I’m on LoveCrafts. All My Knitwear Designs Listed with Photos, Description, and Download Options

After a summer of Thursday blog posts sharing details about my knitwear designs, I thought this post would be useful to give an overview of ALL my designs. I’ll organise them by type, describe them, and suggest yarn options. This blog post is timed to coincide with the release of individual patterns from my latest book, Ultraviolet Knits! You can find them on LoveCrafts! The full book remains available on Ravelry.

 

List Format & Yarn Substitutions

The list is well organised, of course. Each pattern starts with a photo then the pattern name which links to an existing blog post about that design. So, if you click on the pattern name in bold, you will stay on EvinOK.com. Each pattern is briefly described with what yarns work best for the pattern to help you make substation choices. When I knit, I often stash dive first and make a pattern work for what I have, so I try to make that an approachable option for you too.

 

LoveCrafts and Ravelry

I wanted to have one place to share this information with links to the patterns on LoveCrafts and on Ravelry. But in a clearly marked safe way. Below each pattern description I provide logo links to online sales portals, LoveCrafts and Ravelry (the two at the moment). Links are clearly marked with the logo only. No text-based links to Ravelry this this post.  It looks like this. If you click on the LoveCrafts logo, it will take you to my pattern(s) on their site. If you click on the Ravelry logo, it will take you to my pattern(s) on their site.

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Online Sales Portals

In terms of options to get the patterns, I’m working through my blog posts to update them with LoveCrafts links and specific labelling for any NuRav links to avoid any harm to anyone. So, for now, this post serves the purpose of putting all the link information in one place with each pattern. Each is logo-linked to my shop for purchasing via LoveCrafts and also a logo link to Ravelry (each clearly linked so no accidental clicking). So, no text links to Ravelry in this post. I’m trying to work on a Shopify option as well, but I am one person with limited resources. Honestly, it’s a bit daunting to commit to a platform with a monthly fee since I only earn an average of $8 a month from pattern sales at the moment.

Ok, now on to the master list of all the knitting patterns I’ve designed that are available to you for free or purchase.

 

Shawls

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Aerglo Shawl

This slipped stitch triangle shawl with mock cable spine can be made in two sizes, both of which are knit using three full skeins and three mini skeins. Bold stripes contrast with neutrals for a vibrant effect. Knit with a background created by the two darker neutral skeins, so the UV-reactive yarn colors pop all the more — like a pink sunset against a dark creeping ceiling of stars.

Construction/Shape:  Top down triangle with bold stripes. Slipped stitches bring the colors together beautifully. The spine of the shawl is a mock cable, in keeping with the shawl’s overall appreciation of the slipped stitch.

Finished measurements: Small: Height: 55cm. Width: 128cm.  Medium: Height: 87cm. Width: 155cm

Yarns used in sample: To knit BOTH sizes, the yarns I used were 1 skein of Olann Grá SPORT (navy), 1 skein Easy Knits TINSEL SOCK (Venom),  1 skein Mothy and the Squid 4-PLY SOCK (That’s Enough Crazy – you can see the yarn here in skein form), PLUS three 20-gram mini skeins: 1 mini skein Orange/Purple Speckle, 1 mini skein Purple/Magenta, 1 mini skein Orange Speckle.

Generally, which yarns work best: 2 skeins of neutral 100g sock weight yarns, 1 skein of vibrant/wild/speckled 100g sock weight yarn, and 3 vibrant/wild/speckled 20g mini skeins. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn.

Notes: Modelled by Georsan. Styled by Martina Leahy. Photo by Niall Twamley.

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Betelgeuse Shawl

A single-skein bottom-up triangle shawl is knit flat. Makes the most of a single skein of 4ply/fingering/sock, but can also be continued to create a larger shawl. Named for one of the largest stars visible to the naked eye, Betelgeuse is the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion. The star itself is a distinct orange-red, much like this yarn when viewed under black light.

Construction/Shape: Bottom-up triangle shawl is knit flat. Versatile style that can be knit in neutral to go with just about everything, or with a vibrant treasured skein for a statement shawl.

Finished measurements: Height: 70cm. Width: 129cm

Yarns used in sample: It was knit for the book in Qing Fibre SINGLES in Firaja

Generally, which yarns work best: You can use any skein of 4ply, the subtle eyelet pattern will shine with semi-solids or wild skeins, even self-striping. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn.

Notes: Modelled by Evin. Photo by Niall Twamley.

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Cassiopeia Mini Skein Shawl

This shawl is knit on the bias with easy-to-memorize stitches, making for an approachable wrap. But you can use any number or combination you want. The stitch pattern emulates the Cassiopeia constellation after which the pattern is named with subtle W-shaped eyelets.

Construction/Shape:  Bias rectangle knit side-to-side.

Finished measurements: Using 320 grams of 4ply/fingering/sock resulted in a voluminous wrap measuring 50cm (l) x 242cm (w) after blocking.

Yarns used in sample: I used 16 20-gram mini skeins (a total of 320 grams total) from Eve Chambers TextilesMad Scientist YarnsMothy and the Squid, and My Mama Knits.

Generally, which yarns work best: Knit it with eight skeins for Hanukkah, 24 for the Advent season, seven for a one-week shawl challenge – or just use this pattern with leftover scraps of various amounts for a fun, vibrant wrap. This pattern can also be knit with 3 100g skeins in a fade or combination you love. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn. Any colors, any order, have some fun!

Notes: Modelled by Evin. Styled by Martina Leahy. Photo by Niall Twamley.

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Elara Shawl

This top-down triangle shawl includes purl stitches, eyelets, and bobbles for a delightful combination of textures. Elara is the eighth-largest moon of Jupiter. This design reflects the moon’s shape through purl stitches, eyelets, and bobbles.

Construction/Shape:  Top-down triangle rich in texture.

Yarns used in sample: The shawl is knit with Eve Chambers Textiles SOCK in her Flamingo Moon colorway. Read my Interview with Eve Chambers Textiles, Hand-dyer.

Finished measurements: Once blocked, the shawl measures 69cm (h) x 150cm (w).

Generally, which yarns work best: This design works best with a semi-solid or solid colorway in 4ply/sock/fingering to show off the texture. This pattern will not suit self-striping colorways which would overshadow the textures. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn in a fade or similar color scheme.

Notes: Modelled by Evin. Photo by Niall Twamley.

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Falling Petals Shawl knit with 4ply Sweet Georgia CashLuxe by Stranded by the Sea

Falling Petals Shawl

Lacy shawls enthral and intimidate me, so I developed this design from my longing to create one that is an ideal first lace knitting project. After each row’s instructions, the stitch count is noted in parenthesis. It reminds me of the end of Spring when the Cherry Blossom trees shed their petals, like nature’s confetti. Which is especially fitting since the Dragonfly Fibres colorway is Springtime In Washington.

Construction/Shape:  Top-down semi-circle-ish shawl is knit flat.

Finished measurements: 35in across at the straight edge; 13in from CO to lace edge straight down; 48in around the crescent lace edge (after blocking)

Yarns used in sample: It was knit with Dragonfly Fibres Lace yarn 957yd / 875m / 125g (Springtime in Washington colorway), but has been knit also in Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Fine 840yd / 768m / 242g (Elderberry colorway)

Generally, which yarns work best: You can use any skein of 4ply, the subtle eyelet pattern will shine with semi-solids or wild skeins, even self-striping. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn in a fade or similar color scheme.

Notes: Modelled by Evin.

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Porch Light Wrap

This fun, sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl grows as you knit it. You can keep going as long as you like – or your skeins allow – making this a flexible pattern. There is a subtle eyelet detail along the edge. The warm illumination of a porch light shares its beam to cast shadows and play with light in the night. Insects flock to its mesmerizing glow.

Construction/Shape:  This sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl is knit flat. Started small and grows wider, can be continued as wide as you’d like the final shawl to be.

Finished measurements: Length: 170cm. Width: 4cm (at the starting end) and 133cm (at the widest end) (blocked)

Yarns used in sample: This shawl is started on the narrow end with Martin’s Lab BOUNCY SPORT to balance the weight of the wider end, which is in 4ply/sock/fingering weight. The yarns shift and include My Mama Knits CHOUFUNGA SOCK and Green Elephant BFL SOCK in Rosa.

Generally, which yarns work best: 3 100-gram skeins of sock weight yarn in a fade. Or start with a semi-solid in one color, finish with a semi-solid in another color, and have the centre color be a colourful or speckled yarn with both colors. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn.

Notes: Modelled by Georsan. Styled by Martina Leahy. Photo by Niall Twamley.

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School Gate Shawlette

This bottom-up crescent-shaped shawlette features two lace patterns. The body of shawl is comprised of columns of eyelets reaching up to the top edge which is a texture-rich lattice design. Increases are made along the edge. This pattern is inspired by the ironwork openings and lattice textures of a school gate.

Construction/Shape: Bottom-up crescent-shaped shawlette with two lace designs, knit in a mini skein fade set (120g total) with the rich texture and burst of color beside the face.

Finished measurements: 18.5in H x 73.5in W / 47cm H x 187cm W (blocked)

Yarns used in sample: The entire shawl is knit with one six-skein mini fade set, which has a total of 552yds/504m, 120g. This shawl is Les Belles Lainages 4ply Merino Singles (92yds/84m,20g, 100% Merino Wool). 6 mini skeins used (total 552yds/504m, 100g).

Generally, which yarns work best: You can create your own custom fade or mini skein sequence. It is an excellent stash busting pattern. This would also be a beautiful shawl to knit the body with a single 100g skein, then knit the top edge with a contrasting 20g mini skein. This works really well as a stash busting project, using mini skeins, scraps, and partial balls of yarn.

Notes: This pattern is available exclusively by donating to Every Child Is Your Child Ireland’s Back2School GoFundMe. Details on this design and ECIYC posted HERE. Modelled by Evin. Photo by Optimus (age 8).

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Hats

Keating Hat by Evin Bail O'Keeffe
Keating Hat

Construction/Shape:  It is a fairly quick knit in the round and, with two size options. The ribbing and drape are firm enough to stay put, but soft against the head and hair.

Finished measurements: Small (16.5–21.5” at ribbing, 10” top to brim): 126yd / 115m / 42g
Medium (19.5–26” at ribbing, 11” top to brim): 165yd / 151m / 55g
Gauge: 23sts x 32rows / 4in x 4in

Yarns used in sample: This sample was knit with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend DK weight yarn

Generally, which yarns work best: DK in 100% wool or in a blend for a resilient hat with good stretch at the ribbing and nice drape for the top. Attain gauge for sizing to work. I’ve knit this in 100% acrylic and it doesn’t retain its shape well after washing multiple times. The 100% cotton version was too heavy for frequent wear.

Notes: Modelled by Arlene. Photo by Evin.

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Phare Hat

Construction/Shape: With slipped stitches and textures to emulate the beacon of light. The hat pattern has three sizes and can be topped off with a pompom. Knit with Bear In Sheep’s Clothing hand-dyed Bear Cosy Aran. You can read an interview with Bernie of BISC.

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Cowls

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Altair Cowl
It looks more complex than it is, making this a great project for anyone who can knit and purl in the round. In designing this, I focused on texture that could handle speckled or busy colorways. This is knit with just under a skein of My Mama Knits PATSY DK, but any DK works. It is lovely in solid, semi-solid, or speckles. I recommend a high wool content for this pattern so it blocks nicely.

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Cupid’s Arrow Cowl

The stitch design for this cowl came from my desire for a pattern that works well with a varied colorway or a solid yarn. The chevron design emulates the pointed end of Cupid’s arrow. For this sample, I used Lucy Neatby Celestial Aran weight yarn 150yd / 137m / 90g, but any Aran or worsted weight yarn can be used to obtain gauge (pattern gauge: 14 sts x 24 rows / 4in x 4in). The finished cowl size is 34in circumference . Each pattern repeat adds about one inch in cowl width. This pattern is paired with a White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe for the February section of the book, Bake Knit Sew.

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Coup de Coeur Cowl

A stranded colorwork cowl knit in super bulky/chunky yarn. This very quick knit has a whimsy and practicality. The stranded colorwork heart design is done with three colours. I used Rico Design Super Bulky Creative Bonbon, but almost any super bulky yarn works. This is due for an update in Worsted so stay tuned. There is a child-sized version of this cowl called Jeune Coeur Cowl.

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Jeune Coeur Cowl

Knit with super bulky/chunky yarn, this cowl uses a small amount to create a three-color colorwork design of hearts. It is uniquely sized for a child too. I used Rico Design Super Bulky Creative Bonbon, but almost any super bulky yarn works. This is due for an update in Worsted so stay tuned.

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Midnight Waffles Cowl
A two-colour cowl that doubles as a headband achieved with a combination of slipped, knit, and purl stitches. Knit with My Mama Knits PATSY DK in two colorways – Sugar Skull and Hen Party, but any two DKs will work. I recommend a high wool content for this pattern so it blocks nicely.

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Tucked In - Midwinter Night's Cowl

Midwinter’s Night Cowl

Knit in the round with 2 or 3 skeins of thick colorful bulky yarn (I used di.Vé Fiamma yarn), this is a quick project and approachable for a beginner who has mastered knitting and purling.

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Rigel Cowl

The Rigel Cowl is knit from the top down, this cowl is soft and a fun way to use special buttons. The stitch pattern is my Colorway Accented Stockinettw, which spotlights small bursts of color, making it ideal for colorways with a dominant color accented by a mini rainbow or speckles. The cowl is knit with Fibre Art Studio ARAN in And The Winner Is… colorway. You can read an interview I did with Yoriko. This is a great pattern for a self-striping or pooling yarn. In addition to the yarn needed, this pattern uses buttons.

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Summercove Cowl

A simple stockinette cowl with added visual interest and texture from slipped yarn overs. Worked with super bulky yarn on large needles, this is a quick knit and a perfect last-minute gift. I used about 90 yards of Rico Design Creative Melange Super Chunky, but any super chunky will do.

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Rainbow of Warmth – Self-portrait

Taffy Twist Cowl

A cowl for handspun or colorful bulky yarn because it works well with yarn that goes from thick to thin and back again. I used 180-250 yards (164-228 meters) Bulky or heavy aran weight yarn (in this sample, I used di.vé fiamma).

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Fingerless Mitts

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Firefly Hour Mitts

Knit in the round, this mitts feature a ruffled edge. The ribbed nature of the knitting and the lack of thumb gusset in this pattern make it a quick knit that works for a range of hand sizes. The length of the gloves offers extra warmth. Two samples of the gloves were knit to showcase how well the pattern works with speckles or self-striping colorways. The grey and pink is knit with La Bien Aimee MERINO DK with Uschitita 4-PLY SINGLES and modelled by me. The rainbow and yellow is knit with GamerCrafting DK SOCK and GamerCrafting 4-PLY and modelled by Georsan. If you have a vibrant skin of DK and some leftover 4ply/sock yarn, this pattern is a fun and quick knit to keep you stylishly cosy.

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Rigel Mitts

The Rigel Mitts are knit to be reversible, working either way as up/down and either mitt for left/right hand. The stitch pattern is my Colorway Accented Stockinettw, which spotlights small bursts of color, making it ideal for colorways with a dominant color accented by a mini rainbow or speckles. The mitts are knit with The Wool Kitchen in Cosmic Girl Dark colorway. You can read my Interview with Wool Kitchen, Hand-dyer.
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Wreath Nebula Mitts

Using two colors of DK yarn, these mitts are knit flat, top down, and seamed up the side, leaving an opening for the thumb. The resulting mitts fit either the right and left hand – which means if you have enough yarn you can make a third as a spare in case one gets lost. These mitts are knit with two colorways of DK. I used Green Elephant DK, Zest (a solid yarn) for the ribbing and Bellyflop (a vibrant multicolored yarn) for the slipped stitch center section. You can read my interview with Fiona of Green Elephant.

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Boot Toppers

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Cobblestone Boot Toppers

From October to March, I live in my boots. They protect me from the chill of the wind and transition from jeans to dresses with ease. But I longed for a little insulation to keep wind, rain, or sea spray from sneaking into the boot tops so I whipped up these quick knit boot toppers. They work equally well over fine leather boots or practical rain and sailing all-weather boots.
Yarn:  Smudge Yarns Irish Aran weight yarn or similar weight yarn to obtain gauge
Size: Small: 64–97yd / 58–89m / 38–57g
Medium: 72–107yd / 66–98m / 42–63g
Large: 73–112yd / 67–102m / 43–66g
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Coirceog Boot Cuffs

These hard-working boot cuffs are designed to fold over the top of boots so they can be at the ready by the door. The ribbing is on the inside and blocks chilly drafts. Coirceog is the Irish word for “hive” and “cone.”
Yarn: 48yards (44m) / 34g Zwartbles Ireland 100% Pure Irish Wool (MC) and 22yards (20m) / 12g Smudge Yarns Irish Aran – Sugar Maple (CC)

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Baby & Kid Knits

Ballyhoura Baby Blanket - free knitting pattern. Read about it on EvinOK.com

Ballyhoura Baby Blanket

The design of the Ballyhoura Baby Blanket is inspired by the sun-drenched Ballyhoura Hills as the day goes on and the long shadows shift. Knit flat with a simple combination of stitch variations, you can create a vibrant and cheerful blanket using three colors of Aran weight knitting yarn. I found Essentials Soft Merino Aran by Rico Design to be wonderful, you can use any Aran weight knitting yarn to attain gauge. I needed 210 yards (two 50g balls) of the main color and 91 yards (1 50g ball) for each of the contrasting colors. This is an ideal stroller blanket because of its size.

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Baby on wood bench taking off rain boots while wearing green hand knit hat

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Barra Marled Hat

The marled effect is created by pairing washable solid-colored DK and a colorful sock yarn to be knit as one. Two yarns knit held as one result in a beautiful marled look and extra warmth. The hat uses DK and sock yarn paired to knit as one for a marled look. Berroco Vintage DK (Fennel 2175 colorway) and DROPS Fable (Guacamole 151 colorway) were used for the samples in this book. This approach is what I also used for one of my first two baby blanket designs, the Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket and Miller & June Blanket. The pattern is graded for sizes Preemie (0-18 months, 18-36 months shown, 4-6 years). The adult version of this hat style is my Keating Hat.

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Farran Booties Irish Country Living EvinOK

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Farran Baby Booties

These booties are knit with garter stitch on the soles for extra cushiness. Knitting a taller ankle section gives ample overlap with trousers or leggings for warmth. These booties are perfect for pre-walkers, if made for walkers add a non-slip sole. Knit with DPNs using on 50g skein of the beautiful Nua sport weight yarn. Sizes available: Preemie (0-12 months, 12–18 months).

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Field and Sky Pullover Irish Country Living EvinOK

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Field & Sky Pullover

This item is knit flat so you may use whatever type of knitting needle you prefer – straight or circular. The sleeve length should land just below the elbow, keeping it from being dragged through ketchup and letting a long sleeve tee or shirt layer catch the dirt instead. The wide neck opening means no struggling. The design is versatile and adaptable to your own vision. Under the sea, outer space, or even a city landscape! Be inspired by buttons you find and love. DK in two colors is used for this sweater. Sizes: Preemie (0-6 months, 6–12 months, 12–24 months, 2–3 years, 4-6 years). Materials for largest size are 246 yards (100 grams) Merino DK or equivalent weight yarn in TWO COLORS. I used Dublin Dye DK.

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Miller and June Baby Blanket

My tried and true formula for an easy and math-free hand knit baby blanket has helped me create and give lasting baby gifts for friends and for my own little man. Each blanket project is knit with different washable yarns, making the result completely unique and machine washable. Garter stitch provides a wash but light layer for baby. With basic garter stitch rows and doubled up yarn, a squishy blanket is created. The result feels lightweight, the gauge is a little looser so it breathes better, and the garter stitch gives it a squishy feel. Using a vibrant conor-changing sock yarn knit as one with a semi-solid or solid DK is the best combination I’ve found, but using mini skeins and scraps also works for the sock yarn. Expect to use 350-450 yards washable DK weight yarn and 350-450 yards superwash fingering/sock/4-ply weight yarn. Both yarns need to be machine washable because new parents have enough to worry about.

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Og Hat - EvinOK

Óg Preemie Baby Hat

This tiny pixie hat is aimed towards early or premature infants (up to 6lbs/2.75kg) It is unisex in design. This is a simple hat that looks beautiful in a patterned or plain yarn. It uses just 39–45yds (35–41m) / 23–26g of Irish Aran. Smudge Wools was used for the sample, but any yarn of this weight will work if you reach gauge. This book was part of These Islands.

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Duet of Handknit Baby Blankets
Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket

This is a simple and Free Knitting Pattern for a Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket that uses self-striping yarn to inspire a textural feature. Moss stitch edging then stockinette, but a surprise purling when the bold colour arrives. Two DK yarns (about 370 yards of each) are knit as one for a thicker weight and more color variations. One of the DK yarns should be self-striping and the other should be solid or speckled without stripes or pooling. You can just keep knitting for a bigger blanket, but for the yardage mentioned you’ll get a perfect stroller size.

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Tea Cosies

One Size Fits Most Cupcake Tea Cosy

One Size Fits Most Cupcake Tea Cosy

This tea cosy is stretchy and fits different shaped teapots. Like the jeans in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It’s a relatively quick knit in the round.

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Honeycomb Tea Cosy by Evin Bail O'Keeffe

Honeycomb Tea Cosy

As a child, I discovered my dresser had become home to a colony of bees. I hated to disrupt them so I just didn’t open that drawer. Eventually, my parents learned of my winged roommates and insisted we move the occupied drawer outside so the bees could find a new home. My love of bees remained — because not one stung me, I thought we were friends. Blocked cosy takes on size of teapot on which it is blocked.
Size: Can stretch up to 18in circumference at base of teapot and 8in top to bottom.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Worsted weight yarn
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34yd / 31m / 20g (CC)
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lovecrafts NuRav

Knit Shawls by Evin Bail OKeeffe

2 comments

  1. Lou Dennehy says:

    Such a wonderful resource. I’m staggered at the level of useful details you’ve provided for yarn substitution for your patterns. I’m in awe.

    • Evin says:

      I had more detail to add but ran out of time so just set it free as it is… imperfect and unfinished. But I’ll finish it next week.

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