Incendiary is a sideways, shallow, triangular shawlette. It has a waving flame lace pattern that is tailor-made for variegated yarns. The Campfire yarn from Zen Yarn Garden goes from black to yellow, with all the reds and oranges of flames in between, and it just sings in this pattern.
Incendiary is debuting at Stitches West 2016 with Camp Yarnover Truck. The pattern and yarn are available right there where the Yarnover Truck is camped out on the showroom floor!
10 Yards A Day is a mystery knitalong, using the gorgeous colors of FiberOptic Paintbox Gradients. Worked from the top down in the round, it will have a kind of trapezoid shape to it, but will be long and generous to wrap around your neck two, count ‘em, two times!
The knitalong will begin on August 27th. The pre-order sheet includes the supplies you need, and instructions for swatching in the round. There will be tutorials for any of the tricksy bits, so although this pattern is sort of intermediate, an adventurous beginner will do just fine!
In Greek mythology, the Alseids were the nymphs of the glens and the groves. They liked to scare travelers. We’ll call them mischievous. This lovely hat will make you look like a wood nymph, with its leafy brim and its cabled trees. Worked up in a cozy worsted weight yarn, it can be done in two colors, or all in one. This pattern is only given in charted form for the leaf brim and the tree dome. Both stitch patterns are slight variations of patterns from the Barbara Walker Treasuries – always a source of great inspiration.
This pattern was created for the Nude Ewe, and $2 of each pattern sold will go to this very...
The Ambrelle Shrug is a simple rectangular shrug in a luscious merino/cashmere/silk blend with a cable lace motif. Perfect for an extra layer of warmth or to throw offer a sleeveless dress or top.
The Ambrelle Shrug has a very generous silhouette. Shown on a size small model, it easily fits a 2x model, but with a more fitted appearance. For the slouchy fit, a plus size woman should knit the larger size.
Instructions are provided in written and charted form.
Apennine, the sixth of the Seven Sheep, features two colors of Baah! La Jolla. Soft lavender gives way to a subtle silver as simple twisted stitch columns race toward the lace edge. Scallops of silver bloom into a delicate applied lace border.
Worked from tip to edge, this asymmetrical sideways shawl brings an urban edge to the Seven Sheep. Both written and charted instructions are provided.
With minimal openwork, Appennine will keep you warm well into the coming winter months. Blocking to 60” wide and 27” deep, this is a shawl you can get wrapped up in.
KnitCrate Club Folks: The needle size was a bit off on the printed pattern. It should be US Size 2.5 (3.0 mm)
The Ardelis Socks features spiraling eyelet lace that is mirrored and ends on the tops of the feet. Worked up in one skein of Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock in Summer Harvest, the spiraling lace pattern helps the socks stay up on your legs.
This pattern is the July 2013 installment of KnitCrate.
Argante is like Gaenor’s overly romantic older sister. She’s slightly more complicated, due to some short-row shaping that helps her stay on your shoulders. She’s a bit shallow as older sisters are apt to be. (Only 22” deep). But the beautiful eyelet lace is soft and romantic and sophisticated at the same time. I love the way you can fold over all the edges and everything still looks lovely.
With the side to side construction there is no picking up stitches and there are no 500 stitch rows. The lace edging is knit on as you work and the short-row shaping uses yarnover turns. All...
When the boys decided they needed hats, they were very specific about what they wanted. They even drew sketches! High on the priority list was a fold-up brim and nothing girly.
This hat was named by my son after Billie Joe Armstrong – one of his favorite rockstars. The hat is completely reversible. The hat is offered three sizes – Small (17”), Medium (20”), and Large (22”) – all circumferences are unstretched.
This hat is worked in the round. This can be done on a 16” circular with dpns used for the decreases, or you can work the entire hat...
Auber is the fifth of the Seven Songs. Named after the French composer Daniel Auber and his Les diamants de la couronne, for the beautiful diamond motifs in the pattern.
This shawlette is worked from the bottom up and is finished with an applied edging along the top. There are cables in between the diamonds, which are filled with little Estonian stitch patterns. The diamond-garter edging along the sides is worked at the same time - all in one piece.
The Bakersfield Shawlette is shallow and wide and perfect for the last chills of spring or the first chills of an air conditioned summer. It can be worn as a shawlette or a scarf, and the model blocked out to 84” long and 15” deep. Perfect for those smaller yardage skeins of precious sock yarn, the model is worked up in Colinette Jitterbug.
This shawlette is worked side-to-side with the knitted on edging worked as you go along. Easy to adjust for size or yardage, you can just work until half of your yarn is gone.
Instructions are provided in written and charted format.
Lazy waves run up and down these socks knit up in beach inspired yarn dyed up by Sugarbee Studios. Paired yarnovers and slanted decreases make the lines wave back and forth to make the most of variegated yarn. You can always check yourself on this easy to memorize pattern by making sure the purl columns line up! Pay attention when you get to the heel flap to make sure you are working the correct version of the beachcomber lace. Instructions are written for magic loop, but this can easily be worked on dpns as well.
A very manly hat, this hat was designed with great assistance from my 12 year old son. He had very specific ideas what he wanted for his hat – Gator blue, fold-up brim, no girly designs! He even sketched and named the hat himself, and we chose the stitch pattern together.
This hat is worked in the round. This can be done on a 16” circular with dpns used for the decreases, or you can work the entire hat magic loop style.
The hat is offered three sizes – Small (18”), Medium (20”), and Large (22”) – all circumferences are unstretched.
The last of the Seven Songs is worked my favorite way - sideways. The gentle lace columns and the double eyelets look gorgeous in the semi-solid Swoolk by Fiddleknits, but would also work with variegated yarns.
Cast on 4 sts and when all is said and done bind off only 4 sts. It’s just that simple and lovely.
Available in the Seven Songs e-book for $21.95 - all 7 patterns have now been released! Or individually for $6.00.
Biellese is the third of the Seven Sheep. Named after an Italian breed of sheep, because everything sounds so much better in Italian or French!
Biellese is worked by knitting a side-ways two-tone ruffle. The ruffle is worked with the simplest of short-rows, no intarsia, no troubles! Then you pick up and stitches and work the slip-stitch body in alternating bands of color.
The sample is worked up in Topaz Blue and Tequila Lime.
Biellese blocks out to a shoulder-hugging half-circle shape to wrap you up in gorgeous color!
Remember when working this (or any pattern) that gauge is way more important...
This fun pattern looks like cocktail glasses and makes the most of tonal hand-painted yarns. Knit up in Sugarbee Studios Politically Incorrect Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock in the K’mon-I-Wanna-Leia Colorway this fun pattern works up quickly and makes nice squishy socks with just the right amount of lace.
Bouvardia is a triangle shaped shawlette with a curved top edging that is achieved easily by simple increases. The lattice pattern flows seamlessly into the bud and leaf pattern. Worked up in the softest whisper of alpaca, Suri Elegance, held double in the palest peach color.
This shawlette is worked with the yarn held double and uses one skein total. If using a fingering weight yarn such as Paca Peds or Mariquita, you would only need about 430 yards.
Brindille is an asymmetrical shawlette worked with beads (instead of nupps - just say no to nupps!) and a knitted-on edging at the end. It takes a lovely Estonian twig pattern and turns it on its side to come up with something lovely and just a bit different.
It is suggested to apply the beads with a tiny crochet hook, but the beads can be strung if desired.
This pattern is available with full written and charted instructions.
Caedwyn is a cowl and a shawlette - it’s a cowlette. It gives you the lovely drape of a small shawlette to protect you from chilly days, with the practicality of a cowl that isn’t going anywhere - no shawl pins needed. Perfect for that luxurious one skein of worsted weight yarn, like the deliciously squishy Costa Laurel from The Fiber Seed.
Caloroso: Musically speaking, it means with warmth and animation. Sockally speaking, it’s these bright and warm socks made from another one of Sugarbee Studios’ latest colorways. Rich and beautiful in the silk & merino blend, these socks are a warm indulgence.
This pattern includes 5-st nupps in the leg of the sock. A tutorial for working those nupps with a crochet hook can be found here!
Cappercallie is a raglan-ish cardigan with an unusual construction. The body is worked in 4 diagonal panels to take advantage of the properties of hand-dyed yarns. The sleeves are 3/4 length and make up the neckline as well. The diagonal construction makes the most of the yarn and makes the yarn go far!
Worked side to side. Requires four 3/4” buttons. Can be worked with other yarns, but stitch count and needles will need to be adjusted to achieve desired height and width. A full skein of each yarn will easily net you two cowls.
Yarn Requirements: ½ skein Malabrigo Silky Wool-150 yards per 50g, so about 75 yards ½ skein Shibui Silk Cloud –330 yards per 25g, so about 165 yards
Clairmore is a cowl and a shawlette - it’s a cowlette. It gives you the lovely drape of a small shawlette to protect you from chilly days, with the practicality of a cowl that isn’t going anywhere - no shawl pins needed. Perfect for that luxurious one skein of DK yarn, like the delicious merino/ > cashmere/ nylon blend of Anzula Cricket.
The Clairmore Cowlette is worked flat at first and then in the round. The instructions are given in written and charted format. The lovely feather & fan variation is easy enough even for a lace beginner. Using only 250 yards of DK yarn, this...
This pattern is available in written and charted format.
This lofty and luxurious wrap is made from one jumbo hank of Baby Twist, which is soft but blocks beautifully. The finished sample shawl measured 76” wide and 28” deep after blocking and has 23 repeats of the lace pattern.
Like other PicnicKnits side to side patterns, this shawl can easily be adjusted to use more or less yarn, or to use a different weight yarn altogether. Just adjust your needles for a nice drape. This shawl is reversible with an attractive wrong-side, but the sides are not...
Creedence is a sideways shawl/wrap designed and named for the Verdant Gryphon’s amazing new yarn base Mondegreen. The colorway, “There’s A Bathroom On The Right” is a gorgeous chocolatey brown that works up into a sumptuous fabric with a simple rib texture that appears as lovely wavy lines. The eyelet edging is applied as the shawl is worked sideways. Comfy and cozy, Creedence will be a winter wrap you will reach for again and again.
This pattern is only available in charted version.
A beautiful floral beret, worked from the crown down out of the softest silk alpaca blend. All sizes of hat are worked the same until the decrease rounds and the ribbing. This will result in a slightly slouchier beret for the smaller sizes.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beret, Tam
Size: S-M-L (18, 19, 21)" circumference unstretched
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette in the round
Needles: US 6 - 4.0...
Dalawa is a convertible hat/cowl made out of the luxurious Squishy blend of merino, cashmere, & nylon. Soft to the skin soft, but perfect to keep you nice and warm. The drawstring can either cinch up at the neckline to keep out any unwanted drafts or close up all the way to turn this cozy cowl into a sweet slouchy hat.
For new buyers: To get the entire pattern not divided into clues, just download the pk0039-daphne-ann.pdf file
This shawl is worked from the top down, starting at the neckline. It will be a little more than a half circle, so it will sit nicely on your shoulders. This shawl is NOT side-to-side.
I’m using one skein Dream In Color Baby in Punky Fuschia and size 6 (4mm) needles. As with most lace, a semi-solid or solid color will show the patterning best. Baby has 700 yards to 113 grams (or 3.99 ounces). It is considered a lace weight, but I would really call it a light fingering.
As I was driving across the Cedar River a few months ago, I noticed the bridge was named the Deaton Memorial Bridge. Since my brain is in design mode constantly lately, I instantly filed that one as a good name for a uni-sex sock – one that could be pretty enough for a woman, but still have a classic look that could be called manly. It’s all in the choice of yarn of course. The garter-cable rib is a nice way to add cables without eating up too much yarn. And because it’s all about the details, the garter-cable rib runs right down the back of the heel, and the toe has a faux seam.
In sizes small/medium and medium/large. The size...
With its wearable crescent shape and the cozy lattice work body, Debouillet makes a lovely winter scarf or shawl. Drape it over your tired and true drab black coat for the perfect punch of bright color. The sample is worked up in London Blue, another bright and beautiful Baah! color way that is sure to cure the winter doldrums.
Debouillet is an easy fast knit with the short-row patterning so simple the instructions are just in written format. The fancy lace edging is simpler than it looks with instructions offered in charted and written format.
This beautiful intricate shawlette is worked from the top down and has a traditional triangle shape but no center spine. It is first shawlette in a series of seven, the Seven Songs. This one is named for a beautiful piano piece by Claude Debussy, “La Puerta del Vino” because of it’s gorgeous wine colored yarn in the beautiful Bugga base by the Sanguine Gryphon.
This pattern is provided in charted and written format, but due to the larger charts it is highly recommended that you use the charts and not the written. The pattern is long at 18 pages, but the last 11 pages are all...
This shallow crescent shaped shawlette is worked from the top down with short-row shaping for the crescent and a large motif lace repeat for the edging. The garter stitch background hides the short-rows nicely and showcases the beautiful hand-dyed yarn by Liberty’s Yarns. The shawlette is named for The March of Spring by Frederick Delius – the second of the seven songs. The shawlette is offered in two sizes, small and large.
Small shawlette measures 60” wide & 12” deep Large shawlette measures 72” wide & 15” deep
Dolinger is a sweet short-sleeved pullover with a sailor collar and cross-hatch ribbing on the sleeve cuffs and at the hips. The body and sleeves are worked in a wide ribbing.
Perfect for the last days of summer and first cool days of fall, Dolinger is worked up in the lovely Anzula Cricket, a DK blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon (MCN) that has amazing stitch definition and is next to the skin soft. The sweater is fitted with waist shaping and form-fitting sleeves.
Dolinger is worked from the bottom up with waist shaping, raglan sleeves, and a v-neck. The majority of the sweater is worked in the round, until you split for the v-neck. If your in-the-round gauge tends to be much tighter than your flat gauge, you might need smaller needles to work the...
This is the March 2009 sock for the Politically Incorrect sock club. Worked magic loop style from the top down this pattern has modified ribbing that flows into the columns of horseshoe lace and clover lace. Double the lucky for you!
This pattern has an eye of patridge heel and columns of ribbing that help you keep up with the pattern. Knit up in a luscious Silk/Merino sock yarn from SugarbeeStudios, these socks are lucky and luxurious!
A simple but lovely side-to-side shawlette worked up in the softest llama yarn with just a hint of glitter. Perfect for the first chilly days of spring or the overzealous air conditioning of the deep south. Easy to adapt to any yarn and needles - when you are halfway done with your yarn, you are halfway done with your shawl.
In 2010 I bought this beautiful yarn from the Knit Witch at Stitches South. The colorway of Venus is beautiful and rich but I wanted just the right stitch pattern to showcase the colors. In 2011 I knit on this shawlette at Stitches South and now it’s ready to see the light of day.
A bottom up shawlette worked up in a lovely hand-dyed sock weight yarn from The Knit Witch. The edging of this shawlette is worked up along the sides as you knit. There is short-row shaping to help it sit on your shoulders and a picot bind-off for a fancy edging. The short-row shaping instructions are written only.
Evadine is a very green March mystery knitalong shawlette from PicnicKnits. The clues will be released once per week during March - 4 clues total. If you like my other work I know you will love this new shawlette!
So get your hands on 400 yards of green yarn (or any color that tickles your fancy!) - Stitches ‘N Rows Entwined Soles is my green of choice and the color is just unbelievably rich!
Evanthe is a top-down short-row crescent shaped shawl. The flower knot pattern of the body makes the most of the hand dyed Fiber Seed Sprout yarn and transitions seamlessly into the flower lace edging.
Evanthe the is available in written and charted instructions.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Shawl/Wrap
Size: 62" wide and 16" deep
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Blocked...
This quietly girly hat is perfect for Fangirls of any persuasion. Knit it up in your favorite sports team colors, the colors of your alma mater, or even in your Hogwarts house colors. The hat is offered in three sizes – Small (18.5”), Medium (20”), and Large (22.5”) – all circumferences are unstretched.
This hat requires 70 (80, 90) yards of the Main Color (Orange) and 70 (80, 90) yards of the Contrast Color (Blue) in worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220 is used in the sample).
Worked from the bottom up and perfectly shaped to rest just so across your shoulders, Fenmore is perfect for the first chills of autumn. Worked up in The Yarn Side’s Lorelai Sock, the alpaca-cashmere blend keeps you warm, but the shawlette itself feels practically weightless.
This shawlette utilizes short-rows to achieve the shaping along the top edge. The sample shawlette is 70” wide and 22” deep after blocking.
This is a fancy frilly sock worked up in a yarn with a decided un-fancy name. SugarbeeStudios MCN yarn is delicious and rich and despite (or because of?) the un-PC name, Toe Curling ‘O’ is the colorway that everyone loves best.
This sock is worked top down magic loop style with a heel flap. It is offered in 64 and 72-stitch counts, with written and charted instructions for the lovely lace pattern.
Note: In the 64 st version there is a double yarnover on certain rows of the lace pattern. If you don’t like the larger hole that the double yo makes, you can fix it as follows: Work only a single yarnover instead. When you come...
Warm and lofty alpaca shawl worked from the bottom edge up. Cast on the lace border and decrease until the shawl is finished. The dk weight yarn and larger needles make this work up quickly and the yarn is a dream to work with.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Shawl/Wrap
Size: One - 60" wide, 25" deep
Gauge: 14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needles: US 2½ -...
A beautiful effect for a lot less work. This simple reversible shawlette is knit from side to side. With a garter stitch body and a gabled lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. There is no picking up stitches, there are no 500 stitch rows. In fact for the version I worked, the very longest row was only 110 stitches!
The garter stitch blocks out beautifully, and the simple yet elegant lace edging has a lot of impact due to the double yarnovers. And you begin this gorgeous piece of lace by only casting on 2 stitches. Even better, when all is said and done you only have 2 stitches remaining to cast off.
The half-circle shawlette features repeating bud and petal patterns with all of the increases worked in the contrast color yarnover rows. Specifically designed to use the contrasting heel-toe yarn from Paca Peds.
Note: This shawlette uses every last scrap of the contrasting yarn, but only about 300 yards of the main color. But a beautiful shawlette can still be had, even if gauge can’t be met and you run short – just omit the last contrast yarnover rows
Halaine is an enchanting summery tee with girly figure-flattering details. The empire waist styling and the ruffled edges and neckline make for a feminine, wearable sweater that can be dressed up or down! Wear it with jeans or shorts for a casual look as shown, or go sophisticated by pairing it with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers.
The Hat Box yarn from Mrs. Crosby is a delicious merino/silk/cashmere blend that comes in a gorgeous range of colors and works up into a lightweight fabric with fabulous stitch definition. The simple cluster stitch pattern adds sweet detailing to the sweater and makes the knitting go fast.
Rich, coordinating colors and elegant lace combine into a masterpiece shawl. With its varying stitch patterns and dramatic color effects, you’ll have a finished result that makes heads turn.
Hassonite is a top-down heart-shaped shawl worked in two lovely coordinating shades of Infinite Twist Helix, Badlands and Dune. It works up into a generous 76” wide shawl beginning with easy to memorize lace worked in one color. The slip-stitch patterning is worked with both hues, but only color at a time. The final lace pattern is edged with a simple crochet bind-off for an extra bit of lacy goodness.
The Hollow Creek Cardigan is your perfect fall companion. The super squishy Valkyrie yarn is perfect for the garter edges and shawl collar. Pick your favorite statement button for a lovely everyday cardigan that you can wear from fall to spring.
The Hollow Creek Cardigan uses 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Valkyrie.
Hollow Creek is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. The sleeves are worked separately, and then joined to the body for the raglan yoke. The garter shawl collar is shaped with simple short-rows, and attached to the back neckline. The only seams to sew are the sleeves, the underarms, and...
Jivelle is a floppy, foldable hat to keep the summer sun off your head and neck. It works up simply in one skein of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in sizes small/medium and medium/large, and is a cute addition to your summer wardrobe.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Brimmed
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Hook: 3.75 mm...
Jovia is a lovely crescent shawlette which knits up quickly in 100g of DK weight merino. Just the sort of something for instant gratification using size 8 needles to work up a lacy garter based shawlette.
It blocks out to a sweet shoulder shawl that utilizes short-row garter shaping and a bit of lovely lace with an eyelet picot edging.
Jovia was designed for the Stitch Jones Yarn Club - her bright and wonderful colors are available at: http://stitchjones.com
Jovia is available with written and charted instructions.
Kahel is the perfect sumptous something to wrap up in, whether you’re warding off a chill or really need to bundle up. The generous shawl is worked up in a simple lace knit/purl pattern, that has a beautiful wrong side fabric that makes it reversible. Worked from tip to tip in an MCN worsted, it’s gratifying knitting with gorgeous yarn.
Finished Size 64” wide and 24” deep. Yarn Anzula For Better or Worsted (80% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% polyamide; 200 yd 183m/4.06 oz 115 g): arizona, 2 skeins. Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular (cir) or straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Katara is a shaped shawl worked side-to-side with the main body worked in garter stitch. The neck shaping allows it to gracefully sit on your shoulders without a pin.
This shawl includes working short-rows at the same time as a lace edging. The instructions are available in written and charted form in a 15-page pdf. The charted instructions are listed separately so that you can only print out the pages you need.
The shawl uses one skein of SugarbeeStudios’ Politically Incorrect MCN Fingering Weight yarn in the Frigid colorway. The Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend blocks out beautifully. The finished...
Kyveli is a reversible lace shawlette worked side to side out of one skein of Madeline Tosh Sock. The pattern is available in charted and written format. The lace edging is worked on as you knit the shawlette.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Shawl/Wrap
Size: One - 64" Wide and 28" Deep - Size can be adjusted.
Gauge: 26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Blocked Roman Stripe...
Lacaune is the fifth of the Seven Sheep, worked up in one skein of the gorgeous Winter Purple shade of Baah! La Jolla. Lacaune is worked sideways from tip to tip and blocks out to a long shallow triangle. Available with written and charted instructions.
Lacaune is totally reversible and there is lace patterning worked on both sides, but the the lace patterning is not complicated. It has a picot point edging along the top and a pointed grand eyelet border along the bottom edge.
The open lace body pattern of Lacaune makes the most of rich deep colors like Baah’s Winter Purple. And it blocks...
Lakyn is a delightfully easy-to-work shawlette, featuring a slip stitch texture and only one color worked at a time. With a stunning wool/silk blend, this cozy wrap is your first choice for soft comfort. Perfectly unisex, the triangular shape makes it ideal for a variety of wearing possibilities.
Shown in Stitch Sprout Yellowstone: One skein each of Eagle Peak (green) and Bison (brown)
Lareina begins with a fancy lace border in a classic creme. Stitches are picked up to work a Latvian Braid before continuing with a striped, slip stitch body. The creamsicle colors of Yellowstone’s silk/wool blend makes for a sumptuously soft shoulder wrap that works in all seasons.
The lace border is worked first and sts are picked up to work the Latvian braid. The body of the shawl is worked in stripes and then the remaining sts are grafted together. All slip sts are worked with the yarn to the wrong side of the work.
Lareina is the second striped Yellowstone shawl in the Perfectly...
Lawsonia is the perfect little something to carry you into spring from a long winter. The Triton colorway from Socktupus is gorgeous mix of greens and blues with just a few hints of purple that is shown to best advantage by this crescent shaped shawlette with a sweet leafy edging.
Lawsonia is worked from the top down with a short-row stockinette body, a lace edging, and a crochet bind-off. When choosing a crochet hook for the bind-off always choose a size some bit smaller than your working needles in order to easily work into the stitches.
Lawsonia is offered with written and charted instructions. And go check out...
Lincette is a half-circle/crescent shaped shawl worked up in stripes of smokey blue and lavender. The sumptuously soft Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone is next to the skin soft, and offers generous yardage for a shawl big enough to wrap up in. Stripes of slip-stitch and eyelet lace combine with stockinette for an easy to work shawl that looks beautiful and intricate.
Longfellow is a crescent shaped shawl worked up in one skein of Verdant Gryphon Mithril in the La Cantante colorway. It starts off with stockinette short-rows and flows into an elegant lace pattern.
The larger needles are used only for the cast-on. The crochet hook is used for the bind-off and optionally for the star stitches.
The Mithril is a true joy to work with and comes in some truly outstanding colors. But the Mithril is a seasonal yarn, so if you have your heart set on this “cinnamon-flecked pumpkin” color you need to head on over to the Verdant Gryphon and snatch some up!
This is the February 2009 sock for the Politically Incorrect sock club. Columns of heart-lace line up with simple ribbing and a girly picot edge to make a very, very pink sock. Perfect for Valentine’s, October, or anytime you want extra girly feet!
Knit up in Politically Incorrect squishy Merino/Nylon in the colorway Bring Your Own Boy, this sock is worked cuff down magic-loop style with a picot edge and a slip-stitch heel. Columns of ribbing help you to stay on track with the pattern.
This snug cable hat comes in two sizes, designed to fit normal heads and really big noggins (like my husband pictured) alike. Malabrigo never disappoints and it cables like a dream.
The pattern is written out and charted, and although the cables look complex, they are surprisingly easy to work. The cables run all the way to the top of hat and are incorporated into the decreases. A cable needle is listed, but this a really good hat to practice cabling without a cable needle.
A wide crescent shaped shawlette that is worked up in coordinating colors of Miss Babs Yummy Toes sportweight. This would look lovely in a solid color or a self-striping yarn such as Noro sock. This shawlette must be blocked in order to achieve the crescent shape and to open up the lace.
This shawlette is also perfect for all those odds and ends of sockweight or sport-weight yarns you have lying around. The sample shawl used the 82-yard mini skeins: 2 of Oregon Cellar, 1 of Ruby Spinel, and 1 of Bruin.
Due to the simplicity of the lace pattern, this pattern is available in written form...
Maragon is a top-down heart-shaped shawl worked in two new delicious colors of Anzula Cloud, Prudence and Temperance. With simple increases and slip stitch patterning it makes the most of the two skeins working up into a generous shawl. The color work is worked one color at a time but delivers a lovely punch.
The sample as worked is 72” wide and 18” deep. Additional stripes of the color work can be done to use up all of the yarn and make a more generous shawl.
When it comes to ombre yarns like Twisted Fiber Arts, asymmetrical is the way to go. This shape makes the most of the beautiful color shifts without looking like giant stripes. The cables and eyelet lace pattern in this shawl give the wearer the best of both worlds – cozy and airy at the same time. The gorgeous colors in the Twisted Fiber Arts yarn deserve to be put on display, and this lovely wrap is a showpiece.
This triangular shawl is worked asymmetrically from tip to side with the bottom edging knit simultaneously. The final edging is applied to bind-off the live stitches. This shawl can be made larger by working more...
Marlais is the sixth of the Seven Sonnets and is worked up a bit unconventionally. Both the small and large size of the shawlette start with a counterpane and then you work the bottom edgings and wings.
The sample is worked up in Tempted Handpainted Yarns Lacy Luxe Grrl in the Mocha colorway in the small size. Any other Tempted laceweight or light fingering would look lovely!
This pattern is offered in charted form only.
There are two separate files for Marlais - one for the small version, and one for the large. Please make sure to download the correct version for your yardage amount!
Don’t forget that Giftalong 2015 is still going strong. With only 300 yards of aran weight yarn this nice wide shawlette is the perfect quick gift and you can still try for prizes!
McCowan is a sideways shawlette with an eyelet faux-cable edging that is worked as you go along. Yarnover short rows make for rounded triangle shaping, perfect for a cozy and wearable wrap. And it’s just the thing for variegated yarn.
Shown in two skeins of Malabrigo Twist in Indiecita
Pattern is available with only written instructions. Full instructions for all the short rows are provided and no wraps...
Miasuli is a cozy crescent shaped shawl that does double duty as a scarf with its elongated shape and shallow depth. The short rows are easy to keep track of with yarnover turns and the lace edging is much simpler than it looks. A lovely go-to piece for chilly days and nights.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Shawl/Wrap
Size: 64" wide and 12" deep
Gauge: 12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches...
“The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling dusk” - GWF Hegel
The owl is a symbol of wisdom, and in Roman mythology the owl belongs to Minerva. This cable & lace combination looks like stacked owls with little faces and curved horns formed from the yarnovers and the cables.
Worked magic loop style from the cuff down, this sock is presented in written and charted instructions. It has a slip stitch heel, and a drawn up toe. Loosely based on a stitch pattern from the Walker books, this motif has a real wow factor to it. To see it best, work it up in semi-solid or solid yarn!
Montadale is a crescent shaped shawl with an ornate lace center motif and cable-lace ladder wings. It is worked from the top-down in one skein of Baah! La Jolla in the colorway Maldives on size 6 needles.
Montadale Sheep are known for their beautiful white fleece. It’s been fascinating during this project learning about the different breeds of sheep!
The instructions for Montadale are available in charted version, and has a fair few small cables, so grab a cable needle if you need one!
Montadale is the fourth of the Seven Sheep - three more sheep to go!
Necessity is the mother of invention. The tile floor under my computer desk was extra cold this winter. So these cushy felted slippers are worked up in double stranded Cascade 220 to be doubly warm.
The slippers can be worked on dpns, magic-loop style or on two shorter circular needles. The slippers come in three widths: narrow (8”/20 cm circumference), medium (10”/25 cm circumference), and wide (11 ¼”/28 cm circumference). Length can be customized using the charts provided in the pattern.
Yarn amounts vary based upon custom length options. Most child sizes will require only one skein, most adult sizes will require...
Natessa is a heart-shaped shawl worked in the richest of red laceweights hand-dyed by Dyeabolical Yarns. The patterns is comprised of charted instructions and the edging is finished off with a crochet loop bind-off.
The sample only used about 80 grams of yarn, but your gauge may vary, so it’s best to have at least 800 yards available for the pattern.
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Nathari is a top-down shawl that’s just a bit more than half circle shape to help it stay on your shoulders and wrap you up. The Dream In Color Baby makes a beautiful lightweight shawl that isn’t too delicate and has amazing stitch definition.
Worked up in one skein of Baby in the Juliette’s Blush colorway, this shawl is finished with a knitted on scallop border.
This pattern is available with charted instructions only.
Ordway is worked up in one skein of Tasty Self-Striping from Twisted Fiber Arts plus one coordinating skein in the Vapor colorway.
It is worked asymmetrically from tip to long edge with a simple applied edging knitted on after the triangle is finished.
Perfect for self-striping or gradient yarns, the lace/cable rib pattern creates a strong diagonal against the stripes. This pattern would even be wonderful for using up leftovers - create your own stripe pattern!
I felt like the sideways shape was sort of played out for me, until I accidentally came across this diagonal stitch pattern. A bit of swatching and playing with reversing the diagonals and the edging and this came together to be one of my favorite sideways projects that I’ve ever designed.
Paris Mill starts with a 3 stitch cast-on and when all is said and done there are only 3 stitches left to bind off. Jitterbug makes for a nice little shoulder shawlette, but a skein of sock or lace yarn with more yardage can easily be used to make something larger.
This simple reversible shawlette is knit from side to side With a garter stitch body and a feathered lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. The top edging has a lovely scalloped border that is easy to block out with wires or pins. You start with two stitches, you end with two stitches. It’s my favorite way to make shawls.
This is another perfect shawlette for that one skein of precious sock yarn you can’t bear to wear on your feet. Easy to adjust in size, you can just increase til half your yarn is gone and then turn around and go back.
The sample version of the shawl uses Dirty Water Dyeworks Lillian in the colors Beach Bum and Wheat. Perfect for sand and surf, sea oats and sky. She has even offered some alternate pairings if my beach themed colors are not your cup of tea!
The shawl is perfect for advanced beginners - any stitches that are a bit out of the ordinary will be supported with tutorials on the PicnicKnits blog!
Pierrette is a striped shawlette worked from the neck down in two shades of Claudia Handpainted Fingering. It is shaped to drape perfectly over your shoulder and can easily be adjusted for different sizes. The lace edging is provided in charted and written format.
The sample shawlette is worked up in the Chocolate and Copper Penny colorways. It uses two skeins of Chocolate and one skein of Copper Penny. It blocked out to 60” wide and 28” deep at the center.
The pink ribbon means a lot of things to a lot of people. But first and foremost it’s the undisputable symbol of breast cancer awareness. Every 69 seconds another woman dies from breast cancer. Take a minute, let that sink in. Every 69 seconds.
The name for this shawl was suggested by Kristen during my Boobie Blitz Fundraiser for my Komen 3-Day for the Cure. I think rising from the ashes and rebirth is a perfect sort of symbolism for cancer survivors. $2 from the sale of each pattern goes to the Komen Foundation.
The entire time I was working on the Seven Sonnets I had Edgar Allan Poe in the back of my mind. He has always been one of my favorites and when I got my hands on the rich dark purple from Shalimar Yarns I immediately thought of bird wings. Raven wings.
This shawlette is worked from the top down in one piece with wings worked in a cable-garter pattern and a center section with cables and lace. The shaping for this shawlette works out to be half-circle/crescent shape. The instructions are in charted form only.
This shawlette is worked from the top down and is somewhere between a crescent and a half-circle shape. It is worked in 5 wedges, so roughly 5/8 of a circle. Worked from the top down, it is the fourth of the the Seven Songs, which has already been released to e-book subscribers. This one is named for Prokofiev and his Moonlit Meadows piece.
This pattern is provided in charted and written format, with the written instructions taking up most of the pages. You can get by with just printing the charts and the set-up instructions if you prefer to work by charts.
$2.00 from the purchase price of this hat will go to the Nude Ewe Conservatory - a very important sheepy charity!
This is an any yarn hat, that was originally worked up in handspun spun by UK Guild of Long Draw Spinners through the Nude Ewe Conservatory. Any handspun or regular yarn will work that knits up to a gauge from 3 to 8 stitches per inch. So fingering to bulky - anything goes!
For bulky yarn you will need less than 100 yards and for fingering weight less than 200 yards. This hat will make the most of any orphan skeins or precious handspun that you want to use up. The contrast yarn can be a smidge...
Rachmaninoff is the sixth of the Seven Songs. Designed to use Paca Peds Heel Toe, you switch colors depending on which section of the shawlette you are working on. For this shawlette I used most of the 90 yards of heel-toe yarn, and about 280 yards of the main color yarn.
Renita is a lovely shawlette with a shallow triangle shape. The edging is knit-on as you go along, and the smooth stockinette portion of this shawl makes the most of the lovely Bugga yarn. The fancy bottom points are echoed in the dainty pointed edging that runs along the top.
This pattern is available in written and charted format.
The sample shawlette uses one skein of Bugga in the Tomato Frog colorway. The finished sample measured 74” wide and 18” deep after blocking and has 13 repeats of the lace pattern on each side.
Like other PicnicKnits side to side patterns, this shawl can...
Rothbury takes wild and wonderful variegated yarn and makes it sing! This sideways shawlette makes the most of the gorgeous yarn by Indigo Dragonfly.The waving eyelet pattern adds interest and breaks up any pooling and the simple edging stands out without being obscured by awesome loud colors.
The sample blocks out to 76 ” wide and 22” deep and uses 2 skeins of Octobaa in the Fun & Games colorway.
Lamb’s Pride Bulky felts up to a wonderfully thick fabric that make up the simple and fun style of the Saltwater Taffy Bag. In pink & green it’s a candy-colored confection. This pattern includes intarsia and cabling.
This bag requires 3 skeins of the main color (green) and about 1.5 skeins of the contrast color (pink). This bag requires dpns for the i-cord bind-off and handles, and a cable needle if you need one!
Worked from the center out, this lacy shrug is the perfect accessory to wear all year.
The yak and bamboo blend will keep you warm despite the lace. And the seamless construction makes this project fun to knit as well as fun to wear.
Notes Back of Shrug is a square worked from the center out, with sleeves and ribbing added last. Yarn has unusual drape, blocking the Back before adding Sleeves is suggested to make sure Back is large enough.
Sardinian is a rounded rectangle with shaping to allow it to sit perfectly on your shoulders. It is available in written and charted directions.
The Seven Sheep will be released once per month. All of the Seven Sheep will be worked up in Baah! Yarns. This month’s offering uses 2 skeins of the La Jolla yarn in Burmese Ruby - a ridiculously rich and squishy red.
The archangel colorway in Malabrigo Silky Merino is kind of ever changing. The colors meld together in shades of pinks and yellows and plums. It’s impossible to photograph, but gorgeous to wear. This shawl was designed specifically for the colorway. The lace is worked from the bottom up, with a larger cast-on number diminishing to columns of stockinette in the body of the shawl to show off all the lovely blending colors.
This pattern is provided in written and charted instructions. Stitch markers are recommended to help keep track of the edge and center stitches.
Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue And a sixpence in her shoe
The beautiful bride wasn’t actually wearing any shoes on the beach, but she did have a sixpence with her. This gorgeous blue shawlette was designed especially for the bride with her input. Worked from the side to side, the shallow triangle drapes perfectly over the shoulders without obscuring too much of the dress. It was an honor to design this shawlette for Kelly, and in the Sanguine Gryphon’s Little Traveler it works up into a lovely piece for any occasion.