Kendra Nitta

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
Use this cuddly cover on a hot water bottle to warm up the crib or to help calm an earache. It’s also good for holding ice packs to soothe bumps and bruises.
Knitting: Stocking
The E.L.F. (Elf Liberation Front) Cap (renamed “A Cap Full of Caps” for the book Knitting Wizardry) was inspired by the scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003) where Dobby wore a stack of hats that Hermione had handknitted to free the house-elves as a part of her S.P.E.W. organization.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Add some whimsy to your library with a set of Arts and Crafts-inspired Fair Isle bookend cozies. Worked in the round with little finishing required, they’re a great project for stranded knitting novices and experts alike.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A cable and lace wrap in a cool cotton-blend yarn. Knit from the center out, with little finishing required. Wonderful for summer evenings, whether at the beach or an outdoor concert.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
M is for … Mitts have strong, clean lines in a super-springy slipped rib that the men (and women!) on your gift list will love to wear. The pattern comes in two sizes with two bind-off options.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Vonnie is a curvy, sporty shell, designed with fuller figures in mind. Vonnie is knit up in Knit Picks Gloss DK, a gorgeously soft, season-spanning silk/wool blend − perfect on its own or over a t-shirt, and refined enough to wear under a blazer out to dinner.
Knitting: Cowl
An easy-to-memorize knit-purl pattern and worsted-weight yarn make this unisex Moebius a surprisingly quick knit. The pattern includes both charted and written-out instructions for both a cowl and a hood, each in three sizes: toddler, child, and adult.
Knitting: Cardigan
A lovely openwork-topped cardigan featuring three-quarter sleeves edged with lace, a graceful tie closure, and gentle waist shaping. Originally published in February 2009 in The Smart Knitter newsletter, this completely revised pattern corrects the errors in the original pattern, and contains additional instructions, new charts, and new photos.
Knitting: Cowl
Originally published in Issue 26 of Yarn Forward magazine, this revised Mimo includes instructions for a smaller size, new photos, line-by-line instructions (in addition to the original charts), and a wider alternate edging.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Hanae is a great introduction to “true” knitted lace — that is, where every row contains pattern stitches — because it’s worked in the round. Note: this pattern contains only charts for the lace patterns. The pattern does NOT contain line-by-line narrative instructions for the lace patterns.
Knitting: Pants
Juju au Lait is an updated version of the Juju pants which were published in the Spring 2008 issue of Knitty. It is worked in a new yarn, with a new cast-on and bind off, and a new cuff treatment. In addition, the pdf contains both written and charted instructions for the cable section.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Cabled trim and fun stripes provide lots of interest to this quick-knit project. Fits easily over an airline pillow, or bring your own boudoir-sized pillow along with you-- you can fasten it to your carry-on bag or backpack using either a button and loop (as shown) or a drawstring (instructions provided).
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
The perfect size for a set of point protectors, an Ipod Shuffle, or a tiny tooth just waiting for the tooth fairy.