Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This hat was inspired by a friend who, when I showed her the new stitch pattern I was working with, proclaimed that it looked like wheat stalks. From there, the Winter Wheat Hat was born. I just love how beautiful this design is, while at the same time, so simple to execute. This hat is more slouchy in the length than it is in width. For more sl...
Knitting: Cowl
I don’t know what inspired me to create this cowl. Perhaps my Irish half was telling me to prepare for the impending St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Or maybe it was just an excuse to try out the new tonal self-striping Noro Karuta yarn--a soft silk, cotton, and wool blend that is perfect for spring. Quite possibly it was merely my love of the color g...
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl a couple of years ago and it has since become my go-to cowl for cold winter weather. It was designed out of necessity, as at that time I was serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer, leading outdoor science programs for Northern Nevada kids. I was leading overnight snowshoe trips out of a lodge at the top of Donner Pass near where...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
On a recent trip to San Francisco, I noticed a lot of Hipsters on their Fixie Bikes riding around the city wearing hats similar to this one. A little slouchy, but mostly less poofy and a bit longer than the average slouchy hat. I came home thinking there was something pretty practical about this style, so I knitted one up! I decided to share thi...
Knitting: Cowl
I’ve been making my original neckies for years and selling them on my Etsy site. They are a great alternative to the long bulky scarf and are stylish and warm for the cold winter months. Now the pattern is available for your use on Jimmy Beans Wool dot com. This pattern is not for re-sale or commercial use. Happy knitting!