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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Garland is a crescent shaped shawl, knit from side to side. The lacy border is knit at the same time as the garter stitch body, which increases from one end to the center and then decreases to the other end. Optional beading along the leaves’ center veins adds sparkle and weight for drape. This shawl can be knit as a wide, shallow crescent, or a...
Knitting: Cowl, Cuffs
Starwood Cowl and Cuffs are knit in the round using a simple slip stitch pattern to create a colorful tweedy look. It only looks complicated; just one color is used per round. The pattern is easily adjusted for length and width. Choose three colors and get knitting!
Knitting: Toy Food
These candy-colored twists are just the thing to brighten your day, and they’re calorie free, too! Knit in the round and stuffed with fiber, they’re a visual treat. One 45 yard mini-skein will yield 3-4 candies, but why stop at one color? These are also a fun way to use up leftover sock yarn.
Inspired by a stitch pattern and a yarn, the Webfoot Scarf is perfectly at home at an Oregon Ducks football game. Golden diamonds of moss stitch look like duck feet, and O’s are slyly interspersed between the diamonds. Not a Duck? Use another color, or knit the lacy Filigree version! These scarves are shaped as a very shallow crescent, worn band...
The Ruffle Kerfuffle Scarf features a steek (area of waste stitches) that is cut, and then finished with a ruffle. (Fear not; instructions included.) This scarf is knit in the round, and is a good introduction to stranded colorwork knitting; only 2 colors are used per round. If you choose a variegated yarn for the contrast color, you’ll look lik...
Knitting: Cowl, Cuffs
I was inspired to design this cowl and cuffs set by the beautiful Sakura yarn that Knitted Wit dyed as a fundraiser for Japan disaster relief. Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom, and Hanami is the name given to the spring cherry blossom viewing parties.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Zen Rain is a wide, shallow, ruffled scarf/shawlette. I daydreamed this shawl while watching rain run down a window. Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit dyed a beautiful, cloudy sky gray with her Bling fingering weight yarn base for me. The pattern is very rhythmic to knit, and oh, so zen.
Athena takes two balls of Crystal Palace Taos. It is an entrelac neck warmer, knit in the round. Why Athena? Because after going to sleep trying to think of what to make a friend for Christmas, the idea popped out of my head the next morning, like Athena from the head of Zeus!