Sharon Mooney

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

Great eBook with 5 different styles of fingerless mitts in 5 different sizes from child through large adult man. These are a snap to make! There’s something for everyone - colorwork, beads/crystals, lace.

eBook : 14 patterns

Each of the bracelets in this collection is knitted using only the knit stitch! The beads are strung onto the size 3 crochet thread before knitting in a specific order (complete instructions for how to accomplish this are included). The beads are size 6/0 glass seed beads; I prefer Japanese Miyuki beads since they are so uniform. Bracelets each have a specific design in beads on the right side. The wrong side of each bracelet is one solid color of beads.

eBook : 4 patterns

Four scrumptious patterns for lovely shawls with or without beads are included in this great little eBook.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are great colorwork ivy themed mitts! This is a good design for the gardeners among us! They are big enough to work for most adults, men and women. You can make them fairly quickly for gifts and because of the colorwork (makes a “double” layer of yarn inside), they are nice and warm without disabling your fingers.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts are so cute with their knitted in optical illusion. They are a match to my “Optics” cowl, also on ravelry.com! Great for gifts, they work up quickly and can be worn by female and male hands. (For a bigger hand, use a light worsted and size US 6 needles.)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fun and Festive! These are quick to knit and easy, too! Make them for you, your family, your friends, you coworkers….
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lovely shawl is the best of naughty and nice! It’s beaded extensively, which adds great weight to the piece. It’s large enough to really wear and it’s in a sultry magenta color with rich pearly glass beads (Miyuki #421C) in size 6/0 (1935 beads, to be exact!). Cant you just imagine taking a succulent apple from beneath this shawl to offer ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These cute mitts are the same pattern as my “Snuggles”, but with the added interest of a charted holly and berry pattern to strand or add with duplicate stitch. Duplicate stitch is very easy and the chart is big, easy to read. The beginning stitch of the duplicate stitch is marked for you on the mitt as you knit, taking away any guesswork.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is another of my free patterns for those who are generous enough to use their knitting to the benefit of others. Thank you for your kindness.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is a great holiday accessory! Make a set for you, your boyfriend or husband, your brother, your sister, your kids, your friends, your …..! It’ll fit a wide range of hand sizes - 6” through 9” hand circumference (measured above thumb at widest point. The mitt is based on a very easy pattern of mine. Minimal shaping, ribbed at the thumb side...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This is a really pretty ankle sock with a touch of beading at the cuff and lace down the instep and, as something different, lace on the heel. So the sock is pretty even while you’re walking away! The lace is charted and the rest of the pattern is written. Charts are large and easy to read, with directions for working from the charts included.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette has the sumptuous lace and heavy beading beloved by the Victorians with the modern twist of a slightly assymetrical, long low triangle shape. Truly beautiful continuously changing lace (not difficult to work) that features a “resting” purl row in between each row of 14 stitch lace repeats. Short rows (with complete directions and...
Knitting: Cowl
This is the second installment of my optical illusion series. This cowl is a generous 7” wide and 33” in circumference. The illusion of the blocks of black moving slightly in each set makes the lines, which are actually straight, look like they are slanted. So cool!
Knitting: Cowl
Here’s a graphic, bold cowl with fun, vibrant edges for fashion and warmth. Great worn as is, but big enough to double, if you’d like. It’s easy stranded knitting. Every round (yes, it’s knitted on circulars in the round in one piece) is either the same as the round below or opposite. It worked up surprisingly quickly.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love the simple, traditional beauty of this long assymetrical triangle shawl or large scarf. It’s got an easy 10 stitch lace pattern. Usually I design and chart my own lace patterns, but this time I used a well loved old favorite.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a wonderful, comfy, oversized sweater for petites, more fitted for fuller figures. This is a one-size-fits-most (fits chest sizes 34”/86.4cm through 56”/142.2cm!) tunic length pullover with simple lace at bottom edge and at top front. The sleeves are comfy with a modified drop design (very easy with minimal shaping) and they fit nicely ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a tailored, sophisticated design. Use this scarf/shawl as an accent for everything from a designer pantsuit to your favorite jeans. It’s perfect for lunch with the girls or a job interview! Black and speckled white yarn creates soft graphics, not too difficult to accomplish colorwork… the lace is original, I nearly always chart my own l...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely, feminine, lacework and beads shawl. It’s a long assymetrical triangle shape - so easy to wear! It’s fairly quick to work, even with the beads. The bottom edge is sexily scalloped with sharp points which occur naturally with the pattern and get more emphasized with blocking.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This luscious shawlette is worked with lots of lace and a sprinkling of beads. Equally pretty in one shade, I chose a sweet petal pink and a light heather grey to complement the overall lace design. One regular sized skein of grey and a mini skein of pink is more than enough.
Knitting: Cowl
Quick to knit in dk weight, this lacy cowl is substantial and gorgeous! Great for any girl or woman, with a 30” circumference and 10.5” length, it’s easy to wear and feminine.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is my one foray into the world of designing for activism. You can probably tell my philosophy by the message on these mitts.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A fun, colorwork fingerless mitt. There is an easy to read chart for the colorwork. You’ll need a skein of black and a skein of white Cascade 220 Sport Superwash, a soft, superwash, merino yarn.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts were started at Stitches West. I LOVE YOTH yarns and “Big Sister” is no exception. It’s dk weight, substantial, squishy, 10% cashmere and beautiful. Lovely to knit with!
Knitting: Cowl
What’s more comforting than a hug? Nothing. I called this pattern Hug because it’s sooo soft and pliable, fitting little child through adult comfortably. The yarn is sumptuous luxury without a lot of trouble! You will use the entire skein of yarn for this lovely cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here’s a shawl designed for a cousin who’s brand new to me! She found me on Ancestry.com and it’s wonderful to have more family! Her name is Debra and she’s down to earth, non-fussy, easy to get to know. She’s lovely!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Join the Makahiki (Hawaiian meaning “year”) year-long KAL! You’ll use beautiful, fingering weight Lazer Sock yarn from Lazer Sheep in 12 colors. This colorful, lacy, fun KAL is a collaboration between Sharon Mooney Designs, Lazer Sheep Yarn Company, and Hands On Knitting Center.
Knitting: Bracelet
An easy make it in one day kind of gift or small indulgence for yourself. These wrap bracelets are popular and easy to wear. Add whatever charms you like. I used silver beads to separate the charms and added a cute magnetic clasp. Full description of the charms used is included in the pattern. It can easily be made shorter or longer for more wr...
Knitting: Component (stitch, edge) - Other
Here’s an easy, fun, quick knit! Make one to go with anything in your wardrobe. All you need is a tube of 6/0 beads and a few yards of size 3 crochet thread. The watch faces are available at craft stores such as JoAnn and Hobby Lobby.
Knitting: Money Purse
Fun little coin purse with an optional handle. You will need a 3.35”/8.5cm purse frame. This is a quick knit with details on finishing included in the pattern. Knitted portion is sewn into the frame; don’t let this scare you, it’s pretty easy!
Knitting: Bracelet
This is a great holiday accent for your outfit! It’s a lovely beaded and knitted cuff/bangle bracelet. This is a quick project, I made the pattern, strung the beads, knitted the bracelet, attached the clasp all easily within 24 hours! These make wonderful, appreciated gifts for the girls and women within your circle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a smaller, slightly different version of “Koi Pond”. But there are no beads on this one and the short row section is shallower. This makes the shawl work as a scarf also.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Usually, I’m not a lover of orange; but this color of fingering from Knit Picks is called “Goldfish” and it’s fabulous! I love it, especially with the speckled white contrast and the shiny turquoise beads. The beads can be omitted easily, if you’d rather not use them.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Perfect for almost any occasion, this is a lovely, generously sized feminine, lacy, beaded shawl. It’s knitted from two colors of soft, luxurious fingering yarn. The beads are #26 glass seed beads in size 6/0. You will need 768.
Knitting: Bracelet
This is a wonderful, easy to knit gift for someone special, young or old, or a sweet indulgence for yourself!
Knitting: Scarf
I love the sweet simplicity of this design. It’s lovely with or without the rose embellishment. I designed it in honor of my friend, Sue. She’s a sassy little thing, but soft as this mohair/silk blend underneath. She’s loving, a great mother, a good friend.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is long asymmetrical triangle lace shawlette. There is a small amount of beading to add drama. This shawlette uses yummy Madelinetosh “Tosh Sock” in dark red Tart color. The edge has sharp scallops to further add to the overall theme.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a great, very wearable, allover lace shawlette or large scarf. You can wear this a multitude of different ways. This is shown with stripes, but you can knit it in one color with equally great results. It’s a long triangle going from very narrow to thicker at the far end.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lovely small elongated triangle shawl or scarf made from YOTH Mother yarn in their subtle Oyster shade. It’s a lovely grey with a hint of blue. I chose Chinese red beads to contrast and add a hint of happiness to the flowery lace design.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a wonderful, textured cowl. The fabulous worsted weight yarn from YOTH Yarns is 100% domestic Rambouillet wool. It’s springy and great to knit with. I chose their interested, soothing color of Oyster. It has an ever so slight blue tinge and the grey is soft as goose down.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a sassy little sweater for the tiny princess in your life. The cardigan pattern is for two sizes spanning 0 to 18 months. Larger size is accomplished by using heavier weight yarn and bigger needles. The pattern is the same for both sizes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pretty, beaded shawlette was designed in honor of my grandmother. In one of the few photos I have of her, she is wearing a single strand of pearls with a handknitted cardigan. I wanted to convey the same feeling of the pearls but I added the rich color tone of the blueberry YOTH “Mother” yarn. I love this yarn. It has super stitch definiti...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lovely, lacy, versatile shawl conjurs up visions of sparkly little raindrops and the dramatic grey of a stormy sky. It’s knitted from Miss Bab’s wonderful “Keira”. This is a heavy fingering weight with bounce and saturated color.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I designed this shawl in honor of my lovely mother, Patricia. She’s beautiful, kind, loving.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts fit beautifully due to extensive ribbing and stocking sections separated by a line of beading using 6/0 beads. These work up quickly and are a great way to use up scraps. Wonderful for gifts, they will fit most hands from large child through adult. These are as attractive on men as women!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Easy, cute sock for Christmas or in different colors, any time! This will fit 3 - 12 month old child, by varying length of knitted foot. Use dk weight for quick work of this pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
How about adding lace to Fair Isle? Well, yes, you’ll be able to accomplish that in this lovely fingerless mitt pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Work these cute fingerless mitts up quickly for yourself or your sweetheart! They are straightforward, with easy stranded colorwork. You can work heart designs in duplicate stitch, if you prefer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My pattern, Glorious Tea Cozy Of Doom, has been on display at Hands On Knitting Center (from which I have retired from ownership) for a long time. I often got the suggestion from customers that I should make a hat pattern using the same skull design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Skipping stones is an American tradition. It’s simple and child through adult love the activity and challenge.
Knitting: Cowl
Chilly? This cowl is just the right size - not too cumbersome, not too skimpy. It’s knitted from soft Malabrigo “Rastita”, which is slightly felted for a sumptuous hand. What a lovely gift this would make!
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Merry Christmas! Here’s a quick and personal gift or trim for your own tree that is fun to make and give. Use up your sock yarn odds and ends and make lots of these. They will snuggly fit a glass ornament with an 8”/20.3cm diameter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is lovely, flowing, feminine shawl. Made of Knit Picks “Palette”, you have many color choices, although you can use any fingering weight yarn. You will need about 700 yds of the main color (in this case, it’s the pink) and about 450 yds of the contrasting color (in this shawl, it’s the grey). You will use 680 size 6/0 glass beads, Miyuki #...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is gorgeous! It’s one of my favorites. There are lovely, deep lace chevrons encrusted with 6/0 Miyuki beads and topped off with turquoise buttons for added drama. You will need 1 skein of the multi (Into The Whirled) and one skein of solid (YOTH Yarn).
Knitting: Cowl
Here is a comfy way to warm yourself or someone else while tastefully supporting their cause.
Knitting: Cuffs, Beanie, Toque
Take a piece of Anglo Saxon history and add it to your knitting project! Included are charted runes of 15 stitches tall and various widths, depending on the “letter” depicted. Each letter represents a letter in the English alphabet. So, chart and stitch your name, an organization, anything at all…!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed for the Los Angeles Yarn Crawl 2016. It uses fingering weight yarn, about 800 yards. I chose Lana Grossa “Meilenweit Bali” in color 3206. I like the unusual combination of the colors in this hardy yarn. It has great stitch definition. There are some 6/0 beads in this shawl, added with a size US 13/14 steel crochet hook. ...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is warm and feminine! It’s not too difficult, but not for true beginners. The lace is in chart form with full directions for reading and using the chart. I am always available through ravelry message or email for help.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is one of the cutest and quickest and best fitting fingerless mitt patterns you will find. It’s comfy and “Snuggly”! If you want different sizes, use the following:
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are sweet and feminine and cozy warm. You’ll find the lace quick and not too complicated. The fingerless mitts are knitted in the round with two colors of Cascade “220 Superwash Sport”. These mitts have been popular at my yarn shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a feminine, gorgeous shawl. Its long and rectangular in shape with applied lace edges on each end. You can use two colors of Folio Luxe from Berroco OR Little Brother from YOTH in two colors. Details of colors are listed in the pattern. It has beads (765) to add weight and shine to the design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
You will love knitting this gorgeous shawl. It’s got beads for bling, lace (with a modern twist) for the traditionalist, cables for top edge detail, a picot cast on for drama and a bold original lace design and all with the color play of Miss Babs Gradient Set Yummy 2-Ply Toes” (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 798 yds, 7.8 oz), Gradient color Tauru...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This fingerless mitt set features the big dipper on one hand and the little dipper on the other; and will please any star gazer in your life. These mitts are easy and quick, as stated in “Easy and Quick Fingerless Mitts”. You get this pattern in the book along with four other patterns for fingerless mitts.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Here’s a pretty sock that I knitted a few years ago. I have revamped the pattern and now you can knit it too!
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Want to learn entrelac technique? Here is the perfect pattern for the tutorial. The pattern is very long; but for very good reason. There are photographs of each section, and every single row is written down for you. No going back to repeat this or that. Just follow the pattern line by line, stitch by stitch.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a wonderful, beaded, lightweight cowl. The beading and lace give it a decidedly feminine flair. I decided to use Malabrigo Sock, a bouncy merino fingering yarn, in this case my yarn was hand dyed by my lovely friend, Molly.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are easy to wear and easy to knit! They have a little rib at the inside wrist below the thumb for shaping/fit and just a bind off at the thumb.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Here’s a tea cozy that’s extremely easy to knit and looks like a little hat for your teapot. Hence the name “Pot Head”!
Knitting: Pullover
Give your little one an easy going soft as a teddy bear raglan sweater. It has ultra easy colorwork, but can be knitted in one color to make it even faster.
Knitting: Headband
This fashionable, squishy soft headband is the perfect quick gift. Using Cascade’s 128 Superwash in 2 colors (or 1!), it’s wonderful. Use size US 9 (5.5mm) and it’s a great way to warm your ears.
Knitting: Poncho
You will love wearing this poncho/sweater made of squishy soft Cascade Yarns “128 Superwash”. This is a bulky superwash Merino wool. You’ll will need eight skeins of the light color, 2 skeins each of medium and dark shades. It’s fairly quick on 32” size US 11 (8mm) circular needles for the body. The collar and cuffs are knitted on with 16” size...
Knitting: Pullover
This is an easy sweater pattern and a great one for learning to knit lace with beads. You will begin at the bottom edge with the lace. It’s got an easy to read chart with directions on where to begin and how to proceed. The rest of the pattern is written. There is no shaping, so it proceeds quickly! This is really a poncho with sleeves. Very ov...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Like to wear ponytails AND hats?? Well, here is the solution… a hat with a ponytail tube! It’s lightweight and quick to make in all stockinette with a little ribbing. Detailed instructions are given to add the ponytail “cozy”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I LOVED knitting these shawls. They have everything needed for glamour and style… beads, gorgeous fiber, lovely colors, drape, and a nice big size.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Do you love SHARK WEEK?? Me, too!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here’s the 2015 Mystery Shawl from Sharon Mooney and Hands On Knitting Center. Free until after the last clue is given.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a luscious, dreamy shawl with deep lace, beaded for splendor, with the option of adding crystals. You have the option of not adding beads and/or crystals. Simply knit the stitch instead of adding the bead/crystal.
Knitting: Cowl
I enjoyed designing and knitting this comfy cowl. I love Miss Babs yarns and this project is knitted from her “Heartland” worsted wool. It’s soft and lofty. There are many colors from which to choose…I used Slate and Cloak. You’ll need one skein of each color. If you choose to knit this from one skein, you’ll need around 400 yds.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These really are so easy. Great for one of your first projects. You will need to know how to knit, purl, and sew a seam. That’s it!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Here’s a pattern that’s a little nice and a little naughty. It has an overall flower pattern with Miyuki size 6/0 beads and “Swarovski Crystal Buttons” in black rhodium finish in color Black Diamond with black rhodium finish (3mm) from Crystaletts. On closer inspection, you will notice that the center of the flowers are little “Micro Spikes” fr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is perfect for Cherry Tree Hill’s Broad Band Supersock Select yarn. It is lovely and great to use. I chose two different, but closely related, colorways to create interest. The shawl uses 1620 size 6/0 Miyuki glass beads that are hooked on with a size US 13/14 steel crochet hook.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Lovely, feminine pattern. I chose cashmere and a cashmere blend for working the models for this pattern. The 100% cashmere from Jojoland is like wearing a kitten! So soft. You’ll need 120 size 6/0 Miyuki glass beads. I used a 13/14 steel crochet hook to attach them. (No stringing on ahead of time!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve had this pattern for a long time. It was one of my first designs. It’s perfect for a quick, warm gift. It’ll fit anyone from an older child through an adult. It’s easy peasy. You will need to cable an easy cable. It’s worked flat, then seamed up the back, gathered at the top and then the bottom is folded to make a brim.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Let your feelings out… on your hat. OMG. Universally known as a 3-letter comment to sum up any number of sentiments. So make this for anyone who has seen the news lately, anyone who has kids, anyone who has a boss, anyone at all!
Knitting: Cowl
This is pure feminine ultra yumminess. Sweet paillettes for sparkle, angora, kid mohair, alpaca…so soft and lovely to wear. This cowl can be made in double the length and is fully reversible, so it’s gorgeous on both sides! You can add repeats of the pattern and make it deeper easily. You hold one strand of each yarn - Schulana “Kid-Paillettes ...
Knitting: Cowl
Turn this snuggly cowl around and you’ll see a story. The scuba diver is happily following a little fish…daa daa daa daa da da da da…SHARK!…but, not to worry, he just finished eating someone else. Our scuba diver is safe!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lovely, feminine shawl with generous sizing, perfect for any occasion. Made from Misti Alpaca’s soft and sumptuous “Tonos Carnavale”. I chose the color “Sky Light” so the heavily beaded, lacy pattern, reminiscent of the “Deco” years, will show in its full glory.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Great, well-fitting pattern than includes charts for two different lacy beaded fingerless gloves. You can use either design on both small and large sizes. Size small should fit a large child through small adult hand. Large size is for larger women and men. Beads are optional. Just knit the stitch, if you don’t want beads. Leave off the design e...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a design for anyone longing for warmth, but dealing with cold instead. Dream of sun, surf, palm trees!
Knitting: Cowl
Quick, easy, and a great way to show off your pompom-crafting skills! This is a throwback to the fifties, when pompoms were really popular.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a cowl that is fashionable and will lend warmth to the wearer. It has an attractive line of beads on each rib, it is shaped with a geometric progression to add a little structural detail to the bottom edge at four points. You will need 536 Size 6/0 glass beads, I used Miyuki #4514, and a size US 13/14 steel crochet hook. I used Madeline...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Make a luxurious tree ornament for your Christmas tree! It’s made of luscious mink fiber and glass beads resembling lustrous pearls. It is quick to knit and not too difficult, being all stockinette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here’s the perfect shawl for that holiday party or wedding, or even just going to the movies! It’s dramatic with long swooping scallops, lace, beads, and buttons. The beads and buttons are optional, but they really add a gorgeous touch of bling! You can choose to use one color or two!
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Lovely, feminine touch for your dress, shirt, jacket pocket. This is a quick project, only 10” square, just the perfect accent. It is made of soft, gorgeous Red Barn Yarn “Mink”. Hand painted and softer than soft. You can use any light fingering weight yarn. Silk or alpaca would also be suitable.
Knitting: Cowl
Lovely, sweet, feminine without ruffles. A smattering of beads for a tiny bit of bling, and a lovely Japanese stitch pattern. Not for the true beginner, but not a hard lace to work.
Knitting: Cowl
Easy, stylish, quick, beaded! Great for gifts, tailored without a lot of fuss.
Knitting: Cowl
Note: I had 2 yards of yarn left after working this pattern from one skein of Shiro (fabulous yarn, by the way!). If you want to be safe, have a second skein handy.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fashionable fingerless gloves are the match to the hat that is listed as Twisted. The pattern includes charted and written directions and includes directions for both the hat and the gauntlets!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a great hat; the lace is not difficult, the beading is minimal but dramatic, and the fit is perfect! Use Madelinetosh “Tosh DK” (shown here in the color “Ink”) for this fashionable hat. Their colors are glorious and the yarn is wonderful to work with.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a quick lacy small shawl or scarf. It is not as complicated as some of the shawls I’ve designed, so is great for a beautiful gift - impressive without investing tons of time and money!
Knitting: Softies - Other
This is a great toy for anyone who enjoys Bender, the robot! Not too difficult as toys go, since it is a good sized stuffed toy.
Knitting: Scarf
This has been a popular pattern at my yarn shop, so we are going to have a knit-a-long using this shawlette. It is really not much bigger than a scarf, except it has good length and can be wrapped more than once and still have some length left. You will be using beads, either 129 glass size 2/0 beads OR 430 size 6/0 glass beads and a size 13/14...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely lacey shawl. It is deep and has optional beads and buttons. The large size is worked with madelinetosh Tosh DK. This is one of my favorite merino yarns, it’s superwash, luminously dyed and fabulous on the needles. Co on with size US 10 and knit with size US 7. The beads add a glorious weight, that makes the shawl lay beautifull...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
You have a lot of freedom in this all-inclusive pattern of fingerless mitts. Using DK weight yarn, you are able to make them plain with just one color, use two colors, add beads, or add a sweet bow at the wrist. They are comfy and well-fitting. This is a quick gift idea and you can turn them out fast with size US 5 double pointed or 8” - 9” cir...
Knitting: Cowl
Enjoy wearing this fashion-forward cowl, slightly asymmetrical, embellished with shiny gold buttons, and sporting entrelac in a subtly striping yarn and fancy ribbing in a heathered wool. Both yarns are dk weight. You will receive easy to understand directions and a schematic for the entirelac portion.
Knitting: Cowl
I’ve had a great reception to these lovely beaded cowls. You may work them with or without beads. The large cowl uses 920 size 6/0 Miyuki glass beads; the small cowl uses 460 size 6/0 Miyuki glass beads. You will hook the beads on with a small steel crochet hook.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a wonderful hat with fleurs de lis-ish designs encircling the sides. Use whatever colors make you happy! The stranding in the colorwork makes the hat even warmer.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl has a Victorian style glamor. I used a sumptuous color of madelinetosh called “Venetian” and beads with a hint of contrast to make this lovely shawl. It measures about 54” wide and so is not a gigantic project, but a knit with new techniques for most of you.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Another great Fair Isle pattern; this one for the younger set or anyone who loves rabbits!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s a great way to show your holiday spirit! Wear your Fa la la la colorwork hat all through the Christmas season! Great for gifts, these hats work up quickly. The directions are charted and you will find great instructions for colorwork knitting from this easy to read chart. Fa la la la la encircles this cute beanie. It’s perfect for male o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a great beaded lace shawl, with cables along the top edge for added texture. You will use 946 6/0 glass beads and the beads are hooked on with a little crochet hook.
Knitting: Booties
Fun bootie (bootee) for any little forest creature! Easy, quick and adorable. Knitted flat from the top down with three-needle bind off down the sole and seam up the back of the heal, with eyelets for the ribbon to keep the little bootees in place. They fit up to a 4” foot.
Knitting: Poncho
This lovely, square, beaded lace poncho is lightweight and comfortable! It’s not too difficult as lace goes, being a very geometric design. You will need three skeins of MadelinetoshTosh Merino Light, a yummy fingering weight that offers wonderful colors and great stitch definition. I used 1248 6/0 glass beads. You will need a size 13/14 or 11/...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Here is an outside of the box tea cozy! For those who don’t like cutsie, but do like tea!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Easy attractive shawl used as a mystery knitalong in my shop! This was a great success, with people going on to make more than one. This is a quick knit, using size US 11 needles. You get to work a little lace, a little beading, a little colorwork, a few short rows.
Knitting: Scarf
Lovely and quick little pocket (slotted) scarf - great for gifts or to dress up an outfit. You can easily make the scarf longer or leave out the slot (directions included). This is made of gorgeous Madelinetosh “Tosh DK” in the color “Mulled Wine”. You will need only one skein and size US 7 knitting needles (or size you need to obtain gauge).
Knitting: Necklace
Easy pattern designed for my friend Carla’s daughter for her wedding (obviously not shown in wedding colors!). This is an easy knit, slips over the head and looks great with round and square beads. Using fingering weight yarn and 6/0 or 5/0 beads (249 of them) and a few hours are all you need. This has no clasp and is easy peasy! You will need ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I sooo enjoyed making these shawls. The garter area contains the decreases, increases, and short rows for the overall shaping.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am offering this pattern FREE through the end of January 2012!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Easiest sweater on the face of the earth. All rectangles! Perfect for virtually any worsted weight yarn. Buttons are attached on the folded back “lapels” to make this a v-neck. Turn up cuffs, or leave them long - make sleeve shorter to have a 3/4 length or even short length, if you desire. The sleeves are dropped. This is a true kimono design.
Knitting: Pullover
Easy, raglan pullover, only seam is tiny 3-needle bo under arms. Yarn listed is for small size only. You will use dk weight for the medium size and worsted weight to achieve the large size. Needle sizes for medium and large are US sizes 5 and 7.
Knitting: Purse, Beanie, Toque
This is a versatile pattern that can be used as an adult (21” to 24” head circumference) hat, a knitted bowl, or a bag!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lovely hat to keep a chill away. Flying leaves of reds, oranges, greens on a background of deep teal blue. The colorwork is stranded and not too difficult, with directions given for working from the chart and details on how to catch your floats.
Knitting: Hats - Other
I’ve seen several versions of this “Super Hero” hat - peepholes for eyes, built in ears… but, let’s take it one step further and add bats in white yarn that glows in the dark! What kid wouldn’t like that?
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
You can use leftovers of lace, fingering, sport, or worsted weight yarn with beads or without beads, with a little stripe of color or without! You will need four double pointed needles in the following sizes (or the sizes you need to obtain the gauges on the pattern): 2, 5, or 7. You can work these ornaments up quickly to use up leftovers or ne...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
We are giving this pattern away in our shop for charity knitting. You can also use size 7 - 8 needles and worsted weight yarn for a large adult hat. If you want a smaller hat, use size US 4 - 6 with dk weight. For preemie hat, use size 3 - 4 and sport weight.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Lovely soft blankie for any baby. Seed stitches and hopping rabbit intarsia complete the look.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lovely lace pattern in Iris colors. Occasional twisted stitches and not too difficult lace stitches complete the fashionable hat. This is an adult hat, fitting 22” - 25” head circumference. It’s soft and warm in comfy Malabrigo Worsted. Color used in the pictured hat is Colorinche.
Knitting: Cowl
I so enjoyed knitting this cowl. This is not too difficult as lace goes with a smattering of beads for a tiny bit of bling. The beads are added using a tiny crochet hook and the technique is outlined in the pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
This is lovely scarf made with an age-old lace pattern. Snowdrop lace (named for little flowers that grow in the woods) is feminine and not too difficult. Bordered on all sides with garter stitch, this would be a great introduction to lace knitting. You can use virtually any fingering weight yarn and size 5 or 6 needles with great results. The ...
Knitting: Headband
Simple, but delightful. This is a fast, pretty headband for the little princess in your life. Great for a shower gift!
Knitting: Clutch
This lovely beaded bag (46 size 6/0 or 5/0 beads are needed) makes a wonderful fairly quick bag. The knitting is easy and for fun, the beading is thrown in. You can work this bag without beads and still get the same textured pattern by purling the stitch instead of beading it. You will need a size 11/12 crochet hook for the beading.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Blanket - Other
Easy to make, soft to wear. Malabrigo Worsted Merino is heavenly! This would make a great shower or newborn gift. This will fit a newborn up to about 3 months.
Knitting: Cowl
You’ll love making this easy cowl in Noro’s wonderful “Furisode” bulky yarn. It’s a soft blend of silk, cotton, and wool. And the colors…fabulous! This would make a great quick gift. You will also need five 1 1/8” buttons (buttons can be a little larger - but no smaller).
Knitting: Scarf
Fabulous yarn in an easy and attractive shawlette. This gets its interesting colorwork through the use of short rows. The edging is lace and is a very easy 11 stitch repeat.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Here’s an unusual and cute hat for a large child through an adult woman. Two sizes are included. It has a jaunty rolled brim and a slightly oversized crown. Fun and comfortable to wear, you can knit this hat out of just about any chunky wool or wool blend. You will use size US 11 knitting needles in 16” circular and double pointed and US 8 knit...
Knitting: Cardigan
Easy and quick adorable cardigan for boy or girl. Completely garter stitch with a circular yoke, the only “seam” being a few stitches under the arms!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This is a pattern for a lovely beaded shawlette out of a soft and luxurious laceweight cashmere from Jojoland. The blocked shawlette measures about 40” wide by 18” tall, big enough to tie around your neck or place around your shoulders, yet small enough to finish in a sane amount of time.
Knitting: Cowl
Easy and quick on 24” circular size US 10 knitting needles. Eco Duo is fabulous - 70% undyed baby alpaca and 30% undyed merino wool - so soft, gorgeous subtle stripes (bolder stripes in other colorways), simply sumptuous! This cowl is great for older kids, teens, and adults - male or female. You can substitute merino wool in aran weight - Malab...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Easy and quick hat with a wide ribbed brim and stripes up to the tippy top. The rose is optional and is a very easy knit and is attached after hat is finished. You will carry the unused color while working stripes up the inside of the hat, so you don’t have a bunch of ends to weave in.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a really sweet swing-type cardigan with easy raglan shaping. To get different sizes in this pattern, you use fingering weight and size US 3 needles for 0 - 9 months; use dk weight and size US 6 needles for 12 months to 2 years; and use worsted weight and size US 8 needles for size 3 - 4 years. You don’t need to circle different size sti...
Knitting: Cowl
I’ve had this pattern in my head for a while. I shamelessly borrowed from Barbara Walker for the spider and added a snake to make this cowl a wearable piece of art called “Phobia”. Wear the buttoned edge at the front, side, or even at the back of your neck. This is really quite stunning and has caused a stir at my yarn shop. The cowl measures a...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Very Easy! Very Quick! Stretchy, comfy, fits child through adult - up to a 9” hand circumference.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This is a wonderful pillow pattern we used in an entrelac workshop in my yarn shop. It was a great class and we had a fun time seeing the pillows in all different colorways at the end of the workshop! Noro Silk Garden Sock is a dk weight silk/wool blend with a slightly uneven texture and is available in the inimitable colorways that Noro is kno...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
This is a fun hat with lots of texture. It’s been popular in my shop and we’ve done a workshop using this pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
The very definition of feminity, this is a rather easy entrelac project. You will use a couple skeins of Schulana Angora-Fashion yarn. This is lovely, soft, dreamy pink and heaven to wear! This pattern will fit an older girl through an adult woman. It has a 21” circumference.
Knitting: Fashion Doll (Barbie, etc)
Easy, quick, glamorous. What a lovely gown for any 11 1/2” fashion doll.
Knitting: Fashion Doll (Barbie, etc)
Great outfit for your favorite Barbie or other 11 1/2” fashion doll. These clothes fit well and are in scale for the doll.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Wonderful sock pattern; easyish and fun. Chameleon Colorworks makes great sock yarn - it’s soft and durable! This sock features an eye of partridge heel.
Knitting: Booties, Beanie, Toque
Lovely bootee and hat set for any little one. Shown in blue for a baby boy, but change the color and it’s great for any little girl, too! These precious bootees stay in place as there is a ribbon tie around the ankle. Both are soft and comfy for baby to wear. Pattern includes instructions for both bootees and hat.
Knitting: Booties, Beanie, Toque
Sweet little set for any little princess in your life! Bootees have a lace cuff and knitted from the top down. Hat is plainer (can also be used for a little boy!) and is knitted from the bottom up. The bootees are knitted flat and the hat is knitted in the round. Both are fun and quick. They will fit a newborn through about 6 months old.
Knitting: Bracelet
Easy and really fun to make. You will need 6/0 or 5/0 beads and Kreinik braid or knitting elastic, size 1 (or size 0 if your knitting tends to be loose), a fabulous button and you’re off!
Knitting: Sachet
Easy and great for using up scraps of yarn! This one is made from 100% angora - but, you can use angora blends or any heavy dk/lt worsted weight yarn to turn out these pretty, retro-style sachets in no time flat! Great for hostess gifts, or for any occasion!
Knitting: Scarf
Great scarf for anyone. The lace is an easy repeat and works up quickly. Alpaca is perfect for scarves with its drape and elegance. I chose the cream color, but any color will look good, just keep in mind that stitch detail shows up better in lighter, solid colors.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Vest/shrug shown in picture is size 32” - 36”. This is a very easy knit, very quick and impressive when finished. Malabrigo’s Rios is fabulous - soft, sumptuous, glorious colors (Archangel is the color shown).
Knitting: Cardigan, Sleeveless Top, Vest
Lovely little cap sleeve, one button cardigan for any little girl. This pattern works up quickly in sizes 0 - 3 months, 18 - 24 months, 2 - 3 years, and 4 - 5 years. It works up quickly using the same pattern directions for all sizes. You change needle size and yarn size to get different sizes, no circling of stitch amounts or changing directio...
Knitting: Cuffs
Need a quick gift that’s still impressive? Got extra sock yarn? Here’s your answer! Make these for all of the women/girls in your life!
Knitting: Necklace
Easy to knit and attractive to wear. Once you get the hang of beading this way, you can work this up in no time!
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
Fun beaded cuff socks for everyday or special occasion wear. This pattern was written for use in a class, so is easy to follow and includes lots of tips and explanations of terms.
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
Fun to knit, adorable to wear. This pattern is a great way to dress up your little one. The pattern fits child size 4/5. It’s knitted from springy and soft Fibranatura Cobblestone. This is a colorful, 100% Merino superwash in dk weight. This yarn is perfect for kids!
Knitting: Stocking
Fun to make, really fun to wear! The pattern begins at the ribbing and works toward the tiny point. You can make it quickly on size 6 needles! A fabulous gift would be the book and the hat together!
Knitting: Bonnet, Pixie Hat
Lovely hat for any little princess! This is a button-embellished entrelac pattern with a ribbon chrysanthemum and i-cord trim. This will fit up to 6 months. Sumptuous and soft, it’s knitted from Jojoland Cashmere in a delicate pink.
Knitting: Purse
This is my Tree Frog Entrelac Purse Pattern spiced up with lacey leaf motifs on the front of the bag; one motif in each entrelac square. We used this pattern in a couple workshops in my yarn shop and it went very well. Some people went on to make several more!
Knitting: Purse
This great bag was used in a couple workshops in my yarn shop. It was an immediate success! Many people are surprised by how easy it is to knit entrelac once you understand the concept. This is written for those who haven’t had the experience yet, so don’t be afraid!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is an easy sock, on size US 4 needles; so it works up quickly. I write my patterns for those who aren’t experts at knitting socks - so don’t be afraid to try this one.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Here’s the perfect sock pattern for breaking the monotony of knitting socks! Beaded throughout the cuff, this makes an elegant statement. Beads are hooked in, not prestrung, which is much easier. You will need size US 2 double pointed needles in a set of four and a steel crochet hook in size US 12.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I so enjoyed designing and knitting this elegant shawlette. It’s beaded throughout and the beads are hooked in (no stringing of the beads first!). This is basic lace knitting. You will need to know how to (or learn to) work decreases and yarn overs - pretty basic stuff. Complete directions for hooking the beads is included. This is also very ea...
Knitting: Scarf
This is a great way to introduce yourself to beads and knitting! This is a fairly easy to knit scarf with the flourish of a Mermaid’s tail at both ends. Add in the shiny beads and you’ve got a wonderful scarf; weighty with beads, yet soft and suptle with the lucsious drape of 100% alpaca. Just beautiful. You will need size US 6 knitting needles...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a reworking of a pullover I designed in 2001. It’s a wonderful baby sweater in the softest of yarns. Made from lovely Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, this is a joy to knit. Add good stitch definition, a great contrasting embroidery-look design and a few stripes and this is just beautiful.
Knitting: Pullover
This is an easy to knit, easy to wear pullover with an optional cute front pocket. The pocket is knitted into the sweater at the top and bottom. The small size uses 3 skeins of lovely Sublime “Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK” and size US 6 needles; the medium size uses 4 skeins of Jojoland “Rhythm Superwash” and size US 7 needles; size large uses ...
Knitting: Booties
Lovely little bootees for any little ballerina in your life. These will fit approximately 0 - 6 months. They are knitted from soft Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. This yarn is wonderfully creamy and washable!
Knitting: Booties
This is just too adorable! Suitable for baby girl or boy. Fits approximately 0 - 6 months. Jojoland Baritone is a light worsted weight wool; wonderful to work with and available in great rainbow of colors.
Knitting: Booties
The perfect bootee for that little princess in your life!
Knitting: Chart
You will receive 19 pages of charted designs for 28 ancient Egyptian Heiroglyphs that can be used to “write” your name, a sentiment (happy birthday, good luck…), any word or words you like! This is really fun knitting! You can use these heiroglyphic charts to decorate home accessories, clothing, hats, socks, and more.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Fun sock pattern with cool drop stitch detail on the cuff. This is knitted top down, with a heel flap, and a small ribbing on the top of the cuff to hold sock in place. This sock is comfortable and stylish!
Knitting: Chart
Chinese calligraphy is in itself an art form. Its fluid lines and sweeping designs are lovely to look at and represent many different words, sentiments, virtues, and so forth. I have taken some of the more popular ones and made a set of six designs that can be used together or separately.
Knitting: Chart
This is a collection of ancient Mexican designs from ruins, etc. Included are five horizontal borders, one vertical border, and depictions of a fish, butterfly, frog, crocodile, bird, and house. These can be knitted into your project or added as duplicate stitching after your project is finished.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Fabulous to knit; crossed knitting needles behind a lacework skull - pirate - gothic - fun! This is presented in the pattern in charted form and also in written instructions for those that don’t enjoy chart knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fun to knit. Don’t be intimidated by the charted design as written directions are also included! After each row, the number of stitches you should have is included also - no guessing or math for you! Full instructions for reading chart are given. All wrong side rows are purled.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Fun sock to make with a bit of cuff detail. You’ll use two skeins is Brown Sheep Nature Spun (sport weight) or any equivalent size yarn. Using size US 5 knitting needles makes this work up quickly! This is a top down sock pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Here’s a sock pattern for the non-conformist! It features a big black spider on a web of Chameleon Colorworks “Footsie”. The sock is worked top down on double pointed needles. The “web” is a fairly easy cable pattern using lengthened stitches that extends in a point down the front of the sock, tapering to the back. The sock is also cool looking...
Knitting: Slippers
This is a cute slipper pattern named for my granddaughter, my “lovebug”. The slippers are easy to knit, quick, and stay on little feet. They are really part sock, part slipper with twisted cord ties and toes that are a bit pointy for a bit of flair!
Knitting: Hats - Other
I had the best time creating this pattern! This hat is great for Halloween or just cute for any little “alien” in your life! It uses Malabrigo Worsted Merino in #37, Lettuce, for the main color and it sports needle felted polka dots in #623, Nostalgia. You will also need a small amount of polyester fiberfill, a 36 gauge felting needle, two ping...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a quick lace project. I’ve included charted and written directions, so you can choose which you prefer. I used Schoppel Wolle Crazy Zauberball (1 ball) for the Shawlette (the smaller darker one pictured) and Jojoland Rhythm Superwash (4 balls) for the shawl (the pastel one pictured).
Knitting: Doll Clothes
We used this pattern in a workshop before the holidays last year and it was a success. These little sweaters look great on a tree, a wreath, a gift, or even worn as pins. The pullover has a raglan design and a turtleneck for warmth. There is a sweet little elf hat to match with a fluffy pompom. These work up quickly in the round on size US 4 do...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern was used by my shop as our first “Mystery Sock” project. It is great fun, but not recommended for those who haven’t made socks before, due to some unusual techniques. You will need a skein of Chameleon Colorworks “Footsie” or “Bambino”. We had this color dyed specially for our shop; it’s our logo colors and is not generally availab...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Easy and fun sock to knit. This is easy enough for a first sock. You will need to know how to knit in the round on double pointed needles, how to slip stitches, and how to pick up and knit stitches. This pattern is made from soft Chameleon Colorworks “Twinkle Toes”. This is a nice blend of 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel, (360 yds, 3.5 oz). Ch...
Knitting: Containers
The solid color bowl is extremely easy and quick - great for holding a small knitting project, keys, shells, a little vase of flowers or just looking pretty on just about any surface! The two color bowl is a little more work - still not horribly difficult, but you will need to know how to work fair isle type colorwork. For both bowls, you will ...
Knitting: Vest
An easy knit in three sizes for 9 - 12 months, 2 years, 3 years. Different sizes are achieved by changing yarn weight and needle size - all three sizes are knitted exactly the same way - no changes in stitch counts to keep track of!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves, or gauntlets, have a wonderfully textural lace pattern, part of which resembles the wings of a flying moth. This is not a very difficult lace pattern. You will need to know how to knit in the round, and pick up and knit stitches and make a provisional cast on.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Frog Tree Alpaca sport is wonderfully soft and drapey. Double strand it and you get lots more body and warmth - excellent for beanies! This is an easy and quick knitted hat, suitable for male and female, using two strands of yarn throughout. You use two different colors and size US 7 knitting needles. You will need to know how to knit in the ro...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
This pattern is really cute on baby girls and baby boys. It’s accentuated by cute rubber ducky buttons from JHB. It takes two skeins to make both the hat and the bootees.
Knitting: Booties
Rowan Denim is a cool yarn! It shrinks after washing and fades just like blue jeans. The pattern is sized to take this into account. You will knit the set and then wash them to get them to the correct size. These are so cute for a baby girl or a baby boy - easy to knit, too.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I had a good time with this cushion. It’s made from Jojoland Rhythm and Baritone, both wool and great to work with. Rhythm comes in fabulous colors, and the Baritone has great solids to coordinate. The calligraphic character means “long life”. It would make a good wedding gift, or even a new baby gift!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One skein of Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky will make two of these hats! They work up quickly and easily with size US 10 16” circulars and dpns. You can make these in batches for gift giving!
Knitting: Purse
I gave my daughter, Mandy, a Barnes and Noble “Nook” for her birthday. She absolutely loves it. To protect my investment and make things easier for her (she has two little kids), I designed a “nookie schnookie” for her to carry it safely and also to hold her phone. This is a very quick and very easy knitted project. Two skeins will make three b...
Knitting: Onesies
This has been a popular pattern at my shop. It looks like a single onesie-type garment, but actually it’s two pieces buttoned around the center. Leave off the buttonholes and you have two pieces that can be used with other clothing. This is not a difficult pattern if you know how to pick up and knit, increase and decrease, and make yarn overs.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
This is a great beach hat, summer hat, anytime hat! This cute cap features a ruffled brim, colorwork with a beach them. This is not a pattern for the true beginner, but if you’d like to practice your colorwork techniques, this is for you. The charted design is in full color. You will need to know how (or be willing to learn!) to knit in the rou...
Knitting: Scarf
This is a companion pattern to my Mosaic Hat pattern, also available here on Ravelry. You will enjoy making this scarf with its fashionable keyhole design. The colorwork in this pattern is easy mosaic (slip stitch) knitting. It’s easy enough for all but the true beginner. Made from Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, a great all-around wool from ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a great pattern for practicing your mosaic (slip stitch) colorwork! We used this pattern in a couple workshops in my shop and it went very well - so much fun to see all the different color combinations! You can substitute just about any worsted weight yarn. The pattern uses one striping yarn and one solid or heathered yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s a sweet little hat that I have made in baby boy colors; change out the colors and this is a baby girl cap! It’s a very easy slip stitch pattern, so you are only knitting with one color in each row and slipping stitches to bring in the color from the row before - easy peasy! You will need three different colors of lovely Debbie Bliss Meri...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This is a sweet sunhat type cap for a child. It will fit an 18” to 20” head circumference and is knitted from soft Debbie Bliss Merino DK. I used green and off white, but you can use whatever colors strike your fancy!
Knitting: Brooch
Here’s a sweet little pattern for a tiny heart pin. You really can wear your heart on your sleeve with this one! This is fast and easy - you can make lots of them for all your loved ones - great for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, any day! You will need a small sew on pin back for each pin as well as a few yards of fingering weight yarn and a bi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This great pattern can also be used for a scarf. You will use 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace and size US 8 needles. This is an easy knit and is fairly quick to work up on size 11 needles for the shawl. Malabrigo’s Silky Merino is lovely, soft, shiny, drapey - perfect for any shawl and available in beautiful colors. I am available for knitting help v...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
These are lovely for those teeny babies, great for donating to NICUs also. My daughter had two preemies - one 7 weeks early and the second 3 months early. I know how hard it is to find clothing small enough. So enjoy this pattern on me and best wishes to all those tiny babies.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Here’s the cutest little sock pattern you’ll find! It’s quick and easy, as sock patterns go. You will need to know how to knit in the round and how to pick up and knit stitches. This is a basic top down sock - a great beginner sock pattern! I write my patterns with lots of detail in case the knitter does not have a great deal of knitting experi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely project for those enjoying lace knitting. It’s not a difficult pattern, as lace patterns go. It is knitting in two halves and then joined in the center so the pattern on both right and left sides face the correct way. The yarn is soft and easy to knit with. It’s light as a feather and kid mohair is the softest, silkiest mohair,...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
If you love the colors of Noro Kureyon Sock, this is a great pattern for you. It’s not too hard as sock patterns go and I write my patterns for people who aren’t experts! This is a top down sock and you will need to know how to knit in the round and to pick up and knit stitches.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This is a hat with a sense of humor. Use whatever colors strike your fancy, or make the hat from one color - cute no matter what! You will need to know how to knit in the round. This is a fairly easy pattern, for all but the true beginner knitter. I made this one using CTH Supersock and Kroy, but you can substitute Jojoland Ballad for the black...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This fabulous hat was used in a workshop at my shop and it was a big success. It looks great in self-striping, self-patterning, solid and variegated colorways! You will be knitting with sock (fingering weight) yarn using size US 1 and US 2 knitting needles. It’s best to have experience knitting in the round. You will get detailed directions for...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was designed as a mystery project when a group of us went to Mexico over a long weekend with one of our fellow knitters from Mexico. We had a wonderful time and the hat was a hit!
Knitting: Cowl
Here is a truly luxurious cowl for anyone! Made of soft Jojoland Cashmere sport weight, it works up quickly on size US 5 needles. The US 7 needle is used only for binding off. The cashmere is available in lots of scrumptious colors and is heavenly to work with.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is a lovely, lacy sock pattern with feminine appeal. This will fit a large child through an adult woman. It’s not a sock for the beginner sock knitter, due to the lace pattern. You will need to know how to knit in the round and it helps to have knitted lace before.
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Booties
Want to knit adorable socks for a teeny person? This is the pattern for you. You can whip these socks up in no time. Use your scraps or make socks to match Mommy’s and Daddy’s!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This great sock matches my Hugs and Kisses Gauntlets. It has a cabled x’s and o’s pattern running up the outside ankle area of each sock. This is not a particularly difficult sock to knit; but, it helps if you have knitted socks before. This is a top down sock. You will need to know how to knit in the round and it’s helpful if you’ve cabled bef...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is an unusual pattern in that the cabled x’s and o’s (hugs and kisses) run only up the wrist to thumb area. This is a fun project to knit from soft Fresco from Classic Elite. It is available in great colors - intense and rich. I also have a sock pattern that matches this design called Hugs and Kisses Socks.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a lovely hat knitted in the loveliest of fibers! This is a twisted stitch design that echoes seashells - hence the name “Le Coquillage” which means seashell in French. This is not the project for the true beginner. You will need to know how to knit in the round and how to knit into the back of a stitch.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Here’s a sweet little hat for that sweet baby girl! It’s a fairly easy knit using ultra feminine colors and fibers. You will only need about 20 yds of Angora (you can use a couple cards of Rainbow Angora which is made for needlepoint, if you’d rather not buy an entire ball of Angora Fashion). Debbie Bliss Merino DK is wonderful to work with; it...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was used in a couple workshops in my shop. It was a big hit. Students were surprised that they could do colorwork that was so much fun! (We taught them the two handed approach to Fair Isle.) You will work from a chart with specific directions for working in fair isle colorwork.
Knitting: Cowl
Here’s another lush project that uses 1 skein of Jojoland Cashmere 4-ply in each of two colors. This is a very easy knitted project and works up quickly. It’s soft and luxurious to knit with and to wear! This great cowl will fit a large child through an adult. You will need to know how to knit in the round and also how to slip stitches. I am av...
Knitting: Cowl
You will absolutely love this cowl. Cashmere is the ultimate softness and is scrumptious to work with. I’ve used three colors in this pattern. (You can use just one color and get interesting texture. I believe you will need two skeins of one color.) This looks difficult, but is very easy to knit and works up quickly…and wait till you slip this ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The tiny purl stitches above the ribbing represent the small steps - seeds - that lead to building up the courage necessary to face the trials of cancer. Just before the top decreases, you will find purl stitch “trees” - the culmination of the “planting” of all those tiny seeds of courage.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a lovely baby hat for that special little girl. It’s an easy knit and uses a dab of colorwork for special effect. The yarn used is Debbie Bliss’ Merino DK. This is a soft, dk weight with great stitch definition. You will need to know how to knit in the round. I am available for knitting help via e-mail.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Here’s a great guy’s sock! An easy, attractive rib from a super yarn. Crazy Zauberball changing colors melt from one to another. This yarn has a light halo that makes the design look softer. It comes in great colors. This is a top down sock, easy to knit. You will need to know how to knit in the round and also to pick up and knit stitches. I am...
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This pattern is so much fun and has been quite popular in my shop. This is an easy knit (as long as you know how to knit in the round) and works up fairly quickly. You will need to know how to make i-cord also. It is a great way to begin felting your knitting.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was used in a workshop in my shop. It works up into an attractive quilted appearance with beads at the intersections. We found that working to gauge is of monumental importance. You can use a size 1 for the ribbing, if you’d like the hat to fit a little tighter. The beads are strung on before knitting. This is a great beginner bead kni...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the most popular sock pattern in my shop! Many knitters have become successful at sock knitting by beginning with this pattern. Only one skein of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (or 200 yds of a worsted or aran weight wool)is needed to knit a pair of these lovely soft, socks. On size 7 needles, these socks go like lightning! You will need...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This is a fun and fashionable 20s style hat. It has an east-west band with one cabled edge that ends in a ruffled flourish and is topped with a vintage-looking button. It’s knitted in the round with Malabrigo Worsted Merino - soft, fabulous, and available in loads of colors. The button is from JHB. This will fit a large child through an adult.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is a little bit of a challenge, encompassing colorwork from a chart and French knots (optional). Probably not for the beginner knitter. It is knitted in the round (use a size US 2 on the ribbing instead of size US 4 for a more “beret-like” look). You will love working with Fresco. It’s soft and dreamy! Changing out the colors really ch...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This is a great little project that will be fun and very quick to work up. You will need a few yards of Noro “Kureyon”. With about 110 yards per skein, one skein should make about 6 cases - great little gifts for kids! Kureyon has fabulous colors and an organic kind of texture. It’s not very soft, but is durable and gorgeous. The little handle ...
Knitting: Cowl
This is a cowl that’s easy and fun to knit. Made of Henry’s Attic “Prime Alpaca”, it’s soft and supple. Alpaca is a luxurious fiber, drapes beautifully, and this alpaca is available in natural colors. The color shown is Mist Gray. A lighter color will show the pattern a bit better. This will fit a large child through an adult and has a circumfe...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is fun and easy to knit. You work in the round and it’s wonderful to knit with Henry’s Attic “Prime Alpaca”. It’s a sportweight 100% alpaca in natural colors. The color shown is Silver Gray. The lighter colors will show the pattern better than darker colors. This is light and stretchy to wear. Alpaca has a good drape and softness, mak...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a wonderful pattern! Various forms of the word “love” are represented in the following languages: Dutch, German, Lithuanian, English, Vietnamese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Indonesian, and Portuguese/Spanish. This is colorwork adventure - an easy to read chart is included, along with directions for catching the floats when using the two-...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat is the same as the KaleidoKap, but no color changes. It’s easy to knit and fun to wear. It has that big, slouchy, up to the minute appeal. Make it out of Malabrigo Worsted Merino, soft, soft, soft…and such yummy colors!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Looking for a bit of a challenge? How about the latest hat craze in a fair isle design in soft Malabrigo Worsted Merino?! This is fun to knit - no charts, each row is written out for you. You will need to know how to knit in the round. This is oversized in the sides and crown - rather like a big beret, slouchy and comfy. Malabrigo Worsted Merin...
Knitting: Tote
This pattern has been very popular at my shop and was a hit workshop! It’s an easy and quick knit with 2 strands of Jojoland Rhythm (Rhythm Superwash is also great!) held together and size US 10 16” circular and double pointed knitting needles. The cute leather handles are from Homestead Heirlooms and include the buttons and waxed linen thread!...
Knitting: Tote
Here’s a fun project that’s handy too! Knitted from Jojoland’s Rhythm (don’t use superwash!), it’s easy and the colors are wonderful! The handles are from Homestead Heirlooms and come with the thread and buttons. This is a popular pattern at my shop! You will need to know how to knit in the round. This bag is great for a handbag or for a knitti...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s always a wonderful experience to work with cashmere! This uses one skein of lovely Jojoland Cashmere sportweight. It’s fabulous and comes in great colors.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
I had so much fun making this hat! This version uses nine colors of Jojoland Baritone. This is a light worsted/heavy dk wool in yummy colors. You can use less colors, if you choose. It’s easy to knit and is great for practicing fair isle knitting. There is no chart, all rounds are written out.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Earflap caps are really popular right now. So you can be fashionable AND warm! This is an easy knit with the earflaps knitted in. Adult size uses one skein of Malabrigo and the child’s version uses two skeins of Jojoland Rhythm (you can substitute just about any worsted to aran weight for the adult size and another light worsted/heavy dk for th...
Knitting: Booties
Want to wow people at a baby shower? Give these luxuriously soft bootees to the mom-to-be. I like to bring a box of handknitted bootees in different yarns and sizes - it’s always a hit at a shower with the angora set being the icing on the cake!
Knitting: Cowl
This is a very easy knitted cowl you can wear numerous ways…scrunched up, narrow end up, wide end up, folded over either end! This is appropriate for new knitters, but you must know how to knit in the round. This was used as a workshop pattern in my shop and was a big success! Jojoland Rhythm is so much fun to knit with - always changing color ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat pattern was used in a workshop in my shop. We had good results and this is a good hat with which to begin lace knitting from a chart. This is pretty easy, as far as lace goes and works up nicely in Reynolds Revue. Revue is a superwash merino with good stitch definition.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This pattern is great for practicing cabling and bobbles! This has a series of different cable patterns distributed around the entire bag. It’s not too difficult, but isn’t for the true beginner knitter.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a very sophisticated scarf from one of the finest fibers - cashmere. This is lovely to wear, so soft and luxurious! Jojoland Cashmere 4-ply is exquisite and is available in many colors. This is a sport weight yarn and the scarf uses only one skein.
Knitting: Purse
This is a wonderful little felted bag. It’s perfect for a handbag, also good for a small knitting project bag. It’s easy and makes a super 1st felting project. You will need to know or be willing to learn to knit in the round.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a very easy hat with nice smooth decreases on the top. You’ll love knitting with Malabrigo Worsted Merino - it’s softer than soft and comes in luminous colors!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is an easy knit hat pattern that matches my All Thumbs Gauntlets pattern (fingerless gloves). Let the yarn do all the work while you sit back and take the compliments. The yarn is Universal’s Deluxe Instant Print - a worsted weight yarn that patterns like the popular sock yarns!
Knitting: Tote
This has been a popular pattern in my shop! It’s knitted quickly from fabulous Noro Kureyon. Noro’s colors are beyond compare! The knitting is easy and features ribs and bobbles. I lined the bag to make sure it maintains its shape. Handles are from Homestead Heirlooms. You can use this bag for almost any occasion and it will also make a great k...
Knitting: Tee
This is a really easy raglan tee pattern. This pullover has no seams - just a 3-needle bind off under the arm! You will need to know how to knit in the round. This pattern has four sizes. The knitting is the same - all you change is needle size and yarn weight.
Knitting: Puppet
These puppets are big hit with everyone! Teachers love them, kids really love them! Have fun adding hair, glasses, jewelry, lips, ears, hats, …anything that gives the puppet personality. If you’ve made socks you should have no trouble with this pattern. You will need to know how to knit in the round, pick up and knit stitches.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Here’s an easy to knit pattern for gauntlets with a ribbed thumb. This is not a difficult pattern for all but the very beginner knitter. You will need to know how to knit in the round and pick up stitches from a provisional cast on (not that difficult!).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s a lovely, luxurious hat for the discerning head! Working lace in 100% cashmere is a heavenly experience. This hat features a picot hem and exquisite detail suitable for the finest of fibers.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is a very easy to knit pattern - suitable for all but the very new knitter. Only knit and purl. You will need to know (or learn!) to knit in the round on size US 7 double pointed knitting needles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is an easy to knit hat in just knit and purl, with easy decreases on the top. This is a great way to learn to knit in the round.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Main Color LL66S Marmalade= almost one skein.
Knitting: Cowl
This is an easier than easy scarf pattern from Knitting Knoodle, Sharon Mooney’s pattern company. You will work with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This pattern features a topping of east-west cables over a bobbled area which, at closer look, is actually a portion of a ring of voluptuous torsos celebrating the female form (hence the name “Cleavage”). I designed this sock for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). This unusual sock is further enhanced by using a wonderful new col...
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a unique and very easy pattern! No seams to sew (it uses 3-needle bind off or kitchener stitch at each underarm). It uses circular needles and double point needles for the sleeves. All bands and collar are knitted on - no seams there either! You will work this up quickly!
Knitting: Clothing - Other
This is meant to be a loose fitting combination of a shawl, vest, and cardigan…hence, the name Shavestigan! It has a big loosely ribbed collar and can be worn open or closed with a shawl pin or brooch. It’s about 32” long from shoulder to hem. It’s quick and easy to knit! The bulk of the knitting is on size US 11 knitting needles and it’s made ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque