Sarah B. Abram

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

For the June Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, I’ve designed a set of five candy-inspired patterns, from shawls to hats to leg-warmers. There’s even a tutorial and pattern for editing a loose t-shirt into a fashionable summer piece--with knitting!

eBook : 2 patterns

Fletch & Oliver is a 2-pattern collection of unisex designs you can make for yourself and someone you love!

eBook : 4 patterns

My friends were the muses for this adventure, and Lorna’s Laces provided the medium. I’m very excited about this collection, and I hope you are too!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Zamtari is a modular shawl that plays with the direction of the knitting, as well as slipped stitches to cause cascading wings.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Inspired by the cover of Where The Wild Things Are, this blanket has a beautiful, easily memorized, and engaging lace pattern.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Slipped stitches give this modular blanket a wing-like rippling effect. Use as many colors as you wish!
Knitting: Scarf
First published in 1 Knit 1 Chicago kit club, Tremula acquainted a large knitting community with beaded lace knitting. The all-over lace stretches a single skein of Mrs Crosby Train Case to a generous decorative shawl.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Garralon is a striking cabled laptop case, bordered by an i-cord for structured conturing.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sebring is an eclectic mix of slipped-stitch chevron and lace, both hard and soft, masculine and feminine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kimball is a full crescent shawl with a varied, and therefore innocuous set of increases. At the border there are strategic short-rows to create a zig-zag and lace scallops.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Spring Tease is a mix of torrential garter-stitch wedges and floral lace panels; it’s perfect for lightly variegated single skeins or pairings of complimentary skeins.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hoopoe is based on the colors and patterns on the bird of its namesake, a majestic bird from Eurasia and Africa. The body is made with increases and decreases, and the wing patterns are made with short rows and slipped stitches.
Knitting: Scarf
The Dovetail Scarf is a modular piece that uses simple mesh lace, Indian cross-stitch, and garter stitch to create a swooping, feathery accessory.
Knitting: Cowl
The irregular, elongated, sloping, twisting cables mirror the beautiful yarn in a harmonious way.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Be kind; rewind! This garter-stitch stole uses short-rows to create swooping turns reminiscent of circuit boards and video store graphics!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fight the power by showing your own power of creation! Keep your ears pricked up and never get complacent!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The final version includes:
Knitting: Cowl
This lightning zig-zag cowl is knit sideways asa tube, starting with a provisional cast-on and grafted shut for a truly seamless piece. This piece can easily be made longer by adding more repeats.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These simple mitts are set apart with their Swiss tabs to convert the cuff from long and straight to playfully scrunched. The twisted-stitch rib is elegant and flexible, and the speckled yarn gives it some sparkle!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pop-Art Pop-Tart is a fun colorwork hat with Lichtenstein-style polkadots and a Warhol color palette.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Zelm is a beautiful, reversible, squishy 2-color brioche hat, knit in the round, with an easy to remember pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Fleur De Love shows delicate colorwork in the special daisy stitch, and has a decrease that is created seamlessly by altering the special stitch.
Knitting: Poncho
I’ve often avoided wearing ponchos because I’ve felt constricted–I like to swing my arms, give hugs and high-fives, and reach for things on high shelves. I designed this poncho with luxurious Malabrigo Rasta so it would be comforting and warm, but also would provide freedom of movement. The diagonal slits on the front allow your arms to extend ...
Knitting: Cowl
Boundless Universe is a textured Infinity scarf that showcases speckled yarns by providing texture and elongated stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Back To School is a shawl knit on a bias, using a contrast color to add a graphic edge. For a little extra credit, there are some short-row triangles to make a garter-stitch chevron (or “Charlie Brown”) stripe!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sigrim is a five-pointed shawl that mixes cables and textured lace, perfect for showcasing variegated and speckled yarns.
Knitting: Cowl
Embouchure (Ahm-bǝ-shur) is the oral shaping that adds warmth and beauty to woodwind instrumentation. This cowl, with its sloped chevron and smooth texture, will add warmth and beauty to your wardrobe!
Knitting: Scarf
This asymmetrical design is deceptively easy to knit up in no time. Just choose your favorite bulky yarn and get knitting!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Oliver Toque is a fun and easy way to make the visual effect of stranded colorwork without the pixelation or the hassle. It’s also a
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Melvina is a rectangular lace stole knit on a bias; perfect for showcasing gradient or color-changing yarns with an unexpected diagonal.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kelebek is the Turkish word for butterfly. These radiating short-rows in highly contrasting colors are inspired by both the turquoise jewelry of Turkey and the wings of a butterfly.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is inspired by the vines and flowers that grow haphazardly out of the stone structures in this remote region of Svaneti, Georgia.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Much like the traditional vocal music from Georgia, Polyphony has three parts that go in different directions and have varying degrees of detail, but as a whole creates a warm and beautiful tapestry.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is a fun way to showcase variegated yarn, with long slipped stitches capturing their own special moments in variegation!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Amalie is a cozy colorwork hat that moves quickly and has a star at the top!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Rebel is a modular scarf made up of bottom-up triangles with a slip-stitch spine up the center of each one.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Beauty is in the eye of the storm with this swirling, diagonal lace beret. Enjoy the flirty lightness of this decorative hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This fascinating panel worked with twisted stitches and bobbles gives the impression of a hailstorm, but maintains stylistic beauty.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret will keep you warm, and the “Mistake Rib” is deceptively easy, while looking elegantly complex.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The short-rows and sharp turns result in piercing, tessellated bolts of lightning. Both wildly graphic and warm, this shawl will surely be a go-to in your closet!
Knitting: Cowl
Mixing a thick yarn with open lace work has a lovely effect of providing warmth while still offering a delicate beauty.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These sideways-knit mitts, when worked in hand-dyed, variegated yarn, give the illusion of paint dripping down your arms, while still boasting a sweet picot detail.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Starting with a beaded picot cast-on may feel like a big to-do, but once it’s done and you start decreasing, you’ll find that the rest of the shawl is nothing!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Subconscious is a shawl in which short-rows alternately spill off of and meet up with each other, evoking branches, zippers, braids, and zebras.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The stitch patterns that pad the soles of these luxurious socks will ensure comfort on the go!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What does the fox say? That’s up to you, once you’re wearing this adorable hat! This is a good first project for exploring intarsia in the round--it can be done! By following simple, straight-forward instructions, you can be the envy of all your friends!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Beginning with a short-row-shaped garter-stitch body, this shawl fans out into flames of lace, finished with a beaded detail on each tip.
Knitting: Bonnet
This adorable, top-down bonnet brings a pop of fun to cool spring days and will carry over nicely to the winter months ahead.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Enjoy the lush softness of this chunky angora yarn by enveloping your calves in these cozy warmers, detailed with lace and cables to mimic spun sugar.
Knitting: Edging
This fun statement piece will wow your friends, only take up a few hours of your time to make, and the wool is super-wash! Win-win-win!
Knitting: Scarf
Jolie Rancher is a two-part scarf that wraps generously around your neck and shoulders, radiating an old-West lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Saltwater Taffeta is a shawlette with staggered lace panels and short-rows to give it shape. Yep. Short-rows in the lace pattern. And a sideways cast-on. You’re welcome, nerds.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Chopin is a hat to use up that special, small bit of yarn in your stash that you can’t quite give up; in fact, you’d love to showcase it! Using short-rows for the color-work, you can avoid the hassle of intarsia or stranding, while adding a natural slouch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Like the street in Chicago, this hat starts in the round, then changes directions. This pattern is made especially for variegated yarns, giving them a beautiful, painterly feel.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As a bottom-up, then sideways, shawl with an easy-to-memorize lace repeat, it goes a lot faster than the final product suggests!
Knitting: Cowl
Condurat is a springy, twisty design that makes bold, reversible use of two colors.
Knitting: Cowl
People love you! Wear your helmet! And now you can do so and also be warm when it’s chilly outside. This cowl has a simple slipped-stitch motif and straps that are specifically designed to go through the holes in a Bell helmet (the kind I have). If you have a different kind of helmet, I would suggest looking at it, gauging the placement and siz...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This sideways-knit earflap hat is a quick knit and a stash-buster in one, with super cute button details that will either keep you warm or keep those Amelia-esque earflaps out of the way!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Using a single skein of Malabrigo Twist, this top-down hat has some fun with puns--nearly all the cables are done with twisted stitches! Enjoy this quick knit, and the butter-soft baby merino will be hugging your ears in no time!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Sheridan is a scarf or a shawl, depending on the amount of slant you give the “petals” that swirl off each other. Worked in simple garter stitch, it gracefully hugs your shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple shawl that, through the use of short-rows and variegated yarn, creates radiating beams of color and a shape that hugs your shoulders without slipping.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely shawl with an intriguingly unique construction. I was inspired by both outer-edge-up shawls and side-to-side shawls and wondered if, by using short-rows, I could combine the two in one seamless piece. The result was this stunning number with a delicate lacy edge and a vertical “grain” in the body.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This is a fun, versatile hat which utilizes mock-eyelet cables, rice-stitch, and short rows. Oh yes, and buttons! The brim can be worn down, to give the hat a slouchy look, or it can be folded up to become more of a beanie. The brim is knit perpendicular to the rest of the hat, but by knitting stitches on the brim together with stitches on the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fun, easy pattern which requires a personal touch--which buttons are you going to use? What color? Also, feel free to add a stripe in there if you want!