Josie Mercier

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

When I heard that my beloved childhood book, “The Hobbit”, by J. R. R. Tolkein, was being made into a movie, I decided to re-read the book. Now an avid knitter, I realized that the book was bursting with knitting patterns if one read the book with the right perspective. As Thorin said, “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something.” This revelation led to the creation of this collection of patterns.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Subversive Socks is Out of Print.
Knitting: Cardigan
“…by midwinter Gandalf and Bilbo had come all the way back, along both edges of the Forest, to the doors of Beorn’s house, and there for a while they both stayed. Yuletide was warm and merry there, and men came from far and wide to feast at Beorn’s bidding.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Tired as he was, Bilbo would have liked to stay a while. Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars” - “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien
Knitting: Messenger Bag
“Now began the most dangerous part of their journey. They each shouldered the heavy pack and the water-skin which was their share, and turned from the light that lay on the lands outside and plunged into (Mirkwood) forest.”
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf was designed for my mother in honor of her 65th birthday. She helped in choosing the yarn and stitch patterns. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this scarf pattern will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. This means that the entire purchase price, minus transaction fees, will go towards cancer research and i...
Knitting: Vest
The Anwen vest is knit in two pieces from the bottom up and features shaped button bands to create princess seams along the torso of the vest. It has waist shaping and a flattering V-neckline.
Knitting: Cardigan
This little cardigan is sure to keep your favorite small person cozy and warm during hot apple cider season and beyond!
Knitting: Vest
This vest is inspired by a Hobbit’s waistcoat, with a double breast to display plenty of nice brass buttons, as well as two small pockets, just large enough for concealing a magical ring.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit”, Bilbo’s adventure begins harmlessly enough with pleasant travel through familiar country. When the travel gets more difficult, he later wistfully remarks that “adventures are not all pony rides in May sunshine.”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Dye your own yarn with coffee, then knit a coffee-themed hat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is for a very warm winter hat made from recycled, left-over or hand-spun yarn. This lined hat is knit from the top down and the pattern includes instructions for nearly any gauge of yarn.
Knitting: Scarf
This pretty scarf uses only one 50g ball of yarn and one easy lace pattern.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A top-down, any-gauge pattern for a pretty, frilly baby hat trimmed with a delicate contrast-color edge. The pattern includes seven sizes ranging from newborn to age four and includes instructions for seven gauges of yarn ranging from 16 to 32 stitches to 4 inches/10cm. Measurements are written in inches and centimeters.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Please note this is more a set of project notes than a proper pattern.
Knitting: Costume
Got left-over sock yarn? Looking for something to knit while watching your favorite Sci-Fi or Fantasy movies? How about your own set of pointy ears!
Knitting: Pullover
A little boy’s raglan pullover made with a hard-wearing but soft-to-the-touch acrylic/cotton yarn in a rugged grey and white mix with bright red accent stripes at the cuffs, hem, collar and front pocket.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
An easy, warm and flattering winter hat!