Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
This all-knit blanket is a study in simplicity. Renée Brofsky’s original multi-color version has primitive patchwork appeal while black-and-white gives it a modern graphic edge. Knit in strips, this is a very portable project with just a little simple seaming. To size it up to afghan or coverlet proportions, just add squares. Or make each square...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This simple, urbane beret employs a dk-weight cashmere yarn knit down to a fingering gauge for a cozy, dense fabric that’s soft on even the smoothest pate. The flattering shape looks great on men and women alike. And it’s very ‘Euro’—our friend Craig wore his on a trip to Paris and tourists kept asking him for directions!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wear this sheer seamless loop as a long, endless scarf, or twisted double as a cowl, or around your shoulders as a wrap. We’ve knit it on the bias so the edges don’t roll and it sits nicely on the shoulders. Light as air, it folds up to nearly nothing, and is equally talented at dressy and casual—the perfect piece for travel.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Inspired by a pair of socks entered in our ‘Koigu & You’ customer show, we designed these little one-skein slipper-socks for the 2009 LYS Tour. They make great gifts as they’re easy to fit and don’t take a lot of yarn. They’re nice for around the house. And terrific for travel. Our staff loves to wear them with clogs.
Linen stitch has a way of harmonizing even the most disparate colors. Our friend Mimi Hepler first created this scarf to use up all her precious Koigu leftovers—18 different colorways! So for our scarf we chose three skeins of Koigu that combined as many different colors as possible.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This one-skein pattern, designed for our 2008 LYS Tour, became a fast favorite. Wear them when knitting outdoors on a chilly day. Or layer them over your fine leather gloves when the temperature drops. Live in a temperate zone? Choose a cooler yarn and they’re all about style.
Tiny glass beads sit like raindrops on the gossamer web of this simple garter-stitch scarf. Lacy loops at the edges are created as you go with a yarn-over at the beginning of each row. But the real secret to the beauty of this piece is in the finishing. Slip blocking wires through each edge loop and steam press gently—transformation!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This playful beret makes the most of one precious skein of Koigu. A little touch of beading ‘gilds the lily.’ And the knitting is easy-peasy—even with the beading rows you might get one finished in an evening or two. With all that, plus a shape that’s timeless and flattering, this little beret makes the perfect gift.