free patterns

Here are the patterns that I have available for free download on Ravelry. Clicking on the pattern name will take you to the corresponding Ravelry page for that pattern. Also, clicking on the pattern in the drop-down menu at the top of the page will take you to the Ravelry Page.

Catalina Cowl:

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Growing up in Southern California, Catalina Island was a lovely get-away over the years, with my family visiting Avalon and as a Girl Scout camping, swimming and sailing at Emerald Bay.

This quick and simple cowl reminds me of the bay in Avalon, gentle ripples heading out to the deep blue sea.

This is knit with one skein of worsted weight yarn, approximately 220 yards. Its finished dimensions are 20” in circumference by 14” long, to be worn scrunched up around your neck, keeping you warm and toasty. You can make it wider by adding more stitches. The pattern is a multiple of 12.

Panorama Stole:

panorama stole

This is a pattern for a long stole, gently increasing outward. It’s an easy pattern to do and is adaptable to any weight of yarn. To get the gentle shaping, you will be increasing one stitch at each end on each row (two stitches increased on each row). What you do between those increases is up to you, but I’ve written out a pattern for eyelets and ridges, shown in the sample photo.

The sample is knit in handspun yarn, which adds another level of fun to the project. Knit at a looser gauge, it will drape softly over your shoulders and around your neck. The finished size of this sample stole is 61” by 12”.

Squishy Ribbed Cowl:

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This is a simple knit/purl stitch pattern that is reversible and easily adaptable to any weight yarn. It is knit in the round. The above samples were knit using Knit Picks Chroma.

Diamond Rib Socks:

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I wrote this pattern describing all the steps, but most people have their preferred way of doing socks and probably all you need is the 10-row, 10-stitch pattern. This is the basic way I like to knit socks, changing up the pattern for the leg and foot.

If you need to adjust to get gauge, I would suggest changing the needle size. This is a 10-stitch pattern and you’d have to increase or decrease your number of stitches by 10.

 

Huntleigh Cowl:

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This is a quick and fun project to crochet.

This cowl is made as a rectangle, and then using a pin or a button, secured at the corner to make a cute and cozy neck warmer.

Made from 1 skein of DK-weight yarn, the 2-row pattern quickly comes together.

The completed cowl is approximately 22” in long and 8” high.