My original patterns are currently for sale on “LoveCrafts”. To purchase and download a pattern simply click on one of the Pattern Cover Pics below. You will be taken to “LoveCrafts” where you can complete the purchase and download.

While I still plan to continue selling my knit goods at Craft Fairs and other retail outlets, I have been devoting more time designing original knits with original patterns with the express purpose of providing beginning and intermediate knitters with small, easy to make, inexpensive projects.

The main purpose of this website, outside of having a lot of fun, is to provide a resource for beginning and intermediate knitters. The site also lets friends and family know what I am up to !

Hi, my name is Jann. I started knitting over fifty years ago when I was a freshman in college. I knew nothing about knitting, but I wanted to learn. This was before “YouTube” so if you wanted to learn how to do something you had to read books, unless, you could find someone to “show you how”. While I did learn a lot from friends and relatives over the years I mostly taught myself.

Welcome

Happy Knitting !

Jann

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Mission

First, there is nothing for sale on this site ! Pattern Downloads will either be free or available to buy on other websites.

This website has been designed to provide resources for the beginning knitter, regardless of age ! Including but not limited to the following:

Focus on the development of skills and knowledge required to successfully complete beginner and intermediate knitting projects.

Lastly, my hope would be to give beginning knitters an opportunity to know the joy and happiness knitting has given me for over 50 years !

To use various forms of media for accurate yet entertaining presentations helpful in the completion of knitting projects.

Happy Knitting !

Jann

10” Inch HandKnit Soft Toys

“Toy Knits” is a collection of beginning and intermediate knitter projects with a focus on basic knitting skills and techniques needed to make loveable stuffed toys. Each pattern gives row by row instructions, pattern notes and abbreviations, along with pictures and diagrams.

Knitting Patterns for “HandKnit” Toys

PDF Patterns, Diagrams and Finishing Instructions

HandKnit Toys

To buy one of my patterns select the “Purchase Pattern” button located next to the pattern you want to buy. You will be redirected to LoveCrafts to complete the purchase.

Knitting Levels

Uses basic skills like Casting On, Binding Off using basic stitches (knits and purls) Projects require minimal shaping and simple finishing.

Combinations of Knit & Purl e.g. Moss & Rib stitch, Changing colour (Simple stripes), Picking up stitches, Single cable pattern.

The advanced knitter must have a mastery of many stitch types and the skills to use them. Projects might have tricky pattern or color work, and involve complicated shaping or construction details. Fair Isle, Combination of cabling pattern, Lace work, Complex colour work. Casting on from an angle

Beginner

Advanced

Intermediate

My Patterns / Projects are primarily Beginner Level. Some of the Stuffed Animal projects / Patterns are Intermediate. It is worth noting that the "level of knitting" doesn't necessarily determine the "level of joy and satisfaction” of knitting simple, inexpensive projects !

11.5 and 18 Inch HandKnit Doll Outfits

“Doll Knits” is a collection of beginning knitter projects with a focus on basic knitting skills and techniques needed to make clothes for 11.5 and 18 inch dolls. Each pattern gives row by row instructions, pattern notes and abbreviations, along with pictures and diagrams.

Knitting Patterns for “HandKnit” Doll Clothes

PDF Patterns, Diagrams and Finishing Instructions

HandKnit Doll Clothes

To buy one of my patterns select the “Purchase Pattern” button located next to the pattern you want to buy. You will be redirected to LoveCrafts to complete the purchase.

Needles: metal, bamboo, double point, circular etc. Yarn: sock, bulky, acrylic, wool, fun fur, etc. so many things to know ! What do I need ? Where do I get it ? Learn what you need to know for the project you are knitting. Most of these questions are answered on the first page of my patterns.

Tools of the Trade

HandKnit Dolls with removable garments.

This takes me back some 70 years when I played with my homemade doll made from yarn and cloth remnants. This project will include handknit clothes and accessories. A great project for young and older beginner to intermediate knitters.

Knitting Patterns for “HandKnit” Dolls

PDF Patterns, Diagrams and Finishing Instructions

HandKnit Dolls

To buy one of my patterns select the “Purchase Pattern” button located next to the pattern you want to buy. You will be redirected to LoveCrafts to complete the purchase.

American (U.S.) terms translate to the following British (U.K.) terms: gauge is tension; bind off (BO) is cast off; yarn over (YO) is yarn forward (YF); yarn/wool over needle (YON/WON); yarn/wool round needle (YRN/WRN). The term yarn forward, both in American and British terms, can sometimes simply mean to move the yarn to the front as you would when working a purl after a knit. And So On ... And So On ... Learn the terms while working on my patterns.

Inches or Millimeters ? Gauge or Tension ? Bind off (BO) or Cast off ?

Terms of the Trade

Long Scarves, Faux Vests and More

A collection of easy, inexpensive "Do-It-Yourself" projects for the beginning knitter. From finger knitting to stylish scarves, faux vests, novelty cowls, hats, headbands and more will provide the beginning knitter with hours of fun with an eye on fun and function.

Knitting Patterns for “HandKnit” Ladies' Apparel

PDF Patterns, Diagrams and Finishing Instructions

HandKnit Ladies' Apparel

These patterns will soon be available for purchase. Stay tuned ! … Thanks, Jann.

Do’s & Don’ts

Over the years I have learned many things the hard way - “Trial & Error”. I try to explain ways of doing things a little differently than usual based on my “ End User” experiences. Many of these techniques are used in my knitting patterns.

" If it doesn't fall apart, you did it right ! "