Knitting Patterns

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

Looking for my Crochet Patterns? Just scroll down!

 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.

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

 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!

Available exclusively to
Patrons of Sarah Dawn’s Designs

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 cabled socks come in two versions: one is a tall sock with calf shaping, and one is a shorter sock, without shaping.

Sized in 4 adult sizes, with a 6.5 inch to 8.75 inch (16 to 22 cm) foot circumference. Calf Circumference for tall socks: 11.25 (12, 14.5, 16.25)inches, (28 30, 36, 40.5)cm.

Available in Nomadic Knits Issue 10!

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!

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 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.

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 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.