Moth and Rust

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mittens
Simply stylish with just enough of a modern edge, these mittens are knit from a worsted weight wool and feature ribbing, stockinette, and garter stitch. Easy enough for beginners, but interesting enough for advanced knitters.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern was inspired by a favorite wool coat of mine--a brilliant cobalt blue number featuring rosettes, amazing buttons, and…3/4 length sleeves! (Darling, but drafty without the right gloves.) To remedy this, I created these opera-style armwarmers. They are tapered to the wrist for a tailored fit and reach to just below the elbow. Adorned...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
‘Jaleo’ are the encouraging words and calls shouted at flamenco dancers them while they are performing, and this flamenco-inspired shawlette is packed with loud texture and lively patterns. Mostly made from garter stitch, this half-circle shawl utilizes a few simple stitches to create a complex look that is easy enough for the moderate beginner...
Knitting: Slippers
Inspired by Irish dancing shoes, Ghillies slippers feature long laces that wrap around the ankle, crossing and threading through a casing at the back of the foot. Starting at the ankle and heel, they are knit flat at first, and then join to be worked in the round at the toe. They are perfect for dancing or lounging! Can be worked in women’s sho...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Simbala Shawlette was inspired by steady ripples in a quiet pond (simbala means ‘pond’ in Sanskrit.) Stripes of openwork alternate with simple stockinette accented by two ridges of garter stitch. It is cast on at the top and increases are all worked along the center.
Knitting: Scarf
Errata: The pattern has been corrected, but for those who purchased it before 9-20-12, Row 13 should read, Repeat Row 11 (not 12!)
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Collar
When I created the pattern for this collar, I wanted something simple, practical, and elegant. Not too cumbersome, but also quite covering, this is a great accessory to have when you’re wearing a scoop-neck blouse and it gets a little chilly.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The streamline ribbing at the middle, cap-like ends, and gray color of the first pair of of these wristwarmers remind me of the great columns of Greece and Rome. (Of course, they are great in any solid hue!) By using just the basic knit and purl stitches, you can achieve a pair of fingerless gloves that are strikingly unique.