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eBook : 6 patterns

The Mezzaluna Collection explores aspects of the crescent shape, including shawls worked from the top down, the bottom up, center out, and just about everything in between. The collection contains six beautiful designs you will want to knit, all embellished with beads. Enjoy!

eBook : 5 patterns

A collection of seven cowls for all seasons with matching cuffs, to be updated over the course of four seasons.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Harmonia’s Rings family now includes a cowl, tunic, and sweater with three sleeve options. All begin with Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on. Spiral the yoke, then continue with the Harmonia of your choice.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Liken was inspired by a beautiful and unique shelf lichen I brought home from San Juan Island, WA, a veritable paradise. I tried to capture the drama and flow of the island setting in the modulations of this design, which uses three colors of yarn and includes colorwork, lace, and beads. I guarantee you won’t be bored!
Knitting: Scarf
Rainshadow - This lengthwise-worked garter stitch scarf in two colors offers a beautifully rhythmic knit. Little short-rowed color insets adorn one side of the ram’s horn shape, while stripes and eyelets wind their way up and around the long curve. Shaping is accomplished with a combination of short rows and judiciously placed decreases. B...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Tyrian - This top-down triangle shawl in 2 sizes is worked in regal geometric, textured lace patterns. Beads are placed using the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Portland is the City of Roses, and these photos were taken in the central garden of Ladd’s Addition, famous for its roses. The neighborhood, a landmark of architectural planning dating from the early part of the twentieth century, departs from the grid of surrounding city streets, setting Ladd’s Addition apart in more ways than one.
Knitting: Cowl
Doubled heavy laceweight yarn means not only extra softness, drape, and warmth, but the opportunity to gradiate yarn colors in a very subtle manner. This design combines lace, beads, and gradient colorwork within a long, fitted cowl that can also serve as a wimple. Cowl is in three sizes (shown in size medium); matching cuffs are in two sizes (s...
Knitting: Cowl
Gracefully buttoned, this gentle Moebius cowl, edged in beads and lace, is light and amazingly easy to wear. The position of the button accentuates the spiral in the cowl and offers a resting place for the thumb in the matching cuffs.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lovely half-wheel crescent-shaped shawl consists of a garter stitch top section interspersed with eight columns of beaded lace, and a bottom section that is a beautifully ornate knitted-on edging with lace patterning on both right and wrong sides. Beads are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Knitting: Cowl
This sideways knit, round-edged cowl in three sizes features delightful leaves amidst a forest of other embellishments.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In honor of Spring, I present Celeste: an ethereal yet fitted, extremely wearable lightweight shawl in two sizes. Celeste consists of seven panels: a wide back panel and three narrower side panels on each side. The side panels are what create the crescent shape, with a bonus: shoulder shaping for a superior fit.
Knitting: Cowl, Cuffs
The sweetly shaped Lorelei begins with the Moebius cast on taught by Cat Bordhi, and features a knit/purl pattern reminiscent of drifting seaweed. The cowl is delightfully slim and form-fitting, allowing many options for wearing: it will easily fit inside a jacket or coat, or just as easily be worn as a lovely topper on its own. The cuffs are lo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Willa Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
We don’t usually think of the dead of winter as a time to knit ethereal lace, but isn’t it nice to have a reminder that warmer days are just around the corner?
Knitting: Cowl
Sublimity is a beautifully ornamented shaped cowl reminiscent of medieval days, utilizing a fetching assortment of simple techniques and stitches: ribbing, cables, twisted stitches, lace, and beads.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I have been in love with the center-out structure of knitting for a long time. It gives me great pleasure to merge the center-start with the crescent form. In addition, this design features other interesting structural and textural details, such as garter stitch as a counterpoint to beaded lace, one of my favorite combinations.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Oaken Dreams shawl is worked from side to side. The beaded lace border is 32 rows long and is repeated throughout the shawl, as is the beaded textured pattern at the top edge (which reminds me of a string of acorns). The crescent shaping occurs within the center garter stitch section, which grows from one stitch to 25 stitches, then back aga...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Penumbra is a top-down wide crescent shawlette that is shaped with short rows. The short-rowed sides are worked in garter stitch, while the center back features a stockinette panel of elegant beaded lace that is worked at the same time as the garter stitch sides. Following the short row section, the areas of garter stitch flow into a textured la...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There are three sections in this sideways-worked beaded shawlette: the lace edging, the center that widens and then narrows, and a clever tubular edge on top. Beads are placed with the crochet hook method. This design is another in the new series of crescent shaped silhouettes. I find this shape incredibly graceful to wear, something between a s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Beaded lace and garter stitch combine beautifully in this hooded shawl which is cast on in the traditional manner at bottom edge and is worked up to the top of the hood, where a single seam joins it all together. Shoulder shaping produces an excellent fit, and the garter stitch border provides a lovely resting space for a shawl pin at the neck o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The leaves have it in this delightful crescent-shaped shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Midsommer takes its inspiration from the beautiful knitting patterns of Estonia, and particularly an ancient ritual enacted at midsummer, when young lovers search the forests for a mythical fern that brings fertility, luck, wealth, and even the ability to understand animals’ speech. This fern flowers only on the summer solstice.. so for yo...
Knitting: Pullover
Join me in welcoming the newest member of the Harmonia family… the sleeved sweater! Like the tunic and cowl, but with three sleeve options, this Harmonia sweater is wearable,comfortable and graceful.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Texture, lace, and beads are more than the sum of their parts when merged together in this delightful toe-up sock. Jack- in-the-pulpits march up the center front, beads and all, and the undulating lacy ribs on either side step aside to let them pass. The beaded pattern starts right away at the tip of the round toe, and the fun continues from the...
Knitting: Pullover
Harmonia’s Rings has grown… into a tunic sweater! After many requests, the Harmonia’s Rings Cowl has been re-engineered to fit seven sizes. The addition of a fitted body to the drapey yoke makes a world of difference! Because of the drape of the yoke, this design accommodates a wide range of body types.
Knitting: Necklace
Graceful and pure, infinitely adaptable, Galatea is a stunning lariat neckpiece that is so comfortable to wear you will forget it’s on! Begin the necklace with a center fringe of beads, then work a variation of 4-stitch I-cord for the spiral beaded pattern that continues around the neck cord.
Knitting: Cowl
This versatile beaded trio is marvelously decorative, like the millefiore, or thousand-flowered beads that originated in Italy. Millefiore beads look very mandala-like, and I thought it a very appropriate name for a beautifully beaded garment that is knit entirely in the round. Pattern is written and charted. Beads are added by two methods: pre-...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Belle Nuit, or Beautiful Night, portrays an explosion of falling stars over a night sky. Make your wishes known as you knit this shawl that is worked from the top down featuring one of my favorite constructions: center panel with additional shoulder shaping. The side lace panels are outlined with a subtle cable or twisted stitch pattern, dependi...
Knitting: Gloves
These gloves flow!
Knitting: Scarf
You all know the Gothic Leaf Stole, but this new version is both smaller and more interesting.. it features two beading techniques, one at the edges and one in the lace pattern. Perfect gift knitting!
Knitting: Scarf
Join the ranks of the asymmetrical and confound your knitting friends.. this little scarflet is not as simple it seems. An easy lace pattern provides the basis for bias shaping, and a scalloped border adds charm. You are done in a flash.. knot up a corner and you’re on your way, or use a beautiful button closure for a different style.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These short but very sweet toe-up socks begin with my favorite round toe and feature a beaded openwork rib, a sculpturally fitted back, and just a hint of beaded ruffle at the top. Inspired by a wonderful family reunion that took place in July 2010 near Tallulah Falls in North Georgia, the first sock was improvised and finished on the plane trip...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Like bodies of water emerging from a single spring, the panels of this shawlette flow effortlessly from a few cast on stitches at center back. The simple garter stitch sides and borders combine elegantly with beaded lace, and additional increasing at the center panel provides for a wonderful fit. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I am a toe-up convert and I want to convert you too!
Knitting: Cuffs
Aquitaine is an elegant beaded wrist cuff (shown) or arm warmer that includes up to four different beads and beading styles. Ruffles, lace and twisted stitches add dimension. The overall effect is charming elegance from another time.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ophidian is a top-down triangle shawlette that accommodates any gauge yarn up to dk weight (and probably heavier).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Leafy goodness! Twisted stitches, lace, cables and beads.. all the stops have been pulled for this sock, which is worked from the toe up. The interesting bits start right away at the tip of the toe.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A tale of loves lost and found again, mistaken identities, royalty hidden away in the forest… and one of the greatest heroines put to paper. This is Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. In this garment, I tried to capture Rosalind’s trials and tribulations as she strives to rescue her kingly father and gain the love of her lif...
Knitting: Cuffs
This latest variation on my favorite cuff is minus the gloves and the socks.. just as it is in its marvelous beaded glory!
Knitting: Scarf
This crescent shaped scarf, fetchingly strung with beaded hearts, is as sweet as pie! The scarf consists of the heart border, an easy garter stitch body, and a tubular edging, and is worked sideways from one narrow point to the other.
Knitting: Booties
These darling toe-up baby socks will delight you! Using clever shaping and a gussetless structure inspired by Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters, you will find this the perfect knitting diversion, and the perfect gift for a little angel.
Knitting: Legwarmers
This heavily embellished warmer in three lengths will sit prettily layered atop any boot, knee sock, or on its own. A fun knit with a mixture of beaded twisted stitches, cables, and ribbing, it looks more complicated than it really is. The name comes from the center cable, a simplified version of the Tibetan never-ending knot, symbolizing the in...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These toe-up, heel flap and gusset socks feature three sizes and a high instep option for all sizes. First published as part of the Dye Dreams Four Seasons Sock Club, Spring 2009.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There is nothing simple about this elaborate beaded shawl, a variation on the basic top down triangle. A flame-like, textured center panel makes all the difference. The shawl begins with only a few cast on stitches at the top and increases quickly with additional back neck shaping. After the wavy diagonals on the sides morph into textured diamon...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I have wanted for a long time to make intensely cabled socks, and here they are… elegant socks with cables galore, plus a
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl, which uses Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on to achieve its mysterious spiral shape, is worked from the center out
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Rolling Thunder Gloves…The beaded cuff is too pretty to hide!
Knitting: Scarf
Two lovers… Lace and beads provide sinuous lines in this poetic glove and scarf duo. Fan and Leaf lace motifs are framed by twisted ribs in the gloves and mirrored beaded waving cables in the scarf. The gloves are sized for women’s small, medium and large, in two lengths .
Knitting: Toeless Sock
Ever get annoyed at how thong sandals hurt between your toes? Here are some cute lacy little thong socks in two lengths and three sizes, to pad your toes and keep your feet feeling great all summer. Wear them underneath thongs, flip flops and all your other sandals.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful top-down triangle shawl based on nautical themes features a slim, lighthouse-like centre lace panel that “beams” its lace pattern down the side panels, all the way down to the playful wave edging. The shawl is beaded throughout using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
Knitting: Scarf
River Rock Scarf…Stream of consciousness knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down lace triangle portrays a forest progressing from winter into spring. Beads grace the bottom edge. Bead requirements: Scarf size requires 179 beads; shawl, 251. For the samples, I used Toho 3x3 mm cubes available from Earth Faire.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The romantic Moonshadow Stole is designed for fingering weight yarn and requires 1000 yards of yarn. Sample yarn is Leili from Unique Sheep in the Moonshadow colorway.
Knitting: Bookmark
Parisian Arches Lace Bookmark…A tiny bit of gay paree.
Knitting: Throw
Twining Vine Afghan…Graceful, flowing lace to wrap up in.
Knitting: Necklace
Dragonfly Neckpiece and Bracelet…Dragonfly Drama.
Knitting: Purse
Beaded Drawstring Purse…A beaded treasure bag – an ideal gift for all ages.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Butterfly Wrap…Be a butterfly, or just look like one.
Knitting: Necklace
Spiral Beaded Neckpieces…Spirals of beads!
Knitting: Bracelet
Egyptian Beaded Wristlets and Rings…Sparkly bangles that make great gifts.
Knitting: Scarf
Edit this itemWings of Song Beaded Scarf…Amazing drape!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl features traditional Faroese shaping at the shoulder and back neck, producing a wonderful shoulder-hugging fit that stays on.
Knitting: Mittens
Child’s version of an Elizabeth Zimmerman classic, with stripes!
Knitting: Cape
La Boeheme Ensemble…Featherlight, cabley warmth.
Knitting: Bookmark
Edit this itemWaves from the Top Bookmark…A wonderful holiday gift or remembrance.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl…A garden of lacy delights.
Knitting: Scarf
An elegant scarf featuring intricate beaded accents.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cherry Blossom Socks…Bowers of beads descend down this fetching sock.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Journey Cable Socks…Sinuous sock sculpture.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Waterlily Socks…Waterlilies floating downstream.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The unique shaping of this beautifully patterned shawl ensures a comfortable, stable fit.The shawl consists of three equal sections of graceful “Print o’ the Wave” and a beaded picot border. Pattern is both written out and charted, and consists of 8 pages.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hanging Garden Stole…Wrap yourself in a hanging garden!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant triangle shawl or scarf is started at the tip, with edging worked at the same time as the body.
Knitting: Accessories, Bookmark
March 21, 2005 calendar page. Pattern calls for a small amount of fingering or lace weight yarn. Also available directly from the designer on her website.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gothic Leaf Stole…Elegance and ease.
Knitting: Scarf
April 21, 2005 calendar page*From the website:* "This effective, easy-to-knit lace scarf is a good beginner lace project." Use fingering or laceweight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Victorian Shoulderette…Exquisitely simple!