eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

A collection of 5 one-skein garter stitch based small shawls, which explore non-traditional shaping through the use of short rows.

eBook : 2 patterns

Two shawls in five sizes and two yarn weight choices.

eBook : 2 patterns

A hat and long armwarmers which use the fun tuck stitch to create built-in slouch. Additional textured rib adds warmth and detail on the crown of the hat, and the thumb & cuff of the mitts.

eBook : 2 patterns

A whimsical Hooded Capelet & Fingerless Mitts, in garter stitch with beaded lace adornment.

eBook : 3 patterns

Who isn’t mad for plaid? This tartan set uses an easy non-stranded method to produce a graphic plaid. The horizontal colors are knit as stripes using one color at a time per row in a wide rib, then the vertical stripes are added at the end with a crochet hook in the purl columns; no crochet skills are needed – it’s as simple as picking up dropped stitches. Worked in the round in your choice of three colors, the possibilities are endless for these colorful and stylish accessories.

eBook : 6 patterns

Sailing To Byzantium is a collection of designs inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople.

eBook : 2 patterns

The world is made of silt and stone, the granular material or solid minerals suspended in water or settled on the earth. As sediment forms a shape, so do the Silt & Stone hat and mittens grow from a mixture of stitches that settle together.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
A comfy infinity scarf with fun construction, the Yoli Cowl has garter stitch edges framing mesh that is worked in short rows. The edges grow wider and narrower, while the short rows add ease and dimension, allowing the cowl to scrunch and tuck cozily around your neck. Worked sideways from a provisional cast on and grafted, this extra long rever...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Diagonal mesh and fun sideways construction make the Yoli Hat interesting to knit, with just the right amount of modern style. Worked sideways in one piece from a provisional cast on and grafted, the garter brim fits comfortably while the short rows create slouch and naturally shape the crown. Finished carefully, Yoli is reversible and can be wo...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Cardigan
A seamless cardigan with swingy fronts and unusual construction, Silverado is the best kind of simple yet interesting knitting. The back and sleeves begin in the topdown raglan style, then as the sleeves are divided from the body, stitches are picked up along the front raglan seamlines for the fronts, which are shaped with increases and cables. ...
Knitting: Tee
Stop and smell the roses; linger with the sunset, and tarry awhile. This relaxed tee is meant for lazy mornings, long lunches, and walks in the gentle moonlight. Worked seamlessly from the top down in a cotton and linen blend, it features lacy saddle shoulders for a touch of pretty whimsy, and a smooth stockinette body with matching lace panels ...
Knitting: Cardigan
A delicious cropped cardigan worked seamlessly from the top down, Layercake features raglan construction and narrow stripes. Long ribbed cuffs end three-quarter length sleeves and match the wide hem which defines the waist. The matching buttonband is picked up and worked along the deep V-neck. In confectionary hues or your favorite color combina...
Knitting: Tee, Sleeveless Top
Shadow Dial is a new version of the Sundial Tee, which was published in Knitscene Summer 2013. It has more drape and an improved fit at a slightly more relaxed gauge of 24 st and 34 rows/4”, with an expanded range of ten sizes, which all include added length and a reshaped upper body with better strap coverage and a more deeply scooped front nec...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Diagonal lines fire across this elongated, asymmetrical shawl, creating striking contrasts in angles and colors. Textural stripes are worked using simple knit and purl stitches, while the intersecting columns are created by slipping stitches at regular intervals; only one color is ever worked at a time. The sample pairs a neutral main color with...
Knitting: Cardigan
A feminine cropped cardigan with geometric eyelets, Lorem Ipsum is knit seamlessly from the top down, incorporating simple lace with the techniques of raglan sweater knitting. In graphic design, Lorem Ipsum dolor sit amet begins the scrambled Latin text often used as a placeholder, focusing attention on the style elements of a document. Likewise...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was exclusive to the 2014 Heroines Shawl Club from Wooly Wonka Fibers until June 1, 2014 and is now available as a Ravelry download.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This graphic, topdown shawl begins with a garter tab, then is worked in narrow, two-color stripes with slipped stitches in reversed colors on each side of the central spine. The lower edging is a complementary slipped stitch rib which curves around the point and extends to each tip, emphasizing the strong linear elements of the shawl. Visually c...
Knitting: Pullover
A modern take on the fisherman sweater, The Fisher Queen blends classic cable and rib elements with a non-traditional shape and construction. The modified dolman sleeves, scooped neck and curved hem are all updated details on a classic silhouette. Worked seamlessly from the top down, the shoulder saddles are knit first, with stitches picked up f...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Warm and cozy for winter, the Fish Moderne Hat is knit in heavily textured Mistake Rib with a Twisted Rib brim. I wanted a classic wool ribbed hat that would have an updated look and be interesting to knit; this hat is for the modern fisherman or woman, whether they are out in the wilderness or at the urban coffee bar.
Knitting: Scarf
Modern fishermen and women need to look stylish and stay warm when trolling about in winter. The fully reversible Fish Moderne Scarf is worked in heavily textured Mistake and Twisted Rib, framing a wide ribbed cable. The generous length can be wrapped easily, while the thick and cozy fabric keeps out wind and weather.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An elongated, asymmetrical, swirling shawl that uses two colors, and simple knit, increase and decrease stitches to achieve a striking shape. Cast on with 3 stitches at one corner, Swirligig grows asymmetrically on the bias; adding stitches to each triangular section, while at the same time shifting the triangles by increasing and decreasing on ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Just the right amount of slouchy style and comfort, the Slaunter Hat features smooth reverse stockinette with high relief knit rib accents, and a stretchy textured mistake-rib brim. Instructions are included for both the traditional and the modern split-brim versions, for double your style options!
Knitting: Pullover
A slouchy sweater, good for sauntering around on errands and adventures when there’s just a bit of chill in the air, Slaunter has a boxy fit with a wide scooped neckline and longer back hem. The smooth reverse stockinette body contrasts with the highly textured hem, cuffs and neck trim, where the mistake rib stitch pattern turns up the style a n...
Knitting: Pullover
Originally published in knit.wear Fall 2013, this sweater pattern is now available as an individual download from The Knitting Vortex with expanded instructions and slightly tweaked sizing.
Knitting: Cardigan
Koa is a shapely cardigan jacket with short sleeves, knit using the contiguous method all in one piece with absolutely no picking up stitches or seaming.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Golden Ratio, or Phi, represents harmony in nature, art and mathematics, and embodies the human perception of beauty. This asymmetric shawl harmoniously blends two colors to the Golden Mean, and then back again, using the Fibonacci sequence to determine the width of the stripes and their relation one to the next … All knitting, always ...
Knitting: Tee
The pretty lace pattern and slightly boxy fit of this tee make a sweet yet modern sweater. Worked seamlessly from the top down, Wisterious has a simple dolman shape with special details including ribbed trim with invisible tubular edges, shaped sleeve caps, and a feminine I-cord finish with petite buttons and button loops. Both girly and comfort...
Knitting: Cardigan
Highly textured lace and seamless top down construction give Arcady simple and pretty appeal. A narrow applied I-cord edges the front and neckline and makes delicate button loops for small pearl buttons. The narrow ribbing flows smoothly from the lace, for refined sleeve and body hems with a tiny garter edge. Light and delicate, this cardigan ad...
Knitting: Cardigan
A lightweight lace cardigan knit seamlessly from the top down, Aqueous features frothing waves of lace which roll back and forth in vertical lines. With minimal finishing this simple pattern is an easy and soothing knit, ready in no time to take off the chill, or dress up a summer outfit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Who doesn’t want to stir up a little love? This triangular shawl begins with many stitches and an enticing ruffle, then decreases the stitch count by 2/3 before the body begins. Strong ribbed lines lead to the top, with optional beads added for glamour. The reversible stitch pattern is bewitching from both sides, all in the service of love. The ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The most powerful Love Potion in the Harry Potter world, Amortentia causes powerful infatuation or obsession in the drinker. It manifests as a different aroma to each who drinks it, recalling one’s favorite person, place or thing.
Knitting: Tee, Sleeveless Top
Originally published in Knitscene Summer 2013, my Sundial Tee pattern is now available as an individual download from The Knitting Vortex. I’ve added just a bit of length, but other than that the pattern remains a close-fitting tank as it first appeared in the magazine. I’ve also included expanded shaping instructions for the necklin...
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cowl
Zig it … Zag it. Handpainted superbulky yarn and a simple, reversing diagonal lace pattern make a neckwarmer that curves gently around the face and closes neatly with a satin ribbon lacing or buttons - both shown on the sample.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Picabeau is a swoosh-shaped shawl, with asymmetrical construction that first increases and then decreases in a gently curved shape. The diagonal construction is highlighted by regular rows of YOs that swoop across the shawl and create visual movement. One luscious skein is all that is required for this versatile and wearable accessory; instructi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The fourth in a series of shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Now available as an individual pattern download on Ravelry.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The fifth and final shawl in my series exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows; available individually, or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.
Knitting: Pullover
Now available as an individual pattern download on Ravelry, with updated yarn information using Malabrigo Worsted, and a separate photo tutorial for the Tuck stitch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The third in a series of shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Chunnel Mitts are long armwarmers with fitted rib cuffs and hands, and deep textural gauntlet forearms which can be scrunched up or worn straight depending on the weather and your coat sleeve length. An easy and fast knit with a thumb slit and no increasing or decreasing, the deep channel tunnels of the gauntlet stitch pattern do an excellen...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The second in a series of garter shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, Rondelay is part of the Malabrigo Quickies program from Malabrigo Yarn, and is available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first in a series of shawls exploring nontraditional shaping with short rows, available individually or as part of the Five Short Row Shawls collection.
Knitting: Cardigan
Plixi is a long and lean open front cardigan, with gentle waist shaping and a flowing ruffle at the front edge and cuffs. Worked seamlessly from the top down in a drapey fingering weight yarn on larger needles, Plixi uses the contiguous method of seamless shoulder and sleeve construction, with a picked-up ruffle along the front edge, and a simpl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Now available as an individual download from my Ravelry store, with tuck stitch video tutorial and expanded notes & photography.
Knitting: Cardigan
A shapely topdown raglan with extended front panels, Pauroxo has a swingy A-line shape when worn open, and an enfolding cropped jacket vibe when closed with a shawl pin or belt. This easy cardigan is knit seamlessly with simple rolled front edges, Twisted Rib hem and cuffs, and a picked up collar band in Cable and Twist Rib. Pau Roxo is Portugue...
Knitting: Tee
An easy-to-wear long tunic tee featuring a deep V-shaped back neckline with twisted cord ties, Kelpen is a simple topdown seamless knit from provisionally cast on shoulders. Stockinette stitch with no body shaping and a textured, drapey yarn focus attention on the details; the wide front and deep back neckline are finished with a casual rolled e...
Knitting: Cowl
Now available as an individual pdf download from my Ravelry store, with new photography, both written and charted instructions, and a link to the moebius CO tutorial.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An elongated, asymmetrical wrap that combines the warmth and style of a shawl with the wearability of a scarf, Sundry means various or diverse, and this wrap features two colors, two stitch patterns and endless styling options. Cast on at the long, pointed end, Sundry has shaping at each end of rows that grow ever wider. Two colors contrast yet ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked sideways in one flat piece from right to left sleeve cuff, Blue Honey is a long, open front cardigan with honeycomb stitch at the shoulders and a wide garter band finishing the collar and front edges. With just two sideseams, it’s a sweater that is easy to knit and flattering to wear, with long, lean lines and pretty details.
Knitting: Cardigan
Rhadamanthys was the wise mythological Greek king who judged the dead and ruled the Fortunate Isles, where those heroes who had thrice been received into the Elysian Fields resided. Celebrate three blessings with this easy, sideways-knit sweater; it is knit in one piece with no seaming, requires no finishing, and is worked all in garter stitch. ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Wide sleeves and a cropped silhouette bring stylish attitude to the River Union Cardi. Deep ribbing defines the waist for a fitted shape, and the three-quarter length balances out the fullness of the sleeves. Knit seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, it’s a fast knit with a fresh feel.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A tribute to the Quidditch players of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, or to any sock-loving Muggle, these colorwork socks are knit from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset. The simple slipstitch technique requires working only one color at a time per row. Show your House colors with pride!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Crimp is a hat with built-in slouch and a casual vibe created by Tuck stitches, and the pattern includes both a photo and video tutorial for this fun technique. Alternating sections of ribbing and stockinette add interest to the crown, making Crimp a unique hat and a perfect companion to the Crimpy Mitts.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Crimpy Mitts are long armwarmers with fun textural Tucks at the wrist, which create a built-in slouchy look. Ribbing detail on the thumb matches the extra long cuffs, which add texture and warmth and are perfect to wear with three-quarter length sleeves.
Knitting: Cowl
Who doesn’t need a big, scrushy seed stitch infinity cowl? I certainly, suddenly, do. This one is cast on using the brilliant moebius CO as demonstrated by the incomparable Cat Bordhi in her moebius CO tutorial video. It allows you to knit from the cast on middle of the ring, to the long outer edge, following the infinity moebius shape.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts with a beaded and scalloped French cuff, the Escallop Mitts add a bit of decoration to any ensemble. The cuff is knit flat, then joined in the round to knit the garter stitch hand; buttons display your personal style and close the cuff.
Knitting: Cape
A garter stitch hooded capelet with an elaborate beaded and scalloped lower edge, the Escallop Capelet is knit from the bottom up beginning with the beaded edging, then shaped to hug the shoulders with decorative raglan decreases. A shallow hood frames the face, and features a pointed top shaped with short rows and grafted; pompom I-cord ties co...
Knitting: Cowl
A slouchy cowl with textural ruckles, Ruckowl features a three dimensional tucked body and tidy turned hems.For a fun and warm matched set, look for the companion Ruckle Hat and Mitts.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Casual fingerless handwarmers, the Ruckle Mitts have a built-in scrunchy tucked cuff, with tidy hemmed edges finishing each end. Fun to make and fresh to wear, they add relaxed chic to your outfit. For a matched set, look for the companion Ruckle Hat and Mitts.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lumina is a reversible, squared semicircular shawl inspired by a glowing, hand-dyed silk blend yarn in a beautifully draping DK weight. Beginning with a garter tab cast on, it is fully reversible with a garter stitch body and easy transitions to the lace edging patterns. Designed to maximize every yard of a special yarn, instructions are include...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A soft and highly textured hat, Ruckle features a hemmed brim and three dimensional
Knitting: Cardigan
A multi-season dolman sleeve cardigan, Stolitsa layers perfectly to suit the changing weather from autumn through spring. Worked from the top down with integrated sleeves, the front panels feature ZigZag Vine Lace scaled to size. The sweater is cast on provisionally at the shoulders, with back and fronts worked separately to the armhole. Sleeve ...
Knitting: Cowl
Part of the Very Chic series, this oversized cowl features elongated cables, made extra fluid by dropping select stitches. Slight shaping makes it easy to wear over or under a coat, and the generous depth keeps both the neck and shoulders warm.
Knitting: Scarf
Part of the Very Chic series, this scarf features elongated cables, made extra fluid by dropping stitches between select cables. The result is a soft and drapey skinny scarf that naturally curls slightly inward, making an attractive and wrappable semi-tube that’s fun to knit and pretty to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ArachnoShawl is a triangle with a simple stockinette body and beaded cobweb frill border. Dropped stitches produce the open edging, which is worked from the bottom up in a web-like construction studded with shiny beads. This shawl is written in three sizes, with instructions for a Sock yarn shawl, DK shawlette, and a DK shawl; the edging may als...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A long crescent-shaped stole with deep cobweb frill border, Arachnophilia uses short row shaping in the stockinette stitch body, and thoughtfully placed beads to highlight the edges and transition rows. Dropped stitches create the open weblike edging, and beaded twisted rib accents the gently curved shape. This shawl is knit from the bottom up, ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sideways knit garter shawlette, with knit-in border reminiscent of Turkish Iznik ceramic tile motifs.
Knitting: Mittens
Slipstitch colorwork mittens, reminiscent of Turkish lattice.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Slipstitch colorwork hat, recalling the dome and minaret shapes of Ottoman architecture.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Slipstitch colorwork mosaic socks knit from the cuff down with heel flap and gusset, reminiscent of Turkish mosaic tile.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Long crescent-shaped stole with dome & minaret edging, reminiscent of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey. This wrap is knit from the bottom up, then given gentle shaping with short rows.
Knitting: Cowl
Slipstitch colorwork cowl in slouchy and fitted versions, recalling the intricate stacked shapes and vibrant colors of Ottoman architecture.
Knitting: Pullover
Le Rayon Vert, or the Green Ray, *has the virtue of making him who has seen it impossible to be deceived in matters of sentiment; at its apparition, all deceit and falsehood are done away, and he who has been fortunate enough once to behold it is enabled to see closely into his own heart and read the thoughts of others.*
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
A casual open front vest knit in seed stitch, with ribbed edging.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This garter stitch shawl is knit sideways and features an unusual tentacular edging of openwork, and optional beads. Venomous recalls Harry Potter’s Venomous Tentacula, a green, spikey plant with mobile vines that grab living prey, aggressive shoots that expel venom, and a poisonous bite. The sideways edging is made by repeatedly binding off and...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick and easy garter stitch hat, Eldora is perfect for showing off variegated yarn. This hipster beanie is cast on provisionally and knit sideways with short row shaping, then the first and last rows are grafted together for a seamless finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Very Chic series, She-Cat is a chic little hat with a sideways-cabled brim and sleek reverse stockinette crown, that’s fun to knit and perfect to wear everywhere. Dropped stitches between cables create an extra soft and stretchy brim, and add just enough knitting excitement and fashion-y detail.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Luxury yarn and beads paired together make Hoopla an elegant long stole with a fancy hoopskirt border, while short row shaping creates a face framing beaded shawl collar. Unusual edging stitches keep the knitting interesting, and soothing garter stitch ensures rapid progress; together the result is stunningly simple.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As of 8/3/2013 the London Calling pattern has been reformatted and updated with larger sizing.
Knitting: Cardigan
Wrap yourself in the wonderful feeling of this easy, sideways-knit boxy cardigan, worked in stretchy garter stitch with short row yoke shaping. Elysium is knit in one piece from left front around the body to right front; it requires no seaming and can be worn right off the needles. Three turning points in the short row shaping delineate body, yo...
Knitting: Cowl
Part of the Very Chic series, Melony is a sideways-knit, cabled cowl which is made extra soft and scrunchy by dropping stitches between wide ribs. It is worked flat, with a provisional cast on which is grafted to the final row, to create a seamless circle. Fitted to hug the neck but stretchy enough to be comfortable, Melony is a chic little neck...
Knitting: Cowl
A close fitting cowl with alternating cables, Laura is worked seamlessly in ribbing from bottom edge to top. The clean, sculptural lines of the ribbed cables complement every style, and careful finishing makes the cowl completely reversible.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless handwarmers with mirrored ribbed cables, the Laura Mitts are worked from cuff to tip with a gusset thumb. The clean, sculptural lines of the ribbed cables offer a classic complement to every outfit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A close fitting, reversible ribbed hat, Azul has alternating cables that decrease in width until they disappear at the crown. The clean, sculptural lines of the ribbed cables and the beanie fit make Azul a perfect hat for everyday.
Knitting: Cardigan
A pretty little cropped cardigan to wear on a summer evening and into the fall, the Razor Cardi is worked from the top down and seamlessly in allover Razor Lace. Just two simple rows, the easy lace delivers style with minimal complexity, while a seed stitch front edge and single rib hem & cuffs add extra texture. With no finishing other than...