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This is a collection of the Bas Relief Hat, Bramble Hat, and Seeded Rib Hat patterns, for a discounted price.

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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Interwoven cables criss-cross the surface of these cozy mitts, providing rich texture and extra warmth. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and the geometric design is easy to follow. For a matching set, check out the slouchy Mandala Hat, with decreases at the crown creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns.
Crochet: Cowl
Bands of simple lace stitches come together to form this elegant cowl, which is finished off with a scalloped edging. Worked in the round with joined rows for a seamless finish, it’s a quick project perfect for that special skein.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This deceptively easy shawl is a nice introduction to lace knitting, with layers of simple lace stitches, and a bead-accented lower edge. The ¾-circle shape lies nicely on the shoulders or can be wrapped around your neck for a modern look. The lace pattern is both written out and charted.
Knitting: Cowl
Keep your neck warm and cozy in this collar made of Fisherman’s Rib, an easier form of Brioche Stitch. It’s perfect both for chilly Maine mornings and for watching the sunset on a beach in San Francisco. The piece is shaped to lay flat on your shoulders and stand up around your neck to keep you toasty warm. This is a great style for bicyclers, o...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The slipped and cabled stitches in this pattern form a tessellated design of pointed ovals which smartly nestle together. The stitch pattern is relatively simple and easy to follow, but makes the mitts an impressive gift. Choose a smooth, solid-colored yarn to highlight the raised stitch pattern. Make the Bas Relief Cowl and Bas Relief Hat for a...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Play with color gradients in this lovely crocheted shawl, moving from light to dark values of one color, or from one hue to another. The slightly-more-than-half hexagon shape sits gracefully on the shoulders, and the stunning lace edge elevates the design. The edging instructions are written and diagrammed.
Knitting: Cowl
The slipped cable stitches in this cowl form a tessellated design of pointed ovals which smartly nestle together. The stitch pattern is relatively simple and easy to follow, and the cowl is a great stepping stone on the way to the matching hat or mitts. Choose a smooth, solid-colored yarn to highlight the raised stitch pattern.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Simple elegance is key in this light and airy shawlette, which can also be worn as a scarf. A gentle crescent shape wraps gracefully around your shoulders or neck. The winding lace pattern flows into a woven-look slip stitch, which hides the short rows that create the curved shape.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A lace medallion graces the back of these classic short-fingered gloves. The perfect blend of lady-like and utilitarian, these are the gloves you’ll reach for any time the weather turns a little brisk. The lace panel is both written and charted to make it easy to follow.
Crochet: Stocking
You’ll love to wear this stylishly slouchy crocheted hat. The pretty lace pattern that accents the top of the hat is both written and diagrammed, so this is a great introduction to crocheted lace. Choose a yarn that will softly slouch – hidden elastic will keep the ribbing snug.
Knitting: Scarf
Drape yourself in instant sophistication when you wear this lovely scarf. Triangular seed beads are incorporated as you knit, and subtly sparkle on both sides of the fabric. Choose a super-soft yarn and wrap yourself up in effortless elegance. This is an easy introduction to both lace patterns and knitting with beads.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2” larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette – the band will keep the hat snug on your head...
Knitting: Cowl
Explore serious texture with this lovely and intricate cowl. Traveling stitches and cables create a rich surface design over a purl background, and the stitch is given in both written and charted formats. Choose a solid color yarn to show off the stitch pattern to the best effect. The Interlaced Mitts make this a great set, and perfectly use the...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Explore texture and almost instant gratification with these cute fingerless mitts. Traveling stitches and cables create a rich surface design over a purl background. Choose a solid color yarn to show off the stitch pattern to the best effect. Make the Interlaced Cowl for a matching set.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant shawl works up beautifully in gradient-dyed yarn, or two coordinating colors. A slightly more than triangular shape keeps the shawl laying nicely on your shoulders, or wraps cozily around your neck. The lace edging is both charted and written, and creates a lovely scalloped border.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cute and simple kids’ cardigan is a wonderful introduction to top-down sweaters. Simple shaping and a graphic ridged yoke make for a fun and fast knit. This pattern is ideal for showcasing self-striping yarns, but also looks great in a solid color.
Knitting: Cowl
Go for drama with this striking convertible cowl. Wear it in a single wrap for a strikingly long loop, double it for a mid-length cowl, or wrap it three times for a bulky, cozy collar. Big needles and thick yarn make this a super speedy project for when you need a quick gift, or are just feeling cold!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Wrap yourself up in this luxurious shawl for instant warmth and elegance. The body of the shawl features graceful rows of eyelets highlighting the top-down triangular construction. An edging of delicate lace looks lovely whether the shawl is worn traditionally around your shoulders or tossed casually around your neck.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Explore a new shape with this quick and easy shawl. Knit from the center out, a simple lace pattern forms three triangles to create a ¾-square shape that sits nicely on the shoulders. A contrasting color highlights the scalloped lace edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This whisper-light shawl drapes gracefully from the shoulders, with a pretty lace border radiating out from a simple textured yoke. The ¾-circle shape keeps it in place without the need for a pin. This is a deceptively simple design, with an intricate-looking result.
Knitting: Cowl, Collar
This elegant collar will keep your neck warm and cozy on even the windiest days. Worked sideways with short rows, it flares out over your shoulders to avoid gaps between the collar and your shirt. The slip-stitch pattern creates a woven texture, an asymmetrically slanted opening, and has the added bonus of making short rows easy - no wraps needed!
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This easy to wear hat features a textured leaf stitch pattern and knits up very quickly. Choose a size that is an inch or two larger than your actual head circumference to get a slouchy effect; the ribbed band will stay snug around your head.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This scarf and wrap design features a bold use of negative space, with large hexagonal openings creating a striking textile. The stitch pattern itself is simple and quickly memorized, but people won’t be able to forget your fabulous finished piece. The scarf and wrap are worked in different directions so that gravity will keep the lace open when...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Traveling stitches cover the surface of these fingerless gloves in an intricate pattern reminiscent of ancient hand-knotted fishing nets. The stitch pattern is given in both written and charted form.
Knitting: Cowl, Collar
This cowl is the perfect project if you want to warm up soon! Big yarn and lots of cables create a thick, warm fabric, and it works up very quickly, knit seamlessly from the top down. Shaped to stand up around your neck and lay flat on your shoulders, it will keep you covered up and cozy.
Knitting: Billed Hat, Cloche Hat
A herringbone stitch pattern creates rich texture in this stylish cloche hat. Cloche style hats are wonderful for framing your face and keeping your ears warm. This style with a half brim is especially flattering, and can be dressed up with a ribbon rose (instructions included) or another pretty brooch. Best of all, the brim is constructed compl...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A herringbone stitch pattern creates rich texture in these unisex fingerless mitts. Perfect for a foggy or windy day, they’re long enough to tuck up under your coat sleeves, and thick enough to keep your hands nice and warm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pretty lace shawl is the perfect combination of simple and interesting. It starts at the neck, and the slightly-more-than-half circle shape is created with rows of yarn-overs. Two sets of diamond motifs accent the lower border, and are an easy introduction to lace knitting and chart reading. The diamond lace pattern is both written out and ...
Knitting: Cowl
This close fitting cowl is the perfect project for amazingly soft yarns. The cable pattern provides structure, so the cowl stands up and keeps your neck cozy and warm.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The cable pattern of this hat reminds me of water flowing through a rocky stream bed, the current twisting and swirling. The soft slouchy shape is attractive and won’t smoosh your hair. Choose a yarn with lots of stretch to make sure the band stays snug.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Cloche Hat
A herringbone stitch pattern creates rich texture in these unisex fingerless mitts and cloche hat. Cloche style hats are wonderful for framing your face and keeping your ears warm. This style with a half brim is especially flattering, and can be dressed up with a ribbon rose (instructions included) or another pretty brooch. Best of all, the brim...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Bell-shaped cloche hats are classic, feminine, and a great way to keep your ears protected on windy days. Here, a double strand of thick yarn creates a sturdy fabric that keeps its shape. Accent your cloche with a vintage brooch, fabulous button, or make the felt flower shown here. Be sure to use a yarn that gives a sturdy fabric at the recommen...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This quickly knit shawl starts with a simple stocking stitch and eyelet pattern, and then transforms into an all-over lace pattern. As a whole, it resembles leaves growing up a trellis at the beginning of spring. It’s large enough to wrap around your shoulders, but small enough to wind snugly around your neck. The stitch pattern is charted.
Crochet: Cowl
This lace cowl is a quick and gratifying crochet project that uses minimum yardage, so it’s a perfect choice for a special yarn. Worked in the round with joined rows for a seamless finish, the stitch is a quickly memorized combination of cluster and bobble stitches that give warmth and soft structure.
Knitting: Dress
This cute kid-size top is great for layering. The armholes are generous, so it can be worn as a summer dress, a jumper over a long-sleeved tee, or a tunic-length sleeveless top. It is knit in the round from the A-line skirt to the slip-stitch bodice, which creates a subtle gathering at the empire waist. Simple crochet finishes the edges, includi...
Knitting: Skirt
This graphic skirt will suit a wide variety of figures and clothing styles, and is sizes for tweens and adults. Knit sideways in narrow stripes, short-row shaping creates the full a-line silhouette as well as striking dashes of the main color. The crocheted hem and enclosed elastic waistband make this skirt reversible, with a more subtle striped...
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Perfect for days when the sun warms the daffodils open, this shell has a fitted upper bodice and gracefully draping body. The bodice is worked initially in the round, then separates into front and back. The body is then picked up from the foundation chain and worked downward in a four-round repeat. Wear it with a camisole in a color that shows o...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The spiral design of this hat creates the illusion of centrifugal force pushing outward from the center down to the serrated lower edge. This is a simple pattern with a stunning payoff, and works wonderfully with subtly variegated yarns like the ones shown.
Knitting: Mittens
These richly textured mittens work up quickly into a dense, warm fabric that will keep hands warm. With just a few hours of knitting you’ll have thick, warm mittens to see you through the winter.
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
I see this sweater as a re-imagining of 1960s jackets, updated for modern crocheters. It features a wide stand-up collar, round-yoke shaping highlighted by a herringbone half-double crochet stitch, ¾ length sleeves, and large buttons. Yarns with a subtle color variation will highlight the herringbone stitch pattern and seamless construction. Thi...
Crochet: Skirt
This casual A-line skirt is a great spring and summer wardrobe basic. The body of the skirt is crocheted in the round from the waistband to above the knee in a linked double crochet stitch which creates a solid but flexible fabric. The edging is worked in an openwork pattern of arches and diamonds, creating a subtly scalloped hem. This pattern w...
Knitting: Tee
Purl ribs radiate out from the neck of this pullover, interlacing in a lattice pattern at the waist and the sleeve hem. Worked seamlessly from the neck down, this is a quickly finished project despite the small needles. The all-over rib pattern will provide a body conscious fit if you choose a size with no ease or negative ease.
Knitting: Cowl
Sinuous curves of lace wind their way through this lovely cowl, reminiscent of the way narrow roads zigzag up steep slopes. It’s small enough to tuck into your purse in anticipation of a cold day, but generous enough to keep your neck cozy and warm. This is the perfect project for a luxuriously soft yarn.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This small shrug is perfect for using a small amount of handspun or luxury yarn, and is great for layering over summer dresses or camisoles. The body of the shrug is a rectangle that knits up quickly in a simple openwork pattern that highlights the texture of the yarn. After the sleeves are seamed, stitches are picked up to work the front edging...
Knitting: Scarf
Gothic architecture made beautiful use of tracery, ornamental work of interlacing or branching lines as seen in stained glass windows. The trellis pattern of this scarf similarly branches out to create a beautiful openwork pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a great everyday layering sweater with plenty of interesting details. It’s knit from the hem up through the raglan yoke and the hood, with minimal seaming. A wide cable runs up the center of the back and continues to the front of the hood, while smaller cables accent the slanted front pockets. Wide rib bands are used as an edging, includ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The slip-stitch color-work pattern in these mitts has the beneficial side effect of creating a thick, warm fabric. A slipped rib in the main color borders the houndstooth pattern, which is made by knitting two-round stripes of each color, slipping some stitches from the previous row. This is color-work at its simplest, and the mitts are a small ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This elegant cardigan will quickly become your go-to sweater. Double moss stitch gives the fabric a delicate texture, while ribbed cables climb along the front opening and neckline, lending a subtle curve to the bottom edge. The raglan cardigan is knit seamlessly from the bottom up and the cabled front bands continue until they meet at the back ...
Knitting: Billed Hat
I love hats. One of my favorite styles is a simple cap with a short curved brim – it keeps the sun out of your eyes, gives you a little attitude, and looks great even on people who usually won’t wear knit hats. Couvercle (“lid” in French) is a simple knit hat with the addition of a crocheted brim for maximum sass. The double moss stitch pattern ...
Knitting: Scarf
Toss this glittering scarf around your neck for instant glamour. Glass beads nestled in the simple lace rib pattern will catch the light and set off the sparkle in your eyes. The beads are added on yarn-overs and fall to one side or the other of the fabric by chance, giving an elegantly random look like drops of dew.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cropped lace cardigan is the ideal layer to wear with summer dresses. It provides just enough coverage, while the openwork pattern keeps it from getting too warm – perfect for summer evenings. The truncated length and small shawl collar are reminiscent of ultra feminine 1950s style. Knit seamlessly from the hem up, this sweater is quick and...
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is also available in the Top-Down Short-Sleeve Tops Collection along with the Lattice Pullover for $10.00.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater will see you through spring and fall in any climate. Layer it over a camisole in hot weather or wear it over a long-sleeve shirt in a contrasting color for cooler days. This sweater is knit mostly in the round from the bottom up, with minimal seaming and lace panels that run from the hem & cuffs up through the funnel neck. The e...
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is luxuriously soft and warm, with wavy ridges adding interest to the basic tubular shape. It’s a great introduction to increasing and decreasing in crochet and takes only a couple hours to make! The yardage required is minimal, so this is a great pattern for luxury yarn.
Knitting: Gloves
These gloves have just enough lace for a ladylike look, but are still solid enough to keep the cold out. The truncated fingers will leave your hands free for all kinds of tasks while keeping them warm.
Knitting: Vest, Coat / Jacket
This sweater is quick and interesting to knit, with minimal finishing. The claw cables, one of which travels up the back and over the hood like a dragon’s dorsal ridge, add to the organic feel of the design. The hood and the thickness added by the cables make this a cozy sweater for chilly days. Instructions are given for both long-sleeve ...
Crochet: Billed Hat
This simple-to-crochet cap is worked from the top down, ending with the jaunty brim. Depending on the wearer, it looks sporty or mod. Choose a soft yarn with some stretch for a hat that will hold its shape.
Knitting: Skirt
This skirt is both sexy and comfortable to wear. Knit in the round from the waistband down, it is quick to knit with minimal finishing. The decorative star patterns separating the panels are extrapolated from the star stitch border, and sneakily hide the increases for a smooth line. Choose a yarn that has both body and stretch so that it will sk...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan reminds me of shawl-neck sweaters from the 1950s and 1960s. The cozy collar will keep the wearer warm, and the extra long sleeves can be unfolded to keep hands covered (and will also allow the sweater to fit for a few extra months). It is knit seamlessly from the hem to the neck, then the collar is picked up and shaped with short r...
Knitting: Scarf
Choose a drapey yarn that will flow through your hands and down the waterfall stitch pattern of this scarf. The lace rib pattern is easy to memorize, but still makes for an impressive finished project. If you’re comfortable with knit and purl, this is a great first lace project.
Knitting: Cowl
Cowls are great alternatives to scarves, keeping your neck and shoulders warm without dangling scarf ends to get in your way. This beautiful intermediate lace pattern gives an organic feel in a thick/thin or handspun yarn, or a crisp look in a smooth yarn. It’s a great project for a luxury yarn, since the yardage required is minimal.
Knitting: Pullover
The round-yoke construction of this sweater allows for uninterrupted stripes that start at the roll-neck and continue down through the yoke and the upper part of the body and sleeves. This is a great everyday sweater for active kids.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf knits up quickly in a wavy drop stitch pattern that shows off the texture of an unusual yarn. The stitch pattern is quick to memorize, but intriguing to knit. Try it in a bulky yarn with a long color repeat, a ribbon yarn, or any yarn with an interesting texture.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is also available in the Textured Knit Hats Pattern Bundle, along with the Seeded Rib Hat and Bas Relief Hat, for $8.00.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These gloves feature an eyelet pattern that coils around the wrist and palm and finishes coyly wrapped around the index finger. The gloves can be worn on either hand, but spiral in opposite directions.
Knitting: Cardigan
Have fun playing with color on this child’s sweater, which makes a perfect first stranded-colorwork project. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the neck down with round-yoke shaping, and knits up quickly with aran weight yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is also available in the Quick Baby and Toddler Sweaters Bundle, which also includes the Organic Hoodie and Fireside Jacket, for $8.00. All three patterns are knit seamlessly from the bottom up with aran or bulky weight yarns for quickly finished sweaters.
Knitting: Cardigan
This flattering wrap sweater is designed for minimal seaming, with the body including front edging knit in one piece to the armholes. The sleeves are knit in the round before being sewn to the body. There is no built-in closure, which allows you to cinch the sweater tighter or looser depending on your preference – choose a size smaller than your...
Knitting: Pullover
The shape of this sweater is elegantly fitted and simple enough to let the detail of the exposed seams be the focus. It’s a great choice for a textured yarn and would make a good first sweater project. The pieces are knit separately and sewn together.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat uses a very simple stitch pattern that mixes ribbing and Seed Stitch, but looks much more interesting than either. Worked in a solid-color matte yarn, this makes a good basic men’s hat, but it’s sized for the whole family and can be completed in just a couple hours. This is a great first hat pattern!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens make a quick and low-cost gift. I’m always surprised at how warm they keep me, while still letting me write, type, or knit. Choose a sturdy yarn so you can wear them constantly without worrying about ruining your hard work.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is also available in the Textured Knit Hats Pattern Bundle, along with the Bramble Hat and Seeded Rib Hat, for $12.00.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is made with an orderly lace rib, which results in an elegant looking fabric. The two-row stitch pattern is a good introduction to lace for beginners, who will be amazed at what they can make with just a few simple stitches. The smaller size is a good all-purpose scarf, and the larger size is luxurious to wrap around your neck multipl...
Knitting: Skirt
This sophisticated skirt is quick to knit, worked in the round from the waistband to the hem. The A-line shape skims your figure without clinging and the lace edging, which is knit separately and sewn on, sways gently as you walk. Rather than sewing in a lining, I suggest layering this skirt over a slip that is a darker color than the yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
The flattering shape and lace details of this funnel neck sweater will ensure that you wear it frequently. The lace panels on the sleeves continue up the saddle shoulder and into the funnel neck, while matching panels run along the sides of the body. The body and sleeves are knit in the round to the armholes, then knit flat and sewn together.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is almost all cable, which causes the edges to curve in and out sinuously. Worked in ribbing, it is reversible and very simple to knit. You can use a bulky or super bulky weight yarn, or try a worsted weight yarn double-stranded.
Knitting: Skirt
I have a fondness for skirts with uneven hems and slanting lines, like this one which is knit seamlessly from the hem up, and finished with a grosgrain ribbon waistband and snaps for a smooth fit. The slip-stitch pattern creates a fabric that is a mixture of knitting and weaving, and will skim the body without clinging. When you knit the short r...
Crochet: Cardigan
The round-yoke shaping and close fit of this jacket is reminiscent of some mid 20th century styles, but the details keep it looking modern. The sweater is crocheted seamlessly from the top down, so finishing is minimal. The structured stitch pattern and precise shaping will keep this jacket stylish.
Knitting: Skirt
This skirt was inspired by architectural cross-section drawings showing hidden layers under the facade of a building, but it also brings to mind skirts from the early 1920s, when ladies’ calves were suddenly visible under shockingly (for the time) short skirts. The inset pleats add intriguing detail and movement to this very wearable skirt. Choo...
Crochet: Cloche Hat
I’m always on the lookout for vintage cloches and am invariably disappointed when they’re too small to fit my head. This crocheted version gives the requisite sleek look and the single crochet stitch lends necessary structure, keeping the iconic cloche shape even as it stretches to fit the wearer’s head. A cluster of buttons finishes off the vin...
Knitting: Pullover
The meandering lines of eyelets in this sweater entertain both the eye and the knitter. Two lines of eyelets swirl around the body from hem to the top of the cowl, while a vertical line of eyelets runs up one sleeve and three bands of eyelets encircle the opposite forearm. The sweater is mostly knit in the round, with the set-in sleeves sewn in.