Moth and Rust

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Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This pattern was inspired by Egyptian Assuit, a cotton or linen fabric which is woven with small bits of very thinly pounded silver to create rich metallic patterns. This luxurious little pouch is perfect for holding your zillan (finger cymbals) or any other small treasures! The pouch is made of stockinette stitch knit in the round with eyelets...
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: Fingerless Gloves
Simple, sweet, and stripey, these fingerless gloves are the bee’s knees! Economical, too--they can be made with just a little bit of leftover yarn. Featuring seed stitch around the edges, the body is stockinette stitch with color changes. Made from sock- and lace-weight wool, so they are warm but sleek.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My grandmother always said that when the cicadas begin their droning, it’s time for school to begin…
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: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
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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.