Theressa Silver

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eBook : 10 patterns

A collection of 10 dishcloth designs inspired by America’s wild places.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
In 1990 the northern spotted owl was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Loss of old-growth habitat was cited as the primary threat to the species. The next year a court order stopped all logging in national forests containing the northern spotted owl, putting loggers and conservationists in direct conflict. Althoug...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
The greater sage-grouse inhabit sagebrush grasslands throughout the western United States. Each spring the males gather on breeding grounds called leks, where each male stakes out a small area and begins an elaborate “strutting display.” They are hoping to attract the attention of the females who come to pick their perfect mate. Sage-grouse pop...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the US. The park was established in 1947 to protect the remaining South Florida wetlands from development. Today it encompasses 1.5 million acres of wetlands, and is home to a myriad of endangered species including manatees and Florida panthers. The park also protects...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Established in 1938 and encompassing almost a million acres, Olympic National Park protects what was deemed “the nest sample of primeval forests of Sitka spruce, western hemlock, Douglas fir, and western red-cedar in the entire United States.” Today visitors can stand among these ancient giants in the moss covered temperate rainforests of the p...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
We live in a world of interconnectedness. Every action we take changes the world around us, often in ways we cannot predict. Remove a top predator from an ecosystem and the whole thing shifts out of balance. Introduce harmful chemicals and an entire food webs suffers. Climate change has created shifts in breeding patterns, migration routes, pop...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Salmon populations on the west coast have been in steady decline since the early 1800s. While overharvesting is a contributing factor, this decline is mostly due to habitat loss. The salmon must have access to deep, cool streams for spawning and as feeding grounds for the newly hatched young. Dams across major rivers have blocked access to hund...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I was in Harney County, OR with a couple of friends, headed to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge on a spring birding trip. We had stopped at the side of the road to scan a pond hoping to find wading birds along the muddy edges. As I stood there I gradually became aware of what I can only describe as a thrumming. I felt it before I actually heard it; ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Thirteen interlacing cables twine their way up this hat culminating in a starburst pattern at the crown. This unisex hat has plenty of stretch to fit most adults. Adjust the length of the ribbing at the brim to customize the fit and to get the exact amount of fold you prefer. The cables are fun to knit and the round by round instructions will k...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Alternating stripes of color interleave from opposite edges. Worked as short rows, each stripe falls a few stitches short of the opposite side leaving bands of solid color at each edge. Pick a soft gradient yarn to pair with a semi-solid (as shown) for a delicately shade look. Increase the contrast for a bolder look. Try a bright gradient with ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
In 1995 after a great deal of heated debate, a small pack of wolves was relocated from western Canada to Yellowstone. The
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
At first glance deserts may appear barren, but even here, life abounds. Desert ecosystems are some of the harshest and most delicately balanced on the planet and the species that live there are exquisitely evolved to thrive under these extreme conditions. Many desert plants are annuals, living one short intense season. They bloom and set seed w...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Protecting 187,000 acres of old growth forest, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encom- passes some of the most diverse ecosystems in North America.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Show your support for the sciences! The hat features an atom motif across the crown with the pompom as the nucleus. The brim of the hat is knit sideways and then stitches are picked up and the crown is knit in the round.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A nice slouchy hat with a structured folded back brim. The unusual construction of this hat makes it a fun and interesting knit. Make one for a friend or make one just for ewe!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wrap yourself up in a fantasy. Firebird has a cable backbone and garter stitch ridges that give it a modern edge while subtle shaping creates curved wings that stay perfectly wrapped around your shoulders. The combination of fingering and DK yarns adds even more texture and makes it a great weight for keeping warm. The shawl is cast on at the p...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam
Beautiful chevrons give rich texture to stunning hand dyed yarns. This matching beret and fingerless mitts set feature chevron bands knit perpendicular to the rest of the piece. The hat is knit from the top down and a nice little trick allows you to knit the band directly onto the crown. The mitts start with the cuff and then stitches are picke...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A lovely crescent shawlette with a fluted edge just like my mother’s pie crusts. The pattern is easy to knit and simple enough to memorize but creating the flutes every few rows keeps it interesting. A perfect project for a single skein of lovely hand dyed sock yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was inspired by the lovely illustrations in “The Maggie B” by Irene Haas. It’s subtle stripes and slightly curved shape give it lots of visual interest without being fussy. Use a variegated and a solid or semi-sold yarn for best results. I hope when you’re wrapped up in your finished shawl you’ll have the same warm cozy feeling that ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Inspired by Dr Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical “The Sleep Book,” Moose Juice and Goose Juice features moose hoof print cables mixed up with flying geese lace motifs. The blanket is knit in one piece starting with the center blocks. Additional blocks are added by picking up stitches. The stitch pattern is easy enough to memorize but the interestin...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Ridgley is a fun slouchy beret suitable for both men and women. The garter stitch ridges and corrugated ribbing at the brim are both easy to knit and add lots of visual interest.
Knitting: Scarf
Similar to the spiral shape of our cosmic neighbor, the Andromeda scarf has two curved arms radiating from a center disc. The shape of the arms allow the scarf to wrap securely around your neck and shoulders or leave them hanging to create gentle curls and ruffles. Made of bulky weight yarn, this scarf knits up quickly and will keep you cozy wa...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These quick and easy to knit mitts are the perfect project for someone who has never knit mitts before. The simple ribbing pattern that resembles lanes of traffic gives them visual interest without being complicated. Careful, step by step instructions will get you through the gusset with no wrong turns!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy hat has a lace pattern inspired by the design on
Knitting: Cowl
Impetuous is the perfect project for when you want to knit
Knitting: Scarf
After civilization falls and Monday morning staff meetings are a thing of the past, survivors will still need a way to keep track of the passage of time. Lunar Progression is a large cozy scarf/stole with a built in lunar calendar! At one end is a circle set into a diamond with buttons at the four corners that mark the four quarters of the luna...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Go all out with this classic millinery style fascinator. The teardrop shaped knit base is shaped to sit neatly on the head and provides the perfect platform for wild embellishments. The fascinator is made using a tight knitting technique that produces a dense, stiff fabric giving the finished piece shape and structure.
Knitting: Scarf
It’s a groovy scarf, it’s a stash-buster, and it’s a tutorial on short rows. The wedge sections that create the great undulating shape are formed with a series of decreasing and then increasing short rows.
Knitting: Scarf
Wear this lovely scarf for warmth or for style! Leonid is a
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Looking for something a little different? How about this wild pair of fingerless gloves. With stitches going every which way, these are fun to knit and a blast to wear. Use a variegated yarn to accentuate the different stitch directions.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
The whisper of the breeze through pine
Knitting: Cup / Mug
The wise and beautiful Athena would certainly have used this coffee cup cozy decorated with an owl and laurel leaves when drinking her latte.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Brimmed Hat
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Brimmed Hat
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Hats - Other
Choose Your Own Hat: a Mystery Adventure KAL
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Don’t be afraid to show some attitude and slouch a little in this super comfy, and oh-so cute beret! The short row shaping of the brim creates a shape that sits securely on the back of the head without bunching up at the nape. The rows of eyelets give feminine charm without being fussy. Knit top down of bulky yarn, this is a quick knit that gi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The golden ratio (phi) is found throughout the manmade and natural world and produces aesthetically pleasing proportions. A golden rectangle is one in which the ratio of the long side to the short side is phi. This rectangle can then be subdivided into a square and a new golden rectangle. The dividing process can be repeated, producing a whorl ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
With multiple ways to wear it, Geometry combines the all-wrapped-up cozy feeling of a shawl with the easy-to-wear simplicity of a vest. The front pieces can be worn across the body and either buttoned along their bottom edges (as shown) or buttoned along their sides for a more tailored look. The fronts can also come straight over the shoulders ...
Knitting: Necklace
Ever found a yarn you love so much you want to wear it just as yarn? Or maybe you’ve already made a project but you still want to use that last little bit. Adorned with beads for extra sparkle, this quick project make a great last minute gift. Dropped stitch sections create long runs of yarn connected by small seed stitch areas. The result is a...
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Pick your favorite yarn and wrap yourself up in this extremely versatile garment. The shape combines the best parts of a shawl with the wearability of a vest. Worn open, the wrap covers your arms and back without falling off the shoulders. Pin it in front to create a very flattering and romantic collared vest. Even try it under a jacket. With s...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest, Intimate Apparel - Other
This corset style top was named for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an English engineer best known for his innovative solutions to long-standing engineering problems which revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. After all, what greater feat of engineering is there than a Victorian corset? Knit it in a pastel color and use a ribbon for ...
Knitting: Tote
Here’s the perfect tote for a trip to the farmer’s market. This felted bag has a 2 color slip stitch pattern that mimics basketry. The solid colored bottom is oval shaped and gently rounds into the straight sides. The bag is knit of bulky weight yarn and then felted to create a very dense sturdy fabric. The pattern includes directions for felte...
Knitting: Pullover
Let yourself be swept away by posh elegance! Inspired by the wild creativity of Erté’s (Romain de Tirtoff) illustrations for Harper’s Bazar, this top invokes his flowing silhouettes and intricate beading. À la Erté combines the one size fits all ease of a cape with the functionality of real sleeves into an easy to wear pullover that is anything...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts were inspired by the leather gauntlets worn by G’Kar in Babylon 5. They are low across the hand, flare out around the forearm, and are finished off with a heavy I-cord detail. The gauntlets are knit in the round in a tight gauge to create a dense fabric. A crocheted ridge at the outside of the hand mimics a button flap.
Knitting: Collar
Let out your inner math nerd with this unique neck wrap.
Knitting: Pullover
A fitted sweater with faux cable ribbing and cap sleeves. It is knit from the top down, in the round so there are no seams to sew up. This is a sleek, but not too tight sweater available in a full range of sizes. The perfect sweater for curvy women of all sizes. Directions are included for altering length and proportion so all women can have a ...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Soft and romantic, Margarita is a slouchy, loose fitting hat with a pretty lace brim that can be folded up and held with a decorative pin.
Knitting: Headband
A wonderful lacy headband that is easy to make but looks difficult. The chevron pattern is great for showing off variegated yarns. Gage isn’t particularly important in this pattern. If you wish to use a lighter weight yarn just add extra pattern repeats until the required length is achieved.