Larissa Brown

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 2 patterns

Set including patterns for Beverly’s Cuffs & Beverly’s Hat.

eBook : 5 patterns

5 knit bonnet patterns & a template to design your own

eBook : 4 patterns

Knits, purls, eyelets and slips. A collection of shawl patterns that use classic elements in simple designs.

eBook : 4 patterns

A subscription released over 12 months

eBook : 7 patterns

A collection of projects that inspire knitters’ creativity.

eBook : 6 patterns

A collection of shawls and wraps based on a love story.

eBook : 1 pattern

A two-pattern pack for the Radiator Fingerless Mitts and Radiator Cowl.

eBook : 7 patterns

Shieldmaiden Knits features designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inpsired by the epic Viking style.

eBook : 4 patterns

A shift is a color progression that plays with hue, light and juxtaposition. By cycling through combinations of five beautiful colors, you create little optical illusions that change with light and angles.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Hanging Ornament
String a series of rustic little moons across a window, above the hearth, or across the room on a special day.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Swap, stripe, slip, fade - find your way!
Knitting: Cowl
A simple winding pattern with an extra twist! The thick, warm Paper Bark cowl is named after the twisty tea tree.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was originally published as Twisted’s contribution to the 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 7-10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It is not too late to knit the moon! The mystery knitalong clues have ended, but many knitters are still working on their shawls and the conversation is going strong.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Errata (fixed in document v2.)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Seedeaters are little songbirds that flock together and feed on…well…seeds. The slip stitches in this hat, with their colorful purl bumps that stand out from a Stockinette background, look like they could be mistaken for snacks by one of these adorable birds.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’ve always marveled at the drawings by the 19th century naturalist, biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel who illustrated, in gorgeous detail, hundreds of animals and sea creatures. The repetitive natural forms captured in his drawings offer a lifetime of inspiration for designing repeating shapes and swirls and patterns. The Fossil shawl is remi...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Mix-and-match the layers of these swap-able fingerless mitts. Make any number of liner gloves and outer gloves for more and more options!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mothwings is a sweeping shawl that blends five colorways in a fade that radiates in several directions. An overall, simple slip-and-Garter pattern crosses the fade, creating a deeply textured, woven appearance. Mothwings is big, light and lovely, and would look awesome in either dramatic or ethereal colors.
Knitting: Scarf
The moment I laid eyes on the golden green that Dragonfly Fibers dyed for this piece, I was transported to a dappled summer forest. The highlights within this lush green look just like shifting light among evergreens and brush. The contrasting pink made me think instantly of the wildflowers that grow near my home in the Pacific NW.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As a little girl, I believed the moon followed us on our long car trips to the Jersey shore. In a world without seat belts, I’d lay in the back window of the station wagon and look up in wonder, the moon gliding overhead.
Knitting: Cowl
This light and lovely cowl is a breath of fresh air and a chance to use your minis, scraps, gradient kits or color-changing yarns!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Lunar Phase Mkal has ended, but you can still make your own amazing shawl.
Knitting: Cowl
Tall Grass is a somewhat lacy, somewhat squishy, quite versatile piece that can be worn down over the shoulders or as a loose cowl. (See below for notes on yarn and sizing.)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It took my 12-year-old son to point out the knitting puns in one of my favorite TV shows.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
DRAGONFLY KITS
Knitting: Cowl
Grab two colors of squishy worsted yarn and make your own unique spiral!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
CORRECTION to Row 35 in versions prior to 8/18.: In color 2, k2, ssk, k to marker, sm, K4, cdi, k5, ssk repeat * to * until last marker, sm, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, sl1wyif.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create your own adventurous, one-of-a-kind shawl!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dogtooth is an ancient word for the houndstooth design that this slip stitch pattern somewhat resembles. This Aran weight wool knits up quickly and provides squishy warmth, and The Dye Project’s colors are full of beautiful shadows and light.
Knitting: Scarf
Pattern updated 3/9/17. Be sure you are using the latest version, which has that date in the pdf title.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hyperspanner is a long crescent created completely in Garter Stitch that allows two gorgeous yarns to play off of each other and shine. Hyperspanner is a name for a Star Trek tool that sounds much more majestic than “wrench” and seems to be apt for a shawl that consists of a large span of wild colors.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Power Lines is designed to highlight those small leftovers or oddballs of gorgeous fingering weight yarn you may have around.
Knitting: Cuffs
A quick knit and surprisingly warm! These mitts are worked in the round in a heavy fingering weight yarn, in a textured pattern that works well for tonal colorways. A bit of color, in a lighter weight, is added to complete the bind-off. Size can be adjusted easily by adding multiples of four stitches.
Knitting: Cowl
A luscious, elegant cowl featuring two big-gauge lace patterns that resemble fir cones topped with a dusting of snow.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yarn details
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Any kind of fingering weight yarn can work to make this color and eyelet explosion.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is no longer available from Knit Purl. Please contact the designer if interested in purchasing the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Options included in Meniscus pattern
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design is a long, rectangular wrap designed with the gorgeous Tress colorway from The Unique Sheep.
Knitting: Bonnet
This bonnet is part of a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.
Knitting: Cowl
Gull is Old Norse for gold.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Fingerless Gloves
Gull is Old Norse for gold.
Knitting: Cuffs
These gauntlets are the first pattern in a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This shrug is part of a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.
Knitting: Necklace
Svala means swallow in Old Norse, and in today’s Icelandic means quench.
Knitting: Bonnet
Whale Road is a Viking kenning to describe the sea.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl offers the freedom to make wild pairings of oddballs, striping yarns, gradients or mixed and matched bits.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple eyelet pattern creates arrows traveling around a long, airy cowl -- about 70” in circumference (shown wrapped twice in some of these pictures.)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A spidery, Gothic lace shawl, adorned with bleeding hearts, and edged with a kicky ruffle. It’s named for my friend Lisa, who was one of the Gothic Cheerleaders, a performance group in Seattle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A VERY long, assymetric shawl. It sits like a traditional triangular shawl on the shoulders, then a really long tail wraps around and can hang to below the knees. The whole thing stays put!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A short and sweet version of the Rapunzel fingerless gloves, this time without any cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create your own gradient.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern matches Beverly’s Bracelets. Each can be purchased separately or together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named after a character in my novel, Beautiful Wreck, a time travel Viking love story. It comes out in February 2014! Betta is the 6th & final shawl in the Viking Love Song series.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
simple, one-page pattern
Knitting: Cuffs
I designed these little bracelets for a friend who edited my novel. After trying many, many yarns, gauges and cable combinations, this simple, chunky pair turned out to be just right. The little whale you see on my wrist is a symbol from my book and reminds me of what Beverly has helped me achieve.
Knitting: Table Runner
A festive, silly table runner - super fun to knit in color changing yarns. It looked to me like a candy-land road or an elf-sized red carpet. Knit as long or short as you like, based on your target table.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Double Garter stitch is a classic stitch pattern that gives a 3-D pleated look. Worked sideways, the shawl is a big crescent. It incorporates Double Garter to give a rich texture to the sweeping edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by research for my novel Beautiful Wreck, a time travel Viking love story.
Knitting: Afghan block
This squishy little square uses slip stitches to create a radiating design. When sewn together as a blanket, the slips create a diamond motif that stands out from the fabric and reminds me of the punched tin ceiling tiles in my grandmother’s kitchen.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simplicity and air! This is a meditative knit that celebrates beautiful yarn and relaxing, easy knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gauge is important! The shawl is designed to be petite - just 13”/33 cm down the back. If your gauge is too tight, you may end up with a beautiful kerchief.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gauge should be 22 stitches per four inches. It is printed as 38 in the pattern. Exact gauge is not critical.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was previously part of the Twisted Shawlette Club. Thank you to everyone at Twisted for inspiring me to make this. It’s a great LYS in Portland, Oregon.
Knitting: Cowl
Simple garter pattern shifts through combinations of 5 colors, joining an endless loop of color progression.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Gloves are interchangeable, grab and go!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This squishy Garter Stitch blanket is highly adaptable to almost any weight yarn and monochromatic or wild color combinations. It’s especially suited to self-striping yarn when used with a neutral main color. As I knit this blanket, its tilting lines and colors made me dream of pale frosting and a teetering chocolate cake.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is for a square shawl with an open neck that can be worked in any DK or worsted yarn and knit to any desired size.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
5-page pdf
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This soft shawl/shawlette seems as basic and essential as a morning cup of coffee or tea. The slip stitch pattern is simple, and the shape is a classic triangle,worked from the bottom up so rows get smaller as you go.
Knitting: Scarf
Pairs well with the Cane Sugar Mitts.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
I designed this sweet dress to capture the confidence and joy of little girl style.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts invite you to play with a small amount of special yarn, be it new yarn candy, a sentimental leftover, or perhaps your first handspun. The samples showcase a splash of color, like a jolt of sugar running up the side of each mitt. Making a colorful hand with a neutral stripe would be striking, too.
Knitting: Cowl
When we were kids, my sister, brother and I got our hands on a piece of mica—a rocky mineral—and were fascinated with splitting it along its iridescent planes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stole was part of a book of designs inspired by Oregon locations. My “assignment” was farmer’s markets.
Knitting: Cowl
Hydrangeas have always held a place in our hearts in my family. Here, in the summer of the Pacific Northwest, they bloom in great washes of the most vivid lavenders and pinks. Some an almost electric cornflower blue. The dark ones a glorious purple. To me, they embody the lazy heat of summer as it slowly slips into a hint of fall.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple, pebbly scarf that shows off beautiful tonal yarn. Appropriate for beginners on up. Pattern instructions come in a 2-page pdf.
Knitting: Cowl
French Press is a lush cowl that features gorgeous yarn in a simple, irregular rib pattern. One ribbon, cord or other closure threads through a column of eyelets to scrunch and stylishly distort the cowl. It can be worn super scrunched, or loosely draped. Thanks to choice of closure, each knitter’s cowl will be a unique work of art.
Knitting: Bonnet
An adaptable bonnet for oddballs, special yarn, striping yarn, handspun, or scraps. You name it.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Radiator Cowl and mitt patterns come together in one pack. These fingerless mitts use two colors of long-repeat self striping yarn.
Knitting: Bonnet
Part of an e-book that includes five bonnet patterns, a template to design your own, and a bonus sewing tutorial. Delivered as a 22-page pdf with 20 gorgeous color photos.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves with a feathered look. The feather pattern travels up the back of the hand and up the palm as well.
Knitting: Cowl
Soft bulky yarn makes this simple pattern dramatic. A very fast knit for yourself or an impressive gift.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Slightly slouchy, deeply ribbed hat. Named after wheat-y beer.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Cuffs
Use your scraps and fun buttons, and make these little bitty wristers darn fast. They’re surprisingly warming.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves for your next archery outing or Steampunk ball.
Knitting: Cowl
A versatile, simple cowl/collar/neck warmer. It’s secured with a vintage clip-on earring, so adjusting the style is easy. It can be worn as a high neckwarmer, a slightly rolled cowl, or a rolled-down collar. It’s super easy and fast to knit, perfect for a treat for yourself or a last-minute gift.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple neck warmer, whose vertical lines and fanning structure remind me of grasses shushing in the breeze.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
A simple hat with big impact that comes from the gauge, and yarn that is just a bit shiny to add depth and interest. And it can be adorned with something personal.
Knitting: Scarf
There used to be the sweetest little Cafe & Knittery in my neighborhood, and it was called Mabel’s. It’s turned to a coffee shop now, still wonderful but without the yarn and needles tucked in everywhere. This pattern is my tribute to old Mabel’s. A sample scarf that used to reside there was my jumping off point, but this scarf is far diffe...
Knitting: Scarf
Lighter than a Stouffer’s souffle!
Knitting: Scarf
A sweet pattern for a gifty, fun to knit scarf full of color and robust stitches. The circles could be lollipops, or they could be arty trees.
Knitting: Bonnet
Free pattern adjustable for your yarn and sizes.
Knitting: Scarf
This 3-D leaf scarf uses just a few ounces of fingering weight yarn to create a lovely, unusual and completely customizable piece.
Knitting: Hats - Other
LYSs who want to distribute the pattern, please contact me first. Thanks!