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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!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

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: Tee
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, Shawl / Wrap
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 an...
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 r...
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!