Renée Kies

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Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Desert Dreams socks provide a bit of Desert heat no matter the weather outside! Drift into dreams of hot sand, golden sunshine and flowering cacti. The Desert Dreams socks are knit from the cuff down and feature an afterthought heel. Waste yarn is added to the leg and the heel is added after the rest of the sock has been knit. For an addit...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are officially called the “If I Want Exposure, I’ll Get My Tits Out (Brrr, Cold!)” mittens, but unfortunately that was a tad to much for Ravelry. Whilst designing these we lovingly shortened the name to the “Tit Mitts” (the full name is a bit of a mouthful!), so that’s what they’ll now be known by here on Ravelry as well!
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Visser twist socks were designed for the February SSOK (MKAL) in the Sokkenbreien group on Ravelry. The pattern was inspired by the theme of the month, “visserstruien” or Geurnsey jumpers. The pattern also mainly uses knit and purl stitches to create patterning, which is the technique for February in group. The SSOK is knit cuff down and ha...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by my love of crazy Christmas sweaters, I wanted to design a crazy pair of Christmas socks! This pair of top down socks certainly qualifies. You start by knitting the ears and the antlers and join those to the sock when casting on the cuff. After the ribbed cuff it’s smooth sailing with a vanilla sock. When your socks are finished you...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mittens
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I regularly find myself exiting my local yarn store with a really nice skein of yarn that I didn’t really know what to do with, but simply had to have! Either because the stripes were so fun or the colours so vibrant. This pattern was designed to use those sock yarns that I bought in a case of yarn greed! A simple slip stitch texture gives the...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Bibbity bobbity boo was inspired by my love of Disney movies. I needed a pair of socks that could add a touch of magic to my day! Bibbity bobbity boo is a top-down sock with a heel flap and gusset. Down the front of the sock is a strand of pumpkins and vines.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The bold lines of this top down sock are my interpretation of the sin of wrath. Simple cables paired with seedstitch create a thick textured zig zag.
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
The Hey, meow! Mittens are a fun way to keep your hands warm and show your love for cats at the same time! Don’t worry if you need to use your phone, just flip back the top of the mittens and go! Because of the inner fingerless mitten no cold air gets in through the flap. The mittens are worked from the cuff up.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These delicate lace socks were inspired by the deadly sin of lust. There is something inherently feminine about lace and the little peek of skin showing through. The lace on these socks is easy to knit, but makes for a great eye catcher. These socks are knit top down.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These Christmas socks are sure to get you in a festive mood! Knit from the top-down these socks featuring a forest of fir trees in a snowy field will keep your feet warm whilst out in the cold. I decided to use a speckled yarn as the main color, the white with the bright specks of color makes me think of Christmas lights in the snow!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This top-down sock pattern is sure to give you a case of knitting gluttony! The pattern combines cables with a simple lace pattern. Because the pattern only occurs on the front of the leg and on the top of the foot the socks will knit up faster than you would expect.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Fall is my favorite season. Being able to wear sweaters and scarves, pumpkins and leaves everywhere and best of all: we can start using the fireplace again! Lumberjack is my interpretation of fall in the form of a sock. They’ll keep your feet nice and warm when you have to leave your cozy house to get more wood for the fire or when you’re out ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Envy is a top-down sock that features a shifting rib pattern. The rib jumps to the right every few rows. The adjective “the grass is greener on the other side” definitely applies to these socks. The stitches almost seem to be jealous of one another and therefore keep jumping to the other, greener grass.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sloth is defined as being physical and emotionally inactive or failing to do things one is supposed to do. These socks are perfectly suited to a quiet day at home. Put up your feet and veg out on the couch all day, these socks will keep your feet warm while you’re at it! Even the knitting itself is fast and easy: the socks knit up fast in DK w...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The Run Wild sneaker socks are the perfect socks for those of us who have gotten used to the luxury of hand knit socks and don’t want to wear commercial socks as much anymore. In spring or summer you can’t always wear regular height socks so a pair of shorties can come in very handy. The Run Wild socks were designed with the perfect fit in min...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Thistle and Weeds socks are knit top down, with lace on the leg and instep and a picot cuff. A solid yarn really allows the lace to steal the show, but the pattern also works well for variegated yarns.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
An easy to knit dish or facecloth with a fun effect created only using knit and purl stitches. The V’s provide a nice texture to the cloth.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
The Jumping Stones dishcloth is a fun textured dishcloth knit in fingering weight cotton yarn. Suitable for new knitters looking to practice alternating their knits and purls or for more experience knitters who want something relatively mindless. The dishcloth has garter rows that remind me of a river, the little blocks look like conveniently ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The serpentine socks are a fun interpretation of one of nature’s most interesting (or scary!) creatures. This top down sock features a cute snake sticking out it’s tongue on the front of the sock and has a cabled shadow snake down the back of the leg. Cabling usually pulls in a little, so this sock features 1 by 1 ribbing down the back of the ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern was designed for the tenth edition of Sockmadness.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Zigg Zagg socks are a highly customizable pair of socks. Newer knitters for example might not feel up to a full colorwork sock just yet so can opt to do only one repeat of the colorwork on the leg. Whilst another knitter might opt for a colorwork sock with only the textured chart appearing once on each sock. Or go for a pair of fraternal s...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were inspired by my beautiful edition of Jane Eyre. The cover has an intricate pattern in white and green and I just had to see if I could create some socks with this pattern. These stranded socks will keep your toes warm when you spend a rainy day inside with a book.
Knitting: Mittens
The Kartoffel mittens are the ultimate potato chip knitting. The mittens knit up really fast due to the aran weight yarn and the pattern is easy to memorize which makes it perfect for newer knitters. The contrasting pompoms add some fun and a bit of color. The garter fabric of the mittens is comfortable but not too bulky to go about your day w...
Knitting: Headband
The Yonsei headband was designed for my sister. She recently left to study at Yonsei University in South-Korea for a year as an exchange student. She asked me for a nice headband that would keep her ears warm. The Yonsei headband is a double layered headband with cables on one side and stockinette on the other. The double layers keep your ears...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
The Shifting Rib iPad sleeve is very stretchy due to the ribbed texture. The iPad sleeve would work well in both variegated and solids yarns. The shifting of the rib creates a texture that is interesting to look at, yet simple to knit. The pattern includes instructions for 2 different styles of flap: an envelope style flap that closes by tucki...
Knitting: Scarf
Pomme de terre is a soft a squishy garter stitch scarf that stands out because of the huge pompoms at either end (although if you so prefer you can make these smaller!). Pomme de terre is French for potato. This scarf is the perfect potato chip knitting. As you’re working on it you’ll find yourself saying “just one more row!”. Perfect for more...
Knitting: Cozy - Other
The Squared iPad sleeve has an interesting texture created by alternating knit and purl stitches. The squared iPad sleeve would work well in both variegated and solids yarns. This cushy iPad sleeve isn’t just nice to look at, but also protects your tablet from scratches and provides some extra cushioning in case of a fall. The pattern includes...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Chevrons are hot and happening! This fun pattern is visible everywhere around us and now it can protect your tablet too. The Chevron madness iPad sleeve will protect your tablet from scratches and provides some nice cushioning from falls. Pick several different bright colors for a fun happy sleeve, or stick with 2 contrasting colors for a bold...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were created when I saw someone defending their thesis to get a PhD. This formal setting somehow set my creative mind at work and I doodled this design on some scrap paper during the break. The socks are top down and have lace and beads on the leg. The foot has an interesting ribbing detail that ensures a perfect fit.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The drizzle mitts are perfect to use up left over bits of fingering weight yarn. The name of the mitts was inspired by the stranded color work, which reminded me of a light drizzle. I personally love rain, even though right when it starts raining I’m usually out on my bicycle. I’ll be the girl smiling whilst getting soaked. The cheery colors o...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Inspired by the graphic prints of ancient Aztec city Tlaxcala this Ipad sleeve protects your tablet from scratches and falls whilst making a bold statement. Depending on the colors you use this sleeve can be classically elegant or a modern eye catcher. The pattern includes instructions for 2 different styles of flap: an envelope style flap tha...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This eye-catching cabled phone sweater doesn’t just look nice, it also protects your phone from scratches and provides some cushioning in case of a fall. It’s also an easy way to get started knitting cables.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
The Morse Phone Sweater has an interesting texture created by slipping stitches. The morse phone sweater would work well in both variegated and solids yarns. This cushy phone sweater isn’t just nice to look at, but also protects your phone scratches and provides some extra cushioning in case of a fall.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
The ribbed phone sweater is a super easy little sweater for your phone. It has an understated look, but when knit in a bright yarn adds a bright pop of color to your phone. This would be perfect for more variegated yarns! It will keep your phone safe from scratches and provides extra padding in case of a fall.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
The aztec phone sweater is a nice way to protect your phone from scratches and falls. It provides a nice cushion as well as making your phone look good! The fairisle pattern is interesting to look at and depending on the colours you use can be either wild and colourful or more muted. A quick, easy and fun project! This would make a perfect pro...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This is a super cute little sweater for your phone. Besides making your phone look amazing, the zig zag phone sweater also keeps your phone from getting scratched in your bag. Your phone won’t be getting cold! This is a quick and easy project. Perfect for people new to colour work!
Knitting: Headband
Alpine Comfort is a cozy cabled headband. It reminds of sipping cocktails at the après ski or zooming down the slopes. Whatever you’re doing, Alpine Comfort is sure to keep your ears warm! The cables are pretty basic and should be easy enough for first time cable knitters. You do need to know how to do a provisional cast-on and how to kitchene...
Crochet: Coaster, Hanging Ornament
This star features a floral centre and is slightly hexagonal. With it’s funky eyelets it is interesting to look at, yet easy enough to make. This cute, yet slightly pompous, imperial star can be used in many different ways. I have used mine as coasters (they fit even the huge glasses we have here at home!), but they could also be hooked in a b...
Knitting: Headband
This headband came to life when I needed a gift for my friend Anouk. I was short on time so I needed something fast and simple. but not boring. I came up with this cute headband!It’s quick and easy, but still looks impressive. Perfect for those cold days or as a gift!
Knitting: Cowl
This is a lovely, soft and warm textured cowl. It’s big enough to be worn wrapped around the neck twice, but you can also wear it a little looser and wear it wrapped once. It’s easy to make and a fast knit.
Crochet: Doily
This is the French Doily. A traditional crochet item with a modern twist. For a more traditional look crochet in white. This lovely doily was inspired by some crochet pieces my mother brought back from France. They were so pretty and intricate and urged me to create this doily.