Martha Wissing

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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sizes
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is knitted primarily in garter stitch, with some easy eyelet rows for interest. Knitted in two pieces and seamed with a three needle bind off. Totally reversible, on one side the color stripes are blended and the other side the color stripes are more predominate.
Knitting: Cardigan
Carefree, easy style this no frills cardigan is generously sized. And did I mention the pockets? Love! Go for a walk, play with the dogs or just relax, weekend in the country.
Knitting: Scarf
This is an asymmetric triangular scarf knit on the bias. Color block sections are separated with an eyelet mesh section. A decorative crochet long chain bind off finishes the scarf with a looped edge. Size is easily adaptable by working fewer or more rows.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Super quick project! Featherline Express is a big sister pattern to Featherline.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These simple basic mitts are elevated to the next level with embroidery. Use scraps of fingering weight yarn or treat yourself to a few hanks of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails. Pattern includes four stitch patterns for the ribbing and two templates for the floral embroidery.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Instructions for the pattern stitch are written row by row.
Knitting: Poncho
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Knitting: Poncho
The poncho is knit in two pieces from the bottom up. Stockinette stitch showcases the lovely bottom border. This stitch pattern uses a cable needle to hold stitches for wrapping. Side edges have a slipped stitch edge resembling I-cord. The garter stitch mock-turtleneck finishes with an I-cord bind off.
Knitting: Poncho
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Garter stitch with little tents pattern + fabulous fur (or faux) pom pom = perfect hat for glamping!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mustang Island is an asymmetric triangular shawl. It is knit on the bias with contrasting color textured stitches alternating with garter stitch sections. The shawl is interesting to knit as it introduces a new textured stitch in each section.
Knitting: Tee
One of the popular paintbrushes also known as Indian Paintbrush, this beautiful wildflower blooms from March to May along the Texas roadsides.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Comfort knitting at its best! The design makes the most of self striping yarns and is easily adaptable to any size. Samples are knit in DK weight yarn or you may use any weight yarn with appropriate needles. Use self striping yarn or create your own stripe pattern – the possibilities are endless.
Knitting: Pullover
White Yarrow is a graceful perennial wildflower, fields of this flower are just so pretty! Another spring in Texas beauty.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sea to Sky colors brought me back to the lovely Sconset Village and beach on Nantucket Island on a gorgeous summer day.
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Poncho
The Balcones Poncho is knit in the round from the bottom up on a circular needle. Loads of easy cushy garter stitch with a panel of patterned brioche stitch to keep your attention. Easier than it looks, the brioche pattern is worked over just the center 39 sts of the poncho.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The mitts are reversible, a wavy rib texture on one side and a basket weave on the other. Flip them over for a shorter at the wrist mitt with fold over cuff. The mitts are worked in the round to the thumb opening. For the thumb opening slit, you will be working back and forth in pattern. To complete the thumb opening you resume working in the r...
Knitting: Cowl
Matunuck is a feminine shawl – cowl hybrid. It begins with a half circle shape and is later joined to work in the round. The result is a seamless cowl with drapey front that can be pulled over the shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
McKittrick Canyon was the highlight of my first vacation in Texas. I hope you click the link and read about this beautiful spot and the generous Texan who donated the land to the National Park Service for all to be able to enjoy this treasure.
Knitting: Poncho
Wild Vine Topper is knit in two identical pieces joined together at the shoulders using the 3 needle bind of technique. The overall lace pattern is an easily memorized 8 st / 8 row repeat. With side edges self finished, you have the option of leaving the sides open for a poncho or sew a partial side seam for the armholes. The sample shown has a...
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Pullover
This simple boxy pullover is suitable for the knitter wanting to make her first sweater. Consisting of only knit and purl stitches with simple increases and decreases for shaping details. Techniques used include three needle bind off, picking up stitches and seaming. The front and back are knit from the bottom up and the three needle bind off i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An asymmetric long triangular shape, the Somerville shawl begins at its widest point with an easy lace pattern. Fields of wildflower knots are worked with bands of lace while decreasing to a point. A tassel is added for the finishing touch.
Knitting: Pullover
Spring in Texas is Bluebonnet time! They are massed along the highways and covering fields here in Central Texas thanks to our former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Mrs. Johnson had a vision to make the world better - more “beautiful” - one plant at a time. She recognized that wildflowers and other native plants can lift the spirit and that con...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Poplar Point shawl is worked sideways, increasing to the halfway point then decreasing to the end. If you have additional yarn and would like a larger shawl keep increasing until you have used half of your yarn. The leaf pattern is along the top of the shawl when worn.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Steamboat hat is knit from the bottom up, beginning with the ribbing. The blue worsted weight version hat a 3” ribbing and more repeats of the cable pattern. The red worsted weight version has a longer ribbing and fewer repeats of the cable pattern. Wear with a folded brim for extra warmth or not for some slouch! The chunky weight tweed ver...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Headband, Beanie, Toque
Listen for the silence that always precedes the beginning of a snowfall.
Knitting: Poncho
The Bandera Poncho is a rhythmic fun knit in Brioche and Garter stitch with a few cable twists.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Lakeside shawl is a simple but elegant triangular shawl designed for the luxurious Zealana Air Lace yarn. One braided cable, a touch of lace and picot bind off keeps the knitting rather easy while interesting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Poncho
The cape is knit in the round from the top down, beginning with the cowl. The cowl neck is worked in a half brioche rib stitch, followed by a k1, p1 rib. Increases for the cape are made on either side of the cables. The armholes are created by working the front and body pieces separately as flat pieces.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is knitted in the round, beginning with waste yarn and a provisional cast on. This creates a snuggly double thick tubular fabric. The beginning and ends of the tube are twisted once before joining, creating a Mobius cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Clarabelle shawl brings you to a gently rolling pasture with grazing cows and a meadow full of wild flowers. Enjoy the edging of bobbled flowers with a base of garter stitch. Sweet Georgia Yarn provides the dreamy texture and drape.
Knitting: Poncho
Stonewall poncho is a textural mix of easy to knit stitches. On the body, interesting and flattering angles are created.
Knitting: Poncho
The Linda Marie knit in Cirrus is a light layer poncho. Great for a summer eve stroll or as an extra layer to ward off the chill from air conditioning. The rolled neck is shown in green and the funnel neck version in taupe.
Knitting: Poncho
Possibility! Poncho, dress topper, scarf…..
Knitting: Tee
A flirty feminine lace edge adorns this simple summer tee. Side shaping creates a flowing, slightly dipped hem.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked from the bottom up beginning with the lace cable twist pattern. The shaping is done with easy to work short rows in stockinette stitch. An I-cord bind off completes the shawl for a beautiful finished edge.
Knitting: Poncho
A modern layer in a cropped length. This box-top has deep armholes and a simple but addictive stitch pattern.
Knitting: Tee
A flattering, loose-fitting, flowing tee with V-neck and lace shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Half linen and garter stitch patterns create lovely color effects when using hand dyed yarns. This shawl is easy to knit and makes the most of that single hank of special yarn.
Knitting: Poncho
Knitting: Poncho
A sister pattern to the Rosalie Poncho. Rosaliette is knit at a finer gauge. A simple, easy to wear poncho with lace detail.
Knitting: Cowl
This quick to knit cowl uses super soft, bulky, warm but lightweight North Star yarn.
Knitting: Poncho
A simple, easy to knit poncho that can be worn multiple ways. Simple stitches, repeated across the long rows make this a great project for social or TV knitting.
Knitting: Cowl
Fast and easy to knit, this self fringing cowl is worked in the round. The fringe magic happens when binding off. The small cowl is seamed, the longer cowl has the option of using buttons for different styling. The
Knitting: Poncho
Fayette County is a comfy oversized topper. Wear open or closed with your favorite shawl pin.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fun to knit garter stitch triangular shawl with rope like stripes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Beanie or slouch hat, this is a quick knit that is sure to become a favorite! The pattern stitch is both charted and written.
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Emma Lu includes two capelet versions with varying necklines, hi-low curved hems and an additional cowl. I’ve used a simple short row technique - no wrap and turns!
Knitting: Poncho
The Georgetown Poncho can be worn as a boat neck or a V-neck. Since this is an oversized garment, both the Sm/Med and the Lg/ExLg will fit a wide range of sizes. The Ultra Alpaca was knit at a looser gauge for additional drape.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Easy, cozy hug of a shrug knit entirely in Brioche stitch with a Garter stitch collar.
Knitting: Poncho
A simple, easy to wear poncho with lace detail. Lovely, lightweight layer for an afternoon walk on the beach.