Three Shorty Bears

The Three Shorty Bears are colorful teddy bears created to showcase five colors of yarn in a mini pack or individually selected. German short row shaping creates round bellies, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, contrasting colored pads on the hands and feet, and a bottom so the bear can sit. Shorty bears’ bodies are worked sideways and flat using four colors sequentially with no colorwork required. Back is left open and grafted closed at end. Arms, legs, bottom, and ears are added to body by picking up stitches. Working the appendages directly on the body is trickier, especially for Baby, but you are rewarded by no sewing later and a safer toy. The colors are rotated for each bear, both for appearance, and because the colors used for the head and bottom require a little more yardage.

Heart Lovey

Heart Lovey pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. This is an easy project designed for all levels of knitters, especially groups that knit for charity. This lovey is inspired by children anywhere who are in need of comfort. If you have suggestions for organizations accepting this type of donation, please send me a message. While pattern calls for worsted yarn for a 4”x12” lovey, other yarn weights would work. To make the pattern very easy, garter stitch (all rows knit) is used throughout. Blanket section is easily adapted to stockinette, lace or other stitch patterns.

Rising Tides

Rising Tides is on the cover of Knitter’s Magazine K125. Our cover scarf looks like a complicated stripe, intarsia, or woven design but is the result of short-rows repeating across the length of the piece, creating undulating waves of color. Garter stitch and a long-color-repeat yarn marry beautifully. Rising Tides on Ravelry »


Looking for a new scarf shape with an alternative to ruffles? Rampart is a bold scarf that takes full advantage of entrelac’s natural shape to mimic a castle rampart and channel your inner warrior, royalty, or both! Rampart looks great in solids or in color changing yarns, both long and short repeats. It works with […]


Éclair is in Knitter’s Magazine K125. Treat the entrelac points like the teeth of a zipper! Zippers are closed by alternately “interlocking” one tooth from each side of the opening. Entrelac could work the same way, working tiers on each side of the opening simultaneously while alternating blocks — no grafts! Click here for Éclair»


Pinwheel is in Knitty, which means it’s free! Inspired by Fall blanket wraps, Spring weather, and some lovely Wolle’s Yarn Creation Color Changing Cotton, I began to imagine bringing these elements together in a light spring lace shawl. To keep a rectangular shape and showcase the gradient yarn from the center out, the scarf would need to begin with a provisional cast-on, much like a toe-up sock. Looking for a pattern that could give the illusion of being worked in one direction while actually rotating 360 degrees, I came across…

Rose Window Tote

The Rose Window Tote is inspired by a window at the National Cathedral. A vibrant variegated yarn represents the stained glass, and gray yarn the stone. It is the knitted equivalent of a sampler with new techniques introduced in every section of the pattern. The Window features a disappearing loop cast-on and Fair Isle knitting in the round. Squaring the Tote Front features German short rows to make your circular window into a square tote front. The Tote Straps feature corrugated ribbing for beautiful, sturdy, comfortable straps. The Tote Sides and Bottom feature Vikkel/lateral braids and corrugated ribbing which add intriguing glimpses of color. The Tote Back uses decreases to draw your tote together. Completing the Tote features a twisted I-cord bind-off and instructions for an optional sewn fabric lining. The tote is knit in a small gauge which increases structure while preserving the clarity of the colors; it is not felted. This project is recommended for confident knitters eager to learn new skills and includes in an depth Stitches and Techniques section with directions and links to photo tutorials and videos.

Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner

Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner features a new way to work entrelac. Start in the middle, and work from the inside out with bands of color. The book includes photo tutorials for getting started, reading the patterns, provisionally casting on a few stitches directly onto your needle where you’ll need them, and an innovative way to pick up stitches for a beautiful transition between blocks. It also features 14 patterns, including garments, accessories, home decor and children’s items. Add some additional tips and techniques, and there should be something for every entrelac knitter to successfully expand his or her repertoire.
For pictures and the 14 patterns, visit Mitered Entrelac on Ravelry


Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever

Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever! Learn to knit entrelac with this reversible scarf tutorial featuring only two basic blocks, and no triangles! See more at Laura Barker on Ravelry

Upstairs and Down

Upstairs and Down; Knitter’s Magazine 115, Summer 2014 A reversible scarf of ribbed entrelac rectangles; the woven nature of entrelac is highlighted by this orientation, but the colors form stairs in the pattern, emphasized at the ends of the scarf. Knitting Universe