Designer : Rachel Brown Materials: Fingering to sport weight handspun; MC – 115 yds, 105 yds CC. Yarn Details: Mitts shown in (MC) “Naeroyfjord” hand-dyed Shetland from Porpoise Fur, 425 yds/4.9 oz, and (CC)...
The Fitzgerald Bricks Hat is named for Richard Fitzgerald, a brickmaker and African American business leader in the early days of Durham, NC. His bricks went into the construction of many famous buildings in...
Designed to dramatically contrast two hand-spun gradient yarns with its boldly-patterned yoke, this pullover also works up well in contrasting solid colours. It would look great in neutral tones, too. It is a pullover in the...
This project is a joint venture with Nancy Zeller of Longridge Farm. I proposed the idea of working with her fleece and utilizing her amazing dyeing talents and many, many moons later here we...
Designer: Simone Van Iderstine Materials: 230 yds / 210m of fingering weight (14 wpi) yarn in each of the main color and contrast color. (460 yds / 420 m total yardage) Yarn Details: Handspun...
Designer : Simone Van Iderstine Materials: 135 yards / 124m of fingering weight (14 wpi) yarn in both main color and contract color. Yarn Details: Handspun Corriedale wool, in Crossroad Blues colorway by Southern Cross...
These mittens are worked from cuff to fingertip, in the round, and feature a stranded colourwork pattern. They have a more rounded top than is usual, but are otherwise designed in the traditional Norwegian mitten style.
This winter accessory was inspired by the summertime hay meadows of the northern Pennines in England. The slopes are dotted with stone barns (represented by the Faroese seed pattern on the palms) and myriad blooming wildflowers. […]
When In Toronto, there have been sightings of rare Albino squirrels. These animals are so wonderful there is a street and a café named for them. In celebration, I created this hand-spun hat featuring white squirrels topped off with a giant knit acorn so you can be warm this season. […]
When I saw the Hello Purl batts lined up in a neat little cubby at StevenBe’s Yarn Garage in Minneapolis, I thought of my mother immediately. Like my mom, these batts had a lot of interesting elements and a little sparkle, too. So, even though I’m just a beginning spinner, I took a chance and brought one home.
The inspiration for this pattern is the intricate, shimmering spider webs spun by the Orb-Weaver spiders during the summer months. In the early morning hours, these iridescent filaments, hung from garden plants and tall grasses, catch the light and any dew that’s fallen overnight. The pattern features diamond-shaped patterns in the center panel, with wide Estonian-inspired leaf-themed lace borders at each end.
These simple, toe-up socks feature an easy lace motif reminiscent of ripe summer berries, perfect for picking or eating right out of the berry patch. […]
ecause this very deep, rich colorway was dyed on SW wool, it retained sections of white throughout, so I decided that I wanted to spin a 3-ply yarn to minimize high-contrast barberpoling and help the sections that were much lighter than the dyed sections blend the colors together more evenly. […]
This free pattern excerpt utilizes the numbers for women’s medium (size 7-8). The complete pattern is written for 13 sizes, from kids to giants. […]
This pattern is written using tables to ‘fill in the blanks’. Insert the tabled numbers for your size whenever you see a __ in the instructions. There are 13 sizes available in this pattern, from kids to giants, enough to make a pair for all the feet you know. Socks are knit top-down with a heel flap and gussets. […]
Most men do not want lace, all over cables, or colorwork, things that are enjoyable to knit. Men usually want socks that are simple, dark, and long which can leave a knitter wondering, “When will it ever end?” […]
The design of these socks is both bold and simple: pretty, easy on the eyes, and it doesn’t compete with the wildly colourful yarn. […]
Like foehn winds, the Foehn Cowl will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.
Instructions are included for TWO versions – a steeked version with a buttoned opening, and a version knit in the round without steeks. […]
A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Mitts will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.[…]
The project base for this club is a set of matching gloves and a cowl, knit in a stranded fair isle pattern making them both squishy and extra-warm to block those winter winds.
Both fibres were spun to create a semi-worsted sport-weight yarn. […]
The extra width in this crescent-shaped shawl makes it perfect to wrap about your shoulders to keep out winter’s chills.[…]