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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unisex hat is worked from the brim to the crown. Using only one skein of yarn (or less!), it’s a quick knit when you need a hat in a hurry. Beginning with a garter rib brim, the hat features columns of slipped stitches that transition seamlessly into the crown decreases.
The Ruche and Welt Cowl features an interesting texture that looks complex but is relatively easy to achieve and allows a hand-dyed yarn to shine. The finished cowl can be worn in several different ways, providing versatility and flexibility. Worked in a wool/silk blend, it is both warm and soft and has great drape.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This bottom-up hat starts with a garter stitch brim that is worked flat and features a short-row detail and a one-row buttonhole. After the brim is complete, the work is joined in the round and worked in stockinette through the crown. As written, the hat is slightly slouchy; more length can be added for a slouchier fit.
This stranded mitten pattern features mirrored designs on the right and left hands, with a different pattern on the palms. Knit from the cuff up, it features corrugated ribbing and a thumb gusset. The top is finished with grafting a small number of stitches together.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This lace baby blanket features the Gothic Leaf Lace stitch pattern framed by simple yet classic garter stitch. Designed as a gift for a new mother, it is intended to be an easy care item; the lace needs little more than a gentle smoothing to open up.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This stranded colorwork tam is a great first project for a beginner in stranded colorwork. Only two colors of yarn are used for the hat, but using a color-changing yarn with long color repeats gives the illusion of a greater level of complexity than there actually is.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This garter stitch shawl is worked from one side to the other and uses short rows to create a ruffle along the bottom edge. It also features a “collar” in the middle for extra warmth. Inspired in part by the costuming in the BBC dramatization of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, the shawl is designed to be like Mrs. Gaskell’s...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
From the pattern: These lace socks might look fancy, but they’re deceptively simple. A two-round lace pattern creates what looks like columns of scullers rowing down the length of your foot. These are knit from the cuff down with a typical heel flap and turn, but the gusset is placed in an unusual location: the bottom of the heel. The result is ...