Knitting Patterns

I have published several knitting patterns that are available for download at

Making Waves: A top-down, seamless cardigan with ruched trim:

Elphaba:  A top-down, seamless, raglan pullover.

Celia:  Another top-down, seamless, raglan pullover


Simplicity:  A top-down, seamless, raglan cardigan

Inaugural Cardigan:  Top-down (you guessed it), seamless, raglan jacket


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather Ellison
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 01:50:27

    I am going to knit your beautiful pattern Elphaba, it is perfect for a yarn that has been in my stash for over a year and has been frogged once. I am not sure what a 2″ negative ease means, can you explain, I would normally knit a finished garment of 39-40 inches.

    As well I note that several people have raised neck, I have never knit a top down and because i am short would want to raise neck, will this affect the sleeves and stitich counts, do further mods need to be made?

    thanks for your help


  2. marymealittle
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:42:51

    Hi Heather–
    Two inches of “negative ease” means that you make a size that approximately 2″ smaller than your actual bust measurement. So, if someone has a 37″ bust measurement, I suggest that they make a size 35″. If you are already comfortable making a 39″ or so garment, then do go for that–you know your preferences best!

    As for raising the neck–you can begin to make the neckline increases sooner than instructed (you could start these increases after the first several rows). When the neckline is as deep as you like it, CO the number of stitches (to join the fronts) so that the number of stitches on the back will be equal to that of the left front + the right front + the stitches you just CO.

    This won’t alter your stitch counts for the rest of the pattern–just keep dong the raglan increases until your stitch counts match that of your size, and “separate the sleeves from the body” as instructed.

    I hope this helps, and I hope you enjoy the pattern:)


  3. Kyoko Amano
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 23:45:36

    I just finished knitting Elphaba in green. Because I’m very small, I thought about purchasing your Elphabette pattern, but I do have slight womanly curve. So what I did was knit the sweater in Japanese needle size 3 (between US size 2 and 3), and after blocking, it fits perfectly. I thought it would take forever to knit it, so I started it right after my birthday in late July, and it’s done in a month. Thank you for the detailed instruction and a beautiful pattern! I think I’m going to knit your Celia next (and Making Waves… and then…).


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