Introducing: Shoots & Ladders


I'm pleased to formally introduce Shoots & Ladders, the design I teased a few week back. Shoots & Ladders is an any season cowl, inspired by the orderly rows of plantings in gardens. I wasn't able to plant a big garden this year, but I did produce a few of these cowls.


The spring/summer version of the cowl features Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy, which results in a drapey cowl, with well defined lace motifs


The more ethereal Winter version is knit in Rowan's Felted Tweed DK, resulting in a more structured cowl with a bit of halo.


Both cowls utilize approximately 300 yards of DK weight yarn and is knit in the round. The lace pattern is charted and decreases in the "ladders" section give the cowl a pleasing tapered shape.


The pattern is available for $4.00 USD

or you can queue it up on Ravelry


Photos, except detail shots, by Bristol Ivy.

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Introducing: SandDune

For a while now, I've been dreaming about starting my own little knitting pattern company, a today that little dream just got a little more real.


This is SandDune, my first Ms. Cleaver Creation.

Inspired by my favorite Maine beach, SandDune is a lacy self-storing bag, perfect for gathering together your favorite items for those days by the shore that are fast approaching. Though it's cool and rainy in Portland today, I know before too long, it'll be time to head out to the ocean.


Knit from a about 200 yards of Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in Sunflower #14, the bag is both study and airy.  The hemp gives the bag a beautiful earthy look. Knit in the round, the bag is a quick and satisfying knit.

SandDune Hanging

The pattern can be purchased in PDF form for $5.00 USD via my Ravelry store or the store:

I'm very proud of this pattern and am happy to say this is the first of many designs on my pipeline and there'll be more surprises in the weeks and months and years to come!

SandDune Bottom
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