Patty Nance

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eBook : 28 patterns

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Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wrap yourself in colorful softness with this easy bargello knitting project!
Knitting: Cowl
Pattern is included in a kit from Craftsy.
Knitting: Cowl
Pattern is included in a kit from Craftsy.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elegant and lacey, worked in a linen blend with lovely drape, this piece is the perfect accessory. I don’t recall Aunt Frances ever wearing a shawl, but if she were here today I’m sure she would wear this one.
Knitting: Poncho
A little something for that spectacular gradient yarn that you just had to have.
Knitting: Cowl
Pattern is also available as part of a kit from Craftsy.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Show off the color shifts of your favorite sock yarn where self-striping becomes self-stacking—an intriguing exploration into the endless possibilities of variegated yarns. Oh, and the design name? Strips of 21 stitches create the color stacking, but I promise you won’t be knitting forever.
Knitting: Cowl
Take a long, gradual color-shifting sock yarn, stand it on its head in columns, add some texture and a twist… Voila! An intriguing pop of color that’s as fun to wear as it is to knit.
Knitting: Cowl
…a fancy schmancy way to say “brick and mortar”
Knitting: Cowl
A quick and easy one-skein project
Knitting: Scarf
Casual, comfortable, a little nubbly and deliciously rustic, this cowl is the perfect accent for your favorite white blouse and jeans. And boots. Definitely boots.
Knitting: Poncho
My Aspen, Colorado honeymoon in January was an adventure, especially when I took a wrong turn and unintentionally found myself in the midst of moguls. The stitch pattern of this convertible wrap echoes the twists, turns, and carved mounds I encountered that day, providing a reminder that knitting needles (not ski poles) are the only sticks that ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Skill Level: Intermediate
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
A capelet is a wonderful transitional piece when the weather is thinking about changing seasons. It is long enough to keep your shoulders warm, and short enough to stay out of the way of busy hands. Worked sideways in a chunky cable and garter stitch pattern, this piece is sure to be a favorite for fall.
Knitting: Cowl
I am always on the lookout for interesting stitch patterns. I found this two-color lattice stitch on a ready-to-wear sweater in a catalog. I could not figure out the pattern from the photo so I ordered the sweater, especially so I could see the reverse side of the stitches. I haven’t decided yet if I will return the sweater, so if you see me we...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Knitting designs are often given names long after the piece is complete, requiring the use of a working name during the creation process. My working name for this design is “pastry scarf” for the cruller-looking cable and the brioche accent. Brioche is a fancy bread found in french bakeries. Crullers are twisted donut-like pastries that I rememb...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A traditional Estonian lace border stitch with its beautiful looped edge has been adapted for this stylish bolero. An unusual one-piece construction allows the lace to remain flat with the right side always showing. Pretty little buttons that fit through the holes in the lace eliminates the need for buttonholes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There are times when a crochet stitch presents itself as the perfect basis for a knitted piece. This crescent shawl is one of those times. Knit stitches picked up along the side of this trefoil edging turned out to be a fun way to join two crafts with two yarns in this design for Louet and Colinton.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Columns of shifting color and a wavy lace stitch evoke thoughts of ocean breezes and lapping waves. Knit in a soft baby alpaca spun single with long, gradual color changes this asymmetric wrap is perfect for transitional weather or an overly air-conditioned office. Your favorite shawl pin adds just the right accent to this lovely piece.
Knitting: Scarf
When I was in kindergarten there was a girl in my class named Allison who wore her thick, brown hair in beautiful braids. Even though I have not thought about her in a long time, I was reminded of those braids when working the cables for this scarf. Knit in a chunky weight yarn, I especially love the edges that form naturally.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
There is a friendly competition between knitters and crocheters that I believe makes both crafts even more fun. I saw a crocheted cowl with a lovely rose leaf pattern and had to try it in a knit. The project evolved from a cowl to a stole with the added step of working a scarf. I could not decide on the stole or the scarf so we have both! Althou...
Knitting: Cowl
I love a knitting challenge, especially one that involves looking at a piece constructed in fabric and interpreting it for knitting. This design was inspired by a ready-to-wear infinity cowl sewn in a lacey zigzag woven fabric. A knitted lace stitch with pattern rows on both sides provides a zigzag within the body of the piece and lovely points ...
Knitting: Cowl
This chunky cowl packs a big style punch with its rich texture and lace detail. Worn as a turtleneck up high or pulled low around your shoulders, this quick knit works up fast enough to make one for yourself and another for a friend. Show off your crafty style by adding your favorite beads.
Knitting: Cowl
The magnificence of the Oregon coast and the small port town of Harbor inspired me to create a collection of accessories worked in a simple knit and purl herringbone texture. A clever garter-stitch closure takes full advantage of the natural bias formed by the easy two-row pattern stitch. The tonal colors of Cascade Yarns’ Pacific Color Wa...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The magnificence of the Oregon coast and the small port town of Harbor inspired me to create a collection of accessories worked in a simple knit and purl herringbone texture. My favorite go-to worsted weight wool, Cascade Yarns 220® shows off the swirling stitch pattern beautifully in this easy hat project.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The magnificence of the Oregon coast and the small port town of Harbor inspired me to create a collection of accessories worked in a simple knit and purl herringbone texture. The natural bias formed by the easy two-row pattern stitch, and the silky softness of Cascade Yarns Forest Hills are perfect for this pashmina style wrap.
Knitting: Scarf
The magnificence of the Oregon coast and the small port town of Harbor inspired me to create a collection of accessories worked in a simple knit and purl herringbone texture. The natural bias formed by the easy two-row pattern stitch, and the tonal colors of Cascade Yarns’ Pacific Color Wave are the perfect combination for this fun-to-make...
Knitting: Cowl
Get your checkerboard on…… on a slant, that is, with this bias-knit bargello cowl. The deep jewel tones of luscious sport-weight merino swim beautifully in square pools of color.
Knitting: Cowl
3/1/2015 For more info about this project, please check this discussion thread. I’ve posted some of the questions that were e-mailed to me, just in case others have the same questions.
Knitting: Skirt
Allover lace with a dramatic sloped hem sends the typical country-style tiered skirt packing with this high-fashion piece. Worked in 100% linen in a variation of the feather-and-fan stitch, short rows are incorporated between the tiers to achieve the look.
Knitting: Skirt
Every girly needs a twirly skirt … even a grown-up girly
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Self-striping becomes self-stacking when intarsia is introduced into the construction of a sock. This pattern continues the color stacking onto the foot and incorporates a simple chevron stitch pattern for added interest.
Knitting: Throw
Pattern download includes instructions for throw and wrap.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pattern download includes instructions for throw and wrap.
Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Pattern notes
Knitting: Scarf
Excerpt from Bargello Knits
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Excerpt from Bargello Knits
Knitting: Scarf
On the heels of my intarsia lace scarf published in Knit Noro: Accessories (Sixth & Spring Books, 2012), I wanted to create another three-column scarf. The stitch pattern was in my growing collection of charts, patiently waiting for a chance to appear in a bargello knitting design. I found the yarn at a local shop, The Yarn Garden of Whitti...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lace edging on a cape-style shawl with short-row shaping.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lace edging on a triangle-shaped shawl
Knitting: Cowl
Taffy Pull is a cowl with a stitch pattern that pulls in every direction, like a taffy pulling machine. The cowl, worn up or down, is warm without being hot. The yarn is yummy soft next to the skin.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
3 Hats in 1 pattern -- Knit/Purl texture, 2-color Fair Isle and Eyelet Lace
Knitting: Cardigan
This fitted cardigan with high-relief cables was inspired by a sweater from the 1940s. The vintage piece, complete with shoulder pads, could have adorned Joan Crawford or any of her film rivals. The updated look is worked in a hand-painted alpaca/wool blend and accented with asymmetric buttons.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An easy pattern for your first pair of socks. Note that this pattern is free to students in my Basic Socks class. Check out www.pattysknits.com for details.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Take your basic sock pattern, add some ruffles and giggle just for fun !!
Knitting: Skirt
This pattern is intended to accompany the Campanula sweater by Celeste Pinheiro, published in Knitter’s Magazine 86, Spring 2007. Charts reprinted with permission from Knitter’s Magazine.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Socks knitted two-at-a-time on circular needles in a beaded, lacey, ribbing pattern.