Raven Knits Design

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eBook : 6 patterns

Elements of Memory is a collection of 6 shawl patterns of different shapes in various yarn weights. Four of the six patterns represent the classical elements, with a fifth pattern representing the metaphysical concept of spirit, and the sixth pattern representing the unification of the previous five concepts.

eBook : 6 patterns

Riverside Park in Guelph Ontario straddles the Speed River; these six shawls pay homage to that river, and to the park grounds and the plants and animals that grow and live along the river.

eBook : 4 patterns

The Beekeeper Collection gathers all four of the popular Beekeeper accessories together in one package. It is an homage to the character Beorn from the book The Hobbit, and like him the patterns are complicated seeming but in actuality simple, practical, and elegant.

eBook : 5 patterns

The Dog Walker Collection is a collection of patterns inspired by daily walks with my own canine companion. The patterns include four accessories (cowl, hat, mittens, and boot cuffs), and a recipe style dog coat that will fit most dogs.

eBook : 1 pattern

There is a versatility to simple ribbing. It fits well. It moves with the wearer due to its innate stretch. It is completely reversible, with the wrong side being just as wearable as the right side. And it is an excellent solution for variegated yarns if those are your jam. Add in an unexpected twist, like using an odd number rib like 3 x 1 instead of 1 x 1 or 2 x 2, and you’ve got an interesting piece to wear with two completely different looks. Magic!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
There is a versatility to simple ribbing. It fits well. It moves with the wearer due to its innate stretch. It is completely reversible, with the wrong side being just as wearable as the right side. And it is an excellent solution for variegated yarns if those are your jam. Add in an unexpected twist, like using an odd number rib like 3 x 1 ins...
Knitting: Cape
’No,’ said Faramir, looking into her face. ‘It was but a picture in the mind. I do not know what is happening. The reason of my waking mind tells me that great evil has befallen and we stand at the end of days. But my heart says nay; and all my limbs are light, and a hope and joy are come to me that no reason can deny. Éowyn, Éowyn, White Lady...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Come and join in the chatter and fun as we work through this mystery together. There will be laughter and pattern support and weekly prizes in addition to five grand prizes to be won!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inception, the point at which something begins. In fluid dynamics, inception points are points of change, where one state of being becomes another, as when water flowing down a spillway suddenly becomes aerated. In this pattern, inception points are additional garter tabs where new wedges spring up and change the direction of the top line.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Still water. Dragonflies. Sun filtering down through leaves barely stirring in a lazy summer breeze. A slightly spicy honey scent on the air gives away the presence of water lilies. Not the many-petaled white affairs made famous by painters, but the blunt-leaved, yellow-blossomed bullhead lily that grows where the water is still and slightly br...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Way up at the top of the map, on an island as big as Ireland but with just 112 residents, is the most idyllic national park in the world. Aulavik National Park in the Northwest Territories, showcasing the lush lowlands of northern Banks Island, is a polar paradise – of crystalline rivers, romping muskox, breeding birds, and ancient artefacts. E...
Knitting: Mittens
Way up at the top of the map, on an island as big as Ireland but with just 112 residents, is the most idyllic national park in the world. Aulavik National Park in the Northwest Territories, showcasing the lush lowlands of northern Banks Island, is a polar paradise – of crystalline rivers, romping muskox, breeding birds, and ancient artefacts. E...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Autumn has come to the river. The cool morning mists smoke over the hills, shrouding them in frost that steams when the slow sun finally hits them. Most of the leaves have fallen. Only a few purple oaks still hold their summer mantle, turned brittle and faded in the failing light. The water is speckled with leaves that choke the eddies swirling...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In autumn the geese and ducks on the river call a truce. As the temperatures drop and the water levels fall, the competing flocks grudgingly share space. These odd mixed flocks will remain all winter, as this region is at the northern edge of the winter range for both species. While the skeining flocks of geese and whistling mobs of ducks alway...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Elk Island National Park is situated in the Beaverhills area of Alberta, which with its aspen thickets and easy access to water, has provided shelter for wintering herds of elk, bison and moose since times immemorial. Though there was never any permanent First Nations settlement in the area, there are over 200 archaeological remains of campsite...
Knitting: Throw
Looking to explore Canada’s wilderness, but you don’t have time to hop from province to province? The nature found in Riding Mountain National Park represents three distinct ecosystems (grasslands, mixed wood forest, and eastern deciduous forest) all protected within the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve. Spend your morning among the trees, the...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In 1979, the year my family settled in Guelph, ON, the historic carrousel at Riverside Park reopened after years of disrepair and disuse. The restoration of the carrousel had been spearheaded by Ken Danby, a somewhat famous local painter, amongst others. This beautifully restored antique carrousel was originally created in 1917 by Allen Herscha...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cowl
Elk Island National Park is situated in the Beaverhills area of Alberta, which with its aspen thickets and easy access to water, has provided shelter for wintering herds of elk, bison and moose since times immemorial. Though there was never any permanent First Nations settlement in the area, there are over 200 archaeological remains of campsite...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potting training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friend can go boun...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Mittens
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Cowl
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bounding thro...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lush mixed-wood forests lead to colorful salt marshes and warm ocean beaches. Offshore, golden sand dunes foster calm seas. At night, this Dark Sky Preserve is a celestial masterpiece. An important site to both First Nations Mi’gmaq and later Acadian cultures, Kouchibouguac National Park is an awe-inspiring all-season destination.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Círdan the Shipwright was the eldest of all Elves living in Middle Earth in the Third Age. But he is mentioned in the tales of that age only in passing and does not seem to take an active part in those events, except for being the Master of the Grey Havens from which the Ring Bearers depart at the end of the story.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
… The moon was shining in a broad silver crescent. He held up the map and the white light shone through it. “What is this?” he said. “There are moon-letters here, beside the plain runes which say ‘five feet high the door and three may walk abreast’.” … “These must have been written on a midsummer’s eve in a crescent moon, a long while ago.”
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Her touch such love and longing filledhe raised his eyes, his mourning stilled,and felt his heart new-turned to flame for her that through peril to him came.’Oh Lúthien! Oh Lúthien,more fair than any child of Men! Oh, loveliest maid of Elvenesse, what might of love did thee posses to bring thee here to terror’s lair?Oh, flower of Elfland ever ...
Knitting: Cowl
Polar bears, grizzlies, Arctic wolves and caribou: Ukkusiksalik National Park’s rolling ochre hills and lush tundra teem with wildlife, and are dotted with archeological reminders of the rich history of First Nations cultures that continue to live in this remote wilderness. Snowmobile across the frozen sea in winter. In summer, hike through wil...
Knitting: Headband, Beanie, Toque
But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.
Knitting: Gloves
Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea. Your feet crunch on the pebbled beach as you disembark from your kayak. What adventures await you on the shores of these sheltered, islet dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Robin Gardiner is the twelfth child and sixth son of Samwise and Rosie (née Cotton) Gamgee. He had one younger brother.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Kluane National Park – high in the mountains of southwest Yukon – is a land of extremes. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan), its largest ice field, and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Enjoy days hiking to unforgettable vistas and spend cozy nights in the lodges around Kathleen Lake, ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Knitting: Cape
Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander coastal pathways and beachcomb among sea stacks. Cruise the dramatic, sheer-walled gorge of Western Brook P...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Kluane National Park – high in the mountains of southwest Yukon – is a land of extremes. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan), its largest ice field and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Day hikes offer unforgettable vistas and cozy nights in the lodges around Kathleen Lake, or take a fl...
Knitting: Cowl
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
…Beren said: “…Even now a Silmaril is in my hand.” … And Beren put forth his left hand, slowly opening its fingers; but it was empty. Then he held up his (maimed) right arm; and from that hour he named himself Camlost, the Empty-handed.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
In the legends of Middle Earth, Numenor (like Atlantis) is drowned under the sea as punishment for the pride and folly of its rulers, who turn their backs on the Valar and under the influence of Sauron turn to worshipping darkness. I Imagine this beautiful cushion floating amongst the debris of the sunken court, a mute testimony to the pride an...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Vest
The youngest of the thirteen children of Sam Gamgee and Rose Cotton. ‘Tolman’ was a common name in his mother’s family, and this Tolman shared his name with his grandfather Tolman Cotton, as well as one of his uncles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
There Beren came from mountains cold,And lost he wandered under leaves,And where the Elven-river rolled.He walked along and sorrowing.*
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Sugar season. There are small signs of spring everywhere, from the arrival of migratory song birds vying for territory over the still-frozen marsh, to the pale white blooms of snowdrops peeping over last night’s snow. The buds on the trees are starting to swell, and the sap is running in the sugar bush.
Knitting: Poncho
“… Aulë made the Dwarves strong to endure. Therefore they are stone-hard, stubborn, fast in friendship and in enmity, and they suffer toil and hunger and hurt of body more hardily than all other speaking peoples…”
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea. Your feet crunch on the pebbled beach as you prepare to launch your kayak. What adventures await you on these sheltered, islet-dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Cowl
As soon as the raft of barrels came in sight boats rowed out from the piles of the town, and voices hailed the raft-steerers. Then ropes were cast and oars were pulled, and soon the raft was drawn out of the current of the Forest River and towed away round the high shoulder of rock into the little bay of Laketown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It was not built on the shore, though there were a few huts and buildings there, but right out on the surface of the lake… A great bridge made of wood ran out to where on huge piles made of forest trees was built a busy wooden town, not a town of elves but of Men, who still dared to dwell here under the shadow of the distant dragon-mountain.
Knitting: Cowl
“I should say that, in addition to my tree-love …, it arose from my own pre-occupation with the Lord of the Rings, the knowledge that it would be finished in great detail or not at all, and the fear (near certainty) that it would be ‘not at all’…”
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Kejimkujik (k’gemu-koojik) National Park and Historical Site is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for the largest lake in the park, Kejimkujik preserves ancestral canoe routes, fishing camps and petroglyphs of the Mi’kmaq people. The slipped stitch motif of these mittens reflect many aspects of the park; pointed canoe prows cutting through ...
Knitting: Cowl
Kejimkujik (k’gemu-koojik) National Park and Historical Site is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for the largest lake in the park, Kejimkujik preserves ancestral canoe routes, fishing camps and petroglyphs of the Mi’kmaq people. The slipped stitch motif of this cowl reflects many aspects of the park; pointed canoe prows cutting through sti...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, the inspiration for these leg warmers is the bare vining tendrils in winter, set against the slats of a wooden fence. These leg warmers are a great compliment to the cowl, gloves and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cape
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Along the Bruce Peninsula Trail leading to Tobermory and Fathom Five National Marine Park, the remains of an ancient sea may be seen by the impressions it left on the landscape. Most striking are the dolomite grottos, deep domed caverns carved by the actions of waters that receded long ago. The slowly swirling textured rib of this hat is remini...
Knitting: Cup / Mug
A collection of charted cuffs to use with take out coffee or travel mugs, with images and battle cries appropriate to the major races occupying Middle Earth as developed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Knitting: Cowl
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, this warm cowl is a great compliment to the fingerless gloves/mitts, leg warmers and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, this warm winter hat is a great compliment to the cowl, leg warmers and fingerless gloves/mitts of the same name.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, the inspiration for these fingerless gloves is the bare vining tendrils in winter, set against the slats of a wooden fence. These gloves are a great compliment to the cowl, leg warmers and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap