The soft cotton in the SilverSpun yarn brings thoughts of warm weather and blue skies into view. That kind of weather calls for breezy accessories like this lacy scarf. Wrap it once around your head, knot it, and you’re good to go. The Lycra in the mix is elastic enough to keep this head wrap in place as you enjoy your carefree day.
Size Shorter headwrap is 29” long and 4” wide. Longer headscarf is 56” long and 4” wide. Sample shown in shorter head wrap.
Materials US 5 / 3.75 mm straight or circular needles US 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular ne,edles Tapestry needle
Gauge 34 sts and 48 rows = 3.75” wide by 4.75” high in Turtletrack...
burza is: the cozy of merino, the elegance of silk, the simplicity of ribbing, & the impact of extra super bulky yarn.
gorgeous photography by kristielee.
check out jul designs ‘gate hinge screw-in leather snap closure’ in the second photo down. i simply slipped the screw-in hardware off and tied it to the extra thick knitting with leather cording.
yarn tjockt fat fairy merino & tussah sIlk (70% merino, 30% silk; 11yds 10 m/3.35 oz 100 g): graphite, 8 100g skeins (or one 800g skein of tjockt fat fairy can be ordered so that ‘burza’ can be knit without yarn ends from changing skeins)
Elegant in their simplicity, these fingerless gloves are knit in the round, with no interruptions to the flow of the stitch pattern. Both the bit of lycra in the yarn and the stretch of the stitch pattern itself allow them to glide smoothly over the curves of the wrist and the palm.
The stitch pattern is easy to remember and the thumb is an extended buttonhole, making this a great pattern for advanced beginners.
Photography courtesy of Feel Good Yarn Company. Photographer: Caro Sheridan.
June 2015 pattern for the Indigodragonfly Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Yarn Club 6
Released to the general public: December 15, 2015.
Category: Accessories • Hands • Cuffs
Size: one size
Gauge: 24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round
Needles: US 3 - 3.25 mm
Materials: Indigodragonfly Merino Silk...
“having finally spotted my location on the map in my hands, i made my way to the pub mrs. crosby had references in her last clue. i felt quite like a spy as i analyzed my present company to deduce which ruddy young irishman was indeed james.” -vivian
wonderful local yarn turns double twisted cables into something extra special.
knit in the round as a cowl, there are lots of ways to drape ‘dirwyn’ around your neck to ward off the chill. this piece can also be folded and pinned as a neck wrap (as shown in second photo from the top).
‘esonta’ is a worked top down in the round. long enough to wear pulled over your head as a hood, it is just as nice snuggled down in soft folds around your neck. it widens gradually as it goes to allow the drape to sit sweetly on your shoulders.
its other secret? the textured stitch pattern looks great on both sides making it reversible.
notions 24” circular needles in size US 3/3.25 mm 24” circular needles in size US 4/ 3.5mm 24” circular needles in size US 5/ 3.75mm 24” circular needles in size US 6/ 4 mm or size needed to get gauge. one stitch marker
“having discovered the lovely skeins of carpet bag left for me by mrs. crosby, i immediately set about knitting something soft to warm my neck…inspired by the steam that rises from the ancient geysers that surround me here, i sketched up a little colorwork…” -vivian
tech editing by katwriter.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Cowl
Size: one size fits all
Gauge: 26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches...
fun lace in bright colors is just the thing to welcome the warm spring breezes. the lace stitch pattern is both written and charted so you can choose your poison. a good pattern for the ‘lace newbie’ since it’s only an 8 line repeat and comes together quickly on size 9 needles.
designed for knitcircus’ inaugural spring retreat april 16th, 2011.
This hat and mitten set is meant to bring to mind the blue skies and pine trees of Beals Island, ME. Slipped stitches create the colorwork pattern, but only one color of yarn is worked per round (ie: they’re easier than they look).
If you can knit in the round, slip a stitch, k2tog and M1, you can knit up this warm and wooly set.
FARM FROST HAT SIZES Adult sizes S (M, L-XL) Shown in size L-XL. Hat circumference (unstretched): 16 (18, 20)” Meant to fit head sizes: 18-19 (20-21, 22-24)”
MATERIALS: 16” circular needle sz US 7/4.5 mm 16” circular needle sz US 9/5.5 mm One set double pointed needles sz US 9/ 5.5 mm
YARN: Romney Ridge Farms’ Downeast Approx 60 yds (1 ½ oz or 40 g) Color A (Olive Green) Approx 50 yds (1 ¼ oz or 35 g) Color B (Kennebec Blue) GAUGE: 20 sts and 24 rnds = 4” in St st worked in the rnd on larger needles or size needed to get gauge.
FARM FROST MITTENS SIZES Adult size S (M, L-XL) Shown in size...
My kids are always looking for secret little spots to stash their precious things. I find rocks under the couch cushions, marbles in my shoes, my big girl’s journal stashed between the cookbooks and matchbox cars behind the milk in the fridge. This pillow was created to be a better, safer place for their special treasures.
The lace tie hides an ‘afterthought heel’ pocket big enough for a book or small toy. Love the texture this recycled yarn gives to the stockinette stitch body of the pillow.
Want a woolier option? Try choosing two shades of Malabrigo Rios. Note that when knitting the...
Inspired by the balboa trees of Kenya, the cables of this cowl ‘grow’ out of straight columns of knit stitches that remind me of those trees’ impressive trunks.
This cowl is long enough to be wrapped around the neck twice or left to hang longer and more dramatically in front. It is also reversible and the position of the buckle tab can be moved at any time or removed all together.
Top down, worked in the round and seamless, these yoga socks are almost as relaxing as yoga itself.
Designed with flip-flops and summer evenings in mind, these tall yoga-like socks are just enough knitwear keep your ankles cozy in an early evening breeze, while leaving your toes open to breathe in the fresh air.
Streamlined construction allows the stitch pattern to do double duty as a ribbed edge so there is no finicky finishing to be dealt with. These are a great way to extend the wearing season of your birks and thong sandals as well.
Photography courtesy of Feel Good Yarn Company. Photographer: Caro Sheridan.
Errata The first round of the ribbing for all sizes should read...
a knit messenger bag strong enough to hold its own.
bulky weight yarn makes it sturdy and a knit in lining makes it solid. the strap is double thick as well, to keep it from overstretching.
the off-centered colorblock square on the front just screams for your own personal touch. orange and dark grey bag showcases jul designs ‘naga’ serpent shawl pin. red and lighter grey back spotlights a hand crafted pin from leslie wind. or use a little imagination and come double knitting or embroidery to make your own details in the box.
an easy to knit baby blanket that will pass the test of time to become a hand me down through many generations.
the combo of the textural stripes (that deepen as they near the outer edges) and the inspiring colorways of malabrigo’s superwash sport weight will make this an instant favorite for babies and parents alike.
this wrap is light and airy, which is a happy and unexpected surprise since it is done up in super bulky weight yarn. it can be stretched across your shoulders as a shield against the chill, or scrunched casually about your neck for a completely different turn of events.
worked from the center back downwards and outwards towards its five points, you can adjust the overall size by simply working more or less repeats. after the set-up of the first few rows, you will quickly find that you know what is coming next as the stitches are easily memorizable. oh, how i love such soothing...
‘Hip’ on a tween and adorable on a toddler, Machine washable yarn makes this long sweater just right for girls of all ages. The super bulky yarn comes in bright fun colors and knits up fast on size 11 circular needles.
Knit in the round from the bottom hem up, dropped sleeves are added last. Large cables define the empire waist and give flair to the cuffs.
Errata as of 11/15/10:
After the first decreases on the sleeves, use this Second Modified Rib instead of the one given:
Second Modified Rib: (5 st repeat) Row 1: (WS) K1, p4; repeat from to end. Row 2: K4, p1; repeat from to end. Repeat rows 1-2 as directed.
1 of 6 patterns in the MFPP e-book ‘The Great Deep’.
Super bulky yarn oozes charm in this market bag. The texture of Malabrigo’s Gruesa really shines in these netting like stitches. Top folds to slip the strap through the large closure ring, but opens wide to allow you easy access to whatever you choose to carry inside.
Big thanks to for Malabrigo allowing me to use their gorgeous yarns for all the patterns in this 6 pattern collection.
Cheers and gratitude for the following people: Katwriter for the tech editing, Africangirl for the photography, Joeli for the lovely schematics, and
the longing these fingerless mitts refer to is a ‘longing for spring’ or anything green and growing. this feeling is intensified by just how many inches (and still falling) of snow we are currently under.
knit in the round in a diagonal textured stitch, these are going to be a great way to transition from winter to the warmer winds of spring. i chose happy, cheery yarn colors to remind myself that spring really will get here eventually. it always does. whew.
(photos were all taken late last fall before the snows hit). spud and chloe ‘fine’ shown in orangutan and worn pulled flat up the arm. dirty water dyeworks ‘lillian’ shown in...
a crown much loved by my kids, finally in pattern form.
they love to wear these rightside out, inside out, upside down, upside down pulled low over their noses … you get the picture. i love to watch their minds at work as they continue to make up new pretend play scenarios that these are props for.
requires less than a skein each of 2 leftover shades of nature cotton. the bobbles & the inside could be knit in different colors to use up even more of smaller scrap pieces.
due to the intense stretch of the araucania yarn, this fits both my 2 year old and my 9 year old well. this same pattern knit in a worsted weight yarn (see my project ‘loved II’) will fit 6 to 18 month olds. also super cute on stuffed animals.
‘makalio’ is seamless and versatile. the unique texture of shibui’s linen, held together throughout with shibui’s staccato (merino and silk), is showcased in this vest/cowl/wrap.
i know that ‘one size fits all’ is a hard to believe claim, but this has been worn as a vest by both a size 2 woman and a size 3x woman. it fit them both differently, but well. i’m wearing it in the photos and i am a long-waisted size 6.
also, there are ever so many ways to wear it:
pics #1 and #2 thread an 18” pc of leather cording through the center back
pic #3 vest worn as knit with no accessories
pic #4 head put through both armholes and wrapped twice
pic #5 center back of vest folded across it’s width, sleeves lay doubled and pinned at front
pic #6 head put through left armhole, leather cording...
graphic cables on a fitted hat. a good look for men, women and teens alike.
the nature of the sts create little ear flaps on the sides for cozier ears and adding styling.
i always find it hard to believe the idea of one size fits all, but these cables really do allow for a lot of wiggle room. hats in the photo are shown on 21” head. they also fit my 23.5” head nicely with some stretch left to go a bit larger.
little ‘moses’ the mouse is up to any adventure. just carry him along with you and see what fun the two of you can find together.
gauge is not important to this project, just be sure to use needles 3 sizes smaller than the yarn label calls for to give him a good tight skin. (the mouse shown is knit up on size 4 needles in worsted weight yarn which calls for size 7 needles.)
knit in one piece (the ears are done with short rows) and in the round from the end of his nose to the very tip of his i-cord tail, this sweet toy knits up fast. a great way to use up a partial skein leftover from a larger project or to take full advantage of a small skein of taddiebeeknittingluxury upcycled yarn.
this is a rectangle. this particular rectangle is seamed, but you could leave it unseamed and then it would be a wrap. maybe you already have the perfect shawl pin or clip or interesting stick to hold it closed with? i bet you do.
if you are an advanced beginner, you can knit this up. all you need to conquer it, is enough adventurousness inside you to learn how to triple wrap stitches and how to drop the extra wraps off a row later.
really, you can do this.
because the dropped wraps make those stitches extra, extra long, the knitting goes quickly. you can be wearing your poncho, wrap,...
Twisted rib and braided cables keep the knitting interesting. Knit in the round, with only the top and bottom ends to weave in, the main bit of the bag is easy comfort knitting.
Wear it crossbody, over the shoulder. or (with the strap held the short way) over your forearm. Fully reversible, this little bag can be used with the braided cable side showing or flipped inside out so the two contrasting pockets sit on the outside.
No need to sew in a lining as one has already been knit into the contruction of ‘Quench’. ‘Tal’s Kal Gals’ had loads of fun knitting this one up this past spring. And...
phydeaux’s mini skein sets are a great way to try out colorwork in a small accessory. ‘riles’ uses all 5 colors in the mini skein set named ‘neutrals’. the silk in the yarn adds lovely sheen and drape to the project.
the colorwork here is essentially stripes with slipped stitches added to overlap the colors. if you can knit in the round, k1tbl, slip sts and knit 2 or 3 sts together, you can create this easy wear, slouchy hat.
Yarn One set of Phydeaux Designs Mini Skeins in Caresse Fingering ‘Neutrals’
Notions 16” circ needle size US 2/2.75 mm 16” circ needle size US 4/3.5 mm 1 set size US 4/3.5 mm dpns One stitch...
worn slouchy, or with the brim folded up: this is the perfect bad hair day hat. it covers as much, or as little, as you want it to.
note: gauge is different for the two sizes.
gauge for sizes s-m: 37 sts and 50 rnds = 4” in ‘3 x 3’ ribbing (in the round, blocked and unstretched) gauge for sizes l-xl: 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4” in ‘3 x 3’ ribbing (in the round, blocked and unstretched)
final note: gauge counts, but at the same time, 3x3 ribbing is very stretchy and therefore forgiving.
tech edited by kathleen rose. photos by 126 flash.
i started by asking myself the question: just how streamlined and modern a piece could Stockinette Stitch be worked into? it’s fascinating to me that just wool and an outside the box construction can make soft knit fabric hold such an architectural shape without any added help.
size inner ring circumference: 3.25” / 85 mm x 24” / 600 mm outer ring circumference: 3.5” / 90 mm x 28” / 710 mm
yarn 1 large or 2 small skeins solitude wool ‘targhee 2’ (220 yd) plus approx 25 yd solitude wool ‘targhee 2’ in a contrasting color
needles US 8 / 5 mm - 16 to 24” / 40 to 60 cm circular knitting needle or size needed to get gauge US 4 / 3.5 mm - 16 to 24” / 40 to 60 cm circular knitting needle for picking up...
this pillow is built on the different textures of the two yarns, not difficult stitches or techniques. the knitting itself is relaxing and all the loose ends (or carryovers) from the color changes wind up on the inside so there is room to not be overly meticulous about them. ahh.
the stripes are deeper at the one end and narrow at the other just for fun. my kids like that it can look like nearly two differnt pillows depending on which end you’re seeing.
you can recover any 16” x 16” pillow or use a brand spanking new pillow form. inside the pillow in the photos is an old favorite of mine that just got...
I was out and about one day when a snuggly beret with ribbing at the brim and a cabled crown caught my eye. Started me to wondering just what it might look like the other way around. Inspired by the shape of the cozy winter hat my Mum wore when I was a child, I set to working out the details. This is the slouchy beret that emerged.
A little bit of reversal here. Cables at the brim and ribbing for the rest, instead of the expected opposite. The tippy-top finished off with a little cabled ‘button’ just for fun.
this project is easy enough for adventurous beginners but interesting enough for more advanced knitters. no matter what your skill level, you just might learn a little something along the way.
the construction of this hat was inspired by holly priestley’s ‘nomadic nights slouch’. when i knit her hat, i fell for the brim knit flat and how that looked which started the ball rolling for this design.
if you use the dream in color ‘canyon’ and are careful to get gauge, you will have enough yarn to make two hats (with the colors reversed- see 5th photo).
also matching mittens and gloves are in the works. look for their release in the fall of 2015…
’vapor’ won 1st place for accessories in ‘the 2009 aslan trends creative knitting contest’.
this neck wrap knits up fast in light as a cloud super bulky yarns. the main piece is cabled with ruffled edges. it can be worn alone as a short scarf or wrapped and secured with a scarf pin. the long thin center tie is not an i-cord, but it’s twisted stitches cause it to curl lengthwise into a sweet tube-like shape.
as is, it adds an almost victorian flair to any coat, but vapor can easily be modernized by using one color for the main cabled piece and a contrasting color for the center tie and the ruffled edges.
note: the prize for this ’name that pattern contest’ will include 3 skeins of aslan trends del sur in ‘ash’ (just enough...