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Purchase S-001L:Juliette Scarf

This easy little pattern makes a great wrap to throw over your shoulder for those cool summer restaurants, or to give you a bit of extra warmth in a chilly theater. One side wraps completely; the other is open with optional decorative buttons running down the side. It is a great way to learn or practice seed stitch.

Skills taught in this pattern:
* Seed Stitch
* Slipped-stitch edge

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 0: You know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and possibly purl. You may have made a garter-stitch scarf or two. It is time for a first “real” project.

2-page pattern




Purchase S-002L: No-Fail Lace Scarf



Lace can be confusing the first time you try it.This pattern is designed to make it easy. You will easily memorize the pattern, which willsoon allow you to knit without looking at the instructions. In between lace panels are several rows of garter stitch. These allow you to rip back easily ifyou make a mistake. The pattern gives instructions for making the scarf shawl width as well.

Skills taught in this pattern:

This pattern is VERY detailed in its how-to. It tells you…
*
How to read a lace chart.
* Howto understand written lace directions.
* How to make an SSK (and why you should care about it).
* How to knit 2 together.
* How to make a yarn-over and what it should look like.
* How to fix the lace if you make a mistake.
* How to block lace.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:

Level 1:You’re getting comfortable knitting and purling and probably knitting in the round. Now it’s time to learn new specialized skills, such as cabling,lace, etc.

8-page pattern




Purchase S-003:Ruffled Shawl

This shawl draws its inspiration from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s famous pi-shawl—a shawl based on pi for its increases. (Don’t worry—no math needed for this one.)  Before beginning this project, you should be comfortable using double-pointed needles, working with lightweight yarn, and understanding yarnovers. You need just a bit of patience! We provide a check-off chart for each round to make it a breeze to keep track of where you are.It makes a great take-along project—it’s easy, and, if you use a self-striping sock yarn, particularly fun to see grow. Mix and match yarn. Wear it open, or folded in half.

Skillstaught in this pattern:

* How to add a ruffle to an edge of live stitches.
* How to do simple short rows. (This pattern does NOT use wrap-and-turn short rows.)



ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You’re becoming fairly independent with knitting. You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.

4-page pattern















Purchase S-004L:Linen-Stitch Scarf

This pretty scarf is as easy as knitting and purling—but gives an interesting texture with no curling! The two sides look different, but both are pretty enough to be the “front” of the scarf. Try it in a self-striping yarn for added enjoyment. This pattern gives options for different widths and yarn weights.  

Skillstaught in this pattern:

* Half-linen stitch.
* Slip-stitched edge.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:

Level 0: You know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and possibly purl. You may have made ag arter-stitch scarf or two. It is time for a first “real” project.

2-pagepattern




Purchase S-005L:Little Striped Neck Warmer

This cute little scarf is designed to hug the neck high under a coat. It is not just decorative—it is warm.It is fast to make and is perfect for a gift! No one will ever know how easy it was.You can make it in one of two ways: (1) a seamed version (shown in blue) with a decorative bind off that pulls over the head, or (2) a button-band version (shown in brown) to keep perfect hair looking perfect!.

Skills taught in this pattern:

* Picking up stitches.
* Making yarn-over buttonholes.
* Sewing on buttons.
* 3-needle bind-off.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:

Level 1: You’re getting comfortable knitting and purling and probably knitting in the round. Now it’s time to learn new specialized skills, such as cabling,lace, etc.

6-pagepattern






Purchase S-006: MiyukiCowl

This beautiful cowl with a Japanese-lace influence gives you layers to keep you warm and gorgeous on those beautiful, snowy mornings. Make it with beads. They’re not only fun and easy to add; they make it extra special.The cowl is designed in three successively smaller tiers so that it lies nicely against the body and keeps the neck warm.

Skills in thisPattern:

* Adding beads with a crochet hook.
* Review of yarn over.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:

Level 3:You have become a little more patient when you knit. You are comfortable knitting and reading patterns and don’t need much in the way of explanation, although if there is a particularly clever way to do something, it would be fun to learn.

4-page pattern

Purchase S-007: Maria and Maude

I love Japanese lace patterns. When I found this one, I couldn’t resist. I started designing a cowl, made several of those, and then couldn’t stop and went on to make a full shawl.This pattern contains instructions for a cowl, scarf, or shawl. Your choice! Maria, the cowl, is sized for worsted or Aran weight yarn. It takes about 100 yards. Maude, the scarf or shawl, uses any weight of yarn. A table in the pattern shows how much to buy depending on which yarn you use.

This pattern is dedicated to my late grandmothers, Maria and Maude.

Skills taught in this pattern:

* Stretchy bind-off for the cowl.
* Creating 1 stitch from 3 in an unusual way.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2:You’re becoming fairly independent with knitting. You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.












Purchase S-008:Big, Yummy Cowl

Who doesn’t need a big, yummy cowl for the winter? This one is simple—a great beginner project! Use any yarn you prefer; any number of colors; stripe it, make it solid, make it all the colors for all your friends and family—whatever you wish. This pattern teaches a cool little striping technique to make the stripes look beautiful on the purl stitches when adding new colors. It is designed for beginners who may never have done ribbing before, and it gives them a little chant so that they remember when to bring their yarn forward and back without making those accidental yarnovers.

Skills taught in this pattern:

If you have never knit ribbing before, this pattern gives you a little chant to help you remember how to go back and forth from knitting to purling.


ReallyClear Skill Rating
Level 0: You know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and possibly purl. You may have made a garter-stitch scarf or two. It is time for a first “real” project.

2-page pattern


Purchase Water Wheel, S-009


This möbius wrap reminds me of water running through a water wheel. Garter-stitch bands look as if they slow down the water-like flow of the cables between them. The play of garter and cables creates an undulating edge. The wrap is not only gorgeous; it also teaches you a number of skills. You can learn how to create simple, reversible cables so that the front and the back look the same. (Since it’s a möbius, both sides show.) 

 The ends are finished with one of three options: Kitchener stitch to make the join completely undetectable, sewing a seam, or tied together with fringe to make the join a design feature. 

You may also make a scarf from this pattern. Simply omit the joining.


Purchase S-010: Alice Bee

Beautiful waves of stripes make this cowl a pleasure to knit and a dream to wear. It is designed with an uncomplicated lace pattern, separated into logical sections by stitch markers for ease of keeping track and memorizing the pattern. “Jogless-jog” directions are given so that the transition between colors remains relatively straight instead of jumping when knitting in the round. Directions are also given for a scarf or shawl.

Really Clear Skill Level
 
Level 2:You’re becoming fairly independent with knitting. You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.

3-page pattern



Purchase: Make a Million Shawl, S-011


I wanted a shawl that I could use for any yarn—an answer to the question, “What can I make out of this?”

I didn’t want it to fall too far down in back.

I wanted it to curve around my shoulders so it would stay on.

I wanted it to be easy—a go-anywhere project that I could take to meetings, in the car, in the train, on a plane, on a boat, or wherever else I went.

I wanted it to be able to make it with variations so that I would never be bored as I knit.

And I wanted all the little details to be refined and thoughtful.

This, my fellow knitters, is that shawl. You will probably make a million of them.

Really Clear Skill-Level 2: You're becoming fairly independent with knitting.You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step. 

Purchase: Mitered-Square Wrap, S-012


This garment is ... not quite a poncho. It is joined to add a bit of interest! If you have never made mitered squares before, this is a great little project to get you started! Use self-striping yarn for added enjoyment.

Skills in thisPattern:
* Mitered squares.
* Picking up stitches.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You're becoming fairly independent with knitting.You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitchpatterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there ratherthan having the entire pattern being step-by-step. 


Purchase: Jordi, S-013

Thisponchette (or shawl) is made from 4 different sizes of wedges. They are joinedwith a decorative 3-needle bind- off after they have all been made separately.  

Thecenter-back wedge has 6 colors; the others have one fewer section of color oneach wedge. This creates a stair step of color.  

Unlikemost shawls, where you are working huge rows by the end and feel as if you arenever going to finish, with Jordi you will be doing less and less the furtheryou go!  

Choosecolors that blend, and that move from light on the top to dark on the bottom.

Skills in thisPattern:
* Three-needle bind-off.
* Picking up stitches.
* Attached i-cord.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You're becoming fairly independent with knitting.You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitchpatterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there ratherthan having the entire pattern being step-by-step.

Purchase Antonym: S-014L

This pattern is a tutorial on double knitting. Knitting across one row, you’ll create what are actually two pieces of stockinette fabric, with their purl sides against each other. You’re using one color on one side, and the other on the other side. But you’re knitting them at the same time instead of separately.

Practicing on this easy scarf will give you the ability to double knit more difficult patterns later.  

Choose either two solid contrasting yarns, or one self-striping yarn and one contrasting solid yarn for your first try. This way you can easily distinguish between your two sides as you go.

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You're becoming fairly independent with knitting.You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.


Purchase Teaberry Ridge S-015

Late autumn: You suddenly feel like taking a Sunday morning walk before breakfast.

With a cup of coffee and a wool shawl to shake off the chill, you begin a leisurely walk down familiar streets, to the edge of town, to Teaberry Ridge.  

There, you wander along the road that touches a neighboring farm. The crops have been harvested, the fields are wide open.  

A small breeze. You pull your shawl just a little tighter and walk the edge of the road, enjoying the radiating warmth of the sun, the crisp sound of weeds underfoot. Winter will come soon, but today is a day of light, contentment, and peace.

This shawl is made with a series of mitered rectangles that are picked up and knit, with no sewing required. 

ReallyClear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You're becoming fairly independent with knitting.You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.