Sarah Ocepek

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Mia Bella’s Snug yarn inspired this fabulous beanie & cowl!
Knitting: Cardigan
The worlds best top down baby sweater!!!!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hem brimmed hat adds extra warmth on the brim and keeps your ears toasty! It could be knit in a single color and would only need 100g. I chose to add a touch of color, which I love and has inspired the name!!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I purchased local hand dyed yarn in Ketchikan, Alaska and was inspired to design and knit this hat. This hat has the appearance of complexity while the actual knitting is quite simple and the crown shaping has such a beautiful finished look.
Knitting: Onesies, Sleepwear
This timeless, chic sleep-sack with a hood is the perfect gift for any new mom in your life! Little ones snuggle up in this cozy sack!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This boat neck tank is an easy pattern with a touch of lace at the bottom edge. Let the yarn do all the work!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here are two quick knit patterns that are simple to follow and beautiful finished hats for you or a wonderful gift for loved ones!!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple top down construction with incredible drape!
Crochet: Cowl
Interesting texture and a pretty lace edging make this a cowl you have to crochet! That and the lux yarn!!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gauge is somewhat inconsequential in this pattern. Because you are working a slip stitch pattern, you don’t want to knit too tightly.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl was inspired by my wonderful friend and customer Suzie Raskin, hence the name :)
Knitting: Cardigan
This beautiful cardigan has a simple yet delicate lace back that adds an unexpected feminine touch to a classic shape.
Knitting: Cowl
This fabulous cowl will show off your yarn and is a great stash buster!!
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl has very interesting construction with a shorter back so it sits comfortably on the back of your neck but has the fullness in front that is so popular.
Knitting: Poncho
Enjoy this super simple poncho for the little angel in your life!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Get your creative juices flowing with this simple hat! You will get addicted to choosing your colors and working it up! Let me know if you have any questions along the way.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
My hand dyed yarn Fathom is a super bulky superwash yarn, so naturally I wanted to design something for kids. This little shrug is a quick knit because of the super bulky yarn and because it is worked in one piece flat.
Knitting: Poncho
This drapey cape is knit top-down and is very simple, just pick two contrasting but complimentary colors and get started!
Knitting: Cardigan
This baby sweater is knit from the back to the front in one piece, and then the sides and sleeves are seamed. I used 3 colors to achieve the sophisticated striping but it can also be knit in a solid color.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
This hat and mitt set are knit out of the new color changing yarn Abracadabra by Hikoo. It is so cool! I included instructions for Newborn & Child size hats but only the Adult size mitts.
Knitting: Vest
This cabled vest is knit from the bottom up and joined under the bust for a very flattering shape. The cable detail on the back mirrors the front neck shaping. The vest can be knit in a standard length or as a tunic.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I wrote this simple cabled hat for my new yarn Fathom, (82 yds, 80%SW Merino/20%Nylon, Super bulky, single ply). Great for first time cable knitters, the instructions are written out instead of charted!
Knitting: Cowl
Pente is a new gradient yarn I am dying
Knitting: Cowl
I wrote this cowl for my new MB Mini skeins. Choose 5 colors, 60yds ea. of BFL/Alpaca blend Aran weight.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This was our pattern for the Chicagoland Yarncrawl 2014 and it is now available for purchase!!
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
I kept this cowl/mitt set simple because the tonal yarn Classy by Dream in Color is so lovely. If you haven’t tried a knit-on border before, don’t be intimidated, just go for it! Please, feel free to contact me with any questions.
Knitting: Onesies
I made this set for a newborn photo shoot for my daughter Charlotte Jane. As I have been showing the photos to everyone I come in contact with I have had requests for the pattern, so here it is.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My brand new yarn Silky Road (570yds of 50/50 silk/merino, DK)!!!
Knitting: Cowl
I designed this cowl for one of my favorite customers, Marci, who wanted to learn to knit cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This summer I visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens and was completely inspired by the butterfly exhibit! I also found this lux yarn base that is a blend of BFL, Cashmere and Silk, and I started dyeing it. This top-down pattern is a result of the combination of my inspiration and yummy yarn. I hope you enjoy the unique shape and textures!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is knit with 2 hanks of our Lavish MCN yarn in complementary, contrasting colors. and it has a very simple knit-on lace border. If you knit it up please post it so we can see your finished project and please contact me with any questions. There was a change to the border instructions, so if you already have this pattern and are havin...
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl was our Yarn Crawl free crochet pattern and it was designed by one of our extraordinary teachers Caryl Sclove!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was knit out of super soft, Hand Dyed 100%BFL in high contrast colors to set off the diamond themed colorwork. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Enjoy!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I created this design on my Honeymoon in Jamaica
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern was written for a class teaching Top-Down techniques and it was popular so I decided to put it up for others to use.
Knitting: Throw
This afghan was designed by Nell Thorpe for our shop using a machine washable synthetic yarn. Because the pattern is simple and easy to follow and the knitter ends up with a beautiful, drapey casual chic throw with easy care, it has been exceptionally popular and we decided to share the pattern with the ravelry world. Hope you enjoy and feel fr...
Knitting: Cowl
This Pattern was designed by one of Mia Bella’s amazing experts, Lynn Hawley! The yarn is brand new this season from Elsebeth Lavold and it is soooo yummy!!! The yarn is 219 yds per skein, 50%linen, 30%viscose, 20% silk
Knitting: Cowl
The Challah Cowl is a simple and fast knit and is a great pattern for knitters of any skill level.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is sold as a kit in our shop, using my hand dyed yarn in 5 mini skeins that graduate from light to dark or from one color to another. It can and has however been knit out of a single colorway and is equally lovely. Lavish is a great 1st lace project and can be knit to any size as it is self bordering. If you would like to purchase th...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I wrote this pattern for the 2011 Chicago Yarn Crawl and I just realized I never posted it to Ravelry, so here it is. This cabled hat has written instructions instead of a chart so it is great for those of you who don’t enjoy reading charts. Enjoy!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This is a wonderful reversible pattern which means it doesn’t have a “wrong” side!! It’s easy to make it larger by adding a repeat or more.