A put it on and forget it brimmed hat with a colorful flair (or not) of garter ridge stripes. Perfect for those of us with curly hair, since the brim style won’t squash your curls. Embellish with a button, or flip up the brim. Give it your own twist and try not to smile when you wear it.
Folly Cove is an easy sweater to wear, alone or as a layering piece. With an a-line silhouette and shirt-tailed hem, it has subtle lace touches at the neck and sleeves. It will show off a beautiful yarn, or flutter prettily in a drapey one. Front and back hems are worked flat and the joined to work in the round. The set-in sleeves are also worked in the round, and provide a bit of tailoring on an otherwise unstructured sweater.
Traditionally constructed novelty sweater jacket with set-in sleeves, intarsia fox motifs, Fair Isle borders, and zipper closure. Sweater is knit flat, not steeked, although if you are so inclined, go for it. Inspired by a fit of nostalgia for the picture sweaters of my childhood, and my son’s love of – well – foxes. Sample is worn with 6” of positive ease.
It seems to me that sheep are a knitter’s spirit animal, and who among us can resist their wooly promise of yarn-to-be? Knit a sweater decorated with sheep for your young one, and see if they don’t become a knitter too. I can’t guarantee such magic will work every time, but it will at least be fun in the process and just might improve your chances of passing the craft on to the next generation. Gone Astray is the big sister size in my multi-generational series of sheep sweaters, which includes Welcome to the Flock for babies, and Shepherdess for adults.
Errata: please note there appears to be an extra stitch in the last row of the chart for two sizes. It’s on my list of things to do, but in the meantime, knit it together with it’s neighbor, or run with it since a single stitch at the neck doesn’t make a difference in the finished sweater.
A special sweater for sock weight yarn to throw on in the spring, summer or fall. Knit seamlessly from the top down with lace stripes, short sleeves, and a-line shaping for a flattering silhouette. Named for Jen Heverly of Spirit Trail Fiberworks, who commissioned the sweater for her booth at MDS&W 2015.
Please Note: When printing this pattern out on a black and white printer, take time to note the pattern repeat box by hand as the repeat margin wanders, and the red line is not reproduced by b+w printers.
Errata Right side button band instructions should read:
buttonhole row (rs): p1. ktbl, p1 ktbl, yo, slip first stitch without working to right needle, slip 2nd stitch tbl and reseat on left needle as a twisted stitch, pass 1st back to left needle and k2tog, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1.
next row (ws): p1 k1 2 times, p1, k the yo tbl, p1, k1 2 times.
390 (420, 500, 580, 650) yds MC 1 skein each CC1 & CC2
Child’s version of Hiro, (pronounced “hero”) named for the main character in a favorite Neal Stephenson novel of mine, Snow Crash, the title of which also describes the way colors digitally fade into each other in the yoke of this sweater.
Charts are graded according to size. Shaping for girl’s version is slightly A-line. Boy’s version is knit without shaping.
The fun of this shawl is the way you manage the color in blocks, working the two yarns from each edge inward so that they meet it the center. This particular approach allows the stripes to slide back and forth without new ends being introduced, so you only have the beginning and end of the skein to weave in. Once you have the setup stripes in place, it makes entertaining and portable knitting.
Errata: In version 3/28, chart placement is reversed on the back. Language will be updated to say: Work ribbing pattern as set until piece measures 2”, ending with a WS row. K x sts, pm, (p2, work Left Chart) x times, (work Right Chart, p2) x times, pm, x sts.
I love graphic cables and snuggly collars. For the Mindy cardigan, I combined my two favorite sweater elements for a cozy sweater to wear for the first fresh air stroll in early spring. The slightly a-line cardigan with wide cable panels that act like ribbing and pull in a little. This makes Mindy a very forgiving sweater as far as fit goes. The sample shown is worn with several...
Choose finished size depending on how you like your sweater to fit, but know that the ribbing is stretchy, and offers a wide range in each finished size. Sample was knit in a size 42” to fit a 41” bust, but also flatters with negative ease up to 48” bust.
Note on yarn choice: some 100% wool yarns may make this sweater look a little stiff because of the ribbing pattern. It’s up to you and your stash, but I think a yarn with a small amount of silk, or up to 50% alpaca content is a good option for this pattern.
Yardage for every size 33”=1000yds, 36”=1070yds, 39”=1130yds, 42”=1240yds,...
Errata: page 3, “At the same time, work all charts as set for 7 (7, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12) more rows” should read “At the same time, work all charts as set for 8 (8, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) more rows.” An update is forthcoming.
Netherwood is a sweater with a fresh take on traditional forms. Garter stitch borders frame beautiful stitch patterns, raglan shoulders draw the eye up to the face, and unusual cuff and yoke treatments make this interesting and fun to knit.
This sweater is named for my high school in Rothesay, New Brunswick in Canada. I often thought about the school’s hunter green uniforms while I was knitting it, and also think the...
Errata: The current version of the pattern has omitted instructions for where to place the stripes on the right arm band. Until an update can be issued, here’s what you need to know: The stripes are each two rows deep, and are separated from the arm band chart by two rows of background color. Accordingly, you will start the first stripe four rows before the arm band chart, or when sleeve is 1.25” shy of desired length to the underarm. Work second stripe two rows after last row of arm band chart.
This sweater is inspired by my spectator status when it comes to body art. As much as I admire tribal tattoos, I am never going to make the lifetime commitment to one. I knit this sweater...
An adult sweater with a whimsical heart. Thank you to the knitters who loved knitting my baby sweater pattern Welcome to the Flock enough to also ask for a grown-up version for themselves. And what knitter doesn’t love sheep just a little too much?
Worked in the round, this hat is a cloche or “box” style with vertical sides and a flat top, featuring a strong horizontal cable that is especially flattering for long oval and rectangular faces.
Based on the Skipperdee cardigan, this hat shares the magic Celtic cable trick that makes the companion sweater such a fun knit. The lateral cable increase and decrease are both explained below, but are also illustrated in a video you can find by searching for “Skipperdee: 4 stitches from 1” on Youtube.
That last sentence should read: “Work 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) rows.”
This little sheep sweater really began with the yarn. I could think of nothing more special to do with Sincere Sheep’s naturally dyed superwash than to make a sweater to welcome a new little person into the world with. And if you’re going to make a little sweater, you might as well make a hat to match.
The sweater’s finished measurements are for a 17 (18, 19, 20.5, 22)” / 43...
N.B.: This is a pattern for older children and adults (see finished sizes). For a baby’s size sheep hat, please refer to Welcome to the Flock.
This pattern came about as a collaboration with my son who thought the hat I wanted to knit for him with some cute sheep on it needed some wolves for good measure. What followed was a lively discussion about how many wolves could be allowed to run among the sheep. Accordingly, the pattern is written to allow knitters to include or exclude as many wolves as their sensibilities allow.
The sample shown is 22.5”, and used 140 yards of the main color, Chai, and 50 yards...