Susan Villas Lewis

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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Broken is a good thing with this
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You’ll be the picture of health
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Get perfect pitch with this hat full
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Simple purls and knits combine to
Knitting: Mittens
We all have that yarn - gorgeous but with completely random color changes. Perfect for creating gorgeous long flat items like scarves or single round ones like hats without having to do a lot of extra work.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This started out as a project to depict head armor, but the more I worked it, the more the wide rib columns made me think of marble pedestals busts are displayed on. (And always knocked over in the movies!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Simplicity makes for great style, and this slouchy hat is simplicity itself. Crafted in a combination of twisted ribs and reverse stockinette, it’s a unisex option everyone can agree on.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Grab some yarn, play for a while and bada bing, bada boom! You’ve got a great hat that looks way more difficult than it is. The phrase “bada bing, bada boom” is used to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably. The slipped stitches in the brim and body of this hat are just that, creating a great texture that is far eas...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
To the left, to the left, to the left. A simple shift to the left in the columns of ribbing creates an interesting design good for everyone. Worked from the top down with directions for three different brim treatments, this hat is easy to customize for fit and style!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked in an interesting texture, this hat provides a variety of options for customizing through the use of color. Use two solids, a solid and variegated or even just one color.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Create a design in two colors that looks complex, but it really as simple as garter stitch!
Knitting: Scarf
It’s time to start gathering the woodpile for winter, and this long wide scarf is perfect for keeping warm as you work. Bounded by large ribbed sections on the ends, the body features a textured stitch that resembles stacks of wood for winter fires. The simple texture makes it perfect for showing off variegated yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Soft and drapey, this slouch hat is pretty much the opposite of chicken wire, despite the pattern that reminds me so much of that kind of fencing material.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Play with colour in this fabulously simple hat loaded with soft texture, strong lines, and chic, cozy comfort. The unique cast-on, complete with tutorial, teaches a fun new skill while the stitch pattern is deliciously simple.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You go downslope when you ski, but the angled stitch pattern on this toque make it the perfect option to keep you warm despite the opposite name.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The rough texture of the pattern stitch here just really puts me in mind of the gorgeous alligator hides used in leather goods. The texture is separated with knit spines that meet at the top of the hat to make a lovely crown. The texture adds interest to a solid colored yarn or serves as a good background for a variegated version.
Knitting: Cowl
Add an elegant touch to your wardrobe with this wide cowl criss-crossed with raised stitches. The crossing stitches are set off by garter and reverse stockinette with bands of eyelets breaking them up.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What the heck is a Snidget, you ask? If you’re familiar with the Harry Potter series, you will recall the Golden Snitch used in Quidditch. Well, a snidget is a tiny, round gold bird that used to be used in the game before being replaced by the snitch. Or, so the story created in one of the Harry Potter groups on Ravelry goes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
We’re searching for warmth here, not water, but the little “y” created by the traveling stitches just brought to mind a divining rod. They stand out sharply against the background of reverse stockinette and are easily executed with twisted stitches. No cable needle required!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Run away from ordinary with this stylish slouch with welted brim and nubby texture. Maybe not all the way to the circus, but get as close as you like!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You might not have realized that sketch drawing of DaVinci’s had a name. You know the one - of the man stretched out in a circle with two sets of arms and legs. The image is emblematic of the blend of art and science that produced The Renaissance, something knitting does today.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Summer in the south means fresh peaches and all the yummy desserts that come with them. Peach Cobbler is a variation on a basket weave stitch meant to mimic the pastry topping of one of my favorite desserts.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As I worked on this hat over the summer, the mountain peaks of Breckenridge were always in view. The triangles in the brim of this hat will remind me of a summer of glorious weather when I start shivering this winter. :-)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Going up? Or maybe down?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It may be getting close to time to migrate for winter, but the geese on this ski hat are heading north instead of south!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Get some serious thinking done in this beanie. You’ve already got a head start on looking like you’re deep in thought with the furrows of this hat running across your brow.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Scribble in the sand with this great slouchy hat done with twisted rib, eyelets and reverse stockinette. The color I used reminded me of the sand as I was working it up. The twisted rib is continued through the decrease section, adding extra interest to the highly visible crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
No worries about broken bones from the sticks and stones found in this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern combines twisted ribs and yarn overs to make the sticks and stones. The pattern is worked on the brim, then repeated in smaller sections as you work up the hat. Go longer to make it even slouchier!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Opposites attract in this geometric
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lady Mara rules in my all-time
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You don’t have to be a panda to appreciate the look of bamboo.