Nicole Feller-Johnson

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lighter-than-a-cloud wrap is an instant gratification knit, by hand or machine! It has a large profile but packs neatly away for air travel at just under 75 grams. Floating will keep you warm and toasty in the coldest weather, and can be worn fully open to serve as an evening stole or compressed together to become a long scarf. The floatin...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This simple, one-skein fishnet shawl is easily worked up and blocks out to a lovely lace mesh. A half circular shape, it can be worn as a light shoulder covering or casually draped as a scarf. Nerieds are the female sea nymphs of Greek mythology, and I imagine this lacey little shawl being worn at night as you explore a deserted beach, or worke...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Scarf
This modular piece is a great way to while away the Winter hours, one slice at a time! Before electricity and refrigeration were available to everyone, fruit in winter was expensive, a luxury not many could afford. Winters were hard, and long nights might be spent talking, reading, or spinning by the fire. I was inspired to use this gorgeous ha...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Inspiration for this piece came from the Bee Mice Elf colorway “Metamorphosis” that I spun in wide gothic stripes—I love the high contrast combination of aqua and black! When I designed this, I wanted a silhouette that mimicked the dips and curves of butterfly wings, and used the blue morpho butterfly as a visual guide. This tank is curvy, sexy...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Cuffs
These juicy little fingerless mitts are the perfect instant gratification when you want something small and sweet! A great pattern for a small amount of handspun, Seeded Berries are very easy and summery!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This traditional lace shawl was designed especially for the Spin a Shawl group on Ravelry! I wanted to design a pattern to showcase the beauty of handspun lace, but which also would be a classic, elegant lace design. As I was spinning the MCN fiber the soft, impressionistic colorway began to remind me of the later Monet paintings of “Nymphéas” ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
One of the things I love about handspun is the slow color transitions that occur naturally in the yarn. The thinner you spin, the more the beauty and subtlety of hand dyed fiber can be appreciated—and this little tam is meant to display your gorgeous lightweight handspun or hand dyed yarn to it’s fullest! Worked from the top down, the drop stit...
Knitting: Pullover
One of my favorite parts of Spring is the very first thaw… that day when the ice begins to melt and you can hear the steady drip and run of water; the air gently warms and the sun turns icicles into gray puddles. Knit simply and seamlessly in a sparkly silver silk/cotton, this tee has great drape and can be layered over a tank, short, or long s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was inspired by the old fashioned candy from my local market, Reading Terminal Market, in Philadelphia. The licorice twists, taffy, and nonpareils remind me of how excited I get to buy these old fashioned candies that my grandparents loved. Eating a B-B-bat or Necco Wafer reminds me of when life seemed simpler, and this comforting st...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
This pattern was designed for the Snowdrifts Fiber Club, by NoTwoSnowflakes. I designed this luxurious handspun hat to be an easy, yet engaging knit, perfect for showing off 100 grams or so of handspun!
Knitting: Scarf
Set Sail is a whimsical, flag-shaped neck scarf with a twist! Three different edgings and reversible cables make this addictive to knit and a versatile and fun piece to wear —you can choose the edge to feature according to your moods and the changing winds… The softly scalloped garter edge meets a ropey I-cord bind off, and the Large Cable edge...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Over the years, I have given many friends handknit hats when they were having a rough time. My “rainy day” hats have assumed many styles, bringing a little extra love to those I love, and with the intention of letting my friends know I am there for them, come rain or shine! This Art Deco, Helmet Style Cloche hat features twisted stitch “umbrell...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspiration for this shawl originally came from the song “Defying Gravity” from the Broadway musical “Wicked”. This shawl begins at the smallest bottom point and radiates outward and upward to an unlimited size. The expansive nature of the stitch pattern creates a rhythmic, lofty horizon! I love the idea of art with unlimited possibilities; I w...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
As a long-time ballet student and teacher, I always look forward to Spring and Summer performances! Warm weather makes me think of beautiful costumes, and nothing beats the thrill of seeing one of my pieces being performed by my talented students. In addition to classical ballet, I love Fosse style choreography; these fingerless gloves are insp...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Several years ago, I traveled to mainland China to visit with my best friend’s family. This shawl was inspired by some of our time sightseeing in Bejing—the Forbidden Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, was incredible in its complexity and full of stunning color and architecture.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Collar
I designed this quick-knit cowl in order to show off a beautiful skein of Hand Dyed or Handspun yarn– the simple floating stitches show inch long lengths of handspun, and the airy seed “bubble” shape of the collar is extra warm and light at the same time! Float away on clouds of yummy yarn!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This luxurious sweater shrug was inspired by the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center at Christmastime; I love watching skaters holding hands and whizzing around the rink beneath the giant, light-studded tree!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A fun and super quick knit, the Lady in Waiting Fingerless Gauntlet Gloves are pretty, simple and ladylike! The aran weight yarn is transformed into delicate, ruched sections on the length of the arm, while the tighter palm makes these functional and warm. Inspired by Ann Boelyn’s ladies in waiting in the HBO series “The Tudors”, and knit in th...
Knitting: Hair accessories
This sweet bow is inspired by Shirley Temple in “Baby Take a Bow”. A perfect gift for the little performer in your life, and a great way to use up leftover sock yarn scraps! The little bow is knit first and then attached to the hair elastic, and can be made very quickly… You could also attach it to a larger elastic to make a baby headband!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I designed this basic, luxurious men’s hat to be a perfect simple knit! Great for gifting, this pure and simple hat pattern is made wonderful by using a buttery soft hand-dyed 100% Cashmere. Knit in the round, the pattern only calls for 50 grams of DK weight yarn (you will have yarn to spare), and is a good way to use a special skein for your s...
Knitting: Sweater - Other
Inspired by fluttering costumes of trapeze performers, this cozy and comfortable, yet light and airy Trapeze line Flutter Sleeve Tunic is the ideal layering piece! Great to throw on over yoga clothes, or as a casual back-to-school sweater, the Aran yarn and lace stitching makes this a super speedy knit… Knit in the round, “Flying Trapeze” featu...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This sweet, lacey sock was inspired by Emile Waldteufel’s classical composition “The Skater’s”, also known more popularly as the “Skater’s Waltz”!
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Collar
I designed this drape-y, lightweight cowl as a pattern to use a small amount of luxury yarn– perfect for those leftover bits of expensive yarn you can’t give up, or for a hundred yards or so of a lightweight handspun!
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
Inspired the classical ballet masterpiece Sleeping Beauty, this delicate lace sleep sock is an elegant accessory to pretty pjs or strappy high heels! The sock is worked from the top down, beginning with the ankle lace, and is an intermediate level pattern. A fairy-tale sock with romantic details!
Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by the architecture of Radio City Music Hall in NYC, this advanced beginner lace scarf is a fun and fast knit!