My latest blanket design is a blend of yarns and cultures from Montana, where I live and work, and South Africa. My big, bold, original cables match the feel of Montana, reflected in Mountain Colors Mountain Goat from Corvalis, Montana. This is balanced with the delicate and whimsical bead and ribbon handmade South African yarns from Be Sweet, which supports local education there.
Shown in MOUNTAIN COLORS Mountain Goat Apple Green - 9 skeins and one skein each of BE SWEET Ribbon Ball #15bR Acid Green and African Bed Ball #13bB Green Potion.
Side edges grow from picked up stitches that include both accent yarns.
This lace-and-bead fingerless mitt is worked flat with paco-vicuna from Victory Farm or the more accessible Juniper Moon Farm Findlay. The pattern includes a tutorial link for a simple beading technique with a crochet hook on k2tog and slip sts (no bead stringing required). This is an intermediate pattern for those with experience on fine gauge yarn and needles.
S M, L fits 5.5 6, 6.5”/ 14 15, 16.5 cm wrist and 6.5 7, 7.5”/ 16.5 18, 19 cm hand circumference.
Approximately 130 135, 140 yds/119 123, 128 m of lace-weight yarn
Shown in VICTORY FARM “Lily” Majesty Line (100% paco-vicuna; 1 oz/28.35 g, 240 yds/219 m per skein) Color Natural White – 1...
IT”S OFFICIAL! Braided Hand is in the top three bestsellers on Patternfish for fingerless mitts! These one size warmers are seamless, with side gusset thumbs and are knit in the round in a dense, thick fabric for warmth. I am knitting my second pair for myself as I wore the first pair out! The sample shown is worked in Cascade Ecological Wool (undyed) in color 8019 - gray.
THE OCTOBER 2015 UPDATE INCLUDED A VIDEO TUTORIAL LINK TO EMBELLISH THE MITTS WITH EMBROIDERY.
DESIGNER NOTE: RAVELRY AUTOMATICALLY CATEGORIZES CASCADE ECO AS BULKY YARN. MANY CONSIDER THIS YARN A LIGHT BULKY/ARAN WEIGHT INSTEAD. FOR BEST RESULTS USE NOTHING HEAVIER THAN CASCADE ECO.
My Broken Garter stitch baby blanket is striped, giving vertical and horizontal interest. This is a quick knit, as the blanket is worked on larger-than-ball band needles. Optional edges include single crochet or a continuous Garter stitch.
The large stripe color requires 575 yds/526 m or 3 skeins of featured yarn. The smaller stripe colors each take 160 yds/146 m without the edging. The optional Garter stitch edging requires an additional 80 yds/ 73 m.
Equal strips in textured rib pattern make up this hat in the round. This coordinates with my Cimarron Collar.
This one size hat is unisex, fitting 20-23”/51-54 cm head circumference.
The hat is created with one package of MOUNTAIN COLORS Perspectives Crazyfoot (90% superwash Merino Wool, 10% nylon; 3.53 oz/100 g total; 90 yds/82 m per mini skein): colorways Pale Sage/Moss Blue and Plum/Brass
Cropped Bamboo is a scooped neck, adjustable length cropped vest in a rib pattern resembling bamboo, designed with negative ease due to stretchy rib pattern. Sizes: Women’s XS, S, M, L and 1X. Complete instructions for short rows are included in the pattern for shoulder shaping.
Category: Clothing • Vest
Size: Women's XS, S, M, L, 1X
Gauge: 16.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern included
Needles: US 9 - 5.5 mm
I designed Dorothy’s Vest as part of the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program which I completed in April 2015. This quick vest is cinched at the waist by cables within a Garter stitch band. The armhole edging and horizontal shawl collar are also worked in Garter stitch. The shoulders are shaped with short rows (instructions included).
This blanket for baby uses original knit and purl stitch patterns for number blocks one through nine appropriate to a wide variety of knitters. The number blocks are framed in double moss stitch. The only special skill required is working a simple chart of knit and purl stitches flat.
The online version uses one number chart per page so that the charts are very easy to read.
The blanket requires 4 skeins of the featured yarn and is shown in color #156 Aqua.
Add to your knitter’s toolbox with this quick unisex tweed hat worked top down with a circular cast on, central double increases expanding into textured Rice Stitch, and a tubular bind off providing a finished edge to 1x1 ribbing.
S, M, L fits 18, 20.5, 23.5”/41, 47, 60 cm head circumference
Rowan Hemp Tweed: 1, 1, 2 skeins for S, M, L Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran 100: 1 skein all sizes
VIDEO TUTORIAL LINKS FOR CIRCULAR CAST ON, CENTRAL DOUBLE INCREASE AND TUBULAR BIND OFF - see forum posts at the top for the tutorials for this pattern! www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbmfzbTaNLs for Central Double Increase
Catch spring fever with coordinating striped hats in three sizes! The vibrant vertical color detail may be worked as slipped-stitch intarsia lines on a column of purl stitches, or by hand with duplicate stitch lines. An optional embellishment adds extra cuteness to the smaller hats. Cure your winter doldrums!
One skein of each is required of the featured yarn. Organik is a joy to work with: merino, baby alpaca and silk.
The small sizes feature an optional 0.75 inch button.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie,...
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Mid-1800’s motif and three stripe pattern are created with a simple stranded pattern. The hat features a self-hem in contrasting color. Three sizes fit adult small, medium and large. The top sample hat is shown in Mountain Meadows Laramie in colors Prairie and Denim, 1 skein each. The Last sample is made with one skein each of Swan’s Island All American Worsted Collection 1 skein each of Lichen and Sugar Maple - enough for 2 hats in reverse colors.
A tutorial link is included for Crochet Provisional Cast On.
This totally reversible, broken Garter Stitch cowl features the Moebius cast on (Cat Bordhi method) and has an associated tutorial link for MCO with first row knits and purls. The pattern features two different lengths and either three or four color models.
The three color model requires 200, 200 and 180 yds/183, 183 and 165 m of fingering weight yarns.
The four color model requires 90, 180, 180, 180 yds/82, 165, 165, 165 m of fingering weight yarn.
For my tutorial of the Moebius CO including knitting and purling into the CO: youtube.com/watch?v=vmKVYdTSw0k
This textured openwork cowl is worked in the round in Phydeaux Hand Dyed Mini Skeins (5 colors), using LARGER-THAN-BALL-BAND needles for a great weekend project! The model is colorway Masonry - 1 package.
Alternate yarns: 5 each, 80 yds/73 m of fingering weight
It measures 15.5”/39 cm tall and either 21/23” or 53/58 cm in circumference.
The Garter Stitch gauge is unblocked. One can also swatch with the pattern stitch, blocked, 24 sts and 27 rows.
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Rolling Rivers is an original cable and lace stitch pattern framed in a multicolored edge ribbing worked from picked up edges. An intermediate pattern of simple lace and cable, reading from a chart or equivalent written instructions, picked up stitches, and optional intarsia to frame the scarf in contrast color.
Finished measurements: 7.5 by 68” (19 by 173 cm) blocked
Yarn requirements: 415 yds/380 m main color worsted weight solitary main color PLUS 50 yds/46 m worsted or bulky weight novelty yarn for contrast color Shown in:...
Rosy Paintbrush set is named after a Rocky Mountain wildflower with pink bracts hiding its true flowers. The Boot Liners are worked top-down, feature understated lace and cables, and taper to the ankles with simple decreases ending in 4X4 rib. The coordinating two-color mitts and worked cuff down, feature thumb gussets and a back-of-hand lace feature. I can’t wait to do a second project with Mezcla DK hand dyed from the Farmers Daughter Fibers, in alpaca, wool and silk.
Boot Liners are in 3 sizes fitting 13 14, 16“/33 35.5, 41 cm leg circumference between knee and calf.
Mitts: one size fits most women with finished measurement of 6.5”/ 16.5 cm
Shown in THE FARMERS DAUGHTER FIBERS Mezcla DK Elk Antler 1 1, 2 skeins and Paintbrush 1 skein (total materials for the...
This traditional tammy is my TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program final hat design. It features a cable cast on for a firm but flexible edge; 1x1 corrugated rib; a peerie, border, border, peerie configuration; and finally a patterned wheel of seven sections. Coordinating mitts are included. Sheep Craig is a high promontory on the southeast portion of the Shetland Island of Fair Isle.
The tammy is worked in one size and fits head circumference 20.5-23”/52-58 cm.
The mitts are worked in one size and fit 7”/18 cm hand circumference.
One skein of each of the following colors is needed for either the tammy or mitts: #160 midnight, #170 fjord, #410 cornfield, #182 buttercup, #1190 burnt umber and #129 loganberry
Notions include (2) st markers, and 10” plate or...
This pattern is part of the Indie Designer Gift-a-Long 2016.
As I was refining and knitting my latest shawl pattern, I attended a beautiful wedding on Whitefish Lake in northern Montana. The sky was clear blue, then sky and mountains turned shades of lavender and purple as the sunset progressed. The “hills” in the lace pattern will always remind me of the distant landscape and the couple’s special day!
My Sunset shawl is an asymmetric triangle, starting with two cast on stitches, predominantly in Garter stitch. Garter stitch stripes, German short rows and my sunset-colored mountain lace are its features. The fingering-weight hand dyed yarn...
Tiempo (Spanish for time) for that special baby in your life. This is a modified vintage lace baby blanket shown in a luxury yarn that is superwash for easy care. It is shown in Ella Rae’s Lace Merino Worsted in Lime Green #101 -4 skeins. Enjoy!
In the Updated pattern Sept 2015 is included a tutorial link for Yarn Over 4 ways.
Category: Home • Blanket • Baby Blanket
Size: One size: 30X40 inches (76X102 cm)
Gauge: 16 stitches and...
Look and feel elegant in this very charming beret with a bit of whimsy! Très Charmante is knit in the round from the brim to the crown and is worked in Angelic, an Italian-milled light sport weight merino combined with angora for a soft halo. Yarn is held single on small needles for the rolled hem, then held double on larger needles for the body, creating a clean transition for fullness. The crown decreases are worked with decorative twisted stitches. A leaf band and rolled roses complete the look.
Primary gauge is with largest needles and yarn held double. The brim is worked with smallest needles: 34 sts/50 rnds=4”/10cm in St st with smallest needles, WITH YARN HELD SINGLE, before blocking
The motif edge is inspired by a favorite Native tapestry from Two Grey Hills, NM. This luxury shawl is worked in two great yarns from the Fibre. Co.
The Garter Stitch body is joined modularly to the rectangular motif section on the long edge opposite the picot CO. This is a great project for a luxury lace/light fingering weight yarn held double or a sport weight yarn held single.
Yardage for light fingering weight HELD DOUBLE is approximately 1580 yds/1445 m (shown in THE FIBRE CO Meadow, color Aster. Three skeins of this yarn are required. The gauge for this shawl is 19 sts and 38 rows in 4”/10 cm in Garter Stitch with yarn held double, before blocking. The motif edge is 41...
My final project for the TGKA Master Hand Knitting Program is a modern Aran design with a Celtic flair. This bottom-up pullover sweater, in Sally Melville’s attractive “balance point” length, is worked flat and features horizontal braided bands around the bottom of the body and the set-in sleeves. The bands, edged in slipped stitches, are worked first then stitches picked up to continue knitting the body and sleeves. Stitches picked up around the wide portrait neck are worked with Lily Chin’s join-as-you-go technique (full instructions and tutorial link included) and finished with a single braid with a slipped stitch edge, framing the face.
Chest 38 42, 46”/97 107,117 cm Length 21.75 22, 22.25”/55...
My Victoria Station cowl is knit in the round with cables and slip stitches with garter stitched tucked inside those sections. It is shaped with decreases and ribbing to fit closer at the top. After the Garter Stitch bottom, one can work from one chart OR the equivalent written instructions.
Use larger OR smaller needle for more drape versus a closer fit around the neck.
This is a great one-skein quick knit for either of the featured yarns!