Want to give my patterns a try before you buy? I publish a free pattern each year around my birthday in April. Here are a few of my favourites.
BEX PILLOW | DOWNLOAD PDF
Easy, fun and endlessly customizable, these pillows are built from modular hexagons. Samples are shown worked in worsted weight Noro Kureyon and designed to fit a 16” round pillow form, but they can be modified to work with any gauge or size. Have fun with colour; use bits and bobs in your stash for a boho mix-and-match look, or pair two subtle tones to emphasize texture. I’ve alternated my 2 yarns every 2 rows, but you don’t have to - you don’t even have to do the same thing from hexagon to hexagon!
CUPCAKE | DOWNLOAD PDF
Simple and sweet, this tee takes an ancient pattern, the Old Shale stitch, and puts it to work in a pretty spring and summer top. Mainly worked in a fluffy lace weight, every 13th and 14th rows are worked in a fingering weight yarn. In the sample, these are oddments from my stash, worked in no particular order (though they are matched on back and front, which isn’t a requirement.) Have fun mixing and matching, and using up those tiny bits of precious leftovers, or select a single contrasting yarn for the whole top.
The pattern is easy to memorize and is written to be knit without a chart, but a chart is provided to help with visualizing the different rhythms of the pattern and stripe repeats.
STEGNER | DOWNLOAD PDF
This raglan sweater features a cool double sleeve detail - the long sleeve is knit in a contrast colour and sewn into the cap sleeve under the ribbing. The back, front and cap sleeves are knit flat, while the long sleeve is knit in the round. The high-crew neckline is finished with an i-cord edge.
This is a suitable pattern for advanced beginners, comfortable with cables, and basic increases and decreases.
This would also make a great short-sleeved summer top worked up in a worsted cotton or cotton blend yarn.
ORBITAL | DOWNLOAD PDF
This slouchy beret is knit from the brim to the crown. The brim is worked in garter and can be worked in a colour fade, as it is here, or in a single colour. The rest of the hat is worked in a Star Mesh pattern borrowed from the Estonian lace tradition.