Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Bubble Stream is a playful sock that was designed for the Barking Dog Yarns April knitalong. The pattern is now available as a Ravelry download and here on The Daily Skein.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Scarf
In Norse mythology, Logi is the embodiment of fire who beat Loki in an eating contest. The cable on this scarf was inspired by the interlocking designs on Viking armor and jewelry which is surrounded by double moss stitch borders. The cable starts and ends in a pair of points, like the tips of a flame. To do this, fewer stitches are cast on and ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These cute fingerless gloves are inspired by traditional Selbu mittens. The construction differs from the historical mittens and uses a thumb gusset on the side of the hand instead of a gusset on the palm, but the motifs are all taken from traditional patterns. I can’t decide if the main motif reminds me of hearts, mint leaves, or snowflakes. Th...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Made from wicking, lightweight bamboo with just enough wool for some elasticity, the Lacy Spring Socks are a great warm-weather sock. These socks were actually inspired by a commercial for rheumatoid arthritis medication, if you can believe it. They feature a lace front with a stockinette back. The lace pattern is simpler than it appears and is ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I designed and knit these socks as a gift for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Believe it or not, these socks are the first socks I’ve ever knit for someone else!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat starts with a flat tubular cast on which is joined in the round for the color work section. The color work is done with sport weight yarn and even though the finished product looks very complex, each individual row is easy to tackle. After the chart is completed, the yarn switches from sport weight to worsted weight so that the plain st...
Knitting: Mittens
Cruiser is a downhill ski run on Blackcomb mountain and these mittens are perfect to wear around the ski village after hours. Sporting a unisex cable, a scrumptious yarn, and quick to make, these mittens are perfect as a last minute gift for someone else or a great way to treat yourself after knitting up a storm for other people! After the cuff,...
Knitting: Scarf
A striped scarf with a twist. The herringbone texture on the scarf keeps it from curling and the wrong side looks nice and neat. The stripes add some visual interest, but the real star of this scarf is the lacy snowflake sections at either end. Easy and fast to knit.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These gloves are sporty and luxurious. The silk blend and pure silk have a beautiful shine like a sports car. The color work is based on a “tribal tattoo” design swirling around the knuckles. These gloves were knit to match the colors of my husband’s Subaru Impreza, but I think these would look great in black and Ferrari red!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love history, especially knitting history. These socks were heavily inspired by the socks in Folk Socks. The twisted stitches down the sides form traditional clocks which look very elegant. The color work band at the top of these socks is taken from one of the earliest pieces of knitting found in Egypt, from around 1200-1500 AD. The tricky par...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Toe up socks with a faux heel flap! I love the band of color work around the toe and the stripes on the foot. The top section of color work sticks out just above the top of my shoes, making these great summer socks. These socks use the principles from New Pathways for Sock Knitters, so if you have that book, insert your own master numbers into t...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I’ve always wanted to design an Austrian twisted stitch pattern. I can’t say how traditional these are, but I think they’re very pretty. They’re named after the Danube River. The pattern is not for beginners, but isn’t as hard I expected and it works up surprisingly quick (after the requisite disasters, of course!) ...
Knitting: Pet Toys
A feltable mouse that’s super simple to make in one piece. I like to stuff it with a special combo of catnip and peppermint. This is a great way to use up some wool scraps. Available in 2 sizes, small and large. I’ve fixed the errors in the increases, but if you find any other problems, please let me know!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are knit toe-up, but after the toe is complete, the instep is worked separately and then joined while the sole is being knit. There’s a short row heel with a small sole flap (only 10 rows) because the sole is worked on a reduced number of stitches. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and these socks are a great, quick summer s...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Colors used in featured sock: Black and Tuscany multi.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fair Isle gloves with southwestern flair! The main motif is a Zia symbol with “arrows” on the diagonals. The stripe motifs and palm pattern are taken from Pueblo pottery. I didn’t record the exact yardage that these gloves use, but it’s less than a 1/4 of a ball for all but 1 color.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern was the first that I ever wrote and published. The gloves are worked from the cuff upwards with a side gusset for the thumb. The gloves extend higher up on the fingers than most fingerless mitts for extra warmth. There are seven colors in the original project, but I’ve seen some stunning versions using only two colors.