Tuesday, July 26, 2011


5 inches (12.5 cm) x 50 inches (125 cm)
420 yards (384 meters) sock yarn (or about 10 yards {9.1 meters} of yarn per 1 inch {2.5 cm} of completed Project)
Size #4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles

Tapestry needle
2 Locking Stitch Markers

5 sts x 7 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) stockinette stitch (proper gauge is not essential but cable definition & yarn requirements may vary)

P – Purl
K – Knit
CO – Cast on
St(s) – Stitch(es)
PM – Place marker
RM – Remove marker
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
PPSO – Pass previous stitch over
M1 – Increase 1 stitch by lifting bar before next stitch with right needle onto left needle. Knit through back loop.


• Unless otherwise indicated, Use the backward loop method to CO.
• Unless otherwise stated, slip markers when needed.
• Ruffles & ribs form with each 8-row repeat.
• Each time you CO 24, it is the start of a new ruffle.
• Finished scarf is not rectangular.


1st ruffle:
Use your favorite basic method & CO 24.
Rows 1 & 2: P to end.
Row 3: K to end.
Row 4: P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to end. (12 sts)
Row 6: K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to end. (6 sts)
Row 8: K to end. CO 24 (2nd ruffle).
Here’s what your work looks like after Row 8.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th ruffles: 
NOTE: This is the section to repeat if you want a wider scarf.

*Row 1: P24 & PM. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 2: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 3: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 4: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to end. (18, 24, 30, 36 sts)
Row 6: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to end. (12, 18, 24, 30 sts)
Row 8: (P3, k3) to marker & RM. K to end. CO 24.* (54 sts)
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Here's what you have after Row 8 again before you CO sts.


*Row 1: P24 & PM. (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end (60 sts).
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 3: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (72 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end. (60 sts)
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. K to end. (54 sts)
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. P1, PPSO. P2, k3. (P3, k3) to marker & RM. K to end. CO 24.*

Repeat from *to* until you have about 50 yards left. Do not CO 24 after last repeat.

NOTE: This is the section to repeat if you want a wider scarf.

*Row 1: (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end. (36, 30, 24, 18 sts)
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 3: (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (48, 42, 36, 30 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 5: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 7: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. P1, PPSO. P2, k3. PM. (P3, k3) to end.* (24, 18, 12 sts)

Repeat from *to* until you have 12 sts left.

Row 1: (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end. (18 sts)
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 3: (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (30 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 5: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 7: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. (P3, k3). (7 sts)

Row 1: K1, (m1, K1) to last st. (13 sts)
Row 2: K to end.
Row 3: K1, (m1, K1) to last st. (24 sts)
Row 4: K to end.
Row 5: P to end.
Rows 6 & 7: K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to end.

Use tapestry needle to weave in loose ends, block & enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just wanted to quickly announce that both of these patterns are now available for purchase on Ravelry.  I hope to have them available on the website as well within the next couple of days.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just a quick note...

It has been brought to my attention that some knitters are having difficult y with downoading the PDF patterns from Scribd. I do plan to have them all downloadable through Ravelry, however this does take time. I have tried downloading the patterns from several different computers and have had no problems. Nor have I needed to log into the site to download.

If you are one having issues, please feel free to email me at I'm always happy to email the most current version, no questions asked. I'm also very good at answering questions, because I know that we all understand things a little differently.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. And you can look forward to some revised old favorites as well as a new critter that I've been working on lately. I hope to have them available very soon, so stay tuned...


Friday, April 22, 2011


Happy Easter Weekend everyone. Hope that you all have a pleasant time planned for this weekend and that you enjoy it and get the most out of it that you can.

A coworker ordered a couple of our bunnees this easter for grandchildren, and as a result we're working on some small modifications to improve this pattern and design. I always like getting orders for our plushees, but for a reason that you might not expect. Of course its always nice to know that our work is appreciated and that someone will enjoy it as much as we do, but it also gives me a chance to work through a pattern to refine it and to make modifications to the design. So I just wanted to share a picture of the newest bunnee.

I hope to have the new pattern ready soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


During the testing phase of this design, things changed a bit and the original idea took a differnt turn. This is one of those unique instances when testers have more influence than they realize. And the result was a very happy consequence. So this is the newest pattern in our collection.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Announcing our newest reversible scarf pattern

We'd like to introduce our newest pattern, DELIAH. There are two sides to just about everything & that is certainly the case with this lovely scarf. Its classic look & intricate cable twist will impress even a seasoned cable knitter.

Simply repeat the 12 rows, then, before you know it, you’ll have a sumptuous scarf perfect for warming you on a cold day. The best part is that it’s completely reversible unlike standard cables, so there is no wrong side. Includes both written & charted instructions! Purchase here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reinventing the Double Trio Reversible Cable Scarf

Well folks, It's finally done! After weeks of playing around with layout, hearing input and playing around with layout some more, I feel like I am finally happy with this new format. More great news! Not only is there a new name and new look but also a new lower price! So check it out. It now comes with two printer options to fit different knitters needs.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Last week I shipped a lovely selection of Mybootee Babee DK Desert Thread in Moab Utah! Woo Hoo! So if you're in the neighborhood visiting or whatever you may be doing, you should stop in and check them out. I've been busily working on pattern layouts and boy let me tell you, graphic designers sure do a lot of work. So when you look at a magazine, a book, or a poster, especially one that you like and that is interesting, just remember, that it likely took someone hours or days, or even weeks to come up with something that is appealing. It's tougher than you'd think. Many of you know that I have been revising and redesigning layouts for my patterns for several weeks now, and after all this, I still only barely have a couple layouts that I am happy with. So I will continue on and am thoroughly enjoying all the learning that has taken place lately.

In addition, I want to introduce our new color line of Sock Yarn Solids. I have been obsessed with coming up with patterns that call for sock yarn that are not socks. And while that is still something I have in mind, I have discovered some new colors that I felt needed to be made into new Sock Yarn Solids. But this color line is not nearly complete. And as of now, I only have two dyed up. I expect to due more in the weeks to come and will likely share each one on our Facebook page. And if you haven't already discovered, we have a Facebook page, so like us or share us or whatever else you can do with us there.

Now without further adeiu here are the two newest colors in the Mybootee Family!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Now in spanish!

I just made a new friend in Spain! She has generously translated my Babee Chullo pattern into spanish and is also willing to answer questions about the translation and the pattern. Now I realize that mostly everyone reading this blog, speaks english because after all how could you read it unless you did. But I figure, since some of us are bilangual (me excluded), then it might be of interest.

The ulitmate goal is for me to publish all my patterns in translated languages so that more people can share in the fun, but this will take time. So anyone who is interested in translating some or all of my other patterns, and whom I can direct questions to, would be welcome. And I would obviously provide them with the patterns free of charge. If for some reason, they choose a pattern that is already offered for free, I would be happy to arrange some other type of trade.

I am very excited about this new adventure, and I hope to do my part in helping the fabulous english patterns reach a whole different group of knitters.

Incidentally for any designers who might be reading this, the Spanish patterns are far and few in between so if you speak spanish, that's a great way to share more of your work!

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Kits!

It's official folks. Sock Tabbee is now available for purchase though our website. If you live in Salt Lake, they can be found at The Wool Cabin. If you don't live near us and would like to see us in your LYS, ask them to check us out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Got the juices flowing again.

Well everyone, I wanted to clarify a little bit about my last post. I don't want you to think I was complaining about the experience. The goal of it was to acutally share my personal struggle and how I over came it.

It's easy to experience an event and go directly to the worst possible scenario. We have all done it at least once ;)

Many of you may remember my personal experiences about thinking errors and how being aware of them has helped me become what I feel to be a better person.

My initial thoughts, during the events of my last post were me, jumping to the worste possible conclusion. I was catastrphizing by mind reading someone elses motives.

I knew I was doing that and I struggled with my reason and my emotion for several days until finally reason won. So If I seemed like I was simply complaining, I do apologize. I am sure that there has been no malintent and that any similarities between my designs and others is purely coincidental.

The main thing I wanted to express was my learning process and that we all have our moments of frustration and misunderstandings, and that we all can get through them.

So with that said, I am proud to announce that I have had a breakthrough on my desigining, and I no longer feel in a funk. I have been excited and feeling good all week and I am eager to continue this trend. So while I have my two Super Secret Scarf Patterns in the works and testing soon to begin, I have redesigned the look of one of my early patterns. For a short time, I am willing to offer 5 free copies of this pattern for some proof reading. It is possible that during the moving of text and simplifying the wording, I may have made some typos or deleted important info. What I ask in return is that you take the time to thoroughly read through it and tell me if you spot any mistakes. If you've read this, please contact me at

Thank you for continuing to read, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Well folks. I feel that I must clarify something that is weighing heavily on my soul lately. But in doing so I want to make it clear that I'm not asking for sympathy, I'm not in the mind set of "poor me" either. I just want to express this the best way I can so that I can get it off my chest.

I believe that inherently people are good. That being said, I have been a trusting person and for the most part willing to take most people at their word.

When I design, pattern, I feel that it is very important to be able to look at several different ideas for inspiration, choose specific design elements, and put them together in a completely unique way. I don't believe that if you make 5 mofications (or whatever the magic number is) then you can call a pattern your own. Someone worked hard on that pattern and I don't think that its fair to the original designer. It is for this reason that I design patterns the way I do. I live by the golden rule as much as possible, and I over look it when others don't. I realize that its ok to hold myself to a certain standard, but It's not fair to hold others to the same. Because the fact of the matter is, they likely don't have the same values and standards I have.

I worked very hard at the last pattern I designed. I decided what I wanted to make. Found a design element that I felt was unique to that item and pondered it for months until I came up with a way that I could make it. Not only make it, but make it in a way that it could be conveyed in a pattern for others to make. After sending out multiple copies for the testing phase, I saw at least 3 very similar designs pop up. Ok, so the first two popped up and I thought, "there's no denying a good idea and it was only a matter of time before someone else like me would come up with the same idea. But when the third one popped up, which looked identical to my original concept, I had to wonder. Am I not protecting my patterns enough? Is it possible that there might be people masquerading in the testing pool to get ideas then steal them? Of course not! Why would they go to that much trouble?

So reason has one out. Ok so the third pattern I saw ended up not being what mine was intended for. And it does look like its contructed in a different fashion. And even though the designer originally had in mind the exact item I did, it's not the same thing.

My lesson from this whole experience? In my idea that people are inherently good, am I misguiding myself into being foolish? Should I be more selective about my testers? How else can I protect my design until its been formally published? If those of you who are reading this have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

And again, I'm not on my soapbox today to illicit sympathy or any other attention. The main purpose was for me to therapeutically release this concern that has been troubling my thoughts lately, and come up with a plan of action that will help me to avoid these feelings in the future. This is a place where I can be proactive, and this is a time when I can alter my initial thoughts to be a more level headed and successful individual.

So now you know why I chose this particular image for this post. Anyone who has worked with me in the past who would like to test out one of my latest patterns, can find mE on Ravelry as Mybb.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Here's the latest pattern I've been working on. I like them because they fit a variety of different sizes. This is due to the subtle ribs throughout the body. Also they are knitted from the fingertips up so that you can get the most out of your sock yarn and make them as long as you like.
They feature my own unique design, using a similar method that is used for making collars on sweaters. Quite simply, these are sweaters for your hands. They are ideal for adding a bit of warmth to your hands and arms, but leave your fingers free for a variety of uses. Which, for a person like me who has a touch screen phone and commutes to work every day, they are ideal.
They could even be a way to add a little to gloves if layered over top.
I'm putting the finishing touches on the pattern and then will be asking for volunteers to test the readability and proofread.
If anyone is interested in testing this pattern prior to its release, you can contact me on Ravelry as mybb or leave a comment here.
For those of you who don't knit but would like a pair, they can be purchased HERE.