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eBook : 6 patterns

This is a collection of both Knit and Crochet designs with NYC in mind. These accessories are all great to make as gifts or to make for yourself to help get you through the winter. Yarns used were Lion Brand as a Thank you for hosting a Hurricane Relief Stitch in to make items to be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief through World Vision. All proceeds from this ebook till December 2012 will be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
Amazing local yarn with inspiration from your natural surroundings yield a marriage of soft Finn wool with a lacy cable pattern that reminds me of a Fisherman’s scarf but delicate enough for his wife.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Babylon Village, located on the South Shore of Long Island is characterized by scenic vignettes of the Great South Bay. This was captured by indie dying company, madelinetosh for The Village Knitter (A Babylon Yarn Shop) in a custom color way called Great South Babes. As a local designer I was wooed by the color and used it to design this hat wh...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
From the slopes to the city this hat will keep you super warm and super stylish. Using the luscious Capricorn yarn by Green Mountain Spinnery it is a fun and quick knit that everybody will love.
Knitting: Cowl
Knit with a gorgeous tweed yarn that is as soft as can be. The yarn is super soft on your skin and goes with anything. The easy stitch pattern makes this project a perfect on the go knit.
Knitting: Cowl
A super fun, super-fast infinity cowl that will keep you super warm as you do what you do that makes you awesome. Knit with a gorgeous tweed yarn that is a 100% Peruvian wool.
Knitting: Cowl
This fun, energetic cowl is the perfect transitional piece to wear from season to season. It’s lacy texture gives it a warm but airy feel. The rhythmic lace pattern is a pleasure to knit as well. The yarn is locally made with Icelandic wool but you may sub in your favorite worsted weight yarn of any fiber origin.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
The last KAL in my three part series that celebrates American made yarns that we knit while we watch the Olympics! This one starts tonight Feb 19. And uses three skeins of shepherds wool in three different colors. We are using red, white and blue. And lastly this hat is inspired by the stitch patterns of the Team USA closing ceremony sweater.
Knitting: Cowl
Celebrate the opening of the Winter Games in Sochi Russia with a great cowl to support Team USA!!! Grab you favorite American Made Bulky Yarn , cast on and watch the opening ceremonies. The first clue will be given at the start of the opening ceremonies at 7:30 EST and then every subsequent hour until the ceremonies are complete! We are using Br...
Knitting: Mittens
As we watch the Olympic Games lets take a moment and not only root for our country but also explore yarns made in America.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A journey with yarn will lead you to amazing places across the country. On one of my many trips across Vermont I was inspired by windows on the side of a house and married my inspiration with the perfect yarn to create this rustically stylish hat.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the movie Frozen, the eldest sister wears gorgeously knit mittens to keep her powers under wraps. The color used in Elements just reminds me of a freshly frozen lake. I have to often steal them back from my daughter who uses them to play dress up when I need them. So cast on and let your imagination take you.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A simple fingerless mitten is a staple for your winter wardrobe. This pattern showcases the nuances inherent in the gorgeous Noro Taiyo Sock yarn. Grab a skein and start today!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A horseshoe cable to takes these fingerless mittens to great staple to wow. The yarn has a bit of sparkle in it to elevate your casual look to the next level. The incredibly warm alpaca yarn blend will keep you warm for hours while out in the chilly weather.
Knitting: Mittens
Noro’s subtle and gentle color gradations are the perfect canvas for gorgeous needlework. This wheat-ear cable highlights both the colors in the yarn and the beauty of the stitches.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knit with a gorgeous tweed yarn that is a fine mix of alpaca and merino wool. The left twist adds a cable effect with ease. A great project to bring to your next local knit night!
Knitting: Cowl
Celebrate the new Pantone color of the year by knitting yourself this beautiful lacey cowl! The 4 row repeat is a great beginner lace pattern and a fun project for the lace knitter on the go! A great one skein project that is great to give and receive.
Knitting: Poncho
This stylish capelet is perfect for a day of window shopping and browsing. The baby cables give a great accent that is flattering to all figures. It’s seamless construction and bulky size wool make it a fast knit perfect for knitting on the go.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
This versatile baby blanket is the perfect addition to your pattern repertoire. Whether you are a newbie who wants to try cabling for the first time or an experienced stitcher that wants a fun fast pattern that travels well.This baby cable blanket is a great fast knit. The cable pattern is fun to do and easy to follow. Great for showers and hous...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
A tribute to all that 2013 has in store! Celebrate the new year by
Knitting: Mittens
Looking for the perfect mittens that look great, work up fast and are extremely functional well you may have found your match. This pattern is all that plus they work with touch screens for iPads and other touch technology because they have instructions on how to make your mittens conductive !
Crochet: Mittens
These mittens are a great one skein project and is great for anyone on your gift list. Using super bulky thick and quick, they work up in a very short time and have an incredible stitch.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This capelet/shrug is perfect to keep you warm during your winter adventures under your coat and looks great so you can flaunt your fancy stitchery when you arrive at your destination.
Crochet: Hats - Other
Nothing makes me happier when a person asks me to design something specifically for someone. When that person is family my heart sings! For my niece Emma’s first birthday photo shoot my sister in law asked me to make this hat just for her. When she was just born I made one very similar. So Happy Birthday Sweet girl!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Nothing is more inspiring then a gorgeous hank of wool, and when I saw this hank I was immediately captured by the gorgeous colors carefully mixed throughout the skein. After waiting until the perfect pattern was in my head for this here it is.
Crochet: Vest
Inspired by a friends knit cabled sweater vest, I designed this great pattern to highlight crocheted cables. This cable is super simple to execute and the weight of the yarn works up super fast
Crochet: Mittens
Nothing says winter more than crocheting with Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn, sipping Vermont Morning Coffee (recipe included) and cabling. This patternuses the gorgeous Capricorn yarn from the Spinnery and is soft as butter!
Crochet: Cowl
This great cowl is not only fun to make but fun to give. It works up
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern not only looks good but it also is super easy to stitch up. But that’s not all… for you true knitting guys and gals we affectionately call ourselves knitting nerds… there is a challenging cast on and bind off to use.
Knitting: Scarf
Every great man in your life needs a great scarf. This scarf is super soft as it uses a bulky super-wash merino. The great texture of the stitch pattern is highlighted by the gorgeous semi-solid hand dyed yarn by The Fiberists.
Crochet: Legwarmers
A trip to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival is not complete without your favorite pair of boots, whether they be rain boots, leather boots or hiking boots they are all quintessential for your Rhinebeck experience. So I got yarn from the festival and started stitching!
Crochet: Home - Other
Looking for a great way to put a handmade twist on something store bought! This apron is a great mixture of both. The great place mat provides a great canvas for gorgeous stitching. Placemats with blanket stitch edging and attached a great border to make these extraordinary aprons. Make on for your best friend or hostess!
Knitting: Animal Toy
A plush teddy bear is perfect for every child on your Christmas list. This pattern was designed to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief and is also part of the relief effort as well. Make one for a child and send it in to be distributed to children who have lost most of their toys during Super Storm Sandy.
Knitting: Cowl
The texture of this stitch gives a simple elegance to this beautiful cowl. A great accessory for those blustery days in the city.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the architecture of the cities’ Cathedrals, This hat will be the staple cable hat for your metro wardrobe!
Knitting: Hats - Other
The Fiberists bring such brilliant and natural colors to their yarns that you naturally think of things in our natural world. The vibrant shades of blue contrasted with white bring the elements of a natural glacier in Alaska’s own Glacier National Park. So if you like me dream of one day visiting this amazing land…. Pack your yarn or...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Not only is this pattern great to wear for a walk in the park its also a walk in the park to make with a simple stitch pattern and simple construction.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The colors of fall are represented in this gorgeous shawl that is
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
My husband and I got married in the fall because we love the color. For our first anniversary we toured the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and stayed in Breckenridge. When I saw this gorgeous color way by Noro Yarns I immediately thought about the gorgeous shades of brown that were painted by God on the landscape of the Colorado Mountains.
Crochet: Cowl
A perfect weekend to stroll through the city, window shopping and gathering inspiration, this cowl is perfect to sport as you stroll in and out of your favorite shops in the city in your favorite neighborhood. (Mine is near Union Square right by the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and down in Soho by Purl Soho!)
Crochet: Tutorial
This e-zine is full of fashion forward Fall Crochet Patterns designed for the modern crocheter!
Crochet: Billed Hat
This cute hat is perfect for window shopping in the city. The simple stitch and great color makes it a staple in your fall and winter wardrobe.
Knitting: Scarf
This super warm scarf reminds me of brisk walks on near the harbor on
Crochet: Tote, Purse
This classic felted tote bag is sure to become a staple in your fall wardrobe. The color is all the
Crochet: Electronics Cozy
Every iPad needs a cozy, try this fall color to brighten up your
Crochet: Beret, Tam
The warm butternut color of this hat warms your heart as the cool fall weather settles in. Looks great with your favorite fall layered look. Great to go leaf jumping with!
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Everyone needs a staple hat that looks good with any color coat and just looks classic. Well look no further because the Hamden Brim Hat is it. The fpdc gives it a classic cable that will surely make it your favorite hat for years to come. It also works up super-fast and is great to give as a gift!!
Crochet: Belt, Electronics Cozy
Looking for a way to make your iPad just a bit more fashionable, the stripes of this cozy are sure to please even the most distinguished tastes. The simple color change technique explained in the article will help make this an easy color work pattern. Great to make for your favorite student, teacher and friend, you can even get a jump start on t...
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
The perfect hat for both you and your boyfriend is this one. It is sized so you can make one for you and one for him and both love the hat! Great for those chilly nights sitting on the front porch enjoying the crisp fall air!
Crochet: Billed Hat
One of my favorite places to hang out is on the North Shore of Long Island called Huntington.This town is super cute and deserves an amazing hat to be donned as I do my local shopping.Whether to the farmer’s market, Fern’s or out to lunch this is my Huntington hat.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
A classic hat that will look great on both men and woman! Great hat for a day out on the town or a walk in the country! The great texture may look like its difficult but really it’s an easy stitch pattern that works well for the hat giving it both elasticity and structure.
Crochet: Scarf
The colors of Fall 2012 are brought together in this amazingly beautiful motif scarf. Inspired by
Crochet: Cowl
Pine Grove Cowl-
Crochet: Cowl
On route 91, In southern VT is a little yarn co-op called Green Mountain Spinnery. From the moment I stopped their for the first time I was hooked on their environmentally friendly and local yarns. This cowl, made out of mountain mohair is perfect for crisp cool weather and will help ease your transition from fall to winter.
Crochet: Vest
A brisk walk in the fall is not complete without your favorite fall vest and this vest is pretty sure to be it. The simple detail of the cables, give this vest a great rustic quality that is not only functional but fashionable as well.
Crochet: Vest
My family is born and raised in New England with most of them in Vermont. Even though my parents moved to New York, part of me still lives in VT. My great grandmother Edna had a farm in a part of Stowe called Sterling. I have heard stories about this farm from all generations. This vest was designed with that magic place in mind. I can see it as...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As the sun sets on the Vermont mountains, the night begins with a gorgeous glow that dances over the landscape. The stitch pattern celebrates this gorgeous time highlighting the Vermont maple leaves and snow like stitch patterns.
Crochet: Cowl
Sporty, casual and super fun this cowl is the perfect cowl for any
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket, Blanket - Other
You may not be Betsy Ross but with some basic stitches some All- American Yarn and good ol’ time you can make this great afghan sure to warm the heart of the patriot on your gift list.
Crochet: Vest
There is nothing like buying American Made products! What’s even greater is stitching with them. This drapey bolero is made out of Tatamy which is a super soft and light cotton blend that is sure to please every stitcher.
Crochet: Clutch
This clutch has a simple elegance to it that is sure to turn heads at the Farmer’s Market. It is also great to take wine tasting in your local wine tasting region. On the east end of Long Island there are great wineries on both the North and South Shore.
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Fresh farm ingredients bring an instant smile to my face! Taking them home in my own market bag leaves me feeling happy all day long! This bag is the perfect staple bag that will endure numerous trips to your favorite farmer’s market! Also great to make for friends! I already have the list of friends that asked me for it!
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Fresh farm ingredients bring an instant smile to my face! Taking them home in my own market bag leaves me feeling happy all day long! This bag is the perfect staple bag that will endure numerous trips to your favorite farmer’s market! Also great to make for friends! I already have the list of friends that asked me for it!
Crochet: Poncho
To me there is nothing like getting up early on a summer Saturday and heading to your local Farmer’s Market to gather the freshest produce. This capelet is just enough to keep the chill away of the breezy summer mornings. Made from Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sylvan Spirit, the wool tencel blend is the perfect choice for this gorgeous capelet.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Yarn: Brown’s Sheep Cotton Classic 1 skein
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Whether your heading to an ocean beach or a beach on your local lake front this super easy cowl is great to stitch there or wear to the beach. Made with yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery it is also eco-friendly. This cowl is a great to make as a gift for your summer hostess.
Crochet: Tote
Everyone needs a carry all beach bag that seems to hold just about everything when you go to the beach. Inspired by all the rustic beach bags I have been seeing on the east end of Long Island this bag was made. This tote is great to make for yourself or your favorite person to go to the beach with. Made out of jute cord it is sure to last from s...
Crochet: Cowl
Every once in a while, when I am on a road trip I see something and it inspires me to design and stitch. On my morning drive to work there are many fences that are just part of the Americana image. I thought long and hard to come up with this series of cowls. They are both cheery and delightful to stitch!
Crochet: Tote, Market bag (slouchy)
A market bag can be just as fabulous as the Farmer’s Market you are going to. One of our favorite Farmer’s Markets is in Sag Harbor, NY. This bag was inspired by the amazing wines they had for sale by local wine sommeliers. The bag has a great filet design which is a great introduction to filet crochet as well.
Crochet: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap, Clothing - Other
This great shawlette works up in an afternoon of stitching secondary to the double treble crochets and open work. It’s great to wear as you are watching the sunset at the beach!
Crochet: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap, Clothing - Other
This great shawlette works up in an afternoon of stitching secondary to the double treble crochets and open work. It’s great to wear as you are watching the sunset at the beach!
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero, Sweater - Other
This shrug is the perfect accessory to your favorite summer dress. It helps to tale the chill away as you watch the sunset with your sweetheart. A must have for every summer wardrobe!
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
I love when I am hiking through New England and because of it’s rich history I stumble upon an amazingly built stone wall. It tells a story of our strong history of fierce independence. Here is to our first settlers! The decorative stitch pattern is so beautiful you will receive compliments wherever you go! Lily Chin complimented me while I was ...
Crochet: Clutch
What would a trip to the Farmer’s Market be without a great clutch to hold your cash and ID while you shop! This clutch may appear complicated but is actually super easy and a great introduction to beaded crochet.
Crochet: Cowl
Worked in a simple stitch combination, this cowl is the perfect accent to any summer outfit. This Tangerine color was picked by Pantone as the color of the year. A cowl is a great way to add a little color to your summer wardrobe.
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy), Messenger Bag
Whether you live in the country or the city a farmer’s market is not far away. This bag inspired by a trip to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and subsequently the Union Square Farmer’s Market. I designed this for the city slicker trying to get all their awesome treats home and still have their hands free.
Crochet: Scarf
This wonderfully simple pattern is elegant to the eye but easy to execute. Want to give your scarf a missoni feel, change the colors every row and watch your scarf come to life.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is an awesome introduction to simple cabling that gives your hat a pop of detail. This hat works up super fast and is great to give.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A great themed baby blanket perfect for knitters that are expecting or to make to bring to the next baby shower you go to. The yarn is machine washable and the pattern is easy to follow and fun to knit.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Looking for the hat that can be made for everybody and looks good on everybody. It is this hat! With a brim it shades your eyes from the sun as well. Perfect for a trip to the ball park or your favorite sporting events.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat has an all over elegant cable pattern that is deceptively simple. It is a great beginning cable project. The yarn is wool/tencel blend made in an eco-friendly way by Green Mountain Spinnery. Tencel is a wood pulp fiber that is super soft and warm as well.
Crochet: Cowl
This cozy cowl works up fast and is perfect for everyone on your gift list
Knitting: Scarf
A trip to NYC in the winter would not be complete without
Knitting: Cowl
This fashionable cowl is a great pattern to have in your pattern collection. This pattern is simple to follow, easy to execute and works up so fast that you can give it the same weekend you start it.
Knitting: Scarf
Looking for that perfect Holiday gift that works up in a weekend, this winter neck warmer is perfect for everyone on your list! Great teacher gift as well!
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This cute hat is perfect for window shopping in the city. The simple stitch and great color makes it a staple in your fall and winter wardrobe.