Raven Knits Design

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eBook : 6 patterns

Elements of Memory is a collection of 6 shawl patterns of different shapes in various yarn weights. Four of the six patterns represent the classical elements, with a fifth pattern representing the metaphysical concept of spirit, and the sixth pattern representing the unification of the previous five concepts.

eBook : 3 patterns

Riverside Park is a subscription eBook of 6 shawl patterns which will be released throughout 2021, ending in November when the full eBook will be available.

eBook : 4 patterns

The Beekeeper Collection gathers all four of the popular Beekeeper accessories together in one package. It is an homage to the character Beorn from the book The Hobbit, and like him the patterns are complicated seeming but in actuality simple, practical, and elegant.

eBook : 5 patterns

The Dog Walker Collection is a collection of patterns inspired by daily walks with my own canine companion. The patterns include four accessories (cowl, hat, mittens, and boot cuffs), and a recipe style dog coat that will fit most dogs.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
May is a season of leaves swelling, and a rushing green haze grows over the woods along the riverside. In the early rush of green two native species dominate the valley of the Speed River; the Black Willow, and the Grey Dogwood. The familiar drooping branch tips of the willow trail in the waters of the river, while in the underbrush of the wood...
Knitting: Cowl
Elk Island National Park is situated in the Beaverhills area of Alberta, which with its aspen thickets and easy access to water, has provided shelter for wintering herds of elk, bison and moose since times immemorial. Though there was never any permanent First Nations settlement in the area, there are over 200 archaeological remains of campsite...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
March is a season of flooding. Between the melting accumulated snow pack of winter, and the blustery spring rain on still-frozen ground, the water levels of creeks and streams and rivers rise. Above the Riverside Park waterfall, the trail through the woods is cut off and ducks paddle where people walked just days before. Below the waterfall, tu...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A flowing river never fully freezes. There might be ice from bank to bank in very cold weather, but the thickness of the ice is uncertain, eroded from below by turbulent waters. Every day the patter of ice and open water changes, and the edges are broken as the water levels below rise and fall.
Knitting: Pet Clothing
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potting training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friend can go boun...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Mittens
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every kind of weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bound...
Knitting: Cowl
Here’s to the dogs in our lives that drag us out the door in every weather. Here’s to walking in summer heat and winter cold. To potty training in the yard at 3:00am, and to slow evening strolls with a faithful grey-muzzled companion. And here’s to you, dog owners, for wearing all the layers so that your four legged friends can go bounding thro...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lush mixed-wood forests lead to colorful salt marshes and warm ocean beaches. Offshore, golden sand dunes foster calm seas. At night, this Dark Sky Preserve is a celestial masterpiece. An important site to both First Nations Mi’gmaq and later Acadian cultures, Kouchibouguac National Park is an awe-inspiring all-season destination.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Monarda didyma, also known as beebalm, Oswego tea, or bergamot, is an aromatic herb native to eastern North America from Maine west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to northern Georgia. The native wildflower has been cultivated by some enthusiasts for more prominent flowers in more showy colours and is planted in Ontario gardens as a lure fo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Círdan the Shipwright was the eldest of all Elves living in Middle Earth in the Third Age. But he is mentioned in the tales of that age only in passing and does not seem to take an active part in those events, except for being the Master of the Grey Havens from which the Ring Bearers depart at the end of the story.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
… The moon was shining in a broad silver crescent. He held up the map and the white light shone through it. “What is this?” he said. “There are moon-letters here, beside the plain runes which say ‘five feet high the door and three may walk abreast’.” … “These must have been written on a midsummer’s eve in a crescent moon, a long while ago.”
Knitting: Cardigan
Ruby Gardiner was the eleventh child, and sixth and last daughter of Samwise and Rosie (née Cotton) Gamgee. She had two younger brothers: Robin and Tolman.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Her touch such love and longing filledhe raised his eyes, his mourning stilled,and felt his heart new-turned to flame for her that through peril to him came.’Oh Lúthien! Oh Lúthien,more fair than any child of Men! Oh, loveliest maid of Elvenesse, what might of love did thee posses to bring thee here to terror’s lair?Oh, flower of Elfland ever ...
Knitting: Cowl
Polar bears, grizzlies, Arctic wolves and caribou: Ukkusiksalik National Park’s rolling ochre hills and lush tundra teem with wildlife, and are dotted with archeological reminders of the rich history of First Nations cultures that continue to live in this remote wilderness. Snowmobile across the frozen sea in winter. In summer, hike through wil...
Knitting: Headband, Beanie, Toque
But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.
Knitting: Gloves
Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea. Your feet crunch on the pebbled beach as you disembark from your kayak. What adventures await you on the shores of these sheltered, islet dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elements in Balance is a rectangular shawl with the shape representing unity of the whole. Worked as a sampler stole, each of the body motifs are motifs used in one of the previous five shawls in the Elements of Memory series, and represent each of the previous elements. The border motifs of the stole represent the word “synergy,” which is defi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Robin Gardiner is the twelfth child and sixth son of Samwise and Rosie (née Cotton) Gamgee. He had one younger brother.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Born Of Spirit is a heart shaped shawl that represents the metaphysical concept of Spirit. Born Of Spirit is worked from the nape of the neck outwards with a wide central column. The main motif was chosen for its structural beauty, elegance, and complexity. The central column motif is evocative of lotus flowers as they are characterized in anci...
Knitting: Cowl
Her robe was blue as summer skies,
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
About the Air is a top down crescent shaped shawl, worked from the nape of the neck outwards. The main motif is chosen for its resemblance to the arms of windmills, or helicopter blades, or toy pinwheels, or maple keys spinning in the wind. The secondary motif represents the word “summery,” and is chosen for its natural fit and flow from the fi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Grasslands shawl is a sampler shawl without seams. It is worked both flat and in the round, so while straight needles may be used for parts of the shawl, circular needles will be required for other parts of the shawl. The final shape of the shawl is customizable by changing how the sections are put together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Voice of Fire is a top down triangular shawl, worked from the nape of the neck outwards in three sections. The first two sections use the same winding motif that reminds me of flickering flame. Following an idea found in a Japanese stitch dictionary, these sections explore what happens when a motif is worked on every row, vs every alternate row...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Be As Water is a lace weight circular ‘pi’ shawl worked from the center out. It is worked in concentric circles with a stockinette stitch ring between each ring of lace motifs. The first two lace rings use the Old Shale motif, said to be inspired by water ripples in the sand. The third and fifth lace rings use a stitch that represents the word ...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Kluane National Park – high in the mountains of southwest Yukon – is a land of extremes. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan), its largest ice field, and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Enjoy days hiking to unforgettable vistas and spend cozy nights in the lodges around Kathleen Lake, ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
This Good Earth is a worsted weight square shawl/lapghan worked from the center out, beginning with a circular cast on. It is worked in four triangular segments with an increase band of 3 stitches between each segment. The work begins with a pattern of twining cables like vines, interspersed with leaves, that fruits into a ring of acorn-like mo...
Knitting: Cape
Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander coastal pathways and beachcomb among sea stacks. Cruise the dramatic, sheer-walled gorge of Western Brook P...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Kluane National Park – high in the mountains of southwest Yukon – is a land of extremes. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan), its largest ice field and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Day hikes offer unforgettable vistas and cozy nights in the lodges around Kathleen Lake, or take a fl...
Knitting: Cowl
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
…Beren said: “…Even now a Silmaril is in my hand.” … And Beren put forth his left hand, slowly opening its fingers; but it was empty. Then he held up his (maimed) right arm; and from that hour he named himself Camlost, the Empty-handed.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
In the legends of Middle Earth, Numenor (like Atlantis) is drowned under the sea as punishment for the pride and folly of its rulers, who turn their backs on the Valar and under the influence of Sauron turn to worshipping darkness. I Imagine this beautiful cushion floating amongst the debris of the sunken court, a mute testimony to the pride an...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Long pendulous chains of sweet scented flowers, twining viney fingers that grope from one support to the next, ropey stems that tighten lovingly around pillars and posts. Wisteria are amongst the most beautiful flowering plants in the world, and also amongst the most difficult plants to manage in a domestic garden. I loved sitting under the wis...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The western tip of Greenwich, a peninsula that separates St. Peters Bay from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, became part of Prince Edward Island National Park in 1998 to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources found in the area. Among the most spectacular natural characteristics to be protected at Greenwich are the unusually large and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Raven is often a magical creature able to take the form of human, animal, or even inanimate objects. He is a keeper of secrets, a messenger, a spy, and a trickster. His stories tell of how worldly things came to be. Raven’s creative nature shows itself through circumstance rather than intent, through the desire to satisfy his own needs, rat...
Knitting: Vest
The youngest of the thirteen children of Sam Gamgee and Rose Cotton. ‘Tolman’ was a common name in his mother’s family, and this Tolman shared his name with his grandfather Tolman Cotton, as well as one of his uncles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
There Beren came from mountains cold,And lost he wandered under leaves,And where the Elven-river rolled.He walked along and sorrowing.*
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Sugar season. There are small signs of spring everywhere, from the arrival of migratory song birds vying for territory over the still-frozen marsh, to the pale white blooms of snowdrops peeping over last night’s snow. The buds on the trees are starting to swell, and the sap is running in the sugar bush.
Knitting: Poncho
“… Aulë made the Dwarves strong to endure. Therefore they are stone-hard, stubborn, fast in friendship and in enmity, and they suffer toil and hunger and hurt of body more hardily than all other speaking peoples…”
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea. Your feet crunch on the pebbled beach as you prepare to launch your kayak. What adventures await you on these sheltered, islet-dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Do you remember picking buttercups and holding them under your chin to see what colour would shine off your skin? If your chin turned yellow, it meant you liked butter…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
On silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars, on crowns they hungThe dragon-fire, on twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sun.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
…Barahir the brother of Bregolas was in the fighting further westward, near to the Pass of Sirion. There King Finrod Felagund … was cut off from his people and surrounded with small company in the Fen of Serech; and he would have been slain or taken, but Barahir came up with the bravest of his men and rescued him, and made a wall of spears abo...
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
He lives in an oak-wood and has a great wooden house; and as a man he keeps cattle and horses… … He does not eat them; neither does he hunt or eat wild animals. He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey..
Knitting: Cowl
As soon as the raft of barrels came in sight boats rowed out from the piles of the town, and voices hailed the raft-steerers. Then ropes were cast and oars were pulled, and soon the raft was drawn out of the current of the Forest River and towed away round the high shoulder of rock into the little bay of Laketown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It was not built on the shore, though there were a few huts and buildings there, but right out on the surface of the lake… A great bridge made of wood ran out to where on huge piles made of forest trees was built a busy wooden town, not a town of elves but of Men, who still dared to dwell here under the shadow of the distant dragon-mountain.
Knitting: Cowl
“I should say that, in addition to my tree-love …, it arose from my own pre-occupation with the Lord of the Rings, the knowledge that it would be finished in great detail or not at all, and the fear (near certainty) that it would be ‘not at all’…”
Knitting: Baby Blanket
You saw there was a child. You saw my son.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Kejimkujik (k’gemu-koojik) National Park and Historical Site is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for the largest lake in the park, Kejimkujik preserves ancestral canoe routes, fishing camps and petroglyphs of the Mi’kmaq people. The slipped stitch motif of these mittens reflect many aspects of the park; pointed canoe prows cutting through ...
Knitting: Cowl
Kejimkujik (k’gemu-koojik) National Park and Historical Site is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for the largest lake in the park, Kejimkujik preserves ancestral canoe routes, fishing camps and petroglyphs of the Mi’kmaq people. The slipped stitch motif of this cowl reflects many aspects of the park; pointed canoe prows cutting through sti...
Knitting: Legwarmers
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, the inspiration for these leg warmers is the bare vining tendrils in winter, set against the slats of a wooden fence. These leg warmers are a great compliment to the cowl, gloves and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Poncho
What if you were the most beautiful Elf to have ever walked Middle Earth? What if you father was the King of Doriath? What if your mother was a demi-goddess? …what if Mother knit you a poncho?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“Don’t pick the flowers. You may look at them, but do not pick the flowers.”
Knitting: Cape
Then an enchantment fell on him, and he stood still; and afar off beyond the voices of the lómelindi he heard the voice of Melian, and it filled all his heart with wonder and desire.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Along the Bruce Peninsula Trail leading to Tobermory and Fathom Five National Marine Park, the remains of an ancient sea may be seen by the impressions it left on the landscape. Most striking are the dolomite grottos, deep domed caverns carved by the actions of waters that receded long ago. The slowly swirling textured rib of this hat is remini...
Knitting: Cup / Mug
A collection of charted cuffs to use with take out coffee or travel mugs, with images and battle cries appropriate to the major races occupying Middle Earth as developed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Knitting: Cowl
Beneath the blue waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park lies the silent remains of over 20 wrecked ships. This cowl pattern is inspired by the rippling shoreline waves and silently swirling currents that will rise in a moment’s furious storm to waylay unsuspecting ship’s captains and drive their vessels into the unforgiving rocky islands no...
Knitting: Cowl
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, this warm cowl is a great compliment to the fingerless gloves/mitts, leg warmers and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, this warm winter hat is a great compliment to the cowl, leg warmers and fingerless gloves/mitts of the same name.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Named for the genus that produces such familiar vining plants as Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy and Grape Woodbine, the inspiration for these fingerless gloves is the bare vining tendrils in winter, set against the slats of a wooden fence. These gloves are a great compliment to the cowl, leg warmers and hat of the same name.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl grows from a center crescent of squishy soft garter stitch. Spoke like branches fan out from the center and end in sturdy cones between delicate fans of new needles. Worked in worsted weight yarn, this long shallow wrap that can be crossed over the chest and tied behind the waist to form a sort of vest for practical wearing. Alternat...
Knitting: Cowl
Onen i-Estel Edain, ú-chebin estel anim.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from the top down using double increases to create a wide, shallow crescent shaped shawl that wraps snugly around the body. Written for one size, but can be adjusted by using finer or thick yarn and appropriate needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a classic top-down triangle with a three-stitch garter spine written for two sizes. Estonian star stitches build into small shoulder feathers, with the long flight feathers growing to the ends of the shawl and finishing in angled net lace. Beads are added along the edges of the feathers and caught in the net lace for a glittering ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Thunderbird legends of many cultures inspired the shape of this shawl. From the feathered shoulders great wings extend across the top edge, while a wide wedge tail separates the lower sides of the shawl. Between wings and tail extend multiple legs of lightning. Finally the border pattern is worked in an open lace representing the falling ra...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wings of Change is a stole-shaped shawlette with a triangular heart. It begins with a garter-tab and traditional top-down triangular shawl construction, before shifting in shape and spreading wings outward from both edges of the triangle. The wings flow straight along the top and bottom before flaring gracefully downward at their tips. The stol...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The legendary winged serpent of Mexico and Central America inspires the Quezalcoatl shawl pattern. A cabled panel down the center of the shawl represents the beast’s serpentine body, while feathery wings extend out from scaled shoulders on each side of the shawl. The border pattern of flight feather tips is worked across the entire bottom edge ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A rectangular stole worked from the middle out to each end, using a provisional cast on to provide a seamless finish. Estonian blossom stitches on the edges of the stole create a border of lily leaves. A band of more lily leaves decorates the bottom edges of the stole, with a finish of arrowhead lace at the ends. Beading options are detailed fo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Tiliacaea shawl is designed to be adapted to whatever amount of yarn you have on hand by using a bit of math to decide the number of total rows that can be worked. Because specific numbers of pattern repeats are not included in the charts or written instructions, it is essential that you are able to read your knitting and calculate the numb...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
They grow on every continent, in waterways from the heat-hazed valleys of India to the cool mosquito-plagued
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Still water. Dragonflies. Sun filtering down through leaves barely stirring in a lazy summer breeze. A slightly
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Nuphar Shawlette is a top down triangular shawl with flared ends for a slightly crescent profile. Lily pads
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A top-down triangular shawl with flared wing tips for a cresent-shaped profile. Beading is optional in two of the pattern sections.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My Grandmother’s farm was on the crest of a hill between Cloverdale and Langley, in the broad delta of the Fraser River. I couldn’t tell you how much acreage she had; by the time I knew the farm it had long ago stopped being used as such, and the woodlot between the pastures and the hay fields had be left to go wild. In spring, the rutted wagon...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The roses of my prairie childhood were wild, rambling things. I remember my father propping up their sprawling branches on stakes so that he could cut the grass beneath them; sometimes I would hide under their fragrant prickly canopy and breath in the perfume of rose and honey and hot dry earth. When August came, the roses would be covered in n...