“Falvey” is a very quick lace and seed stitch hat. It is one in a series of “chemo caps” designed for my Aunt Pat during her chemo treatments for breast cancer. It was with great honor that I accepted these commissions and really enjoyed thinking of her while making them! The hat has an almost helmet-like shape to it that I really enjoy.
This design is named “Falvey” after my Irish grandmother’s maiden name. She also survived breast cancer, although she is no longer with us today.
“Patricia” is a cabled, turban-style hat, one in a series of “chemo caps” designed for my Aunt Pat during her chemo treatments for breast cancer. She is a selfless, loving, woman…a beautiful writer…a wonderful teacher…a blessing to know and love. It was with great honor that I accepted these commissions and really enjoyed thinking of her while making these hats. This is the one I love the most and she looked awesome in it! It’s also my favorite to wear on chilly days.
Style note: As usual, my nieces broaden my horizons! Little Anna (age 6), decided to put hers on sideways and it was ADORABLE. I’ve also started wearing it backwards when I have a low ponytail because the “turban tab”, which is usually centered at the forehead, allows a little bit of room for my hairband to sit without interfering with the hat.
I designed this when I was engaged and thinking about our “honeymoon baby,” should my new husband and I be so lucky. I chose to use a Herculean “love knot” and the “sheaf of wheat” motif because they represent love and fertility. Now, you don’t have to be trying for a baby to enjoy this pattern, but you could say it worked! Baby Owen was born almost exactly 40 weeks from our wedding day.
This hat fits loosely and could be considered a “slouch” hat. I wore it religiously last winter, even during a bitingly cold trip to Chicago for Vogue Knitting Live, and I just loved it. I hope you do, too!
I’m more of a “gift knitter” than a “keep knitter”, so I’ve made virtually nothing for my son, Owen; but I felt the urge to create something for my friend, Alice, whose baby was due on essentially the same day as Owen! No, we didn’t plan that. I also have a thing for indonesian ikat prints lately, so I thought I’d put an ikat look into a baby cardigan and hat set for Alice’s daughter, Annabelle. I love how it turned out so much that I actually made a set for Owen in “boy colors”, as well!
I love this sweater! It is good for the Harry Potter lover or, really, anyone who has school colors to show off. The sample is worked in Gryffindor house colors from the famous Harry Potter books/movies and resembles early versions of their school scarves with the thick stripes. This pattern allows a baby or toddler to wear the scarf as intended without being given the chance to rip it off and throw it somewhere. :) It is built directly into the sweater itself, worked at the same time as the rest of the garment. I love it, my parent friends love it, and it is sure to be a hit at any “nerd” mama’s baby shower!
NOTE: my related pattern, called “Fourth,” is a Doctor Who version of this design.
This sweater’s name comes from the long-running BBC series, “Doctor Who.” Each regeneration of the main character, “the Doctor,” has his own style, idiosyncrasies, and wardrobe choices. The fourth doctor, played by Tom Baker, was well-known for his outrageously long and colorful scarf.
This pattern allows a baby or toddler to wear the scarf as intended without being given the chance to rip it off and throw it somewhere. :) It is built directly into the sweater itself, worked at the same time as the rest of the garment. I love it, my parent friends love it, and it is sure to be a hit at any “nerd” mama’s baby shower!
NOTE: my related pattern, called “Colors,” is a Harry Potter version of this design, but it can also be used as a school color sweater.
This one-skein-wonder was created to be hugged and to hold love notes. It is a plain stockinette shape with an optional cabled pocket on the front and stuffed with fiberfill like a pillow. The name “heartypants” is a very schmoopy nickname that my husband and I exchange. Yeah, yeah…I know, barf. :)
My friend, Sarah, is adorable and I love her. But that’s beside the point. She has an iPhone and asked for a knitted case in lavender or pink. Fortunately, I had some applicable yarn in my stash that I picked out for her two years ago! Better late than never, I guess!
This pattern is a fairly quick knit and takes very little yarn. Be sure to add a great button, too!
YARN NOTE: Looks like the yarn called for in the pattern is no longer available on their website (unless I’m doing something wrong). Most fingering weight or sock yarns, though, should do the trick. The samples were made with two strands of Knit Picks Essential held together as one (blue sample) OR one strand Costavolcano alpaca for The Yarn Company and one strand Curious Creek Fibers Omo in Rock Grotto (mottled lavender sample).
NAME NOTE: Sarah’s initials are SES, so she is “Sess” in my head.
This scarf was designed as a gift for a friend of mine who is very active in progressive politics, usually on behalf of Democratic candidates. We took a trip to Nevada in 2008 for door-to-door campaign work and froze our butts off, so I really wish I could go back in time and pack this in my suitcase! In any event, it’s not too late to be warm and to wear your affiliation on your sleeve…er…chest. Be ready for campaign season with “Campaign”!