Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I have always been interested in a wide variety of needlearts. When I was in middle school, I picked up the Reader’s Digest Guide to Needlework at a garage sale for $3. That is the best $3 I ever spent. Over the next few years I tried almost every technique in the book, and what I didn’t try, I read about over and over. While my craf...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from the top down, House of the Rising Sun is a dynamic triangular shawl that will keep you on your toes with a variety of techniques and color changes. Ripples of color end in lacy points reminiscent of sun beams. The cut out neck and central panel will keep this shawl perfectly poised on your shoulders all day.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A fountain of diamonds will cascade down your shoulders when you wear this shawl. The design details are chosen to work well with variegated laceweight yarn. The final shape of this shawl is between three-quarters of a square and half of a hexagon which gives a flat bottom edge and plenty to wrap around your shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes you just need to celebrate. Today I am celebrating one year of publishing knitting patterns. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a graduation, a new dress, or a pretty day, this stole brings the party with you wherever you go.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Tiled Steps is a toe up sock perfect for variegated yarns. The elongated slip stitch pattern breaks up pooling and highlights the various colors present in the yarn. There is some cabling in order to make the slipped stitches move across the fabric. Because of the nature of these cables, this is a good pattern to learn how to cable without a cab...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit Along for this pattern starts January 5th. Please join us for fun and support.
Knitting: Dress
This adorable dress was designed for my niece Lily. I wanted her to have a dress that she could wear year round. In the summer it can be a sundress, and a jumper paired with a long sleeve shirt and tights in the winter
Knitting: Cowl
This neckwarmer features the cable and bobble motif from the Bobbleberry Earwarmer and Mitts. Both sides of the fabric
Knitting: Earwarmers
This headband is the result of my frustration with other headbands and hats that covered my forehead and left my ears cold. The shape of this earwarmer lets it sit vertically on the head and still keep your ears toasty. Braided cables and bobbles give the earwarmer a deep texture. Earwarmer is knit in flat one piece and fastens in the front with...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts feature the same cable and bobble motif as the Bobbleberry Earwarmer and Neckwarmer and are written for two different lengths. Longer mitts are shown. The long, snug cuffs fit nicely under your coat and keep your wrists toasty.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Xochiquetzl is the Aztec goddess of fertility and the patroness of those who create luxury items. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman with a retinue of birds and butterflies. These socks with their opulent beading and stylized butterflies seem a fitting design for such a goddess.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The name for this cabled sock comes from the September challenge in Sock Knitters Anonymous on Ravelry. The challenge was to knit a pair of socks in Chartreuse. There was a ton of discussion about exactly what color is chartreuse. I think this cable pattern with its wraps and knots sums up that
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The lace pattern on this sock makes me think of a colonade edged with tufts of Pampas Grass. This is a very stretchy sock with a simple lace pattern based on twisted ribbing and mock cables. The sock is knit from the toe up with a wedge toe, traditional looking heel flap and gusset, and an invisible sewn bind off.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Scallops are worked individually on the same circular needle, joined, and the rest of the capelet is worked from the bottom up.
Knitting: Knee-highs
I am hosting a KAL for this pattern in my group, Melissa Lemmons Designs, starting January 15, 2012. Come join in the fun!