Patterns

Theia

Theia

A mighty Titan out of Greek mythology, Theia is the goddess of glittering and glory, and the mother of the sun, moon, and the dawn. Bring your own piece of glory into the world with this lush, reversible shawlette! Theia is a garter stitch shawl fashioned in a unique boomerang shape, designed to wrap perfectly around your neck. Edged in an undulating cable, Theia will inspire the divine in your knitting!

$6

 
Carlina

Carlina

Inspired by the carlina thistle, which is thought to bring good luck to the Basque people of Spain, this eye-catching sock features a graphic thistle-like lace panel. Surrounded by 3x2 ribbing that ensures a good fit, the lace is approachable for beginners, yet still interesting for more experienced knitters. Carlina’s striking good looks make it one pattern you’ll want to knit again and again.

$6

 
Castanets

Castanets

With sweeping lines and bold colors the Castanets shawl will make you want to twirl like a Flamenco dancer. There are quite a few options to make this shawl your own—one color or two, garter stitch or stockinette, small or large. Let this shawl bring out the inner dancer in you!

$6

 
Dianella

Dianella

Wrap yourself in the soft petals of Dianella, a half-moon shawl named for the blue flax lilies that blanket much of Australia. Knit from the top-center down, Dianella features a bold blossom design surrounded by a simple repeating petal pattern. You don’t have to have a green thumb to add this flower to your garden—just two sharp needles!

$6

 
Wild cherry

Wild Cherry

As spring first appears in Seattle the cherry trees burst into bloom. The wild riot of pink up and down the streets is a promise that the clouds will part and the sun will appear again soon. Cherry blossoms bloom all over this long, curved, asymmetric shawl and will remind you of spring too as you wear it tucked in a coat or wrapped around your shoulders. With a bit of garter and simple lace this sweet shawl will spring off your needles!

$6

 
Chimney fire

Chimney Fire

Cozy up by the hearth and break out your needles for Chimney Fire, a lush cardigan sweater pattern. Named for a cocktail made of amaretto, cinnamon, and hot apple cider, Chimney Fire features moss stitch, cables, and ribbing that will chase off the chill of cool winter nights. Even though it features top-down constructions, this Chimney Fire will have you saying “bottoms up!”

$7

 
Fannette

Fannette

Named for the lone island in Lake Tahoe — a beautiful alpine lake straddling the California/Nevada border — Fannette is a half-circle wrap that features a lace design suggestive of Tahoe’s pine forests. Beginning from the center top, it starts with bands of garter stitch separated by rows of eyelets and then transitions into the delicate lace pattern. Knit in a fingering weight silk that is evocative of Tahoe’s clear blue depths, Fannette is light yet warm enough to chase away the chill of a cool mountain evening.

$6

 
Coloma

Coloma

Eureka! You’ll feel you’ve struck the Mother Lode when you cast on Coloma, a light and lacy half moon shawl. Named for the town that sparked the California Gold Rush, Coloma is the perfect pattern to show off a luxurious fingering weight yarn, such as Malabrigo Finito. Stake your claim with this shawl and indulge in your own piece of the California Dream.

$6

 
Half moon bay

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is an ebook collection of semi-circular shawls. It contains 3 designs; Hermosa, Fannette, and Coloma.

$15

 
Ninkasi

Ninkasi

Raise a glass to Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of beer! A light shawlette that drapes effortlessly, Ninkasi features an arcing shape reminiscent of a sheaf of wheat. By combining a fun dropped-stitch pattern with a light and lacy edge, this shawl will keep you knitting until the keg runs dry. While knitting and imbibing at the same time isn’t always a good idea, with Ninkasi, you can have your ale and knit it, too!

$6

 
Wafting

Wafting

As easy as a gentle breeze on a Sunday afternoon, the Wafting cowl is a carefree knit that you can start on Friday and finish before the workweek begins. With a simple roll neck and featuring cables and lace sections to maintain interest, Wafting is the relaxing weekend knit you have been waiting for. And using only one skein of yarn, this project will go easy on your stash, too!

$6

 
Birds of mythology

Birds of Mythology

Birds of Mythology is an ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012. It contains 4 designs; Jian, Sirin, Manohara, and Alicanto.

$20

 
Alicanto

Alicanto

Alicanto is the fourth of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012.

Who needs a new lucky sweater? You do! Alicanto, named after the beautiful bird of Chilean myth, is a top-down breezy cardigan that features light, lacy panels down the front. According to legend, the Alicanto, whose wings shine in the night sky with beautiful colors, brings luck to any miner who sees it. Will this sweater be your lucky charm?

$7

 
Manohara

Manohara

Manohara is the third of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012.

Have you ever wanted to spread your wings and fly away? Manohara is a half-bird/half-woman heroine of Buddhist and Hindu lore who flies away from danger. With the Manohara shawls, knitting can become your escape from the daily grind. With options to make this shawl your own—sock weight or lace weight, one color or two, garter stitch or lace—nothing will hold you down!

$6

 
Sirin

Sirin

Sirin is the second of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012.

A light lacy tank sweater, Sirin is named for a mythological bird-woman of Russian folklore. The sirins sang beautiful songs to the saints, telling tales of joys to come. Once you hear the sirin’s call of this sweater’s overall lacy pattern of delicate eyelets and wavy ripples, you won’t be able to put it down!

$7

 
Jian

Jian

Jian is the first of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012.

In Chinese mythology, the Jian bird has only one eye and one wing—by itself, it cannot function. But as a pair, inseparable and completely dependent on each other, the Jian could soar. With a bold, feathery center panel, Jian will encourage your fingers to fly. And what better argument against the dreaded “second sock syndrome?”

$6

 
Laurus

Laurus

Featuring a repeating leaf pattern reminiscent of the laurel that encircled the heads of the first Olympians, Laurus is a delicate one skein shawl. Knit from the center top, the wings of the shawl drape gently over the shoulders, ensuring Laurus won’t slip during your next knitting marathon. Its lacy leaves travel down the spine and create a visually striking border. Wrapped in Laurus, you’ll feel victorious!

$6

 
Oceanie mitts

Oceanie Mitts

Dreaming of an island vacation while struggling to stay warm? The rolling wave design of the Oceanie Hat & Mitts will help you imagine warm tropical waters, while keeping your head and hands free from chills. Simple decreases create the undulating waves, which act like ribbing, giving you a close fit. Using only one skein of yarn, this project will pack easily in your carry-on bag for that island getaway!

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the Oceanie Hat and the Oceanie Mitts.

$6

 
Oceanie hat

Oceanie Hat

Dreaming of an island vacation while struggling to stay warm? The rolling wave design of the Oceanie Hat & Mitts will help you imagine warm tropical waters, while keeping your head and hands free from chills. Simple decreases create the undulating waves, which act like ribbing, giving you a close fit. Using only one skein of yarn, this project will pack easily in your carry-on bag for that island getaway!

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the Oceanie Hat and the Oceanie Mitts.

$6

 
Melody hat

Melody Hat

Looking for two baby hats to make any parent’s heart sing? Rhythm and Melody will be music to your ears and your fingers. The woven appearance is created through the clever use of slipped stitches, a technique that looks impressive yet is easy to master. Rhythm’s two-toned look emphasizes the beat, while Melody’s rainbow-hued stripes create a sunny tune. These quick and easy baby gifts will have you singing a happy song in no time!

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the Rhythm Hat and the Melody Hat.

$6

 
Rhythm hat

Rhythm Hat

Looking for two baby hats to make any parent’s heart sing? Rhythm and Melody will be music to your ears and your fingers. The woven appearance is created through the clever use of slipped stitches, a technique that looks impressive yet is easy to master. Rhythm’s two-toned look emphasizes the beat, while Melody’s rainbow-hued stripes create a sunny tune. These quick and easy baby gifts will have you singing a happy song in no time!

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the Rhythm Hat and the Melody Hat.

$6

 
Zoom

Zoom

Zoom is a basic toddler sweater with a little bit of texture and colorwork for interest. The racing stripes zooming up the sleeves are created with simple 2x2 ribbing. If the thought of intarsia is too complicated Zoom can be worked completely in the round in one color. The ease in sizing and ability to roll the sleeves will keep your favorite kid in this sweater for a while.

$6

 
Hermosa

Hermosa

Reminiscent of the undulating ripples of sand left when waves recede, the Hermosa Shawlette features bands of stockinette interspersed with delicate lace. This simple pattern accentuates the highlights and shadows of the featured yarn, Malabrigo Arroyo. Like its namesake beach in Southern California, Hermosa will make you relaxed and confident in its easy beauty.

$6

 
Eurybia

Eurybia

An ancient Greek goddess of the sea, Eurybia controlled the winds that whipped the waves. Those waves are highlighted in this lightly beaded shawlette that features a lacy pattern resembling traditional Greek scroll motifs. Knit from side to side, Eurybia's shape is achieved by simple increases and decreases, without the need for long cast-ons or bind-offs!

$6

 
Meliae

Meliae

According to Greek mythology, the Meliae were nymphs of the ash tree and children of Gaia (the Earth) and Ouranos (the Sky). This feminine shawlette evokes their memory with a border pattern that resembles ash seeds. Draped over the shoulders or wrapped around the neck, this light shawl will keep away the chill during a walk in the woods.

$6

 
Seamless slippers

Seamless Slippers

Many years ago my grandmother gave me a pair of knit slippers for Christmas. These were store-bought slippers made from a bright red acrylic. I loved them so much that I actually wore holes in them. I came across them in a drawer last year and realized that I now had the skills to knit my own pair using any yarn I liked. Whip these up in a sturdy acrylic or superwash wool/nylon blend for longevity while padding around the house, or something soft and luscious to wear curled up on the couch with your knitting. These slippers, sized for women and men, knit up fast and make great last-minute gifts. The flowers add a feminine touch, but are easily omitted for a plainer look.

This pattern was originally published in Knitcircus Issue #9.

$6

 
Drift

Drift

Drift is named for the North Pacific Drift, a warm ocean current that flows from Japan to the Pacific Northwest. Using simple yarn overs and decreases to create rippling ribs, this accessible yet appealing sock holds something for knitters of every skill level.

$6

 
Wild growth (fingering weight)

Wild Growth (Fingering Weight)

Wild Growth is a study in gauge. In the larger gauge, the gauntlets look more rustic, whereas the smaller gauge produces a more delicate effect. In either case, the pattern resembles leaves and vines wandering over the back of the hand, much like a wild growth meanders over a hillside.

Please note this pattern contains directions for both the large and small gauge styles.

$6

 
Wild growth (aran weight)

Wild Growth (Aran Weight)

Wild Growth is a study in gauge. In the larger gauge, the gauntlets look more rustic, whereas the smaller gauge produces a more delicate effect. In either case, the pattern resembles leaves and vines wandering over the back of the hand, much like a wild growth meanders over a hillside.

Please note this pattern contains directions for both the large and small gauge styles.

$6

 
Twist again cowl

Twist Again Cowl

Twist Again is an adult-sized version of the popular Twist baby hat, with a bonus matching cowl. Alternating stripes of color accentuate the movement of the slipped stitches up from the brim to the crown. Color choices are key for this duo. Closely matched colors will give an almost kettle-dyed appearance while opposing shades will lead to bolder, more obvious striping.

Cowl will require approximately 60 yds (55 m) of the main color and 35 yds (32 m) of the contrasting color.

Please note this pattern contains directions for both the hat and the matching cowl.

$6

 
Twist again hat

Twist Again Hat

Twist Again is an adult-sized version of the popular Twist baby hat, with a bonus matching cowl. Alternating stripes of color accentuate the movement of the slipped stitches up from the brim to the crown. Color choices are key for this duo. Closely matched colors will give an almost kettle-dyed appearance while opposing shades will lead to bolder, more obvious striping.

Hat size L will require approximately 75 yds (69 m) of the main color and 60 yds (55 m) of the contrasting color. Smaller hats will require a bit less of each.

Please note this pattern contains directions for both the hat and the matching cowl.

$6

 
Lambda

Lambda

Named for the Greek lower case letter used in many fields of math and science, this sock is engineered to stretch and fit a variety of feet widths. The toe-up design incorporates an inventive heel flap and gusset technique which helps to show off the modified horseshoe cable motif. The length is easily adapted to a desired fit.

$6

 
Psychedelia

Psychedelia

Inspired by the colorway’s tag line, excuse me while I mix this dye, Psychedelia is a trippy sock with swirling colors and zig-zagging slip stitches. The pattern itself is a simple lace repeat that is easy to follow. Work this in your favorite variegated yarn for a swirling look or your favorite solid and watch the triangles pop.

$6

 
Curling tendril

Curling Tendril

Tendrils of lace curl around the leg and down onto the foot of this lovely sock. Large sections of stockinette make for a fast knit, but the lace work keeps the pattern interesting. This pattern will work well with both solid and variegated yarns.

$6

 
Tuileries

Tuileries

Early April in Paris finds the Jardin de Tuileries overflowing with beautiful tulips. These lacy socks remind me of the ruffle edged parrot tulips I first saw in that beautiful garden many years ago. With the openness of the lace pattern they make for a lovely springtime sock.

$6

 
Plumeria

Plumeria

The closely-spaced cables on this sock, lined up neatly in ribs, are reminiscent of the beautiful plumeria leis found in Hawaii. Plumerias come in various shades of pink, yellow and white; however, this sock will look lovely in any color you choose.

$6

 
Lucky diamond

Lucky Diamond

These socks were originally featured during Sock Madness 3, in Round 4.

They were designed as an experiment with slip stitches and multiple colors of yarn. Using a contrasting color that is similar to the variegated colors will minimize the striping effect; using one that stands out will highlight the striping effect.

$6

 
Toasty cowl

Toasty Cowl

Toasty is a fun little project that knits up quickly. Knit doubly thick for extra warmth, even when the wind is blowing. Worked in super soft Malabrigo it’s a treat to wear next to your skin.

Free

 
Sprout hat

Sprout Hat

These adorable baby hats knit up quickly and are a wonderful way to use up partial skeins of sock yarn. Worked completely in the round, there are no pesky seams to sew. The perfect go-to gift for a last minute baby shower or an early arrival!

Please note that this pattern contains directions for both the Twist Hat and the Sprout Hat.

$6

 
Twist hat

Twist Hat

These adorable baby hats knit up quickly and are a wonderful way to use up partial skeins of sock yarn. Worked completely in the round, there are no pesky seams to sew. The perfect go-to gift for a last-minute baby shower or an early arrival!

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the Twist Hat and the Sprout Hat.

$6

 
Remolino hat and scarf

Remolino Hat and Scarf

Remolino is the Spanish word for whirlpool. It’s a rather apt description of the design on this slouchy little hat. The rounds spiral into to the center of the hat and the slipped stitches show off the beautiful colors of Malabrigo. The matching scarf rolls in on itself creating a tube effect when finished. The scarf can easily be made longer if desired by using the remaining yarn from the hat as the hat will not use a full skein.

Please note this pattern contains instructions for both the hat and the scarf.

Free

 
Echoes

Echoes

I spend a lot of time on the computer, more than I care to admit really, and my hands are always cold. As necessity is the mother of invention I was inspired to knit up a pair of gauntlets to keep me warm while leaving my fingers and thumb free to type and mouse. I wanted them to be fun and bright to lift my spirits while plugging away at work. I named them Echoes, as the cables seem to echo out from the middle knit stitch.

Please keep in mind these are very stretchy from the ribbing, so they will fit arms of various diameters.

$6

 
Sunset scales socks

Sunset Scales Socks

These socks are a pretty basic toe up sock pattern made interesting by the lace work. I found the lace stitch in the Vogue Stitchonary Volume One. The yarn used was hand dyed by Jo at Baywood Yarns and it is a dream to work with. If you can get your hands on some I highly recommend using it, otherwise any sock yarn that gets gauge will work as a substitute.

Free

 
Bliss blanket

Bliss Blanket

When one of my closest friends announced she was pregnant I knew I had to make her a blanket. It needed to be more interesting than just a plain old rectangle, as the mom-to-be is a very talented knitter herself. So the Bliss Blanket, named after its recipient, was born.

The blanket is done in entrelac with a twist; rather than plain stockinette the rectangles are done in a mistake rib. The superwash wool is perfect for a new mom; just throw it in the washing machine, no muss, no fuss.

The pattern is available online from Knotions.

Free

 
Violeta

Violeta

My Cuban grandmother was a wonder with a crochet hook. The intricate lace she could make was simply amazing. Though she taught me to crochet, I never quite took to it. Many years later, I picked up knitting needles and found my true crafting love. These gauntlets are named Violeta because the color reminds me of all the violets that filled her house and the patterning is in the same spirit as her beautiful lace.

$6

 
Prickly

Prickly

I love sock yarn, especially hand painted skeins, but I really don't care for pooling. I created this design as a way to do something different with all those lovely hand painted skeins and break up the pooling. Using only 50g of yarn in total these are also a great way to use up the leftovers from your favorite socks. Don't worry though; Prickly refers to the texture of the slip stitch pattern, not the feel of the yarn.

$6