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Welcome to the weekend. Simple, modern knits you can live in on the weekend; knits you can create in a weekend. This collection brings wearability and simplicity together in a way that will appeal to brand-new and experienced knitters alike.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is from my book “Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits”
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Debut is a luxuriously fantastic kimono, knitted flat in super bulky yarn. Whether you are lounging about at home or heading out for a night on the town, this kimono will make you feel like the extraordinary knitting hero that you are. At home, Debut can be your fancy robe of leisure. Cozy up in it like it’s a blanket – a blanket of fashion. Imp...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting this hat is a piece of cake and takes no time at all. Distortion makes the perfect hat for beginner knitters learning to knit in the round, and the duplicate stitch detail is an easy way to try out new color combinations and make this project your own. Knit one (or five) of these super warm kids’ hats this weekend.
Knitting: Scarf
Evenflow is perhaps the most striking accessory you’ll ever knit, and you can finish it in an evening. No needles are necessary, because you’ll be using your arms to knit this scarf out of wool roving. Slow and steady is the way to go, and in no time you’ll have a gigantic, chunky accessory that makes an impact. Oversized is always in fashion, a...
Knitting: Cowl
Cowls are cool when they’re worn by a kid. Knit up this simple, cozy accessory for any child in your life. Cowls make a lot of sense for kids since they’re easy to throw on and unlike a scarf, there are no tails to fuss over. The duplicate stitch detail in this design adds a little bit of edginess. If you’ve never attempted this technique before...
Knitting: Scarf
Wrap yourself up in Floor, an impressive extra long scarf. Floor is for the coldest of days or for whenever you feel like making a big statement. Let this scarf hang down to the ground, or wrap it around your neck repeatedly until you achieve ultimate coziness. This design is unisex and perfect for the beginner knitter who would like to practice...
Knitting: Cowl
I have been yearning to knit a gigantic neck tube that I could also wear as a hood for quite some time. Little Earthquakes is the giant, super bulky, unisex cowl of my dreams. Knit one up and you will see how fun this piece can be. It looks great no matter how you wear it, and it’s ever-so-practical for keeping warm in cold climates. Wear it loo...
Knitting: Scarf
Minnie is a hoodie/scarf, worked flat and then seamed. It’s the best of both worlds. Minnie is named after my grandmother, who was a crafter of all sorts and a huge inspiration to me growing up. This hooded scarf reminds me of the headscarves she’d wear to protect her hair from the wind. You can do this too, my friends. Wear Minnie with the hood...
Knitting: Scarf
I was knitting with friends when the idea for this scarf came about. I wanted to make a super long scarf with two sections that met and grew larger in the middle, like a cowl in the middle of a scarf. My friend said ‘What if it went out like this, and then in like this!?’ A couple of sketches later, Retrograde was born. This unisex scarf is knit...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sliver is the basic hat everyone needs, and that’s why it’s been designed in five sizes – XS through XL. Knit in the round, Sliver is unisex and can be worn by kids, too. A yarn forward and dropped stitches create a ‘run’ in the hat. Sliver is named after one of my favorite Nirvana songs, and the first test sample of this hat was knit in olive g...
Knitting: Pullover
Undone is bound to be a favorite pullover, earning a special spot in your closet. Soft and cozy, this everyday stockinette sweater is perfect for leisurely days at home or coffee dates with friends. Undone will get you through whatever your weekend throws at you. Knit in the round from the top down, this simple raglan has two side zippers at the...
Knitting: Cowl
This basic cowl is anything but. Knit as a tube in the round, the super bulky yarn creates a slouchy fabric that transforms into the very best shapes for any outfit you wear and whatever level of warmth you crave. Bunch it up and wear it indoors with a flannel shirt. On a chilly fall evening, throw it on over a leather jacket. Tuck it into your ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Vanilla is a simple garter stitch hat, made in the softest bulky-weight yarn imaginable. Vanilla uses exactly one skein of Rowan All Seasons Chunky (photographed in Pebble/601)and is the perfect lightweight slouchy hat for every season.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you’re looking for a super basic newborn hat pattern to knit up for someone tiny and new in your life, this is it. I’m pretty sure that each of these took me about 15 minutes to knit. Included are instructions for the top-knot, but you can also leave your hat plain or add a pom-pom. These are perfect baby shower or new baby gifts,...
Knitting: Belt
Chevron is inspired by a woven tie belt by J. Crew. It’s a quick and easy knit that would look sharp in any two contrasting colors, making it a welcome addition to any wardrobe.
Knitting: Cowl
Margot is a fantastically easy and fast knit; a truly simple instant gratification project with just enough detail. Knitted using
Knitting: Cowl
The GAP-tastic cowl is an easy knit you’ll want to make again and again! This fun cowl is a great beginner project for new knitters who want to practice knitting and purling, and it’s a fantastic mindless knit for experienced knitters. Either way, the GAP-tastic is a classic accessory that you’ll wear all of the time. It makes a great gift...
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
I was checking out Anthropologie’s new looks for fall ‘10 and spotted a really cute braided headwrap, and I just had to knit something similar. This pattern is a simple braided cable, knit flat and sandwiched between two ribbed sections. I chose to use buttons to hold the two ends together for a nice fit around my head, but you could also easily...