Alexis Hoy

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The winter wardrobe staple - heavy cables; cozy, springy wool; and of course the faux-fur pom - are given a little pomp and circumstance with funky cables, dialled-up texture, and a removable pompom for ease of care and endless customizing opportunities. You’ll want one in every colour (the pompoms too), and be warned: so will your friends.
Knitting: Vest
Wandering ivy cables will keep your interest with their asymmetry while a plain background of reverse stockinette will give your mind a rest. An addictive combination of simplicity and visual interest will carry you through this fairly quick knit vest. The beautiful “Norbouillet” yarn is a joy to work with, and showcases the cable to perfection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A canvas of deep grey in undulating cables and lace shows off a daringly hand-painted yarn to perfection. The yarn is concentrated in the centre of the design with a stranded honeycomb pattern. This insulated section will lie right over your shoulders, or wrap your neck with an extra layer of warmth. The six shawl sections are simply built with...
Knitting: Cowl
As statuesque as the arched gothic window that inspired it, this cowl is all graceful lines. The touch of asymmetry serves to incorporate the curves of your neck and shoulders into its architecture. Lies obediently flat beneath your coat until you’re ready to unveil its hidden depths.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sleep, sleep! By your mountains steep,
Knitting: Legwarmers
Long enough to be worn with or without boots, these leg warmers add extra warmth and extra élan to your winter wardrobe. Keep them stretched up to your knees, or fold them over your favourite boots - the cuff pattern is beautiful on both sides of the work. The gorgeous blend in this yarn gives the finished fabric the trademark shine of mohair a...
Knitting: Scarf
“There when she comes on us mistily shining
Knitting: Cowl
This quirky cowl is quick to knit up and features a surprise finish. After the main cowl part is worked from the top down, the right- and left-most cables split off and swivel towards each other to create the point at the front. It’s a fantastic shape for keeping the cowl in place, and keeping winter drafts out of the collar of your coat. Don’t...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
All the drama of the maple tree’s brilliant fall performance is captured here in an evening-length glove. The sleek and springy mohair-wool blend comes in a mouth-watering range of vibrant colours. Stay snug, elegant and dextrous while you type, text, or… what else? Oh, of course, knit!
Knitting: Vest
The seamless asymmetry of this vest will fascinate even the most seasoned knitter. From the short-row-shaped shoulders, to the surprising path of the cabled edging, you’ll find new takes on familiar constructions that will turn your knitting upside down and sideways.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The man for whom this hat was designed doesn’t own a ’67 Shelby Mustang, but he’ll never be too old to dream about one. Or to appreciate this rendering in yarn of his favourite vehicle.
Knitting: Cowl, Mittens
A little whimsy can keep you warm, and none better than these candy-coated mittens and cowl made with Alpaca Lopi. You read right - soft spun Alpaca blend singles. It’s like knitting with candy floss, and the result is just as soft and sweet. The pattern is simple and quick to knit with polished details that make it stand out… when you need to ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
This hat features a double-thick brim for extra cozy ears and enough slouch to adorably mask even the most ferocious bedhead. Couple that with a simple, sophisticated lace pattern, and a gauge that knits up quick in a silky mohair blend, this might be the most thoughtful hat you’ll ever meet. No wonder it was born in Canada.
Knitting: Vest
Less fussy than a shawl, less structured than a normal vest, this piece is greater than the sum of its parts. The back is a gorgeous statement of cabled branches and lacy leaves while the shawl border wraps you in a cascade of double moss stitch. With a customizable pattern that caters to every shape, and a lustrous mohair yarn that adds the pe...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There is an order here, but not at first glance. First it is waves of lace and ripples of colour, layers of texture, and an unexpected splash - just there, behind you! But once you are out in the middle of it, you begin to see the pattern, the way it all moves together, the order, and your place in it.
Knitting: Cowl
Mohair and silk work together in uncomplicated flair: a little shimmer, a little halo, and a rakish angle make for a cowl you’ll want with you year-round. The pattern is simple and quick to knit (the lace is a smooth one-liner), and the asymmetry adds visual interest to every outfit. The perfect new addition to your “neckertoire.”
Knitting: Mittens
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to help the United Nations World Food Program provide food and humanitarian aid to refugee camps and other areas of our world in dire need.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Also available as a kit for the 4-5 year size
Knitting: Mittens
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Scarf
“Look! A dump truck! A tractor! An excavator!”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Scarf
The comfort and elegance of lavender is rendered here in a fascinating knitted stitch. It is simple to do, yet produces an intricate effect (and at the heart of it, isn’t that why we all love to knit?).
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Cowl
Invoking those treasured beach finds, this “seashell” features a truly unique structure. Built in a seamless spiral, it is organically and beautifully asymmetrical. The touch of lace and ruffling finish it off with flair. The yarn is a unique blend of sheep’s wool and the softest, coziest alpaca, lovingly raised near Belwood, Ontario. This one ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Dress
Also available as a KIT
Knitting: Toeless Sock
The practice of yoga may have originated in a warm climate, but it has migrated worldwide. These socks let Northern yogis keep their feet cozy without losing their grip. Featuring everyone’s favourite and reliable top-down, heel-flap construction, converted for yoga. Superior fit at the heel, two different lengths, and simple, high-impact textu...
Knitting: Cowl
The Diamond Kerchief Cowl features a deep center portion to give the effect of a kerchief-shaped scarf, without the fuss of arranging it. No careful wrapping, no readjustments – it falls gracefully as soon as you pop the cowl over your head. Perfect for your favorite trench, the easy-to-follow lace pattern lends itself beautifully to create a g...
Knitting: Cardigan
The sizes 18 and 24 months are calculations only - 12 months has been tested. Go by chest measurements rather than age, sizes based on CYC standards for teensy tiny babies!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was originally designed for my son’s giant noggin. I was tired of constantly pulling hats down over his ears - he grew out of them so quickly! I wanted something quick to knit that would last longer than a month. The springy yarn in a forgiving rib/cable pattern makes for a nice stretchy hat that will expand with those fast-growing bab...