Corona was born of my desire to create something suitable for yarn from our longwool/lustre breeds: Wensleydale, Teeswater, Cotswold, Lincoln, Border Leicester. It’s also appropriate for yarn from llamas and suri alpaca. Designed to be lightweight but hardwearing, Corona shows off a worsted-spun yarn beautifully. It’s my go-to sweater for travel.
Pattern design in progress. Interested in being a test knitter? Contact me!
I am thrilled that Knitty has decided to publish this design. It’s a lightweight, summery shift. (Etéreo is “ethereal” in Spanish.) I wear it as a nightgown; others might choose to wear it as a dress. There are so many ways to make this design your own: choose spaghetti or tank-top straps, two colors or many more, yarn of any fiber and make it as short or long as you like.
Take a look at the Spring/Summer Issue of Knitty to find the (free) pattern. Enjoy!
3 Season Stripes
Three Season Stripes is a colorful, easy-to-construct sweater, suitable for beginning knitters. The pattern comes with tutorials to help with blocking, seaming and finishing your sweater. For more advanced knitters, it’s quick and easy. You’ll have those colored stripes worked up and ready for wearing in no time! Three Season Stripes is designed with a boxy, relaxed silhouette — perfect for throwing on over jeans or sundresses in spring, summer or fall. Designed as part of Rowan Tree Travel’s Armchair Travel Knit Kits series.
View and/or purchase here: 3 Season Stripes
North Country Flowers
North Country Flowers incorporates several of Scotland’s delightful wildflowers into a hat & mitts you can wear in cold weather — or when a summer’s hike takes a sudden turn for the wet and chilly. The pattern requires experience with two-color stranded knitting, chart reading, duplicate stitch, knitting in the round and picking up stitches. Sizing is offered in Adult Women’s S/M and L/XL. It’s a delightful way to wander among the flowers… in a knitterly manner of speaking. Designed as part of Rowan Tree Travel’s Armchair Travel Knit Kits series.
View and/or purchase here: North Country Flowers Hat or Hat & Mitts Kits
The Far Fields
An ode to our grazing, fiber-producing animal friends! The Far Fields features an expanse of lace-patterned “grass” enclosed by cables. Beautiful in a lighter weight yarn as a scarf or shawlette, in a heavier weight as a poncho or wrap. Or go full out and make an afghan! Pattern gives you information and instructions for all of them. Designed as part of Rowan Tree Travel’s Armchair Travel Knit Kits series.
View and/or purchase here: The Far Fields Printed and/or PDF Pattern at Rowan Tree Travel
Or here: The Far Fields PDF Pattern on Ravelry.com
Hebridean Walking Socks
Toe-up socks designed to cushion, comfort and fit your feet for the miles ahead. With notes about wool choices, shrinkage and custom sizing. Designed as part of Rowan Tree Travel’s Armchair Travel Knit Kits series.
View and/or purchase here: Hebridean Walking Socks Hardcopy & PDF Pattern
Or here: Hebridean Walking Socks PDF Pattern on Ravelry.com
A can’t-go-wrong scarf/shawlette/shawl/triangle-thingy suitable for knitters of all levels. Made with yarn of any material, weight or yardage. You can’t make just one.
View or download the free pattern here: Tater Chip Pattern