Karen Fletcher

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eBook : 3 patterns

Bootcuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. Lattice has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables, you can just focus on those, which aren’t as hard as you might think! They’re knit in the round out of Cascade 220 and are offered in both children and adult’s sizes. Plus, you can make them in multiple colours to change up your outfit or give them away as trendy but quick Christmas presents.

eBook : 5 patterns

Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Home - Other
Safety Note: Some yarns, especially plant fibres like cotton and hemp, are very flammable whereas many yarns made of synthetic fibres (such as acrylic) can melt. The cords holding the lantern could catch fire if a real flame was used, as so this pattern is intended to be used ONLY with electronic candles. Electronic tea lights are inexpensive a...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Sunday Sweets is a great project for a beginner or for anyone looking for a simple project you can put down and easily pick up again. Knit flat with a button up back, this peplum top has great twirl-action.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
There’s something gloriously luscious about accessories made of super-thick yarn. Lush fits the bill perfectly: it’s simple to knit, the two huge cables are set across a background of reverse stockinette are easy to memorize and a great introduction to cabling since the knitter had to cable so few times in the entire project. The combination of...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Why limit accessories to clothing? This cute and functional tea cozy is the perfect way to bring an on trend colour to your home and keep your tea warm as we head into fall. Knit in two pieces, then seamed at the top and bottom this is a super-approachable project and a great introduction for for those learn to cable. It’s a quick knit and can ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
General Information
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat is cast on at the brim using smaller needles and worked in the round. After the ribbing, switch to larger needles and work in the lace pattern from chart or written instructions, with shaping at the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Yarn Used: Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Wool
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This funky lace hat is the perfect thing to pair with jeans for running errands or to dress up a warm coat with an elegant pop of colour. The lace combined with a bit of slouch provides that effortlessly chic boho feel. It will keep your ears warm without squishing your hair - a must for a fancy night out!
Knitting: Mittens
Add a touch of feminine flair to a winter staple with these whimsical ruffled mittens. They’re a great way to play with colour and depending on your yarn choice can range from classically pretty to explosively colourful.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Yarn used: Apple Tree Knits Plush Worsted, 100% Merino in Touch of Gray
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This textured hat is based on an easy to memorize pattern that is fantastic for a beginner knitter wanting to try something new or an experienced knitter wanting something simple but interesting to knit. Sized from baby to adult large you’ll be able to make one for pretty much anyone in your life.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knit mostly in plain stockinette with a colourful fair isle design around the palm of the hand these fingerless mittens are perfect for days where you need to ward off the chill even in the house, want a second layer on your hands under your regular mittens, or if it’s just warm enough for bare fingers but not bare hands.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Light hats are the perfect accessory for those in between times of year, when the morning isn’t quite warm enough or the evening has taken on a chill. Further Up is light and breathable so you won’t overheat and its simple lace design is a cinch to memorize. Offered in sizes baby through adult you’ll be able to make one for anyone on your list.
Knitting: Scarf
Sometimes we all crave a project that we can knit in the midst of life, something that doesn’t take too much attention and works up at a good pace, giving us the satisfaction of seeing of seeing the work grow in our lap. Slant is the perfect such project, simple yet modern. It’s a deceptively easy project, approachable for a beginner and relaxi...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Perfect for those chilly spring days where you can’t quite go without mittens yet Spring Tips are a fantastic quick project for yourself or a gift. They’re a great scrapbusting project too!
Knitting: Wristlet
This purse is made from three pieces which are knitted separately and seamed: two identical side panels and the strap. The curve at the top of the purse is achieved by working short rows.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Everyone needs a hat. Woven Stone is a timeless toque with textured stripes that blend the colours creating visual interest, although shown in classic and masculine colours this piece can easily be worked in a more feminine pallet or even zany colour combinations for children which allows it to be made for any member of the family. The texture ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This masculine hat is simple but interesting with an anchor worked in reverse stockinette and outlined in a contrasting colour. Since wool breathes well it can be appropriate for a cold morning or evening on the lake even in summer, dawn and dusk are the best times for fishing but can be chilly.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Looking to knit a Valentine’s gift for someone who’s absolutely, definitely, indisputably not going to wear something with hearts on it? Make their heart beep with this ECG themed hat. Knit in a worsted weight wool, this colourwork hat is a fairly quick knit and is a great stash busting project.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
No matter who you’re making one for, one of these textured coffee cozies should be right up their alley. They’re easy to knit with interesting motifs that anyone would be happy to carry around, they use very little yarn, and can help save a few trees since you’ll be able to pass on the cardboard cozies that are stocked at coffee shops. Plus you...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colourwork, these were the eventual result.
Knitting: Cowl
The cowl is begun by knitting in the round, but is switched to being worked flat for the duration of the colourwork chart. The ends of the section worked flat are joined in as you go, meaning there’s no uncomfortable seam when the pieces are worn. After the colourwork section, the cowl is finished in the round.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat is begun by knitting in the round, but is switched to being worked flat for the duration of the colourwork chart. The ends of the section worked flat are joined in as you go, meaning there’s no uncomfortable seam when the pieces are worn. After the colourwork section, the hat is finished in the round.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These cute fingerless mitts knit up in a snap and are a great way to ward off the chill when it’s not quite cold enough for full fledged mitts (or when it’s totally cold enough for full fledged mitts but you’re knitting for someone who wants their fingers free for texting or typing). Knit in the round from the button up Aberdeen Fingerless Mitt...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
Keep your ears warm on those days when it’s just not quite cold enough for a hat with this cute cab led headband. The straightforward and repetitive cables are a great project for someone just branching out into cables. Plus, this project knits up quickly with little yarn which makes it perfect for quick gifts and using up the leftovers from a ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This gender-neutral cabled hat is a fantastic quick project. It uses only one ball of worsted weight yarn, knits up quickly, yet shows off your cabling skills. It can easily be knit in a weekend to add to your stash of Christmas gifts and is a great project for trying out a new colour or using up those balls of insurance yarns from other projec...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This feminine and geometric toque is the perfect canvas to show off some beautiful worsted yarn, it’s a quick project great to keep you busy on a weekend away or to knit up to add to your collection of Christmas gifts. Sized from baby to adult large you’ll be able to make one for pretty much anyone in your life.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hills and Vales has just the right amount of stretch to stay on your head when your hair is down as well as stretching over a ponytail or small bun. This toque is a great place to experiment with mixing colours, and is a great stash-buster since it uses so little yarn of each colour. If you’re wanting to incorporate more colours it’s easy to ma...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Bootcuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. Lattice has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables, you can just focus on those (which aren’t as hard as you might think)! They’re knit in the round out of Cascade 220, and are offered in seven sizes: toddler, little kid, big kid, l...
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
Keep your earns warm with this super-cute and feminine headband, perfect for the days when you don’t want to overhear in a hat but your ears are feeling the chill. Make one for yourself or knit one up and tuck it away as a Christmas present. This project doesn’t use much yarn and many knitters could get it done in a few days. Both the headband ...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Protect your (or a friend’s) phone screen from your keys and the other objects in your purse with this super-cute cell phone cozy. It’s great as a stocking stuffer or a small gift and it knits up in less than a couple of hours, plus it uses so little yarn (about 40y of the MC and 3y of the CC) that “one skein project” would be an overstatement....
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Perfect for a summer stroll on the beach, but with enough coverage for work this summer tank can go anywhere! Bamboo yarn breathes beautifully and allows you to wear gorgeous knits year-round. Keyed Down is knit in the round from the bottom until the armholes, then the front and back are knit flat separately and seamed at the shoulders. It is s...
Knitting: Towel
Hangin’ in the Kitchen is a hand towel to hang on the handle of your stove, so it’s always within reach. The strap, top, and bottom edge are worked in seed stitch while the body is worked in stockinette. It’s a great project for beginners, and is made of one 100g skein of Peaches and Cream Cotton. A cute oversized button allows you to make a st...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cozy cardigan knits up in no time, in just about the squishiest yarn imaginable. Knit from the top down in one piece, there are no seams so all you have to do at the end is weave in the ends and attach the buttons. Each winter I crave knitting a bigger project after all the Christmas knitting and this fits the bill, one big beautiful thing...
Knitting: Containers
Brighten up your desk or shelf with a cute bowl for your hair clips, candies, or other small things that need to be corralled into their own little home. These bowls are quick to knit, the smaller one was done on a rainy morning, and a good stash busting project. Offered in two sizes these bowls are a cute way to use ups leftover yarn, the smal...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Bring a pop of colour to your outfit with cables that wind their way around each of your legs, instructions for both right and left are included so your look is symmetrical. Bootcuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. Slanted Steps has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables, ...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Bootcuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. Nudge has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables, you can just focus on those (which aren’t as hard as you might think)! They’re knit in the round out of Cascade 220, and are offered in five sizes: little kid, big kid, ladies’ small...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Celebrate fall with this fun slightly slouchy hat that’s perfect for those days you want something on your head but don’t want to overheat. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, allowing you to to work on it through almost anything and the openings in the leaves let those wonderful fall breeze blow into your hair. Sized from baby to adult you c...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
I’ve always adored Christmas, and I love that these ornaments incorporate knitting into my Christmas tree. The double knitting creates reversible colour work fabric, so the motif is visible no matter how it’s hung on the tree and the six motifs are presented in order of difficulty, with the easiest first. The Elves Made It uses such little yarn...
Knitting: Cowl
Diamond and triangular blocks of moss stitch, stockinette stitch, and twisted stockinette stitch make this worsted weight cowl interesting to knit. The various textured blocks keep the knitting interesting for an intermediate knitter, whereas a newer knitter who has a few projects under their belt would be able to succeed at this project with a...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Wool pillows make couches so much cozier. This pillow cover is the perfect thing to add to your coach for fall, it’s big enough to make a statement or to curl up with a cup of tea a movie on a fall evening. Oak is worked in intarsia (different blocks of colour done with different balls of yarn). To begin you will need to wind your contrasting c...
Knitting: Pullover
This loose fitting sweater is the perfect thing to throw over the head of your fast flying little one. Its loose fit is great for active kids who seem to move ever which way and the hidden hood is great for those days where a hat should be work but it keeps flying off on the playground. Take Flight is knit flat with minimal shaping, making it a...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
TextureScape is a modern re-imagining of old sampler scarves, where knitters tried out different stitch patterns throughout the same scarf. I wanted something that had a bit of a classic feel but also looked modern and stood out from other baby blankets. Each row only uses one colour so this is a good project even for a knitter that’s new to co...
Knitting: Dress
I love knit dresses for little girls, but was having trouble finding one that was pretty without being overly girly or frilly. Width Play has pairs of stripes that gradually change width down the dress, which keeps it interesting to knit but still fairly simple, and the picot edging at the collar, sleeves and neck keeps the dress feminine. The ...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
In the summer of 2012 I discovered Sanquhar mittens and, being a fan of colourwork and geometric patterns, quickly fell in love. After making a dozen or so pairs of mittens I began trying to find other items I could put the little patterned squares on to and so these Christmas ornaments were born.