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A triangle shaped shawl can be knitted from the bottom up... side to side or in this case, from the top down. Starting at the back of the neck with very few stitches, the triangle shape is achieved through rythmic increases. Cable and fringe are knitted-on as one piece once the body of your shawl or poncho is complete.

Your completed project will need between 500 and 1000+ yards of yarn depending upon the yarn weight and needle size. It's a fun way to experiment with textured yarns... or mixing leftover yarns from your stash! The poncho/shawl pictured was knit on US size #9 needles with a worsted weight cotton yarn but the pattern is adaptable to every weight of yarn from lace to bulky.

Included in the pattern are instructions for a provisional cast on, simple triangle shawl and knitting on a border sideways which binds off all of your live stitches... plus, learn to knit on fringe as you go!

The pdf is two pages long and contains both charted and written instructions for the cable border.

Happy Knitting!
A great retro, hippie-ish poncho designed to keep you warm on those cool autumn or early spring days. This poncho is knit from the top of the turtleneck down, in the round, all in one piece. No seams!

This is a relatively quick knit, a weeks worth of evenings and a weekend or two. A great project for someone just learning to knit. The simple shape is appropriate for both men and women of all ages.

Your completed project will require between 700 and 1000+ yards of yarn depending upon the length you choose. The poncho pictured used approx. 700 yards of a heavy worsted weight 100% wool yarn. You will be working on #10 1/2 and #13 US, double pointed and round needles. The only other supply needed are 4 stitch markers - 3 of one color and one of another.

This is not a "fitted" garment so achieving a specific gauge is not important. Using the needles and weight yarn specified, the garment will knit up to the measurements indicated.

This poncho is easily adaptable to novelty yarn and would look great in a thick/thin cotton for the summer months.

Have fun! Happy Knitting!
Fingerless gloves... with Attitude!

These fingerless gloves are right and soft with just the right touch of warmth for that chilly office or statement outfit. They allow free movement of your fingers while showing off your lace knitting skills!

A simple diamond pattern runs up the back of your hand from glove edge to middle finger while I-cord trim finished the edges on your hand, middle finger and thumb. The body of these gloves are knit in the round in a light rib pattern. Thumb gusset is added for ease of fit and comfort. Each glove measures 7" - 8" in length from the lover edge to middle finger plus the I-cord loop. Each additional repeat of the diamond design adds an inch to the glove length. Photos demonstrate gloves with three diamond repeats before thumb, measuring 8" in length from cast on edge.

The PDF pattern includes detailed instructions, charts and written instructions for the lace pattern as well as stitch instructions.

Materials/Tools needed:
• Approximately 200 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn.
• US #3 double pointed knitting needle set of 4
• 12” of waste yarn
• 5 stitch markers
• tapestry needle

Measure around your hand above your thumb, across your knuckles. This glove has a lot of flexibility and will fit a hand that measures from 6”­– 8.5” around. If you are at either end of the measurements, consider changing to one size smaller needle for small hands or one size larger needle for larger hands.
Stitch count remains the same.

Happy Knitting!

If you're like our family... we're "just in it for the t-shirt!" Whether it's a charity event, concert or sports team, the t-shirts accumulate fast!

This Market Tote pattern is a great way to put those shirts to good use, created out of Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn which is usually bulky weight. It is knit in the round on a US #17 needle.

The pattern includes a bonus tutorial to upcycle t-shirts into knitting yarn! As an alternative, bulky weight yarn will work well. Approx. 300 yards will be needed to complete the tote project.

Each XL mens t-shirt will create approximately 40 yards of a continuous strand of colorful, machine washable, cotton, heavy worsted to bulky weight yarn. Smaller size shirts will create less yardage. The tote pictured above used yarn created from 7 xl men's shirts.

If you're a visual learner, I've created a short series of videos for that demonstrate how to cut up t-shirts and turn them into a continuous strand of yarn. Use the link below to join Skillshare and access my video tutorials to create yarn. 

Click here to access the video tutorial on

Happy Knitting!

Individual leaves dance around the bottom edge of this triangle shawl turned poncho, moving from front to back, leading to one central leaf that grows from the center spine. The base of the shawl is a symmetrical triangle, knit from the top down, starting at the back of the neck with very few stitches, growing the triangle shape through rhythmic increases. Leaves are knitted on multi-directionally as a border along each side edge, incorporating shawl stitches as you go. Optional buttons turn this shawl into a poncho.

The pattern is designed for DK weight yarn but can be adapted to fingering, worsted weight, or bulky. One size fits all can be adjusted shorter or longer by decreasing/increasing the number of rows in the body of the triangle.

• 400 - 600 yards of DK yarn (Sample was created with 5 skeins of Knitpicks City Tweed DK)
• US size #8 circular knitting needle and one extra of the same size
• Optional: 3 buttons will turn your shawl into a poncho!

Both written instructions and charts are included for the multi-directional, scallop leaf border pattern.

Happy Knitting!
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