Marlowe Crawford

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knit toe up using your favorite invisible cast-on that forms a closed end such as Turkish, figure 8 or Judy’s Magic Cast-on; features a heel gusset without a heel flap, a twisted ribbing cuff and a simple lace pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Calaveras is named after one of my favorite roads in the San Francisco Bay Area. This pretty road winds up through an oak forest and overlooks a lovely earthen damn. During spring, you can see eagles nesting if you are lucky. Calaveras is knit top down and features a center lace panel, which is reminiscent of oak branches, eyelet ribbing and a g...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The asymmetrical eyelet lace pattern used in these socks reminds me of the Sierra Nevada mountains where I grew up. It is interesting yet easy pattern, using an unusual method of establishing the center yarn over from which all other yarn overs radiate. About midway through the lace pattern, the yarn overs and decreases are no longer balanced. T...
Knitting: Cowl
Fast, easy to memorize lace pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The pattern used in these socks was inspired by watching the waves of the San Francisco Bay. Indigo Waves is a balanced biased lace pattern knit from the top down and features an eye of the partridge heel flap. The pattern shows best in a solid or semi-solid yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The version available for purchase has charts for the arch shaping and foot. It suggests additional yarns as well. It also has a better explanation about the placement of the stitch markers.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Designed for the Men’s Knitting Retreats 2010.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Dervish are fingerless mitts knit in 2 x 2 ribbing that show off a centered twisted rib cable. Knit in fingering or sock weight yarn, Dervish is the perfect mitt for cool spring and fall days.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Adrienne is designed to show off the beauty of semi-solid yarns. The cuff features right and left twisted cables, which continue down the sides of the leg and travel across the instep, mirroring the arch shaping of the foot.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love the beach, watching the waves crash to shore and recede to leave softly sculpted ripples in the sand with air pockets from the sand crabs. Kristine mimics this texture using a combination of cables and eyelets and crisp merino silk blend yarn. The eye of the partridge heel compliments the main pattern by adding additional subtle texture.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
My daughter, Caitlin, loves simple yet elegant clothing. I designed these to meet her desire for a sock with a shorter leg while maintaining a feminine look. These are constructed with an allover lace pattern and feature an eye of the partridge heel to provide a strong, attractive heel. Since the pattern is easy to memorize, they are the perfect...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is a classic men’s sock, originally created for the 2009 Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat, features 2x2 ribbing on the leg. The foot has contrasting heels and toes as well as arch shaping. It fits like a glove. Knit at a small gauge the resulting fabric is dense and meant to be long wearing. Go wild with a beautiful, handpainted ya...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Lace form meets function in this snug, well fitting sock. A delicate overall lace pattern keeps Ella interesting to knit and beautiful to look at. The lace creates ribbing, giving elasticisty where you want it most. The shaped arch hugs your foot like a glove. The dense gauge creates a dense, longwearing fabric. The pattern includes charted and ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An article I read about Elizabeth Zimmerman knitting knee socks with a shaped arch inspired this sock. I loved the idea of a sock that fit feet with high arches especially well and set about figuring out the shaping. This sock hugs your feet. The increases and decrease used to achieve the shaping will cause self-striping yarns to form angles acr...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Slipstream features a shaped arch, which fits your foot like a glove. A center front lace panel is flanked by twisted cables reminiscent of a stream in a forest. The lace panel is easily memorized and the cables are created without a cable needle. The increases and decreases used to achieve the arch shaping narrows the lace panel to a point at t...