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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For the past twenty years or so, my aunt and uncle have hosted Thanksgiving as an annual family reunion. Two dozen (or more) of us descend on their house from all over the country, starting our celebration on Wednesday evening and keeping it going straight through the weekend. Since New York can be cold in November, I wore one of my warmest hat...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Moorefield is a four-colour stranded hat that I designed to celebrate ten years of writing at knittingpirate.com. Only two colours are used per round, making it easier to knit. The pattern is charted out for 128-stitch and 144-stitch hats. Choose the right size for your gauge and head! For a close-fitting hat on a 21.5” head, I used size 4 need...
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This pretty textured stitch would be useful as a washcloth, dishcloth, or re-usable mop pad. Enjoy! :)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the sinuous shapes that skiers and snowboarders leave in the snow as they carve down the mountain, the Carved Lines armwarmers are meant to close the gap between your jacket and your gloves, keeping the snow off your wrists and keeping you out on the slopes longer! The slipknot cast-on and sewn bind-off are stretchy without being fl...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Acres Wild is a hat with cabled slip stitches that looks more complicated than it really is. The quilted stitch pattern breaks up pooling in variegated yarn, and continues up into the crown to form a five-pointed star.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This particular colourway is reminiscent of the ocean on a stormy day, and the stitch pattern rolls and breaks like choppy waves. The darkening sky is represented in the contrasting toes, heels, and cuffs.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These simple socks are a piece of cake to knit – thus the name! They fit snugly thanks to the ribs, and would make a great gift for anyone. The ribbing continues down the back of the heel flap, and there’s no break in the purl ‘gutter’ between the leg and the foot of the sock.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This snugly-fitting ribbed sock design grew from a shortage of fine-gauge sock patterns. I was working with Trekking XXL to make a pair of socks for my sworn-brother Michael. When I swatched on size 0 needles, I got an gauge of 45 stitches to 4 inches - somewhat incredible, since most of the sock patterns I’ve seen are written for more like 32 ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Pirate-Husband asked me to design “manly black armwarmers” for him to wear while riding, and explained that he needed something to close the gap between his leather jacket and his gloves. Cables were the first thing that came to mind. He liked them so much that I made a pair for myself as well! These are just the thing for scenic motorcycle rid...