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Knitting: Headband, Headwrap
The soft cotton in the SilverSpun yarn brings thoughts of warm weather and blue skies into view. That kind of weather calls for breezy accessories like this lacy scarf. Wrap it once around your head, knot it, and you’re good to go. The Lycra in the mix is elastic enough to keep this head wrap in place as you enjoy your carefree day.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Elegant in their simplicity, these fingerless gloves are knit in the round, with no interruptions to the flow of the stitch pattern. Both the bit of lycra in the yarn and the stretch of the stitch pattern itself allow them to glide smoothly over the curves of the wrist and the palm.
Knitting: Toeless Sock
Top down, worked in the round and seamless, these yoga socks are almost as relaxing as yoga itself.
Knitting: Cuffs
this is my 101st pattern. hey, that feels good.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
an easy to knit baby blanket that will pass the test of time to become a hand me down through many generations.
Knitting: Scarf
funky enough to stand out in the crowd. cozy enough to feel like a friendly hug around the neck.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
a sweet star at the crown tops off this hat for wee ones to snuggle up into.
Knitting: Cowl
an easy to knit cowl with oh so many ways to wear it.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
this hat is some slouch, plus some texture, add some attitude
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
One skein of bulky weight yarn, a little straightforward in the round knitting, and your hands can be toasty.
Knitting: Vest, Cowl
‘makalio’ is seamless and versatile. the unique texture of shibui’s linen, held together throughout with shibui’s staccato (merino and silk), is showcased in this vest/cowl/wrap.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Nothing makes me feel more like myself than jeans, heels, and a long warm sweater. But just the right long sweater was evading me. I wanted a little drama, versatile enough to go casual or gussied up, and comfortable above all else. Unable to find what I wanted, I took to the needles to make it myself. Sojourner is exactly what I was looking for...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
long cozy gloves. adding beautiful buttons at the upper arm is a great to showcase them.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
the lace of this wrap looks like water and mountains, hence the title ‘valleys of the sea’.
Knitting: Scarf
A dramatic long skinny scarf with interwoven cables adding shape to the edges.
Knitting: Scarf
a reversible neck wrap (or short scarf) with multiple ways to be worn.
Knitting: Vest
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Headband
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Vest
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Pullover
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Knitting: Scarf
knit in the round, this scarf needs only k2tog and yo’s to create it’s fun spiralling effect.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
quick little lacy fingerless gloves. a really pretty edging and no thumb to fiddle with.
Knitting: Cowl
based on the edging and openwork of my wild olive beret, this cowl has an i-cord drawstring that easily concerts it into a striking hood.
Knitting: Pillow
My kids are always looking for secret little spots to stash their precious things. I find rocks under the couch cushions, marbles in my shoes, my big girl’s journal stashed between the cookbooks and matchbox cars behind the milk in the fridge. This pillow was created to be a better, safer place for their special treasures.
Knitting: Scarf
brown wrap in photos is made of allhemp6. the grey wrap (which is also the wrap shown in the top 2 photos) is malabrigo silky dk.
Knitting: Scarf
fun lace in bright colors is just the thing to welcome the warm spring breezes. the lace stitch pattern is both written and charted so you can choose your poison. a good pattern for the ‘lace newbie’ since it’s only an 8 line repeat and comes together quickly on size 9 needles.
Knitting: Scarf, Cuffs
two fun accessories knit from just one skein of plymouth yarn’s ‘kudo’.
Knitting: Animal Toy
little ‘moses’ the mouse is up to any adventure. just carry him along with you and see what fun the two of you can find together.
Knitting: Scarf
one of the trapped chilean miners became the father of a tiny girl while he was still underground. modern technology allowed him to watch his wife give birth even though he was not yet freed to be physically at her side. they named their baby ‘esperanza’ (which is spanish for ‘hope’).
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
‘Hip’ on a tween and adorable on a toddler, Machine washable yarn makes this long sweater just right for girls of all ages. The super bulky yarn comes in bright fun colors and knits up fast on size 11 circular needles.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Knitting: Beret, Tam
I was out and about one day when a snuggly beret with ribbing at the brim and a cabled crown caught my eye. Started me to wondering just what it might look like the other way around. Inspired by the shape of the cozy winter hat my Mum wore when I was a child, I set to working out the details. This is the slouchy beret that emerged.
Knitting: Cowl
’vapor’ won 1st place for accessories in ‘the 2009 aslan trends creative knitting contest’.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
a reversible bag with cabling detail and pockets. after the cabled stripe is done, stitches are picked up to knit the rest of the bag in just one piece (not including the strap) so there is very minimal finishing involved. there is no need to even block it!
Knitting: Purse, Drawstring Bag
Twisted rib and braided cables keep the knitting interesting. Knit in the round, with only the top and bottom ends to weave in, the main bit of the bag is easy comfort knitting.
Knitting: Scarf
‘leviathan’ is a long, slinky scarf. it consists of three different lace stitch patterns that mimic the deep sea creature scales of its namesake.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
here is “shrug this” by toni kayser weiner sized down for wee little newborns to 24m old toddlers.
Knitting: Pillow
this pillow is built on the different textures of the two yarns, not difficult stitches or techniques. the knitting itself is relaxing and all the loose ends (or carryovers) from the color changes wind up on the inside so there is room to not be overly meticulous about them. ahh.
Knitting: Scarf
this scarf is knit in just one colorway of plymouth yarn’s ‘kudo’. all the color changes are done by the yarn itself. nice.
Knitting: Collar
a classy way to use and wear a partial skein of luxury yarn or silky homespun.
Knitting: Bracelet
this cuff inspired by kirsten johnstone & sevencircle.
Knitting: Socks - Other
the nippy air has arrived with fall, but it’s not really cold yet. as i switch from flip-flops to clogs, my toes put up a little fuss.
Knitting: Pillow
this is the ‘super bulky’ version of ‘shines’ found here.
Knitting: Headwear - Other
a crown much loved by my kids, finally in pattern form.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
i really like hats with earflaps. i really don’t like how the flaps are inevitably knit in a different stitch than the rest of the hat. i also really don’t like how the flaps tend to, well, ‘flap’ in a wind (which is when you least want them to move at all). so, here is my answer to both problems.
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
in trying to teach my daughter that handmade gifts are best, she has understood me to mean that mama will attempt to make any gift she can come up with an idea for. it’s a start anyway.