Sylvia McFadden

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

A Stillness of Trees is a small book which includes three large shawls all knitted out of Custom Woolen Mills Prarie Sea Fusion yarn.

eBook : 4 patterns

Dusk is a four shawl eBook by Sylvia McFadden of Softsweater Knits.

eBook : 2 patterns

Fathom consists of two lace hat patterns: Seabed and Knot.

eBook : 7 patterns

You can now buy a hard copy of the book through my etsy shop (it comes with a digital download of the eBook)

eBook : 2 patterns

Stone & Sea

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
C A D E N C E is a special collaboration between Softsweater Knits and La Bien Aimée using Aimée’s newest base Helix.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
From now until October 12th - there is a small promo going for this pattern! Pop over to my Instagram post HERE to get the code for 30% off!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is part of my newest publication Parchment & Pressed Flowers! It’s a 3 pattern eZine (basically an eBook) available HERE. If you find yourself drawn to 2 or more of the 3 patterns it’s cheaper to pick up a copy of the eZine! The eZine includes this pattern along with Tincture and Rose Apothecary.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is part of my newest publication Parchment & Pressed Flowers! It’s a 3 pattern eZine (basically an eBook) available HERE. If you find yourself drawn to 2 or more of the 3 patterns it’s cheaper to pick up a copy of the eZine! The eZine includes this pattern along with Tincture and Parchment & Pressed Flowers.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is part of my newest publication Parchment & Pressed Flowers! It’s a 3 pattern eZine (basically an eBook) available HERE. If you find yourself drawn to 2 or more of the 3 patterns it’s cheaper to pick up a copy of the eZine! The eZine includes this pattern along with Rose Apothecary and Parchment & Pressed Flowers.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wind & Sea, I wanted to name this pattern something along the lines of “Shaped by the Wind and Sea” a long name sort of as a placeholder for a word that hasn’t been invented yet. The beach, the ripples of sand formed by ocean and waves and wind. I wanted there to be a beautiful scientific word for it but I looked and didn’t find anything th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
YES there are totally shawl kits available from Lichen and Lace for this pattern!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
So first of all, let’s talk about the shape of this thing. There was no “very, very odd” shape category option when I was uploading this pattern onto Ravelry cough Cassidy cough ;)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you’re curious about the photos and want to know the whole story behind the inspiration the shoot for this pattern, I talk about it all (and the interesting lens I used) on my podcast, The Wrong Side Podcast episode 3. starting at about 11:46
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Afterglow is part of my Dusk eBook!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dusk Light is part of my Dusk eBook!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Eventide is part of my Dusk eBook!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed and knit up in a frenzy of a few lovely days! I needed a simple squishy enjoyable mustard shawl to knit. I find that every 6 months or so this overwhelming, uncontrollable, beautiful urge washes over me to knit up a giant mustard shawl. This is the shawl resulting from that urge. And of course, I’ve been finding myself s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sprout is part of my Dusk eBook!
Knitting: Pullover
First things first, yes you can very easily make it longer :) Nicola looks adorable in cropped tops and sweater-y things, so I keep cropping the sweaters that I’m working on that I know she’s going to model.
Knitting: Pullover
Guys! It’s a sweater! My very first sweater pattern!
Knitting: Throw
Equal Night is a giant circular blanket using shaped using modified Pi Shawl shaping techniques. It’s big and it’s lacy and it knits up incredibly quickly on 15mm knitting needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Julie Asselin has updated her online shop with some gorgeous colours of nurtured for folks who are looking for the perfect yarn for this pattern!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knot - a unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile per hour, used especially of ships, aircraft, and winds.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Seabed - the ground under the sea - the ocean floor.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Erratta Feb 2018 - When transitioning from garter into the lace pattern the stitch count should be 81 not 80 as the pattern says.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Gentle Armour are available in my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Gentle Armour are available in my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Gentle Armour are available in my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Gentle Armour are available in my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Gentle Armour are available in my Etsy store!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Softsweater Knits is having a sale! From December 26th 2017 - January 1st 2018 everything is 30% off! Just put your desired pile of patterns or eBooks into your cart and the discount will be added automatically!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Sun pi shawl is part of my Eclipse eBook.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Moon pi shawl is part the Eclipse eBook.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sweet Fiber has made a limited number of kits for this pattern! Take a look and pick one up if you’d like!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you are a lover of lace hats! You can get both my lace hat eBooks for $15. Just put both Stone & Sea and Fathom in your cart and the discount will be automagically applied! If you’ve previously bought Stone & Sea you’ll magically get Fathom for just $5!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you are a lover of lace hats! You can get both my lace hat eBooks for $15. Just put both Stone & Sea and Fathom in your cart and the discount will be automagically applied! If you’ve previously bought Stone & Sea you’ll magically get Fathom for just $5!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Softsweater Knits is having a sale! From December 26th 2017 - January 1st 2018 everything is 30% off! Just put your desired pile of patterns or eBooks into your cart and the discount will be added automatically!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hard copies of A Stillness of Trees are available on my Etsy shop! They come with a digital download! Just supply your Ravelry username in the sale notes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
River is a simple garter sideways triangle worked with simple stripes and simple eyelet lace. It can be knit quickly and this yarn is seriously so stunning to work with! If you’re a Vancouver Local you can pick up your skeins at Urban Yarns, if not they have them up on their online shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hard copies of A Stillness of Trees are available on my Etsy shop! They come with a digital download! Just supply your Ravelry username in the sale notes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hard copies of A Stillness of Trees are available on my Etsy shop! They come with a digital download! Just supply your Ravelry username in the sale notes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
April 14th 2019 - a note on my original yarn choice. Originally this pattern called for a yarn that I no longer support due to the racist practices of the yarn company.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Apricity: warmed by the sun in winter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Book People is a lovely asymmetrical sideways triangle shawl featuring easy mindless alternating panels of eyelets and garter! Fun and quick to knit, and a lovely delicate thing to wear around your neck.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Shawl Joy are now available in my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Shawl Joy are now available on my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is just a recipe - The lace charted short rows in the photos are not included in this pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shawl Joy is now available to order in print on my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Shawl Joy are available now on my Etsy shop.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Parker Street is a big, thick, warm and squishy top-down triangle shawl using my absolute favourite yarn Sweet Fiber’s Canadian. (go look, it’s the best).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Print copies of Shawl Joy are now available to order on my Etsy shop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“A certain darkness is needed to see the stars” ~ Osho
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
One half of a mini-collection! In collaboration with Nicola from Tiny Island Textiles and Melissa from Sweet Fiber! Check out the second half of the collection! The Forager’s Scarf!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The newest Softsweater Knits short row lace shawl Water has been released!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It’s cold in December! Big squishy, lovely quick hats are a must! Especially as last minute high-speed knitted gifts!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Joy likes long walks on the beach and the smell of hair after it’s been washed. The original sample was knit using ANGORA which made me get a bit strange while I was knitting it. It is just such a soft amazingly… soft yarn. I don’t think there are other descriptors for it really even. It was just me going “soft… soft… soft… kittens… soft” while...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lanterns. We light them to help see in the dark. I wanted to name this shawl something to remind myself to see the light in the dark winter months.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Your friends all want you to teach them how to knit!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Solarium
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern comes with a creative assignment:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick lovely little spring knit, this hat is knit bottom up using a sweet little lace panel for added detail. Simple and satisfying. Love this hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Swoon: That hat all the punks wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Cape
June 2016 update --
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
August 2017 ---
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
June 14th - June 21st promo! Pattern is free with the code #allbodiesaregoodbodies
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
** November 2015 update **
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is great for beginners, it can be worn by oneself (because you can be a friend to yourself!) or you can decide to give it to a best friend to show your love for them!
Knitting: Cowl
A lovely huge, squishy, adorably modelled, incredibly simple cowl!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
September 2016: The Lonely Tree now has Written instructions!
Knitting: Scarf
A lovely lace crescent shawl worked bottom up with short rows using the amazing Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted. You can buy the yarn over here at the website www.sweetfiber.com
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl concept started many years ago when I was trying to wrap my brain around lace. I understood the triangle construction of a top-down lace shawl, but I just couldn’t figure out how to get lace to match up. I really just wanted a lace mess shawl that I could knit free-hand. Placing yarn overs wherever I saw fit. Here’s my finished produ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl took one skein of fingering weight yarn
Knitting: Pet Clothing
A cute little Triangle Cowl for your favourite creature.
Knitting: Throw
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Knitting: Cowl
Well, my brain won’t stop thinking of variations of my original Triangle Cowl pattern! (found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-triangle-cowl) I thought I would throw this one up here because of how quick and easy it is to make!
Knitting: Cowl
The Triangle Cowl by softsweater