Danielle Chalson

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Knitting: Scarf
Who says that super bulky yarn can’t also make graceful twists and turns? This oversized beauty features strategically placed short rows that bend the scarf to drape around your shoulders and stay there! The cables are mirrored about the halfway point of the scarf (at the back neck) and then the ribbing is picked up and worked in short rows to ...
Knitting: Tee
The Alight Top was inspired by my young daughter’s love of two things: birds and bright colors. Simple cables, reminiscent of birds in flight, are sprinkled across the garment to create a lovely, textured fabric. These cables pair beautifully with the most variegated or speckled yarns, so this is the perfect project for your rainbow-colored ske...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This pattern is also featured on Knit Picks’ website as part of the Independent Designer Program here.
Knitting: Cowl
This generously-sized, unisex cowl features three giant ribbed cables twisting their way around the circumference of the cowl. The cowl is knit flat and grafted together for a seamless, and reversible, result! Wear it around your shoulders to keep the chill away or wrap it twice around your neck for the ultimate cozy accessory.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Take the basic triangular shawl to the next level with a nine-pointed shawl. Drape it evenly over your shoulders for an elegant statement (the shaping ensures it stays put) or style it your own way every day – Augusta is practical, timeless, and unique.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Autumn Morning Cardigan is also available as part of Knit Picks’ IDP program here!
Knitting: Pullover
Little ones will look sharp in this graphic take on a traditional colorwork sweater, inspired by the mountains near my niece’s home. A simple but striking one-color pattern is knit across the yoke of this sweater, making it equally appropriate for boys or girls! The sweater is finished with garter edges, including a split hem and a button at th...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Let your knitting take flight with Avian, which includes TWO accessory designs that each feature cabled texture reminiscent of birds in flight. The luxurious blue triangle shawl (shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in “Lapis”) is created by knitting the cabled edging first, picking up stitches for the body and finishing with a simple lace e...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ERRATA: The following cable crosses from Row 61, which are shown in the Key, are missing from the “Special Stitches” section:
Knitting: Cardigan
The Bee Stitch Cardigan, inspired by classic sportswear, is a study in textures. The body features a brioche-like bee stitch, the fitted sleeves showcase a stretchy slipped-stitch ribbing, and the body is edged in i-cord.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Treat yourself to the romance of La Belle Époque with an elegantly lacy scarf or wrap in the drapiest yarn imaginable. The scarf is worked vertically while the two wrap sizes are worked horizontally. Choose a variegated yarn to add a colorful dimension to these accessories, or select a solid-colored yarn that will let the lace take the lead. Ei...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Birch Hill Hat, designed to fit everyone in your family, features the same Aran-inspired cables and garter rib fabric that inspired the Birch Hill Pullover. As with the pullover, the abundant texture of this design shows up best with a solid or semi-solid colorway. And because this cabled and ribbed fabric stretches so nicely, choose a size...
Knitting: Pullover
Designed in honor of my son’s wintertime birthday, the Birch Hill Pullover is a classic wardrobe staple for any child. Featuring Aran-inspired cables in the body and garter rib sleeves, this garment works equally well for casual or dressy occasions. The pullover has a stylish, modern fit but also includes enough positive ease to fit a layer und...
Knitting: Hands - Other
These arm warmers, featuring an unusual central cable motif, are both uniquely stylish and practical for all seasons. The arm warmers feature shaping to ensure a fitted result.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This pattern is also featured on Knit Picks’ website as part of the Independent Designer Program here.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Courchevel includes two beret patterns for three different weights of yarn, so that you can create a timeless beret (or berets!) by using that special yarn purchase, or just by using what’s already in your stash! Knit the fingering weight version, shown here in a sleek slate colorway, for a beret that’s perfect for a weekend in the city. The lu...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Valley Yarns Designer Series presents Cupola, a hat that combines plush ribbing, and intricate diamond cable. Knit in Taconic, this classic winter accessory is the perfect gift for men and women alike! Just choose a single brim or a double brim and your favorite shade of Taconic. Knit Cupola in the round from the bottom up, then decide if you w...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A classic design like the Delancey Hat is the perfect opportunity to let an exquisite yarn take center stage. And the timeless textures of garter stitch and fisherman rib ensure that this hat is always in style.
Knitting: Cowl
This fingerless mitts and cowl set is a quick but luxurious way to greet cool spring mornings! Knit with just one skein of Madelinetosh Wren, the set features a simple eyelet pattern to show off the beautiful sheen of the yarn without sacrificing warmth. Instructions are included for two sizes of mitts and cowls.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
In Swedish culture, a “fika” is a coffee break, an opportunity (however brief) to relax and enjoy a sweet treat. These mitts were inspired by that philosophy, by using knitting as a way to relax with a quick and colorful project in the middle of your daily routine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Flint Hill shawl combines lace, cables, and ribbing into one classic wrap for all seasons. The shawl features two different cable patterns, one small traditional cable and one larger cable with a more organic quality and eyelets that echo the delicate clover lace pattern of the body. Because of this variety of textures, this pattern works b...
Knitting: Table Runner
As temperatures drop and the light wanes beyond your door, set the mood for wintry festivities at home with this elegantly rustic runner that features a traditional fir cone lace motif flanked by a fir-and-diamond lace pattern and a simple, textured seed stitch border.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Full Heart Hat, named for its heart-shaped ribbed cables, is the hat that you’ll reach for every day to keep you warm in style. This timeless pairing of plump cables and plush ribbing appears best with a solid or mostly-solid colorway. Choose a size approximately 1-3” smaller than your actual head circumference.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The Goldsmobile Top was inspired by a flexible approach to dressing for fall: even the sunniest days are book-ended with cooler mornings and evenings. This cabled top is designed to work equally well over a sleek turtleneck or a well-loved plaid flannel shirt. There is no shaping in the body and the armholes are sized to accommodate layering.
Knitting: Cardigan
Grace’s sweater: a classic cardigan for the wee girly girl in your life. A bodice of daisy stitch is joined with a simple stockinette yoke and garter edges for a sweet, but timeless, garment! The sweater is finished with matching buttons for a traditional look; try adding contrasting buttons to give the cardigan a modern feel.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Escape to your favorite hideaway as soon as you slip on these ultra-cushy, super-cozy socks. This unisex design is worked top-down, and the pattern is written for the double pointed needle method, but you can also use the Magic Loop method – it’s up to you!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These Mitts match my Integral Shawlette and Shawl design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Integral, in the sense of “basic” and “necessary,” is what this not-quite-traditional triangular shawlette or shawl will become to your wardrobe; use the shawlette to finish off a casual weekend outfit, or wrap yourself in the shawl for instant coziness. This design features a lush lattice-like texture and the simple edging echoes the central p...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Designed for the very special baby boy or girl in your life, Jackson’s Blanket is all about classic, timeless knitting textures that never go out of style. Moss-stitch columns highlight two different cables, each of which also features moss stitch set against a crisp stockinette background. Choose a solid or semi-solid color for this project to...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Jamberry shawl is an elegant crescent-shaped shawl featuring arrowhead lace interspersed with rows of slip stitch colorwork. Jamberry can be knit with either laceweight yarn (held doubled as shown) or fingering-weight yarn (held single). See the Materials list below to determine the necessary yardage for your chosen yarn.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Interlocking cables march across the surface of Kindred, a modern baby blanket designed for the special baby in your life. The blanket measures 31” square, perfect for use in a carriage, and is worked from the center out in one piece, including the garter stitch border. The front of the blanket features lots of texture framed by a reverse stock...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whether you favor the traditional fit of a beanie hat or love the modern fit of a slouchier hat, the Lakeview Hat has you covered! With six head sizes and two crown options, this unisex design will suit every member of your family.
Knitting: Pullover
Valley Yarns Designer Series’ Linnet is the perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe. This women’s pullover, knit in Valley Yarns Deerfield, features an intricate cable and lace pattern, a scoop neck, and dropped shoulders with short sleeves. Linnet is worked from the bottom up in the round to the underarms. The cable pattern is charted a...
Knitting: Cowl
Knit completely in the round with two colorways of fingering-weight yarn (one of which is variegated to create extra visual interest), the Lynsey Cowl is beyond cozy thanks to the yarn floats that get hidden inside the cowl as you work! The supersized motifs are also a modern take on the “X and O” shapes traditional to fair isle knitting.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This striking unisex blanket is the perfect project for the special baby in your life. Plush ribbed borders provide the perfect backdrop for the graphic herringbone pattern that is worked in a simple slip-stitch pattern using only one color at a time. Choose two solid colors to highlight the modern feel of this blanket.
Knitting: Cowl
Nor’Easter is also available as part of Knit Picks’ IDP program here!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical triangular shawl showcases a nubbly, reversible garter texture accented by an elegant cable along one edge of the shawl. The generous proportions ensure that the shawl wraps its wearer in warmth on even the coldest days. Choose a solid, semi-solid, or tweed colorway like the one shown here to reflect the understated, unisex st...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Cables and lace intertwine to create a classic, elegant blanket. Deeply ribbed borders create the perfect frame for the cable pattern, which is charted. Choose a solid color to enhance the heirloom feel of this unisex blanket.
Knitting: Pullover
The Post Road Pullover is the quintessential wardrobe staple: a subtle, polished sweater that exudes comfort without sacrificing style. This design, which is #sizeinclusive, has a modern fit, but also includes enough positive ease to fit a layer underneath. The body and sleeves feature a waffle-like texture while simple cables adorn the sleeves...
Knitting: Cowl
With angular rays of seed stitch refracting across its surface, this cowl is the ultimate in cozy versatility: cover your head, shield your shoulders, frame your face, or warm your neck – whatever the day brings, you’re prepared. The stitch texture is simple, but modern, and equally sleek on men and women. Choose a yarn blended with alpaca or s...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by one of the loveliest autumn destinations I’ve ever visited, the Rhinecliff Hat features everything that I love about hat knitting: classic cables, timeless texture, and a cozy brim. The cable and rib pattern flows naturally into the crown and an extra large pom-pom!
Knitting: Scarf
Designed as the companion piece to my Delancey Hat, which also features fisherman rib and garter stitch, the Rivington Scarf is plush, ruffled, and reversible! And with generous dimensions, the Rivington Scarf envelops you in chic, classic style. The scarf is worked lengthwise in two separate halves that are grafted together. The sample shown i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nubbly garter stitch, jaunty stripes, crisp angles, luxurious yarn, and a sleek edging add up to one fabulous knit. The generous shawl and cute shawlette are knit in one piece with sportweight yarn. To create the unique angles, Shipshape is worked with simple increases and decreases, and to give your creation that perfectly polished look, Ships...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the trails that sleds (and skis!) carve in freshly fallen snow, the Sledding Trails Hat features the rich texture of traditional twisted stitches offset by panels of twisted ribbing. The folded brim offers extra warmth for everyone in the family, even during the coldest sledding adventures.
Knitting: Pullover
Easy to knit and easy to wear, the Southold Sweater is all about casual comfort. Southold is knit in one piece from side to side and features the texture of reverse stockinette stitch, elbow-length dolman sleeves, twisted ribbing, and a hint of lace behind the neck for an unexpected bit of whimsy. Quince and Co.’s Sparrow linen yarn lends the s...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Baby Blanket
The classic cabled blanket gets a modern update with a simple, but elegant, lattice-like texture and lush garter stitch borders. To add additional charm, consider using your favorite tonal handpainted yarn. Worked flat in a worsted-weight yarn, the Sugarplums blanket comes in three useful sizes, from a modern carriage blanket to a lap throw and...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Gently meandering cables provide the perfect frame for leaf-inspired lace, making this blanket perfect for warm and cool days alike. Ribbed borders and garter edges provide abundant texture and ensure that the blanket lies flat. The Rib pattern and Cable Panel are written out and charted. Choose a solid or mostly solid color to showcase the tim...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Swain Hat is a classic beanie designed to showcase intricate medallion cables and a deep ribbed brim. Even better, these cables create a unique fabric on the wrong side, giving you two options for how to wear the hat (if you skip the pom-pom)! The pattern shows up best with a solid or semi-solid colorway. Choose a size approximately 1-3” sm...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally inspired by the vibrant purple and green hues of my favorite flower, the double French lilac, this two-color shawl will work perfectly with your favorite color combination, too! Or try Syringa in a single color for a subtly elegant, textured statement.
Knitting: Vest
The Fair Isle vest: a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. The Wellspring vest features an allover, easy-to-memorize colorwork pattern offset by flattering vertical stripes on each side. For the most timeless result, knit this in two solid, complementary colorways. For the more adventurous knitter, this vest is a great opportun...
Knitting: Pullover
The Whitehorse Pullover is inspired by all of the things that make a sweater your favorite sweater: not just comfort and coziness, but also a simple, timeless texture with the ability to be dressed up or dressed down. Whitehorse is a traditional drop shoulder sweater; to contrast with the oversized fit of the body, the arms have a slimmer fit.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
With a slipped stitch texture that celebrates the variegation of your favorite hand-dyed yarns, the Winesap Mitts are a quick and unique knit! The arm is shaped with an eye-catching ribbed detail to enhance the fit and each mitt features four petite buttons.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Usher in the cooler months and the holiday gift giving season with this quick-to-knit set that includes a hat, a fitted cowl, and fingerless mitts! Knit with Manos del Uruguay yarn, each of the hat, the cowl, and the pair of mitts uses less than one skein. The entire set pictured was knit with only two skeins, making it a luxurious, but economi...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Drawing upon the rich heritage of the Zuni people as weavers and artisans, this garter stitch shawl features a labyrinth-like edging that is reminiscent of traditional motifs while also creating a sleek, modern statement. The shawl is worked sideways and is knit in an elegant merino/silk/cashmere blend. The front face of the shawl features a gr...
Knitting: Table Runner
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Towel
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Knitting: Scarf
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