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Free knitting patterns from ArtQualia - Designs by Susanna IC

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Annis by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Annis

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Annis is the most popular short-row lace crescent shawl on Ravelry... ♡♡♡♡♡

Annis - I love traditional triangular shawls, but sometimes they are difficult to keep in place without a pin. I have been experimenting with different shapes that could be simply tied like a scarf or have longer ends that would drape gracefully around the shoulders. Annis' crescent shape lends itself to numerous ways of tying and draping, making it a versatile accessory.

The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape is created by a unique set of short rows. The interesting combination of lace and simple stockinette stitches makes Annis a fun and fast project, perfect for beginner lace knitter.
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Beithe by Susanna IC, Photo © ArtQualia, Model Natalie MacA

Beithe

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Beithe - I love autumn, the crisp mornings and cooler days with their promise of change feel invigorating after a long hot summer. I find endless inspiration in the season's incredible variety of colors and textures, so I wanted to design a shawl that would combine leaf shapes with interesting textures.

I decided to use the diamond lace motifs along the shawl's edge because they resemble the shapes of birch leaves and I added a few simple cables with some purled stitches to create more texture.

Beithe got its name from the ancient Ogham alphabet where each letter is named after a tree; 'beith' means birch tree.
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The amazing hand dyed colors of this Lisa Souza yarn are a perfect match for the colors of birch leaves in autumn. The yarn is a blend of wool and silk; the wool provides warmth and coziness to the shawl while the silk content enhances the overall drape.

Using just a single skein of this beautiful yarn, Beithe is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the textured border. The shawl's practical crescent shape is created by a set of short rows, which is worked in easy stockinette stitch and bound off with a 2-stitch I-cord.

Published by Knitty, Deep Fall 2012.

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BonBons Mitts by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

BonBons

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BonBons feature a lace rib pattern that looks like strings of tiny cables on top of each mitt and a simple ribbing on the palm side for comfort. Cable needle or cable knitting experience is not necessary for a successful project; the mock cables are created with a basic slipped stitch sequence followed by a yarn over in an easy to memorize five row pattern.

The overall ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate most women's hands. It can also be easily scaled up by using thicker yarn and needles or by adding a few more stitches in the 2x3 rib.
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Caireen by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Caireen

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Caireen - As soon as the calendar page changes to September, I start dreaming of knitting cables - the more complex, the better. This autumn I wanted to explore the possibility of combining cables with the short row crescent shaping. Inspired by beautiful Celtic knotwork, I adapted this Saxon Braid pattern from Barbara Walker's Third Treasury.

This sharf (a silly name for a shawlette and scarf hybrid) is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the cables. The elongated curved shape is created by a set of short rows while continuing the cable twists. The sport weight yarn is worked on larger needles to give the wrap lovely drape while maintaining the warmth inherent to the baby alpaca fiber. Caireen's unique construction combined with the intricate cables makes this a project that will hold your interest all the way through.
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Edelweiss Neckwarmer by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Edelweiss Neckwarmer

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Edelweiss Neckwarmer - This neckwarmer is a perfect showcase for some special yarn and wonderful buttons. The original project was knitted with exactly one skein of Silk Garden Lite to make the most of Noro's stunning colors; however, the pattern can be easily customized to accommodate just about any yarn on appropriately sized needles, the possibilities are truly limitless. One of a kind bulky handspun yarn could become a very unique cold weather accessory, while a silky laceweight yarn could be used to create a warm weather showstopper. The button closure can be omitted to make a feature of a special shawl pin. Because the stitch pattern is completely reversible the design can be easily modified into a scarf or a shawl of just about any size by simply increasing the number of cast on stitches, making this an ideal stash-busting project.
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Gweneira by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Gweneira

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Gweneria - Nature in any season can be the most amazing artist, starting with the incredible variety of greens in early spring and the brilliant colors of autumn foliage to the stark beauty of winter landscape. Shimmery icicles, like beads, adorn the bare tree branches, which form complex lace against the winter sky and even snow is often sculpted by wind into beautiful shapes.

These graceful shapes are the inspiration for Gweneira's soft cables. Gweneira, a Welsh name meaning 'snow white', is a generously sized shawl worked in a luscious alpaca yarn reminiscent of freshly fallen snow. It is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the cables. A set of short rows gives the shawl its crescent shape, which helps the shawl stay in place without the need for a shawl pin. The brushed suri yarn is next-to-skin soft and it feels almost weightless, yet it is warm enough even for the coldest winter day.
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Meandering Vines Shawl by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Meandering Vines Shawl

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Meandering Vines Shawl may look intricate but this lace is very easy to memorize and knit. This generously sized shawl showcases the wavy lines of the lace pattern worked in a wonderful baby alpaca yarn. The right side rows of the pattern consist of only two different simple lace stitch sequences and every wrong side row is purled, making this pattern very easy to knit.

The size of the completed shawl can be easily customized to accommodate different yarn weights and quantities. The original was knitted with a lace yarn held double to achieve substantial drape and weight, but the yarn could be held single with a simple switch to slightly smaller needles. It could also be worked in fingering, sport, or worstedweight yarn on appropriately sized needles. Even further customization can be achieved by working fewer pattern repeats horizontally and vertically, so that the shawl can easily change into a scarf of just about any size, making this the perfect pattern for that one special skein.
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Moon River Scarf by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Moon River Scarf

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Moon River Scarf - This scarf showcases the beautiful colors of a hand-painted yarn worked in an easy but effective undulating lace pattern. The right side rows of the pattern consist of only two different basic lace stitch sequences and every wrong side row is purled, making this pattern very simple to memorize and knit.

The scarf can be easily customized to accommodate different yarn weights and quantities. The original was knitted with a lace yarn to achieve an ethereal quality. It could also be worked in fingering, sport, or worsted-weight yarn on appropriately sized needles. Even further customization can be achieved by working a smaller or a larger number of pattern repeats horizontally, so that the knit can be easily modified into a scarf or a shawl of just about any size, making this the perfect stash-busting project.
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Nougat by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Nougat

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Nougat - This practical neckwarmer will keep you warm on a chilly day by staying securely tucked into your jacket without any possibility of coming untied like a scarf.

Nougat features a decorative lace rib pattern that looks like strings of tiny cables; however, cable needle or cable knitting experience is not necessary for a successful project. The mock cables are actually created with a basic slipped stitch sequence followed by a yarn over in an easy to memorize five row pattern.

Although the pattern is written for a fingering yarn, almost any yarn can be used. The neckwarmer will look equally great knitted in heavier yarns on larger needles. The finished size can be customized by simply changing the number of cast on stitches in increments of five.
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Nyssa by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Nyssa

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Nyssa - I love cables. I am obsessed with lace. Cables and lace are my idea of a knitting nirvana. In Nyssa, I combined a few simple cables with some basic lace stitches for an interesting mix of textures. I was inspired by nature in autumn, with its deep, rich colors and an incredible variety of textures. The shawl's name, Nyssa, comes from the genus designation of the tupelo tree known for its amazing fall colors.

Worked in a worsted weight yarn, the shawl is knitted in one piece, side-to-side, using just under 440 yards of this beautiful Spirit Trail Fiberworks cashmere yarn. Verdande has a wonderful stitch definition, perfect for making the most of Nyssa's cables and textured stitches.
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Elegant and practical, the shawl can be worn loosely like a long scarf, it can be draped around the shoulders as a traditional shawl, or it can be wrapped closer around the neck for extra warmth like a neckwarmer. Nyssa is a quick and fun project, perfect for gift knitting; it will add a brilliant touch of color to any wardrobe.

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Ogee Lace Scarf by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Ogee Lace Scarf

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Ogee Lace Scarf - This design is based on the fabulous Ogee Lace Skirt by Gryphon Perkins from the Summer 07 issue of Interweave Knits. The Lana Grossa yarn used for the original scarf has been discontinued; however, there are many great ribbon yarns available that can be easily substituted possibly with only minimal changes in needle size. Some examples are Rowan Bamboo Tape or Berroco Linen Jeans for light and airy summer look, Louisa Harding Kimono Ribbon and Colinette Giotto for an opulent splash of color, and even Berroco Suede for a cooler weather scarf with a wonderful drape.

The construction of this scarf calls for grafting at the center to maintain symmetry, so it is important that both halves are knitted to end on the same RS row of the lace pattern even if this is different than specified in the directions below. When about half of the total yardage is knitted up, make note of the row number and then knit the second section the same length.
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Sea Urchin by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Sea Urchin

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The Sea Urchin derives its name from the interesting starburst design formed at the top which is so reminiscent of the sea creature's shell. This hat was designed specifically for Noro yarns; however, the overall zigzag pattern created by a simple stitch will make most of any self-striping yarn of similar weight. This easy to memorize and quick to knit one row chevron lace in combination with a dramatically colored yarn makes the Sea Urchin a perfect last minute project for giving or keeping.

The lace pattern is stretchy and will accommodate a large range of adult sizes; however, it can also be easily scaled down for a child by using a lighter weight yarn with appropriate needles.
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Snowflake by Susanna IC, photo by © Arbour House Publishing

Snowflake

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Snowflake - This crescent shawl is inspired by the fascinating shapes of snowflakes, each different and unique. A cross between a shawl and a scarf, this unique wrap can be worn in many different ways. It is knitted in one piece starting with the cast on at the bottom edge of the lace followed by a set of simple stockinette short rows, which give the piece its elegant crescent form.

Bulky yarn makes this a quick-to-finish project while the textured lace pattern keeps the knit interesting. Solid colored yarn will show off the wonderful texture of the knit and purl combination lace to best advantage.
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Published in Knitonthenet, Issue 10.

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Swirling Gauntlets by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Swirling Gauntlets

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Swirling Guntlets - These gauntlets are extremely simple and quick to knit and will make a good first project for a knitter new to cables. The cable pattern may seem rather daunting; however, all the cable crossings are formed identically making the actual knitting quite easy. Working the cables in opposite directions on the gauntlets results in a lovely mirroring effect; therefore, a separate chart is included for each hand.

Please note that besides the traditional circular method of knitting it is possible to knit these gauntlets flat and the charts include stitches used only for the seaming of the flat pieces. These extra stitches are clearly marked and should not be knitted when working circularly. The ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate most women's hands; however, it can also be easily scaled up by using thicker yarn and needles or adding a few more stitches in 2x2 rib.
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Tethys by Susanna IC, Photo © ArtQualia

Tethys

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Tethys - Some of my favorite memories from childhood are the ones of summers spent at the Baltic Sea. I remember the serene shades of blues and greens mixed with cool grays, the waves capped with white frothy bubbles lapping at the beaches full of interesting pebbles, the fresh scent of the breeze...

Although I've been lucky enough to visit other sea and ocean shores, there is something about the serenity of the north that still resonates for me. For a long time I've been trying to capture that feeling in a design so I could wrap the sea around me and after many attempts I am finally pleased with the result.

The hand dyed colors of this Fiber Optica Silken Blend are a perfect reflection of the tranquil sea while its high silk content enhances the shawl's drape. First the textured edging is worked from end to end; the simple cables create the look of waves and the seed stitch sections emulate the pebbly sands of the sea shore. Stitches are then picked up along the top of the edging and a set of short rows is worked to create the shawls elongated curved shape. A few yarn overs are added in along the edge to mimic the effervescent tips of the waves.
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Published in Knitty, Spring + Summer 2012.

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Tilted Neckwarmer by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Tilted Neckwarmer

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Tilted Neckwarmer - This elegant neckwarmer is a perfect showcase for a specialluxury yarn and unique buttons. The original project was knitted with a sumptuous cashmere yarn for a lavish gift; however, the pattern can be easily customized to accommodate just about any yarn on appropriately sized needles, the possibilities are truly limitless. For example an ethereal slip of a scarf can be knitted with a laceweight, while one of a kind handspun or even a dramatic super bulky yarn can be used to create a cozy cold weather accessory. Also, the button closure can be omitted to make a feature of a stunning shawl pin. The design can be easily modified into a scarf or a shawl of just about any size simply by changing the number of cast on stitches and the length of the knit, making this an ideal stash-busting project.
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Trenza Mitts by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Trenza Mitts

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Trenza Mitts - These mitts feature a braided cable of intermediate difficulty so some prior experience with knitting cables would be beneficial to the success of this project. Working the cables in opposite directions on the mitts results in a lovely mirroring effect and for that reason a separate chart is included for each hand. The original was knitted with Andean Silk from Knit Picks but any worsted weight yarn will knit up fast for a quick-to-finish project.

Please note that besides the traditional circular method of knitting it is possible to knit these mitts flat and the charts include stitches used only for the seaming of the flat pieces. These extra stitches are clearly marked and should not be knitted when working circularly. The ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate most hands; however, it can also be easily scaled up by using thicker yarn and needles or adding a few more stitches in 2x1 rib.
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Truffle Hat by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Truffle Hat

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Truffle Hat - This hat features a very simple and quick to knit lace rib pattern that looks like strings of tiny cables; however, no cable needle or cable knitting experience is necessary for a successful project. The mock cables are actually created with a basic slipped stitch sequence followed by a yarn over in an easy to memorize five row pattern.

The ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate a large range of sizes; however, it can also be easily scaled up by using a thicker yarn and appropriate needles.
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Wings of Desire Scarf by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Wings of Desire Scarf

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The Wings of Desire Scarf - An undulating lace pattern scarf designed to maximize the impact of yarns with long color changes, such as Noro Cashmere Island and Kureyon. The handspun look and feel of these yarns also contributes to the scarf's uniqueness. Other yarn possibilities include Knit One Crochet Two Paintbox, Universal Poems, Jojoland Rhythm, and Patons SWS. The use of needles at least two sizes larger than suggested by the yarn manufacturer is recommended to enhance openness of the lace; the gauge itself is not terribly important for success of this project.
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Wings Mitts by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Wings Mitts

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Wings Mitts - These fingerless gloves feature a beautiful lace panel reminiscent of delicate wings in flight. The undulating lace pattern will make the most of yarns with long color changes, such as Noro Cashmere Island, but it will look just as attractive in a solid color yarn.

The mitts are knitted flat on straight needles and then seamed in order to simplify the lace panel knitting. The original pair was knitted with a simple buttonhole thumb opening and instructions for that as well as an optional thumb gusset are included. The ribbed pattern is very stretchy and will accommodate most hands; however, it can also be easily scaled up by adding a few more stitches in 2x2 rib.
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You Puck This! by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

You Puck This!

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You Puck This! Show off your Ravelry group allegiance by knitting your favorite hockey team colors into a fun hat. This hat features a very easy and quick to knit stranded color pattern that will look great in almost any color combination as long as there is enough contrast for the lettering to show up properly.

You can use two colors as shown in the original or you can include three of your team's colors by simply switching some of the stripe colors for a third one. Of course, you can also decide not to include the group's logo and knit a simple striped hat in any color combination you like.

Choose your colors, cast on and in no time you will have a hat for yourself or your favorite sports fan.

Go team!!!
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Zportz hat by Susanna IC, photo © ArtQualia

Zportz

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Zportz hat - Now you can support your favorite team by knitting their colors into a fun Zportz hat. This hat features an exciting and easy to knit stranded color pattern that looks great in any color combination, let your imagination be the guide.

Of course, you don't have to knit team colors; you can choose any two colors you like. For example, grays and browns will produce a very masculine hat while pinks and purples will fit right into any little girl's wardrobe.

Choose your colors, cast on and in no time you will have a hat for yourself or a gift for your favorite sports fan.

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