Sometimes, when I knit I write down what worked for me and share this as a pattern. There are fantastic people out there who do more than this and are knitwear designers and I am not really one of them. I am armed only with a love of knitting and a mathematics degree. What I can say is that all of my patterns have been knit by me and probably some of my kind friends before they appear here. They are shared so you can enjoy them as much as I have. If you do, let me know as I love to hear feedback.
Birthday Cake Hat (on Ravelry) free
A fingering weight slouchy brioche hat. Ideal for beginners to brioche. It starts with a regular 1×1 twisted rib brim so it is easier to see what is going on when you switch into brioche (and it keeps it snug around your ears). You have plenty of time to get into the rhythm of brioche knitting before the decreases. Pop a pompom on top and you have a squishy warm hat perfect for the snow days (and other days!)
June Pi Shawl free
A plain circular blanket or shawl for any weight of yarn. Inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitters Almanac ‘recipe’ for a ‘pi shawl’ but adapted to suit my own peculiarities. There are many circular shawl patterns out there but this one is deliberately left completely plain so the knitter can add to it as they wish. Knit it in stockinette like I did, or add lace or stitch patterns to spice it up. It can be made as large as a blanket or as small as a doily.