Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Welcome to Friday Freebies! For the month of January 2017, I will be releasing one new pattern every Friday - and it will be free for the first weekend!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
So Steek’n Simple is the second in my series of Friday Freebie patterns for the month of December. Download it for free through midnight on Sunday, January 15th.
Knitting: Headband
This quick and simple headband is both fun and functional. The double layer of super bulky yarn will keeps ears toasty warm while the pompom ears add whimsy. Sized for toddlers, children, teens and adults, this headband is composed only of easy knit stitches worked in the round.
Knitting: Scarf
This generously-sized entrelac scarf is constructed differently than most – it was worked the long way from end to end. Why? It began as a pile of Noro Silk Garden leftovers. Some of the scraps were much brighter and more colorful than others, so a scarf worked across the narrow width could look scrappy. However, knitting the rows lengthwise hig...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitters have often combined the entrelac knitting technique and yarn dyed with long color changes with spectacular results. But, the combination of entrelac and a gradient dyed yarn appeared unexplored. In CodaChrome, a single skein of knitcircus’ Calliope is worked into circular entrelac cowl, and the result is a marriage made in heaven.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These traditionally-patterned fingerless mitts are worked in a combination of two plaid knitting techniques – two-stranded intarsia and applied crochet. The bigger checks and horizontal contrast stripes are worked as part of the knitting, while the vertical contrast stripes are inserted after the knitting is completed. This approach is much simp...
Knitting: Purse
Entrelac knitting resembles complicated woven basketry, but is actually an intermediate level technique. If you can knit stockinette and pick up stitches, you can do entrelac.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This classic tam is designed for beginning knitters – all garter stitch (no purls!), worked flat, with easy increases and decreases. But it is stylish enough to make it a great quick project for more experienced knitter. Finish it with your choice of top – plain, tab top or pompom.
Knitting: Cowl
This seamless moss stitch cowl works up fast in a super-bulky weight yarn. The cast on and bound off edges provide a fun hit of bright contrasting color. Use the crochet cast on technique to make the two edges look identical.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Mag Mile Hat was inspired by a hat seen on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, but ‘Mag’ might also be short for ‘magnum’, or ‘great’ in Latin. The Mag Mile is a hat that is great in style but also great in scale. It knits up quickly in super bulky weight yarn. Or, bust some stash and work it up in three strands of worsted weight yarn held together.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Were you fortunate to be able to attend a fiber festival or knitting convention this past year? If so, you might have picked up some gorgeous hand-dyed skeins. But, those lovely skeins may be sitting in a bowl on your coffee table because it can be difficult to find just the right pattern to show off their brilliant colors without overwhelming t...
Knitting: Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
My blog now features a photo tutorial on the applied crochet chain technique used to create the vertical stripes. Find it at:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Farwen is a beaded, ribbed hat worked in the classic farrow rib pattern. The hat sports less than 50 beads – enough for drama, but not so many to be tiring. Use a single type of bead for a classic look, or a mix of beads to go eclectic. Farwen is knit flat and then seamed to simplify the knitting and maximize the knit stitches over the purl stit...
Knitting: Scarf
This unisex scarf solves the problem of how to hide the ugly backside of a cabled scarf. Work the cables in 1x1 rib and make it reversible! Two identical ‘eccentric’ cables surround a braided cable. A slip stitch edging creates a neat finish.