Kim Driggs

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eBook : 7 patterns

A collection of layering pieces inspired by cake - because cake is fun, and everybody can use more layering pieces. Patterns are:

eBook : 3 patterns

A collection of socks in Colorado dyed indie yarn, inspired by native Colorado plants.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
What collection of Colorado plants would be complete without the state flower, blue and white columbine? These cuff down socks feature a fun textured lace pattern with a trellis accent on the outside of each foot.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Most plants in Colorado - given how dry it is - are brown most of the year. Indian paintbrush, however, is like an explosion of red and orange peeking out of the swirling grass. These toe up socks are worked in a spiral lace pattern, with blossom stitches worked into the cuff.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of the first plants you can identify in Colorado is the aspen - clusters of long slender trunks topped with shimmering round leaves. Many are surprised to learn that each grove of aspens is actually a group of clones - genetically identical copies of a single tree. These socks play homage to those slender trunks and branches in the ribs and...
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
One of my favorite baking short cuts is to frost a cake with whipped topping. You know, that stuff that comes in a tub? Yum! This shell is worked in one piece from the top down. The simple shape shows off the fun textures of the cluster stitch collar and edging and offset stripe stitch body, with a cute little button placket at the collar for a...
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
One of my favorite cakes is carrot cake - not because of the carrots, but because of the fun nuts and spices that always accompany them. This shrug is worked in one piece, from one sleeve cuff to the other, with minimal seaming at the underarm. It is in a fun Tunisian lace pattern, however you do not need a special long hook -- a regular one wo...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Like so many tea parties, this crochet stole/scarf (instructions are included for both a large stole version and a small scarf version) is fairly demure to start, but goes out with a bang! The center panel is a delicate star stitch pattern, which morphs into an interlocking blossom lace pattern (a variant on cone stitch), and ends in a shell st...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I like fruit in my cake, have you noticed? This wrap combines delicate lace supported by teeny cables. Shoulder shaping helps it stay on, whether you include the optional button fastens or not.
Crochet: Pullover
Chocolate is about my favorite thing ever, because to me, chocolate means comfort. This sweater is worked in a super stretchy ribbed pattern with fancy cabling at the hem and cuffs. Tunic length with kimono sleeves, the arm shaping is generous to accommodate sleeves underneath. Sweater is worked in one piece sideways from the center back. Sleev...
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
Who doesn’t like filling in their cake? Like strawberries, and cream? Yum! A fun “wagon wheel” pattern stitch combines with delicate cables to create a figure-flattering shrug.
Crochet: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
It takes a trick to make knit cables reversible, but in crochet, it’s a snap! This soft, cuddly cowl is a moebius, so it shows off both sides of the completely reversible XO cable pattern, with a cute hat to match.
Crochet: Scarf
A hat and a scarf leave gaps for the wind to get to you… so why not a hooded scarf? This one is worked in one piece, from one end to the other, for a fast finish and super cuddly fabric. Because it’s one piece, the cabled trim also runs continuously from one end to the other for a slick look.
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
Cables, lace… why pick one? These toe up socks will keep your interest with a mix of the two, creating a beautiful pattern of cabled branches and lacy flowers.
Crochet: Pullover
You don’t need to knit to create a beautiful cabled pullover! This boatneck sweater has simple waist shaping to hug your curves, gorgeous cables, and (because it is crochet!) works up in a snap. Constructed in one piece from the top down.
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Feather weight, but with the warmth of silk and alpaca, this stole was inspired by my favorite flower -- big, bold lilies! Pattern includes options for both a knit and crochet edging. Knit lace is charted, crochet edging instructions are written.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes as it warms up outside, it gets cold inside. A shawl is perfect to keep you warm in overly enthusiastic air conditioning, but shawl pins are fiddly and easy to loose. This lovely wrap uses small buttons to hold it in place, making it easy on, easy off for transitional weather and cold buildings. Worked from the small end, with decorat...
Knitting: Cardigan
Constructed in one piece from the top down, using decorative increases. Super fast to make!
Crochet: Cowl
Never cabled before? No problem! This pattern includes a photo tutorial for crochet cabling, as well as a relatively simple project to practice on, with such elegant results. On the other hand, if you’re a cabling whiz, it’ll work up in no time… perfect for a last minute gift, or a last minute cold snap.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
GAUGE: 14 st x 11 rows = 3x3” in hdc, unblocked
Crochet: Cardigan
Lightweight and fluffy, the simple stitch pattern shows off the fun texture of the yarn. If you’ve ever done crochet yoked construction before this will just fly off your hook! One piece top down construction means no tedious seaming. Buttonholes are added as you go. Includes instructions for altering the number and placement of buttons. Perfec...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Who says socks are boring! These cuff down lace socks feature fun textured decreases and eye of partridge stitch on the heel flap and toe for visual interest and added durability. Interesting yet easy to memorize, the lace looks more complicated than it is.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Gauge: 12 stitches by eight rows in hdc = 3x3”, unblocked
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a picture of a beautiful Thai butterfly, the five barred swordtail.
Crochet: Cardigan
Instructions included for both a double breasted version with eight buttons and a version with an internal tie with four buttons. Because of the slight asymetry of the yoke, it is possible to adjust the overlap a lot without messing up the way the sweater lies -- one of my testers only had one column of buttons with a two inch overlap, and I ha...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
A footie sock with an afterthought heel, princess sole, and lace motifs at the ankle. Pattern is written to be knit in two colors, but can be done just as well in one.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Gauge: In worsted weight, rounds 1 and 2 should measure 3.5 inches across to get a 3-6 mos size hat. I like to work at a fairly loose gauge, so using a smaller hook than gauge gives a good 0-3 mos size, and dk or sport weight yarn with an appropriately sized hook would make a lovely preemie hat.