Susanna IC

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gossamer is a generously sized triangular wrap worked with two contrasting weight yarns that alternate between sheer and solid stripes. A delicate lace weight is used throughout the entire project while three shades of a DK weight yarn are added and held together with the lace in sections, creating interesting textures.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fronds is a slouchy hat inspired by the beautiful lines of new, unfurling fern leaves. The hat features a small-scale winding lace pattern, which is created with basic stitches and anchored with simple 1x1 ribbing.
Knitting: Tee
Florescence is a beautiful tee featuring gorgeous botanical lace at the bottom edges of the body and sleeves worked on a background of smooth stockinette. Size inclusive, this flattering pullover is knitted in the round with a raglan yoke from the top down in one piece, without waist shaping for comfortable fit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Perianth is a botanical term defined as the outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx and corolla; in layman’s terms, this is the colorful part of flowers. As the name implies, this Mystery design was inspired by these gorgeous little treasures created by nature.
Knitting: Pullover
Everyone needs a little color in their life and this sweater fits the bill perfectly. Colors is a comfortable pullover worked in combination of smooth stockinette stitch with vibrant insets of mosaic colorwork featured at the lower body and the upper sleeves (the colorwork is charted and written row-by-row).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Drift by Susanna IC is inspired by windswept snowdrifts creating snaking patterns in new snow. The twisting cables and garter stitch captures the textural and barren beauty of winter, bringing with it warmth and comfort. This shawl is worked from the top down and features a low-contrast color border, evoking the shifting colors of short winter ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stratus clouds often look like thin, white sheets covering the entire sky. To reflect that, I chose a beautiful yet simple lace pattern for the entire shawl. To keep things interesting and to add extra movement to the lace, I varied the directions of the lace repeats, which results in a more dynamic pattern - the lace pattern is charted and has...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lace design was inspired by the intricate artwork created by nature in spring. Delicate shapes of new leaves and buds unfurl everywhere, bringing welcome flashes of brilliant greens to the monochrome winter landscape. This beautiful lace pattern, full of flowing curves and interesting textures, is reminiscent of nature’s verdant artwork - ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The inspiration for Safra comes from all the amazing textures created by nature in autumn. The beautiful yoke features soft cables shaped like fluttering leaves worked on a reverse stockinette background with just a few small bobbles reminiscent of autumn berries added along the bottom edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A sister pattern to the Nouchali pullover, this shawl design was inspired by aquatic plants that flourish in warm summer weather.
Knitting: Cardigan
Enfold is a relaxed cardigan, worked from the bottom-up with classic raglan shaping and a flattering V-neck. Soft, flowing cables reminiscent of fluttering autumn leaves are worked in a combination of two snuggly-soft yarns and placed along the center of the front, back, and the sleeves of this comfy sweater.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Taking its inspiration from the incredible fields of wildflowers growing in the Texas Hill Country every spring, Bluebonnet is a relaxed longer-length lace tunic, perfect for warm weather, and a great layering piece for cooler seasons. This garment features beautiful lace reminiscent of growing flowers combined with simple two-piece constructio...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As the name suggests, this design reflects the amazing profusion of flowers and nature’s verdant abundance in the late spring and early summer seasons.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Whitecaps takes its inspiration from ocean waves and the meandering stitches found in traditional Estonian lace. Embellished with optional beads or nupps, the graceful shapes of this lace pattern produce a modern, almost abstract interpretation of flowing water.
Knitting: Pullover
Selima by Susanna IC is a fresh take on the oversized sweater trend. This top-down raglan is worked in an all over lattice cable that is easy and soothing. The sleeves are balanced in a simple stockinette stitch, making the fit easily adjustable as you knit. Light, ethereal Weld makes for a delightfully wearable sweater, with beautiful drape an...
Knitting: Pullover
When I began thinking about this project, I knew that I wanted to create a pullover with bits of pretty openwork and I started to work on ideas for the lace yoke. Inspired by aquatic plants that flourish in warm summer weather, I designed this botanical lace based on the fascinating geometry of waterlilies. Interestingly, this is also where thi...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the stunning tulip fields of Lisse in the Netherlands and spring flowers in general, this generously sized shawl provides interesting lace textures and a burst of vibrant color for any season.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Saudade, an elusive word for the presence of absence, is not easily translatable to other languages; it is a Portuguese concept of deep emotional longing, nostalgia, and melancholy.
Knitting: Cowl
Eilean cowl is worked in a crisp yarn with silky sheen and excellent stitch definition, which give the cowl pretty texture reminiscent of whitecapped waves rushing toward shorelines. Although it may look complicated, this interesting stitch pattern is very easy to memorize because it’s created with simple yarn overs and basic decreases.
Knitting: Cardigan
The feminine name Anwyn is of Welsh origin and it means ‘beautiful and fair’. I’ve always loved this unusual name and kept it on my list of possible pattern names since I was sure that one day I will find its perfect match. I believe this pretty cardigan is just that.
Knitting: Pullover
Tauriel is a comfortable pullover worked in a combination of smooth stockinette stitch and beautifully textured lace reminiscent of autumn leaves, acorns, and berries. This circular yoke pullover is knitted from the top down in one piece, allowing the knitter to easily customize the length of the body and sleeves. The stockinette and reverse st...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Taking its inspiration from the legendary Mermaid of Zennor, this shawl combines beautiful lace reminiscent of ocean waves with sleek stockinette and a bit of garter stitch for an interesting combination of textures. Worked in lustrous, DK weight cotton yarn, this shawl is a versatile accessory, perfect for any season.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Inspired by warm summer breezes, Zeffira is a versatile easy-to-knit lace top, constructed simply in two matching rectangular pieces and seamed for stability. It features pretty boat neck and relaxed fit flattering to many different figure types. Worked in a versatile light cotton yarn, this top is perfect for any season since it can be worn on...
Knitting: Cardigan
Talvine (meaning Wintertime in Estonian) is a versatile cardigan, perfect for layering in any season. It has a longer length, comfortable positive ease, and a draped neckline that will flatter many different figures. The cardigan is knitted from the top down in one piece; the simple stockinette and garter stitches combine for interesting interp...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the coast of Block Island - the sea, the shore, and the sky - Tilson is a three-color shawl worked in a meandering lace pattern with reversible texture. Reminiscent of the horizon line, the dynamic stripes create interesting transitions from color to color within the textured lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This brand new year brings an anniversary - it has been an unbelievable ten years since I’ve developed the short row method of shaping shawls. In celebration of the first publication of my crescents, I am thrilled to share with you Hiraeth (hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home) - a new design that goes back to the beginning and combin...
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by the morning mists of late autumn and winter, Boira is a comfortable, relaxed, and easy to knit pullover perfect on its own or layered during the colder months.
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked in a versatile DK weight yarn, Nuan is a cozy cardigan, perfect for layering in any season. Full of impeccable details, Nuan has a longer length, versatile A-line shape, comfortable positive ease, and a draped neckline that will flatter many different figures.
Knitting: Throw, Scarf
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Knitting: Cardigan
The inspiration for this design comes from long summer days when fields of grass move gracefully in gentle breezes. Perfect for layering, Melica is a transitional cardigan that features simple, easy-to-knit lace bands on a purled background.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Evocative of sunflowers and designed in celebration of the summer solstice and long warm sunny days, Solfrid is a generously-sized crescent shawl worked in three colors and a mix of pretty lace stitches. The shawl is worked from the top down and shaped into a versatile crescent with easy garter stitch short rows; to keep things simple, the shor...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lumme is a versatile and easy-to-wear crescent, worked in a very simple geometric lace pattern throughout the body with a more intricate beaded border. The border features one of the most beautiful traditional Estonian lace patterns, the stunning Water Lily.
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by the ancient Celtic runestones, Ledberg is a versatile cardigan, perfect for layering in any season. It has a longer length, comfortable positive ease with A-line shaping, and a draped neckline that will flatter many different figures.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lazulite is a versatile cardigan, perfect for layering in any season, with stunning colorwork along the bottom edges. It has a V-neck, comfortable positive ease, and a longer length that will flatter many different figures.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Maritima is a striking crescent shawl worked in a traditional Shetland pattern reminiscent of rippling ocean waves adorned with lacy foam. The shawl is worked from the top down and shaped into a versatile crescent with easy garter stitch short rows; the short row wraps can be left unworked, hidden within the garter texture. Maritima uses six gr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Grigia is a versatile shawl worked in a snuggly soft yarn, perfect for layering in cooler weather thanks to its generous size. This design combines modern lines, simple eyelet lace motifs, and easy construction in a fun-to-knit project great for last-minute gift knitting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by the total solar eclipse of 2017 and the return of light after the temporary darkness. While I was watching this stunning phenomenon, I imagined a two-color crescent shawl that transitions from dark to light, just like the progression of the eclipse. The dark shadow (the umbra) would be worked as the short row portion...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl design was inspired by the rugged beauty of northern seashores where shades of blues and greens interact in a timeless dance of ebb and flow. I designed this shawl to make the most of these two colors; the linear color transitions are reminiscent of the sea racing to the shore, while the lace emulates the frothy whitecaps of the waves.
Knitting: Throw
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Knitting: Cardigan
Caspia is a versatile, light, and airy cardigan, perfect for layering. Beautifully textured lace panels reminiscent of ocean waves are featured at the center front and back as well as the sleeves (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl design was inspired by the striking blooms of Rautini, also known as the Chatham Island Christmas tree, which is found only on New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Admired for its brilliant clusters of daisy-like flowers, this unique plant blooms during the summer in Southern Hemisphere.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
People’s fascination with roses goes back to antiquity and over the ages this interest resulted in thousands of unique cultivars in an amazing variety of colors and scents. I love them all, but my favorites have always been the fragrant tea roses with hints of orange in their large pink blossoms. These gorgeous hues of tea rose petals were the ...
Knitting: Tee
Evocative of summer breezes, Awelan is a lightweight tee with a flattering A-line shaping, just a touch of pretty lace, and a curved hi-lo hemline. To minimize finishing, this airy tunic is worked in one piece from the top down using raglan construction, which allows for easy customization of the overall length and the length of the sleeves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed to make the most of a single skein of self-striping sock yarn, this shawl gets its name from the wave-like shape reminiscent of ocean; Naia is a feminine name meaning ‘wave’ or ‘seafoam’.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Every summer the Perseids meteor showers can be seen in the night skies of the Northern Hemisphere. Considered the best meteor shower of the year, its rate can reach more than sixty meteors per hour.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The dramatically open work and exaggerated style of the long, wispy edging on this daring lace shawl is balanced with the textural constrast of that instantly recognizable stitch: the nupp. A defining feature of Estonian lace, the nupp provides a unique visual and tactile texture and, unable to be reproduced by machine knitting, signals not onl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love the ethereal quality that double yarn overs lend to lace. In this stitch pattern, the combination of single and double yarn overs together with double and triple decreases creates a dynamic interplay of negative spaces and dramatically curved lace motifs reminiscent of linden leaves (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Tee
Named for a plant with vividly colored flowers, Ixia is a relaxed short-sleeved tee with just a touch of pretty lace. Worked in a versatile light cotton yarn, this tee is perfect for spring and summer since it can be worn on its own or layered under a light cardigan or shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the architectural beauty of the milk thistle plant, this is design combines a traditional lace pattern with interesting asymmetry for a modern interpretation of a lace stole. This generously-sized wrap is worked in one piece, end-to-end, without the need for center grafting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lily-of-the-Valley is one of my favorite Estonian lace patterns. Lalia combines this beautiful lace motif with simple garter stitch for an easy and quick-to-knit project. The shawl is worked in one piece from a few cast on stitches, and increases are worked along one edge shaping it into a modern asymmetric triangle.
Knitting: Cardigan
Traditional lace stitches can be used to create garments appropriate for the cold seasons when worked in heavier yarns, such as this worsted weight BNW yarn. To eliminate the airiness of lace for a cozy garment, the yarn overs are worked through the back loops, which creates an interesting embossed look on the right side of the garment.
Knitting: Pullover
Interestingly textured lace combined with a few cables worked on a stockinette background is a simple description of this top with bracelet length sleeves. The center lace panel is evocative of fluttering butterflies while the lace side panels suggest the movement of their wings through the air (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Prevail is a generously-sized shawl featuring a simple eyelet lace worked in combination with easy garter stitch, with not even a single purl anywhere. The shawl is constructed in one piece from a few cast on stitches, and it’s shaped into a modern asymmetric triangle with increases worked along one edge.
Knitting: Scarf
This design was inspired by the tamarisk tree in bloom, when its flowers are so profuse that they completely transform the plant from green to pink. Reminiscent of the branches covered in tiny blossoms, a simple linear lace forms the body of the shawl and flows seamlessly into the more elaborate borders featuring stylized leaf shapes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Who doesn’t need a bit of brightness? This design, Niji (the rainbow), explores the interaction of brilliant colors. Rainbows, historically considered symbols of peace and love, are best known for showing off a full range of seven prismatic colors. Interestingly, not every rainbow shows off all seven; the actual colors depend on sun’s distance ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the movement of stars across the night sky, this generously-sized shawl features a simple lace perfect for an easy and quick-to-knit project. Asteria is worked in one piece from a few cast on stitches, and increases are worked along one edge shaping it into a modern asymmetric triangle.
Knitting: Cardigan
Stretta (hug or embrace) is a versatile cardigan, perfect for layering in any season. It has a longer length, comfortable positive ease, and a draped neckline that will flatter many different figures.
Knitting: Cardigan
A symbol of bravery, the red sardonyx has been used for protection by the ancient Romans; the gem is also said to embody happiness, confidence, and optimism. Named for this fascinating gem, this comfortably relaxed cardigan features interesting all-over cables. The cable pattern may look intricate but is easy to work and creates a richly textur...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’ve always loved landscapes covered in a luscious blanket of snow, all tranquil and silent, enjoying that certain crispness and purity of air that just does not exist at any other season. And then there are the colors… What at first always seems like a simple all-white palette, under a close observation crystalizes into a myriad of shades of s...
Knitting: Cowl
Creagan is worked in a luscious pure alpaca yarn and an interesting stitch pattern, reminiscent of the textures found on the rocky coasts along northern seas. Although it may look much more complicated, this stitch pattern is very easy to memorize because it’s created with basic decreases and simple yarn overs.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the rugged beauty of the northern Irish coast, this shawl is worked in one piece from the top down. It starts with a narrow lace edge followed by a simple set of short rows, which shape the shawl into a versatile crescent. After the short rows are complete, the deep lace borders are worked next, and then the shawl is finished with d...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the ocean-like colors of this beautiful hand painted yarn, I wanted to use only the simplest of lace stitches that would allow the yarn shine and the colors drift softly over the surface.
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by European birches with their pale bark and diamond-shaped leaves, this snuggly pullover is a loose-fitting drop-shoulder tunic with a split hem. It is constructed from the top down in four simple pieces with slipped edge stitches for easy seaming (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the spectacular colors of the Colorado aspen groves in autumn, this wrap uses lace leaf motifs that let the beautiful colors of the gradient yarn take center stage (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this shawl comes from the beautiful colors in this yarn - the moody winter-sky mix of blues and purples match the shades of the Iolite gemstone. According to folklore, the gem’s violet and blue carry the spirit of journey, of dreams and intuition, of exploration and illumination.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this design comes from the night sky and mankind’s fascination with the infinite space. Found in the constellation of Centaurus and just over four light years away, the star Proxima is the Sun’s closest neighbor. Interestingly, an Earth-sized planet was recently discovered within the star’s habitable zone, which could make i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lake Baikal (in Russia) has always been fascinating to me. When I was little, I thought the name was interesting because ‘bajka’ means story or fable, and I imagined that the lake is the home of fairies and magical creatures. Later in school I learned that the lake is even more unique than that – it is the world’s deepest and clearest lake, it ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Lizbeth is a versatile open-front cardigan, perfect for layering, constructed from the top down in one piece to minimize finishing. With its longer length, plenty of ease, and graceful draped front panels, this cardigan will flatter many different figures. Simple stockinette and garter-based eyelet pattern make this a beginner-friendly, quick a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Scarf
Inspired by the clean geometry of ice crystals, Plein Air is worked seamlessly from a temporary cast on down to both ends. With two size options, a large, snuggly warm stole and a gossamer scarf, this is a versatile accessory appropriate for any season. The center of the wrap is worked in simple textured stitches, which transform into geometric...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A sister pattern to the popular Marigold stole, this design was inspired by the vividly colored calendula flowers that brighten gardens and the countryside during summer months.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Reminiscent of delicate snowflakes and their intricate geometry, Talvi’s graceful lines make the most of this beautiful Cabécou Brilliant Lace yarn. To keep things simple, the shawl is constructed in one piece from the bottom edge and is shaped with a set of easy short rows worked without tricky wraps. The short rows shape Talvi into a versatil...
Knitting: Cardigan
Whetstone is a versatile cardigan, perfect for layering in any season. It has a longer length, bit of positive ease, and a V-shaped neckline that will flatter many different figures. Whetstone is knitted from the top down in one piece, and the combination of simple stitches help make this a quick and easy project with minimal finishing. Thanks ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Amar, meaning ‘love’, is a generously sized crescent shawl that makes the most of the interplay of two contrasting colors. The two exquisite yarns used in the original sample were dyed with some of the same shades specifically to complement each other, but any two of your favorite colors will work beautifully.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the rugged seaside of Northern Ireland, Antrim is worked in a unique stitch pattern reminiscent of the textures found in the rocky countryside where the muted colors of granite compete with the yellow-greens of lichen and moss.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lavandin is a versatile, light, and airy cardigan, perfect for layering. It features beautifully textured lace panels at the center front and back as well as the sleeves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Calidi is worked in a simple slip-stitch eyelet pattern that is easy to memorize, fun to knit, and adds interesting texture to the project. The shawl is worked in one piece from few cast on stitches with increases worked along one edge shaping it into a modern, asymmetric triangle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed for cool summer evenings and air-conditioned offices, Aragem features an elegant and modern lace pattern perfect for an easy, yet interesting knitting project.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Cowl
This design is all about the interplay of interesting surface textures worked in a snuggly soft yarn. The beautiful flowing cables create a mesmerizing wave pattern that is reversible and looks different depending on the viewing angle. The stitch pattern may look complicated at first, but it is created with simple ribbing and some basic cables.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Meandering lines, interesting textures, reversible cables, next-to-the-skin soft yarn—this is Volta in just a few words. The shawl starts with a small cast on and grows in an organic way with increases worked along the long edge, creating a modern asymmetric shape. Although the beautiful flowing pattern may look complicated at first, it is crea...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl design was inspired by ancient Irish castles and their stunning natural setting, so full of amazing greens and grays. The yarn colors I used for this project are very special to me - they are the result of my collaboration with Ana of Yarn Carnival. I’ve sent Ana few photos of beautiful moss covered rocks for inspiration and she tran...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love knitting cables because the surface texture is beautiful and the knitting process is interesting. For this asymmetric triangle, I’ve combined cables with a touch of openwork so that the finished wrap is not only warm, but remains soft with a good drape. The cable pattern combined with eyelets has textural interest on both sides (CHART ON...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Water Lily is a traditional Estonian lace pattern, which is not only visually stunning but also very interesting to knit. It has always reminded me of one of my favorite flowers, the architecturally intriguing Iris. The rich purple and violet hues of the petals were the inspiration for this design and this color story.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspiration for the Vinifera shawl came from the rich colors of this scrumptious Mercedes yarn by FiberObsessions. The combination of the green teal and purple reminded me of the vineyards and grape vines growing on trellises, so I designed the lace to look like grape leaves.
Knitting: Cowl
Acantha infinity cowl is worked in an incredibly soft cashmere blend and an interesting stitch pattern, reminiscent of the texture found on lower section the thistle blossom. This design is all about the interplay of the rich colors of a hand-painted yarn and the textured stitches. Although it may look much more complicated, the interesting pat...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The subtle grays of this beautiful silky yarn remind me of early morning mists rolling in from the sea. Taking my inspiration from that fluid movement, I designed this shawl using simple lace stitches that flow smoothly across the knitted fabric in delicate waves. These sinuous shapes culminate in a linear border, much like the mists that disap...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A Shawl for Ann is a fun and colorful addition to any wardrobe and a perfect little quick-to-knit gift for your best friend or yourself. Designed for a dear friend’s special birthday, the shawl’s graceful lines make the most of these beautiful gradient yarn colors in a versatile crescent that wraps itself effortlessly around the shoulders like ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Scarf
This pattern should really be called “How to make the most out of two balls of Noro Silk Garden Lite”, but that seemed rather long, so Hetta it is. This is a completely reversible rectangle featuring interestingly textured stitches in combination with some simple cables, and with a few yarn overs thrown in for a fun and quick-to-knit project. S...
Knitting: Pullover
Sinua pullover combines beautiful flowing cables with a touch of interesting openwork in a relaxed shape. It features a stylish boat neck, deep ribbing, and vents at the bottom of the sides (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
To celebrate a year in their new Studio and Store, Knitcircus dyed this gorgeous rainbow gradient. I took my inspiration from these exuberant colors and designed a triangular shawl using a fun-to-knit lace that just flies off the needles. For additional interest and to make Laeta reversible, I added some textured stitches throughout the lace an...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by the ebb and flow of tides and the constantly shifting meandering lines where the shore and the ocean meet. The colors of the water and the sand intermingle as they gradually trade places and overtake each other. Neringa, meaning ‘seacoast’, is all about this interplay of two contrasting colors combined with interesti...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kora features uniquely textured stitches and natural shades of soft alpaca blend in a design inspired by the intriguing structure and patterns of a tree bark. Kora combines three colors of stripes in different widths for an interesting light-to-dark progression.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the shapes of the wings of flying birds, Cygnus combines a beautiful traditional Estonian lace pattern with interesting textures in a modern interpretation of a lace wrap. An elongated crescent, this shawl is a versatile addition to any wardrobe; it can be worn loose around the neck as a long scarf or wrapped around the shoulders fo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this shawl comes from cirrus clouds, which form ever-changing delicate lines in the sky. The shawl combines modern lines with an interesting and quick-to-knit lace pattern that creates unique texture on both sides.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for Ebi comes from the iconic Texas bluebonnets that cover the countryside every spring in a vivid shade of blue. I used a textured lace pattern reminiscent of flowers to bring this beautiful plant to life.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rhodora is a uniquely shaped crescent shawl featuring beautiful botanical lace and delicate openwork borders. The shawl begins at the top with a set of short rows, which shape the crescent. The short rows are worked in simple beaded lace, which flows seamlessly into the botanical shapes of the deep border. The border combines leaf and floral sh...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Green is my favorite color. Yellow-greens, blue-greens; chartreuse, lime, kelly, emerald, teal, grass, olive, moss… They are each wonderfully different and I love them all, so much so that most of my yarn stash is green.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nature in spring is all about color - from the incredible new greens of the trees to the rainbow of the countless flowers, fresh and brilliant colors are abundant everywhere you look. One of my favorite blooming trees is the eastern redbud or Cercis (pronounced sur-sis). Before any of its pretty heart-shaped leaves appear, the tree’s branches a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by this beautiful DyeForYarn Late Hour colorway, I wanted to design a shawl reminiscent of a starry night sky. The gorgeous deep color of the yarn matches the color of a midnight sky and I added crystal beads throughout the lace for a bit of star-like sparkle (approx. 250 6/0 or 5/0 seed beads). The simple, unfussy lace pattern I chose...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Veleta tunic makes the most of this beautiful linen yarn with its simple stockinette stitch body and interestingly textured lace border.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Zambra, a perfect accessory for walks on the beach during long summer evenings, is presented in two shapes: a rectangular stole and a crescent wrap.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A delicate, shallow lace triangle with long tails to wear a multitude of ways. Knit with easy purl-back charts and written instructions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Have you ever wondered what makes the peacock’s feathers so brilliant? There are tiny crystal-like structures, which reflect different wavelengths of light depending on how they’re spaced, resulting in brilliant colors. This gorgeous Wooly Wonka yarn has similar crystalline quality, shimmering and sparkling with every movement.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A sister pattern to the popular White Queen stole, this design was inspired by the ethereal artwork created by frost and snow during winter and named for the icy queen that ruled C. S. Lewis’s Narnia. Jadis is my classic top-down short row crescent shawl with three size options, Large, Medium, and Small, all of which can be customized even furt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for Veila came from gradient yarns that transition from a pale, almost white hue to rich saturated shades of the same color. The original handspun yarn I used for the Ply magazine design was spun in soft gray shades, which reminded me of cool mornings in the mountains when the hills are veiled in ribbons of fluffy fog. Later, wh...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
The subtle shades of these beautiful self-striping yarns reminded me of winter, when the landscape is monochromatic with just a few touches of blues and browns. I used these hazy shades of winter as an inspiration for this design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lily-of-the-valley is one of my favorite lace stitches. Easier to work than some of the other traditional Estonian stitch patterns, it creates stunning shapes with very basic increases and decreases (CHART ONLY). The Kielo wraps can be worked in just about any weight of yarn; here the crescent sample is worked in a luscious merino fingering (ab...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ardienta is generously sized and shaped into a crescent that easily wraps around your shoulders like a hug. I designed this shawl to look like a bouquet of beautiful flowers for a dear friend.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Ornella is a generously-sized stole that will wrap around your shoulders and keep you warm like a giant hug. Inspired by the brilliant colors of this handpainted yarn, I wanted the shawl to look like colorful autumn leaves. To emulate the look of leaves dancing through the air as they fall from the trees, I designed the leaf lace motifs on a ri...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Liria combines unique lace and textured stitches in a design inspired by the beautiful magnolia trees. The large open lace shapes are reminiscent of the plant’s large blossoms and glossy leaves, while the textured stitches add movement to the knit much like wind brings movement to the magnolia’s branches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by the brilliance of autumn and all the incredible hues of changing leaves. Vernice is an elongated crescent, which can be worn as a long scarf or as a traditional shawl. Add a few sparkling beads in the border to add texture and drape, and to evoke raindrops or autumn berries.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This versatile design features a textured lace border with a modern geometric pattern reminiscent of the graceful shapes of ocean waves. There are two shapes included in this pattern, an elongated triangle shawl and a rectangular stole. Both wraps are reversible and can be worn in many different ways. They can be simply wrapped around shoulders...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for Brina came from a walk I took once during an unexpected cold spell, when everything was covered in tiny ice crystals. It was still early in the autumn season and the trees had most of their leaves. The ice turned the leaves and branches into living lace, silhouetted against a clear blue sky—it was breathtaking. The color of ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design is all about nature and its changing hues. When I first saw these two rich colorways from Rowan, I was reminded of the way colors in the landscape change at dusk as day transitions into night. Nature’s bright greens become more muted shades of blues and purples, reflecting the darkening skies. I used this as an inspiration for the l...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Reciprocity is reversible stole worked sideways; it combines the gossamer Colington Ultrafine Lace with Gems Fingering in a beginner-friendly project, which looks more complex than it really is. The wrap is worked mostly in basic stockinette and garter stitch, its openwork sections are worked in easy yarn overs and basic decreases. The interpla...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The saying April showers bring May flowers served as inspiration for this design. The outline of this crescent shawl looks like a flower blossom thanks to its beautifully scalloped bottom edge and the deep lace border pattern includes a variety of leaf shapes with vertical lines reminiscent of water trickling down after the rain (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Cardigan, Tee
A fun little cardigan perfect for layering during cool spring days and for air-conditioned work spaces in summer, featuring capped raglan lace sleeves. The fronts are simple stockinette to keep the cardi appropriate for work, but the top part of the back is worked in the same lace pattern as the sleeves (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Affinity tunic is all about easy fit and beginner-friendly construction combined with an interesting juxtaposition of sheer and solid sections. It is intended to be worn with about 4” ease, but the fit can be easily personalized just by choosing a different size. The garment is worked from front to back in one piece, which makes this top revers...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Concurrence is a reversible triangular wrap worked in simple garter stitch. It combines sheerness of the Collington Lace with the versatility of the Louet Gems Fingering yarn. The beginner-friendly construction starts at the center top with just a few stitches. The bottom edge is worked in stripes of different thicknesses alternating solid area...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Water Lily, a traditional Estonian lace motif, has always reminded me of my all-time favorite spring flowers, the stunning and intriguing Iris. Iridea, meaning Iris, is my classic bottom-up crescent design, worked from the bottom in one piece starting with the lace floral motifs along the edge. The shawl is shaped into crescent with easy stocki...
Knitting: Cowl
Taimi (Finnish, Meaning ‘seedling’) is a circular wrap that can be worked in two sizes: a wider neckwarmer cowl or a longer infinity scarf that can be worn loosely around the neck as a cowl or worn around the shoulders as a light cover up for warm spring and summer evenings.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Perfect for the cold seasons and inspired by the classic pashmina shawls, Orwell is a warm and snuggly rectangular wrap with two size options, a larger stole and a smaller scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Veritas was inspired by the stunning color of this gorgeous A Verb for Keeping Warm yarn. When I first saw that this rich colorway is called Mulled Wine, I decided to use that as an inspiration for the shawl design and I chose a lace pattern that reminded me of vineyards and grape vines growing on trellises. This beautiful leafy lace pattern is...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by its namesake colorway of Anzula’s Milky Way yarn, the Nimbus shawl lets the gorgeous yarn take center stage by using a simple lace pattern reminiscent of the cloud shapes. By definition, nimbus clouds carry precipitation, so I added columns of sparkling beads to the lace to evoke the look of falling rain drops. The beads also add lo...
Knitting: Cardigan
The Nevyn cardigan features beautifully detailed cables, mock ribbing, and I-cord edgings, combined with a body skimming fit. The back cable panel creates a subtle waist shaping (CHART ONLY), the vertical lines of the overall ribbing pattern elongate and flatter a wide range of body types, while the zipper accentuates the garment’s modern vibe ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the quiet beauty of tree bark with its infinite variety of textures and colors, Elica elevates a simple side-to-side shawl construction by mixing a variety of stitches for tactile and visual interest (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Cowl, Beret, Tam
The deeply textured stitches of Alna remind me of leaves cascading through the air during the fall months. I’ve always enjoyed taking long walks through the autumn forests, watching the leaves change from shades of green to an incredible variety of brilliant colors. And, as the leaves fall to the ground and dry, their texture changes and adds s...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
I’ve always found tree bark and its incredible variety fascinating and beautiful – the textures vary from smooth to deeply furrowed, the colors range from the palest grays to dark blackish browns. The strikingly textured Myris stitch pattern reminds me of the deep, almost geometric lines of the bark of cypress and cedar trees.
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
This design is all about the interesting surface texture, which is created with simple slipped stitches and basic yarn overs. It is worked in a super soft merino yarn and a fun-to-knit stitch pattern, reminiscent of tree bark texture.
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by the stunning colors of Unique Sheep’s gradient yarn, which works so well with the shawl’s crescent shape. The rich Treasure Chest colorway reminded me of autumn, with leaves turning every possible hue of yellows and reds. Starting with fall as inspiration, I designed the lace to look like many different autumn leaves...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love rain. When I was little, I could not wait for a storm to pass so I could put my rain boots on and go outside to jump in the puddles. Dew, mist, drizzle, cloudburst, torrent - even these simple words make me happy. I adore the scent of rain in the air, before and after it falls. I love the way it washes the entire world, making the ordina...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hausti takes its inspiration from that first icy morning when frost decorates the edges of leaves and autumn berries. The large scale lace pattern features different sizes of leaves combined with lacy edges mimicking the frost (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for Safra comes from the interesting textures that nature creates in autumn. The pattern features soft graduated cables and leaf-shaped cables on a reverse stockinette stitch background. Additional texture is created by working few bobbles along the bottom edge of the crescent and the ends of the scarf (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ewyn (Welsh, meaning ‘surf’) is inspired by shimmering ocean waves rushing to the beach and is offered in two shapes, a rectangular stole and a crescent wrap (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by its namesake Fyberspates yarn, the Cumulus shawl lets the gorgeous yarn take center stage by using a very simple lace pattern evocative of the cloud shapes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Belarra takes its inspiration from the architectural qualities of ornamental grasses, which can grow to impressive sizes throughout the summer.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Aristea shawls are inspired by the multitudes of tiny new flowers and leaves bursting everywhere during the spring season. The lace pattern features different shapes and sizes of leaves, while its interesting texture is created either by working nupps or by adding a few seed beads (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fialka means ‘violet’ and I designed the shawl after I decided that I just have to make a purple shawl that will look like that beautiful little spring flower. When I think of spring, I imagine snowdrops and violets, which grew wild along the paths in the countryside when I was a child. I remember bringing home the tiny purple bouquets and enjo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I was planning this design, I asked myself what would the women of Downton wear on cold winter days. I think that they would wear their beautifully elegant gowns, as always, and they would accessorize with gorgeous shawls and wraps to stay warm in their lavish home.
Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by lush spring and summer blooms, Blaeberry is worked seamlessly from a temporary cast on to both ends, which allows its size to be easily customized. The pattern pdf offers two sizes in two different yarn weights; a large rectangular lace weight stole and a fingering weight scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the complex geometry of ice crystals, Isen is knitted from the bottom up starting with the deep ruffled border. The textured section is worked next (CHART ONLY) - embossed stitches outline geometric shapes reminiscent of ice crystals with sparkling beads added throughout (252 4.0 mm magatama glass beads, optional). The shawl is then...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
20 April 2015 - the pattern now includes written row-by-row directions for the lace as well as the chart.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In celebration of all things gothic, I designed this shawl for the Halloween installment of Woolgirl’s knitting club. I wanted to make the most of this incredible hand-dyed yarn with its brilliant mix of colors, so I kept the design simple. Gothica’s shape is an interesting asymmetric triangle; it is fairly shallow at its deepest point and elon...
Knitting: Scarf
First frost – all is quiet and still, few early snowflakes drift through the chilled air, and everywhere you look the edges of leaves and grasses are etched in silvery white frozen lace. Helada takes its inspiration from this unique and special time when nature transforms into an ethereal fairyland.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the changing seasons and designed in celebration of the spring and autumn equinox, Meristem is a top-down crescent shawl with a twist - its unusual construction creates a unique and interesting shape with an intricate border.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
New York City’s Chrysler Building is one of the most recognizable icons of its time due to the quintessential Art Deco architecture. The building’s stunning features served as an inspiration for the Obsidian shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
She sells seashells by the seashore. I remember the first time I’ve heard this tongue twister, I was wondering who the ‘she’ could be. The only logical option at the time seemed to be a mermaid. After all, she lives in the sea and has access to the most beautiful seashells.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is inspired by the mysterious world of mermaids so vividly imagined in Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire.
Knitting: Cowl, Beret, Tam
Hat: 10.5” tall, 24” circumference at the widest point (lightly blocked, not stretched); approx 220 yards of any worsted weight yarn
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Effervescence is a one-skein, quick-to-knit project, and a perfect introduction to lace and beaded knitting. The entire shawl is worked in basic garter stitch; all the increases are easy yarn overs and the decreases are simple knit-two-together.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this crescent-shaped shawl came from
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Featuring beaded floral and leaf lace shapes along with curling lines reminiscent of tender plant shoots, these two shawls echo nature’s amazing creativity during spring and summer seasons (CHART ONLY). The romantic and delicate character of the lace is balanced by its strong vertical lines; this juxtaposition unites both elements in an interes...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this shawl came from the incredible tulip fields in Netherlands. The flowers seem to go on for miles, infinite, much like an ocean painted in a fantastic array of colors and you can find yourself lost in a veritable rainbow of brilliant hues. While you marvel at the endless variety of colors and shapes, you suddenly understa...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this shawl comes from the juniper tree and its stark beauty, vigor, and resilience. There is some evidence that the hardy juniper may have been one of the first trees to colonize Northern Europe as the ice sheets retreated at the end of the last Ice Age. Interestingly, the juniper tree also played an important role in the li...
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
The Damate set of accessories uses a simple slip stitch pattern to make the most of the beautiful hand-dyed colors and to allow the unique yarn truly shine. Elegant beads in a complementary color are added for a bit of unexpected sparkle. The pattern has elasticity because of the ribbing in the hat and mitts, but can easily be sized up or down ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Flutter is worked sideways in one piece, which results in the interesting vertical striping. Easy stockinette knitted on larger needles gives this design the feel of delicate lace without a single lace stitch. The stockinette sections are combined with stripes of reversible slip stitch color work. These stripes are knitted on much smaller needl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the beautiful colors and shapes of autumn foliage, Derwen combines intricately textured stitches with cables and lace elements in a warm knit (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
When I received this exquisite guanaco yarn from Windy Valley, not only was I amazed by its incredible softness, but also by its gorgeous natural color. I was inspired to design a shawl reflecting the area of the South American continent where this precious fiber originates.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Aurita is inspired by the luminous greens of willow trees in early spring, their new leaves glistening in the sun after a sudden shower …
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When Woolgirl asked me if I would be interested in designing a shawlette for the upcoming Fairy Tale installment of the Embrace the Lace Club, I was intrigued. We discussed the darker side of classic fairy tales, specifically the original stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. This is where the inspiration for Emerantha came from:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Marigold is inspired by the happy little flower that brightens so many summer gardens. Just like its namesake, this stole features many small petals at the center together with larger leaves along the borders while beads shimmer along the edges much like droplets of the morning dew.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Hats - Other
Hercynia is the original name of an ancient forest that includes the modern Black Forest region, the setting of Hansel & Gretel. An installment of Woolgirl’s Once Upon a Time: A Classic Fairy Tale knitting club, the story of Hansel & Gretel is the inspiration for this set of accessories - a slouchy hat, which can also be blocked into a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Giardina shawl is inspired by the myriad of beautiful flowers emerging in every garden during spring and summer. Traditional Estonian stitches reminiscent of petals and leaves flow from a center temporary cast on down to both ends (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stellaria is inspired by the fascinating shapes of the Lady’s Mantle plant with its thick sculptural leaves and multitudes of tiny blooms (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When Miss Babs asked me to design a shawlette with an island theme for her new knitting club, I searched many images for inspiration. The most beautiful image that I found of the Seychelles shows an island cove with a pristine beach and incredibly blue ocean waves rushing to the shore. The waves are topped with frothy white crests and sparkle i...
Knitting: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
One day last November it was cold and rainy and there was not even a speck of green among all the muddy colors outside. I was dreaming of lush gardens full of beautiful flowers and I was inspired to create a shawl that would look like a garden, so I could have colorful blooms all year long.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Hats - Other
Syrinx aruanus is a species of a giant sea mollusk found off the coast of Australia, which is remarkable not only for its enormous size but also for the architectural beauty of its shell. The shell forms a perfect spiral with very distinctive ridges, which I wanted to capture in this design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the intricate artwork created by frost on windowpanes, this shawl combines lace elements with a variety of cables and textures (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Featuring a uniquely textured slanted cable pattern, Vercana hat is knitted with one skein of the ever-popular Malabrigo Worsted. The hat can take a shape of a slouch, as pictured, or it can fit as a standard cap simply by changing the number of pattern repeats. As a slouch, Vercana will appeal to women, but worked as a standard cap in a mascul...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Featuring deeply sculpted cables in an overall pattern, Taranis will look equally as great on a man as on a woman. In addition, this hat will make a great last minute gift project because it is quick to knit in any worsted weight yarn and its size can be easily modified to fit the recipient.
Knitting: Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other
Knitted out of a single skein of bulky yarn, Sulis neckwarmer is a perfect last minute gift for a man or a woman. The deeply textured cables are not only interesting to knit, but help make this accessory warm enough even for the coldest winter day. Sulis is easy to modify in length and in width, so that it can be made taller for extra warmth or...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Designed to match the Caireen shawl (Knitty Deep Fall 2010), this hat features intricately braided cables inspired by ancient Celtic knotwork. The warm alpaca yarn provides sharp definition to the cables as well as lovely drape that enhances the overall fit of the hat. The hat can be worn as a beret as shown in the sample or it can also be worn...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the first downy snowfall of winter season, Gweneira features softly sculpted cables to create the look of windblown snow. Paired with the matching Gweneira shawl (Knitty Winter 2011), this hat will keep you protected even in the coldest weather thanks to the brushed alpaca yarn, which is warm and cozy although it feels almost weight...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dracula – the horror, the shock, the revulsion, the gore, and the underlying romance of it all… Man/Woman, Day/Night, Good/Evil, Death/Life, Love/Hate – these enduring themes of contradiction and opposition continue to draw new readers into the realm of vampires. You imagine yourself there in the darkened world where he swoops in and embraces y...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Midnight: sky of the deepest blue, moon’s silver crescent, twinkling stars… This shawl is inspired by the North Star - mankind’s constant companion and essential nighttime guide since the dawn of civilization. Fifteen large lace diamonds form the central star motif, which is placed on a background of smaller shapes reminiscent of sparkling star...
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by nature’s autumn artistry with its stunning colors and textures, this set of accessories will be a perfect addition to any wardrobe. The richly colored yarn provides definition to the textured lace stitches, which emulate pretty leaf and berry shapes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This scarf is inspired by the bubbling waters of a stream where water shimmers in bright sunlight and splashes along the edges.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I first saw this beautiful yarn, hand dyed by Miss Babs, I wanted to create a lace pattern with plenty of solid areas allowing the gorgeous yarn to shine. The colors are a perfect match to the rich pink flowers of ‘Duchesse de Rohan’, a centifolia rose, which blooms all summer and well into autumn.
Knitting: Cowl
An indulgent skein of pure cashmere, a scattering of beautiful beads… Ria is a perfect jewel of a project to showcase a single skein of this amazing yarn. An infinity cowl, Ria can be worn loosely as a scarf or it can be doubled for closer fit and extra warmth during cold days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When I first saw this stunning silk yarn, an image of lusciously green ferns popped into my mind and I wanted to create a shawl that would reflect the graceful shapes of their leaves.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Romantic evening - beautiful flowers, sparkle of pearls, touch of lace… This petite shawlette will add a touch of romance to any occasion. It features floral lace as well as a few beads sprinkled along the top and bottom edges. Because it requires only a very small amount of yarn, this shawlette can be completed in less than a day. It is worked...
Knitting: Cardigan
Eadon is an ideal layer for the transitional days of autumn. It can be thrown on without much fuss while rushing out the door; it is relaxed and casual to wear with jeans, yet interesting and dressy enough for the city (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam
Inspired by the beauty of autumn, this set of accessories features motifs with leaves and berries straight out of nature’s own sketchbook. Designed to complement the Hawthorne shawl (link below), both pieces can be easily customized.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I designed this shawlette with the original Alice in mind - Lewis Carroll’s friend Alice Pleasance Liddell, who inspired him to write such amazingly profound stories. To begin with I wanted to create something lacy and feminine in keeping with the Victorian mindset, but with strong geometry to reflect the independent and unique little girl that...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Thaw makes the most of one-of-a-kind hand painted yarns by allowing their brilliant colors to take center stage. As stunning as these yarns are, they are often difficult to work with because the pooling of colors can obscure a stitch pattern. To avoid this problem, Thaw is worked primarily in a simple stockinette stitch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by orchid’s intricate form and incredible colors, I wanted to create a larger scale shawl that would echo the flower’s interesting shape. Keeping the construction simple was very important to me and designing the lace in panel sections enabled me to do just that. I used an easy mesh pattern for the leaf panels to offset the slightly mo...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Inspiration for Vesna (poetic, meaning ‘spring’) comes directly from the beautiful Estonian stitches. Their intricate shapes are evocative of nature in springtime, all fresh and new, bursting with flowers and leaves (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stole is inspired by the rushing waters of a stream where waves shimmer in sunlight and splash along the edges. The lace borders are worked in a mirrored pattern forming attractive scallops along the length of the wrap. The long lines of yarn overs mimic the speed of rushing waters. Paired with easy decreases, these yarn overs also help si...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The shawlette’s name, Alcea, means hollyhock and it was inspired by the beautiful color of this Malabrigo yarn. I chose the traditional Ogee lace pattern because I adore its delicate floral motif and I have always thought that it would make a lovely crescent shawl perfect for spring.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Kalmia is a slouchy hat or a beret ideal for transitional weather. It is worked in a floral lace pattern that flows seamlessly up from the ribbing section. The elasticity of the ribbing allows the hat to fit a large range of adult sizes; for children, the hat could be easily worked in a thinner yarn on smaller needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by its namesake colorway of Knit Picks Chroma, the Sunrise shawlette with its smaller size will make a great addition to any wardrobe. Small enough to tuck into a coat yet long enough to wear as a scarf, this vivid shawlette will help make any day brighter. Using only a single skein of the self-striping yarn, Sunrise allows the stunnin...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Treccia (Italian, meaning ‘twist’, ‘plait’, ‘braid’) is inspired by the luxurious fur wraps of a bygone era. Because the unusual shape allows the shawl to stay put, Treccia can be worn simply draped without tying or pinning. The wrap is generously sized and worked in a snuggly alpaca yarn, so it will keep the cold away even on the frostiest win...
Knitting: Cape
Amiens is inspired by the graceful shapes of medieval architecture. The complexity of lace is combined with the texture of cables in an elegant accessory, providing a cozy additional layer for cold winter outing as well as practical cover up for warmer days (CHART ONLY).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named for a beautiful species of crested orchids, this versatile shawlette is really a cross between a shawl and a scarf and as such it can be worn in many different ways.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Billie Holiday and her incomparable vocal talent inspired this generously beaded shawlette. I wanted to design a wrap that she would like to wear during her amazing jazz performances and I imagined that she would enjoy something slinky, sparkly and elegant…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Winter Lilies shawlette features a traditional Estonian lace stitch - the stunning ‘Water Lily’. The beautiful Rowan yarn complements the special lace well and adds a subtle shimmer. The shawl will add a touch of elegance to any outfit, be it special occasion or just everyday wear.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dalenni has interesting elements on both sides, cascading leaves on the right side and meandering lines on the reverse. The overall pattern features sculpted leaves turning in opposite directions, giving the shawl an additional surface movement.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hawthorne is inspired by the beauty of autumn woods where brilliantly colored leaves and berries compete for attention of every passerby.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sargasso is inspired by sunlight bouncing off shimmering ocean waves. The shawl is worked sideways in one piece and features optional beads along the short edges. The undulating lace pattern looks complicated but is simple and easy even for a beginner lace knitter.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the fragile beauty of slender icicles glistening in the cool winter sun, this ethereal shawl will wrap you in a delicate yet warm embrace. Icicles is worked on larger-than-recommended needles resulting in a gossamer fabric and a quick knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wings of butterflies and moths with their fragile beauty inspire this design. I wanted to capture their delicate quality and I believe that this lace pattern expresses that. The yarn color is reminiscent of the silvery moon while the beads sparkle like the first stars in an evening sky.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by lush green leaves shimmering with droplets of morning dew, Little Leaves shawlette with its smaller size will make a great addition to any wardrobe. The design includes beads for extra textural detail (210 8/0 3.00 mm beads), but the lace will look great even if left unadorned.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant shawlette with its smaller size is the perfect light cover up for an evening summer party. The design includes the addition of shimmery beads for extra textural detail, but the lace will look great even if left unadorned (CHART ONLY). Nupps instead of beads are also an option and the test knit was done with those: http://www.ravelr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is inspired by the sparkling waters of a waterfall. The meandering lace includes a narrow stockinette sections at the top of the pattern (CHART ONLY), which expand with each twist toward the bottom of the shawl. It is easy enough even for the beginner lace knitter because the pattern is formed with basic decreases paired with simple ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This crescent shawl is inspired by the fascinating shapes of snowflakes, each different and unique. A cross between a shawl and a scarf, this unique wrap can be worn in many different ways. It is knitted in one piece starting with the cast on at the bottom edge of the lace followed by a set of simple stockinette short rows (no wraps), which giv...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This crescent shawl is inspired by the deepening blues of an evening sky when the first stars start flickering through. This effect is further enhanced by the yarn with its beautiful shifting colors. Twilight’s unique shape lends itself to numerous ways of draping and wrapping; it can even be simply tied like a scarf. Knitted out a single skein...
Knitting: Tote, Purse / Handbag
Note about the yardage: The yardage listed in the pattern (1600+ yards), reflects four strands of fingering yarn held together and is equivalent to about 400 yards of bulky weight yarn.
Knitting: Cowl
Nougat will keep you warm on a chilly day by staying securely tucked into your jacket without any possibility of coming untied like a scarf. The pattern is written for a fingering yarn but almost any yarn can be used. The project will look equally great knitted in heavier yarns on larger needles. The finished size can be easily customized by si...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves feature a decorative lace rib pattern that looks like strings of tiny cables on top of each mitt and a simple ribbing on the palm side for comfort. Cable needles and cable knitting experience is not necessary because the mock cables are actually created with a basic slipped stitch sequence followed by a yarn over in an e...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Show support for your favorite team by knitting their colors into a fun hat. The color pattern is very easy and quick to knit even for a knitter new to stranded color work and it will look great in any color combination. For example, grays and browns will produce a very masculine hat while pinks and purples will fit right into any little girl’s...
Knitting: Scarf
This neckwarmer is the perfect last minute gift requiring only a small amount of yarn and very little time. The original project was knitted with exactly one skein of Silk Garden Lite; however, the pattern can easily be adapted for any yarn on appropriately sized needles. This project could also be simply converted into a larger scarf or even a...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves feature a beautiful lace panel reminiscent of delicate wings in flight. The undulating lace pattern will make the most of yarns with long color changes, such as Noro Cashmere Island, but it will look just as attractive in a solid color yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Show off your Ravelry group allegiance by knitting your favorite hockey team colors into a fun hat. This hat features a very easy and quick to knit stranded color pattern that will look great in almost any color combination as long as there is enough contrast for the lettering to show up properly.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was designed specifically for Noro yarns; however, the overall zigzag pattern created by a simple stitch will make most of any self-striping yarn of similar weight. This easy to memorize and quick to knit one row chevron lace in combination with a dramatically colored yarn makes the Sea Urchin a perfect last minute project for giving o...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Truffle features a simple lace rib pattern that looks like tiny little cables; however, these are mock cables formed by a basic slipped stitch sequence followed by a yarn over. The pattern repeat is easy to memorize as it is only five rows long and five stitches wide; the striking crown decreases are inspired by the wonderful Jacques Cousteau H...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Trenza, meaning braid, describes the cable featured prominently on these mitts. The worsted weight yarn makes this a quick-to-finish project, great for the last minute gift knitting. Some experience with cable knitting may be helpful as this braided design is considered intermediate in difficulty.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This elegant neckwarmer is a perfect showcase for a special yarn and unique buttons. While it is a very fast and easy knit, the use of sumptuous cashmere, decadent silk or one of a kind handspun can make this a lavish last-minute gift. Directions are given for aran weight yarn, but almost any yarn can be used effectively with just a simple chan...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf showcases the beautiful colors of a hand-painted yarn worked in a very simple but effective lace pattern, easy enough for a beginner lace knitter to master. The undulating lace brings to mind rippling waves on a moonlit river, thus the name, Moon River Scarf.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These gauntlets are very simple and quick to knit and will make a good project for a knitter new to cables. Although the cable pattern may seem rather complicated, the actual knitting is quite easy as all the cable crossings on each glove are formed identically. The ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate most women’s hands; howeve...
Knitting: Scarf
This design is based on the beautiful Ogee Lace Skirt by Gryphon Perkins. It is suitable for many of the wonderful ribbon yarns available today, from the light and frothy summery tape yarns to some of the heavier and more opulent ribbons. Some examples are Rowan Bamboo Tape, Berroco Linen Jeans, Louisa Harding Kimono Ribbon, Colinette Giotto, B...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This generously sized shawl showcases the wavy lines of the lace pattern worked in a wonderful baby alpaca yarn. The right side rows of the pattern consist of only two different simple lace stitch sequences and every wrong side row is purled, making this pattern very easy to memorize and knit.
Knitting: Scarf
I have designed this scarf to showcase the striking color changes of Noro yarns, the undulating lace pattern really maximizes this effect. There are many other yarns that would work equally well in this design, some examples are K1C2 Paintbox, Universal Poems, Jojoland Rhythm, and even Patons SWS. I would suggest the use of needles couple of si...