Moira Engel

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Knitting: Pullover
Movement and texture without a cable needle! Firefly is a ladies lace and texture pullover and also features a cap down sleeve. It begins with a provisional cast on and hem to give the loose open hem body. The sleeve is picked up and worked with German short-rows for the cap and worked towards the cuff. So no seaming the set in sleeve. This is ...
Knitting: Slippers
Yeti Slipper Socks are a quick knit in super bulky yarn. The colour pattern is achieved with a simple slipped stitch technique so that only one colour is used at a time. It also makes for a sturdy boot like, awesome pair of slippers!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sometimes Socks are light weight toe-up socks for anytime. Because “sometimes” you want something fancy, even if nobody else knows!
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
Wayward Cowl is a fun, versatile, quick knit. It’s a snugglie cowl to wear around your neck or you can tighten the drawstring a bit and pull it up to warm your nose. If it gets really blustery, tighten the drawstring all the way and you have an instant hat!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ice Fog is a really generously sized cozy wrap. The size makes it versatile to wear in so many different ways. The Tosh Merino Light makes it warm and cozy.
Knitting: Cowl
Retrospective is an Art Deco inspired cowl. Sock weight yarn knit with slightly larger needles gives this cowl an airy look and lovely drape. The buttons add versatility. It can be an infinity scarf, doubled up for a cozy cowl or a loose scarf depending on mood.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
Moosetracks Fingerless Gloves and Buttondown Cowl are a matched set for cozy and fun style. The fingerless gloves feature a handy pocket for when you’re traveling light and just need some change or a bus pass. The matching cowl provides a cozy accent. A perfect set for season transitions and winter warmth. The color work is achieved by using a ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
DK Sally Forth is a heavier version of Sally Forth sock weight. For when you want lace and really warm feet! A super quick knit in the heavier weight yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sally Forth is a top down, lace and cable sock. Light and comfy in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn. The pattern narrows on the foot for extra comfort.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed for Malabrigo Quickies, Bonne Toque is just a pretty hat for spring. Warm and snuggly Malabrigo Rastita makes for a perfect knit for transitioning the seasons.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Seaforth is a reversible, sport weight textured cap. Cozy and warm, but light enough to wear inside if you like. Totally reversible for those who don’t like to have to think things through before popping on their hat.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Mollycoddle Socks are a base weight bootsock. The thermal stitch traps air and insulates making them very cozy. These socks are suitable for wear under a heavier sock or alone.
Knitting: Pullover
Funnel Cakes is a versatile wear anywhere sweater. Worked in delicious Three Irish Girls “Kells Sport” it is snugly and soft. The sweater features an i-cord drawstring finishing the mock turtle neck and lace border. The lace also runs up the 3/4 sleeve right up to the turtle neck along a saddle shoulder technique. Worked “in the round” there is...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fretless is an all round lace fingerless glove. A super quick knit in DK yarn. Lacy, but still cozy.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
27 Knots is a DK weight sock suitable for boots! The name came from the cable pattern. It looks like it might be blowing away…so I came up with 27 knots! My husband is a Tugboat Captain so we measure wind in “knots” or nautical miles per hour. 27 knots is Gale Force, strong enough to blow away lots of stuff, including a cable. So there’s a comp...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Amplitude is a snuggly infinity scarf that doubles up and becomes an even snugglier cowl. It takes 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted and with 5.5mm needles is a quick knit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Top down textured and cable knit socks. Just for those days when you want to wear fancy socks!
Knitting: Bag - Other
Pannier is a large felted project basket. It’s started with a circular bottom and worked in the round in one piece! No sewing! The straps are added later and can be fitted through with or without using eyelets. The colorwork is a mosaic slipped stitch pattern. So only one color is worked at a time.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sock Feat! are a slipped stitch knit sock. This is colorwork created with slipped stitches, working with only one color at a time. The sole is worked plain for a more comfortable walking surface. Fun to knit, nice to wear. For ladies or men!
Knitting: Tote
Tidal Flats is a surprisingly roomy tote bag. Knit in the round with bulky yarns it knits up quickly. The mosaic and chart patterns add texture and variety, so it’s fun to knit too!
Knitting: Gloves
Keyhole gloves were inspired by my mother. She grew up in a time when gloves were appropriate for every event and every event had an appropriate glove. Mom had driving gloves, formal gloves, cotton gloves, riding gloves and little white lacy gloves for me and my sister. I love the idea of gloves as an accessory for style and funtional for warm ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ziggy’s Toe Up socks are close fitting socks with a lace inset up the sides. Knit toe-up with a reverse strong heel, Ziggy’s are a quick easy knit. The lace adds just a wee bit of feminine style. The pattern includes chart and instructions for customizing the size of foot and calf width.
Knitting: Knee-highs
Just perfect winter Boot Socks. Aran or worsted weight, quick knit and snuggly. This charted pattern is a whisper of Argyle with enough fun to avoid the dreaded second sock syndrome!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Masala Fingerless Gloves are cozy hand warmers with the luxury of silk and the style of lace. The buttons are just for fun….and bling if you like!
Knitting: Cardigan
Tides is a cardigan designed to be versatile. An awesome beach sweater as it can change with the wind. Snuggly cowl or open for a shawl-like collar. A quick knit in the round with worsted weight.
Knitting: Mittens
Designed for “Malabrigo Quickies”, Subway Mittens are a sequel to the popular “Subway Socks”.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun slouch with a button-down style. Three sizes so that the whole family can have one!! A very quick knit in bulky yarn.
Knitting: Knee-highs
Subway Socks are a quick knit with worsted weight yarn. They have a graceful plait running up the sides and a surprise pocket. The pocket is closed by folding over the ribbing of the sock. A handy spot for a bus pass or coffee money when you’re travelling light.
Knitting: Knee-highs
These knee-high boot socks use a clever reversible cable stitch to form a design which is fully reversible, so the top can be folded over the top of your boots and still look perfect
Knitting: Cowl, Snood
Designed to be a portable project! I spend a lot of time in waiting rooms and I hate to be idle. So, I thought a project worked in sections would be fun, not too diabolical and easy to put down when you have to run.
Knitting: Laptop, Messenger Bag
Animato is a lively and very sturdy felted Lap-Top Cozy or Messenger Bag. It knits up very quickly in Knit-Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky and is fun to watch the pattern take shape using a mosaic technique.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket, Baby Blanket
Pixie Princess, a hooded cardigan and diagonally knit blankie! It is knit in Everlasting DK from Dream in Color a soft, light, deliciously snuggly merino yarn. Perfect for any Pixie off for a stroll in the woods!
Knitting: Tote
There is a bonus cell-phone mini-purse pattern included
Knitting: Booties, Beret, Tam
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Anybody’s sock is a sock to suit Anybody! Choose yarn to make it gender specific and the design will please anybody! The written pattern is simple enough and detailed enough for a sock newbie and the finished product is attractive enough to make a knitter proud. I’ve designed around the tactile sensitive in my family (Asperger’s). You have to p...