Julee Mackessy

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is made on circular needles which means less finishing after it’s complete. Made with bulky-weight yarn, it’s the perfect accessory for those cold winter days. Add a pom pom or fur ball to the top for a decorative touch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is made on circular needles which means less finishing after it’s complete. Made with bulk-weight yarn, it’s the perfect accessory for those cold winter days. Add a pom pom or fur ball to the top for a decorative touch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I have a confession. I stay up at night sometimes, tucked into bed, designing beanies in my head. It’s like counting sheep for me, except instead of boring me to sleep, the excitement of a new design seems to keep me up longer. The Diamonds and Braids Beanie was one of these designs. I wanted to combine two different types of patterns to create...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Saltillo blanket has become a staple in yoga studios. I’ve admired these for years from my downward dog pose. I snapped a photo a little bit ago so I could use the colors for inspiration for a beanie. This design is the product of my experimentation with the colors and line-work from these beautiful blankets.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Saltillo blanket has become a staple in yoga studios. I would study these blankets from my downward dog pose, wondering how I could incorporate it into a design. I snapped a photo a little bit ago so I could use the colors for inspiration for a beanie. This design is the product of my experimentation with the colors and line-work inspired f...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A few months ago, my husband and I got to visit Guadalajara for a friend’s wedding. While we were there, we stayed in the neighborhood called Zapopan. It felt like we were in the heart of the city where we got to experience all the richness of the culture and busy-ness of the city. This beanie is reminiscent of the busy, yet beautiful, experien...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A few months ago, my husband and I got to visit Guadalajara for a friend’s wedding. While we were there, we stayed in the neighborhood called Zapopan. It felt like we were in the heart of the city where we got to experience all the richness of the culture and busy-ness of the city. This beanie is reminiscent of the busy, yet beautiful, experien...
Knitting: Mittens
This pattern is available for FREE on my blog however you can purchase the PDF for cheaper than a mocha or latte.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is made in the round on circular needles with decreases done on double pointed needles which means you end up with a super comfortable beanie that is seamless and with minimal finishing afterwards. There is a graph for the diamond pattern with written directions.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by all the beautiful cables showing up in accessories, I came up with this design. Think of it as a mix between a really cute headband and a beanie.
Knitting: Headband
This headband is made in one piece and sewn up the side. It’s very comfortable and keeps your ears nice and cozy on those brisk mornings. This pattern includes a chart of the cable pattern which makes for a wonderful design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This simple lace cable is made using yarn-overs and knit-2-togethers which means no cable needle needed!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I really like how beanies look when they start as one color and fade into another color and a lovely fair isle design in between to help the transition doesn’t hurt either.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
One thing I love about stranding knitting is how stitches look like little hearts in designs. I designed this hat wanting to utilize this where it looks like hearts are floating all around the design of triangles.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The Scarf Sweater uses a simple lace stitch and is knit in one piece. This simple designs allows for it to be worn in many different ways, creating a very versatile piece. With the lace stitch, it makes the piece perfect for summer nights, a warm accessory for winter days and a must-have for those cool spring and autumn days.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Summer Kimono is made with cotton yarn and great for those cool summer nights or warm spring days. The beautiful pattern along the edging and the back make for a unique piece.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Braided Beanie makes a wonderful accessory to your fall, winter or spring season and can even come in handy on cool summer nights. The braided cables make for an intricate design which is visually pleasing to the eye.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It all started with the Fair Isle Headband. One morning, while I was running out the door, I tried to wear this headband as a beanie (it wasn’t a pretty sight). So I decided to make a beanie version of it.
Knitting: Headband
This headband is in a round on circular needles so there are no seams which means you get to enjoy the knitting more with minimal finishing afterwards. The Fair Isle pattern is completed with two colors following a chart. Although combining a Fair Isle pattern with knitting in the round may sound complicated, I find it’s easier since I don’t ge...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Cabled Beanie makes a wonderful accessory to your fall, winter or spring season and can even come in handy on cool summer nights. The cable design looks very intricate, but is a surprisingly easy pattern to learn.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion is knit in one piece, starting with the back to the front, with the flap being the last piece. The sides can either be crocheted or sewn. The flap is knit with three buttonholes to keep flap buttoned down onto cushion. The back of the piece is knit in a solid color which contrasts nicely with the intricate design of the fair-isle l...
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are made in the round on double pointed needles (DPN) so there are no seams which means you get to enjoy the knitting more with minimal finishing
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is made in the round on circular so there are no seams which means you get to enjoy just the knitting and minimal finishing. What’s nice about this beanie is that it can be worn inside out as well.The Heartland yarn has a lot of body to it so it makes for a nice slouch.