Lisa Beth Houchins

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It’s your weekend to relax, knit with friends, take a break from the kids, and have fun creating A Whimsical Weekend Shawl. This shawl is a blast to knit, and it shows off that skein of variegated yarn so nicely with a large section of stockinette stitch. It’s knit flat and has very simple cabled edges. (Even if you’ve never knit cables before, ...
Knitting: Scarf
You’re the most loyal fan in the world! You cheer for those 4 year olds no matter how cold it gets or how bad they are at kicking the ball into the goal. Whether you’re cheering for your kid’s soccer team, your alma mater, or the Super Bowl champions, do it in the Superfan Scarf.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The good news… when my son was in 3rd grade, his class did a super fun & educational science unit on crayfish. The bad news… my son was one of the “lucky winners” who got to take a crayfish home at the end of the unit, and it lived FOREVER. This pattern (with its cable stitch on the leg that looks like a crayfish claw) is written in memory o...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern won’t make your children play nice, but it will do wonders with your variegated sock yarn. Slipped stitches and a very simple cable pattern help show off that skein of colorful variegated sock yarn you just didn’t know what to do with.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
In honor of the babies you nursed, the toddlers who climbed into your bed, the kids with ear infections, and the teenagers who stayed out past curfew… Up All Night Socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I designed these socks for my dad, the best babysitter in the world. Sometimes we get home and he has taken the kids to the park, mowed the lawn, fixed a leaky faucet, or cleaned the stove. Other times we get home, and he’s taking a nap and all the ice cream is gone. That’s okay. He’s earned it. No matter who your best babysitter is, he or she w...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This lovely cabled cowl will help you remember your little princess before she regularly rolled her eyes at you. And it might even help you forget that one time she woke up with bubble gum in her hair. The Bubble Gum in her hair Cowl is knit flat and is finished with a seam (or use a provisional cast on and graft the edges together). Or leave it...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I knit these socks almost entirely in 20 minute increments while waiting in the pick-up line at my kids’ school. This pattern has magical powers to keep you calm while other parents do ridiculously dense things like drive the wrong way down the street, encourage their 5 year old to cross multiple lanes of traffic all alone, and block dozens of o...
Knitting: Cowl
You spend so much time driving kids to soccer practice (and soccer games in which your kid never even touches the damn ball) that it feels like your part–time job. You might as well knit yourself a cowl to keep you warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ack! It’s Monday morning and we’re late for school again and it’s cold but I can’t find my coat because I know you kids used it to build a fort and you never hung it back up. Breathe. Breathe. Grab the hat and Late for School Cowl, the coffee, the kids… and RUN!
Knitting: Cowl
It’s Moms Night Out! This cowl is so easy, you can knit it when your friends are cracking you up, you’ve had a glass of wine, and you’re up way past your bed time.
Knitting: Cowl
Ack! It’s Monday morning and we’re late for school again and it’s cold but I can’t find my coat because I know you kids used it to build a fort and you never hung it back up. Breathe. Breathe. Grab the cowl and Late for School hat, the coffee, the kids… and RUN!
Knitting: Legwarmers
Dress up your legwarmers with a fancy-looking, but relatively simple butterfly stitch. These are perfect for dance, yoga, ice skating, and accessorizing.