Sarah Burton

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Baby Blanket
This snuggly, reversible baby blanket works up quickly in a mix of worsted weight and fingering weight yarn. The stitch patterns are variations on 2-color brioche rib and stockinette techniques that create lots of texture and warmth without adding bulk. The blanket is worked in one piece with knitted-on I-cord edge; no extra seaming or edge trea...
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are luxuriously warm, yet light-weight and squishy. They are worked in the round with dk weight yarn, combining Stockinette Brioche, Ribbed Brioche, and a Ribbed Cable motif. Work them in an alpaca blend for even more warmth.
Knitting: Throw, Pillow / Cushion, Baby Blanket
This reversible blanket is worked in 3 strips totaling 9 squares of 3 different brioche stitch patterns. The edges are finished as you work so no separate binding or edging is necessary. The pattern is available in three sizes and can be made using two colors of any worsted weight yarn. If new to brioche, try the small size to practice.
Knitting: Cowl
This fun, quick cowl is similar to the Gap’s popular two-toned waffle cowlneck. My version gets its name from a waffle like stitch on one side and the “bird foot” like pattern on the reverse side. Worked up in a bulky weight and a worsted weight yarn in complimentary colors, the cowl drapes softly with a snuggly, squishy texture. The cowl ...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Animal Toy
Need a quick easy Halloween decoration? Love knitted toys but hate fiddling with all the little pieces? This little felted bat can be whipped up in no time with wool scraps. Each body piece is cleverly constructed flat and seamlessly in garter stitch, felted, and then joined with a quick whip stitch. A few simple embroidery stitches provide the ...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
“Esprit” is an anagram of “stripe.” Worked up in school colors, this striped cowl (or scarf) will rock the team spirit look. Or use more subdued colors for a more sophisticated look. This piece works up quickly in a bulky or super bulky weight yarn, producing a textured, reversible, and, yes, flat fabric. Even though it looks complex, the stitch...
Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Decorative - Other
The beautiful Faberge-like texture on these little eggs comes from working a two-color honeycomb stitch with metallic thread as the contrast on a solid color background. The eggs are knit flat, seamed, and stuffed. A circular or double point needles are necessary for this technique.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Need a quick, easy, gift or just a little cat of your own? Love knitted toys but hate fiddling with all the little pieces? This little felted cat with an amigurumi feel can be whipped up in no time with wool scraps. Each body piece is cleverly constructed flat and seamlessly in garter stitch, felted, and then joined with a quick whip stitch. A f...
Knitting: Doll, Decorative - Other
Need a quick, easy Halloween decoration or gift that is fun to knit? Love knitted toys but hate fiddling with all the little pieces? This little felted witch with an amigurumi vibe can be whipped up in no time with wool scraps. Each body piece is cleverly constructed flat and seamlessly in garter stitch, felted, and then joined with a quick whip...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is the first in a collection of accessories -“Game Day Knits - Winning Designs to Show Your Team Spirit”
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl, which is worked in the round, represents a convergence of two techniques: slip stitch mosaics and the brioche stitch. Even though the cowl looks like it is worked using a stranded method, only one color is used at a time. The results create a reversible cowl that has two distinctly different yet attractive sides. One side looks like a...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This design results from a convergence of two techniques: slip stitch mosaics and brioche. At first glance, you might think short rows were used to achieve the dynamic shifts in the pattern, but no short rows are used. And while the blanket appears to be worked using a 2-color stranded method, only 1 color is used at a time. The result creates a...
Knitting: Scarf
The design for this scarf results from a convergence of two techniques: slip stitch mosaics and the brioche stitch. While the scarf appears to be worked using a 2-color stranded method, only 1 color is used at a time. The result creates a reversible, luxuriously squishy scarf that has two distinct yet equally attractive sides. One side looks mor...
Knitting: Cowl
Riveted is a quick, wonderfully textured, and oh-so-warm cowl that uses just 1 skein of a super bulky yarn, like Malabrigo Rasta. The cowl is worked flat using a provisional cast on. The ends are grafted together with a half twist, resulting in that great neck-hugging, moebius shape.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Doll
Need a quick, easy holiday decoration or gift? Love knitted toys but hate fiddling with all the little pieces? This little felted Santa with an amigurumi vibe can be whipped up in no time with wool scraps. Each body piece is cleverly constructed flat and seamlessly in garter stitch, felted, and then joined with a quick whip stitch. Knit up and f...
Knitting: Tote, Purse, Toys and Hobbies - Other
The perfect little bag to let someone know they are first prize in your book. The ribbon actually forms the closure for the bag. The ribbon can also be knit and assembled separately and felted or not. Tips for felting by hand and lining the bag are included at the end of the pattern. Pattern includes photos and diagrams for guidance.
Knitting: Cardigan
Thankful was inspired by the need for an easy to wear, yet flattering, quick knit sweater that could be tossed on whenever the chill strikes. An optional technique, called the “trick play,” to work the body of the sweater without purling has been included. Though the sweater is worked flat; a circular needle is needed if you want to use the “tri...
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl, which is worked in the round, represents a convergence of two techniques: slip stitch mosaics and the brioche stitch. Even though the cowl looks like it is worked using a stranded method, only one color is used at a time. The results create a reversible cowl that has two distinctly different yet equally attractive sides. One side look...
Knitting: Scarf
I love the look of mitered squares, but find knitting each square a bit tedious; the stopping and starting makes it hard for me to get into a groove. This mosaic design creates a mitered square appearance without all the work. This scarf is knit using slipped stitches – an easy technique that creates textured, two-color results while knitting wi...
Knitting: Cup / Mug
Here’s a quick, reusable Valentine’s gift. I love reusable coffee cup sleeves and have made several over the past few years. The felted ones have held up best. This mosaic design creates hearts using slipped stitches – an easy technique that creates two-color results while knitting with only one color at a time. As with all of my designs, you ar...
Knitting: Scarf
This mosaic design features rows of staggered footballs separated by Doric columns. This scarf is knit using slipped stitches – an easy technique that creates textured, two-color results while knitting with only one color at a time. If you can knit a garter stitch scarf, you can knit this scarf. And it would look great in any team colors.
Knitting: Scarf
This easy scarf is knit using slipped stitches – a wonderful technique that creates textured, two-color results while knitting with only one color at a time. This scarf will show off any team colors, and the textured design is unisex, so great for all fans. Or choose more subtle colors for a more sophisticated look. Have some variegated yarn or ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Little hearts spiral their way around the body of this hat – perfect for Valentine’s Day when worked in red and white. This textured hat works up quickly in a super bulky yarn, with just enough slouch to be comfy but not too heavy. Even though it looks like a stranded pattern, you only work with one color at a time.
Knitting: Headband
This is a quick and easy headband that makes a great gift. It can be finished in under 2 hours. It’s also a good introduction to cables and simple enough for a new knitter.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat developed out of a need to hide helmet hair. Whether I’m riding a bike or my horse, I wear a helmet, and I’m always left with really dorky hair. I wanted one of those slouchy hats that would be quick to knit, not too slouchy, with texture to provide interest. The brioche stitch creates wonderful texture, and the super bulky yarn makes i...
Knitting: Stocking
This design was inspired by a hat I saw in a crowd shot of an alpine event during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. I only caught a glimpse, but I was instantly drawn to the checkerboard design. Here in Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world, we’re mighty fond of checkered designs.
Knitting: Scarf
This mosaic design pays homage to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - The Indianapolis 500. This has been designed as part of the City of Indianapolis 2012 Super Bowl Super Scarfs progam to create scarves for 8,000 volunteers who will be supporting the event.
Knitting: Cleaning - Other