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Sometimes you want a complex project to work on, but other times you just want to relax and watch a movie while you make some last minute holiday gifts. This pattern is for a brioche stitch (fisherman’s rib) scarf with tidy edges and an easy to memorize one line pattern.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
The Midnight Blazer is a fitted blazer with structured shoulders and a fitted waist. This silhouette is designed to flatter “pear shapes” by drawing the eye up and balancing a bottom heavy figure. Taking cues from the runway, this sweater is perfect to wear to work, yet still fun enough to wear out in the evening.
Most knitters aren’t too into drop sleeves because of the overly simple shape and associations with oversized ’80s sweaters, but drop sleeves are showing up everywhere now in a refined and slender new form. Taking inspiration from high end brands like Vince, Mango, and Opening Ceremony, this sweater has a figure flattering modern sil...
Knitting: Pillow, Lampshade
This pattern is for a textured felt lamp shade in multiple sizes and matching pillows in two sizes. The lamp shade can be sewn over a preexisting shade or a handmade frame. DIY instructions for a metal lamp shade frame are included in this pattern as well as a lesson in lamp anatomy and safety. These housewares are a great project for all season...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pattern is for a shrug or bolero type cardigan with elbow length dolman sleeves and optional contrasting Moss stitch trim. It is a cropped length, short in the front and reaching down to the waist in the back. The front is open and slightly curved with some bust shaping for adults. Loosely knit fingering weight yarn makes this perfect for s...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat, Hats - Other
This hat is a hybrid of two vintage styles: the cloche and the turban. Inspired by the 1920s, it has an old style feel but is not too out of place in our postmodern world. When worn with the gathering on the sides, it looks like a cloche, with a close fitting bell shape. When turned 90 degrees so the gathering is in the front, it looks more like...
Knitting: Hats - Other
So I was shopping at a certain urban clothing store when I saw this turban. The idea was nice, but there was some bunching in odd places and the price was way off (for an acrylic hat) so I decided to make my own. Now this isn’t an exact copy of their design, it has some improvements to the fitting, a rounder shape, and fewer seams (more than the...
Knitting: Hats - Other
The Techniques in the pattern are a bit advanced, it is helpful to understand short row shaping and circular knitting before you begin.The style is inspired by fractals, and uses mathematical knitting to create a rounded shape. It looks like a flower, a pine cone, and a romanesco.