Traveller’s Cowl Pattern

I designed the Traveller’s Cowl to coordinate with the Traveller’s Hat pattern by Sue Jackson.  This advanced beginner project is quick, easy, and turns out great. It works well with stripes, as shown here, or would be equally nice in a single color of yarn, either solid or verigated. I used Madison, an aran weight yarnContinue reading “Traveller’s Cowl Pattern”

Tivoli Slouch Hat Pattern

This Tivoli Slouch Hat is adorable, easy to knit, and comes together quickly. The hat in the photo above was knit with Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in the Grand Canyon color. It’s knit in the round on 16″ size 8 circular needles and finished with size 8 double pointed needles (DPNS). You’ll also need aContinue reading “Tivoli Slouch Hat Pattern”

Woven Mug Cozy and Coaster Patterns and Video

This great pattern (available for free on Ravelry) is fun to knit and the finished mug cozy and matching coaster are very cute! They come together quickly, are easy enough for beginning knitters, and make great gifts. I knit mine with Eco Highland Duo by Cascade Yarns, which is a light worsted that is extremelyContinue reading “Woven Mug Cozy and Coaster Patterns and Video”

Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern and Video

A Garter Stitch Coaster is great for a would-be-knitter’s very first project. It’s relatively simple while still teaching several important skills that all knitters use. This one uses the continental cast on, knit stitches to make garter stitch fabric, and a simple bind off method. The pattern is available to download, and the video belowContinue reading “Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern and Video”

Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern

In my family, we have a long tradition of knitting or crocheting a gift when someone is having a baby. This Sunny Baby Blanket is my go-to pattern for when I want to knit a blanket. It’s easy enough for beginning knitters yet doesn’t look like a simple pattern. My best tip for success isContinue reading “Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern”

Weekend Scarf Pattern and Video

This Weekend Scarf pattern is very fast and easy to knit, and was indeed able to be finished in a weekend (that I didn’t do anything except binge watch Harry Potter movies.) It’s a great pattern for beginning knitters. The loops are created through a combination of yarn overs and dropped stitches. I knit mineContinue reading “Weekend Scarf Pattern and Video”

Loose Knit Infinity Scarf Pattern

This Loose Knit Infinity Scarf is great for beginning knitters, and is one of two scarves I wear the most often. Yarn overs and dropped stitches create the open loops in the scarf. Using a provisional cast on and three-needle bind off help create a beautiful seam where the ends come together.

Garter Stitch Ear Warmers

These Garter Stitch Ear Warmers make a great beginning knit project because, in addition to the headband knit in garter stitch, they have a small decorative band knit in stockinette. Plus the pattern knits up quickly and looks great!