Knitting Patterns

See below for all my published Knitting Patterns, including patterns published in Knitting Magazines around the world!

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 A small green bag done in 1 by 1 ribbing, with a twisted cord drawstring and a pair of headphones partially out.

Ribbed Bag of Many Things

The Ribbed Bag of Many Things came about as something I made up for my roommate to put her headphones and mp3 player in, but it could be used to hold just about anything — dice, pencils, and more!

This free pattern is available as a download on
Patreon as well as Ravelry.   If you would like an accessible large-print version of the pattern, please use the Patreon download link above.

Convolution Hat

The Convolution Hat is a spiraling hat, knit at a tight tension to create a very tight, windproof hat, perfect for cold winter days, defeating the winter winds and snow; and it will keep your head warm in all but the coldest weather! The brim can be folded up or left down, as both weather and personal style demand.

Pattern is written for three adult sizes using between 285 to 336 yards (261 to 307 meters) of worsted or light aran-weight yarn.

This free hat pattern can be found in Knotions Magazine

A woman wearing a deep purple worsted-weight knit hat. She is shown in profile. The ribbing of the hat sits a little loose on her forehead. There is a cabled band above the ribbing of the hat. The hat falls in a slouch at the back of her head.

Tributary Hat

The Tributary Hat was originally designed for a friend of mine who wears winter caps over visors and baseball caps, so I wanted a hat design that had enough positive ease to accommodate that. After some experimentation, this hat was born!

This free hat pattern can be found in Knotions Magazine

someone wearing a pair of fingering-weight socks; knit in striping yarn that goes from blue to grey. The socks have a subtle lace pattern.

Ar Lan y Môr Socks

The Ar Lan y Môr (Welsh for ‘by the seaside’) Socks were inspired by the ripples of seaweed and other water plants that grow just below the waterline of many lakes, rivers and seas around the world, as well as the imagery of the Welsh folk song of the same name – flowers and grasses rippling beside the sea.

The garter and stockinette stitch lace gives the socks some stretch without being too snug on the leg. The leg and foot length are both adjustable to the wearer’s preference, and the stitch pattern is complicated enough to keep some interest, while simple enough to be ‘television knitting’. These socks are knit from the cuff down, the heel is a heel-flap and gusset, and the toe is seamed with kitchener stitch.

The lace stitch is charted and written, this pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software which includes the written instruction.

 a red sock knit in fingering-weight yarn.  The sock is worked in a knit and purl checkerboard pattern.

Brickworks Socks.

These socks started after getting the idea to model a stitch pattern after some old brickwork on a converted factory building! After playing about, I got a simple knit and purl pattern that really resembled bricks!

With a simple stitch pattern that only uses knits and purls, this is a perfect sock for a beginner knitter who's just getting into the wonderful world of hand-knit socks.

They're knit from the cuff down; using a heel-flap and gusset, so you do have to pick up and knit, but there are tutorial links right in the pattern to help you through it! The toe is sewn up with grafting (also known as Kitchener stitch), and, if you're not sure, don't worry, there are tutorial links right in the pattern, as well!

This Adult Sock pattern comes in two sizes, with notes on how to adjust the sizes further at need.

Caley Fisherman’s Rib Scarf

If you’re in need of a quick and easy scarf pattern and you want to try out the trendy and classic Fisherman’s Rib, Caley is the scarf for you. The vertical stripes and two-color rib that’s reversible is easy to love and easy to knit while watching TV.

The scarf is written for a single size, but very easy to adjust to whatever amount of yarn you have!

This pattern is available on the I Like Knitting Website.

 A cowl knit in dark-blue worsted-weight yarn, with a cable that crosses columns of knit stitches.

Crisial Cowl

The Crisial (Welsh for “crystal”) Cowl was inspired by the geometric shapes of crystals. It uses a simple two-stitch cable to create twists that make for a classic textural piece you’ll want to wear all season long. Both aran and heavy worsted weight yarn would work well with this project.

The Crisial Cowl is knit in the round from the bottom up, and done in a simple cable motif.

It is easily adjustable to the amount of yarn you have.

Note that gauge is not specifically important to this pattern, though changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the final project.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

 A woman holding a scarf across her shoulder and back with an outstretched arm. The scarf is knit in striping worsted-yarn, and shows a diamond lace pattern.

Diamonds and Lace Scarf

This lace scarf is made from less then 350 yards of worsted-weight yarn. It's perfect to use up those orphan one or two skeins that are left over after making a sweater!

A close up of a diamond lace mesh pattern, knit in sky blue worsted-weight yarn

Diamond Lace Boot Toppers

These worsted-weight boot toppers can be mostly attributed to curiosity. Before I got into knitting as an adult, I’d never even heard of such a thing! But, once I got into the online knitting community, I quickly found out that boot toppers are “a thing”, and a thing I wanted to try out in a Canadian Winter!

They come in four adult sizes, and are a perfect one-skein project for those leftover sweater skeins of worsted yarn!

Someone wearing a pair of green socks. They have a lace leaf pattern along the leg and top of the foot.

Garden Lace Socks

These socks come from several ideas, but the biggest one was the idea of travelling lace leaves. I fell in love with this motif the first time I saw it, and this seemed the perfect place to use it! When I was working the partial garter rib, it reminded of a newly sown garden, all in neat lines. Hence, the name of the socks was a relatively easy choice!

These socks are knit cuff-down, with a standard heel flap and grafted toe. While the sample was knit on dpns, the pattern is written to be knitted using any circular knitting method. The lace motif is both written and charted. Instructions are given for two sizes.

a pair of pale blue socks knit on the bias.  A prominent decrease runs down the centre of the instep.

Gauntlet Socks

This pattern started years ago when I was first really starting to experiment with both sock design and using self-striping and gradient yarns. I liked how the various gradients worked up when knit on the bias.  When I dusted off the pattern a few years later, I wanted to see how they would work up in a solid or semi-solid, and the answer is, quite well!

These socks are designed to work with gradient or self-striping yarns (though, as you can see, they work just fine in a solid or tonal, too!)  The garter-stitch short row heel can be worked in a contrasting colour to avoid interrupting any colour changes, if desired.

These socks are currently only available to members of The Knitting Guild Association, in the Summer 2023 edition of Cast On Magazine - a member-exclusive publication.

 Someone wearing a pair of ribbed lace socks. The socks are blue with flecks of white, pink, and yellow.

Ice Cream Sundae Socks

These socks were the result of playing with yarn and stitch dictionaries. I wanted a stitch pattern that would show off variegated yarn and keep it from being 'ugly'. The Ice Cream Sundae Socks were the result!

These socks are knit from the cuff-down, with either double-pointed needles or the Magic Loop method. They use a heel flap and gusset heel, with an slip-stitch heel flap for additional durability. The instructions are written; the lace pattern is both charted and written.

Instructions are given for two adult sizes.

a pair of tall grey socks knit in fingering-weight yarn.  The socks have crossing cables on the leg and instep, and honeycomb cables on the side of the leg.

Luckenbach Socks

These beautifully cabled socks are perfect to show off with a skirt or a pair of walking shoes. They come in two sizes, a standard 6 inch (15 cm) leg length, and a knee-high (10 inches / 25.5 cm) with calf shaping!

And yes, they are knee-highs, scaled to an XL 16.25 inch (40.5 cm) calf circumference! They're knit using a variety of fingering-weight yarns designed for socks -- I would suggest a wool or wool blend with either silk or nylon for added reinforcement. I would not suggest a cotton or bamboo blend, as the knee high socks depend on the elasticity of the wool to help them stay in place and not slouch down to your ankles!

A woman sitting on a concrete edge; wearing a large blue-green lace shawl. She is holding the shawl at her neck with one hand. There is a cane in her other hand.

Marianna Shawl

The design for this large square shawl came about after exploring the beautiful Stitch Patterns of Gannet Designs. They seemed the perfect stitch patterns for the mesh lace of a larger shawl.

The shawl is knit in the round from centre out. The edging is knit flat and joined to the shawl as you work.

 Someone wearing a blue-green lace knit legwarmer, tied at the top with a pale blue ribbon.

Necessity of Innovation Legwarmers

These legwarmers came about because “Necessity is the Mother of Invention!” And, because I wanted legwarmers I could remove without taking off my boots. These lace and cable leggings are knit flat, and then fasten up the side of the leg with either buttons or a zipper -- directions for both are included!

They’re  available in 7 adult sizes!

Pine Cone Gloves

These gloves came about as, and I quote: “the hand knit version of the nylon gloves you can find in a dollar store.”

I wanted a pair of gloves that were lightweight, but very snug to the hand, perfect for spring or early fall, or, to layer under other mittens or gloves during winter.

The Pine Cone Stitch pattern uses only knits and purls to create a fun, textured stitch that I instantly fell in love with!  So it seemed only natural to put these two ideas together to knit up a pair of lightweight gloves in fingering-weight yarn.

They’re available in 4 adult sizes.

someone wearing a knit hat, worked in fingering-weight grey yarn and leaf lace motif. The ribbed brim is folded up.

Selcouth Hat

Originally published in Interweave Knits, this lace hat comes in two adult sizes, and uses just one skein of standard sock yarn.

“With a deep brim perfect for folding or wearing slouchy and an allover, leaf-inspired lace pattern, the Selcouth Hat will keep your ears snug and hair in place as you dream of wandering along windswept moors.”

Silver Dragon Cowl

Originally Published in Knit Now 109; the Silver Dragon Cowl was inspired by the texture and image of overlapping dragon scales. It’s designed to be adjustable – you can let it hang, or wrap it around your neck twice for a snugger fit!

It comes in 3 adjustable adult sizes, and is further adjustable to the amount of sock yarn you have!

Now available in my Web Shop!

Or, purchase a digital copy of Knit Now 109 at PocketMags! (These are affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase - there's no extra cost to you!)

Someone wearing a pair of fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit in a dark green fingering-yarn and use a textured star stitch over the body of the mitten.

Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens

The idea for the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens came from an online knit-along which challenged participants to create something using the Star Stitch pattern. While swatching, I found a particular version of the Star Stitch that created a spiral effect, and these mittens were born from that!

These fingerless mittens are worked from the cuff-up in the round, with the Star Stitch pattern continuing onto the thumb gusset. The top cuff, bottom cuff, and thumb are edged with 1 by 1 ribbing.

A drawstring bag mesh bag left partially open. The bag has apples inside.

Spring Leaves Market Bag

The inspiration for this Market Bag came from the (now defunct) Ravelry Designer’s Challenge with the theme of “spring awakening”.

The bag starts with a pinhole cast on. Increases are worked into a leaf lace pattern to form the base of the bag. The leaf lace transitions to a lace mesh, and finishes with a garter stitch edging. A twisted cord allows for easy carrying and helps to keep the bag tied shut!

A woman wearing a deep pink cabled scarf knit in bulky weight yarn. The scarf is spread over one shoulder, and is done mostly in garter stitch with a large central cable.

Statement Cable Scarf

The Statement Scarf was developed to be a quick-knit project with Malabrigo Mecha -- a glorious, squishy, garter-stitch scarf with one central cable to make a statement!   (Link above is an affiliate link, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase - there's no extra cost to you!)

The scarf is worked flat with bulky yarn, making it a perfect project for a beginner who wants to branch into cables! It uses mostly garter stitch, with a cable pattern on a background of reverse stocking stitch. The cable instructions are both charted and written. It is written for one size (which uses almost exactly two skeins of Malabrigo Mecha!) but is easily adjustable to the amount of yarn you have.

 Someone wearing a heavy aran-weight knit sock with cables.

Statement Cabled Socks

The Statement Socks are specifically designed to be beautiful heavy socks, perfect for cold winter weather or for participating in winter sports!

The socks are knit cuff down with a slipped-stitch heel flap and grafted toe. The cable instructions are both charted and written. The pattern comes in multiple adult sizes; and is further adjustable to your own foot for a proper fit!

A woman wearing a blue cabled knit hat with the brim folded up, revealing an off-white layer underneath.

Woodland Hat

The design for this hat came about thanks to two things: first, the (now defunct) Ravelry Designer’s Challenge, based on a woodland theme, and second, my roommate needed a new hat!

She wanted something that was thick and warm with a brim that could fold up over the ears. So, I started experimenting with different hat designs, but most of them didn’t seem warm enough. After trying various knitted linings, I came up with this idea. It’s thick, warm, and heavy enough to keep all but the worst of the winter winds out!

The result is a cabled hat knit in the round from the brim up, using a provisional cast on to create a double-layered, lined hat. It is completely reversible, so you don’t have to worry about which way you wear it!

 A fingering-weight cable and lace beanie hat laying flat. The hat has a lengthy ribbed rib that flows into intricate cables and lace.

Wrought Mithril Hat

The design for this hat came about from the Initiate Knit Design Challenge, hosted by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits.. For the initial prompt, I drew inspiration from the vertical lines of wrought-iron fencing and the leading of stained glass. The result is a hat that's lightweight, but still warm, and a great layering piece!

The Wrought Mithril Hat comes in 3 adult sizes, and is knit in the round from the brim up, using small cables and twists.  Decreases are done within the cable pattern for the crown; and the top is secured by running the end of the working yarn through the live stitches.

Crochet Patterns

See below for all my published crochet patterns!

 A woman wearing a hood with a scarf. The hood is done in worsted-weight crochet in a chevron pattern. The yarn is variegated yarn that runs between purple, black, and grey.

Chevron Stitch Hood and Scarf

This hood pattern started with the fact that I wanted a hood and scarf that even a newcomer to crochet could make! It was inspired by this beautiful but, simple, crochet lace stitch pattern.

By adding some seaming to make a hood, a beautiful, unique accessory is created that even a beginner can make!

This free pattern is available as a download on Patreon as well as Ravelry.   If you would like an accessible large-print version of the pattern, please use the Patreon download link above.

A woman wearing a crochet hat done in the textured alpine stitch

Alpine Hat

This hat was one of my early forays into crochet design, worked up in the wonderfully squishy and dense Alpine Stitch! The hat comes down over the back of the neck and over the ears, with a dense stitch pattern to keep the wind away and the sizing runs a touch large, to go over headphones, ponytails, and hair buns! It starts at the crown with a crochet magic loop, then increases out to the full head circumference. The Alpine Stitch tends to curl, so a few rows of single and double crochet round out the bottom rim.

A woman wearing a crochet hat, worked in a basketweave pattern using post stitches.

Aren Basketweave Hat

“Introducing the Aren Basketweave Hat crochet pattern, a cozy and comfortable accessory for chilly days.  Starting with a double crochet foundation at the brim, the hat then transitions into the captivating basketweave stitch. The unique feature of this design lies in the use of post crochet stitches, which create a dense and squishy fabric with excellent stretch. The result is a thick and warm hat, perfect for braving the cold weather in style.”

Available in two adult sizes: 17.5, (22.5) inches to fit a 22.5, (26.5) inch head circumference

Originally Published in I Like Crochet August 2023

 A person wearing a mesh lace crochet hat worked in blue fingering-weight yarn

Cherry Blossom Hat

This hat was inspired by the cherry blossoms blooming in spring. The air is still cool, and sometimes, there's even still a touch of snow!

This hat is designed to be a spring/fall hat, perfect for that half-skein of leftover sock yarn. You can get two hats (depending on size) from one standard (400 yard) skein of sock/fingering yarn!

Hat comes in two adult sizes; and is worked from the brim to the crown in the Berry Stitch Pattern.

A woman wearing a crochet lace cowl done in a variegated yarn. The cowl is pulled up over her mouth and nose.

Cosmic Crochet Cowl

This cowl came out of a desire to find a crochet stitch pattern suitable for a skein of variegated yarn! Often, variegated yarn can turn into an ugly mess of colours, and I wanted to avoid that, so after much experimentation, the Cosmic Crochet Cowl was born!

Pattern is in US terminology.

This cowl is available in five different lengths, each adjustable to the amount of yarn you have.

 A person wearing a pair of crocheted fingerless mittens in a mesh stitch.

Feather On The Wind Fingerless Mittens

These fingerless mittens are squishy and as light as a feather, thanks to the beautiful Feather Stitch stitch pattern! These mittens are worked in the round until the thumb opening, worked back and forth to shape the thumb opening, and then finished in the round. The thumb and top of the mitten are edged in half double-crochet.

With only a one-round repeat, these mittens work up fast, and are perfect for a more portable project!

These fingerless mittens start with a half-double crochet chainless foundation; and are joined in the round. They are split and worked flat to form an opening for the thumb, before joining to form the final top of the hand. The thumb opening is then edged with a round of half double crochet, before finishing. This stitch spirals in continuous rounds, so there is no need to keep a strict marker for the beginning and end of the round.

This pattern has written instructions only. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software.

A person wearing a pair of fingerless crochet mittens. They have their hands around a small flower.

Garden Trellis Fingerless Mittens

These mittens are a sister pattern to the Garden Trellis Hat; done in the same yarn -- the amazing Scuttleship Romney from Bobolink yarns. They are designed for four adult sizes, and a customizable cuff length, too!

With simple bobbles and post stitches, it's a good introduction to slightly more 'adventurous' crochet, while still being simple enough to work on while watching tv or commuting on the train.

The palm is done in alternating rows of sc and dc to create a denser fabric that helps protect the palm of your hands..

A woman wearing a crochet lace hat. The hat is made in a dark teal yarn; with textured post stitches and crochet bobbles.

Garden Trellis Hat

This hat is a sister pattern to the Garden Trellis Mittens. crocheted in the same yarn — the amazing Scuttleship Romney from Bobolink yarns.

It's a hat in three adult sizes, designed a touch big to go over headphones, hair braids etc. With simple bobbles and post stitches, it's a good introduction to slightly more 'adventurous' crochet, while still being simple enough to work on while watching tv or commuting on the train!

This hat starts at the crown with the Magic Ring technique, and is worked outward and down, first with half double crochet increases, then double crochet increases, and then increases worked into the Trellis Stitch pattern. The hat brim is edged with half double crochet and single crochet, to keep it from curling.