Melanie Gibbons

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the puzzles forged by blacksmiths of old and found in taverns to amuse and confuse patrons, Tinker’s Puzzle socks are rich in texture without being difficult to knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was created because I had a full bag (10 skeins) of Noro Silk Garden Lite in my stash. I wanted to use as much as possible in a single project and I wanted to showcase the color shifts that Noro yarns are famous for. I knew something complex would get lost in the colors, so I went with a simple stitch pattern, worked on the bias for ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Earl Grey is the ultimate comfort tea to me. When I was designing this pattern, I wanted it to be comfort knitting: easy to knit, easy to memorize, and with just enough going on in the stitch pattern that it wouldn’t get boring. I wanted the design to work in solid colors as well as multicolored yarns, and I wanted a shape that would be easy to ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, everyone wants to be outside under the blue, Autumn skies. Sometimes though, you need just a little something to keep your hands warm. The Endless Love mitts are perfect for stomping through piles of leaves on days just starting to turn chilly. Since they’re fingerless, they allow...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Lady Eowyn of Rohan was no delicate flower. She could organize her countrymen as they relocated to Helm’s Deep, she could wield a sword better than many men, and she rode into battle where she killed the Lord of the Nazgul. Lady Eowyn would have appreciated the practicality of fingerless mitts because they will allow one to get into (and o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The freshwater Angelfish is one of the most beautiful aquarium fishes. Their long, dramatic fins make them look graceful and elegant. The Angelfish shawl echoes the shape of the fish’s fins in an easy to wear elongated triangle. Knit sideways, this small shawl allows you to use the maximum amount of your yarn and is easy to wear as the poi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Belladonna Took shawlette is named after Belladonna Took, the hobbit, who became Mrs. Bungo Baggins, mother to Bilbo. J.R.R. Tolkien tells us that the Took family was known for adventures (not at all an acceptable activity for a hobbit) and it was this adventurous Took gene that prompted Bilbo to go on his own adventure with Gandalf and the ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The name Briar Rose was the name given to Princess Aurora when she was raised as a peasant. Most of us know her better as Sleeping Beauty. This wrap, knit in a DK weight yarn, is a practical alternative to an elegant lace wrap and might be just the layer you need if you find yourself spending time in a drafty cottage while you are displaced from...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Windchill is an infinity or loop scarf with an easy diagonal, eyelet lace pattern. It can be worn as a single long loop, or doubled for a more closely fitted cowl shape on colder days. It works up quickly in bulky yarn and can be made wider if you have more yardage. Finished size using about 140 yards is 8 inches wide by 48 inches around.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As quick and easy as eating sorbet on a Summer’s day, this little triangle shawlette is just the pick-me-up for any wardrobe. Whether you toss it over your sunkissed shoulders in the cool evening breeze or reach for it in the frequently over air conditioned indoors, it’s the perfect size to keep in your bag for anytime you need a lit...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of two designs from Aether - Elements Sock Collection V, the fifth and final pattern in the Elements Sock Collection series. Also included with purchase of this pattern is The Void Sock design.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This one of two designs in the Aether - Elements Sock Collection V, the final pattern for my Elements Sock Collection series. This pattern also includes the Celestial Sock design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Flamenco Wrap is a crescent shaped wrap that you wear like a traditional rectangular stole but because of the shaping, it stays on your shoulders better. A dramatic ruffle finishes off the lower edge.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the second of two sock designs packaged together with the Visions of Sugarplums design.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of two designs packaged in a single pattern (the other is New Fallen Snow).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is one of the two designs in the Air - Elements Sock Collection IV pattern. Updraft is the second design, and both patterns are included in a single purchase.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The second design in the Air - Elements Sock Collection IV.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The second design in the Water - Elements Sock Collection III pattern, Mountain Stream is a more complex design depicting the meandering of water as it melts from snow caps high in the mountains and flows downhill, over rocks and around the landscape. This design will show best in solid colored or a handdyed solid colored yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Part of the Water - Pattern III of the Elements Sock Collection, Raindrops on the Window is an easy to memorize and fast to work sock design. It will show well in both solids and more multicolored handpainted sock yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A simple but beautiful stole to knit, Atlantis offers a beginning lace knitter an easy place to start and an experienced lace knitter a quick and easy project.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of two sock designs in the Fire - Elements Sock Collection II pattern, Fireside is a tribute to the fires built for human gatherings throughout history. The richly textured stitch pattern used in this design is more complex than it’s partner design, Lava Flow, but it has a rhythm to the pattern, making it a pleasure to knit. Fireside S...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of two designs in the second collection of sock patterns based on the Classical Elements, the Lava Flow socks are easily memorized, making for a portable, easy sock project. Inspired by the movement of lava across the earth, these socks will work well in either a multicolored sock yarn or a more solid sock yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
One of the designs in the first pattern from my new series based on the classical elements. Top down socks with the stitch pattern both charted and written out.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design is one of two in my new sock pattern, the first in a series based on the classical elements. Both designs are knit from the cuff down and stitch patterns are charted as well as written out.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design makes an easy to memorize, portable sock project.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design uses twisted, travelling stitches to give a cabled effect at a scale appropriate for socks. A Vikkel braid separates the cuff from the main part of the sock.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Swan Lake pattern contains two variants: Swan Lake and the symmetrical The Wings of A Dream. This pattern was originally released on the Mystery Group 3 Yahoo Group, from late June to mid-August 2007. The group Mystery Stole 3 was created on Ravelry for the knit-along.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Swan Lake pattern contains two variants: Swan Lake and the symmetrical The Wings of A Dream. This pattern was originally released on the Mystery Group 3 Yahoo Group, from late June to mid-August 2007. The group Mystery Stole 3 was created on Ravelry for the knit-along.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Hanami is the Japanese word used for traditional cherry blossom viewing activities and it is the combination of this tradition and the gesture of friendship that inspired the design of the Hanami stole.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Includes bonus pattern for "Storyteller Socks."
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the sock pattern you get when you order the Scheherazade stole pattern from pink lemon twist.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Two different sock designs are in this pattern, the Cottage Garden Socks, shown in blue, and the Egg Stripes, shown in purple. Also included are directions for dyeing with Easter Egg Colors! Please see the pattern link for more information or to purchase this pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Lady Fingers is three patterns in one: a basic mitt, a more decorative patterned mitt with a purl pattern on the back of the hand, and a fancy lace mitt. Included in the pattern is a special techniques section with everything you’ll need to know to make these mitts. If you can knit and purl, I’ll teach you how to use Double Pointed N...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designer’s note from webpage: Leda was a woman, seduced by Zeus, who took the form of a swan. The child born of this encounter, Helen of Troy, was said to be the most beautiful woman on earth. Swans’ wings, flowers, and waves upon a beach allude to Leda’s story. Complete with improved charts, directions to adjust the size, and ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designer’s note from webpage - This is a surprisingly simple yet beautiful lace pattern. All four sides of the stole have shaped edges. In black it is the perfect partner for your little black dress, but it would be beautiful in any color. The finished stole measures 29 inches wide by 70 inches long but directions are given for adjusting t...