Indie Design GAL: Everything Else

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 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).


There is a really great selection of patterns that don’t quite fit into any of the other categories that I set up for this little series. From toys, to home, to accessories, there’s some really cool creative things people are designing from two sticks and some yarn!

vattenVatten by Talitha Kuomi

From the pattern description
‘Vatten’ is knit in the round as one long, narrow tube.
A little clever folding and you end up with a charming clutch with both an inner and outer layer of knitting built in.

Uses 200 – 220 yds of DK weight yarn.

Felicity Flamingo by Browneyedbabs

From the pattern description
This cuddly flamingo is knit in the round from the tail up to the beak using short rows for shaping. An interesting knit this makes an unusual toy the kids seem to love playing with.

Uses 219 – 273 yds of DK weight yarn.

fleurFleur de Noel Christmas Stockings by Karen Fletcher

From the pattern description
Several years ago a friend asked me to make Christmas stockings for his family. He wanted simple striped ones but as I made them I couldn’t help but think what an amazing canvas Christmas stockings would be for colorwourk, these were the eventual result.

Uses 450 – 600 yds of worsted weight yarn.

gardenslugGarden Slug by Cheezombie

From the pattern description:
The body is knit in one piece, and the lips are knit separately. There is only 1 seam to sew in the entire pattern! Basic increases and decreases, as well as short rows, are used in the shaping. Photos and stitch descriptions are included.

They are approximately 6 inches long and 6 inches tall. Size will change depending on choice of yarn and needle size.

burridgeBurridge Lake Afghan by Anna Dalvi

From the pattern description:
The Burridge Lake Aran Afghan is designed to be a classic Aran afghan, and is perfectly symmetrical. The center panel is symmetrical within itself, and the two side panels are mirror images of each other. The entire afghan is covered in braids and twists, and exposes the knitter to a number of different braids, bobbles and stitches, and minimizes the use of the (boring) stockinette/ reverse stockinette stitch.

Uses 3700 yds of aran weight yarn.

Indie Design GAL: Shawls Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 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).


heliosHelios by Marnie MacLean

From the pattern description
The shawl’s construction is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl concept, wherein the number of stitches approximately doubles at a point that is twice as far as the last doubling of stitches. The shawl begins at the top-center point and is knit out to the border.

Uses 700 yds of lace weight yarn

Eldwick by Mitenae

From the pattern description
Eldwick features an interrupted rib stitch pattern that is worked in three panels (2 showing the RS & 1 the WS) across the width of the shawl and separated by eyelet columns, which also feature around the edge. At the centre point, the panel textures reverse, creating a versatile accessory which can be worn as a wrap, or scrunched up and worn as a scarf.

Uses 1722 yds of lace weight yarn

bluemoonBlue Moon Shawl by Catherine Knutsson

From the pattern description
There are songs about it. There are sayings about it, too, but astronomically and astrologically speaking, the blue moon isn’t all that special. It only became special when cultures converted from a lunar-based calendar to our modern solar-based calendar. And yet, the blue moon somehow captures our imagination.

Uses 450 – 900 yds of fingering weight yarn

seafogSea Fog by Mary-Anne Mace

From the pattern description
Like its oceanic namesake, Sea Fog is delicate and airy: a mist-like shroud for your shoulders when the weather turns cool. Sea Fog is an elongated triangle that transitions to a crescent, giving it extra depth than a traditional crescent, but still retains the eye-catching curve that gives a crescent shawl its visual appeal.

Uses 766 – 820 yds of lace weight yarn

amberleAmberle by Shannon Cooke

From the pattern description
Meet a triangular shawl that’s as addictive to knit as it is snuggly to wear. Amberle’s squishy textural stitches bring worsted yarns to life and the repetitive pattern is easily memorized—making it much less complicated than it looks. The wide border creates a gorgeous way to showcase contrasting colors.

Uses 780 – 910 yds of worsted weight yarn

pteroPtero by Gege à la Gomme

From the pattern description
With his generous crescent shape and his ribbed chevron texture, Ptero has a prehistorical feel.
The construction involves doubling the increase axis a few times. The result is a shawl that sits comfortably on the shoulders.

Uses 840 – 930 yds of DK weight yarn

Indie Design GAL: Shawls Part 1

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 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).


kaeporaKaepora by Adrienne Ku

From the pattern description
This lacey shawl is worked from the top down with increases at the beginning and end of each right side row to create the crescent shape.
The lace patterns are charted, written instructions for the charts are included to help you become more comfortable working from charts.

Uses 375 – 400 yds of fingering weight yarn

lambtonpanesLambton Panes by Kate Bostwick

From the pattern description
This pattern takes its name from beautiful old diamond lattice windows on a house on Lambton Road in my neighbourhood. They have taken on different angles as the house has settled over the years, so they almost twinkle as the sun bounces off in different directions when you walk by.

Uses 874 yds of fingering weight yarn

Silent Soft Slow by Carolyn MacPherson

From the pattern description
Silent, Soft, Slow is unbelievably light and warm shawl, worked from the bottom edge up in easy lace and stockinette sections alternating in big short row wedges.

Uses 600 – 650 yds of aran weight yarn



flowermarketFlower Market Shawl by Allison LoCicero

From the pattern description
The Flower Market Shawl is a triangular shawl with a garter stitch border. It is knit from the center back to the bottom edge, with increases at each edge and along the center stitch.

Uses 600 yds of fingering weight yarn

edenprairieEden Prairie by Nancy Whitman

From the pattern description
Inspired by a piece of Prairie-style stained glass, Eden Prairie is my interpretation of that style in a knitted fabric. The shawl is worked from the top down, but the construction method is unique. Starting with two separate triangles that are joined by a diamond, Eden Prairie grows by alternately working stripes on one side then the other.

Uses 1100 yds of fingering weight yarn

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Interview With The Vampire by Lily Go

From the pattern description
Interview with The Vampire is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The pattern is worked on the both wrong and right sides. Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you like to add beads to your shawl, I includes instructions on where to place the beads.

Uses 390 – 1150 yds of fingering weight yarn

Indie Design GAL: Scarves & Cowls

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 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).


strangerthingsStranger Things Cowl by Mary Annarella

From the pattern description
Knit entirely in the round, the outer colorwork pattern is worked first, and features an alphabet lined up with a string of Christmas lights. The chart for the inner portion of the cowl inverts the MC and CC for what becomes the Upside Down version of the same alphabet design.

Uses 570 yds of fingering weight yarn

alamedaAlameda by Clare Lakewood

From the pattern description
This bold cowl features a geometric pattern inspired by Moorish tilework on oneside, and a sweet, traditional gingham on the other. Totally reversible, there’s no wrong side here. This cowl is knit in one piece, folded in half, and the provisional cast on is kitchener-stitched to the live edge, making for a double-thick, cozy cowl.

Uses 550 – 570 yds of fingering weight yarn

secretbeachSecret Beach Infinity Scarf by Maggie Murphy

From the pattern description

In Austin, TX there is a place called Secret Beach. It’s a little known yet popular place on the Eastside where hipsters and outdoor enthusiasts gather alike. Secret Beach is where the beautiful Colorado River meets the land, and this scarf is where beautiful colors meet a textured design. Perfect for the hipster or outdoor enthusiast in you!

Uses 420 yds of worsted weight yarn

joselynJoselyn Cowl by Cassie Castillo

From the pattern description
An interesting textural mix of cables, eyelets, Garter stitch and Revserse Stockinette stitch make up Joselyn Cowl. Josleyn Cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up using a luxury sport weight yarn with an alpaca and silk blend. Circumference and length are easy to customize.

Uses 300 yds of sport weight yarn

bowtiesBowties Are Cool Loop by Jennie Santopietro

From the pattern description
This textured looped cowl is a fashionable, cozy accessory for yourself or your favorite Whovian. It has a very subtle design for those that wish to show their pride without wearing their sonic screwdriver on their sleeve.

Uses 700 – 900 yds of fingering weight yarn

Indie Design GAL: Sweaters Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 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).


Burton Vestigan by Ela Torrente

From the pattern description
The vestigan features a basic seed stitch pattern, ribbed edging, short rows to shape the cowl-neck and horizontal set-in pockets.

The garment is intended to be worn with positive ease at the chest for a comfy fit.

Uses 560 – 1020 yds of bulky weight yarn

theknittersdudeThe Knitter’s Dude by Andrea Rangel

From the pattern description
The Knitter’s Dude takes inspiration from the iconic Big Lebowski sweater, but it’s designed with the knitter’s enjoyment and inspiration in mind. It’s worked entirely in the round so that the stranded color work never has to be worked on the wrong side, and finishing doesn’t require any seaming.

Uses 1241 – 2311 of worsted weight yarn

anthroAnthro by Hanna Maciejewska

From the pattern description
“Anthro” is an elegant cardigan worked from the top down completely seamless. Its timeless design was inspired by the beauty of Anthropologie sweaters and features set-in sleeves with a cable detail, double-knit cuffs and hem in a contrasting color and a button band with rhythmic button sequence.

Uses 1070 – 1780 yds of fingering weight yarn

reesportReedsport by Marie Greene

From the pattern description
Reedsport is the sweater for long walks at the coast. The deep pockets are sized for hands, shells, and smooth stones. The extra-long length means a little layer of warmth on a breezy day, but with manageable sleeves which work beautifully over a variety of styles and layers. It’s the perfect seasonal crossover.

Uses 1025 – 2070 of worsted weight yarn

madamelibrarianMadame Librarian by Paige Reisenfeld

From the pattern description
“Madame Librarian” is knit from the top down in a slipped stitch plaid pattern. You cast on for the back and work to the underarm, then pick up stitches and work the fronts individually. Eventually you join the neckline, and once you reach the underarm, join the fronts and back to work in the round for the rest of the body. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and shaped using short rows.

Uses 751 – 1341 yds of DK weight yarn