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Betsy Headwrap ~ A Free Pattern

Betsy took a walk somewhere!



Miss Sadie: 2010

Hey there! First, a recap: 

Miss Sadie’s Scarflette was my first design/pattern-writing project and free pattern offering, and I’ve been thinking about her and decided that with Fall nearly here¬†it’s time to¬†discuss some updates and mods to this pattern. Originally published on my old blog, Girl in Sheep’s Clothing, Miss Sadie has been well-received and it’s been so much fun to see other knitters’ photos on ravelry and the Hobby Portal craft forums in Russia!¬†

If you take a moment to glance at the pattern, you’ll notice that Miss Sadie is simply a knitted rectangle. The transformation from¬†(basically) a¬†large swatch to scarflette¬†occurs during the seaming¬†of this humble rectangle!¬† As such, it is a blank canvas for stitch patterns and interesting yarn combos.¬† The key is to work the rectangle to dimensions of 10 X 19.5 inches. But we are not bound by sizes, are we? Bah! Make it wider, make it longer!¬† Do what you will! The basic shape will always turn out when you seam.¬†

My favorite ways to mix up the basic pattern are seed stitch and making giant art yarns by combining 4 or 5 different colors and textures of yarn and then knitting on giant needles (these Sadies also knit up super-fast!).  They are popular at craft fairs and very satisfying to cast on and bind off in the space of a single movie! 

Seedy Sadie


Purple People-Eater Sadie


Simple Sadie


Marine Biologist Sadie


Snowy Sadie


Seventies Sadie


¬†So, if you’re making¬†Miss Sadie, drop me a line at stitchowl@gmail.com and¬†send photos if you like; I’d love to share more ideas on how you’re making her your own!¬†

Heart Vines Beret ~ A Free Pattern

Heart Vines has moved houses!

Heart Vines

June 29, 2010
I decided to offer this as a free pattern since I am only offering one size, please enjoy!


Heart Vines is a lovely little lace beret, perfect for lace beginners and veterans alike!

Available now in my etsy shop for only $3!

Everyone needs a little instant gratification every now and then, and this is definitely better for you than cherry pie!


Elspeth is a knitted shrug pattern with crocheted edgings. She is available now in my etsy shop for only $1.99!

Elspeth is feminine without fuss‚ÄĒthe perfect layer for the breezy days of spring and summer. Worked flat in one piece, this shrug is knit at a slightly loose gauge in seed stitch and incorporates neck and back shaping.

Edgings are crocheted directly onto the garment after knitting is complete and armholes are seamed. Elspeth is eminently practical and just plain pretty–who doesn‚Äôt need more of that?

teas and books and knits *bliss*

Pattern includes the following sizes: XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X, 5X+ which cover bust sizes between 31-62 inches.

Please note that this is a KNITTING PATTERN with simple CROCHET edgings. After payment is received, you will receive a downloadable PDF file. Pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted to ensure a quality experience for the handcrafter.

Soft and breezy, Elspeth accompanies the drinking of tea, reading of books, and the enjoying of spring and summer breezes to perfection! I loved working on this pattern and have made it several times, once as a custom order for a friend who I was thrilled to learn, wears it all the time! I love designing shrugs and envision many more to come. Elspeth will need some company if she’s ever going to have tea party, after all.

Little Elf Christmas Booties ~ A Free Pattern

The Little Elf frolicked that way!