Saturday, October 28, 2017

Chisholm: a shawl in eight sections

The alpaca and silk blend of Bluebonnet Hills Alpaca Ranch Yarns Treasures DK weight yarn is so incredibly soft and luxurious that I keep finding myself knitting with it.  As a cool front moves in and it starts to feel like autumn, a soft, cozy shawl is just the thing.  Two colorways play tag throughout eight easy-to-knit sections and soon you'll be wrapped in color and coziness.
This pattern is free and has not been tested.  I've done my best to make the pattern error-free but I'm just a human being.  I will post errata here if/when they are necessary.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Finfeather Showl

The Finfeather showl is a crocheted shawl-cowl hybrid

I love to wear a shawl draped with its center point to the front.  Over the course of a day, however, I will fuss and fidget with the drape, and the ends, and my shawl pin until wearing a beautiful shawl is as much of a distraction to me as it is a fashion statement.  Enter the “showl” – a shawl-cowl hybrid that incorporates the best of both items.  It stays put without a shawl pin and lets you show off your beautiful stitching to its fullest!  It’s sure to become your new favorite accessory!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Dream of the islands with this whisper-soft cowl in ocean hues.

The Antilles cowl is knitted flat then grafted or seamed.  Slipped stitches are used to make rolling stripes of color on a Quaker rib background.  Luscious yarn in baby alpaca and silk ensures you'll never want to take it off!

The pattern is fully written out and also includes a chart.

This pattern has not been tested.  If/when errata are necessary, they will be posted here. 

Saturday, September 05, 2015



Ward off the evening chill by draping the Sweetbay poncholette over your shoulders!

Sometimes I find a lovely ribbon yarn and I’m not sure what to do with it.  This pattern has a large stockinette section that lets the ribbon really shine and a sweet leaf border to give a bit of interest. 

Pattern information

The poncholette is knitted flat, then seamed.  If you prefer, skip the seaming and wear it as a wrap.

The stockinette section can be wider or narrower based on your gauge and stitch count.  Cast on the number of stitches that are right for you!  The border pattern is ten stitches wide.

The pattern is fully written out and also includes a chart.

This pattern has not been tested.  If/when errata are necessary, they will be posted here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lyonia Cowl

Cooling off, warming up

As the temperatures fall, reach for this cuddly cowl to help ward off the chill.  A delicate leaf motif and an enchanting picot edging make this cowl perfectly fashionable all autumn long!

Pattern information

This cowl is worked flat and the ends are grafted. If you prefer not to graft, you can bind off with a three-needle bind off or, alternatively, you can cast on and bind off normally and seam the ends together.  It’s all up to you!  The pattern is both completely written out and completely charted.   

This pattern has not been tested.  If/when necessary, errata will be posted here.