Birdhouse Pattern of the Week

Every week we’re going to share a pattern that we think you’ll love. If you purchase yarn for the project during the following week either through our online shop or in person we will gift you the pattern! Let us know when you’re purchasing the yarn quantity in person or online in the notes during checkout and share your email or ravelry name.

Week starting:

Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thursday, December 3, 2020

Skik’is Cowl and The Peaceful People by Jennifer Berg

Jennifer Berg, aka Native Knitter splashed into the design world just over a year ago. A designer from northern New Mexico and of the Diné (Navajo) she brings Native American design into the community and represents her people with enthusiasm and inclusion. Jennifer shares her culture and encourages others to learn more about the Native people that live in the surrounding areas where they live.

Shik’is (my friend in Navajo) Cowl is inspired by the swirling pottery of the Acoma people. This swirl is used in many pueblo designs. We think Reserve Sport Solid will work beautifully for this pattern.

The Peaceful People Hat

Jennifer Berg wears her Peaceful People Hat designJennifer was inspired by the pottery and jewelry designs of the Hopi Tribe, designs that swirl with clean bold lines. She named it after the Hopi people who are referred to as The Peaceful People. To learn more about the Hopi People visit their tribal website. 

Jennifer made her original out of Malabrigo Rios.



Check out some of our past patterns of the week:

Friday, November 19, 2020 – Thursday, November 26, 2020

Stripes by Andrea Mowry

A round yoke sweater worked from the top down, this pullover is the perfect blank canvas. Think of it as a template to mix up colors, yarn bases and your creativity! You could even knit it up in a solid color for a classic wardrobe staple. Be playful and have fun! This sweater is worked seamlessly. The sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body is finished and then returned to the needle. This sweater includes instructions for a cropped or full length fit and different collar options. We suggested United by Queensland or Ciao by Jody Long to create this beauty. We’ve included images on those yarn pages with our color picks to get you started.  Find out more about the pattern here.


Friday, November 14, 2020 – Thursday, November 19, 2020

Coffeehouse Cowl by Amy Christoffers

Coffeehouse cowl is knit in the round and features an easy stitch repeat so it can be something you can do while snuggled in front of the television or on a car trip. It takes around two skeins of super bulky. We recommend Be Wool by Universal Yarns for a machine washable blend, or for those who handwash – Malabrigo Rasta. Beyond knit stitch, you’ll need to know how to yarn over and how to pass a slip stitch over knit stitches. A confident beginner would have no problem with this.




Friday, November 6, 2020 – Thursday, November 12, 2020Carissa Browning’s Dissent Cowl (knit or crochet)

This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissented from a decision by the Supreme Court.

The upper section is a simple polka dot mosaic pattern, followed by a band of larger mosaic blocks. The lower section is separated into polka dots in the back with the bejeweled bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the jewels get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.

Knit version

Mosaic knitting is a form of colorwork where only one color is used on any given row. The stitches you want to be that color are either knitted or purled, while the stitches you want to be other color are simply slipped from needle to needle without being worked, while the working yarn is held in the back.

Crochet version

The upper section is a simple polka dot linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dot linen stitch in the back with the “bejeweled” bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the “jewels” get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.











Friday October 30, 2020 – Thursday, October 5, 2020

Stephen West’s Bubbles & Brioch

Bubbles & Brioche Shawl by Stephen WestThis semi-circular shawl combines graphic striped sections of garter stitch and brioche with colorful bursts of bubbles. The bubbles are super easy and fun to knit. The pattern is written using a dark and light color for the graphic stripes plus four contrast color pops, but you can use as many colors as you like. A striped I-cord bind off finishes the border of this top-down shawl. Check it out here on ravelry.

Recommended yarns: Fingering weight – approx.1300 yards

Baah Yarns, Chicken Coop Dyeworks, Dream in Color, maybe even Jamieson for something a little more woolly!

Brioche, brioche tuck – will add some video resources shortly for this.

Rachel Miller

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