Leila Raven

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 12 patterns

To the Point is a culmination of author Leila Raven’s deep knowledge and experience in designing shawls. Focusing this title on triangular shawls, Leila expertly brings the knitter through different treatments of triangular shawl design, such as direction and shaping rates, favorite techniques for starting and finishing, plus she gives excellent tips on how to read your knitting when working a chart-only pattern. This book includes a dozen of Leila’s own designs, in a range of yarn weights and textures, showcasing her own unique style.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The MANA WĀHINE collection, six
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The MANA WĀHINE collection, six
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
What better way to keep hands warm while building the perfect island, catching up with your favorite villagers, and digging up fossils than a pair of iconic leafy mitts? This quick knit was born of my abiding love for all things Animal Crossing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Leila does cable motifs like no other. With Pascal, you get a deep, foldable brim followed by luscious, signature moss stitch-filled cables and wheat sheaf motifs. Add a pompom if you like! You can also skip it. We love this hat in any color! Shown here in Fox, we think it looks stunning in Slate…There are over 60 colors to choose from here so ...
Knitting: Cardigan
New in version 2: Expanded sizing for 6-12mo (2-4y), using worsted weight at a slightly larger gauge — be sure to follow instructions for chosen size in specified yarn weight and gauge.
Knitting: Throw
This cool, worsted weight blanket suits transitional weather so well. True to her style, Leila combines textural elements in just the right way, using an allover hourglass-like cable motif, with alternating columns of eyelets peeking through. Bound by a meditative garter border, this piece is a fun, adventurous knit.
Knitting: Scarf
Dropped stitches, fringe, stripes, and worked in the round…Leila has made a delicious project for us to savor. A celebration of our all-natural, botanically dyed Willet, Aiona uses one skein of all five shades (and is available as a kit!).
Knitting: Tee
Leila Raven’s Deschain, a Quince fan favorite, gets an update for us to drool over. Here, the dropped stitch shale motif shifted from being a center panel to a pretty hem all around the bottom edge of this roomy, wide-necked dolman tee. And, it is worked up in our little Sparrow, yielding a lightweight piece for effortless warm-weather wearing.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A feathery twisted stitch motif is the basis for Leila’s pretty Tern socks, originally part of Quince Quarterly’s winter 2020 offering. Worked from cuff to toe, the tiny rib-like elements come together so perfectly with a slipped-stitch heel flap and a stockinette sole for comfort.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hawthorn is worked from the bottom center point up, increasing at each side edge every row to wide top edge. Designed to be knitted in any yarn weight and in a range of gauges, the suggested yarn amounts are listed below. Hawthorn was included in Quince Quarterly Fall 2019 boxes, written specifically for Chickadee, in Level 1, and written speci...
Knitting: Pullover
Burl and counterpart Gail, featuring an allover, interrupted double seed stitch motif, are perfectly cozy pieces to knit up in our cushy Osprey aran weight wool. Burl has a more traditional, roomy fit in the sleeves and body, is deeper at cuffs, hem, and yoke, and has more of a shallow, narrow crew neck.
Knitting: Pullover
Gail and counterpart Burl, featuring an allover, interrupted double seed stitch motif, are perfectly cozy pieces to knit up in our cushy Osprey aran weight wool. Gail has a slimmer fit in the body and sleeves, a wider, deeper scoop at the neck, and a shallower yoke.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
FINISHED
Knitting: Cardigan
This buttoned, v-neck cardigan with pockets is a classic shape that can be worn by anyone. Leila’s thoughtful details—the half-twisted rib on hem, cuffs, pocket trim, and button bands, and the cascading cable motif at the fronts—set this piece apart. The cardigan is worked from the bottom up with top-down, set-in sleeves. A wardrobe staple for ...
Knitting: Cardigan
A worsted weight version of Leila’s Billie cardi, Georgie is so squishy in Lark. Leila combined several scrumptious and simple knit/purl fabrics into one on this piece, and included a very cute garter stitch shawl collar, worked simultaneously with the raglan yoke shaping. Worked from the bottom up with easily memorized stitch patterns, this is...
Knitting: Cardigan
Little Billie is sized for wee folk, in our wispiest Finch wool. Leila combined several scrumptious and simple knit/purl fabrics into one on this piece, and included a very cute garter stitch shawl collar, worked simultaneously with the raglan yoke shaping. Worked from the bottom up with easily memorized stitch patterns, this is such a fun knit.
Knitting: Pullover
We all swooned when we saw this duster—it has such an impact and looks amazing on every height, whether the low back hem reaches the high calf, or goes all the way down to your shoes. The deep scoop neck and slim, bracelet length sleeves are so flattering, and Sparrow’s amazing drape is showcased in the front and back color block panels.
Knitting: Pullover
We love Leila’s striped raglan, with its high, wide ballet neck and fitted yoke; its cool striping pattern; its raw-edge sleeve cuffs and hem. We went monochromatic on this piece, but Sparrow’s palette offers so much in the way of making it your own.
Knitting: Cowl
This warm but weightless cowl was featured in our first installment of Quince Quarterly level 1, in Winter Twenty Nineteen. Irresistibly soft in our lace weight Piper, this cowl is covered in waves of cables and is written for two lengths for plenty of woolly warmth.
Knitting: Cardigan
Loire maximizes the drape of Tern by including two wide front panels alternating bands of eyelets and simple lace—the pleasure of working the front panels and the simplicity of a top-down raglan makes this so irresistible!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Leila hits the nail on the head in the shawl department once again, using as Nix’s border a single, sculptural cable, framed by simple lace. The border is shaped with short rows, then stitches are picked up all along the slinky cable, and a simple garter body ensues with center decreases. We love the styling potential for this piece!
Knitting: Tee
This cool tee features welted stripes that shift along the front and back center. Worked in the round from the bottom up, with short row shaping in the shoulders, this is a fun and easy knit. Though simple, the interrupted stripes give this piece some high drama.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
With its textured lace motif reminiscent of cicadas, Bayou announces the steamy days and cool nights of summer in a big way, especially when paired with our airy linen Kestrel. Using one of her favorite ways to construct a shawl—sideways, starting and ending with one stitch—Leila designed this piece to be a satisfying and quick knit.
Knitting: Tee
We adore Leila’s Bolan tee: Knitted sideways in four pieces—two panels for the front, two for the back—worked from the center out to the ends of the short sleeves, this one is a fun knit for sure; and the gorgeous textured lace panel in the yoke flatters the collarbones, making it a piece you’ll want to grab all the time.
Knitting: Pullover
Octavia is a classic top-down raglan with a pretty peekaboo slip-stitch eyelet motif at the hem and cuffs. Simple to work and easy to style—knitting doesn’t get better than this!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shelley’s ample dimensions and unfussy welting spell easy knitting and cozy wearing. Knitted in two pieces results in perpendicular lines contrasting the wrap’s left half from right. Holes for arms to go through make this substantial piece suitable to bundle up in as a garment or a scarf.
Knitting: Pullover
Poe’s subtle details are what make this otherwise simple bottom-up raglan shine: A pretty slip-stitch honeycomb pattern that gently shapes the front hem without using short rows, and cabled decreases that create beautifully polished lines in the yoke. In our pretty mohair/merino Piper, this sweet pullover sings.
Knitting: Pullover
A warm, wooly pullover, Gabrielle is a winterized update of a fan favorite, the Deschain Tee in linen Kestrel. This cold-weather sweater is written for a new gauge in Osprey with updated sizing and construction, additional body and sleeve length for warmth, and short rows to gently shape the back. And, of course, that gorgeous lace motif!
Knitting: Pullover
Latvian weaving motifs embellish the yoke, hem, and cuffs of Leila Raabe’s colorwork sweater. Knitted in fingering-weight wool Finch from the bottom up, with raglan, round-yoke, and short-row shaping to encircle the shoulders.
Knitting: Cowl
Interlocking colors create a serrated gradient effect in four colors of Puffin. Quick to work up and versatile in length—written for a short cowl or long loop—this pretty neckwarmer is a fun way to experiment with color combinations.
Knitting: Pullover
In fuzzy, warm wool/alpaca Owl, Argus is a comforting knit. A lattice of textured stitches travel down the center front and through the ribbed hem of this relaxed fit pullover, which utilizes Elizabeth Doherty’s top-down method of beautifully shaped set-in sleeves.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Finished measurements
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The versatile shape of elongated triangles means you can wear it as a shawl, a scarf, or however you please. Leila’s triangular shawl is knitted from the center neck to bottom edge, featuring easy slipped-stitch cartridge rib with a textural border of gilded botanical lace—quick to knit and irresistible in sport weight Chickadee.
Knitting: Pullover
Twisted panels of trees set in diamond motifs grace the center front of Leila Raabe’s Gilead. Knitted in Sparrow from the bottom up with dolman shaping, this seamed pullover is roomy, with a wide, graceful neck opening, slim three-quarter sleeves, and shaped drop-shoulders for a simple but structured silhouette that looks elegant over a camisol...
Knitting: Pullover
The chained ribbon structure of our Kestrel linen creates striking textured lace, the focal point of Deschain by Leila Raabe. Designed with plenty of ease for a relaxed fit, this cropped boxy pullover is worked flat and then seamed, with slim sleeves picked up and worked in the round down to the cuff. Dropped stitches update the classic shale l...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The idea for this shawl came about by letting the yarn tell me what it wants to be. Killington has a gorgeous sheen with killer stitch definition and gives an almost chiseled appearance to the soft fabric. It begged to be worked in my favorites—textured and botanical motifs.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The Sully blanket by Leila Raabe features simple stripes in four colors with a subtle seed-stitch detail between them. A garter stitch border is picked up to polish off the edges. Go for bold as shown, or take a tone-on-tone approach. This one’s a tried-and-true smile-maker, and the designer’s most highly requested “please write a pattern for t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The ubiquitous brick textures in Portland, Maine, were the inspiration for this lightweight shawl in Finch by Leila Raabe. Knitted sideways on the bias, beginning at one side point and widening to the opposite side, the simple textured border takes half its stitches from the wide edge of the final row and picks up along the side of the rows to ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A top-down, center-out triangular shawl with garter stitch and new shale lace, created for A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial Yarn Club, January 2016.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Happy Arbor Day! Let’s plant some trees: $1 from every Tree Shawl retail purchase will be donated to The Arbor Day Foundation’s initiative to replant our forests (more info on that here) for the life of the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A beautiful crescent-shaped shawl comprised of a subtle feather and fan motif, accentuated with dropped-stitches and garter stitch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit sideways from point to point, a mix of textured stitches forms a reversible, elongated triangle. Working at a relaxed gauge allows the ribbed motifs to lie flat when blocked as for lace.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A top-down triangular shawl worked up in 2 skeins of Baah! La Jolla fingering-weight yarn, Florin begins at the center top point with a garter tab and is worked top down, with 6 increases every 2 rows for a wider wingspan than traditional triangular knit shawls.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
表目と裏目のコンビネーション、そして交差模様が特徴の帽子。ポートランドの中心部にある通りにちなんで名付けられたこの帽子は、そこに昔からあるレンガ造りの素敵な建築物それぞれのストーリーを感じながら、通り通りをぶらつくイメージを表現しています。そんな風景を思い描きながら、交差模様を楽しく編んでいくと、すぐに完成!Prebleを被って、あなたも散歩に出掛けてみましょう。
Knitting: Cowl
Cordwood is a great project for those last-minute holiday gifts.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A cable and garter-ridge triangular shawl in lovely Quince & Co. Chickadee, knit from the center top down, increasing 4 stitches on every other row.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A textured, cabled hat with options for a garter-stitch brim worked flat, then grafted together and joined for working in the round, picking up stitches for the main body; the second option is without a brim, simplified, with a pretty effect at the edge from the natural flare of the cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Between Nov. 11th through Dec. 31st, 2013, 50% of proceeds of the discounted pattern were donated to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to aid those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Total donated: $905 USD.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Updated for Quince & Co. Chickadee Organic Heathers, October 2018! Pattern now includes written instructions in addition to the charts. The original pattern is still available as a secondary file download if you prefer.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple, lacy project that’s good for that odd skein of sock yarn or handspun you have lying around.