A great project for the new Double-Knitter! I have added instructions for reverse stocking stitch double knitting for when you get the hang of the basics. This will make a fun, warm and reversible scarf
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A cozy, reversible, double-layered mitten featuring Lucy’s signature Happy Stitch motif.
Although not a quick knit, this makes an excellent carry-around project for the ardent knitter once the pattern is established. The interconnected two-layer fabric is made with a basic double-knitting technique.
This pattern requires 75-100 grams Solid and 75-100 grams Contrasting Yarn.
The stitch pattern doesn’t lend itself to elegant adjustment of the stitch numbers, so to make a larger or smaller size, adjust your needle/yarn combination.
Description A kind-to-the-brain slip-stitch scarf, knit sideways. It is just perfect for using fanciful (read: expensive) yarns most economically. This scarf features two elegant but different sides, one with a horizontal woven appearance, the other with vertical columns of colour. Only one yarn is used at a time, and details for the optional but tempting beaded fringes are given.
Yarn: Worsted weight in two colours: one plain, one very fancy.
Description A simple, yet most magical, arrangement of beads distinguishes this scarf: vertical bead stripes on one side and horizontal stripes on the other. Suits any smooth fingering weight yarn, best with solid or mottled solid colours.
Description An entertaining sock for the ardent sock knitter, for those in search of an interesting foot-suntan pattern, or those with naturally hot feet! This stitch pattern sets off hand-painted yarns beautifully. The design features: Loopy edging, scallop openings (no casting-on/binding-off here), the wonderful and sturdy ( and well-fitting) garter stitch short-row heel, and sole short rows. Too much fun!
Similar to the incorrectly named (according to Lucy) Bosnian Toes and Turkish Heels published in Knitter’s Magazine, but Almost Saintly is Lucy’s own leaflet version.
This pattern is now available as a downloadable pdf!
The vest was constructed in an unusual fashion, using stranded knitting techniques and cut-and-sew. The pieces of knitting run in several directions. The front and back pieces are knit from the top down and the sides from the bottom up. The triangles were united by Mattress stitching to either side of a piece of I cord. The earflap was knitted on the projecting section of the back triangle, followed by the band which was picked up as one piece and knitted all around. The Puntas edgings on the lower edge were knitted upwards and then...
This blanket or wall-hanging was inspired by traditional woven Ashanti fabrics. The knitting is copious but easy; the finishing stages, involving multiple steeks and mattress stitch, are more demanding. A cushion makes an ideal test swatch for the wall-hanging. This pattern features detailed written instructions, diagrams and many helpful charts.
Categories: Home • Blanket • Throw • Home
Here is an adorable baby sweater which is also very quick to knit! Using the Navajo triple-ply technique, this cardigan is constructed from sleeve to sleeve in one piece; it is possibly the most entertainment you can get from one ball of Kauni: a mini-class in great techniques. Minimal finishing required.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000725
Inspired by the Banksia Grandis plant of Western Australia, this bag was designed with openings resembling the exterior of the plant’s cone. The scallop holes are quick and fun to make and do not involve casting on or binding off. I-cord straps finish the bag which can be felted if preferred.
This pattern features detailed written instructions and helpful charts.
UPDATE: The Banksia Bags pattern is included in my new e-book, “A Little Book of Big Holes for Hand-Knitters”.
The Blossom motif may be used on projects of all sizes, from coaster to blanket. Small ones are great fun but a blanket is lovely to knit on, a dependable companion whenever you need it. An heirloom size project will become a family treasure.
My Blossom Blanket was knit using our Kauni Effektgarn 100% fingering-weight wool, and some of the chair pad versions were made using Freia yarns.
This pattern features detailed written descriptions, as well as diagrams, graphs and Stitch-maps!
An accompanying sixteen-part Tutorial is available from my website.
A simple, yet visually spectacular, warm, double layer reversible scarf.
Negative/positive patterning with two long colour gradation yarns, the puffy Bubbles are stuffed for extra interest and texture. This pattern involves ‘knitter’s choice’ as to the exact placement and size of Bubbles. A schematic drawing is given to guide you, but the entire scarf is not charted row by row. This is your opportunity to dabble in design and it is far easier to work in this way!
The scarf is knit in Kauni EQ (Spectrum) and Kauni EN(Queen Anne’s Lace).
Techniques:Two-colour double layer knitting, with the option to use a...
Here it is: a simple ribbed hat that can be decorated with easily removable “theme” buttons to suit wearers of any persuasion (change buttons as the mood strikes you: it only takes a minute!).
It can be made in conservative colours for the elegantly understated, or extravagantly bright for extroverts of the first order, and decorated with sport, hobby, or seasonal buttons to reflect the taste of any wearer.
Stripe suggestions are made for ‘Maple Leaf’, ‘Stars and Stripes’, and Seuss-ian style headgear. Size:To fit heads 18 - 23 inches.
Cables After Whiskey A softly undulating, cozy sweater, cabled all over either from the pattern or from the given table of random numbers. There is no such thing as cabling in the wrong direction here! Size - finished chest 42”, 50”, 58” Yarn - any single color or blend of Shelridge yarn - please ask for details Techniques - cabling Advanced beginner
Camelot Socks A sock evocative of Medieval times (ideal for under-armour wear?), with sideways top to measure gauge. It has a stranded, two-colors-per-round foot for warmth, beauty and durability. Size - Any Yarn - Suits most fingering weight sock yarns. Techniques - Grafting, sideways sock-top, two-colors-per-round knitting,common heel. Intermediate.
The ultimate comforter! Delectably cozy and, through the use of a basic two-colour-per-row double-knitting technique, absolutely beautiful on both sides. Although this is a large project, once the colour pattern is established, it cruises along quite speedily without the need to constantly refer to the chart. Size: 96 x 137 cms / 38 x 54 inches. Yarn: Shelridge Farm W4 (machine-washable merino, worsted weight) in 15 colours. Techniques: Stocking stitch double-knitting with negative/positive patterning, optional tubular cast-on and bind-off (directions are given in detail).
This is a one-colour spin-off of the Carnival Cap, knit in the round, but with the same elegant spiral design elements. Minimal finishing required. Directions for beading and contrasting stripes are given.
Size:Fits heads 19 -22 inches,depending on the yarn/needle combination chosen.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Age: Teen • Adult
Knitted chain mail? It requires a degree of patience, but is immensely entertaining. The result is very striking, however, it is unsuitable for serious in-battle wear! Single loops also make great earrings.
The Chain Mail is constructed from links made from lengths of I-cord. There are two types of links: Closed and Connecting. Four closed links are joined together when one connecting link is threaded through them and joined.
Christabel Cloche A stylish hat created from a single strip of 72 equilateral triangles. Trimmed with an English Brioche Stitch brim and lining for extra warmth (optional). An ideal project for the knitter on the move, whilst offering plenty of freedom for your own design ideas. Two contrasting yarns, a single color or oddments may be used. Size - Adult (adjustable). Yarn - Fingering / 4ply wool, 50g = 160m / 175yds Techniques - St st with fully fashioned decs (k2t and ssk), Mattress st seaming. English Brioche Stitch. Intermediate
This pattern is available for individual sale and is also featured in the KnitCompanion “Knit with Lucy” App.
Summary Toe-up, Garter Stitch Toe, Turkish Heel, Picot Bind-Off; instructions written for 5 x double-pointed needles
From Neatby's Pattern IntroductionThese socks use a Bosnian-style, Square Garter Stitch Toe and a Turkish Heel. Beginning at the toe has many advantages: custom fit, last minute size adjustments and, for your peace of mind, the option, once past the ankle, of continuing to work up the leg until you have used up almost half of the yarn and know that you have sufficient [yarn] for the second sock. Shown here with at Garter Cuff and Crenellated (Picot) Bind-Off.
Gauge About 6.5 to 9 inches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.
Description A charming button-up bracelet which makes an excellent introduction to the delights of beaded knitting. It requires minimal materials, time, and finishing. The beads are slid between stitches on a garter stitch fabric. The bracelet may be lengthened to form a choker or belt.
Materials Needle Size: 1.25 mm / US 0000 Yarn/Thread: 2 gram DMC Perle size 8 Notions: One Button Beads: 2 strings #10 beads, approx. 90 cm/34” linear length (586 beads) of a single colour
An easy and practical gift with serious heirloom pretensions, suitable for treasures of all ages, newborn to sage. Perfect carry-around knitting, this blanket may be worked from a single yarn, several yarns or from small quantities of many colours / similar weight yarns. It looks ten times as much work as it is, making it one of those high-yield-of-elegance-per-unit-effort projects.
Size - rectangle of any size you wish. Yarn - any weight
A most alluring pair of bead-topped socks with a choice of two different diamond patterns. The Diamond Lace gives a traditional lacy effect, whilst the Waffle pattern gives a denser, more textured look.
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks • Mid-calf
Size: S, M, L (to fit 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 inch ankles)
Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 inch in stocking stitch
Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm
Description A collection of six entertaining designs for some very impressive scarves, beautifully patterned on both sides, remeniscent of fine old quilts.
This pattern gives you six (6) variations of scarves all done in double-knitting! They can be worked in any weight of yarn, from fingering to worsted weight. Needles, gauge and dimensions depend on your choice of yarn.
Materials Yardage and needle size based on worsted and dk weight yarn. Pattern provides information for all yarn weights.
The Emperor’s New Scarf An unusual technique for incorporating fresh air in your knitting gives a scarf with sinuous fish tail/ tree root ends. Knit sideways, very easy knitting with some crochet chain finishing required. Yarn - ideal for DK /sport yarns with a little loft. The original pictured was worked with one skein of Kimmet Croft 60 /40% wool /angora (see Other ports of call ). A little contrast yarn will be needed to highlight the holes! Techniques - Cast -off cast on, waste yarn openings (Both illustrated). Beginner/intermediate.
Description An unusual but easy construction for a hat. May be made from oddments or with a variegated yarn with a long color gradation. Work a strip of triangles, fold, and mattress stitch into a neat hat.
Description How many triangles to make a vest? Answer: 116! Knit this mathematical wonder from oddments or with a variegated yarn with a long color gradation. The strips of triangles are folded and mattress- stitched into an ingenious vest.
Allow 7 50 gram skeins of Noro Kureyon for a 40” vest plus 50 grams of a contrasting yarn for the i-cord bands. US #8 needles were used for the pictured vest. But this is one of those projects that is completely dependent on your gauge. Lucy gives various finished vest sizes (e.g., 36”...
A sophisticated reversible scarf revealing an interlocking leaf pattern on one side with architectural ogees on the other. Pattern includes variations including adjustable width and Ascot styles. Adapts to fit the available quantity of yarn, no finishing required. May be worked as a quick and easy project with larger needles or a more detailed event when worked with more repeats in a fine yarn.
A riot of fun knitting techniques for any weight of yarn. Additional directions are given to allow to you to adapt the dimensions to suit your purpose.
These Bags are knit in my Flying Swallows stitch pattern, developed for the Fiesta Feet. This pattern is easy to knit and makes for an elegant fabric. It is easy to personalize this bag with your own colour combinations.
The pattern features detailed written instructions, diagrams and charts.
Thank you to all who bought this pattern for our Alberta Fire Relief fund-raiser! The fund-raiser is now over: we knitters raised $2,800 for the Canadian Red Cross.
A sophisticated mitten to delight your digits! The mitten is knit in Lucy’s “Flying Swallows” stitch pattern, developed for the Fiesta Feet. This pattern is easy to knit and makes for an elegant fabric.
The pattern features helpful written instructions, diagrams and charts.
Fiesta Vest A butter-soft vest in stitch patterns that will show off all the colors in a hand-dyed merino yarn. Finishing details add a tailored look. The birthplace of the Magic Buttonhole - full color directions for same are included.
A rectangular double-layer coaster or pet blanket with a full fish on one side, bones on the other!
This blanket was designed and knit by my daughter Holly, for the delectation of her cat Poseidon, who has developed taste for snoozing on knitting. It is a mainly negative/positive double knit design with a small area within the fish that creates dissimilar sides. For practice, try the Minnow Mat, all the techniques and fun on a smaller scale
Description A truly holey scarf, with a slender section to wrap cozily around your neck. The best part: the holes are made without the need to cast on or bind off, and the scarf requires no finishing. Perfect summer knitting!
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000739
Tricky knitting that will produce hugs (O) on one side and kisses (X) on the other! This pattern may be worked from the charts or from the written directions. The hearts may be padded to add a new dimension.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000746
Need a quick, yet impressive gift? An Igloo headband can be made in an evening. If you are inclined, the headband may, at the last minute, be developed into a hat too. This fabric is warm and reversible, with a different pattern on the second side. These projects are ideal for using up partial balls of yarn, which is not only satisfying and frugal, but also adds greater colour variety!
An eight-part Tutorial is also available for this pattern.
Living somewhere cool? Here’s a delightfully warm, top-down, fully reversible, double knit hat for you and yours. One side of the hat features a rippling texture pattern and the other sprinkles of colour!
Top-down hats are wonderfully adjustable. Simply make increases until the hat is big enough, then commence the vertical section of the hat. Options for working with different yarn weights and adding additional insulation are given.
A nine-part Tutorial is available for this pattern from my website.
A reversible, infinitely expandable, blanket or scarf, knitted in garter-stitch entrelac. Fun to knit and most attractive when knit in hand-dyed yarn or one with a long colour gradation. The size of the units may be adapted to suit the colour repeat of your yarn.
Requires only minimal finishing. After a few repetitions, this becomes an easy project; each square is worked until the available stitches are used up and then it time to move on to the next square!
The beautiful ceramics of the Moroccan town of Saﬁ inspired this elegant vest. Originally designed in cream and cobalt, it adapts well to many other colour-ways. Techniques-Circular knitting, steeks, three-needle bind-oﬀ.
GAUGE 25 sts x 28 rows = 4”sq. over stranded pattern. This was achieved with 3.5 mm (US # 4) needles, but please substitute needle sizes to match given gauge.
This pattern is available for individual sale and is also featured in the KnitCompanion “Knit with Lucy”...
Description The idea for these arose out of a desire to be able to wear some form of hand-knitting to evening functions when a sweater or mittens aren’t quite appropriate! For the knitter who enjoys a challenge.
Equipment Pliers and patience! Needle size: US 000 / 1.5 mm Copper Wire: 1.5 grams of 28 gauge or finer Clear nail polish Band-Aids Super Glue Two beads
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A versatile bag worked in the round in a spiraling lacy pattern that gradually decreases as it winds its way up the bag to finish in a short-row Spider strap. The strap is then knitted into the bag in six places to give excellent support. Make it to carry your knitting project or shoulder-bag size to carry even more. Very little finishing required. May be felted (which will make it resistant to stretching when carrying heavy loads).
This project is also available as a kit in Small and Large Sizes:
A cozy protective case for your phone with a seamless integral double-knit pocket
This flirtatious little felted bag features adjustable straps for your phone and earbuds. The pocket is built into the bag using double-layer knitting and does not require any sewing. A second pocket may be added
Category: Accessories • Bag • Other
Size: one size
Gauge: 3 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in...
Lotus Shawl An easy, dramatic, stash-eating shawl. Garter stitch with short rows molds this shawl to fit the wearer beautifully. Designed to be worked in two halves for perfect match and to eliminate the risk of running short of yarn. Intended to extract the maximum impact from small amounts of fantasy yarns. Suits many yarn weights, minimal finishing. Calls for 175 g Brushed Mohair where 50 g + 100 yards and 150 g of assorted fantasy yarns.
Size - from neck warmer to full evening shawl.
Yarn - ideal for brushed mohair for main, fantasy yarn for contrast.
Techniques - Short rows, yarn overs at beginning of rows....
Any number is lucky in this hat; knit the brim to fit and take the numbers from there, for child or adult. I’m excessively fond of I-cord edged garter stitch (thank you Elizabeth Zimmermann). It’s so elegant, warm and elastic. This fun little hat or headband makes the most of it. An option for grafting the beginning and end of the brim together has been given for the questing knitter. It is possible, with a little practice, to achieve a perfect invisible join which adds to the style. You Tube support is included.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000762
A spectacularly beautiful and warm double-layer blanket. This engaging knit will hold your interest. The linear nature of the motifs makes the pattern easy to follow.
Any portion of this motif may be used on projects of all sizes, from coaster to blanket. Small ones are great fun, but a blanket is lovely to knit on; a dependable companion to work on whenever you need it. An heirloom size project will become a family treasure.
My Mardi Gras Blanket was knit using MalabrigoYarn, but any fingering-weight yarn will suit this project. This pattern features detailed written descriptions, as well as diagrams and graphs, as well as...
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for 5 x double-pointed needles, heel flap, common wedge toe. Option for starting with Scalloped Turn-Over Top or Ruffled Turn-Over Top. 2x2 Ribbing, with ribbing continuing on heel flap.
Gauge About 6.5 to 9 inches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for five double-pointed needles, garter stitch short row heel, spiral toe. Option for starting with Wavy Cuff or Sideways Stitch Garter Cuff. Features Estonian Fishtail stitch pattern.
Additional Yarn Information For maximum impact, it is recommended that you use a self-striping yarn with this pattern.
Gauge About 6.5 to 9 inches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.
Additional Gauge Information
There is no need to swatch for the Sideways Garter Stitch Cuff. "The number of stitches required for your size of sock will be determined by the number of rows in the...
Description This entertaining bag has almost limitless sizing possibilities and minimal finishing. Such a very satisfying project, that you may decide that every family member needs one! (Ideal for using up small quantities of yarn, just in case you REALLY need to reduce your stash….)
Techniques Over-the-needle Provisional Crochet Cast On Focused Decreases Three-needle Bind Off
Size Yardage and size given for Maxi Bag using Cascade 220.
Categories: Accessories • Bag • Money • Accessories
Skill Level Intermediate with advanced options Description “Select two yarns of very different textures, approx. Sport/DK weight (or heavier). You will need a length of 80+ m/yds of each yarn. For a longer scarf, allow additional yarn.” “Choose needles at least two sizes larger than suggested by the ball band of your heaviest yarn.”
Scarf uses double knitting technique for a completely reversible scarf. Pattern includes directions for double knitting.
A textured, quilted beauty. A two-layer scarf with negative/positive patterning which brings out the beauty of a variegated yarn.The colour changes are created by drawing the far layer stitches through the near layer ones which also adds dimension to the surface of the fabrics.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Needles: US 3 - 3.25 mm
Materials: Noro Silk...
Mate plane geometry with subtle elegance, and the result is this lovely gift-sized project, ideal for knitters on the go. This bag provides a perfect use for rare skeins of exotic yarn or a perfect frame to highlight one fabulous button. The bag is knit as a continuous strip of equilateral triangles, trimmed with an l-cord strap and button loop.
TECHNIQUES Fully fashioned shapings, knitting and purling up new stitches, l-cord and Mattress stitch.
GAUGE For a durable purse, choose needles smaller in size than would be usual for Stocking stitch in...
Description With a single fold this entire bag can be constructed with one piece of yarn! (Yes - only two yarn tails). A fun mini-bag with many uses, and so deliciously addictive. Great on-the-go gift knitting.
This pattern can be knit with any yarn and any needles. It can be felted or not. Knit entirely in one piece, it involves no sewing or piecing together!
Size Depth 4 - 7”, adjustable. Width: entirely up to you and your yarn.
This was so much fun to knit, I had to force myself to stop! Two-layer double-knitting in a negative/positive design with the added zest of textured, contrasting Reverse Stocking Stitch motifs. Easy to memorize, and a blast to knit. Impress your friends and baffle your enemies with this beauty!
This project is also available as a kit from my website:
Description Inspired by a traditional African woven pattern and turned into an ultra warm mitten fabric in Nova Scotia! These striking mittens may have either a traditional ribbed or a double thickness internal cuff. Entertaining intermediate knitting.
Although not a quick knit, this makes excellent carry-around knitting for the ardent knitter once the pattern is established. The interconnected two-layer fabric is made with a basic double-knitting technique. Options are given for both a gauntlet and a straight cuff, as well as for a closed or open casing at the wrist
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000724
The ultimate warm sock. Although not a quick knit, this makes excellent carry-around knitting for the ardent knitter. The interconnected two-layer fabric is made with a basic double-knitting technique.
More pattern details: stripe alignment charted no schematics sewing required fall/winter straight (flat) 3 sizes, adult s, m, l; see data pages digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
Description Based on traditional counterpane squares, this is an impressive and cloud-soft piece of knitting. Easier than it looks. Worked on 6mm / US 10 needles. This shawl has been exhibited in the Museum for Textiles, Toronto. It is assembled from four squares with a lace edging, all joined with a simple netting stitch. The pattern is charted and written row by row.
Suggested Yarns Mohair yarns; fine fuzzy yarn yields a light shawl; heavier weights yield an afghan
Techniques Basic lace Textured stitches Bobbles Increases and decreases
Description To wear for your stroll on deck after dinner with the captain: beautiful simple seed stitch scarves from Celestial hand-painted yarns. Two versions are given, one knitted straight, the other on the bias. Minimal finishing required. Fringes or beads may be added for extra allure.
Calls for 440 yards DK or sport and 175 yards contrast yarn. The suggested yarns can easily be changed.
From the designer’s website:
A tassel-trimmed garter-stitch shawl, shaped with short rows to give a radiating pattern. So as to use only as much yarn as you have available, it is worked from the points towards the center back on each side. The shawl features long ties with sexy tassels for easy wearing and falls to waist length.
Yarn: DK/sport or fine mohair blends and a small amount of sparkly yarn. Techniques: Short rows, modified three-needle bind-off, and tassels.
Description A selection of sophisticated, yet easy-to-knit ribbed hats for a variety of occasions. Three crown styles are offered, along with a selection of colour ideas. A Provisional Crochet Cast On, a Tubular Cast-On for Double Rib, an I-cord finish (in zee style of zee French Beret)-- all with helpful diagrams and/or detailed written instructions.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Description One of the very best hat designs you’ll ever make. A Rainbow-style derivative, this is a quick and easy project for almost any yarn. Ideal for small amounts of precious yarns. A soft, wool-rich yarn will be warmest and will hold its shape best. The hat fits a wide range of head sizes and can be customized in many ways, or knit as a headband by omitting the crown of the hat - a great first knitting project.
Gauge Between 4 - 8 stitches/inch depending on yarn used
Techniques Knitting and purling in the round Decreases on double point needles for the crown
Description This 8 page pattern has lots of very clear diagrams, tips, hints, and unique techniques (the sock toe chimney to facilitate grafting!) and specific notes covering “Custom Socks for Special Feet”.
Pattern is designed to work with various gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, pattern uses five double-pointed needles. Basic stockinette sock with 1x1 ribbing at top, heel flap, instructions for tubular cast-on.
Gauge About 6.5 to 9 inches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.
Warm the cockles of your ears with four layers of wool between you and the icy winds (it works for sheep). This is a supremely warm and fully reversible hat. Excellent carry-around knitting for the passionate knitter. Suits any smooth fingering weight yarn, with a main colour and one or more contrasts.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000743
I have filmed a Tutorial demonstrating the necessary steps for creating many of my Double-Knit hats. It can be purchased from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000804
Keep the ears of the ones you love warm! The diamonds may be worked in Stocking stitch or Reverse Stocking stitch for added texture. The extra-warm, interconnected, two-layer fabric is made with a basic double-knitting technique.
The hat size may be adjusted up or down by using larger/smaller needles and/or heavier/lighter yarns.
I have created a video Tutorial to accompany many of my Double-Knit Hat designs. It’s available for purchase from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000804
This is a scrumptious, totally reversible, warm little hat, all knit in one piece. When you’re done knitting, you just need to darn in a couple of ends. The bonnet is worked flat in double-layer knitting and folded into the round to complete the crown. Pattern contains both charted and written directions and a detailed swatch.
This project is also available as a kit: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000720
A sensual sideways-knit shoulder-warmer featuring picots, short-rows and scallop holes of varying sizes! Fabulous for day or evening wear. The holes are made as in the Spindrift Scarf. Minimal finishing required.
The PDF pattern features written as well as charted instructions.
First version uses a solid and a hand paint while the second uses 1 colourway of Kauni Effektgarn
sizing and gauge is very flexible.
This pattern is included in my new e-book, “A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters”.
A decorative sideways-knit neck or wrist-warmer with short row shapings. These are enhanced by the use of scallop holes of different sizes. Minimal finishing is required. The final garment can be fastened with buttons or joined in the round.
A most spectacular and fast way of spreading your yarn $$$ or creating an intriguing fabric in jig time! (It incorporates more air into your knitting.) This scarf may be worked either widthwise or lengthwise according to taste: the two fabrics look remarkably different.
Skill Level Intermediate
Yarn Any weight soft yarn; suits a hand-painted yarn such as Cat’s Pajamas very well.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000761 Techniques Scallop decreases, modified conventional bind-off. Same technique used in Spindrift Capelet
A supremely insulated, double layer hat or headband with surprising colour effects. The exterior colour never appears on the inside of the hat. This hat was designed during a spell of cold weather at Steamboat Springs, CO, when warm ears would have been most welcome
This versatile double-knitting pattern is adjustable to various yarns, from Sport-Weight to Aran, and can be knit in a multitude of sizes, from Child to Adult.
I’ve created an accompanying Tutorial which demonstrates the techniques necessary for knitting this hat. It can be purchased from my website:
Impress your friends with this warm reversible scarf! The two sides are dramatically different, the better to draw attention to your double-knitting prowess. There is also an option to spice things up with the addition of the ‘pearls’ as you progress. This scarf offers you the perfect opportunity to train your hands to double-knit comfortably. The yarn will do the work and show you off as a really clever knitter!
Cast on, then keep knitting forever! It’s very soothing, with none of the normal hurry-up-to-finish pressure. Just something lovely to knit on, whenever you need it. Begun with a tubular circular cast on, and working in circular double layer knitting. Easily finished whenever you wish with an I-cord bind off. May be worked as a place mat, seat pad or blanket. Gauge flexible.
Tutorial available. The following topics are covered:
1 - Simulated in the round swatch 2 - Alternative Cast-on for Middle-out DK 3 - Tubular CO and Rnds 1 - 3 4 - Alternative purling 5 - Regular wedge sequence 6 - Variations...
Description This top-down hat is quick and fun, using Kauni yarn triple (Navaho style) which is described in the pattern. There are two warm brim options, plain or with decorative scallop holes. The whole hat may be worked on one long circular needle, on two circulars or on a set of dpns according to your preference.
This project is also available as a kit from my website: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000732
THis pattern has been included in my new e-book, “A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters”.
Not too serious a project, but good circular fun. Make a tube with one (or many) yarns and trim it with I-cords to make a succulent fringe. A great opportunity to practice many different methods of needle usage in the round.
THis project is also available as a kit: http://lucyneatby.com/index.php?specific=1000760
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Needles: US 11 - 8.0 mm
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for five double-pointed needles, features Garter Stitch Short Row heel, Garter Stitch Common Wedge toe. Option for starting with Tubular cast-on. Stockinette socks with 1x1 ribbing at top.
Gauge About 6.5 to 9 stitches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.
Additional Gauge Information Work a swatch 30 stitches wide with needle sizes appropriate to the yarn. Count the stitches per inch (do not round off any fractions).
Additional Size Information Measure ankle circumference (just above the joint) in...