patterns

Procella

Procella

Little waves swirl around and around when you knit this hat and fingerless mittens set. You can choose to create waves spiraling in the opposite direction for one of the mitts so they are mirror images of one another. The hat band and cuffs are created by holding two strands together to make a sturdy fabric. Then when you begin the lace, drop one of the strands to make a supple, drapey fabric that slouches wonderfully when worn. The increases—which are required, to change the stitch count for the lace—make clever use of the double strands from the band. This set is read more

Hockey Shawl

Hockey Shawl

The lovely ladies at River City Yarns asked me to design something with the fun Hat Trick yarn they’ve developed. What better than a shawl that can be worn to a hockey game? I wanted to do a mash up of a lace shawl and a team uniform. To maintain the feel of the uniform there’s a large area of solid colour in stocking stitch. This has an added benefit of making the project more approachable to beginner shawl knitters. The lace begins in the solid colour where it’s clearly visible and then segues into the read more

Cover Girl—Oversized Cowl

Cover Girl—Oversized Cowl

Well, look at that! I just found out that my design made the cover of Designer Knitting in the UK. In North America, the magazine is known as Vogue Knitting and always has a different cover. My Oversized Cowl is in both publications and it’s a staple that should be in every knitter’s wardrobe. The cowl is knit flat in a sumptuously textured rickrack ribbing pattern. The cowl is generously sized to be a real statement piece and keep you cozy warm when the wind starts blowing. It sports a reverse stockinette read more

Tip Toe Up

Tip Toe Up

Have you seen the new photos for my Tip Toe Up socks? I partnered with Krista of RainCityKnits to create these colourful, crazy ,hot pink-toed socks in her awesome yarn. In fact, those are Krista’s feet and our photo shoot was in her very cool artist’s loft. My toe up sock class is a popular one. At the end of every class I’m always asked if I have a pattern. Great idea! Even if you don’t get a chance to take the read more