Category: Patterns

The Baby Fisherman

There’s a new pattern on the loose! The Baby Fisherman Cabled Bunting is destined to be a classic, I’m sure of it. Not to be too prideful, but fisherman sweater cables interpreted for baby has a lasting appeal to it, don’t you think? This is a bunting you will knit once and it will be handed down baby to baby, generation to generation.

The Baby Fisherman Bunting. Knit it yourself!

I’ve knit up this bunting in two equally gorgeous organic cottons: Mariposa by Ecobutterfly Organics and Sprout by Classic Elite. I love them both; you won’t go wrong with either. They each show off the all-over pattern of cables perfectly. Soft against baby’s skin, machine washable, and lovely to work with. The pattern is in full color and offers lots of pictures. Babe will be safely swaddled in no time.

Combine your knitting with some hand sewing and you'll have easy access to baby.

Cabled Leg Warmers: A Knitting Pattern

These leg warmers make the perfect weekend project.

Things happen when I’m home alone on a Sunday.  Getting dressed involves an oversized sweatshirt from high school and leggings.  Not feeling particularly well put together, I decided to accessorize.  My needle doodles turned into leg warmers, and I can assure you that once my ensemble was completed, I was way cuter.  You can be, too, because the pattern is ready!

Ruffled Scarf Knitting Pattern

I’ve been enchanted with the daisy stitch for a good while now.  A pretty texture, with a soft loft.  What is not to love?  I’ve used it in several pieces, but one of my favorites is the Organic Ruffled Scarf I designed a little over a year ago.  And, finally—finally!  The pattern is ready for you!

One of my favorite things about this pattern is that it combines both knitting and a fair amount of crocheting, so my theory is that it will keep my mind and wrist agile.  The ruffles are soft and cascading.  The yarn, Organik by The Fibre Company, couldn’t be more of a pleasure to work with.  The pattern is in full color with lots of pictures and includes directions for a non-ruffled variation for those with less frilly tastes.  You know who you are!

It's all about the ruffles.
Un-ruffled. For those with simpler tastes.

Elfin Knit Cap Knitting Pattern

I’ve been knitting this cap for a couple of years now and have finally gotten the pattern pulled together!    I’ll be kitting this one up, too, in the near future.

Inspired by some vintage ski photos I’d been looking at, this pixie or elfin type hat is timeless, perfect for little boys and little girls alike.  The full color pattern has plenty of pictures and is written for three sizes between newborn and 12 months.  With three different variations for finishing the back seam, there are lots of options for each knitter’s taste and skill level.

The Elfin Knit Cap is perfect for boys or girls.
The pattern is written for sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 months.

The Chunky Alpaca Cowl Knitting Pattern

New release!  This Chunky Alpaca Cowl is a satisfying quick knit, made from an utterly soft super bulky alpaca yarn. You’ll be warding off the cold in no time.  There’s some cabling.  There’s some texture work.  But a dedicated beginner will do fine.

The Chunky Alpaca Cowl. Make it!

Abbreviated Materials List:

Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca or Gedifra Highland Alpaca 3 skeins

Size 17 knitting needles

Crochet needle K

Cable needle (optional)

Two buttons, 1 5/8″

This quick knit cowl features a cable stitch that almost feels like lace.

Chunky Alpaca Cowl Pattern 5.

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Knitting Kits

I’ve been mulling over this one for a bit:  making my patterns into knitting kits.  It took me a bit, but I finally came up with a presentation I’m happy with.  This first release is the Newborn Knit Kit for the Cabled Earflap Cap.  The kit includes the printed full color pattern with numerous photos along with a skein of the luxury yarn, Terra by the Fibre Company.  It is all packaged in a sweet eco-friendly gift box that is perfect for giving or receiving.

The Newborn Knit Kit for the Cabled Earflap Cap
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Sunflower Hooked Pillow: A Pattern for Rug Hookers

I designed this pillow a couple of years ago, and it’s been exciting to see how well received it’s been.  I was even more excited when I was invited to teach a class to fellow avid rug hookers to show them how to make this pillow, too.  And as  result of all that, I decided to write the pattern so that hookers everywhere can have the opportunity to put their own personal stamp on their version of the pillow so that it perfectly suits their home and decor.

This pattern is available as an instant PDF download in my Etsy shop.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Send pictures!

Pattern for the Sunflower Hooked Pillow. Make your own!

The Cabled Earflap Baby Cap: A Knitting Pattern

Big sigh of relief.  This pattern is finally complete!  It’s the most challenging pattern I’ve written to date.  That is, challenging to write, literally.  Hopefully, I’ve devised a pattern that is easy as pie for you to read and knit.  There are detailed instructions for less experienced knitters, and those of you who have a few more miles of knitting under your belt should be able to take it and run.  Lots of pictures (and big thanks to Sara Jensen Photography for the best ones!), helpful links,  and in the end you will have one cute topper for your favorite babe.

Enjoy!

Cabled Earflap Baby Cap, photo by Sara Jensen Photography.