eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 4 patterns

I’m a rocker-chick at heart… For a long time, my wardrobe was almost entirely an homage to the Hamburg-era Beatles, and the early years of the Ramones. Although my tastes have broadened since then , I still tend towards clean lines and dark colors. Who am I kidding… it’s black. I wear a lot of black. Which is great if you’re a fashionista, but not so great if you’re a knitter. It’s hard to knit with dark colors, and equally, dark colored knits are hard to show off. What’s the point of all that fancy patternwork if no-one can actually see it?

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Ankle Sock
Top down, plain and simple socks, but sized for quick knitting and extreme cuteness. An excellent emergency baby gift, or just a nice way to use up some leftovers.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Top down, plain and simple socks, but sized for quick knitting and extreme cuteness. An excellent emergency baby gift, or just a nice way to use up some leftovers.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An easy-to-work, easy-to-memorize lace pattern works well with this fantastically outrageous variegated yarn from Vancouver’s Rain City Knits.
Knitting: Cowl
It’s the middle of February, it’s still snowing and miserably cold, and you’re tired of your scarves and cowls? Use a bit of laceweight to create something new and luxurious and lovely. It will take you through those chilly days of spring very nicely.
Knitting: Scarf
Long and cozy to keep you warm on your travels. Lots of stripes let you show your colors.
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
Worked toe-up, in fetching stripes that match your scarf. The kit makes a pair of knee socks, but if you prefer, there’s enough yarn to make two pairs of calf-length socks – one for you, one for your companion.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Because the men in your life need hats, but they insist they don’t want anything fussy. No bright colors. No fancy patterns. No design flourishes.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Keep your hands warm but your fingers free for playing the guitar, driving your psychedelic-painted Rolls Royce, or just having a quick smoke backstage.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sometimes it’s too cold for fishnet stockings… Top down socks, mostly plain, but with a sexy little lace detail down the leg.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
For a long time, I’ve loved the idea of a basic black lace shawl – chic! goes with everything! doesn’t show coffee stains! – but I’ve struggled to knit one without losing my eyesight.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Just my thing: a cabled Noro sock! And featuring one of my favourite design details: different left and right socks. And a patterned heel and toe for good measure.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A sideways shawl with biasing garter stitch makes for a beautiful drape, and a dramatic Shetland lace edging adds interest to the knitting – but not too much! – and to the finished product. Short-row wedges create a nice curved shape.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An easy way to get started with stranded colourwork: this hat is designed specifically as a skill-builder. The stitch patterns are easy to work and easy to remember, and the small pattern repeats help you keep your tension nice and even. As long as you know how to work in the round, you’re good to go!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the look of colorwork patterning, but I’m not always keen to work stranded Fair Isle. Mosaic Knitting is a fascinating “cheat” for colorwork: you only work one color at a time. It’s fun, easy, and requires no special skills at all!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Argyle pattern evolved from the tartan of the Clan Campbell – the clan of my paternal Grandmother, who grew up in the glens of Scotland.
Knitting: Scarf
In addition to being a beautiful and fun knitting project, this sampler is designed to be a learning tool for lace knitters, as an option for knitters who want to expand their skills but can’t make it to one of my classes in person.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
For those times when you regret not buying another skein… an engaging but quick-to-knit lace kerchief, using a surprisingly small quantity of yarn. Ideal for leftovers or those small skeins at the bottom of your stash. Suitable for knitters with some lace knitting experience.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The toughest, thickest, warmest socks you will ever knit.
Knitting: Tutorial, Socks - Other
Want to learn how to knit toe-up socks?
Knitting: Tutorial, Socks - Other
Want to learn how to knit toe-up socks?
Knitting: Tutorial, Socks - Other
Want to learn how to knit top-down socks?
Knitting: Tutorial, Socks - Other
Want to learn how to knit top-down socks?
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I have a mild obsession with all those wonderful self-striping yarns with long stretches of color, like Noro.
Knitting: Tutorial
This sampler is designed to be a learning tool for lace knitters, as an option for those who want to expand their skills but can’t make it to one of my classes in person.
Knitting: Scarf
I have a mild obsession with the Noro yarns - I love the way they combine colors. A successful Noro design keeps the stitchwork simple and lets the colors show off. This classic stitch pattern causes the rows to scallop, making lovely wavy stripes.
Knitting: Bonnet
Based on a well-loved baby bonnet that had been stored in the treasure chest of a soon-to-be first-time grandmother. Her daughters had both worn the bonnet, and she had been hoping that her first grandchild would wear it, too. Sadly, the moths had other plans, and I worked with her to recreate the pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by a fabulous colorway of hand-dyed sock yarn called Roasted Carrot, and a rather carrot-y sort of pattern stitch, these socks are elegant yet easy to work.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love a top-down triangle shawl, but I don’t always want to knit lace. A plainer shawl is much more suited to wearing with a parka in the depths of winter, and is much easier to knit.
Knitting: Cardigan
This kimono-inspired cardigan is knitted in one piece, to keep the finishing to a minimum.
Knitting: Booties
A quick gift for baby. Two versions: one plain version with a ribbed cuff and one fancy version with a patterned cuff.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Suitable for knitters with sock knitting experience, this is a fascinating and fun way to knit two socks at the same time - one inside the other!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A good intro to toe-up sock knitting, this pattern works up quickly and easily in a worsted-weight yarn.
Knitting: Vest
I have a soft spot for chunky-weight mohair, but it’s a difficult fibre to design with. It knits up big and puffy, and the resulting garments can be suffocatingly warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I may have a little bit of a Noro addiction, and I love coming up with new ways to use their yarns. And Entrelac may be the best way of all.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love variegated yarns, and I love complex stitchwork. But too colourful a yarn means that the stitchwork is obscured; too much patterning and you lose the effect of the colours. This sock design is a nice balance of the two – the stitchwork is strong enough to stand up to a coloured yarn, and yet still lets the colour show through…. allo...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I loved the lace pattern used in the February Baby and Lady sweater, and it occurred to me that it would look terrific in a sock.
Knitting: Slippers
Inspired by a request from a home insurance agent who gets asked to take off her shoes at the door: in the summer, she wants to protect her feet, and in the winter she wants to protect her hosiery.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Traditional gansey pattern stitches make for an attractive, interesting to knit, but not too challenging sock pattern. Suitable for both men and women.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An easy and fun twist on a basic sock - the stitch pattern looks terrific in a variegated yarn that has short “bursts” of colour.
Knitting: Slippers
LINK to free version online is broken - have made a PDF (not pretty, but all the info you need is there) and you can download that for free.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
From Pattern Notes:
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Any easy and fun festive sock pattern -- and if worked in other colours it’s suitable for all seasons. Suitable for sock knitters with some experience.