Want to host a knit-along or read-along for The Wishing Thread?
Looking for patterns from projects in The Wishing Thread? I for one love book groups, and when I do make time to attend, I’ve almost always got my knitting with me. What is it about reading and knitting that meshes so well?
Below you’ll find patterns related to The Wishing Thread. Pair these warmies with a group discussion of the book (wine is optional). You can also invite me to your group for a special call-in.
These are not perfect copies of the knits in The Wishing Thread; instead, they’re along the lines of the projects you’ll read about in the story. Most of these patterns have been made available for free by the very generous fiber artisans and craftspeople on Ravelry (a free social network for fiber arts fans that I absolutely adore).
But you do need to be a member of the site to access some of these awesome patterns. If you don’t know about Ravelry yet, consider this your lucky day. Ravelry changed my knitting for the better in countless ways. Here is my Ravelry page if you’d like to friend me there!
Links to the individual patterns are below. You can also find these patterns pinned on Writer Lisa Van Allen’s Pinterest page.
Knitting Patterns from The Wishing Thread
Aubrey’s knit in chapter one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/48-hour-mohair-shawl
Jeanette’s gray poncho: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/110-15-poncho-in-eskimo-and-puddel
Mariah’s fair isle beret: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colour-your-own-fair-isle-tam
Aubrey’s cardigan (at her first meeting with Ruth): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shalom-cardigan
Helen Van Ripper’s colonial stockings: http://www.orbitals.com/self/history/stocking.pdf
Meggie’s anti-hangover afghan (sorry knitters! This one was always crochet in my head): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-chevron-afghan
The waitress’s beer koozie: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-beer-koozie
Aubrey’s poncho: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/irish-knit-poncho
Meggie’s pink skull-and-crossbones hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pippis-skull-and-crossbones-baby-hat-pattern
Nessa’s first scarf (great for beginners): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-stitch-scarf-15
Vic’s bouquet of paper roses (not knitting!): http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2009/07/09/topping-it-off/
Like the half done scarf Aubrey gives to Craig: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rib-it-scarf
Jeanette’s man-nabbing wristbands: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twisty-wristband
Aubrey’s Latvian style owl mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owls-in-a-tree-mittens
Mobius scarf that Meggie makes for Tori: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purl-ridge-scarf
Aubrey’s wool shawl when she meets Vic in the snow: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ladies-shawl
Vic’s brioche cap: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traditional-watch-cap
And Of Course, We Must Not Forget Yarn-Bombing!
While there really aren’t any patterns for yarn-bombing projects per se, you can check out my yarn-bombing board on Pinterest!