Knitting Patterns

Unless otherwise indicated, Osborn Fiber Studio patterns are by Rebecca Osborn.

NOTE: Liturgical Year Series patterns are not listed on this page; for more information on this series, visit, the Liturgical Year Series Page.

Patterns for Purchase:


Stole Sweater. Are you bored by sweaters knit in pieces? Have you mastered the top-down technique? This pattern will satiate the desire for a uniquely-constructed sweater. Inspired by priests’ stoles, it is worked in one piece, starting from the front edges and collar. Pattern includes both chart and extensive written directions.

This pattern comes in the following chest sizes: 36(40/44/48/52)”.

You will need:

  • 12-19 skeins of Kirby Woolpaca (1,308-2,071 yds. worsted)
  • US 8/5mm 32″ circular needle
  • US 8/5mm DPN & 1 large button or toggle (optional)
  • Crochet hook (F or larger) & worsted-weight waste yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
You will need to know how to:
  • Knit a sweater (this should probably not be your first sweater)
  • Work a cable
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Wash Me – A Summer Tank. Do you have a burning desire for a quick little sweater, cool in summer and warm as a layering piece in winter, that you can throw in the wash with the rest of your laundry? I designed this piece several years ago, and it has fit those needs ever since. It has newly been recorded and tested in several sizes for your knitting pleasure.

This pattern comes in the following chest sizes: 28(32/36/40/44/48/52)”.

You will need:

  • 500-900 yards of heavy worsted- or aran-weight summer yarn
  • US 10/6 mm needles
Note: this is a great first sweater! You will need to know how to:
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and decrease
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Shields Chapel: This design of this little tam is modeled after a stained-glass window in Shields Chapel in Edgeworth, PA. It’s perfect for leftovers, being created to use the leftovers from the Drama of Scripture Scarf (see below). This hat is deceptively simple: all the fair isle is two-color, with additional details added with duplicate stitch. This pattern is available on Ravelry for $4.00.

You will need:

 

  • DK weight yarn:
  • ~66 yards of Brown.
  • ~22 yards of Gold, White, and Blue.
  • ~11 yards of Green, Red, and Purple.
  • US 4 16″ circular needles, and US 4 DPNs (or other preferred method of working in the round).

You will need to know how to:

  • Do two-color fair isle.
  • Duplicate stitch.

Rose of Edgeworth: This small hat can be worn as a beret, tam, or beanie. The textured pattern on the crown – created with M1s, YOs, and wrapped stitches – replicates the shape of the rose window at Shields Chapel in Edgeworth, PA. Available for $4.00 through Ravelry:

You will need:

  • US4 and US7 16″ circular needles, US7 DPNs
  • 1 skein of Kirby Woolpaca (109 yards, worsted weight)

You will need to know how to:

  • Knit in the round
  • Perform various increases and decreases
  • Follow a chart OR written directions (both included)

<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2164" title="” src=”https://osbornfiber.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/SAM_0006-242×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”242″ height=”300″ />The Beaded Hourglass Tunic is a long pullover sweater with drop sleeves that takes advantage of a coloful yarn with lots of drape. It includes basic intarsia and simple beading. Directions are included or both hand knitting and machine knitting on a Big Phil type machine. This is for intermediate knitters or ambitious beginners. The pattern is available on Ravelry for $7.00, and Kits are available on request.

Sizes included: Bust/Hip measurement 36″, 39″, 42″, 45″, 49″.

You will need:

  • 10(10/11/11/12) skeins of Kirby Woolpaca (109 yards)
  • 2(2/2/3/3) skeins of Kirby Meritime (109 yards)
  • 1/2 oz (15g) of 6/0 beads (appx. 300 count)
  • 4 stitch markers
  • US8/5mm needle (hand knitters only)
  • US6/4mm 24″ circular needle
  • 6 bobbins

You will need to be able to:

  • Knit back and forth and in the round
  • Follow a chart
  • Perform basic intarsia (carrying another color up with a bobbin)

Drama of Scripture Scarf: A scarf composed of 7 blocks in 7 colors and patterns, each representing part of the Biblical story from Creation to the New Creation by way of the Cross. For a fuller devotional experience, read The Drama of Scripture by Michael W. Goheen and Craig G Bartholomew while you knit. More devotional readings, as well as tutorials on various techniques included in this pattern, are in the Lenten KAL archive. For detailed pattern information, visit the pattern page. Available for $7.00 through ravelry:

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Mitered Square Vest: A vest in lightweight yarn – fingering to DK – comprised of rows of textured mitered squares. Clever construction means minimal sewing up. Pattern by Linda Jennings, Rebecca’s clever mum! Errata below.
Available for $5.00 through ravelry.

Level: Intermediate

You will need:

  • US5 needles: 1 circular (at least 24″); a 2nd set of US 5 needles of any type is optional.
  • 800-1000 yards of DK-weight yarn
  • A tapestry needle

You will need to be able to:

  • Follow written directions
  • Left and right decreases
  • Knit in the round
  • Pick up and knit
  • Knit on DPNs (double-pointed needles)

 

This is version 2.0 of the pattern. Please report any errors or feedback to osbornfiber at gmail dot com.

Errata from version 1.0 (integrated into v. 2.0): bolded portions of text are changed from or added to the original.

p. 2, row 4 should read: “Sl 1, P to end”

p. 3, “To Complete Body” section, first sentence should read: “To complete body, work (Row of mitered squares, middle textured stripe) twice more, for a total of 3 times.

p. 4, Arm Hole Squares section, Back, should read: “For S, M, and XL sizes, turn to wrong side. Using the purled cast on, cast on 19 stitches. Purl these new 19 stitches. To finish the first row of the mitered square, purl 18 more stitches (up to 1st marker) from the existing stitches on the circular needle. Turn your work to the right side and follow the mitered square pattern. After this square, make 2(3,-,3) more squares as usual.For L, make Half square B, then 3 regular squares, then Half square A.


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Free Patterns (to download, click the pattern name):


Tea Time: A sock that starts in the middle, knit first from heel to toe, then the leg is picked up and knit to the cuff. This allows you to use every inch of a favorite yarn, while using a top-down fitting. The two leaf “hands” of the clocks on the leg and foot sit at about 4 o’clock on one side, and 8 o’clock on the other – perfect times for tea.

Level: Intermediate sock knitter

You will need:

  • One skein of Osborn Fiber Studio 100% Merino Fingering (or other sock yarn, at least 400 yards)
  • US 1.5 / 2.5mm sock needles, preferred style
  • Crochet hook, around size C
  • Waste yarn, fingering weight
You will need to be able to:

  • Perform a provisional cast on
  • Knit in the round
  • Follow a chart or written directions for basic lace

This is version 1.0 of the pattern. Please note: only the Women’s Large/Men’s Medium has been test knit as of this time. If you would like to test knit it, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please report any errors or other feedback to osbornfiber at gmail dot com.


Spirited Stuff: A simple, fiery scarf designed to make use of a very unusual yarn – Feza Iplik Alp – designed in celebration of Pentecost.
Level: Beginner
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You will need:
  • US 10/6mm needles
  • 1 skein of Feza Iplik Alp Premier

You will need to be able to:

  • Cast on and bind off
  • Knit

Knotty: A beginner-to-intermediate level sock, with gnarls and knots going up the sides of the legs and on the foot. Reminiscent of a gnarled old tree, these shapes are made with different types of increases and decreases.
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Level: Beginner to Intermediate
You will need:
  • US 2.5/3mm sock needles
  • 1 skein of Ella Rae Lace Merino.

You will need to be able to:

  • Knit a basic sock
This is version 1.0 of the pattern. Please note: the smaller size sock has not been test knit as of this time. If you would like to test knit it, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please report any errors or other feedback to osbornfiber at gmail dot com.
Errata: The following abbreviations are not explained in the pattern.
PFB – Purl Front Back: Purl into the front and back of this stitch (like KFB, but with purls)
PFKB – Purl Front Knit Back: Purl into the front of this stitch and knit into the back of it before removing it from the left needle.

Criss Cross Socks: Available through Berroco KnitBits #343. An advanced sock pattern of travelling stitches that create lattice patterns around the leg and on the foot and heel.

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Level: Advanced

You will need:

  • US3 sock needles.
  • 1 ball of Berroco Comfort Sock (or other sock yarn, but you didn’t hear that from me)
  • Cable needle (optional)

You will need to be able to:

  • Knit basic socks
  • Read charts
  • Do a traveling stitch (1 stitch cable).

DSC07008Lined Rolled-Brim Hat: A super-warm hat making use of the qualities of two very different yarns – a sturdy bulky and a soft DK – knit on the same size needles. Easy to do, but unusual.

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Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • US8 needles, both 16″ circular and DPNs.
  • 1 A warm bulky yarn, ~80 yards
  • 1 soft DK yarn, ~100 yards
  • A tapestry needle or crochet hook
  • One stitch marker

You will need to be able to:

  • Cast on (any method)
  • Decrease (K2tog)
  • Knit in the round
  • Pick up and knit
  • Knit on DPNs (double-pointed needles)

This is version 1.0 of the pattern. Please report any errors or feedback to osbornfiber at gmail dot com.

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