Kirsten McTeer

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 7 patterns

A Week of Warm Ears is a collection of seven headband patterns, one for each day of the week!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the rock structures at the Giants’ Causeway in Northern Ireland, this hat is suitable for the whole family. The pattern is easy to memorise without being boring for the knitter, and the ribbing makes the pattern suitable for solid coloured yarns as well as lightly patterned or self-striping ones.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is worked sideways, using short rows to form a long thin wedge-shaped triangle. Worked in light fingering weight yarn, it will yield a scarf close to 7 feet long (when worked to pattern tension) with lots of wrapping potential!
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are worked top-down with a ribbed cuff and a flap-and-gusset heel. The easily memorised eyelet pattern forms a design similar to diamonds, and since the idea came to me during a visit to Ireland, who else should these gems belong to but the leprechauns?!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret is inspired by the Mandala, the Hindu circular art representing the universe. The hat is worked crown-down from a circular cast-on with a central medallion that represents the Earth. After that we enter space with stars, moons and planets, before knitting hearts to represent love. The background colours from the beginning are repeate...
Knitting: Cowl
I wanted a last-minute gift for someone, a small “thank you” for a kindness, for a person who wears neutral colours and basic unfussy styles. The speed with which I needed the gift suggested the heavy weight yarn, and the design itself grew in its own way on the needles. I knew I wanted something classic, quite plain, but with some interest for...
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knitting: Poncho
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are constructed from the cuff-down, incorporating a Strong heel (as described by Gerdine Crawford-Strong). The mock cable pattern is easy to memorise and suitable for men or women. The pattern is written for four sizes, Small (to fit 7”/17.5cm foot circumference), Medium (to fit 8”/20cm foot), Large (to fit 9”/23cm foot) and Extra-L...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Why have a day out in Bournville? To visit Yarningham, of course! This pattern was originally released in two sizes (Medium and Large) in the Yarningham festival brochure but is now available to purchase in four sizes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the sunny yellow yarn, these socks use a lace pattern of mirrored diamonds, which continues around the back of the leg. The lace pattern reminds me of a vertical stack of paper dolls with hands on hips, lining up waiting for the sunshine. The socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This generously sized shopping bag has enough room to hold plenty of purchases without the handles digging into your hands. The drop stitch pattern makes the fabric stretchy to hold your shopping. Make it in one colour, or use up oddments of cotton yarn by working in stripes for a fun look to your bag. The bag is constructed from the bottom up,...
Knitting: Vest
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Vest
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Cowl
This pretty lace cowl uses the Bellflower lace stitch, bordered by eyelet strips, to form a feminine accessory. It is worked flat from a provisional cast-on, with the ends grafted together to close the loop. Alternatively, instructions are also given for a longer flat scarf (extra yardage will be needed for this, recommended up to 450 yards). T...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were inspired by a visit to Frinton-on-Sea in Essex in the south of England. There was a lot of seaweed washed up on the beach that day. Some fronds were tangled together, others had been laid out on the sand by the tide. The seaweed rib on the feet and legs of the socks reflects the tangle of seaweed on the beach. The front of the ...
Knitting: Cup / Mug
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion cover is designed to fit a 16” (40cm) square cushion pad. The cover begins with the celtic braided cable band. Stitches are picked up from one long side and the stripes are worked using the intarsia technique. A buttonhole band finishes this side. Stitches are then picked up from the other long side of the cable band and worked in ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Headband
Add a little bling to your winter warmth with this pretty sparkly headband. The beads are pre-strung on to lengths of laceweight yarn which is then knitted along with the main yarn in the cables in the fashion of intarsia-style knitting and the beads placed where you wish.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Headband
This headband is designed for long-haired ponytail wearers. Now as well as having the option of ponytail over or ponytail under, you can choose ponytail through! Alternatively, for those without a ponytail, close the gap in your headband and wear it in the usual way.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Headband
This headband is knitted flat, and then felted by hand before being stitched together to close the loop. The felted fabric of this wide headband will keep your ears warm even on a windy day.
Knitting: Headband
This headband uses fingering weight yarn held doubled to produce a warm fabric to keep the ears warm alone or worn under a hat on a very cold day. The band is worked flat and fastens at the back with a button.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Headband
Worn wide to keep your ears warm or narrow to hold your hair back, this headband has a 1940s style twist - literally! The twist at the front or side adds an extra feature or slide it to the back of your neck for a plain hairband on quieter days.
Knitting: Headband
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Headband
This headband works up quickly using fingering yarn held double, and is a great stash buster project. The thick squishy fabric makes a cosy ear warmer worn alone or would add a great additional layer of insulation under a hat on a very cold day.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These pretty lace socks were designed during a Ravelry group weekend away in Alcester, England, hence the name.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stole is based on the traditional shawls worn by women in the Shetland isles but with a modern twist. Knitted in one piece, the stole begins with a provisional cast-on from which the centre lace panel is worked flat. Stitches are picked up around for an Old Shale border in the round. Finally, a short provisional cast-on is made and a knitt...
Knitting: Scarf
Named Flimsy, because it feels so light and floaty, this scarf makes a perfect summer accessory. It is perfect for adding a splash of colour as well as a little extra warmth on a summer evening, or even on cooler days, without adding extra weight as it uses less than 50g of lace weight yarn. Because it is worked on large needles to create a thi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pretty shawlette takes you on a walk through an English Country Garden. Starting with a garter tab, the shawlette is worked top-down using single-stitch cables/twisted stitches to lead you through a bed of eyelet flowers to an English Mesh Lace garden, and on to a gently scalloped edging. A central strip of leaf lace separates the two tria...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Gansey is the traditional sweater worn by fishermen around the British Isles. Knitted at a tight gauge to keep the weather out, they are traditionally patterned around the upper body and plainer below, and are the same front and back so that the sweater can be worn either way around to reduce wear on the same parts of the garment and maximi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The name for this pattern comes from the chart for the textured pattern. Knitted it looks like a woven design with enough interest to keep the knitter amused but not too tricky to knit. Drawn out on paper the design is formed from a series of L-shapes which resemble the path the knight takes across the chess board.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Headband
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knitting: Billed Hat
Speedy snail is so called because the texture pattern on the hat reminded me of a snail’s shell but it takes only 3-4 hours to make. Sitting at or just above the ears, this fun sunhat for a baby of approximately 12 months old has both a peak at the front and neck flap at the back to keep the sun off. The I-cord loop on top adds one more fun fea...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap