Courtney Spainhower

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
This design is part of Kettle Yarn Co.’s new print book - Baskerville - from dawn to dusk, a collection of 4 patterns:
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This lovely toque was inspired by Mr. Tumnus, the Faun, and his wintery meeting under the lamp post. The toque is worked in the round from the bottom up, featuring simple cabled lanterns, and contrasting textures.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The arrival of spring is marked with thick, green grass freckled with dandelions and wild violets. It carries warm wet air that is too cool for bare arms and too humid for sweaters - officially making it light shawl weather. The Wild Violets Shawl is shown in a deep green and soft violet echoing that first fresh growth. This giant shawl is wor...
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is resurrected from the original Honeycomb Cowl pattern I released in 2010. I’ve updated the sizes and stitches used. The cowl is equally beautiful worn with Right or Wrong side facing and is suitable for knitters of any skill level!
Knitting: Pullover
Introduction: This short-sleeved pullover is a great little piece for spring. The construction is simple but unusual as it’s worked flat from the top-down with simple shaping and joined during cast-off. The cables are easy to memorize and simple to execute making this a great piece for an advanced beginner looking to expand on their skills.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unique pattern will provide you with endless options for completing this simple and stylish toque using any weight yarn you have on hand and in any size you can think of. Use the charts to select yarn weight, needles, and finished hat size and simply fill in the blanks in the pattern as written. There are instructions for working folded or...
Knitting: Cowl
This warm, thick cowl incorporates no-wrap short rows to shift a simple stranded band on its axis. The heavy yarn makes this a quick knit; completed easily in a weekend and is a great introduction piece to color work. This is the perfect fall accessory – and a balanced marriage of classic and modern styles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Bare Bones is a simple little hat worked primarily in garter with a four corner decrease at the crown. This is the perfect last minute gift, knitting up quickly in heavy yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This sweet shawlette is inspired by the hundreds of moths fluttering at dusk on my father’s ranch in Colorado. The shawlette is worked primarily in stockinette relying on increases and decreases to subtly shape the traditional triangle shawl into swooping wings. The Silky Merino DK in Bosques is showcased beautifully. The shaping highlights the...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These gloves knit up quickly despite the small gauge for a last minute gift – or, if you’re like me, a weekend project for the onset of fall to bring in the season with some warmth. Men’s size available, too! – make these for a fella by selecting a more rustic yarn. Knit Picks recently released a sock weight tweed that would be just the ticket...
Knitting: Poncho
with fall around the corner the cool air will be nipping at our shoulders. this sweet caplet employs stunning stitches for modern texture - and simple arrow color work. the yarn is squishy, soft, light, and surprisingly warm. i can’t wait to wear mine on cool autumn nights around the fire!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Farmhouse Baby Hat is the perfect accessory to the Farmhouse Baby Blanket. Knit quickly with only 1 hank of yarn, it’s the perfect last minute gift.
Knitting: Poncho
This simply designed poncho features a draped cowl neck, simple shaping, and contrasting yarn weights that create a beautiful rippled fabric. I drape my girls in these ponchos on chilly fall days when the crisp air bites at their shoulders. This is a wonderful project for a beginning knitter and a quick one to whip up for someone more experienc...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Perfect for play time or sleep time, this soft mountain pillow will delight and entertain. Mountain Peak can be knit quickly and easily because of its simple shaping and color work. This would be a great project for a newbie knitter who wants to get into color but keep their head above water.
Knitting: Rug
This mat knits up in only 28 rows! The thick wool creates a soft, durable place for baby to play and as the child gets a bit older, the mat makes a beautiful rug for their bedroom floor. Thistle is a show-stopping shower gift and will certainly be cherished for years to come.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is all about late spring and early summer. The yarn selected incorporates the rich greens of the first long grass of the year with the bright green of young sprouts. Texture reins near the shoulders, and then gently submits to flowing lace – all inspired by the seeds and sprouts that bring us so much joy and anticipation this time of...
Knitting: Bonnet
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Knitting: Legwarmers
With no shaping or decreasing, these textured leggings are the perfect weekend project for a beginning knitter. The stitch creates a stretchy, squishy fabric that can be worn with either side facing.
Knitting: Headband
With almost no shaping, this seed stitch ear warmer is the perfect weekend project for a beginning knitter. An excellent gift (or gift for you) Mix it up if you have pixie short hair or if you often wear your hair up by wearing the bow in the back!
Knitting: Slippers
These dancer-style slippers are my answer to the lovely ballet flats that slip off at the heel. They are worked toe-up with simple no-wrap short row heel shaping and feature attached leg warmers knitted in an easy-to-follow lace pattern. These are stylish enough for anyone, but especially practical for those of us chasing little ones around.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is simple, lovely, and a very quick knit. Make it uniquely yours by using yarns with texture, striping colors, or varying weights. This also makes for a beautiful chemo cap.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
i tend to zip through the pattern writing process, so PLEASE let me know if you find any errors. i will happily make any changes needed so that knitting these will be as pleasant an experience for you as it was for me.
Knitting: Cowl