Michael Harrigan

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 2 patterns

Merry Christmas! Get a head start on your Christmas knitting with this special package that includes an adult scarf pattern plus two additional smaller scarf patterns - suitable for toddlers, tots, or pets.

eBook : 4 patterns

In Bangkok, Thailand where I live, we tend to have three seasons: hot, rainy, and not quite so hot. Many of you experience a wider variety of seasons, and in this collection you’ll find a year’s worth of shawls, shawlettes, and bandanas suitable for various times of the year.

eBook : 4 patterns

I love to travel and I love to knit, and look for inspiration for my designs around the world as I look for new and interesting yarns to work with as well.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Hats - Other
This hat was one of my final two projects for the Master Hand Knitter certification program of The Knitting Guild Association. The design includes two cable patterns, bobbles, twisted stitches and background and filler stitches.
Knitting: Cowl
This Mosaic Maze stitch pattern is actually quite easy to knit. Only one color is worked for each round and the stitches not worked are slipped. The color changes every other round.
Knitting: Scarf
This bandana-style scarf is basically a triangular knit from the top down, alternating stripes of colors (Tourmaline and Citrine) with bands of an eyelet Roman stripes pattern and a final edge that incorporates a Fireflowers slipped stitch pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large triangular shawl is knit in stockinette stitch with panels of eyelet flowers. The yarn, which is listed as a thick and thin fashion yarn, yields an open-and-opaque fabric, with the eyelet stitch patterns creating additional open spaces.
Knitting: Scarf
This is the first in a series of bandanas designed for the boyfriend in your life that may be a reluctant wearer of traditional accessories.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I was young (many years ago) I was always impatient for spring to arrive - starting in November, when the leaves had finally all fallen off the trees. I was also told that spring would come in due time - and hence the name of this lace knit rectangular wrap design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the second in a series of two spring accessories (see also In Due Time) that I’m releasing in the late fall because I’m impatient for spring.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’ve lived in Thailand for quite some time now, making frequent visits to Europe and the US, and feel that my life has become of blend of western and eastern cultures. With this lace knit wrap design I wanted to celebrate that blend, combining elements of both cultures, and chose lotus and rose flower stitch patterns to achieve this.
Knitting: Scarf
I saw this cotton yarn in a department store in Zaragoza, Spain, and couldn’t resist the colors, even though I had no idea what I would make with it!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the first time I’ve designed a shawl using cables and wanted to combine this traditional element with lace stitches. You’ll find 5 cable columns surrounded by an openwork pattern of lace stitches - on each half of the shawlette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I wanted to reflect nature in a black-grey-white monochrome. This rectangular wrap incorporates leaf and wing geometric lace patterns and lets the yarn colorway create tonal shading and shadows throughout.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I live by sea in Thailand and have been trying to get plants to grow here for a number of years now. Waves tend to splash on whatever we plant and we’ve learned over the years what will - and will not - tolerate salt!
Knitting: Scarf
This time my shawl design was actually inspired by the hand-dyed, light and lofty yarn I purchased from an indie dyer in Scotland.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This rectangular-shaped wrap features a central panel of a dayflower stitch pattern surrounded by mermaid mesh lace and running edges of a honeybee pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
This unique 1-skein scarf is knit from the top down, rather than the traditional way of knitting from one end to the other. You’ll see that the first half is knit in garter stitch and the final half is a lace pattern. The bind off is a simple picot stitch.
Knitting: Scarf
I used a bit less than 100 grams of DK weight yarn for this scarf that’s knit from the top down (or sideways, if you prefer), rather than the traditional way of knitting from one end to the other.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I chose the colors specifically to evoke an autumn woodland color scheme, and the yarn because I like the lightweight substance and the stitch definition it provides.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’ve incorporated 3 different lace stitches and a central lace medallion in this accessory that’s knit in a lace-weight hand-dyed yarn with tonal variations throughout.
Knitting: Scarf
I love the colorful result of the self-striping pattern with this Noro yarn!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose your favorite fantasy colors and create the forest or jungle of your dreams.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I bought a Paintbox Kit from Biscotte et Cie because I loved the sparkly, colorful range of gradient yarns in the Twinkle Winkle collection, even though I wasn’t sure at the time what I was going to do with it.
Knitting: Scarf
This is called Skinny Leaves not because the leaves are skinny - and it’s not designed for skinny people - it’s a skinny scarf that measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) wide, and is 68.5 inches (174cm) long.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In Asian landscape paintings, artists typically incorporate mountains or rocks, water, the sky, trees, and greenery, along with a man-made element, such as a bridge, to create an overall image. The result is often abstract, leaving the viewer to explore the landscape the artist created. 

Knitting: Scarf
This is a simple and fun knit that requires just 1 skein of this luxury Cherry Tree Hill yarn. It’s knit sideways and makes a scarf/wrap that’s asymmetrical in form and is best worn with a brooch/scarf pin.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It’s so easy to be inspired by Paris. Over the years I’ve been taken in by the city’s landmarks,  the architecture, and the ever-present sense of style.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I really like the unique shape of this sideways-knit asymmetrical shawl. It’s knit from a few stitches and then instead of binding off at the edge, a knit-on frothy waves edging is incorporated - with beads on some of the wave crests!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love knitting with Araucania Botany Lace yarn because it’s a bit heavier than lace and a bit lighter than fingering, and produces such great stitch definition.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is knit with alternating horizontal lace and tweed stitch panels. If you have a moderate amount of experience with lace knitting you’ll likely find this an enjoyable knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Accessory
This heart-shaped pet accessory was knit with a hand-dyed machine-wash wool yarn in sock (fingering) weight, on 3.5mm needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
December in Thailand is one of the only times that the temperatures cool and the humidity drops. The stars can be seen clearly at night and the sea takes on its special once-in-a-year appearance as well. We come to appreciate this very brief respite from the heat - that’s gone all too soon.
Knitting: Scarf
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Knitting: Accessory
This is a “companion” accessory to the Buds and Flowers Reversible Heart Shaped Scarf (for humans)!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This colorful shawl is knit from the top down from a pattern that forms a half circle. The body is knit in one piece, and then the lacy leaf border is knit on. You’ll finish the shawl by picking up and knitting stitches across the top, finishing off with a picot bind-off.
Knitting: Scarf
The pattern for this short scarf (39in/99cm) was inspired by a Southeast Asia indigenous beaded belt. Although I wouldn’t normally use a yarn with a variegated colorway for a lace pattern, in this case I was hoping that the design would be more muted, and I’m happy with the result.
Knitting: Accessory
I didn’t want to forget about our furry friends during the holiday season and thought they might enjoy some knitted lace as much as their humans do.
Knitting: Scarf
Knit yourself a special accessory for Christmas!
Knitting: Scarf
I had 100grams of Colinette Hand Dyed Mohair sitting around for quite a while and decided I’d make a simple scarf, so I did a reversible eyelet garter zigzig in a 2-row pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
This piece was designed to be a light-weight accessory that celebrates the beauty of frangipani. Known in Thailand as leelawadee, it is found throughout the country’s gardens. I particularly like the smaller-blossom variety, which, along with a leaf, is represented in the pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
The design for this medium diameter cowl was inspired by Thailand, from the silk yarn to the elephants and temple roofs incorporated in the pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
Autumn doesn’t come to Thailand but I’m from the northeastern U.S. and it’s a season I miss a lot.
Knitting: Scarf
Designed by a man for men, he’ll be happy to wear this! The Petroleum Blue color is perfect with denim.
Knitting: Scarf
I’ve lived in Thailand most of the time since late 1998 and wanted to create a design that reminds me of the many temples that are found throughout the country. This design incorporates temple roofs, unopened lotus buds, and the leaves of the sacred Bodhi tree - all elements found in Buddhist temples.
Knitting: Towel
This is a mate to the Seed Stitch Chevron Cotton Knit Towel – Reversible.
Knitting: Scarf
This light and lacy scarf was knit using 2 strands of lace weight Isager Alpaca 1: 1 strand of gold (#59) and 1 strand of silvery-grey (2S). (Note that the amount of yarn indicated as required is per color - about 4/5 of a skein of each color).
Knitting: Scarf
Take a bit of summer along with you into the fall and winter with some bright and colorful garden memories.
Knitting: Towel
I’ve had some really soft cotton yarn in coral waiting for a project.
Knitting: Scarf
Unbelievably light and soft, this lace scarf was designed to be knit with laceweight alpaca yarn on 3mm needles. It measures around 16.5x140cm (6.5x55in).
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
On a recent trip to the England I stayed at a country hotel that was surrounded by traditional gardens of flowers, vines and shrubbery. Fortunately jet lag woke me up in the middle of the night and I spent some time looking out into the garden after dark and was inspired by the outlines of blossoms and tracings of vines and branches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I found a colorful vintage hand-printed textile on a trip to Morocco a few years ago, and couldn’t resist the camel and elephant design. This pattern is my third based on African design elements, and features 12 camels and 18 elephants!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shoulder shawl (35x170cm) is the second in a series of 2 patterns I created from a painted cloth I found when traveling in South Africa some time ago. The first pattern is also available on my Ravelry page.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I enjoy traveling and often pick up the work of local artisans. After doing a fair amount of lace knitting recently, I wanted to knit a scarf/shawl/wrap based on a painted cloth I found in South Africa several years ago.