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eBook : 3 patterns

Like the lace-making tradition of old, these patterns evoke a delicate feminine beauty with a modern sensibility.

eBook : 3 patterns

I love playing with cables, twisting them this way and that to create modern patterns from traditional cables. Beautiful stitch patterns emerge from new arrangements of old stitches--amazing. These three patterns show this fascinating transformation from old to new, and the scarf includes the method of reverse cabling.

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Knitting: Pullover
I found these over twisted cables used to form a diamond in a Japanese Stitch Dictionary and thought they would be perfect for seed stitch diamonds. I grouped them in argyll fashion on the front and back to create a delightfully winsome pullover. I got the idea of the name from the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. The color of the sweater r...
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.
Knitting: Cowl
The color of this cowl reminded me of the color of ponds and the landscape around them. I chose Walden pond because the simple elegance of the cowl reflects Henry David Thoreau’s experiment of the “simple life” which is chronicled in his book Walden : or, Life in the Woods.
Knitting: Cardigan
I love playing with cables, twisting them this way and that way ending up with something that does not look like your traditional cable. The lovely decoration the cables give this sweater is perfect for wearing with dresses. Just enough to adorn but not distract from the dress. Of course it works quite well with pants or any day you want to feel...
Knitting: Cardigan
Finally got to play with Shibui Knits new yarn Pebble! I mixed it with Staccato for this cardigan and it is wonderful!! The staccato gives great stitch definition and drape while the pebble adds a tweedy rich color and a soft plush feel. For some reason in this cardigan I think it gives a bit of an old school look. I love it! The cardigan is wor...
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted to make my granddaughter a cardigan and thought a little girls version of Charisse would be perfect. The cardigan is a rounded yoke, top down construction worked in one piece. The yoke is decorated with a picot cast on, purl ridges with eyelets that have a knot stitch worked in the rows between them. Raglan increases are worked to shape...
Knitting: Pullover
I have been wanting to make this sweater for awhile and now have found the perfect yarn. An easy wearing pullover with just enough shaping to make it flattering and just enough detail to make it interesting. I used Anzula’s Oasis which is a silk and camel mix. It has a wonderful drape making it just right for this tunic style pullover that skims...
Knitting: Pullover
This is the perfect easy wearing pullover. It is designed with positive to to make it comfortable and cozy. The cable pattern while gives the appearance of being complicated, it is quite simple. I used Anzula Dreamy and it lives up to it’s name! It is very soft and has a nice drape. The pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with...
Knitting: Pullover
I so much enjoyed creating Murron I decided to make another sweater with a Japanese stitch. I am sure there will be more to come! This one is not as complex. It is a top down compound raglan worked entirely in the round; so you don’t have to worry about knitting lace on the wrong side. The compound raglan allows for a more flattering fit because...
Knitting: Cardigan
The front of this cardigan is a play on angles. The collar is an angle that decrease while the hip angle increases. This is the perfect cool weather cardigan. It is loose enough to throw over your exercise or weekend gear yet has a wonderful drape to make it dressy enough for evening wear. The color reminded me of the deep woods hence the name. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stitch pattern is from my Japanese Stitch Dictionary and I love the way it worked for this shawl. The stitch pattern is easier than most Japanese stitches, the lace stitches are only worked on the right side and the pattern is easy to memorize. This shawl is worked from the bottom up and has a crescent shape that drapes nicely over the shou...
Knitting: Cardigan
This is probably my favorite design so far! I bought a Japanese stitch dictionary a month ago and fell in love with this stitch pattern. After lots of swatches with different arrangements and edging I came up with this design. I knew it would be perfect for a summer cardigan. The lace pattern can seem overwhelming at first glance, but since it i...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
I liked Daisy so much I thought I would design another linen tunic. This one is sleeveless and the sides are a bit longer then the front and back. Once again I used Shibui Linen. I absolutely love this linen, if you haven’t tried it I highly recommend it! This tunic is perfect for your warm weather wardrobe. It looks great with leggings, c...
Knitting: Tee
This is such a fun top we just had to do some dancing during the photo shoot! I am sure it will become one of my favorite warm weather knits. Even though it is long it works up pretty fast on size 9 needles and straight forward stitches. Linen does not feel the best when working with it, but it gets so lovely when washed. This Shibui linen has a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I had one last skein of yarn that Handmaiden gave me at TNNA last year and thought it would be perfect for a one skein shawlette.This yarn is a mix of wool and silk and is quite lovely. It feels great against the skin and has a wonderful drape to it; the perfect thing for a shawl!
Knitting: Vest
I haven’t made anything for my grandson yet and he is too cute for words; so it is time. I thought a little vest would be just the thing. I wanted to add some texture without making it girly so I chose a simple cable pattern for the center. And then flanked it with a twisted rib pattern. The vest is constructed from the top down in one pie...
Knitting: Pullover
I have been wanting to try a saddle shoulder design with a cable worked in the saddle that would continue down the sleeve. I snagged some Handmaiden Ottawa at TNNA and thought it would be the perfect choice for this design. I love the little specks of color that give it a tweedy look. This sweater starts in pieces and parts but once they are joi...
Knitting: Cardigan
I am often wanting to wear a cardigan with a dress, but I find that it can look boxy. So I designed this cardigan to be worn with a dress without hiding the lines of the dress, giving a more flattering fit. The cardigan is a rounded yoke, top down construction worked in one piece. The yoke is decorated with a picot cast on, purl ridges with eyel...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the Gwenevere sweater so much I decided to make a hat with the same leaf design. I made the green one with the yarn I had left over from the sweater and then made another one longer to make a slouchy version. This yarn combination is so soft it feels like a warm fuzzy halo on your head. The hat knits up pretty fast and doesn’t take a lot ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Yes I do love cables. This sweater took several turns before I landed on this final style. It is worked top down, all in one piece with set in sleeves. There is minimal shaping. I love the way the seed stitches add a such a pretty touch to the cables. I loved it so much I worked a cable by itself and sewed it on for the collar. It creates a love...
Knitting: Scarf
I wanted to make a scarf for a friend of mine. So I started playing around with braided cables mixing them with more simple cables and came up with this arrangement. I added the yo’s and a moss stitch ruffle for decoration. It all came together quite nicely. The scarf is reversible, so you can twist it around any way and there is not wrong side ...
Knitting: Pullover
This is such a fun sweater! It harkens back to the early sixties, you feel a little Mad Menish when wearing it. The inspiration for this design again came from the yarn. I had been wanting to make a boatneck pullover and thought this yarn would be perfect. I love the texture of the thick, thin yarn in the Rice Stitch. The sweater is a compound r...
Knitting: Cowl
I love cables, especially reversible ones for cowls and scarves. You can wrap them any way and there is no wrong side showing. This cowl is made up of 4 cables arranged in a pattern with eyelet cables on each side. All the cables are left cross cables, so it is a good pattern to practice cabling without a needle or to learn how to cable. These t...
Knitting: Cardigan
The inspiration for this design came from the yarn, Shibui Staccato and Silk Cloud. It is such a beautiful shade of green, it makes me think of a woodsy forest during the time of Camelot. So a cardigan named Gwenevere with leaves seemed appropriate. The cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece beginning with a rounded yoke that has leav...
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted to make a simple, sweet cardigan for my granddaughter, so I designed the AnnLe cardigan. It has a Stockinette Stitch yoke with Seed Stitch to add easy decoration to the body.The cardigan is constructed from the top down,
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
I was wanting to design a sweater jacket that could be worn by itself in the fall or under a coat in the winter. So I designed this fitted jacket that has enough ease to be comfortable but fitted enough to work under a coat. I love this top down construction with short-row shaping and set in sleeves that I learned from Barbara Walker’s Knitting ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
I have a dear friend that moved up to Boston and I wanted to make her a warm and cozy hat. Slouchy hats are great because they don’t give you hat hair which makes them perfect for wearing on your commute to work. Cables are always a classic so I chose them for the design element. Bulky yarn is cozy and knits up fast. Thus you have the Stephanie ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The gauge for the Classic Elite Soft Linen is 17.5 sts and 24 rows in 4 inches in Garter Stitch.
Knitting: Dress
I was browsing though a stitch dictionary and happened upon the popcorn stitch. I thought the stitch would be perfect for a baby dress and designed the Poppy dress around it. The dress is constructed from the top down with shoulder shaping by short rows and set in sleeves. There is a slit in the top back to aid in dressing, two purl rows to sepa...
Knitting: Pullover, Leggings, Beanie, Toque
Lizmid on raverly made Emmaline using Berroco Vintage Chunky and really liked working with it and thought it washed well. So I wanted to try it out and since it is washable I thought why not a baby outfit. Started with the hat and continued from there. The sweater and pants are worked from the top down making them very easy to get that perfect f...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple top down sweater with a touch hazy ruffles to turn it into a dressier affair with just the right touch of femininity. I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran for the body of the sweater, it is quite lovely to work with and feels delightful next to the skin. And I used Rowen Kid Silk Haze which is perfect for the ruffle. Other yarns of s...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Bee hive is an interesting beret with ridges making circles that grow and shrink with the hat. The gold one reminded me of a bee hive while I was making it, hence the name. The stitch pattern seems somewhat complicated at first but has a nice rhythm once practiced.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a nice shawl that is not worked in the usual triangle formation, it is worked from the bottom up. It starts with the feather and fan stitch, which I really like and the rest of
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I love mitts. To me they seem very practical because they keep your hand warm while enabling to keep the use of your fingers. I wanted to design a pair that was both pretty and easy, Erinwood Mitts fit the bill. These mitts are very easy to knit and do not take much yarn or time. So you can make several for yourself or gifts for friends and family!
Knitting: Scarf
I originally bought this yarn to make the scarf Seattle, but I did not like the way the cables looked. I really liked the yarn so I designed Scarborough. This has become one of my favorite scarves. It is the perfect weight for warmer weather or can be worn in colder weather to accent evening wear. I love the way picot edging adds a defining look...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Table Runner
We were in need of a new alter cloth at my church so I designed this for it. It works beautifully as an alter cloth, table runner or scarf. The pattern includes instructions for both the table runner and the scarf. The instructions are both written and charted. Since this is not a fitted item different yarns and gauges can be used. For the linen ...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf turned out so pretty that I thought it would be fitting for an elegant night out. So I named after a French opera called Mireille by Charles Gounod based on Frederic Mistral’s poem Mireio. It is a story about a young rich girl who falls in love with peasant named Vincent. Of course Mireille’s father is out raged and goes after Vincent....
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is part of a four scarf set that all have reversible cables. They can be bought separately are all together for a discount. I have always loved cabled scarfs but did not like
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is part of a four scarf set that all have reversible cables. They can be bought separately are all together for a discount. I have always loved cabled scarfs but did not like
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is part o a four scarf set that all have reversible cables. They can be bought separately are all together for a discount. I have always loved cabled scarfs but did not like
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is part o a four scarf set that all have reversible cables. They can be bought separately are all together for a discount. I have always loved cabled scarfs but did not like
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
While I was making flowers with eyelet ruffles for a pillow, I was trying different combinations of knit and purl rows and created the one that I liked so much I designed a hat using it. I used the eyelet ruffle at the beginning and then went into a 5 x 1 rib to give some stretch and texture to the body of the hat. I knit it with Blue Sky Suri Meri...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I wanted to design a quick weekend project that would use up some stash yarn. So I started playing around with some ribbing and stripes. I like ribbing because it stretches, therefore one size can fit many and stripes are good for using up smaller pieces of yarn. When designing the hat I decided to continue the ribbing to the tip of the hat reduc...
Knitting: Scarf
I love the woven stitch used in this pattern and have wanted to make a scarf using it, but it usually makes a dense, stiff fabric which is not good for a scarf. So I tried using a light weight yarn with a bigger needle and it worked. So you can have the look of a woven scarf that is still soft and flexible. This is a stitch is not hard to catch ...
Knitting: Scarf
This is a fun and wacky scarf. If you need a quick knit scarf, this is it! It is made with sock yarn on extra big needles, so it knits up fast. I used one skein of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. This was the first time I have knit with this yarn. It is soft, has some stretch to it and is machine washable; I like it. It comes in great colors, whi...
Knitting: Scarf
This listing is for the pattern of lovely scarf. This is a fun and quick scarf to knit. It is great for transitional seasons because it has silk and nylon mixed in with wool. The colors are great as always with Noro’s yarn and another plus is that it only uses one skein of yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is just a fun little pattern that only takes one skien of yarn and knits up very fast. It has ridges and ribs to add character and a little knob up top for fun. It would make a great gift!
Knitting: Clutch
This clutch was actually born from a mistake. It was my first attempt for the diamond neckroll; it turned out too big, but instead of ripping the whole thing out, I decided to turn the lacy part into a clutch. So from ashes comes beauty. This clutch will definitely enhance any evening attire, making you feel quite in vogue! This pattern is actuall...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I bought the yarn I used for these thinking I would make the diamonds mitts with it. However the diamond pattern did not work with this yarn because the stitches did not hold their shape. Yet, the yarn felt so good in my hands, I just had to make some mitts with it. The yarn has a little shine to it so it seemed dressy to me. Thus, the beaded ev...
Knitting: Scarf
Spring is coming, at least where I live. So its time to
Knitting: Scarf
I made this scarf for myself last year and wore it about everyday; it is wonderful. The yarns are soft and cozy next to the skin. It can be worn casually or because of the architectural detailing on the ruffles can be dressed up. It makes a great Christmas gift! In this pattern Iʼve included directions for both a dk weight and worsted weight yarn...
Knitting: Pillow
With itʼs clean lines the pillow looks good in a modern setting. The yarn also has linen mixed in, so the cover is at home in a more cozy setting. I wanted the pillow cover to have the look of a cable, but not have to mess with an extra needle. So I used a twisted rib stitch to give some texture. This pillow cover is pretty easy to knit and alth...
Knitting: Pillow
I saw this yarn in the store and it looked so creamy I had to make something with it. So a pillow it became with swirls that remind me of a creamy soft serve ice cream cone. The flower can be made in any color to match your decor and can be changed with the seasons. I made mine with scrap yarn putting to good use some of my stash.For this pattern...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I made my first pair of mitts last fall with some thick alpaca yarn and I absolutely loved them. They kept my hands warm and I still had the use of my fingers! But they didnʼt look so great with evening attire. So I wanted to make a dressier pair; thus the diamond mitts were born. This yarn is wonderful. It feels great in your hands and it knits u...
Knitting: Scarf
I wanted to make a scarf to match the diamond mitts so I played around with some ideas and settled on this one. They make a perfect pair. It is made with the same wonderful yarn; a wool silk blend, simply divine. It is not as complicated as it looks; it repeats a lot of the same stitches.
Knitting: Scarf
Last Christmas I made several of the scarfs as gifts and everyone loved them. They look the same on the front and back They are a simple design with a ruffle for some fun. I have made them both solid color and bi-color as in the picture. The pattern contains the directions for two different kinds of yarn.
Knitting: Pillow
This is a beautiful pillow cover. It is knit in a silky wool that has a fabulous feel to it and is available in several rich colors. The pillow will be a wonderful accessory for a bed or a couch.