Rachel Erin

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 6 patterns

’Real enough for pretend, practical enough for everyday,’ was my motto when designing the sweaters and toys that make up this collection. Inspired by various animals that children love to dream about and play, each sweater suggests an animal by focusing on key features, while still being wearable for everyday.

eBook : 4 patterns

This mitt and hat set is perfect for changing seasons or wearing indoors in chilly offices. The ribbing makes a hat that rests securely but lightly, while the mitts are fitted with a gusset. Color is used differently in each piece, creating a set that coordinates without matching. It is easy to mix, match, and customize.

eBook : 2 patterns

This faux-isle beret and mitten set is perfect for gifting, and for using small amounts of special yarn, such as handspun, to full effect. The yarn is knit tightly to make a dense, thin fabric that gives an elegant fit, perfect for warmer climates or spring/fall. A range of water or fire effects can be produced by changing the colors.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
For this cowl, I created a stitch pattern that would fold and roll like the dramatic hills around the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In September the light in Rome takes on an especially golden color, best appreciated at sunset walking along the Gianicolo - the highest hill within the walls - and looking east over the city as the light gilds the domes and monuments. Tramonto was inspired by this scattered, golden, light.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater was inspired by my daughter’s love of tigers; I wanted to design something that was real enough for pretend, but practical enough for everyday. You can buy the pattern individually, or as part of the Imagination Collection.
Knitting: Cowl
Lattuga is fun ruffled cowl done in laceweight. The moebius construction and simple stitch shows of long stretches of color beautifully, or has enough texture to be interesting in solid.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I used a traditional print to make something modern and a little funky.
Knitting: Cardigan
Kids love to dress up! Simple stripes make a bold statement. This pattern is available individually, or as part of the Imagination Collection.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
I dreamed up this pattern trying to make a pattern that was good for teaching cables, while also being interesting to intermediate and experienced knitters. This pattern uses a variety of cables, beginning with the simplest and moving into more complex variations. Some of the cables are classic and some are out of my own head. Each section intr...
Knitting: Cardigan
Monkeys and children just seem to go together - almost everyone is called “a little monkey” at some point. Uakari (named for a genus of Brazilian monkeys) captures some of that monkey-ness for kids to play and pretend everyday. It is available individually, or as part of the Imagination Collection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elegant, luxurious, and warm, this stole can be crumpled up into a thick scarf, or worn over the shoulders of lovely dress. The lace pattern was created by the designer to recall the lines of traditional plaid. The original published with Interweave as a large luxurious stole; the Designer’s Cut also includes a smaller size for warmer seasons, ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by one of everyone’s favorite animals, this froggy hoody is realistic enough for pretend, and practical enough for every day. The pattern is available individually, or as part of the Imagination Collection.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This shrug is a combination of traditional lace patterns, techniques, and the frequent need for a little something to cover the shoulders. It is versatile, practical, comfortable, and above all beautiful. You can layer it over a dress for a formal event, or pair it with a tank top and jeans for a girl’s night out.