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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by a local burger café, Big Orange is a comfortable slouch that works up warmly but quickly, despite the fine gauge. Simple stranded panels ease the transition between colors and break up the striping.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Stranded legwarmers to keep active little legs nice and cozy. These are 8” tall and 6” around - probably 0-6 months for the average babe, though they’re modeled by Brooklyn, who’s a long tall 16 months old.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the giant bees tended by Beorn the skin-changer in Tolkien’s work The Hobbit, and by the simple comfort of the hobbits themselves, this triangle shawl is worked diagonally from one point to the opposite side - the striping is a perfect compliment to hand dyed yarn and the construction allows you to use every beautiful yard.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Driven by a desire to have a project to keep in my purse, Waiting Room was born. A memorizable pattern means no fiddly pages to keep track of, but there’s enough going on that if your wait is a long one it will
Knitting: Bag - Other
A simple yoga mat bag with a comfortable, sturdy strap and an intuitive, tall-grass inspired stitch pattern that falls into an easy rhythm as you work. The strap and bag are worked as one piece, for stability, and a broad ribbed strap acts as a closure when worn, and is comfortable for carrying.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Inspired to make a miniature version of my Modern Nymph, Eft was born. Sized for 6-12 months, depending on the baby (finished
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whether the pattern evokes an image of tentacles, feathers, honey-comb, or some other geometric pattern, this versatile hat is an entertaining knit - engaging, yet working up quickly, you’ll have time to make one before you’re off on your next adventure!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Soft, wearable, and washable, these striped gloves can be perfectly tailored to suit your purposes. I chose a long cuff and a short finger section, and narrow stripes - but you could alter lengths, stripe widths, and embellishments.
Knitting: Scarf
Pretty but practical, this simple triangle scarf, worked from point to point, was inspired by the vintage chic of Grandmother’s washcloths. An I-cord edge adds sophistication to an easy two-row repeat, and a color change mid way keeps the project interesting to the very end.
Knitting: Scarf
Here’s to a shift of colors - of banishing dividing lines. Here’s to a shift of seasons - of the change from a cold nose to a warm heart. Here’s to a shift of focus - of looking out for the needs of others. And here’s to a shift of vision - of seeing the best in those around us.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This tiny slouchy hat celebrates new beginnings. A quick knit in about 75 yards of worsted-weight yarn, I was inspired to create a gender neutral design that nodded to Spring and new life, while keeping small ears and heads warm as Autumn becomes Winter. It has a 14” circumference, designed for an under-one year old. If you’d like to make yours ...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Fayetteville has a lot to offer in the way of local jewelry artists and artisans! I picked up a few pieces as Christmas gifts, but decided that they needed to be given in something prettier than a cardboard box. And if I can stash-bust at the same time, all the better! These work up very quickly, and are sweet enough to be a gift in themselves.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Taking its name from the Hawai’ian word for a sea turtle, this simple shrug is sized for newborn-6 months (the sleeves are 6.5” long and it’s 7” across the back). I designed it as a transitional piece for the in-between time of cool mornings and warm afternoons. The chevron pattern adds texture and interest, without over-complicating the easy co...
Knitting: Cowl
This soft stranded cowl is inspired by the “snowbirds” that arrive about this time each year. I love the sweet little black-and-grey juncos, and the tracks that they leave in the snow!
Knitting: Skirt
This fun ruffled skirt is a quick knit with washable bulky-weight yarn, and the drawstring waistband allows it to go down to a 10” and up to a 20” waist - meaning that you can enjoy the ruffles for quite awhile! If you want to make yours longer or shorter, it would be easy to adjust the number of tiers (just remember that more tiers means more y...
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Legwarmers
Socks for mum and legwarmers for baby! The traveling cables add interest and break up the variegated yarn, while also adding elasticity.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This cool linen tank uses systematic increases and decreases to create a form-flattering fabric and an effortless collar, and the chevron center panel adds interest to simple stripes. With minimal shaping and a two-row pattern repeat, it’s a perfect travel project - for the knitting, and for the wearing!
Knitting: Cowl
Artosphere is Arkansas’ yearly celebration of arts and nature. I usually do some sort of project inspired by the festival, and this year’s was an exercise in embracing the beauty of things I cannot control. Simple and portable, once complete this earthy green cowl takes a spin in the washing machine that produces a unique and fluid fabric. A few...
Knitting: Cardigan
Whether it’s Jack Frost or the icy blast of conditioned air that’s nipping at your nose, it seems like a cardigan is needed here in the South year-round. This tiny cardi is a simple knit in washable sock yarn, with mock seams and a little short-row detailing to keep it interesting. While the bottom border is edged to keep it from curling, the sl...
Knitting: Booties
I used this elfin pattern when I led a teen knitting club to teach older siblings and teen moms how to knit. There was something magic and empowering about coming in as a nonknitter, making two small squares, and then leaving 2 hours later with a pair of booties. These are designed to be newborn sized (that said, they fit nicely on Brooklyn’s ra...
Knitting: Cardigan
I love Fayetteville’s network of trails, but sometimes the mornings are a bit brisk, the afternoons a bit breezy, and the evenings have a bite that make walking in a simple Tshirt insufficient. This light cardi is my solution - just enough to fend off a chill but not too bulky. The hood keeps the wind from crawling down your collar as it speeds ...
Knitting: Afghan block
Every year, the local knit shop that I work at yarn-bombs our street. It’s not just an art project, though - after the event, the panels are taken down and donated to the animal shelter as cage mats. This panel works up quickly but interestingly, and has many possible applications: cage mats (in different sizes), multiple panels sewn together to...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Here in the South, black rubber - be it a car’s steering wheel or the handlebars of a bike - warms up very quickly in the hot sun. This is my solution to the resultant scorched hands: soft cotton blend gloves that extend up the fingers for full coverage protection, with lacily vented backs and ribbed palms, and short cuffs (since the goal is to ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The best of both worlds, this tiny hat uses a small amount of wonderful washable sock yarn, but it’s held double so that it knits up quickly (making it an awesome last-minute gift).
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
The lightweight cotton in this summery blend is soft on your skin, while the spiraling stitch pattern and linen content will gently exfoliate. These are a quick knit and a little yarn goes a long way - perfect for gifts, or for your own personal pampering!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Short socks for summer days! Inspired by the swirling creeks that cross and border our local system of trails, these are a quick knit with non-traditional decreases on the gusset and toe. The purled central panel appears to widen and narrow as it conforms to your foot - like a rushing stream, guided by its banks.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Depot Arsaga’s is a magnificent local coffee shop/creperie with a wide patio overlooking one of Fayetteville’s trails. The sky overhead, the brickwork and rusty metal of railroad tracks and nearby old buildings, the raised herb beds and the towering trees, the ding of a ready order and the local musicians who gather to play - inspiration com...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Lacey mock cables encircle the ankle and tumble down the foot of these quick socks, inspired by the leafy veggies and delicate blooms that are just starting to show their sprouts. The gusset and toe decreases are incorporated into the patterned panel, skewing the fabric so that it comfortably conforms to your foot.
Knitting: Sachet
This flax and lavender filled eye mask is designed to help you find calm in the same soft way as a gentle Spring rain. Worked on the bias, it’s also a fun way to experiment with applied beading and since it’s so small, you can make several from a single hank of luxury yarn - they’ll be appreciated as gifts!
Knitting: Scarf
This open linen scarf is big enough to do some good against a cold wind, but light enough to be worn even on a warm day. The beads add interest and weight to the fringe, and the hand dyed yarn ensures that no two of these scarves will ever be the same!
Knitting: Messenger Bag
Maple Street is home to most of the UofA’s sorority houses, and this messenger bag was inspired by them. Large enough to be functional (felted, it’s wide enough for most laptops) but with unique and interesting details to add a little individuality and style, this piece has infinite creative possibility!
Knitting: Bracelet
This rolled bracelet works up quickly and is a great use of scrap luxury yarn that you don’t want to waste an inch of - and a fun way to play with beaded knitting!
Knitting: Cardigan
For an evening show at the Walton Arts Center, dinner at a local restaurant, or any other occasion when you need to both look nice and stay warm, this soft and simple cardi works up quickly. Dainty but easy lace adds interest to an otherwise basic outline.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“Deep roots are not touched by the frost” -JRR Tolkien
Knitting: Scarf
Using a simple chevron stitch and large needles, this scarf works up quickly in a soft and gorgeous self-striping yarn (I actually stuck with this for over 5 feet - and I am a chronic cowl-maker who gets bored after about 18 inches).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the old downtown area of Fayetteville, this hat knits up quickly as a washable self-striping yarn does most of the work. I chose a colorway that represented the artistic and eco-friendly mindset I see most, but you can personalize it to your own region!
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl for someone I don’t know well - it’s a different color on each side, so whichever color she prefers can be on display. I used two shades of green, but it would also be truly striking in contrasting colors, or using two different textures of yarn in the same color. Have fun with it! It took about half of each hank, so you sho...
Knitting: Cowl
A simply stash-busting project. You can use any yarn from a light
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Named after a purple and white seashell that I loved to find as child, these gloves feature a cabled band reminiscent of low rolling waves, worked sideways to allow the twists to swirl around your wrist, and a button tab for perfect fit. It’s also a great stash-buster, since any DK-weight yarn will work.
Knitting: Bookmark
Quick to make, this easy bookmark uses just a small amount of left-over sock yarn and makes perfect use of self-striping and hand-painted colorways.
Knitting: Cowl
Named after the Icelandic word for “ice,” this cowl will keep you warm in the coldest of weather. It’s knit on a bias so the edges won’t curl, allowing you to pull it up or scrunch it down.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Named after the Icelandic word for “ice,” this shrug’s simple construction is made to look deceptively complex by columns of increases and decreases. I’ve included 5 sizes, but it can be easily tailored for a perfect fit.
Knitting: Cowl
Quick and simple! The yarn speaks for itself, so I chose an unobtrusive stitch pattern and a basic underlying shape.
Knitting: Pillow
When I read, I like to have a throw pillow. To lay on, to hug, or to mangle if the story becomes intense. Hence the sailorly stripes and stormy blue of this square cushion. It’s worked with bulky yarn on large needles, so you can get back to your book more quickly!
Knitting: Cowl
A fun, funky cowl that’s designed to simply highlight the beplumed yarn! This would also work well for Pagewood Farm’s yarn Plumes (or any of their other confettied creations!)
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Perfect for any DK to worsted weight cotton, the bumpy texture brings exfoliating power and keeps the process interesting. I especially loved the “shine” in the mercerized cottons, but CEY Sprout or (discontinued) Mission Falls 1824 Cotton would be great, as well.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This easy shawl was originally knit with worsted weight yarn, but would translate easily into any gauge. It’s a great way to use up left over yarns from other projects, as well as being perfect for a prayer shawl.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Simple, short cuffed socks - my inspiration was a sea breeze, frothing up both clouds and water. There is an intuitive chart to keep things interesting but not traumatically complex, and while there is a left and a right sock, it doesn’t matter which foot you wear them on - you can choose to have the wind blowing toward you, or away from you.
Knitting: Skirt
Named after Anne Bonny, a female pirate who cruised the Caribbean with Calico Jack in the 1700s, this versatile linen skirt is increased evenly on four points and finished with a deep, simple lace ruffle, reminiscent of an antique handkerchief.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
From the Old Norse word for basket comes our word for a bee’s home, which was the inspiration for this welted slouch hat. For a regularly fitting cap, work 7 inches instead of 9 before decreasing, and add a plain round between each decrease round.
Knitting: Scarf
Perfect as a gift or to pamper yourself, this quick scarf uses only one skein of Pagewood Farm’s beautiful hand dyed silk. Mine ended up about 3 feet long - for a longer version, go up a needle size. The dropped stitches allow the end of the scarf to be pulled through like a keyhole.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
A soft comfy cowl, long enough to be worn as a necklace or doubled up for warmth. It’s an easy knit, and a good introduction to stripes and working with fine weight yarns.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Designed for comfortable wearability, these socks are a quick, fun knit, easy yet engaging.
Knitting: Clutch
This clutch takes longer to dry after it’s been felted than it takes to knit - it’s fun, fast and easy; great as a gift or for beginning knitters (since the felting process hides uneven stitches).
Knitting: Skirt
As the goal of alchemy is to produce from one of many possible ingredients a single product, that is, gold, this skirt is designed to be fabulous on any figure, knit with any compatible yarn. The pattern itself is simple, with all shaping completed in the first 7 inches, and the beauty of the design lies in the colors that you choose.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Feet / Legs - Other
These boot toppers are a great stash-busting project, perfect for left-over sock yarn. This gauge fits a boot with an 11” upper circumference. To fit a larger or smaller boot, use larger or smaller needles. The lace pattern begins with a simple two-row repeat, so if you want them longer or shorter they’re easy to customize.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I used these to teach teens how to knit - the gauge doesn’t matter, they can be worn year-round and they’re less time-sucking for a beginner than scarves are. If you’re a more experienced knitter, then these make for great movie knitting and last-minute gifts. You can also experiment with different stitch patterns - the sky’s the limit!
Knitting: Skirt
Designed for ease and comfort in any situation, this skirt was born of an autumn in New York City - I needed something durable, washable, and heavy enough not to blow up a la Marilyn Monroe, yet still flattering and fashionable.
Knitting: Bookmark
This pattern was written for my local library’s Teen summer reading program.
Knitting: Cuffs
A super-simple wristband. I designed it for a teenage knitting class - but I think we could all wear our hearts on our sleeves a little more often!
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
A simple heart-shaped washcloth. Great as a gift - make them pink and red for Valentine’s Day, in sweet pastels for a baby shower, or in the bride’s favourite colours for a wedding shower. Any worsted-weight cotton will work - have fun!
Knitting: Necktie
Something that always bugged me about knitted ties was the point - or lack thereof. They all seem to be either square or diagonal, but there were no really tie shaped ties. Here is my solution, presented as a House Tie. i realize that a perfectly authentic House tie would have diagonal stripes, but given a choice between diagonal stripes or a po...