Joanne Seiff

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Kerchief
Bandana is part of the Flatlands Collection featured at the 2017 Manitoba Fibre Festival.
Knitting: Napkin, Washcloth / Dishcloth
Wipe is a napkin, a dishcloth, or whatever you need it to be in the moment! It’s the perfect picnic companion, and it’s even useful to pick up a hot dish while camping. The reversible textured knit/purl pattern adds paisley shapes that appear as you knit. The samples use 2 skeins of DK weight Allhemp 6, hemp for knitting, with contrasting colors...
Knitting: Mittens
A delicious unisex stranded mitten pattern can make your heart go ‘thump thump!’ This one has striated purl texture- like heart muscle- that holds in extra warmth. With seven sizes from 2–4 years to men’s XXL, this warm mitt works up quickly in two colors, with size 5(3.75mm) and 8(5mm) double pointed needles at 5.5 stitches to the inch. Any wor...
Knitting: Cardigan
The Plum Ribbed Cardigan is a new vision of an old classic. Knit a reversible ribbed sweater jacket that clings to your curves. This 3X2 rib can be blocked for drape or take advantage of the elasticity of wool to let it hug you all you’d like. Choose the yarn that suits you and your climate, buttons that allow for versatile wear, and you’ll get ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nanodistal is a reversible beauty, ideal for hot days when you’d still like to wear something chic. Wrap Nanodistal like a cowl by tucking its long ends around your neck or leave them hanging down for ornamentation instead. This makes great use of a lace weight hand-painted yarn and linen in particular offers gorgeous drape when knitted on large...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gigadistal is a reversible beauty, ideal for transitional weather or a cool morning. Wrap Gigadistal like a cowl by tucking its long ends around your neck or leave them hanging down for ornamentation instead. The use of a super-bulky or a doubled dk to bulky yarn can reduce stash, make great use of a hand-painted yarn and offer drape and lace wh...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ever been out on the water on a nippy summer day? Want to stay up late by the campfire? For those in cooler climates, there are good opportunities to wear a hat all year long as we celebrate the great outdoors. This hat is a delightfully fast knit! Bring along the pattern, yarn and needles and outfit the family on your cottage weekends, the ball...
Knitting: Pullover
If the warm weather’s over … Here’s an over the head, over-sized, and an over-comfortable sweater for throwing on when you need to feel enveloped with wool. Watch it snow, drink some tea and scoot closer to the fire. Over’s ready for you! The lofty, light texture of Lopi, a bulky-weight single-ply wool, creates a draped, light effect when ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Introducing a new Yarn Spinner Story + Pattern!
Knitting: Cowl
Introducing the second in a new pattern line….one that comes with a story attached! The new Yarn Spinner Story + Pattern line allows readers who knit (or knitters who read) two pleasures at once. Enjoy a piece of short fiction, accompanied by a pattern that stands on its own. This downloadable luxury offers a sweet combination for thinking knitt...
Knitting: Mittens
How knitting can help heal the hole in your heart:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When winter is at its coldest, scarves and shawls may need a bit less lace and more coverage. Distal is a reversible shawl that covers even your most distant limbs! Wrap Distal like a scarf or a cowl, over your head, around your neck, your face, or hanging down for ornamentation instead. The lofty, light texture of Létt-Lopi, an aran-weight sing...
Knitting: Cardigan
Here’s a deep v-neck cardigan sweater that “wraps around” in a sexy but slouchy way. Ribbing draws in the eye to show off the curves of your waist, but stretches just in case! Below the ribbing, side vents allow the sweater to drape nicely around the hips, but still add warmth for chilly days. Perfect with leggings or a pencil ...
Knitting: Scarf
You might be putting on a plain T-shirt when the weather is warm and flowery… but you find that your outfit needs a little sumpin sumpin to make it work. This is your Sumpin! A little lace scarf that can be wrapped around your neck any which way, pointed ends over a shoulder or in the front. Worked in a 4 row repeat, this simple cellular lace pa...
Knitting: Cowl
It’s a hood, a scarf, and a fashion statement all in one! This cowl lets you burrow in on a cold day, covering whatever parts of your neck, face and head need protection. Worked in a simple slip stitch pattern, this is both stretchy and dense, easy to pull over your head but thick enough to keep out the wind.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is a quick knit with a sophisticated look. If you make the scarf exactly as it looks in the photo, it uses 220 yards of bulky weight yarn with size 9(5.5mm) needles. It’s a great way to liven up your wardrobe choices in the midst of a long winter. The Winnipegger’s flexible in terms of yarn choice… Choose something purchased locally, ...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Noise makers are an essential part of creating a fuss on Purim! Noise is also a great way to help us through the darkness of those last days of winter and on to the joy of spring. The noisemaker looks like the cookie (called “Haman’s pocket” or Hamantaschen) that many people bake and eat on this Jewish holiday. Filled with jam,...
Knitting: Purse
Retro bags are always in style! This pattern is designed to fit a Jesse B. Collection Bermuda bag. If you’re an intermediate knitter and find a different size Bermuda Bag at the back of your closet or at a thrift shop, you can likely adjust this pattern to suit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a quick and flexible unisex design. This can be made for matching adult and kid hats! The adult hat pictured here is knit in Shokay Shambala (Yak Down) harvested sustainably in the Himalayan region of China. The kid’s hat is made out of sturdy and soft wool.
Knitting: Cardigan
This unisex bulky weight Merino cardigan is as soft as a cotton sweatshirt but warmer. Saddle shoulder shaping and a low-key pattern contribute to a good fit and add flattering details. With the zipper, the collar edges can be folded for a V-neck effect, or zip right up to warm your neck. This is designed in multiple sizes so it can be knit for ...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf has all the charm of a quick knit with a sophisticated look at the end! I’ts flexible in terms of yarn choice--double a fingering weight yarn or use a DK weight one. Each scarf features a 5” triangle point and an offset stitch which widens to a rectangular scarf. The shorter gator gaiter is knit with a indie-dyed sock yarn...
Knitting: Placemat
Hemp is the ideal fiber for table linens because it’s hardwearing, machine washable, and crisp. Choose two bright colors to coordinate with your decor or rely on a single color and the stitch pattern’s texture shine through. Ideal for all sorts of entertaining, these placemats might look especially nice with glass dishes. Bon Appetit!
Knitting: Pet Toys
Dogs carry their toys in their mouths. Wouldn’t it be better if the toys were made of natural, organic and safe fibers? You’ll find two options for each toy (Fetch and Bone)--a felted and nonfelted option, which are easy to adjust in size if your dog prefers something smaller or larger. If your Fido is a big chewer, go straight to th...
Knitting: Curtain
This is a simple to make curtain for those who aren’t “lacy curtain” types! This makes a light and airy modern curtain that offers privacy and also brings in lots of light. It’s easy to adjust this if you desire longer or wider curtain panels--for more privacy, line the back of these curtains with a sheer or muslin liner....
Knitting: Toy Mobile
This fast to knit mobile is interesting to make and ideal for an infant. The basic colors appeal to an infant’s developing vision and the organic, non-dyed materials and shape identification will appeal to the baby’s mom! Purchasing the yarns used in this sample allows a knitter to support the Shetland Islands’ natives and the ...
Knitting: Purse
Go Retro with a Bermuda Bag!
Knitting: Mittens
Knit your favorite pixie a set of mittens! This design includes multiple sizes --6(6.5,7,7,5,8)” hand circumference-- to spice up wintertime blues and add variety in our mitten wear. Worsted weight wool and a pattern at only the mitten tip and thumb makes this a quick but stimulating project…perfect for matching mom and kid mittens!
Knitting: Knee-highs
These toe up, short-row heel socks add a bit of glamour to a practical idea. Knee socks offer an extra layer of warmth underneath jeans or a skirt and with just a bit of simple lace, socks become, well…sexy, even when the thermostat’s turned down.
Knitting: Scrubber
Knit an exfoliating mitt, washcloth or soap satchel for your next shower or bath! This quick and simple project uses bast (plant) fibers like wild-grown nettle and cultivated hemp from Nepal. These yarns feel stiff while knitting, but soften over time and with repeated use. Handspun can vary slightly in gauge from skein to skein, so gauge is app...
Knitting: Containers
Ever notice that most baskets available to contain kid and dog toys are made of polyester or plastic? Here’s a soft sided basket for clearing up clutter that is machine washable and reuses an old bed sheet!
Knitting: Cardigan
The Spire Smock’s knit in a twisted stitch pattern, with careful details to accentuate the waistline and a dynamic neckline to bring attention to one’s face. The stitch pattern is based on Barbara Walker’s “Fractured Lattice” but reminds me of the skyline of a medieval city, full of spires! With its three quarter le...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The Tank Empire (Ompier) draws on the clever and fabulous empire waist. Loose folds,a high waist under the bust, and natural fibers make supremely cool comfort in hot weather. Knit in the round to hte armholes, this combines an interesting stitch pattern with a bit of color and form fitting style. For those in colder climates, extend this tank&#...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This machine washable blankie is ideal for a beginning knitter or someone who loves some garter stitch! Just the right size for a stroller or a car seat, this is knit in strips and joined by whip stitching so that as the child ages, the blanket can be reduced in size. A toddler or preschooler can carry around part of this while the other section...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A zafu is a thick, round meditation cushion, ideal for sitting on the floor. This Asian-inspired cushion is ideal for the couch, for use as an ottoman, or for additional floor seating. Hardwearing Navajo-Churro rug yarn works well if you’d like a cushion that lasts. Purchasing this rug yarn helps maintain the Navajo-Churro sheep, king of t...
Knitting: Scarf
Spring time weather can be brisk, but a bit of scarf whimsy is warming! This garter stitch scarf’s buttonholes allow for a personal fashion statement and adjustments at any length. Double the scarf and the fish tails will fit snugly around your neck…or wear it loose for a wholly aquatic fashion statement.
Knitting: Mittens
Celebrate winter and all it offers knitters in the North! Prepare for the next big storm or meditate on winter landscapes while following this pattern’s vertical direction: due north. Due North requires stranded knitting techniques and knits up tightly with natural colored yarns at 6 sts to an inch on #3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles. Requirin...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf’s an easy knit with DK weight yarn in garter stitch, and its whimsy allows you to adjust it to fit your personal style. Pull either of the points through any of the buttonholes, and you have a fashion conscious- and possibly even warm- option! The shortest distance between two points is a line…unless, of course, you add in some button...
Knitting: Pullover
This deep V-neck sweater is perfect to ward off chills at spring and fall festivals. A quick knit, with slip stitch vertial lines and a double seed stitch edging, you’ll find it creates slimming lines. Designed with a double strand of organic cotton in mind, this can also be transformed into winter wear in wool.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unisex cap knits up quickly and creates a halo of warmth. The ribbing can stretch to fit a variety of hair styles, and the brim is just snug enough to cling to your ears in a big breeze. This naturally colored sample, knit in Icelandic wool from Tongue River in Missouri,has a special glow and an earthy appeal…. Substitute Alafoss Lopi...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These toe-up socks with a short row heel provide fun nostalgia and a funky picot ruffle for those of us who love our Mary Jane shoes. This pattern is ideal for using every last bit of precious hand-dyed yarn. While the Mary Jane socks are designed with a round toe and short row heel, an experienced sock knitter should be able to substitute whate...
Crochet: Home - Other
If you were in the Girl Scouts, you might have sat on a little cushion or mat called a “Sit-Upon.” This is the festival version, ideal for metal folding chairs, hard concrete floors or benches, or sitting on bleachers. At home, it can be dressed up into seat pads for your dining room, a yoga meditation cushion, or even a placemat for...
Knitting: Cowl
This quick neck gaiter uses just one skein of alpaca yarn and it’s very flexible. The Mistake Rib pattern stretches to fit either a man or a woman, and adds textured detail to a cold weather essential. Use wool if you prefer a more elastic neck warmer with less drape, or use a thicker yarn if you live in a particularly cold climate. Tuck t...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
We aren’t all brave enough to wear yellow polka dot bikinis, but there’s nothing to lose by knitting some fun polka dot socks! These socks for women and children are done on US size #1(2.5mm) double pointed needles in a riot of two color stranded knitting at 8 stitches to the inch. There’s an inch of K2,P2 ribbing, a simple to follow chart for t...
Knitting: Eye mask, Washcloth / Dishcloth, Bath Mitt
Become intoxicated by a little bit of luxury. Wash with a couple of textured wash cloths, scrub with a bath mitt, or relax by resting your eyes. Fill your eye mask with lavender for its scent, adzuki beans for a bit of flexible weight, or uncooked rice, to heat up and warm your eyes and temples, or leave it empty and flat—ideal for your next red...
Knitting: Yarmulke
A knitted kipah is a new twist on a traditional Jewish symbol worn by many men and boys, but also worn by Jewish women as well in liberal circles. Using double pointed needles and mercerized cotton yarn that makes a firm, tight fabric, this skullcap can be made in an evening. It can be embellished with color changes knitted in or with embroidery...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Here’s a sophisticated spin on a heart motif, showing a heart full of nooks and crannies, in which our love is complicated and abstract, with little crooks that reach out to one another. This women’s sock pattern uses a Turkish stitch pattern called “Heart’s Crook”, but not the traditional Turkish sock design. Instead, its short row heel and toe...
Knitting: Napkin
Dress up your table with knitting! Using reusable linens is good for the environment and upscale, too. This pattern includes two different 8 inch square napkin designs. Each is knit with a machine washable and dryable worsted weight cotton blend yarn on size 8(5mm) needles. Urban Earthtones uses two colors in a nubbly slipstitch, and Reversible ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Here’s a soft stuffed toy that you can really hold on to in time of need! Ideal for a toddler or for your friend who’s afraid of flying, this 5 inch toy can be knit up in a day and clutched in your hand for those occasions when you need a little comforting. This pattern can be easily transformed into a dog for those are better calmed by Doggie’s...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This lacy camisole’s perfect for cool mornings when wearing just a tank top won’t do, or as a cover-up over a bathing suit and sarong. A shirt tail detail at the bottom of the garment with split sides adds a bit of shaping over the hips. The camisole’s shoulder straps are rounded. The back shoulder strap narrows to a triangle, and attaches to th...
Knitting: Hair accessories
Don’t you want a hair bow that matches your latest sweater creation? Now you can quickly knit that elegant matching bow that stays in your hair, thanks to the barrette underneath.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Do you need a shawl for a special occasion but you’re limited on time? Let the yarn do the work with this boucle wrap. You’ll have a lacy looking garment in no time, just using big needles and garter stitch. The edges are knitted slightly more firmly, which gives you something to pin with your favorite shawl pin or to hold. The boucle yarn used ...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Knit the Cuddle Coat for those winter mornings when it’s cold and snowy outside…wake up and snuggle back into bed. Wear this sweater over your pajamas so you don’t have to get dressed, or wear it with your clothes and head out for the day! Worked in pieces, with any bulky weight yarn that knits at 3 stitches to the inch, this is an easy pattern ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
My husband says “I’ll pack a hat” every time we go on vacation, but he never fails to forget one. This time, I bought a skein of bulky weight alpaca yarn and began knitting him a hat. It fit him perfectly, but he had a hat at home. So, when the vacation was over, the hat went into the washing machine for 10 minutes. Now it’s a felted hat, and fi...
Knitting: Puppet
Doesn’t everyone need a buddy? These finger puppets, made from a variety of fingering weight yarns on size 1(2.25mm) and size 2 double pointed needles, are just right for bug enthusiasts of every age. Knit Doug the Dragonfly Dude, Carl the Caterpillar, Lacey the Ladybug, Buck the Butterfly, Manny the Mosquito and Luna Moth for hours of creepy cr...
Knitting: Pullover
This raglan sweater, originally a Knit Picks exclusive, is knit in the round. Math is never so much fun as when it is applied practically..in the body of a sweater! Knit the ‘total’ signs and use duplicate stitch division signs to decorate your work. This pattern includes choices to suit your personal style. You may substitute yarns, use Fair Is...
Knitting: Cowl
From the designer: This garter stitch lace pattern produces lightweight warmth. The scarf cowl envelops the wearer in a large loop that is wrapped around the neck twice. Once the mid-section of the scarf has gone around the neck for warmth, the second loop will make a gentle cowl point
Knitting: Scarf
Create a fun accessory and satisfy your inner diva with a bit of warm glamour. This boa is knit with a sportweight alpaca yarn on a size 10 needle. Worked with a series of increases, the boa starts with cast on stitches that will measure its approximate length. Then, the magic of multiple increases creates corkscrew curling as well as eyelet ruf...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Molly Baby socks were inspired by a trip to a Dallas yarn shop while visiting friends. Molly, the baby in question, needed socks. I had an evening with my friends, Molly’s parents. The complication? No set of dpns of the right size to be found—so these were knit on straight needles, with only two dpns used at the very end of the project. Et Voil...