Kristen McLaren

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Wood Sprite features an easy cable-like stitch creating a lovely all-over texture and lightweight sock. Wood Sprite is a cuff down pattern with a heel flap and an option for a fully patterned toe, or classic stockinette.
Knitting: Mittens
In Norway, they believe that everyone has the right of public access to the wilderness; the freedom to roam. While I haven’t been fortunate enough to travel to Norway, my understanding is that Marka is not only the name of the forested area surrounding Oslo, but also describes the longing of escaping into the woods, even if just for a few hours.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
My tree was looking a little bare and I needed a break from all of the gift knitting. I had a bunch of left-over yarn in my stash so I decided to make some ornaments. This little stocking uses a small amount of yarn and can be finished while you watch your favorite Christmas movie.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern reminds me of the ‘dots and boxes’ game I played as a kid. The Dutch name translates roughly to Get a Room.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cozy hat is a great way to use up some of that left over yarn. It knits up so fast it’s perfect for a last minute gift or a little weekend project.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These super cozy socks knit up so fast you’ll be able to whip them out in a weekend! They’ll make a great last minute gift or the perfect pair of sweaters for your own freezing cold feet.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This cuff down sock features a simple geometric pattern, perfect for beginners wanting to try out colorwork or seasoned knitters looking for something quick and easy. Using less than half of each skein this is a great project for stash busting or gift making.
Knitting: Pullover
By using intarsia in the round this little raglan rocks contrast sleeves with zero seams to sew up later. The more of these you make the faster they become making this a great go-to gift for the little ones in your life. Or keep up with keeping your little one nice and cozy and super cool for a whole year.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This three stranded hat was designed as a companion for my Russian Flower Mittens. This hat will add color and warmth to any winter. The original pattern was inspired by a traditional Russian embroidery pattern.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens were inspired by vintage Russian embroidery. These traditionally shaped mittens feature a modern thumb for added comfort and durability.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These cuff down socks feature a wintery geometric stranded colorwork pattern that is inspired by the flying geese quilting pattern. Using warm wooly yarn they’re sure to keep your feet warm as you adventure about in the snow.
Knitting: Mittens
This traditionally inspired pattern features intricate Seblu snowflakes and charming little people along the cuff and thumb. This pattern utilizes a modern thumb gusset to create a more comfortable and durable pair of mittens.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are cozy, warm, and they knit up super quick. An easy one skein project (a great project for stashbusting stripes), these mittens are perfect for a last minute gift or a little treat for yourself this winter.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Keep your Summer spirit alive all year ‘round with these cheery toe-up socks, featuring an afterthought heel and bold colorwork design.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This cuff-down sock pattern is inspired by a Latvian mitten pattern found in the deep recesses of the internet. This pattern assumes basic knowledge of stranded knitting, and basic sock techniques.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sunstones are a type of mineral that are said to be used during the Viking Age to locate the position of the sun in a completely overcast sky.