Ms. Mal

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Crochet: Cowl
A versatile wardrobe essential for cold, windy moors. Wear it as a cowl, neck warmer, or capelet.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz’s Knit Bits from Outlander, these snuggly warm, gender-neutral, chunky fingerless mitts in two sizes (one for women and one for men) with basket weave cable cuff, thumbhole, stockinette arm, and a cable twist bind off are sure to be a hit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A soft cap with a simple and striking design, designed to fit an average size teen or adult head. Best knit up in a solid or semi-solid yarn to let the stitches shine. Meant to have a close beanie fit without being too tight. The pattern gives tutorial links for an unusual knit picot chain CO and basic brioche stitches. Originally developed as ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz Knit Bits from Outlander, These gauntlets were designed by commission, yarn selected by client. Fully reversible hand-to-hand, with an open cable motif and rolled edge finish. Near elbow length. Cuff is knit flat on a provisional cast-on and seamed together. Stitches are then picked up along one edge and the arm section is...
Crochet: Headband
When little ones are on the way, it’s time to take out yarn and needles and make a few wee gifties. These Crùnan were born out of frustration after multiple false starts using other author’s patterns, as well as not being able to find a sea-themed one for a special friend. These can be crocheted up easily in an evening and offer infinite embell...
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
First in the Washing in the Waiting Room series. These cloths are a study in texture and stitch technique, and are great to take along for those long waits before appointments. Often referred to as “Cabbage Stitch,” this quick to crochet cloth provides a chance to learn or revisit crossed double crochet stitches. It imparts a bit of texture tha...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz’s Knit Bits from Outlander, these warm, gender-neutral, fingerless mitts in two sizes (one for women and one for men) with textured cuffs, a thumbhole, and rib stitch arms providing an arm hugging fit, promise to keep chilly drafts at bay.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed specifically for my sister-in-law, this easy to knit rectangular wrap can be extensively modified in width, length, and neck opening to flatter a number of body shapes. The directions and blocking dimensions are particularly suited to a 5’8” physique that is mildly pear-shaped.
Knitting: Hats - Other
First developed as a chemo cap and designed to show off a highly variegated, wildly colored yarn, or one that is subtly spectacular; this simple, soft hat is available in two sizes to fit an average adult head. A quick-to-knit cap meant to be a bit slouchy and drapey with enough room to be gentle on sensitive scalps, or accommodate a thick head...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz Knit Bits from Outlander, I designed these gauntlets by commission. Fully reversible hand-to-hand, with a 2 color cable motif and corrugated rib. Additional features include several 1 color Lateral Braids. Near elbow length. Knuckle rib is worked first, then the rest of the cuff is knit flat on a provisional cast-on and se...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz Knit Bits from Outlander, I designed these gauntlets. Fully reversible hand-to-hand, with a simple cable motif and rib rows to complement. Mid-forearm length. Cuff is knit flat on a provisional cast-on, then grafted together with Kitchener stitch. Stitches are then picked up along one edge and the arm section is knit in th...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This is my first originally designed knitted anything. I wanted to make a guy’s hat that would actually fit a guy’s head! A reversible hat of wonderfully soft, warm, slouchy, squishy goodness with a little extra built in via German short row shaping to cover the ears and neck from chilly winds. A simple, subtle pattern stitch in the body of the...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz’s Knit Bits from Outlander, these feminine fingerless mitts in three sizes are worked flat and seamed together. A textured palm and back with simple edged thumbhole, snug rib wrist with a bit of a bow, and lacy rib forearms make for a fit that promises to keep chilly drafts at bay.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Strongly inspired by the shawl worn by Caitriona Balfe as featured in episodes 5 “Rent” and 6 “The Garrison Commander” of Starz Network’s Outlander television series, I created this pattern because I wanted a shawl like the show version.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s a snuggly, warm, soft, hat in two sizes big enough to fit a large or larger-than-average ladies’ or men’s head.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of three hats in the Warm the Line Collection, this design of an overall garter rib stitch is quick and easy to work up. An open gauge gives an extra stretchy fabric, allowing fit for a wide range of head sizes and making it perfect for charity or gift knitting.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of three hats in the Warm the Line Collection, this cap is circled by a knit and purl zigzag motif. An open gauge gives an extra stretchy fabric, allowing fit for a wide range of head sizes and making it perfect for charity or gift knitting.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Second in the Washing in the Waiting Room series. These cloths are a study in texture and stitch technique, and are great to take along for those long waits before appointments. This modified version of “Crinkle Stitch” is quick to crochet while providing a chance to learn/work front and back post double crochet. It imparts more texture and is ...
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Third in the Washing in the Waiting Room series, this is the best for beginners. These cloths are a study in texture and stitch technique, and are great to take along for those long waits before appointments. This modified version of “Pebble Stitch” is quick to crochet while providing great practice for basic stitches. Even more texture is fini...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by Mrs. Fitz’s Knit Bits from Outlander, these toasty, gender-neutral, fingerless mitts in two sizes (one for women and one for men) with rib cuffs, a thumbhole, and a simple, pattern stitch arm providing textural interest have proven to be a very popular design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One of three hats in the Warm the Line Collection, this beanie has a simple knit and purl stitch pattern contained within a band of color, which adds a pop of visual interest. An open gauge gives an extra stretchy fabric, allowing fit for a wide range of head sizes and making it perfect for charity or gift knitting.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Fourth in the Washing in the Waiting Room series, this is the most complex. These cloths are a study in texture and stitch technique, and are great to take along for those long waits before appointments. This modified version of mypicot.com’s #0031 is denser and takes a bit more time than the other three. It imparts loads of texture finished of...