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eBook : 9 patterns

Time on my Hands is a collection of hand patterns by Becky Herrick. Gloves, mittens, fingerless mitts, and wrist warmers will be included in the e-book.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Braided cables billow up the side of this hat like clouds skittering across the evening sky - puffy, soft, and dreamlike.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Like a dandelion blossoming in the afternoon sun a twisted stitch cable grows, blooms, and shrinks back down only to twist and reemerge again.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cozy, three dimensional cables to warm up the early morning. Knit your Sunup hat in warm, sunny brown or your favorite shade of dawn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A soft hat for little heads with a diamond pattern inspired by snowbanks and mountains!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Fool your feet into thinking your socks are more complex than they really are! Frost Asters uses simple techniques to create cables that look difficult but are actually a snap. The ideal showcase for multi-colored yarns--or knit a pair in a solid to really show off the cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Eowyn is the unsung hero; the woman who destroys the Nazgul King. She is a sheildmaiden, a healer, and a ruler. The transitions of her life are played out across this shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stripes, ripples, lace, texture; Ondulation is perfect for showing off gradient or highly variegated yarns with plenty of bright colors! Designed for gradient yarns the long stripes and garter stitch will also break up any pooling caused by variegated yarns.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Doric mitts combine any colorway with clever knitting tricks to make mitts for the whole family. Doric columns are the simple ones and sometimes simple is best! In these mitts the simple lines allow the malabrigo colorways to shine through.
Knitting: Mittens
Simple mittens knit with rustic yarn are perfect for cold Vermont winters. This yarn blooms with blocking and softens with use, but never shows wear or pills.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A classy cable frames the face making this simple hat stand out. Dress it up with a button, choose complimentary colors, or leave it plain. No matter what this hat is fun to knit and still practical to wear.
Knitting: Cowl
She’s glad her simple worsted gray
Knitting: Pullover
A simple autumnal top designed to keep you toasty warm. The A line shaping created a comfy, flattering garment and fits comfortably over long sleeves. The gathered sleeve caps add a touch of whimsy. A simple broken garter pattern highlights the complementary yarn on the hems.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Graduated stripes of bright color make these fun socks just a touch surreal. Tone them down with neutral colors or spice them up with even brighter ones!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nymphaea is a humble little circular with water droplets sprinkled around on the surface. This shawl is inspired by the humble lily pad; always overshadowed by the showy water lily flowers.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Super-chunky doesn’t necessarily mean super-clunky. When you knit a lace pattern with very bulky yarn, the
Knitting: Tee
Hyssop is inspired by the delicate wildflowers, crazy vines, and tall grasses that surround me in summer. In Vermont this is a short, intense season when all the plants strive to make the most of the daylight. The top echos the ephemeral wildflowers with petal shaped lace around the yoke while the flutter sleeves and hem remind me of leaves. But...
Knitting: Cardigan
Sassy and fun this little summer cardi is for cool lakeside breezes, stormy summer evenings, and bike rides at sunset.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Full many a glorious morning have I seen, flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye, kissing with golden face the meadows green, gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy…
Knitting: Pullover
Ganseys have a classic style and look that draw a knitter in, but the fitting on a traditional gansey leaves something to be desired. My Grand View gansey adds modern shaping to the classic appeal of this sweater!
Knitting: Cardigan
Asymmetric cables inspired by the grape vines of my local winery grow up the right side and down the left sleeve. Fitted waist shaping and seamless set-in sleeves make this sweater as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
In the transitional seasons of spring and fall we pay special attention to the leaves coming and going from the trees. These fingerless mitts are perfect for transitional seasons whether the leaves are green or brown.
Knitting: Scarf
It’s the crazy quilt of scarves!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Stocking
This warm hat can be worn fashionably back and slouchy. Or pull it down over your ears to provide all the warmth needed when taking hay out to the pasture.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Hats are a great place to test funky colors. You don’t have to buy much yarn and almost everyone owns a black coat that will match their colorful hat!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Celtic knots flow along the lower edge of the shawl to both
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named after a forward thinking newspaper editor, suffragette, and constant knitter who lived in Vermont. This shawl combines stockinette with stripes and texture to keep the knitting interesting!
Knitting: Cuffs
Simple ribbing allows the lacy, double layered flounce to define these cuffs. They’ll add flair to that cute little black dress, and keep you warm on chilly nights or in an air-conditioned room.
Knitting: Mittens
Twisted stitch cables and chalet style cuckoo clocks are both associated with Austria. These white mittens are meant to bring to mind the snow covered alps and a really good mug of hot chocolate.
Knitting: Gloves
These extremely basic gloves are perfect for knitters who’ve never tried gloves before. The simple styling is equally well appreciated by men who don’t want anything fancy on their hands.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Construction Notes
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Old fashioned tea time calls to mind a chance to use delicate tea cups and old family silver. A break in the afternoon to eat tasty biscuits and ask “one lump, or two?”
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Sun dials are an elegant, durable, and ancient way to track the time of day. These mitts mimic them with a simple, elegant cable that runs up each thumb. The classic durability of a woolly, warm yarn memorializes both ideals in your knitting.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Thick sport weight socks are perfect for keeping your feet warm in cold weather. Celtic cable knots are placed just below the cuff so they peek out above your boots while simple cables run down the sides of the leg, heel flap, and foot to keep the knitting interesting.
Knitting: Gloves
Those horse-drawn, pumpkin carriages can be chilly (to say nothing of cottages in the woods and tall stone towers); so what’s an enchanted princess to wear? These elegant gloves are just the thing under a long cape.
Knitting: Mittens
Play time, recess, whatever you call it everyone knows how much fun a playground is! These colorful mittens have ties at the cuffs. They can be clipped or tied to the sleeves of a coat or right to your (or your child’s) wrists so they don’t get lost. Tie them together when they’re not being used so they don’t get separated.
Knitting: Pullover
The ubiquitous lace trim of Victorian-era dresses inspired the details of this fitted feminine pullover. The airy laciness of the collar and cuffs provides an interesting contrast to the slim silhouette of the body. This sweater has turned hems to keep it laying smooth on the hip and wrist and is worked entirely in the round, achieving its’ curv...
Knitting: Vest
Root Cellar is an earthy, comforting vest in the colors of yams, potatoes, beets, and onions. It’s rustic but stylish - just the thing to warm your core on cold winter days.
Knitting: Collar, Cuffs
Gnarled is a matching set of collar and cuffs designed in a super-bulky yarn to keep out the chill. Wear them to warm up a dressy outfit or dress up a warm outfit- either way they add a touch of Victorian style to your day. The slightly felted yarn keeps warm air trapped next to your skin where it belongs in cold weather, while the merino is sof...
Knitting: Pullover
A simple yoked sweater designed to appeal to the basic style sense of men. Garter ribbing trims the hem and cuffs. Above the ribbing stranded color work diamonds complement the main clover pattern at the yoke. This sweater is designed to be plain enough for men while still being interesting to knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A squooshy embossed diamond hat with a split garter stitch brim. Dunkelipa is named after a dark IPA beer Neil was brewing up the same day I brewed up the pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
Catamount is a cardigan with buttons at the top and an A-line front opening. This sweater has some waist shaping as well to provide a flattering fit. The stripes of color are highlighted by changes in texture which involve working both knit and purl rows on both the right side and wrong side of the fabric. Catamount will be perfect for wearing a...
Knitting: Mittens, Hats - Other
Nordic stranded colorwork and complementary spiraling stripes make these hat and mittens a set. The angora halo gives the yarn its softness and allows the colors to blend, softening the colorwork. The patterned hat and mitten cuffs are bordered with left and right facing braids created using purled stitches. The shape of this hat is inspired fro...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Jay hat is designed for serious warmth – worsted weight yarn worked in a double-knit pattern makes a very thick fabric perfect for trapping warm air. The geometric design keeps the two layers of fabric attached and makes the hat fully reversible.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Asters is a warm hat with a deep brim to cover your ears and keep you toasty warm on snowy winter walks. The mohair and slipped stitches create a dense stretchy fabric.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These boot socks knit up quickly in sport weight yarn for warmth. The cables begin halfway down the cuff and pull the fabric in to add shaping. The stripes at the top and before the toe are worked in the same contrasting color as the heel and toe. This allows even the large size to be knit from just two skeins of Stroll Sport.
Knitting: Scarf
A one-row, reversible, garter rib scarf with blocks of color perfect for showing off special hand spun fibers. The blocks of color allow the knitter to use as much or as little handspun as they want. Commercial yarns can be chosen for the other blocks.
Knitting: Vest
The color and braided cables of this vest remind me of a frozen river in winter. La Moelle is the old French name for the river in my county.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The pattern includes directions for both the picot edged and folded brim hats. The folded brim hat is knit flat from the brim up and then seamed.
Knitting: Mittens
Two color felted mittens with ribbed cuff knit in after felting.