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Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths, inspired by my knit version. No Tunisian Crochet experience necessary – you don’t really even need a special Tunisian Crochet hook! Pattern includes instructions for coasters, as well as info on modifying to any size.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These lace socks have three important things going for them - first, they’re knit with DK or Sport weight yarn, making them a much quicker knit than socks knit from fingering weight yarn. Second, they’re toe-up, meaning you’ll have no leftover yarn. And third - the German Short Row technique is a favorite among knitters who don...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Here’s an answer to at least a few of your holiday gifts! These mitts, sized for men and women, are a quick knit in DK/Sport weight yarn. The video tutorial walks you through the tricky parts of the mitts including working double-pointed needles, cables, reading charts, and understanding what a pattern means when it has the dreaded words “at the...
I designed this little scarf to be both a pretty and quick pattern as well as a good introduction to lace knitting. Experienced lace knitters will find it a simple pattern to follow, and new lace knitters can use this project as a good introduction to more complicated lace.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern includes a video tutorial to walk you through the trickier parts of knitting these socks. If you avoid knitting socks because you don’t like wraps & turns, this one’s for you, babe. Pattern includes link to a bonus video which explains how to work these socks using magic loop and two at-a-time.
Cold feet? These bulky slipper socks, made of wool, are just the ticket to keep your feet warm all winter. They also knit up quickly, and therefore make good holiday gifts. Even if you’ve never knit socks before, the bulky yarn makes these toe-up socks easy, and will teach you the skills necessary to knit other toe-up socks patterns.
How about a knitting project you can really sink your teeth into and knit thorough the holidays? I’ve named this sweater “Three Rectangles, Two Triangles” for a reason - those are the simple shapes required. This is a drop-shoulder sweater jacket knit in bulky yarn and a dense mock rib stitch. This project is most appropriate f...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The Granny Ripple is a traditional stitch, that I have made especially friendly for knitters learning crochet, and new crocheters. This free pattern includes links to a five-part instructional video. To see the video, visit my website:
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Whether you have experience using double-pointed needles or not, you can knit these fingerless mitts! In this tutorial, we learn how to get started on DPNs, how to knit in-the-round, how to create a “buttonhole” thumb, and how to bind-off in pattern. The only skills you really need are confidence in both knitting and purling.
I’m happy to offer you this free pattern + video tutorial, because these scrubbies feel like a secret I’ve been keeping for years. I say “World’s Best” because I believe it – this is what you’ll find at my kitchen sink! They get the job done, rinse easily, and dry quickly – meaning they never stink. To make these, we knit with tulle fabric (also...
Finally, something for the guys in a pattern + video tutorial! While my original sketches for this included cables, a shawl collar, buttons, stripes, (and more); masculine feedback on the design helped me to edit it down to something that even the most conservative dresser will want to wear. (And just enough going on to keep it interesting for t...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This jacket is knit in a top-down raglan style, but because the sleeves are a different color, it’s knit in pieces and seamed together. In this tutorial we’ll learn how to construct this sweater, seaming, icord edges, working fair isle, working short rows, and installing a zipper. If you live in the Southern US (like me), this might ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I am offering this tutorial (pattern + instructional videos) for FREE! This is a traditional pattern, not my own design, that has been used for generations. I am presenting this for beginning knitters who would like to learn this technique, and to give a free sample of my video tutorials.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Hand knit Christmas Stockings are perfectly awesome on their own…but when you think about it, they’re just big socks, right? When you learn the techniques of making a stocking, you’re also learning what you need to know to follow any cuff-down sock pattern! That’s why I’m offering this as a seven-lesson video series.
Ready for Santa! A wooly Christmas jumper for your favorite little girls. This sleeveless design features a pleated skirt, a peter-pan collar, a tidy turned-hem skirt, and icord edging. Just in time for the holidays, you’ll find it is a surprisingly quick knit on size 9 needles. Sizes range from 3 months to Child Size 2 (chest measurements from ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
In this pattern you will see links to six instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.
This pattern comes with links to 6 instructional videos to get you through the tricky parts. Toss the plastic Easter Baskets and create a family heirloom! Because this is knit with double-strands of worsted yarn and big needles, you’ll have it knit up in no time.