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Knitting: Cowl
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: Beanie, Toque
This quick and simple to knit hat has a textured pattern that resembles cables, but is a simple right twist. To me, the stitch pattern looked a bit like swales -- water harvesting ditches built into a landscape.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick and easy bulky cable hat. Pompon optional, but recommended. This hat would be a good introduction to cables for the newer knitter. It would also be a super fast holiday gift.
Knitting: Cowl
This beginner-friendly knit and purl pattern knits up quickly in a worsted weight yarn. The tweed stitch and the tweed yarn make a great combination. It would also be gorgeous in a semisolid.
Knitting: Scarf
This fingering weight scarf uses a simple technique that looks like complex colorwork. Each row uses only one color, and the wrong side rows are all knit stitch. Great for the newer knitter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed with summer and warmer weather in mind, this simple garter stitch shawl is worked side-to-side. There is only one purl stitch in the 6 row edging repeat.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This blanket is easy to knit, but has an attractive, cozy texture. It reminded me of terraced gardens. The yarn is dyed by a Minnesota Dyer and the Blue Faced Leicester is a dream to knit with.
Knitting: Pullover, Vest
Pediboo Worsted from Frog Tree (182 yards per 100 gram skein):
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This cloche style hat has a wide hem that serves as a brim, warms the ears, and a contrast hem option.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Cowl
This combination of ribs and welts has a herringbone appearance, but is stretchy enough to pull over your head, and elastic enough to be snug and warm.
Knitting: Scarf
This simple scarf pattern uses dropped stitches for an openwork effect with a crisp appearance. It works up quickly and makes a great spring or summer scarf.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Materials DK or Worsted weight yarn
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.
Knitting: Headband
Purl free!
Knitting: Vest
This vest is worked flat and seamed but easily adapted to knit in the round to the armholes if you prefer.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater starts at the bottom of the back, works up to the shoulder, then separates for the right and left fronts.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Errata: If your pattern doesn’t have a little revised September date in the lower right, then there is an error in Decrease Section 1. Rows 1, 5, 9, and 13 should read K1, yo, k2tog, K to 2 stitches before marker (instead of K to marker),K2tog, yo, slip M, work edging.
Knitting: Mittens
Sizes:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat is one size, but there is a beanie version and a slouchier version.
Knitting: Cowl, Snood
This pattern has both a worsted and a bulky version of the same cowl. Worsted is in Berocco Ultra Alpaca.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
The hat features a subtle hugs and kisses ( X and O) motif - and earflaps to keep those little ears warm.
Knitting: Cowl
I have had questions about the difference in number of repeats for the smaller vs. larger sizes.
Knitting: Dress
Finished Chest: 24 (26)”
Knitting: Cowl
Kombu is a fingering weight cowl that draws in a bit, but doesn’t feel like a turtleneck. It is light enough to wear indoors, or in early spring if you use a cozy yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This quick and easy pattern is sized by changing needle size and gauge. Even a beginner can make it in a couple of evenings.
Knitting: Scarf
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.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
The twisted stitches mimic cables and give the ribs an extra-stretchy quality. That makes the mitts snug enough for a range of hand widths.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The cables on this hat are not difficult to work, and merge into the decreases at the top.
Knitting: Scarf
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.
Knitting: Pullover
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: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Knitting: Hats - Other
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Knitting: Cardigan
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...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Horseshoe Lace or Print of the Hoof is a traditional Shetland lace pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
This uses Silky Merino DK not the worsted.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unusual cable is much easier to work that it appears. The cabling only happens every 12th round in each column.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat quite a few years ago for advanced beginners to learn how to cable. Any worsted weight yarn works.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A ribbed hat pattern with a twist, the ribbing moves a stitch to the right every few rounds. The sizes run from Extra Small, for a toddler, to Adult Large.