Meg Roke

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Knitting: Beret, Tam
The Hawkins tam features a combination of rib, stockinette, and slipped stitch patterns. Use a chunky or heavy worsted weight yarn like Knit Picks’ Simply Wool to make those textured stitches pop and whip up in no time at all.
Knitting: Cowl
Pick two gorgeous rich complimentary like Winterfell and Golden Compass (from Dragonfly Fibers) and you simply cannot go wrong when knitting up the Dorchester Cowl. This two-color generous cowl is worked in the round with an I-cord cast on and bind off. Worked in squishy worsted weight yarn, it will knit up in no time at all.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
At the end of September and early October, the cosmos flowers in my garden are so tall that I can no longer see the center of the blooms, only the underside of the petals are visible. The interesting stitch pattern highlighted in this hat design looks very much like those delicate blooms reaching up to the sky trying to savor the last bits of w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The asymmetrical shawl is a quick colorwork knitting project for anyone looking to make a big impact with limited time. It is worked in the beautiful Meadow DK from Heidi & Lana, which after blocking has the most stunning drape and soft halo.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My husband and daughter could not agree. Does it look like an ice cream sundae or does it look like mountain peaks? Let’s just go with…yes.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
This cup cozy pattern includes two styles: a tube cozy for to-go and travel cups (like those at Starbucks) and a mug cozy for classic coffee mugs with a central handle. Both cozies come in THREE sizes, feature a charming sheepy two-color stitch pattern in stockinette stitch, and have rib stitch edgings worked in the main color.
Knitting: Mittens
These colorwork mittens coordinate with the Oculus Hat. In fact, two skeins of Dragonfly Fibers Traveller yarn will make both a hat AND a pair of mittens.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“Oculus Repairo!”… with glowing wands raised high, these are words I often hear from my children, who are undoubtedly big Harry Potter fans. Can you blame them?
Knitting: Vest
I designed the Bookworm Vest for my growing bookworms (pictured). My oldest, Emma (now 8), has been a voracious reader since the age of 4. According to her, the 4 best authors are:
Knitting: Cowl
Cozy and warm without being “too warm”… those are characteristics of an ideal cowl. The Carriage House Cowl fits the bill with added gorgeous intersecting colorwork as icing on the cake.
Knitting: Cowl
If you’ve ever watched those home shows before, than you know how unpopular parquet flooring is. I have a confession… I secretly love parquet floors! The angles in combination with the many hues in hardwood make for a beautiful image with such depth and interest. This cowl features a parquet stitch pattern, which when knit with Chunky Merino, c...
Knitting: Mittens
Keep those kiddo hands toasty warm (and yours too!) with these chunky squishy mittens. The Broadside Mittens feature three stitch patterns: a garter cuff, reverse stockinette stitch body, and a purl ridge stitch pattern on the front. They are perfect for those hand-dyed semi-solid skeins of super bulky like Dragonfly Fibers’ Super Traveller.
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
This sweet capelet is my daughter’s favorite from the Gansey Kids e-book. It could not get over her shoulders fast enough when I was knitting it. The Coastal Capelet is worked in the round from the top down. The collar is worked in single rib with eyelets midway. The yoke and body feature a zig-zag seed stitch pattern, perfect for showcasing to...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Cullercoats Cap is a unisex hat with a classic look and construction. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and features the double rib stitch pattern and a combination of garter stitch and hen’s claw stitch pattern. Top it off with an optional pom-pom for a bit of fun! Be sure to pick a yarn that will highlight those beautiful...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest
The Filey Vest is a lovely little top that can be worn as a sleeveless pullover or as a cozy vest layered with a cute tee. This vest is worked in the round from the bottom up with a single rib hem, seed stitch body, and a single baby cable on the sides. The collar is a mock turtle neck worked flat with two wee buttons for closure (and ease for ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This accessory has it all - a bit of texture, a dash of cable, an easy thumb, and a quick stash-busting finished knit. Make a pair for everyone in the family!
Knitting: Cowl
Knit a sampler of classic gansey textured stitch patterns with the Inshore Cowl (or Inshore Legwarmers). If you’ve never tried the tubular cast-on/bind-off, now is the time. It is the perfect compliment to this cozy accessory. Not quite ready for the challenge? Then stick with the tried-and-true long-tail cast-on. Note that this pattern comes i...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Knit a sampler of classic gansey textured stitch patterns with the Inshore Legwarmers (or Inshore Cowl). If you’ve never tried the tubular cast-on/bind-off, now is the time. It is the perfect compliment to this cozy accessory. Not quite ready for the challenge? Then stick with the tried-and-true long-tail cast-on.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Patches Cardigan is the cardigan variation of the Patches Pullover.
Knitting: Pullover
Try your hand at knitting the ultimate classic gansey shape (without the headache of keeping track of changing stitch patterns) with the Patches Pullover. This cozy sweater features many characteristics of the classic square-shaped gansey. It is knit in the round from the bottom up, has drop shoulders, shoulder straps, and underarm gussets. It ...
Knitting: Vest
The Whitby Vest is a relaxed fitting unisex vest perfect for knitting with a more earthy or rustic yarn like Fibre Company’s Cumbria. This vest is worked in the round from the bottom up in stockinette stitch with a double rib hem. The top half of the vest is worked in a double moss stitch. The collar and armbands are created by working an I-cor...
Knitting: Cup / Mug
Practice your beginning fair isle skills when knitting this cut little cup cozy. It is worked in the round from the bottom up. The bottom and top edge are worked in double rib stitch. The body of the cozy is worked in stockinette stitch with a chevron colorwork pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The rim is worked in single corrugated rib stitch pattern. Then the colorwork chart is worked, followed by swirling decreases on the crown.
Knitting: Coaster
Your cup of tea has been begging you to make a cozy cushy coaster to rest upon. Practice beginner fair isle colorwork on this simple stylish design.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens are cozy and warm thanks to the dense slip-stitch pattern, but appear both modern and feminine when knit in a beautiful kettle or hand-dyed colorway. They feature vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines making them quite the modern mitt. This pattern was originally published in the Three Irish Girls’ Eunice’s Choice ya...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Deep Comfort Wrap was designed with two characteristics in mind. The first was to feature a repetitive stitch pattern that would be very easy to memorize and/or figure out while knitting so that the knitter wouldn’t completely rely on the printed directions, and could continue making those soothing fluid motions. The second was to create a ...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is the lightened up version of the Rolling Cables Scarf- Bulky pattern. It is worked flat with worsted weight yarn, which creates a classic and comfortable accessory. It features a wide Left Cross cable repeated frequently on the center cable. That same Left Cross cable is staggered and repeated further apart on the outer cable.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Is there anything more comforting than the sweet and nutty smell of roasting chestnuts in late fall? For many years, my mother and I used to visit New York City the weekend before Thanksgiving. As soon as we’d step off the bus that deep smoky scent from the nut cart would fill our senses and make a great big city seem much smaller and more welc...
Knitting: Cowl
This design is a nod to the Secondary Snowbelt country here in Northeast Ohio. The cowl features a large cable panel (thick and dense like the heaviest of snowfalls) made up of large wide cables and slim twisted stitches/mock cables. It also features that same cable panel broken up and separated by chunks of garter stitch (much like a milder se...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
“Zuzu, my little ginger snap!”
Knitting: Scarf
Fall Frolic Skinny Scarf Is September’s Eunice’s Choice club subscription pattern from Three Irish Girls. It is worked flat with fingering weight yarn at a slightly larger gauge, which creates a drapey, lightweight overall effect. It features an all-over “falling leaves” lace pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
My Fair Maiden is an ode to the damsels in fairy tales. This garment is a sleeveless tunic and was designed with two purposes in mind: to be worn in costume play with a full tulle skirt and princess hat like a hennin, or to be worn in every day wear like over a slim fitting shirt with a denim skirt and print tights.
Knitting: Kerchief, Hats - Other
My husband and I recently bought our first house, which we love but also needs a ridiculous amount of attention in the garden. Needless to say, I spend an awful lot of time weeding, mulching, planting and watering. When you work outdoors, hauling big bags of mulch around or bent over digging in the dirt, the last thing you need is to have your ...
Knitting: Scarf
The Mirage Scarf is the featured pattern for June 2014 Eunice’s Choice Subscription from Three Irish Girls. It is a light and airy design with an overall zig-zaggy mesh pattern. It works well with both semisolid and variegated colorways. This mesh scarf is a great accent piece for any summer attire.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
My mother is an exceptionally talented quilter. Throughout my childhood I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, quilts and quilting books. So naturally, as a knitter, I have come to love the look of quilt-inspired knits.
Knitting: Mittens
Calling all partial skeins of bulky yarn! De-stash a little with this TWO-pack pattern. Colorblock Mittens includes two patterns: regular mittens using three blocks of color and fingerless mitts using two blocks of color. You can read more about the story behind the mittens/mitts here.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Harriet’s Tam was inspired by the heroine, Harriet Vane, in one of my favorite mystery series by Dorothy L. Sayers. You can read more about the construction and story behind the hat here.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The Winifred Cowl is the perfect marriage of structure and squish. This large cowl features a wide rib stitch pattern knit in the ever-squishy Puffin yarn. It is knit in the round from the bottom up with a larger base and subtle gradual decreases, working up to a smaller top collar. The top half of the cowl is worked flat and features 3 buttons...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Lately, my daughter has been sneaking into my handknits basket and trying on a number of my cowls. She looked so cute that I had to make one just for her. This cowl is worked flat in a cozy textured stitch pattern. Any little girl would love a chance to pick out her favorite colored yarn and a few adorable buttons for her very own cowl. I know ...
Knitting: Cowl
This is my personal favorite of the Best Buds’ cowls. Miranda, the sparkling red-headed model, is a vivacious girlie girl with a dramatic flare. I do believe we will see her in the spot light on stage down the road. This cowl, worked in the round from the bottom, features a combination of stockinette stitch and a squishy textured stitch through...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Rosie is a loopy infinity scarf with enough length to wrap at least twice around. It is worked flat in an interesting textured stitch pattern. My daughter’s friend, Isabella, picked out this cheerful color for her own cowl. This stylish accessory and vibrant color perfectly match her energetic personality.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
He wants what she has, and she wants what he has. Sound familiar? The Siblings hat was designed with two such people in mind. This gender neutral hat is perfect for two people who struggle with sharing, whether they are little kids or just kids at heart. The pattern includes instructions for two hats: one with cables and one without. So which h...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This adorable set, adorned with cute tweeting birds, will make a wonderful gift for any of the children in your life.
Knitting: Dress
This sweet little dress was first published in the August 2013 issue of Knit Now Magazine. It is now available for individual purchase through Ravelry.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Baa-Baa is an earflap hat which features a darling sheep intarsia motif, simple colorwork at both the crown of the hat and at the earflap ends, icords (to make sure the littlest ones keep their hat on) and a perky pom-pom to top it off. The hat is knit flat to accommodate for the intarsia motif.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Tired of winter? Ready for spring? Try knitting up this sweet little hat to keep your kiddo’s head warm from those early spring winds. The hat features a single rib brim, robin intarsia motif and a cheerful pom-pom. It is knit flat to accommodate for the intarsia.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The inspiration of this design came to me after watching a British murder mystery program. In the show, I saw a woman walking with her English Springer Spaniels across a field wearing Wellies and a barn coat, but no hat. It looked like a chilly morning in autumn, so my first thought was, “This woman needs a hat!” In my mind, the hat needed to b...
Knitting: Legwarmers
This simple leg warmer pattern was designed with active toddlers/children in mind. My daughter loves to play outside and consequentially gets frequently messy when on the swings at the park or running around in our grassy backyard. I liked the idea of creating a go-to pair of leg warmers for her that I could toss in the washing machine after a ...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The Spring Awakening Cowl is a cozy spring accessory. It is knit straight, width-wise on circular needles, with a garter stitch edge on the top and bottom edges of the cowl. The body of the cowl is knit in a “leaves of grass” stitch pattern with a leaf motif on one side edge. A button hole (for mother of pearl shell buttons) sits at the bottom ...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
The Rolling Cables Pillow is knit in one flat piece and features stockinette and double rib stitches on one side and an offset cable pattern on the other. Three large buttons keep the pillow cover closed. This pattern uses less than 3 skeins of Thick & Quick yarn and covers an 18 in x 18 in pillow insert.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Knitting: Legwarmers
Isabella is a pair of slouchy, cabled leg warmers for children. An all-over cable design creates a denser stitch pattern, which keeps kiddies’ legs toasty warm on a chilly day. This pattern is named after my daughter’s best buddy. Isabella is an adorably charismatic star-performer-in-the-making, and I knew the minute I cast on that these leg wa...
Knitting: Scarf
My daughter needed some extra warmth around her neck since the winter weather has arrived. The single rib pattern creates a stretchy fabric, perfect for providing a little give to fit around any child’s coat collar. The bobbles add a little fun to the finished look. This is a quick and satisfying project that can be knit on a snowy afternoon.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Scarf
I recently moved to the Midwest and have since discovered that owning a really warm scarf is a necessity to make it through those bitter cold days. This scarf fits the bill. It is soft, squishy, over-sized and yes, very warm!