eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

I designed the Owl motif to teach two finger stranded knitting in store. I kept coming up with fun motifs -- and stranded knitting is so fast! So I am putting them all in one collection.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
This light, summer cowl is knit out of two colors of Mykonos -- a linen and cotton blend. The cowl/scarf requires three skeins of yarn -- two main color and one contrast color.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat to teach stranded knitting in store. It uses one solid color and one self striping. The gauge is small for the weight because of the stranded style -- it helps hide the floats.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It is hot here in SoCal and we have not seen rain for a while… But we keep on knitting! This fun little hat features rain clouds with rain drops. The end of each drop has a shiny bead.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My friend Kathy has sheep and they poo a lot! She asked me to design a hat with sheep that she can wear when she goes out in the morning to clean up said poo.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I wrote this pattern to teach how to knit gauntlets two at a time on two circular needles. This is a very plain set of gauntlets to make learning easier. Once you have the hang of it, add in some fun texture!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Guernsey Hat uses some of the motifs generally used in Guernsey knitting. It is knit out of a chunky yarn and knits up quickly. It is best knit in light color yarn with good stitch definition.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The latest Mystery Shawl designed for Hands on Knitting Center. As always, we try to find new techniques you have never tried before. The best part: the cast on is one stitch and there are no wrap and turns!!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Simple but pretty textured hat is quick to knit. It works well for both genders. It was designed as a bit slouchy with a long brim that can be turned up. Use a smaller needle for a beanie style.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This quick, easy blanket is made from chunky yarn which is showcased in broad chevron stripes. An Icord edge is worked as you knit.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The gauntlets are knit two at a time on two circular needles. I do not have instructions for double points included in this pattern. The instructions are step by step if you are new to two at a time.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The instructions are written for knitting the gauntlets two at a time on two circular needles. You will need one metal and one wood 16” circular needle in the size necessary to get gauge.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
I have added a couple of videos to YouTube to help with the process. For the Cast on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUukBb9IAP4
Knitting: Cowl
I just had to knit something out of this amazing Yak and Silk yarn -- I fell in love! And what better to express love than hugs and kisses.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
I am sure I am not alone in loving Outlander and the amazing knits on the show. I was inspired by the bulky yarns and simple textures. I also loved the concept of the fingerless mitts that also did not have thumb holes -- they are soooo comfy!
Knitting: Money Purse
I had the pleasure of taking a class with Franklin Habit on creating plaid. He discovered this technique during some research. It is so fast and easy, and look so complicated, and I completely fell in love with it.
Knitting: Cowl
Denise with Yarnshine is an amazing fiber artist and she made these amazing gradient rolags for me! I spun the yarn as a mostly fingering weight single (slightly thick and thin as I am not the best spinner in the world!). This pattern is highly textured so it will work beautifully with any of your handspun.
Knitting: Cowl
More often than not I knit patterns that are interesting enough to keep my attention -- so they have levels of complication. I woke up one Sunday morning unable to confront all of my complicated knits -- I just wanted to knit stockinette stitch in the round. I meandered out to my Yarn Shack and found the yummiest yarn I had, in colors that I was...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Clue $4 is in your library. This is a quick and straight forward clue. Feel free to ask questions in the Forum.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Arctic Circle is a quick and easy slouchy hat. You need two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn. You will most of 200 yards of the main color and only 50 to 75 yards of the contrast color. There is enough contrasting color left to make simple, small gauntlets.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a very easy and very fast slouchy hat -- perfect for last minute gifts! The single cable up the side gives the hat simple hat fun shape and interest.
Knitting: Cowl
The Cosmic Path Cowl is part of a series I designed out of From the Mountain Handspun Cashmere from Afghanistan. The yarn is produced by a co-op of 35 women who are paid a fair trade wage. Many are head of house hold and are able to make a living wage. Check out their website for more information:
Knitting: Cowl
Interwoven Destinies is designed with From the Mountain handspun cashmere yarn from Afghanistan. This amazing yarn is spun by a co op of 35 women in Afghanistan who are paid a living wage and are able to support their families. The yarn is fantastic and you will love every stitch!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple yet elegant shawl. It has the name, Champagne Shawl, because of the luxury yarns used to make it. I cannot recommend these yarn enough -- you will love every stitch and want to cuddle up into the shawl!! That said, any worsted weight yarn will work if you do not feel like (or cannot) shell out $250 for a shawl!
Knitting: Cowl
This is a surprisingly quick and easy cowl. The texture and pattern is created with dropped stitches so it looks like you worked much harder than you have to!
Knitting: Bag - Other
I designed the bowl and bag for KnitCrate, a fabulous monthly knitting subscription company. http://www.knitcrate.com/ Check them out if you have not heard of them! Each month you get a goody bag of yarn, patterns, notions and more!
Knitting: Containers
The pattern requires two skeins of red and one skein of cream Lamb;s Pride yarn. This pattern uses almost ALL of the red yarn. Be sure to take time to check gauge or buy a third skein. For you anti-gaugers (you know who you are) I am on the looser side of the knitting universe.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the Olympics and so enjoy watching the opening ceremonies. It was memorable when the last snowflake did not open into a ring but I still thought it was really pretty.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern has two options of sizes created by using different weights of yarn and needle sizes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Perfectly Picot Shawlette is a fast, fun knit. It is the perfect use of that single skein of fabulous fingering weight yarn that you have had stashed for a while. It needs approximately 400 yds, but has been made with as little at 380 yds.
Knitting: Cowl
The Blue Bell Cowl is a fun, fast knit. Two colors of worsted weight yarn are required. I used Malabrigo Rios in Sand Bank and Bobby Blue. The cowl requires a little over half a skein for the main color and less than half of the contrast color. You can easily knit two cowls of opposite colors from the two skeins.
Knitting: Containers
This is a fun and very quick one skein project. The worsted weight yarn is held double so any chunky weight would work as well. This is a great pattern for new knitters as it requires only basic skills. The only tricky part can be picking up stitches.
Knitting: Cowl
The Mogul Cowl is knit from the bottom up. The pattern begins with a provisional cast on, is knit on the bias, and later grafted together. It goes very fast with big needles and Aran to chunky yarn.
Knitting: Clutch
The Ruffled Clutch is a fun and funky clutch that could work as well with jeans as an evening dress.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Pebble Beach Gauntlet is a simple pattern with an elegant appeal. The pattern is written for small/medium and medium/large sizes. Size US 6 needles and DK weight yarn are used for the larger size and sport weight and size US 5 needles are used to work the smaller size.
Knitting: Bag - Other
One of our customers described this pattern as the “Mother Load” of bags and bowls. There are six patterns included, two bowls, two single handled bags, and two 2-handled bags.
Knitting: Laptop
The Laura iPad Bag is a designed to carry an iPad or other tablet device. The bag is knit flat in garter stitch (knit every row). It is very easy to knit and is an ideal project for a beginner. For the more advanced, you will love the ease and quickness of this project. I am a fairly fast knitter but I can knit two a day -- making it a great las...
Knitting: Poncho
The Capelet is a loose, flattering shape. The pattern includes two sizes which I have labeled Small/Medium and Medium/Large. I had lots of people try they on at the store. The SM fits people between sizes 4 and 10. The ML size fits women up to around size 18.
Knitting: Scarf
The Undulating Waves scarf is a relatively simply scarf with a lot of interest. The scarf is knit on the bias which results in diagonal welts. The scarf requires two skeins of yarn but can easily be made longer by adding an additional skein.
Knitting: Scarf
Susan’s Scrunchy Scarves, version one and two, are fully reversible. The scrunches are created on both sides of a ribbed background. I provide instructions for the technique with photos to help.
Knitting: Purse
The Zoe Bag is a cute, functional little bag. I designed it to use on a cruise. I normally carry huge bags but when on the ship or running around port I wanted a small bag. After felting the bag measures 8.5” tall and 9” wide.
Knitting: Scarf
I designed this scarf for the shop to give customers ideas for one skein of Rasta. Malabrigo makes such gorgeous yarns and Rasta is one of my favorites. The color ways are spectacular! It is not an inexpensive yarn and one skein is often all one wants.
Knitting: Containers
The Yarn Bowls are so cute! All of your friends will be envious! Because they are made of felted wool they are highly portable. The clasp at the front allows the knitter to pull the yarn through, taming the yarn and keeping it clean, but if you need to change yarn you do not have to cut it. It is also good for working two colors -- you can pull ...
Knitting: Cowl
The beauty of this cowl comes from the amazing colors and thick and thin nature of Aquarella yarn by Malabrigo. The dropped stitch is very easy (and it feels naughty to drop your stitches on purpose) and highlights the beauty of the yarn.
Knitting: Poncho
This easy, casual capelet is quick and fun to make and even more fabulous to wear. It is also a great stash buster using a moderate quantity of three weights of yarn. It is easily knitted by a newer knitter. The only skills required are knitting in the round and m1 increase (directions included).
Knitting: Tote
Aquarella yarn felts beautifully giving a boiled wool look. The thick and thin nature of the yarn also creates waves and ridges as you knit and has a lovely flowing result.
Knitting: Clutch
The Mosaic Clutch was designed to complement The Angela Bag.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Tote
This Tote Bag is perfect for travel. The front and back pockets are deep and wide enough to to hold an iPad and airline tickets. The side pockets include a water bottle holder, a cell phone pocket, and a hotel room pocket.
Knitting: Tote
Knitting: Containers
Shouldn’t Yarn Bowls be made from yarn? The yarn bowls are felted wool making them pliable and portable.