Slightly Purling Bandana

patterns, scarf

(c) 2013 Matthew Richey

This clever bandana uses knitting on the WS to create the purl ridges. Therefore you only need to purl to maintain the stockinette sections! Use a closing shawl pin or sew on a button & loop closure to secure.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 21” / 53 cm
Depth: 8” / 20cm

Materials Needed

Yarn: 1 ball of Donegal-Tweed by Schulana (104 yards / 95 meters per 50 grams of 95% wool, 5% cashmere)
Needle: US7 (4.5mm) or size needed to match gauge
2 stitch markers
Yarn needle


Pattern is available through for $5.00 USD 

Slightly Purling Shawl

Knitting, patterns, scarf, Yarn

Slightly Purling Shawl

I love my Birthday shawl! This clever triangular shawl uses knitting on the WS to create the purl ridges. Therefore you only need to purl to maintain the stockinette sections! The stitch pattern is great for showing off hand dyed yarn, and the shape is flattering!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Wear as a shawl or wrap around your neck as a generous scarf. For more info see the pattern page here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 52” / 132cm
Depth: 16.5” / 42cm

All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Pattern was tech edited by KTLV


I’m having a sale! 22% off individual patterns to celebrate my 22nd pattern on my 22nd Birthday until April 1st! Use code 22BDAY for discount. 


Update: Slightly Purling is on the Hot Right Now page! As long as it’s within #1-22 it will be on sale!

Wander Collection

patterns, Ravelry, Yarn

It all started with a ball of yarn. It sparkled and glimmered at me until I would stroke it’s soft alpaca halo. I was hooked after that! Schulana’s Luxair (distributed by Skacel) is currently my all time favorite yarn. I dream of knitting a throw with huge 8 stitch cables all over it. It will be warm, soft, and I’ll never leave the house again if I make it!

Anyway, about the collection. There is four quick knit hats; Adventure, Venture, Embark, and Journey. All of the hats are reversible sans Venture. Adventure, Embark, and Journey finished measurements are: Brims are 17.5” / 45.5cm but it will stretch to fit 23” / 58.5cm, Depths are 8” / 20.5cm. While Venture is a super slouchy with a Depth of 10” / 25.5cm.


The eBook is available via Ravelry for only $15 USD 


For more info about the collection please visit the Ravelry page for Wander Collection.

Wander – a collection of hats made with Luxair

Giveaway, patterns

{Sometimes we need to wander and explore our surroundings. Walking along a trail becomes a journey, a journey to an adventure, and adventures help us realize what is important. It’s my hope that you can embark on your venture while staying warm in one of these hats, even if it’s in your living room reading a fantastic story.}

This collection has a total of 4 hats. New patterns will be published on March 6th, 13th, & 20th. After all of the patterns are released you will have the option to download the eBook or the individual patterns.

Available through for $15 USD

I’m hosting a small giveaway for Wander! Some of the prizes are

a copy of the Wander eBook with new pattern automatically mailed to you

some of my newest and most popular PDF patterns!

Colorful Skies

Knitting, patterns, Yarn


 All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Introducing Colorful Skies Shawl!

This shawl is easy to knit and even easier to wear! This wide, shallow shawl is flattering with it’s broad back and wrap around style that clings together so the shawl will stay put on your shoulders.

This shawl looks great on petite, average, and tall ladies.

The ravelry page can be found here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 50”/127 cm
Depth: 11”/28 cm

Yarn Needed

400 yards (366 m) of fingering weight. I used Bolinas Sock by Tactile in color Denim. If you get a chance you should check out Maia’s yarns, they are gorgeous! Thank you again Maia for the yarn support, it was so nice meeting you!

$5.00 USD 

Fringe Scarf

Knitting, patterns, yarn shop

Fringe Scarf by Jessica Bolof Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Ever need a scarf project that is unique, looks amazing, costs less than $20, and need it finished in under an hour because you forgot to get someone a gift?

Well then you are in luck! Even if you are more organized than some people * cough * me * cough * you will enjoy it’s simplistic nature and the fact that the yarn is up-cycled from T-shirts! The pattern is over here, and it’s free!


|sweater: ann taylor loft, fall 2012|colored jeans: mossimo, current season| eiffel tower and camera earrings: claire’s, last season|

Lightning Shrug

Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

I am over the moon about my latest project because it was published in the Spring 2013 issue of KnitScene! Interweave has always played a huge role in my personal knitting and designing. I remember when I was young grabbing armloads of Knits magazines and Interweave books to spread over a table at my local library. I was absolutely fascinated that you could follow writing instructions to make an exact replica of the design without a paper pattern.

I could barely contain my excitement when KnitScene started showing up at the library. Simple to knit designs with a fresh and youthful look was just what my younger self was looking for!

About my shrug: The main body is a rectangle worked on the bias, stitches are picked up for the sleeves ribbing, after a small amount of seaming stitches are picked up and are worked in the round for the ribbed collar. Simple to knit, extremely wearable, and it’s fantastic for showing off hand dyed and tonal yarns.

I always dreamed of someday getting into an Interweave magazine and of writing a book. Part 1 of that dream is complete.

Driftwood Bandana


Photo by Matthew Richey

I have a new pattern to share with you! Introducing Driftwood Bandana, a lovely quick knit to give or get.

Driftwood only takes 85 yards (78 m) of heavy sport weight or light worsted weight yarn. It is worked in rows in garter stitch for the body with a sweet lace edging, and a button or ribbon closure. For more information please visit the page.

You can purchase the single pattern for $5.00  or you can buy the Lacy Bandanas collection here

Lazy Lace Bandana


Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

Introducing Lazy Lace Bandana, a cowl that has the look of a shawl wrapped around your neck but it won’t slide off! It’s a quick(about 4 hours to make) 1 skein knit pattern that looks great tucked under a coat in winter or with an open cardigan in the spring.

You can go with a more elegant look with a smooth solid color or zany and fun with a handdyed singles.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Available for purchase through & don’t need an account for either, just a credit card for Paypal)