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Knitting: Pullover
This design features a scoop-neck sleeveless shell or sweater with short, three-quarter, or long sleeves and feminine, flattering floral trim (optional). In addition, this pattern is quick and easy to knit up. Choose solid color, or use shading in your appliqué flowers for added dimension! For best results, please follow all instructions exactly.
Knitting: Purse
I designed this purse while spending a “girls’ getaway weekend” with my friend Judy at the lovely French Manor in bucolic South Sterling, Pennsylvania Each row of this pattern is spelled out for you for ease and accuracy in working the design. Gauge is 6 sts = 1” on a size 4 needle with DK yarn. The finished purse (blocked and with edging) measu...
Knitting: Cowl
These scarves and cowls, cousins to the Lucky Rock Beachcomber Shawls (also available from Not Just Plain Jane Knits) feature cable and lace motifs. You can do yours in one color, or two versions of multicolor. The choice is yours! No matter which version you choose, you certainly won’t be bored!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My inspiration for this shawl was an early morning trip to the beach with my grandchildren, Sylvie and Jonathan (ages 6 and 2 respectively). A city employee was combing the sand with a tractor, and the kids watched in fascination as the patterns changed with every pass of the sweeper. The patterns of the upper portion of the shawl represent the ...
Knitting: Throw
Whether you choose solid, color-blocked, or multicolor, this will undoubtedly be one of the most challenging afghans you’ll make. Like its sweater-cousin, Smorgasbord and Extreme Smorgasbord, this 38” X 58” (worsted) or 45” X 70” afghan (chunky) will surely keep you interested. You will need 31” and 60” #8 circular needles and a cable needle.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This could very well be your grandmother’s stocking! Indulge your passion for multitextured knitting with this delightful, challenging project. Each row is spelled out for you for ease and accuracy in working the design. This stocking pattern is written in one size. Gauge is 6 sts = 1” in light sport weight yarn on a size 6 needle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple knits, purls, and make-ones are all you need to create this lovely shawl that can be worn backwards as a cowl. This piece was knitted in sock weight yarn in a gauge of 5 sts = 1” on a size 6 needle. You can certainly knit it in a heavier yarn for a bigger shawl. There’s an optional Fancy Edging for the more adventurous knitter, too.
Knitting: Cape
This flattering design, part of the Vine Divine collection, fits everyone and looks great in either one color or many. For best results, please follow all instructions exactly. To alter the size, change your gauge by using a different weight yarn, different size needles, or both.
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
All sizes included! Optional hood!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Attention Unabashed Knitters! This ladies’ accessory piece features the stitch-work you’ve come to know and love from Not Just Plain Jane designs.
Knitting: Cowl
Deceptively quick and easy to make, The Geometrical Fugue Cowl and Wrist Warmers are projects I know you will find worthwhile.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
All 3 shawls included in one pattern!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I chose these particular motifs for this great-fitting shawl in order to achieve a textured appearance. This pattern has enough stitch variation to hold the interest of the more advanced knitter, yet the motifs are not too difficult for a knitter on an intermediate level. As with all my other designs, I have provided clear, detailed directions. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lusciously drapey, this romantic shawl, knitted in sock, DK, or worsted weight yarn, is surprisingly simple to knit. It is sure to be the focal point of your outfit.
Knitting: Cowl
This labyrinthine design will add pizzazz to any casual outfit! Here is what you will need:
Knitting: Cowl
These neck warmers will keep you fashionably toasty. They feature textured stitches, and look great both in one color or six. Done in sport weight or heavy lace weight yarn on a size 2 needle in your choice of fiber (I’ve done them in alpaca and merino, hemp, silk, and sock yarn, but just about any fiber is fine), they are a cool, casual accesso...
Knitting: Cowl
These neck warmers will keep you fashionably toasty. They feature textured stitches, and look great both in one color or six. Done in sport weight or heavy lace weight yarn on a size 2 needle in your choice of fiber (I’ve done them in alpaca and merino, hemp, silk, and sock yarn, but just about any fiber is fine), they are a cool, casual accesso...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
520 yds sport-weight yarn in your choice of fiber (pictured is Juniper Moon “Findley” held double)
Knitting: Purse
These unusual purses combine some design elements from theCrazy Quilt Jacket with the shape and structure of the Lady Jane Purses. They are truly challenging and fun to create, and your finished products will be show-stoppers. You can use your stash for the multicolor versions! There are 2 sizes included in this pattern; I knitted the larger in ...
Knitting: Poncho
Using a size 9 needle (or whatever size you like) and your choice of fiber, knit this diminutive, fashionable poncho in a gauge of 4 sts = 1” (due to all the YO’s). Make one to fit everyone from a size 0 on up! Your gauge will determine the size of your finished poncho. Knit loosely to emphasize the openness of the lace.
Knitting: Cardigan
If you are looking for an on-trend project that will hold your interest, you have found it in this pattern. If you like the challenge of intricate cabling and other types of stitch work, you will enjoy these projects. The sleeve of the cardigan has a picot bind-off, and you can choose to echo this trim on the front and neck edges, the fronts and...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Many knitters asked me to design a roomy, bat-winged jacket with diagonal motifs similar to those of La Mariposa, so I came up with this one-size-fits-most design in the Not Just Plain Jane style. True to its name, La Mariposa begins as an unlikely combination of pieces, and evolves from its cocoon in your hands into a majestic butterfly! Like i...
Knitting: Home - Other
You don’t have to be Jewish to be married beneath a beautiful canopy!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This sumptuous sweep of lace is actually a teardrop shape when laid out flat. Worked from the top down and crocheted off in the traditional manner, it is truly fun to make and to wear. Its unusual shaping will keep it securely around your shoulders, and the drape of it provides eye-catching movement as you walk. Knit yours in cotton, silk, wool,...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Baby can cruise or nap in style, and you can even sport a coordinating sweater, The Yum-Yum Tree Sweater, also available from Not Just Plain Jane Knits. Each row of this blanket pattern is spelled out for you for accuracy and ease in working the design. The gauge is 3.5 sts = 1” in worsted weight yarn on a size 8 needle. The finished blanket mea...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you like the idea of a garment that functions like a shawl or stole you wrap over one shoulder, but without the fuss of constantly having to adjust it or secure it with a brooch, this pattern is for you. The flattering asymmetrical design features lace knitting and eyelet stitch work. Each row is spelled out for you for ease and accuracy in w...
Knitting: Cardigan
I gave this sweater a lot of thought before realizing that the only way I could achieve the desired effect was to literally turn the whole thing on its ear, and begin at the top and work down to the lower edge. I am really pleased with the result, and I hope you are as well.
Knitting: Pullover
This stylish, pullover is fun and challenging to knit as well as comfortable. Equally appropriate for a casual workday or a relaxing afternoon out, it looks great in your choice of DK or worsted weight fiber, with or without contrasting trim at the lower edge. Instructions are given for two styles and sizes: work in a gauge of 6 sts = 1” on a si...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This pattern is an adaptation of one of my most popular designs, The Vine Divine, a two-piece dress with a variety of tops: a vest, a cardigan, and a pullover, with a choice of four different sleeves. Since the tops for the dress are all quite fitted, several knitters asked if I could come up with a loose-fitting jacket that might include many o...
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
I wanted to create some sort of head covering or scarf in the Not Just Plain Jane style; thus evolved a Trillium-type wimple which I named The Trymple – different, cozy, and, I think, very attractive and versatile. Pull it on over your jacket or coat as a hooded shawl/scarf that will not come unwound, tuck it inside your jacket for added warmth ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Are you always looking for the perfect vest? This is a very feminine take on a menswear-style vest and cardigan (both included in pattern). The richly textured stitches make the knitting interesting.