Nancy Vandivert

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I am deeply grateful to rabyll, HedgehogMJ, and KnitasticNinja for test knitting this pattern!
Knitting: Mittens
Inspired by cabin fever and the polar vortex, Helianthus will warm your hands and bring cheer and color into the winter knitting landscape. The colorwork design uses both stranding and duplicate stitch. Substitute colors and create your own flower garden. Note that the actual yarn amounts for each of the contrast colors ranges between 40 and 100...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Many thanks to Ravelry knitters Quackenstein and Mughain for test knitting this pattern!
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens celebrate my admiration for the beautiful artwork celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday. One skein each of the Edelweiss and Black Cat Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy are worked in a slightly dense gauge and result in a cozy pair of gauntleted mittens.
Knitting: Mittens
Four by Four offers mittens and fingerless mitts in four sizes and in four different weights of yarn. Broken Rib with twisted stitches adorn the cuffs and travels up the sides, ending with an easy “Heart of a Blossom” closure at the top-- no grafting required!
Knitting: Cowl
The stitch pattern for Give It the Slip was adapted from Barbara G. Walker’s “Sandwich Stitch” in her Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This pattern was adapted from Barbara G. Walker’s “Balanced Rings” pattern. The cable motif appears on both the back and front of the sock and is flanked by columns of twisted ribbing. Add more twisted rib stitches at the sides to make this sock pattern larger. By wrapping the central cable cross in the middle of the pattern, t...
Knitting: Mittens
Nasturtium is a cheerful color work mitten, with a wide cuff, a two-color Estonian braid and flower motif main design, plus a matching headband! It is worked in the round entirely from charts and has a Norwegian style thumb that forms on one side of the mitten palm. The thumb gusset is flanked by two columns of contrast color stitches. Stitch ma...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
On my first solo dive, I saw an octopus snoozing in a crevice deep in a coral reef. Far from the fearful creatures featured in many a horror story, Octopi are intelligent and creative animals capable of fantastic color changes. What better design to feature on a color work mitten!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Italian Job is a two-color mosaic and Garter stitch asymmetrical triangle shawl. Two-color Mosaic patterns are created with slipped stitches and by alternating colors every two rows. Stitches that are slipped on the first (RS) row are slipped again on the following (WS) row.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Luna Moth is a fictional comic book character from the novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon, a story that imagines the inception and success of comic books during World War II. In Chabon’s story, Luna Moth is the first female superhero and a member of The League of the Golden Key, heroes dedicat...
Knitting: Mittens
This is the third in a series of mittens using designs inspired by flowers, both wild and domesticated. Generously sized, with a thumb gusset thumb and a wide cuff, Queen Anne’s Lace can be worked to fit many hand sizes and can even be used as a second layer over gloves. Worked in the round in two colors, from charts, duplicate stitching a...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Butterfly Fingerless Mitts are multi-sized, stranded hand warmers with wide thumb gussets and a quilted gauntlet made with fingering weight yarn. Worked in the round, this pattern is ambidextrous -- no different left and right mitts!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The scent of honeysuckle bushes remind me of summer. Honeysuckle Fingerless Mitts are a lacy, stretchy design worked with just 1 skein of Shibui Staccato in a luscious blend of merino and silk. A picot cast on at the cuff adds texture and visual interest. Worked from cuff to fingertip, a plain Stockinette thumb gusset emerges from ribbing flanki...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Which list are you on? Or maybe you want to keep people guessing. Naughty ‘n Nice Fingerless Mitts are stranded fingerless mitts worked in the round that can be made to fit either hand. There are two charts, one for each hand, and a third for the thumb. Each hand chart gives the thumb gusset location for both the Right and Left mitts. Thes...
Knitting: Mittens
January 2017: Ihave always loved this design, but as I learned more about making mittens and what knitters want in a mitten pattern, I knew this one needed an update. So, updated design, new yarn (O-wool, lovely!) enjoy!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Seedling is a cabled crew sock with a design reminiscent of new growth twisting and unfurling towards the warmth of springtime sun. Worked from the top down, it has a conventional heel flap and side-shaped toe, but any heel and/or toe style may be substituted.
Knitting: Mittens, Beret, Tam
Welcome the arrival of Comet Ison with Cosmos. Carry the stars and sky with you and keep your head and hands warm at the same time. Worked in-the-round in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift fingering weight yarns, the Cosmos Tam comes in 3 sizes, child through adult. Cosmos Mittens are one size. Either may be made larger using the Jamieson̵...