I originally came up with this design because my mom was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. She is about to begin chemotherapy treatments and was told she would lose her hair. I decided that she deserves to look great with or without hair, so I designed a stylish slouchy hat that will cover her entire head and ears. When I finished with her hat, I tried it on just to see if it would fit. I fell in love with it and have since made myself one as well as my soon-to-be-born baby girl. I also plan to list more of these in my shop in different colors and fibers, so check back often. If there is a certain color or fiber you would like to see, send me a convo. Suggestions are always welcome. This hat has never been worn and is ready to ship. For more information, visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am in the process of re-thinking my shop. I am focusing on knitting for my loved ones for Christmas. I am also planning for a new baby, so I have lots of things going on right now. I have decided to let all the items listed in my shop expire. After the first of the year, I will decide if I want to relist any of the items that are currently in my shop. I may decide to go in a whole different direction, so if there's anything in my shop that you want, get it soon, or it may not be available again. You can also let me know that you want it and I will hold it for you. Please keep in mind that I am unable to do custom orders at this time. http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com
This unique and stylish shrug is a must have for the upcoming cold weather months. Perfect for when you just need to throw on some sleeves to keep warm. Its feminine design will also add beauty to any outfit. It features: raglan yoke shaping, a garter stitch shawl collar, and long sleeves. The back was worked in a tilting ladder pattern, which combines cables and lace. The use of short rows gently rounds the garter stitch bottom. The sleeves were worked in a combination of stockinette stitch and tilting ladder. Size S, will fit up to a 36" bust. For more information visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/.
I am having an end of Summer sale in my Etsy shop. I have only marked down 2 items, but I may be marking down more. Not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested please check out my shop: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/.
Also if anyone has been wondering why I haven't listed anything new in about a month, it is because I am pregnant. I have been quite sick lately and haven't had much interest in knitting. I do have a new shrug design on the needles, and I am hoping to finish it and get it in my shop soon.
This is the perfect accessory for Winter. It will keep your neck and shoulders toasty warm. It features 2 seed wishbone cable panels, placed asymmetrically, on front and back. The remainder of the piece was worked in a very stretchy ribbing pattern. I would estimate this to be a size XS/S. Color is navy blue. Yarn used is a wool / acrylic blend. The length of the cowl, when worn, will depend on the shoulder width of the wearer. Picured on a model with a 39" shoulder width. If you have any sizing questions, feel free to contact me. For more information visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com.
This is a truly feminine design. This cardigan will look great with almost anything. It features: raglan yoke shaping, cap sleeves, a coral lace pattern worked in panels, on fronts, back, and on sleeves. A shell and eyelet edging was used to trim the entire cardigan, except for the sleeves, these were trimmed in garter stitch. Size XS/S. Color is Peacock. Yarn used is comprised of 50% viscose / 25% cotton / 25% linen. A great garment for Summer! Looking for a matching skirt? Check out this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=245450. For more information, visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I now offer free shipping to anywhere in the United States. If you are interested in seeing what I currently have for sale, visit my Etsy shop: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com.
I just recently fell in love with the slouch hat. This one features a delightfully textured coccoon stitch pattern in combination with stockinette stitch. The ribbed brim makes this hat very stretchy. Made from 100% wool. One size fits most. Color is purple. This hat would be great for the Fall/Winter seasons. For more information, visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/.
A unique necklace with 2 i-cord strands of different lengths, sewn together in the back. Each strand holds 3 different colored beads. A white button helps to decorate the seam in the back. The beads can be moved to your liking. Made from 100% mercerized cotton. Color is lilac medley. This is the only one like this I plan to make. If you would like one in a different color, with different beads, convo me. Prices for custom orders will vary. Will stretch to fit over an average sized head. For more information, visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
This stylish and feminine slouch hat is perfect for those warm days when you don't want to add warmth. It will cover up a bad hair day, and make you look great anyway. It was worked in an openwork rib pattern called ploughed acre. Color is Victorian blue. Yarn used is comprised of 72% acrylic / 28% viscose rayon. One size fits most. This hat would look great with this matching tank top: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21990338 For more information visit: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
This beautiful cabled headband is great for keeping your hair out of your eyes, or to just make a bold statement. It features a tight braid cable, i-cord top edging, which extends into 2 i-cord ties, crochet crab stitch bottom and side edging, and 2 ties at bottom, worked in single crochet. Headband can also be worn as a unique choker or short necklace. Yarn used is a rayon/wool blend. May also be used as an earwarmer in the Winter time. One size fits most. For more information: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
This scarf was inspired by the colors of Summer. It was worked in a drop stitch pattern, which looks the same no matter which side is showing. The yarn used is a mix of matte and sheen and is comprised of 50% cotton / 50% nylon. Color is Caribbean sun, which is a mix of blues, greens, and yellows. The sweater in the pictures can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22255759 Measurements:roughly 80" long x 10" wide. For more information visit:
This luxurious shrug will look great with everything. It features raglan yoke shaping, half sleeves, a lovely quatrefoil eyelet pattern, and ribbed edgings. Shrug consists of two sleeves and a back, no fronts. Perfect for the Fall/Winter seasons. This is about a women's size XS/S. Color is ecru. Yarn used is comprised of 50% merino wool / 50% silk. For more information, visit my Etsy shop: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
This delightfully feminine sweater would make the perfect addition to any woman's wardrobe. Dress it up by pairing it with a skirt, or go casual and wear it with jeans. It's so versatile you will find yourself wearing it again and again. It features a beautiful trellis-framed leaf lace pattern, a ribbed empire waist, a crew neckline, short sleeves, and a picot edging at the hem. Shown in size S and in color garnet. Yarn is comprised of 50% bamboo / 31.2% cotton / 18.8% acrylic. For more information: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy (June 10-14) sponsored by Team ESST. Come and check out my Yart Sale section, all items are at least 15% off! Sale does not apply to custom orders, for more details visit:
This lovely and unique shrug is different from my other shrugs as it has partial fronts. It was worked in stockinette stitch and a beautiful eyelet mesh pattern. The edgings were done in garter stitch. Yarn used is comprised of 50% wool/25% silk/25% bamboo. Color shown here is called capri. Shown in size XS. I decided to make this a custom order, because I wanted to keep this one for myself. For more information, visit my shop:
This alluring halter top is a wonderful way to look great and stay cool this Summer. It features a stockinette stitch bodice with subtle eyelet details and a ribbed insert in the center. The body was worked in an interesting zig zag lace pattern, with a band of ribbing around the bottom. A crochet crab stitch edging decorates the bodice, adding a feminine touch. Yarn used is a 100% mercerized cotton print yarn. The color is called Incan clay. This is a size small.This color has been discontinued, making this halter top one of a kind. If you would like a different size, you will also have to choose a different color. This yarn may only be available in solid colors. Please convo me for details. Custom orders are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Prices for custom orders will vary. check it out in my Etsy shop: http://www.bettysoriginalknits.etsy.com/
These dainty little fingerless gloves are perfect for when there is a slight chill in the air. Or if your hands are always cold. They are very lightweight, perfect for Spring, Summer, or Fall. Made from 100% mercerized/gassed cotton. Color is burgundy rose. For sale now in my Etsy shop!
This beautiful corset style waist coat will add style to any outfit. It was worked in 2 different soft and fluffy brioche stitch patterns. Features a deep v-neckline, garter stitch button placket, and 3 beautiful flower shaped buttons. This is a size XS. Color is limeade. Yarn used is Rowan cotton rope, which has been discontinued. If you would like this in a different size or color, please let me know. You may also have to choose a different yarn, as I can't guarantee the availability of this yarn. For sale now in my Etsy shop:
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Patrick, Aidan, and I. I had to add a picture of the most important thing in my life - my family.
Little pink skirt
This is the first skirt that I have ever designed. I have a hard time knitting skirts from other peoples patterns becuase they always come out too big. So I designed my own and I used a cotton/elastic blend yarn for a perfect fit.