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eBook : 2 patterns

Designed for my Rav group’s Summer 2015 Mystery KAL, as of Oct 1 they are being sold as a single file pattern. There is also a matching sock pattern for this shawl. Both patterns feature charted and written instructions.

eBook : 4 patterns

VBM Shawl Collection 1 features four original shawl designs, including the Coriolis Shawl, the Bernoulli Shawl, the Logwood Shawl, and the Irish Moss Shawl. All patterns include both charted and written instructions.

eBook : 4 patterns

My second shawl collection will feature new four-shawl collection released one at a time between November 2012 and January 2013. You may buy the collection at any time. If you purchase it before all of the patterns are published, you will automatically get updates with the new patterns as they are released. These shawls are inspired by U.S. National Parks that I visited growing up. 1 dollar from each sale will be donated to nationalparks.org.

eBook : 4 patterns

A new four-shawl collection named after different precious stones, released as individual patterns between January and March 2013. You may also purchase a single pattern, but please keep in mind that if you buy the patterns individually they will be $4.50 each, you will not get discounts or credits given towards the eBook purchase price after purchasing individual patterns.

eBook : 4 patterns

My fourth shawl collection, inspired by four elements.

eBook : 4 patterns

This, my fifth shawl collection, is astronomically inspired. This collection will feature four patterns (released between September and December 2013) when it’s complete. All of the patterns in the collection will include written and charted instructions. You may purchase the patterns individually or as part of the collection. If you purchase the collection before all of the patterns are released, you will receive automatic updates as the new patterns are added to the collection.

eBook : 4 patterns

The Gardens shawl collection will feature four patterns that will be released between August and October 2014. You may purchase each pattern individually for $5.50 or as part of the collection for $18.00. The collection can be purchased at any time, and you’ll automatically received updates as the new patterns are released. All patterns in the collection will include both charted and written instructions as well as guidance for adjusting the size of the shawls as needed. Schematics noting the sizes can be found in the pattern photos for each pattern.

eBook : 4 patterns

The Scientists shawl collection will feature four patterns released between November 2014 and January 2015. You may purchase each pattern individually for $5.50 or as part of the collection for $18.00. The collection can be purchased at any time, and you’ll automatically received updates as the new patterns are released. All patterns in the collection will include both charted and written instructions as well as guidance for adjusting the size of the shawls as needed. Schematics noting the sizes can be found in the pattern photos for each pattern.

eBook : 4 patterns

My first collection of sock patterns. Features patterns, released between March and May 2013. The collection includes the previously sock-club exclusive Rumpelstiltskin Socks and Irish Moss Socks as well as two brand new sock patterns.

eBook : 4 patterns

A new collection of botanically-inspired sock patterns. The collection will include four top-down sock patterns. You may also purchase a single pattern, but please keep in mind that if you buy the patterns individually they will be $4.50 each, you will not get discounts or credits given towards the eBook purchase price after purchasing individual patterns. As with all of my collections, all patterns will include both written and charted instructions.

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As most people know, horses have always been a tremendous passion of mine. Several years ago, I was very fortunate to have met a horse trainer who has made a tremendous difference to my horse and I. She is an amazing horse person and wonderful soul. In addition to training horses, she runs a horse rescue through which she has done some incredibl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The second in my “Mosaics” collection, this design features a garter body with a lacy/textured border worked sideways along the length of the shawl (minimal bind-off and great for upsizing!). The “waves” feature three different stitch patterns that alternate, making for interesting knitting the whole way through.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Many years ago now, SueHauser tested one of my first shawl designs (Mulled Raspberry Shawl). She loved the “quilted” look to the shawl, being an avid quilter and quilt-fabric shop owner herself, and the test-knit marked the beginning of a long-term friendship between the two of us.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first in my 10th shawl collection inspired by mosaics of textures. All patterns in the collection will feature a variety of stitch patterns.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The last four weeks of my life have been CRAZY. Everything was going fine and then all of a sudden I was hit from crazy stuff from all sides. Amidst all of this, I was trying to knit but really needed something calming, easy to memorize and quick to knit. When it came time to name these socks I looked up latin works for “calm” and wa...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Based on the herringbone stitch pattern from my Clupea Shawl, these socks work up really quickly and look great in a variety of yarns (especially self-striping and those crazy variegated ones we all love and don’t know what to do with!). You can alter the number of repeats of the bands in different ways to change the look of the socks - or...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A quadrille is a “Performance given by a team of four, six, eight or more riders, involving riding an intricate pattern to music.” (from Equisearch glossary). This top-down sock pattern features a geometric, lacy design that combines a variety of textures and simple cables to create a complicated-looking sock that actually works up q...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Based on my Jacques Cousteau shawl pattern, these highly textured socks work up beautifully with lots of details. A patterned band makes up the cuff and a matching band at the toe. In between there is a section of several cabled/textured stitches reminiscent of a fisherman’s sweater. These symmetrical socks are worked cuff-down, but could ...
Knitting: Scarf
As soon as it aired, I was a fan of Sherlock. Then, a couple of years ago I got my mom totally hooked. This scarf is dedicated to her. :)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Every holiday season I try to knit hats for my older brother (the only one in my family who really wears them). This year I was extremely pressed for time and threw this one together at the last minute. I based this square-top hat on my Jacques Cousteau shawl and it turned out great, so much so that I also knit one for my brother-in-law (little ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The final design in my Textiles-inspired shawl collection. The center wedge features a fleur de lis design outlined by a leafy border, the shawl is finished off with a leafy border worked sideways with a picot edge along the long edge of the shawl. The design is worked all in one piece with minimal bind-off!. The whole shawl is easily adjustable...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
FINALLY! A pair of socks to match my Geology Shawl. :) Four layers consisting of different textures/stitches can be repeated more or less to suit your preferences. These top-down socks work up quickly and are never boring because of the frequent changes in stitch patterns. They can easily be made two-at-a-time.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The next in my textiles-inspired shawl collection. My Batik Shawl is an intricate lacy shawl with a wide, textured blackberry stitch border. The pattern is written for one skein but includes instructions for upsizing. The one-size version is 14” deep and 52” tip-to-tip.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pattern designed for the August 2015 Barking Dog Yarns Sock Club and is currently exclusive to the club members, will be released to the public February 2016.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first in a new shawl collection inspired by textiles.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Those of you who have read my profile know that I love horses. In fact, I’ve now been riding for almost 27 years and in all that time I had never heard of Prix Caprilli. I’m not entirely sure how I missed it, but basically it’s dressage with jumps in it - so you do a dressage test (the circles, etc) but also include some little...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named after a type of plaid fabric, the Windowpane Check shawl is worked with garter sides and a lacy/textured center panel. It ends in a modified i-cord bind-off. Very clean/simple lines give a tailored look. The second in my Textiles shawl collection.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed for my Rav group’s Summer 2015 Mystery KAL, as of Oct 1 they are being sold as a single file pattern. There is also a matching sock pattern for this shawl. Both patterns feature charted and written instructions.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Designed for my Rav group’s Summer 2015 Mystery KAL, as of Oct 1 they are being sold as a single pattern with the clues combined. There is also a matching shawl pattern for these socks. Both patterns feature charted and written instructions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
While Watson and Crick won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of DNA structure, their work built upon earlier work by a female scientist by the name of Rosalind Franklin. A woman who sadly died young, before the Nobel Prize was awarded. This shawl is a tribute to her, an asymmetrical shawl featuring a “DNA” cable. This design is fir...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
G. Ledyard Stebbins was a botanist and geneticist, and participated in the development of our modern understanding of evolutionary theory. He also happens to have taught at my alma mater at the end of his career and there’s a nearby nature reserve named after him. When this LOVELY yarn first arrived, I had something very different in mind ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was inspired by Jacques Cousteau, the famous oceanographer. The combination of “traditional fisherman’s sweater” textures with a deep blue-green (colorway Cousteau by the way), is a tribute to Cousteau’s explorations and scientific contributions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Once in a while there’s a project that’s just special, and this one is definitely one of those. When I sat down to chart this one out, all of the math worked out just so easily (that never happens). And when I sat down to try it out with a lovely yarn that wasn’t quite right, Wendee (Hazel Knits) sent me the one I knew would wo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unisex hat featuring a plaid/tweed textured stitch pattern works up really quickly. Worked bottom-up with a “square top” and featuring two sizes (smaller version is about 15” in diameter unstretched and the larger is about 16” in diameter unstretched). Pattern includes both written in charted directions. Enjoy!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion inspired this one: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” I wanted a shawl whose design reversed at the mid-way point. I certainly went through many different ideas before I got one that worked the way I wanted, and this one just flew off my needles without a hitch. Th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The third in my scientists collection was inspired by Marie Curie, famous for researching radioactivity. This shawl is knit in one piece, the first part is worked sideways and then stitches are picked up along the garter edge to work the center-out lacy design that “radiates” outward. The pattern is written for a one-skein shawl, but...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Leonardo Da Vinci is widely known as an artist, but he also made great contributions to science. Among his many areas of interest was the study of proportions in nature, something that has inspired this shawl, the second in my “Scientists” shawl collection. This shawl consists of three design/construction elements, all worked entirel...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The fourth in my “Gardens” shawl collection. This one features a crescent-shaped garter body with a lacy/cabled edging. The pattern comes with instructions for a one-skein version as well as instructions for upsizing it for a larger version.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first in a new collection, inspired by key figures in science. This one is named for Galileo Galilei, whose major contributions to science include heliocentrism (that the planets revolve around the sun).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed for the “Spin A Shawl” group’s designer KAL starting in September 2014.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The third in my Gardens-inspired shawl collection. Orchard shawl is worked sideways in a lacy pattern with built-in i-cord edging that gently shapes the curved crescent-shaped shawl. Because of the structure of this shawl, it’s fully adjustable for a longer or deeper shawl and for any yardage. The pattern includes instructions on how to ma...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The first in a new, garden-inspired shawl collection. An alpinarium is a garden that includes plants from the alpine region and in terms of knitting, the alpine region is also known for lovely cable-work.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The second in my garden-inspired shawl collection.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
New top-down, lacy sock pattern that works up really quickly. Each sock has a separate set of charts/written instructions for a symmetrical pair of socks. Please note, the way this pattern is designed makes them difficult to work TAAT.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally designed as one of two featured patterns for my Ravelry group’s mystery KAL, running from July 1 through September 30 2014. The other pattern is the matching sock for this shawl. Each pattern is available for $5.50 individually, or $9.00 for both
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Originally designed as one of two featured patterns for my Ravelry group’s mystery KAL, running from July 1 through September 30 2014. The other pattern is the matching shawl for these socks. You can buy each pattern individually or both for $9.00
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These lovely, intricate socks match my Scrollwork Shawl. They are worked top-down in a pattern created by twisted stitches and small 1x1 cables that can easily be worked without a cable needle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The whole time I was knitting/designing this pattern I kept thinking of wrought iron scrollwork designs. Created with cabling, this design has a lot of subtleties that result in a really elegant crescent-shaped shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My first mult-colored shawl! Meteor Shower is the third shawl in my “Astronomy” shawl collection.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The fourth shawl in my Astronomy shawl collection. Features “rings” of textured knitting interspersed with rows of lacy lattice stitching that can easily be adjusted for a larger or smaller shawl. The pattern features written instructions and includes information on how to up- or down-size this pattern to the size you want.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The second shawl in my “Astronomy” shawl collection. A shallow triangular shawl with symmetrical sides featuring a faux cable/lace stitch pattern. If you’re curious about the names, do a quick internet search of “solar flare” images. :)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pisum, the scientific name for peas. Between teaching basic Mendelian genetics to undergraduates and planting some on my patio, peas have been on my mind a bit. Personally, I think they’re lovely plants (As well as functional!) - not to mention good to discuss for educational reasons! So I decided the last sock pattern in this collection w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The start of a new shawl collection - this one astronomically-inspired. When I finished this shawl and laid it out to look at it, I was immediately struck with how it resembled the sun - a yellow dwarf star. While the name was partly inspired by the color I chose, this one will work well in a variety of yarns. This pattern features a garter body...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The third in my botanically-inspired sock collection: Salix is the scientific name for willow trees, and textured lacy pattern of these top-down socks reminds me of these elegant trees. This pattern works up quickly and is written for two sizes (64-st and 72-st sizes).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ipomoea is the scientific name for morning glories, beautiful vine-growing flowers represented here in twirling cables and lace that transition to stockinette down the instep. These top-down socks are the second in my Botanically-inspired sock collection. Like all of my other collection patterns, the pattern includes both written and charted ins...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The first in a new collection of botanically-inspired sock patterns. This top-down sock features a lacy, textured pattern based on my Mulled Raspberry Shawl.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
December 2013: Now released to the public. This pattern was designed for the 2013 Miss Babs Armchair Traveler Knitting Tour.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Geology is the fourth shawl in my Elements shawl collection. Layers of knitted strata in different stitch patterns, this shawl will keep you interested the whole way through. The bottom-most pattern photo is the schematic with measurements.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Inspired by my Olympic National Park shawl, here is a knitted forest blanket, worked from the center-out in one piece, created using cables and lace, with little owl details, and finished with a picot edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The second shawl in my fourth collection: Dendrology, the study of trees/woody plants. Top-down shawl featuring a garter body with a lacy, leaf edging that features built-in increases. The pattern includes instructions for lower-yardage sock yarn skeins (400 yds) and higher-yardage sock yarn skeins (440) yds, as well as instructions for how to i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
First pattern in my fourth shawl collection - Elements.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The third shawl in my “Elements” collection. Meteorology is a heart-shaped shawl that features a lace pattern worked on both the right- and wrong-sides of the fabric, and finished with a slipped-stitch edging pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks combine garter and lace bands off-set with a cable that runs down the outside of the sock. Top-down socks that match my Green Beryl Shawl. An easy-to-remember pattern, and the third in my VBM Sock Collection 1. These are available for individual purchase or as part of the collection. As with all of the other patterns in the collectio...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The last shawl in my “precious stone” shawl collection. Named after lovely blue-green stones, this shawl is asymmetrical with garter and lace bands worked in the center and one side wedge, with the other side worked in a cable pattern on a garter background. Easily adjustable for different yardages, instructions for up- or down-sizin...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Top-down sock featuring cable and lace pattern that transitions to stockinette on foot. Two sizes available, 64- and 72-stitch versions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’d been wanting to adapt the stitch pattern from my Mr. Harley Quin socks into a shawl for some time, and imagine my excitement when I found out there was actually a harlequin opal! So perfect! The colorful stone fit perfectly with what I had in mind for this shawl, a pattern that works well with those variegated yarns that have been sitt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This one was designed for a friend whose birthday stone is the topaz and whose favorite color is this lovely deep fuschia. I just couldn’t resist. Knit all in one piece, the body of the shawl is worked “top-down”, then the cable/lace border is knit sideways along the body, connecting to the body as you go. NO SEAMING! Yeah! I h...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Cinnamon stone is a type of garnet, the birthstone of January (which happens to me my birthday month! It seemed so fitting to have a lovely lace shawl made out of some wonderful yarn as a gift to myself this month.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I think I was very small when we went to Grand Teton National Park. What I remember most was the t-shirt my mom had from the park. The shirt was a staple of her camping attire every year. Grand Teton Shawl is the third shawl in my second four-shawl shawl collection (VBM Shawl Collection 2). This shawl is available for individual purchase as well...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’ve only been to Olympic National Park once, but there are two things I remember vividly. One was how beautiful the forest was when we walked through, it was so beautifully green that the leaves and everything seemed to almost glow. The second thing I remember was a lake my family and I had decided to try fishing in. The water was such a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bryce Canyon is probably my favorite of the national parks. Growing up my family would go on annual camping trips all over the place and Bryce was always one of my favorite stops. A shawl inspired by this beautiful place had to be first on my list. :)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I remember the first time I saw Canyonlands. My family was standing at one of the lookouts and my younger brother (who was pretty little at the time) said, “Look, Dad, there’s a crack in the country!” True enough. :)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Unisex, top-down textured pattern written up in three sizes. Originally designed for the Wool Girl Downton Abbey Club in 2012.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The last shawl in my VBM Shawl Collection 1. As with the others, includes written and charted instructions. Bonus pattern for the BDY sock club in October 2012.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Originally designed for the October Barking Dog Yarns Sock Club. Released to the public in May 2013 as part of my first sock collection (will also be available for individual purchase).
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Designed to be a holiday gift for my mom. Paragon is a name for a large, flawless diamond, and something about the shape of those diamonds reminds me of this pattern. :)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Afghan block
This is a tutorial for how I made my hexa-ghan blanket.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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This was to be the second in my Fall Collection, but alas life-craziness put that project on hold for now…
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Knitting: Home - Other
Designed as a belated Father’s Day gift for my dad, this is a caddy to fit between your mattress and bed spring or between the cushions of your couch to hold the essentials you like to keep at hand.
Knitting: Tote
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves worked sideways then seamed