Free patterns and charts

  1. My chart for Penrose kites and darts, as used to make my patchwork penrose blanket
  2. My pattern for short-row slipper-socks
  3. My stitch pattern for diagonal lace strips. 0 means yarn over, / means k2tog, \ means ssk, = means p2tog, ¦ means k, – means p.
  4. My chart for woven waistcoat
  5. My pattern for Fibonacci scarf

5 Responses to “Free patterns and charts”

  1. Dani,
    I think that my head is working along similar lines to some of your constructions. I’m determined to make a link between origami and knitting- in other words to turn something flat like paper to something with 3 dimensions, like a sweater. Can you tell me more about the little box that led me to your web site from ravelry?
    Thank you so much,

  2. Hi Janet,

    The little box was an attempt at knitting a moroccan purse. I made a page about the project on my old blog. There are links there to some other interesting websites discussing these purses.

    It didn’t actually work very well, as I’m sure you can imagine, but it was quite fun making it.

    You might also be interested in my Make it up as you go along cardigan. That has some origami-ish pockets, though I’m not sure the construction is explained very well in any of the places I’ve written about it. It’s one of my projects on Ravelry and there is also a page about it here and another one here.

    Do come back to me – either here or on Ravelry if you want to chat more. Feel free also to just take these ideas and do your own thing with them!

  3. I forgot to say, have you seen any of Debbie New’s work – she does a lot of stuff like that. And of course there’s Elizabeth Zimmerman.

  4. Hi Dani

    I’m a relative newbie knitter and am having a go at your fibonacci scarf, but am confused 😦

    In the first leaf, I seem to be knitting every stitch. Are the new stitches to be knitted?

    Row 5 went: K1, M1 (being placing a backward loop on the right needle)
    Row 6: K2
    Row 7: K1 M1 K1
    Row 8: K3
    Row 9: K1 M1 K1 M1 K1
    Row 10: K5
    Row 11: …and this is where it went pear shaped because if I made one after every knit stitch, I ended up with more than 8 stitches, which wasn’t quite right.

    What am I doing wrong?

  5. Hi Sarah-Jane,

    Sorry to take a couple of days to reply – I’ve been away for the weekend and only just seen your message.

    You are going wrong on your wrong side rows (even rows). The pattern says “work each stitch as it appears,” which possibly isn’t crystal clear! What I meant was, if a stitch has just been knitted on the right side, it will appear as a purl stitch on the wrong side, so it should be purled.

    The pattern says you should knit newly made stitches when you come across them on the wrong side, so they will look like purl stitches when they come back round on the right side.

    So row 6 should be k1 (the newly made stitch at the end of row 5), p1 (the stitch you knitted at the start of row 5).

    Then row 7 goes k1, m1 (because you always make one after a knit stitch), p1 (because it is a purl stitch which follows a knit stitch) – 3 stitches

    Row 8 goes k2, p1

    Row 9: k1, m1, p1, k1, m1 (your second purl stitch follows a purl, so it should be knitted and an increase made straight afterwards) – 5 stitches

    Row 10: k1, p1, k2, p1

    Row 11: k1, m1, p1, k1, m1, k1, m1, p1 – 8 stitches

    Does that make more sense?

    Do come back to me if not.

    All the best,


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