Ranée Mueller

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 2 patterns

Adam and Eve is a matching set of hat and mitts, designed to look like an apple.

eBook : 3 patterns

Our preemie daughter was born in May, but started to come in April. April will always mean preemie to me, and this design began as one for preemie babies only. This set is sized from preemie to one year old.

eBook : 2 patterns

This matching set of sweater and hat for wriggly babies and toddlers is perfect for those unexpected baby showers, charity knitting, or a quick project for your own child. These provide a wonderful canvas for all your creative impulses - you can embroider them as I did in the picture above, or use buttons or ribbons or colorwork to customize to your heart’s content. The bonus is that these really are lightning fast to knit!

eBook : 3 patterns

A marine layer is an air mass that forms over the surface of a large body of water which often creates fog within itself. This collection of quick to knit matching accessories is inspired by this weather pattern.

eBook : 3 patterns

These five ornaments for your Christmas tree are themed on traditional iconography and imagery of the Nativity and its historic expressions.

eBook : 3 patterns

This collection of hat designs is inspired by the shore, the spray of the waves, and the fog over the beach.

eBook : 6 patterns

This collection of accessories, themed on the winds of the Middle East and Northern Africa, explores different ways to use color in knitting. East meets west with traditionally western pieces that are formed with traditionally eastern design.

eBook : 7 patterns

This collection of seven textured accessories, themed on the winds of the Middle East and Northern Africa, features knit and purl, cables, and lace. East meets west with traditionally western pieces that are formed with traditionally eastern design.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Balaclava
A Sharav is a hot, dry eastern wind. It brings dust and sand, blowing across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. This hooded cowl, or balaclava, knit in one piece, mostly in the round, from the bottom up will protect you from any wind, not just the hot ones. With the cowl up on your face, it can even shield you f...
Knitting: Headband
The Mozarabs are Iberian Christians who took on the Arab culture of the occupying Moors living in Cordoba in the period between the 9th and 11th century. They were westerners who adopted aspects of Arabic and Moorish culture. Undulating texture echoes Arabic geometric art in a representation of this confluence of style. Knit in one piece and gr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ember Days are 12 days in the year, four sets of three, set aside for prayer, fasting and giving to the needy. Ember, in this case, comes from the word simply meaning time or season (a corruption of the words Quatuor Tempora for four times). So, these are seasonal days of prayer. This shawlette is a simple triangle that is perfect for contempla...
Knitting: Cowl
Vespers are the prayers said at evening, from the Latin word for evening, which are meditative and repetitive. This design can also be described that way. The “cheater” brioche stitch used in the pattern is easy to memorize, and can be done at a relaxed pace without too much concentration; providing all the squish of garter stitch, with a littl...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Kabsa is a traditional, everyday, spiced rice and meat dish originating in Saudi Arabia. It is a one pot meal; easy to put together, and pleasing to everyone. These mitts are named after that dish. Comfort knitting is like comfort food. Also, may I admit that I felt especially clever using rice stitch and naming these after a rice dish?
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern has written instruction for construction, but the stitch patterns are almost entirely charted.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is still available on Knotions. The file for sale here includes instruction for two lengths, as well as how to vary it to the amount of yarn you have, and detailed information on how to graft on needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Khamseen is the Arabic word for 50, and is also the name for dry, hot, sand-filled windstorms that blow in Egypt over a 50 day period in the spring. This large, semi-circular shawl uses the number 50 in more than one way. There are 50 stripes and even the border has 50 repeats of the pattern. You will knit this for far fewer than 50 days, and b...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This design was inspired by the Eye of God Nebula. The hat uses short row shaping and decreases to represent that nebula. The effect is interesting in any panoramic gradient, and does not require my own color choices.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens, and a coordinating hat pattern, were inspired by the Eye of God Nebula. They use a panoramic gradient and textured rib to represent that nebula in the sky. The effect is interesting in any panoramic gradient, and does not require my own color choices.
Knitting: Scarf
Aejej is a Moroccan desert whirlwind so vicious that the fellahin (peasants or farmers, derived from the Arabic word for ploughman or tiller) are said to defend themselves against it with knives. You can defend yourself in the wind much more stylishly with this scarf. Knit in two pieces and grafted together at the neck, the design uses simple s...
Knitting: Cowl
Saint Veronica, whose feast day is July 12, is the name given by the Church to the woman who wiped Jesus’ face in an act of compassion as He walked, carrying His cross, to Calvary. Rather than try to create a True Icon in knitting, as her name means, this cowl uses symbolism from that event. Slipped stitches create a crown of thorns on a simple...
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
Have you ever bought a skein of yarn because it was the last one there? Or because it was the last of its color? Or because it was so interesting in the store, but then you had no idea what to do with it? This pattern, named after the Arabic word for stratify, is a great way to use one of those in the last category. I picked up this novelty yar...
Knitting: Headband, Kerchief
Naseem means breeze in Arabic. This stylish kerchief, with attached headband, can be worn in the breezy spring or fall, or as a shade from summer sun. It is a sweet, little, introduction to knitted lace which creates a pretty accessory in a short time. The lace is taken from a traditional Shetland pattern and used in a non-traditional way and i...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
If you buy this pattern with one or more of the other Samoom patterns, Samoom or Samoom (Mittens), you will automatically receive 25% off of your purchase, and previous purchases will count toward the discount! This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Color. It is one of eight patterns, and as each ...
Knitting: Mittens
If you buy this pattern with one or more of the other Samoom patterns, Samoom or Samoom (Fingerless Mitts), you will automatically receive 25% off of your purchase, and previous purchases will count toward the discount! This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Color. It is one of eight patterns, and...
Knitting: Gloves
If you buy this pattern with one or more of the other Samoom patterns, Samoom (Fingerless Mitts) or Samoom (Mittens), you will automatically receive 25% off of your purchase, and previous purchases will count toward the discount! This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Color. It is the first of six...
Knitting: Doll
Rayan is another design named after one of my children. This is a memorial of sorts, for a child who did not live long. This type of primitive comfort doll is known in our house as a lovey or a wubbie. It is a topsy turvy doll as well. The lace is reversible, and there is a head for each side, one that is awake and one for sleeping. Perfect for...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
“And lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.” - Matthew 2:9
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Muff
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Cowl
Une version est disponible en français.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern can be purchased individually or as a part of the Trade Winds Collection: Texture.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A brume is a mist or fog, much like the kind that forms over the sea or on the beach in October through January. This hat is inspired by that image, with the cables twisting like the clouds as they hang low over the land during the day. Sized from infant to large adult, with clever crown decreases to maintain the cables to the top, there is eno...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
The three gifts of the Magi were gold, frankincense and myrrh. This trio of ornaments takes their inspiration from those gifts. Cables create gold ropes, chains and coins, gold and pewter texture imitate traditional censers of the Middle East, and stranded color work represents the myrrh plant. Each of these is quick to knit, and is complete wh...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mariam is named after one of my daughters who is as flowery and pink and purple as you can dream. This shawl, knit top down in a rounded triangle shape, uses texture and lace to create a floral design. This is a large, cozy piece that does not sacrifice delicacy for warmth. The texture is simple to memorize and the lace pattern is uncomplicated...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Here is a lovely little evergreen wreath ornament pattern that is fun and quick to knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Shoreline takes its inspiration from the seashore, which is a place I have always loved. The single cable panel mimics the motion of water on the shore, while the twisted stitches represent the granular sand, and the reverse stockinette stitch behind the cable acts as the water smoothed beach. The beanie is worked in the round from the bottom u...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I am so pleased to be offering this pattern in collaboration with an excellent independent dyer, Karyn Graves from Twisted Hues Yarns. Not only are her yarn bases wonderful, and made with quality and interesting fibers, her dying technique creates rich, saturated colors, including semi-solids, tonals, and the popular speckles. If you haven’t wo...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Named after my eldest daughter, Amira is an elegant top that would look well under a blazer with a skirt or by itself over jeans. This sleeveless shell has a modified, draped boat neck with lace and texture to form a modest and feminine line which can take you from early spring through fall or early winter. With 11 sizes to choose from, you are...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ziyad is a lovely hat for keeping the whole family warm. Suitable for men and women, adults and children, this quick knitting hat is a perfect gift - for someone else, or for yourself! The textured spiral keeps the knitting interesting, but does not require more attention than the average rib.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I have updated and graded these mitts for three sizes, which are for sale in the pdf. I have also created a pdf with the matching scarf and cowl included as an e-book. The free version is still available at Knotions, but only includes one size, the medium.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Our tradition of hanging stockings on Christmas Eve (or for the feast of Saint Nicholas on the night before December 6) comes from the stories of a real man from Myra, in what is now Turkey. This stocking takes its inspiration from that piece of history. Using the bright, primary colors of traditional Turkish and Middle Eastern motifs and geome...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This design is a cache-coeur and I’ve played with the idea of “coeur” by including a lace heart on the back, and even with the details of heart buttons. It is a heart warmer, or heart holder, kind of a cross between a cardigan and a shawl.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Saint Helena is a set of fingerless mitts, great for keeping you warm while driving, knitting, or typing. These mitts are for people who have things to do!
Knitting: Bonnet
Once upon a time I needed a simple, quick, baby bonnet. I came up with one and used it for quite a long time. Then, I thought of ways I could vary it or improve it. This is the result of that. It is a great use of small amounts of yarn, leftovers from other projects, even some angora bits and bobs or some other luxury or novelty yarn, as I did ...
Knitting: Headband
The simple headband is adjustable, using buttons that can be buttoned a little looser or tighter, as necessary, and is perfect for using leftovers from other projects.
Knitting: Scarf
Saint George is a result of my eldest son’s wanting a new scarf and my desire to design it for him. He picked the color, I floated some design ideas for him to consider, and this is what we came up with together. I think it is a very masculine pattern, great for gift giving for the holidays, though it could be used for a woman, of course.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Our preemie daughter was born in May, but started to come in April. April will always mean preemie to me, and this design began as one for preemie babies only. It is sweet to have something pretty to put her in and a matching set that fits is a morale booster. The hat will also help maintain temperatures in a little one who can’t do it on his o...
Knitting: Vest
Our preemie daughter was born in May, but started to come in April. April will always mean preemie to me, and this design began as one for preemie babies only. It is sweet to have something pretty to put her in and this buttonless vest will make his frequent changes simpler, and permit layering for warmth.
Knitting: Towel
Our preemie daughter was born in May, but started to come in April. April will always mean preemie to me, and this design began as part of a set for preemie babies only. Babies often spit up a lot, so a cloth is necessary. Rather than throwing a bar cloth or cloth diaper over your shoulder when you are going out in public, make this cute little...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple shawl knit from point to point in reverse stockinette st. This was initially designed as a nursing shawl, but I wear it all the time as an accessory. It is knit in a rather open, loose gauge, to create an airy feel to the shawl, so remember that if choosing an alternate yarn. I used all but around 5 yards of the yarn, so count ...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Here is a nice, chubby stocking to hang for St. Nicholas. It uses entrelac, some stranded, and some striped colorwork. This is a basic top down sock construction, so if you are familiar with that, it will be simple to make. And no second sock!
Knitting: Mittens
This is a simple pattern that I wrote up in two sizes. I titled these Saint Elizabeth, after the mother of the Forerunner, because I imagine her to have been so full of love and care for her late in life baby. I can see her lovingly making little objects for her miracle child.
Knitting: Bonnet
Fingering-weight yarn of cashmere and extra fine merino combined with a delicate lace stitch produces this heirloom baby bonnet. The body of the bonnet is knitted in one shaped piece with two small seams, and ribbing is picked up and knit along the bottom edge.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
This itty, bitty elf hat was initially made for a yarn shop promotion where I worked. I made this pattern to sell in a Christmas in July type sale to get people ready for their holiday knitting. Rather than go with the common red and white for my sample, I made a more general elf, using a teal and white. I’ve revised the pattern and added a lar...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This quick and easy baby hat is a hit at baby showers, as well as being perfect for charity knitting, and has a matching sweater. They are both available as part of an e-book as well as individually. The smallest size of this hat took me literally an hour to make, from casting on to weaving in the ends. If you factor in time to get ready, wrap ...
Knitting: Pullover
This quick and easy baby sweater is a hit at baby showers and has a matching hat that is also a breeze to make. They are both available as part of an e-book as well as individually. This simple sweater is made for little, wriggly babies. A quick knit, it is perfect for a shower invitation that took you by surprise. This adorable little sweater ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
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