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Double Knitting is great fun and easier than it looks. Practice the technique with this small collection of simple cowls, double knit in the round with just a bit of DK to light worsted weight yarn. This trio will add a splash to any ensemble: polka dots for whimsical flair, leopard print for when you’re feeling spicy, and a Southwestern-inspired geometrical pattern for more refined days. As double knit pieces, they are reversible too, thus doubling your Double Knit fun.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Irida (Greek for rainbow) is a simply constructed triangular shawl knit from the top down with a lacey chevron pattern and garter stitch bands that show off the color changes of an ombré yarn. The pattern is intuitive, perfect for those new to shawl knitting, and creates a lovely, wearable piece that puts your yarn on center stage. No one skei...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Itineris (Latin for voyage) is a modern triangular wrap with a unique construction. The shawl is made up of three sections: a large triangle, a rectangular extension, and a smaller triangle to finish. The knitting will take you different routes while a graphic stripe sequence forms intersecting pathways along the side. Knit all in Garter Stitch ...
Knitting: Vest
Aeon is a modern vest made in a deep, eternal blue. It is constructed from the top down, beginning with the twisted ribbed collar, after which the fronts and back are worked separately until they are joined at the underarms. The twisted ribbing continues down the edges of the fronts, which are designed to be worn open and draping. The fronts and...
Knitting: Cowl
Starshower is another of the shawl-cowl hybrids that I can’t get enough of lately. It is shaped as a shawl, but mostly worked in the round - so it can be worn as a shawl, but without the ends dangling down. The simple Open Star stitch pattern perfectly complements Anzula’s sparkly fingering weight yarn, Nebula, though the pattern would wor...
Knitting: Cowl
Want to get your yarn and pattern at the same time? Luna Viridis is available as a kit from Luna Grey Fiber Arts!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
While designing this shrug, I was inspired by the softness of a single-ply yarn worked in textured Seed Stitch and wanted to echo that feeling in gently curving lines in the garment itself. Short rows were the perfect way to achieve this, so I incorporated them into all horizontal edges of this shrug: the high collar, the bottom hem, and the sle...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Turntable is a large wrap that utilizes two neutral shades and simple patterning to create a graphic, modern piece. Knit from the top down in garter stitch, evenly spaced increase rows create a shape that is a cross between a crescent and a half-circle – perfect for comfortably enclosing the body when worn. Stripes run like grooves of a record a...
Knitting: Pullover
Lysa (a Swedish verb for light) is a round-yoked pullover with a simple, modern colorwork pattern. The twinkling stripes encircling the yoke and sleeve cuffs provide endless possibilities for play with color, and are a perfect way for an adventurous beginner to dip his or her toe into the colorwork pool. The sweater is constructed from the top d...
Knitting: Vest
Mielie (South African maize) is simple, classic, and utterly wearable in a number of ways. This vest is knit in Stockinette Stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded and sewn down for a thicker, warmer, and more dramatic shape. Mielie can be worn all snapp...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It has been brought to my attention that a very similar shawl design was published by Diana Rozenshteyn a few months before Rioja. Palessie features the same lace in a similar shape, as well as a picot BO. I have written with Diana and assured her that these similarities are purely coincidental. Beyond the similarities, Palessie is much wider an...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Beurre is cozy and sweet like the butter toffee colored yarn that inspired it. This crescent wrap is knit from the bottom up with a simple Garter Eyelet pattern and a ruffle as border, and short rows in Garter Stitch creating its shape. This is a simple and soothing knit, great for first-time shawl knitters or experienced knitters simply looking...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lunaris (Latin for lunar, after its moon-like shape) is a simple crescent-shaped shawl with just a bit of ruffle. Worked from the top down in Stockinette stitch with a gradient stripe pattern, it can be done monochromatically – in two yarns with similar weights but different textures – or with more distinct stripes. Wrapping it around the neck c...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shadow and Glow is a square shawl with endless wearability. This surprisingly versatile shape can be folded in half and worn as a cushy triangular shawl, wrapped around the neck as a scarf, or draped over the shoulders for a unique look. Graduated stripes in shadowy grey and glowing green play against each other in different ways depending on ho...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Aquae is a modern tank with stripes in two different aquatic tones. The back sports a subtle racerback and the high waist gives rise to an A-line shape that skims fluidly around the hips. Knit from the top down and mostly in one piece, Aquae requires no seaming and works up quickly with simple shaping. An increase chart helps you keep track of s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Glacerie (a French ice cream shop) is a long and narrow triangular shawl worked in a pretty stitch pattern embellished with Garter Stitch scallops. Two sizes are included; the smaller, shawlette size (shown in vanilla and lime) is perfect for wrapping around the neck and wearing as a scarf, and the larger size (in green with vanilla and raspberr...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Originally published in Tanis Fiber Arts’ Year in Colour Club, Cachou (a little candy used to decorate sweets) is a delicious springtime cowl knit in a simple lace pattern with your choice of either rolled or scalloped edges. The pattern is written for two weights of yarn, Aran or worsted weight and fingering weight, and comes in three siz...
Knitting: Cardigan
Nyx is an asymmetric cardigan inspired by the look of a classic motorcycle jacket. A softened version of the leather perfecto, Nyx features a ribbed collar, long sleeves, and a little pocket for tucking away your winter essentials. The look of the sweater can easily be changed by how it is buttoned and how the collar is worn - standing up or fol...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Nola Petite is a miniaturized version of the Nola Cloche, sized to fit wee ones. Like its grown up sister, Nola Petite features a simple but striking twist formed with one cable row, a rolled brim that is easily adjusted to change the length of the hat, and a crown shaped with spiral decreases. This vintage-inspired mini-cloche can be worn with ...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Nola, Latin for bell, is a simple cloche that can be worked in a single skein of either bulky (hot pink) or worsted weight (grey) yarn. In fact, adjusting this pattern is so easy that you could really work it in any weight of yarn that you’d like. Nola features a simple but striking twist formed with one cable row, and a rolled brim that i...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Named for the Greek word for “doll”, this double-breasted babydoll sweater is flattering and just sweet enough not to give you a toothache. The fitted, empire-waist bodice is knit in pieces and seamed, then stitches are picked up from the cast-on edges and the skirt is worked down in one piece from there. The fronts and back are spli...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The popular Citron Shawlette was originally published in Knitty.com, and Citron Grand is for those who want something a little more substantial than a shawlette or have extra yarn they’d like to use up. This expanded pattern includes detailed instructions for up to 10 ruched sections - versus the original 5 sections - and how to finish the...
Knitting: Pullover
Indicum (Latin for indigo) is a beautifully simple pullover with a minimalist embellishment of corrugated ribbing, a simple two-color technique. This light sweater is made from two fingering weight yarns -- choose one for the body, then use leftovers of your favorite sock yarn to add at the collar and hems, either a similar shade for a subtle ac...
Knitting: Cardigan
Pontos (Greek for “sea”, having been knit by the chilly Central Californian seashore) is a simple, wearable, cozy piece. Constructed in one piece from the bottom up with a raglan yoke, it knits up quickly in bulky weight yarn on big needles and its lacy stitch pattern opens it up and lightens the weight of the wool/mohair blend. The ...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
The Felted Sweater Stocking is a traditional holiday stocking worked from the top down with a short row heel, ribbed toe, and an Aran cable pattern twisting down both sides. The stocking is knit with aran or bulky weight wool on large needles and felted when complete. Hand felt for the soft “felted sweater” look, or throw in the wash for a tight...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Keravnos (Greek for “thunderbolt”) is a triangular shawl that combines two simple lace patterns. Zigzag Lace Trellis and Arrowhead Lace (both from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns) arch like lightening in two different directions and together create a modern and geometric piece. The shawl is knit from the top down, starting at the ...
Knitting: Vest
With all the gorgeous textures and stitches filling the pattern books on my shelves, it’s still those classics, Stockinette and Garter, that I come back to time and again. Amande is my attempt to use these old friends of mine to create a garment with interesting lines and a unique shape. And because there aren’t any fancy stitches to keep track ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Peponi is a shawl-shaped scarf – mimicking a slice of melon, the dent at the top wraps perfectly around the neck and the tapered ends are tied easily at the front. It is knit from the top down, so you can make it longer or shorter as needed to use up every last bit of that favorite skein of sock yarn, or any weight of yarn you please!
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Perfect for Fall! Asteria is a classic cardigan with set-in sleeves worked seamlessly from the bottom up. A thick lace trim with an almost cabled appearance lines the entire piece. In a gorgeous bulky yarn that you won’t want to put down, Asteria knits up quickly. This cardigan can be worn with dresses or jeans, pearls or sneakers, and will flat...
Knitting: Necktie
Add some menswear inspired flair to your outfit! This tie comes in two different versions: a Garter Stitch tie knit flat in chunky silk and wool yarn and a Stockinette Stitch tie knit in the round in some beautiful Microfiber Ribbon. The Garter Stitch version is a quick project that won’t take but one or two evenings. And while its Stockinette S...
Knitting: Cardigan
Knit in a gorgeously soft yarn, you will want Mirabor wrapped around yourself at all times. The cardigan is constructed in one piece from the bottom up with sleeves knit in the round and joined to the raglan yoke. A modified version of Porcupine Lace embellishes the body and sleeve hems; a bit of Feather and Fan adds a pretty effect around the n...
Knitting: Cardigan
Lilas, French for “lilac”, is the product of inspiration from some beautifully colored cotton yarn. It is knit from the top down in one piece and requires no seaming at the end. Its big, floppy collar and relaxed style make for a chic and versatile piece that looks fantastic layered with long sleeves or over tanks and dresses. Quick and simple, ...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Aurelia is a simple a-line shell with a nautical flair. It is knit from the bottom up mostly in one piece with only minimal seaming, and the collar and ties are picked up and shaped with short rows after the body is complete. The long body gives a modern feel and allows for the garter stripes at the bottom to peek out from under your jacket. Kni...
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by the giant cowls on last year’s runways, Cloudy Sunday is a wearable garment that still retains a bit of that drama. Knit mostly in one piece from the bottom up in bulky yarn, this is quick to knit, and versatile to wear, too. Pair it with a belt or leave on its own; layer it over a long-sleeved tee or under a jacket. This is a great ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The Kimono Wrap Cardigan is a chic sweater whose finishing touches give it a polished look. Knit in pieces and seamed, the Kimono Wrap pattern features set-in, belled sleeves, turned hems, a wraparound collar, and a linen stitch sash. The pattern as written is meant to create a very fitted sweater but if you prefer a slouchier, more relaxed look...
Knitting: Cardigan
Named for the Latin word for “jewel” Gemma is a simple cardigan with lace “necklace” at the collar that is knit in one piece from the top down with a circular yoke. Short
Knitting: Pullover
For the little baseball lover in your life, a tiny cotton sweater modeled after men’s raglan-sleeved baseball t-shirts (and named after the prior home of the San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park). The body and sleeves are worked in the round until the raglan decreases begin, at which point they are worked flat. Pattern employs short rows...
Knitting: Cardigan
15 Nov. ‘09
Knitting: Scarf
This simple, Tiffany blue Neckwarmer was designed to use just a little bit of a very special yarn. The pattern can easily be adjusted for different weights of yarn (just calculate your stitch counts based on the gauge of your yarn), and fit is customizable. Also, if you underestimate your yardage and happen to run out of yarn, don’t worry!...
Knitting: Scarf
Rowan Tapestry has unfortunately been discontinued; recommended substitutes are as follows (and can be seen in the photos, from top to bottom):
Knitting: Cardigan
UPDATE: A new version (v2) of Betty was uploaded at 6:20pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. This version corrects an error in the decreasing instructions (Row 3, single decrease) and provides more information on decreasing in the Roman Stitch pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan
A semi-cropped turtleneck cardigan with raglan yoke, turned hems, and flared sleeves. The original sweater was knit with Classic Elite Skye Tweed, which has been discontinued. Any aran weight yarn with the same gauge should work just fine. (Please note that Skye Tweed blooms quite a bit after being washed, so the gauge this pattern calls for - 4...