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Catoctin is all grown up in this pullover design for women. This cozy sweater features a heavily cabled yoke, dramatic cowl neck and elbow-length sleeves for warmth as well as convenience. Knit from the bottom up, it’s trimmed with mistake rib and includes moderate waist-shaping for a feminine silhouette.
For cold weather, I wanted an accessory that was both big and bold; something that worked up quickly in heavy yarn and had enough crazy patterning to hold my interest while knitting. Here’s the result: bold colors, cables, stripes, garter stitch—all of my favorite design elements mixed into one cozy, chunky scarf. Wear it long to show off the de...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lacy shawls are great for spring, but when the temperature drops, you need something a bit heavier. Worked in DK weight yarn, this asymmetrical triangle shawl mixes simple stockinette and garter with a clever slipped stitch pattern. The result is a warm, colorful accessory that’s fun to knit and quick to finish. Try pairing a solid main color wi...
A warm, cozy pullover you’ll be excited to snuggle into when the temperature drops! Fun details spice up a straightforward raglan; worked seamlessly from the top down, it features a simple cable motif (charted), dramatic split high-low hem and tapered garter stitch details down the sleeves. Perfect for lounging at home, but easily dressed up to ...
Paying homage to the fashions of Poe’s day, the cabled fronts of this cardigan mimic the ruffles and pleats that adorned the bodices of women’s dresses. The cable design is repeated on the back, expanding at the small of the back, as a bow would. The sweater is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, and then fronts and back are ...
In the Hampden neighborhood, residents of 34th Street give Baltimore a treat every Christmas, decking out their homes with over-the-top holiday décor—hubcap Christmas trees, crabs pulling Santa’s sleigh, and thousands of colored bulbs. Lights even criss-cross the street, strung from rooftop to rooftop.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is 100% Fells Point, from brim to tip. When I contacted Joelle, dyer behind Wandering Wool, about this project, I told her it was inspired by a rainy day in Fells and she sent me the absolute perfect colorway, Moriarty. Its mix of dark blues and grays is an ideal match for the staggered garter stitch cobblestones along the brim and eyel...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette design embodies the city of Baltimore. It is in turns fancy and simple, its busy lace sections framed by plain bands of stockinette and garter stitch. The yarn itself is soft but sturdy—a blend of BFL, cashmere and silk with a subtle sheen when it catches the light. It all comes together to create something special.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature gently waving cables framing a river of seed stitch, which blends into the top edge. Worked in fingering weight yarn, they make a light layer that can be worn all year long, and 3-stitch cables are the perfect opportunity to practice cabling without a cable needle!
Designed for mini skeins (especially gradient sets!) or scrap yarn, this project utilizes stitches that pull the colors up and down to create subtle wavy transitions. Finished off with eyelet trim, it’s a simple knit that results in a striking accessory. Pattern includes instructions for both a fingering weight infinity scarf and a worsted weigh...
In my daydreams I am incredibly rich and spend summers sailing around the Chesapeake on my gorgeous yacht. No matter that I have zero sailing experience. In these dreams, I’m always dressed like Rachel McAdams in Wedding Crashers: vibrant headscarf, gauzy pants and the perfect white cotton summer sweater. After spending years looking for such a ...
Don’t let the end of winter mean the end of your knitting! This casual spring sweater is the perfect project to knit and wear when the weather gets warm. Worked in a lightweight yarn, it features simple details to make a basic tee something special: a keyhole neckline, cap sleeves, and a pleat at the back covering a bit of lace.
A cozy cardigan perfect for boys and girls alike. Knit in DK weight to create the perfect layer to fend off fall’s chill. Simple cables frame the button bands and decorate the waistline. The body is knit in one piece from the top down, so it’s nearly seamless, and a simple rolled collar finishes it off.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Nevado (“snow-covered” or “snow-capped”) is a cozy textured hat, quick to knit in worsted weight yarn. A combination of waffle stitch and wavy cables, the design is naturally stretchy, ensuring a snug fit, and works well for boys and girls, men and women, and babies of all shapes and sizes.
Showing off small touches of lace, the Penny Vest is perfect for layering in the cooler seasons and wearing alone during the summer months. The Penny Vest is worked in the round to the base of the neck, then worked flat in a single piece to the armholes. Then, beginning at the armholes, the vest is worked flat in 3 pieces. Additionally, the lace...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
It’s hard to find that sweet spot between plain vanilla socks and a complicated pattern that requires intense focus—but this one fits the bill! Simple cables meander down the back of the leg, while a twisted moss stitch on the front tapers to the toe, keeping things interesting—once you’ve completed a few rounds you’ll be working from memory!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Cielito is a versatile baby blanket inspired by the dancing clouds and bright stars of an endless sky. It features a zig zag garter stitch border at top and bottom, framing a complimentary central stitch pattern--diagonally traveling columns of eyelets bordered by small star stitches. The sample was worked up in a tonal yarn, but try a tweed or...