Vibrant color and an openwork stitch work together to create a stunning top. The simple shape is beautifully embellished by dolman sleeves. Elegantly casual, this comfortable top will easily take you from a day in the office to a night out.
Gauge: 2 reps and 12 rows = 2 3/4” x 4” (7 x 10 cm) in lace pattern
Category: Clothing • Tops • Tee
Size: Women's Small to size 2X
Gauge: Lace pattern
Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Materials: Fiesta Yarns Rayon Bouclé
This pretty wrap is worked end to end in one piece. It’s a simple pattern, which can be easily remembered and counted. Perfect for a gift, and make one for yourself too!
2 skeins were used for this piece. if you prefer a longer or wider wrap, please purchase one extra skein.
This design is workable in any weight of yarn with the hook size corresponding to the yarn used, though the yardage requirements will differ should you choose a different weight. A fingering or lace weight yarn will result in your finished piece being more scarf-like in size (narrower and shorter). Choose a...
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With deliciously soft drape and an easy-to-work pattern, Enola Shawl is sure to become one of your favorites to work. This piece is worked from the top down, beginning with a wide row and narrowing to a point as you go. The decreases are worked automatically as a part of an easy-to-memorize pattern with a 1-row repeat.
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Like a soft song that is lilting and light to the senses, Diana brings true delight to the crocheting hands. This sideways shawlette, worked from the center out in two mirrored halves, offers stunning texture and lacy openwork for year-round enjoyment. The ruffled edging is worked as you go and is a part of the row-by-row instructions.
Sanquhar is a town in Scotland, noted for its distinctive two-color knitting. I have knitted Sanquhar socks and gloves in the past, and thought a cowl would be a perfect “sampler” project to showcase many different motifs. I charted most of these motifs from looking at old photographs of Sanquhar knitting, and may have made a minor change to traditional motifs here or there. All of the “main” patterns are based on 11 by 11 stitch squares. I alternate “all-over” background patterns in between each main pattern motif.
This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.
The cowl is created by casting on the circumference of the cowl provisionally, knitting one side, working a turning round, then working the other side. Once completed you will remove the provisional cast-on and place the beginning stitches on a circular needle. Folding the piece in half at the fold line, you will either graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches or work a three-needle bind-off.
There are many many color combinations you could use. I think it would be lovely in a pink variegated with a brown solid. Or how about a gradient set with black? Or black and white? The possibilities are almost endless.The inside is worked in a simpler pattern than the outside.
Truly ideal for the skier or snowboarder in the family or anyone that wants to change their look! Using a big boucle yarn, crochet the dread strands and then knit them into the top of the hat. It’s easy, fun and a little edgy!
Rich colors and a sweet Flower makes this super soft hat a fun way to celebrate the colder months. The plush merino fiber makes it extra cozy, while the oversized button provides a fun design element to personalize your style. Cute, yet sophisticated, this quick knit is sized for both kids and adults. So you can make one for yourself and one for the “little me” in your life.
This pattern is a quick knit project using bulky yarn and large needles. It creates a comfortable slouchy beanie. This hat will fit a child’s head (18” - 20”) and an adult’s head (21” - 23”).
This original design pattern is the property of Deb Buckingham/Knit On Designs.Please do not reproduce this pattern for sale, in whole or in part. You may, however, sell the finished product.
As seen in Love of Knitting Magazine Spring 2015
Every item in my shop is knit by me, with my own two hands, Deb...
From your first scarf, to a hat, to socks, now fingerless mitts.
Simple design. Simple detailing.
This pattern can be knit over the weekend, or span of a couple of days. I used a silken DK weight wool/silk blend. It will stretch to fit most any size. It is one of the most addicting designs ever. A fun squiggly pattern repeats, and just plain ol’ stockinette. The outcome is fun, comfortable, yet offers the cute accessory piece. This pattern doesn’t have a thumb gusset, so you can slip these on either hand.
Have fun with this simple pattern. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of compliments. Knit On!
Finished Measurements 8.5” from end to end 2.5”...
Just a little twisted, but that’s what adds to the charm (or so we all tell ourselves). This pattern is the perfect introduction to cables in the round with a fabulous stretchy rib. It is quite fun to knit with hand-painted yarn, as it throws the colors around with just the right “twist.”
This pattern includes both written instructions AND charts for any level of experience.
Additional Materials: Small cable needle Tapestry Needle
Sometimes my brain screams “NO MORE SOCKS!” so I am forced to come up with a new use for the many skeins of fingering-weight yarn lying around. I hold a deep love for lacy shawls, yet I needed something simple and worthy of year-round wear. Thus, Julia’s Lace was conceived - a stylish scarf that merges the cozy essence of triangular shawls with interesting, yet not overwhelming, herringbone lace
To knit this scarf, you need to be able (or eager to learn) to read lace charts, follow simultaneous instructions, use the cable cast-on, knit, purl, decrease, and work back and forth in rows. For those interested, I have a quick tutorial video of the Cable Cast-On at my blog.
Texture through garter stitch and supple, simple cables is the magic of this pullover. The Genia Pullover is worked flat with beautifully shaped set-in sleeves while the resulting silhouette is classic, fitted, and comfortable. Add in the lovely v-neck and you have a wonderfully feminine sweater that fits perfectly into your Autumn and Winter wardrobe. Originally published in the Capra 2013 Collection from Knit Picks.
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. Genia Pullover offers both written and charted instructions for your preference. Also note that measurements are provided in standard and metric units.
Finished Measurements Measurements do not include crocheted bind off. Depth (edge): 6 in / 15 cm Depth (center): 9½ (10) in / 24 (25.5) cm Outer edge: 78½ (86) in / 199.5 (218.5) cm Inner edge: 38¾ (56) in / 109 (142) cm
Yarn Lorna’s Laces String Quintet Shepherd Sock, 80% wool / 20% nylon (535 yds / 489 m per 5 mini skein set / 125 g). Shown in Harp colorway, size B. Sample in B weighed 115 g.
Needles US6 / 4.0mm, or size to obtain gauge 3.25mm crochet hook if doing crochet bind off
Gauge 23.5 sts and 30 rows = 4in / 10 cm in lace pattern (blocked) Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.
Notions yarn needle 10 (11) stitch markers if desired to separate repeats
These mittens are meant to be worn! Long densely cabled backs keep out the cold, a brioche seed stitch adds a cushy grip to the palms, thumbs are stockinette for flexibility, and the thumb shaping is part welt part flap for a comfortable, excellent fit.
Choose to knit the medium-length version - well past the wrist, or the longer, fifteen-inch version. Add an optional Latvian braid to the cuffs for a tidy finish (shown on medium mitten).
Size: Pattern includes instructions for both medium and long mittens (instructions for long mittens in parentheses). Palm circumference is 7”. Arm circumference is 8.5 (10)”. Hand length is 7.5”. Cuff length is 4.5 (7.5)”.
Yarn: 2 (3) skeins Sunday Knits 5ply (light worsted weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed);...
In college, my best friend, Nancy, was my fashion guru. She had an impeccable grasp of the classics! It was Nancy who turned me on to the beauty of Frye Campus boots, camel wool reefer coats and black knife-pleated skirts. And she had this enviable little gray merino knitted vest that looked so perfect with everything from her Cat Stevens T-shirt and bohemian peasant tops to vintage silk blouses with pearl buttons.
That vest had been in the back of my mind for years. I always wanted one like it, and finally! here it is, updated for today, but as classic as ever. And now you can have one too.
This stockinette-stitch vest has fine ribbing details and pretty cable decreases. A slightly slanted buttonband creates a subtle A-line shape, for a very...
Cozy and elegant garter-stitch cocoon with dolman (batwing) sleeves and wrap-around collar that forms a yoke in back. Easy and fun - a nice first-sweater project.
Madam Secretary is knit sideways in one piece beginning with a provisional cast on at the back. More provisional cast-ons, along with simple short rows and decreases, create the shape. Collar/yoke stitches are continued from provisional cast-on stitches along front edges, and are picked up and knitted along back neckline.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48, 49-54, 55-60)”. If in between sizes, make the next size up.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn): Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1-3⁄4 oz / 50 g): 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins. Shown in Angelic...
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.
Sizes Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large, 4X-large, 5X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Yarn: Ella Rae Cozy Soft Chunky Color A 1 (1, 1, 1) balls Color B 2 (3, 4, 5) balls
Category: Clothing • Sweater • Pullover
Age: Toddler • Child
Size: To fit ages 1-2 (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) years
Gauge: 18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in pattern
Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm
Color shifts are accomplished by casting on using three balls of yarn that have been started at different points in the color sequence. The pattern does not specifically say to use intarsia, but it does say to continue working with the 3 balls of yarn to create a color block effect, and you can see the join points in the images, so it is safe to assume intarsia is the technique being used.
Category: Clothing • Sweater • Cardigan
Age: Toddler • Child
Size: to fit ages 1-2 (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) years
Gauge: 18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm • US 9 - 5.5 mm
Hook: 3.25 mm (D)
Materials: Ella Rae...
Measurements Circumference approx 84 cm/33 in Length approx 28 cm/11 in
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Cowl
Age: Teen • Adult
Size: One size
Gauge: 8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
Needles: US 15 - 10.0 mm
Hook: 3.25 mm (D)
Materials: Ella Rae Lush Merino
Weight: Super Bulky (5-6...
To fit bust cm 71-76 (81-86, 91-97, 102-107, 112-117) in 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)
Actual bust cm 83 (97, 105, 117, 126) in 32 3/4 (38, 41 1/4, 46, 49 3/4)
Length cm 44 (46, 48, 50, 52) in 17 1/4 (18, 19, 19 3/4, 20 1/2)
buttons: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8)
Gauge • 22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in, over Stockinette stitch and pattern using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles. • 21 sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4in over Moss stitch using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
A knit/ purl textures pattern creates this charming sea star’s spiny surface, which is worked with increases from the center out using the rust and emerald tones of colorway #417. Shaped in the same way, the smooth stockinette underside is knit in a white shade of Debbie Bliss Rialto DK.
Category: Toys and Hobbies • Softies • Animal
Gauge: 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in over St st
Needles: US 4 ...
Bright bead eyes give this seahorse a sweet look. Knit in the pink, purple and green shades of colorway #420, the bony body is worked with garter-ridge texture and short-row shaping. Finished with a pointy picot bind-off, the eyelet-patterned spine and fins offer delicate detail.
Category: Toys and Hobbies • Softies • Animal
Gauge: 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in over St...
Knit in colorway #417’s brown and orange shades, this little goldfish is worked seamlessly in a scaly slip-stitch texture pattern. The ruffled fins and tail are knit in eyelet patterning with a picot bind-off. Details like a pouty mouth and protruding bead eyes form its goofy-yet-cute face.
Stepping Into Fall Socks will take you to a new level of fun in your toe-up sock knitting!
Inspired by a lovely self-striping colorway, you can make any self-striping yarn more beautiful simply by following the sequence of textures in your sock.
This pattern is part of the School of Stash Autumn Term 2016 from Must Stash Yarn.
Always wanted to do a toe-up sock? Do you love self-striping yarn but you’re bored with stockinette?
Let me show you a MUCH more fun way to make self-striping socks. I’ve devised a sequence of textures to go with a lovely self-striping custom colorway from Must Stash Yarn, but which could be used to beautify ANY sock yarn that stripes.
Liken was inspired by a beautiful and unique shelf lichen I brought home from San Juan Island, WA, a veritable paradise. I tried to capture the drama and flow of the island setting in the modulations of this design, which uses three colors of yarn and includes colorwork, lace, and beads. I guarantee you won’t be bored!
Deco is a beautiful knitted necklace in two lengths that features cascades of beads in a deliciously sensuous (and easy to knit) design.
Beads are strung onto the yarn before casting on, and short rows are used for shaping. Most of the piece is constructed in garter stitch, which removes the need for concealing any wraps in the short rows.
This design is part of a series meant to instruct the knitter on the joys of combining more than one kind of bead for interesting and beautiful effects.
Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl…A garden of lacy delights.
This top-down Faroese shaped shawl features a garden of lacy delights: marguerite daisies, Shetland ferns and Shetland leaves fall gracefully over the shoulders, while rose trellises adorn the bottom border. Although the shawl is designed for fingering weight yarn, other yarn weights can be used, resulting in a smaller or larger garment. Pattern is charted and consists of 8 pages.
Rainshadow - This lengthwise-worked garter stitch scarf in two colors offers a beautifully rhythmic knit. Little short-rowed color insets adorn one side of the ram’s horn shape, while stripes and eyelets wind their way up and around the long curve. Shaping is accomplished with a combination of short rows and judiciously placed decreases. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Enjoy!
Bead requirements: 390 size 6 seed beads or 4 mm magatama beads.
Pattern requires two colors, 1 skein of each color. Actual yardage was 278 yds Yarn A, 273 yds Yarn B. Please have more yards...
The seventh pattern in our Sock of the Month “National Parks Series”!
Bonus: Buy any Frabjous Fibers Queen of Hearts yarn at our online store www.FiberWild.com and get this pattern for FREE!
The Acadia Tidepool Socks are inspired by the beautiful, diverse Acadia National Park with its amazing tidepools along its granite shore. Worked on two circular needles from the toe up, these socks feature circular cable motifs and twisted stitch ribs that create tidepools that flow gracefully (and are mirrored) along the leg of each sock.
Size: Small 7” to 8” (Large 8” to 9”) circumference
Gauge: 32 sts/4” (30 sts/4”) in Stockinette stitch
Needles: 2 x US 1 (2.25mm) (2 x US 2 (2.75mm)) Circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Materials: Frabjous Fibers’ Queen of Hearts (80% Superwash Fine Merino Wool / 10%...
This heavily embellished warmer in three lengths will sit prettily layered atop any boot, knee sock, or on its own. A fun knit with a mixture of beaded twisted stitches, cables, and ribbing, it looks more complicated than it really is. The name comes from the center cable, a simplified version of the Tibetan never-ending knot, symbolizing the interconnectness of all beings.A joyful knit to wear or to gift to someone you love!
Bead requirements: Seed beads: 208 (482, 938) size 6/0 seed beads for cuffs (thigh warmers, leg warmers). Beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting in order to take advantage of...
Like bodies of water emerging from a single spring, the panels of this shawlette flow effortlessly from a few cast on stitches at center back. The simple garter stitch sides and borders combine elegantly with beaded lace, and additional increasing at the center panel provides for a wonderful fit. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Flow on!
Bead requirements: 83 size 6/0 seed beads or 4 mm megatama beads.
Errata: In the written instructions, Row 23 should have 83 as the stitch count. Row 27 should read: Row 27: Sl 1, k2, sm, yo, knit to next marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, p3, ssk, k1, yo, k5, yo,...
These darling toe-up baby socks will delight you! Using clever shaping and a gussetless structure inspired by Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters, you will find this the perfect knitting diversion, and the perfect gift for a little angel.
Seed beads, 90 size 6/0 seed beads. Sample used cream ceylon beads. Beads are added with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
Aquitaine is an elegant beaded wrist cuff (shown) or arm warmer that includes up to four different beads and beading styles. Ruffles, lace and twisted stitches add dimension. The overall effect is charming elegance from another time.
Some beads are prestrung and some are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method for a variety of effects. Options are given for using only two types of beads, or only one bead color. You are encouraged to make your own bead modifications for a completely unique work of art!
Bead requirements: For small (medium, large): Bead option 1: Color A, 42 (48, 54) beads; Color...
This triple-layered scarf has been swirling in my head for the better part of a year. It started as an “I wonder if I can …” kind of question. In this case, the question was this: “I wonder if I can knit something with three different layers, all at the same time, without seams or any other tricks?” Could it be done? Yes!
Imagine the scarf as viewed from the end, with three legs. Trace the direction of knitting outward on a leg, then back inwards, then outward again on the next leg, then inwards again – each leg is worked out-then-in, and the legs are worked in order, counterclockwise. I thought I might...
Note: my skein of Knit Circus was marked 420 yards, though the Ravelry database shows 400 yards.
This is the sixth pattern for year 5 of my 7 Small Shawls eBook series.
Chevrione is knit starting from the small end of the triangle to the end, where it is bound off using a picot bind off! It can be worked with lots of beads, a few beads, or no beads at all. Chevrione was specifically designed to use gradients, as the wave pattern shows beautifully with the gradient. This pattern includes both full written and charted instructions, and can easily be modified for size by working extra repeats of Chart B, or omitting repeats of Chart B.
About the series:
Note knitCompanion set-ups can be purchased (in the knitCompanion store) for those who like to use knitCompanion, but do not wish to set up their own charts.
The “giver of delight,” Euterpe was a joyous muse. Lyric poetry and music were her callings, and she is credited by some with the invention of the aulos or double flute. Wherever Euterpe went, she brought joy and happiness to her surroundings.
Euterpe’s shawl is joyous and celebratory, one version in garter stitch and the other in stockinette stitch and embellished with beads. The top of the shawl is knit without a spine, using a circular increase scheme, and then - as the lace border takes shape - a triangular form emerges in the lovely smocked lace pattern.
More than a cowl, but not quite a poncho, this capelet hugs the shoulders and drapes gracefully around the neck. Colorful dots and lines call to mind Necco’s candy button strips, a favorite of my childhood. This design brings out the best in a high-contrast skein of hand-dyed yarn.
Necco is worked in the round. Turned hems feature the contrast color on the inside lining.
MC: 480 - 530 yards CC: 140 - 160 yards
Worked primarily on the larger needle; the smaller needle is used only for the hem facings.
Color Burst Ornaments is the newest installment of my Holiday Ornament designs. This time around is adding a zip of colowork to the tree. Pattern includes instructions for 2 sizes of ornaments and 4 unique charts. Each chart shows 3 different color options as well as a “color your own” section for a total of more than 2 dozen unique ornament options.
Fingering weight yarn 22-30 yds of main color per ornament and approx. 3-5 yds each of 2-5 contrast colors per ornament. Samples shown in Willow Yarns Quest in the smaller size ornaments
Size 1 (2.25mm) needles for small diameter knitting, such as dpns, 2-circ, or magic loop (or size needed to...
Delicate and lacy, this side-to-side scarf is wonderfully multipurpose! With wearable options as a neckerchief, small shoulder shawl, hair kerchief or even a swimsuit coverup, Caroline is perfect for gift giving -let the recipient style it in their own unique way! The chic, inimalistic diamond motif is not only easy to work but right on trend, and due to the slight bias of the stitch pattern, lends a slightly asymmetrical look to the finished piece. Caroline will be as fun to make as to wear.
Skill Level Intermediate
Finished Measurements 49 inches long across top and 8.5 inches deep at center back excluding edging
Crochet the Villanella Cowl to adorn your neck in cozy style. Worked from the bottom up, the upper edge is trimmed with jaunty picots. Openwork fans are graphically bold without being overly warm. Made with just 90 yards of worsted weight yarn, this project will fly off your hook in no time. For your convenience, the Villanella Cowl pattern includes both written instructions and stitch diagrams.
Skill Level Intermediate
Finished Measurements Approximately 16.5 inches in circumference, unstretched, and 8.5 inches tall
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Skill Level: Easy
The möbius strip has inspired mathematicians and artists with its enigmatic curve. Now you can turn it into a crocheted fashion piece with the Schönen Herbst (Beautiful Autumn) Möbius Scarf. The scarf fits over your head and sits around your neck to keep you warm without unwanted bulk. The delightful textured surface is made with only basic single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches. No one will suspect how easy and quick it was to make this elegant...
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Tunisian Crochet e-Pattern 11-0001T
Craft: Tunisian Crochet
Skill Level: Easy
This sugary sweet shawl and scarf set is sure to be a favorite. The lacy texture is made using Tunisian Extended Knit Stitch. Both the shawl and scarf are worked along the bias. The shawl can be worn traditionally, or the ends can be tied behind the back for a shrug. The asymmetrical, triangular scarf works beautifully for a layering piece or as a matching child’s size shawl.
Finished measurements: Scarf measures 35 1/2 by 31 inches. Shawl measures 44 1/2 by 39 inches.
This pattern uses US Tunisian Crochet terminology. Listing for a...
The sample version of the shawl uses Dirty Water Dyeworks Lillian in the colors Beach Bum and Wheat. Perfect for sand and surf, sea oats and sky. She has even offered some alternate pairings if my beach themed colors are not your cup of tea!
The shawl is perfect for advanced beginners - any stitches that are a bit out of the ordinary will be supported with tutorials on the PicnicKnits blog!
Lareina begins with a fancy lace border in a classic creme. Stitches are picked up to work a Latvian Braid before continuing with a striped, slip stitch body. The creamsicle colors of Yellowstone’s silk/wool blend makes for a sumptuously soft shoulder wrap that works in all seasons.
The lace border is worked first and sts are picked up to work the Latvian braid. The body of the shawl is worked in stripes and then the remaining sts are grafted together. All slip sts are worked with the yarn to the wrong side of the work.
Lareina is the second striped Yellowstone shawl in the Perfectly...
The Trieste Mitts are crazy quick to knit, but fancy looking and cozy just the same. Worked up in one skein of bulky yarn, they are perfect instant gratification knitting, just right for last minute gifts!
Available in written and charted instruction format.
Category: Accessories • Hands • Fingerless Gloves/Mitts
Size: Small (6 3/4") and Large (7 1/2") hand circumference unstretched
Rich, coordinating colors and elegant lace combine into a masterpiece shawl. With its varying stitch patterns and dramatic color effects, you’ll have a finished result that makes heads turn.
Hassonite is a top-down heart-shaped shawl worked in two lovely coordinating shades of Infinite Twist Helix, Badlands and Dune. It works up into a generous 76” wide shawl beginning with easy to memorize lace worked in one color. The slip-stitch patterning is worked with both hues, but only color at a time. The final lace pattern is edged with a simple crochet bind-off for an extra bit of lacy goodness.
10 Yards A Day is a mystery knitalong, using the gorgeous colors of FiberOptic Paintbox Gradients. Worked from the top down in the round, it will have a kind of trapezoid shape to it, but will be long and generous to wrap around your neck two, count ‘em, two times!
The knitalong will begin on August 27th. The pre-order sheet includes the supplies you need, and instructions for swatching in the round. There will be tutorials for any of the tricksy bits, so although this pattern is sort of intermediate, an adventurous beginner will do just fine!
As the ice melts and the thaw frees up water from its winter rest, placid babbling brooks turn into streams and rivulets into rushing creeks. The water runs down over the rocky hillside towards the deep, launches itself off the cliff and is suspended in free fall, splashes and foams on rocks and transforms into thousand droplets of delicate mist that catch the sunlight and throw a rainbow back at the sun as thank you.
We had a really fun KAL starting April 21st 2014, the thread is a bit more quiet these days, but there is still a lot of great info in it, and help if you need!
This shawl is inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Haifoss, said to be the second highest in Iceland.
Worked top down, this crescent shaped shawl with optional beading, has simple faggoting running in lines down the main body of the shawl, representing the creek and waterfall, the zig zag of water hitting the stones and creating spray and the bubbles and foam deep below, ending in a deep cut lace edge, as the water runs off in new found creeks towards the bigger...
In the cool of an early morning, with the mist hanging in the meadows, promising another hot summer day, you walk to the train stop, suitcase in hand, not looking back. A vacation or a trip far away? No matter what, you are heading to new places and great adventures await!
Cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up with shaping at the waist and bust darts. For minimal finishing and no fiddling with setting in sleeves, sleeves are then worked top down in the round, using short rows for a great fit!
Where salt and sand and air do meet, and seaweed fronds in tidepools greet, I rush on by, against the tide and lose myself into the wide, a deep blue cove at ocean’s door, but there I become so much more!
From mountains bare some parts of me have come down here to be the sea.
Full written and charted instructions
The river reaches the sea and finds its way over rocks and shallows to the open. Tidepools and the water running over and through rocks, collecting in pools and finally flowing freely through the underwater forests of the ocean is depcited in this generously sized, top down crescent to half circle shawl.
Yarn 2 skeins Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards / 329 m per skein) Sport weight yarn Sample in ‘Cousteau’ Needles US 5 (3.75 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to...
In the haze of an early summer morning, before the whole world awakes, you’re taking the early train out. Walking down the country lane, glad to have packed light, and grateful for the breezy summer top that lets you feel the cool air.
Tee is worked in the round from the neck down with romantic lace detailing on the softly rounded neckline, and eyelets at the bottom hem and sleeve cuff. For a better fit, short rows are worked across the back and shoulders to gently drop the neckline in the front. Darts on the front and back add shape at the waist. For a less fitted look, some or all of the shaping can easily be omitted. I really liked working with this cotton wool blend yarn. The cotton gives the yarn drape but the wool content gives it structure and prevents the usual relaxing and stretching that are often found in cotton yarns. No only is the wool/cotton blend...
Mountain Laurel bloom and grow on branches near the water low and waterlily pink in bloom, I see in ponds I pass in June!
Errata: Revisions to Border chart are in the works. Rows 5 and 7 should have 10 sts before and after the repeat; and row 7 has 3 sts inside the repeat (as opposed to the 4 sts shown in V072016) Updated pattern will be available soon
This top down shawl is named after the local state flower, Mountain Laurel (or Kalmia Latifolia) that grows in abundance in higher elevation in wetter areas. The sun-drenched scent that reminds me of kayak paddles on peaceful lakes.
When beaver dams invite to slow, I spread out wide and deep I grow. Lingering here I see a fawn, a silent heron, looking on.
Wild roses dot the banks I see, showering petals onto me, and waterlily pink in bloom, I see in ponds I pass in June!
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This top down shawl is named after the wild waterlilies, though you may only see a few lilypads and flowers on the surface, the plant underneath the water is much larger with leaves on long underwater stems tangling like vines and buds growing upwards. Delicate lace patterns intersect and converge, depicting the various parts of the lovely water lily: buds, flowers, stems and lilypads.
Materials: Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff ‘Esopus’ (100% US grown and superwashed merino, 500 yards/457 meters, 113...
I twist and turn and then meander, I rush and ripple and then wander. From slate to clay to sand and gravel, my color shows you where I’ve travelled. As waters join, mingle and grow, they tell a tale of where I go!
Errata: V041315 and before. The 4th and final set up row for the center sections is missing a ‘slip same stitches as on previous RS row’. It should correctly read: WS: With B purl to m1, slipping same stitches as on previous RS row, p1, slip 1.
V040215: Row 126 of left rapids should read p7 not p5. Corrected in V041314
Confluence is the second installment of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club
Confluence is a shawl inspired by the joining of two rivers, coming from opposite directions, joining and mingling where they meet. To showcase the difference between two rivers that might have run over different ground, rocks and mountains, the colors are inversed, which conveniently...
Cheers is a modular shawl I designed for a weekend workshop at The Yarn Club in Virginia Beach, now that the workshop is complete I can share it with you all!
Cheer’s begins with a shallow obtuse triangle that is worked from one end to the other. The top long edge of the triangle has an integrated i-cord edging, and the bottom edge is worked with a slipped stitch as the first stitch of every row.
Once the triangle is complete, stitches are picked up along this slipped stitch edge. Then a transitional 2 color border is worked with optional beads. The main color is then cut and an architectural lace border is worked in one color with optional beads. Finally the bottom edge is bound off and your shawl is...
I was fortunate to have Dream in Color Yarns send me some yarn to design with. This included the colorful “Love is Love” gradient pack. Nine skeinettes at 75 yards each in a literal rainbow of colors. I designed a spectacular set on knitted goodness, which I appropriately named “The Colors of Love”. Designed to showcase the amazing colors of the rainbow set, the shawl is worked in stripes and garter stitch from the inside out before being sectioned off and wings are added to grow two separate ways, all while being surrounded by an I-Cord border for durability and clean edge.
All the proceeds go toward Seeds of Peace, a program that teaches leadership skills to international...
Love is Love. Waves of a soothing neutral are interspersed with the vibrant colors of the rainbow.
Dream in Color will be donating 100% of pattern sales to Seeds of Peace, an organization whose mission states:
“We inspire and cultivate new generations of leaders to transform conflict.” This pattern uses a modified Japanese lace stitch that creates scalloped ripples in the fabric, intarsia for a border, and garter ridges to divide sections of color.
Special stitches include the s2p1p (slip 2 from the back, purl 1, then pass the slipped stitches over the worked stitch), which acts as...