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Wavy stripes! Wavelength comes in two sizes – a shorter version for those who like to wear their cowls close to their neck, and a long version that you can wear loose or doubled up for extra warmth.


Athena is a semi-circular shawl designed to include all of my favorite things: worsted weight yarn, garter stitch, stripes, and ribbing. Wear it scrunched up around your neck or draped around your shoulders, and have fun choosing the colors – there are so many great combinations!


This sweater is a love letter to New Mexico, in knitted form.


Named after the county in Texas where I live, Harris was designed to be a simple shoulder cover, perfect for a little extra warmth in the most air conditioned city in the country.

Free patterns

Unicorn Barf – click here for pattern

Vomit is fine as long as it’s rainbow colored, right?

Multnomah – click here for pattern

When I crossed the Multnomah county line, heading to Portland, OR, I looked at the landscape speeding by outside my window, then down at the knitting I had in my hands, and the colors were the same. And right then I knew my shawl had a name.

High Street – click here for pattern

When I was a freshman in high school I went to a thrift store and bought myself a couple of old men’s vests. Lately I’ve found myself missing them. Like a good knitter, I decided to make my own. And I’m calling it High Street.

If you have questions about any of my patterns my email is

  1. Andrea Garcia permalink
    Friday, 16 December, 2011 12:31 pm

    hi Kate, my friend liked your Multnomah shawl, she is German ( me too) and i translated the instruction to german, if you would like it let me know!!
    happy knitting

    • Friday, 16 December, 2011 6:49 pm

      Hi Andrea, that would be great! Do you have it up online or did you want to email it to me?

  2. Andrea Garcia permalink
    Saturday, 17 December, 2011 9:43 am

    I can email it to you. I only translated the written part and the key for the chart, but i think this would be enough info to get the job done. Let me know your email or if you have facebook i can send it there.

  3. sarah olson permalink
    Thursday, 19 January, 2012 8:27 pm

    I have visited your site 2x can’t seem to find the pattern.
    I am techno challenged, but would love to knit the multnomah!
    can you help?
    thanks sj

    • Friday, 20 January, 2012 8:36 am

      On the patterns page click where it says Multnomah (under the photo of the shawl).

  4. Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 8:38 pm

    I followed the link on Ravelry for the shawl. I recognized the name, Multnomah, immediately; I’m an Oregon transplant to Texas (and a scientist :). I am hoping to try the larger version of this shawl with Cascade Heritage Paints Dark Sunset yarn. Will match the colors of sunrises and sunsets in the desert of Big Bend.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern!


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