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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 both 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 : 2 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

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.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

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
This design is one of two featured patterns for my Ravelry group’s mystery KAL, running from July 1 through September 30. The other pattern is the matching sock for this shawl. This shawl will be released in four clues, released one per week starting July 1.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design is one of two featured patterns for my Ravelry group’s mystery KAL, running from July 1 through September 30. The other pattern is the matching shawl for these socks. These socks will be released in four clues, released one per week starting July 1.
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 last shawl in my Elements shawl collection. Layers of knitted strata in different stitch patterns, this shawl will keep you interested the whole way through.
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: Scarf, 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).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
This is a tutorial for how I made my hexa-ghan blanket.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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: Mid-calf Socks, Accessories - Other
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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
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves worked sideways then seamed