Sarah Dawn

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Cowl
This cowl came out of a desire to find a crochet stitch
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
These boot toppers can be mostly attributed to curiosity. Before I got into knitting as an adult, I’d never even heard of such a thing! But, thanks to the amazing pattern database that is Ravelry, I quickly found out that boot toppers are “a thing”, and a thing I wanted to try out in a Canadian Winter!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This hat was one of my early forays into crochet design, worked up in the wonderfully squishy and dense Alpine Stitch! The hat comes down over the back of the neck and over the ears, with a dense stitch pattern to keep the wind away and the sizing runs a touch large, to go over headphones, ponytails, and hair buns! It starts at the crown with a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Legwarmers
These legwarmers came about because “Necessity is the Mother of Invention!” And, because I wanted legwarmers I could remove without taking off my boots. These lace and cable leggings are knit flat, and then fasten up the side of the leg with either buttons or a zipper -- directions for both are included!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The design for this large square shawl came about after exploring the beautiful Stitch Patterns of Gannet Designs. They seemed the perfect stitch patterns for the mesh lace of a larger shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was created as part of the Initiate Knit Design Challenge, hosted by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits. The goal of the challenge was to help people get their design ideas off the ground, and this lace and cable fingering-weight hat was the result!
Crochet: Scarf
Where did this scarf and hood start? I wanted a hood and scarf that even a newcomer to crochet could make and was inspired by this beautiful but, simple, crochet lace stitch pattern. By adding some seaming to make a hood, a beautiful, unique accessory is created that even a beginner can make!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The design for this hat came about thanks to two things: first, the Ravelry Designer’s Challenge, based on a woodland theme, and second, my roommate needed a new hat! It’s the sister pattern to my Woodland Mittens.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were the result of playing with yarn and stitch dictionaries. I wanted a stitch pattern that would show off variegated yarn and keep it from being ‘ugly’. The Ice Cream Sundae Socks were the result!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks come from several ideas, but the biggest one was the idea of travelling lace leaves. I fell in love with this motif the first time I saw it, and this seemed the perfect place to use it! When I was working the partial garter rib, it reminded of a newly sown garden, all in neat lines. Hence, the name of the socks was a relatively easy...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The idea of a striped shawl using gradient sets had been something I’d been considering for a bit. It was some experimentation with gradient swatches that led to the creation of this shawl!
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
The inspiration for this Market Bag came from the Ravelry Designer’s Challenge with the theme of “spring awakening”.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The idea for the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens came from an online knit-along which challenged participants to create something using the Star Stitch pattern. While swatching, I found a particular version of the Star Stitch that created a spiral effect, and these mittens were born from that!
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Inspiration for this Mitered Drawstring Project Bag came from the Ravelry Designer’s Challenge. The challenge was to create a bag using mitered squares, and this was the result! I was looking for something durable, big enough to be a project bag for my knitting, and something that would use up those leftover skeins I had in my stash. This patte...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
The Ribbed Bag of Many Things came about as something I made up for my roommate to put her headphones and mp3 player in, but it could be used to hold just about anything!. It’s a bag knit in the round using 1 by 1 ribbing, then seamed at the bottom with whip stitch, or mattress stitch if you prefer. Eyelets at the top allow for a twisted cord o...