Handsome Fella Scarf

Finding good-looking knit patterns for men (that they will actually wear) can be a challenge.  Not anymore!  Knit Picks has just released their Heritage Collection which includes 3 gorgeous sweaters, 2 rugged cardigans, a snappy sweater vest, a cabled hat & scarf set and, my contribution, the Handsome Fella Scarf.

My Handsome Fella in Chroma Worsted

Don’t you love the idea of wrapping them up in something warm & cozy that you made?  It’s like giving them a hug-to-go!  This collection has something for every guy in your life.  Heritage Collection is available through Knit Picks as a high quality paperback or downloadable eBook, or each pattern is available separately.

in Wool of the Andes Superwash

Find out more about each design on the collection page in Ravelry.



That’s right……I MADE THE COVER!!!  Of Rolling Stone, you ask?  Even Better!  knit.purl Fall/Winter 2015!!  Or rather, my Shredded Cowl made the cover!!!  24 modern and fun designs fill this issue, from edgy to classic, from sweater to shawl.


Shredded Cowl features large areas of dropstitches to show off your favorite hand-painted yarn.  It is worked in the round from the top down with 2-stitch fringe decorating the lower edge.  Thread large glass or wooden beads onto the fringe for your own personal touch.  The sample is worked in Malabrigo Rios Archangel — only 1 skein!  A fast, fun knit you’ll be proud to wear.


Thanks to the gorgeous model for making it look so good, and to Harper Point Photography, the wiz behind the lens.

Please join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work! Look how many projects already! Click on this box to take a peek:

Chillin’ in my Chullo!

I have to say, I am SO proud of this design :)  My 13 yr old son, Ryan, wanted me to design a chullo for him.  So, I had him choose his favorite Fair Isle patterns and his favorite colors from my yarn stash and  Altiplano  is what we came up with.  We got lucky and Twist Collective included the pattern in their amazing FALL 2015 Magazine.

Altiplano – Dark Colorway

Light Colorway


Named for the Andean plateau where the chullo originated, Altiplano is worked in the traditional 2-strand Fair Isle method.  A total of 5 colors gives the hat a cheerful, designer appeal.  Two different colorways of Classic Elite Inca Alpaca are suggested to give you a choice between light and dark backgrounds.  Worsted weight yarn makes this hat fast & fun.

Please join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work!

Chillin’ in my Chullo!

Harley — a Cabled, Drawstring Pullover You’ll Love!

Even if cool days are just a fantasy at the moment, chilly weather is just around the corner — I promise!  Knit Picks is getting us ready with their Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection.   16 lovely knits will put you in the mood for fall, wrapping you in stylish warmth.  My contribution, Harley, is a cabled, drawstring pullover that is designed to combine comfort and style.  Positive ease and vents at the hemline add to the flattering fit.

51917220_13 Harley

Harley is available individually from Knit Picks, or, as part of the softcover or eBook Twists & Tweeds 2015 Fall Collection.

HarleyPlease join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work!
Click here to see Harley projects in Ravelry:

Full Bloom Hat, Bursting with Color!

Just when we’re desperate for a warm-up from those wicked, icy winds, Knit Picks has published their 2015 Spring Accessories Collection!  With 26 fun, colorful accessories there is sure to be something to brighten everyone’s day.  Full Bloom Hat is named for the blossoms climbing up the sides of the hat and bursting open at the crown.  Using the traditional 2 strand method and seven gorgeous colors of Knit Picks Pallete Fingering yarn, this hat will perk up any winter wardrobe.

Full Bloom Hat


Full Bloom Crown

Full Bloom Crown

Mitts, cowls, socks, scarves, shawls, hats, wraps, a shrug, a poncho and a capelet ….. this collection literally has you covered!  Available in printed soft cover, as a downloadable eBook, or each pattern individually, all through the Knit Picks website.

Post your project in Ravelry and show off your work!



Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl

Knit Picks has just published their 2015 Fair Isle Collection and I’m so happy (& lucky) to be part of it!  My contribution is Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl.

Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl

Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl

The collection has 13 Fair Isle (stranded) patterns including 6 stunning sweaters, 3 colorful hat sets, 3 fun pillows and even a set of sachets!  The collection is available in printed soft cover, as a downloadable eBook, or each pattern individually, all through the Knit Picks website.

I have found a new love in stranding.  Because you never use more than 2 different colors on any one row, it’s easier than it looks.  It keeps you wanting to knit just one more row.

Two different color charts are included with Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl for variety.  Worked in worsted weight yarn, they knit up quickly.

Fair Isle Cowl


And it looks good on fellas, too!  (Thanks, Honey :) )

Stranded Christmas Stockings

Tannenbaum Stocking

Stranded Christmas Stockings are so much fun to make!  And easier than you might think.  Because they never use more than 2 colors per row, you are only carrying one yarn  or “float” behind your work.  And knitting these is like reading a really good book….you can’t put it down. SIX colors give these stockings a distinctive designer appeal. The best part is the many, many seasons of holiday joy it will bring :).

Snowdance Stocking

Snowdance Stocking

You can purchase the COMPLETE STOCKING KIT through my Etsy shop Daydreamer Knits, or buy just the pattern as a downloadable PDF through Ravelry or Craftsy.  Buy BOTH Stocking patterns or kits and SAVE 20% through Daydreamer Knits.

Each kit includes a 6 color chart, uppercase & lowercase letter charts, step by step instructions and enough 100% Peruvian worsted wool yarn in each of the 6 colors required to complete your selected stocking. Your kit will be shipped within 48 hours payment receipt, as well as a confirmation notice to your email address.

If you choose the pattern only, it includes the charts and instructions for your chosen stocking, excluding the yarn. It is available for immediate download upon payment receipt.

Worked from the bottom up, in the round, each stocking is edged with an attractive and sturdy I-cord at the top. Provisional cast on and an afterthought heel allow you to complete these at the end. Alphabet charts and the duplicate stitch allow you to give your stocking that personal touch.

Contact me @info@daydreamerknits.com if I can help you in any way.