Indie Design GAL: Shawls Part 1

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


Chance Cove by Allison O’Mahony

From the pattern description
Chance Cove provides a modern twist on the classic, triangular shawl. Worked from side to side in a worsted weight yarn, it features a sleek, geometric lace pattern. The clean lines of the lace paired with simple, garter stitch edgings make it anything but fussy.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 880 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 

Notions of Colour Shawl by Heike Campbell

From the pattern description
The pattern is ideal for those who like to experiment with different colour and light/dark combinations and with variegated yarns and who like to learn a new stitch pattern in a smaller project.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 1040 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Old Salt by Valérie Miller

From the pattern description
In English naval history , an “old salt” is an experienced sailor and teller of sea stories. Inspired by seafaring stories passed down through generations, this gansey-style shawl transitions from one stitch pattern to the next while framed in soft waves.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 835-850 yds of aran weight yarn.
 

Lightning Thief by Lily Go

From the pattern description
Lighting Thief is a crescent shawl worked from the top down without short rows. This is an easy pattern to memorize, interesting to knit with stunning result. Perfect pattern to relax after the Christmas and New Year hectic preparation.

Available in 5 sizes, and uses approximately 330-1220 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Across the Brook by Adrienne Ku

From the pattern description
This lovely shawl is knit with two colors of fingering weight yarn. The main body is composed of bands of lace that fall into an easy-to-remember pattern. Garter stitch rows set off the contrasting color border sections that continue the vertical bands.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 350-675 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 


A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.

Indie Design GAL: Scarves & Cowls

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


Cinnamon Stars by Amy van de Laar

From the pattern description
Wrap yourself in a soft, cosy cowl sprinkled with stars! Cinnamon Stars is a long tubular-style cowl which can be worn looped twice around the neck for protection from the elements, or draped in a single stylish loop.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 730-805 yds of light fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Elephant Cowl by Jenise Hope

From the pattern description
You will be working in the round – no wrong side rows – to make a long and colorful tube. Then the ends of the tube are grafted together and you have a gorgeous cowl with no wrong side, no selvage.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 1848-2772 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Bezant Cowl by Stehannie Tallent

A reversible graphic cowl, cast on provisionally and then grafted together to make a double weight cowl.

Available in one size, uses approximately 390-410 yds of sport weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Miibaru Beach by Claudie Eisenkolb

From the pattern description
A simple yet elaborate cowl with an anchor motif, named after a beach in Okinawa, Japan. Slipped stitches easily create an effect of color work. This cowl will become a great choice for seaside walks, protecting you from cold winds. Have fun with your color choice!

Available in one size, and uses approximately 260 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Calamari Squid Scarf by Tania Richter

From the pattern description
Octopi get all the love, so why not bring a new cephalopod into your wardrobe? This double knit scarf will bring your love of the sea everywhere with you!

Available in one size, and uses approximately 1100-1200 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 


A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.

Indie Design GAL: Sweaters Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


Berlin Soft by Meiju K-P

From the pattern description
Warm cable coat/cardigan that definitely keeps you warm on cold winter days. It is worked from top down and has a subtle a-line body shaping and a large folded collar.

Available in 6 sizes, uses approximately 1530-2430 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Heart of Glass by Mary Annarella

From the pattern description
Worked seamlessly from the top down with one of the prettiest lace patterns ever, this versatile drop-shouldered pullover can be worked either as a sleeveless top in a lightweight fiber for warm climes, or with sleeves to keep you cozy in chilly weather.

Available in 6 sizes and uses approximately 700-1480 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Timber by Shannon Cook

From the pattern description
Knitted from the top down, with an easy raglan shaping. Timber is a relaxing knit featuring simple but effective design details. This casual cardigan – designed to be worn open – features twisted ribbing, stand up or lay flat collar, slimming lines, and handy pockets, for a sweater that’s as functional as it is beautiful, whether you’re at the coffee shop or in the woodshed.

Available in 11 sizes, and uses approximately 715-1423yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 

Soulful Sweater by Anna Johanna

From the pattern description
A light and airy sweater for spring and summer featuring a delicate lace front and fitted 3/4 sleeves. The sweater is intended to be worn with approx. 1.6” / 4 cm positive ease at bust.

Available in 9 sizes, and uses approximately 1094-1914 yds of lace weight yarn.
 
 

Sounds of Life by Andrea Rangel

From the pattern description
Sounds of Life is a cardigan pattern with a great relaxed fit, generous pockets, and a standup collar. Cardigan body is worked back and forth in rows and sleeves are worked in the round to the armholes. Upper Fronts and Back and Sleeve Caps are shaped working back and forth in rows. Shoulders are shaped using short rows, then joined with three-needle bind-off. Sleeve Caps are set in and seamed. Collar and front ribbed edges are picked up and worked after assembly is complete.

Available in 7 sizes, and uses approximately 970-1544 yds of aran weight yarn.


A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.

Indie Design GAL: Sweaters Part 1

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


Fireside Pullover by Jane Richmond

From the pattern description
This classic pullover is knit top down, in the round, in quick-to-work bulky yarn. Begin with the shapely shawl collar and then pick up stitches for the yoke; ribbing hugs the upper body for a flattering fit over the shoulders and upper arms.

Available in 11 sizes, and uses approximately 740-1372 yds of bulky weight yarn.
 
 

Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer

From the pattern description
Swivel Pullover is a modern take on a classic v-neck, cabled sweater. This fitted raglan pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down in an aran weight yarn that’ll keep you cozy in colder seasons.

Available in 6 sizes, and uses approximately 820-1400 yds of aran weight yarn.
 
 

Isis Tailcoat by Keri-Helene Rane

From the pattern description
This tailcoat will be a statement piece in any wardrobe. Fabulous as outerwear for the autumn or spring, lovely and warm as a cardigan for winter. Techniques used in this pattern includes blackberry stitch, short row shaping and picking up stitches.

Available in 5 sizes, and uses approximately 924-1428 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 

Quesnel by Megan Nodecker

From the pattern description
Quesnel (kwen-el) is an oversized open front cardigan knit with lots of positive ease. The shawl collar and rolled cuffs make it a casual and versatile wardrobe staple while the vertical stripes of texture keep it interesting to knit and to wear. Instructions are included for two versions: a coat, which falls just below the hips, and a longer full, which falls above the knee.

Available in 9 sizes, and uses approximately 1082-2729 yds of DK weight yarn.
 
 

Annabel Lee by Kristen Jancuk

From the pattern description
Paying homage to the fashions of Poe’s day, the cabled fronts of this cardigan mimic the ruffles and pleats that adorned the bodices of women’s dresses. The sweater is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, and then fronts and back are worked separately.

Available in 6 sizes, and uses approximately 800-1600 yds of DK weight yarn.
 
 


A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.

Indie Design GAL: Hats

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


The Ghost Hunter’s Cloche by Carolyn MacPherson

From the pattern description
Whispers, creeks, moans and phantom steps.. What awaits the curious explorer when things go bump in the night? Extremely warm and dense with textured stitches, this cloche style will keep those ghostly fingers… of wind… at bay.

Fits up to 23″, and uses approximately 100-125 yds of aran weight yarn.
 
 

Rule 130 by Mona Zillah

From the pattern description
In London, the roads are covered with various words and symbols to aid drivers and pedestrians alike, chevrons often making an appearance. This is a pattern for a warm hat (knit in the round bottom up). A traditional chevron design created by a simple slipped stitch mosaic technique.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 310-350 yds of sport weight yarn.
 
 

Crystal Sky by Sarah Sundermeyer

From the pattern description
The Crystal Sky Hat is an elegant slouch hat. It features a rich diamond pattern that gathers into a flower-like crown at the top. The hat is sized to fit an average woman’s head, and the pattern includes notes for a tighter-fitting version of the hat.

Available in one size (with additional sizing notes), and uses approximately 180-200 yds of sport weight yarn.
 
 

Trondra by Emily K. Williams

From the pattern description
My hat Tondra has a simple, clever construction: knit as one long tube from a provisional cast-on, it is then folded and twisted before being joined at the ribbing. The twist creates an elegant spiral crown for a hat, showcasing the geometric colourwork design. As the hat is fully lined, it is wonderfully warm on a windy Shetland day.

Available in six sizes, and uses approximately 220-640 yds of light fingering yarn.
 
 

Mjohoro by Kathryn Folkerth

From the pattern description
Mjohoro, Mhoba, Flamboyant, and the Tanzanian Christmas Tree are all names given to a tree that flowers spectacularly in December. It’s so striking that it is sometimes used as a motif in woodcarvings like those that can be found on massive doors on the island of Zanzibar and along the Swahili Coast.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 210 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 

Suburban Station by Natalie Servant

From the pattern description
This fingering weight stranded hat has a repeating motif taken from an Art Deco railway station in Philadelphia. It starts with twisted rib and launches into the stranded colorwork. The sample used approximately 30 of Black Bear (black) and 25g of Paw Paw (yellow) in O-Wool O-Wash Fingering.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 250-350 yds of fingering weight yarn.


A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.