eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 4 patterns

The socks featured in Colorplay Socks were designed to demonstrate the effect of stitch pattern on hand-dyed yarns. From stockinette to rib, cables and lace, you’ll see what a difference a pattern stitch can make! These socks are simple and suitable for beginners. More advanced sock knitters can alter to fit their personal preferences.

eBook : 15 patterns

This book will be released May 2014; patterns are listed now for the use of sample knitters and Shannon. Add the ebook to your queue or favorite patterns.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
Icehouse is a charted design by Shannon Okey designed as a scarf. You can knit it in any yarn you like, and in multiple ways: as double-knit, as stranded color work (there are some very long floats in parts of the pattern, I recommend Kaffe Fassett’s method for twisting the yarn as you go to keep the floats stable), or as a knit-purl pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
What can I say? This pattern sprang, fully formed, from the yarn ball. (See more preview information here on my blog). She’s been called a lot of things since…Corn Goddess, Tonantzin…but “Maize” stuck. Like ripe corn in a summertime field, with cabled furrows running around the body. You can also omit the sleeves fo...
Knitting: Scarf
Sometimes it’s best to just let the yarn shine through. This soft and squooshy yarn from Alchemy comes in many gorgeous colors and makes an ordinary stitch pattern extraordinary!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s so hard to be married to a knitter. (Yes, that was sarcasm). You get things custom-knitted for you, you’re even given input on what you would like to have in the final product, and all the knitter asks is for a model when it’s done.
Knitting: Cowl
Yes, you really can knit this in an hour! The name “Minu” means heaven or paradise in Persian, and you will agree with the name when the cold winter wind is whipping around your head this month.
Knitting: Cowl
Sample knit using Noro Kureyon #260.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple yet effective scarf with different, yet attractive public and private-facing sides, Uzume makes a beautiful, wavy cabled fabric courtesy of twisted purl stitches.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Why call this hat Xylem? The lacy eyelets and other design features reminded me of xylem under a microscope (see here, or check out the Google image search results)! It all seemed to click into place, since the color of this lovely yarn is called Sap -- enjoy!
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan set’s name is also a woman’s name in Japan: in Japanese 聡 (sato) “wise” + 美 (mi) “beautiful”.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit from cushy Cascade Eco Wool, Copine was inspired by a well-loved thrift store sweater and redesigned for handknitting in a larger gauge. This sweater originally appeared in Yarn Forward magazine and is now being sold directly by the designer.
Knitting: Cowl
From now until 31 January 2010, ALL proceeds from Ennis after PayPal fees will go to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.
Knitting: Purse
Originally published in UK magazine Yarn Forward, Red Lotus is a knitted-then-felted bag with an unusual petal construction. Pattern includes directions for using your own handles or for knitting handles, your choice.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I developed this pattern as a good introduction to stranded colorwork knitting for people who don’t want to dive right in with a sweater or do something fiddly and small-gauge. It takes part of a skein of Noro Kureyon and part of a skein of Cascade 220. You can substitute with any other multicolor and solid yarn you like, the important poi...
Knitting: Cardigan
Some people see a knitted dissected frog and say “ew!” Some people end up designing a sweater because it gave them an idea. (Note: I am one of the latter)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These stylish horseshoe-cable wristwarmers were designed as a simple, quick knit that will also show you how to read a chart and compare it to written directions. The word directions for the cable even line up directly with the same line in the chart!
Knitting: Cardigan
This began life as my 2008 NaKniSweMo sweater, but as the compliments piled up at the LYS, I decided to offer it for sale as well. It’s extraordinarily flattering for plus-sized women, includes shaping where you need it, and could be knit from just about any yarn you fancy that cables well.
Knitting: Pullover
This is the official sweater for NaKniSweMo 2008 (see http://www.ravelry.com/groups/nakniswemo-kal) -- we are selling it to raise money for a local no-kill animal shelter. Design by Elaine Hilliard (mom2bassets), pattern by Shannon Okey. Please note Elaine designed this; it’s listed under Shannon Okey to enable selling ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Katalin is a stylish, simple-to-knit möbius wrap and wristlets from yummy merino/alpaca/silk yarn. Sizing the pattern down is easy if you’d rather have a lovely neckwarmer instead of a full-body wrap, just cast on fewer stitches!
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This hat is named after “Queen of the Milliners” Caroline Reboux (1837-1927) who – in addition to her hat-related innovations – divided half her profits among the lead cashier, workroom director and other women in her employ. She is perhaps best known for inventing the felt cloche hat. See http://tinyurl.com/reboux for more info on her!
Knitting: Kerchief
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Cardigan
The cable charts for this pattern are now available on the knitgrrl.com errata page and as a free download here on my Ravelry store.