Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Isadora Boot Topper and Mitts Set

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Named for modern dance pioneer and famous bohemian Isadora Duncan, this boot topper and mitts set shows off your free spirit. The unique scallop edging shines on the lace edge of […]

Bird & Bee Shawl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Replete with graceful wing shapes, the Bird & Bee Shawl features a purl lice stitch in the solid sections and a honeycomb lace in short-row sections that help shape the curves. […]

Symbiont Cowl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart This gracefully shaped cowl is inspired by the micro-photography of the tiny organism called Licmophora flabellata. A rare symbiotic diatom (a single-celled algae), the delicate fan-shaped structures show beautiful patterning when […]

Cloudlift Shawl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart   Inspired by a detail from the well-respected Arts & Crafts design house of Greene & Greene, this shawl features stacks of shaped garter-stitch ‘cloud lifts’, accented by a succession of […]

Lanata Socks

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart With strong lines from twisted stitches and textured columns, these beautiful socks feature a cabled clock at the ankle and an innovative short row heel that fits higher insteps easily. Yarn: 310[350, […]

What do Difficulty Ratings in patterns really mean?

Something has been bugging me for years in the fiber arts world.   When submitting a pattern to a print or online magazine, or even when submitting classes, I’m often required to give a pattern or class a difficulty rating. But how helpful are these ratings, really? What constitutes a “beginner” pattern? I think we […]

Liliom Mitts

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart These simple stockinette mitts, accented with reverse stockinette welts, feature an Eastern Thumb style that appears to grow out of the wrist. Subtle arm shaping makes for a great fit, and […]

Abbreviations for Construction Papers Patterns

Crochet:  ch: chain sc: single crochet – insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through a new loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. dec: single crochet decrease – insert hook into first stitch, yo, pull through a new loop, insert hook into second stitch, yo, pull through a new loop, pull through 2 loops. (1 stitch […]

Passel Shawl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Starting with just a few stitches, this asymmetrical triangular shawl grows in size until the full textured panel is revealed, then builds an easy to work mesh lace alongside the panel […]

Scintilla Hat & Mitts Set

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart   Speckled, almost pixelated colorwork blends the coordinating colors of a miniskein set into this slouchy hat and matching mitts. With ribbing to ensure a good fit, this set is as […]