Please keep an eye on my blog for other original items!   I don’t have time to write everything up these days, but I will if there’s interest (please let me know!)

Link To PDF File Originally Published Updated
Plait Cable Mittens V2 October 29, 2007 V2  October 30, 2008
Swiss Fan Lace Scarf October 30, 2007
Vine Lace Scarf November 8, 2007  
Plait Cable Scarf V2 November 29, 2007 V2  January 17, 2008
Tricorder Hat January 20, 2008  
Ladder of Life Toe-Up Socks March 17, 2008  
Staghorn Scarf October 29, 2008  
Staghorn Scarf (text) January 6, 2009  
Summer Love Wrap April 11, 2009  

If you find an error in a pattern, or if you think it’s hard to read, please let me know!  It will help other knitters too, so don’t hesitate to leave me a note or drop me a  line at Ravelry.  (Positive comments are appreciated too, hah!)

If you try one of these patterns, I would also loooove to see pictures.  At any point in the process … and it would be fun to see your variations too!


23 Responses to “Free Patterns”

  1. 1 Dulaine November 8, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    I luv the vine scarf. I have never done lace how hard is this? BE HONEST .
    I am just a new intermediate basic sweaters and hats mitts and scarfs and have just completed cables.
    Next I think should be some lace with all the lovely soft mohair wools out there.

    Can you send the pattern???


  2. 2 KEFknits November 8, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Dulaine, I emailed you the pattern … you’ll see it’s really easy! Guess I can write it up in PDF and post here … will do when I get a chance.

  3. 3 Jen January 16, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’m working on the plait cable scarf for my friend’s b-day gift but I ran into a snag: Row 4 only accounts for 40 of the 42 stitches. I triple checked it, and this is only my second cable project so it is most likely me missing something but…help?

    *P2, K2, CB2, K2, KCB [P2, K2] (12 st + 4 [p2,l2 again] x 2 = 32 st worked) twice* p2, CB2, K2, KCB, P2 = 8 st worked
    Total sts worked 32 + 8 = 40

    Sorry if this doesn’t make sense.

  4. 4 Kathy January 17, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Ack! Looks as if I missed a K2. The last part of R4 (both the cuff section and the body section) should have a K2:

    revised cuff section:

    R4: * P2 K2 CB2 K2 KCB [P2 K2] twice * P2 K2 CB2 K2 KCB P2

    This holds true for the body section as well:

    revised body section:

    R4: * P2 K2 CB2 K2 KCB P2 K6 * P2 K2 CB2 K2 KCB P2

    I’ll update the PDF as soon as I get a chance, thank you so much for pointing out the error!

  5. 5 Marilyn January 20, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for such nice patterns!

  6. 6 Jeanie March 30, 2008 at 12:42 am

    lovely vine lace scarf! I added your pattern to ravelry’s database after seeing your pattern knit up in the leprechaun colorway (i have a skein and no idea what i was going to do with it!) Thanks for sharing this for free!


  7. 7 Sandy Jagosh April 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Kathy
    Did you have a free pattern called Drooping Elm Leaf Lace Scarf?
    I thought my friend had downloaded that pattern from your website, however, I do not see it listed. Perhaps I remember wrong.

  8. 8 Kathy April 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Email I sent to Sandy:

    Hi Sandy! I didn’t post a pattern for the Drooping Elm Leaf scarf because I took the stitch pattern directly from Barbara Walker’s “Treasury of Knitting Patterns”. I later discovered that the stitch pattern was also available online at and mentioned that on Ravelry, maybe that’s where your friend got the info? Anyway, I just checked and I see that the owner of that site is changing to a subscription model (not everything offered is available for free, some stuff is only visible to subscribers). I’m guessing that this popular stitch pattern has been moved to the subscription area. When I get a chance, I’ll write up what I did to make the Drooping Elm Leaf scarf … it’s by far the most popular item in my Ravelry projects list! Kathy

  9. 9 tikkunknitter April 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Very nicely designed Tricorder … nifty, even elegant use of ribbing.

  10. 10 Evamarie October 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for providing the free pattern for the plait cable mittens. I found your pattern on Ravelry. The mittens knit them up in just a few hours. I used the magic loop method with a single circular needle. The center plait reflects the border on a celtic cable scarf I recently knit. The set was made for a dear friend for a Christmas gift. I look forward to discovering and knitting more of your designs in the future.

  11. 11 Kathy October 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve learned that there was a small error in the pattern for the Plait Cable Mittens. I’ve corrected the PDF and updated it here. I’m sorry if this caused incinvenience for anyone!

  12. 12 Jane December 1, 2008 at 1:08 am

    dont forget the free quaker ribbed (bottom) hat.

  13. 13 Kathy December 1, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for mentioning it! This page only has patterns that I’ve personally written. But just so people know, the pattern for the Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat was posted in the comments to one of my posts. It’s here:

  14. 14 Lesley August 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Hi there!

    I need some help with your Plait Cable Mittens pattern… I’m trying to start it but am so lost on how to do the cuff. I just have no idea what to do. To start it says follow R1 in the Little Plait pattern… but that only says knit 6. Could you clarify how to knit the cuff? THANKS!!!!!

  15. 16 Beth February 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I just finished making your beautiful plait cable mittens and will be making the scarf soon. I was wondering if you ever came up with a matching hat pattern. I am trying figure one out but may be in over my head (no pun intended).


  16. 17 Sharon Yurkanin July 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Looking for the pattern for the Little Arrowhead and Feather Shawl. Can’t find it here (I’m new at this!) Can you send it, please?

    Thanks very much!


    • 18 Kathy July 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Sharon,

      Unlike the other patterns, I just left that design in my blog post (didn’t post it here) because it seems so easy. Here it is!

      Little Arrowhead and Feather Lace Wrap

      multiple of 11 plus 4 (I cast on 59)

      R1, R3 (WS) : K1 YO P2TOG K1 P7 * K1 YO P2TOG K1

      R2: K1 YO P2TOG K1 * K1 YO SSK K1 K2TOG YO K2 YO P2TOG K1

      R4: K1 YO P2TOG K1 * K2 YO SSKP YO K3 YO P2TOG K1

      Note: SSKP = slip two stitches as if to knit, K1, pass the two slipped stitches over

      Repeat until the shawl is your desired length. It shows better if you block it. For cotton, I like to pin out out on towels (dry) and blast some steam from a steam iron onto it, then let it dry.

      I used about 11 oz. of Lily Sugar’n Cream Solid (color “Ecru”) and size 10 needles.

      Are you from Allentown? I lived there for many years!

      Happy knitting,


  17. 19 Chris August 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Kathy have you done a more comprehensive pattern for the Little Arrowhead and Feather Faggotting Lace Wrap. I absolutely love the look of this and hope one day to attempt it but am having trouble deciphering your pattern on your previous posts. Hope you can help. thanks regards Chris

  18. 20 Chris August 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Kathy forget previous request have found sharons email and copied pattern from that. thanks anyways Chris

  19. 21 Marianne January 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I just downloaded your Tricorder hat pattern. I saw it in electric bright colours on black, and fell head over heels.
    Thank you for sharing!

  1. 1 Fuzz and Mitts « KEFKnits Trackback on February 22, 2011 at 3:23 am

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