Natalie Selles

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Knitting: Cowl
There’s nothing so luscious as cashmere, which means the best place for it is right next to your skin. Herat is a textured snood that makes the most of a single skein of From The Mountain Cashmere Sport for just that purpose. Herat is the main cashmere producing area of Afghanistan, where this yarn is hand spun by local women.
Knitting: Pullover
Linen is a very di erent bre for those of us who are used to knitting with wool, but the drape and feel is completely unique and special. Mirabeau is designed for summer holidays and evenings dining al fresco. The linen fabric may feel rough while you are knitting it, but the nished fabric is a world apart. It travels well and gets softer the m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed in conjunction with the London shop Knit With Attitude. The blocks of colour are bold and yet practical for any knitter to wear. It is a fun way to play with colour or to use up leftover bits of sock weight yarn.
Knitting: Mittens
One of the problems with wearing mittens is that it’s a bit harder to talk with your hands. It just looks like you’re waving your hands around. These mittens take some of that trouble out of expressing yourself. Ask a question, express excitement and air quote to your hearts content, it’s all at your fingertips.
Knitting: Mittens
In Canada, it gets cold. This is a fact for which the country is well known. Colourwork mittens are a must have addition to any knitter’s winter wardrobe, and a lined mitten makes them even warmer. However, Canada is not always cold, so a removable liner makes those beautiful mittens wearable for more of the year. They can be worn on their own ...
Knitting: Scarf
The Spitalfields Shawl is the first of a series of patterns celebrating the 5th anniversary of Knit With Attitude, a knitting shop in North-East London. It specialises in ethical and eco-friendly yarns. Maya started her shop as a stall at the Spitalfields Market with two boxes of yarn, so this seemed like an apt name for the pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
February 2013 Club pattern
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Tamarack, or the larix laricina, is a deciduous coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is a hearty tree that is well capable of surviving winters in the northern territories of Yukon and Nunavut. The tree gets its name from Algonquin tribes, who often used it’s wood to make snowshoes.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
In the summer of 2010 the Knit Night ladies at Lettuce Knit knit this blanket for a friend of ours who was having a baby. It is unusual in its construction as it requires 4 knitters to knit on it at one time. It is perfect for groups because once the blanket is set up knitter’s of all skill levels can participate in the project.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A Squam Art Workshops exclusive! This kit for yarn and pattern is available for a limited time through the SAW website. Pattern by Natalie Selles, yarn by Jill Draper.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The Zig Zag Tam was originally published in the book, Beyond Knit & Purl, by Kate Atherley. The ravelry download now includes instructions to make a tam or regular pompom style hat.
Knitting: Cowl
This large cowl features an interesting eyelet texture that looks pleasing on both the right and wrong side. It is easy to knit up and will fit easily into any cool weather wardrobe.
Knitting: Billed Hat
Cycling is an excellent means of transportation, but sometimes function can trump fashion when it comes to keeping warm. This hat is an excellent compromise between the two. It can keep the tops of ears toasty while still keeping its wearer in fine form. A machine washable wool is excellent for keeping things fresh after a long day in the saddle.
Knitting: Knee-highs
I love wearing lacy kneehighs. They are the perfect answer to wanting to have bare legs when it’s not quite warm enough. These feature shaped calves and sweet ribbons so that they fit like a dream and actually stay up. They are perfect for a jaunt about town by whatever means you desire.
Knitting: Cowl
I love cowls, especially when I am riding my bike. They easily fill up those cracks between neck and coat, and they can be pulled up over your face if the weather turns really foul. Of course, they are equally fashionable and practical when out and about walking as well! The combination between chunky yarn and simple lace means that it knits up...
Knitting: Legwarmers, Cuffs
The key to finding a good balance with temperatures when riding a bicycle is layering. These armwarmers and legwarmers are easy to pull out on a cool spring night or early commute to work without taking up too much room in your bag if the weather improves. Their long length means they can be quite warm, but can also be pushed down easily if you...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fietsbellen means bicycle bells in Dutch, and you will certainly be the belle of the bike lane in this stylish mitts. The honeycomb cable and button closures are excellent textural additions to an otherwise simple mitts. The longer length keeps hands warm without having to worry about overheating with full mittens.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Fietsbellen means bicycle bells in Dutch, and you will certainly be the belle of the bike lane in this stylish hat! The honeycomb cable and button closures are excellent textural additions to an otherwise simple hat.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An easy-to-work but still interesting sock pattern, worked top-down. Perfect for both new and experienced sock knitters.
Knitting: Mittens
Note: for now you will have to download the instructions and the chart as separate pdfs. I am working on making them one file. Doing everything in Word is really annoying!
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
I originally designed these mittens for my friend Nick, who took these photos. He was taking photos of me for another pattern and we were both standing trying to keep our hands warm. Nick said that he doesn’t usually wear anything on his hands because it gets difficult to operate his camera. I decided that what he really needed was a pair of fl...
Knitting: Mittens
I designed these mittens for my mom as a Christmas present a few years ago. I got the inspiration for the charts from a book of antique needlepoint patterns we got on a holiday in France. The colours and motifs are the perfect combination of subtly and class while the fleur de lis ads a bit of Parisian charm.
Knitting: Cowl
This simple cowl is a great project for beginner and experienced knitters alike. The large size is incredibly versatile for those chillier months, while the smaller size is a nice and easy size to knit up quickly.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These little mitts are the perfect little fingerless mitts to put in your bag in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. They are also a great way to use a little bit of colour, regardless of whether you knit the whole set. The longer length of the cuff tucks nicely into a jacket for extra warmth.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I found this yarn on a few years ago I was in love. The colours were so vibrant and gorgeous, I knew that it had to be mine. However when it arrived on my doorstep I found myself faced with a dilemma. I decided that it was much too pretty to hide away in a pair of socks, but anything else would make the colours pool and flash in a...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
It was a happy accident when I went to design a hat to match the scarf that I had knit. The triangles from the scarf turned into a beautiful flower when worked in the round. This is a fantastic weight for those spring or fall days with unsettled weather, when you need a few layers but don’t want to risk being too bundled. What better way to add...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
About a year ago my very dear friend Victoria moved from Toronto to England. As a going away present I agreed to knit a hat for her. She picked out some Casbah sock yarn in a lovely colour. I wasn’t able to find a pattern that would be able to handle the colour changes of the yarn without pooling horribly, so this pattern was born. The seed sti...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Whenever I see Koigu I am drawn to it’s saturated, unusual colour combinations, and have difficulty deciding between them. Then when I get it home, I can’t bear the thought of knitting up socks, only to have them hidden in my shoes. That’s no longer a problem! These little mitts take only one skein, so you can have a pair in each of your favour...