Lee Samsami Stein

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Knitting: Beret, Tam
The Marcy Hat is a nice, super-slouchy hat. A knit-in-the-round, easy-to-follow lace pattern, for a cool and unique look. Great as a warm winter cap if knit with wool. Works beautifully as a summer cap if knit with cotton.
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
I wanted to create a simple, asymmetrical garment…not quite a poncho, not really a shawl, maybe an elegant, oversized bib? Not exactly sure what it is…but it’s made of three panels, seamed together. It uses laceweight yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
This neckwarmer is very “cushy.” The size is generous and the simple cable design is appropriate for anyone! You’ll need a cable needle and stitch markers. I used KnitPicks City Tweed Heavy Worsted, but you can choose any aran weight yarn that has similar content and you’ll end up with warmth, softness and style all in one fabulous handknit wor...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens are a cute companion piece to the ZigZag Infinity Scarf. Again, a great way to learn cables. This project knits up fast!
Knitting: Scarf
A warm and lovely infinity scarf. Also a great way to learn how to do cables. This is based on a simple 8-row pattern with two different (and easy) cable stitches. The project becomes very intuitive and yields a gorgeous and warm accessory your friends will envy!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a slouchy lace tam knit in the round. Once you start the lace pattern, it gets very easy and intuitive. The pattern works for both worsted and dk‐weight yarn, both on US Size 7 needles. This is a
Knitting: Cowl
This is a lace neckwarmer knit in the round. Once you start the scroll lace pattern, it gets very easy and intuitive. There are two versions—one using size 7 needles and DK weight yarn, the other using size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn. Both can be worn immediately or after gently blocking to final measurements. Enjoy!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My husband likes his clothes very simple. No tags, patterns, logos, images, etc. So knitting stuff for him is challenging, especially when one loves varied colors, patterns and textures like I do. Alas, I thought of a simple hat pattern that can be worn by men (and women), yet provides a little flourish to make process more interesting. This ha...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf, made from leftover yarn from a bigger project, utilizes the faggotting pattern called Turkish Stitch, and I love it because it’s reversible, and painfully simple to knit. (from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting, Vol. 1). It’s the perfect tv-watching project, and makes a great last-minute gift as it won’t take more than a day to ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was requested by a young friend of my daughter’s. The beauty of this pattern is that it can be worn by men and women alike, any color can be used, and it’s just so darn easy to make. The hat is a basic Ann Budd hat pattern, incorporating a chart for the Peace sign.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Warm because it’s wool, quick-knit because it’s size 15 needles. Perfect for a cool summer night (or a Chicago wedding on a boat in Lake Michigan in May, the catalyst for this project). You can make this as long or as wide as you like, just make sure you cast on enough stitches for the pattern, which is a multiple of 18.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I was very inspired by the simplicity of Joelle Hoverson’s Kerchief Scarf and Log Cabin knitting as described by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne in the Mason Dixon Knitting book. After knitting several different washcloths as gifts, I sort of fell upon this design. It’s cute, easy, and is very adaptable to almost any worsted yarn, and any color or ...
Knitting: Bracelet
This is meant to be a stash-killer. I wanted to make some quick Christmas gifts for some of the daughters of my good friends. They are creative girly-girls that love all things jewelry and fashion. This is unique and beautiful, and it won’t take more than a day to make.