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.

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 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

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 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.

 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!

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 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 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..