Verduri

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Ethereal leafy lace border is set off perfectly with this classic garter-stitch scarf or shawl.

Knit it in two pieces beginning with a picot cast on and finishing with a garter graft. (Don’t worry, I’ve created a photo tutorial to walk you through it).

These coordinating mitts have a similar leaf pattern, but here the leaves sprout off of their branches alternating instead of both together, with a smooth and great-fitting hand and thumb (half welt, half flap) …

… and an eye-catching underlayer to the lacey cuff.

Stats for scarf / shawl

Sizes: Scarf (wide scarf, stole, shawl, wrap) Finished measurements: 80″ long by 7 (11-12, 16, 20-12, 25)” wide. Size shown is wide scarf.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins main color, 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) contrasting border color.
Shown in Eden twig with Angelic wren border.

Substitute any sport weight yarn: 330 (550, 770, 990, 1210) yds main color, 90 (150, 210, 270, 330) yds contrasting border color.

Needles & Notions: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm, size 5 US / 3.75 mm, tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional). blocking wires and T-pins (optional but recommended). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 25 sts and 46 rows = 4″ in garter stitch. 214″ per 16-stitch pattern repeat.

Techniques used: Picot cast on (explained), grafting, lace (lace stitches worked on right side of fabric only).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, stitch pattern in both written and charted formats, link to photo- tutorial for grafting in garter stitch.

Stats for mitts

Size: 7″ around by 8-12″ long. Adjust gauge for a larger or smaller size.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight – 246 yds / 225 m per 50g) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 1 50-gm skein main color, 1 20-gm mini skein contrasting color for underlayer.
Shown in Eden twig with Angelic wren.
Substitute any light sport or fingering weight yarn: 150 yds main color and 50 yds contrasting color.

Needles & Notions: Double-pointed needles US size 5 for cuff top layer, size 4 for cuff bottom layer, size 2 for hand, size 1 for garter border; one set (any style) size 6 needles for bottom layer cast on; one circular needle US size 4 for holding underlayer stitches when attaching to top layer;
tapestry needle, stitch markers, holder or waste yarn.

Gauge: 28 sts and 44 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch using size 2 needles.

Techniques used: Lace knitting, 3-needle join.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns presented in both written and charted formats,

Make either or both … mix and match!

Knit Verduri

© Sunday Knits 2014. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Kaitlyn Oliver.

Mixed Media

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
– Albert Einstein


Two ribs are better than one in this artful cardigan with long sleeves and deeply scalloped front edges.

Knit from side to side in one piece, the sleeves and collar are picked up and knit,

and short rows shape the the sleeve caps.

The collar may be worn either wide and open or snugged up around the neck.

Sizes: XS (S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL); recommended for chest sizes 31-33 (33-35, 35-37, 37-39, 39-43, 43-47, 47-51, 51-55)”. Back measurements (underarm to underarm): 15-1/2 (16-1/2, 17-1/2, 18-1/2, 19-1/2, 21-1/2, 23-1/2, 25-1/2)”. Shown in size S/M; chest size of model and dress from is 36″.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn, 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in k1-p1 rib. 44-stitch pattern measures 8-3/4″ when measured from the inside of a large washed and dried swatch with ribs smoothed flat.

Needles: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm long straight or circular needles for sweater body and circular or double-pointed needles sleeves. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, three 1/2″ by 2″ toggle buttons, crochet hook (around 3.5-4 mm) and one small flat button for optional inside closure, waste yarn.

Techniques: Short rows, provisional cast on, pick up and knit, sewn bind off (optional).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in both written and charted formats, schematic, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit Mixed Media

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Brette Olpin

Potawatomi

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower
– Albert Camus


Welcome in fall with this stylish poncho, knit mainly in stockinette stitch with a dramatic cabled border, knit-in fringe and a cozy collar that can button up as a cowl.

Potawatomi is knit flat in one piece from ribbed end to ribbed end with a shaped neckline. Thanks to the fringed edging, every row is worked as a right side row, making the stockinette portion purl free!

The ribbed cowl – perfect for buttoning up on a chilly day – is picked up and knitted. A single seam runs up one side from ribbing to neckline.

Finished Size: After seaming, fabric forms a folded rectangle 24″ by 27″ which includes a 3″ knotted fring. Cowl/collar measures 24″ around (buttoned) and 6-12″ deep. Size can be easily modified; guidance for mods in pattern instructions.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply yarn (light worsted weight – 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein): Eden (100% merino), Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed): 9 skeins Shown in Eden dove
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 1200-1250 yds total yarn length.

Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch.

Needles & notions: Size 8 US / 5 mm needles circular needles (with a cable long enough to hold 122 sts), cable or double- pointed needle, tapestry needle, four 7/8″ buttons.

Techniques used: Cables, reading charts optional, pick up and knit.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, cable patterns in both charted and written formats.

Available as a pattern download, or as a kit.

Knit Potawatomi

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Sample knitted by Sarah Lowry. Modeled by Jess Anastase.

Oakberry

I have always loved oak leaves and acorns as motifs … so lovely and autumnal. So when I saw an oaky lace panel in a book of vintage lace patterns, I just had to make it!

The stitch pattern as it was written contained several errors, and the design wasn’t balanced one side with the other. So I’ve made a number of changes, including adding this lacey scalloped border …

… and some little knitted-in-the-round acorn “tassels”.

The shawl is knitted in one piece from side to side. The soft crescent shape is created by short rows which are integrated into the stitch pattern.

Sizes: Shawl can be made as long and as wide or narrow as desired. Shawl shown measures 17″ wide at center back by 80″ long, acorn embellishments excluded.

Yarn: Any yarn from lace weight to chunky can be used for this shawl. The samples shown used Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight yarn – 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Brigadoon (merino tweed) stone on the cover; and on page 4 Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight yarn – 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Eden (merino) carrot.

Yardage: Calculate approximate yardage needed based on stitch gauge and size desired for finished shawl as follows. Yardage = gauge (in stitches per 4″) x .025 x length” x center-back width”. (This is a generous calculatioin.)

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st in light worsted weight sample; 25 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in St st in sport weight sample. Use whatever gauge works well for the weight of yarn being used. For best results, the fabric should be loose or open, and not too densely knit.

Needles: Use size recommended for yarn used or to achieve the desired fabric (US 7 was used for the sample in worsted weight yarn, US 5 was used for the carrot-colored sport weight sample); plus a set of 4 double pointed needles (dpn’s) 3-4 needles sizes smaller for working acorn embellishments.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, a little wool or polyfill for acorns.

Techniques used: Lace knitting (lace pattern stitches on RS’s only), reading charts.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, border stitch pattern in charted format only, glossary.

Available as a pattern download, or as a kit in either Sunday Knits 5-ply or 3-ply yarns.

Knit Oakberry

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker.

The Princess & the Seed

“Anything is possible when you’re sowing the seeds of love.”
– Roland Orzabal

Little fitted jacket has princess-style shaping, seed stitch side panels and lots of lovely details.

The princess-style shaping gives an expertly tailored fit, while the seed stitch side panels, with their shorter row gauge, allow the sweater to scoop up slightly over the hips and down slightly lower in front and back.

One or two optional pockets are easily knit in.

The construction is worked flat with seams and set-in sleeves, further enhancing the fine fit of this knitted jacket.

Buttonholes are integrated into the attached I-cord trim which is added all around.

Finished sweater sizes: 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49)”. -1 to 3″ ease recommended.

Shown in size 37 worn with 2″ ease on model and 1″ ease on dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight – 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in Nirvana charcoal.
Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles: Size 8 US (5 mm) straight or circular needles for sweater, size 5 US (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles for attached I-cord.
Adjust needle sizes if necessary.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, seven (or desired number) 7/8″ to 1″ buttons.

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, 16 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in seed stitch. For a good fit, be sure to work a large gauge swatch in both stockinette and seed stitch. Measure gauge from the center of a washed and dried swatch.

Techniques used: Attached I-cord, short rows (explained), 3-needle bind off.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematics, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit The Princess & the Seed

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Rebekah Smith

Painted Desert

The desert, when the sun comes up … I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the earth began.” – Tom Hanks

Hombre stripes with stranded stars, flowers and arrows in a purl-free stockinette stitch poncho.

Yes, that’s right! … the only purl stitches you’ll work are in the ribbing!

And the fringe allows for lots of color changes with practically no loose ends to deal with.

Painted Desert is worked flat in one piece forming a rectangle that is folded with a single seam from ribbed border to shaped neckline. An open or buttoned ribbed cowl is picked up and knitted.

Kits are available in two 14-color colorways and in several 4-color colorways. Or create your own!

Two sizes: The finished folded poncho forms a 21-1/2 (25)” by 25″ retangle (not including 3-1/2″ fringe along one edge). From center neckline to corner tip is 27 (29)”. Ribbed cowl is 25″ around and 8″ deep. Shown in smaller size on model, larger size on dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (light sport weight – 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein): Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere) and/or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora).
Substitute any light sport weight wool-blend yarn that works nicely to gauge: approximately 1600 (1950) yd total yarn length. If working in four colors: 250 (300) yd each of lightest and darkest colors, 550 (600) yd each of the two mid-range colors.

Needles & notions: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needles (with a cable long enough to hold 150 sts), tapestry needle, four 3/4″ buttons.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch.

Techniques used: Stranded knitting (right side only), pick up and knit, basic increase and decrease stitches.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, color sequence of sample is written and charted, stranded sections are charted.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit Painted Desert

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Jess Anastase

The Secret Life of Trees

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
– Warren Buffett
.

Leaves and branches are pure enchantment in this light weight lace and ribs cardigan.

Knit flat in one piece from the bottom to underarms …

… then joined with the sleeves (knit in the round) and worked all together to the neckline.

The raglan decreases are not straight slants, but are shaped specific to each size for a lovely fit.

Wear it double breasted or let it fall open into a casual waterfall.

Sizes: 31 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56)”. -1 to 3″ ease recommended. If between sizes, follow instructions for the closest size, adjusting gauge up or down for desired chest size.
Shown in size 36 worn with 2″ ease.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight – 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in Eden mist.
Substitute any light sport weight yarn that makes a nice loose fabric when worked to gauge. 1120 (1330, 1540, 1770, 2010, 2260) yds.

Needles: Size 6 US / 4 mm straight or circular needles with a long cable for sweater body, and double-pointed or circular needles with a short cable for sleeves.
Adjust needle size if necessary.

Notions:Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 size 2-4 US / 3.0-3.5 mm crochet hook for working inside closure; two 9/16″ buttons, one 9/16″ flat button for inside closure.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st.
Stitch pattern A measures 2.75″ per pattern repeat; pattern B measures 2.5″ per pattern repeat.

Techniques used: Lace knitting, reading charts, attached I-cord (explained).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in charted format only, schematics, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit The Secret Life of Trees

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Rebekah Smith

Artichoke Hearts

free pattern!

A tidy picot hem meets smooshy lace in this cozy cowl.

Worked in the round from hem to top,
beginning with a provisional cast on for the hemline.
Hem is joined with a 3-needle row of knitting.

The lace pattern (simple enough for a beginning lace knitter)
contains decreases made by working 3 stitches together, which are
most comfortably worked using a pointy needle.
A sewn bind off is used for an elastic finish.

Size: 24″ around by 9″ deep.

Yarn: 2 skeins Sunday Knits 5ply (worsted weight yarn) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd / 125 m to 134 oz / 50 g).
Shown in Angelic somke.
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 195 yd.

Needles & Notions: Circular or double-pointed US size 6 (4.0 mm), second set in size 6 / 4.0 mm or smaller, size 8 /5.0 mm with pointy tips recommended; crochet hook size 7 / 4.5 mm or larger for provisional cast on, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ in St st using larger needles and working in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Techniques used: Provisional cast on, lace knitting, 3-needle hem, sewn bind-off. All techniques are explained.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, lace pattern in both written and charted format, glossary.

Buy the kit, or download the pattern for free!

Kilim mittens

“One finger cannot lift a pebble” Hopi proverb

But with many fingers, one can knit these little stranded mittens with their distinctly tribal vibe.

Kilim mittens are worked in the round from wrist to fingertips. The thumb shaping is part welt, part flap for a lovely fit.

Thumbs and hands are shaped with a comfortable curve, and Kitchener stitch is used to graft the final remaining hand stitches.

Finished Size: 7″ palm circumference, to fit a woman. To modify fit, adjust needle size

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Brigadoon (merino tweed) and Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora).

In eleven High Country colors (as shown):
1 50-gm skein each of Nirvana apple for main and Eden fawn for contrasting colors
and 1 20-gm skein each of Eden in chocolate, violet, sea, lagoon & sage; Angelic in nut; Nirvana in charcoal & moss and Brigadoon in blackish.

Kilim would also be great in two colors – just 1 50-gm skein each of the main and contrasting colors.

Needles & Notions: Size 1 / 2.25 mm: set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn) or circular needles, markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 34 sts= 4″ in St st.

Skills used: Stranded color work, reading charts.

Knit Kilim

Lovesee Road scarf

Here’s a gift … to give a gift … that warms.

If you’re like me, there’s still someone on your list you’d like to knit something for, you’re just not sure what.

Maybe this simple scarf … it’s classic, yet interesting, and could please a man as well as a woman, or a kid even.

A super-simple knit-purl stitch pattern is used to create a wide textured rib, with ribbed borders and slipped-stitch edges.

Best of all … the pattern is yours with my compliments! Just enter coupon code: merrysunday to get $5 off the pattern (which is all of it).
Or if you’d prefer to use the coupon for something else on the Sunday Knits website, feel free to redeem it on whatever you wish.
It’s good until the end of the year.
Happy holidays!

Sizes: Scarf is 9″ wide and 72″ long.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1 oz / 50 g);

3 skeins. Shown in Nirvana rain.

Substitute any light worsted weight yarn: 415 yd.

Needles & Notions: Size 7/4.5 mm needles for scarf, 6/4.0 mm for ribbed border; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 20 sts = 4″ / 10 cm in waffle rib stitch on larger needles.

Techniques used: Knit, purl, slip 1, cast on, bind off.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch pattern also in charted format, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit Lovesee Road scarf