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Designed to be a classic cardigan with a modern shape, pour moi begins with one of my favorite pattern stitches, seeded rib, for the hem, adds in a graduated hem that begins in back and moves all the way to the front band and an A-line shape so that the sweater is fuller at the hip but more fitted at the bust, then finishes with the same front b...
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
Basic kid is a basic pullover and cardigan pattern for sizes 2 - 14 year olds (for smaller sizes see basic baby pattern) with edging in a contrasting color, for a bit of interesting detail. This is a straight forward, easy-to-knit pattern, perfect for a first sweater or to use as the base for adding your own texture or color! Timeless, this is a...
A basic crew neck pullover with textured and curved front, rubus reminds me of berry picking season on our island in Maine! Knit in The Fibre Company Acadia, this sweater is perfect for cool summer hikes and evenings cooking s’mores around a camp fire. Relaxed but with a fashion twist, rubus is a perfect addition to every wardrobe.
Knit in a luxury mix of cashmere, baby camel, angora and merino, embrace is a modern, oversized cardigan that is perfect to wrap yourself in on a balmy day or chilly evening. The long line and unusual shaping, along with the sloped front button band, result in an interesting and flattering drape along the garments sides and back.
The essential year-round pullover, lite is a light and breezy basic pullover with ¾ length sleeves and a scoop neck. The waffle texture adds just the right amount of interest, highlighting the unique color and texture of a special lace weight yarn, while the looser knit from the larger than usual needle sides provides loft and lightness with ple...
Zen (squared) is a sequel to Zen (or comfort food for the body). This basic cardigan with slightly oversized front panels and detailed edging is so inviting that you will want to wrap yourself in it while puttering around the house. Yet it is polished enough to wear to work or on errands. It is knit in a hand-dyed merino/silk/cashmere blend, mak...
Knitting: Cowl, Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
Shades of Sandy is a modern take on the traditional poncho, simple and elegantly-shaped with a fitted bodice and cowl neckline. It’s surprisingly functional -- it’s reversible, short enough for easy movement, a cozy coverup in a chilly room, and the perfect extra layer over a sweater when running to the store or walking the dogs.
Inspired by my trip to London in 1968, Carnaby Street has a relaxed, retro feel. It’s made interesting – both to look at and to knit – by the reverse color-work and illusion of shaping. Loose fitting, it’s comfortable to wear with ample positive ease at the bust, and it pairs equally well with jeans or a skirt.
A la mode is a classic V-neck pullover with couture detailing. The front is a little shorter than the back to create a gradual slope, and the back is a bit wider than the front, with a slight billow created by short rows. Wear it with flats or heels, by itself or over a collared shirt, with a big, poofy skirt or with skinny jeans or cropped pants.
My objective with this design was to experiment with shaping to create a cute, stylish sweater that would flatter any type of body. Biscotti is the result. Fitted through the bust and flowing in the bodice, this is a shapely sweater for virtually any figure. Short rows are used to make darts in front and there are contours on the front and back,...
My twin rib journey led me to design a long tunic with a cowl neck and hourglass shape. I had been thinking about winter – and imagining a sweater that would be warm enough to wear without a coat and comfortable enough to wear all day long. I decided to design a very basic sweater and add a pocket for practicality.
Tiramisu is a long cardigan that’s slightly art deco in style and totally comfortable. It has great flair, and yet it’s practical, too, with deep pockets for all your must-haves. Wrap yourself up in it, and you’ll look great no matter where you wear it. Just ask Melissa!
Somewhere between a summer jacket and cozy cardigan, Georgia is for a woman on the go. Knit in soft organic cotton, with handy pockets for your keys and phone, Georgia is a summer wardrobe staple that can go wherever you go. Whether you throw it on over your bathing suit or drape it over a dress, wear it with jeans or dress it up with pearls, yo...
Whether you wear it in a mountaintop getaway or simply to run errands or pad around the house, you’ll be cozy, comfortable, and warm – and you’ll look great. Clara has a modern, boxy shape and a line that slopes slightly from front to back. While the overall fit is oversized, the sleeves are fitted, and the bottom border pulls in slightly to hug...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Kodachrome is a basic coat designed to bring out your inner Kaffe Fassett! Knit with bulky yarn on #10.5 needles, it’s easy and fast to make – a perfect knit to showcase your favorite colors. While Kaffe’s beautiful yarn inspired the original design, Noro or any other self-striping yarn will work as well. Alternatively, you can use several diffe...
A traditional fisherman sweater with a feminine twist, lobster(woman) is restyled for the growing number of women involved in the trade. A scooped neck replaces the customary turtleneck, and the bodice is slightly fitted and elongated to show off a feminine silhouette. Lobster is worked in one piece from the bottom-up, with the body and sleeves ...
(A)symmetry defies the rules for a nice-little knit: seam angles increase at different rates and fall at asymmetric intervals, eyelets appear random to the eye. The result is a textured knit that is fun to knit, with a beautiful drape and unusual line. (A)symmetry is delicate, elegant AND unusual.
Tranquil is a modern-day henley with everyday wearability. Edged with rolled collar and cuffs, the fabric is “ornamented” with slim vertical bars for a flattering line and has plenty of stretch for a comfortable fit. The raglan styling means all-in-one piece knitting and no seams to finish. The sweater is shown in Madelinetosh’s Tosh DK yarn in ...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Fitted over the hips and surprisingly loose and comfortable in the bodice, (w)rapped has the versatility to be worn to work with pearls and a jacket or on the weekend over your favorite oversized shirt and jeans. Designed to expose the variations in hand-dyed yarns, adding richness and texture, (w)rapped is shown here knit in Madelinetosh’s Tosh...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
I knit this jacket for my daughter, she is a girlie girl, so I made it out of bubblegum pink cashmere with a feminine bottom edge and collar. The diamond, rib shaping is flattering on most women, regardless of size and the jacket is incredibly forgiving (for those of us who regularly move between multiple sizes). While it was fairly easy for me ...