Amy Christoffers

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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
Lunenburg Pullover is worked from the top down in the round with a ‘Bohus-ish’ stranded yoke. The fit on this garment is easily adapted to suit your taste- choose +/- ease to suit your style. Finished measurements are actual measurement around chest/hip after blocking. The length is slightly cropped- if you wish to add additional length to the ...
Knitting: Cardigan
A cropped top down raglan cardigan with an eyelet motif incorporated into the raglan increases. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses, I like it with waisted pants as well. I suggest putting all the stitches on waste yarn and trying the sweater on before you begin the ribbing to be sure you have a l...
Knitting: Pullover
Paper birch is a raglan pullover worked from the bottom up in the round.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
A cropped top down raglan with an eyelet motif incorporated into the raglan increases. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses though I find it is well suited to high waisted pants as well. I suggest putting all the stitches on waste yarn and trying the sweater on before you begin the ribbing to be su...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Digby Hat is a riff on the fisherman’s rib (1/2 brioche or tuck stitch) worked with a cable motif inspired by fisherman’s sweaters and a family vacation driving across Nova Scotia. The Fisherman’s rib is very elastic creating a stretchy toque with extra deep ribbing to fold over for double warmth against cold wind.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
The Rarebit Pullover’s stranded color work yoke features motifs inspired by the weaving patterns on traditional Welsh Coverlets. This sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are worked separately and joined at the underarm then the yoke is shaped with short rows. The stranded color work yoke is charted, all other...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is intended to be worn with positive ease, choose a size 5-10” larger then your actual bust measurement.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Hen of the Wood Shawl is a 1/2 Pi shawl- beginning at the center top and worked down. It is knitted in a garter stitch lace, a combination I love for being both rugged and delicate at the same time- perfect to show off the beautiful rustic qualities of this woolenspun fine wool from The Green Mountain Spinnery. The yarn has a subtle tweedy ...
Knitting: Cardigan
A Grown Ladies version of the Cockleshell Cardigan from the Mason Dixon Knitting Field Guide No 6. The Savage Heart Cardigan has the same simple construction as the baby sweater reimagined with new shaping so that it will hang just so from the shoulders and knitted at a relaxed gauge for extra cozy drape creating a relaxed fitting cocoon of a c...
Knitting: Cardigan
The body of this garment is worked from the bottom up. The pocket lining are knit first (and double as swatches). The body is worked in one piece to the underarms, the sleeves worked in the round to the underarm. The body and sleeves are joined and the yoke is worked in 1 piece with raglan shaping. A front band of vertical 1x1 rib is knitted se...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. Switch from circular to double pointed needles (or preferred method for working small circumferences) when working the crown shaping, when the stitches no longer fit comfortably around the circular needle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sugar Mountain is knit with the 2017 batch of The Happiest Yarn from a Wing and A Prayer Farm and Odacier’s Doc Mason’s Wool. This is a farm yarn that is produced in limited quantities- and each year it is produced it will look and feel a little different. This shawl was designed to make the most of a limited quantity of precious yarn- The shaw...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. The suggested double pointed needles can be substituted with 2 circular or magic loop, whichever method of knitting small circumference you prefer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Last summer I walked in the never ending twilight of the Shetland simmer dim across sheep pastures dotted with arctic wild flowers that ended abruptly in windy cliffs over the North Sea. I had brought with me a sketchbook and water color paints, pencils and a camera but I found them completely inadequate to capture what I wanted to remember abo...
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was cast-on on on a train ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow Scotland. We were traveling back from a truly grand Shetland adventure and talking about all about lace and shawls. I had an idea that I wanted to knit a traditional shawl but from the outside in. This began as proof of concept- I wanted it to use every last inch of precious so...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan
The Farm House Cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm. The body is worked back and forth in rows then the body and sleeves are joined and the yoke is worked with raglan shaping. The neck bands are a continuation of the front, they are joined with a 3-Needle BO and sewn to the neck b...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bracken is an entrelac shawl inspired by traditional Hap shawl construction and patchwork quilts. It is worked from the point up and out to the hypotenuse then the edging is picked up along the adjacent and opposite sides and worked out. The entrelac blocks are worked in striped garter stitch. The only ends to weave in are the at the cast on an...
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
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Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cardigan
The Cinnamon Girl Cardigan began with a conversation about the yarn. Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire is a hand dyed 100% Rambouillet wool from New York state, its a bouncy round Aran weight that finds that perfect balance between rugged and softness. In short its the yarn you want for a ‘forever sweater’, the kind of sweater you reach for season...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down in the round. The yoke is worked in a hybrid of ‘round’ yoke and raglan shaping with subtle neck shaping integrated into the yoke construction. The body and sleeves are separated and worked seamlessly to the cuff.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Named for the little shore birds that scurry with invisible legs and fly together in cloud formation over the coastline of New England, this shawl is worked on the bias in a completely reversible rib and eyelet pattern- there is no right or wrong side.
Knitting: Cardigan
The everyday, everywhere, with everything cardigan. This cardi started life as a class demonstration for my ‘how to finish a sweater’ class at SSK, the Knitgirllls Super Summer Knit-together. It is worked in pieces and seamed because it was designed as a primer on basic finishing skills- mattress stitch, shoulder joins, how to set in sleeves, p...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Northfield is the perfect piece to keep with you on the coldest of winter days.The wonderful large size and soft, drape-y fabric is just what you will want to have wrapped around your shoulders.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
The Catboat Cardigan is having a little fun with tradition, mixing a little of the traditional Gansey with modern sports wear. The tweedy Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance pairs perfectly with some leather buttons but it has already occurred to me that I want to do this all season, everyday, sweater again with the Spinnery’s Cotton Comfort.
Knitting: Cowl
Wrap your self in love and happiness
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the first in the Baby Cocktails Mixed Drink Series, where two designers work with the same element and see where we come out.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lazy Jacks
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A riff on the traditional, a cabled cardigan inspired by Vermont granite and by the late 19th/early 20th century stone carvings done by the Craftsmen in Central Vermont. The cardigan is hip length with a fitted saddle shoulders, waist shaping and generously overlapped fronts for that perfect mix of tailored fit and a laid back, comfortable style.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A somewhat slouchy toque with a completely reversible stitch pattern. The sample does not reflect this but the hat could be blocked as a beret if you prefer.
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan
A perfectly wearable, everyday cardi, knit from the top down without seams. The yoke is worked with an elongated raglan for a relaxed slouchy feel and a cut-away hem channels the feeling of a cocoon sweater with out the fuss or extra fabric. The body is worked in stockinette stitch with gentle waist shaping and the edges are finished in a neat ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
An easy to work, easy to wear, unisex hat and mitt set. Worked in wool with a super stretchy waffle stitch for comfort and warmth.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
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Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cardigan
A swingy a-line cardigan with generously sized patch pockets sewn on after the knitting is complete.
Knitting: Cardigan
The body is worked in one piece to the under arm, then fronts and back are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. A sequence of sheer/opaque stripes are worked throughout.
Knitting: Cardigan
Softer then the coziest sweatshirt but much more ladylike.
Knitting: Pullover
The body is worked in the round to the under arm, then front and back are divided and worked back and forth in rows. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. A sequence of sheer/opaque stripes are worked throughout.
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Cardigan
A hip-length v-neck cardigan with set-in sleeves and a subtle texture panel that shimmers then fades in a variegated yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A hat with a textured stitch pattern inspired by Gladys Thompson’s Guernsey & Jersey Patterns book. Hat is written for 3 lengths, beanie (ski cap), slouchy (cloche like), and very slouchy (tam like)- The varying lengths can also used to adapt the pattern to a variety of head sizes with blocking. Hat shown is the middle size: slouchy.
Knitting: Cardigan
A hip length cardigan with a shawl collar and 2-button closer that can be worn comfortably open or closed.
Knitting: Mittens
Ephemera are transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. These mittens are sort of like that. Knitted in a loosely spun single ply yarn, they will not last more then a season or two. But they only take a day or two to knit (a few hour...
Knitting: Cardigan
This classic V-neck cardigan features lace patterning at hip, yoke and lower sleeve.
Knitting: Cardigan
A long lean tomboy cardigan with Aran style texture, without the bulk. Knit seamlessly in a draping worsted weight yarn with sweet, easily memorized 2 and 3 st cables framed by textured stitch panels.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Men’s wear inspired but softer and lighter, with a nicely feminine fit. The allover texture stitch, reminiscent of the subtle plaids used in classic woolen ‘sporting’ jackets, is a simple knit/purl combination, easily memorized and quickly knit in a worsted weight yarn. The jacket features generously sized welt pockets and an oversized collar k...
Knitting: Pullover
The stitch panel pattern for the Berlin Gansey was discovered in a photograph of a flapper, taken in Berlin Germany in 1924.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A double knit cloche hat, completely reversible for a quick disguise when you’re on the run from the evil Sherif of Nottingham, or simply want one hat to match two coats.
Knitting: Scarf
The simplest color work, a ‘wrong side’ that is completely different yet as nice as its reverse and a clever little trick with a crochet hook for the finishing yield whole that is greater then the sum: A light and gauzy scarf knit in a deliciously soft yarn with brilliant retro colors.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
Details, details, this bag is all in the details, a double start CO, knit in the round, lace every row, applied i-cord, sewn lining and zippers to close.The yarn is cool and elegant, perfect summer knitting and a nice lace alternative to a shawl for the hot humid days to come…
Knitting: Cardigan
Pinnate: Having leaflets arranged in two rows along an axis. From Taylor’s Guide to Perennials. Inspired by a Victorian shirt waist, updated to a modern a-line silouette with ¾ set-in sleeves and a shawl collar. Columns of rose leaves from hem to bind off create a long line on a stockinette stitch body with a simple eyelet stitch panels on the ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Acer saccharum- the Sugar Maple trees that surround our house, named for the resemblance of the stitch pattern to the tree’s bark.
Knitting: Mittens
These little fishes are quick to knit and kid approved!