I made these Pieces of Eight Mitts last December for myself, my mom, and my sister. With their unique construction, they’re so beautiful and fun to create!
Sheep are the source of the beautiful, luxurious wool that many knitters use to knit their creations. They can also be darned cute! The Counting Sheep Scarf has an entire herd of sheep along its length, in two different colors. Depending on the yarn you use, it can have white and black sheep, blue and yellow sheep, purple and green sheep, or whatever color combination you can imagine! If you’re counting, there are 55 sheep on each side of the scarf. The scarf also comes in handy for insomnia — counting the sheep should put you right to sleep!
Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished length is approximately 60 inches (152 cm).
I designed this blanket while on my honeymoon in Hawaii. I loved watching the waves come in, and wanted to capture the feeling of the ocean so that I could snuggle up with a blanket and dream of Hawaii on cold winter days. My husband even drove me to a yarn shop in Hawaii so that I could buy new yarn to start knitting it right away!
The blanket is constructed using mini cables and two colors of yarn. Similar colors will blend into each other and create a variegated look, while different colors will show more pronounced striping. Optionally, the blanket can be knit with just a single color of yarn instead.
Tetris is one of my all time favorite games. Something about how the blocks fit together speaks to me. I designed the Tetris Prism Scarf to feature a Tetris game on both ends, with falling blocks along the length of the scarf. Each end has two different possible designs you can choose to knit, for either a well played game or a poorly played game! I imagine it as two people playing a Tetris battle.
Double knit, this scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. Tetris is a colorful game, so I used a rainbow colored yarn to really make the pieces pop.
Fractals have always fascinated me. They are a beautiful combination of mathematics and art. At its most basic level, a fractal is a pattern that looks similar at every level of magnification. The Dragon Curve Fractal is the fractal featured in the chapter headings for Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
The Dragon Curve Fractal is created by applying a transformation to a line multiple times as follows:
I designed this hat to show off the lacy design of the Dragon Curve Fractal. It is a medium weight, double knit hat that features this fractal repeated all around the hat. Contrasting yarns show off the design, especially if one of the yarns is a variegated yarn. The hat is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. Try wearing the hat with the matching Dragon Curve Fractal Scarf.
Cattitude Scarf Pattern
As a cat owner and a knitter, I know it goes without saying that keeping cats away from yarn is a project in itself. With the Cattitude Scarf, I wanted to show the playfulness of a cat going after a ball of yarn, with the yarn trailing all down the length of the scarf. Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side.
Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished length is approximately 58 inches (147.3 cm). The length can be increased or decreased by approximately 12.5 inch (31.75 cm) intervals.
Love of Cables Pillow Pattern
The Love of Cables Pillow is something I created to show how much I love cables and love creating new designs with them. Cables form a delicate heart shape with twists going up the sides and across the back. The pillow can be knit as either a removable pillow cover with a button flap closure or a fully enclosed pillow with stuffing. It makes a beautiful accent for the home or a great gift for someone you love!
The finished dimensions are approximately 12” by 12” (30.5 by 30.5 cm).
Celtic Tree of Life Bag
The Celtic Tree of Life Bag is a reversible double knit bag with a reinforced base and two handles. It features a beautiful Celtic Tree of Life on either side and a Celtic knot design on the ends. It works great as a project bag or for whatever you want to carry. Depending on your mood, you can turn it inside out to reverse the color scheme for a new look!
The finished size is approximately 11” by 10.75” by 3.5” (27.9 by 27.3 by 8.9 cm), not including the handles.
This pattern includes full instructions for double knitting, so it’s a great project for anyone without previous double knitting experience.
Merry Christmas Banners
These festive banners show off your holiday spirit. Bright and bold, they display a cheerful “Merry Christmas” greeting. The banners are constructed using double knitting, and feature a checkered pattern on the back. There is also an option to knit them using the more traditional double knitting technique, resulting in the reversed pattern on the back.
The finished size of the “Merry” banner is approximately 5.5” (13.97 cm) by 38” (96.52 cm). The finished size of the “Christmas” banner is approximately 5.5” (13.97 cm) by 51” (129.54 cm).