eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 8 patterns

This collection is what happens when I fall in love with a stitch pattern. This unusual cable just would not leave my brain alone….and I never got tired of knitting it. Once I’d explored all the possibilities for the full size version, I adapted it to use for smaller garments. I can face it–-I went a little nuts!

eBook : 6 patterns

I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.

eBook : 16 patterns

I  am a big fan of garter stitch.  It’s an easy fabric to make–in fact The Ubiquitous First Garter Stitch Scarf is usually the first thing a new knitter attempts.  But the best thing about garter stitch is how it plays with color.  Whether your yarn has long, gently changing swaths of color, is hand-painted, or  if you’re simply creating stripes from your stash of remnants, garter stitch will make the colors pop!  

eBook : 3 patterns

When designing Rime’s the Reason for Knitty I fell in love

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Baaaaaaa!!!!! This large, soft and squashy cushion has rapidly become the snuggle-up favorite at my house! Each whimsical cushion has a white sheep on one side and a black sheep on the other. They are seriously charming and bring smiles to all who see them!
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Things have been rather quiet here at QueenieKnits the past few months. I just completed a major pattern and I needed a break from the needles. I decided to use my down time to dig out the crochet hooks and rejuvenate my washcloth stash.
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
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Knitting: Cowl
This quick, shoulder warming cowl is made with just 100 grams of DK weight yarn (pictured here in Knit Picks, Cotlin). It is worked in the round beginning at the neck with a narrow garter stitch edge. It then transitions into a lacy leaf pattern that becomes larger with each repeat of the motif. With just 70 rounds you create a cowl that gently ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I designed these mitts in honor of my son’s 21st birthday. He’s rather notorious for both loving and losing fingerless the fingerless mitts I make for him. For his birthday, I came up with the solution to his dilemma. He chose his favorite sock yarn from my stash and I promised to keep knitting these mitts until the yarn ran out. That way he wou...
Knitting: Slippers
Five years ago at a knitting retreat, my friends and I decided it would be a good idea to cross a wash cloth with a slipper to make a quick and fun way to clean the floors. I had fond memories of dancing my floor clean with my children when they were little so I was totally game. I wrote, they test-knitted and gave feedback…and Spot Shots were b...
Knitting: Mittens
Several years ago I self-published a pattern for DK weight, garter stitch mittens that were knit sideways. The problem I ran into at that time was the cuffs. They weren’t able to snug against the wrist–and that let the cold in! Back then, the best solution I could find for the “gappiness” at the cuffs was to add an I-cord around the wrist. It lo...
Knitting: Slippers
Picture this…it’s 4 PM on December 24th. You suddenly realize you forgot to get Great Aunt Martha a Christmas present. Never fear! With 88 yards of super bulky yarn you can have a pair of slippers in just a few hours. They come in one size–but that one size is super stretchy so they should fit most adults. They’re incredibly comfortable and supe...
Knitting: Tutorial
As I assembled patterns for my eBook, The Queen’s Garters, I realized I use short rows a lot! To make it easier to make my designs, I thought I should create a tutorial pattern for the collection. It turned out so well I decided to offer it separately–and for free!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Have an over-air conditioned office? Or, have the evenings gotten just a bit too chilly for you? Papillon is the perfect garment for you. It looks fabulous, is practically effortless to wear–and feels like a big warm hug.
Knitting: Scarf, Tutorial
Announcing: The Queen’s Garters!! An ebook collection of 16 garter stitch patterns by designer, teacher and self appointed monarch Jodie Gordon Lucas. Available October 2015 through Ravelry and www.QueenieKnits.com.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Some designs come more easily than others. For weeks, I had the image of a lattice created with elongated diamonds with each diamond surrounded by a vibrant contrasting color, but I couldn’t decide how to make it. Fair Isle would be too heavy. Intarsia would have too many bobbins to fiddle with (which would make for an incredibly unpleasant knit)!
Knitting: Throw
Some designs come more easily than others. For weeks, I had the image of a lattice created with elongated diamonds with each diamond surrounded by a vibrant contrasting color, but I couldn’t decide how to make it. Fair Isle would be too heavy. Intarsia would have too many bobbins to fiddle with (which would make for an incredibly unpleasant knit)!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Recently I visited Knitting Temptations, a charming yarn shop in Dublin, Ohio. As I was checking out, the owner, Karen, asked me if I had ever heard of Reywa yarn (I hadn’t). She then proceeded to place in front of me the most heavenly yarn I have ever touched. Reywa is made with Yak fiber–which is so soft it simply must be experienced. She then...
Knitting: Table Runner
My knitting group has a tradition of holding twice-yearly retreats. On a retreat, we sleep very little, laugh a great deal, eat delicious food (chocolate and wine feature prominently) and generally enjoy a slumber party type atmosphere while escaping our everyday cares.
Knitting: Cardigan
For those who expressed an interest in both designs, I have set up discount of $3.00 for the purchase of the second Serenedipity pattern (they don’t have to be purchased simultaneously).
Knitting: Pullover
For those who expressed an interest in both designs, I have set up discount of $3.00 for the purchase of the second Serenedipity pattern (they don’t have to be purchased simultaneously).
Knitting: Cowl
Ridge Top Echo was designed at the request of a friend. She had 3 coordinating skeins of yarn in her stash and wanted to make a cowl that would incorporate all of them about equally. She also requested that the cowl in some way symbolize the hilliness of our beloved Appalachian foothills.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chromatic Convergence was designed with long colorways in mind. It’s created in two pieces which are worked from the outer points to the center and then worked in the round to join the two halves. By using Chroma and taking a little care to match color progressions on each side, a stunning diamond is created in the center of the shawl!
Knitting: Scarf
We all have significant dates in our lives when we find ourselves remembering events from years past. But, for recovering alcoholics and addicts, anniversaries are a huge deal. As the one-year anniversary of a loved-one’s sobriety approached, I knew I wanted to commemorate that year in a way that celebrated each individual daily accomplishment. ...
Knitting: Vest
Save $3 when purchasing the Totally Biased Collection (The Hoodie; The Cardi; and, The Summer Top)
Knitting: Cardigan
Save $3 when purchasing the Totally Biased Collection (The Hoodie; The Cardi; and, The Summer Top)
Knitting: Cardigan
Save $3 when purchasing the Totally Biased Collection (The Hoodie; The Cardi; and, The Summer Top)
Knitting: Spats, Cuffs
Save $1.00 when purchasing both Steampunk Collar and Cuffs
Knitting: Collar
Save $1.00 when purchasing both Steampunk Collar and Steampunk Cuffs
Knitting: Tote
The Tangier Tote uses stitch patterns inspired by middle eastern motifs and is ideal for those making their first foray into Fair Isle. In fact, I created the pattern to use in my class “Don’t Be Stranded” where I teach my preferred two-handed Fair Isle method with woven floats.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Update June 26, 2015. Today, the United States Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in every state.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Update issued on 5/2/13 to correct several minor gremlins. Be sure to check your library for an update if you downloaded before then.
Knitting: Throw
This design is about choices and was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”. The first line of the poem “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” is graphically depicted both in the textured stitch pattern (created with just knits and purls) and in the yarn color of the sample.
Knitting: Tote
Difficulty: Intermediate
Knitting: Cardigan
errata alert 3/23/14
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These gorgeous socks feature an unusual butterfly look cable that caught my imagination for several months (see my Rime’s the Reason collection).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Appearances can be deceiving. Take a second look. This is not your typical half-circle shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-PC, there is just something universally appealing about the Bard’s sense of humor. Throw in a few cross-dressing women, add some gender-bending repartee and sneak in a practical joke or two and you just can’t go wrong.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
While working on the technical editing for the Rime’s the Reason jacket (see Knitty, Winter 2012) I decided to change the construction of the hood to make it a bit easier to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
As I was completing the Rime’s the Reason jacket design (See Knitty, Winter 2012), I realized I had all the components present for a men’s pullover—interesting construction; a striking, gender-neutral stitch pattern; and perhaps most importantly I was still in the creative zone and had not yet forgotten the calculations and general stitch-witche...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
errata
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Nori from seaweed
Knitting: Vest
‘“O Frabjous day! Calooh! Callay!”
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
Market bags are an excellent project for a newer knitter to cut their teeth on when they’re ready to begin knitting in the round. They’re relatively quick to make, incredibly useful and make wonderful gifts.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Well Spotted is an ideal pattern to highlight hand painted yarns. The vast majority of this sock is worked in very simple stockinette stitch. The spots are created by knitting into a stitch 5 rounds below and unraveling the stitches above it. The socks are suitable for men, women and children and come in five sizes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
No, moths haven’t infested these socks—but the lace pattern might make you look twice.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
for fingering weight yarns gauge is 22.5 sts/21 rows per 4 inches in Bold Japanese Waves. Yarn requirements are 400, 1000, 1175 and 1800 yards for the 4 sizes offered.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gingko trees have some seriously cool looking leaves. They are shaped like fans with a crenelated lower edge which is divided by a vertical slit (biloba literally means 2 lobes). They are green most of the year but in the fall they turn an amazing yellow. If you are fortunate enough to stumble upon a gingko tree on a breezy day you’ll find the s...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
If you downloaded version 1 in my Happy Spring giveaway please note the following changes made in later versions:
Knitting: Animal Toy
This design is an adaptation of the Vintage Rabbit pattern by Sara E. Kellner which Sara has graciously allowed me to publish. This pattern does not stand alone. You will need a copy of Sara’s pattern for needles, stitch instructions, materials and assembly instructions.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
5/17/12 Errata: Even Ostrich Plumes
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Table Runner
are you steek phobic??: I recently released this demo showing how to do the weaving method I like in purl. This means you can now work Wrought Iron in rows!!! Sure wish I’d come up with this when I originally designed it. Oh happy day!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Note: Pattern includes both sock and fingerless mitts patterns. Mitts are listed separately on Rav so they will show up on pattern searches, but they are included in the pattern. You need not purchase both.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Note: Pattern includes both sock and fingerless mitts patterns. Socks are listed separately on Rav so they will show up on pattern searches, but they are included in the pattern. You need not purchase both.
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
This delicate little accessory is knit in garter-stitch lace with cotton thread on teeny tiny needles! It is the perfect heirloom for the bride! When I included this pattern in my ebook The Queen’s Garters, I updated the writing and created a chart–something I wasn’t able to do when I designed it years ago!
Knitting: Tote
My grandmother is a class act: beautiful, resourceful, practical, glamorous, and resilient. As a war bride, she followed her new husband across the country and then worked in a factory making B-29 wheels while he served in the Pacific theater. As a young mother, she worked hard to support her family in an era where that “simply was not done”. As...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Manici (Mah--nee--kee) is Greek (ahem—geek??) for sleeve.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
MustGo is a sampler pillow cover recipe created to use a hodgepodge of worsted weight wool remnants. All of the stitch patterns used in MustGo can be found in Barbara G. Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shortly after the publication of my Kink neckwarmer in Knitty (First Fall 2010), I went on a sock-yarn, mini-shawl spree. Sock yarn is so pretty, decadent and efficient (a single 100g skein is usually enough for a nice little shawl). Unfortunately, on more than one occasion I ran out of yarn before the shawl was done. After yet another desperate...
Knitting: Messenger Bag, Bag - Other
This design was the product of youth, stupidity, an embarrassing crash and a damaged sweater. I’m a young(ish) woman with POTS who must use a wheelchair outside my home. When the wheelchair became a part of my life, I entered my second toddlerhood. My motto is “I’ll do it myself.”—Well, at least until I can’t.
Knitting: Puppet
Every sock knitter has it—an ever-growing stash of leftover sock yarn. If ever there was yarn with a personality, it’s this motley collection of (ahem) cast-offs. It whines “I’m so pretty, please use me.” It nags: “Don’t you love me anymore?” It mocks: “Ha! I cost a small fortune and I’ll never be used.” If the voices of abandoned sock yarns hav...