The Diamond Purl Cowl is a great one-skein project for a beautiful skein of worsted weight yarn. We all have a collection of those, right? The yarn used here is the beautiful Red Sock Blue Sock Superwash Worsted in Olive. … Continue reading
Big bulky cowls are popular, stylish, and warm. This knitting pattern is easy enough for a beginning knitter but also quick enough for an experienced knitter to make in an evening. It is worked in the round on large needles … Continue reading
The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is underway. What is that, you ask? Let me explain! A group of independent knit and crochet designers, including myself, have gotten together on Ravelry to run an amazing knit- and crochet-a-long event. There are 335 … Continue reading
The Contentment Shawl is a pretty one-skein crescent-shaped shawl that is worked from the bottom up with a pretty lace border reminiscent of the lace pattern of the Contentment Cowl. The stockinette stitch body is shaped with short rows and finishes with … Continue reading
The Spring Rain Shawl is a lovely sideways shawl pattern that begins with 18 cast-on stitches, increases to the middle, and then decreases back down to 18 stitches. The leafy lace border is worked at the same time. One skein … Continue reading
Texture & Colour is a new sideways asymmetrical, or bias, shawl. Like 8 Simple Stripes and Lovely Eyelets, it is worked from one corner point to the opposite edge. Easy increase (kfb) and decrease (k2tog) stitches are alternated to create a … Continue reading
My free Truly Triangular and Totally Triangular Scarf knitting patterns have been hugely popular. These triangular scarves are easy to work, can be worn as either a scarf or a shawl, and garter stitch scarves or shawls are always popular in … Continue reading
Once again this week there are lots of beautiful knitting patterns to drool over. I’m happy to see a new edition of knit.wear magazine. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen this one. Take a look at these great spring/summer patterns … Continue reading
The Gratification Hat is the fifth and final pattern in my Winter Comfort Collection. This slouchy hat is naturally asymmetrical, giving it a unique shape and style. It uses an easy slipped stitch pattern that creates a triangular section on a background of stockinette. It … Continue reading
I’ve been itching to work on a shawl pattern lately. Here are some beautiful shawl patterns that were published this week:
- And finally, Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary are holding a Spring Skies KAL in their Ravelry group. Check it out here: Plum Dandi Spring Skies KAL. Alicia has just released Lifted, a rectangular shawl pattern, and Melissa has just released Benevolence, a sideways triangular shawl. They are both beautiful.
Feel like starting a new shawl pattern too? I highly recommend any of them!
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