Joanna Rankin

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This simple slip-stitch cable over a reverse stockinette background makes any variegated yarn look great, and adds some fun and striking texture to these socks!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love ribbed socks—they’re super comfortable and fit very well because of the elastic nature of ribbing. This pattern adds a bit of a twist to the typical ribbing used on socks, with its offbeat pattern of thick and thin ribs from top to bottom. To make this pattern suitable for confident beginners, this sock can be made without any picked-up ...
Knitting: Cowl
This drapey cowl features a bold and oversized lace stitch pattern that reminds me of pine cones. Knit with 5.5 mm needles, this cowl will knit up in a flash (and who couldn’t use some instant gratification after
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit this fun and colorful shawl with scrap yarn or mini skeins from your stash, or choose 3 or more skeins of fingering weight yarn you like together. You will need approximately 1000 yards of fingering weight yarn (or 24 balls of about 40-45 yards each). It’s a great way to use up scraps of yarn from your stash!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Climbing Clematis is a toe-up sock with a climbing vine cable pattern going up the front of the sock popping off the reverse stockinette background. The reverse stockinette continues on the bottom of the foot, to give you a super comfortable princess sole.
Knitting: Mittens
This is a cozy pair of mittens with a fun Fair Isle border featuring a traditional Nordic snowflake motif. The extra-long arms on these mittens will to keep you warm and toasty when you’re having fun in the
Knitting: Legwarmers
These striped legwarmers are a fun throwback to the 80’s. A beginner-friendly pattern, this offers endless options for customization. You can easily knit these in any size to fit you perfectly, even make them smaller and wear them as handwarmers! A great way to mix & match scraps of yarn in your stash—switch yarn colors any time you like to...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These top-down socks take a fun twist on the traditional ribbed sock, with its bold ribbed lace panels with oversized eyelets running down the full length of one side of each sock.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is an easy knit, with mock cables made of just yarnovers and decreases—they kind of remind me of flames, or the curls of smoke rising from a bonfire.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are the perfect cozy cabled mitts for keeping your hands warm on cool nights around the campfire, and they leave your fingers free for roasting marshmallows!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This lacy daisy pattern is cute and super easy to knit!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These cute socks feature a fetching allover lace pattern that resembles the sand dollars you might find on the beach.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a new spin on a traditional striped scarf, with dramatic lace stripes that go the full length. Garter stitch stripes between the lace sections let you gracefully melt colors together.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a unique cowl with chevron lace sections bordered by plain garter, with 2-color chevron mosaic stripes that let you beautifully melt your colors together.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Rainbow Road is inspired by an exhilarating racetrack in Mario Kart, known for its colorful twists, turns, and surprises around every corner. These socks feature a column of elongated knit stitches that spiral around the sock, on a purl background that helps to break up the color changes in any variegated yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The allover diamond pattern in Slipped Diamonds is made with just knits, purls, and slipped stitches that are picked up a few rounds later. The slipped stitch pattern is perfect for breaking up the color changes in a busy variegated yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is a super quick and easy knit with dropped stitches that let any textured art yarn shine. Finished with a row of three oversized buttons, this cowl is a statement piece you’ll enjoy wearing all winter!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This unisex sock pattern features an easy-to-memorize diamond cable pattern that spirals all around the leg and top of the foot. Because the stitches spiral all around the leg, this pattern is not suitable for knitting two at a time with the Magic Loop method.
Knitting: Slippers
Heartwarming Slipper Socks are warm, cozy, with a sweet row of heart-shaped cables up the front. The cables are small enough that you can easily work them without a cable needle if you prefer. As written, the paid of slippers can be made with one skein of Hektos. If you have more yarn, this pattern is easy to customize to a longer more sock-lik...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pineapple Grove is an elegant beaded crescent shawl with a pineapple-inspired stitch pattern. The size is easy to customize, just work more or fewer repeats of the main body stitch pattern. Beads are optional, but add a lovely bit of sparkle and are well worth the effort!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick to knit cabled hat topped with a pompom.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
This elegant cabled headband is adorned with 30 horse-eye rhinestones. The fit can be easily adjusted by changing the position of the button.
Knitting: Gloves
First Frost is a quick-to-knit pair of lacy gloves with an airy ruffle around the wrist. Fast enough to knit up an almost last-minute gift,
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
These boot toppers are the perfect thing to make your boots extra warm and extra stylish this winter! They feature a cabled band that overlaps with a row of three buttons. The pattern includes three sizes, but it’s very easy to customize to any size by knitting the band until it is 1” longer than your leg circumference, then picking up a multip...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern was inspired by the undulating waves flowing over the rocks in the Credit River. The lacy cable stitch pattern is a lot of fun to knit!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Spiced Vanilla is an innovative custom fit afterthought heel sock pattern—simply enter your measurements into Acrobat Reader and get a pattern custom fit to your feet! Choose to work top down or toe up, one or two at a time as you prefer. Both crew and mid-calf length versions are included. Afterthought heel socks are perfect for self-striping ...
Knitting: Earrings, Necklace, Applique / Embellishment
With warmer weather comes light and airy summer dresses, shorts, and tank tops. Sweaters may have been carefully packed away, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for knitting. Flaunt your love of fiber all year round with knitted jewelry! This is a collection of patterns for flower appliques that can be combined in an infinite number of w...
Knitting: Mittens
Winkelmittz takes traditional thrummed mitts and kicks them up a notch with a striking chevron pattern. Your hands will stay nice and toasty as the thrums felt together into a warm and solid inner lining.
Knitting: Clutch
This is a unique clutch pattern sized to fit an 8.5” x 2.5” curved sew-in metal purse frame. A gathered beaded rosette is the perfect finishing touch. A sewing pattern with instructions is included, for adding a fabric lining.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These cute fingerless mitts with a one-stitch cable and row of decorative buttons will keep your hands warm on cool fall days. The cabled rib stretches generously to fit well on a variety of hand sizes.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Tail Feathers is a pretty yet practical sock that combines narrow cables with a simple feathery lace pattern reminiscent of the plumage and tail feathers of a peacock.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the leaves of the Oroya Peruviana cactus, this airy lace shawl will keep your shoulders warm on cool summer nights. Add some fine seed beads (the sample uses #10 seed beads) along the edge to catch the sunlight and add a little bling.
Knitting: Toy Mobile
Knit up this adorable baby mobile for the little sweetheart in your life. You can mix and match any yarn of about the same weight, so it’s a great way to use up scraps! The pattern includes instructions for how to knit 5 sweets, plus three ideas for assembling the mobile.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
You’ll want a pair of kick-ass socks when the zombie apocalypse hits to keep your feet warm as you run away from the undead hordes. These socks are knit in the round, top down, with a repeating pattern of brainy zombies knit in stranded colourwork. These zombie socks will keep your feet nice and toasty during the apocalypse, or just whenever yo...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Hang all sorts of candy in your tree with these cute mini Christmas stockings. You can personalize your stockings with any of the 45 charts included with the pattern, including the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and 9 holiday and candy-themed images.The stockings are worked in the round, from the top down, with short row heels.
Knitting: Balaclava
Who says you can’t stay warm while fighting crime? This is knit in the round out of bulky yarn and requires almost no finishing, so you can have your new disguise in just a few hours.
Knitting: Costume
A sexy and face-warming beard without the hassle or commitment of growing it yourself. This knits up lightning fast!
Knitting: Toy Food
Love cupcakes but don’t love the calories? Knit up one of these quick and adorable cupcakes for yourself! Each one only takes a small amount of yarn so you’ll have a delicious-looking confection in no time, complete with seed-bead sprinkles and a cherry on top.
Knitting: Toy Food
This knit sushi set is completely vegetarian and will never go bad, no matter how long you accidentally leave it out on the counter. The set includes shrimp, egg, and salmon sushi, a California roll, a fish roe roll and even a dollop of wasabi. Each piece is quick to make and takes a very small amount of yarn, so you can use up your scraps to h...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Octie is a soft and cuddly aquatic creature who loves to be hugged and squished. He only needs 90 yards of yarn, so you can make your new buddy in no time!
Knitting: Gloves
Size: Bicep XS 9”, S 9.5”, M 10” bicep, L 10.5”
Knitting: Vest
Size #1–#3 straight needles (whatever gets you the right gauge)
Knitting: Costume
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