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eBook : 3 patterns

Ancient architecture meets a modern silhouette!

eBook : 3 patterns

The Arcadian philosophy is all about harmony and this collection reflects that. Three designs that combine two fibre crafts: knitting and crochet. Kindred knit and cohabiting crochet? You bet!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
An easy Feather and Fan knitting scarf, in worsted weight - looks great in variegated Noro!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Rows of coins, jingling with every movement; veils swirling and the tinkle of finger cymbals, known as “zills”. Bellydance is known in many countries and is enjoying newfound popularity in North America. The pattern used on these socks resembles the coins worn on dancer’s hip scarves and the yarn used, with it’s little touch of silver, echoes th...
Knitting: Scarf
This reversible scarf combines cable patterns that suggest the architecture of ancient Egypt and flow gently into a sand - patterned background of seed stitch.
Crochet: Scarf
Carré Glace is a crochet scarf pattern that works up fast, light and cozy. Six feet long as written but can be customized to your taste or the yarn chosen.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I used Patons Impressions hand-dyed wool (1x100g skein). It is a single ply worsted weight (varied between worsted and sport in thickness), 50g / 1.75oz and 140m / 153y. Unfortunately, it is discontinued. Any worsted weight with a tension of 20 sts = 10cm / 4 inches using 4.oo-4.50mm / 6-7US needles would be suitable. The mitts are knit at a tig...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Flamenco! is the first of a series of dance-inspired socks. It is inspired by the Spanish term that refers to both a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork. Generally , it is acknowledged that flamenco grew out of the unique interplay of native Arabic, Andalusian, Sephardic,...
Knitting: Scarf
Third and final version of the series, and for a complete “Look”, the Graphic Designer Hat. A cute, cloche style hat that knits up quick in less than one skein of the recommended yarn.
Knitting: Scarf
First of three versions of this scarf, each one incorporating more design details and variations on the basic pattern. This first version is easy enough for a beginner, using very simple stitches, but with attention to details that make for a polished finished scarf!
Knitting: Scarf
What’s new this time? The 5 stitches at the beginning and end of each row are knit in pattern, forming a decorative border on either side of the scarf. The mirrored decrease of GDS I remain, and the “Graphic Designer” detail for this scarf, is in honour of a design staple - symmetry. The scarf is worked in two pieces, then join...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I used stitches that I felt reflected the blocks of stone used for building each Inuksuk, and the pebbly, barren expanses where they stand to guide the people to the next village or, to the next stop on their journey.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A string of colourful ovals across the sky…. The Japanese Lanterns pattern is meant to reflect that elegant, flowing shape.
Crochet: Scarf
Jewel Box is a simple, elegant design that looks best in a lightweight, drapey yarn. The sample was crocheted using a merino tencel blend. This or any of the suggested yarns look lovely and something with a bit of sheen makes for a more formal or evening look. The crystal drops add a little weight to the scarf, keeping it in place, even on a bre...
Knitting: Scarf
Les Cloches Cannelées or The Fluted Bells, is a long, wrappable fashion scarf. It combines two different but complimentary yarn bases and can be worked in a myriad of colour combinations: tonal, as in the blue sample shown, complimentary and contrasting, as in the burgundy sample. There’s lots of room for colour experiments. I have a gradient an...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Designer Notes: This sock was designed to work with some of the fabulous handpainted yarns that are available now. It is knit in a combination of stitches that twist around the sock. The texture is fairly simple to do, but not boring, and keeps the focus on the amazing colours in the yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Liked Mad-tini, but ready for more of a challenge? This pattern is knit in a lighter weight yarn, and carries the pattern down the instep and foot. A dressier version of the sportweight Mad-tinis.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were designed for Socktoberfest 2006. The inspiration? The beautiful colours all around me at this time of year! The Gatineau hills are famous for the autumn foliage and a walk through the family maple bush is a treat.
Knitting: Cowl
This semi-reversible cowl / infinity scarf combines cable patterns that suggest the architecture of ancient Egypt on a sand- patterned background. A decorative band at either end continues the theme, lending structural and visual interest.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the first in a series of Pirate-inspired socks. The first Pirates of The Caribbean movie had just come out and Captain Jack Sparrow aka: Johnny Depp was all over the news. Ah-h-h… the good ole days!
Knitting: Scarf
If you enjoyed “Two Weeknights With Warrick”, you’ll probably like this one too!
Knitting: Headband
Arcadia is a word that refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature. The term is derived from the Greek province of the same name. It has developed into a poetic byword for an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness, associated with bountiful natural splendour and harmony.
Knitting: Cowl
Arcadia is a word that refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature. The term is derived from the Greek province of the same name. It has developed into a poetic byword for an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness, associated with bountiful natural splendour and harmony.
Knitting: Cowl
Arcadia is a word that refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature. The term is derived from the Greek province of the same name. It has developed into a poetic byword for an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness, associated with bountiful natural splendour and harmony.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
When cold winter winds blow these mittens, with their centered cable motif, reminiscent of Egyptian architecture, will help keep you warm. Wear them alone on less bitter days or over your gloves for added warmth and style.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A gorgeous club colourway, Captain Jack Sparrow and the warm glow of Captain Morgan’s rum gave rise to this pattern design!