Penny Straker

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Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
This children’s’ version of our popular pattern for a traditional cap is written for both worsted weights on #7 needles, and bulky weights of yarn on #10 needles. The directions for the four-needle mittens in worsted weight are easy to follow, even for beginners.
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
Sizes: Directions are for 6 Mos (assembled, measures 18 1/2” around at underarm). Changes for 12 Mos (20 1/2”) and 24 Mos (22 5/8”) are in parentheses. Cap directions are for Small (up to 17” head circumference). Changes for Medium (17”) and Large (18”) are in parentheses.
Knitting: Pullover, Beanie, Toque
This is a chilly day, cozy cap and sweater set which is ideal for toddlers up to bigger children. The cap is knit on #7 needles and the pullover on #8 needles, in the Brioche Rib, sometimes called the Shaker Stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
Gretel is a well-loved design for the intermediate knitter and is now in its eighth printing. The body and sleeves are knit on a #8 Circular needle; the yokes are worked on #7 Single Pointed needles. The smaller needle used for the yokes helps keep the knitting of the heart borders and yoke stitches crisp and nicely defined. All these details a...
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
A winsome and timeless set, which my mother designed many years ago for my sister, Pamela.
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
“No one knows who originally conceived of making owls with cabling but when I opened my first yarn shop in 1962 a dear and elderly customer came in to wish me well and gave me her hand written copy of the owls. From this worn and dog-eared direction I designed this cardigan. Now in its eighth printing, Owl has continued to be a cherished and po...
Knitting: Scarf, Cuffs, Beanie, Toque
This set is fun, fashionable and fast to knit in the easy Twin Rib pattern stitch on #6 needles with DK or on #8 needles with worsted weight yarns. Luxurious and soft in alpaca or toasty and casual in wool, the Chloe set is designed with beginners in mind, however, fun to knit and useful for all knitters.
Knitting: Pullover
Quoted from the website: “Shalor Pullover, forerunner to Shalor Cardigan, was designed years ago and named after a big Irish mare owned by an acquaintance who has been a long-time member of the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team.”
Knitting: Pullover
This rugged and perennial favorite for the needle worker is knit on #8 needles in the easiest of the slipstitch patterns, Eye of the Partridge, a centuries-old pattern stitch originating in France. This pullover was designed in the ‘60s, which speaks for the enduring quality of a timeless design. Updated in 2006, this design now has additional ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The ancient Aran patterns and the Seed Stitch Eton collar bespeak old-fashioned quality in this baby’s Aran cardigan.
Knitting: Pullover
This hoodie, now a wardrobe essential, is knit on #7 needles, and is a good design for the intermediate needle worker. The cables are easy and fun to work, but the placket requires attention to the detailing and a good command of knitting tension to keep the placket and buttonholes crisp and firm.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
Cabled V-Neck Sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
The Guernsey features are so appropriate for kids – the easy-fitting smock shape, underarm gussets, and comfortable drop-shoulders all lend great freedom of movement! The original Staithes Guernsey is on permanent display in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, U.K.
Knitting: Vest
Whit is a time-honored, traditional vest for both men and women, worked on #7 needles. With panels of Stockinette and Cables, it is easy fare for the intermediate knitter. The front band, which is a long span of stitches, requires some extra attention while working the pick-up row and knitting the band in order to keep it crisp.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit on #6 needles, this clean, cabled classic is written specifically to cotton, a comfortable fiber for children and a readily available fiber in yarns shops across the country. Although written for cotton, this design can also be knit in a number of smooth, evenly spun wools and fiber blends.
Knitting: Pullover
Yarn: Sport Weight
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
“With its easy shape and comfortable drop shoulders, Andy is a wonderful design for children from toddlers on up. And knit on #7 needles in Garter Stitch, it’s a snap for the beginner knitter.
Knitting: Cardigan, Bonnet
No one knows who originally created the little owls made with Back Crosses and Front Crosses. My mother, Janice Straker, designed this charming baby sweater decades ago for my sister and me. In the early ‘80s Mom designed the traditional ‘Owl’ bonnet, tied with 1⁄4” ribbon.
Knitting: Vest
Classic elegance and contemporary style. A timeless design knit on #6 needles, it is decorated with panels of Chains, Cables and Stockinette Stitch, and best suited to intermediate and advanced knitters.
Knitting: Pullover
Gauge for rib also recommended: 6-1/2 to 6-2/3 st and 5-3/4 to 6 rows = 1 inch.
Knitting: Cardigan
No particular yarn is suggested for this but Wendy’s 5 ply Guernsey works nicely for this Aran Cardigan with set in sleeves. The pattern does not use charts or stitch diagrams.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This pattern is an updated version of the Hats-A-Plenty featuring the same great 5 hats you all know and love.
Knitting: Pullover
Detailed with a wide crew neck and comfortable drop-shoulders this design for both men and women is worked on #8 needles in Garter Stitch.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Yarn: Worsted & Bulky Weight
Knitting: Pullover
Sizes given are for completed sweater, not for body measurements.
Knitting: Pullover
Years ago mothers and grandmothers asked me for a lightweight Aran design for babies and toddlers. These requests inspired Christina.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan consists of a mock cable yoke and cuffs. It is comfortable with a full, easy shape and raglan sleeves. Knit on #5 needles, this is a good project for an intermediate knitter. Sizes 32-44.