Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
2014-12-31 Petite Purls will be closing its web doors today. For now, I have posted a PDF of the pattern on Ravelry as it appeared on the Petite Purls web site. This version of the pattern is free. Sometime soon I hope to post a nicely formatted, print-quality PDF. At that point, I will start charging a nominal fee for the pattern. I’ll give som...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
2014-12-31 Petite Purls will be closing its web doors today. For now, I have posted a PDF of the pattern on Ravelry as it appeared on the Petite Purls web site. This version of the pattern is free. Sometime soon I hope to post a nicely formatted, print-quality PDF. At that point, I will start charging a nominal fee for the pattern. I’ll gi...
Knitting: Bookmark, Feet / Legs - Other
Bibliort: an item not originally designed to mark one’s place in a book that is being used for that purpose
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Books are for use
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
One needs to be able to lay claim to one’s books, whether paper or electronic. Calling to mind gilt-stamped morocco leather, this elegant book plate / e-reader cover identifies and protects your technology of choice at home or out in the world.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
The average post-apocalyptic girl so often seems to dress without considering the realities of her environment. This pattern is an attempt to provide clothing appropriate to the arid wasteland without, of course, obscuring anyone’s scantily-cladness. This cropped burnoose is worked in a lightweight yarn at a loose gauge for coolness, with a deep...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
The average post-apocalyptic girl so often seems to dress without considering the realities of her environment. This pattern is an attempt to provide clothing appropriate to the arid wasteland without, of course, obscuring anyone’s scantily-cladness. This cropped burnoose is worked in a lightweight yarn at a loose gauge for coolness, with a deep...
Knitting: Potholder
Inflammable is a double-knit reversible hotpad with an I-cord hanging loop. The motif is based on the flammable hazard symbol. The pattern is fully charted.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Thick, fluffy fisherman’s rib and honeycomb brioche form a warm, decorative, reversible fabric for this close-fitting winter hat. On one side, the stitches evoke a sand dollar. On the other, they resemble a sea anemone as seen at low tide--with tentacles retracted. The stitch patterns and color-play are so engaging that you’re liable to en...
Knitting: Gloves
Empyrean (df.): The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.
Knitting: Booties
These duck foot baby booties feature clever construction and (relative) realism. Birdboot is worked mostly in the round, with no seaming. The duck toes are simple cables (no cable needle needed!) with an i-cord for the hind toe.
Crochet: Scarf
Tweed stitch in crochet goes by many names, including moss, linen, granite and seed stitch. Whatever you call it, the stitch is easy to work and creates a handsome woven texture. The fabric is reversible, an important feature in a scarf.
Knitting: Chart
Full set of duplicate stitch upper- and lower-case monogram alphabets for the Ex Libris e-reader cover.
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
No one looks at you funny if you say you can’t hike as far as you used to because of knee problems, but it’s embarrassing to say you need to stop because your toes hurt. I’ve tried different boots and different lacings, but haven’t figured out how to keep my big toe from jamming against the front of the boot when hiking down hill. I tried silico...
Knitting: Potholder
This pattern is ridiculously easy to knit, solves an important kitchen safety problem, makes a lovely last-minute gift, and is a great way of using up odds and ends from stash.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
I designed this pattern in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the video game Tetris. This cell phone cozy in a mosaic pattern of Tetris blocks is the perfect blend of old school and new. You can size the case to fit anything from iPod to smart phone to glasses to Nook or Kindle or even iPad.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Dec 2009 Updated version includes larger cable pattern for adult-sized socks. Also now has working hyperlinks, and fixed an erratum in Round 1 of the written instructions for the cable pattern (the chart was correct).
Knitting: Mittens
I usually knit in a very planned-out, methodical way. Occasionally, though, I like to just start knitting and change colors as the spirit moves me. These warm, festive children’s mittens knitted in Lamb’s Pride Bulky are the result. They’re easy to make and a great stash-busting project.