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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was designed for beginning colorwork knitters in a class I teach. There are no long color carries, and the slow striping/print of Liberty Wool adds color changes without changing yarn, so the knitter can concentrate on keeping tension even. If you are an experienced colorwork knitter, it is a walk in the park.
This pattern was designed for The Great American Wool Festival, a project of The Yarnery, St. Paul, MN (yarnery.com) and Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, MN. The design goal was to combine the two shops’ signature brands: Brooklyn Tweed and Quince. While the cowl calls for both Shelter and Lark, it would work equally well using two contrast...
This open basket-weave cowl is designed for both bulky and worsted weight yarns. I have a basket I love, from the folks at Tall Tales Yarn and Baskets in Tofte, Minnesota. It’s a bicycle basket I call Miss Gulch, after the owner of the most famous bicycle basket in the movies.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This pattern uses garter rib to make a design that offers several variations on the basics. A beanie/slouchy hat gets slouchy by widening and narrowing the ribs and mittens can be shortened into fingerless mitts. Sizes toddler to adult.
I wanted to design a scarf for the knitters I’ve talked to who like the look of some crocheted scarves, but don’t want to crochet. This scarf is worked long side to long side, with the tails left for fringe. I used three balls of Soft Linen (a wonderful yarn) but you could certainly use up stash with this.
The stitch pattern to this scarf is so easy it makes it a great entry level lace project. It has a great deal of lateral spread, so the cast on is fewer stitches than you might think. Also, worked at a tighter gauge, the stitch is still springy, but the yarnovers are less visible.
This sweater is knit in the round up to the underarm, then split into front and back and worked flat with short rows to shape the overlap neckline. There is no neck border, the buttons are decorative, not functional. Arms are picked up and worked from the shoulder to the cuff.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fir Cone is a traditional Shetland lace pattern. It is another good pattern for beginner lace knitters, because the repeat is easily memorized, and the wrong side rows are plain purl. This pattern has a yarnover border to facilitate blocking -- the wires slide right through each hole.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Tiger Hat Pattern Sales Will Benefit Heifer International The Tiger Hat can be sized for infant thru adult by varying gauge. Includes detailed directions and a full size color chart. 3 pages 1.5 MB Price $6.00 (US) 100% of proceeds will be sent to Heifer International.
You can also do this pattern in DK wt for a 24 month size, but before you dismiss the idea of a baby sweater knit on size 2 (US) needles, let me reassure you. A baby sweater in sock yarn is not really any more work than a pair of socks. Maybe less. No grafting/kitchenering. (No seams, except for a three needle bind off at shoulders.) And best of...