Kristen TenDyke

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

A collection of five hand-knitting patterns, using eco-friendly yarns from Maine-based farms and yarn companies.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
The back, front and sleeves are knitted separately, then seamed together. The neckband sts are picked up around the neckline. The cast-off edge of the neckline hem is sewn to the WS. The cable panel can be worked from charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Finished Measurements
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is knitted from the top down, with a twisted cable panel worked along each raglan line. The yoke is increased along each side of the cable panels from the neckline to the underarm, where the sleeve and body stitches are divided and knitted separately. There
Crochet: Stocking
Finished Measurements
Knitting: Cardigan
Hardy is worked from the top down. There is raglan shaping on the yoke, then at the underarms, the body and sleeve stitches are divided then worked separately. The pockets are worked seamlessly by increasing stitches at the top of the pocket, working the body and pocket separately, then joining them together with the body just before the ribbing...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cardigan
I was inspired to design this cardigan many, many years ago when I was knitting another lace cardigan. When the body was finished, before sewing in the sleeves I tried it on as a vest, and was wearing a striped shirt underneath. I loved the result! That sweater completed with its intended sleeves, but THIS sweater was on my mind ever since! I’m ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The PDF download of this pattern, available above, is the same version of the pattern from the magazine. It only contains metric measurements, and uses UK terminology. To figure standard measurements (inches), divide the centimeters by 2.54.
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
This pattern includes instructions for both cardigan and pullover versions of this sweater. Beginning at the center of the right front with a provisional cast-on for the pullover and a regular cast-on for the cardigan, these sweaters are knit from the center of the body, out to the sleeve cuff on the right. The provisional cast-on stitches are p...
Knitting: Cardigan
The PDF download of this pattern, available above, is the same version of the pattern from the magazine. It only contains metric measurements, and uses UK terminology. To figure standard measurements (inches), divide the centimeters by 2.54.
Knitting: Pullover
The shoulder tabs are knit first, then placed onto stitch holders. The back and front stitches are picked up along the selvedge edges of the shoulder tabs and knit separately to the underarms where they are joined for the body. The body is worked in the round from the top down. The sleeve stiches are picked u around the armhole edge, and joined ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Construction Notes
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This motif scarf was originally printed in the Crochet Prayer Shawl Companion book. The individual motifs are crocheted and joined together as it’s being worked. There are 2 different types of motifs. Once the shawl motifs are completed, an edging is worked around all of them.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is seamlessly knit from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit first, then set aside while the body is knit. At the underarms, the sleeves are added to the circular needle with the body and they are worked together, while decreasing at the four points where they meet for raglan shaping. When the Eyelet Ridge pattern begins, the raglan ...
Knitting: Cowl
Cozy and warm, filled with well-being and inner peace—that’s what hygge is all about. Wrap yourself up in it with this Hygge Cowl. It’s knit in the round, with slight shaping created by changing needle sizes. A great project for lace lovers, or anyone just learning how to knit yarnovers and decreases. Pattern is written and charted.
Knitting: Pullover
The sleeves and bottom are knit separately, from the bottom up to the underarm where they are joined and worked together with the yoke. The yoke is shaped by working a few decrease rounds. A keyhole is worked in the upper part of the yoke by changing to rows, the rejoining to working in rounds at the neck. The underarm stitches are returned to t...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knit seamlessly from the top down, this top has V-lace panels worked on the front and the back and k1, p1 ribbing worked at each edge. The neckband is knit first, then the back and front are divided and worked separately to the underarm with short-rows used to shape the neck. They are rejoined at the underarm for the body and worked down to the ...
Knitting: Pullover
The body is knit in the round from the bottom up to the underarms where the back and front are divided and knit separately to the shoulders. The shoulders are seamed. The sleeves are worked in the round to the cap shaping then worked back and forth in rows. The sleeve caps are sewn into the armholes. Cowl stitches are picked up around the neckli...
Knitting: Cardigan
The sleeves and body are knit separately form the bottom up to the underarms where they are joined. Decreases are worked on the fronts and back, then the sleeve caps are decreased. The front neck shaping begins before the sleeve cap shaping is completed. A few short rows are worked to finish off the tops of the sleeve caps, then the back and fro...
Knitting: Pullover
Construction Notes
Knitting: Pullover
This sassy tunic is a great pattern to try out a few techniques that you may not be familiar with: stripes, stranded knitting (fair isle) and steeking. The striping and fair isle patterns are super simple—worked in the round, and the unused colors are carried along the inside of the sweater. When you get to the armhole shaping, you have an optio...
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
Karuna is crocheted using motif squares that are joined together as they are being created. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for each motif. Edging is worked around the body and sleeves, with a picot edge, for an elegant touch. All crochet terms are American.
Crochet: Pullover
This is the perfect transitional-weather sweater. Smoky Silhouette has the perfect balance of fun-to-crochet lace and slimming vertical ribbing. As with all of Kristen’s designs the interesting construction—including sideways crocheted body and trim for ribbing—makes crocheting this sweater an enjoyable and engaging experience.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Cardigan
Knit from the top down using clever one-piece construction, this sweater requires very little finishing work when you are done with the knitting. The simple shape is enhanced with a classic basketweave pattern on the trim along the collar, button band, and sleeves. A comfortable shape and easy fit create a sweater that is perfect with jeans or a...
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater has a really fun and unique construction. It begins by working the upper body from the center of the back out to the sleeve cuffs. A provisional cast-on is used at the center of the back for an invisible join. The body stitches are picked up along the lower edge of the upper body, then knit down.
Knitting: Soakers
Notes:
Knitting: Stocking
Sizes:
Knitting: Cardigan
The Kanti Baby Cardi is knit seamlessly from the top down. It begins with a provisional cast-on at the back of the collar. The left collar is knit, stitches are cast-on for the left shoulder then the left front is knit to the bottom of the armhole. Left front stitches are put onto a holder. Provisional cast-on stitches are returned to needle and...
Knitting: Cardigan
FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS:
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Errata:
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Dāna is a pali word for generosity or giving—specifically the act of unconditional generosity without the expectation of receiving anything in return.
Knitting: Legwarmers, Beanie, Toque
Finished Measurements:
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Cardigan
Printed book is IN STOCK and available for purchase from my website.
Knitting: Cardigan
Printed book is IN STOCK and available for purchase from my website.
Knitting: Cardigan
Eleanor is a simple, seamless cardigan featuring an all-over fun-to-knit smocked textured pattern. The contrast of the ribbed sleeves gives a modern feel to this versatile piece. Knit a bit longer than usual, the sleeves can be turned up at the cuff or left long to keep your hands warm on a chilly day. Curl up by the fire to enjoy knitting or re...
Knitting: Cardigan
Every librarian needs a cardigan (who doesn’t?). Kristen TenDyke’s Open Book Cardigan steps in, dressing up the librarian standby with long, flattering lines and ladylike picot edgings. The upside-down V-stitch pattern is reminiscent of a book placed open on the counter (perhaps the reader was interrupted by a patron who needed help?). The body ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Danbury is available as part of an e-book, as well as an individual pattern. For more info please see here-
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Vertical lines and elegant cable placement are the highlights of this classic hoodie. A wide overlapping button band and cozy hood add to the comfort of this sweater. And, like many of Kristen TenDyke’s designs, it’s engaging to knit, without being overly complicated!
Knitting: Cowl
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Knitting: Cardigan
The body of this everyday cardi is knit in one piece, from the bottom up. At the armholes the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders where they are joined with a three needle bind off. The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole edge, short rows are worked to shape the sleeve cap, then the sleeve is worked in...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pretty, warm-weather shrug begins with a provisional cast on and the lace pattern is worked as a rectangle. The waste yarn is removed from the provisional cast on and some stitches are cast on at the underarms. The trim is then worked in the round for a few inches. For a stretchy and fun edge, the trim is bound off with some picots!
Knitting: Pullover
The upper body and sleeves are knit from the center out to the sleeve cuff, with some short rows worked to shape the armholes and sleeve caps. The lace body is picked up from the lower edge of the bodice and worked in the round to the lower edge.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A quick-to-knit beret, with a lace pattern to match the Homa sweater. Rasa is knit in the round from the brim to the crown. Pattern includes written and charted instructions for the lace patterns.
Knitting: Pullover
Also, see the matching fingerless mitts, Tundra Mitts.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is knit from the top down—the yoke is worked, then the sleeve stitches are placed on holders while the body is worked. The sleeve stitches are returned to double pointed needles then worked for a few rounds.
Knitting: Costume, Hats - Other
The perfect gift-hat for the anime-lover in your life! Pika-Hat and ears are worked in the round. The only seaming necessary is to join the ears to the top of the hat.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Sizes:
Knitting: Cowl
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Crochet: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Anthurium is crocheted from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. It begins with the ribbing worked side to side, then the texture pattern is worked along the side edge of the ribbing and continues to the underarms. The sleeves are worked in a similar manner then the body and sleeves are joined into a yoke and continue to the neck, decreas...
Knitting: Pullover
Kukui is knit from the bottom up in pieces then sewn together. The neck stitches are all held on stitch holders, then after sewing they are worked together for a simple garter stitch neck trim.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Mauna Kea is begins with the crochet brim, worked from side to side, fastened off, then seamed into a ring. The rise of the hat is worked along the side edge of the brim, back and forth, joining the end of the round to the beginning, then turning. One decrease round is worked toward the crown of the hat, then stitches are gathered to join at the...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Molokini is worked in square and triangle motifs that are joined as they are being made, so no seaming is required to make this piece. A diagram is provided, showing how to assemble the pieces. A simple one-row trim is added along the longest edge when all pieces have been joined together.
Knitting: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
One of Kristen TenDyke’s signature seamless sweaters, Waipi’o is a fun and easy-to-knit cardigan with simple stitch patterns. It’s perfect for anyone new to sweater knitting.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Cuffs
Handspun yarn often comes in a single hank—one of a kind, and just waiting to be made into a small treasure. These Wabi-Sabi Mitts were designed for a single hank of handspun yarn. The model mitts use approximately 94 yards, but the pattern is written so more or less could be used.
Knitting: Scarf
SIZES: One size
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Sizes: Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X Large)
Knitting: Cardigan
Sizes:
Knitting: Mittens
SIZES: One size, to fit average woman.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
SIZES: One Size
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Sizes: One size
Knitting: Pullover
Finished measurements:
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
SIZE: Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Knitting: Tote, Laptop
Sizes: One size
Crochet: Kerchief
Errata: A revised version of the pattern was updated on April 1, 2009. Row 1 on the Band should be marked as a WS row.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This pattern includes detailed instructions for two different versions of the crown shaping—one is solid for more warmth, and the other is lacy for a consistent all-over lacy look. Both are fun and work up fast!
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Very little seaming! This beauty is knit in the round, from the bottom up to the armholes, then divided for the back and front. The Front and back are worked separately to the shoulders where they are BO. The front neck trim continues up until it measures long enough to fit comfortably along the back neck.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
SIZES: One Size
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
SIZE: To fit Women’s US sizes 5–7 (8–10)
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This pattern has been updated in April, 2015 to be knit in the round, seamlessly.
Crochet: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Sizes: Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
The back, fronts and sleeves are knit separately in ribbing then sewn together. An I-cord waistband is woven through eyelet holes at the waist for added warmth and an extra cozy feel. An oversized collar buttons up for those breezy cold days!
Knitting: Vest
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Knitting: Scarf
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