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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: 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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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 s...
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: 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.