Faye Kennington

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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a comfortable beanie with a sweet and simple stranded motif.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting flat using the instarsia technique allows the opportunity to create diagonal colourblock stripes. The pattern is worked flat rather than in the round. Add a little duplicate stitch to exaggerate the depths of the stripes if you like.
Knitting: Bonnet, Earflap Hat
This slouchy ear-flap hat makes a colourblock statement!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Don’t let the name fool you! It’s not hard to make these squishy herringbone stripes. This thick, close-fitting beanie is sure to keep the weather off your head. Use a much larger size needle to get the right gauge.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a straightforward and perfect beanie you can whip up in no time. Spice it up with a little duplicate stitch if you like.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Yarn kits available at Polka Dot Sheep!
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes it seems like such a shame to use a precious yarn to make a gauge swatch. This hat was born out of the desire to swatch for the Big Crush pullover and walk away with a useful finished object.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
On the west coast we have beautiful plant with spiky looking leaves and flowing berries. The geometric leaf patterning on this hat reminds me of those Oregon Grapes.
Knitting: Pullover
Mix as many colours as you like into the soundwave- striped yoke of this top down pullover.
Knitting: Mittens
Inspired by underbrush on the Wild Pacific Trail, Brackthaw features a botanical motif emerging from the ice and a small allover design on the palm.
Knitting: Slippers
These modern bunny slippers will make anyone in your family feel cute and cozy in an instant.
Knitting: Pullover
Since learning how to knit, I’ve wanted a colourwork saddle-shouldered pullover. Pinewave was inspired by the Pacific Northwest, with delicate pine branches and a strong crashing wave.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The best days are when the leaves crunch under your boots and you can imagine the scent of pumpkin spice on the breeze. This hat is inspired by autumn, many a knitter’s favourite season.
Knitting: Slippers
There’s pretty much nothing that I enjoy more than a super-quick gift knit, except maybe putting on a pair of comfy, cozy wool slippers. This pattern includes instructions for a cute and feminine bowed version and a retro-classic pompom version.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Big Mountains call for a hat, preferably made from big yarn! This quick knit features some simple graphic stranded work and a slouchy crown, topped with a pompom.
Knitting: Pullover
If you want to use the same scrumptious yarn as shown in the sample, kits are available from Polka Dot Sheep!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
I needed a layer to wear to an upcoming wedding and I also needed a knitting project that was memorizable for an easy travel project. This pretty and practical shrug is the result! “Danis” is our nick-name for the wedding couple as well as the name of this pattern.
Knitting: Slippers
There’s pretty much nothing that I enjoy more than a super-quick knit project, except maybe putting on a pair of comfy, cozy wool slippers. This project is both! And these slippers are Mine, all mine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
At the time that I was creating this shawl, Ucluelet’s
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by a wintry night-time walk in Cathedral
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hearts and flouncy garden trellis motif of this hat
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Christmas in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t always match up to the snowy wonderland you see on TV specials. However, we do get a dusting down by the water every once in a while, and we have our share of fantastic winter resorts. This stocking was designed for those of us who prefer the Pacific Northwest’s blue, green and grey over red and green.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When the skies turn grey, what is better than a
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the hat sample my husband and I each “fought” to keep for our own!
Knitting: Scarf
The Allover Patterned Scarf is worked in the round as a long tube, with optional pom-poms at the shaped ends. The color motif features a mix of unstranded and two-color stranded sections. Smaller needles are suggested for the unstranded sections to maintain gauge.
Knitting: Scarf
This peppy scarf includes some of my colourwork favourites: single row stripes, speckled yarn and a punchy multi-colour combo with some of my favourite techniques: buttonhole lace, a little short row shaping, the simplest mosaic stitch pattern ever, and of course, picking up stitches!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The intriguing green yarn used in my first hat is named “Two Medicine” after an area of Glacier National Park. The area is so named because of 2 medicine lodges that were in the area.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A mountain range and snowshoe motif make a colourful hat fit for a day in the alpine.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat has a reverse stocking stitch crown that texturally evolves into a 1x1 ribbing brim. The hat is worked in the round from the wrong side to reduce purl stitching.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
If you are having trouble completing a
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Come join us at for all the inspiration, chat This hat features a unique cable that asymmetrically intertwines with the brim, evoking a mountainous horizon, maybe even a river or lake.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This light hat is perfect for those transitional seasons when you need a little warmth, but don’t want to get too bundled up.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This smooshy triangular GARter stitch shawl combines geometric inTARsia shapes and moSAIC stripes for a striking asymmetric look.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
This smooshy garter stitch blanket looks like fancy colourwork, but it’s easy! The blanket is knit in 5 interlocking pieces which are sewn together to create a modern graphic design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Our forests are a source of year round inspiration but the autumn palette is particularly appealing. This stranded tree motif can be enhanced with duplicate stitches to mimic a forest in the process of changing color and dropping leaves.
Knitting: Slippers
The asymmetrical styling of these slippers adds a modern flair. Short rows, with all the fascinating ways to produce them, creatively shape your knitting. If you haven’t tried twinned stitch short rows, this pattern is a quick knit that will give you that chance and produce a unique pair of slippers. No holes in these short rows!
Knitting: Throw
Feather Throw designed by Faye Kennington
Knitting: Mittens
I like to imagine these mitts catching people-watchers off guard, wrapped around a hot cup of take out coffee at the bus stop or grasping a leash at the dog park. That’s right folks, the tentacled ones have infiltrated your ‘hood!
Knitting: Cowl
Sometimes leftover yarn scraps are too pretty to throw out, or let languish in my stash. Such was the case for the pink and purple Malabrigo Worsted I used for this cowl design. The project comes together quickly with large needles and there are no ends to weave in thanks to the feisty fringe.
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Knitting: Skirt
I recently had a pleasurable challenge - pack enough yarn to last 4 weeks in a carry-on bag (along with all my other necessities) and design something suitable for knitting in a warm climate. This fingering weight wrap skirt didn’t take up too much room in my bag, kept me entertained for the majority of my trip and could even be put in to servi...
Knitting: Tee
This is a sweater knit in a clever way. Started at the waistband, knit through the sleeves, then up and over the shoulders and finished at the cuffs, it will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. Play with color and enjoy the construction of a truly unique garment.
Knitting: Clutch
Whether you’re going out on the town with friends, or need a small bag to hold your crafting accessories, the Black and White Clutch is the perfect addition to your handbag. Knit in a tube, its easy construction and graphic design will having you making more than one, guaranteed!
Knitting: Cowl
Get the loft and volume of the luxurious cowl you’ve always wanted. The twisted stitch pattern is easy to master and remember making the project ideal for travel or TV knitting. When unstretched the pattern looks almost like ribbing; however, when stretched across the shoulders the honeycomb design is revealed.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
I Heart Earmuffs is a ribbed headband featuring thrummed heart motifs over each ear for extra warmth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Choose 3 of your favourite colours with highly contrasting values to blend in this folkloric and floral stranded toque.
Knitting: Money Purse, Bag - Other
These forest creatures would be happy to look after your change for you. These zippered coin purses can be made into a Bear, a Raccoon or a Rabbit. Get creative with your colour choices and make even more animals! Each finished change purse measures 4 1/2 ” (11.5cm) wide by 3 1/4” (8.5cm) high.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This festive slouchy hat is worked in the round from the ribbed brim to the crown. Decrease rows are worked into single colour rest rows between charted stranded sections. The crown is cinched and made merry with a large pompom.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
For pulling veggies in the garden or dreaming of doing so on the coldest days of winter, these Harvest Boot Toppers are sure to brighten your days. Make them as a gift for a gardener, or show your love of vegetables proudly with this bright accessory perfect for topping any boots you own.
Knitting: Scarf
Waverleaf, a crescent shaped scarf, blends multiple colours and uses up leftover quantities of precious single ply merino yarn. The scarf is 51½” (131cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide at the centre.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the aqua hues of Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK in “Depths,” Whitefish Ripples is an asymmetrical triangular cowl featuring an open work design along one edge.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple seed-stitch cowl gets a lift from a merino-cashmere- silk-blend yarn and a gentle pleat. A ribbed collar keeps the cowl tight against the neck while allowing the seed stitch section to drape beautifully.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Clutch, Bag - Other
A zippered pouch always comes in handy. Totally is a retro inspired color block wallet is the perfect size pencil case, make-up bag or neat notions organizer. It knits up quickly and gives you a chance to try simple flat-knit colour work, felting, and sewing in a zipper, without making a big investment.
Knitting: Hair accessories, Headband
Adorn your ponytail, your dog, a wrapped present or a relative’s head. Just Add a Bow!
Knitting: Bonnet
One of the joys of winter is pulling a deep (faux) fur trimmed hood up and over your head. Malabrigo Nube pompoms trim the hood beautifully. This hood can be made in 4 sizes to fit everyone.
Knitting: Cowl
Artist’s Loop is a chunky buttoned cowl that can be knit in 1-2 hours and worn 2 different ways. Simple stitches produce a triple tiered, buttoned cowl and make the most of beautifully handpainted Malabrigo Rasta. The pattern is named for the Artist’s Loop section of the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet BC.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Have leftover fingering weight yarn? This squishy, slouchy colourwork hat is just the thing for your scraps. Or, buy new yarn if you want the excuse!
Knitting: Throw
Watching a color-shifting yarn like Chroma evolve as you knit is easily one of the most enjoyable aspects. And when the colors of two or more strands unfurl at different paces, the temptation to knit just one more row is simply irresistible. Using this aspect of Chroma as inspiration, the Chroma Dot Blanket is a seamless home décor study in ble...
Knitting: Mittens
Color changing yarn adds a beauty and depth when paired with a solid, and Chroma Worsted is the ideal choice when looking to highlight a simple, yet bold design with classic colorwork. The Zig Zag Mittens are classically shaped yet modernized with a fun zig zag motif. With just enough stranding to keep things interesting, these mittens are bala...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s your chance to play with colour combinations and use up worsted weight leftover yarns. Ampere Toque is 3-tone stranded hat combining stripes and a grid-like pattern. The double thickness created by the stranding adds extra warmth.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Sagitta is latin for “arrow” and the name of a northen constellaton as well as a geometric term. These knit forearm warmers come to a point over the back of the hand, with a beaded arrow-like motif. They have a crocheted loop that wraps the center finger and an afterthought thumb hole. Worked in the round from fingertip to elbow. 3 sizes availa...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Watt Toque is 2-tone stranded hat featuring an optical illusion of 3-D boxes or horizontal chevron stripes over a vertically striped background. The pattern integrates nicely into a solid fancy-ribbed brim. Worked top down, starting wth a Emily Ocker’s cast-on, the depth of the hat can be adjusted to the wearer’s liking prior to cast-off. The w...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Hands - Other, Hats - Other
Little bear makes sure you don’t lose your mittens because they are built right into the scarf.
Knitting: Costume
The possibilities for needing to appear undead are numerous: Hallowe’en, the local Zombie Crawl or as disguise in the event of an actual invasion. Be prepared. Knit Brains – a balaclava with exposed brain tissue, “rotting” duplicate stitch mouth-hole, red-rimmed eye holes and a bonus optional drooping eyeball - you can be ready in a flash. With...
Knitting: Costume
Want to freak out the tenters at the neighbouring campsite, get ready for Hallowe’en in a pinch or stay warm while snowshoeing? With a 56cm/22” finished circumference, this Big Foot style balaclava fits average adult heads. Make in blue and white for a yeti-style balaclava; black and grey for a gorilla…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A butterfly motif that kid’s love featured on a project that is not too hard to knit, but has enough detail to keep it interesting. Plus, you can use your favourite skein of sock yarn :)
Knitting: Balaclava
Just what is needed to get your knitting skills noticed by those editing the nice list this year. A slouchy santa hat sized to fit most adults. The hat has an unstretched circumference of about 51cm/ 20” at the bottom edge.
Knitting: Legwarmers
This boot topper/ legwarmer with a whale motif is perfect for upcoming Whale Fest here on the wet coast where wellies are appropriate year-round footwear.
Knitting: Clutch, Bag - Other
This lovely beaded clutch, pencil case or notions bag with owl cable has 2 options for sewn linings - one with velcro and only a bit of sewing for beginner sewers and a zippered version with a lovely placketed pocket for more advanced sewers.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As the days of autumn darken, the frenzy of gift-knitting season takes hold. Whether you want a last-minute gift for a co-worker, need to fill your table at the holiday craft fair, or donate knit items to a local charity, a super bulky hat pattern comes to the rescue. Each of the hats in Wrapt can be knit in 1-4 hours, and there is a size for e...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Warning: Test Knitters found this pattern to be highly addictive and inspiring!