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eBook : 4 patterns

A collection of cowls in linen and hemp, perfect for summer wear or those seeking an alternative to animal fiber yarns. These cowls are worked in the round, with both written and charted instructions.

eBook : 3 patterns

The first time I touched Bare Naked Wools ‘Confection’ I knew two things: 1) I wanted to wrap myself in the yarn and 2) the amount of “spring” in the yarn would make it a dream to knit with. The natural colours of the yarn made it so difficult to choose just one and so I selected two shades of grey and the natural figuring on deciding on a pattern later. A few days later this cowl sprang fully designed into my dreams and quickly flew off my needles.

eBook : 2 patterns

Wrap your neck is cushiony warmth! The dimpled fabric of the cowl, combined with the insulating properties of the camel and yak fibers used in the samples, ensure you will stay toasty warm during even the coldest of days.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
The Interwoven Blanket is knit using Bare Naked Wools ‘Stone Soup Fingering’ held double. This rustic yarn provides wonderful stitch definition without a lot of weight. The sample shown here was knit with two colours of Stone Soup Fingering held together for the centre of the blanket, producing a marled effect.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Note: Pyrenees Shawl pattern is complete and has been tech edited; however, final photography has not been completed. Once photography is done, the pattern will be updated with new photography and an update will be sent. This early posting has been done to accommodate sales at the K-W Knitters’ Guild Knitters’ Fair.
Knitting: Scarf
This unisex scarf is the perfect beginner project. Comprised of only knit and purl stitches, the scarf is reversible and, depending on the yarn choice, can be made for any season.
Knitting: Cowl
The stitch pattern on this cowl immediately brought to mind the open “jaws” of the venus fly trap plant, which of course brought to mind Audrey II from “Little Shop of Horrors.” Named in her honour, the sample of this cozy cowl is worked in decadently luscious yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I was paging through Japanese stitch dictionaries and found the main pattern used in this shawl. It reminded me of an Egyptian cartouche and I visualized it in a deeper vibrant red. That design, the Cartouche Shawl, was published in Knitty, Winter 2011.
Knitting: Cowl
Wrap your neck is cushiony warmth! The dimpled fabric of the cowl, combined with the insulating properties of the camel and yak fibers used in the samples, ensure you will stay toasty warm during even the coldest of days.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The dimpled fabric of this hat, combined with the insulating properties of the yak fiber in this yarn, ensures you will stay toasty warm during even the coldest of days. The folded brim provides an elegant finish while helping the hat stay put and provides extra insulation over your ears.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sargaço is the Portuguese word for sargasso, the type of seaweed for which the Sargasso Sea is famous. The Sargasso Sea sits in a still part of the ocean, providing the plants a place to grow and develop “a central point at which the floating bodies unite.” (from chapter 11 of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys) The central panel of this shawl provi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
100% of the proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 7, 2014 will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund. For this day only, the price will be $4.00.
Knitting: Cowl
The first time I touched Bare Naked Wools ‘Confection’ I knew two things: 1) I wanted to wrap myself in the yarn and 2) the amount of “spring” in the yarn would make it a dream to knit with. The natural colours of the yarn made it so difficult to choose just one and so I selected two shades of grey and the natural figurin...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The first time I touched Bare Naked Wools ‘Confection’ I knew two things: 1) I wanted to wrap myself in the yarn and 2) it would be a dream to knit. The natural colours of the yarn made choosing just one difficult so I selected two shades of grey and the natural, figuring I’d come up with a pattern later. After finishing the cowl ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The first time I touched Bare Naked Wools ‘Confection’ I knew two things: 1) I wanted to wrap myself in the yarn and 2) it would be a dream to knit. The natural colours of the yarn
Knitting: Scarf
The stitch pattern used for the body of this scarf reminds me of a forest of trees, their branches forming high, mysterious arches. The shape of the arches are gothic in nature and that, plus the muted yet rich tones of the beautiful cashmere from Sericin Silkworks, led to the name for this decadent scarf. This project uses up every yard of the ...
Knitting: Cowl
Wrap your neck in lush alpaca. This cowl, written to be worked on circular needles in the round, can easily be knit using dpns or magic loop. The length of the cowl can be easily customized by adding/removing stitch repeats.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stole features several raised Japanese stitch patterns that form a beautiful “flower bell” edging. The stole starts with the edging; the body stitches are picked up off that and worked to the middle. The stitches are put on waste yarn and the second half is worked. Finally, the two pieces are grafted together. The pattern includ...
Knitting: Scarf
I originally called this the “zig zag scarf” because of the geometric nature of the lace pattern. Then I saw a photo of some roofs from the corner of Valencia Street and 24th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco and changed the name of the pattern to Valencia.
Knitting: Cowl
New “Tech” (Techniques) Cowl is a great stashbuster. The knitter starts with one block and then the rest of the cowl is built along the circumference from that first block until the last block connects the cowl into a circle. After that, the edges are picked up and knit and voila, there’s a cowl with no sewing to be done, just ends to weav...
Knitting: Cowl
From “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Every Librarian needs cozy socks for warmth in drafty libraries or when chasing after overdue books. These toe-up, unisex socks pay homage to the librarian’s stock-in-trade – The Stacks. The stitch pattern evokes bookshelves while the top border brings to mind the drawers of a card catalogue. Pattern is easily reversed for those that prefe...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The geometric design used in this stole has always reminded me of elements found in decorative ironwork. After using the stitch pattern for my Gridwork Scarf, I knew I wanted to explore it further in a stole and began looking at combining lace patterns to create a deep border. The final result was a design that reminded me of the lacy ironwork f...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shallow shawlette is worked from the bottom up, with crescent shaping produced using short rows in garter stitch. The upper edge is finished with an I-cord bindoff. The shawlette pattern includes instructions for five yarn weights and two sizes for the heavier weight yarns - a versatile pattern, perfect for using up stash!
Knitting: Cowl
A cozy, unisex cowl to chase away the winter blues. Worked in a soft, tweedy yarn and a basic geometric pattern, this cozy cowl will keep you toasty warm. Brighten up a gloomy day by choosing a vibrantly coloured yarn in electric blue or sunny yellow.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This elegant beret is designed using one of the border
Knitting: Cowl
A cozy cowl to chase away the winter blues. This one
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Toe up, unisex socks worked in medium to heavy fingering weight yarn. This Japanese stitch pattern has very minimal stretch and to compensate, extra stitches are added both during the heel turn and before working the heel flap.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When I first saw this colour (Between Good and Evil), the first thing that came to my mind was the image of a fox, and I knew the yarn called out for a design that somehow incorporated a fox. I soon found a stitch pattern that reminded me of sheaves of wheat, and the following passage from the inspirational story Le Petit Prince was instantly br...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A medium-weight lace stole featuring Japanese lace designs. The stole is worked in two pieces from bottom edge to centre back and then grafted together. The 15 page pattern includes both charts and written instructions, as well as a photo tutorial for one of the stitches.
Knitting: Cowl
This summer weight cowl, worked in the round, is
Knitting: Cowl
The third in a series of linen/hemp cowls, for summer wear or those seeking an alternative to animal fiber yarns. This is a cowl worked in the round in linen/cotton, with both written and charted instructions.
Knitting: Cowl
The final pattern in a series of linen/hemp cowls, for summer wear or those seeking an alternative to animal fiber yarns. This is a cowl worked in the round in hemp/cotton/rayon, with both written and charted instructions.
Knitting: Cowl
This summer weight cowl, worked in the round, is worked in linen/cotton/viscose to create a flattering piece that’s perfect for warm weather and transitional wear. Rows 6 – 9 feature lace knitting every row, so working in the round eliminates the need to work lace on wrong side rows.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
During a class on charting lace with Joan Kass, I was inspired by one of her stitch patterns and this pattern was the “jumping off point” for rows 11 to 18 of this pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
I love to wear scarves and with the arrival of spring weather, I wanted something lighter with drape to wear during the coming months. Since humidity is a large part of spring and summer in South-Western Ontario, I need a stitch pattern that would still look great, even if the scarf rolled or lost its blocking. Once I discovered this strong grap...
Knitting: Scarf
When I first discovered The Heathen Housewife’s (Shelly Kang) Blankie Tutorial, I was inspired to translate the techniques into a short scarf using sock yarn. The small size of the squares means each only uses 2.5 g of yarn. When using variegated sock yarn, each square turns out different than its neighbour.