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1. "Andromeda" a lace scarf

Andromeda in Greek mythogy, was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, King and Queen of the African Kingdom of Aethiopia.

After Andromeda's death, as Euripides had promised to Athena, at the end of his Andromeda, the Goddess placed her among the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia;the constellation Andromeda, so known since antiquity is named after her.

This is a lace scarf in my series of lace that is unisex in its presentation.  It has strong, yet delicate  lines to please the muses and the mortals alike.

Materials:

Yarn:          Wollmeise Lace Garn 62 grams, 383 yards
                   Main Pictures blocked to 60inches in length to 20.75 width.
                   It has 13 repetitions of the pattern, with a beginning and
                   ending edge of 4 rows each.

Needles:     US 9 or 5.5 mm
Gauge:        8.5 sts and 12 rows = 2 inches





$ 6.00

Andromeda a Lace Scarf (12)





Collage Kauni 1 lomo  

2. “Mosaico” a Fair Isle hat.

“Mosaico” a Fair Isle hat.  I created this hat pattern thinking of the mosaic knitting patterns.  It is a Fair Isle hat with a folded rib band.   This hat is definitely a unisex hat and you may size it smaller or larger.  It has the ability to be a Tam, slouch or plain beanie depending on your gauge and blocking choices.

A mosaic (from the latin mosaĭcum [opus], '[work] relative to the Muses, artistic')  is a painting made with small pieces of stone, ceramic, glass or other similar materials of different shapes and colors, called tesserae, United through plaster, or other Binder, to form decorative geometric or figurative compositions. 

Materials:

You will need a skein of each color, about 115 to 175 yds for MC and 105 to 160 yds of CC.

Yarns:  

Main Picture Above Kauni Wool 8/2 Effekgarn,  Medium , 126 sts, 60 gms.
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) 100% Wool 656 yards / 150 grams


MC = 29 grams of El blue purple and CC = 31 grams  of Eu red orange yellow

Picture Below  Blend by Wollmeise, medium hat, 126 sts, 69 grams.

MC = 36 grams of "All Inclusive" and CC= 33 grams of "Fuchsia"

Sport / 5 ply 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 546 yards / 150 grams

Needles US 3, 3.25 mm, double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circulars with a cable of 30" or more.
at one point dpns will be useful.

Gauge: 2" = 12 sts and 16 Rows in stockinette stitch.

Notions: Stitch marker, darning needle, waste yarn, crochet hook.

Finished dimensions before blocking. Rib band about 18(21, 24, 27), inches, if you get gauge.  Blocked this hat measured from crown to purl edge about 9 1/2 inches tall and 22 inches in circumference.

Blocking this hat consisted of hand washing by submersion, then laid flat to dry.  I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it dry.  You may use other ways of blocking as for a tam, or a bigger slouchy hat. It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.

Collage Kauni 2 lomo

$ 6.00


3. "Triton" a unisex hat

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Triton  is a unisex hat. Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, "sea-hued", according to Ovid "his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells".

Like his father, Poseidon, he carried a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast.

This hat has versatility,  plenty of waves, cables and twisted stitches. It may be made many shapes and head sizes.  I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.

Materials:

Yarn:  Pictured above Wollmeisse Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, or any  Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams . You will need about 150 yards to 300 yards  of a fingering weight yarn.

( Main Picture Hat at 126 sts  50 grams or 175 yds),  stretching to 24 inches at ribbing with 8 inches from the crown to the cast on edge, blocked and stretched. 

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauige: 2" = 12 sts and 17 Rows in stockinette stitch (adjust needle size to get desired gauge)
Stitch Markers  and a darning needle.

Finished dimensions before blocking:   Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) “, if you get gauge.  Your hat will stretch quite a lot, so keep in mind how you are blocking your hat.  If you wash the hat and lay it flat it won’t stretch as much as using a dinner plate to block the hat.

Price is $6.00

   

4. "Hyperion" a unisex hat

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Hyperion ("The High-One") was one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky or Heaven) who, led by Cronus, overthrew Uranus and were themselves later overthrown by the Olympians. With his sister, the Titaness Theia, Hyperion fathered Helios (Sun), Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn).


Hyperion's son Helios was referred to in early mythological writings as Helios Hyperion. He was always distinguished from Helios; the former was ascribed the characteristics of the "God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and Light", while the latter became the physical incarnation of the Sun.

Another beautiful hat in my series honoring the Gods and human divinity, it is timeless piece with some strong lines. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride. 3rd Treasury of knitting by Barbara G. Walker Patchwork Cable 1 adapted for a circular knitted hat by me.

Materials:


Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) or any fingering weight yarn

510 yards (466 meters) 150 grams (5.29 ounces)

How much? 0.3 skeins = 153.0 yards (139.9 meters), 45 grams

Colorway Stella polaris (Main Picture Hat at 133 sts takes less than 45 grams, 22” stretched)


Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.


Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

 For sale for $ 6.00

 

5.  "Hyas" a lace hat

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This is the latest hat pattern from Crafty Andy and it has a brother.  I don't mind wearing a lacy hats.  I actually like it because I get overheated and these hats have plenty of ventilation. I think it is a unisex hat and I will  leave it up to you the god or the goddess to make it for yourself or for a friend.

Suggested yarns
Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Supersock Merino
Wollmeise "Pure" 100% Merino Superwash
Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin In my stash "Pure" 100% Merino Superwash Yarn weight Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)

Gauge 12 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette

Needle size US 4 - 3.5 mm
Yardage 160 - 350 yards (146 - 320 m)

 Sizes available Small, Medium, Large, and Xtra Large

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD

Hyas, in Greek mythology, was a son of the Titan Atlas by Aethra (one of the Oceanids). He was a notable archer who was killed by his intended prey. Another beautiful hat in my series of lace attire. It comes along in my series honoring the Gods and human divinity, it is timeless piece. It has delicate appearance to chaperone the rain nymphs. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.

Pattern Notes:

You can increase the stitches by multiples of 19 (for each additional chart repeat) if you wish to widen the hat for a tam or a more slouchy hat. You will do this by making your increases while knitting a plain knit Rnd like the 1st Rnd of the Chart. Spread the increases evenly on your circular needle or double pointed needles. I personally find the long tail cast on very stretchy, but feel at ease using your preferred way of casting on stitches. When you block your hat, the finished dimensions should easily reach 20 ( 22, 24, 26) inches if you get gauge. Your hat should be able to stretch to size and fit effortlessly. (Hat in pictures fits my head at 22”, and 133 sts)

Once you have set up the size of your head band, I recommend a (K1 x P1) ribbing of about 1 to 2 inches in length. Have a longer ribbing if you desire, remember that ribbing can always be folded, I would rather have a longer ribbing that one that is too short. This has is very stretchy by design, having a negative ease to fit you with no problem. Finishing Hat This hat can easily be made into a beanie or a Tam depending on how you block it. Tams are easily blocked by using a dinner plate, and allowing the hat to dry taking the shape. I believe this hat can be made for a man or a woman, it really has no gender. You can get creative with sizing and make one for the baby or the toddler or even a teenager.

$ 6.00 USD
 
6.  "Orion" a lace scarf

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Orion was a gigantic, supernaturally strong hunter of ancient times, born to Euryale, a Gorgon, and Poseidon (Neptune), god of the sea in the Graeco-Roman tradition. One myth recounts Gaia’s rage at Orion, who dared to say that he would kill every animal on the planet.
Another beautiful lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has a strong, yet delicate lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.

This pattern is inspired by the Book Series “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns…” by Barbara G. Walker.

Yarn: Schoppel Leinen Los by Schoppel-Wolle DK / 8 ply 70% Wool, 30% Linen
328 to 500 yards / 100- 150 grams (1 – 1.5 skeins ) Main Picture shown 1 skein

Needles: US 6 or 4.0 mm for dk weight

Gauge: Plain stockinette not blocked
10 sts and 14 Rows = 2 inches Dk Weight yarn on US 6

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended) Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Finished measurements before blocking were 48 inches by 8.5 inches.
Finished measurements after blocking were 52 inches by 15 inches. At 30 repetitions of main pattern.

Pattern Notes:

You have the option of following the written instructions or using the charts for this pattern. You will always have 43 stitches, keep that in mind. If you substitute the yarn, you must make a swatch and blocked it. This yarn is 70% wool and 30 %Linen. This yarn is from a felted family of yarns. The linen here is visible, and creates a striated look that will knit into a tweedy marled fabric. Like all linen blends, this strong fiber will get softer with use. It does have a nice drape. This yarn when blocked keeps it’s shape, and does not shrink. The pattern repeats are 10 sts, so you can make it wider or with less repeats.

I have taken a lot of care to personally test the instructions and the charts and found it to be free of mistakes. I was assisted in the design and creation of these charts by Intwined Studio Software. If you find a mistake, feel free to contact me.

Thanks for your patronage and feel free to email me if you have any questions. Enjoy!
$ 6.00 USD


7. "Artemis" reversible slouch hat.

Artemis Collage (2)
Artemis /ˈɑrtɨmɨs/ was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter.

You may honor the divine in you with this beautiful artsy hat. It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. A completely reversible hat with a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. This pattern inspired and adapted to be knit in the round for a hat, from “Crowns” by Barbara G. Walker, 4th Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

Materials: Yarn: Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise Colorway Safran
                             Fingering / 4 ply 80% Merino, 20% Nylon ; 510 yards / 150 grams
6                            (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 45 grams, 170 yards)
Needles:              US 3 3.25 mm for ribbing, US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or
                            a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: US 4 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch
                              (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed).

 $ 6.00

 


8.  "Hermes" a unisex hat

Hermes Collage 2

Hermes is a unisex hat. An Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries.

 It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker “Fancy Cable Check” from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Book. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the round. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

 Materials:

 Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Colorway Spring Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams or 175 yds)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

 Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get gauge.

$ 6.00




9.  "Heracles" a lace scarf 

Heracles Collage ver 2A

Heracles name comes from Hēra, “Hera”, and kleos, “glory”, born Alcaeus, was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, and the ancestor of royal clans.

A lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has strong, yet delicate, lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.
This project may be any size. You may use different yarns and different size needles. It is a fun project. I have found that it is always good to count your stitches. Whenever I am missing a stitch it is usually a yarn over that fell off. You will always have 41 stitches.

Materials:

Yarn: Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms) , 435 yds.

Needles: US 6 4.0 mm
.
Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 Rows = 2 inches

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended)

Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Blocked to 74 inches by 13 inches. At 19 repetitions of main pattern.

$ 6.00



10.  "Icaro" A Lace Hat

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 Icaro is a unisex lace hat. In Greek mythology, Icaro (Spanish spelling), Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ancient Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare[1]) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. This hat made of wool will keep you protected from the Sun and the cold wind. It can be a tam, a slouchy of plain beanie, I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker Flame Ribbing Stitch Pattern. 

 Materials: Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 45 grams)

Needles: US 2, 2.75 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge:   2 “ = 12.5  Sts  and 16 Rnds in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)

$6.00



11. "Scairf Lasa" A lace scarf. 

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Scairf Lasa is the translation in Irish for Lace Scarf. It is a very simple name for a very simple scarf.
I think that men don’t wear enough lace, because we are not used to it or don’t see it as part of
our wardrobe. I encourage you not to take that as a command, it is just an opinion. A lace scarf
can become elegant, Spartan, delicate, sensual. I believe the person wearing the scarf is the one
who chooses what message the scarf broadcasts to the world. This pattern was inspired by
Barbara G. Walker’s “Coverleaf Eyelet Cable” from the collection of books A Treasury of Knitting
Patterns, by Schoolhouse Press.

Gauge = 8 sts = 2 “ and 14 Rows = 2 “ in Stockinette stitch
Needle size 4 mm or US 6
Suggested yarn Wollemeise Twin

Blocked to size 76 inches by 9.5 inches Main Picture No border.

Estonian Cast On or Knit Cast On video Link HERE or copy and paste

 $6.00


12. "Pomegranate" A lace Hat



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Pomegranate is a unisex lace hat. The name originates from ancient times. The name pomegranate
derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded". It may be shaped into a regular
hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and  head sizes.I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.

Materials:
Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat
at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle
Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get guage

$ 6.00



13.  "Enconium" A lace scarf


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"Enconium" is a lace scarf done flat.  The pattern has a chart and written instructions. This pattern was designed with Malabrigo Arroyo in mind. It uses 90 grams of one skein or about 305 to 350 of a DK/Sport weight yarn ,on US 8 5mm. It is a very versatile scarf, simple, elegant and a fast knit. I hope you enjoy making it as well , it is for sale  at $6.00 .




14. "Ixidor" A Lace Slouch Hat.  

Ixidor Collage 3

Ixidor is a unisex lace slouchy hat. The name originates from ancient times. It means “gift of Isis”, a Goddess of ancient Egypt. It can be a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. You may see it’s versatility in the main picture, worn in different ways. You.will find your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.






15. "Daniel" A Fair Isle Hat

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“Daniel“  A Fair Isle Hat.  Easy to make, with plenty of ways to start or finish it. Using knits and purls for ribbing you have options. This is a basic Fair Isle hat , that will get your feet wet into the world of Color Stranding. You can play around with the size by using different yarns and needle sizes.  You  will have “floats” (carried yarn) across the back of the work.  Floats need to be relaxed, otherwise your hat will be too tight. The hat shown is 8 inches tall and 22 inches wide unblocked, the infant hat is 12 inches circumference and 5.5 tall.  Daniel was named with the help of Gina Hooten.  Thanks to my friends James Herbison and Joe Wilcox for their suggestions and proof reading. Thanks to Naomi for helping me with the Picture Selection



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16.Urbanite Neck Warmer Version 2

Urbanite Collage 2

Even though this is not a scarf is definitely a Neck Warmer. It is a design intended for guys, but versatile enough that women may wear it and have a very fashionable item. It is all about materials and color play. It has an industrial Sci-Fi look that I really like. This is a very fast knit, no more than 3 hours and is great for a quick gift. One Skein of Bulky will do. This pattern has a chart and instructions for sizing.

This is $4.00.



17. "Eos a Lace Scarf"

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This scarf is made with a woman in mind, but as you can see it is very flexible and versatile that a man can wear it as well. It is my perception, not a restriction, anyone can wear this scarf, and wear it with pride, as it is a lot of hard work. I wanted to make another lace pattern using worsted weight yarn, but this time with a woman in mind, thus Eos was born. I believe you can make it with a skein as long as you have at least 230 yards.  I was able to use Intwined Studio Software to create this pattern. Shown in Lionbrand's Fisherman's Wool. This is $6.00.



18. "Paean A Man's Scarf"

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Paean is a lace Man's scarf, the companion to "Eos", it is made using the Malabrigo Rios superwash yarn and it is a wonderful easy scarf to be made. It is in worsted weight as well and knits up quickly.  Once blocked you can see the beauty of this pattern in its simplicity. Enjoy! This is $6.00.




19. "Apollo A Man's Shawl"

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Apollo is a Lace Shawl made for a man in worsted weight yarn. It is an easy pattern and it knits up quickly. You will need to block it to size and it is shown in Lionbrand's Fisherman's Wool.  This pattern was born from my need to have a lace and  masculine shawl that was versatile enough that a woman could wear it if she chose to make it for herself. I hope you get to make one and enjoy reading a reading a good book while wearing your shawl. This is $6.00.



20. "Athena A Goddess' Shawl"

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Athena is the perfect companion to Apollo. It is made in worsted weight Lionbrand's fisherman's wool and it is fun to make. A lace pattern for the Goddess, but versatile enough that mortal men and women can wear it with pride. This was another shawl that I enjoyed designing and making.  I think it came out very nice, I hope you enjoy making one for yourself! This is $6.00.



21. "Euryale" Unisex hat

Collage Euryale
 
Euryale is a unisex hat. In Greek mythology, Euryale (Εὐρυάλη) (pronounced UR-RYE-AH-LE) was one of the two Immortal Gorgons. The pattern is full of cables, symbolizing her intricate hairstyle full of snakes. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the Rnd. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. Yarn: Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) 80% Merino, 20% Nylon 510 yards / 150 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes 50 grams or 175 yds) It is an un-stretched 15 “ ribbing; that fits a 22 inches head when worn. Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.



22."Arkoudaki" a Teddy Bear

The Bears Collage Lomo
Arkoudáki is the name of a Teddy Bear in Greek. This Arkoudaki (pronounced” arcoo-dákey” )is made on the round from start to end. I have made many Teddy Bears in my life, crocheted and knit. I like knitted bears and was inspired to make one that required as little sewing as possible. This is the bear that came out of my personal experience with different patterns.

This Bear aims to remind us of the childlike nature of us all. I hope it brings a smile to the inner child in you or a child friend. This pattern takes advantage of the use of 4 or 5 Double Pointed Needles (that I will refer to as DPNs from here on). You may use two circular needles if you want or magic loop if preferred. Stuffing a Teddy Bear is as much an art as making one. Gauge is not important, but makes a difference in the way your bear looks. Special thanks to Jen Catalone, Kesten Davis, Michelene Russell, Sherilyn for their input, feedback and help in testing this pattern. There are modifications to this pattern for an Elf like (Pointy Ears) & Martian or Venusian Bear (Antennae).

 Read and look at all the pages. I hope these ideas help you in creating your personalized bear!

Materials
Suggested Yarns:

Rowan Tweed DK 60 grams 165 yards.
Lambs Pride 95 grams, 160 yards,
Pioneer organic merino, 160 yards, 50 grams About 160 to 200 yds of Dk weight, worsted weight yarn, 10 to 20 yards of contrasting yarn for the embroidery of nose, eyes, mouth, (antennae).

US 6, 4.00 mm , 4 or 5 DPNs (double pointed needles) 6 “ in length for DK or Worsted Weight.
US F, 3.75 mm, Crochet Hook, Stitch Markers, Darning Needle Filling material of choice, Poly Fill or Cotton, or even yarn itself.

Pattern Notes: You may use any yarn that you want. Gauge is not that important. The needles should be the appropriate size for the yarn or smaller. I am a loose knitter, so I want to suggest that you make a small swatch and see if the fabric you created using the yarn and needles of your choice to create your personalized Bear. If you use dark colors, like brown, charcoal or black, you may need to use a small yardage of white or ecru yarn to create the white of the eyes, then make the eyes. I have used my homespun yarn to make plenty of bears. Handspun yarns give these bears a more personal touch, nevertheless any yarn that you like may be adapted to this pattern. Remember these are just suggestions and guides to make the best Teddy Bear ever. This may be a toy if you embroider the eyes, nose and mouth. Parental discretion is always paramount, be careful if you use doll joints, eyes or noses, they are choke hazards for children or adults.





23. "Nerites" a lace scarf

 Nerites Collage 2

Nerites was a sea faring god. It is said that following a dispute with the god Helios (whom Nerites had dared challenge to a chariot race) he was transformed into a shell-fish. This is a scarf that honors the divinity in the human, the gods and demi-gods. Nerites was a minor Sea-God, and is part of my series dedicated to humanity, mysticism and the Ancient Greek Mythology.

This scarf while it is a lace piece, it possesses some interesting textured stitches. I aim to capture the riding of the waves and the dancing of the dolphins and Tritones, while these two beings ride their chariot across the 7 Seas. I hope you enjoy the journey into this Ocean lace world. Materials:


Yarn and Needle options:

The suggested yarns may be substituted with any lace weight or fingering weight yarn.

1) Fingering weight US 9, 5.5 mm, Gauge = 10 Rows and 7 sts = 2 “ in stockinette

2) Wollemeise Lace Garn US 8, 5.0 mm, Gauge = 13 Rows and 9 sts = 2 “ in stockinette

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended)
Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Main Picture is on Wollemeise Lace Garn. Blocked to 64 inches by 14 inches. At 48 repetitions of main pattern. I used 64 grams that accounts for about 374.1 yards (342.1 meters). Pattern Notes: There are 39 stitches, but there are some (Right Side) odd numbered Rows (Row 3 & Row 7)that go up in number of stitches when you perform the kfb. On the Wrong side as you return and do the appropriate decreases on the even numbered Rows (Row 4 & Row 8), you will then have 39 stitches.





24. "NURBS" a unisex hat

NURBS unisex hat Collage


NURBS a unisexd hat... Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) is a mathematical model commonly used in computer graphics for generating and representing curves and surfaces. It offers great flexibility and precision for handling both analytic (surfaces defined by common mathematical formulae) and modeled shapes. They can be efficiently handled by the computer programs and yet allow for easy human interaction. NURBS surfaces can represent simple geometrical shapes in a compact form.

Depending on the type of user interface, editing can be realized via an element’s control points, which are most obvious and common for Bézier curves, or via higher level tools such as spline modeling or hierarchical editing.

This hat can be made into a beanie, Tam or slouch. I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

Materials:

Yarn: “Pure” 100% Merino Superwash, Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
Any Fingering weight yarn (14 wpi), about 160 – 250 yds
(Main Picture Hat 126 sts and takes less than 50 grams or 175 yds)
Unblocked 15” resting, blocked to 22 “ and about 9“ from crown to ribbing.
This hat has a negative ease of 2 - 5 “

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18( 20, 22, 24) inches if you get gauge.

$ 6.00

 

25. "Dear Deer" a Fair Isle Hat 

Dear Deer A Fair Isle Hat


“Dear Deer” a Fair Isle hat.  I created this hat pattern a while ago.  It is a Fair Isle hat with a folded rib band.  It aims at stretching the boundaries of traditional Fair Isle by utilizing the Armenian Knitting Technique”.  This hat is definitely a unisex hat and you may size it smaller or larger.  There are some instructions in this pattern, but the pattern is made to be followed with a chart.



Materials:

Yarn:      Main picture  Heritage Solids Colors by Cascade Yarns

Fingering / 4 ply , 75% Merino, 25% Nylon , 437 yards / 100 grams

or

Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise , or any fingering sock yarn.

Needles:  US 4, 3.75 mm double pointed needles or  1 or 2 circular needles with cable of 30 ” (or  bigger if you are looking to make the hat using magic loop).  At one point DPNs will be useful.

Gauge:   2 “ =  11.5 to 12  Sts  and 16 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Notions:     Stitch marker, Darning needle, enough waste yarn for provisional cast on. Dpns, one or two circular needles of appropriate size.

Finished Dimensions before blocking:  Rib band measures about 18 (21, 24, 27) inches, if you get gauge.  (Main Picture Hat 126 sts  50 grams), MC = 35 grams or 153 yds, CC = 15 grams or 66 yards. The pompom is about 5 grams and is optional. This hat was blocked by immersion in water with a mild wool detergent. Excess water was removed by patting it with a dry towel and it was laid flat to dry.  When it dried it measured 9 ½ inches tall (From Purl edge to top of crown) and 22 inches in the round. Blocking this hat consisted of the hat being hand washed, then laid flat to dry.   I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it to an almost dry point.  You may use other ways of blocking if you prefer.  It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.
It is $6.00

 


26. "Esho Funi" Cowl with Lace

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“Esho Funi” Cowl with Lace. This pattern was inspired by the Japanese feather pattern by Barbara G. Walker , from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It has been adapted for a cowl in the round with some modifications for a more balanced look.

Esho Funi is a Japanese concept of non-duality of life and its environment. The principle that life and its environment, though two seemingly distinct phenomena, are essentially non-dual; they are two integral phases of a single reality.

Materials:
Yarn:

1) Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms), 435 yds. (green or petersilie)

Green Cowl at 96 sts , 30 grams, 174 yards, blocked to 24” round and 9.5 “ tall.

2) Courchevel, 90% Mink 10% Silk, Light Fingering , 383 yards (lipstick red)

Red Cowl at 144 sts , 30 grams, 230 yards
blocked to 36 inches in the round and 9.5 inches tall,

Needles: US 8 or 5.0 mm, circulars or dpns

Gauge: about 8 stitches and 12.5 Rows = 2 inches ;
Two repeats in pattern; 24 sts = 6 inches wide and about 20 Rows = 4 inches tall

Miscellaneous:
Stitch markers (recommended). Stitch markers help with your stitch count and repetitions.
Blocking boards and (stainless) pins.

This Cowl comes in different sizes. S(mall) at 96 sts, (M)edium at 144 sts, (L)arge at 192 sts. These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or larger. This pattern has negative ease.

The Green Cowl at 96 sts was 18 “ in the round by 9” tall unblocked, and after being blocked it expanded to 24” round and 9.5 “ tall.

Pattern Notes:

This pattern was designed using Intwined Studio software. Some of the written instructions may seem redundant, but be assured that they should be without errors. Sometimes you will find instructions like “ssk2” or “ssk3”. This means that the instruction for the ssk stitch will be done (ssk2) twice or (ssk3) three times respectively. I have allowed the software verbosity to be present as to stay away from making a mistake by trying to shorten the instructions.

Sells for $ 6.00

 


27. "Blaincead" Baby blanket

Leanbh Blaincead Collage(1)

 Blaincéad translated from Irish means   Blanket. It is a simple lacy baby blanket inspired by the staggered eyelet stitch. Main picture is 25 repetitions of main pattern with 5 Rows of seed stitch at the beginning and at the end of the blanket. Measuring 27 inches in width by 30 inches in length, not blocked.  This is about 250 Grams or 615 yards or about 5 skeins of the CotLin yarn.   Blocked to 30 inches by 38 inches.  The Teddy Bear shown is the Arkoudáki Bear.  You may click on the hyperlinked name or copy and paste in your browser the following link if you prefer to do so.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arkoudaki-a-teddy-bear

Abbreviations:

st(s) = stitch(es)               k2tog = knit two sts together

Gauge:                 10  sts  and 14 Rows = 2 inches in pattern.

Needles:              US 4 3.5 mm

Yarn:                     DK CotLin Knit Picks About 5 skeins or 615 yds for size shown.

Notions:               2 or more stitch markers, darning needle.

The pattern is in multiples of 4 sts, plus 3 sts.  Once you know how many stitches you will be casting on, add 5 more sts for the left border and 5 more sts for the right border.  The extra 10 stitches are for the seed stitch border.  The blanket shown in main picture is 125 sts.  This blanket has a left border of 5 sts, 112 + 3 = 115 sts for the main body and 5 more sts for the right border, this gives you a total of 125 sts.

Begin Pattern by using your favorite cast one method, and cast on the appropriate number of sts.

Note:  You may place a stitch marker after the first 5 sts and before the last 5 sts.  These will be your left and right borders.  Charted instructions have been provided on Page 3.
$ 6.00





28. "Centauro" A Mosaic Knitting Hat 

Collage Centauro Mosaic Hat (2) 
 
Centauro is the word in Spanish for a Centaur. A centaur is a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse. They are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them. This half-human and half-horse composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths (their kin), or conversely as teachers, like Chiron.

The technique used in this pattern is of two-color slip-stitch knitting or Mosaic knitting. This is a charted Pattern, no written instructions are given.  If you can knit simple stripes and slip a stitch, you have all the skills you need. Mosaic knitting involves using the main color for knitting while slipping the stitches of the complementary, contrasting or “other” color. If you are knitting the complementary color, you slip the main color; if you are knitting the main color, you slip the other color. This is another way of working with two colors, but one color at a time. No real floats or locking the unused yarn as you go.

Aside from the allure of color patterning using just one yarn at a time, slip-stitching has other advantages over other multicolor techniques: Mosaic knitting works well either flat or in the round which gives it more flexibility than intarsia or Fair Isle techniques.

Your work will be smaller than you think. When you block your piece, you will need to stretch it a little. This will help the slip stitches to come into form and settle. The hats that I have made with this technique in the round are usually smaller than expected, but do stretch after blocking.

The gauge given “Gauge: 2 “ = 16 Sts and 17 Rows in 1 x 1 ribbing st (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)”. The gauge for Rows in mosaic knitting is a bit different. I found that mine was about 20 to 21 Rows per 2 inches after blocking, even though my ribbing gauge was 17 Rows per 2 inches. This is due to the fact that these slipped stitches make the fabric a little tighter on the vertical Axis.

Materials:
You will need a skein of each color, about 100 to 175 yds for MC, and 70 to 160 yds For CC.

Yarn: Main picture Above Medium hat, 126 sts 53 grams

Option 1: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise (MAIN PICTURE)
Fingering / 4 ply 80% Merino, 20% Nylon 510 yards / 150 grams
Hat at 126 sts MC Neptune 108 yards, 31 grams; CC Allegria 77 yards , 22 grams

Option 2: YOTH Yarns Little Brother (Page 4)

MC “Poppy Seed“, 100 gms,435 yds ; CC “Cracked Pepper“,100 gms, 435 yds grams
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi), 100 gms,435 yds;80% Merino,10% Nylon (Polyamide),10% Cashmere
Pattern Notes: If you substitute the yarn, go with Sport yarn with the same Wraps per Inch (WPI)
Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circular needles with cable of 30 ” (or bigger if you are looking to make the hat using magic loop). At one point DPNs will be useful.
Gauge: 2 “ = 16 Sts and 17 Rows in 1 x 1 ribbing st (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD




29. Bythos a Lace Cowl

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Bythos is one of the Ichthyocentaurs. He is a god of sea-depths. He along with his his brother Aphros were called the Ichthyocentaurs.  Aphros and Bythos were present at the birth of Aphrodite.  They pulled in the shell she rose from the ocean.

This cowl was inspired by the pattern drooping Elm Leaf, page 217 Treasury of Knitting Patterns Barbara walker. The cowls above are done in bold colors.  The blue cowl is extra-long in dk weight.  The Orange  one is smaller and wider in fingering weight, the border was done twice at the beginning and at the end.  This pattern can be modified in many ways, be creative and do a different edge border at the beginning and at the end, make it wider, skip it. 

Here you have a cowl in my series of Men lace attire. It is easily a unisex item and a timeless piece. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.


Materials:

Yarn:      1)  Blend by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise| All Inclusive Colorway |  Sport / 5 ply| 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon | 546 yards / 150 grams| Blue Cowl at 208 sts , 80 grams, 294 yards, blocked to 26.5” flat,  57” round.
2)  Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise   Morchen Colorway | Fingering / 4 ply| 80% Merino, 20% Nylon | 510 yards / 150 grams| Orange Cowl 160 sts, 60 grams, 205 yards, blocked to 16” flat , 32” round. 

Needles:
     
US 7  or 4.5  mm, circulars or dpns for Sport/DK weight 
Gauge:  about 11 sts and 12 Rows = 2 inches in stockinette .  

US 6  or 4  mm, circulars or dpns for fingering weight
Gauge:  about 12.5  sts and 14 Rows = 2 inches in stockinette.;           

              
Stitch markers (recommended). Stitch markers help with your stitch count and repetitions.  Blocking boards and (stainless) pins.



 Pattern Notes
This Cowl comes in different sizes for two types of yarn.  You may make the top and bottom edges wider, or you may make one between the suggested sizes; multiples of 16.
For Fingering weight yarn (S)mall at 160 sts, (M)edium at 192 sts, (L)arge at 224 sts These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or bigger.
For Dk yarn (S)mall at 176 sts, (M)edium at 192 sts, (L)arge  at 208 sts These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or bigger.
These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or larger.  This pattern has negative ease of about 4 to 6 inches before blocking, depending on the yarn.
Bythos Lace Cowl (33)
For Sale for $6.00



30. "Achilles" A Fair Isle Hat 

Achilles (1)

 In Greek mythology, Achilles (/əˈkɪliːz/; Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Akhilleus, pronounced [akʰilːéu̯s]) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. His mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons. This is another hat in the series of Gods and Demigods, I hope you make one for you and one for a friend.

**This is a charted pattern NO WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN.**

Materials:

You will need a skein of each color, about 110 to 185 yds for MC, and 100 to 170 yds For CC.

Yarn: Main picture Above Medium hat, 126 sts 53 grams

Little Brother by YOTH Yarns

MC “Poppy Seed“, 26 gms,114 yds ; CC “Cracked Pepper“, 27 gms, 118 yds grams

Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi), 100 gms,435 yds;80% Merino,10% Nylon (Polyamide),10% Cashmere

Pattern Notes: If you substitute the yarn, go with fingering weight
yarn with the same Wraps per Inch (WPI)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circular needles with cable of 30 ” (or bigger if you are looking to make the hat using magic loop). At one point DPNs will be useful.

Gauge: 2 “ = 11.5 Sts , 16 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Notions: Stitch marker, Darning needle, enough waste yarn for provisional cast on, crochet hook.

Finished dimensions before blocking: The unstretched rib band will measure about 18 (22, 25, 28) inches, if you get gauge. If you want a more fitted rib band, you may drop one needle size down. Do your gauge swatch and see how the fabric behaves and decide if you like it or not. Blocked this hat at 126 sts, measured from crown to purl edge about 8.50 inches tall and 22 inches in the round. Blocking this hat consisted of the hat being hand washed, then laid flat to dry. I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it to an almost dry point. You may use other ways of blocking as for a tam or a bigger slouchy form. It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.

The instructions given are merely a suggestion, a guide for you to follow , or improve upon.

This pattern is $6.00