I tend to work from other people’s patterns because there are so many great ones available to inspire me. But every once in a while, I create my own patterns. Please read about my patterns below, then follow the buy now links to purchase them as downloadable PDF files through my pattern store on Payhip or on Ravelry.

Toddler wearing blue Simple Hat with a Twist knit hat.

Simple Hat with a Twist is constructed sideways with seed stitch and a cable edge, and the shaping is formed by knitting short rows around the circumference. The hat has a lot of stretch, which offers flexibility as a gift and longer wear for children.

The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn. If you’d prefer, it can be knit by holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together — but be sure to double-check your gauge. Written instructions as well as charts are provided for toddler, child, and adult sizes.

I designed this pattern in 2006, and it was selected for publication in the Stitch 'n Bitch Page-A-Day Calendar 2008 as the pattern for March 21.

Simple Hat with a Twist is available for $5.00 USD.

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Detail of knit Skewed Scarf.

Skewed Scarf features simple construction that is enhanced with lush diagonal stripes of color. I receive compliments every time I wear it. With only knitting, increases, and decreases, this design is a good next step for Beginners.

The pattern calls for an Aran weight yarn and an eyelash yarn. Other yarns may be substituted. The idea is to use a standard yarn as the Master Color and a thin novelty yarn as the Contrasting Color.

The pattern was written in 2008 for one size, although it includes notes on how to lengthen or shorten the scarf to suit your personal preference. Exact gauge is not crucial to this design.

Skewed Scarf is available for $4.00 USD.

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