Rachel C. Brown

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a late-winter snowstorm, Snow Days is just the thing if you’re feeling the need for a quick cosy knit. Worked in two skeins of luscious worsted weight merino, Snow Days uses contrasting textures to show off a beautiful yarn. The shift between garter stitch and texture sections makes this project the ultimate in potato chip knitting!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Note: this pattern is part of a knit along running in the Porpoise Pod group from 9 October - 30 November 2017, and will remain at the current price until the KAL finishes. After 30 November 2017, the price will go up to £3.50
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Part of The Teheda Collection
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was born out of a recent trip to the Victoria & Albert Museum. After wandering aimlessly for a while, I found myself in the midst of the metalwork exhibit. The walls of the gallery were covered with wrought iron screens and panels, one of which inspired the colourwork design on this simple hat.
Knitting: Scarf
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
You can now purchase the Skáidi pattern as part of a kit in our online store. The kit includes 2 hanks of Tundra and the pattern PDF. Learn more here.
Knitting: Cowl
The thrill of walking down a buzzing seaside pier is the inspiration behind Kettle Yarn Co.’s new The Boardwalk Collection in the new luminous hues of ISLINGTON DK.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Perfect for some luxurious fingering weight or special handspun you’ve been saving, this cozy shawl combines the comforting mindlessness of garter stitch with a geometric lace border for interest. The pattern is easily adaptable to accommodate any amount of yarn available, and the resulting shawl is warm, cozy, and gorgeous. After the garter st...
Knitting: Cowl
There’s always a moment every autumn when I suddenly realise that none of my vast collection of cozy knitted accessories is right. I need something new. This quick cabled cowl is the perfect solution to sudden new FO needs - it works up in a matter of hours, so it’s perfect for unexpected cold snaps, last minute holiday presents or the sure kno...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Brighton Dome is an amazing building full of soaring curves and striking structural fancies - just the thing to inspire my architecturally-driven design tendencies. These toe up socks were designed to commemorate the first Unwind Brighton yarn festival, and use a modified chevron pattern to mimic to soaring curves of the dome. The pattern i...
Knitting: Scarf
Noordzee is the perfect little tidbit to whet your knitting appetite: beads along the border, a bit of lace, some mindless stockinette with short rows to shape the body, and ta da! In very little time you’ve got a lovely scarf to throw over your shoulders on those slightly chilly spring and summer evenings (aka all of them in the UK).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This quick hat was inspired by a sea urchin shell at the Paris Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. Sea urchins are members of the order Echinoida, and are characterised by five-fold symmetry. Underneath their very prickly exteriors, the shells have a nubbly texture that immediately suggested seed stitch. This hat is worked from the bottom up,...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat was originally designed in 2013 for the Storied Yarns “A Yarn and A Tale” club, and is inspired by the young adult novel “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver. A cabled ribbing band transitions into a lace body of this slouchy hat, worked in aran or worsted weight yarn. This challenging knit is perfect for any occasion. You can also knit the acc...
Knitting: Mittens, Cuffs
These cozy cuffs and mittens were designed as companion pieces to the Amor Deliria hat, inspired by Lauren Oliver’s YA novel “Delirium”. They have the same cabled ribbing and wavey lace pattern as the hat, and are a quick and challenging knit to suit any taste.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Spirals are everywhere in nature. From the swirls of water going down the drain, to the whorls of a snail shell, to galaxies far, far away. When I knit the prototype of this hat, I was thrilled at how the yarn over eyelets spiraled away from the crown down around the head. Some Google image searching led me to Messier 51, also known as the Whir...
Knitting: Bracelet
This pattern was designed for the inaugural Great London Yarn Crawl, which took place in September 2013. Taking only 15-30 yds of fingering weight yarn per bracelet, this pattern perfect for those left-over bits of sock yarn you have lying around, or those mini-skeins you couldn’t resist collecting. The pattern includes three different patterns...
Knitting: Cowl
Use this pattern to create a clever slip-stitch pattern which will let you combine two different yarns to fabulous effect. This fun cowl uses two dramatically different DK yarns and an easy slipped-stitch motif to generate a striking geometric pattern for a cozy accessory. Knit up the small size for a close-fitting neck warmer, or the long vers...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of the amazing things I’ve realised about my hometown Boston, having lived in London for a while, is that it really is not an American city. All the little alleyways, the twisty turny paths that appear out of nowhere, the cobblestones that pop up in the oddest places when you least expect them…these are all bits of the Old World transported...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
For our second Christmas in the UK, we decided that it would be fun to go on a last minute trip over the Christmas holidays. Just three or four days, to some place we’d never been before, maybe that had a Christmas Market still ongoing that we could enjoy…we ended up going to Copenhagen on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas). Think about that ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I recently visited India for the first time since living there as a child. It was an unbelievable experience to go back and see this amazingly wonderful and unique country through adult eyes. The trip was full of visual inspiration – the pictures I took were mostly of architecture, inlayed panels, delicate pierced screens. When I some of the to...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
It’s never quite so obvious that the United States is a young country when you run smack up against a market that’s been in more or less the same place for 2000 years, and is still going strong. Or a wall built by the Romans. Couple that with brand new modern architecture, and you get a cityscape that runs the gamut from ancient to uniquely new.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Our first European adventure from our new home in the UK was to Gay Paree.. Paris is a fantastic place in any season, but that July it was hot and green and full of tourists. Since we were visiting with two small kids, we managed to get to the typical sightseeing spots of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower (in between trips to the playground), and...
Knitting: Cowl
This handspun cowl is inspired by the glorious colors of New England’s woods in the fall, and will work up super quickly in any bulky yarn you might like to use. The pattern includes instructions for spinning a 3-ply bulky weight yarn for your cowl, or you can substitute with commercial bulky weight yarn. Final size of the cowl as written is ap...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Pattern has been updated - current version is V2.0
Knitting: Skirt
This is not so much a set-in-stone pattern as it is a recipe for a knit skirt to fit the little girl in your life. The version shown was knit with sock yarn on US size 2/2.75 mm needles at a gauge of 7 stitches/inch to give a bit of drape. Yardage requirements and gauge will vary depending on the yarn and needles you choose.
Knitting: Vest
The Harpswell Vest is a perfect layering piece for spring and fall. This classically shaped vest is worked from the bottom up in the round, using an easy-to-memorize textured stitch pattern – interesting for you to knit, but not too flashy for him to wear. As shown, the vest has approximately 3 inches of ease.
Knitting: Scarf
There has been a market in Borough, on the south end of London Bridge, for arguably over 1000 years. It is the place to go for fresh produce, game birds, incredible cheese, and just about any other culinary delight you might fancy. This time of year, you’ll need this scarf to make your shopping experience a cozy one – worked in worsted weight y...
Knitting: Mittens
The Gherkin is a rather odd London building that isn’t actually near where I used to work in Southwark – it’s on the other side of the Thames in the Financial District. But it is very visible from many points in the city, including London Bridge. I’ve been fascinated by the twisting, swirling lines of the building ever since we moved here. Here...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I walk past The Shard, a massive building currently under construction next to London Bridge Tube station, every day on my way to work. It is something of an incongruity next to the historic architecture of Southwark Cathedral and King’s College. This easy, quick-to-knit hat was inspired by the pictures of The Shard that cover the area.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I grew up visiting my grandparents every summer on Penobscot Bay in east-central Maine. The days were full of climbing around on the beach, finding periwinkle shells and mussels, digging in the seaweed for crabs, and watching the ceaseless waves pound against the granite and schist where the rocky land meets the sea. This shawl was inspired by ...
Knitting: Pullover
The perfect sweater for that special man in your life: a classic fit, set-in sleeves, crew neck, but worked in an allover textured stitch pattern that keeps things interesting. This relaxed, comfy pullover is worked in the round from the bottom hem to the underarms. The front and back are worked separately to the shoulders, which are attached w...
Knitting: Pullover
Spring is a tough time when you’re a kid. Winter is slowly easing its way out, the days are getting longer and warmer, and there’s so much going on outside! But your parents refuse to let you out without a heavy coat on, thereby ruining your expeditions to the sandbox, the local mud bog, or wherever else your next adventure takes you. This easy...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are inspired by the Greek myth for the origin of the peacock. Argus Panoptes, a giant covered with one hundred eyes, is charged by Hera to guard the nymph Io from the philandering Zeus. Zeus gets rid of Argus by sending Hermes to bore him to sleep, then stealing Io away. To commemorate Argus’s sacrifice, Hera put his eyes into the t...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts were inspired by London’s Tower Bridge. The twisted stitch lace pattern forms delicate gothic windows when worn. These are a perfect spring or fall transitional piece, and can be knitted up using just one skein of a special luxury sock yarn.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Designed for the 4! Oz! Challenge!, this pattern includes directions for spinning a bulky, chain-plied yarn and knitting a top-down, slipped stitch cloche. The thicker yarn and slipped stitch pattern will break up the strong striping of chain-plied yarns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Designed for the 4! Oz! Challenge!, this pattern includes directions for spinning an aran weight, chain-plied yarn and knitting a top-down slouchy beret. The yarn is spun to obtain stripes of similar size all the way down the hat. The stitch pattern breaks up the striping even more.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks use the gorgeous colors of Trekking XXL and entrelac to invoke the clan tartans of the Highlanders. Pick a subtle colorway for a tonal effect, or a brighter option to make the entrelac pop.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
For those of you who would like all four Tour de France anklet patterns, I’ve combined them into one purchase. This file contains the patterns for King of the Mountains,The Green Jersey, Lanterne Rouge and Maillot Jaune.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The stages of the Tour de France tend to highlight the talents of two groups of riders. The peaks of the Alpes and the Pyrenees showcase the mountain goats - the climbers - while the flatter dyas set the stage for the sprinters to show off their strength. These men rely on their teams to control the race until the final kilometers, when a massi...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
As with any race, someone has got to be last. At the Tour de France, the slowest rider left in the peloton has a special designation, the Lanterne Rouge. Riders even compete to be last rather then just near the back. This is where the sprinters who missed out on the Points Jersey and the domestiques can try for a little recognition.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Arguably the most prestigious accomplishment for any professional cyclist is to wear the Maillot Jaune, the leader’s jersey of the Tour de France. Wearing the Yellow Jersey has inspired incredible feats of athletic prowess in attempts to keep it, protect it for the team, and get it back from an opponent.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
One of four anklets designed in honor of the Tour de France, road cycling’s premiere event. This pattern commemorates the Climber’s Jersey, also known as the King of the Mountains. With hairpin turns, mountain peaks and the red polka dots worn by the fastest climber in the tour, these socks have a bit of everything.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As a triathlete who didn’t really swim before the ripe old age of 28, I spend a great deal of my training time face down in a swimming pool attempting to become one with the water. Recently I found myself hypnotized by the play of sunlight on the tiles on the bottom of the pool, and was inspired to recreate those shimmering swirls in a pair of ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Celebrate the gorgeous colors of Noro sock yarns with these easy striped socks. Worked toe-up with a heel flap, this pattern is written for one size, but it easily adjustable by changing needle size or the number of stitches around the foot to fit a range of sizes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
13 April 2019: The pattern has been revised and updated, and reknit with Cascade 220 Sport. I am also working on another version of Turkish Walrus using commercial and handspun yarn - this will be added to the current pattern in by 30 May, after which time the pattern will no longer be free