Plum Creek Mitts
Plum Creek Mitts

​On the banks of Plum Creek, “She heard pa shouting, ‘Jiminy crickets! It’s raining fish-hooks and hammer handles!’” (Laura Ingalls Wilder) Plum Creek is a place where country gals ride horses and picnic in the grass. It is the inspiration for a set of armwarmers that integrate delicate lace onto a sturdy structure. These mitts are a little feminine and a little bit practical too, right at home in Plum Creek.

​Pattern available through Ravelry

Pix
Pix

Pix Patisserie is a beloved little spot to enjoy hot tea and sweet treats. I like to gather here with friends and knit, play cards, and indulge. I designed these mitts to wear while enjoying a fleur de sel macaron, thick hot chocolate, and good company at Pix in Portland. Join me, won’t you? 

​Pattern available on Ravelry

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

​Red Velvet Cupcakes are sleeves inspired by something Holly Golightly might wear in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. They were created to bring some feminine elegance to any occasion.

Holly Golightly: “It’s useful being top banana in the shock department.”

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Arctic Blast
Arctic Blast

​Some people live in towns that expect two feet of snow. These towns have snow plows and salt and intrepid spirits that function despite the challenges. I live in a town that panicked. We had some plowing of the major streets, with sand instead of salt. But if you didn’t have chains, you weren’t driving anywhere. I did what I had to do… I stayed at home with some hot tea, bad movies, and knit some armwarmers. And now I get to brag that I officially survived the Arctic Blast of Ought Eight.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Paris Roubaix
Paris Roubaix

Beginning in 1896, Paris-Roubaix (Pair-ee Roobay) is one of the oldest road cycling races still run. The trek leaves riders caked in mud and grit from the cobbled paths and rutted tracks of northern France’s former coal-mining region. The best part? The winner gets to keep a cobblestone as a trophy… but you get a smart set of cuffs and matching cowl inspired by the winding tracks and cobbles of this spring cycling classic.

Even though the event is nicknamed l’Enfer du Nord, or Hell of the North, this knitting project is more like freewheeling!

Pattern available on Ravelry

Sky Blue
Sky Blue

​Pattern available in the Sock Report, Vol. 1

Columbia Mittens
Columbia Mittens

This pattern for cabled mittens by Star Athena is one of four patterns available in the Winter 2011 issue of SpinKnit, a dynamic digital eMag from Interweave. The design for these warm mittens is simple enough, with just one cabled motif on each mitt. The motif wraps around the hand, making the mittens reversible halves of an intriguing whole. When the hands are pressed together palm-up the image is complete.

Opal Creek Mitts
Opal Creek Mitts

Living in Portland, Oregon, I am surrounded by countless expanses and pockets of overwhelming beauty. Opal Creek is a wilderness area located in the Willamette National Forest on the border of the Mount Hood National Forest. It has the largest uncut watershed in Oregon. Early prospectors waded in Opal Pool and remarked on the natural glory of the crystal water. The stitch pattern in this cowl suggests gentle currents and leaves, inspired by Opal Creek.

Pattern available on Ravelry

My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things

In the Sound of Music, Julie Andrews waxed poetic about bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens to children afraid of a passing storm. By singing about her favorite things, she was able to transform fear into laughter. These mittens are inspired by her joyful alchemy. The design is simple enough with angular cables motif on each mitt, but the placement makes for a new picture when hands are pressed together, palm-up. The image is then transformed into something new.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Plum Creek Mitts
Pix
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Arctic Blast
Paris Roubaix
Sky Blue
Columbia Mittens
Opal Creek Mitts
My Favorite Things
Plum Creek Mitts

​On the banks of Plum Creek, “She heard pa shouting, ‘Jiminy crickets! It’s raining fish-hooks and hammer handles!’” (Laura Ingalls Wilder) Plum Creek is a place where country gals ride horses and picnic in the grass. It is the inspiration for a set of armwarmers that integrate delicate lace onto a sturdy structure. These mitts are a little feminine and a little bit practical too, right at home in Plum Creek.

​Pattern available through Ravelry

Pix

Pix Patisserie is a beloved little spot to enjoy hot tea and sweet treats. I like to gather here with friends and knit, play cards, and indulge. I designed these mitts to wear while enjoying a fleur de sel macaron, thick hot chocolate, and good company at Pix in Portland. Join me, won’t you? 

​Pattern available on Ravelry

Red Velvet Cupcakes

​Red Velvet Cupcakes are sleeves inspired by something Holly Golightly might wear in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. They were created to bring some feminine elegance to any occasion.

Holly Golightly: “It’s useful being top banana in the shock department.”

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Arctic Blast

​Some people live in towns that expect two feet of snow. These towns have snow plows and salt and intrepid spirits that function despite the challenges. I live in a town that panicked. We had some plowing of the major streets, with sand instead of salt. But if you didn’t have chains, you weren’t driving anywhere. I did what I had to do… I stayed at home with some hot tea, bad movies, and knit some armwarmers. And now I get to brag that I officially survived the Arctic Blast of Ought Eight.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Paris Roubaix

Beginning in 1896, Paris-Roubaix (Pair-ee Roobay) is one of the oldest road cycling races still run. The trek leaves riders caked in mud and grit from the cobbled paths and rutted tracks of northern France’s former coal-mining region. The best part? The winner gets to keep a cobblestone as a trophy… but you get a smart set of cuffs and matching cowl inspired by the winding tracks and cobbles of this spring cycling classic.

Even though the event is nicknamed l’Enfer du Nord, or Hell of the North, this knitting project is more like freewheeling!

Pattern available on Ravelry

Sky Blue

​Pattern available in the Sock Report, Vol. 1

Columbia Mittens

This pattern for cabled mittens by Star Athena is one of four patterns available in the Winter 2011 issue of SpinKnit, a dynamic digital eMag from Interweave. The design for these warm mittens is simple enough, with just one cabled motif on each mitt. The motif wraps around the hand, making the mittens reversible halves of an intriguing whole. When the hands are pressed together palm-up the image is complete.

Opal Creek Mitts

Living in Portland, Oregon, I am surrounded by countless expanses and pockets of overwhelming beauty. Opal Creek is a wilderness area located in the Willamette National Forest on the border of the Mount Hood National Forest. It has the largest uncut watershed in Oregon. Early prospectors waded in Opal Pool and remarked on the natural glory of the crystal water. The stitch pattern in this cowl suggests gentle currents and leaves, inspired by Opal Creek.

Pattern available on Ravelry

My Favorite Things

In the Sound of Music, Julie Andrews waxed poetic about bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens to children afraid of a passing storm. By singing about her favorite things, she was able to transform fear into laughter. These mittens are inspired by her joyful alchemy. The design is simple enough with angular cables motif on each mitt, but the placement makes for a new picture when hands are pressed together, palm-up. The image is then transformed into something new.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

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