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This sweater has a really fun and unique construction. It begins by working the upper body from the center of the back out to the sleeve cuffs. A provisional cast-on is used at the center of the back for an invisible join. The body stitches are picked up along the lower edge of the upper body, then knit down.
The Kanti Baby Cardi is knit seamlessly from the top down. It begins with a provisional cast-on at the back of the collar. The left collar is knit, stitches are cast-on for the left shoulder then the left front is knit to the bottom of the armhole. Left front stitches are put onto a holder. Provisional cast-on stitches are returned to needle and...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This motif scarf was originally printed in the Crochet Prayer Shawl Companion book. The individual motifs are crocheted and joined together as it’s being worked. There are 2 different types of motifs. Once the shawl motifs are completed, an edging is worked around all of them.
Eleanor is a simple, seamless cardigan featuring an all-over fun-to-knit smocked textured pattern. The contrast of the ribbed sleeves gives a modern feel to this versatile piece. Knit a bit longer than usual, the sleeves can be turned up at the cuff or left long to keep your hands warm on a chilly day. Curl up by the fire to enjoy knitting or re...
This is the perfect transitional-weather sweater. Smoky Silhouette has the perfect balance of fun-to-crochet lace and slimming vertical ribbing. As with all of Kristen’s designs the interesting construction—including sideways crocheted body and trim for ribbing—makes crocheting this sweater an enjoyable and engaging experience.
Every librarian needs a cardigan (who doesn’t?). Kristen TenDyke’s Open Book Cardigan steps in, dressing up the librarian standby with long, flattering lines and ladylike picot edgings. The upside-down V-stitch pattern is reminiscent of a book placed open on the counter (perhaps the reader was interrupted by a patron who needed help?). The body ...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Vertical lines and elegant cable placement are the highlights of this classic hoodie. A wide overlapping button band and cozy hood add to the comfort of this sweater. And, like many of Kristen TenDyke’s designs, it’s engaging to knit, without being overly complicated!
The body of this everyday cardi is knit in one piece, from the bottom up. At the armholes the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders where they are joined with a three needle bind off. The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole edge, short rows are worked to shape the sleeve cap, then the sleeve is worked in...
This sassy tunic is a great pattern to try out a few techniques that you may not be familiar with: stripes, stranded knitting (fair isle) and steeking. The striping and fair isle patterns are super simple—worked in the round, and the unused colors are carried along the inside of the sweater. When you get to the armhole shaping, you have an opti...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pretty, warm-weather shrug begins with a provisional cast on and the lace pattern is worked as a rectangle. The waste yarn is removed from the provisional cast on and some stitches are cast on at the underarms. The trim is then worked in the round for a few inches. For a stretchy and fun edge, the trim is bound off with some picots!
Crochet: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Anthurium is crocheted from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. It begins with the ribbing worked side to side, then the texture pattern is worked along the side edge of the ribbing and continues to the underarms. The sleeves are worked in a similar manner then the body and sleeves are joined into a yoke and continue to the neck, decreas...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Mauna Kea is begins with the crochet brim, worked from side to side, fastened off, then seamed into a ring. The rise of the hat is worked along the side edge of the brim, back and forth, joining the end of the round to the beginning, then turning. One decrease round is worked toward the crown of the hat, then stitches are gathered to join at the...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Molokini is worked in square and triangle motifs that are joined as they are being made, so no seaming is required to make this piece. A diagram is provided, showing how to assemble the pieces. A simple one-row trim is added along the longest edge when all pieces have been joined together.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Cuffs
Handspun yarn often comes in a single hank—one of a kind, and just waiting to be made into a small treasure. These Wabi-Sabi Mitts were designed for a single hank of handspun yarn. The model mitts use approximately 94 yards, but the pattern is written so more or less could be used.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Very little seaming! This beauty is knit in the round, from the bottom up to the armholes, then divided for the back and front. The Front and back are worked separately to the shoulders where they are BO. The front neck trim continues up until it measures long enough to fit comfortably along the back neck.