Mary Ann Stephens

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A quick and beautiful way to bring your favorite colors together in your home. Design can be worked in anywhere from two to several colors. Pattern gives both colorized and greyscale charts, along with several ideas for alternate colorways and explicit instructions, with photos, for inserting the optional zipper.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Needle suggestions: US #1&2 for loose knitters; US #2&3 for tight knitters.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
A ladies’ Fair Isle style hat and fingerless mittens set, with the mittens sized for warmth + access, covering all but the fingertips.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
The Catalina Highway Pillow is a Fair Isle style project using twelve different colors of Spindrift, with two different-colored strands held together as one throughout, giving you a DK weight project out of jumper/fingering weight yarn. Yarn packs are available through Mary Ann’s online shop, MaryAnnStephens.com. (Pillow form insert and optiona...
Knitting: Scarf
Finished measurements, as shown:
Knitting: Cardigan
Circularly knit, steeked infant’s fingering weight cardigan with Fair Isle-style motifs.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Three designs for circularly-knit, ball-shaped Christmas ornaments with stranded knitting motifs repeated across all
Knitting: Headband
Uses five different shades of light sport weight alpaca.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Fair Isle colorwork + a little optional texture. Sized to fit the average adult head.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Wine bottle cozy which fits most 12” tall wine bottles when knit to gauge.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designer’s blog post: http://twostrands.com/2015/06/09/ny-nordic-hat/
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
One set of instructions; two gauges, with two different yarn / needle combinations, give us the two different hat sizes - newborn & infant. You’ll only need one needle size per hat. (Although, if you’d like to add the optional ties, I recommend 2 dpns in a size or two smaller than your hat needle.)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Dale yarn used in the sample - Cotinga, a merino / alpaca blend - is no longer available. Substitute with any similar soft, smooth, worsted weight yarn with a ball band gauge around 18 stitches over 4” 10cm. (Of course, you’ll knit your hat at the pattern’s gauge.) You’ll want 3 different-colored, 50g balls.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
It is not crucial that you get exactly my gauge for this project. But, remember – tight gauges are best for avoiding any stuffing leaks. What matters most is that you’re happy with your fabric and that you keep your gauge consistent across multiple eggs, especially if you plan to “Put all of your eggs in one basket!”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gentle Hat kits are available from the designer.Blogpost for the Gentle Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Super quick (just 30 rounds) + super warm (soft, soft wool) + super chart (short repeat, no long floats) = just about as much instant gratification as you’re apt to find in these parts. Have fun!
Knitting: Mittens
Ladies’ stranded colorwork mittens with optional embroidery, fitted cuff and flared peplum.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A warm and stylish ladies’ hat. Monjita yarn looks like Persian lamb when knit - wonderful stuff!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I liked the idea of having some fingerless mittens with full finger mobility, so these are a bit shorter than some of my other fingerless mittens. But, they don’t have to be. If you’d like to lengthen the upper section, so that your fingers have more coverage, it’s as simple as can be - merely add some more 3-row repeats of the plain chevron mo...
Knitting: Gloves
Ladies’ Fair Isle gloves. Yarn packs are available through the designer here and here. Designer’s blog post.
Knitting: Mittens
Ladies’ fingering / jumper weight mittens with hemmed bottoms, fitted cuffs, gusseted thumbs and traditional pointed tops.
Knitting: Cowl
Nicely fitting unisex, stranded cowl reverses to a solid lining.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
It’s first knit in typical Fair Isle style (only two colors at once.) When the knitting is done, you have the option to get carried away with some simple embroidery: nothing too fancy - just duplicate stitch, straight stitch and a few French knots (although I’d love to see your fancy renditions!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Click here for my blog post on this design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Newborn and infant sizes use fingering weight yarns; youth and teen/adult sizes use sport weight yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a circular-knit, two-color hat with a ribbed band at the bottom and traditional Norwegian-style stranded
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Finished circumference:
Knitting: Booties
No seaming required! All joining is done so that the ridges are on the outside, where they’re decorative, rather than on the inside, where they could be irritating. Fish are worked in stranded garter stitch (explained in pattern); fish eyes are embroidered at end with simple straight stitch. Charts are provided both in color and in black and wh...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Kits for this design, in your choice of colors, are available through the designer’s website here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Yarn available through the designer here. Pattern takes 2x50g balls, 1 in each of any 2 contrasting colors your heart desires. Kit with printed pattern, plus your choice of any 2 Freestyle colors, is available here.
Knitting: Booties
No seaming required! All joining is done so that the ridges are on the outside, where they’re decorative, rather than on the inside, where they could be irritating. Cuff is joined on the fly, so that it stays put all day.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I made this way back in 2003 for my youngest boy, pictured, who is now a big eleven year old. (He still likes to squeeze into it, come October, LOL!) Someone just requested it, so I’m putting it into PDF format now. There’s also a kit for it on my Kidsknits site, http://kidsknits.com/pumpkinkit.html
Knitting: Mittens
The Tulip Mittens are a circularly knit design suitable for knitters who are experienced with stranded knitting. With an 8½“ finished circumference, they are sized to fit most adult females’ hands. For extra detail and warmth, they are knit using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift at a tighter-than-usual gauge. Three shades are used and you’ll need ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The ladies’ Amaryllis Hat was designed to coordinate with the Amaryllis Mittens. Both designs use 4 colors.
Knitting: Tote
A felted bag in stranded colorwork, suitable for stranded novices and pros alike. (No long floats; the longest one = 5 stitches.) There’s some optional (but fun) duplicate stitch embroidery, too.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circularly knit, hemmed hat with stranded detail. Comes in 3 sizes: 15.5” for infants (shown in pink), 18” for youths, 20.5” for adults (shown in teal). Made with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino fingering weight yarn at 7 sts/inch. Available either as a kit or as a Ravelry download. The kit comes with a printed pattern, including instructions for ...
Knitting: Mittens
Kits available through designer here. Five colors of Baby Ull are used. Kit available in either colorway (or feel free to customize your own). Kit includes printed pattern, 3 full balls of Baby Ull and 2 partials to make 1 matching set of ladies’ mittens, as shown. Four different thumb motif charts are included in the pattern. Design was inspir...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whoosh! This hat happily reminds me of powder skiing out West.
Knitting: Mittens
If you’d like the printed pattern or the kit, which includes the pattern, you can order them through my Kidsknits site. If you’d like the PDF, it’s now available as a Ravelry download for $6. (See link at top right of this page.)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kits available through the designer here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Also available as a kit (pattern plus 2 balls of Dale of Norway Falk yarn in your choice of colors) from the designer’s website. The “copper” shade used originally is sold out / discontinued. However, you could use any of several other brownish shades, or get wild and use something totally unexpected. Have fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kits in your choice of colors available through the designer here.
Knitting: Pullover
Ladies’ stranded, Norwegian-style pullover with steeked armholes. This pattern has instructions for 2 adult sizes, 44” finished chest for average sizes and 51” finished chest for extra large sizes. You can easily vary the body and sleeve lengths while maintaining the motifs. To make the hip-length version, shown above, you’ll need 10(12) balls ...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
The Tiger Lily Jacket uses many traditional Nordic knitting techniques and then goes a bit beyond with some especially interesting finishing touches. This design is suitable for advanced knitters who are familiar with both stranded/fair isle knitting and steeks and are interested in learning Mary Ann’s exquisite covered steek finishing method.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circularly knit, stranded design for “Viking Hat”, sold as a kit with or without pattern and yarn for horns. Hat takes 2 balls of Falk, 1 in each color; horns take 1 ball. As with all of my kits, you can choose whichever Dale colors strike your fancy.