A long, heavily-textured cowl knit using two skeins of the classic Cascade 220 worsted yarn.
The simple yet effective combinations of knit and purl stitches form a richly textured surface reminiscent of rockpools. It can be worn draped but is also generous enough to double over, and sit snugly against the neck.
This pattern is charted, and requires knowledge of provisional cast-ons and Kitchener stitch or grafting.
Yarn: Cascade 220 worsted - 2 skeins (440yds/402metres)
Needles: 4.5mm or size required to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 24st/26rows = 10cm, over pattern
Finished size: 21cm width x 122cm circumferencepurchase via ravelry
The combination of a geometric zig-zag lace pattern and Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy DK cotton/hemp/rayon yarn come together to perfectly showcase the gorgeous drape of this long stole.
Lightweight and lacy, this is a wonderful layering piece perfect for in-between seasons
The deep fringe (which adds 50cms in total length) in a stark contrast colour is reminiscent of the beach towels we always had growing up in the ‘70’s and provides just the right retro vibe, while an i-cord edging gives a neat, contemporary finish.
Written and charted instructions included.
Yarn : Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy - 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon 50g/153yd /140m. 3 x Main Colour (MC), 1 x Contrast colour (CC)
Needles : 4mm
Gauge: 19sts/36rows = 10cm over pattern, lightly blocked
Finished Size: 33cm wide x 150cm length (including fringe)purchase via ravelry
Bold columns of alternating lace and eyelet patterns give these socks a lovely texture. It is simple enough for knitters new to socks or lace, while also providing enough detail to keep the interest of the more experienced sock knitter.
The pattern is written to use magic-loop method of circular knitting which can easily be modified for the double-pointed needles or 2 circulars methods, if preferred.
Worked from the cuff-down with a heel flap/gusset heel.
Available in two sizes, the lace stitch pattern provides a degree of ease to the finished measurements, making this pattern very suitable for varying sizing, and there is also provision for custom-fitting the foot length before beginning the toe shaping.
Both written instructions and a chart have been included for the lace panels.
Yarn: 1 skein Circus Tonic Handmade ‘Jubilee Sock’
Fingering weight, 75% superwash merino/25% nylon , 425m/100g
Shown in ‘’Cape Barren Goose’ colourway
Sizes: Small/Medium - 21.5cm (Medium/Large - 24cm) foot circumference
Gauge: 16sts/21rows = 5cm over stocking stitch
Notions: 2.5mm circular needle; 80cm, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (optional)purchase via ravelry
Short and sweet!
These cute little anklet socks with their lace panel detail on the front of the foot knit up in next to no time.
Perfect for taking the chill off the floor first thing in the morning, or for relaxing into Savasana at the end of yoga practice.
These socks are knit from the top down with instructions given for double-pointed needles (dpn’s), which can easily be modified for magic loop or 2 circulars methods, if preferred.
Features include a slip stich heel flap for durability, and a round toe for comfort.
The lace stitch pattern provides a degree of ease to the finished measurements, making this pattern very suitable for varying sizing.
Both written instructions and a chart have been included for the lace panel.
Yarn: Miss Click Clack Merri Creek Sock - Fingering weight, 80% merino/20% nylon ,374m/100g. 190m - 210m
Needles: 2.5mm, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 16sts/21rows = 5cms over stocking stitch
Finished sizes: Small/Medium - 21.5cm foot circumference; Medium/Large - 24cm foot circumferencepurchase via ravelry
Using a single skein of luxury, hand-dyed merino/silk yarn, this small shawl is worked from side-to-side to create a lovely semi-circular shape.
Directional panels of lace emulate the gentle currents of the sea and the finished piece was designed to follow the natural curves of the body along the upper back, hugging the shoulders to stay in place.
An i-cord edging neatly borders the longer edges to help the shape of the shawl lay flat, while the combination of gauge and yarn gives a beautiful drape to the finished piece.
Written and charted instructions included.
This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
Yarn: Green Tea Yarns White Cloud - 50% merino/50% silk. Fingering / 4ply (14wpi) - 437 yards (400 meters)/100g - approximately 340 - 400m required
shown in "Rusty Oysters on the Bay" (grey) and "Dreams of a Starry Night" (indigo)
Needles : 3.5mm, or size to achieve gauge
Gauge: 24sts/33rows = 10cm over stocking stitch, lightly blocked
Finished Size: One size - 120cm wide (along top edge), 37cm deep (measured through the widest part at the centre)
Yarn support for this design was generously provided by Green Tea Yarnspurchase via ravelry
Rugged lace is one of my favourite terms, and I like to use it often when describing lace that isn’t…lacey! The lace panel detail on the back of these mitts weaves in and out, in an interpretation of the gentle soundwaves of the squeaking the rounded grains of quartz make on Squeaky Beach as you walk along.
These fingerless mitts are knit by holding two subtly tonal shades of Isager Tvinni together throughout. They have inherent loft and warmth in the fabric as a result, as well as a beautiful heathered appearance.If you’d prefer, they can of course also be knit monochromatically, or with a higher contrast.
Yarn : Isager Tvinni 50g/256m (held double throughout)
Needles : 3.5mm and 3.75mm set of dpns or 100cm circular (for magic loop)
Gauge: 11.5sts/16rows = 5cm, over stocking stitch
Finished Size: Small (16.5cm width); Large (18cm width)purchase via ravelry
Urchin is a lightweight beanie with a cable-and-lace rib pattern that provides just the right amount of stretch and comfortable slouch.
Knit using a woolly sportweight/light DK yarn worked at a slightly looser gauge to compliment the drape and wearability of the design.
Worked in the round, with both written and charted instructions provided, this pattern is a perfect introduction for those new to lace, cables, charts or circular knitting.
Instructions for two sizes - S/M and M/L - are also provided, and by the stretchy nature of the stitch pattern, a generous amount of sizing flexibility is accommodated between the two.
Yarn: Isager Jensen - 100% wool/100g/273yd/250m. 175m - 220m required for pattern as written. NB: Shilasdair Luxury DK or Rowan Felted Tweed DK would both also be excellent choices.
Please note substituting yarns, not achieving gauge, or adding/removing repeats could possibly affect the meterage required, and allow for this when making yarn quantity decisions.
Needles: 4mm & 4.5mm (or size to obtain gauge)
Finished sizes: Small/Medium: 48cm circumference (to fit 53cm); Medium/Large: 54cm circumference (to fit 59cm)purchase via ravelry
Inspired by the surf beach of my teens, this close-fitting beanie is a light but warm hat knit with two strands of Shibui yarn held together throughout to form a foamy, marled fabric for the main body. A pop of bright contrast adds that detail and texture I love, and the finished piece is topped off with a perky pompom.
This beanie comes in two sizes – small or large – and can be worn with negative ease (as intended) or with a little more slouch if that’s your preference. Perfect for the surfer in your life who wants to keep their ears warm and the ocean wind out of their hair.
Yarn: Shibui Pebble (205m/25g) & Cima (300m/50g)
Needles: 3.5mm dpns or 100cm circular needle (for magic loop)
Gauge: 27sts/34rows = 10cm over chevron pattern
Size: Small - 37cm (to fit 52-54cm), Large - 40cm (to fit 55-57cm)purchase via ravelry