Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Just the thing for gathering blossoms in the spring or fall: a dainty pair of lacy mitts to keep your hands warm and your fingers unfettered. A simple-to-learn ribbed lace pattern keeps the fit snug, with clever decreases hidden between the ribs. The pretty lace continues right up the thumb gusset for an extra touch of fancy.
Knitting: Cowl
This pretty lace pattern is really just a variation of Feather and Fan lace, and is suitable for a beginning lace-knitter. Instructions are given for three different gauges, so it can be knit with a wide range of yarns, including your own handspun. A very drapey fabric is achieved by working on the bias and using larger needles than usual for ea...
Knitting: Vest
Cuddle a new baby in this sweet and snug little vest. Knit up in fine wool, it makes a soft underlayer for cold weather. In cotton, it is a pretty shirt for warmer weather. Made simply, in two easy pieces, these are quick enough, you will want to make a few. An optional button tab at the shoulder makes dressing a breeze. Three sizes are given, t...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
I just love the cool drape of linen for summer knits. This simpler-than-it-looks top will be perfect for so many summer days. Once you have done some careful swatching, the knitting will be a breeze! The lace portions are basically rectangular, with some simple dart-shaping in the garter-stitch bodice only. I have used a lace- to light fingering...
Knitting: Shorts, Onesies, Dress
Sweet playclothes for sweet little girls: your choice of a blossom dress with separate bloomers, or a fruity bubble romper. The dress has a pretty wavy lace patterned yoke, with the same wavy lace adorning the hem. The romper has a more pointed lace pattern and very gathered leg openings. All pieces are knit from the neck down, in one piece, wit...
Knitting: Cardigan
You will love this graceful layering piece for year-round usefulness: It features a sweeping hemline that defines a feminine silhouette, a bit of lace, and a pretty little collar detail. Three-quarter-length fitted sleeves keep it practical and dressy. Yarn with drape and shine would be especially nice for this one, or try a lace weight yarn kni...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
The pattern is now available to download through my Ravelry shop! Thanks to those who test knit for me- I appreciate your efforts in making this pattern happen!
Knitting: Tote, Purse
This pretty little confection of a bag will showcase all of your skills: knitting, crocheting, felting, and sewing. The compact size will hold basics like a cell phone, wallet and keys, and still have room left to store a sock knitting project. The larger size makes a great knitting bag or everyday purse. Both sizes use worsted-weight wool for t...
Knitting: Bonnet
This sweet little bonnet is quick and simple to make, and takes so little yarn, it will be great for using up leftover bits. It works well in cotton or wool, depending on the season. Knitted with stripes or without, it can be made suitable for a boy or a girl.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweet and simple little sweater was designed with fairly new knitters in mind. What better time to pick up knitting than when you have a new little person to knit for! Working in the round and using a clever bind-off eliminate the need for sewing seams, so this one can practically go right from the needles onto the child. There are three si...
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is a go-to basic that you can customize so easily by changing the type of ribbon and how much you choose to gather the neckline, waist and cuffs. Simple one-piece construction and circular knitting means that there are no seams to sew, for super-quick finishing. And don’t let the fine-gauge yarn scare you- it is knit to a looser gau...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest
You will have fun playing with the different ways this versatile piece can be worn, from cowl to cape to the graceful angled tails. It can be worn upside down and backwards, and if the ends are woven in carefully, it can even be inside-out! Worsted weight yarn on large needles produces a light and lofty fabric, enhancing the pretty drape of the ...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This elegant little cropped sweater is really just an adaptation of a circular shawl, with a tidy little waistband to gather in the fullness. It makes a wonderful transitional piece for in-between seasons or chilly summer evenings. I have made this one in a soft cotton blend for everyday wear, but imagine it in something with sparkle and drape f...
Knitting: Vest
A very cozy vest-ish shrug, made to celebrate the University District Street Fair (2011). The original was made with Plymouth Trabajos del Peru, a heavy-worsted-weight yarn that knits to a bulky gauge quite nicely. It is so soft and warm!
Knitting: Vest
A simple little vest for in-between seasons is just what everyone needs. The pretty openwork lace pattern is surprisingly warm, and there is no shaping required, making this a suitable project for an adventurous beginning lace knitter. Maybe you need one in cotton, too, as a dainty shoulder-cover over a strappy sundress.
Knitting: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
Springtime! Time for frolicking about in a lacy little wisp of a capelet. You will find this one just right- it only takes one skein of most lace weight yarns, and uses simple lace stitches quite effectively. The shape is basically a square, with one triangular quadrant missing, so it will stay nicely on the shoulders, with or without a little c...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Not only is this a fun little top for summer, but it makes a great vest for the colder months when made in a wool yarn! This is a deceptively simple garment, requiring only basic knitting skills and hardly any sewing. It is knitted as a seamless tube with a bit of a-line shaping, and the cute chevron pattern gives it the distinctive shape. Strip...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Fine details make these otherwise basic hats special! For her, a pretty ruched edge on a cloche-style hat; for him, a no-nonsense watchcap with understated couture detailing (he will probably want it in black). Both are double-layered around the ears for extra warmth, with a worked-in hem that requires no extra finishing. What lovely gifts these...
Knitting: Vest
This elegantly shaped little layer really feels lovely on bare shoulders, and is an easy solution to air conditioning or an evening chill. Dropped-stitch technique makes a pretty wavelike pattern, as well as making this a lightweight and breathable item. The fit is quite flexible, as there is no real front, just a couple of points that can be fa...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
How about a sweet little pair of socks, for your girliest days? Knit in super-soft baby wool, they will keep your toes toasty without even the slightest itch. Little details make these special, like a ribbing designed to flow into the lace pattern. And see how the lace goes right down the side of the heel, too? That will be so pretty with your o...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are elbow-length fingerless mitts for women, with a thumb gusset and decreases from the elbow to the wrist. With one skein of the Misti Yarn, you can make them a few inches longer, if you want a really dramatic look.
Knitting: Dress
What a charming little duo! Knit up one of these for a special new person you know- the soft and drapy angora and cotton yarn is such a treat, both for the knitter and the wearer. Simple design makes this a nice garment for any season, worn with layers in cooler weather or alone in the warmer months. Busy new parents will love it, too, with easy...
Knitting: Cowl
This is a pretty little way to try out a small amount of special yarn. It’s a nice size to keep warm, while using a small amount of yarn. I like to wear mine like a wide, warm headband, too- it doesn’t flatten my hair like a regular hat.
Knitting: Cowl
This simple and quick-knit neck warmer looks much more tricky than it really is. And you will love the feel of the alpaca yarn- it is so soft and has a nice weighty silkiness.