I am a self-employed knitter/designer and photographer. I strive to write unique designs inspired by nature, folklore, magic, Fairies and Elves, and I find a lot of inspiration from symbolism and traditions in cultures throughout history. I also love to photograph nature on an intimate level. As a Master Gardener I raise garden starts each spring to sell locally, and I am also a soap maker and musician. I can be found at our local Dexter Lake Farmer's and Crafter's Market on Sundays from May thru October selling my knitting patterns and hand knit items, as well as hand crafted soap, macro-photography from the garden, and tomato and pepper starts for your garden. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band The Pears can be found on Reverbnation.
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My husband wanted "Black Widow" fingerless gloves. I improvised with Nancy Lindberg's "Fits Like A Glove" pattern and then charted out a Black Widow hourglass. I used duplicate-stitch to work the hourglass. Please feel free to use my chart to knit your own. Here is the link to my Ravelry project page, which has a link to Nancy's pattern: Black Widow.
Although this pattern was inspired on one snowy day last winter by the very old fir trees that grace our yard, I named it Prometheus to honor The Prometheus Tree with its sculpted and twisted beauty. It was cut down in 1964 and turned out to be close to 5,000 years old, possibly more, bringing attention to the ancient Bristlecone Pines. Ribbing, Fair Isle with cable twists and twisted stitches give the trees their texture, while the “snowflakes” are added once the hat is complete using duplicate stitch. While not for a beginning knitter, this would be an easy knit for an experienced knitter. You will have enough yarn to knit 4 hats, possibly 5. I’ll be working on the 5th to see. Written for 2 sizes, 20-21" and 22-23", the pattern is available here but also through Ravelry or from The Knit Shop in Eugene, Oregon.
I love old buttons, especially antique ones. This is something I've made for myself but have also have made for friends and family. It's very easy to do requiring only hand stitching. First make a simple tree shaped pattern out of tissue paper (mine measures 5" in height and 4" wide). Cut 2 trees out of felt, hand stitch these together (about 1/8" from edges), leaving an opening at the bottom of trunk to stuff (I used wool). Use a crochet hook to push the stuffing into corners. Once stuffed close the seam, then hand stitch assorted unique button "ornaments" on your tree going through both layers. A fabric "trunk" can also be hand stitched on (I like using wool fabric) with an overcast stitch. Attach a bow at the bottom and a ribbon loop on top for hanging and you have a one of a kind ornament for yourself or gift giving. Personalize them by choosing buttons that reflect the recipient, such as favorite colors or hobbies, animals they like, etc. There is so much thoughtfulness and happiness in giving hand made gifts...enjoy!
Snakes belong to the sub-order of reptiles called Ophidia. The ancient Ouroboros symbol depicts a snake eating its own tail and has been said to symbolize infinity or wholeness. The large cables on this infinity scarf are reminiscent of snakes winding infinitely around and around creating a deep texture that is especially warm and soft when knit with Malabrigo Meca. It will wrap twice around your neck.
This cowl is reversible, with a cabled DNA
strand on one side, and a zigzag moss stitch on the reverse. Each side is knit
flat and the ends are grafted together. The two pieces are invisibly stitched
together with the Contrast Color extending 1/4” on each edge, so choose a color
that contrasts nicely with the Main Color. The beautiful cable is used with
permission from June Oshiro and I’ve provided a link to her chart.
This pattern can be downloaded free from Ravelry here ~ DNA Cowl ~ Happy knitting :)