Asters is a warm hat with a deep brim to cover your ears and keep you toasty warm on snowy winter walks. The mohair and slipped stitches create a dense stretchy fabric.
This bucket hat has straight sides and a flat top. It is tall and fitted to cover your ears properly. The two stitch patterns make a dense fabric to keep out the cold and give the fabric structure. The stitch patterns are both written out and charted in the PDF. There is also a photo tutorial on the slipped stitches.
This hat was inspired by the name of the fiber I picked up at a local coop – September Pastures. That name plus the greens, yellows, and purples in the fiber...
Those horse-drawn, pumpkin carriages can be chilly (to say nothing of cottages in the woods and tall stone towers); so what’s an enchanted princess to wear? These elegant gloves are just the thing under a long cape.
The long cuffs work perfectly well to keep the wind and cold out of your coat sleeves as well.
Construction Notes The round starts at the center back of the hand for these gloves. After working the twisted rib cuff stockinette spreads from the base of the palm and the cable columns and purls on either side are slowly changed over until only the column running up the back of the hand remains.
Notions 3 markers including unique one for thumb...
Asymmetric cables inspired by the grape vines of my local winery grow up the right side and down the left sleeve. Fitted waist shaping and seamless set-in sleeves make this sweater as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear!
Construction Notes Sweater body is worked seamlessly from the hem up and the set-in sleeves are worked in the round from the shoulders down. Setup rows are provided so the cables grow into and out of the ribbing flawlessly for all sizes. Note that the sleeves in this sweater are very fitted. Some knitters have found that fewer decreases, leaving a roomier sleeve, to be more comfortable.
Notions Yardage: 961 (1049, 1150, 1302, 1461, 1574, 1727, 1864, 1975) yards US5/3.75 mm OR size needed to obtain gauge
Hats are a great place to test funky colors. You don’t have to buy much yarn and almost everyone owns a black coat that will match their colorful hat!
Construction Notes Carmi is a standard brim-up hat pattern with texture and stripes and checkerboard colorwork. Four sizes are provided (child’s through adult large) and each has a deep and shallow option giving a total of 8 sizing options. On top of all that you can work three different color combinations! The mix and match opportunities are limitless! Depending on the sizes you chose to knit you can get two or three hats from three skeins.
Skills knit and purl ssk and k2tog two color stranded...
Catamount is a cardigan with buttons at the top and an A-line front opening. This sweater has some waist shaping as well to provide a flattering fit. The stripes of color are highlighted by changes in texture which involve working both knit and purl rows on both the right side and wrong side of the fabric. Catamount will be perfect for wearing around campus on a chilly fall day in Burlington VT, or to keep you warm no matter where you are!
The garter stripe sections have a different gauge due to the high amount of garter stitch in them. They knit up at 15 sts and 28 rows to 4inches, and some of the waist and yoke shaping depend on this.
Sweaters sizes are listed by recommended bust circumference. The sweater is not designed...
Named after a forward thinking newspaper editor, suffragette, and constant knitter who lived in Vermont. This shawl combines stockinette with stripes and texture to keep the knitting interesting!
Errata The edging is worked as garter stitch. Knit the WS rows. (the charted directions show them as purl stitches - which is incorrect)
Yarn Notes The yardage requirements are 428 and 432 yards for your MC and CC. Please check your gauge! The yardage estimate includes an extra 5%. However, if your gauge is off you might need more than 1 skein for the CC. Also note that you shouldn’t leave tails more than 4-6” when breaking the yarn for stripes. If substituting yarns please be sure you have enough to complete the...
Simple ribbing allows the lacy, double layered flounce to define these cuffs. They’ll add flair to that cute little black dress, and keep you warm on chilly nights or in an air-conditioned room.
Construction Notes Cuffs are knit starting with the simple ribbing. After eyelets, a lace repeat is worked with the increases build into the chart for the flounce. Once the first layer is completed, stitches are picked up around the inside of the cuff to knit the second flounce in a coordinating color.
Notions US 3/3.25 mm dpns or size needed to obtain gauge tapestry needle for weaving in ends Optional for the larger size: a spare 6th dpn in the same...
Twisted stitch cables and chalet style cuckoo clocks are both associated with Austria. These white mittens are meant to bring to mind the snow covered alps and a really good mug of hot chocolate.
Construction Notes After the ribbed cuff the stitches twist, split, crisscross, and rejoin before decreasing in elegant points. All cables are charted and some decreases are worked into the cables at the top. An afterthought thumb keeps the knitting across the palm simple.
Notions US 1/2.25 mm dpns US 2/2.75 mm dpns or size needed to obtain gauge 2 markers for cable section tapestry needle for weaving in ends scrap yarn for afterthought thumb
A classy cable frames the face making this simple hat stand out. Dress it up with a button, choose complimentary colors, or leave it plain. No matter what this hat is fun to knit and still practical to wear.
Without the flashy button this hat makes an excellent mens’ pattern. It can be worked in whatever color or colors the man in question desires. Either of the two larger sizes should work for most men, but for guys with bigger heads (or ladies with curls) you can simply work more repeats of the cable to create an even larger hat.
Construction Notes The brim of this hat is knit first, just a long strand of cabled stitches. Once it’s complete stitches are picked up and the top of the hat is worked in the round. The...
Doric mitts combine any colorway with clever knitting tricks to make mitts for the whole family. Doric columns are the simple ones and sometimes simple is best! In these mitts the simple lines allow the malabrigo colorways to shine through.
Construction notes Reverse stockinette with columns of twisted stitches make these mitts simple to knit and allow the silky merino yarn and fabulous colorways to show off.
Notions US5 (3.75mm) dpns, or preferred needles for working in the round 3 markers including 1 unique for start of round scrap yarn or stitch holder tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Skills knit, purl through back loop m1, k2tog picking up stitches
I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for...
The ubiquitous lace trim of Victorian-era dresses inspired the details of this fitted feminine pullover. The airy laciness of the collar and cuffs provides an interesting contrast to the slim silhouette of the body. This sweater has turned hems to keep it laying smooth on the hip and wrist and is worked entirely in the round, achieving its’ curves through the use of short rows and waist decreases. The lace is knit directly onto the body of the sweater, keeping finishing to a minimum.
Classic and classy - sweater dresses are the best of all worlds. This beauty is a whole outfit by itself. Pull it on and travel cross country in comfort and style.
Construction Notes This dress is knit from the hem and cuffs up. Once the sleeves are joined to the body a modified raglan is worked from the colorwork charts. Once the charts are done short row shaping is used to create the back and gathered decreases shape the shoulders.
Fool your feet into thinking your socks are more complex than they really are! Frost Asters uses simple techniques to create cables that look difficult but are actually a snap. The ideal showcase for multi-colored yarns--or knit a pair in a solid to really show off the cables.
Construction Notes These socks are worked from the cuff to the toe with small faux cables in the ribbing and wider ones on the sides. The large cables travel down the foot and join in a point over the toe.
Notions US 1 (2.25 mm) needles OR size needed to obtain gauge 5 markers including 1 unique for end of round tapestry needle
Skills Knit and purl k2tog, ssk, p2tog, sk2p faux cables
In the transitional seasons of spring and fall we pay special attention to the leaves coming and going from the trees. These fingerless mitts are perfect for transitional seasons whether the leaves are green or brown.
Construction Notes These mitts are knit in the round with ribbed cuffs and a slipped stitch wristband for shaping. Mirrored charts are provided for the leaves. The ribbing allows the extremely soft yarn hugs your wrists and hands keeping them toasty warm on chilly nights.
Notions 3 markers including unique one for thumb gusset tapestry needle for weaving in ends scrap yarn or stitch holder
Full many a glorious morning have I seen, flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye, kissing with golden face the meadows green, gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy… This pattern was originally released as part of the 2012 Shakespeare in Lace club.
Construction Notes This shawl is worked from the top down with patterning on both the right and wrong sides! The shawl is named from Shakespeare’s 33rd sonnet and the patterns are inspired by grain growing in a summer field.
Note: All lace patterns are provided charted and written out line-by-line.
Notions US2 (2.75 mm) 32” circular or longer 6 stitch markers tapestry needle for weaving in...
Gnarled is a matching set of collar and cuffs designed in a super-bulky yarn to keep out the chill. Wear them to warm up a dressy outfit or dress up a warm outfit- either way they add a touch of Victorian style to your day. The slightly felted yarn keeps warm air trapped next to your skin where it belongs in cold weather, while the merino is soft enough to nestle next to your skin.
Size notes While there are only 2 sizes, the bulky lace is very stretchy. The pattern can easily be worn with anywhere between 1 inch of negative ease up to 4 inches of positive ease in the neckband and 1 inch of negative ease to 2 inches of positive ease in the cuffs. Collar: Neck circumference: 16 (20)” Yoke depth: 5.5 (5.5)” Cuffs: Circumference: 6.5 (8)”
Notions required DPNs(or magic loop) and 32” circular needle for collar DPNs for cuffs 1...
Ganseys have a classic style and look that draw a knitter in, but the fitting on a traditional gansey leaves something to be desired. My Grand View gansey adds modern shaping to the classic appeal of this sweater!
Construction notes This pullover is worked from the bottom up starting with the Channel Island cast-on which is traditional for ganseys. The hem and body are worked in the round. After the divide the front and back are worked flat and joined at the shoulders. The sleeves are can be worked flat or in the round from the cuff up with a flat, set-in sleeve cap. The sleeves are the only seams in the garment.
The pattern a complete package for gansey knitting. It is written for nine sizes and includes notes on ease and picking the right size for you. I also...
These extremely basic gloves are perfect for knitters who’ve never tried gloves before. The simple styling is equally well appreciated by men who don’t want anything fancy on their hands.
Construction Notes The slipped stitch ribbing in the cuffs provides for a snug cuff that keeps the chill out and has just a little extra warmth to it. It will also break up a more playful colorway mixing the colors together.
Notions 2 markers scrap yarn for holding thumb stitch holders for working fingers tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Skills knit and purl working on DPNs m1 and k2tog - described in...
Nordic stranded colorwork and complementary spiraling stripes make these hat and mittens a set. The angora halo gives the yarn its softness and allows the colors to blend, softening the colorwork. The patterned hat and mitten cuffs are bordered with left and right facing braids created using purled stitches. The shape of this hat is inspired from pillbox style hats, and the pointy mittens remind me of the mittens my great-aunt once knit for my siblings and I when we were children.
Hyssop is inspired by the delicate wildflowers, crazy vines, and tall grasses that surround me in summer. In Vermont this is a short, intense season when all the plants strive to make the most of the daylight. The top echos the ephemeral wildflowers with petal shaped lace around the yoke while the flutter sleeves and hem remind me of leaves. But this is not a frilly little girl’s top. Rather it is designed for the spirit of the season; who knows her time is short and she must make the most of it.
This is knit top down in the round. The pattern allows for more fabric around the bust then across the back. The difference is taken up with bust decreases in the front only before the waist and hip shaping is worked. Finally the held stitches are picked up and flutter sleeves are worked on larger needles to provide drape and elegance.
Graduated stripes of bright color make these fun socks just a touch surreal. Tone them down with neutral colors or spice them up with even brighter ones! This tightly spun superwash merino yarn makes sturdy socks that hold up to wear and tear. The MC fades away as the CC fades in with stripe patterns calculated for each size. Depending on the sizes you choose you may be able to knit two pairs of socks from a single skein.
Construction Notes These socks are knit from the top down with stripes of different colors. You can either carry the yarn or break it and weave in ends between each stripe. I carried the yarn for stripes of 5 rows or less, but wove in ends for wider stripes as carrying the yarn can make a little faux seam. The heel used...
Celtic knots flow along the lower edge of the shawl to both tips. This shawl is inspired by my familys’ Scottish heritage. It is named in memory of my sister who was fiercely proud of her heritage.
Construction Notes Work the cable edging first, starting with a provisional cast on, working from the center to one tip. Remove the provisional cast on and work the second half of the cable, following the mirrored charts. After the cable is finished, pick up stitches along the top edge and knit the body of the shawl back and forth, using short rows. Bind off with an i-cord edging.
Notions crochet hook for provisional cast on 1 split st marker
Kinsman will add style, color, and warmth to your autumn wardrobe. Simple lace worked every round creates structural scallops which are both decorative and cozy.
Construction notes Shown in size small on 15”/38 cm calf - this boot topper is designed to be worn with 3”/7.5 cm positive or negative ease. Because of the nature of ribbing and lace these toppers are very stretchy. The measurements given are an average of the ribbing when allowed to relax and when fully stretched. This is why a 6”/15.25 cm range for each size is built into the suggested fit.
Modification suggestion: If longer toppers are desired simply add an extra garter stitch ridge to each...
Eowyn is the unsung hero; the woman who destroys the Nazgul King. She is a sheildmaiden, a healer, and a ruler. The transitions of her life are played out across this shawl.
Construction Notes The shawl is knit in three sections: a garter stitch center worked back and forth, followed by birdseye lace in the round, and a plait and lace edging knit on at the end. Two edging options are offered to create either the small or large size.
All lace directions are offered both as charts and in line by line directions.
Notions US6 needles in straight and 60” circulars 4 stitch markers tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Sassy and fun this little summer cardi is for cool lakeside breezes, stormy summer evenings, and bike rides at sunset.
Construction Notes This cardigan is worked seamlessly with short row sleeve caps and turned hems. The body is worked from the hem up. Once the shoulders are complete stitches are picked up around the arms and sleeves are worked from the top down with short rows to shape the sleeve caps. Twisted stitch rib pulls in at the waist and is mirrored on the sleeves just above the elbow. The sewn picot trim at the hems and i-cord finish make a perfectly polished sweater.
This sweater is designed in Periwinkle Sheep’s Merino Sport yarn. The solid gauge, twisted stitches, and close fitting of this cardigan compliment the softness...
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Make this cozy garment part of your every day. Just like a morning walk or afternoon cuppa it will warm you up and brighten your smile.
Construction Notes Knit from the bottom up with seamless construction. The body is a simple rectangle; shaping is provided by the button closure. The lace panel directions are provided both as a chart and written line-by-line directions so knitters may pick the one they prefer.
Gauge 17 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10 cm square in Leaf Lace chart 18 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10 cm square in seed stitch
Needles and Notions US 8/ 5mm needles OR size needed to obtain gauge One button, approx. 2”/5 cm
Construction Notes These mitts are worked from the cuff to fingers, all color work is done following the chart patterns. One chart is for the body of the mitts. Seperate charts show the stitches surrounding the thumb gusset and the gusset itself. The picot edge lends an air of feminine detailing.
Notions 2 markers for thumb gusset tapestry needle for weaving in ends scrap yarn or stitch holder
Skills 2 color stranded knitting in the round m1 - described in pattern picot turning row and picot bind off - described in pattern
Errata When closing the thumb gusset: Removing markers as you go, k6(5) following...
She’s glad her simple worsted gray is silver now with clinging mist. My November Guest - Robert Frost
Construction Notes This cowl shows off the gorgeous halo of angora blend yarns with a subtly textured stitch pattern. The stitch pattern shifts and flows as the cowl grows; there is no break in the pattern at the end of the round.
If you are allergic to angora I recommend finding another special yarn with a nice halo. Bison or cashmere will work just fine although they have slightly less halo. The pattern includes tips on using up as much of a skein as possible.
Notions US 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needles - Sharp tipped needles will help with the textured stitch...
Nymphaea is a humble little circular with water droplets sprinkled around on the surface. This shawl is inspired by the humble lily pad; always overshadowed by the showy water lily flowers.
Construction notes This shawl is knit from the top down. The pattern is designed to work with self striping yarns such as Sausalito from Crystal Palace. The eyelet rows are placed so they line up with the color changes, each one dividing one block of color from the next. The colors in sausalito shift subtly, changing one ply at a time. Thus you can add eyelets on each subtle shift, or only when there are major color changes.
The pattern is written for two sizes, the little shawlette is shown...
Stripes, ripples, lace, texture; Ondulation is perfect for showing off gradient or highly variegated yarns with plenty of bright colors! Designed for gradient yarns the long stripes and garter stitch will also break up any pooling caused by variegated yarns.
Construction notes Ondulation is knit end to end and shaped by the lace panels with pops of color from the garter stitch stripes. Alternating stripes of ombre MC and semi-solid CC are paired with lace and garter textures. Note the given MC and CC yarns are heavy lace and light fingering weights. Exact weight of yarn as well as gauge are not necessary so long as yarns swatch well together.
Simple mittens knit with rustic yarn are perfect for cold Vermont winters. This yarn blooms with blocking and softens with use, but never shows wear or pills.
Construction notes These mittens are knit with a ribbed cuff and gusseted thumb for a perfect fit. They’re your basic mittens with just enough embellishment to cheer you through any cold winter. The garter tree may be left plain, or embroidered. Tips for basic embroidery are included in the pattern.
Notions US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, dpns or preferred circular method 3 stitch markers including 1 unique for end of round stitch holder or scrap yarn tapestry needle for weaving in ends and embroidery 5-10yds of contrasting yarn for embroidery...
Play time, recess, whatever you call it everyone knows how much fun a playground is! These colorful mittens have ties at the cuffs. They can be clipped or tied to the sleeves of a coat or right to your (or your child’s) wrists so they don’t get lost. Tie them together when they’re not being used so they don’t get separated.
Construction Notes I-cord is worked first, then stitches are picked up from the end of the cord and joined to work in the round for cuffs. Ribbed cuffs, striped hands, and a thumb gusset make well-fitting mittens. You can modify the length of the cord to make longer or shorter ties, or just have one long tie with a mitten on each end – your choice!
A soft hat for little heads with a diamond pattern inspired by snowbanks and mountains!
Construction Notes Hat is designed to be worn slouchy, this also leaves room to grow for children who grow so quickly! Less slouch is built into the newborn and 3 month sizes so it should not fall into their eyes. The hat depth is measured from the brim to the start of the slouchy decreases. If you want a shorter hat take length out below that point.
Notions US5 (3.75 mm) dpns or circular OR size needed to obtain gauge tapestry needle for weaving in ends 4 stitch markers if using circular needles
Skills knit and purl ssk and ktog stranded colorwork
Root Cellar is an earthy, comforting vest in the colors of yams, potatoes, beets, and onions. It’s rustic but stylish - just the thing to warm your core on cold winter days.
Worked flat and seamless from the bottom up this vest knits up quickly and requires very little finishing!
Notions Required US 9 (5.5mm) needles, 32” circular for body and collar, DPNs for working arm trim in the round 4 markers Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Skills all stitch techniques described in the pattern Long tail cast on knit and purl decreases: ssk and k2tog slipped stitches with yarn held on WS of work increases: m1 and kfb wrap and turn short...
This warm hat can be worn fashionably back and slouchy. Or pull it down over your ears to provide all the warmth needed when taking hay out to the pasture.
Construction Notes This hat begins with a ribbed brim worked lengthwise; stitches are then picked up from along the top edge and knit up in the round to the crown decreases. The hatband may be seamed or closed with a button. I think the seamed version would be wonderful for men! Worked in a bulky weight yarn this hat is incredibly quick to knit up, and the ridge and lace pattern makes it cosy without being overly hot.
Skills knit and purl yo, k2tog, p2tog, p3tog
Notions one button 0.75”/2 cm if desired crochet hook for weaving in ends
I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.
A simple autumnal top designed to keep you toasty warm. The A line shaping created a comfy, flattering garment and fits comfortably over long sleeves. The gathered sleeve caps add a touch of whimsy. A simple broken garter pattern highlights the complementary yarn on the hems.
Construction Notes Stammel is knit from the bottom up in one piece with short rows to shape the neckline. The texture at the hems highlights a brightly colored yarn. I used a touch of special handspun but have also swatched in several commercially available yarns.
Notions 4 markers Including 1 unique for start of round tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Skills Knit and Purl M1, ssk, k2tog, and k3tog provisional cast on for sleeves...
Sun dials are an elegant, durable, and ancient way to track the time of day. These mitts mimic them with a simple, elegant cable that runs up each thumb. The classic durability of a woolly, warm yarn memorializes both ideals in your knitting.
Construction Notes A simple pair of ribbed fingerless mitts with a twist. A closed loop celtic cable grows out of the thumb gusset increases and is finished on the thumb.
Notions 3 markers including unique one for thumb gusset tapestry needle for weaving in ends scrap yarn or stitch holder
Skills knit and purl working on DPNs m1 and p2tog - described in pattern cabling with a cable needle - described in pattern
Old fashioned tea time calls to mind a chance to use delicate tea cups and old family silver. A break in the afternoon to eat tasty biscuits and ask “one lump, or two?” These pretty little lace mitts are perfect to wear to afternoon tea. What more could a lady wish for?
Construction Notes A heavy lace pair of fingerless mitts with buttoned cuffs. The cuffs are knit first. Once finished stitches are picked up along one edge and the hand is worked in the round. An afterthought thumb is used so it doesn’t interrupt the lace pattern which covers the back of each hand.
Notions 6 buttons 0.5”/1.5 cm tapestry needle for weaving in ends
A play vest with ties and a hood, Winnie is comfy enough to win any toddler’s approval and cute enough to wear out and about. Make the ties your preferred length, or leave them off.
Construction Notes The vest is knit from the bottom up and the shoulders are joined before picking up stitches for the hood. The front trim is knit on afterwards. Finishing includes three needle bind off and weaving in ends, but no seaming.
Winnimere features classic color work techniques this hat playfully mingles dark and light colors in a stranded dance.
Construction Notes Winnimere is a warm and loose fitted hat showing off stranded stitch patterns. It features a Latvian braid and corrugated ribbing brim followed by a simple, flecked colorwork pattern which fades to dark before the decreases form the gathered, slouchy crown. Shown in Large with 1” positive ease
Gauge 24 sts and 33 rows in 4” / 10 cm square in stranded pattern on smaller needles and in corrugated ribbing on larger needles
Needles and Notions US 4 / 3.5mm needles US 5 / 3.75mm needles OR size needed to obtain gauge tapestry needle for...