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...
We fell in love with a handsome muffler in a favorite designer’s shop. On closer inspection we discovered that it was simply K2/P2 ribbing. What, we wondered, made this scarf so special? It was the finishing. The ribbing was pressed flat which gave the fabric a soft, elegant hand. We’ve added a companion watch-cap with a nice 4-part decrease tha...
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!
Our accountant Barb Steinberg is a masterful weaver but claims she’s “not much of a knitter.” She arrived one month-end wearing this charming scarf and, when we asked for the pattern, she said she wasn’t quite sure what she’d done. Well, we took it off her, dissected it, wrote it up, and the now-famous Barb’s Koigu Ruffle has become one of our m...
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.
Our friend Annabella Serra rarely knits from a pattern. She just takes off and makes it up as she goes! We love this cowl she created—with its lavish length and unexpected switch from rib to stockinette—and she was kind enough to share it with us. Knit in a sublimely soft pairing of Alchemy hand-dyed yarns, it’ll be the most versatile piece you ...
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 simple beret happened quite by accident. We were re-scaling our favorite beret in Shetland dk and it turned out comically large. Hey, we thought, might as well felt it! The result was pretty cool. And remarkably soft after all the washing. Then we thought, wouldn’t finer Spindrift be even nicer felted? And indeed it was. Lightweight. Lofty....
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.