Saturday, November 21, 2020


Wake+Wave is now live!

This new 3-color, crescent shaped, fingering weight shawl design was a collaboration with Jems Luxe Fibers, using their Luxe Sock in Texas Wildflowers (variegated), The Primordials (speckled), and Pink Sapphire (solid). The pattern features three size options and a wide array of stitch patterns such as garter stripes, feather & fan ripples, simple brioche, German short rows, eyelets, and welts. And if you're not familiar with all of these techniques, don't worry! The pattern includes links to my YouTube tutorials too!

S [M, L]

Span: 46 [63, 80] inches
Height at center: 14 [21, 27] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Fingering weight yarn:
A: 205 [420, 715] yds (light color for brioche)
B: 225 [450, 760] yds (welts & eyelets)
C: 155 [330, 575] yds (dark color for brioche)
Shown in size M using:
Jems Luxe Fibers Luxe Sock [75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein]; 1 skein each in The Primordials (A), Pink Sapphire (B), and Texas Wildflowers (C)
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24+ inches
Tapestry needle
31 [45, 59] stitch markers (optional)

Garter tab cast on
2-Color Brioche worked flat
Brioche increases and decreases
German short rows

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Saturday, October 03, 2020


The Precipice knitting pattern is LIVE!

This new, deceptively simple shawl design combines 3 colors of fingering weight yarn and is worked entirely in garter stitch (no purling!). It features pinstripes, a uniquely asymmetrical edge, and 4 size options.

This design is a collaboration with Blue Mule Fiber, using their Fleck Ewe merino/silk base. Unfortunately, the Blue Mule dye crew has been forced to go on temporary hiatus recently, to devote more resources to the other side of their business (winery!). Luckily, there are still plenty of shops that stock their gorgeous yarns - McKinney Knittery, Yarnivore, Yarn Store Boutique, Skeins on Main, Blazing Star Ranch.

S (M, L, XL)

Span: 47 (63, 78, 94) inches
Depth at lowest point: 16 (22, 27, 33) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
21 sts/42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Fingering weight yarn:
A (solid/tonal): 158 (274, 423, 604) yards
B (variegated): 165 (296, 437, 638) yards
C (solid/tonal): 165 (296, 437, 638) yards
Shown in size L using:
Blue Mule Fiber Fleck Ewe (75% merino, 25% silk; 437yds/400m per 100g skein); Calamity Jane (A), Boots & Spurs (B), and Midnight, TX (C)

US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

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Saturday, September 05, 2020

Crocheted Dissent Cowl

Introducing, by popular demand, a crocheted version of my Dissent Cowl! This pattern uses polka dots and post stitches and puffs (oh my!) to replicate the look of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (& fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a Supreme Court decision. And like the knitted version, 20% of each sale goes to the ACLU for the life of the pattern!

The upper section is basic crocheted linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dotted linen stitch in the back with a "bejeweled" bib in the front, adorned with front post stitches and more puffs.

Height: 9.5 inches
Top circumference: 26 inches
Bottom circumference: 36 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/22 rounds = 4 inches in linen stitch

DK weight yarn:
240 yards in a dark, solid or semi-solid color (A)
130 yards in a light, possibly variegated color (B)
Shown in Moon Tower Dye Works Enceladus DK [100% merino; 250yds/229m per 115g skein]; Forested (A) and Topography (B)
US #7/4.5mm hook
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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(20% of every sale goes to the American Civil Liberties Union!)

Saturday, February 08, 2020


Presenting Emanate - a different take on the traditional top-down, center-out shawl!

Unlike your typical top-down shawl, which starts with only a few stitches and increases rapidly, this design begins with a long provisional cast-on that will form the center spine of the shawl, followed by relatively slow increases. Each u-shaped color stripe uses short-rows to build up more fabric on the sides than at the bottom, so the shawl gets wider much faster than it grows in height. After the final stripe, an i-cord bind-off around the entire shawl gives the edge a finished look.

This design was a collaboration with Rachel of Night Owl Fibers. Her super squishy Snowy Owl DK was such a pleasure to work with and her colorways so rich and vibrant!

Span: 72 inches
Height at center: 18 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Night Owl Fibers Snowy Owl DK (100% merino; 229yds/209m per 100g skein); 1 skein each in Bah Bah Black Sheep (A), Forbidden Forest (B), Sassy Pants (C), Space City (D)
US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

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Saturday, December 07, 2019


Brioche + möbius = Briöbius!

A möbius is a loop with a half twist that means the surface only has one side. No right side or wrong side – just a continuous loop, which makes it a briocher’s best friend!

This new cowl design features Amanda Hope Yarn's Luxe DK, a scrumptious blend of merino and cashmere. Three skeins is enough for even the largest of the 5 size options offered in the pattern. And if DK isn't your thing, she has a Luxe Fingering base as well (you could totally use fingering weight for this pattern though your gauge/measurements would be different of course). Visit now and get 10% off site-wide with the code "Carissa"!

1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

Circumference: 32 [38, 43, 49, 54] inches
Height: 7 [7.75, 8.5, 9.25, 10] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
15 sts/14 rows = 4 inches in brioche rib

Amanda Hope Yarn Luxe DK (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 246yds/225m per 100g skein); 1 skein each in Navy (A), Platinum (B), Chartreuse (C)
Color A: 100 (130, 165, 205, 245) yds
Color B: 85 (110, 145, 180, 215) yds
Color C: 85 (110, 145, 180, 215) yds
Sample shown in largest size used slightly less than 1 skein of each color

US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 48 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mix Tape

Mix Tape is live! Inspired by the fun, geometric patterns found in colorful rolls of washi tape, this cowl is ideal for featuring your favorite mini skeins, like these vibrant beauties from Moon Tower Dye Works.

The pattern has been written with beginner mosaic knitters in mind. You can choose any size from snug neck warmer to double-wrap-able loop and make your cowl as short or tall as you like! Mix and match different washi stripe designs from the 19 options provided.

Choose any combination of height and circumference!
Height: 7.5 (9, 10.5, 12, 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21) inches
Circumference: 24 (28, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55, 59) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
28 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

Moon Tower Dye Works Triton Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460yds/420m per 100g skein)
See photos for yardage requirements
Sample shown measures 28-inch in circumference and 16.5-inch in height (9 stripes) using 1 100g skein in Hush (MC) and 1 20g mini skein each in Painter’s Tape Blue (CC1), It’s Hot (CC2), & Green Eyed Monster (CC3)
US #2.5/3mm circular needle, 16 to 48 inches long (a little shorter than your desired circumference)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, November 09, 2019


I'm so pleased to finally be able to share my newest pattern with you! Meet Centrifugal!

This shawl is constructed in 6 nearly identical modular sections, forming an octagonal crescent. There are 5 sizes from shoulder warmer to generous wrap, each available in either a 3-color or 5-color version! Garter stitch paired with simple increases and decreases keeps it relaxing. A slip-stitch selvage edge makes picking up stitches easy, while an i-cord cast on, edgings, and bind offs smooth out the transitions between sections.

XS (S, M, L, XL)

Measurements are approximate due to bias nature of this fabric.
Height at center: 12 (16, 20, 24, 28) inches
Neck edge: 30 (40, 50, 60, 70) inches
Outer edge: 60 (80, 100, 120, 140) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
20 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles

US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 16 inches or longer
US #5/3.75m circular needle, 16 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers
1 safety pin stitch marker

Fingering weight (yardage estimates do not include tassels, pom-poms, fringe, or other embellishments)
3-color version
A: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
B: 180 (320, 440, 630, 800) yds
C: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
5-color version
A, B, C, D, & E: 90 (160, 220, 320, 400) yds each

Shown in –
XS 5-color version: Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 92yds/84m per 20g mini skein); Highlighter (A), Granny Smith (B), Evergreen (C), Something Borrowed (D), Twilight (E)
M 3-color version: Less Traveled Yarn 757 Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein); Vice (A), Electric Grape (B), Spellbound (C)
XL 5-color version: YOTH Little Brother (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435yds/398m per 100g skein); Spring Water (A), Blue Raspberry (B), Blueberry (C), Concord Grape (D), Cracked Pepper (E)

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Saturday, September 07, 2019

Be Kind Rewind

Presenting Be Kind Rewind - a striking shawl with vintage appeal!

This design perfectly pairs a full 100g skein of fingering weight yarn with five 20g mini skeins, for instance Ewe2Yarn's Mellow along with one of her Mellow SWIRL mini sets. You could also use two full skeins if you want all your stripes to be the same color. It's all garter stitch with some super simple short-rows thrown in to create those asymmetrical, bottom-heavy stripes.

Span: 80 inches
Height: 19 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
21 sts/44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Ewe2Yarn Mellow Fingering [100% merino; 437yds/400m per 100g skein]; 1 skein in a solid/tonal/speckled colorway (A)
Ewe2Yarn Mellow SWIRL [100% merino; 87yds/80m per 20g mini skein]; 1 mini skein set of 5 colors (B, C, D, E, F)
US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Above The Fold

My latest knitting design, Above The Fold, is now live!

This shawl uses two matching gradients to create an optical illusion of one larger gradient that has been folded over in the middle. The pattern is written to make the most of any gradient yarn, regardless of its yardage. Choose two 50g gradients, typically intended for identical socks, or you can opt for two full 100g (or larger!) gradient cakes in the same colorway. You are also free to adjust the amount of the coordinating solid for even more flexibility in sizing. You can even work with a different weight of yarn if you like, but keep in mind this could impact the finished size of your shawl considerably.

Small [Medium, Large]
The listed sizes are merely examples. You could make your shawl any size you want by simply adjusting the amounts of each yarn you use.

Span: 64 [79, 90] inches
Height: 26 [31, 37] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
19 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Fingering weight yarn
Small: 100g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 50g gradients (B)
Medium: 100g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 100g gradients (B)
Large: 200g solid/tonal/speckle (A) & two 100g gradients (B)
Shown in Small size using:
Fierce Fibers True [80% merino, 20% nylon; 400yds/366m per 115g skein]; 1 skein in Soft Kitty (A)
Fierce Fibers True Sock Set [80% merino, 20% nylon; 365yds/334m per two 50g skeins]; 1 set in Rainbow (B)

US #4/3.5m circular needle, 32 inches
Spare needle in a smaller size (circular, DPN, or straight) for picking up stitches
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

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