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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A scarf/wrap hybrid that can be draped around your neck or used to cover your shoulders. (Scarf + wrap = scrap) Designed to use 2 skeins of luxury sport-weight yarn, but very easily modified to use up any scraps you have laying about :)
Knitting: Pullover
Comfortable and casual, a hand-knit hoodie in your favorite color is perfect for cool late summer evenings and the crisp days of fall to come. If you find hoodies a bit intimidating and would like to knit this with a supportive group, join the KAL here! (We have prizes!)
Knitting: Pullover
A simple, seamless, 3/4-sleeved pullover knit from the top down. The construction method is adapted from Barbara Walker’s top-down simultaneous set-in sleeves in Knitting from the Top. The back shoulders are knit separately and shaped with short rows. They are joined by casting on the center back stitches. Each front shoulder is picked up from t...
Knitting: Pullover
A simple little pullover for your rosebud or little buddy. Based on my Sun Rose pattern which uses a simplified version of Barbara Walker’s top-down seamless simultaneous set-in sleeve construction. There are fewer steps at the beginning, no tiny pieces to start with, no short rows at all, and fewer ends to weave in. Bud features a bit of ...
Knitting: Tee
I am on a mission to use up my huge bag of tosh merino light leftovers! This top is knit sideways which gives you vertical stripes when you introduce new colors. Color the front and the back differently and get two looks since the top is reversible. Color changes are not written into the pattern - they are totally up to you!
Knitting: Dress
A fun little dress knit in one or more colors of sport or DK weight yarn. If you have a single skein of crazy variegated yarn, the bodice is a great place to use it!
Knitting: Pullover
I love and have been using Barbara Walker’s top-down, seamless, simultaneous set-in sleeve method for most of my sweaters. It’s my favorite way to get a set-in sleeve - no seaming and no short-row sleeve caps with the annoying little holes around the arm. It is a bit fiddley at the start however, so I’ve come up with a modified...
Knitting: Pullover
This relaxed pullover uses the same basic construction method used in Sun Tea but with sleeves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pawleys Island is a place to get away and unwind. This shawl resulted when I needed something relaxing but not boring to knit because life got a little too crazy. Bands of stockinette and garter stitch are separated by eyelets. Scrumptious yarn makes the simple sublime and gives you a perfect shawl for chilly evenings on the beach or chilly even...
Knitting: Tee
A breezy, slightly cropped tee knit in fingering weight yarn. The sleeve caps and bodice are knit side to side in garter stitch. The body is then picked up and knit in stockinette. Front decreases under the bust keep it from being too roomy in front and a longer curved back gives you a bit more coverage where you need it. The body is finished of...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl was designed with the intention of using up bits and pieces of worsted weight or bulky yarn but it can be done in just two colors or as many as you like. It would also be striking in a variegated colorway paired with a solid or semi-solid. Four of the ten pattern rows are not stranded - so this is a great first colorwork project.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit from the top down using a variation of Barbara Walker’s simultaneous set-in sleeve method of seamless construction, this pullover features a cabled front, princess seam shaping, and a no-sew shawl collar.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A textured wrap featuring two colors of Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted. Size can be adjusted by casting on more or fewer stitches/knitting more or fewer repeats. Yardage will vary accordingly.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Stockinette and reverse stockinette separated by a slanting line of twisted stitches add texture and interest to these fingerless mitts.
Knitting: Pullover
Brier Island is a small island in Nova Scotia at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. Every year for 13 years our little family made the long journey by car and 3 ferries to reach this lovely, remote, unspoiled spot. It’s hard to explain why we love it so much - there’s not much there but sea and shore, whales and seals, lighthouses and fo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Some room in the top of this bulky hat helps keep it from totally flattening your hair! Twisted stitches outline zigzagging lines of stockinette and reverse stockinette above a simple garter band that is custom fitted. The stitch pattern is based on my Glühwein cowl.
Knitting: Cowl
After using cable-crossings on my Rhinecliff sweater to define the waist, I realized they would be great for giving a cowl a bit of shaping and structure. It’s a quick and easy knit in bulky yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Companion hat to the Apfelwein cowl. The same cables-over-ribbing stitch pattern is used to give texture and stretch. Bulky yarn means it knits up quickly and no blocking is necessary.
Knitting: Scarf
Burnt out on sweaters? Knitted too many cables lately? Too much lace? Done too much colorwork? Spent too long on sleeve island? Working on/just finished a project that dragged on forever? Knit a man-sized sweater?
Knitting: Cowl
Cable crossings across 2 x 4 ribbing give this bulky cowl a lot of texture. The stitch pattern looks especially beautiful in hand-dyes.
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is knit seamlessly from the top down with simultaneously knit set-in sleeves in a method inspired by Barbara Walker in her book Knitting from the Top. Stretchy ribbing makes it form-fitting and the waist is nipped in by a round of cable crosses. The cable crossings can be omitted if you prefer. The sweater shown is being worn with ...
Knitting: Cowl
Bulky yarn knit up with bobbles, lace, cables, and a picot bind-off makes for a quick knit with a lot of impact. There is only one round with bobbles and one round with cables, the rest is simple lace. Little to no blocking is required, so it can be off your needles and ready to go in no time!
Knitting: Cowl
Glühwein is a traditional German beverage often served at Christmastime. Made from red wine, spices, and citrus juice and served hot, it will warm you up on a snowy winter’s day.
Knitting: Pullover
A leafy lace cowl neck dresses up this simple tunic that knits up quickly in chunky yarn. Instructions are provided for both short- and long-sleeved versions. Short-sleeved sweater modeled in photos 3 & 4 is being worn with an inch or two of positive ease.
Knitting: Pullover
Fun garter details add a bit of visual interest to this casual unisex pullover. Women’s sizes include waist shaping and a faux pocket at the hip while unisex sizes are a straight knit from underarm to hem with a faux chest pocket. Go for fitted our slouchy, whatever you like! Modeled pullover in first photos is worn with 2-3 inches of posi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A rectangular stole knit in wedges of three colors using simple short rows. The middle is worked first and then the two borders are knit in the round.
Knitting: Pullover
Constructed from the top down with set-in sleeves knit simultaneously with the body. Pattern includes step-by-step instructions including diagrams to help with the tricky bits. Short rows are used for the shoulder slopes but not for the sleeve caps. Modeled sweater is worn with 2” of positive ease.
Knitting: Pullover
A fitted, seamless, ¾ sleeved pullover knit from the top down with set-in sleeves knit simultaneously with the body. Pattern includes step-by-step instructions including diagrams to help with the tricky bits. Short rows are used for the shoulder slopes but not for the sleeve caps.
Knitting: Cowl
A cowl that won’t muss your hair! Tapered ends are made to be tucked under or tied over once the cowl is folded and wrapped around your neck. Two colors join on the diagonal for a bit of visual interest.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A garter body and lacy ruffle are joined by a simple mosiac pattern. You are always just working with one color on a row.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A triangular garter stitch shawl in two colors. Pick colors that have some contrast! This shawl is knit modularly by picking up stitches along the edge of previously knit triangles. The border is picked up and knitted in sections.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I fell in love with Pearly Everlasting flowers on our first family trip to Nova Scotia many years ago. I love the tiny, creamy flowers and the straw-like feel. The colors and understated frilliness of this shawl remind me of them.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
T-shirts are a wardrobe staple for me so designing a knit one was only a matter of time. Asymmetrical ribbing at the hem and deeper rib at the scoop of the neckline make the knitting and the wearing just a bit more interesting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Revisiting the rectangular stole - a bit shorter than All the Shades of Truth but easily modified to be a different length. The middle is worked first using intarsia and then the two borders are knit on in the round.
Knitting: Cardigan
Textured sport weight cardi with 3/4 sleeves and contrasting trim. Sample is shown modeled with 1-2” of ease in the bust.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An asymmetrical triangular garter stitch shawl knit in at least 2 but as many as 13 colors.
Knitting: Cardigan
A tiny cardigan that uses an adaptation of Barbara Walkers top-down, seamless, simultaneous set-in sleeve method. A great way to try this construction technique if you aren’t ready to commit to an adult sweater. It’s a bit simpler because there’s no need for short-row shaping of the shoulders. If you need any help, feel free to...
Knitting: Pullover
Channel your inner Hepburn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lace and cables combine to create beautiful curves in this lace stole. A luxury blend of yarn makes this a truly opulent knit.
Knitting: Pullover
Main color yardage: 1000, (1130, 1260, 1320), {1375, 1450, 1550, 1650}
Knitting: Cowl
I know there are a lot of cabled cowl patterns out there, but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so this is what I came up with :)
Knitting: Cowl
A textured cowl in two lengths with no wrong side, no seams, no edges. Knit in a tube and grafted, it’s a double layer of warmth that has enough body to stand up and keep out the cold wind. Instructions are given for two lengths, but pattern is easily modified for different widths, lengths, or gauges.
Knitting: Cardigan
This little cardigan will keep the chill off in a cool office or on a mild winter’s day. Slightly fitted, seamless, short-sleeved, knit from the top down with set-in sleeves knit along with the body to the underarms. I am exploring this construction technique and wanted to start with something simple and useful! The large ribbed collar is ...
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
An intricate knit/purl pattern makes a lovely baby blanket or throw that doesn’t require intensive blocking whenever it’s washed, making it a perfect gift. Two border options are given - a bit of a ruffly one and a flat band. The border is worked last making it is easy to knit it in a second color. If you have plenty of yarn and are so inclined,...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A large crescent-shaped shawl or shawlette/scarf worked from the top down with lots of texture. Perfect for a chilly fall afternoon at a football game or a trip to the local orchard for crisp apples and hot apple cider. Long tails make it easy to wrap yourself up in lots of cozy ways and there’s no lace to catch on apple tree branches or stadium...
Knitting: Cowl
The color work in this cowl was inspired by a particularly lovely coleus plant. A lining hides the floats and makes it extra warm and cozy, but could be omitted if desired. Variegated yarns can be a lot of fun in this pattern!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
3 border options and a center that you can stripe any way you want or not at all give you lots of room to play. The center is knit first from one corner to the opposite side. Choose the scalloped border, the fun and funky flap border, or a minimalist garter band. The scalloped and flap borders use the live stitches plus picked up stitches form t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Derecho - Spanish for ‘direct or straight ahead’. A derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. One of these storms hit here in the eastern United States while I was working on my second knit of this pattern.
Knitting: Vest
A long, light-weight, open-front vest perfect for layering with tanks and tees. The simple stockinette is accented with Barbara Walker’s Jacquard stitch on the shoulders and mid-back. A double-knit hem and I-cord edges mean no finishing. Choose a yarn with a nice drape for best results.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I was so ‘enamored’ of some of the techniques used in Fabergé that I wanted to use them again! This shawl or stole is also knit from the bottom up beginning with a pleated ruffle and then a row of beads framed by horizontal braids. The body is knit in a textured eyelet stitch. The sides of the stole are slanted with increases on one end and decr...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I fell in love with the Scale Quilting stitch a dozen years ago when I was working on a Learn-to-Knit Afghan from Barbara Walker’s book of the same name. Now, 12 years, many afghans, shawls, and sweaters later, I’ve gone back to it to make a feminine, 2-color shawl. As soon as I thought of adding beads, I knew what the name of the design needed ...
Knitting: Vest
A fitted vest that hangs open a bit with a pretty slipped-stitch cable detail down the fronts. This works up quickly in Aran weight yarn. Knit in one piece from the bottom up with armbands and collar picked up. Designed to be worn with an inch or so of positive ease for best fit. The cable is a modified version of a slipped double cable from Bar...
Knitting: Vest
note: front flaps have been raised about an inch and a half from the sample shown
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl knits up quickly in a simple slipped stitch pattern adapted from Barbara Walker’s book A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Instructions are given for worsted, aran, and chunky yarn. Three colors are needed.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl combines simple stockinette with a touch of texture and a deep garter ruffle. It is knit from the top down and can be knit with a straight top edge or with curving ends. The size of the shawl will depend on the amount of yarn you have as you knit to a certain point with half of your yarn. The measurements given are for 4 balls (764 ya...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Cushy garter stitch and your favorite colors come together in a simple but interesting knit. Don’t worry – no intarsia! Just simple decreases and picking up stitches from slipped stitch edges – easy peasy! This tutorial on knitty shows you how - http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TT.html
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A slightly asymmetrical triangle, knit from one side and decreasing down to a point.
Knitting: Cowl
I love cowls but hate how most of them either choke me or gape open and let in the cold air! This cowl uses the stretchiness of garter stitch in two layers to make a cozy, squishy neck warmer that can be worn scrunched up, folded over like a turtleneck, or even pulled up over your mouth and nose. It is easily stretched to go over your head witho...
Knitting: Throw
I had been searching for an afghan pattern that takes advantage of Kureyon’s long color runs. This block pattern is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square in her Learn to Knit Afghan book. The original idea was to knit a square occasionally as I came across new colors of Kureyon, finishing the afghan in time to send it to college ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit from the top down, this shawl uses a pattern of increases and decrease to achieve a bat-like shape.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Single-ply fingering weight yarn knit on larger needles produces a lovely gauzy fabric that makes this a great summer shawl - perfect for a walk on the beach in the early morning or evening.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple, sophisticated scarf that’s warm and cozy in a merino/cashmere blend. This pattern uses double-knit hems and an I-cord edging to keep the lines clean and the edges from curling. The hems and edging are explained step-by-step so no prior experience with double-knitting or I-cord edges is required.
Knitting: Throw
This afghan pattern works beautifully with a semi-solid or kettle dyed worsted or aran weight yarn. For a less-expensive option, use a workhorse yarn like Cascade 220. Use a minimum of two colors or as many as you like (great stash-buster!)
Knitting: Scarf
Use double-knitting (it’s not that hard, really!) to create a cushy, 2-sided color block scarf. Any worsted yarn in 2 colors will work, but the long color runs in Kureyon and Silk Garden make for an interesting and slightly unpredictable knit and a head-turning finished object.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth