Slice of Honey – I love cables but I find that they sometimes require a bit of concentration. The ‘slice’ of cables in this hat provides just the perfect balance between enough cabling to satisfy your cable love and some soothing reverse stocking stitch.
Worked in aran weight yarn for a speedy knit, Slice of Honey is a unisex hat available in three sizes and two fits (beanie and slouchy). A ‘slice’ of honeycomb cabling is surrounded by reverse stocking stitch and is worked all the way up to the crown.
The pattern contains both charts and written instructions for the cable sections. Slice of Honey has been fully tech-edited and test knitted, and includes clear photographs and a schematic. Click here for further details, more photos or to buy a copy of Slice of Honey
Hover – Love mini-skeins? Love fade-effect patterns? Hover has been designed especially to make the most of mini-skien sets and features a beautiful slipped stitch and yarn over section at the transition point between colours.
Named after the shawl’s shape, which resembles a hovering bird, Hover is knitted from side-to-side, increasing towards the mid-point and then decreasing back down. The desire to reach the next mini-skein and a decreasing stitch count in the second half, make Hover a motivating and fun shawl to knit.
The pattern contains instructions for different sized mini-skein sets (5 x 20g and 8 x 13g),and “Gone Wild” instructions for other sized sets (including left-overs), making it a versatile pattern for all seasons.
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Folden – Part shawl, part cowl, Folden is a shawl with a twist or two: get past the mid-point and the stitch count rapidly decreases towards the finish, which makes Folden a very motivating knit; and once finished, Folden is folded in half along the mid-line to reveal a striking picot edge.
Coming from a desire to knit something simple but with a twist, Folden has gentle garter and stocking stitch sections, with a row of eyelets in the middle, and tassels at each corner. Suitable for variegated, semi-solid and solid coloured yarn, Folden is that perfect mix of quirky yet easy knit.
Folden is knitted with 100g of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn. The pink version is knitted in Walk Collection’s Tough Sock in Frangipani and the turquoise version is knitted in Fivemoon’s Luna Plus 4ply Solids in Duckegg.
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Snow Blossom – If you still need a little shawl around your neck in late spring or early autumn, then Snow Blossom is the perfect piece for you.
A beautiful crescent shaped shawl, it uses two 50g skeins of contrasting 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in a graduating effect. The garter stitch stripe sections knit up quickly and lead into the pretty lace section, which features simple ‘no-turn’ bobbles, and a beautiful bobble edging.
First published in Knit Now Magazine in Early Spring 2017, the pattern has now been updated to include instructions for knitting a slightly larger Snow Blossom in light 4ply/fingering-weight yarn, as well as the original heavy 4ply/sport-weight version.
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Zastruga – a fabulous shawl making the most of mini-skeins and gradient yarns.
Zastruga is a sweeping triangular shawl, knitted from one corner down to an Old Shale edging, in five distinct sections. Each section features a different texture to depict a developing snow storm. The sections can be repeated or extended, and there is a handy table included in the pattern to help you plan your ‘off-piste’ Zastruga shawl.
I find mini-skein sets very tempting, but sometimes it’s hard to find patterns that will make the most of the gorgeous colours and gradients.
To remedy this, I have designed my Zastruga shawl: a well-thought-through knitting design which makes the most of special 4ply mini-skein sets and gradient yarn.
Click here for further details or to buy the Zastruga pattern.
Sycamore – now available in my Ravelry store (click here). First published in Knit Now Magazine Autumn 2016 and now includes instructions for knitting Sycamore in 4ply/fingering-weight yarn.
Sycamore is a beautiful triangular shawl, featuring an unusual combination of lace and cables. It is designed to make the most of a special skein of yarn in a solid or semi-solid colourway.
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Cherry Stone – available in my Ravelry store (click here)
Cherry Stone has arisen out of several necessities and an ever-so teeny tiny yarn addiction. Like you, I have a stash full of lovely variegated yarns, but find it hard to pick patterns to use them in.
Cherry Stone is an asymmetric shawl, which showcases variegated yarn and is also a solution to several shawl knitting conundrums:
– it makes use of a gorgeous skein of variegated yarn
– it features a ‘picot-on-the-go’ edging without a lengthly picot cast off
– the bold stripes are cleverly knitted without lots and lots of ends to weave in
– it uses simple short rows, with no ‘wraps and turns’, to create an easy-to-wear longer, scarf-shape shawl
– the short rows are closed using a row of contrasting bobbles, mirroring the bobble i-cord cast off
Click here for further details (including photos of Cherry Stone in different yarn combinations) or to buy the Cherry Stone pattern.
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