A cuddly blanket can help beat the blues, especially when it sports plenty of cool color and sleek texture. Knit in colorway #40—a mix of blue, aqua, purple, emerald and wine—it’s worked in narrow alternating bands of garter stitch and k1, p3 ribbing. A knit-in border of garter stitch keeps the edges neat.
Knit in a simple two-color slip-stitch pattern, a dotted scarf flaunts the cool navy, purple, turquoise and brown spectrum of Silk Garden Lite colorway #2088. A coordinating solid shade, Silk Garden Lite Solo #2003 Violet, offers fluctuating degrees of contrast, lending a subtle sense of motion to the overall patterning. The side edgings are knit intarsia-style using Silk Garden Lite Solo, creating a border continuous with the garter-stitch bands that are worked at each end.
The bold bands of lime, olive and jade in colorway #332 might catch this easy-to-knit blanket some envious glances. It’s knit in a simple pattern of wide garter and stockinette blocks, with a garter-stitch border knit in as the blanket is worked. The first stitch of every row is slipped to create a trim edge.
Category: Home • Blanket • Throw
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rows =...
Classic granny triangles play up all the angles of Silk Garden Sock colorway #415—a bright mélange of peach, pink, purple, green and copper—in Kieper’s trapezoidal shawl. To form the versatile shape, six small and three large triangles are crocheted from the center out and assembled in finishing. The fine-weight gauge offers gorgeous drape when the shawl is worn about the shoulders and just the right amount of slouch when it’s looped into an oversize bandana.
As engaging to style as it is to crochet, Childs’s spiral shawl is worked in wedges formed by single, half-double and double crochet stitches. The sawtooth edge is shaped with short rows that are offset at the beginning of the row by chain-stitch extensions; the technique creates the narrow crescent shape. A narrow single-crochet band reinforces the top edge. Silk Garden Lite colorway #2093 adds drama with bright flashes of turquoise, pink and orange against dark gray.
Marled shades of coral, silver, ocher and mauve glide across Khalsa’s chunky scarf composed of mitered squares. Quick and easy to crochet in bulky-weight Hakone, each block is worked in extended single crochet with double decreases forming the diagonal center spine. The pattern alternates larger and smaller squares, which offsets the sequence in colorway #8 Shakespeare in Love for a dynamic look. To customize the length, simply add or subtract squares.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Crocheted side to side in two pieces, Mershon’s poncho—cloud-light yet toasty warm in Rainbow Roll—gets added drape from the main pattern of single-crochet mesh. Bands of single-crochet ribbing form the deep lower border, transforming colorway #1015 navy, taupe and pink into sleek vertical stripes. The extra-plush turtleneck is worked separately in single-crochet rib and sewn to the neckline in finishing, while the sides are left open for ease of movement.
Mershon’s striking duster vest belies a wonderfully simple construction. Crocheted in Kureopatora colorway #1001, a high-contrast blend of black, silver, blue and seashell pink, it’s worked sideways in one piece with slip stitches and crochet chains forming the armholes. The allover pattern of shell-stitch mesh alternates rows of single and double crochet, creating a structured fabric with plenty of drape. The top edge folds over naturally to form the shawl collar.
Taking a cue from condo knitting, Kieper’s infinity scarf stripes super-bulky Rainbow Roll colorway #1011 pink, purple and orange and fine-weight Silk Garden Sock Solo #7 Red—with opulent results. The simple pattern of double-crochet clusters, worked in two rows at a time across the right and wrong sides, flaunts the sumptuous interplay of color, loft and texture. The ends are crocheted together. A tasseled chain cinches the scarf, creating a fabulous finish.
Channels of single ribbing run the length of Zukaite’s slim boat-neck tunic, offering functional embellishment that complements the sporty side vents and raglan yoke. A La Mode colorway #1 Cottontail, a wear-with-anything neutral, shows off the patterning to best effect. Subtle blush detail appears at the collar and inset pockets, where the single-rib trims are tipped with tubular applied I-cord in #11 Delicate Rose. I-cord at the lower edge completes the look.
Payson keeps it simple, setting the spotlight on her textured cardigan’s opulent royal colors. Knit in Silk Garden Solo colorway #17 Lavender—and bordered in a deeper shade of #8 Plum—it features a relaxed boyfriend-style fit with a classic round neckline. The background of stockinette stitch is punctuated by ridged eyelet bands, adding interest to an otherwise uncomplicated knit. Garter-stitch edgings complement the allover texture.
Representing an original approach to colorblocking, Hatta’s cabled raglan pullover and scarf pair the tweedy tones of Silk Garden Solo with a rich array of traditional cable patterns. Colorways #8 Plum—used at the sweater’s upper half—and #18 Grapevine create a subtle duotone effect, while the scarf, knit in #17 Lavender, adds bright contrast. Edged with double ribbing, the scarf features the same small cable motifs that flank the sweater’s central diamond cable.
Knit in deep blue hues, a medley of two-color patterns—among them, hound’s tooth, chevron, pinstripe and garter mosaic—recalls the look of oriental indigo patchwork. Solid sapphire Silk Garden Solo #3 Royal anchors the blue, cerulean, jade and ocher shades of Silk Garden colorway #373. The poncho is constructed from six long panels, each consisting of seven pattern blocks; midway through the centermost panels, the blocks narrow, creating the open-front silhouette.
Clean, simple lines allow a vivid hue to shine. Cedarholm’s textured tee, knit in A La Mode colorway #16 Lavish Lavender, is worked in one piece from cuff to cuff, with cast-on and bound-off stitches shaping the body and sleeves. At the piece’s center, an inset is knit using scrap yarn; the stitches are released onto a circular needle and bound off in finishing to create the mirrored deep-V neckline. Garter ridges add interest while forming self-finished edges.
Abstract geometric patterning, worked intarsia-style in stockinette stitch, elevates Tobita’s oversized pullover to artful proportions. The front and back are knit in a harmonized, contrasting trio of Silk Garden Solo colorways: #2 Light Grey, #7 Red and #10 Pink. Featuring deep drop shoulders and a sleek bateau neckline, the poncho-like fit is offset by narrower sleeves worked in solid gray. Garter-stitch bands border the collar, cuffs and hem.
Pretty in Silk Garden Solo colorway #10 Pink, Zukaite’s open-front vest is designed for a flowing fit: The fronts taper from the double-rib hemline, creating the draped silhouette. Single ribbing trims the armholes at the deep shaped shoulders. The Fair Isle front bands are knit using #2 Light Grey, with highlights in #18 Grapevine. They can be worn with the stranded side facing, as shown, or folded back to form a shawl collar for a more traditional look.
Graceful color, gorgeous drape: Van Dillen’s rectangular shawl is knit on the bias in Silk Garden Solo colorways #17 Lavender, #10 Pink, #1 Natural and #2 Light Grey. The broad colorblocks showcase the soft nuances of each shade in a bold stripe sequence. Knit in fluid stockinette stitch, the shawl is worked with increase shaping from a two-stitch cast-on, forming one corner. Decreases shape the opposite end after the body has been completed.
Set against a pale white-and-natural backdrop in Silk Garden colorway #269, bold Fair Isle motifs seem to smolder in colorway #349 burnt orange, wine, black and taupe. Starting with the darker shade, the fitted hat is knit seamlessly from the narrow double-rib brim and worked in cozy stranded colorwork patterning. Rounded crown shaping is worked into the topmost motif. A fluffy pompom, made in the lighter shade, balances the look.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Score street-style points in a cabled cap: The rich texture, soft pointed shape and neon pastel shading offer a trifecta of trendy looks. Tipped with lime-green A La Mode #8 Fusion and continuing in Silk Garden Solo colorway #1 natural, soft brown and pink, the deep cuffed brim is worked in double ribbing. Plush bobbles and horseshoe cables encircle the body of the hat through the shaped crown, which is topped with a bright pompom in A La Mode.
Warm, earthy tones are a natural fit for a toasty trapper. The crown is worked in multiple pieces, isolating the brown, wine and sand shades of Silk Garden colorway #364: A stockinette panel forms the center, while sturdy seed stitch maintains the hat’s shape at the side panels. Solid-shaded Silk Garden Solo, in coordinating colorway #13 Sienna, highlights the classic cable-and-bobble patterns at the front and earflaps, which feature pompom-tipped I-cord ties.
Simple textures look bold and beautiful in chunky Hakone colorway #11 Green Mile, a marled blend of brown, gray and hunter green hues. Knit in the round, the beanie features a twisted single-rib border that flows into the main basketweave pattern of twisted-rib and reverse-stockinette blocks. The crown shaping forms a wide point, allowing for a trendy soft-slouch look. Fold the brim up to create a closer watch-cap fit.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Mod stripes get a boho-chic makeover in two neutral colorways of Silk Garden Sock—deep taupe and black #267 and bright cream, tan and gray #269. The lightweight yarn lends extra slouch to the hat while creating a close fit for the matching mittens. Each piece is worked seamlessly from a snug single-rib border, with wide stockinette stripes forming the body. The hat is shaped at the top, forming a flat crown, and trimmed with a pompom.
Inspired by the Chinese art of calligraphy, the block motifs worked throughout a mosaic-knit pillow signal good fortune; a starry sequence of waffle-stitch dots forms the backdrop. Knit in textured garter stitch, the reds and rusts of Silk Garden colorway #84 subtly shift against deep blue Silk Garden Solo #03 Royal. The loop button closures feature knitted covers for a polished look.
Category: Home • Pillow
Size: 20 x 20"
Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in over waffle...
Vivid panes of blue, lilac, yellow and teal peek through a neutral gray grid, softly illuminating a fitted cowl with a look reminiscent of stained glass. Worked throughout in brick stitch, the pattern alternates stockinette panels knit in Kureyon colorway #359 with garter bands and slip-stitch insets in A La Mode #3 Raindance. Knit in the round, the cowl features decrease shaping at the yoke that forms a chic funnel-neck collar.
Stay warm and stylish in the Turkish Stone Cowl! The beautiful texture of this yarn really shines in this simple design that you can complete in just a few hours. Layer it with your coat in cold weather for added warmth, or add it to a simple outfit for a little flare!
Finished Sizes: 32” in length before seaming
Gauge: 7 sts /4” in Stockinette stitch
Needles: US 15 or size to obtain gauge.
Materials: Shown in Malabrigo’s Caracol (100% Merino Wool: 90 yds/150g)
Yardage: 85 yards (1 skein)
Skill Level: Easy
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From the Knit Rowan website: Knit this matching accessory hat and snood designed exclusively for Knitrowan by Georgie Farrell. Using our beautiful yarn Cocoon (merino wool and kid mohair), the cosy pull on hat has a ribbed edging and pom pom and the super snug snood is knitted in contrasting purl and garter stitch.
Finished dimensions: Completed hat circumference measures approximately 56 cm, (22 inches).
Yarn Information: A - Alpine 802 1 skein 126 yards
Knit this childrens classic sweater, designed exclusively for Knitrowan by Sarah Hatton. Using our wonderfully soft, machine washable worsted weight yarn, Pure Wool Worsted (wool), this jumper has a contrasting ridge pattern, deep rib stand up collar and raglan sleeves.
Now sold as a bundle, the Messenger Hat and Mitts will snuggle you in from the cold in style.
This quick and simple striped hat has an optional picot brim or turned edge for “his” and “her” versions. When purchased as a kit, the kit will make two hats of any size. Also attractive knit with a single color.
Hat is designed for a relaxed fit, go down a size if you prefer a snug fit.
Options for fitted crown or slouchy.
Bonus pattern: the Messenger Mitts!
Get your mitts into these stripey warmers to keep the chill at bay or insulate your hands around a steaming cup of tea. The thumb gusset provides for range of motion in a classic design for cool weather comfort.
This playful unisex pullover henley with classic striping is a great one-piece knit for the little ones in your life. Designed for the Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarns Messenger Kit, which comes with one 4-oz skein of Mad Hatter sport plus two 1-oz skeins in a contrasting color.
Sized from 3 months to 24 months.
US 3 and US 5 needles 27 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
This shawl pattern, part of our Messenger Kit is worked on the bias with a unique asymmetrical shape and mesh striping. It is surprisingly uncomplicated to knit up. Use one full-size skein of “Mad Hatter” and two mini-skeins (as included in the kit), or choose two skeins of your favorite contrasting colors of Mad Hatter.
Work the full pattern for a large shawl, or omit the last repeat for a shawlette.
The photo, at left, of the shawl laid out is the smaller version. Measuring approx. 50” (blocked) up the picot edge. The larger version has one more repeat of garter and mesh.
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A gentle lace pattern triangle sits atop a solid garter stitch wedge to create this slightly asymmetrical shawl. The wedge is knit first, then short rows create the lace triangle. Worked in a fabulous blend of alpaca, silk and linen, the Rose Wedge shawl is large enough to wear wrapped, drapey enough to lie beautifully around your neck, and soft enough that you will wear it all year long.
Finished Sizes: 88” x 24” Blocked
Gauge: 21sts /4” in Garter Stitch on US 5
Needles: US 5 32” circular or longer, or size to obtain gauge
FiberWild! is proud to present Amy’s Zimmerman’s River Stones Wristlets!
This is the first published pattern by our own Amy Zimmerman - better known here in the office as Vera (we already had an Amy). An accomplished knitter and crocheter in her own right, Amy’s a self-described history nerd with a penchant for deciphering antique patterns. She also lives in chilly Illinois, so her hands get cold. We asked if she’d share the wristlets pattern she developed over lunch hours here at FiberWild!
This pattern is currently available exclusively through the FiberWild! Ravelry Store and FiberWild.com.
Keep your hands warm and your skin supple with these simple but lovely wristlets inspired by the ripples of water flowing over stones. These charming wristlets provide warmth and protection while freeing your fingers to type, text, turn pages, or a thousand other things that gloves make...
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The beautiful Gabriella Cardigan features an interrupted rib detail pattern, saddle shoulders, and a shawl collar. Each piece is knit flat and sewn together, and the shawl collar is worked last with short row shaping and decreasing to create a great fitting neckline. To top it all off, the button holes are worked as you go to keep things neat and simple. The Gabriella Cardigan is a classic piece that fits into any wardrobe or style!
Ever since making Rinde, I have been in love with textured single loop cowls. Warm yet not bulky, they snug into your coat without gaping, and never give you that ‘turtleneck choke-hold’ feel! The Winter Silk Cowl comes in two lengths, for those knitters who share my love for single cowl snuggliness, as well as those of you who prefer the double-wrapped infinity look. This cowl is worked in the round using a deep, cushy stitch pattern that looks like it consists of two distinct layers of fabric. I-cord cast on and bind off complete an elegant, finished look.
Materials Yarn Mountain Colors ‘Winter Silk’ (50% wool/50% silk, 200 yards/183 m, 3 oz/90g). Sample shown in ‘Winter Sky’ Sizes A (B) use approx. 180 (370) yards /165 (338) meters of DK weight yarn.
The Pixie Hood is a cute accessory that is quick and easy to knit! It’s worked flat and seamed with an I-cord gathering up the neck for a cozy hat that’s ready for the next snow storm or any cold adventure!
Finished Size: 28” circumference x 16” tall after blocking
Gauge: 13 sts/4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
Needles: US 11 any length and US 10 double points or size to obtain gauge
Materials: Shown in Noro’s Kureyon Air (100% Wool: 109 yds/100g)
Yardage: 140 yards (2 skeins)
Skill Level: Easy
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Welcome to Corcoran 2.0 KAL verson - like a sweater class for the price of a pattern! The pattern includes 15 video links 2 HOURS OF TEACHING!! The video links will never expire
KAL 2.0 version includes:
1) FIFTEEN video tutorials: 2 hours of Video instruction on everything from cast on, to finishing 2) Knitting how to documents 3) Sweater modification notes on:
Gauge differences (stitch and row)
Sleeve length (short, 1/2, 3/4, long)
Sleeve width & armhole depth
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Double layered for warmth, the Gingerbread Cowl features a wonderful two color textured pattern on the outside and simple striped stockinette stitch on the inside. Since you’re only using one color at a time and simple slipped stitches, it easier to knit than it seems. Pick two neutral or similar colors for a gentler look or choose high contrast colors for a bold and adventurous look!
Finished Sizes: 7” x 30” after blocking
Gauge: 21sts /4” in Stockinette Stitch on US 6
Needles: US 6 24” circular or size to obtain gauge
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!
A top-down half-circle shaped shawl knit with light fingering or heavy lace weight yarn. A quick knit with a stunning result that’s sure to be a treat to wrap around your neck or your shoulders to add a bit of sophistication and style to your wardrobe.
CHARTS & WRITTEN INSTRUCTION PATTERN
Instructions also included on how to up-size your shawl if preferred by doing more repeats of Chart D.
This charming tunic is simply perfect for all the young ladies in your life. Soft, flowery cables adorn the bodice with hints of lace and delightful in texture. Delicate crochet chains decorate the armholes, while the fun length gives just enough twirling room! It’s named after my own little Sophie (the model) and compliments her sweetly feminine childhood.
My patterns are filled with beautiful photos, easy to read text, eye-catching layout, and everything you need to know in order to complete the project. Sophie Tunic has written instructions, but the stitch patterns themselves are only charted. Also note that measurements are provided in standard and metric units.
This solar-infused scarf will heat up your wardrobe with amazing lace that looks like a beaming sun. Fire up your knitting with unique yarn over effects and an amazing colorplay with your multi-colored yarn.
In the Flare Scarf, you’ll find a Kitchener Stitch tutorial, beautiful photos, easy-to-read text, and a clear layout. The stitch pattern is both written and charted for your preference.
skill level Intermediate
finished measurements 6 1/2” / 16.5 cm wide, 68” / 173 cm long
yarn 375 yd / 343 m Lace Weight CYC #0
Sample shown in: Shalimar Breathless Lace (800 yds / 731 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein; 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk):...
The first in my 10th shawl collection inspired by mosaics of textures. All patterns in the collection will feature a variety of stitch patterns.
The Quadrille Shawl was inspired by my recent Quadrille Sock design, it combines simple cables, garter, ribbing and k/p stitch patterns to create a very interesting and elegant textural piece. The pattern includes instructions for a small (one-skein, 400 yard) version as well as a larger (two-skein, 750 yard) version. The dimensions are 14(20)” deep, 31(48)” center edge to tip for the small (large) versions respectively.
My first mult-colored shawl! Meteor Shower is the third shawl in my “Astronomy” shawl collection.
This is a highly adjustable pattern that comes with instructions for a two-skein symmetrical triangular shawl, a two-skein asymmetrical shawl, and a one-skein asymmetrical shawl. The way the pattern is written, it can easily be up- or down-sized to your liking. The pattern is worked sideways and features a knitted on i-cord that creates a nice, curved neckline on one side with a blackberry stitch border on the other. The final edge is worked perpendicular to the body of the shawl which means very little bind-off is...
If you haven’t used Caribou yarn you will love it’s silky softness. These feel so good on your feet, you will never want to take them off!
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Slippers
Size: Womens - One Size Fits All
Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
Needles: US 2 - 2.75 mm • US 7 - 4.5 mm
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)
Materials: HiKoo by skacel Caribou
This is a fresh new take on my Coriolis architecture, which first appeared in my book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters. This design offers a menu of choices for the leg: a diagonal ribbing can follow the Coriolis band from ankle to cuff, or the diagonal ribbing can begin later, a few inches before the top of the leg. For a Sweet Coriolis in its purest form, omit the rib altogether.
I think the Sweet Tomato Heel offers the best of all foundations for the Coriolis design and am very pleased to offer this new variation.
This is the ninth sock in my eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks.
These socks are the third sock featured in my eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks.
While I was teaching at Needlework Unlimited in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they received their first shipment of a locally hand-dyed Blue-faced Leicester sock yarn. Hardly a skein of this seductive yarn was left by the end of my workshops. It’s slightly over-spun (which bodes well for durability) and has lovely stitch definition. The moonlit colors inspired this delicate, lacy sock, which includes instructions on fitting a larger calf.
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These socks are the fifth sock featured in my eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks.
The Hither & Yon Socks are an easy knit, even if you’ve never added beads to knitting before (I include a video tutorial). The stitch texture is equally beautiful without the beads, as you can see in the video, so do leave off the beads if you prefer. The socks shown here feature clear beads on the front (which take on the color of the yarn) and multi-color beads on the back (a surprise for passersby). You could, of course, use one color everywhere. You can choose the toe-up (page 2) or top-down (page 6) version. If you enjoy working two socks at a time on two circular needles or one long circular needle, instructions starting on page 8 will show you how to knit any Sweet Tomato Heel...
These socks are the second sock featured in my eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks..
Hidden Treasure Pocket Socksmay be knit toe-up or top-down, are easily fitted to any shape foot, and are a good introduction to the Sweet Tomato Heel (you can always leave off the pockets if you wish; then you will have a simple ribbed sock). If you make all four pockets, you can actually fit a cell phone, credit cards, and cash in your socks, and won’t need to carry a purse. The hidden pockets use the easy insertion method from my 2009 book, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters, and may be worked with leftover yarn.
My Sweet Tomato Heel emerged last winter after several days of sitting beside the wood stove with my mother while trying to fiddle my way towards a new short-row heel....
This is the 4th sock in my eBook, CAT’S SWEET TOMATO HEEL SOCKS, and it introduces the Padded Sweet Tomato Heel for the first time.
A Padded Sweet Tomato Heel curves the traditionally straight columns of heel stitch into a beautiful shell-like cup. I suggest first trying one of the other patterns in this collection in order to appreciate the simplicity of the original Sweet Tomato Heel method. Then, adding columns of slipped stitches to create the Padded Heel will seem natural.
I am always on the look-out for really great sock yarn. It has to be springy (to produce elastic fabric and be ergonomically kind to the knitter), have plenty of twist and three or more...
The Evening in Eden Shawl as an afghan, here it is! Worked in chunky weight yarn makes for a speedy knit (well, for an afghan!). Elegant and stylish for every decor. An open-work lace in a chunky weight is light, yet warm for those cool nights.
Technical: Knit in one piece; charted
Experience Level: Intermediate
Category: Home • Blanket • Throw
Size: 45"/114 cm X 62"/158 cm blocked
“This hat has a neat trick of a raised decrease on four sides continuing up to the top of the hat. The ribbed band is knit on small needles for a good fit and the upper part of the hat is knit on larger needles.”
Category: Accessories • Hat • Pixie
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm • US 7 - 4.5 mm
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)
A fast and little cardigan in chunky weight yarn for your tiny tot! Worked from the Bottom-Up with a simple pattern stitch across the chest. Pick up around the armholes and knit the sleeves down to the wrist for the perfect sleeve length.
Technical: Knit in ONE PIECE with NO SEWING. Sleeves knit in the round.
With or without a fringe, you can grace your neck with this delicate lace scarf or adorn your shoulders with this feminine shawl. It starts at the point and works larger and larger. You can decide when to stop. The Lace is worked on both the right and wrong sides. Line by line instructions as well as charts are provided in the pattern.
This pattern is similar to the Baby J, by the same designer. It is a multi-directional knitting pattern where you begin by knitting the garter stitch front panels, work the back panel and pick up along the sides and knit out for the final body size and sleeves. Easy to fit.
You can use odds and ends of chunky wool from your yarn basket to make this warm, colorful hat OR use Kool-Aid to dye natural-colored wool to give this basic toque a bright and funky look. The I-cord tails that decorate the top hat are approximately 2 inches long, but you can knit them as long (or as short) as you like. You could even make them very long and sew bells on the ends or tie them into knots. DK or sport weight yarn may be used holding two strands together throughout (double the yardage).
This cardigan is knit from the Bottom-Up in one piece with closed checks forming a upside-down “V” shape on the bottom of the cardigan with open work checks on the top. The sleeves are picked up at the shoulder and knit down for the perfect sleeve length. Choose a short sleeve (as shown) or knit to the elbow or wrist. Your choice!
The #253 - Check-Mate Shell makes this a terrific twin-set.
Technical: Knit in the ROUND in ONE PIECE with NO SEWING.
An attractive fingering weight sock with an interesting celtic braid cable on the side panels. Ribbed to the toe for a great fit. These socks are knit in the round, from the cuff down, the way socks are traditionally knit. Sizing Information: Instructions for small, medium, and large sizes are provided based on 8 (9, 10) inch foot length.
The pattern is designed so that two hats can be made from two skeins (one large and one small) where the main and contracts colors mirror. In the samples shown, the Enchanted Forest (Green) is the main color on one hat and Snowflake (white) the main color on the other. The hat is worked in the round and you will carry the unused color by bringing the new yarn under the old.
The hat can be worn with the ribbing unfolded for a longer hat or fold the ribbing over for a shorter hat. This is a special design by Patty that features the softness and body of the Water Street yarn.
The pattern is designed so that two wristers can be made from two skeins where the main and contracts colors mirror. In the samples shown, the Enchanted Forest (Green) is the main color on wrister and Snowflake (white) the CC color. Switch it up and try it the other way!
Make the I-Beam Hat for an adorable set! In each round, carry unused color by bringing new yarn under old. Always slip the stitch as if to purl.
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Trendsetters Transitions yarn knits up beautifully in this variation of the traditional ripple pattern. It shows off the color transitioning as well as producing a great 2 sided fabric. There is plenty of yarn to create a really long scarf. Wrap it or fold it, either way, you will love wearing it … oh, and did we say it is really easy!
Killington is one of the better-known ski towns in Vermont. At one point, the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival was held there. I tried to convince them that my very woolly Standard Poodles were actually sheep so I could bring them with me, but no luck. This sweater is the perfect après-anything pullover, that will keep you toasty warm and comfortable while you relax with a good book (or dog) by the fire. As wth all Basix patterns, tips and measurements are given for those who want to tweak some of the shaping elements.
This is a top-down, set-in sleeve pattern, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve cap (instructions on how to work short rows are included). There are also tips on how to customize your fit.
The city of Boulder, Colorado is a magnet for those who love outdoor activities of all kinds. This hoodie will become your go-to sweater when you’ve just got to be out enjoying life.
The pouch pocket is easy to work - knit the top of the pocket with 2 strands of yarn, divide the doubled stitches to work the pocket facing and body separately until they’re done, then knit them together to close the bottom of the pocket. The hood doesn’t just look good — it’s large enough to be comfortable, and the ties ensure that it will stay in place no matter how hard the wind blows. You’ll be...
This was the first hat I designed when I decided it might be fun to try designing hats. I loved the process from beginning to end, and couldn’t help designing a bunch more hats. The stitch pattern is very basic; it’s a 2-stitch column that shifts 1 stitch to the left every other round. You can change the length of the hat to whatever you want it to be.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
This scarf is completely reversible; there is no right or wrong side. I chose three colors of yarn and kept knitting with one until it was nearly all gone, then changed to the next color. You can work up this scarf in any weight yarn you choose. Of course a differing yarn weight will require different needles and will result in different measurements, so keep that in mind when choosing a substitute yarn.
The waist and bust shaping and deep v-neck of this cardigan flatter your waistline, while the one-button closure gives you room in the hips. The body is worked in one piece to the armholes, then divided to the shoulders.
Category: Clothing • Sweater • Cardigan
Size: XXS (27.25") to 6X (67.25")
Gauge: 21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Garter Check
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
This is such an easy hat to knit, but pair the pattern with an interesting yarn with a lot of color, and it turns into something truly lovely. I’ve knit this up in several different colorways, and love to see how the color works with the stitch pattern. You won’t be able to stop at just one!
I used this stitch pattern in a men’s vest (Textured V-Neck Vest #151) a while ago. I’ve knit up a bunch of these hats (they’re addictive!) and found it to be an easy pattern to memorize, one that yields a really nice texture without a lot of work.
This hat is such a satisfying knit that you’ll want to work up more than one. The lace pattern is simple to work and quick to memorize. It’s a great take-along project that you can work on anywhere. I’ve also designed a cowl (#702) and fingerless mitts (#704) to match (#702-4 is the whole 3-piece set).
NOTE: To fit average adult; brim will easily stretch to approximately 22” (56 cm).
NOTE: To fit average adult; Mitts can stretch to approximately 9” (23 cm) hand circumference.
These fingerless mitts are just the thing when you want warmth but need your fingers free. They’re a quick knit, so make them in a bunch of colors and give them as gifts to friends and family. The lace pattern is really easy – just a yarnover and a decrease every other round. Wear these with the hat (#703) and cowl (#702) for a complete set (#702-4 has all 3 pieces together in one pattern).
This is a very simple lace pattern to work – just a single yarnover and decrease every other round. The cowl is large enough to comfortably wrap around your neck twice. You can also wear it down over your shoulders as a wrap or up over you head as a hood if you’d like. Or make a smaller cowl if you prefer a closer fit (see the Note under Finished Measurements). Wear it with the matching hat (#703) and fingerless mitts (#704) (#702-4 is the whole 3-piece set).
The cable pattern used in this hat starts out with ordinary 2 over 2 cables. But then each of the cables shares a stitch with the cables on either side of it, resulting in branches that intertwine from bottom to top. Instructions are included for reducing the height of the hat slightly if you prefer.
The body of this cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom edge to the armholes, then back and fronts are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up, then sewn into the armholes. The front bands/collar are worked at the same time as the body, and the collar is shaped at the shoulders using short rows, then joined at the back and sewn along the back neck edge. The cable pattern is given in both written and charted formats.
These Twined Knitted (or Two-End) Gloves are made with the Swedish technique Tvåändsstickning, which developed in Sweden around the 17th century in the Dalarna region. By utilizing a yarn from each end of the ball and using the yarns to work alternate stitches, a thick, warm fabric with embossed motifs can be made. The Swedish knitters used Z-plied yarns; yarns spun in an S direction, then plied together in a Z direction, so that when worked in twined knitting, the yarns would open up and soften, rather than get harder and more twisted. I recommend Black Water Abbey yarns for this project (they are Z-plied) although I have...
I have been fascinated by the lovely Scottish tradition of Sanquhar gloves since I first saw a photograph of them. Drawn to their apparent complexity, I was happily surprised at the simple logic of their construction. Due to their fixed layout, these gloves are best knitted in different sizes by changing the needle and yarn size. I could not resist playing with the squares, while leaving the basic architecture alone. Now that I live in Vermont and winter is always around the corner, I chose little pine trees and snowflakes to grace my gloves that will keep me warm in beautiful, but frigid, New...
This gansey is Beth’s interpretation of a Scottish Eriskay gansey from Rae Compton’s book, The Complete Book of Traditional Guernsey and Jersey Knitting.
The Channel Island Cast-On
Garter Stitch Alphabet for Initials
The Perpendicular Shoulder Join
Shoulder Strap Neck Gussets
Optional Short Row Shaping
Note from Beth…I highly recommend this sweater be knitted in Frangipani Guernsey yarn, or one of the other traditional Guernsey yarns. The result is more traditional, the motifs will be clear and crisp and the sweater will last a lifetime!
Description: These Lovikka mittens are cushiony, being made of two strands of yarn and then fulled (felted)! After fulling to the desired size, the mitten is brushed, inside and out, for warmth and coziness, with optional embroidery and braid on the cuff for a traditional look.
Yarn: Two 100-g skeins of Creskeld Aran Wensleydale or Masham Wool (133 yards per skein) OR any heavy worsted weight that is hairy.
Needles: One set of five double-pointed needles, size U.S. 10 (6-mm)
This pattern, worked in the round, includes eight sizes and instructions for the Double Cast-On, the Dutch heel, the Wide Toe, and Kitchener Stitch.
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks • Mid-calf
Size: Small Child to Large Man
Gauge: 7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 2 - 2.75 mm
This dress is knitted in the style of the British gansey. It begins with a split garter stitch welt at the bottom hem, knitted flat. Once the welts develop into side vents, the work is joined in the round. The skirt is worked circularly with gentle decreases to the hip, then decreased a bit more to the waist. At the waist, the body is slightly increased and the patterning begins, including the underarm gussets. The body is split into halves at the armhole and the front and back are knitted flat. The shoulders are joined with neck gussets, and the three-quarter sleeves...
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A bold lace panel graces the back of the beautiful Salvus Shawl. Simple stockinette side and front panels are shaped to create a perfectly fitting accessory. It’s knit in a yarn with a bit of drape so it sits smoothly and gently around you. Wear it pinned in the front for a dressier look or wrap it cozily around your neck for an casual layer of warmth!
Finished Size: 18” top of neck to bottom, 54” across top edge, blocked
Gauge: 20 sts/4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles, blocked
Needles: US 6 in any length and US 7 40” circular or size to obtain...
My final project for the TGKA Master Hand Knitting Program is a modern Aran design with a Celtic flair. This bottom-up pullover sweater, in Sally Melville’s attractive “balance point” length, is worked flat and features horizontal braided bands around the bottom of the body and the set-in sleeves. The bands, edged in slipped stitches, are worked first then stitches picked up to continue knitting the body and sleeves. Stitches picked up around the wide portrait neck are worked with Lily Chin’s join-as-you-go technique (full instructions and tutorial link included) and finished with a single braid with a slipped stitch edge, framing the face.
Chest 38 42, 46”/97 107,117 cm Length 21.75 22, 22.25”/55...
The motif edge is inspired by a favorite Native tapestry from Two Grey Hills, NM. This luxury shawl is worked in two great yarns from the Fibre. Co.
The Garter Stitch body is joined modularly to the rectangular motif section on the long edge opposite the picot CO. This is a great project for a luxury lace/light fingering weight yarn held double or a sport weight yarn held single.
Yardage for light fingering weight HELD DOUBLE is approximately 1580 yds/1445 m (shown in THE FIBRE CO Meadow, color Aster. Three skeins of this yarn are required. The gauge for this shawl is 19 sts and 38 rows in 4”/10 cm in Garter Stitch with yarn held double, before blocking. The motif edge is 41...
This pattern is part of the Indie Designer Gift-a-Long 2016.
As I was refining and knitting my latest shawl pattern, I attended a beautiful wedding on Whitefish Lake in northern Montana. The sky was clear blue, then sky and mountains turned shades of lavender and purple as the sunset progressed. The “hills” in the lace pattern will always remind me of the distant landscape and the couple’s special day!
My Sunset shawl is an asymmetric triangle, starting with two cast on stitches, predominantly in Garter stitch. Garter stitch stripes, German short rows and my sunset-colored mountain lace are its features. The fingering-weight hand dyed yarn...
This traditional tammy is my TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program final hat design. It features a cable cast on for a firm but flexible edge; 1x1 corrugated rib; a peerie, border, border, peerie configuration; and finally a patterned wheel of seven sections. Coordinating mitts are included. Sheep Craig is a high promontory on the southeast portion of the Shetland Island of Fair Isle.
The tammy is worked in one size and fits head circumference 20.5-23”/52-58 cm.
The mitts are worked in one size and fit 7”/18 cm hand circumference.
One skein of each of the following colors is needed for either the tammy or mitts: #160 midnight, #170 fjord, #410 cornfield, #182 buttercup, #1190 burnt umber and #129 loganberry
Notions include (2) st markers, and 10” plate or...
ANNOUNCING POST-HOLIDAY ROLLING RIVERS KNIT-IT-FOR-YOURSELF KAL HOSTED ON MY GROUP PAGE JANUARY 15, 2016 AT www.ravelry.com/discuss/chief-left-hand-knits-club/3296315/1-25
Rolling Rivers is an original cable and lace stitch pattern framed in a multicolored edge ribbing worked from picked up edges. An intermediate pattern of simple lace and cable, reading from a chart or equivalent written instructions, picked up stitches, and optional intarsia to frame the scarf in contrast color.
Finished measurements: 7.5 by 68” (19 by 173 cm) blocked
Yarn requirements: 415 yds/380 m main color worsted weight solitary main color PLUS 50 yds/46 m worsted or bulky weight novelty yarn for contrast color Shown in:...
This textured openwork cowl is worked in the round in Phydeaux Hand Dyed Mini Skeins (5 colors), using LARGER-THAN-BALL-BAND needles for a great weekend project! The model is colorway Masonry - 1 package.
Alternate yarns: 5 each, 80 yds/73 m of fingering weight
It measures 15.5”/39 cm tall and either 21/23” or 53/58 cm in circumference.
The Garter Stitch gauge is unblocked. One can also swatch with the pattern stitch, blocked, 24 sts and 27 rows.
This totally reversible, broken Garter Stitch cowl features the Moebius cast on (Cat Bordhi method) and has an associated tutorial link for MCO with first row knits and purls. The pattern features two different lengths and either three or four color models.
The three color model requires 200, 200 and 180 yds/183, 183 and 165 m of fingering weight yarns.
The four color model requires 90, 180, 180, 180 yds/82, 165, 165, 165 m of fingering weight yarn.
For my tutorial of the Moebius CO including knitting and purling into the CO: youtube.com/watch?v=vmKVYdTSw0k