Linda Hurst

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
My friend asked how hard it was to make her some fingerless gloves. She had recently seen some and thought they were amazing. Answer: Ridiculously easy. I made her pick out her own yarn - it was good for her to have some ownership in the final product. She was originally looking at blacks or greys when this multi-color yarn caught her eye. That...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Summer was coming - and in Minnesota that means that the A/C indoors is set to remind us of how cold it used to feel outdoors. I seriously don’t understand this concept - it’s finally warm out so let’s set the office AC at 65 and watch everyone turn blue again - but I digress. I wanted a little something to keep at the office that would warm me...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
NOTE: MARCH 12, 2016: Cast on stitches should be 196, not 198. Updated PDF ready to download.
Knitting: Pet Clothing
I was looking for a single-ball pattern and nothing was catching my eye. Then I decided to whip up a dog sweater for my daughter’s Jack Russell, Skye. I only had a few yards left at the end. If your skein has more yardage, might not be a bad idea to add a few more rows before beginning the tail shaping.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
I always wanted to try Double Knitting and this is the result of my first effort - I learned a lot!
Knitting: Cardigan
I was bored last weekend and went digging around in my stash for a fun color combination for a baby sweater. This is what I ended up with. I used about 1/2 a skein each of the grey and green … and a fraction of the painted yarn.
Knitting: Pet Clothing
My daughter spends too much time on Pinterest and once again emails me a photo and says “Hey Mom, can you make this?”. It was a photo of a dog sweater with dinosaur spikes. Cute. Yep, pretty sure I can pattern this one.
Knitting: Cowl
My daughter and I were checking out the junk “cowls” at the mall while we were Christmas shopping. Ok, we bought one for a gift, but it was bugging me. The yarn was thin & cheap and it had a seam. Yuk. I could do better and decided to surprise my daughters (I have 2) for Christmas.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This was originally created as a baby blanket and could easily be expanded to a throw or bed blanket. The way the pattern and worksheet are laid out its easy for you to add additional pattern sets.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern isn’t difficult and turns out stunning. Graceful cables criss-cross up the scarf.
Knitting: Scarf
I had several Christmas gifts to make and this pattern, although a little fussy, turned out beautiful. I kept scrap paper on hand to keep track of what row I was on.
Knitting: Scarf
I was getting to the end of the homemade Christmas gift list and looking for a project that would knit up fast. This was perfect! Two rows, no markers, easy to remember, big needles with chunky yarn - It was downright fun!
Knitting: Scarf
This is an easy scarf and great introduction to bobbles. Gauge is relative. Play with needle sizes to get the look you want. I knit this scarf with SandnesGarn Pronto yarn - super bulky - with a size 11 needle. I used 3 balls of yarn to make a scarf 80” long.