Original Knitting Patterns
I have so much fun inventing new things that I can't resist sharing them. I hope you have as much fun making these things as I have had designing them!
A utilitarian String Bag in Turkish Stitch can be knit from any yarn you've got on hand.
Thinking about winter? Knit a lace Snowflake Star.
And an easy diagonal garter shawl, the Simple Slant Shawl, to show off any fancy yarn at any gauge.
Bookmarks are a quick and welcome gift item! Here are a couple of patterns--
- Have a heart! A String of Hearts, that is! Knit four for a bookmark in one evening, or just keep on knitting for a trim to add to another project.
- The Seashell Bookmark that was the result of the Lace Deconstruction project on the Knitted Lace list, and was chosen as the logo for the list's coffee mug for 2000.
- A quick and simple edging pattern makes a nice bookmark, scalloped all around. See the Scallop Edged Bookmark.
How about headgear? I have a bunch of hats for you...
- First, a set of mostly-simple Caps for Kids.
- The Baby Cable Cap was designed in a premature baby size but it easily sized up for bigger babies.
- Another small baby cap, the Frosty Days Chullo, is inspired by the tasseled earflap caps of the Andes.
- The Braid-edged Watch Cap is an easy two-needle garter stitch pattern with a twist!
- A quick knitted cap is a handy thing to have in one's repertoire! Here's Sara's Scottie Beanie, a rolled-brim bulky yarn 2-color design that knits up in an evening. An alternate color pattern (shown) is given, or use your own favorite design!
- A quick gift item in luxury yarn -- the Leaf Lace Alpaca Hood.
- and the adult-sized Lace Bonnet.
And how about some socks? --
Also see my generic pattern for American Girl Doll's Socks. I give you the foot shaping, you use your own ideas for the style of the leg!
Ready for more doll stuff? Barbie's Wardrobe includes ragg hiking socks shown at right, as well as a basic pattern suitable for kids to knit.
Plan for an oddball afghan, the Long Blue Thing, or the Fisherman's Sampler Afghan.
You've probably seen the story of my reconstruction of Oma's Lace Centerpiece; here are the patterns that have resulted from that experiment:
12-Section Yarnball: use up yarn scraps making this toy. Photo on right.
My brain being a smallish space, the concepts of the knitted ball and the knitted lace came together as the Knitted Lace Ball. Now I have some variations, too.
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