Reah Janise Kauffman

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
In early winter, I realized it would be great to have a sweater with a cowl neck. To me, cables equate with a warm sweater as well and thus was born Meanderthal, because the cables meander just a bit. Sweater is knit flat with seams. Good Karma Farm’s sport weight yarn is quite delightful to work with and it comes in 400 yard/365m) skeins.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The Pocket Poncho is knit flat in one piece with seed stitch borders and edges and a large basketweave pattern across the body. Pockets are created by folding over the front edges at an angle and sewing the bottoms shut.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl uses 3 colors, although it can work with one or two or even more colors. The “purl swirl” is a sequence of 5 stitches with 1 added at the end of the round, which offsets the sequence to form the swirl. Spiral sequence knitting is simple. You work the 5-stitch pattern continually around and around until the desired length.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As a benefit to Project Knitwell, this pattern is offered as a free gift with the purchase of two skeins of Solitude Wool Targhee PK colorway (3-ply semi-worsted spun sock yarn). Yarn orders placed through the Solitude Wool website will include a coupon to redeem the pattern within your package of yarn. This offer is good through December 31, 2...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
NOTE FOR THE FREE PATTERN: Rows 11-12 should read “Knit all stitches.”
Knitting: Pullover
A loose-fitting, cotton-blend, scoop neck Tee with lace sides and sleeves. Perfect summer wear!
Knitting: Towel
A revised version of this pattern was published 4/12/2018. It added definitions, written instructions for each charted pattern, and remedied some math for the straps.
Knitting: Cardigan, Poncho
I wanted a vest-type garment that would be open at the sides, but have one button closure, something for cool weather that would also be pretty. The yarn I used was a sock-weight yarn spun by my husband, so feel free to use any yarn within that weight category.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My husband has been spinning yarn for a couple years. Recently he spun yarn from a packet of 7 small batts of various colors and plied it with a natural light grey. The skeins were so lovely and fun that I put together this simple shawl pattern. The muted rainbow effect is enhanced with the way the shawl drapes over the shoulders without requir...
Knitting: Pullover
The man for whom this sweater was designed wanted something he could wear as business casual and a slim fit.
Knitting: Mittens
I saw the Cassandra Cowl by Julia Barrowcliffe in Knitscene. (It is also available in Ravelry.) It was a beautiful pattern and worked really well into mittens. So, thank you, Ms. Barrowcliffe.
Knitting: Poncho
I love shawls, but also like being able to throw something around my shoulders that doesn’t need to be fastened.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern will be listed free through Friday, November 25.
Knitting: Cardigan
I love cardigans and pullovers. This design combines the best aspects of both as the front band cross closes the sweater without button holes or buttons and yet is open like a cardigan.
Knitting: Cardigan
OK, better to have a corrected pattern than not. First 4 rows at not just knit, front band ribbing is included. Pattern revision posted 5/11/16.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
ERRATA: For those who received the free version of this pattern, please note that you should follow the chart lace instructions that are in the RED border. The lace pattern follows exactly that pattern for all repeats.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is knit in the round either on two circular needles or a set of double-pointed needles. Double-pointed needles will be useful for the thumb gusset.
Knitting: Cape
10/18: Another version of the cape, with increases along the purl vertical, has been added.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is made using short rows. The lace border is knit first, then you begin the short rows in stockinette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The pattern begins in stockinette increasing 4 stitches every other until 193 stitches. This is when the peeping hearts pattern begins.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I knit several pair of fingerless mitts for gifts this Christmas using my previous Blue Cable Mitt pattern (although I modified it by only making a 2 inch cuff and then finished with ribbing).
Knitting: Pullover
Revision from August 2018 has corrected measurements for body and armholes.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a fairly simple pattern. The yarn itself is so color-lively that I opted for stockinette with left and right cables interspersed to provide interest. The cardigan could easily be knit without the cables. I also chose two different colors for the buttons to go along with the color theme.
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted to make an unusual baby sweater. I had three balls of Cashsoft, each a different color--light purple, dark purple, and white. I saw the front as having one side kind of like a > where the button would be off-center. I also envisioned each piece to be different.
Knitting: Pullover
GAUGE IS 11 sts = 2.4 inches or 6 cm
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts are a quick and easy knit. These are wonderfully warm and comfy. Enjoy!
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
I wanted to try making a felted bag. In my stash I had one skein each left from two sweaters. They had similar colorways, so I thought I could stripe them for a bag. It took less than a week to knit. It’s a fun project.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is my first triangle shawl that I designed. I am in the process of writing up the pattern and will post it then. I was thinking it would be a shawlette, but the finished project turned out to be the size of a regular shawl. The Merinos Lame is a sparkly yarn, so this shawl is perfect for evening and dressy events. The pattern works up quic...