Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here’s the perfect way to use all those sock yarn/fingering-weight bits and pieces you’ve collected to knit an elegant wrap. It is knit n a classic shell/ripple pattern with a “corrugated” edging and random color changes. An advanced beginner to experienced knitter will find this pattern do-able. It includes yarn overs, p...
I needed a Christmas gift for the mailman as a thank-you for all he has done for me this year. It seemed appropriate to whip up this masculine scarf for what is turning out to be a colder Texas winter than normal. I churned it out in 4 days, including wet-block drying time, so it works as a last-minute knit gift.
Here’s another way to use those fiddly bits of sock/fingering yarn you’ve collected over the years to create something beautiful for your home. This pattern utilizes scraps sized from a few inches, up to multiple yards. An added bonus is the simple garter stitch construction (perfect for tv binge-watching). And there are no ends to w...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
After years of projects, most knitters eventually accumulate a substantial load of leftover worsted weight yarn. We just can’t bear to throw it out. Well, shovel that rainbow load of scrap into this gratifying project for you or a gift and have some fun mixing and matching!
If you’re like me and save even the smallest “fiddly bits” of sock/fingering yarn for future use, then you’ll like this project. You create your own ball of yarn by knotting those bits together - nothing like being thrifty and artistic. Check out Hipknitizer’s Yarn Nuggets on Etsy if you want to pump up your scrap s...
I like the idea of over-sized baby booties, so I created Boogie Shooz to keep your tootsies toasty with a quirky sense of style for grown a** women. They are knit with yarn held double throughout, feature a stretchy ribbed cuff to keep out drafts and sassy stripes.
The bag construction is basic. The textured front, back and stockinette bottom gusset are knit in one piece on either long single points or a circular needle. The side stockinette gussets with 1k, 1p rib pockets are set in the sides with single crochet. The upper edge is a provisional cast on leaving live stitches for the attached I-cord trim. F...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve always been fascinated by the gardening world quest to create a true blue rose. Many dedicated rose growers have tried over the years to produce a sky blue rose but as of yet that perfection has remained mysteriously elusive. Here’s to those that have tried and Portland, Oregon, the City of Roses.