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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A combination of Stockinette and extra‐long slipped sts create a hat that is super stretchy and comfortable. This unique texture pairs beautifully with the Gradiance colors of Unique Sheep’s Super Wool Worsted. Viewed from the top, it reminds one of a Native American dreamcatcher with its woven spirals filtering out all bad dreams and
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
photographs by karinknits designs; technical editing by Katherine Vaughan
Knitting: Decorative - Other
I grew up in Fresno, so I know intensely hot it must be to operate dye pots in those conditions. The economy in some parts of town was struggling even when I moved away for college back in the mid-80’s. I love supporting local-to-California companies, especially from my home town; and mostly I really love supporting Anzula. The story of wh...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In the movie “Vertigo” Kim Novak’s character throws herself into the bay under the bridge at Fort Point. This watchcap uses two-color garter stitch and short rows to mimic the spans of the Golden Gate Bridge at the top of the cap. Stitches are then picked up and elongated slipped stitches are used to create choppy waves around the sides. T...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chintz was originally a woodblock printed, painted or stained calico produced in India. These early fabrics were extremely expensive and rare. With imported chintz becoming so popular with Europeans during the late 17th century, French and English mills grew concerned, and went as far as to declare a ban on all chintz imports. In 1720 England...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Through test-knitting a fellow designer’s pattern, I discovered German Short Rows, and found that I LOVE them. They are super simple, and have no fiddly wrap-and-turns. Stopping short in a row of knitting creates a stair-step effect that can leave unsightly gaps in your work. A German Short Row, basically, lowers the steps minimizing the g...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl features a simple cable that flows down from ribbed edge to ribbed edge. Like the Tule fog of Central Calif., it is extra deep. The cable pattern is easy and quick to memorize; and it drapes your neck in comfort.
Knitting: Scarf
“Fern Frost” is a scarf that celebrates the hey-day of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It was a time awash with feminine glamour, beauty, and elegance. It was a time for the femme fatale, and fur. The modern knitter wishing to enjoy some vintage glam can also have that “Touch of Mink,” with this luscious beaded scarf. It features a sumptuous yarn f...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Collar
Zopf is a type of Swiss bread that is baked in the
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This reversible beanie is worked using the double-knit technique,
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This circular shawl spirals out like a nautilus, and creates a really lovely ruffled edge; while showing off the lacy netting of the yarn; AND, may I add…it is a VERY quick & easy knit.
Knitting: Cardigan
When I started teaching this garment construction at my LYS, I had to come up with an adult sized cardi that could easily be knit up in the three sessions that we allotted for class time. I came up with the Koke Garden Cardi. Koke is the Japanese word for Moss, any kind of moss. It features 3/4 sleeves, and a warm collar that acts like a scarf/c...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
I found myself very distracted at church several Sundays by a friend’s cropped denim jacket. I started sketching on the back of my bulletin, and when I came home I worked up a child’s version of it, though not cropped. My good friend Anne was expecting her first girl, and I wanted to make this for her. I recreated the look of a denim...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
While working on my son’s Eagle Scout project, we discovered Cow Springs campground (north of Fillmore, CA).
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is inspired by the Great Wave off Kanagawa woodblock print by Hokusai. It begins as a scarf (using a crochet cast-on), and is worked flat with a slipped stitch edge. Once the proper circumference is reached, it is attached on one side as you knit. The reversible wavy texture is seen when the upper corner is folded down. While a cable n...
Knitting: Billed Hat
This stylish cap is made to grab and go. It is worked from the top down on two circular needles, with a sewn-in brim, and hem; and finished with two button tabs on the side.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern was designed as one of the monthly free patterns at Anacapaknits.blogspot.com.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
There is no need to be daunted by tiny needles and cobweb-fine yarn when you work up this comfy shrug. The oversized kimono-style sleeves wrap you like a favorite blanket, and it knits up quickly on generous US 13 needles. It is perfect when you want a little something to cover your shoulders, or just throw in on to do yoga. This collar-less shr...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This lacy shrug is easily worked in large stitches, and simple seams. You could also leave it open for a quick, lacy shawl.
Knitting: Cardigan
Sometimes I like to eat dessert first. That’s why this lovely, feminine cardi begins with the bottom lace edging instead of finishing with it. The botanical print of the lace panels create curves in a most flattering way; while the ¾ sleeves and superwash worsted yarn combine beauty with comfort. Following the Kirigami-style of knitting, t...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
One skein of Ty-Dy makes (2) washcloths. This pattern has all the basic elements of lace on a needle size larger than usual for lace work. The “bead” is in the motif, and you knit the edging afterwards, as you go - no need to sew it on!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Make both socks at once and avoid “second-sock syndrome!” This pattern puts a standard heel flap on the bottom of the heel where it wears most, and gives extra padding.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is an easy way to use double knitting to knit a lightweight, double-layered scarf that is suitable for him or her.