Monomoy Sweater

I am so excited to finally release this pattern. This one was a labor of love for me, the first sweater I designed for both my boys. Little boys in intricately cabled sweaters are just adorable in my eyes. With two little boys at home I couldn’t resist designing a cabled sweater for them to wear. The cable patterns in both the front and back split and the cables wind around the collar. A braid winds down the outside of the sleeves. Named for Monomoy Island off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts where the twisting shoals twine like the cables on this sweater. Buy now via Ravelry Worked in Berocco Remix yarn – 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen, 216 yards (198 meters) per skein, machine washable, pictured in Strawberry and Blue Denim Skills Required Pattern is worked bottom-up in the round and splits at the armholes to … Continue reading

Free Pattern – Tante Martha’s Dishcloth

Here’s a free pattern – a version of the dishcloths my great aunt used to make. This is a version of the dishcloths my great-aunt used to make.  She had a masterful talent for crochet, but was also quite good at knitting. Materials: 1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – I use approximately 60% per dish cloth US Size 7 [4.5mm] needles Notes: I always use Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for dishcloths because that’s what my mom uses, but any kitchen cotton will do.  Also, you can easily adjust this pattern to your particular gauge. Instructions: CO 2 sts. Kfb, k1 Kfb, k2 Repeat the following until you have 48 sts: K2, yo, knit to 1 bef end, k1 through the back loop* *you can do a simple k1 at the end of the increase rows, but knitting through the back loop will give you a cleaner edge Repeat the following … Continue reading

Kid Who Has Everything Sweater

Here’s a new toddler sweater to share with you all. Made in a light-weight cotton, it can be worn as a layer in Spring and Fall, or as a jacket on cool summer evenings. It is classy enough to be worn on special occasions, yet casual enough to be paired with jeans on a cool day. This project was inspired by a client who hired me to design & knit a gift for a friend’s child. The friends were a wealthy NYC couple and the new baby would want for nothing, so my clients thought a hand-made gift would be a good choice. Thus this classic sweater was born. Available for purchase on Craftsy and Ravelry. 6sts x 8rows = 1 inch 2.5cm in Stockinette Stitch blocked loosely. 12m – 20” chest 50cm, 18m – 22” chest 55cm, 2T – 23” chest 58cm, 3T – 24” chest 61cm, 4T – … Continue reading

Back from Break

After taking a much-needed break over the holidays (and recovering from my annual Christmas bought of bronchitis), I’m back at it! I’ve got 3 new patterns in various stages of completion, plus and oldy-but-goody that never got released, all waiting for me to finish them up and release them. I’m using three fun new yarns – the blue cabled sweater is in Cascade’s Ultra Pima Fine, 100% Cotton. The gray tweed sweater is Remix, a unique blend from Berocco of 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, & 9% Linen. And lastly the socks are Plymouth Yarn’s Diversity, which is an acrylic/polyester blend. And the best part – all three are machine washable!

Christmas Cloche

Meet our newest pattern, just in time for the holidays: our Christmas Cloche hat. Buy from Ravelry – Buy from Craftsy This Santa-themed hat that can be easily be knit up in a weekend. Worked in a small Feather & Fan pattern, this would be a great first lace project because all the stitches you need to know are knit, k2tog and yarn over. Also makes a great gift! Sizes: infant 21” [53.5 cm] (toddler/pre-schooler 24”[62cm], child 24” [62cm], adult 24” [62cm], large adult 28”[71cm]).  Model is wearing toddler. Gauge 3.5” x .5” [8.8cm x 1.3cm] for one iteration of Feather & Fan Pattern   Materials Needed • 20 yds [18m](25 yds [22.8m], 25 yds [22.8m], 25 yds [22.8m], 30yds [27m]) white Bernat Holiday Handicrafter; 98% cotton, 2% metallic thread • 52 yds [48m](90 yds [82m], 110 yds[100m], 130 yds [119m], 150 yds, [137m] )red Bernat Holiday Handicrafter; 98% cotton, … Continue reading

Super Simple Fuzzy Sweater

This is a super easy, super fast pattern. You can easily knit the smaller sizes in a day, the larger sizes in a weekend. With a gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch, you can see why! Knit in the round from the bottom up to the arm holes; the front and back panels are knit, then joined. Finally, you pick up and knit the sleeves – there isn’t even any seaming involved, it’s so easy! And the fuzzy yarn is super soft against baby’s sensitive skin. Has 6 sizes: Newborn, 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m and 24m Buy from Ravelry Buy from Craftsy

Men’s Cabled Work Gloves

Worked in a tough cotton, these gloves are meant to be used then tossed in the washing machine.  Inspired by my in-law’s need to take care of their horses mid-winter in Ocala, Florida (which gets surprisingly cold), yet maintain the ability to use their fingers in delicate maneuvers, these fingerless gloves have a cable to give them some pizazz but in their essence these are work gloves. Add to cart. Show cart. All knitting patterns are sold through Ravelry.  Once payment is complete, your pattern will be emailed to you immediately.  You do not have to be a Ravelry member to purchase through Ravelry, but we highly recommend it as it is a vibrant community of knitting and yarn enthusiasts.  

Daisy-Edged Handkerchief

Here’s a brand-new pattern that you can easily complete in a weekend.  It’s a lovely little handkerchief with a daisy-stitch border. Buy via Ravelry. Buy via Craftsy. Use a stretchy-plant-based yarn such as Queensland Collection’s Sugar Rush.  The soft sugar cane viscose is stretchy enough to make the daisy stitch easy and also soft enough to make handkerchief usage practical. All knitting patterns are sold through third party sites Ravelry & Craftsy.  With Ravelry, once payment is complete your pattern will be emailed to you immediately; you do not have to be a Ravelry member to purchase through Ravelry, but we highly recommend it as it is a vibrant community of knitting and yarn enthusiasts.  With Craftsy, once payment is confirmed you will have a download link available from your Craftsy account.

May Flowers Baby Dress

A lovely little dress in stockinette stitch, knit from the top down with a bottom floral lace border and picot edge bindoff. Buy on Ravelry. Buy on Craftsy We recommend knitting this beauty in cotton to keep it light and breathable for your little one.  This pattern uses multiple yarn overs to create the larger circles in the center of the flowers.  In the following row, the 1styarn over is knitted while the 2nd is purled. Pattern includes 3 sizes, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month.  Sizes based on children’s clothing size, NOT age. For a sizing chart, please visit: http://www.windsweptdesignsonline.com/sizing-chart Buy on Ravelry. Buy on Craftsy Also, we recommend NOT using a variegated yarn for the floral border.  Below, you can see why.  The floral border gets lost in the myriad of colors. If you choose not to use the recommended kitchen cotton, you may want to adjust the … Continue reading

Blocking Acrylic

People have told me for years that you can’t block acrylic yarn.  As my British friends would say, that’s bollocks.  Of course you can block acrylic – you don’t see acrylic sweaters at the mall with an unsightly roll at the hems. The problem is that you have to block them differently because acrylic is essentially plastic so methods you use to block plant and animal fibers just won’t work. I stumbled upon this wonderful blog post on BeadKnitter Gallery’s  blog a while back outlining a simple and effective way to block acrylic: steam. I encourage you to read the whole article for it has lots of pointers and visual examples, but it boils down to these simple steps: pin/blocking wire the piece into the desired shape set your iron to full steam ahead There are two VERY IMPORTANT things to remember – 1) NEVER touch the piece with your … Continue reading