Jenn Wisbeck These gloves are a cinch to make! The simple braided cable gives a touch of style to an otherwise normal pair of wrist warmers, and the angora/wool blend used for these gloves gives them a nice vintage feel, plus lots of warmth!
You can substitute any worsted weight wool yarn, you will need about 100 yards, though I would say 110 to be safe! Using a wool or wool blend yarn will be best to show cables and prevent unnecessary stretching and bagging of the gloves. Plus wool wicks away moisture quite nicely!
This is a very, very old pattern from Midnightsky Fibers (back when there was only a teeny tiny website and blgo!) so sadly only so-so pictures remain of the original cabled wrist warmers- but the directions have been rewritten for easier following along!
Jenn Wisbeck Simple Knit Sleep Mask/Blindfold with Crochet Ties Double crochet ties that pull through loops on either side so the mask can be tied with a bow at the back or side of the head. Increasing and decreasing shapes the eye covers and provides minimal bunching at the ears and nose. Level Intermediate- knit, purl, increase, decrease, grafting, provisional cast on
Size Facemask (excluding ties) 8.5 inches long by 3 inches wide at the widest. Ties are 28 inches long and folded in half to be 14 inches.
Yarn 30 yards worsted weight yarn
Materials -US #6/4mm needles or size to get gauge -Tapestry needle -4 mm crochet hook
Jenn Wisbeck Mouse Knitting Pattern: Catnip Cat Toy with Curly Tail Quick and easy cat toy perfect for using up those bits and pieces of leftover yarn. Mouse is knit flat, then seamed and stuffed. You can knit the mouse in any yarn you like- just make sure your stitches are tight so the stuffing doesn’t fall out. There are two versions- rounded nose or pointed. Level Beginner to Intermediate level- knit, decrease, pick up stitches, seam, I-cord or crochet for tail
Size 2.5 inches/ 6.3 cm long by 1 inch/ 2.5 cm wide after stuffing, not including tail
Yarn 20 yards/ 18 meters dk or worsted weight yarn
This is perfect for leftover bits of yarn from other projects- I used some hand dyed yarn and a teeny tiny ball of leftover Silky Wool.
Materials -US 4/3.5 mm knitting needles (straight, circular, or two double pointed needles is fine) or size to get gauge -Tapestry needle -Small amount of stuffing (wool, fiberfill, a cotton ball or two, or bits of leftover yarn all work well) -Catnip (optional) -US #4/3.5 mm crochet hook (optional)
Gauge 5 stitches and 8 rows per inch in garter stitch [1 inch = 2.54 cm]
Jenn Wisbeck Short Sleeves with Seed Stitch Details and Ruffles Knit top down with raglan sleeves, this is a cute but easy short spring dress knits up quickly in both solid and multi color yarns. Seed stitch details add a delicate touch to the pretty ruffle trim and hems. Sizes 3 to 24 months. Perfect for spring and summer, or pair with leggings and a long sleeve shirt in the winter.
Level Intermediate- Increase, work in the round
Size Size 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months Actual chest size 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) inches/ 41 (43, 46, 48, 51) cm Finished Chest Size: 17 (18, 20, 22, 23) inches/ 43 (47, 52, 57, 58) cm around (1-3 inches of ease) Length: 9 (9.5, 10.5, 12, 13) inches/ 23 (26, 27, 28, 29) cm from shoulder to hem See schematic at end of pattern for more sizing info. Shown in 3 month size.
Materials -US #4/3.5 mm and US #3/3.25 mm circular needles, or size to get gauge - US #4/3.5 mm and US #3/3.25 mm double pointed needles (dpn’s), or size to get gauge -Tapestry needle -Needle and matching thread (to sew on buttons and button loops) -Buttons- ½ inch or size of choice- 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) buttons -Stitch markers (6) -Stitch holder or waste yarn (2)
Gauge 6 st and 8 rows per inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Jenn Wisbeck Ballet Flats Baby Knitting Pattern Adorable baby ballet flats knit flat using elastic yarn. Shaping comes from simple decreases. Just 17 rows and an easy to knit strap make these a quick to knit gift that can be knit up in an evening.
Level Intermediate- Increase and decrease.
Size Newborn and up. Finished length is 2.5 inches, if you use a stretchy yarn the slippers will stretch to 3 inches long. Yarn 70 yards Patons Stretch Sock Color 49 Materials -US size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles -Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Jenn Wisbeck Mini Wrist Warmers with Thumb Opening Quick to knit and great for gifts, mitts/wrist warmers are a versatile accessory for both men and women. The simple thumb opening spares you the increasing and shaping of a thumb gusset, and ribbing holds the mitts in place.
Level Intermediate- cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and use double pointed needles.
Size Small/Child (Medium, Large) 6 (7.5, 8) inches around
Yarn 150 yards heavy worsted or aran weight handspun- sample is yarn from Midnightsky Fibers
Materials -Size 5 double pointed needles, or size to get gauge -A tapestry needle to weave in ends
Gauge 4.5 stitches/inch. Do a gauge swatch to make sure you have the correct gauge.
Jenn Wisbeck Quick to knit with just 500 yards of worsted weight yarn, this shawl is perfect for when you want a shawl without a super lacey look. Blocky leaves twine down from the center, with simple repeatable leaf motifs making up most of the knitting. The shawl is knit from the top down. Garter stitch edges the shawl to prevent curling, and the simple edging on the bottom produces subtle points. Pattern includes large full color easy to read charts.Level Intermediate: Casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, intermediate skill at reading charts
Size 68 in wide along top edge from tip to tip by 30 in long at the longest point (172cm by 76 cm) after blocking
Yarn Dream in Color Classy (100% Superwash Wool, 250 yards/229 meters per 113 gram skein) color #150 Happy Forest; 2 skeins
Materials -Scrap yarn for cast on -Size 9 (5.5 mm) 32 inch circular needle, or size to get gauge -Tapestry needle to weave in ends -Stitch markers -Pen or highlighter to mark off finished rows
Gauge 3.5 stiches/inch in lace pattern (14 stitches over 4 inches/10 cm). Take time to check your gauge.
Jenn Wisbeck Simple Square Knit Slippers Easy knit square slippers in two sizes in sock and DK weight yarns. The slippers are knit flat in garter stitch and seamed. Slippers are a great way to use up yarn leftover from projects (and great to make a matching set to go with a hat or cardigan).
Level Beginner- knit, purl, decrease
Size Sock Weight Version: Size 0-3 months (2.75 inches long unstretched) Shown in stripes. DK Weight Version: Size 3-6 months (3.25 inches long unstretched) Shown in gray and tweed versions.
Note on fit: you want slippers to stay on the foot, so they need to be slightly shorter than the foot, they will stretch to fit.
Yarn 40-50 yards in sock or DK weight yarn
Materials Sock Weight Version: -US #1/2.25 mm needles DK Weight Version: - US #4/3.5 mm needles
Both Sizes: -Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Gauge Sock Weight Version: 6.5 stitches and 12 rows per inch. DK Weight Version: 5.5 stitches and 10 rows per inch.
Jenn Wisbeck Waffle Weave Baby Hat Simple waffle weave stitch creates a textured hat that fits closely to the head without stretching out and shows off handspun yarn nicely. The four row pattern is easy to memorize, and the hat uses just 75 yards of yarn. Level Intermediate- Need to know how to decrease and work on double pointed needles.
Size Baby- 6 inches high, stretches from 12-16 inches around.
Yarn 75 yards Midnightsky Fibers Handspun or a light worsted weight yarn
Materials -Size 5/3.75mm double pointed needles -Tapestry needle to weave in ends