Nazanin S. Fard

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawlette is worked from the center of the back neck, top down, increasing to the bottom edge. The tonal colors create a wonderful transition adding to the beauty of the design. The colors of the yarn remind me of the super bloom I witnessed this year at Carrizo Plain National Monument. The colors were so gorgeous they stay with m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a gorgeous wrap worked in 4 sections. The first and last section are worked in the same pattern and create scallops at the edge adding to the beauty of the design. The other two sections use different lace patterns. You can follow my lead or decide to work one lace pattern through the whole wrap.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawlette starts with three blocks worked from center out that are joined in a triangular shape. This shape helps to keep the shawlette on shoulders. Stitches are picked up on two sides creating the wingspan. The sides are decreased as the work progresses to make the pointed edge. The inside edge of the shawlette is finished with ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shahrzad, the legendary character of “One Thousand and One Nights” tale, was a queen who told stories to the king so he wouldn’t execute her! She was a smart woman and if she ever wore a shawl, it should have been very beautiful. This is a shawl that I think she would have worn. It begins at the center of the neck and is increased at three point...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This gorgeous triangular shawl is worked from the neck down. It follows a beautiful lace pattern then transitions to a wonderful border. A metallic thread is held together with the yarn throughout the project adding to the dramatic look of the shawl. The bottom edge is decorated with crystal beads to add to the beauty of the design and add weigh...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl begins at one corner and increases on one side creating a right angle shawl. As the increases continue, a basket stitch pattern is worked with a lighter color yarn to create a gorgeous shawl.
Knitting: Tee
What’s summer without a little bubblegum pink? This vibrant warm-weather top has beautiful lace touches and a ribbed design that truly pops against this playful hue.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Roxanna was the daughter of the Persian king Darius III who married Alexander after he took over the country. Therefore, I consider this shawlette fit for a queen.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a gorgeous wrap knit in two different lace patterns. The Flemish Braid pattern is worked on both sides and the center panel is elfin lace pattern. These two patterns complement each other to create a wonderful cohesive look. Both ends are decorated with a Flemish braid and for a finishing touch fringe is added at both ends.
Knitting: Scarf
This beautiful scarf follows an unusual yet gorgeous lace pattern. Instead of fringe, I have added a jagged edge and beading to create a wonderful look. You can make the same scarf without the beads and still get a beautiful scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful lace wrap has a keyhole at one end that helps with dressing and wearing the wrap.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
This is a gorgeous pattern worked in a wonderful yarn. The pattern is very delicate and feminine. The beads add to the beauty of the design. The gauntlets are worked from the wrist to the fingers. The same pattern that is on the back of the hand is used for the cowl.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cute little cardigan begins from the back neck. The bottom back is worked in short rows to give it room. The front is worked around in garter stitch and finished with a beautiful lace edging. Sleeves are picked up from the armhole and finished with the same edging. There are no seams to sew. You would only stitch the beginning and end of th...
Knitting: Scarf
This bold blue scarf features winding cables across the front and back so that there is no right or wrong side to the scarf. With an easy cabled pattern and a simple construction, this scarf will be right at home with your winter wardrobe.
Knitting: Tee
This gorgeous summer top features a unique stitch pattern to create a scallop design along the bottom half of the tee and a delicate eyelet design on the top half. Perfect for any summertime gathering, this sensational top is a summertime must.
Crochet: Cardigan
This gorgeous cropped cardi features an open front with a V-neckline and a beautiful filet crochet pattern that is worked along the front edge and neckline. Perfect for layering over a sun dress or a basic tank top, this intermediate-level cardigan is finished with beautiful pearl buttons.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawlette begins with a gorgeous edging and is then decreased with short rows until the crescent shape is achieved. This shawlette is great for chilly summer evenings and is a perfect project for someone who has not tried short rows before.
Knitting: Dress
This beautiful sleeveless dress is just perfect for a little girl. The bottom edge of the dress is decorated with a Feather and Fan pattern which is perfect for a new lace knitter. The shoulders are joined with beautiful buttons for easy dressing.
Knitting: Cardigan
This beautiful raglan cardigan is worked from the top down and features a lacy Ostrich Plumes stitch pattern. Dazzling gold buttons line the front of this sweater that dresses up any simple tank and tee outfit.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The Cerulean V-Neck Tunic is made with a V-shape lace pattern and minimal shaping. The tunic is sleeveless with slits on both sides and an edged V-neckline. If you’re trying lace knitting for the first time, this is the perfect easy project for you!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Lace Dance Shawl is a wonderful triangular shawl that is worked from the center of the neck down. It follows two lovely patterns; one for the body and one for the Crest of the Wave edging.
Knitting: Tee
The Interlaced Diamond Top is a beautiful summer top that boasts a wide, round neckline and short sleeves. The neckline is finished with an I-cord and the center front of the top is decorated with a beautiful lace panel comprised of diamond shapes.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl follows two easy patterns. The shades of wildberry and rose blend together to produce a harmonious range of color and the rows of clusters create a textured look for a shawl that’s as stylish as it is warm.
Knitting: Pullover
This lovely sweater begins with an entrelac piece in the middle front, knit from variegated yarn. With a matching back piece and a cowl neck for added comfort and warmth, this sweater is a great addition to your winter wardrobe.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful wrap worked in a wonderful lace pattern creating a mesh fabric. The top and bottom edges are decorated with a lovely edging that adds to the beauty of the design.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This beautiful tunic is worked from cuff-to-cuff with two different colors following the Fibonacci sequence to create a pleasing effect. The tunic will have dolman sleeves and V-neckline and is worked in Garter stitch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The word “Shirin” means sweet in Farsi. The shawl is sweet and beautiful to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawlette is worked beginning with edging. Stitches are picked up in slipped stitches along the straight edge of edging and worked in Garter stitch and short-rows. You might find using stitch markers useful when working the short rows.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful triangular shawlette worked from the top down. The body of the shawlette is worked in an easy yet beautiful eyelet pattern. The edging is a Gothic Leaf pattern with beads added to the center of the decreases to create a lovely look. The shawlette can be worked without the beads if preferred.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a beautiful Cropped cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves. The body is worked in a beautiful lace pattern. The sleeves follow the same pattern to underarm then all pieces are joined for a Raglan shape.
Crochet: Cardigan
This beautiful cardigan is worked from one cuff to the other. It follows a wonderful textured pattern that creates vertical stripes for a flattering look.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a beautiful top worked in the easy and lovely horseshoe pattern at the bottom edge. The body is worked in Stockinette stitch. Shaping at the waistline is added. The top has short set-in sleeves with the horseshoe pattern at the edge.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This beautiful cardigan is worked in a background of Broken Rib pattern with a lovely cable worked on both fronts and the sleeves. The cardigan has a crew neckline and modified drop shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a gorgeous shawlette that begins at the center back neck and is worked to the bottom edge. The increases are done based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi shawl. Adding the metallic filament to the yarn has added to the beauty of the design. The pattern is offered in written text and charts.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful shawlette worked in a soft yarn with sequins. It begins at the center top edge and worked in an easy eyelet pattern and changed to a gorgeous edging. I named it “Roya” which means “dream”. Working with this yarn and pattern is a dream!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This cute little shawlette is worked in two distinctive colors and is started from the neck down in one color, increased and worked in Garter stitch until it is the appropriate length, then a beautiful lace border is added in another color. Later on a gorgeous lace edging finishes the shawl.
Crochet: Cardigan
Aurora Borealis Cardigan is a beautiful jacket worked from side to side beginning from the cuff then front and back to the center are worked. The second side is worked the same then the backs are joined at the center. The front has a curved edge which adds to the beauty of the design. The jacket has a round neckline.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful shawlette worked with sock yarn. The shawlette begins with a beautiful edging worked vertically then stitches are picked up at the straight edge of the edging and the body is worked in Garter stitch and short rows to create the crescent shape. This is a wonderful project for chilly spring and summer evenings.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely shawl worked in four very beautiful lace patterns. It begins at the center of back neck with an easy Fir Cone lace pattern then increased until it is the appropriate length. The pattern changes into a Flemish Block Lace and then finished with a beautiful edging.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple wrap with a wonderful cable pattern. The cables are not stacked on top of each other, but scattered throughout the wrap which creates a wonderful fresh look. I have added a beautiful edging around the wrap that adds to the beauty of the design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is worked in a very simple lace pattern worked in two colors which creates a harmonious look. To hide the color change at the edges, an applied I-cord has been added. A Shark Tooth edging in both colors creates a whimsical look.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a Möebius scarf that begins with Cat Bordhi’s Cast-on and worked in an easy checkered board pattern. The beautiful variegated yarn adds to the beauty of the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The pattern and color for this shawl reminds me of rejuvenation. The shape of this shawl is based on the Faroese shawl concept. Therefore it stays on the shoulders keeping the wearer warm. The pattern is worked as a border. The rest of the shawl is worked in Garter stitch. Instead of fringe which is customary for Faroese shawls, I have used a be...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a shawl worked from side to side with a beautiful cable pattern at the edge. The rest of the shawl is worked in Garter stitch. Five stitches at the edge are knit in Stockinette but are never bound off. They are unraveled to create a nice fringe for the shawl. There is no need to add the fringe after the shawl is finished.
Knitting: Cardigan
Golden Gate Park is an Aran fitted cardigan with a collar that follows the same pattern as the body. This drop shoulder cardigan has long sleeves. The same cable patterns are worked along the sleeves creating a beautiful look.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a gorgeous and practical cowl worked in an easy yet beautiful eyelet pattern. The pattern is double sided. On one side it looks like hourglasses and on the other side it looks like small elephant heads. Choose the side you like best.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful shawl made of mitered squares. The shawl is easy to make and the project can be a stash buster, if you want. Although I have made it in fingering weight yarn, you can use any weight of yarn you like and get a different size and feel.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a top with V-neckline and short set-in sleeves. The top is open in front and has the same lovely “Orchid” panels on both sides of the front opening. The rest of the body follows an easy Cloverleaf Eyelet pattern. Decreases are done on the outside edge of the Orchid panels. As a result, the panel is not interrupted. Pearl butt...
Knitting: Cardigan
This baby jacket has a raglan shape and is worked from the neck down. After finishing the yoke, the body and sleeves follow an easy yet beautiful lace pattern that adds to the beauty of the design. In addition, the matching hat follows the same eyelet pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful Shawlette is worked with just one skein of sock yarn. It begins from the neck and is worked toward the shoulders. The basic pattern is Garter stitch and a gorgeous edging with beads finishes the Shawlette.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
On July 29, 2012, I lost my sister to brain cancer. Three weeks before her passing, I finished this hat and named it after her. She loved it. This hat is perfect for whoever is going through chemo therapy due to cancer. It follows a lovely easy pattern. It is perfect for a beginner knitter to try a new pattern and increase her skills.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Lace Bolero is perfect for those times in summer when you might feel a bit chilly. The pattern begins in the front then stitches for the sleeves are added. Later, the back is continued on. Therefore, you will only have underarm seams to sew. All edges including the sleeves, bottom edge, both fronts, and the neckline are finished in contrasting c...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Friendship Cardigan is a beautiful cardigan with a shapely front edge and a V-neckline. It has ¾ length sleeves and some shaping at the waist. The cardigan is worked in Stockinette stitch. However, it is finished with a beautiful 1892 edging. The body is easy to work, but you need to have experience in lace knitting to work the edging.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked from neck down and is designed to have five corners making it stay on the shoulders without falling off. It is worked in Stockinette stitch with increases at strategic points. Then a beautiful lace pattern is worked to create a lovely accessory to be worn in spring.
Knitting: Cardigan
Side-to-side Cardigan is a beautiful cropped jacket with slick lines, drop shoulders and short sleeves closed with a zipper. To give the jacket a more interesting look, all the edges including bottom, sleeve and neckline are decorated with contrasting color I-cord.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Cables is a cardigan worked with cables across front and back. The waistline is created by decreasing between cables, then increasing again to create room for the bust. The cardigan has long set-in sleeves and round crew neckline.
Knitting: Pullover
This is cute sweater with a Giraffe design for a cute little one. The sweater has a crew neckline and modified-drop sleeves. The giraffe is knit as you go and the spots are worked as duplicate stitch.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a beautiful short scarf. The two ends are worked in a gorgeous lace design then the keyholes are worked. The body of the scarf is in an easy lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful triangular shawl begins at the center of the back neck. The body is worked in an easy eyelet pattern. I have worked beads into the border, but you can choose to work the shawl without the beads. The edging is a beautiful lace pattern.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This cute bolero is worked in Stockinette stitch with a beautiful lace edging around the body. It is perfect for chilly autumn days to keep your ribs warm.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a short sleeve cardigan with open front and a raglan shape. It has a wide round neckline. The body of the top is worked in a beautiful lace pattern that is followed on the sleeves too. When the body is joined with the sleeves, the yoke area is worked in Stockinette stitch creating a beautiful line at the armholes until the neck. A set of...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Recently several friends and my sister were diagnosed with different types of cancer. I designed this hat for whoever is going through chemo therapy due to cancer. The pattern represents life, growth, and health. All the things I wish for all of them. The hat is made in very soft yarn and is head hugging.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a beautiful fitted cardigan worked in fingering weight yarn. The pattern is a gorgeous lace pattern that is manipulated to be separated at the bottom edge to create a bit of flare then decreased to make a nice waistline. The ¾ length sleeves follow the same flare of the bottom edge which makes ruffled edge sleeves.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beautiful hat has a graceful design that matches the softness of the yarn. It uses very little yarn, but it is warm and wonderful to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is worked from the edge to the center of the back neck. It follows three different patterns, one for the edging, one for the border, and one for the body of the shawl. If you would like to have a larger shawl, make a longer edging and pick up more stitches from the edge. Just make sure that the number of stitches you pick up...
Knitting: Collar
Lace Neck Warmer is a wonderful neck warmer worked in a beautiful lace pattern. The edging is worked at the same time with the body. Therefore, when you are done knitting, just add buttons.
Knitting: Cowl
Cable Neck Warmer is a beautiful neck warmer with a mock double cable pattern across and a bell-shaped edging for the bottom edge.
Knitting: Scarf
Feather & Fan Scarf is a beautiful scarf knitted lengthwise not widthwise. It uses three different yarns of the same color family. You can use as many types of yarn as you wish or make it wider so it becomes a stole instead of a scarf.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is very close to my heart as it was inspired by the struggles of the Iranian people for having their votes counted and gaining their freedom. That is why I call this beautiful cardigan “Let Freedom Flourish”. The pattern for this fitted cardigan is an easy leaf pattern that reminds me of a seedling growing. Freedom is l...
Knitting: Vest
This is a tuxedo vest that follows an easy lace pattern. It has a scoop–shape neckline and is finished with applied I-cord.
Knitting: Scarf
Cable & Lace Scarf is a beautiful scarf that follows a wonderful pattern that is a combination of lace and cables. The yarn shows the pattern very well.
Knitting: Scarf
Bouquet of Flowers Scarf is started in the center back neck with a provisional cast-on and knit to the end point. Then the cast-on is removed and stitches are picked up and knit in the other direction to match the first section. The pattern is easy to remember and fun to knit.
Knitting: Collar
Ruffled Collar is easy and beautiful which is worked in short rows. It has pointy edges which are decorated with multicolored beads.
Knitting: Pullover
Daisy is an unconventional top which begins at the center of a hexagon in the center of the front and back. The hexagon grows until it covers the whole front bust area. Then each section is knit until the shoulders, sides and bottom edge are complete. The front and back of this top look exactly the same. The short set-in sleeves are finished wit...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket, Booties, Beanie, Toque
Lace Baby Set is a baby jacket worked in a lovely yet easy lace pattern. The lace pattern is worked until the underarm on front, back and sleeves. The yoke is raglan shape. The front of the jacket is fastened with four beautiful buttons. A matching hat is worked in the same lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a fabulous triangular shawl that is worked from the center of the back neck and increased every other row to size. The pattern for the main part is a very easy eyelet pattern. Then a border is added and later the bottom edge is decorated with a beautiful lace edging. To add to the beauty of the design, pearls have been added to the cente...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Fingerless gloves are easy to make and are very useful. They are perfect for gift- giving and are always much appreciated by the recipient. This pair of gloves follows a beautiful lace pattern for the back of the hand. I like to include a thumb opening which prevents the glove from twisting around the hand. For this pair, I have used a vertical ...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a tank top with a wonderful lace pattern at the bottom edge that creates its own scallops. Then the pattern is turned into an easy striped lace pattern which goes up to the bust area. The neck area is decorated with applied I-cords and the shoulders are joined with I-cords. There is also a cord underneath the bust to create a more fitted...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a top with V-neckline and short set-in sleeves. The top is open in front and has the same lovely “Drooping Elm Leaf” pattern on both sides of the front opening. The rest of the body follows an easy eyelet pattern. Decreases are done at the outside edge of the leaf pattern. As a result, the leaf pattern is not interrupted. Pearl buttons f...
Crochet: Pullover
This is a beautiful blouse worked in lacy motifs. It has ¾ length sleeves and round neckline. The bottom and sleeve edges are decorated with an easy, yet beautiful edging.
Knitting: Cardigan
Tear Drops is a beautiful classic knitted lace blouse with short set-in sleeves, round neckline and open front. The sleeves and bottom edge of the blouse follow the natural scallops created by the lace pattern itself. Accessories used with this blouse can dress it up or down as needed.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a beautiful wrap worked along the length. As a result, the patterning happens lengthwise instead of along the width. The wrap follows an easy lace pattern (based on Crest of Waves) that creates a natural scalloped edge. I have used three different yarns that are all from the same weight. One yarn is variegated and matches the other two y...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a shawl that follows the traditional Faroese shawl pattern. These shawls stay on your shoulder and do not slip off. The background for these very practical shawls is garter stitch. As a result, there is no right or wrong side. Normally they have fringe to keep rain and snow away from the wearer, but I have replaced the fringe with a beau...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a beautiful top for the spring and summer months. It is worked in a lace rib covering the main part of the lower body, then in an eyelet pattern for around the bust and shoulders. It has a wide v-neckline and set-in sleeves. The sleeves are worked in the lace rib pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a beautiful cardigan worked in two contrasting colors. It is worked in modules that are rectangles joined on the sides. The sleeves have rectangles same as the body with trapezoids worked in short rows to form the sleeve’s shape. The front has a v-neckline worked in short rows to create a nice flattering edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here is a beautiful Shetland Shawl worked from the center to the outer edge. The main panel pattern is not a traditional Shetland pattern, but works fine with the rest of the patterns. I have used three different traditional patterns for the border. If you want a smaller shawl you can stop at the end of each pattern and start working on the edgi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a stole that follows a very beautiful pattern. The edges are decorated with a wonderful edging all around. To compliment the stole, I have added beads by crocheting them at the edge. You can work the stole with or without the beads.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a blouse that starts with a ruffle at the bottom edge. The body of the blouse is a combination of lace and cable panels. It has short sleeves with same pattern and ruffles. The front is open and decorated with beautiful buttons.
Crochet: Dress
This is a beautiful crocheted dress. I made it long time ago when I was a teenager. However, it still is very fashionable dress and my niece enjoys wearing it. The dress consists of individual motifs that are joined together as the work progresses. It has a wide square shape neckline and ¾ length sleeves. All edges, including bottom edge, cuffs,...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a beautiful yet easy top to knit. The bottom, armhole and neck edges are decorated with beads knitted into them. The body pattern is a very simple lacy pattern that is easily memorized. The top is open in the back and pearl buttons are used for closure. After finishing the top a wonderful piece of bead knitted ruffle adds to the beauty o...