Adam’s Ribs stitch pattern is completely reversible, with a soft scallop and nice drape - perfect for this blanket-style wrap sweater with cute cap sleeves. Sweater is knit in one piece from side to side, with a few short rows to shape the sleeves.
Finished Size: S (M, L, XL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-37, 38-41, 42-45). Sweater shown is size M, worn on a 36” dress form.
Gauge: 24 stitches = 5-3/4” and 28 rows = 4-3/4” in pattern stitch using larger needles.
Reversible wandering rib pattern is perfect for this cap-sleeved tunic-length sweater with a hood that blooms in the back from a continuous undulating rib. Wear open or fastern with crocheted buttonholes and knitted toggle buttons.
Construction: Rib pattern is worked from the bottom in one piece, separated at sleeves then grafted at shoulders; hood is joined and worked in one piece, grafted at top. Short rows shape shoulders.
Finished measurements: 30 (39, 48, 57)” / 76 (99, 212, 145) cm sweater circumference. Allow 2-4” / 5-9 cm for ease and overlap. (Shown in size 39 with 3” ease)
Yarn: 8 (10, 12, 14) skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds / 125 m per 1.8 oz / 50g skein) in either...
Adam’s Ribs is my own wandering-rib stitch pattern that’s completely reversible, with a soft scallop and nice drape - perfect for this blanket-style wrap sweater with long slender sleeves.
Sweater is knit in one piece from side to side, with a few short rows to shape the underarms. The sleeve caps are worked seamlessly into the shoulders using short rows, and sleeves are worked in the round to the wrist. The only - very short - seams are at shoulders.
Sizes: XS (S, M, ML, L, XL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-37, 38-42, 43-46, 47-51, 52-56)” with cross-back measurements (from underarm to underarm) of 14¼ (16¾, 19, 21½, 23¾, 26¼)”. Sweater shown is size S worn over a 36” bust.
Aurora Canyon is a classic cardigan, fitted, with a slight flare below the waist. Cables and a pretty stitch pattern on fronts and back are flanked by brioche waffle rib side panels that naturally create a flattering scooped shirt-tail shaping above the hips.
Sweater is worked from the bottom in one piece to underarms, with bodice fronts and back worked separately. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined using 3-needle bind off. Sleeves are set in. Attached I-cord trims front edges and neckline.
Sweater shown is size 38” worn on a 36” dress form.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight) in Angelic (merino angora), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins. Shown in Angelic...
This cowl/capelet has one of the prettiest stitch patterns I’ve seen. It’s worked like a lace, but the increases, instead of yarnovers, are lifted-type increases, so there is all of the texture but none of the holes, which, when the weather turns brisk, one can do without!
It starts with a picot cast on and is worked in the round, with the stitch pattern scaling down to taper around the neckline, and topped with an eyelet and ribbed edge - perfect for threading an optional I-cord drawstring, finished with these charming little leafy knitted pulls.
Versatile - wear snug or slouchy, down around the neck or up over the shoulders.
Pattern is written and also includes a charted version of the stitch pattern.
This super scrunchy cowl is knit using a fun-to-work double cable to create a fabric that’s completely reversible.
Cowl is knit seamlessly in the round from bottom to top.
Finished Size: 29” / 73.5 cm around by 10” / 25.5 cm deep. To modify circumference, work more or fewer stitch repeats. To modify depth, work more or fewer row repeats.
Needles and notions: Size 9 US / 5.5 mm circular needles, 2 cable needles or double-pointed needles.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); 137 yd / 125 m per 13⁄4 oz / 50 g skein: 3 skeins. Shown in Eden lagoon.
For a softly draping cowl as shown, the fabric must be loosely knit. The yarn used here typically works...
Vintage-inspired fitted cardigan with intarsia birds and leaves, a little embroidery and a flirty draw-cord with tassels.
Neckline, sleeve and armhole shaping is done with pretty cable decreases, the front and neck bands are picked up and knit.
Pattern includes instructions for 2 sleeve options: narrow 3/4 length sleeves or shorter puffier sleeves.
Formerly available as a kit only, Buntings is now available as a download too. The pattern was designed with Sunday Knits yarns in mind. If substituting, a light worsted-weight yarn such as Cascade 220 is recommended for the main color, and for the...
A few friends (enablers!) asked me to create a version of the shawl that the Duchess of Cambridge wore shopping. This triangular shawl is worked from side to side with short-row ruffles worked as you go and a lovely basketweave stitch pattern that reverses at the center back, forming a pretty design focus. The short row technique used here is super easy - turn, yarnover, and knit-together. Forget those confusing wrap-and turns. You’ll be happy you tried it.
Shawl pattern includes 4 sizes, P (S, M, L) - shown in medium. Length: 56 (64, 72, 80)” Mid-back length: 21 (24, 27, 30)” Shawl shown is a medium, with points that hit at mid thigh, back point at lower back, and sides to the elbow -...
Oversized cocoon-shaped shrug with a beautiful art deco-inspired allover lace pattern.
Shrug is knit from center back to side beginning with a provisional cast on. Dolman sleeves are shaped with a seam from shoulder to wrist. The reverse stockinette trim around borders and wrists reflects a design element within the lace pattern.
Skills needed: Chart reading, simple lace, provisional cast on, pick up and knit.
Category: Clothing • Shrug/Bolero
Size: 50 (55, 60)" from wrist to wrist
This loose 1920’s-inspired shrug is worked using a combination of two stitch patterns that are at the same time exquisitely beautiful and deceptively simple. Elegant and relaxed over a chemise or equally awesome with a tank top and jeans.
Shrug is knit from side to side in one piece. Cast-on and bound-off edges on fronts and sleeves use picot edging. A few short rows add extra flutter to the sleeves. The only seams are across shoulders and a few stitches under the arms.
Sizes: XS (S, M, ML, L, XL); recommended for chest sizes 28-31, 32-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-51, 52-57)” with cross-back measurements of 19½ (21½, 23½, 25½, 27¾, 30¾)”. Sizing is determined mainly by neck and shoulder widths and armhole depth. The fit should be very loose. Sweater shown is size M worn over a 36” bust.
This open-front shawl-collar cardigan is knit in a striking diagonal lace pattern with a long lean profile. Short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element.
Sweater is worked flat in one piece from the top down with sleeves worked flat and then seamed.
Skills used: Reading charts, simple lace knitting, provisional cast on, pick up and knit.
Regarding sizes, because this is an open-front sweater, its actual finished chest circumference is pretty flexible. The sizes listed are based on two times the cross-back underarm measurement of the finished sweater. This sweater will work nicely either with a some positive or a some negative...
Cozy and elegant cocoon shaped shrug with dolman sleeves, knit in a super quick and easy sideways garter rib with bobble accents.
Knitting starts center back using a provisional cast on, followed by a few bobbles, then a few short rows for a nice fit at the neckline. Front edges are also provisionally cast on and decreased to form a mitered edge under the arm. The resulting piece is a simple rectangle. Seams are sewn along the upper arm and shoulder, and the edging is knitted all around.
Shown in size SM. The model is petite and normally wears a size 2.
Cap, beanie, classic beret and slouchy beret are all included in the instructions for this quick-knitting lace hat with a picot hem.
Categories: Accessories • Hat • Beret, Tam • Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Size: 22" band circumference
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in St st
Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm • US 5 - 3.75 mm
Materials: Sunday Knits Brigadoon 5 Ply
Where will your ursine guide lead you … on a midmorning romp or a full moonlight bacchanal? Either way, you’ll fit right in. This crescent-shaped shawl has a simple garter stitch ground. And my own stitch pattern, inspired by the classic bearclaw pattern, forms the border. (Enjoy the playful picot claws!) Not too primitive. Not too refined. Just right.
Construction: Knitting begins with the picot cast on and border and is worked flat (lots of stitches, not so many rows), with short rows shaping the garter-stitch crescent. You’ll appreciate the smooth transition - no awkward angles! - where the border meets the body.
3 Sizes: S (M, L) measuring 18 (20, 22)” deep mid back by 71 (80, 89)” long from tip to tip...
Reversible and deeply-textured cable and seed stitch pattern in a circle scarf or moebius.
2 cable needles are used simultaneously to achieve these deep reversible cables. Scarf is worked in one piece from a provisional cast on and grafted either straight for a simple circle scarf or with a twist for a moebius or infinity scarf.
A shawl-collared shrug, Eve’s Ribs uses my Adam’s Ribs stitch pattern over the back and arms and it’s own lacey variation for the front and collar. Both stitch patterns are easy and reversible.
The shrug is knit in one piece from the top down, with seams under arms and down sides. Pattern includes instructions for 4 sizes and 4 different sleeve options - long tapered sleeves (shown in Angelic smoke), long sleeves with a flared cuff, mid-length with a bell (shown in Angelic nut), and cap sleeves.
Because of its unusual construction, the shrug doesn’t have a bust measurement. The sizes listed are suggested bust sizes for each of the 4 pattern sizes....
Top off your favorite fisherman’s sweater (like my Fisherman’s Daughter here) … or your favorite tee shirt … with this cozy neck warmer. The brioche waffle rib is reversible and dense, and the cable edging allows the cowl to hug the neckline beautifully.
Fisherman’s Cowl is worked flat in one piece from side to side, and grafted or seamed to form a cylinder - wider at the base, narrower at the top. This shaping doesn’t require short rows, but is a natural result of the difference in row gauges between the waffle stitch and the cable.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted) in Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed) or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora); 125 m / 137 yd per 50 g / 1-3⁄4 oz skein: 2 skeins. Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to...
A classic fisherman-style sweater combines traditional with a dramatic brioche waffle center cable and lacey eyelet details - just for us girls! The fit is long and loose in the body balanced by a slender sleeve and a scooped neckline.
Construction: Sweater is knit flat from the bottom up with seams. The neckline ribbing is worked in the round. (The entire pattern could be easily modified for working completely in the round.)
Skills used: Cables, reading charts, tubular cast on and bind off (explained), Kitchener stitch, slip stitch, lace.
Finished chest measurements: 34 (36, 39 3⁄4, 43 3⁄4, 471⁄2, 51, 54 3⁄4)” A loose fit - 3-5” ease is recommended. Shown in size 39 3⁄4 on a 36” dress...
My mother told me that she’d like me to design a sweater for her to knit … a pullover with a boat neck and a little lace on the yoke and the sleeves, nothing too complicated … well, her wish is my command!
Construction: Sweater front, back and sleeves are worked flat from the top down and seamed (although sweater body and sleeves could be worked in the round (just eliminate selvedge stitches) below underarms), with a stockinette body and wide ribs on the sleeves that transition beautifully into lace.
(Here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method used here, that I devised in 2009): http://www.sundayknits.com/techniques/shortrows.html
Finished Sizes: 32 (34, 37, 40, 44, 48, 54)”. 0-3” ease recommended. Shown in size 37 worn with 1” ease on a 36” dress form.
French Canyon is a classic vest, fitted, with a slight flare below the waist. Cables and a pretty stitch pattern on front and back are flanked by brioche waffle rib side panels that naturally create a flattering shirt-tail shaping above the hips.
1-2 inches of ease recommended. Vest shown is size 38 worn on a 36” bust, and was knitted in Angelic clove.
Construction: Vest is worked from the bottom in one piece to underarms, with bodice fronts and back worked separately. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined using 3-needle bind off. Attached I-cord trims fronts, neckline and armholes.
Celebrate your inner girly girl with this lacey and ruffly open-front cardi … knit from the top down, raglan style, in a simple lace pattern with ruffles worked as you go in garter stitch short rows (no fussing with wraps, slips or k2tog’s) curving around to the back, and with a pretty detail at the end of the 3/4 length sleeves. Pretty enough for a wedding, easy going enough for jeans and a tee.
Chest sizes:28 (31 1/2, 35, 39, 44 1/2, 49 1/2, 54 1/2)” Sweater shown is size 35” cm, worn on a 36” dress form. -2 - +1” ease recommended.
Classic cardigan with a vintage attitude, modern fit, and charming details including a cable and bobble berry border, pretty cable-decrease shaping, and a tidy hemmed stockinette band.
Construction: It’s the Berries is knit in 5 pieces from the bottom and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Live stitches at front shoulders are “grafted” to bound off back shoulder stitches for a seamless yet stable shoulder. Front and neckline band is picked up and knitted in one piece with mitered corners at the neckline.
Cute and comfortable hat has a wide contrasting-color hem, simple stranded triangle pattern, and a charming squiggle and tassel trim. Worked in the round beginning with a provisional cast on.
Finished Size: 22” band, 24” hat circumference, 11” depth. To modify size adjust gauge.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (sport weight) (246 yd / 225 m per 50-gm skein): Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino, angora), Eden (merino) and / or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 240 yd main color and 175 yd contrasting color. Substitute any light sport weight yarn that works to gauge.
Needles & notions: 2 sets US size 3 / 3.25 mm and 1 set US size 4 / 3.5 mm double-pointed or circular needles; stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Don’t hide your jogs … accentuate them in these classicly striped fingerless mitts, snug and extra long hand for warmth, slouchy forearm for style and comfort, and a thumb that is part welt and part flap for a lovely fit.
Worked in the round from the bottom up.
Category: Accessories • Hands • Fingerless Gloves/Mitts
Size: one size - 7" palm circumference
Gauge: 25 stitches = 4 inches in St st using largest needle
Needles: US 2 - 2.75 mm • US 3 - 3.25 mm • US 4...
When our house was built, in the 1840’s, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer!) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek. This scarf is the first in a collection of three knitted accessories which celebrates our gentle and nature-loving predecessors …
Arrowheads form a lovely and reversible basketweave pattern in this gansey-style scarf with attractive angled ends and optional tassel trim.
Knit from end to end with a simple knit and purl stitch pattern. The tassel and crocheted trim is added later. A video tutorial of the trim may be viewed at...
A great go-to shape this season with its high-low hem and honeycomb stitch shawl collar, Lithia Park is knit from the top down in a seamless, modular fashion …
… beginning with a provisional cast on at the back collar. Shoulders are provisionally cast on and worked down for a few inches, then sleeve caps are picked up and knit along with the torso of the sweater. The lower sweater is worked flat in one piece; sleeves are worked in the round. The high-low hemline results from the difference between stitch-pattern row gauges and does not use short rows.
-1 to 3” ease recommended. Shown in size 34 with 1” ease.
Yarn: 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds /125 m per 50g skein) in Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino 25%...
Little Riding hoodie is a tunic length hooded jacket with cables, knit-in pockets, generous hood, ribbed back to cinch in at waist, lots of pretty cable decreases and knitted toggle buttons. The fit is loose, as for outerwear. For a more fitted cardigan, go down a size.
Yarn: 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 17) skeins: Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein): Brigadoon, Eden, Nirvana or Angelic. Sample shown used 2 strands of SK sport weight worked together at a slightly larger gauge than instructed for.
Lovesee Road is my road, the road I live on. It’s my road home … and the perfect name for my new sweater, which, like my space here on this road, is relaxed and familiar, a comfort and a joy.
Lovesee the sweater is worked in a pretty basketweave rib, with a companionable textured-rib shawl collar.
It is knitted from the bottom in pieces and seamed, although it could easily be worked in one piece to the underarm, eliminating selvedge stitches. Pockets are knit in. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and finished with a 3-needle bind off.
Sizes: XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL); recommended for chest sizes 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-53, 53-58). Shown in size M/L on a 36” dress form.
Techniques used: Tubular cast on (preferred), short rows, 3-needle bind off.
Birds and leaves zig and zag across the stranded yoke of this slightly fitted pullover with a long lean profile and a Peruvian influence.
Seamless pullover is knit in the round from the top down. Short rows shape the neckline, darts shape the waist. Sleeves and sweater end with ribbing and a tidy tubular bind off. Neat trim around neckline is attached I-cord. All the colorwork is stranded except for the little diamond shapes, which are worked later as duplicate stitch.
0-2” ease recommended; shown in size 36 with 0 ease.
Yarn: Wool or wool blend yarn in 10 colors. Shown in Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds/225 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50g skein) Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8,...
Cozy and elegant garter-stitch cocoon with dolman (batwing) sleeves and wrap-around collar that forms a yoke in back. Easy and fun - a nice first-sweater project.
Madam Secretary is knit sideways in one piece beginning with a provisional cast on at the back. More provisional cast-ons, along with simple short rows and decreases, create the shape. Collar/yoke stitches are continued from provisional cast-on stitches along front edges, and are picked up and knitted along back neckline.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48, 49-54, 55-60)”. If in between sizes, make the next size up.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn): Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1-3⁄4 oz / 50 g): 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins. Shown in Angelic...
Stylish, comfortable and fun-to-wear boxy striped pullover … sleeves and body are worked in the round to underarms, then flat to shoulders, shaped with pretty cable decreases and finished off at the neckline with attached I-cord trim. Duplicate stitch a tiny heart detail on the back … or wear it on your sleeve.
Needles: Size 5 US (3.75 mm) circular needles for body, circular or double-pointed needles for sleeves, double-pointed needles for I-cord trim; size 7 US (4.5 mm) needle for 3-needle bind off.
Eye-catching cables in a very wearable muff for your shoulders. Seed stitch is perfect for the border and cowl neckline, and there’s an interesting wide braided cable up the sides. Knit from the bottom, flat, with a single seam, or could be modified to knit in the round if desired.
A real head turner! I just loved combining cables and lace in this long jacket. Seed stitch (moss stitch if you’re across the pond) wraps around the bottom, curves up along the front and around the fabulous shawl collar. Construction is straightfoward and from the bottom, and the collar is a continuation of the front edge, shaped with short rows. Lots of nifty cable techniques.
Sizes: 321/2 (36, 391/2, 431/2, 473/4, 52) chest circumference. Shown in size 36 with 0 ease.
Two ribs are better than one in this artful cardigan with long sleeves and deeply scalloped front edges.
Mixed Media is knit from side to side in one piece, with short rows and decreases shaping sleeve caps. Sleeves and collar are picked up and knitted. The only seams are along shoulders and down inside of sleeves.
Needles: Long straight or circular needles for sweater body and circular or double-pointed needles sleeves.
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, three ¾” by 2” toggle buttons, crochet hook (around 3.5-4 mm) and one small flat button for optional inside closure, waste yarn.
Sizes: XS (S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL); recommended for chest sizes 31-33 (33-35, 35-37, 37-39, 39-43, 43-47, 47-51, 51-55)”. Back measurements (underarm to underarm): 15½ (16½, 17½, 18½, 19½, 21½,...
A melody of ripples (thanks to the wide bias rib) and poetic picot edging combine to make a scarf that sings!
Scarf is knitted flat in 2 identical sections from tips to center. It begins with a picot cast on and is worked in wide bias ribs, with picot edging along one side. Pieces are grafted together (yes, you can do that!) in the center. The finished scarf is uniform in width through the center, with long tapered ends.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (light sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 1-3/4 oz / 50g skein): Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed). Shown in Eden zinnia.
Substitute any light sport weight wool or wool-blend yarn that works nicely to...
In college, my best friend, Nancy, was my fashion guru. She had an impeccable grasp of the classics! It was Nancy who turned me on to the beauty of Frye Campus boots, camel wool reefer coats and black knife-pleated skirts. And she had this enviable little gray merino knitted vest that looked so perfect with everything from her Cat Stevens T-shirt and bohemian peasant tops to vintage silk blouses with pearl buttons.
That vest had been in the back of my mind for years. I always wanted one like it, and finally! here it is, updated for today, but as classic as ever. And now you can have one too.
This stockinette-stitch vest has fine ribbing details and pretty cable decreases. A slightly slanted buttonband creates a subtle A-line shape, for a very...
Cardigan with lace-stitch border, horizontal yokes in front and back, a decorative edging along hemline and cuffs and optional pocket(s). Knit to hip-length as shown, or tunic length.
Like Old Town in construction, New Old Town is worked in one piece from the top down beginning with a provisional cast on and proceeding in a modular fashion. Sleeves are worked flat and seamed, but could be easily modified to work in the round. Edging on sleeves and hem is a continuation of the border and is worked similarly to attached I-cord. Pocket(s) worked separately and sewn in place. Easy short rows shape shoulders. (here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method that I devised in 2009): http://www.sundayknits.com/techniques/shortrows.html
Wear the sweater open or add loop closures to fasten.
Girlish and sporty little fingerless gloves. Knit in the round using a little stranded color work and a little embroidery. A sweet project to use up some of those leftovers. Use Sunday Knits 3 ply yarns or any light sport weight wool that knits to gauge.
Or buy a kit - includes pattern plus 4 fiber blends in 9 colors - enough to make 2 pairs.
Needles & notions: Size 1 / 2.25 mm and 2 / 2.75 mm double-pointed or circular needles; stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4” in St st using larger needles.
echniques used: Stranded color work, embroidery.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch pattern in charted format only,...
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight) in: Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino) and Brigadoon (merino tweed); all 4 blends and 17 colors in 17 mini skeins (99 yd / 90 m per 20 g)
Substitute any light sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.
Needles: US size 4 / 3.5 mm set of double-pointed or circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Wrap yourself in this crescent-shaped shawl with its lovely vintage oak lace border and charming acorn embellishments … a very special accessory.
Oakberry is worked on one piece from side to side beginning with an acorn embellishment (optional). Easy short rows - integrated into the stitch pattern, give the shawl its soft crescent shape. (here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method that I devised in 2009): http://www.sundayknits.com/techniques/shortrows.html
Sizes: Shawl shown measures 17” wide at center back by 80” long (not including acorn embellishments). It can be made longer or shorter, wider or narrower, as you like.
Yarn: Any yarn from lace weight to chunky can be used for this...
Open front cardi with pretty shawl collar, lightly-gathered bodice, yokes in front and back. Sweater can be made in cropped, mid- and tunic length versions, and sleeves can be optionally short, three-quarter length or long.
Cardigan is worked in one piece in a modular fashion.
Skills needed: pick up and knit (and purl for a brief distance), short rows for the shoulders. A video tutorial and a photo tutorial for the short row technique used here may be viewed at sundayknits.com/techniques
long-sleeved tunic length version shown in size 36 worn with 1” ease; short-sleeved cropped version in size 36 with 0 ease.
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Variations on a theme describes this lace shawl with its delicate picot edging … two simple lace patterns juxtaposed in five harmonious movements (well, six if you count the finale) to create a piece that looks exquisite yet is deceptively easy to knit.
Versatile … dress it up for a special evening, or throw it on over a sweater and jeans.
Pachelbel comes in four sizes: scarf, stole, shawl and wrap. Size shown is shawl.
Knitted in two pieces and grafted in the center.
Skills used: Picot cast on (explained), lace knitting worked on both right side and wrong side of fabric, grafting lace (ex- plained). A video tutorials of this picot cast on and the lace graft can be viewed at
Hombre (see etymology below) stripes with stranded stars, flowers and arrows in a purl-free stockinette stitch poncho. Yes, that’s right! … every row is a RS row, and the only purl stitches you’ll work are in the ribbing! And the fringe allows for lots of color changes with practically no loose ends to deal with.
Painted Desert is worked flat in one piece forming a rectangle that is folded with a single seam from ribbed border to shaped neckline. An open or buttoned ribbed cowl is picked up and knitted.
Pattern contains all the information you’ll need to either replicate my colorway (lists and charts) or to create you own (suggestions on selecting colors and what order to work them in).
Two sizes: The finished folded poncho forms a 21-1/2 (25)” by 25” retangle (not including 3-1/2” fringe along one edge). From center neckline to corner tip is 27 (29)”. Ribbed cowl is 25” around and 8” deep. Shown in smaller size in pictures 1-4, larger...
fabulously cozy wrap-front cardigan in my own brioche waffle rib. Knit straight from the bottom in one piece to armholes, with set in sleeves and wide ribbed trim and collar. This is a nice project to snuggle up with.
To fit chest sizes: 33½ (37¼, 41, 44½, 49½, 53¼)” /85 (95, 104, 113, 126, 136) cm. Sweater shown in size 37¼” / 95 cm worn with 1¼” positive ease.
When deciding on size, the arm circumference and cross-back measurements are the most critical.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora), Eden (100% merino) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1¾ oz / 50 g); or any light worsted weight yarn that works to...
A wide garter-stitch shawl collar wraps all around and behind to form a peplum in this cardigan with a pretty “scales” stitch pattern and raglan shaping. Easy (no wraps) short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element. Cable decreases add a nice detail to the raglan shaping.
Piano Lessons is worked in one piece, in a seamless modular construction, beginning with a provisional cast on at the bottom border (center back), which is worked across from back to front. At the right and left front corners the borders are mitered. While the borders continue upward in front, stitches are picked-up and knit to work the sweater body. Sleeves are worked separately in the round, joined with the sweater body...
Knitted hat in an easy drop-stitch rib, with ribbed band and shaker stitch detail at the crown. Worked from the bottom up in the round.
Categories: Accessories • Hat • Beret, Tam • Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Size: 22" band circumference
Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches in pattern stitch
Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm • US 3 - 3.25 mm
Hook: 3.25 mm (D)
Materials: Sunday Knits Brigadoon 5...
Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. Welcome fall with this stylish poncho, knit in mainly stockinette stitch with a dramatic cabled border, knit-in fringe and a cozy collar that can button up as a cowl.
Potawatomi is knit flat in one piece from ribbed end to ribbed end with a shaped neckline. Thanks to the fringed edging, every row is worked as a right side row, making the stockinette portion purl free! The ribbed cowl is picked up and knitted. A single seam runs up one side from ribbing to neckline.
Finished size: After seaming, fabric forms a folded rectangle 24” by 27” which includes a 3” knotted fringe. Cowl / collar measures 24” around (buttoned) and 6-1⁄2” deep. Size can be easily modified; guidance for mods on...
This vest is easy to wear, and adds both warmth and a little polish to an ordinary tee shirt. Cabled ribs cover front and back. All shaping is done using cable decreases - an especially lovely design element when combined with a rib! Vest has a simple wrap front - leave open or close with a favorite pin or brooch.
Finished vest sizes: 28 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46)” chest circumference. -2” to +2” ease is recommended. Vest shown measures 34”, worn on a 36” dress form.
Do knit this easy-fitting waterfall-front cardigan with pueblo stripes and knit-in fringe. Cozy on a cool desert evening … or comfortable on a breezy boat ride … or chic at an urban café!
Yarn packs in five different colorways are available at sundayknits.com.
Construction: Sweater is worked flat from bottom to underarms, with fringe knit in. Sleeve caps are worked continuously with the upper sweater until the sleeve caps are bound off and the upper sweater portions - back and two fronts - are worked separately to the short-row-shaped shoulders. Shoulders are finished with a 3-needle bindoff, and the collar is worked all together as a continuation of the center back and fronts. Sleeves are worked in the round from the provisional cast on at underarms downward to the wrists.
Recommended for chest Sizes: 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-53, 53-58)”. Fit should be loose, with...
Sometimes knitting a sweater is like reading a good book. Each piece is an act and the stitch patterns are the characters. We get to know them in one chapter, we watch as they develop in another, we notice how they interact. Another act brings in new characters, reintroduces familiar ones. The plot thickens, parallels are made, everything comes together at last. Very satisfying. I’m sorry to be finished … perhaps I’ll knit another!
Shakespeare in Love is just such a sweater. It has sumptuous cabling, a high neck and slender sleeves. It is knitted from the bottom in pieces and seamed, although it could easily be worked in one piece to the underarms, eliminating selvedge stitches. The latticed back has an (optionally) lowered hemline. Wrist ribs flow seamlessly into a cable that is a scaled-up version of front and back side panels. The cozy high neck is worked in the...
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Shawl-collar lace pattern in a crescent-shaped shawl, with shaping worked into the charted lace pattern, including additional instructions for an infinity cowl in the same stitch pattern. The shawl is knit flat and the cowl is worked in the round, with a twist.
Finished size: 82” long for shawl; 70” around at bottom edge and 42” around at neck edge for cowl; 10” wide for both.
Yarn: 3 skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply yarn (137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein): Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed) for either shawl or cowl.
Needles & Notions: Size 9 US / 5.5 mm, stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Create your own striped colorway, using this crescent-shaped stole with its wide bias ribs and knit-in fringe as your canvas. Use a couple of colors or a lot of them (my sample used seventeen colors, yarnartist’s stole (2nd from the top) used eleven). Make your stripes narrow or wide or mix them up.
Construction: Work stole in two sections and graft. Change colors or cut yarn every two rows, using loose ends to make up the fringe.
Finished size: 88” long by 14.5” wide including fringe.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply yarns (246 yd / 225 m per 50-gm skein, or any light sport or plump fingering weight yarn that works nicely to gauge. Work stripes in any number of colors: 850 yds total.
These mittens are meant to be worn! Long densely cabled backs keep out the cold, a brioche seed stitch adds a cushy grip to the palms, thumbs are stockinette for flexibility, and the thumb shaping is part welt part flap for a comfortable, excellent fit.
Choose to knit the medium-length version - well past the wrist, or the longer, fifteen-inch version. Add an optional Latvian braid to the cuffs for a tidy finish (shown on medium mitten).
Size: Pattern includes instructions for both medium and long mittens (instructions for long mittens in parentheses). Palm circumference is 7”. Arm circumference is 8.5 (10)”. Hand length is 7.5”. Cuff length is 4.5 (7.5)”.
Yarn: 2 (3) skeins Sunday Knits 5ply (light worsted weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed);...
This thermal waffle stitch is the real deal (not some cheesey knit-purl imitation)! It’s as authentic as your grandpa’s winter long johns. In fact, when I couldn’t find anything close in any stitch dictionary, I actually took apart a pair of said long johns, carefully deconstructed the stitch pattern and recreated it for you here. The main stitch pattern is the original, and the border stitch is a narrowed-down version of the same.
Stone Hollow scarf is reversible, worked in a cushy waffle rib (it’s worked brioche-style) and is knit in one piece from end to end. A provisional cast on (optional, of course) lays the groundwork for a sewn bind off later for an especially nice finish.
Size: Scarf is 12” wide and 72” long.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to...
Just one skein needed to make this 80” scarf. Knit in 2 sections grafted together, it consists of a wide bias rib and very short short rows which create an indispensable, not to mention fun-to-knit cascade of ripples. Challenging at the beginning, the pattern, once familiar, takes on it’s own rhythm. Pattern also includes instructions for an easier - and nearly as awesome - short-row-free version.
Note to knitters: It may be helpful to divide yarn into 2 equal portions before knitting.
Light-as-a-cloud lace beret with a picot hem. The lace pattern matches Tail Feathers shawl and scarf. Large elaborate “feathers” near the band transition to smaller and smaller feathers and a starry center.
Kit includes 1 skein any Sunday Knits 3 ply plus pdf pattern.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beret, Tam
Size: 1 size - adjust needle size for a smaller or larger fit
Gauge: 25 stitches = 4 inches in...
Elaborate lace “feathers” at the ends flow into the smaller feathers of the main pattern. Knit in 2 pieces and grafted. Pattern contains instructions for both a shawl size (shown in sage and curry) and a scarf size (shown in petal)
Or in a kit - 5 skeins for the shawl or 3 for the scarf in Sunday Knits Eden, Nirvana, Angelic or Brigadoon.
Lavishly cabled cardigan with natural shaping incorporated into the stitch pattern, lace details on bodice and a sweetheart neckline. Sweater body is knit from the bottom in 1 piece to underarms, then worked as 2 fronts and back. Front cable borders with knit-in buttonholes continue as a narrow band around the neckline.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in charted format only, schematics, glossary.
Little fitted jacket has princess-style shaping, seed stitch side panels and lots of lovely details. The princess-style shaping gives an expertly tailored fit, while the seed stitch side panels, with their shorter row gauge, allow the sweater to scoop up slightly over the hips and down slightly lower in front and back. One or two optional pockets are easily knit in.
The construction is worked flat with seams and set-in sleeves, further enhancing the fine fit of this knitted jacket. Buttonholes are integrated into the attached I-cord trim which is added all around.
Finished sweater sizes: 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49)”. -1 to 3” ease recommended. Shown in size 37 worn with 2” ease on model and 1” ease on dress form.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight - 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in...
Leaves and branches are pure enchantment in this light weight lace and ribs cardigan.
Knit flat in one piece from the bottom to underarms then joined with the sleeves (knit in the round) and worked all together to the neckline. The raglan decreases are not straight slants, but are shaped specific to each size for a lovely fit.
Wear it buttoned to the side, or let it fall open into a casual waterfall.
Sizes: 31 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56)”. -1 to 3” ease recommended. If between sizes, follow instructions for the closest size, adjusting gauge up or down for desired chest size. Shown in size 36 worn with 2” ease.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in Eden mist. Substitute any light sport...
Simple 1800’s style ruffled garter stitch shawl in 4 versions - the first has an abbreviated shoulder and a back that curves down with a deeper ruffle (photos above), the second is longer over the shoulder and straighter across the back (middle photos). The 3rd - Petite Jane (bottom) isn’t much more than a wide collar, and is most like the shawl worn in the film’s “Is this how you perceive me?” scene. And the - final? - fourth, Outdoors Eyre (not pictured), is bigger all around. All are very sweet!
Shawl is knit in one piece from side to side with short-row garter-stitch ruffles on bottom edge and short rows...
Graceful cable and seed stitch long-sleeved cardigan with back and waist shaping, accentuated seams and twisted stitches to set off the cabling.
Construction: Sweater fronts, back and sleeves are knit flat from the bottom up with seams. The garter border is worked as part of the fronts, mitered at the center neckline, worked continuously with the neckline, then continued as bands which are joined around the back neck. Shoulders are shaped using short rows. Sleeves are set in.
Finished chest measurements: 33-1⁄2 (35-1⁄2, 37-1⁄4, 40, 44-1⁄4, 47-3⁄4, 51-1⁄2, 55)”. -2 to +4” ease is recommended. Shown in size 40 on a 36” dress form (+4” ease).
Vashon Island … just a ferry ride from Seattle. What a fine trip when you’re knitting or wearing this easy-fitting sweater with its nautical collar, lace front panels, long cabled sleeves, wide neckline and a dramatic faux cable slanting across the back. The loose fit adds versatility to this sweater … wear it casually open, fasten it low for a portrait neckline, or high for serious coziness. A truly great date sweater.
2 to 6” positive ease is recommended. Sweater shown is size 40” worn with 6” ease. For smaller or larger sizes than those listed, work at a smaller or larger gauge. Sweater back is cropped; overall length may be easily added if desired.
Construction: Sweater is worked from the top down in one piece beginning with the flat collar. Raglan shaping begins at the neckline, with lace patterning incorporated into the raglan increases - there’s a...
A lovely and leafy lace cuff is set off by a smooth stockinette hand and a pretty, contrasting-color underlayer peeking out from beneath. Thumb shaping is part welt, part flap for a perfect fit. Wear them solo or with Verduri scarf or shawl.
Verduri mitts are knitted in the round from the bottom up. Contrasting color underlayer is worked separately, then joined with top layer using 3-needle join.
Sizing: Adjust gauge for a larger or smaller size.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 50g) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 1 50g skein main color, 1 20g mini skein contrasting color for underlayer. Shown in Eden twig with Angelic wren.
Substitute any light sport or fingering weight yarn: 150 yds main color and 50 yds contrasting...
Ethereal leafy lace makes a heavenly border for this simple garter stitch scarf. Knit it in any number of widths from narrow scarf to wide wrap. Wear it alone or with coordinating mitts.
Verduri is worked flat in two pieces, beginning with a picot cast on for the lace borders. The two pieces are grafted together in garter (a photo-tutorial walks you through the process).
Sizes: Scarf (wide scarf, stole, shawl, wrap) Finished measurements: 80” long by 7 (11-1⁄2, 16, 20-1⁄2, 25)” wide. Size shown is wide scarf.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins main color with Angelic (merino angora): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) contrasting border color.
Shown in Eden twig with Angelic wren border.
Substitute any sport weight yarn: 330 (550, 770, 990, 1210) yds main color, 90 (150, 210, 270, 330) yds contrasting border color.
Cushy brioche waffle rib scarf trimmed with cozy mittens with dense cables and a thick thermal (also brioche) rib palm.
Long enough to wrap around your neck loosely and keep your hands warm at the same time.
Knitting starts at the center of the scarf using a provisional cast on and worked in a thick slip-stitch rib; mitten cuffs are joined for working in the round with a narrower slip-stitch rib over cuffs and palms and a dense cable on the backs. The smaller row gauge of the thermal rib causes the mittens’ hands to slightly flex - nice!
8” wide scarf, 7” palm circumference, and 93” total length
Published together with a matching hat, this simple, elegant cowl is worked in wide ribs that move around to create a herringbone pattern with a very organic sensibility. And the stitch pattern is reversible … both front to back and bottom to top!
Wandering Ribs cowl is knitted flat in one piece, beginning with a provisional cast on and finished by grafting ending stitches to cast-on stitches.
Notions: 3.75 mm or larger crochet hook for provisional cast on; tapestry needle, stitch markers.
Techniques used: Provisional cast on (explained), k2tog, 3 different increases, grafting in rib (with link to photo-tutorial).
Published together with a matching cowl, this hat, worked in a wide wandering rib pattern, is easy to knit and easy to wear. The wavy herringbone pattern has an organic sensibility, and the pattern is fully reversible!
Wandering Ribs hat is knitted in the round from band to crown.
Needles & notions: Size 2 US / 2.75 mm circular (40 cm) or double-pointed needles for band, size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular (40 cm) or double-pointed needles for main hat and double-pointed needles for crown; tapestry needle, stitch markers.
Techniques used: Knitting in the round, k2tog, 3 different increases.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns presented in both written and charted formats, glossary.
I’ve always loved this sort of interlocking cable stitch, ever since I was 6 years old and my mom knitted my dad a grey pullover vest with just this kind of cable up the front (picture a 1959 high school chemistry teacher with horned rimmed glasses). It was perfect on my dad’s vest, and I think it’s equally perfect travelling up a cute cap or beret.
The pattern includes instructions for both beret and cap. The cap is knitted in Nirvana (merino cashmere), the beret in Eden (merino) rose. I like the way the wishbones get smaller and smaller toward the center.
Finished Size 22” band circumference. Adjust needle size for a...