Indie Design GAL: Shawls Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2018 series. Starting on November 24th, one to two times a week I will be highlighting 4-6 designs from my fellow designers also participating in the event.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm.


Winterwork Shawl by Melissa Burke

From the pattern description
Cozy like your favorite boyfriend sweater, the Winterwork Shawl is the perfect late fall and winter accessory. Knit from the bottom up (once you get past that cast-on, it’s all downhill!), it features a trio of stitch patterns to keep the knitter engaged while adding lots of texture and visual interest.

Available in one size, and uses 750 – 785 yds of aran weight yarn.
 

Autumn Rhapsody by Alla Borisova

A beautiful top-down semi-circular lace shawl. Reminiscent of the falling leaves in autumn, this pattern is available in both English and Russian.

Available in one size, and uses 1750 – 1859 yds of cobweb weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Wonderberry by Bonnie Sennott

From the pattern description
Worked from the top down, this triangular lace shawl has two edging options: a garter and eyelets version (rose quartz shawl, size L) and a scalloped version with beads (red shawl, size M).

Available in three sizes, and uses 375 – 615 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Voorpret Shawl by Dawn Cottone

From the pattern description
Voorpret is the Dutch word that describes the anticipation before an exciting event. I designed the Voorpret Shawl before embarking on a year-long international adventure with my family of four. I wanted to capture my excitement of our soon-to-be adventures in this shawl.

Available in one size, and uses 800 – 840 yds of fingering weight yarn.

Indie Design GAL: Shawls Part 1

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2018 series. Starting on November 24th, one to two times a week I will be highlighting 4-6 designs from my fellow designers also participating in the event.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm.


Wolf Moon by Catherine Knutsson

From the pattern description
Wolf Moon is a crescent-shaped shawl featuring a geometric lace pattern inspired by wolf tracks crisscrossing a snow-covered field. It is edged with a ribbed border than can be worked in a twisted rib if desired.

Available in three size options, and uses 470 – 750 yds of light fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Aether Shawl by Amy van de Laar

From the pattern description
Aether is the material once believed to fill the sky above the terrestrial sphere, a fifth element through which light travels. Starlight was the inspiration for this geometric lace pattern, with mesh triangles forming a mosaic of starbursts on a background of garter stitch.

Available in one size, and uses 660 – 766 yds of lace weight yarn.
 

When The Flowers Bloom by Lily Go

From the pattern description
When The Flowers Bloom is a half-circle shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The pattern is worked both wrong and right side but it is easy enough to memorize and knit. If you would like to add beads to your shawl, instructions are included on where to place the beads (you need 2 sizes beads).

Available in three sizes, and uses 400 – 1670 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 

Silken Sands by Kelene Kinnersly

From the pattern description
The sensation of soft sand and smooth pebbles under foot translated into textured rich lace. Couple your favourite semi solid or solid yarn with Silken Sands lace body and ribbed edge for stunning wearable results.

Available in one size, and uses 500 – 550 yds of DK weight yarn.
 
 
 

Illumine by Nim Teasdale

From the pattern description
Illumine is inspired by the curious rays sometimes glimpsed around a source of light viewed through half-closed eyes, a camera lens, or gaps in the clouds. The design uses an evolving wedge shape which grows intuitively as you progress through the rows towards the ethereal edging. Light beading serves as row counters, so you can always find your place.

Available in two sizes, and uses 678 – 820 yds of fingering weight yarn.

Indie Design GAL: Sweaters Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2018 series. Starting on November 24th, one to two times a week I will be highlighting 4-6 designs from my fellow designers also participating in the event.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm.


Zone System by Christelle Nihoul

From the pattern description
This sweater is designed to fit with a positive ease (+10 cm/ 4”) and for tall men (6” and above – see note on body) but it’s easy to adapt length of the body to match with your measurements.

Available in six sizes, and uses 1203 – 3215 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 
 

Vaughan Vest by Kristen Jancuk

From the pattern description
A preppy, collegiate-inspired sweater vest with updated details and feminine shaping, Vaughan is the perfect piece to move your wardrobe from summer to fall.

Available in seven sizes, and uses 550 – 880 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 
 

Persica by Megan Nodecker

From the pattern description
Persica is a fitted sweater featuring a unique v-neck lace yoke. It is knit from the top down and in the round using a merino nettle blend for a lighter feeling fabric, perfect for fall and spring. It has a fitted body with shaping at the waist and hips, and bracelet length sleeves that fall just above the wrist.

Available in nine sizes, and uses 680 – 1280 yds of DK weight yarn.
 
 

Swing Me Right Round by Lola Johnson

From the pattern description
This crazy jumper can be worn either side as front, it’s relaxed and elegant all the time and can be used to dress up some jeans or worn over a dress or skirt. However you’d like to style it, this classic but funky piece is ideal for showcasing a hand-dyed yarn.

This pattern comes with customizable sizing, and uses 984 – 2187 yds of sport weight yarn.
 
 

Make it Yours by Hanna Maciejewska

From the pattern description
“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

Available in nine sizes, and uses 980 – 1720 yds of fingering weight yarn.
 
 

Indie Design GAL: Sweaters Part 1

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2018 series. Starting on November 24th, one to two times a week I will be highlighting 4-6 designs from my fellow designers also participating in the event.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm.


Juniper by Ash Alberg

I love this sweater. So much so that I actually spun for it earlier in the year. I haven’t cast on yet, but the second all my holiday knitting is over, it’s the first thing going on the needles, and I plan on living in it.

From the pattern description
Simple boxy shaping with a good mix of nearly-mindless sections and a gorgeous lace back brought all my favourite sweater elements together. The best part – it’s reversible! you can show that lace off front and centre if you want, or surprise everyone with a fancy back.

Available in four sizes, and uses 835 – 1187 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 

(Grown Up) Silver Birch by Sarah Cooke

From the pattern description
Perfect for keeping warm on chilly days, this classic hooded cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with a bold cable design on the fronts, back and sleeves. The adult version features set in sleeves and gentle waist shaping for a flattering fit.

Available in five sizes, and uses 1430 – 1950 yds of DK weight yarn.
 
 

Emma in Winter by Mona Zillah

From the pattern description
This is a pattern for an all over stranded colourwork cardigan with a circular yoke. It is worked from the bottom up and in the round with a steek. Stitches are provisionally CO for body and sleeves which will, later, be replaced to needles to work rib to desired length.

Available in eight sizes.
 
 

The Way Through by Paige Reisenfeld

From the pattern description
The Way Through is a worsted weight cardigan comprised of twisted stitches, with set-in sleeves and a modest V-neck.

Available in six sizes, and uses 885 – 1580 yds of worsted weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Flat White by Casapinka

From the pattern description
You need a comfy, weekend sweater for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, one that lets you hang with your knitting buds and run out for a flat white coffee, shop for yarn, and go whiskey tasting and walking 10,000 steps per day up and down the hills of Edinburgh. This generous color work sweater is my answer to this.

Available in five sizes, and uses 890 – 1400 yds of worsted weight yarn.

Indie Design GAL: Gloves & Mitts

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2018 series. Starting on November 24th, one to two times a week I will be highlighting 4-6 designs from my fellow designers also participating in the event.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm.


Spigato Mitts by Barbara Benson

From the pattern description
By taking advantage of the fact that working in the round allows a knitter to change colors at the beginning of each new round I was able to create a slipped stitch pattern that fools the viewer into thinking it was stranded. But you will know that you only knitted stripes and slipped stitches!

Available in four sizes and uses 185 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Lily Mittens by Jessie McKitrick

A beautiful Norwegian styled set of mitts, knit in the round using stranded knitting.

Uses 448 yards of fingering weight yarn.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Casino Royale by Wondrlanding

Seamless fingerless mittens with fine lace and twisted stitch details. I love the lace detailing on the cuff, and the comfy look of these.

Available in one size, and uses 175 – 186 yards of light fingering weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Zart Mittens by Julie Hart

From the pattern description
Zart Mittens feature a cable gracing the top of the hand, set against an arrow rib. The ribbing sections create a stretchy fit that moves with the fingers and snugs the wrist. Cuffs can be knit long, to tuck in under the coat sleeve or fold back, or knit to standard length.

Available in three sizes, and uses 140 – 230 yards of worsted weight yarn.
 

First Snow Mittens by Aet Terasmaa

From the pattern description
There are 15 different snowflakes in these unique mittens, knit from cuff up in round without thumb gussets.

Available in one size, and uses 330 – 430 yards of fingering weight yarn.
 
 
 
 

Party Bones by Stephanie Lotven

From the pattern description
The Party Bones mittens were inspired by the Day of the Dead. This beautiful celebration is a commemoration of lost family and friends. It is rich with color, tradition, and love. These mittens are worked from the bottom up in the round using stranded colorwork. This pattern provides instructions for knitting an unlined or lined version.

Available in one size, and uses 340 – 540 yards of light fingering weight yarn.