Hise Hat, also a free Ravelry download.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named for my wonderful knitters at Van Hise Elementary. The easiest hat pattern ever, perfect for knitters just starting out, or total relaxation for a more experienced knitter. All you have to do is cast on, join the work in a circle and knit. No bind off or purling needed! Pompom photo tutorial included.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Lace and stockinette stitch in the round, with a three-needle bind-off join, this project is a great stashbuster, needing only 50 yds of sock-weight yarn. Put your favorite potpourri inside and slip in a dresser drawer, or give as a gift bag for small, precious things. An exclusive pattern for the Knitcircus All Wrapped Up Yarn Club and will be ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stripes and lace, two of my very favorite things, combined into one soft,
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Quick-to-make wristwarmers show off a
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The leaves in this shawl grow slowly but surely as they reach for the edge. The deceptively-simple lace technique increases with each repetition, creating an arched rainbow shawl shape. The pattern is named for a family favorite book character: Lindy, the imaginative youngest child in the Last of the Very Great Whangdoodles. Like the many-colore...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This crescent shawl makes the most of one skein of special-hand-dyed yarn. The complicated-looking lace border has a secret: it’s really easy, and only takes two rows for the dramatic dropped-stitch wave pattern. You justneed a bold technique, not even a chart!
Knitting: Cowl
Oink Pigments has the best yarn names! When I saw this “Mean Evergreen”
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Oink Pigments has the best yarn names! When I saw this “Mean Evergreen” colorway, I knew that the hat couldn’t be called anything else. The reversible lace rib shows off the lightly-variegated colors and the worsted-weight hat knits up in a jiffy. Made to go with the Mean Evergreen Cowl; available individually or as part of the Knitting Recipes:...
Knitting: Cowl
Cheerful colors and a pattern that goes round and round and up and down! Inspired by the beautifully-made carousel in downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan, this cowl knits up quickly in one skein of chunky yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
Mix it up with different stitch patterns in the same cowl for entertaining knitting; this one uses a rib, a textured stitch, and an easy lace. Worked in Cascade 220 Heathers, the cowl adds a cozy, understated touch to your cold-weather outfit.
Knitting: Cowl
Cuddly-soft yarn with a textured
Knitting: Cowl
Next-to-the-skin softness and a reversible texture pattern make this cozy cowl fun to wear, whether you like it close-fitting and tall, or a looser style. The stitch pattern reminded me of the beautiful Blue Mounds of Wisconsin, an ancient mountain chain worn to rounded hills and a wide valley, which still houses the Wisconsin River. Available a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Want to make a gift in an afternoon? Put on your favorite show or podcast, grab some bulky, soft yarn and you’ll have this top-down beanie done before you know it. Bonus: it looks extra-adorable on kids!
Knitting: Cowl
Reversible lace combined with this luxurious yarn makes a perfect cowl to wear long or doubled for extra warmth. Wear on your way to work or out to dinner in downtown Chicago!
Knitting: Cowl
Reversible, and with a little bit of lace and texture, this cowl gets its stylish figure-eight shape from one little twist during the cast-on. Very easy, but looks impressive! Available as part of the Knitting recipes: Hats and Cowls e-book or individually.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Wisconsin’s biggest city has plenty of vibrant urban style! Get spotted in this relaxed and fashionable hat biking to the Milwaukee Art Museum or sampling some locally made ice cream.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The Cat’s Paw eyelet lace made
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Developed for the Spin-A-Shawl Ravelry Group and the Sow’s Ear LYS! A great introduction to lace, this half-Pi shawl includes two different leaf lace patterns and a Dk-weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named for a delicious Jeni’s Ice Cream flavor, this shawl uses a combination of textured stitches, eyelets and lace to make a triangular confection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sister to the Balm to the Soul pattern, this shawl allows you to fall into a rhythm with repeated stockinette, texture and lace sections. Once you’ve finished the first sequence the others roll off your needles, giving you peace of mind as you knit this shawlette for yourself or as a comforting gift.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A great first foray into crescent shawls; works up fast in garter stitch and worsted-weight yarn. The self-striping Noro yarn gives it style!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Offered as part of Jaala’s Try a Triangle shawl class, this quick and easy wrap is a great way to learn triangular shawl construction with a quick-knit DK or worsted project you can complete in a weekend.
Knitting: Cowl
The textured stitch pattern keeps your needles clicking away and before you know it, you’ve got this cowl to wear long or wrap twice for chunky, happy warmth. Sold together with the Woven Reed Hat; also part of the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls e-book
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The textured stitch pattern keeps your needles clicking away and before you know it, you’ve got this cozy hat to keep or give as a gift! Sold together with the Woven Reed Hat; part of the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls e-book.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun beanie or slouch hat, companion to the Most Likely His ribbed hat.
Knitting: Cowl
Grand Avenue Mall embodied big-city elegance for me as a girl; on our yearly trip to downtown Milwaukee, we’d ride the glass elevator, look down from the balconies and spend our saved allowances on holiday presents. This cowl captures the spirit of excitement associated with this now-departed place. With this pattern, you won’t have to go shoppi...
Knitting: Cowl
The second pattern in the Knitting Recipes E-book, this cowl is a little bit fancy, with an unusual edging, and knits up fast in garter stitch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The first pattern released from the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls book; you can purchase this one individually or as part of the collection. New recipes and text sections will be emailed as they’re published in the spring of 2012.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This reversible ribbed hat can be made as a beanie (shown) or longer for a slouchy hat and/or long, turned-up brim. The companion to the Definitely Hers hat from the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls e-book; available individually or as a set with the Hers hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Warm, yet lacy, this hat’s subtle sparkle perks up any season. It was inspired by a fun sample hat from the wonderful Ewetopia yarn store in Viroqua, Wisconsin. I saw the store owner wearing it at the County Fair, and shadowed her all the way to the exit gate!
Knitting: Cowl
Part of the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls Book, this cowl uses simple charted and written lace worthy to be spotted in the DIY-rich Williamson Street neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A great first pattern to try the top-down technique. The Noro yarn does the fancy color changes for you, and the mock-cable rib needs no cable needle; pattern includes both ribbed and twist-stitch to make it a great gift for almost anyone! With a polarfleece lining, you’ll add extra warmth and softness and evade the itch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
100% of sales for this pattern for the month of January will go to Doctors Without Borders/MSF for relief work in Haiti.
Knitting: Mittens
100% of sales from this pattern for the month of January will go to Doctors Without Borders for their work in Haiti.