Larisa Vilensky

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Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Basic knitting pattern in rounds in rib and stockinette for a hat and mittens
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basic knitting pattern in the round for any chunky yarn
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basic knitting pattern where you define your own size of the hat
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Overall this pattern is great for the beginner knitter.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basic knitting pattern in the round for any chunky yarn
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This toque hat in seed stitch alternated with cables is a good project for the beginner knitter who would like to learn new techniques.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Knit this ear-flap hat in rows and shape a head’s crown in short rows. Turn it into a warmer helmet in one weekend. This pattern does not require strong knitting skills and can be a good introduction to short rows.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are knitted in rounds with chunky weight yarn following the basic construction.
Knitting: Slippers
Similar to the style A and B the sole is attached to the foot along the knitting process eliminating the seaming at the end. Boots are felted.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I made this style for my niece. In fact, she was the one who told me what she wanted. This style is very simple to make and it is based on the basic ribbed knitting.
Crochet: Legwarmers
Do you want to learn short rows in crochet?
Knitting: Gloves
These knitted gloves have increases at the base of each finger so that the fabric has less stretches when fingers are in motion. This pattern is available for DK and Sport yarn.
Knitting: Slippers
If you follow the same pattern with single strand of chunky wool only, you will make following sizes: 5in/13cm; 7in/18cm; 9in/23cm. The final look would be as shown in the picture in the pink color.
Crochet: Mittens
Pamir mountaineers crochet their socks and mittens with slip stitch for many hundreds of years. Unlike most of crochet stitches, slip stitch technique produces elastic fabric like in knitting technique. Warmer apparel is another advantage comparing to any other crochet and even knitting stitches.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
This top is crocheted from leftover yarns of matching color. The design is easy to follow and recommended for beginner crocheter.
Knitting: Slippers
Similar to the style B and C, in this style D the sole is attached to the foot along the knitting process eliminating the seaming at the end. The sole is done with (knit,slip next) pattern for extra durability. You can see this pattern on the picture and it is not a rib! Boots are felted.
Knitting: Mittens
The alternative way to thrummed mittens is simply to divide the batt onto two or three pieces and knit each piece together with the main yarn.
Crochet: Billed Hat
Designed from the crown-to-base in double-crochet stitches alternating the hook direction either in front or behind the work. This stitch gives a view of a knitted fabric.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern is for very advanced knitter.
Crochet: Pullover, Tee, Sleeveless Top, Skirt
Short-sleeved pullover in easy mesh stitch, seamed along shoulders and sides. Designed for the full figure.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern is for advanced crocheter
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern is for advanced knitters.
Crochet: Ankle Sock
Good project for advanced sock crocheter.
Knitting: Tee, Sleeveless Top
For experienced knitters
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This pattern is for a crocheter who would like to learn basic shaping
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This pattern for a crocheter who would like to learn basic shaping
Crochet: Billed Hat
Designed from the crown-to-base in double-crochet stitches alternating the hook direction either in front or behind the work. This stitch gives a view of a knitted fabric.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
“Kuma” in Russian means God-mother. “Kumu-shka” is a woman who takes care of everything and everyone around her.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This is a good project for the beginner crocheter. The pattern offers 5 different dishcloths styles.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This is a good project for a beginner knitter. The pattern offers to knit 5 different dishcloths styles in small and large sizes.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Beginner cable knitter! This pattern is for you!
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
If you use tightly spun cotton with 4 plies you will be able to crochet very sturdy market bag
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Level: Intermediate
Crochet: Potholder
Crichet with 3 threads of fingering weight 100% wool.
Knitting: Scarf, Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
This project is easy and great yarn de-stasher. It requires 12 hanks of wool 100gr/1.9oz each!
Knitting: Tee, Skirt
Neck opening is done in short rows.
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero, Sleeveless Top, Skirt
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This design is easily adoptable for any size which you determine as you work on the pattern. It is perfect to work with any leftover yarns of the same thickness.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This pattern is for advanced knitter.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is for advanced knitter. Neck opening is done in short rows (which is not so complicated). What is really complicated is how sleeves are done: cup is shaped seamlessly in short rows inside of the arm-opening.
Knitting: Vest
This pattern is for advanced knitter.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is for advanced knitter. Neck opening is done in short rows (which is not so complicated). What is really complicated is how sleeves are done: cup is shaped seamlessly in short rows inside of the arm-opening.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is for advanced knitter. Neck opening is done in short rows (which is not so complicated).
Knitting: Scarf, Mid-calf Socks
Scarf and pair of socks to knit
Knitting: Pullover
The intricate cable in the middle gives the pullover a statement and can be challenging even for guru cable knitters!
Knitting: Pullover
I initially called this pattern ‘Latvian Villager’ because the idea of this pattern was from a Latvian knitter. Then I was asked ‘where are cables?’
Knitting: Pullover
Beginner raglan-style knitter, this pattern is for you.
Knitting: Pullover
In the best traditions of Irish knitting, this pullover shows the richness of the technique. The grand cable in the middle is the emphasis of the design.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Booties
Good pattern for beginner knitter in rounds
Knitting: Sweater - Other
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Knitting: Cowl, Mittens
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Soakers
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Poncho
The pattern is available for chunky weight yarn as shown in white & blue. Use of yarn: 1 skein for secondary color; 3 skeins for primary color (100gr/3.8oz each skein)
Knitting: Pullover
Seamless design based on raglan style
Knitting: Slippers
Similar to the style A, in this style B the sole is attached to the foot along the knitting process eliminating the seaming at the end. Boots are felted.
Knitting: Slippers
In these seamless boots the sole is attached to the foot along the knitting process eliminating the seaming at the end.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Knit and felt with leftovers 100% wool
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Knitting: Kerchief
Level: Advanced Beginner
Crochet: Coat / Jacket, Skirt, Dress, Other Top
Have curvy shapes? No problem. Here is easy and gorgeous filet crochet style dress for big sizes. Dip V-neck with lacy edge and long slits with suite you well.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
For experienced knitters
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern is a good introduction to a seamless knitting couture. Made in seamless raglan from neck-down and features darts at the back and front and side shaping.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern is for advanced knitters
Knitting: Poncho
Level: Advanced
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Mittens
Beginner mitts knitter, this pattern is for you!
Knitting: Scarf, Mittens
Fast-to-knit set: The neck warmer is knitted in garter in short rows. The mitts are knitted in rounds cuff-down.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Beginner knitter in rounds, this pattern is for you!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Start the hat from the I-cord and transform stitches into the earflap. After both earflaps are ready, proceed in rounds and finish at the top of the head. Knit mitts cuff- down.
Knitting: Tote
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Earflap Hat
These ear flaps are not really braided. Large cables on k2, p2 rib give this interesting look!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Could not resist translating the original Armani machine-knitted design into hand knitting pattern!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basic color-knitting in rounds
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
This brimless hat with cables is knitted in rounds starting from the forehead and finished at the crown. Matching mitts with cables are knitted in rounds.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Kerchief
This pattern is based on Russian squared kerchiefs. If we start knitting the first corner of the kerchief and extend both sides of it, we will get this lovely triangle.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Level: Intermediate
Crochet: Kerchief
Russian Style Kerchief (Crochet)
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Scarf
Learn to knit lace following this basic pattern.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Inspired by colored knitting of Saam people who live up north in Russia
Knitting: Mittens
Traditional Russian color-knitting
Knitting: Mittens
Traditional Russian color-knitting
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Good start to knit Russian shawl following seamless corner-to-corner technique.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Good start to knitting Russian shawl following seamless corner-to-corner technique.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Good start to knit Russian shawl following seamless corner-to-corner technique.