Stephen West

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 7 patterns

Get ready to stashbust with my collection of cozy marled garments and accessories! The Brioche Break e-book contains seven patterns for fingering weight yarns held double. I featured our super soft West Wool Bicycle base held double, which produces a squishy DK/worsted weight fabric. These playful patterns are designed for you to customize them with your own colors. Combine a rainbow of colors together for the Brioche Break Sweater or focus on a more simple subdued palette for a Brioche Break Cardigan. The Brioche Break Socks are perfect for marling your leftover sock yarns and the Brioche Break Hat is super quick to knit for friends and family. Each pattern includes lots of relaxing rows in stockinette stitch followed by brioche break stripes to help blend your colors together. Have fun creating your own color collages with these delightful designs!

eBook : 8 patterns

This e-book contains several accessory designs using the Building Blocks stitch patterns inspired by the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2016.

eBook : 11 patterns

Bundled in Brioche is a collection of 11 garment and accessory patterns featuring the two-color brioche stitch. This e-book is a collection of patterns, and you will receive separate PDFs for each pattern.

eBook : 10 patterns

Crazy for Color is a Westknits Winter 2014 e-book with 10 patterns. This e-book is a collection of patterns, and you will receive separate PDFs for each pattern.

eBook : 1 pattern

A collection of delightful crocheted accessories by Alexandra Feo

eBook : 12 patterns

A collection of knitting patterns inspired by the city of bikes. Purchase the e-book to receive 12 accessory designs by Stephen West, Malia Mae Joseph, and Alexandra Feo. This e-book is a collection of patterns, and you will receive separate PDFs for each pattern.

eBook : 11 patterns

Dustland Designs features a full knitted wardrobe with easy to knit textured stitches. This gansey inspired collection is so much fun to knit and will keep you (and your dog!) cozy and stylish. This 11-piece e-book is a 73 EUR value available for 40 EUR (excl. VAT for EU countries)! This e-book includes these Westknits patterns…

eBook : 10 patterns

There is something so magical about creating faded color palettes. Using just one skein of each color and arranging them in order from light to dark creates magically melting color stories. I assembled ten of my favorite faded shawls into a fabulous e-book collection, so you can make your own collection of beautifully blended shawls! This 10-piece e-book is a 70 EUR value available for 40 EUR (excl. VAT for EU countries)! This e-book includes these Westknits patterns…

eBook : 12 patterns

Hats are quick fun project to knit and perfect for trying new yarns and stitch patterns. Many of my hats feature stitches that you will find in other Westknits shawls and sweaters, so they are like a wearable swatch for your head! I assembled 12 of my favorite hats into this colorful e-book collection, so you can try lots of fun techniques! This 12-piece e-book is a 72 EUR value available for 40 EUR (excl. VAT for EU countries)!

eBook : 3 patterns

Welcome to the first annual Hiberknitalong! It’s the coziest time of year, so let’s knit a new shawl for the new year as we hiberknit through the deep winter nights together.

eBook : 6 patterns

This e-book contains six patterns to inspire and comfort knitters. Two shawls, a color blocked cowl, two hats, and a cozy top-down sweater make picking the perfect project for the Hiberknitting season a breeze.

eBook : 7 patterns

Hiberknitting 2 contains 7 designs that you can knit with DK or worsted weight yarn. This e-book includes individual PDFs of each pattern with detailed written instructions and inspiring photos. You will receive 2 shawls, 2 hats, a sweater, cowl, and blanket.

eBook : 8 patterns

Hiberknitting Number 3 contains eight new slip stitch knitting patterns including a large shawl, cowl, scarf, two hats, sweater, jacket, and socks. The Aurora Cabin Shawl is knit with five colors of fingering weight yarn as you work simple stripes and a fascinating slip stitch pattern. All of the other designs in the Hiberknitting 3 collection feature DK or worsted weight yarns. Dive into your stash and create your own custom color palette to keep you warm during the Hiberknitting season. Enjoy the easy to follow written instructions along with some video tutorials linked in the patterns to help you cast on and bind off. Hiberknitting is the coziest time of year when the light fades and invites new colorful knitting projects to keep us warm and inspired. I hope you find comfort and inspiration in this Hiberknitting collection.

eBook : 8 patterns

Hiberknitting Number 4 contains 8 beautiful new knitting patterns to keep you warm through the wintery season. This e-book features 2 cozy cowls, 2 hats, a modular blanket, mittens, faded shawl, and a gorgeous yoked sweater. Enjoy the easy to follow written instructions along with video tutorials linked in the patterns to help you along the way. Hiberknitting season is the perfect time to cozy up and cast on some colorful projects.

eBook : 10 patterns

Modular Coloring Shawls contains 10 new Westknits knitting patterns! Each Modular Coloring Shawl includes an illustration of the shawl shape for you to color each section with colored pencils or markers. Create your own striped color story and think about the shawls as geometric landscapes for you to customize with color. These shawls are designed for single skeins and they are perfect stashbusters to help you spring clean your stash. Most of the patterns feature garter stitch and are great introductions to modular knitting, suitable for adventurous beginners and advanced knitters alike.

eBook : 10 patterns

I love incorporating fluffy mohair into my shawl projects. It gives such an elegant and soft drape to the fabric. I assembled ten of my favorite shawls that feature lace weight mohair into an exciting e-book collection, so you can knit your own magical mohair shawls! This 10-piece e-book is a 70 EUR value available for 40 EUR (excl. VAT for EU countries)! Mohair Shawls includes these Westknits patterns…

eBook : 11 patterns

Painting Honeycombs includes 10 knitting patterns featuring variations on slip stitch honeycombs. The designs range from hats and shawls to garments and a big blanket. The honeycomb stitch is surprisingly simple to knit with knits purls and slip stitches. Many of the designs like Painting Honeycombs Hat and Shawl are suitable for adventurous beginner knitters.

eBook : 13 patterns

Orders placed on Ravelry are for the digital copies of the patterns, which includes all 13 shawl pattern PDF’s.

eBook : 3 patterns

This e-book contains three simple garter stitch shawls perfect for showcasing playful color palettes.

eBook : 5 patterns

Summer Stripes is an e-book consisting of 5 new Westknits shawls. When you purchase the e-book, you will receive surprise updates with the new striped designs throughout the summer starting Friday, June 17 with the first pattern called Striped Bolting.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Amazing Sweater Trio is available as an e-book download.

eBook : 10 patterns

Treat yourself to a collection of triangular shawl patterns with this colorful Westknits e-book! The shawls range from top-down triangles to sideways constructed triangular shapes, and the Trianglegram shawl which is knit from the center outward. This 10-piece e-book is a 70 EUR value available for 40 EUR (excl. VAT for EU countries)! This e-book includes these Westknits patterns…

eBook : 11 patterns

Internationally renowned knitting designer Stephen West presents his latest design collection with Quince & Co. yarns. Ten new garments including sweaters, shorts, pants, hats, and a circular blanket showcase Stephen’s playful flair for color and clever construction. All the designs were photographed in the Westknits home studio, sharing a glimpse inside Stephen’s creative woolly world.

eBook : 10 patterns

Westknits Autumn 2018 is an e-book that contains 8 brand new Westknits shawl and sweater designs. Marled knitting, brioche, stripes, architectural shawls, and inventive sweater shapes will all bring inspiration to your knitting needles this woolly season!

eBook : 13 patterns

Each book comes with a coupon code for an e-book.

eBook : 11 patterns

If you purchase this collection on Ravelry, you will only receive the PDF files, not a print copy. E-book only includes instructions in English for all patterns.

eBook : 13 patterns

Westknits Bestknits Number 3 - Shawl Evolution contains thirteen shawl patterns that represent the colorful and evolving Westknits style. Seven previously published shawls are accompanied by six new designs ranging from crisp, clean, geometric lines to more splashy displays of color and fluffy textures.

eBook : 10 patterns

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eBook : 10 patterns

Wesknits Book 5: Midgard is a collaboration between Stephen West & Cirilia Rose. The collection is a mixture of 10 new accessories and garments knit with yarns distributed by Skacel.

eBook : 8 patterns

Westknits Book One is available as an e-book download.

eBook : 10 patterns

Book Three contains 10 new knitting patterns with Stephen’s signature colorwork and clever construction details. Most of the unisex accessories are quick knits while a large circular blanket and felted bag will have you knitting contently throughout the chilly fall months. You’ll find some spin-offs of Stephen’s favorite construction styles in addition to new shapes and textures. So, grab your yarn and needles and cast on something new this woolly season!

eBook : 11 patterns

Stephen West delivers another collection of fun woolly accessories in Westknits Book Two. The 11 new designs range from various hats and scarves to cabled mittens and a blanket. Heavily influenced by quality yarns and rustic textures, Stephen introduces crisp patterns that utilize simple stitches to showcase the yarns and colors. Enjoy creating these one-of-a-kind accessories!

eBook : 12 patterns

Westknits Classics contains 12 classic knitting accessories including hats, shawls, and scarves! These patterns were many of my first designs that I ever published. You will encounter several different stitches and shaping techniques to learn some new skills as you knit these patterns.

eBook : 6 patterns

Westknits Petknits 1 includes 6 sweater patterns for your canine companion. All of the designs are knit seamlessly from neck to tushy with lots of notes and guidance to help you custom fit the sweater to your dog’s unique proportions.

eBook : 5 patterns

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eBook : 10 patterns

The Westknits Winter e-book contains 8 new knitting accessories and sweaters. Each Friday during December and January, you will receive pattern updates in your Ravelry library as the entire collection is revealed.

eBook : 13 patterns

Enjoy a year filled with Westknits sock patterns with a brand new sock e-book! When you sign up by purchasing the e-book on Ravelry or westknits.com, you will immediately receive the Painting Bricks Sock pattern. Then, you will receive a new pattern update each month in 2023 with a new sock pattern for 13 total socks! The sock patterns are all suitable for beginner knitters and adventurous beginners with video tutorials linked in the patterns to help you cast on and work any special techniques. There will be a range of techniques from simple stripes and slipped stitches to fun textures like cables. Many of the patterns will coordinate with your favorite Westknits shawls and sweaters. Let’s knit along all year and fill our drawers with colorful socks!

eBook : 5 patterns

Treat your toes to a year filled with colorful Westknits Socks! When you sign up for the Year of Socks e-book, you will immediately receive this year’s bonus sock pattern called the Billowing Braid Socks. Then, you will get a new PDF pattern update at the beginning of each month in 2024. Most of the patterns feature top-down construction, starting with the cuff and knitting toward the final toe. Westknits patterns include lots of helpful video tutorials to assist with special techniques and construction details. Techniques include stripes, slip stitches, cables, dip stitches, and more! Adventurous beginners and seasoned sock knitters are all welcome to participate. Let’s say hello to 2024 and knit socks galore!

eBook : 6 patterns

Enjoy this collection of beginner friendly knitting patterns designed for DK weight yarn! The Woolly Waffle stitch is an easy to memorize textured stitch with beautiful knit columns. The Woolly Waffle Hat is a great pattern to start with because it’s so quick to knit with just two colors of DK weight wool. The Woolly Waffle Shawl would make a cozy first shawl project for your handknit wardrobe. The Woolly Waffle Sweater will teach you everything you need to know about knitting your first sweater. All of these patterns include videos links to help you get started by casting on and showing you how to knit any other special techniques like an I-cord bind off or how to weave in your ends. Wrap yourself in woolly warmth with all of the fun designs in this colorful e-book!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
Choose two colors of DK weight yarn to knit this top-down pullover. The neckline features a folded hem in twisted ribbing followed by garter stitch short rows to raise the back of the neck. Stripes and simple slip stitches form the zig zag yoke motif. Select a contrast color or bold color pop for this geometric yoke detail. The remaining fabric...
Knitting: Throw
Select two colors of DK weight yarn to knit this beautiful brioche blanket. Exaggerated increases along with sloping decreases shape the wavy Flying Foxtail motif. This elegant rectangular blanket is completely reversible thanks to the squishy two-color brioche technique. Choose between a small baby blanket size, a medium lap blanket, or large ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These beautiful top-down socks celebrate the mesmerizing dip stitch technique. Select one main color for the dip stitch leg and foot along with a coordinating contrast color pop for the cuff, heel, and toe. The instructions include notes to help you customize the length of the leg and foot. Choose between five sizes and cast on these elegantly ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose three colors of fingering weight yarn to knit the geometric striped shawl. This shawl is knitted with short rows and increases and decreases to form the angular shapes. Each section is knitted individually with different sized stripes while you pick up stitches from a previous section for an entirely seamless process. Go bold with a high...
Knitting: Throw
Gather all your fingering weight yarns together to knit this stash busting blanket. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn together throughout the entire project as you mix and marl your yarns together. This blanket is fun modular knitting journey as you knit from the center outward. Each stripe is knitted one at a time as you pick up sts fr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select five colors and fade them from light to dark in this easy to knit garter stitch shawl. Begin at the corner and knit sideways while working increases and decreases to form the waves. Eyelets decorate the fabric and a soft fluidity to the fabric. I-cord edges frame the asymmetrical triangle shape for a crisp clean look. The pattern is writ...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater is knitted using two strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout the entire project. Stockinette stitch forms the easy-to-knit marled bands. There is a little brioche break section between each stockinette stitch stripe to help blend the color combos together. The brioche break ribbed sections produce a beaut...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knit the round with two strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout the entire project. I used four total colors of West Wool Bicycle, 2 colors held together for the main color + 2 other colors held together for the contrast color. The hat begins with stockinette stitch in the round, which is folded to create a warm do...
Knitting: Cardigan
This top-down cardigan is knitted using two strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout the entire project. Stockinette stitch forms the easy-to-knit marled bands. There is a little brioche break section between each stockinette stitch stripe to help blend the color combos together. The brioche break ribbed sections produce a beau...
Knitting: Cowl
This marled cowl is a fun and easy pattern to use your leftover bits of fingering weight yarn. Hold two colors together throughout the cowl to melt and blend your colors. Simple stockinette stitch is knitted in the round with little brioche breaks between each section. This cowl is knitted in the round and then seamed together at the end for an...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These top-down socks are great stashbusters. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the socks as you mix and marl your leftover sock yarns together. The overall fabric thickness is a DK weight gauge, which makes these socks super quick to knit. Stockinette stitch stripes are interrupted by brioche break sections. These plush ribbe...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Experience the beauty of marled knitting with this top-down semi-circular shawl. Gather a collection of fingering weight yarn and hold two strands together for a DK/worsted weight fabric. I used ten colors throughout my shawl, but you can use as many colors as you like. The blended effect with marled knitting is fascinating to knit as you creat...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks feature a solid main color with a self-striping contrast color. The contrast color flows along the fabric with slipped stitches and cables, creating a meandering textured effect like water flowing through a stony stream. These socks are knit top-down with a garter stitch heel flap. Instructions include notes to help customize the le...
Knitting: Pullover
Choose one color of DK weight wool to knit this top-down seamless sweater. The collar begins with twisted ribbing that is folded to form a tidy hem. The circular yoke continues with beautiful brioche ribbing and ornate dip stitches. Each texture is divided by garter stitch breaks, which provide a relaxing rhythm throughout the project and keep ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose one color of DK weight wool and enjoy the brioche and Dip Stitches of this hat. This hat is knit in the round from the brim to the top. The instructions include video links to assist with the Dip Stitch patterns. I used West Wool Tandem, my favorite DK weight yarn for hats and sweaters. It’s so smooth to knit with and beautifully showcas...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy relaxing rows of wavy stripes and chevrons with this luscious top-down shawl pattern. Four colors of fingering weight wool and one color of lace weight mohair silk are striped together throughout fabric. The mohair silk yarn adds a delicate and fluid drape to the fabric. I used Punk Rock Unicorn’s Soul base for the four wool colors and th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather four colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this fascinating top-down shawl. The top center of the shawl begins with stockinette stitch followed by Dip Stitches. The stripes are worked with one color at a time, resulting in a mesmerizing diamond motif. The pattern includes a free video tutorial demonstrating this Dip Stitch technique. F...
Knitting: Throw
This square blanket is a colorful collage of stripes and textures. Choose four colors in a gradient from light to dark and work each section in the round from the center outward. The blanket begins with a crochet granny square followed by garter stitch and eyelet stripes. As the blanket grows larger with increases at each of the four corners, a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I designed this playful shawl to showcase those beautiful collectible skeins of yarn that you collect at fiber festivals. Fiber Fests are filled with inspiration as you discover new dyers and fascinating yarns to try. This top-down shawl works well with all kinds of color styles and contrast effects. Combine three colors of fingering weight yar...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose three colors of yarn from light to dark and fade them together throughout the textured stitches of this top-down sock. These socks were inspired by my Glittering Snowscape Shawl, a delightful collage of eyelets and textured knit purl patterns. Life in the Long Grass’ High Twist Sock base produces crisp and lively stitches as you work som...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Grab your Briornate Shawl kit at Stephen & Penelope!
Knitting: Cardigan
Choose one color of DK weight wool to knit this textured cardigan. This design begins at the top with a ribbed collar. Increases form the raglan yoke shaping as you knit toward the body of the cardigan. The waffle rib texture is easy and relaxing to knit, making this garment ideal for beginner knitters. Instructions include video tutorial links...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These top-down socks showcase marled and self-striping yarns beautifully! Choose one main color plus one ball of self-striping yarn and enjoy the easy to knit slip stitches and stripes. There are five sizes to choose from with notes on how to customize the leg and foot to perfectly fit your feet. The pattern includes video links to help you wit...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down pullover is all about simple textures to show off your favorite color of wool. Knits and purls zig zag from left to right, forming an easy to memorize fabric pattern. Eyelet rounds create a playful break in the pattern, and they add to the fluid drape of the sweater. Choose a beautiful solid wool like West Wool Tandem to accentuat...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical shawl is knit top-down with fingering weight yarn. Twisted stitches slant in one section of the shawl with simple stockinette stitch throughout the rest of the fabric. Choose two skeins of fingering weight yarn in one color to knit the small size or knit the large size with three skeins of yarn. I-cord edges frame the shawl fo...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Make some cozy house socks with DK weight yarn! These cabled socks are knit top-down with a broken rib stitch and a plump cabled braid. Choose between four sizes and enjoy the relaxing rounds of textured stitches. The DK weight gauge produces a quick to knit project that’s perfect for gift giving or a fun weekend project for yourself.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose three colors of fingering weight sock yarn and fade them together for this textured sock. This pattern is knit top-down with simple knit purl textures to create bands of twisted ribbing, triangles, garter ridges, and seed stitch. The pattern instructs where to change colors if you are using three colors, but feel free to use as many shad...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is knit top-down with DK weight wool. The colorful stripes in the yoke are knit one wedge at a time while each new wedge is modularly attached to the previous wedge. The contrast colors continue down the sides of the cardigan. This pattern is perfect for showcasing single skeins and leftover bits of DK weight yarn. Customize the c...
Knitting: Cowl
This cozy cowl is knit with DK weight wool for crisp cabled stitches with a super soft suri lining. Qing Fibre’s Melted Baby Suri is my favorite fluffy fibre and it is oh so soft next to the skin. The length of the cowl can easily be customized by knitting more cabled pattern repeats. I recommend selecting a solid wool like West Wool Tandem to ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose one color of DK weight wool and enjoy the cabled columns of this cushy hat. This hat is knit in the round from the brim to the top with 2x2 ribbing for a folded brim. The cables flow into the body of the hat with twisted stitches and a collage of various cabled stitches. This hat is great for new cable knitters and there are videos linke...
Knitting: Throw
Swaddle yourself in stitches with this geometric woolly blanket. Each section is knit in horizontal strips with one color at a time as you modularly knit the sections together, resulting in zero seaming! This DK weight blanket is ideal for single skeins and leftover bits of DK weight yarn. You can also hold two strands of fingering weight yarn ...
Knitting: Cowl
Select four skeins of DK weight yarn and knit the fascinating Dip Stitch pattern. Increases and decreases shape the cowl as you knit in the round to form a tapered shape that curves around your head. This cowl is knit in the round, resulting in a double thick warm layer of wool. Use a gradient of yarn and arrange your colors from light to dark ...
Knitting: Mittens
Collect four colors of DK weight yarn to knit these dip stitch mittens. There are four sizes, each with a different circumference, and the length of each size is customizable. Begin with a ribbed cuff and continue into the beautiful dip stitch pattern, which forms clusters of stitches that look like shells. These mittens are quick to knit, maki...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather four colors of DK weight yarn to knit this brimmed hat. Begin with a folded brim in 2x2 ribbing and then continue into the main striped pattern. The body of the hat is worked with a fun dip stitch technique that creates clusters of long stitches. The instructions include a video link demonstrating this technique. You only work with one c...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater is knit seamlessly in the round with DK weight yarn. Choose one main color and three contrast color pops for this bold geometric design. Dip stitches form the gorgeous yoke stitch pattern. This technique is super fun and easy to knit, resulting in a mesmerizing geometric yoke motif. This dip stitch technique decorates the ...
Knitting: Throw
This textured blanket is beginner friendly with video tutorials linked in the pattern to help you cast on and bind off. Choose a beautiful DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem to knit the fun textured stitches. Diagonal ribbing, moss stitch, and broken ribbing are all framed by garter stitch sections. You can knit as many textured sections as y...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select one color of DK weight wool like West Wool Tandem and knit this sideways triangle. It begins at the small corner with an I-cord cast on. The I-cord continues to frame textures of moss stitch, broken ribbing, and diagonal ribbing. The textured sections are divided by easy to knit garter stitch rows, making this project suitable for beginn...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Select your favorite color in DK weight wool and knit these textured top-down socks. The DK weight fabric makes these socks super quick to knit, perfect for gift knitting or a treat for yourself! The textured fabric looks extra crisp with solid and semi-solid yarns. Choose between the 5 sizes and enjoy lots of video tutorials linked in the patt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A few remaining HKAL kits are available now at Stephen & Penelope here!
Knitting: Balaclava
Select two colors of yarn to knit this cozy cocoon in brioche stitch. I used West Wool Tandem, a super soft DK weight wool as the main color with Qing Fibre’s Melted Baby Suri as the contrast color. The frothy Suri alpaca is delightfully soft and warm next to the face. Begin with regular 1x1 ribbing for the neck and then continue with two-color...
Knitting: Mittens
Collect two colors of DK weight yarn to knit these graphic mittens. There are three sizes, each with a different circumference, and the length of each size is customizable. Begin with a ribbed cuff and continue into the easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern, which forms a bold zig zag motif. These mittens are quick to knit, making them perfect for g...
Knitting: Throw
Gather a colorful collection of fingering weight yarns to knit this stashbusting marled blanket. Always hold two strands of fingering weight yarn together and change one color at a time for a Fading Marl effect. Garter stitch and slipped stitches create a simple rain drop effect. The project begins at the corner with increases at each edge. Onc...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose one main color of fingering weight sock yarn and lots of color pop contrast colors for these beginner friendly striped socks. These socks are knit top-down, so you can easily customize the length of the leg and foot. The main color is featured in reverse stockinette stripes that frame the stockinette stitch color pops. Collect mini skein...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select one color of fingering weight yarn to knit this textured semi-circular shawl. The stitch patterns include a broken ribbed stitch, daisy stitch, and an intricate eyelet pattern. Garter stitch sections divide the textured motifs for a mix of engaging stitch patterns with mindless knit rows between them. I-cord edges frame the shape of this...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Gather a colorful collection of fingering weight sock yarn and enjoy the playful bubble stitches and two-color brioche. These socks are knit top-down in the round. Select one main color and choose several color pops to decorate the funto-knit stitch patterns. I used 7 total colors for my socks, but you can use as many colors as you like. The in...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Geogradient is a geometric explosion of color. Choose four colors of fingering weight yarn in a gradient color series. Organize your colors from light to dark as you begin knitting the center square. There is also a crochet option in Section 1 of the pattern. Continue with eyelet stripes that flow into a textured zig zag slip stitch pattern. Th...
Knitting: Pullover
When you purchase this pattern you get the Fragmentation Hood pattern for FREE!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose two colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this beginner friendly garter stitch shawl. This asymmetrical triangle is knit in two sections. First, knit one striped section of the shawl by alternating your main color and contrast color for thick stripes. Then, knit the other section while attaching it to the first section as you knit. Thi...
Knitting: Balaclava
Choose one color of DK weight wool and knit a cozy balaclava. The pattern begins with 1x1 ribbing for the neck followed by a squishy waffle stitch pattern. Decrease slightly taper the head fabric for smooth transition from the neck into the hooded section. The hood is shaped seamless as you knit towards the top of the head. A final edging is kn...
Knitting: Pullover
This beautifully textured sweater is knit top-down with one color of DK weight wool like West Wool Tandem. The folded hem neckline create a structured collar in twisted ribbing followed by the waffle stitch pattern. Easy knits and purls flow throughout the raglan yoke and into the body and sleeves of the sweater. You can easily customize the yo...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Cover your canine companion in waffle textured stitches with the Woofy Waffle Sweater! This pattern is knit with DK weight yarn and an easy textured stitch pattern. Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds and enjoy the seamless construction starting at the neck and knitting toward the body. The pattern includes several sizing n...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose two colors of DK weight yarn for this reversible hat pattern. The main color is knit first in a waffle stitch pattern for the outer layer of the hat. Then, pick up sts along the cast on edge with a contrast color and knit the inner layer in stockinette stitch. The inner layer peeks around the brim when you wear the hat with the waffle st...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select one color of DK weight wool and enjoy the easy-to-knit textured rows of this triangular shawl. The project begins at the corner tip with increases along one edge of the shawl. I-cord edges frame the shape as you knit and purl. The rows are easy to memorize and you can make the shawl as large as you want by knitting more pattern repeat fo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select two colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this graphic beauty. This shawl begins at the top center and increases seamlessly toward the border with fun slip stitches and stripes. You only work with one color at a time, making this project fun and easy to knit. The pattern includes video tutorials linked in the pattern to help you cast a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knit seamlessly in the round starting at the top cuff and finished at the toe. The MC is featured for the cuff, heel, toe, and stockinette stitch stripes of the sock while the CC is used for the slip stitch color pop. Use a bright contrast color or a marled self-striping yarn like Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool. The slip stitc...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful pile of leftover yarns and knit this fun garter stitch shlanket (shawl + blanket)! Begin in the center with a sequence of square shapes, then knit each block one section at a time. The fabric is knit seamlessly by picking up sts from the previous sections. The rows are easy to memorize as you enjoy customizing the blocks with ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose seven colors of fingering weight yarn and knit this elegant parallelogram shaped shawl. The shape is knitted in vertical strips with little parallelogram color blocks stacked on top of each other. Use the schematic illustration included in the pattern to help plan your colors and create your own beautiful Parallel Play color sequence. Yo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select four colors of fingering weight yarn and knit this fabulously graphic garter stitch shawl. Each section is knit individually while being attached to a previous section for a completely seamless modular project. Begin at the top center of the shawl with short row wedges, and then enjoy the color pop triangles and rectangle bars. The patte...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular shawl is knit sideways starting at the small corner with increases that gradually expand the shape. Choose three colors of fingering weight yarn and enjoy the frolicking stripes as the color combinations shift throughout the fabric. The striped stitch patterns include a beautiful daisy stitch and garter ridges with eyelets. The ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather four colors of DK weight yarn and fade them from light to dark to create a magically melting color effect. A textured rib stitch forms the woolly waffle pattern with knit columns flowing toward a chevron border. This stitch pattern is easy and relaxing to knit, allowing you to focus on the beautiful faded color transitions. The edges of ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose one color of fingering weight sock yarn and knit the beginner friendly textured sock pattern. The Basketweaver stitch pattern is knit with simple knits and purls with a little yarn over eyelets that make the texture pop. The sole of the sock is knit is smooth stockinette stitch for a comfortable feeling on the bottoms of your feet. These...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy relaxing rows of cabled slip stitches and stony textures throughout this triangular shawl. Begin at the corner as you stripe two colors of fingering weight yarn. Increases at the edge expand the fabric toward the wide border. You can easily customize the size by knitting fewer pattern repeats for a smaller shawl or knit more pattern repea...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Collect your color leftover bits of DK weight yarn and knit these super simple topdown socks. The socks feature a garter stitch heel flap and simple stockinette stitch for the leg and foot. Stripe your colors together to use those DK weight color pops in your stash. You can also hold two strands of fingering weight together and mix in your wors...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This top-down sock pattern begins with a ribbed cuff and continues with simple stockinette stitch for the leg. The heel features a simple garter stitch heel flap. Use this pattern with your fingering weight sock yarn and customize the colors to create your own colorful socks. The leg and foot of the sock are easily customizable, so you can achi...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Choose three colors of DK weight yarn and fade them together for this simple ribbed dog sweater. The sweater is very easy to knit with 1x1 ribbing. Choose between nine sizes ranging from petite pups to big breeds. There are notes throughout the pattern to help you customize the size of the sweater to perfectly fit your pooch. Short rows on the ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern was for the first Westknits Surprise Sock Along 2023. You can now download all of the instructions to knit these beautifully detailed socks. They are knit top-down with simple cables, stripes, slip stitches, and lots of crispy texture! Even the toes feature a lovely broken rib detail. Each section includes video tutorials link...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose seven colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this modular semi-circle shawl. This shawl is knit seamlessly in garter stitch as new sections are attached to previous sections by knitting them together. The fabric is composed of 15 wedges and each wedge includes colorful squares. The small size features seven squares in each wedge and the...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose one color of fingering weight sock yarn and enjoy the simple slip stitches in this relaxing sock pattern. These socks are knit top-down, so you can easily customize the length of the leg and foot as you knit. The relaxing rhythm of these socks are ideal for easy tv knitting or traveling. The simple texture shines with variegated or speck...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is knit entirely in garter stitch with I-cord edge. Gather seven colors of fingering weight yarn like Neighborhood Fiber Co. for the graphic zig zag stripes. The sections are knit individually and each new section is attached to the previous section with a modular knitted attachment, so you only work with one color at a time...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful pile of fingering weight yarn to knit this marled masterpiece. The instructions include three sizes to help you stashbust your fingering weight yarns by holding two strands together throughout the entire project. The semi-circular shape is composed of seven sections with zig zag increases and decreases to form the jagged lines...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Cover your pup in bubbles with this easy to knit dog sweater. Begin at the neck with ribbing and then use all of your DK and worsted weight color pops for the bubble stripes. Each bubble is knit with one color at a time as you customize the length of the yoke and body to perfectly fit your pooch. The body finishes with a ribbed border to length...
Knitting: Pullover
Knit a rainbow sweater with this beginner friendly top-down sweater pattern! The collar begins with ribbing followed by garter stitch short rows to raise the back of the neck for a comfortable neckline fit. Continue with circular yoke shaping as you create stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch stripes. Choose one main color to frame all of...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Cover your canine companion in beautiful textured stitches with the Dustland Dog Sweater! This pattern is knit with DK weight yarn and lots of easy textured stitch patterns. Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds and enjoy the seamless construction starting at the neck and knitting toward the body. The pattern includes several...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These top-down socks feature three colors of fingering weight yarn. The checkered stripes are knit with alternating sections of garter stitch and slipped stitches. You can easily customize the length of the leg and foot by knitting more pattern repeats for a longer leg and foot or knit fewer pattern repeats for shorter sizes. The heel flap is k...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy a colorful collage of stripes and slip stitches with this floral inspired shawl. Choose four colors of fingering weight yarn, one main color plus three contrast color pops. The shawl begins with blooming bubble stitches that flow into a diagonal petal slip stitch pattern. The border features colorful short row crescents followed by a wavy...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Dive into your collection of leftover fingering weight yarns and knit this adorable stashbusting sweater for your dog! Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds. The pattern includes several sizing notes to help you customize your chosen size to perfectly fit your pup. The length of the yoke, body, and legs are very easy to custo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose five colors of fingering weight yarn and knit this quilt-inspired modular masterpiece! Each section is knit individually and attached to a previous section as you knit, so there is no seaming. The pattern includes a schematic illustration to help you plan your colors. Knit the recommended color placement to achieve a similar graphic desi...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Knit some squishy brioche ribbing to keep your pup cozy and stylish! This sweater is designed for dogs of all sizes ranging from petite pups like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds to Frenchies, Labradors, and even Great Danes! Choose between 9 sizes in the pattern and follow the top-down instructions with lots of notes on how to customize the sizes and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose five colors to knit this sideways triangle shawl. This wavy shawl pattern features four colors of fingering weight merino wool with one color of lace weight mohair silk. The mohair silk yarn adds a shiny and fluffy accent to the wool colors. Mohair is the spice in the fabric, making it extra soft and drapey. The simple stitch patterns ch...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrically shaped chevron shawl is inspired by the beginning of the Twists & Turns shawl. Simple stitches with increases and decreases form the expanding chevron shapes. The loops are achieved by casting on extra stitches and binding them off later. They create a really fun textured loop feature that echoes the chevron “v” shapes. ...
Knitting: Pullover
Choose one color of DK weight yarn to knit this top-down sweater. The Yoke features a unique construction beginning with the collar and cabled saddle shoulder details. The front and back of the yoke are knit flat, and then you pickup sts to complete the rest of the yoke in the rnd. Garter stitch forms the majority of the sweater fabric with tex...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are perfect for using mini skeins or leftover bits of sock yarn. The pattern features one main color combined with five contrast color pops. You can use as many contrast colors as you like to customize the honeycomb color pops. The pattern is knit top-down in the round, so you can easily customize the length of the ankle or foot by ...
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Select two colors of DK weight yarn and knit your dog a stylish striped sweater! This pattern is knit seamlessly in the round from the neck down to the body. Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds. The pattern includes several sizing notes to help you customize your chosen size to perfectly fit your pup. The length of the yoke...
Knitting: Cardigan
Enjoy beautiful textured stitches with this top-down cardigan! The yoke and body of this cardigan are knit flat with sleeves knitted in the round. Diagonal ribbing, moss stitch, and broken ribbing decorate the fabric along with easy garter stitch rows. The beginner friendly textures provide an interesting and relaxing knitting journey, perfect ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose seven colors of fingering weight yarn to create this fragmented geometric shawl. The color-blocked stripes create a fun staggered movement throughout the fabric. This top-down shawl is composed of seven chevron sections that are knit individually as you stripe your colors. Each new section is attached to the previous section using a simp...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater is knit with fingering weight yarn. The sample features one solid main color and one self-striping contrast color. Alternate between bands of stockinette stitch and slipped stitches for a beautifully textured fabric. You can easily customize the length of the yoke, body, and sleeves of the sweater by knitting more rounds o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose four colors and fade them with simple stripes to knit this garter stitch shawl. The expansive shape drapes generously over the shoulders and doesn’t fall off thanks to the angular eyelet increases. I-cord edges frame the wingspan edge and border of the shawl. This pattern is beginner friendly and includes a cast on tutorial video, showin...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater features a main color which is used for the collar, body, sleeves, and garter ridges of the yoke. Choose three contrast colors of DK weight yarn for the slip stitch triangles in the yoke. A broken rib stitch pattern adds a simple texture to the body and sleeves of the sweater. Twisted rib edges crisply frame this cozy swea...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These top-down socks feature one main color with a self-striping contrast color. You can also choose two solid colors or a solid main color with a variegated contrast color. The slip stitches create a woven check motif that is fun to knit and mesmerizing to watch as the colors transform throughout the sock. This pattern features a garter stitch...
Knitting: Cowl
Select 3 skeins of DK weight yarn and enjoy the simple textures of the basketweave knit/purl stitch pattern. The cowl is knit in the round and then seamed together for a cozy warm cocoon. The reversible fabric is shaped with increases and decreases to form a hooded effect. This pattern works well with DK or worsted weight yarn to keep you warm ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose two colors of DK weight yarn for this reversible hat pattern. The main color is knit first in a basketweave stitch pattern for the outer layer of the hat. Then, pick up sts along the cast on edge with a contrast color and knit the inner layer in stockinette stitch. The inner layer peeks through the yarn over holes when you wear the hat w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose seven colors of fingering weight yarn to create this fragmented geometric shawl. This top-down shawl is composed of seven vertical wedges. Knit each wedge individually as you stripe your colors. Each new wedge is attached to the previous section using a simple modular technique, so you only work with one color at a time. You can easily c...
Knitting: Pullover
This fingering weight sweater is knit seamlessly in the round starting at the top collar. Choose a main color for most of the fabric with five contrasting colors for the colorwork yoke. The colorful stripes in the yoke are worked with slip stitches, so you only knit with one color at a time. This decorative yoke pattern is ideal for small amoun...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knit top-down in the rnd with fingering weight sock yarn. The color pop accents are ideal for using leftover colors from your sock and shawl projects. Begin with 2x2 ribbing and continue striping your colors together with slipped stitches as you work with one color at a time. This project is a beginner-friendly colorwork pattern...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater is knit seamlessly in the round with a beautiful textured basketweave pattern. Yarn over eyelets accentuate the woven effect in the fabric. Select a beautiful color of DK weight yarn and enjoy the relaxing rows of this project. You can easily customize the length of the yoke, sleeves, and body to fit your size. Crisp ribbe...
Knitting: Cowl
This cozy cowl is knit in the round and seamed together with a half twist for a moebius style tube. The textured fabric is easy to knit, making this project suitable for beginner knitters. Choose between a small and large size and select a solid or semi-solid color to emphasize the textured stitch details. You can easily customize the length of...
Knitting: Cowl
Choose four colors of Aran weight yarn and fade them together for this beginner- friendly cowl pattern. The cowl is knit flat and then seamed together at the end for an infinity-style cowl. The waves are created with yarn over increases and decreases framed by I-cord edges. The length is customizable, so you can also knit this pattern with DK o...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks feature a bold slip stitch cable with two colors of fingering weight sock yarn. The main color is used for the cuff, heel, toe, and slip stitch columns while the contrast color creates garter stitch stripes. Choose two solid colors or try a marled self-striping yarn like Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool for the smooth color changing...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Dive into your sock yarn stash and knit these painterly socks. One main color in garter stitch frames the contrast color pops with a simple slip stitch technique. The contrast colors are perfect for using leftover sock yarns and mini skeins. This pattern is knit top-down, so you can easily customize the length of the leg and foot while you knit...
Knitting: Mittens
Collect a colorful pile of DK and worsted weight yarns to knit these cozy winter mittens. Select a main color to frame the painterly contrast color pops for the bold brick motif. You can customize the length of the cuff and hand by simply working more pattern repeats as you knit in the round. These beginner friendly mittens are ideal for your f...
Knitting: Pullover
This top-down sweater is written for DK or worsted weight yarn. Begin your seamless sweater adventure with a folded hem collar and continue knitting single color saddles shoulders in brioche stitch. The top front and top back of the yoke are picked up from the saddle shoulders and knit flat in garter stitch. Then, when you are about halfway fin...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose five colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this beautiful semi-circular shawl. This pattern is knit seamlessly from the top center down to the chevron border. Simple sections of stripes and slip stitches alternate between the multi-color slip stitch sections. You only work with one color at a time, resulting in a mesmerizing and elegan...
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is included in my online workshop called STASHBUSTING. Sign up for the workshop here to receive this pattern and learn how to combine yarns in your stash for this design!
Knitting: Pullover
Dive into your stash of fingering weight yarns and create a melted rainbow of slip stitches with this top-down sweater. The pattern begins with the folded rib hemmed collar and continues seamlessly with garter stitch short rows to raise the back of the neck. The yoke, body, and sleeves are knit in garter stitch with stockinette slip stitches. T...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This winter hat is knit with five colors of DK weight yarn. Begins with the ribbed brim and then continue with colorful slip stitch stripes. You only have to work with one color at a time as the slip stitches create a beautiful texture woven effect in the fabric. The small color pops are ideal for using leftover bits of yarn. The folded brim ke...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather your leftover bits of DK and worsted weight yarns for this stashbusting hat. Slip stitches form the columns with contrasting garter ridge stripes. Customize the colors and play with different shades for each section or try using one main color throughout the entire hat while the contrasting color stripes change. This hat is very quick an...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This boxy jacket is knit sideways from the sleeve toward the front and back center. The fabric is knit with one color at a time featuring stripes and slip stitch columns. The simple knitting allows you to focus on color as you customize the contrast color stripes. The main color forms stockinette stitch columns and the contrast colors decorate ...
Knitting: Pullover
This graphic sweater is all about showcasing your single skeins and leftover bits of DK or worsted weight yarn. Begin at the collar with a folded hem in twisted ribbing. Short rows in garter stitch raise the back of the neck, so the sweater sits comfortably on your shoulders. Then, continue shaping the yoke with stripes and slip stitches. You o...
Knitting: Scarf
Gather a colorful pile of DK and worsted weight yarns and enjoy the simple rows of this rectangle scarf. Work with one color at a time as you slip stitches to form the bold columns. The edges are framed with I-cord for crisp clean finish. The sample features mostly neutrals or darker colors for the MC stockinette stitch columns. The CC garter r...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knit top-down in the rnd with fingering weight sock yarn. The multi-color stripes are ideal for using leftover colors from your sock and shawl projects. Begin with 2x2 ribbing and continue striping your colors together with slipped stitches as you work with one color at a time. This project is a beginnerfriendly colorwork patter...
Knitting: Cowl
This circular cowl is a colorful stashbuster knit with DK weight yarn. Knit stripes and slip stitches in the round as you increase the columns for a tapered shape. The shaped tube is sewn together for a completely reversible and double thick layer of fabric. The slip stitch columns form a beautifully crisp and structured fabric that holds its s...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose two color of DK or worsted weight yarn to knit this hat from the bottom brim to the top crown. One solid color of West Wool Tandem frames the beautiful marled and self-striping colors of Spincycle Yarns Dream State. The hat is knit with one color at time as you slip stitches, so it’s very easy and fun to knit. Wear the brim folded for ex...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dive into the world of cloudy suri alpaca softness and knit this gorgeous new semicircular shawl in two-color brioche. This new addition to the Westknits brioche shawl family is one of the simplest brioche shawl patterns to knit. The relaxing rows have a soothing repetitive rhythm with expanding brioche increases that form branching segments in...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Embrace texture with this top-down semi-circular shawl. Knits and purls create the basketweave pattern that crescendos from small basketweave motifs into larger blocks of texture. The pattern includes notes on customizing the size of the shawl to create a smaller size or follow the instructions as written for a beautiful large DK weight shawl. ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Choose one color of fingering weight sock yarn and enjoy the simple knit purl textures of this relaxing sock pattern. These socks are knit top-down, so you can easily customize the length of the leg and foot as you knit. A garter stitch heel flap hugs the heel. The textures include garter stitch, moss stitch, diagonal ribbing, and broken rib co...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was originally published as the 13th Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along in 2022. Choose three colors as you work stripes, short rows, twisted stitches, and cables. The first center section features chevron stripes with the MC (main color) and AC (accent color) along with a fun 3D loop effect. Each section is knitted modularly by pick...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Rain or Shine Socks are great stash busters for your leftover bits of fingering weight sock yarn. Customize the colors as you work garter stitch in the round with some occasional stockinette stitch slip stitches. You only have to work with one color at a time, so this pattern is beginner friendly and very addicting to knit. Start at the top...
Knitting: Throw
Gather a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns to knit this modular garter stitch blanket. Two strands of yarn are always held together to create melting marl color blocks. Each section is knit seamlessly by picking up stitches and attaching new sections to previous sections while you knit. Use leftover yarns from your shawls or socks and try...
Knitting: Cardigan
This garter stitch cardigan is designed to showcase all of your fingering weight yarn. Hold two strands together throughout the entire project for the ultimate stash buster. The top-down construction makes the cardigan easy to try on and customize the length as you knit. This pattern is very easy to knit with simple garter stitch and ribbed edg...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl features seven colors of fingering weight yarn striped together. Textured stitches and eyelet stitch patterns decorate the large shawl shape. Each section is simple and addicting, so you are always looking forward to the next color and stitch pattern. The instructions include video tutorial links to learn how to work th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select five colorways of fingering weight yarn and fade them from light to dark in this wavy Westknits shawl. The garter stitch rows are filled with eyelet increases and decrease to form the wavy movement. Short rows create a cascading ripple effect that wanders from right to left. The organic movement in this shawl is inspired by rolling hills...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This summery shawl is knit sideways with airy eyelets in garter stitch and stockinette stitch that trickle and flow into a triangle shape. The edging features a lovely smocked detail in twisted ribbing. Three shades of fingering weight yarn fade smoothly throughout the fabric, ending in a crisp twisted stitch border. Enjoy the relaxing rows and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather five shades of lace weight mohair silk to knit this cloudy triangular shawl. The fading marl technique blends the colors together as you work garter stitch with slip stitches. Two strands of yarn are always held together for a deliciously frothy fabric. You can customize the size by knitting more pattern repeats for a big shlanket or sim...
Knitting: Throw
This beautiful blanket features a main color framing several contrast color pops for the smooth waves. Paint with a palette of DK or worsted weight yarns. The pattern is written for two sizes with notes on how to customize the size. Gather colorful yarns from your stash or treat yourself to some cozy new wool from your local yarn shop and cast ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose six colors to knit this geometric garter stitch shawl. Each section is knit with one color at a time while you pick up sts and attach each new section to previous section, so there is no seaming. The long angular shape inspired by crystal formations features a large center section with Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy, a fascinating self-...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather five shades of fingering weight yarn to knit this spiraling garter stitch shawl. Begin at the top center and increase with yarn overs to achieve the expansive shape. The rows are very relaxing and easy to memorize so you can enjoy your beautiful colors. Bind off at any time for a custom size and enjoy the swirling movement of this beginn...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Gather a colorful collection of DK and worsted weight yarns to knit this rectangular blanket. Slip stitches form the brick motif, so you only have to work with one color at a time. Choose a main color to frame all of the contrast color pops. This pattern is great for using leftover bits of yarn for the brick stripes. I-cord edges frame the peri...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This graphic striped shawl features three colors of fingering weight yarn. Begin in the center and knit outward with eyelet increases for the square shape in Section 1. Continue to knit the wingtips for bold stripes. The other sections are knit by picking up stitches, so you don’t have to do any seaming. The angular stripes converge into a stri...
Knitting: Pullover
Gather a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns to knit this scraptastic garter stitch sweater. The top-down construction makes the sweater easy to try on and customize the length as you knit. Two strands of fingering weight yarn are held together throughout the entire project for the ultimate stash busting sweater. Squishy garter stitch is fr...
Knitting: Throw
Shawlography Blanket features 5 colors of DK weight yarn. Begin in the center with striped short row wedges and then work your way to the border with plush textures and slip stitches. The final border is knit around the circular blanket as an attached border, so there is barely any seaming required. If you love the Shawlography mystery shawl, t...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This textured hat features large triangles with simple knits and purls. The brim of the hat features a folded hem for double-thick warm layers. Choose DK or worsted weight yarns for this project in a single color or use a contrast color for the inside layer of the brim. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, making this pattern suitabl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy simple and easy rows for this top-down semi-circular shawl. Choose a DK or worsted weight yarn and watch the squishy fabric grow toward the border. The biased border is knit at the end of the project while you knit and attach it to the live stitches. I-cord edges frame the curvy shape of this beginner friendly shawl.
Knitting: Pullover
The Dustland Sweater is knit seamlessly from the top collar down to the bottom ribbing. This solid sweater works beautifully with DK or worsted weight yarn. Solid or heathered yarns like La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted or West Wool Tandem accentuate the crisp stitch definition. Simple knit and purl stitches like moss stitch, diagonal ribbing, and ...
Knitting: Throw
This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on westknits.com and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy a modular collage of different slip stitch patterns with this bold arched shape. The seamless construction begins in the center with the Painting Bricks motif. Then, stitches are picked up to knit each wing with stripes, triangles, and chevrons. A final border frames the architectural shape with slip stitch squares. Choose a main color an...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This geometric design features a self-striping yarn as the main color with a solid contrast color. Slip stitch squares form an easy to knit check pattern. The edges are framed with I-cord and the cast on/bind off technique creates the jagged edge. You can easily customize the length of this fabric by binding off early or continue to work the pa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Collect a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns to knit this playfully geometric shawl. Two skeins of the main color are striped with at least three contrast colors as you work slip stitch triangle motifs. This sideways triangle begins at the small tip and increases gradually toward the wide edge. The overall size is long and not as wide as m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy the smooth relaxing rows and repetitive rhythm of this semi-circular shawl. Two skeins of West Wool Bicycle frame eight shades of Isager Silk Mohair that decorate the rainbow stripes. The main color is one strand of fingering weight while the contrast colors are lace weight held double for extra fluffy rainbow rays. This pattern is also g...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This DK weight scarf features one main color striped with three contrast colors, but you can use as many contrast colors as you like. The contrast colors meander to the left and right with slip stitches to create a parallelogram motif. The simple cascading rhythm produces a zig zag I-cord edge, which crisply frames the long scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant rectangular wrap features two skeins of the main color framing three contrast colors. I-cord edges frame the perimeter of the shawl while slip stitches produce smooth diagonal lines for the diamond motif. This pattern is very easy to customize by binding off early for a shorter wrap or knitting more rows for a larger size. I featur...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is all about crisp clean lines and playful color combinations. The columns are achieved by slipping stitches, so you only work with one color at a time. I used seven colors in my sample, but you can use as many colors as you like to customize the colorful stripes. I-cord edges frame the semi-circular shape for a crisp clean ...
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on westknits.com and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on westknits.com and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on westknits.com and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on westknits.com and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.
Knitting: Cowl
This color cowl features my favorite cowl shape and construction method. It is knit in a tube, so the fabric is completely reversible. Increases and decreases form a tapered shape, which functions as a cozy cave of warmth as the wide part curves over your head like a hood. The cast on and bind off edges are seamed together for a completely reve...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose two colors to knit this cozy colorwork hat. One solid DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem frames the self-striping marled Spincycle Dream State yarn. The ribbed brim is easy to knit and folds over for extra warmth. The Cabled Trellis pattern is knit with cables and slip stitches, so you only have to work with one color at a time. The ca...
Knitting: Throw
Choose seven colors of DK weight yarn to knit this circular blanket. Cast on in the center and increase outward as you work simple stripes and graphic slip stitch motifs. The colorful stripes and textured stitches make the knitting very addicting as you look forward to each new section. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can use a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This DK weight hat is perfect for using leftover bits of DK weight yarn. The sample is knit with nine colors, but you can use as many or as few colors as you like. Begin with a twisted rib brim and continue with the fun striped and slip stitch motifs, adding extra texture to the fabric. Dive into your stash or create a matching hat for your Fan...
Knitting: Pullover
This colorful DK weight sweater features lots of simple textured and slip stitch patterns. Begin at the top with a folded hem neckline and continue with garter stitch short rows to raise the back neck. Playful stripes and color pops decorate the yoke and body of the sweater. This project is designed to feature your single skeins of DK weight ya...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Choose a main color and contrast color to knit this cabled DK weight shawl. The triangular shape begins at the small point and increases sideways toward the wide border. Slip stitches form the crisp cables and stripes and you only have to work with one color at a time. The spiraling cables flow into a diamond trellis pattern and a picot hem fin...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Collect four shades of DK weight yarn and fade or stripe them together from light to dark. Several geometric arrow motifs are achieved with texture, eyelets, or slip stitches as you knit this top-down shawl. Simple garter stitch sections offer a break from the patterned arrow motifs. Enjoy a beautifully soft yarn like Walk Collection Merino DK ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This colorful shawl features two skeins of the main color striped with self-striping contrast colors. Garter stitch and slip stitch cables decorate the top center of this shawl and then flow into an expanding diamond motif. The semi-circular shaping blends seamlessly with the crossing cables. The border is finished with a folded picot hem. You ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitprovisation is a top-down shawl with twisting cables and textured stitch patterns. Five colors of worsted weight yarn are striped together to create this quick-to-knit cozy shawl for the autumn winter season. The semi-circle is finished with a striped wavy border, resulting in a classic Westknits shawl shape with a textured twist!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl was originally published as the Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along in 2021. Choose five contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn and enjoy all of the fun textures throughout this shawl. Stripes, short rows, slip stitches, I-cord loops, bobbles, and welts all contribute to the colorful collage of knitted fabric. The i...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This delightful colorwork shawl is knit top-down with four shades of fingering weight yarn plus a fifth accent color in lace weight mohair silk. Begin with a larger short row triangle using Westknits Shortcut Rows. Then continue with simple stripes and a mesmerizing slip stitch pattern that is very easy to knit. This pattern is beginner friendl...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Choose 5 colors of fingering weight yarn and fade them together from light to dark. This shawl is knit sideways as you increase towards the border. I-cord frames the edges as you knit the large leafy lace pattern. Instructions include notes on how to fade your colors together, but you can customize your colorful fading sequence however you like...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is knit with two skeins of West Wool Bicycle for the main color and four skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool for the self-striping contrast color. Increases in the center form the wide two-color brioche section with simple garter stitch framing the center ribbing. The garter stitch gives a relaxing break from the brio...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This fingering weight shawl is knit sideways in two-color brioche and garter stitch. The woolly sample features two skeins of West Wool Bicycle for main color with four skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool. The self-striping marled yarn is more prominent on the wrong side, but the ribbing and garter stitch make the shawl completely revers...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful brioche shawl begins at the corner and increases to form the triangular shape. Increases and decreases create a large wave motif along one edge of the shawl. Choose two colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this design like Qing Fibre’s Yak Singles, a blend of merino, yak, and silk, paired with Melted Baby Suri alpaca. You can ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful array of fingering weight yarns to knit the smooth color pop stripes. Two skeins of the main color in garter stitch frame the contrasting colors in stockinette stitch. The large shawl shape is composed of three sections for a seamless modular construction. Short rows elongate the shape and I-cord frames the edges. You can use ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl features several easy knit purl textures for an entertaining and soothing project. Four skeins of DK weight wool like West Wool Tandem create this large cozy shawl. Garter stitch frames the wingspan edges and a crisp I-cord bind off finishes this top-down shawl for a crisp clean look.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This architecturally inspired wrap begins in the center with four triangular sections that modularly join together to form a square. Each section is seamlessly picked up from the previous section. Once the central square foundation is created, stitches are picked up along two corners of the shape for the wingspan spires. You can customize the f...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This garter stitch shawl begins with the center triangle shape. Eyelets decorate the easy to knit fabric as you increase stitches at the edges of Section 1. Then, you will pick up stitches to continue knitting toward the border. The pattern features three shades of LolaBean yarn faded from light to dark. You can increase the shawl as large as y...
Knitting: Cardigan
This colorful cardigan is knit top-down with fingering weight yarn. The boxy silhouette has an oversized fit with drop shoulders. You can customize the length of the body and sleeves to fit your proportions. The cuffs and collar are worked last with a contrasting shade of wool. Gather a colorful pile of colors and make those bubbles pop!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy lots of graphic chevrons with this two-color brioche shawl design. The pattern begins at the corner with one chevron motif. Then, more chevrons are achieved one a time with an I-cord cast on technique to expand the shape. You can customize the size easily by binding off early or continue to knit more pattern repeat for a big shlanket (sha...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This garter stitch shawl is knit with short rows that echo the wings of a butterfly. I-cord edges frame the shawl for a smooth and easy to knit project. Two cakes of Bilum’s gradient yarn produce fascinating color changes, so you can let the yarn do all the work as you enjoy the relaxing garter stitch rows.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular shawl is knit sideways with fingering weight yarn. Two skeins of the main color + one 50g skein of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool create this entertaining shawl. The slip stitch pattern is very easy to knit and it stretches out the beautifully marled Spincycle yarn, so you get to see all the beautiful color changes. Little eyelets d...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Curvette combines simple stitches with yarn over eyelets to unveil an easy to knit fabric with divine drape. Choose four colors of fingering weight wool as the main garter stitch colors and accent them with one shade of lace weight mohair silk. The fluffy mohair adds a delicate and lightweight touch to the fabric. A subtle wavy border finishes ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl is knit with fingering weight yarn striped with lace weight mohair silk for a large lightweight fabric. Seven colors stripe together as bands of brioche stitch mix together with simple striped sections. The textural changes yield an entertaining project with exciting color changes. You can customize the stripes and colo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl is packed with color pops and entertaining colorwork techniques. The top center of the shawl features slipped stitch columns that start to zig and zag as you introduce more color pops. Short row triangles decorate the border with all five contrast colors. Finish the shawl with a colorful chevron border and enjoy the arc...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern can be found in issue 11 of Laine Magazine.
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread
This circular blanket was inspired by the Slipstravaganza shawl from the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2020. Choose four colors of DK weight yarn and begin the blanket in the center as you increase toward the border. Slip stitch honeycombs expand into bubble stitches, which are both surprisingly simple to knit. Stop after the bubbles for a small ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rainbow Road is a simple yet playful shawl knitted with two strands of lace or fingering weight yarn in a purple or a rainbow palette. Short row wedges in garter stitch create the curvy shape as they increase in size – very addictive to knit! Place the wide end of the shawl on your shoulder first, and then wrap the narrower end around your neck...
Knitting: Pullover
Honeycombs decorate the circular yoke of this seamless top-down sweater. Choose a main color in DK weight and five contrast color pops. The slip stitch honeycombs are surprisingly simple to knit as you work with only one color at a time. This project is suitable for adventurous beginners if this is your first colorwork sweater project. Try on t...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Collect your favorite DK weight colors and knit a stylish Westknits jacket! The jacket journey begins with the honeycomb shoulders. Then, stitches are picked up for the biased front panels in garter stitch and a back rectangle in a textured rib. All the other sections like the back of the sleeves, underarm strips, and collar are picked up from ...
Knitting: Throw
This blanket is filled with color popportunities as you knit the small baby blanket size or a large blanket for your couch. One color of DK weight yarn frames several color pops. The baby blanket features five color pops and the large size features eight color pops. The slip stitch technique is very easy to knit, making this blanket suitable fo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This aran weight hat features bold slip stitches to create the fun graphic effect. Begin with the ribbed brim and add a contrast color for the large honeycombs with a slipped seed stitch pattern filling the honeycomb shapes. I used De Rerum Natura’s aran weight wool called Cyrano. It’s very plush, soft, and woolly and it knits up super fast!
Knitting: Scarf
This stylish interpretation of a rectangle scarf begins at the corner and increases to the final width of the scarf. Then, increases and decreases repeat to form the biased shape. Choose one main color and accent it with contrast pops. The sample features three contrast colors in West Wool Tandem with the dark blue Mariniere as the main color.
Knitting: Cowl
This cozy cowl is knit in the round and seamed together at the end for a squishy reversible tube. You can knit the honeycomb pattern as long as you like for a colorful infinity style cowl. The sample features one color of West Wool Tandem for the main color with three contrast colors. The honeycombs are super simple and addicting to knit, so th...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather a colorful palette of DK weight yarns to knit this cozy slip stitch hat. Combine one skein for the main color with a variety of color pops and paint with colors. Only one color is worked at a time as you slip stitches, so the knitting is very easy. Pop a pom pom onto the top and enjoy your new Westknits hat!
Knitting: Scarf
Gather some graphic colors and stripe them together for this biased scarf. Choose between a standard small size scarf or a wider large wrap. The honeycombs are knit with slip stitches so you only have to work with one color at a time. You can use as many contrast colors as you like. West Wool Tandem makes a very warm and structural fabric.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
When you purchase this pattern you will get this shawl with the Small Honeycombs and the PDF for the Big Honeycombs version.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
When you purchase this pattern you will get this shawl with the Big Honeycombs and the PDF for the Small Honeycombs version.
Knitting: Scarf
This two-color brioche design is a very long scarf that you can wrap many different ways. The graphic reversible ribbing begins very small with tiny waves that undulate and grow into an ocean of larger brioche waves. Two skeins of fingering weight West Wool Bicycle are combined with two skeins of our lace weight Glowhair yarn in the gray sample...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This DK weight scarf features two shades of West Wool Tandem for a graphic ribbed design. Two-color brioche with increases and decreases create the wavy motifs. The resulting fabric is very squishy and easy to wear, showcasing both sides beautifully for a reversible effect.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was part of the 2020 Hiberknitalong.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose three colors of DK weight yarn to knit this slip stitch hat. Begin with a ribbed brim and then work stripes and slipped stitches to form the bold honeycombs. Only one strand of yarn is used at a time for a deceptively simple textured effect. Pop a pom pom on it and enjoy your new Westknits hat!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl features four skeins of yarn, one skein of the main color with three accent colors. The top-down construction begins with garter stitch and slip stitch rays. You only work with one color at a time for an enjoyable and surprisingly simple process. Little slip stitch dots and bubbles frame the larger sections and a colorf...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This fingering weight shawl is knit sideways starting at the little edge and increasing toward the wide edge. One main color is featured throughout all the garter stitch stripes. Eight contrast colors are used for painting the waves in stockinette stitch. The stitches are very easy to knit with I-cord edges framing the wavy triangular shape. Th...
Knitting: Cowl
This fingering weight cowl is knit in the round and then seamed together to create a reversible tube. One main color is featured throughout all the garter stitch stripes. Eight contrast colors are used for painting the waves in stockinette stitch. This easy to knit cowl beautifully showcases mini skeins or leftover bits of fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This garter stitch design is a graphic statement piece knit with fingering weight yarn. The fabric is knit from the center outward as you work one section at a time. Stitches are picked up from previous sections for an entirely seamless knit. The pattern is written for four colors or you can make a scrappy multi-color sample using as many color...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl combines graphic striped sections of garter stitch and brioche with colorful bursts of bubbles. The bubbles are super easy and fun to knit. The pattern is written using a dark and light color for the graphic stripes plus four contrast color pops, but you can use as many colors as you like. A striped I-cord bind off fini...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Slipstravaganza was originally released as the 11th Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL. Section 1 begins with striped honeycombs followed by picking up stitches for crisp columns. Slip stitch diamonds feature all four colors and then a small checked slip stitch pattern leads into the chevron border. Choose two skeins of fingering weight yarn for the m...
Knitting: Cowl
Gather a colorful collection of DK weight yarns to create this easy to knit bricks cowl. The stripes and slipped stitches are knit in the round as the bricks increase in size to form a hooded effect. The double thick fabric is a super cozy layer for autumn and winter. Choose a main color to frame all of the contrasting brick color pops. DK weig...
Knitting: Pullover
This cozy pullover features two strands of yarn held together throughout the entire fabric. The sweater is constructed top-down beginning with a large ribbed cowl. The yoke is a blend of circular yoke shaping for the front and back with ribbed raglan sleeve shaping. You can marl your colors any way you like. The blue sample features one color o...
Knitting: Scarf
This DK weight shawl features four colors faded together as you knit sideways from wingtip to wingtip. Textured stitches like twisted ribbing, seed stitch, and garter stitch decorate the chevrons. The jagged edges are achieved by suddenly casting on or binding off stitches. You can also knit this shawl in one color to exaggerate the texture of ...
Knitting: Throw
This DK weight blanket is knit from the center outward with DK weight yarn. Each stripe is knit with one color at a time as you pick up stitches from previous sections, resulting in a seamless project. Sixteen colors of West Wool Tandem are featured in the original sample. This design is a great stash buster for your DK weight yarns or you can ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This fingering weight shawl begins with the large triangular section in the center. Slipped stitches form graphic stripes as you work with one color at a time. The diamond motif is picked up from the first section as you introduce a new contrast color. Finally, a garter stitch border frames the finished shawl for a striking statement piece. Cho...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This DK weight hat is quick and fun to knit with the slip stitch brick pattern. Choose one main color and accent it with as many contrast colors as you like. This hat is knit in the round from the brim toward the crown with a cozy folded brim. A squishy DK weight wool like West Wool Tandem will make the coziest colourful accessory.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down triangular shawl is an easy-to-knit project to play with colorful stripes. Large increases create holes in the center of the shawl. The pattern is written for nine shades of fingering weight yarn, but you can customize your colors to feature as many colors as you like. I-cord edges frame this playful striped shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose seven colors to knit this fingering weight shlanket (shawl + blanket). Each parallelogram is attached to the previous section so there is no seaming required. This modular design is knit from the center outward, so you can simply stop early for a smaller size. This pattern is also great for using leftover bits of yarn and single skeins. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular shawl is knit sideways starting with a tiny corner increasing to the border. Stripes and slipped stitches decorate the linear lines of the fabric. One solid yarn combined with one self-striping yarn produce an exciting project that’s easy to knit and fascinating to watch the colors unfold. This pattern is a great beginner shawl ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl showcases two-color brioche in a syncopated ribbed pattern. Five colors mix together in a staggered striping color sequence to show off the clean lines of the shawl. This design would make a great first brioche shawl project to practice your technique. I combined hand dyed merino and alpaca from La Bien Aimée together w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Skystorm is an asymmetric top-down shawl knit in garter stitch with stockinette stitch texture stripes. Three colors fade together as eyelet increases shape the fabric. Choose between two shapes for this pattern, a smooth wave with straight edges or a version with a wavy border. I-cord edges frame the shawl for a simple elegant accessory that’s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose five colors and fade them together for this large triangular shawl. This simple design is knit sideways in garter stitch from wingtip to wingtip. Lace columns accentuate the angles with smooth I-cord edges framing the entire piece. The colors fade to the middle of the shawl and then fade back to the originating color. This elegant design...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose five colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this triangular garter stitch shawl. The sections are knit together with a modular knitting technique. Each shape is framed with I-cord edges as the shapes grow from small to large triangles and parallelograms. You can use as many colors as you like for this graphic shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Painting Chevrons is a large rectangular wrap with slipped stitches. Increases and decreases form the chevron points and you can knit the scarf as long as you want. Choose DK weight yarn for a large width and wingspan or knit the same instructions with fingering weight yarn for a more drapey lightweight wrap. This pattern is very simple with ga...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lace shawl features two skeins of Undercover Otter’s Eventide, a fingering weight yarn with a smooth blend of merino, yak, and silk. Yarn over eyelets decorate the semi-circular shape with a lightning bolt motif. I-cord edges frame the wingspan and a garter stitch border finishes the graphic design with sharp short row points. Each Eventid...
Knitting: Throw
This circular blanket begins in the center with the star shape. Stripes, brioche, short rows, and eyelets continue around the star to form the large cozy size. Choose DK weight yarn in four contrasting colors or dive into your collection of yarns to make a scrappy colorful version. The Starflanket makes a graphic statement piece for your living...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful palette of fingering weight yarns to knit this wavy garter stitch scarf. Choose between the small narrow scarf or wide large wrap size and work increases and decreases to form the rippling waves. An I-cord cast on and I-cord bind off sculpts the edges after each splashy stripe. You can make this simple scarf as long as you lik...
Knitting: Scarf
Enjoy this relaxing DK weight project knit with garter stitch and antler cables. Yarn over increases create an asymmetric chevron pattern framed with I-cord edges. The gold scarf was knit with five skeins of West Wool Tandem for a cozy wool fabric. You can repeat the pattern made the scarf as long as you like to keep you warm all winter long.
Knitting: Cowl
This large infinity scarf features several simple graphic motifs with stranded knitting and slipped stitches. The tubular fabric is knit in the round with DK weight West Wool Tandem. A simple striped section adds some asymmetric interest and an easy break from the colorwork patterns. The resulting fabric is super squishy and warm!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Pullover
Surround yourself in cozy cabled goodness with this boxy Westknits sweater. Begin with the collar and proceed to the antler cables on the shoulders. The front and back yoke are knit flat and then the entire sweater is joined in the round for the body. You can knit the body and sleeves as long as you want. Twisted ribbing frames the edges for a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular shawl features one strand of fingering weight yarn held together with one strand of mohair silk. Each section features a different knit/purl texture as you build the shawl from the center to the border. The sections are picked up and knitted together in a modular fashion for a seamless construction method. Mohair Mixer is a grea...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cabled slipped stitches create pronounced columns on this clean architectural hat. The stripes are worked with one color at a time, making it easy and fun to knit. Choose two colors of DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem to knit this cozy cap.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy garter stitch stripes with this bursting star-shaped shawl. Each section is knit flat and joined together with the previous section by picking up stitches. The striped parallelograms increase in size to form the large geometric star. Fold the fabric in half and wrap the points around for a graphic and stylish shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simple textured shawl features meandering cables framed by simple ribbing and garter stitch. Three skeins of fingering weight yarn yield a lovely triangular shape that is knit sideways. You can choose three tonal colorways that fade together or pick one color and enjoy this easy-to-knit shawl.
Knitting: Cowl
Knit some cozy cables with this simple and warm cowl pattern. Use three skeins of DK weight wool like West Wool Tandem to knit the antler cables. The cables begin small and increase into larger cables to raise the fabric at the back of the neck. This cowl is knit in the round and then seamed together for a double-thick winter accessory. A color...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy beanie begins with a tubular cast on followed by ribbing which flows into seed stitch fabric. Choose one color of worsted or aran weight yarn and add an optional contrast color edge for the brim. You can make this hat as slouchy as you like. Solid and semi-solid colorways will show off the textures best.
Knitting: Pullover
The yoke of this top-down sweater is knit flat with garter stitch yoke shaping in the main color. The body continues in the round with reverse stockinette stitch to show off the purl bumps. A contrast color sleeve is knit with raglan shaping and joined to the main color yoke while you knit it for a seamless join. Optional thumbholes create a co...
Knitting: Cowl
Play with fun bubble stitches to knit this warm and cozy cowl. The cowl is knit in the round and then seamed together to create a thick plush tube. Choose between a hooded cowl that starts with little bubbles and increases into big bubbles or select the simple infinity cowl style. DK or worsted weight yarns create this fun-to-knit winter access...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chose two beautiful colors to knit this wide lacy brioche wrap. Large increases form the striking holes in two-color brioche that meander throughout the design. Qing Fibre’s Yak Single yarn shines together with the super soft Melted Baby Suri Alpaca peeking from the background. These two luxurious yarns create a gorgeous fabric that is oh so so...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is an easy garter stitch semi-circle designed to showcase beautiful colors. I-cord edges frame the shawl while yarn overs form the smooth shape. The yarn overs increase in size as the rows get longer for a radiating effect. Three skeins of fingering weight yarn like Lola Bean’s hand-dyed merino wool will create the shawl or ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This playful hat features slipped stitches and stranded colorwork to achieve the geometric shapes. The garter stitch motifs pop against a stockinette stitch main color background. You can wear the ribbed brim folded for cozy warmth or you can wear it unfolded for a slouchy effect. Choose DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem and enjoy the entert...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wavy design is all about short rows combined with increases and decreases. Inspired by the Quake Scarf and Shawl, this graphic shawl evolves into smooth squiggles with fuzzy eyelet contrast stripes. Begin with an I-cord tail to frame the long shape and knit as many squiggles as you like until binding off. Use a fluffy contrast color like L...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Embrace your love for color with this luscious marled shawl. Hold two strands of yarn of yarn together throughout the entire project to blend the colors. Begin by knitting a long band of short row wedges that form a wide wavy shape. Pick up stitches and gradually decrease toward the top center of the shawl. The garter and stockinette stitches a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This squiggly shawl was inspired by the Speckle & Pop shawl with its graphic short rows and eyelets. This new shawl features three colors that wave and wiggle using increases and decreases. Short row wedges are highlighted with eyelet rows using a mohair silk contrast color. The squiggles are framed with graphic short row stripes for the wi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose a sequence of five colors to knit this large short row shawl in relaxing garter stitch. Yarn overs increase in size to create graphic holey arches. Fade your colors together by striping them into the next color while working short rows to expand the wingspan edge. This simple design is ideal for featuring gorgeous hand dyed yarns whether...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl shape was inspired by Herbivore, one of my first designs. Start with a small cast on edge, and increase with two-color brioche ribbing and garter stitch. Extra large increases cause the fabric to burst from the edges, forming a unique architectural shape that comfortably rests on the shoulders. You can increase the pattern r...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Many of my first designs were inspired by simple architectural motifs, so this new interpretation of the Chrysler Building continues along that thread of simple, illustrative forms and clean lines. This shawl explores slipped stitches as you knit the textured stripes. The graphic columns lead to a wavy border decorated with slip stitch triangle...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Starflake was originally published as the tenth annual Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL. Two colors of fingering weight yarn create a collage of graphic shapes for this top-down shawl. Garter stitch parallelograms with I-cord edges establish the star shape followed by stripes, brioche, short rows, and eyelets. There is also a garter stitch option to...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Explore the wonders of brioche lace knitting with exaggerated increases in this delightful shawl. Two colors create the graphic brioche ribbing that expands from the top center of the shawl toward the border. The sudden increases are easy to work, but very impactful. The original sample features the soft and smooth Qing Fibre Yak Single yarn, a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create a colorful collage using this geometric design to mix and marl your fingering weight yarns together. The pattern is written using eight skeins of yarn, but you can use scraps and leftover bits of yarn to utilize your stash. This shawl is constructed one section at a time as you knit the pieces together, so there is no sewing required. A ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl is all about showcasing beautiful hand dyed colors together with our solid West Wool yarn as the main color. Two skeins of each color yield this large top-down shawl decorated with graphic mosaic slip stitch patterns. Each slip stitch motif is followed by easy garter stitch for a relaxing knitting experience. The colorf...
Knitting: Cardigan
Gather a pile of colorful yarn and knit this adorable jacket for babies and kids. The new sizing for this pattern is based off of the original Penguono design. Use DK or worsted weight yarns for all sizes. Fingering weight yarn held double will work beautifully for marled effects. Add some mohair or alpaca to fluff it up. Babies and kids will b...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choppy Waves features one main color in West Wool Bicycle accented by three hand dyed contrast colors. The increases and decreases form a geometric wavy motif with bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch. A garter stitch chevron border melts the three contrast colors together in this large expansive shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a collection of fingering weight colors to knit this short row shawl design. Dive into your stash and use little bits of yarn and leftovers for the garter stitch sections and eyelet contrast stripes. There are seven sections for you to play with speckled or tonal yarns, perfect for featuring those souvenir skeins from your travels and ya...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rosy Blooms features a beautiful rosy lace pattern with crisp stitch definition from West Wool Bicycle. This woolly solid yarn is combined with a fluffy alpaca boucle from Hedgehog Fibres which adds a delicate halo and lofty softness to the fabric. Start from a small corner and increase toward the brioche border for this easy breezy triangle co...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Surino Symphony is a textural explosion combining West Wool Bicycle and Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri. Two-color brioche, wavy stripes, bubbles, and chevrons decorate the expansive shape of this top-down shawl. Short row wedges with large yarn over holes create deep waves in the shawl. Each section keeps you engaged and entertained while you knit...
Knitting: Scarf
Gather six colors of DK weight yarn to knit this easy striped scarf. The garter stitch fabric alternates between short row wedges and biased parallelogram shapes to form a long biased shape. West Wool Tandem yields an ultra squishy fabric that is a delight to knit!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This relaxing garter stitch project plays with short rows and I-cord edges to create a large wavy shape. Choose three colors faded together for the medium size or make a massive shlanket (shawl + blanket) with five skeins of fingering weight yarn like Qing Fibre’s or Fru Valborg’s beautifully hand painted yarns. The short row wedges gradually e...
Knitting: Pullover
This magically marled sweater is knit with two strands of yarn held together. One strand of Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri held together with one strand of fingering weight wool is used for the body sleeves and fluffy yoke sections. Two strands of fingering weight wool are held together for the welts, cuffs, and stranded yoke motifs for a more mat...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose two colors to knit this triangular shawl constructed sideways starting from a small corner. Ribbed and textured edges seamlessly frame the graphic bubble stitch pattern. The bubbles are worked using only one color at a time. When you start a new color stripe, knit into a stitch from four rows below to achieve the playful bubble texture. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large semi-circular shawl is inspired by the clean lines and architecture along the beautiful canal rings of Amsterdam. Twisted ribbing increases and decreases along the wingspan, producing scalloped edges. The clean body of the shawl features stockinette and reverse stockinette fabric while intarsia is used to highlight the striped rings ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This textural hat begins with an ultra cozy folded brim. Squares of garter stitch and stockinette stitch alternate with yarn over eyelets. One skein of West Wool Tandem will make make this quick to knit DK weight hat.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Choose five colors of DK weight yarn to knit this modular baby blanket inspired by the Vertices Unite Shawl. Knit entirely in garter stitch, each shape fits together into a squishy geometric puzzle. Superwash wool like Walk Collection Merino DK yields the coziest blanket that’s soft to the touch and easy to wash.
Knitting: Cowl
This cozy cowl is knit in the round with a variety of fun stitch patterns like stranded triangles, knit purl texture, slipped stitches, and stripes. Choose two colors for a simple graphic color palette or use little bits of yarn to add accent color pops throughout the sections. The resulting fabric is thick and warm for crisp winter days.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I am always in search of the perfect winter hat. It doesn’t get much better than a cozy ribbed brim with squishy aran weight wool held together with mohair silk. Holding a strand of lace weight mohair together with wool adds a lovely soft and glowing halo to the textured fabric. Pick your favorite color to knit this quick project for you or a l...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Keep your head stylish and warm with this graphic colorwork earflap hat. Begin at the top of the hat and increase toward the ribbed brim. The scallops are created by knitting into a stitch from four rows below producing a textured stockinette stitch fabric. These graphic scallops are deceptively simple to knit because you only work with one col...
Knitting: Pullover
This graphic top-down seamless pullover requires two colors of worsted weight wool. The clever construction begins with a hemmed collar in twisted ribbing, followed by two-color brioche saddle shoulders. The top of the sweater is shaped with easy garter stitch stripes. Continue striping the colors in stockinette stitch for a rounded yoke. Strip...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Collect a colorful array of yarns to knit this easy garter stitch chevron shawl. Start with a small cast on and watch as the fabric gradually grows into an expansive wingspan. The sideways construction drapes beautifully and provides a large canvas for you to play with stripes and color pops. Four skeins of yarn will yield the large shape, but ...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love blending yarns together especially with gorgeous hand dyed colorways from Walk Collection. Their hand dyed yarns glow with textured stitch patterns in this top-down shawl. Bands of stripes, twisted ribbing, and textured triangles compose this fun-to-knit shawl. The DK weight gauge results in a surprisingly quick knit for you to wear duri...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose four colors of worsted or aran weight yarn and fade them together for this simple top-down shawl. Textured stripes flow into a wavy border that is easy and quick to knit. The plump Merino Aran yarn from La Bien Aimée produces the softest shawl that will keep you cozy on snowy winter days.
Knitting: Scarf
This fluffy ribbed scarf features Qing Fibre’s Melted Baby Suri alpaca yarn held together with color pops of fingering weight wool. Hold two strands together to get the marled effect and change contrast colors as the ribbing gradually increases. This project is very relaxing for vacation or holiday knitting. Some final short row wedges finish t...
Knitting: Pullover
Gather a colorful array of worsted weight yarns to knit this top-down sweater with long slouchy sleeves. The circular yoke is decorated with yarn over eyelets for quick easy knitting. The sleeves are gradually tapered for a close fit. Knit the sleeves as long as you like while striping yarns for the cozy slouch effect. This project is great for...
Knitting: Pullover
Cast on for this super cozy brioche yoked pullover. Aran weight wool yields a plump and speedy fabric as you knit the top-down sweater. The round yoke features accent color pops followed by angular raglan shaping. The simple construction lends itself to relaxing knitting, perfect for your first brioche sweater adventure!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mohairino Medley is a large wrap designed in collaboration with Walk Collection hand dyed yarns in Germany. This luscious flowing fabric features four skeins of Walk Collection Cottage Merino and one skein of Kidmohair for a blend of mohair and merino, mohairino! The five colors mingle together to create a sumptuous symphony of stripes and chev...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select six colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this modular geometric shawl. Each section features a different texture including two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, honeycomb cables, and garter stitch. The seamless fabric is constructed by picking up stitches and knitting the sections together. A final I-cord bind off unites all th...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This chunky hat is textural collage of cables, a Cablage! Hold one strand of bulky yarn together with one strand of fingering weight wool for a subtle marled effect. Brooklyn Tweed Quarry yields a lofty woolly fabric, ideal for cabled knitting. You can also hold one strand of aran weight wool together with one strand of fingering weight wool to...
Knitting: Cardigan
This modular jacket is inspired by the Speckle & Pop Shawl. Short rows and chevrons form a curved collar using speckled yarn and color pops. The back features striped ribbing followed by honeycomb cables for the sides and garter stitch sleeves. A final brioche border completes the drapey silhouette. Wear the jacket with the garter stitch ch...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Experience the frothy brioche fabric using Qing Fibre Melted Suri alpaca yarn. Hold one strand of fluffy alpaca for the background color. Blend the foreground colors with the Westknits Marled Fade technique. Hold two strands together and replace one color at a time for a gradual melted color transition. Finish the shawl with a colorful tassella...
Knitting: Pullover
Experience the flowy marled fabric of this luscious oversized sweater. Begin with the collar using one strand of DK weight wool followed by seamless top-down shaping. Hold one strand of lace weight mohair silk together with one strand of fingering weight merino wool throughout the body and sleeves. This marled technique is ideal for using preci...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large shawl begins in the center with a brioche or moss stitch option. Short row squiggles expand the shape outward with Latvian braids. Wavy wings create a long length that drapes beautifully over the shoulders. An optional bubble border completes this statement piece. The pattern is written for five colors with a recommended fluffy suri ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Gather your favorite colors to knit this long marled colorful sweater. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the entire project to use all those leftover bits of wool, alpaca, and mohair. Qing Fibre Melted Suri is featured for the super soft and fluffy ribbed yoke & cuffs. The top-down sweater continues into the garter stitch...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Jyväskylä Knit Fest is one of my favorite wool festivals located in the charming town of Jyväskylä, Finland. One of the vendors this summer had a selection of vibrantly hand dyed Finnish wool that was displayed in the trunk of her car. I spotted this perfect green color from across the courtyard and the sheepy yarn had to be mine! So, I whipped...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This graphic design is knit with 4 main colors of fingering weight wool and one color of lace weight mohair silk for the decorative eyelet rows. Chevrons and short rows form the geometric fabric while the shape grows gradually into a wider asymmetrical shape. You will receive instructions for a long scarf shape or a wider shawl shape. Choose a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Explore short rows and fun stitch patterns with this colorful Westknits shawl. Start the center of the shawl with striped short row wedges followed by two-color brioche. Yarn over mesh holes decorate the border along with another band of brioche. Choose 5 colors to knit this long shawl shape and try incorporating texture like the super frothy Q...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
One of my favorite activities is knitting in a cozy cafe drinking coffee, eating pastries, and simply enjoying the day with beautiful yarns and colors. I created this simple sideways shawl that grows from a small ribbed beginning into a large textured asymmetrical shape with ribbing, garter stitch, and slipped stitches. La Bien Aimée dyed three...
Knitting: Pullover
This easy top-down raglan sweater is the perfect pattern when you want to make a simple sweater with worsted weight yarn. The colorful sample features two strands of fingering weight yarn held together for a vibrant marled body and sleeves. This marled technique is a brilliant way to use leftover bits of yarn from your other sweater, shawl, and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This architectural top-down shawl is a fascinating knitting project filled with stripes and slipped stitches. Increases and decreases form the Art Deco inspired motifs. The overall shape expands around the shoulders so the shawl easily stays on no matter how you wear it.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose two colors of yarn for this top-down brioche shawl. Massive increases shape the semi-circular fabric as they suddenly explode and create a big hole from a single stitch. Increases and decreases form the final wavy border. Use two fingering weight yarns or try Qing Fibre’s Baby Suri Apaca yarn as the contrast color for a Suriously Holey p...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl uses two colors striped together with playful stitch patterns and a pop color border for a small size. Stripe each section with different colors as shown in the large size sample. The instructions include garter stitch, seed stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and lace patterns with graphic stripes. Use a color pop or strip...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is knit in two-color brioche stitch. The asymmetrical shape grows with increases at the edges and center. The columns swerve and shift direction towards the end of the shawl leading to a folded picot hem. Blend your colors together using four colors for the main foreground color and four other colors for the contrasting back...
Knitting: Shorts
Knit the textured shorts of your dreams with this fun pattern! Choose DK or worsted weight yarn to knit the front and back sections flat in honeycomb cables. Add color pop stripes and optional pockets as you knit the squishy fabric. Striped panels of garter stitch are knit together with the front and back sections for a seamless modular constru...
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern was originally part of the Westknits Yarn A Long 2017.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit this beautiful semi-circular shawl with three speckled colors of yarn like Uschitita’s shiny and soft Merino Singles. Twisted stitches grow from the edge with yarn over shaping to form a generous crescent shape. Garter stitch mesh yarn over rows are super easy to knit and produce a lovely lightweight fabric. The border features meandering ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This striped hat is a fun knit with waving bands of short rows in various textures. The unusual construction starts with a flat fabric that is folded together to form the interesting angles cascading into each other. Pick up stitches to close the top of the hat and choose between a folded brim or a clever earflap design option. Choose two color...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This playful project is ideal for using your leftover bits of yarn. Knit with a DK weight gauge using one strand of DK weight yarn or two strands of fingering weight held together. Experiment with novelty textures and fuzzy fibres. The fabric is knit flat as a square and then folded and joined into a triangle for a plush reversible fabric. The ...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Experience the lusciousness of syncopated brioche in this dramatically colorful jacket. DK and worsted weight yarns compose the modular fabric. Start with the back brioche section and then pick up stitches for the marled short row shoulders and ribbed sleeves. The front panels and collar are picked up and knit so you don’t have to seam any sect...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose a fading palette of colors to knit this lovely short row shawl design. The DK weight version requires four skeins of yarn fading from light to dark with various knit and purl stitch patterns to keep each wave interesting. Four skeins of fingering weight yarn will create a super large wrap with generous flowy drape. Finish the edging with...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Select a palette of five colors that fade together for this top-down garter stitch shawl. Short rows with chevrons create the unique asymmetrical shape. Yarn over eyelets and decreases highlight the crisp chevron motifs that expand into wide points. You can bind off after any short row wedge to customize the size. Five skeins will yield a large...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit this luscious cabled shawl using DK or Worsted weight yarn. Honeycomb cables fill the body of the shawl accompanied by wide ribbed edges. The middle section is worked in stockinette stitch with meandering cables. Use colorful stripes whenever you like to add a touch of playfulness with the traditional cables. A two-color brioche border fra...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather some colorful DK or Worsted weight yarns for this colorfully striped cabled hat. Honeycomb cables and stockinette stitch meandering cables decorate the fabric. Use a main color and add stripes whenever you like to personalize this cozy cabled hat.
Knitting: Scarf
Knit the brioche scarf of your dreams with all your DK and worsted weight yarns. The sample uses three main speckled colors fading from light to dark with lots of color pops. Syncopated brioche with an increase and decrease forms the biased shape that gradually grows from a skinny width into a wide elongated shape. Change contrast colors every ...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Gather a colorful array of DK and worsted weight yarns to knit this two-color brioche hat in the round. Syncopated brioche creates the scrumptious texture with increases and decreases forming cozy earflaps. Change contrast colors every two rows while one main color remains constant throughout the entire hat.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful palette of DK & Worsted weight yarns to knit this cozy ribbed shawl. The sample features a constant dark main color using the squishy soft Woolfolk Tov yarn. Stripe your contrast colors however you like to use single skeins and leftover amounts of DK & worsted weight wools. The fabric is knit top-down so you can contin...
Knitting: Pullover
This colorful sweater is knit seamlessly in the round while always holding two strands of yarn together for a marled effect. The yoke is shaped with expanding ribbed columns. The body and sleeves are knit inside out so that you see the bumpy reverse stockinette stitch fabric on the outside. Hold your leftover bits of fingering weight yarn toget...
Knitting: Leggings
Give your legs a warm hug with these cozy Marled Mania Leggings. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn together throughout the entire project to eat up all those leftover bits of yarn from your sock and shawl projects. Several sizes are provided along with notes on how to customize the leggings to fit your proportions. Dive into your yarn c...
Knitting: Shorts
Knit some cozy shorts using two strands of yarn held together. The front and back pieces are knit flat with simple shaping so the inseam and crotch depth are easy to customize. Hold DK weight yarns double to eat up your leftover stash for a chunky marled fabric. The waist incorporates a folded hem with an elastic band. Color pop side panels and...
Knitting: Pullover
What would a kangaroo look like if it wore the speckled pullover of its dreams? Experience the cozy sensation of the Kangarullover enveloping your body in warmth.This squishy speckled garment is knit with several simple shapes that are seamlessly joined together using Westknits modular knitting techniques. Hold 2 strands of DK weight yarn toget...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Marled Mania Hat has two layers for a thick warm winter hat. Create the first layer by knitting in the round with wide ribbing or honeycomb cables. Then, pick up stitches along the edge to knit another hat using 2 strands held together while fading your colors. This speckled fade layer is ideal for using mini skeins or eating up those lefto...
Knitting: Cowl
Walk It was designed using three colors of Walk Collection Cottage Merino. This soft fluffy single ply yarn has excellent stitch definition and drape. Honeycomb cables increase to form a triangle followed by two-color brioche. Moss stitch and garter stitch provide simple textural breaks between the brioche sections. Work an I-cord bind off arou...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Envelop yourself in an overwhelming expanse of beautiful brioche with this Briochevron Shlanket. DK & worsted weight yarns compose the luscious fabric starting with an I-cord cast on. Increases & decreases in two-color brioche form the chevron angles. The small beginning grows gradually into a wide asymmetrical shape, perfect for wrappi...
Knitting: Poncho
Gather an eclectic mix of DK and worsted weight yarns to knit this stripey syncopated brioche poncho. The shape is constructed with two main sections folded and seamed together producing a lovely asymmetric fabric. Hold one main color throughout the entire project and use several contrast colors for two-row stripes. Leave the contrast color yar...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern also comes with PDFs to knit the Ribron Cowl (4 skeins of Arbor) and the Arbor Moss Shawl (8 skeins of Arbor).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you purchase Purlbreak, you will also receive the original Daybreak pattern in stockinette stitch, but only in English. If you require Daybreak in another language, please buy the Daybreak pattern here instead. Purlbreak is currently only available in English.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Speckle & Pop was originally part of the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017. The fingering weight version uses three main colors combined with five color pops for a speckletacular shawl. Fade the main colors from light to dark in the first short row section while adding contrasting eyelet stripes. Slipped stitches mix the main colors together...
Knitting: Scarf
This long scarf is super easy to knit in garter stitch with stockinette stitch stripes. Choose a color fade for your main color and lots of color pops for the accent stripes. The sample uses 5 colors from light to dark with a variety of mini skeins and leftover bits of wool, mohair, angora, and cotton for the thin stripes. Play with color and m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This colorful shawl is knit sideways using three colors with a lovely picked up border. Fade your colors from light to dark using a striping sequence that blends the colors together. The ribbed border features yarn over accents and a smocked knitting technique that gathers stitches together. A picot bind off finishes the edge with a decorative ...
Knitting: Pullover, Dress
Dive into your yarn collection and experiment with splashy color combinations for this modular marled sweater or dress. This swingy garment begins with the first four sections of the Marled Magic Shawl and continues on a colorful journey using two strands of yarn held together throughout the entire project. All sections are picked up and knit o...
Knitting: Cowl
Double stranded springy yarn combined with honeycomb cables and brioche ribbing create a lush and warm winter accessory. Choose a set of 4 colors that will create a gradient while knitting. Honey Brioche is knit flat and sewn together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down semi-circular shawl is a fun knitting adventure featuring several textured stitch patterns. Slipped stitches, honeycomb cables, brioche, lace, and garter stitch are mixed together with Westknits Shortcut Rows. Gather a colorful collection of yarns and learn some new knitting techniques with this cozy new shawl!
Knitting: Throw
Gather a colorful collection of DK weight yarns to knit the various textures. You can knit each section as long as you want for a personalized collage of stripes. The striped sections include garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and garter ridges staggered between stockinette/reverse stockinette sections. Choose between three sizes to knit a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a collection of colorful yarns and marl them together in this modular Westknits shawl. Always hold two strands of yarn together and paint each section with the recommended marled techniques. Mesh eyelets, seed stitch, garter stitch, and brioche compose the textured shapes. Each section is like a mini project keeping you entertained throu...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
2017 is the year of the fade! All the irresistible speckled yarns out there are begging to become faded gradients. This top-down triangular shawl uses five speckled colors fading from light to dark. Hold two strands of yarn together, drop one color, and introduce the next color for a gradual marled blend. Diagonal ribbing decorates the fabric a...
Knitting: Scarf
3 in 1! This pattern comes with the Building Blocks Cowl & Brio Garter Cowl PDFs as well!
Knitting: Cowl
3 in 1! This pattern comes with PDFs for the Building Blocks Scarf & Brio Garter Cowl.
Knitting: Cowl
3 in 1! This pattern comes with PDFs for the Building Blocks Scarf & Building Blocks Cowl.
Knitting: Legwarmers
This pattern download includes the Building Blocks Sleeves PDF as well!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern download includes the Building Blocks Legwarmers PDF as well!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Download this hat pattern individually or get it as part of the Building Blocks e-book.
Knitting: Cowl
Download this dickey pattern individually or get it as part of the Building Blocks e-book.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is a colorful variation of the original Dotted Rays design. Choose 5 or 6 colors and create your own gradient by striping the colors together using the Speckled Fade color technique. Westknits shortcut rows with yarn over holes form the long curved shape. Select between the multiple border options and knit a large or super l...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This earflap hat is knit in the round with two-color brioche and garter stitch. Increases and decreases seamlessly shape the earflaps. Cover your ears with the earflaps for a slouchy style or fold them up for a more fitted look thick brim.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This eye shaped scarf begins at the center with circular shaping for the pupil and iris. The white sections are worked back and forth in garter stitch while being attached to the iris. The final border is worked in the round with two-color brioche for a graphic eyelash effect. Instructions include an optional striped garter stitch border if you...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Building Blocks was the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2016.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose all your favorite speckled yarns and knit the large shlanket (shawl + blanket) of your dreams or select three colors for a small version. Short row wedges with colorful stripes form the starburst shape. Pick up stitches and knit along the border to accentuate the jagged edge. A tiny cable completes the shawl with a decorative finish.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This was originally published as part of the Westknits Yarn-a-Long 2016.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large shawl begins at the bottom with small trapezoid shapes in garter stitch. Increases expand the trapezoids as they change color. The jagged border is picked up and knit with thin stockinette and garter ridge stripes. An I-cord edge frames the entire shape. Choose two colors for a strong graphic effect or change colors in every section ...
Knitting: Scarf
Choose at least three colors to knit this biased garter stitch scarf. Begin with the lightest color and transition into a darker color by knitting two-row stripes until you are ready to work the new color on its own. The subtle stripes blend tonal and speckled yarns together for a smooth gradient effect. This pattern was originally part of the ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose a colorful array of fingering weight yarns and knit this large wrap in two-color brioche. The main color is a black and white marled yarn from Woolfolk while bright color pops from Hedgehog Fibres decorate the striped background. Increases and decreases form the graphic chevron lines and the fabric length is customizable.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down geometric shawl is knit with four colors. Yarn over increases zig and zag to create the large expansive shape. Each section offers a new stitch pattern for an exciting knitting experience. Garter stitch stripes, slipped stitches, seed stitch, and eyelet rows decorate the fabric. The signature Westknits shaping style is super versa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl begins with an I-cord cast on and short wedges that create a layered semi-circular shape. A contrasting color in stockinette stitch divides the garter stitch layers with yarn over rows. A contrasting mesh border decorates the curved shape for a flowy finish.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit the shlanket (shawl + blanket) of your dreams using your fingering weight/sock yarn leftovers! Hold one strand of worsted or aran weight yarn together with one strand of fingering weight yarn throughout the entire shlanket. Start with the smallest section and increase to the final wingspan length while changing your fingering weight color ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Seed stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. The sample shows one continuous strand of ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is shaped with yarn overs for a long semi-circle shape. The first section uses the knit ‘n slide technique, a super easy trick that creates the illusion of 2 rows knit/2 rows purl texture, but you’re only knitting! The lacy border features a contrast color and giant yarn over wraps with Westknits shortcut rows to create the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather a colorful array of DK weight leftovers and knit this stripey brioche stitch hat. Work 2 rounds in 1x1 rib and then syncopate the knits and purls to create a reversible moss stitch fabric. The simple construction begins with an I-cord cast. This hat is a slouchy style and you can fold the brim for a cozy double layer.
Knitting: Cowl
This two-color brioche design is knit sideways and sewn together to form a zig zag seam. Pick up stitches along one edge to create a folded hem and insert an I-cord drawstring so you can wear the the tube multiple ways. The squishy briochevron stitch pattern yields a cozy reversible cowl. You can cinch the drawstring for a slouchy hat or fold t...
Knitting: Scarf
This brioche beauty begins with an I-cord CO followed by increases that form the arched shape. Two additional colors are featured in the syncopated brioche border. The long curved shape drapes comfortably over the shoulders. You can also wrap the wingtips round and round for a cozy scarf.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Choose two colors of worsted weight yarn for these graphic mitts knit in two-color brioche stitch. Customize the style for a cozy long sleeve or a casual wrist length. Increases and decreases create the briochevron pattern that forms a stylish curve over the fingers and on the wrist.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This playful hat comes in a standard fitted size and a super loose and slouchy style. This design is a great beginner pattern for learning two-color brioche in the round and left and right decreases. The decreases result in two rectangular tabs that form the top knot. Pick two colors of DK or worsted weight yarn and brioche, baby!
Knitting: Poncho
This cozy brioche poncho (Brioncho) starts with an I-cord cast on followed by two-color brioche in the round. Customize the number of saddle shoulder increases to get your own size. Continue knitting a tube until you create the armholes by working the front and back separately as flat pieces.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl begins with an asymmetrical increase in two-color brioche. As the shawl grows, more increases are added resulting in an explosive shape. The border features horizontal stripes and an I-cord bind off. Experiment with colorful stripes and create your own Briochexplosion!
Knitting: Poncho
This two-color brioche poncho begins with a long turtleneck. An increase and decrease form a biased section that folds down for a stylish asymmetrical detail. Three increase locations flare the yoke outward until the poncho reaches your desired size.
Knitting: Cowl
Gather a colorful selection of DK weight yarns for this two-color brioche cowl knit in the round. When you’re ready for something new, the ribbed columns syncopate so the knits are purled and the purls are knit. The large circumference wraps easily around the neck for extra warmth.
Knitting: Throw
Collect your favorite DK and worsted weight yarns and knit the brioche blanket of your dreams. Begin with an I-cord cast on and work the briochevron stitch while you imagine your next striping sequence. The sample shows mostly speckled colors for the foreground (MC) and mostly solid color pops for the background (CC). Only one strand of yarn is...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The graphic cowl and scarf are knit flat with two-color brioche stitch. The I-cord CO and BO edges are sewn together with a half twist for the moebius cowl. Choose a pop of color for one side and stripe contrast colors for the background or knit a simple two-color version. The short pattern motif is easy to memorize and fun to knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This was 2015’s Mystery Knit Along shawl. Choose three colors to knit this playful shawl. Begin with Westknits shortcut rows and increase to built the striped section. Continue with a contrasting color to knit a large cable that grows across the edge. Pick up stitches in a third color to knit the wavy border. Choose between a simple I-cord bind...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This long scarf begins with a strip of I-cord. Westknits’ signature shortcut rows elongate the shape and contrasting stripes with yarn overs accent the angles. The I-cord jags are incorporated into the shortcut row wedges so there is minimal finishing with just a few ends to weave in. Choose one main color and several contrast color stripes or ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ziggity Slouch is a simple hat using one skein of your favorite color. The slouchy style features diagonal knit purl texture with decorative yarn over holes. You can fold the brim for a warmer and more fitted style.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit two-color brioche and enjoy the meandering lines of this top down shawl. The center increase zigs and zags and finally flows into a wavy chevron border. An I-cord bind off neatly finishes the edge. You can achieve the small size with just one skein for each color or create a large size using 2 skeins of each color. For a thicker version, u...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl features a diagonal ribbed texture that zigs and zags while the sections increase in size. Yarn over holes decorate the fabric and a picot bind off neatly finishes the edge. Three skeins of West Wool Tandem yield the large semi-circular shape.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gather a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns for this short row adventure in seed stitch! Westknits’ signature shortcut rows with yarn over holes decorate the fabric. Increases elongate the shape and I-cord edges frame the entire scarf while you knit so there is minimal finishing.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl is knit with garter stitch stripes while yarn over holes expand the fabric into a semi-circle. A final chevron border gives the shawl a scalloped edge. The small size is knit with 2 contrasting colors while the large size features 12 colors.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down design begins with easy garter stitch stripes featuring Walk Collection Cottage Merino. Yarn over eyelets shape the semi-circular shawl for easy meditative knitting. Large lace holes decorate the border with a glowing mohair silk contrast color. The holes increase in size and produce a lovely scalloped edging inspired by the mount...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl features five colors of Malabrigo Lace. Two strands are always held together for a thicker marled fabric. One color is exchanged at a time producing a smooth color gradation. Asymmetrical increases and decreases skew the center point to one side. Choose five colors or dive into your stash to knit an ombre rainbow. The possib...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large wrap begins with a small corner cast on. Yarn over increases gradually curve from the I-cord edge resulting in an expansive fabric. The sample features four colors, but feel free to experiment with additional stripes and colors from your stash. The garter stitch goodness is perfect for mindless travel knitting.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This pattern features increases and decreases for a reversible ribbed chevron look. Add color blocks or knit with one color until you reach your desired length. Apply fringe into the yarn over holes at each end for the long scarf or seam the edges together for a circular scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This arched shawl begins at the center with only three stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short rows add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape while you knit for a seamless finish. Choose a self-striping yarn or add yo...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose a DK or worsted weight yarn and knit this easy checks pattern with knit & purl stitches. Select the 8x8 or 16x16 pattern repeat for a small or large texture. Wear the hat slouchy or folded for a thicker brim.
Knitting: Scarf
This long scarf begins with short row wedges and large yarn over holes. The yarn over increases drastically elongate the shape. A pop of color at two corners forms a graphic ‘W’. Finally, a wide striped border and an I-cord bind off complete this versatile scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl begins with asymmetrical yarn over shaping and stripes. Color pops decorate two short row sections and an I-cord bind off neatly finishes the long shawl. Simple garter stitch combined with fun shaping techniques results in a smooth dolphinlike shape.
Knitting: Scarf
This simple sideways scarf begins with a small cast on of three stitches. Choose at least 3 colors and knit garter stitch with contrasting stockinette stitch stripes. I-cord edges outline the zig zag shape.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Scarf
Choose 20 colors of fingering weight yarn like Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails and knit this easy biased scarf. The garter stitch fabric makes this project ideal for on-the-go knitting.
Knitting: Cowl
This two-color brioche dickey is the coziest layer with sweaters and jackets! The dickey journey begins with a luscious turtleneck for ultra warmth. An increase and decrease form a biased section that fold down for a stylish asymmetrical detail. Additional increases flare outward in the yoke. Rotate the dickey around your neck so the corners la...
Knitting: Cardigan
This modular jacket is knit with a worsted weight gauge using fingering weight yarn held double. The construction begins with sleeves in the round. Stitches are picked up and worked towards the center of the garment. The shaping is simple and square for easy garter stitch knitting. A short row collar and I-cord border add a pop of color. The fi...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Gather a colorful pile of worsted and heavy worsted weight yarns for this two-color brioche jacket. This convertible garment is constructed in two halves that are sewn together at the back. The sideways construction allows you to try on the garment while you knit in the round until it matches your proportions so it is easy to modify for all siz...
Knitting: Dress
Gather a selection of worsted and DK weight yarns for this top down brioche sweater dress. The neck features a biased section that continues into the yoke. A single increase continues into the sweater body for a flared asymmetrical shape. The sample shows a consistent white color B background mostly with Quince & Co Owl. Color A is a mixtur...
Knitting: Pullover
Gather a selection of worsted and DK weight yarns for this top down brioche sweater. The neck features a biased section that continues into the yoke. A single increase continues into the sweater body for a flared asymmetrical shape. The sample shows a consistent black color B background with Malabrigo Rios. Color A is a mixture of improvisation...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
I was knitting a striped shawl and felt lost as I didn’t know what to knit next. I found my way by deciding to turn the shawl into a jacket! This garment begins with a semi-circular top down shawl decorated with stripes and short rows. The ribbed back and garter stitch sides grow from picked up stitches. Two front seams mold the fabric into a c...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Venture into the world of two-color brioche with this stripey ribbed hat. An increase and decrease skew the ribbing towards the left resulting in an asymmetrical edge. Wear the hat slouchy or fold the brim up for ultra warmth. Grab your DK weight scrap yarns to play with improvisational stripes and top it off with a colorful pom pom!
Knitting: Throw
Work this circular blanket from the center out in three colors of heavy worsted weight yarn. The center section features a bit of Iceland with some simple stranded motifs followed by some textured stripes and diagonal lace. A knitted on lace border in garter stitch finishes the large blanket. Choose shades of one color or go bold with even brig...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cast on and knit garter stitch back and forth for this quick and colorful hat. Picked up stitches transition into the stranded crown shaping. A pom pom and single crocheted edge add pops of color to the tippy top and bottom brim. Five different colors make this hat perfect for using up bits of leftover yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
Outer Space is a chunky variation of Enchanted Mesa. It’s offered only in the sample size, but if you wish to have a smaller or larger size with other yarns then follow Enchanted Mesa which is also included when you purchase this pattern.
Knitting: Vest
Select four fun colors and knit this side to side vest in garter stitch. Increases and decreases with I-cord edges form angular points to the front flaps. Stripes and blocks of color add interest to the easy garter stitches. Two armholes are formed by a simple bind off and cast on like a giant buttonhole. Wear the vest upside down for a cropped...
Knitting: Pants
Select three colors of fingering weight yarn and cast on for these lovely longies. The knitted pants adventure begins at the top waist band with a generous portion of ribbing followed by some short row butt shaping and increases. Then, the two legs are separated and worked down to the ankles until you reach your desired length. A nice and neat ...
Knitting: Shorts
Did you know that knitted short shorts are the new shawl? These stylish suckers start with a wide hem followed by short row butt shaping and increases. Then, the legs are divided and worked back and forth as decreases form little side slits for optimum leg exposure. Finally, thighlight your thighs with a contrasting I-cord bind off and thread a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Have fun with some colorful stranded patterns! An asymmetrical garter stitch short row brim anchors the following colorwork stripes in five colors of worsted weight yarn. Slipped stitches decorate the crown shaping and a rabbit hair pom pom adds a final touch to the tipsy top. Fold the brim up or down for a fitted or slouchy style. Pop your own...
Knitting: Cardigan
Transform your chunky lamb-y wool into a glamorous garter cardigan. Cast on and knit side to side in easy breezy garter stitch while shaping and I-cord edges form the smooth angles in the fabric. Stick your arms through the ribbed sleeves and cozily settle into your favorite knitting spot. You can also wear this quick knit upside down for a dra...
Knitting: Pullover
This oversized sweater is quickly knit side to side in stockinette stitch with a main color. The provisionally cast on stitches are picked up so you can customize the sleeve length with a contrast color. Single crochet edges add a finished detail to the neck and waistline. Play with some fun and funky cross stitch and other embroidery technique...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This modular jacket is composed of simple rectangles with very little shaping. The garter stitch and seed stitch sections are picked up and knit from previous shapes so there is very little seaming. The first section of the body is knit sideways until it comfortably wraps around your body. After establishing this first shape, the instructions g...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gather a colorful selection of DK weight yarns for this two-color brioche hat. Begin at the bottom with brioche ribbing in the round. When you’re ready for something new the ribbed columns syncopate so the knits are purled and the purls are knit. Swap colors freely for a super striped effect and don’t forget to top it off with a pom pom!
Knitting: Shorts
Thighlight your legs with a pair of sporty knit shorts! Cast on in the round for a drawstring waistband followed by short row butt shaping. The shorts are knit seamlessly from the top so you can customize the length. Choose a cool cotton for easy washable summer shorts or warm wool for a cozy winter booty.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose a beautiful yarn like the Bluetylicious color dyed exclusively by Zen Yarn Garden for the Stephen & Steven Tour 2014 and knit a textural slouchy hat. The body of the hat is knit sideways with shaping at each edge to form a bias. Garter stitch, seed stitch, and stockinette stitch welts add interesting texture and the brim features a f...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down semi-circular shawl grows with yarn over increases. Textured bands of garter stitch, seed stitch, and stockinette stitch welts decorate the fabric. Choose a small or Large size and knit with one color or adde colorful stripes to the welted sections. A playful picot bind off finishes this flirty shawl.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Don’t know what to do with all your fingering weight yarn leftovers? Knit a stripey tank top! The front is knit sideways with vertical garter stitch stripes. Then the back is worked from the neck down to the bottom while being attached to the front. I-cord borders decorate the edges. The large voluminous shape is meant to have an oversized fit ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. The repetitive knit stitches and rhythmic short rows are easy to work while still keeping your interest, a perfect travel project!...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a variation based on the popular Color Craving design from the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2013. Two sections use yarn over shaping to give the illusion of short rows. A diamond shape is formed while being attached to the matching striped shapes. Afterward, more stripes and yarn over shaping create a large border around the entire...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Vertices Unite is a playful geometric shawl exploration filled with fun shaping techniques and lots of color. Increases, decreases, and short rows form the simple shapes. Each section is picked up and knit from the last section or worked as it is being joined to the other pieces like a puzzle so it is completely seamless. An I-cord border adds ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was originally named Smooth Move. The name was changed to Garter Breeze for Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down semi-circular shawl features bands of slip stitches every other row for a woven effect. The horizontal ladders in the slip stitch pattern break up variegated yarns and beautifully distribute all the colors. Dropped yarn overs create the smooth arched shape and extra long stitches that magically expand the shape. A picot bind off g...
Knitting: Cardigan
Gather a colorful array of yarns from your collection and knit a dreamy convertible jacket! Begin with a seed stitch rectangle followed by a series of welts on the back. The sides and fronts are knit sideways in garter stitch with simple v-neck shaping. Then, work two rectangles for the shoulders and tapered seed stitch sleeves. Garter stitch s...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Stash bust those yarn scraps with a slouchy hat. Hold a strand of DK weight together with fingering or lace weight to achieve some marled stripes. Seed stitch and marled stripes give the illusion of a woven fabric. Pick a few colors or dozens of scraps and just have some fun! The samples show one color of DK weight (royal blue or black) held to...
Knitting: Scarf
Shibui Knits Pebble 5色で編んだ美しい色合いのスカーフ。ガーター編みで編み進め、最後にカギ針を使って、白で回りを縁取ります。編み方はとても簡単ですが、色を次々と変えるので長い編地でも楽しく最後まで編めるはず。冬のダークなコートにも、春らしい色合いの装いにも合う素敵なスカーフです。
Knitting: Pullover
Gather a collection of sport and DK weight yarns for this color blocked pullover. The bottom up construction begins with the body and sleeves shown in solids and variegated yarns from Jill Draper Makes Stuff. The body and and sleeves showcase a deceptively simple slip stitch pattern that has a woven look. Only one strand of yarn is used during ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This modular garment begins with striped short row wedges followed by a garter stitch rectangle. Stitches are picked up to knit the back square. Two rectangles form the the sides and tapered short sleeves are worked in the round with an I-cord bind off. Two large short row borders finish the top and bottom of the garment. Flip the garment upsid...
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is all about simple shapes, color, texture, and dramatic proportions. Cast on for the fitted sleeve and continue with sideways construction for the front seed stitch section. The oversized boxy shape increases to form a long point on the left front of the sweater that can later be folded and buttoned to the back. Choose a variety o...
Knitting: Pants
Keep your tushy warm and cushy with these stylish top-down trousers. Choose a chunky yarn or two strands of worsted weight yarn held together and enjoy the quickly growing seamless fabric. The sample combines Icelandic wool stranded together with a mohair boucle yarn for woolly warmth and fuzzy texture. Short rows raise the back to allow extra ...
Knitting: Pullover
Dive into your stash and gather an array of colorful fingering weight yarns for this sideways constructed pullover. Hold yarns double for a thicker gauge and marled color effect. The colorful journey begins with a ribbed sleeve cuff followed by moss stitch. Striped moss stitch continues on the front half of the sweater and then the other sleeve...
Knitting: Scarf
Choose nine 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn and cast on for a plush and bouncy joyride with brioche knitting! This scarf shows off two-color brioche while frequent color changes keep you obsessively knitting until you reach your desired length. Bundled in Brioche was my first two-color brioche project after taking a class with the Queen of B...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down semi-circular shawl features bands of slip stitches every other row for a woven effect. The horizontal ladders in the slip stitch pattern showcase variegated yarns beautifully! Yarn overs form the smooth arched shape and several increases before the garter stitch border create a subtle ruffled edge. The bound off edge features a l...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This darling little devil hat is worked flat in two-color brioche stitch. Several decreases add shape and decorative detail to the linear ribbing of the fabric. Choose a pop of color from your stash for the garter stitch strip. Two seams form the final hat shape with two playful pointy corners on top. Roate the hat around your head and fold the...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This convertible garment is armored with several woolly pleats. The curved shape is made with two identical halves that each begin at the armhole and increase to the center back. Garter stitch short rows are accompanied by stockinette stitch welts so most of the garment consists of knit stitches except for one purl round in each short row secti...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Enjoy knitting easy garter stitch with soft colorful yarns in this top-down shawl. I held a strand of DK weight alpaca together with a strand of lace weight mohair for a luxuriously drapey fabric. Occasional yarn over rows form the crescent shawl shape while colorful stripes accentuate the curved lines. For an extra dramatic touch, attach fring...
Knitting: Pullover
Throw all the rules out the window and throw all your wildest fiber dreams into this Loosey Goosey sweater. Grab your US 15 / 10mm needles and feed the fabric with your scrap yarns of different weights and fibers. The sweater is meant to fit with loads of positive ease and there are three sizing options. The body and sleeve lengths are customiz...
Knitting: Pullover
Gather a colorful array of scraps and stash yarns for this chunky quick-to-knit pullover. The top down sweater begins with a cozy ribbed turtleneck followed by spiral yoke increases. The rest of the sweater is knit in stockinette stitch so you can enjoy improvisational color changes. Experiment with a tonal color palette or go crazy with a whol...
Knitting: Pullover
This top down sweater is a canvas for playing with different yarns. Select the gauge for your size and begin knitting the short row asymmetrical yoke. There is another short row section to bring the sweater down to the waistline and simple stockinette tubes for the sleeves. The sweater construction is easy to customize so it matches your body p...
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
No respectable fall or winter wardrobe is complete without a stylish dickey. It protects your neck from the chills and looks smashing underneath a cardigan or jacket. This dickey begins with textured ribbing. Then, the front right and front left stockinette stitch sections are attached to the neckline while being knit. Shaping at the front brin...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These quick-to-knit slipper socks start with a garter stitch sole and short row heel. A contrasting color is used to pick up stitches and work the top of the sock in stockinette stitch. Knit a simple ribbed tube with stripes for the leg of the sock and finish by knitting a rounded garter stitch toe. Play with worsted weight scrap yarns and stri...
Knitting: Cuffs
Grijs is the Dutch word for grey. And grey can be frequently observed in the skies above Amsterdam. But grey is beautiful, subtle, and soft. Alternating stockinette with linen stitch, and made in baby alpaca, these arm warmers are an easy knit and will keep you warm on grey days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pick a palette of beautiful colors and enjoy knitting this top-down ribbed shawl. Each colorful section is outlined with a contrasting color for a simple clean look. An I-cord bind off finishes the large shawl. Feel free to experiment and use the triangular fabric as a frame for adventurous color play!
Knitting: Cowl
Choose four 50g skeins of fingering weight yarn and enjoy the ferociously plush and bouncy brioche fabric! This cowl is knit flat and seamed with a half twist for a functional and pretty mobius. Ferocious Briocheous would be a suitable pattern for a beginning briocher as it was my first brioche project to knit.
Knitting: Necktie
This little bow tie is a must-have for the smartly dressed among us. Show your dedication to the craft and sport one knit up in alpaca, wool, heck even go traditional and knit up a silk or linen one. Linen stitch creates a sturdy and practical fabric perfect for this typically masculine accessory.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This lightweight woolen hat begins with a unique scalloped brim and follows with a peacock feather pattern up to the crown. Knit up in two contrasting fingering weight yarns, this is a great pattern for the intermediate stranded knitter or full-on addict.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl starts as a triangle and then more increases cause the edges to explode and change direction. The resulting shape is versatile as a scarf or shawl. Knit/purl texture forms the geometric jagged lines in the fabric.
Knitting: Cowl
This smooth and simple cowl is a piece of cake. In Dutch we say “Het is makkie!”. Easy lace sections are alternated with seed stitch to keep the knitting natural and memorizable.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Amsterdammers are a special breed of cyclist. Frozen, wet and windy weather do not deter the most average of cyclist, let alone the toughest. These fun adorable arm warmers are an homage to the greatest cycling city in the world and the riders that make it so special.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Hertenvos is a playful quick-to-knit hat. Two pointy earflaps are made double sided so they can be worn down or up like a sly fox. Simple stranding in the body of the hat creates spots that will make you feel like a baby deer. Choose a chunky yarn and enjoy the speedy knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl uses lace or fingering weight yarn in six different colors. Hold two strands of yarn together and knit wide garter stitch stripes in this top-down triangular shawl. Short rows are added to one half of the triangle in an eyelet stitch pattern, forming a long asymmetrical shape.
Knitting: Pullover
This loose-fitting garment is knit sideways starting at the armhole with yarn over increases that shape the fabric and leave decorative holes. Two halves are seamed in the middle and the deep neckline is finished with a sleek stockinette stitch border. I knit this drapey shirt outside in the breezey winds of Banaue, Philippines. It resulted in ...
Knitting: Scarf
This long scarf begins with two stitches and quickly increases in size with five yarn overs every other row. The giant holes elongate the shape and three final short row wedges are added at each corner, producing bold color blocks.
Knitting: Poncho
Choose two colors and cast on for this versatile cowl/poncho. Stockinette stitch welts and garter stitch short rows are worked seamlessly from the top neck edge. There is only one purl round after each welt, so the rest of the rounds and rows utilize quick and easy knit stitches. Every short row turn is accentuated by a yarn over to shape the e...
Knitting: Vest
This versatile garment is worked sideways in two halves seamed together at the back. A final short row section forms a small collar. The entire fabric is knit in garter stitch, but short rows at the side add shaping and extra drape. The resulting shape can be worn upside down, as a scarf or poncho, or even wrapped around the waist for a transpa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pick a scrumptious wooly worsted weight yarn and cast on for this adventurous textured shawl. Yarn over shaping forms the arched semi-circular shape and also decorates the fabric with easy breezy holes. There are three fun welts to work along with garter stitch short rows, knit purl texture and a picot bind off. The final shape is luxuriously l...
Knitting: Pullover
This simple top down raglan pullover uses worsted weight linen and a thinner fuzzy mohair/latex yarn for the contrasting stripes. The oversized sweater is meant to be worn with positive ease for a casual effect. Yarn over increases at the back and short row shaping accentuate the generous circumference. You can also utilize the back yarn overs ...
Knitting: Cowl
Choose a bright pop of color and work this scarf back and forth on straight needles. Rectangles, triangles and parallelograms form the textured sections of the reversible fabric. Stripes, seed stitch, moss stitch, garter stitch, and corrugated ridges keep the knitting interesting and fun. The fabric is seamed with a half twist so it can be worn...
Knitting: Pullover
Hekla is a customizable wonder inspired by the ever changing landscape of Iceland. The construction is simple and builds from a central panel that is essentially a striped scarf. The Loose, airy sleeves are set off by garter saddles at the shoulders and a tidy elbow length cuff.
Knitting: Cowl
Fingering weight yarn is held double for a worsted gauge and marled fabric effect. The majority of the cowl is worked sideways with three colors in diagonal lace, corrugated ridges and seed stitch. The twisted rib and garter stitch edges are worked in the round with a fourth color.
Knitting: Vest
This casual cardigan vest is knit in pieces, two fronts seamed to one back piece. Most of the fabric is a textural moss stitch pattern in the main color. A ribbed collar in a contrasting color is attached to the front pieces as they are worked using a simple intarsia join. Once the 3 sections are knit and assembled, you can choose to sew closur...
Knitting: Pullover
Choose two colors and cast on for this simple top down raglan pullover. The back neck is raised with short row shaping in a contrasting color. The yoke is worked in stripes with slipped stitches along the raglan increase lines. Striped ribbing at the cuffs and bottom edging echoes the colorful yoke.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Seed stitch and twisted ribbing bands fill the top-down triangular shape of this shawl. Garter stitch short rows are added at the border for extra wingspan length. Choose two colors or add more colorful stripes to the textured fabric.
Knitting: Pullover
This top down raglan turtleneck is knit with fingering weight yarn held double for a thicker worsted weight gauge. The textured turtleneck is knit sideways with diagonal lace, corrugated ridges and seed stitch. The rest of the sweater features wide bands of stockinette stitch stripes finished with twisted rib edges.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fingering weight yarn is held double in three colors for a worsted gauge and marled fabric effect. The hat’s body is worked sideways in diagonal lace, corrugated ridges and seed stitch. The brim and crown shaping are worked in the round with twisted ribbing and garter stitch. Wear the hat pushed back with slouch or fold the brim for extra warmt...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These quick fingerless mitts use three colors of fingering weight yarn held double for a worsted gauge and marled fabric effect. The palm and thumb shaping are worked sideways followed by the cuff, thumb, and finger sections which are all worked in the round. A variety of textured stitch patterns add a pleasing patchwork feel to the mitts.
Knitting: Throw
Horizontal stripes and vertical slipped stitches give a striking effect to this large blanket. Occasional horizontal bands are worked perpendicular to the fabric, creating a plaid effect. The stitch pattern is completely reversible so you can be cozy and look effortlessly fabulous at the same time. Work with the recommended four colors or use a...
Knitting: Cowl
This double-sided cowl is worked in the round using three colors. One side features strong stranded columns and a geometric motif. After that section is finished, a purl ridge is worked followed by stockinette stitch stripes. The fabric is then folded in half, connecting the cast on edge as you bind off. The resulting reversible cowl is soft, g...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose one main color and add a series of contrasting stripes for this beanie or brimmed hat. A ribbed brim is followed by horizontal stripes with vertical slipped stitches for a simple linear look. The longer brimmed version can also be worn as a slouchy hat.
Knitting: Scarf
This playful scarf features horizontal stripes and vertical slipped stitches. Occasional horizontal bands are worked perpendicular to the fabric, creating a plaid effect. The stitch pattern is completely reversible, resulting in an easy to wear scarf. The sample shown uses four colors, but a multi-colored variation using worsted weight scrap ya...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy hat is a combination platter of different knitting techniques and construction methods. First, a fair isle strip is worked flat, but the yarn is cut after each row so you only have to do stranding on the knit side. Then, stockinette stitch with garter ridge stripes adds texture to the sideways body. Stitches are picked up in the ro...
Knitting: Vest
This easy vest is constructed by making two shapes. One square is knit in the round from the center out with stockinette stitch and garter ridge stripes. A stockinette stitch rectangle forms the the sides and collar of the vest after making three seams. Contrasting garter stitch edges frame the fabric. The garment’s simplicity allows you to wea...
Knitting: Throw
This super simple garter stitch blanket has an I-cord edge and is worked with two strands of worsted weight yarn held double. I used several skeins of yarn from my stash that resulted in a colorful squishy blanket. It’s a great project for mindless knitting and with US 15 / 10mm needles, it eats delicious yarn in no time at all, leaving lots of...
Knitting: Cuffs
The roofs of Reykjavik are wildly colorful, and they seem to counteract the gloom of winter. I’ve always considered it a personal imperative to wear bright colors in the greyest time of the year. I find that it lifts my spirits and, counterintuitively, some shades appear even more vivid in the diffuse light of winter. These mitts are an homage ...
Knitting: Cuffs
These fun wristers feature striped slipped stitches for a woven effect and short row shaping forms a stylish little thumb gusset. The knitting will quickly fly by with the heavy worsted weight gauge. The small amounts of each color make these wristers an ideal scrap yarn project. Enjoy playing with color gradients or bright color combinations
Knitting: Poncho
Get sassy with a textured poncho! Knit from the top down, this seamless garment has two locations of increases that feed into a geometric knit/purl pattern. Purl ridges add sleek simple lines and a contrasting color adds crisp finished edges. Wear it with the points in front, points to the side or bunch it up and rock your new Westknits style p...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top-down shawl begins with self-striping yarn in a corrugated ridge stitch pattern for quick and easy knitting. A second color is introduced with slipped stitch color work, creating bold columns within the fabric. A garter stitch border finishes the edge. Have fun choosing color combinations!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Hesh is a variation of a traditional Scandinavian pixie-shaped hat modified for grown ups. The cap is knitted on the bias with perfectly fitted ear flaps, icord ties and tassels, making for a devilish little accessory. This quick hat is a gift-knitter’s dream just in time for the holidays!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Knit garter stitch sideways for the body of the hat with built in intarsia earflaps and fuzzy cabled trims. Pick up stitches for the crown shaping and attach a fun pom pom to the top. Buttons are added for a decorative effect.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl is shaped with yarn overs to create a semi-circular shape. Garter stitch short rows are worked to add length to the wingspan and they form sleek wedges that increase in size. An I-cord bind off is worked with a contrast color for a smooth finished edge.
Knitting: Scarf
This colorwork scarf is knit in the round so there are no wrong sides on display. Extra warming and full of life, this graphic pattern is addictive to knit. Perk up an outfit with a small Harpa knit in smooth, vibrant merino, or swaddle yourself in the larger Harpa, knit with a cozy wool/silk blend. You can even wear it as an all in one hat and...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose one color of worsted or aran weight yarn to knit this beginner friendly hat pattern. This hat is knit in the round with crisp twisted ribbing to keep your head stylish and warm. Don’t forget to Pom Pom it!
Knitting: Legwarmers
Protect your tights from the elements with these stylish legwarmers! Pull them up for maximum coverage or fold down the long ribbed end for double warmth. Wear them slouchy for casual comfort. You can wear them as arm warmers too! The striped moss stitch fabric is extra stretchy. Make them in one of two sizes, with fingering weight held single ...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Earflaps are shaped with honeycomb cables feeding into the brim. Stripes and slipped stitches decorate the hat’s body and a fun pom pom is popped on top. Wear the earflaps down with a casual slouch or flip the ears up for a more perky look.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This was part of the ChoreoKAL project that came out in 2012.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Trees are scarce in Iceland but you can find silvery white birches. You can even sample teas and liquors made with birch branches! They have an earthy taste and make you feel as though you’re deep in the woods, inhaling cold fragrant air. I knit this hat as a tribute to these wintry trees.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This top down shawl starts with easy garter stitch. Two contrasting colors are added with a giant holey lace pattern. The holes increase in size while also adding stitches to the overall semi-circular shape. The fabric is knit loosely with a worsted weight yarn resulting in a deceivingly fast large shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose three colors of dk or worsted weight yarn to knit the striped asymmetrical shawl. The pattern begins very small at the top-center as you knit stripes. Increases are added gradually to form the asymmetric wingspan. The resulting shawl is an expansive shape with beautiful geometric drape. Garter stitch frames the border of the shawl with a...
Knitting: Cowl
I made this simple ribbed cowl with yarn over holes for a friend’s birthday. The handspun cashmere yarn was one of the most luxuriously soft fibers I have ever handled. Choose leftovers or odd skeins from your stash and create this quick colorful cowl!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple garter stitch plus simple shaping makes a simply beautiful and casual shawl! I made this shawl on the beach during a vacation at Lido Itaca in Pineto, Italy. The Artisan linen lace created a fluid fabric that is perfect to wear as a casual wrap in warmer climates. The asymmetrical triangular shape is worked from tip to tip with stripes i...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
It’s a shrug. It’s a cowl. It’s a shrowl! Choose a lusciously soft yarn and knit back and forth with a super simple textured rib stitch. The cast on edge is seamed to the bind off edge and one more little seam is added so the fabric can be worn as a shrug. Otherwise, enjoy the squishy fabric as a big cozy cowl.
Knitting: Legwarmers
A variety of knit/purl stitch patterns decorate the tubes of fabric for these legwarmers. Knit them short or long. Both versions are sure to give a kick to your step!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pick a soft bulky yarn for this easy slouchy hat. Three colors are worked in 2x2 ribbing, garter stitch and stockinette stitch with yarn overs. Play with fun color combinations and dance around in your new floppy hat!
Knitting: Cowl
This versatile accessory knits quickly with a primarily garter stitch fabric bordered by ribbing and a hem. The fabric is knit straight back and forth and stitches are picked up to create a buttonband. Pull the I-cord drawstring to cinch the fabric and tie the ends around your head for a hat or button it in different ways for a cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose two or three colors of fingering weight yarn for this top down triangular shawl. The entire fabric is worked in garter stitch with columns of stockinette slipped stitches that travel to form bold geometric shapes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stockinette and reverse stockinette bands form wide horizontal strips for a textural fabric. Yarn overs at 5 different locations create little lighting bolt motifs and the added stitches result in a large expansive fabric.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rockefeller was originally published as the second Westknits Mystery Shawl in 2012. It is worked in four sections. The first section features short row wedges that form a crescent. Stitches are picked up in the second section and worked in stockinette stitch with yarn over shaping. Garter stitch intarsia stripes decorate this section. The botto...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A twisted stitch brim is worked with short rows, forming little earflaps. Columnar cables in the body of the hat give texture and crisp lines and a pom pom at the top finishes this casual cap.
Knitting: Cowl
Featheron is part of Westknits Book 4: Made for Movement.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The body of this shawl is knit entirely in garter stitch with intarsia colorwork. Increases and decreases at the edge form a long and shallow shape mimicking a puffy cloud. The perimeter is finished with a smooth I-cord edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Vulpix is a top-down shawl featuring a geometric intarsia motif in the center with slipped stitch texture. Short row shaping forms striped angular blocks within the fabric, which also creates a very generous wingspan and shallow depth. This foxy shawl was named after the also foxy Pokemon, Vulpix, with its six long orange tails.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Chevry is a top-down shawl featuring a graphic chevron motif in the center. Four strands of yarn are used to create the bold blocks of color within the fabric using the intarsia technique. Garter and stockinette stitch provide easy knitting so you can focus on the construction and colorwork.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Seven little top-down triangles are knit with thick bands of alternating colors. The centerpiece is then knit from the top with 2-row stripes. Triangles are sewn to the large centerpiece at the end to form the shawl’s overall shape with a long wingspan and shallow depth. The modular construction and simple garter stitch make this shawl an excel...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was part of the 2012 Westknits Shawl Club.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Westlake is a top-down shawl featuring bands of garter stitch, stockinette, and twisted ribbing. The twisted ribbing sections zig zag diagonally to create a slightly asymmetrical triangle. The sleek blue colorway was custom-dyed for this shawl by Lorna’s Laces in Chicago.
Knitting: Scarf
Stripes and cabled slipped stitches add a punch of graphic sophistication to this stylish scarf. Groove is not your typical rectangular scarf and it can be worn in many different ways thanks to the uniquely curved shape. Buttons can go through the yarn overs at the edge or into the fabric next to the cables. Wear it as a cape with buttons in fr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sharktooth is a top-down shawl with garter stitch and twisted stitch motifs at the center and edge of the shawl. Extra shaping at the edges and a picot bind off creates jagged borders. The solid fabric is great for many yarn types from solid to variegated
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat uses short row shaping to create a wider section so that the brim can be folded up, giving your noggin extra warmth and an asymmetrical accent. The brim can also be worn unfolded and pushed back for a slouchy effect. A loose bobble stitch gives density and textural interest to the main body of the hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This textured hat gives the perfect amount of slouch for a cozy casual look. The knit/purl patterning beautifully highlights a solid DK weight yarn. Choose between three size and knit this hat for yourself or gift it to a friend.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These casual fingerless mitts are easy to knit, but changes in the stitch patterns keep you engaged. Fingering weight yarn gives these comfy mitts the perfect amount of slouch and warmth. They’re great for biking around town or working on the computer.
Knitting: Scarf
Gyllis is an architectural lace scarf knit length-wise. Choose a color of DK weight yarn held together with lace weight mohair silk for a fluffy fabric or knit a simple version with one strand of DK weight wool. Simple lace is worked in sections divided by different locations of increases that give the fabric a dramatic arched shape. The result...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This textured hat starts at the brim with garter stitch and short row shaping, creating subtle earflaps. Twisted stitches, cables, and knit/purl stitches fill the body of the hat with loads of texture to showcase yarns with crisp stitch definition. Choose a pop of color or a more rustic natural shade and go to town with this adventurous design!
Knitting: Scarf
Longview is a chunky textural scarf with exaggerated cables and seed stitch. Knit the larger dramatic scarf or follow instructions for a smaller neckwarmer. The neckwarmer features a hole in the fabric and a button closure so that one end can enter into the hole and wrap around the neck to be buttoned. Choosing a soft chunky yarn will make this...
Knitting: Cowl
Enjoy the crisp cabled textures of this slouchy cowl. Reversible cables and simple knit purl stitch patterns saturate the fabric with texture, resulting in a completely reversible design. Three skeins of DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem create the plush fabric.
Knitting: Throw
This big blanket is worked from the center outward in a cozy worsted weight wool. The bold colorwork sun transitions into simple lace followed by a knit/purl chevron pattern, and finally finishes with an attached garter stitch edge. Old Forge is sure to keep your lap warm while you eagerly knit each section. Try working with a fingering weight ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stylish beanie hugs the head with its soft and tweedy fabric. A quarter of the hat features twisted stitches and cables worked on a bias. This biased section also gives the brim a slight asymmetric angle that frames the face with subtle fierceness.
Knitting: Messenger Bag
This circular bag is a fun adventure in felting and simple colorwork. Two circles are worked outward from the center to create a graphic sun motif. Then, the sides of the bag and strap are knit in one continuous piece and seamed to the two sun circles before felting. Optional afterthought pockets store belongings inside the bag while a button a...
Knitting: Scarf
I don’t think anyone can have too many shawls so I returned to one of my favorite construction methods to whip up this graphic top-down design. Two colors are worked with increases to form a triangle and then two additional locations of increases are added, which transform the shape into a unique piece of architectural knitting. The extra fabri...
Knitting: Scarf
Garter and stockinette stitch are featured in this fingering weight length-wise scarf, made to show off a pair of beautiful yarns. Short row shaping in the stockinette section creates long wedges, perfect for colorful variegated or self-striping yarns. Three I-cord buttonholes with toggles add to the many different ways of wearing this scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Earth & Sky was originally published as the first Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL in 2011. Three colors of West Wool Bicycle create this triangular top-down shawl. Graphic parallelograms decorate the center of the shawl with a simple intarsia cross. You can bind off early after the three main color garter ridges for a smaller shawl or continue ...
Knitting: Scarf
Spectra is a simple lightweight scarf featuring two fingering weight yarns. Short rows create a playful shape that curves and coils as you wear it draped around your neck and shoulders. A simple intarsia maneuver entwines two strands of yarn, creating seamless wedges that resemble a rainbow or color wheel. You won’t want to stop knitting as the...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf starts at the neck edge with simple garter stitch. Five other sections are then worked individually from isolated segments of the first section. Increases and decreases give this unique design its architectural wingspan. Four little seams join the ribbed stitch sections together at the end.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One-by-one ribbing is worked with increases and decreases to create the brim’s unique shape. The brim begins with fewer stitches in back and then reaches its widest point at the front, resulting in a flattering shape. A contrasting color features the simple textured pattern accented by an asymmetrical cable.
Knitting: Throw
A beautiful bulky wool is showcased in this textured pattern that reminds me of brick streets found in several European cities. The main color is worked back and forth in a rectangle. Then, stitches are picked up along the perimeter in a contrasting color to frame the blanket with garter stitch. Different yarn weights can easily be substituted ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Coler is one of the patterns featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.
Knitting: Cowl
Dolinar is featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.
Knitting: Cowl
Drawbridge is featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.
Knitting: Scarf
Filbert is one of the patterns featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This earflap hat is a quick knit, especially when working with a beautiful natural yarn like Quince & Co. Osprey. The brim is worked back and forth in garter stitch with shaping to form the flaps. Stitches are then picked up from the brim in a contrast color. The body of the hat works with plump honeycomb cables in the round. Finally, a sin...
Knitting: Scarf
Loxley begins by creating a rounded hood with short rows to create a sleek fitted shape. Then, the long scarf ends continue with garter stitch and I-cord edges, which minimize purling. Simple stitches allow you to relax while the interesting construction and shaping keeps you engaged. Wear the hood up or down. Wrap the generous ends around your...
Knitting: Mittens
Splitbark is one of the patterns featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I never tire of creating hats, especially when I get to work with an amazing yarn. Jared Flood’s new American wool yarn, SHELTER, was a delight to work with and it resulted in an incredibly light weight and soft wooly beanie. A hat is the perfect size to explore fun techniques like stripes, cables, and slipped stitches. So, choose between writt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pick a favorite color combination and play with the fun striping and slipped stitches in this top down triangular shawl. The graphic quality is enhanced with three differently sized buttonholes that are lined with a single crochet edge. These openings can serve as decorative accents or they can be functional by sticking one of the wing tips thr...
Knitting: Cowl
Knothole is a reversible circular scarf. The “right side” features several petal motifs, while the “wrong side” echoes knotholes found in trees. Cozy up with this fun accessory and enjoy its multiple styling options!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This arched shawl is constructed using three simple stitch patterns, stockinette, reverse stockinette, and seed stitch, making it a completely reversible design. The different stitch patterns give a textural patchwork effect, highlighting the beautiful yarn from A Verb For Keeping Warm. New increases are introduced in each of the three sections...
Knitting: Cowl
This deceptively simple hooded cowl is worked almost entirely flat in garter stitch, which means minimal purling! The sample is worked in two colorways, but feel free to substitute more or less colors. A sleek round hood frames the face with structure. Choose a favorite yarn and allow this versatile cowl to armor you against the coming fall and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This modern interpretation of a shawl begins at the top, by the columns of slipped stitches, and grows outward with increases. Clean lines and asymmetric sections accent beautiful yarns and high contrast color choices. The resulting shape is stylish and easy to wear for both men and women.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Clockwork is an easy striped garter stitch scarf perfect for featuring two beautiful colors of yarn. Bold slipped stitch columns add a graphic accent and the increases form a smooth arched shape. Enjoy the crisp clean lines of this classic Westknits scarf!
Knitting: Scarf
Unique construction makes this garter stitch scarf interesting and fun to knit, starting with a simple triangule. Then, another section is knit on a bias, and seamlessly attached to the triangle as it is being worked. Blocks of color accentuate Flagstone’s symmetry and geometric lines. The instructions work with three colors, but it would be ea...
Knitting: Scarf
This simple scarf is an excellent alternative to your typical garter stitch or ribbed scarf. Reversible ribbed cables are accented with a punch of color and then flanked with another contrasting color, making it both relaxing and stimulating to knit. The simplicity and classic lines of this scarf would make it an ideal addition to anyone’s ward...
Knitting: Cowl
Cozy up with this quick chunky cowl, perfect for those chilly fall and winter days. This cowl is knit back and forth in garter stitch with bold accents of contrasting color. Once the center rectangle is worked, stitches are picked up along both sides, creating a multi-directional effect. This piece is worked back and forth and then sewn at the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Add some playfulness to your knitting with this delightful hat. The brim is knit back and forth in garter stitch and later joined to work in the round. A block of color accentuates the cut out brim detail and can be buttoned up or worn flat. Enjoy experimenting with all the multiple color and styling options!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A stockinette stitch rolled edge quickly transitions into double knitting to produce a clever and practical brim. The front layer is bound off, creating space for little pockets all around the hat. Then, a background of stripes features traveling slipped stitches that spiral and skid toward the top of the hat. Options for a beanie or slouchy st...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple garter stitch is showcased within a clever flowing shape that makes the most of a yarn’s yardage. Make the smaller keyhole scarf or get cozy with a larger wrap. Each size offers a relaxing canvas for you to play with different yarns and colors. The perimeter and keyhole are outlined with a single crochet edge, but feel free to experiment...
Knitting: Earwarmers, Beanie, Toque
Latvian braids border garter stitch with traveling slipped stitches pointing westward in this adventurous design. Cast off at the end of the brim for a headband or continue by working plump cables for a warm hat. Both options are full of texture and would be well suited as gifts or a special project for yourself!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Flamboyan is an elegant triangular shawl composed of garter and stockinette stitch along with a ribbed edge. Basic intarsia techniques are utilized to achieve a block of color in the center of the shawl. Choose your favorite color combination and luxuriate in this special piece of knitwear!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pogona is one of Westknits’ earliest shawl designs. It’s a beautiful beginner friendly pattern with an elegant shape. Pogona features stockinette and reverse stockinette panels that increase into a generous shawl shape. The shawl is knit seamlessly with three skeins of fingering weight yarn in a beautiful gradient for the large size. The small ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Skid is a fun reversible beanie knit from brim to crown. It features horizontal stockinette stitch stripes on one side and traveling slipped stitches on the other side that gradually skid and spiral around the reverse stockinette background. Minimal amounts of two yarns provide the opportunity to play with odd balls of worsted weight yarn. Diff...
Knitting: Cowl
This stylish circular scarf knits up quickly in the round. Garter and stockinette stitch with purl ridges provide a smooth landscape to play with interesting yarns and colors. The simplicity of this scarf would make the perfect gift for friends or a nice treat for yourself!
Knitting: Scarf
Bentgrass offers the option for a super bulky cowl or a worsted weight scarf. Each version has slanted grass motifs traveling within the fabric. The fun stitch pattern is sure to add interest to these classic functional accessories.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Akimbo is a triangular shawl, starting at the neck edge with easy garter stitch and finishing with a graphic chevron pattern. The chevron section creates a scalloped border with crisp edges while a contrasting color adds a burst of visual interest. Written row by row instructions are provided in this pattern as well as a chart for the chevron c...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts utilize slipped stitch and cabling techniques, which create the bold diamond shapes. This pattern is an excellent opportunity to play with color and can help you use up all those single balls of yarn!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This simple beanie is knit in the round in stockinette stitch with a section of twisted ribbing. An increase and decrease cause the ribbed section to slant for a stylish stream-lined look. Instructions are provided for three different sizes. Choose a DK weight yarn like West Wool Tandem to knit this signature Westknits hat.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Little Colonnade is a triangular shawlette composed of stockinette stitch and an architectural lace edging. Simple stitches allow the fabric to beautifully showcase semi-solid, variegated, and self-striping yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shapely shawl is a nice contrast to rectangles, squares, and triangles. Stockinette stitch and a simple lace pattern showcase the yarn and provide structured texture to the garment. A simple toggle and I-cord closure allows the garment to become a capelet or you can opt to wrap it snug around your neck. The deliciously thick yarn means thi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Herbivore is named after the plant-like structures within the fabric. Yarn over increases stem from the center top of the shawl toward the garter stitch border. Twisted rib sections explode from the edge to create the unique geometric shape. The recommended two skeins of yarn will make a lovely medium size, but you can easily continue to repeat...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Daybreak is a semicircular shawl, featuring clear graphic stripes that echo a rising sun. The generous wingspan allows the fabric to drape comfortably around your shoulders and neck. There is plenty of room to play with color in the three sections of this arched shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design was inspired by the simplicity of a wooden pavilion roof at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Knit from brim to crown, this reversible ribbed beanie features pronounced slipped stitch columns that feed into the center top of the hat. The reverse side displays a smooth 3x1 rib, allowing another option for wear. Have fun pairing two yarns ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit this scarf bigger for a cozy wrap or small to wear wrapped around your neck.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simple triangular shawl begins at the top center and increases toward the border. You can knit this shawl with any yarn weight and continue the shape to make it as large as you wish. Three skeins of West Wool Tandem is enough to knit the DK weight version or two skeins of West Wool Bicycle will make a thinner fingering weight version. Bone...