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Aslant, knit in beautiful Smooshy from Dream in Color, is worked in one piece from the top down with raglan shaping. The collar is picked up and worked in a simple garter stitch rib pattern with increases to form slanting edges. Simple, but fun to knit and very cozy to wear.
Islette is a cropped cardigan that may be worn 3 ways- fully closed and buttoned behind the neck, buttoned with the single button in front and left drapey, or unbuttoned with the fronts allowed to flow open. The body is worked from the bottom up and the sleeves are knit by picking up and working short row sleeve caps and are then knit down in th...
Breaktide is a cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves that is worked from the top down, in one piece, without seams. The body is in St st with a knitted in ribbed button band and ribbed bottom hem. The sleeve cuff and neck trims are worked in a very pretty, but easy to work slip stitch pattern.
Aria is knit from the top down in one piece with raglan shaping and rib trims. Using Sparrow at a looser gauge provides a lovely drape and a fabric that is perfect for summer evenings. An offset buttonband with large buttons adds a bit of whimsey to the traditional cardigan shape.
Celestite is a cardigan worked from the top down in one piece with raglan shaping. Increases at the front sides add shape and make the fronts slightly wider at the bottom of the piece. The collar is picked up and simple short rows are worked to shape it. The collar may be worn folded back or with an optional button closure.
Gretchen is an open little cardi with a worked in lace collar. The body is worked in one piece to the underarms and then split for the fronts and back. The collars are continued past the BO for the shoulders and then seamed to the back neck. The sleeves are worked separately with lightly puffed sleeve caps and are then set into the body.
A lightweight little cardigan with short sleeves, ribbed trims, and slanted fronts that hang open. Drifting is worked from the top down, in one piece with raglan type shaping, stitches are then picked up along the fronts and joined to the live stitches for the back.
Breakwater is a top down raglan worked in one piece in the round with waist shaping and simple slip stitch trims at the neck and cuffs. It is an easy to wear pullover with simple details. Luxe Merino Fine by Kitchen Sink Dyeworks is a fantastic fingering weight sock yarn with a wonderfully soft hand and is available in an incredible selection of...
Knitting: Scarf, Headwear - Other
Levee is a hood with long scarf tails worked in a pretty, easy to work, and not too open lacy stitch pattern with garter stitch trims. The hood is substantial enough to provide warmth, but light enough to not add a lot of bulk at the back of your neck when worn down. As much as I love hats, I get crazy “hat head” instantly, so once I put one on ...
I designed Coveside as a simple first adult garment. I have some friends who are wonderful knitter’s and they knit beautiful socks, shawls, baby garments, etc, but have yet to make themselves an full garment. I have added a post to my blog about what makes this piece a fun, easy, quick and adaptable adult garment.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
The pattern for the Sabrina Mitts includes instructions for both a pair of mittens and a pair of fingerless mitts. For one pair of either version, you will need 2 skeins of Tern, to make a pair of both the fingerless mitts and mittens, you will need 3 skeins.
Arboralea is worked in the round up to the armholes, then split for the front and back. The neck is shaped by simply binding off sts on one row and then each side of the front is continued straight up to the shoulders. The collar is worked as a separate rectangle and sew in after. The sleeves are also worked in the round up to the underarm and t...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Crestview is the jacket version of a cardigan that I had previously designed. It is worked in pieces with seams to allow it to keep its shape and add a bit more stability. Crestview is worked from the bottom up and features waist shaping, garter stitch trims, and a fun wrap stitch lace panel up the back.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
About this time of year, I fall again and again for bulky knits. I love that you can really SEE each stitch, the purl bumps and knit v’s are so exaggerated. And I think that is just beautiful and also looks a bit modern and quirky.
Candelia is a top down, short sleeve cardi with raglan shaping, waist shaping and an optional peplum-ish detail at the back. The pockets are worked by continuing to knit some of the stitches from the fronts and then folded over and sew onto the body. I used 2 hook and eye closures at the top and buttons on the pockets.
Lorimer is a little vest that is deconstructed down to simple shapes with edges at the fronts and armholes that are allowed to roll. The fronts are decreased at the last row to form a gathered detail at the shoulders. The pockets are picked up at the sides and closed with a button and crochet chain loop.
Goodale is named after the street that we were on in Columbus, Ohio where Melissa LaBarre took these lovely photos. It is knit from the top down with raglan shaping an i-cord edging and simple folded over pockets. The size that I am wearing 34″ (shown with no ease) and the 31 1/2″ sizes each take only 2 hanks of Madelinetosh Pashmina. Sizes 38, ...
Eventide is lighter weight lacy scarf that can easily be tucked inside your bag for the day and then worn in the cooler evening weather. It maybe worn around your neck or pinned around your shoulders. The size shown took 1 skein of tosh merino light, for a longer version more yarn will be needed:)
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Old Mill Hoodie is fun and easy to knit and to wear. It is worked in one piece to the armholes then split for the fronts and back. The set- in sleeves are worked separately and the hood is worked from stitches from the body. The simple lace trim is picked up.