Most of my patterns are knitting patterns - but I've written a few crochet patterns, too. All crochet patterns for fingerless gloves are listed here. And all patterns that involve crochet in any way can be found here - however sometimes only as surface crochet on a piece of knitting.
An A to Z of my patterns is available here.
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Patterns with Short Row Waves
It took me a while to figure out how to knit short row patterns. My first attempt was in May 2012, but it took me a few months to get it right. I started with very structured waves (Short Wave Mitts), mixed the waves up a bit (Mixed Wave Mitts) and then tried a non-rectangular shape (Mixed Wave Cowl).
- Short-Wave Mitts (upper right hand corner): This was the first short row pattern that I published, it uses neatly stacked short rows and is probably the easiest to understand. Some further explanations are in this post. If you have never done decorative short rows before, I'd suggest that you start with this pattern.
- Mixed Wave Mitts (lower left hand corner): In this pattern, the short rows are being mixed up, giving the knitter more freedom of choice.
- Mixed Wave Cowl (lower right hand corner): Here the idea of short rows is taken one step further since it's not used in a rectangular shape but a rhomboid. That means that also side increases and decreases have to be taken into account. This pattern is written in a very general mode, i.e. this method of creating patterns with short rows could be used for other shapes as well. For people who just want to knit the cowl, I have written a post that shows how to choose the first five sections.
- Wellengang Short Row Scarf (upper left hand corner): A really easy scarf pattern with regular short row stacks.
- Almendra Cowl (no photo): A cowl made up of almond shaped short row sequences - with full rows in a contrast colour inbetween.
- Jolly Waves Cowl (no photo): Combination of short rows with a feather and fan pattern.
Random Lace Patterns
I don't know exactly how the idea of randomly knitted lace stitches occured to me. But once I tried it, I loved the outcome. It started with a small piece, but I soon knitted bigger projects.
A random lace project is practically impossible to mess up, but you need to concentrate on the number of your stitches and it only starts to look great after blocking.
- Lacy E-Book Sleeve (picture upper right hand corner): Made up of a foam sheet and a rectangular piece of randomly knitted lace - great to try out the idea.
- Random Lace Scarf (picture upper left hand corner): Tutorial how to finish a scarf knitted with randomly distributed lace stitches - a lot of work but with a beautiful and unique result.
- Random Bubbles Lace Scarf (lower left hand corner): Random lace alternated with short row sections for shaping.
- Fauxdori - Knitters Version (lower right hand corner): Random lace used to adorn a fauxdori-style notebook.
When using variegated yarn I don't like to cut it within and start with another piece of yarn a bit later (e.g. when knitting the thumb after finishing the body part) because there will be a visible color change that doesn't quite fit. To overcome this "problem" I tried to knit fingerless gloves in one piece starting from the thumb.
The first prototype appeared in this blogpost in September 2013.
- Hexagon Mitts in Two Colours (upper left hand corner): Mitts started from the thumb – increasing to form a hexagon. The colour effect is achieved by changing the colour every other row.
- Circle Mitts (lower left hand corner): These mitts form a circle shape around the thumb. Each mitt is knitted in one piece, i.e. without cutting the yarn. It's a bit more difficult than the hexagon mitts because short rows in the round are used to shape the wrist part.
There is also a crochet version - Kreisel Fingerless Gloves.
- Zimtsterne Mitts (upper right hand corner): Using surface crochet, a star pattern is created around the thumb - the surface crochet is rather fiddly, furthermore, the short rows in the round at the wrist (same as in the circle mitts) can be a bit tricky.
- Pieces of Eight Mitts (lower right hand corner): Forming an "Eight"-shape around the thumb, these mitts were a bit of a topological challenge for me. A crochet version is also available - Octavo Fingerless Gloves.
- Strata Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Again knitted in one piece, with an oval shape around the thumb and the main body knitted in straight lines sideways.
- Edgy Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in one piece and growing in a rectangular manner.
- Bat Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves with a lace pattern that starts from the thumb.
Other Patterns for Wrist Warmers or Fingerless Gloves
- Onion Market Wrist Warmers: This stretchy onion pattern consists of increases and decreases.
- Four Strand Cable Mitts: My first fingerless gloves with a cable pattern. These might be a bit wide for female wrists ...
- Triangulation Wrist Warmers: Started from the lower outer edge, these mitts form a triangular shape that shows off self-striping yarn.
- Margarete Fingerless Gloves (upper left hand corner): A flowery stitch pattern that's created by drawing extra loops through stitches below.
- Helga Cabled Mitts (lower right hand corner): Cabled mitts for DK weight yarn - not a fully described but rather the rough sketch of a pattern.
- Windings Mitts (upper right hand corner): Garter stitch mitts knitted in two parts: a slanted thumb panel and a suiting main part that's constructed from short row triangles.
- Serpentina Mitts: Knit sideways in simple stockinette stitch, these mitts are decorated with random surface crochet.
- Starburst Mitts (lower left hand corner): Knitted flat these mitts use short rows to form a circle around the thumb. While the Circle Mitts are knitted around the circumference, these mitts are knitted along the radius. There is also a crochet version available - Sparkler Fingerless Gloves.
- Data Center Mitts (no photo): Knitted for a work mate - more suitable for male hands.
- Helix Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in a ten-stitch wide strip that winds around the hand.
- Double Helix Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in two 8-stitch wide strips.
- Zoom Out Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves started from a point at the outer edge of the wrist, growing in a circle shape and finishing at the thumb. Not suited for beginners.
- U-Turn Mitts (no photo): When knitting these, you're actually knitting a U-Turn; they are knitted in one piece and flat (except for the thumb). There is also a crochet version of these mitts.
- Inclination Wrist Warmers (no photo): Knitted slanted - all in garter stitch.
- Barton Cottage Wrist Warmers (no photo): Long and elegant wrist warmers knitted in the round with nice diamond pattern of knits and purls.
- Widows Weeds Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in the round with an easy lace pattern.
- Stack Overflow Mitts (no photo): A pair of fingerless gloves to match the Stack Overflow Cowl.
- Inbetween Mitts (no photo): Fingerles gloves knitted in one piece.
Crochet Fingerless Gloves
- Crochet U-Turn Mitts (upper left hand corner): These mitts are worked flat (except for the thumb) and in one piece and in the shape of a U-Turn. The knit version is called U-Turn Mitts.
- Kreisel Fingerless Gloves (upper right hand corner): These mitts form a circle shape around the thumb. Each mitt is knitted in one piece, i.e. without cutting the yarn. The knit version is called Circle Mitts.
- Octavo Fingerless Gloves (lower left hand corner): These mitts form an "Eight"-shape around the thumb - and are a bit of a topological challenge :) The knit version is called Pieces of Eight Mitts.
- Sparkler Mitts (lower left hand corner): Worked flat with short rows so that the mitt is formed around the thumb. The knit version is called Starburst Mitts.
- Brioche in Montreux: A cowl knitted in two-colour brioche in the round with cables
- Nostalgia Brioche Cowl: A double length cowl in two-colour brioche stitch - the pattern is created with brioche increases and decreases.
- Falling Blossoms Scarf (1st picture, upper right hand corner): A knitting-crochet combo. Triangular scarf knitted from end to end with crochet flowers added every 12th row. (A tutorial on crocheting the flowers is in this post.)
- A Cowl to Match the Hexagon Mitts: Knitted flat with ends grafted together, this cowl is great for showing off variegated yarn. It's a simple chevron pattern; the colour effect is achieved by switching every other row. As the name states, it was designed to fit the hexagon mitts.
- Yet Another Short Row Scarf: A scarf formed from short-row wedges.
- Stripes, Stripes & Stripes Scarf (2nd picture upper right hand corner): A light stripy garter stitch only scarf - knitted from side to side and constructed in three parts - all at different angles.
- Nautilina Scarf (1st picture, upper left hand corner): A striped crescent shaped scarf in garter stitch - knitted from side to side with short rows.
- Oszilla Scarf (1st picture, lower right hand corner): Another striped crescent shape scarf in garter stitch - the pattern created by the short rows oscillating in a sinus curve.
- Seifenblasen Lace Scarf (1st picture, lower left hand corner): A crescent shaped scarf knitted from a combination of lacy sections and short rows.
- Through Thick and Thin Scarf: A lightweight garter-stitch scarf - shaped with short rows and knitted with two different needle sizes.
- Queen of Diamond Scarf (no picture): My first venture into modular knitting - but (of course) with short rows :)
- Little Rectangles Summer Scarf (2nd picture, lower right hand corner): one of my ventures into modular knitting.
- Monster Tooth Scarf (2nd picture lower left hand corner): Nearly "garter stitch only"-scarf.
- Ojos de Bruja Scarf (2nd picture, upper left hand corner): Garter stitch scarf with short rows and a lacy edge.
- Vermicelli Autumn Wrap (no photo): Knitted diagonally with wide stripes of garter stitch and lace.
- Cordillera Scarf (no photo): knitted from side to side all in garter stitch this pattern is great for showing off variegated yarn with a long color sequence.
- Stack Overflow Cowl (no photo): A cowl knitted flat with stacked stitches.
- Papagena Scarf (no photo); a playful scarf in modular knitting with a fringe of stacked stitches
- Checkered Lace Scarf (no photo): A basic scarf with an easy lace pattern.
- Patchwork Cowl (no photo): A cowl knitted flat in a variatîon of an entrelac pattern.
- Bauklötze Scarf (no photo): A scarf made up from rectangles in modular knitting.
- Burgdorf Cowl (no photo): Another modular knit - this time a cowl knitted flat.
Socks and Slippers
- Tomatoes and Coffee (no photo): an idea for knitted socks using the sweet tomato heel technique by Cat Bordhi.
- Osterspaziergang Socks (lower right corner): Socks with an easy lace pattern and an afterthought heel.
- April Knitted Slipppers (upper right corner): Slippers knitted from the toe-up without a seam.
- Geranium Knitted Slippers (lower left corner): Toe-up slippers with a triangular structure pattern.
- Undecided Slippers (upper left corner): Slippers knitted in two directions.
- Ringelsocken (no photo): an idea to use up your leftovers for socks with an afterthought heel.
- Socks with a Butterfly Pattern: another idea for knitted socks - knitted with a heel flap.
- Yoga Socks (picture lower left hand corner): Just a short "how to" for yoga socks, i.e. socks without heel or toe part. Really easy and knitted in the round.
- Sideways Yoga Socks (picture upper left hand corner): Yoga socks knitted flat and sideways.
- Garudasana Yoga Socks (picture upper right hand corner): Yoga socks knitted flat and sideways with a horizontal cable pattern.
- Trikonasana Yoga Socks (picture lower right hand corner): Slanted yoga socks - also knitted flat and in one piece.
- Bitilasana Yoga Socks (no picture): Yoga socks knitted sideways with a wave pattern.
- Summertime Garter Stitch Top: A top (nearly) all in garter stitch - knitted top down with a sideways panel on the front.
- Knit-Only Slouch Hat: A hat knitted only in garter stitch but with an interesting construction.
- Nikko Summer Crochet Hat: To protect you from being sunburned.
- Garter Stitch Haramaki: A belly-warmer to protect your "middle-section".
- Little Christmas Tree: A small fun pattern for a little tree in two sizes.
- Garter Stitch Christmas Gnome: A little Christmas ornament with stranded colorwork.
- Kitty Egg Warmer: A cute addition to your breakfast table.
Recycling Ideas & Patterns
- Chair Cover: Crafted along the lines of Frankie Brown's 10-Stitch Blanket, this chair cover is made from yarn cut from sheets.
- Tarn Scrunchy: A scrunchy made of t-shirt yarn.
- From Pantyhose to Phone Sock: The pattern name says it all - the "yarn" used here is made from old hosiery.
- Knitted Scrunchies - made from hosiery yarn.