Friday, June 16, 2006


Photo courtesy of Knit Picks (sample worked in KP "Wool of the Andes" in Papya Heather)

Panels of biased stockinette stitch tilt columns of garter and cable, giving a slight scallop to the lower edge. Everything swirls together at the top. This worsted weight hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Sizes: Woman’s Medium, Woman's Large

Finished Circumference at lower edge: 19 ¼, 22 inches

Finished Height from lower edge to center of crown: 7, 7 ¾ inches

Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Skill level: Intermediate - techniques include working in the round, cables and various increases and decreases

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

VICTORINE scarf/shawlette pattern

This triangle is worked from the bottom point upward. It looks particularly nice in variegated yarn with a short color repeat.

Directions are given primarily in charted format.

Requires Approximately 340 yards/310 meters of fingering weight yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced (must be able to work lace patterns from charts)

Finished Measurements when worked at a gauge of 17 sts/4 inches after blocking:

Length- 23 1/2 inches from top edge to bottom point

Width along top edge-46 inches

The piece can be made larger by using heavier yarn and larger needles, or by working additional repeats of the third chart. This option will require additional yarn.

Monday, June 12, 2006

errata for Easy Breezy Scarf Collection

For pattern purchased before 5/28/09

Page 6, chart key for Dazed and Confused: The instructions for the blank square should read "knit on the RS, and purl on the WS".

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I think of Hudson River as a casual lace, just a little something to throw around your shoulders on a breezy day. Worked from the lower point upward, 430 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn will make a large scarf/shoulder shawl as shown. But the pattern can easily be enlarged, either by adding row repeats or by using thicker yarn and larger needles.

It's a relaxing knit. Once you get into the rhythm of the pattern it just flows along. Directions are given in both line by line written and charted formats; and include two side edge options.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Eluned Hat & Fingerless Mitts

Need a quick gift for someone special (or something special for yourself)? This coordinated set in worsted weight is embellished with a simple but pretty lace pattern.

Eluned is a “one skein” project worked in the round on circular and double pointed needles.

Skill level - Intermediate

Size – Adult
Finished Measurements
Hat: 17 inch circumference at lower edge
Mitts: 7 1/8 inches at lower edge

To Fit
17-19 inch head
7 1/4-8 inch hand (measured around the knuckles)

Gauge: 17 sts = 4 inches/10 cm in garter st

Note: size can be adjusted by changing gauge. e.g. working at 18 sts/4 inches in garter will give a hat with a 16 inch circumference.

Yarn: Approximately 210 yds/192 m of worsted/medium weight yarn
Yarn used in sample: Cascade 220, color 9488

Thursday, June 08, 2006


The basic version starts and finishes with simple garter stitch border. The elaborated option (shown here) adds a knitted on lace edging to the narrow ends of the scarf.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace patterns; as well as detailed instructions and a photo tutorial for knitting on the edging.


Approximately 450 yds [412 m] fingering weight yarn
Yarn used in sample: “Soft Spun” 100% merino wool from Brooklyn Handspun
Several yards of waste yarn, fingering weight, in a contrasting color

Size US #2 [2.75 mm] knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Spare circular needle 1-2 sizes smaller than the working needle(s)
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements

Approximately 7 ½ x 57 inches [21.5 x 145 cm]

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Hansen Mittens

These handsome mitts are toasty warm because the color stranding adds an extra layer of insulation. Once established, the chevron pattern (which is repeated on the palm of the hand) is very easy to follow.
Past the thumb opening, you may not need to look at your chart again until you reach the top decreases.

Difficulty rating
Skills needed:
- working in the round
- knitting a stranded color pattern from charts

Adult Woman

Finished Measurements
9 inches circumference at palm, 11 inches length

Yarn: Worsted weight 100% wool
Black - approx 130 yds (119 m)
Rust – apppox 130 yds (119 m)
Teal – approx 10 yds (9 m)

Needles: set of 5 double pointed needles US 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge of 24 sts = 4 inches (10 cm).

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


This easy pattern was designed for knitters who prefer to work flat, and the simple basketweave pattern on the brim is perfect for beginners. But why limit things? The pattern also gives directions for working in the round - a super quick knit that's great for a last minute gift.

Cloche style or turned up brim? The only difference is the length between the cast on and the beginning of the decrease section. Why not do one of each, and have it both ways.

The hat takes about 150 yds of medium (worsted) weigiht yarn. At a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch, the lower circumferance measures about 19.5 inches unstretched, and will fit a 22 inch head snugly. Fit can be adjusted by adjusting gauge.

This pattern is not currently available for purchase.

Monday, June 05, 2006

TIGER, TIGER Scarf & Shawl Knitting Pattern

The rhythmically flowing lines of this scarf and rectangular shawl are formed by an adaptation of the Tiger Eye pattern found in Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Work one panel wide for the 7" x 68" scarf. Three panels, lengthened a bit, make a rectangular shawl approx. 19" x 90".

Because of the strongly directional nature of this pattern stitch, the scarf/shawl is worked in two pieces and grafted at the middle. The pattern stitch, given in charted format, requires blocking to show to best advantage and to keep the edges flat, so it is best worked in yarn with at least 80% natural fiber.

Skill level: Intermediate-Experienced lace knitting

Requires approximately 290 (1200) yds fingering/sock weight yarn.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

PROGRESSIVE SHAWL Original Knitting Pattern

This pattern is under revision and not currently available.
Errata (in progress) may be found here
I've called this Cindy Knits Original triangle shawl "Progressive" because it is designed to progress from easier to more challenging knitting as it grows. Some lace/shawl knitting experience recommended.

The center triangle is worked first in simple garter stitch. Then wide borders are worked on picked up stitches. The inner border is stockinette based, with patterning worked only on the right side rows. Patterning on both right and wrong side rows is introduced for the garter based outer border section. Then an edging incorporating double yarn overs is knit on to the sides as it is worked. Finally, a narrow knit on edging finishes the top.

The sample in the photo was worked with approximately 820 yds/750 meters of heavy fingering/light sport weight yarn on size 8/5mm needles, and blocked to a finished size of 81" across the top and 41" from top to the bottom point. A smaller, shoulder type shawl could be made with finer yarn and smaller needles.

The 11 page pattern gives written row by row directions and includes charts for the border and edgings. It will come as an instantly down-loadable pdf file (you will need Adobe Reader to open it.)

Price $5.00

Progressive Shawl Errata

Page 4

Rows 7, 9, 11 and 23 should read as follows:

Row 7: *k1, yo, k4, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k3, yo, k1; rep from * [118 sts]

Row 9: *k1, yo, k5, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k4, yo, k1; rep from * [122 sts]

Row 11: *k1, yo, k6, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k5, yo, k1; rep from * [126 sts]

Row 23: *k1, yo, k10, yo, slk2p, (yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k8, yo, slk2p) two times, yo, k10, yo, k1; rep from * [150 sts]

Page 7

Row 12 of the First Side Edging is missing the stitch count. It should read:

"Row 12: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2tog. [12 sts]"

Page 8

The third paragraph should read:

"Repeat Rows 1-12 of the edging one more time, but finish Rows 4, 8 and 12 with k1 instead of k2tog (join to shawl on Rows 2, 6 and 10). Remove ring marker."

Page 10

The second sentence of the second paragraph should read: "However, note that the last row (Row 26) is purled."

On the chart: the third square from the right on Row 3 should be empty, indicating a knit stitch (see corrected chart for Rows 1-4 below).

Page 11

On the Side Edging Chart, the last square on the left (13th st) should be empty, indicating a knit stitch.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Errata for Lace Fichu

For copies of patterns purchased before Feb. 10 2009

On page 2, Row 6 of the Right Edge Shaping should read: K28, k1tbl.
The line by line directions for the Lace Edging are correct as originally written, but the chart had a slight error. The correct version is below.

LACE FICHU Original Knitting Pattern

Le modèle inclut une traduction en français par Christine De Savoie. Merci Christine !

I've used the old fashioned term "Fichu" to describe this CindyKnits original pattern. It is not too complicated to work, but some lace/shawl knitting experience would be helpful.

This feather weight lace beauty is a triangle "extended" into a horseshoe or boomerang shape to fit smoothly over your shoulders. The center is worked in garter stitch from the lower point upward, shaped with short rows, and bound off at the neckline with a crochet chain. Then stitches for a narrow border with eyelet design are picked up along the outside edges and worked outward. Finally a lace border is knit onto the edging.

Instructions are provided in line by line format, with a chart included for the edging and explanations of abbreviations and special techniques, as well as photos of the shape while blocking and as worn. The patten has been test knit by another knitter. It requires approximately 440 yards of lace weight yarn.

Note: Errata for patterns purchased before Feb. 10, 2009 can be found here.