Charm is inspired by a Dungeons and Dragons spell: Charm Person. When you cast this spell on someone, they automatically treat you as a friend. Cast this on your needles and be charmed by the cabled Xs and Os, and the sweet purled hearts that run up to the crown of the hat. Don’t be alarmed if people seem to start more conversations with you while wearing this hat, it’s just the effect of the spell!
This hat is all about subtle texture and will become your favorite beanie to wear for all of your casual outings. Pick a solid color or speckled yarn to show off the textures (I don’t recommend variegated yarn as the colors will make the texture hard to see).
Along with charming the pants off of everyone you meet, the cables and raised purl motifs in this pattern are engaging to knit but still simple enough that you could work on it during your next D&D campaign (but don’t because your DM will kill me for suggesting that — unless they’re super cool). It’s a great project for dipping your toe into cables if you haven’t knit them before and the pattern includes a tutorial on the cables used to help you through.
It's been almost a year since the Saturday Afternoon Armwarmers were published in Knit Now Magazine and if you never got a copy of the magazine, you may have felt like you were missing out... but wait no longer! Fill out the form below to download a free PDF of the pattern.
These armwarmers are inspired by my favorite kind of weekend: The kind where I have no plans and nowhere to go. Soft, cozy and oversized, these armwarmers are what I would want to wear on a chilly Saturday afternoon while knitting in my favorite chair.
Knitting these armwarmers is like reading your favorite book for the third time. Simple stockinette in the round, a few inches of ribbing, a few increases, decreases, and just the slight complication of the thumb hole make this a relaxing knit. The two-color pattern allows for fun customization, too! Show off your own style with a unique color combo.
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Take on the challenge of this fiery colorwork pattern that knits up faster than Viari can sneak past a giant!
This GREEN FLAME! cowl sits close to the neck for +5 to warmth and +10 to geeky fashion.
Be the nerdiest nerd at your next D&D session and show off your love for Acquisitions Inc with this GREEN FLAME! cowl. Or better yet, be the first one to wear a GREEN FLAME! cowl to the next Acquisitions Inc session at PAX. Yeah, I know you’re their biggest fan.
Hey guys! Thanks so much for your interest in test knitting the GREEN FLAME! cowl. I’ve collected the names of many lovely knitters who I will be contacting about this test knit but do not need more at the moment! If you’d like to be notified by email about future test knitting opportunities, fill out the form here.
Help a gal out and knit this awesome GREEN FLAME! cowl while giving me feedback about your experience. You’ll get the pattern for free, plus any updates in the future.
I will need knitters with colorwork experience and the ability to get this cowl done within 2-3 weeks. I am looking for patient knitters who will be available for answering questions, giving feedback, and have the ability to take some nice photos to post to Ravelry!
Knitted circumference approx. 20.5in / 52cm.
26 sts x 35 rows = 4in / 10cm
2.75mm (US 2) 16in circulars — or size to obtain gauge
3 stitch markers (1 unique to mark round)
DK-weight wool in 3 colors, approximate lengths:
104yd / 95m of lime green
38yd / 35m of dark green
60yd / 55m of gray
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Sign up below and I’ll contact you within the next few weeks to let you know if I’ll be needing your help! Unfortunately, I can only handle so many test knitters, so you may not be chosen, but I greatly appreciate your interest and hope you’ll still knit your own GREEN FLAME! cowl when it’s released!
For your knitting pleasure, let me introduce my newest pattern, Nice Cuppa!
This is a stranded colorwork beanie, knit up in primary colors, with a bit of vintage style that was inspired by a friend and her teacup. Read about my inspiration here.
I used O-Wool’s O-Wash Fingering yarn because the primary colors are deep, the yarn is organically processed to be a superwash wool, and O-Wool produces their yarns with a concern for animal welfare and the environment. The big bonus is that they also sell their fingering weight yarn in smaller mini-skeins, which is perfect for colorwork!
The hat is made to fit adult heads with some wiggle room. I’ve included measurements for the pattern repeats so that you can alter the circumference and the height if you need or want to.
Designing and knitting a sample for a magazine within a month was a little hectic… As seen below, you can see how stressed I am, filling every second of my day with knitting.
Saturday Afternoon Armwarmers were inspired by ‘slow moments’. I imagined sitting in my favorite arm chair, knitting a project with the softest yarn on a chilly, spring afternoon (which don’t exist here in Florida, but I tried). Oversized, snuggly arm warmers came to mind. I sketched them up, made a swatch, and the rest is history!
I sometimes dream of putting on an outfit that brings out my inner hippy. I love the white lace that always seems to be front and center in so many bohemian outfits. It’s also the only style I know of that has so much crochet!
I went on a hunt for knitting and crochet patterns that feel bohemian and free-spirited to me.
I think I may have gasped when I saw this and then to see that the pattern is free…! I love that this is knitted, as it has a different look than a lot of the boho tops you see (crocheted in white). Super cute, though I couldn’t get away with wearing a crop top.
I can imagine so many different color combinations with this bracelet, or maybe making it a bit smaller using thinner yarn and a smaller crochet hook. Also, sitting at a computer all day, I find hard bracelets to be a bit cumbersome, so a soft bracelet like this seems like it would be rather comfortable.
Stripes can be a fun, fairly easy way to add some variation of color to a knitting project. These twenty knitting patterns/projects feature stripes, but not plain-jane single-size, horizontal stripes. Stripes in varying widths, colors, or in smaller accent areas.