Granite Mitts

I have a new pattern for y'all.

I love the Granite stitch.

It looks so pretty and it's super easy to knit. I came across this stitch a few years ago when I was making a sweater for my son-in-law.

Here is a pattern for a pair of fingerless mitts utilizing the Granite stitch. It's written to be knit on 2 circular needles. The pattern requires about 180 yards of worsted weight yarn. You will also need size 5 needles, a stitch holder, stitch markers, a yarn needle, and scissors. The mitts knit to size Ladies Medium, which means an 8 inch hand circumference, and 7 inches in total length. They feature a thumb gusset for extra comfort. I hope you enjoy it. To download the PDF of this pattern, click on the link:

Linky ---> Granite Mitts pdf


Fuzzy Cuff Ladies Slippers

It's almost the end of 2013. In celebration of the new year, here's a new pattern for you.

These are my take on a very old slipper pattern. They are knit on size 10.5 needles using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together. The cuff is one strand of the fur yarn and one strand of the worsted weight yarn. They knit up very quickly. The pattern is written for Ladies size medium foot (8 to 10 inches). It is in PDF format.

Linky here ---> Fuzzy Cuff Ladies Slippers


Little Garter Checks

I have a new pattern to share! I call this Little Garter Checks Mens Mittens.

This fairly easy pattern is written for 2 sizes to fit larger hands, ie. men, and features a knit in thumb gusset for comfort and good fit. The smaller size has a finished length of 11 inches and a hand circumference of 8 inches. The larger size is 12 inches in length and 8.75 inches in circumference.

About 200 to 350 yards of worsted weight yarn and a stitch holder are required for these wonderfully textured mittens. It's written for 2-circular needles in size 5, but converting for double points or Magic Loop should be fairly easy.

To download the PDF of this pattern, click on the link:


Ribes Jumeaux

Happy New Year! I have a gift. A new sock pattern! I designed these for my son-in-law. They were his 2012 Christmas present. After knitting them I decided to write up the pattern and share it with the world of knitters. It has been fully test knitted. Thank you to lhensley, MooneTouched, and paolo of Ravelry for testing it for me.

This sock pattern is knit from the top down. It features a twisted rib cuff, contrasting slip stitch heel, and stripes in the cuff and toe.

The stitch pattern in the leg is called Twin Ribs, thus the fancy name for these socks. Ribes Jumeaux is Twin Ribs in French. It's written in 2 sizes- mens and womens medium, which is about a size 7-8 shoe.

This pattern is written for knitting in the 2-circular needle method but can easily be converted to other methods.

The file is in PDF format, 5 pages, and only 220K so it should download fast.

If you are wanting to knit this simple but fun pattern, click on the link:

If you should find errors in this pattern, please let me know by posting a comment here.

Happy knitting!



Fancy Flossy Shrugs

Recently someone donated a large quantity of fur yarn to the local charity knitting group, Knit Wits, which my daughter and I belong to. My daughter and I have taken it upon ourselves to do something with it for the group. I came up with a pair of shrug patterns just for the occasion. After all, there are only so many scarves a person can make.

Modeled by my friend Rosie

These make great gifts and a wonderful donation to nursing homes and life care centers. The finished size of each shrug is 52 inches wide (cuff to cuff) by 18 inches long (which stretches to 24 inches when worn).

Modeled by my friend Rosie

Close up of stitch pattern

They feature 1 by 1 ribbed cuffs and variations of Garter Lace stripes across the body.

Modeled by my friend Rosie

Materials needed are at least 2 different yarns and size 10 and 15 needles, so they are a quick knit. Here are pics of some others I've made using this pattern set.

Rich reds

Detail of stitch pattern

The pattern file is in PDF format and is 574K in size. It includes instructions for both shrugs.

Mint and sea blues

Make the stripes using a contrasting colored bulky weight
boucle' and contrasting cuffs 

This one was made by my daughter Ruth.

Cool blues

Contrasting fur and variegated yarn

If you want this free pattern,
click here ----> Fancy Flossy Shrugs

If you should find errors in this pattern, please let me know by posting a comment here.