Knitting keeps me from unraveling

The patterns below include are for a wide-range of knitting skills.

Bulky Weight Slippers Pattern

These bulky weight slippers are a great way to learn how to knit two at a time toe up socks. They’re also a quick knit that makes a great gift!

Fall Leaves Shawl Pattern and Recipe

Get the free pattern for this beautiful Fall Leaves Shawl. Instructions are provided for how to customize the shawl, along with a video demonstration of how of to knit the lace.

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”

Jaye Hat Pattern

The Jaye Hat is an easy pattern for a very popular, gender neutral slouchy hat. A unique feature is a double thick brim that’s very warm for cold climates. Here are some modifications you may want to consider: If you live somewhere with a mild climate, you may want a single layer brim instead. ToContinue reading “Jaye Hat Pattern”

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.

Sheep Hat Pattern

I love this Baable Hat pattern! I’m also planning to knit the matching mittens. This was my first stranded colorwork project, and was a great one for learning. First I taught myself to knit English (holding the yarn in the right hand), in addition to my usual Continental style (holding the yarn in the leftContinue reading “Sheep Hat Pattern”

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!

Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves Pattern and Video

This Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves pattern is an ideal project for a beginning knitter. Knit on straight needles with worsted weight yarn and then stitched together, each glove works up quickly and has an interesting texture. There’s also a matching Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat pattern. You can view the original pattern, orContinue reading “Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves Pattern and Video”

Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat

If you can knit and purl, you can knit this Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat. Knit on straight needles and stitched together, it also provides good practice following a pattern. There is also a matching pair of fingerless gloves. Knit with worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles, it’s a great beginning knit project.

Harry Potter Scarf

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, which is easy to see if you spend time looking through my Gallery. This Harry Potter scarf is a great beginning knit project that is knit in the round on 16″ size 8 needles and gives the knitter practice changing colors of yarn. Knitting in the round createsContinue reading “Harry Potter Scarf”

Stocking Ornament Pattern

The pattern for these knit stocking ornaments comes with three variations. Knit on straight needles and then stitched together, they’re simple enough for beginning knitters yet look very cute on the Christmas tree.

Christmas Bell Ornament Pattern

This Christmas Bell pattern is easy to knit even for a very beginning knitter. It’s knit flat and then stitched together. The loop is made with a crochet chain, but could just as easily be made with a loop of yarn or ribbon.

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