Martha Emily

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Poncho
Several years ago, when the only spinning gadget in my collection was a drop spindle, I fell in love with a brioche blanket using a combination of handspun and commercial yarn that I saw on The Fat Squirrel Speaks podcast. With only a drop spindle, however, I wasn’t going to spin enough yarn to try it out for myself.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Water was a persistent inspiration while designing Swish. I was just back from the beach, where I spent time watching the waves. Then a week of rainy weather hit. These two skeins started calling to me from my stash and the beginnings of Swish started to take form. I came up with all kinds of rules to inform the shape of Swish then began the pr...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stripy hat is knit sideways in garter and shaped with short rows. Garter stitch gives this hat some of the stretch you would get with rib stitch without any purl stitches. This pattern is written with generous depth for brim or slouchy styling.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl was designed for the 2018 Carolina FiberFest, held on March 23 & 24. This cowl is meant to be light and airy to help keep the little chills of early spring away. The minimal patterning is perfect for those hand dyed skeins you fall in love with and want to use for something other than socks.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is designed to be a summer scarf, light and airy. Using a yarn with linen will add to the summer feel. Since this scarf is cast on for the long edge, all of the drop stitches end up appearing horizontally across the scarf. At the same time the color change striping appears to run vertically through the scarf. The combination of verti...