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EVERYDAY A CASUAL, MODERN HAND-KNIT COLLECTION

11 designs by JEN GEIGLEY PHOTOGRAPHY by JOELLE BLANCHARD and JOEY LEAMING 3


DANCE iN the DarK of the Night, Sing to The MorNing Light. LED ZEPPELIN

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INTRODUCTION Find something special in your everyday. I knit every day. Or nearly every day. Knitting has become an integral part of my existence – like music; like breathing. Knitting before bed is my nightcap, my zen. Knitting while I travel is one of my most favorite things to do. If you are a knitter, I know you feel the same. This hobby is a fundamental part of our everyday. This book has something for everyone – new knitters may find their first sweater in these pages and experienced knitters will enjoy the combination of an advanced knitting stitch (like the Lateral Braid) with modern shapes. These pieces will appeal to the knitter who has an appreciation for fashion. I invite you to discover a collection of hand knits that are casual, comfortable and truly fun to knit and wear. The modern silhouettes of the tanks and sweaters in this book will work their way into every season of your wardrobe, on their own or as layering pieces. Chunky, bulkier yarns round out this collection with a cozy range of accessories to get you through the colder months. Form or function? I don’t think you have to choose. When you are a knitter, you can have it all. Knit. Wear. Live life to the fullest. Make it just the way you want it. Make it your own. Fill your life with things that look cool and are easy to wear in your everyday. – Jen Geigley

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THE COLLECTION

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GWEN

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LEO

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CERES

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ERIS

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JESSA

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CHILL

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AURA

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MOONSTONE

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ZERO

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EQUINOX

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LANEY

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T H E PAT T E R N S

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GWEN DESIGN NOTES Gwen is a gorgeously soft scarf/cowl that’s easy to wear. Stay cozy and warm in this accessory that you’ll want to wear with everything. Slip the cowl over your head like a turtleneck and throw one of scarf tails over your shoulder. The cowl section is worked seamlessly in the round, then the scarf is knit flat and seamed to the cowl.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Cowl – 30 inch circumference (unstretched) and 9 inches from top to bottom Scarf – 8.5 inches wide, 68 inches long

YARN

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round beg – beginning inc – increase

Spud & Chloë by Blue Sky Fibers Outer in Carbon (Super bulky; 65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 60 yds per 100g hank) 5 hanks 300 yards

p – purl

NEEDLES

st st – stockinette stitch

US 15 (10 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Tapestry needle Stitch Marker

GAUGE 4 inches = 8 sts and 10 rows in single rib on US 15 (10 mm) needles

STITCH GUIDE Single Rib - in the round: All rnds: *K1, p1, rep from *. Single Rib - worked flat: Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from *. Row 2: *P1, k1, rep from *.

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BO – bind off

pm – place marker pw – purl wise rep – repeat rnd – round


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LEO DESIGN NOTES Leo is the ultimate super scarf and is quite enjoyable to knit. Make a statement in this oversized piece and stay cozy this winter. Knit flat using a stitch pattern that’s easy to remember, you’ll be adding fringe and wearing this fantastically cool scarf in no time.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 11 x 112 inches (not including fringe)

YARN

beg – beginning k – knit k2tog – knit 2 stitches together

Briggs and Little Country Roving in Sheep’s Grey (Super bulky; 100% wool; 155 yds per 8 oz ball) 2.5 balls 380 yds

st(s) – stitch(es)

NEEDLES

RS – right side

US 19 (16 mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 5 sts and 8 rows in 1x1 rib on US 19 needles, unblocked

STITCH GUIDE 1x1 Rib Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row. Row 2: *P1, k1, rep from * to end of row. Roman Stripe Pattern Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 (WS): K1, p to last st, k1. Row 3: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 4 + 5: K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 6-9: K all sts.

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BO – bind off

sl 1 kw – slip 1 knitwise p – purl rep – repeat WS – wrong side yo – yarn over


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CERES DESIGN NOTES Ceres is an easy, breezy racerback tank that is oh-so-soft and lovely to throw on. With 2 inches of positive ease, it is meant to fit loosely. This top is first worked in the round for the body, then flat in stockinette stitch with garter stitch edging. The only seams are on the shoulders.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

XS (S, M, L, XL) To Fit Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) inches with 2 inches positive ease

CO – cast on

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS

k2tog – k 2 sts together (1 st dec)

36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches

YARN

k – knit kf&b – knit into front and back of stitch (1 st incr) st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round

Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in Black (DK; 30% silk and 70% extrafine merino; 150 yards per 1.75 oz hank) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) hanks 750 (750, 900, 900, 1050) yards

beg – beginning

NEEDLES

p2tog – p 2 sts together (1 st dec)

US 8 (5 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

pm – place marker

NOTIONS Stitch marker Tapestry needle Stitch holder or scrap yarn

GAUGE 4 inches = 20 sts and 28 rows in St st on size 8 (5 mm) needles

STITCH GUIDE Garter Stitch (worked in the round) Round 1: P all sts. Round 2: K all sts. Stockinette Stitch (worked in the round) K all sts. Stockinette Stitch (worked flat): Row 1 (RS): K all sts. Row 2 (WS): P all sts. 86

BO – bind off

dec – decrease incr – increase p – purl

rep – repeat rem – remain rnd – round RS – right side sl – slip sm – slip marker ssk – slip slip knit (1 st dec) WS – wrong side


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ERIS DESIGN NOTES Treat yourself to cashmere and cozy up with this super soft cowl on a chilly day. This cowl has two slits – but don’t worry, you’ll stay warm. Eris is worked seamlessly in the round and knits up quickly. Knit one for yourself, then knit one for someone you love.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 28 inch circumference and 18 inches from top to bottom

YARN

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round

Lux Adorna Knits 100% Cashmere Bulky in Kitten (Bulky; 100% Cashmere; 80 yds per 2.68 oz hank) 3 hanks 240 yards

beg – beginning

NEEDLES

rep – repeat

US 11 (8 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Tapestry needle Stitch Marker

GAUGE 4 inches = 11 sts and 17 rows in St st on US 11 (8 mm) needles

STITCH GUIDE Single Rib All rnds: *K1, p1, rep from *. Stockinette Stitch All rnds: K all sts.

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BO – bind off

inc – increase p – purl pm – place marker rnd – round st st – stockinette stitch


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JESSA DESIGN NOTES This fantastically chunky top can be knitted in cropped or regular length. Jessa can be worn as-is or over a long-sleeved shirt as an added layer of warmth. This boxy top is knitted from the bottom up. The body is worked seamless in the round, then the front + back are knit flat and then seamed at shoulders.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

To Fit Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Bust Circumference: 34.5 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5) inches

BO – bind off k – knit k2tog – knit 2 sts together (1 stitch decreased) st(s) – stitch(es)

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rnd – round

Blue Sky Fibers Bulky in Curry (Bulky; 50% alpaca and 50% wool; 45 yards per 100 g hank)

beg – beginning

Cropped Length 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) hanks 225 (270, 270, 315, 360, 405) yards Regular Length 6 (7, 8, 9, 11, 12) hanks 270 (315, 360, 405, 495, 540) yards

NEEDLES US 19 (16 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

dec – decrease inc – increase p – purl p2tog – purl 2 sts together (1 stitch decreased) pm – place marker rep – repeat rem – remain rnd – round RS – right side st st – stockinette stitch sl – slip sm – slip marker

US 17 (12 mm) 24 inch circular needles for picking up stitches

NOTIONS Tapestry needle Stitch Marker

GAUGE 4 inches = 6 sts and 8 rows in St st on size 19 (16 mm) needles

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CHILL DESIGN NOTES Chill in this pair of super bulky, cozy fingerless mitts. Keep your hands warm and set your fingers free. These mitts are super quick to knit and are worked in the round.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4.5 x 7 inches (9” circumference)

YARN

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round

Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool in Space Black (Super Bulky, 100% Peruvian wool; 87 yards per 200 g ball) 1 ball 87 yards

beg – beginning

NEEDLES

m – marker

US 15 (10 mm) DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Stitch marker Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 8 sts and 12 rows in St st on size 15 (10 mm) needles, unblocked

STITCH GUIDE Single Rib (worked in the round) All rnds: *P1, k1, rep from *. Seed Stitch Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep rows 1 and 2 for pattern. Stockinette Stitch (worked in the round) All rnds: K all sts.

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BO – bind off

dec – decrease est – established inc – increase m1r – make 1 right m1l – make 1 left p – purl patt – pattern pm – place marker pu – pick up rep – repeat rem – remaining rnd(s) – round RS – right side st(s) – stitch(es) sl – slip sm – slip marker WS – wrong side


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AURA DESIGN NOTES Aura is the perfect winter hat with a panel of seed stitch to add a bit of texture. Worked in the round, it knits up quickly and makes a fantastic gift. Wear yours every day.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 19 inches circumference and 10 inches high (before pom-pom)

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round

YARN

beg – beginning

Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool in Space Black (Super Bulky, 100% Peruvian wool; 87 yards per 200 g ball) 1 ball 87 yards

dec – decrease

NEEDLES

m1l – make 1 left

US 15 (10 mm) 16” circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) US 15 (10 mm) DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Stitch marker Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 8 sts and 12 rows in St st on size 15 (10 mm) needles, unblocked

STITCH GUIDE Single Rib (worked in the round) All rnds: *P1, k1, rep from *. Seed Stitch Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from *. Rep rows 1 and 2 for pattern. Stockinette Stitch (worked in the round) All rnds: K all sts. 94

BO – bind off

est – established m – marker m1r – make 1 right p – purl patt – pattern pm – place marker pu – pick up rep – repeat rem – remaining rnd(s) – round RS – right side st(s) – stitch(es) sl – slip sm – slip marker WS – wrong side


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MOONSTONE DESIGN NOTES Moonstone is a super soft top, knit in garter stitch which really shows off the hand-dyed variances in this gorgeous yarn. A small side slit near the bottom hem on the front adds a little bit of personality to this top. Wear it alone or as a layering piece. Moonstone is worked flat and seamed.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

XS (S, M, L, XL) To Fit Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches

CO – cast on

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches

k – knit k2tog – k 2 sts together (1 st dec) st(s) – stitch(es)

YARN

rnd – round

Manos Del Uruguay Maxima Fair Trade Merino in Kohl (Worsted; 100% merino wool; 219 yards per 200 g hank) 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) hanks 876 (1095, 1314, 1533, 1533) yards

beg – beginning

NEEDLES

p2tog – p 2 sts together (1 st dec)

US 8 (5 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) US 7 (4.5 mm) 24 inch circular needles (for picking up stitches)

NOTIONS Stitch marker Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 17 sts and 35 rows in Garter Stitch on US 8 (5 mm) needles

STITCH GUIDE Garter Stitch (worked flat): All rows: K all sts. Single Rib (worked in the round): All rnds: *P1, k1, rep from *.

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BO – bind off

dec – decrease incr – increase p – purl pm – place marker pu – pick up rep – repeat rem – remain rnd – round RS – right side sl – slip sm – slip marker ssk – slip slip knit (1 st dec) WS – wrong side


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ZERO DESIGN NOTES Wear this modern, minimalist tank on its own or as a layering piece. Zero is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up to the armholes. Shaping on the front and back are knit flat as noted; straps are knit separately and then sewn on. Top is to be worn with positive ease of 1.5-2 inches as noted below.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

XS (S, M, L, XL) To Fit Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Bust Circumference: 38 (42, 45, 49, 54) inches Sample shown with positive ease of approximately 1.75 inches.

YARN Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool in Space Black (Super Bulky, 100% Peruvian wool; 87 yards per 200 g ball) 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls 174 (174, 261, 261, 348) yards

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round beg – beginning dec – decrease est – established inc – increase p – purl patt – pattern pm – place marker

NEEDLES

rep – repeat

US 19 (15 mm) 29” circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

rem – remaining

NOTIONS Stitch marker Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 5 1/2 sts and 9 rows in St st on size 19 (15 mm) needles, unblocked

STITCH GUIDE Single Rib (worked in the round) All rnds: *P1, k1, rep from *. Stockinette Stitch (worked in the round) All rnds: K all sts. Stockinette Stitch (worked flat): Row 1 (RS): K all sts. Row 2 (WS): P all sts.

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BO – bind off

rnd(s) – round RS – right side st(s) – stitch(es) sl – slip sm – slip marker WS – wrong side


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EQUINOX DESIGN NOTES Equinox is a pair of stirrup thigh-high yoga socks and they are made of 100% cashmere. These socks are seamless and worked in the round from the bottom up and exude pure style and luxury. Cozy up in these all winter long.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

S (M, L) To Fit Instep/Foot Circumference: 8 (9, 10) inches

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 8 (9, 10) inch foot circumference and 25 inches long from heel to top of leg opening, with a 16 (17, 18) inch leg opening circumference

YARN Bijou Spun Xanadu in Black (Lt Fingering; 100% Mongolian Cashmere; 400 yds per 2 oz hank) 2 (2, 2) hanks 800 (800, 800) yards

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round beg – beginning inc – increase p – purl pm – place marker rep – repeat rnd – round st st – stockinette stitch

NEEDLES

kfb – knit into the front and back of the same

US 2 (2.75 mm) 32 inch circular needles (or longer) for magic loop or 8 inch double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

stitch (one stitch increased)

NOTIONS Stitch markers (2 in contrasting colors) Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 32 sts and 40 rows in St st on US 2 (2.75 mm) needles

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LANEY DESIGN NOTES Laney is a must-knit, with its simple, modern shape and interesting stitch pattern. The Lateral Braid stitch (also knows as the Estonian or Vikkel Braid) will turn your knitting in a new direction and is the featured design element in the center of this cowl. A quick knit, Laney is worked seamlessly in the round with the yarn held double.

SIZES

ABBREVIATIONS

One size

CO – cast on

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 60 inch circumference and 8 inches wide

YARN

k – knit st(s) – stitch(es) rnd – round

Rowan Big Wool in Glum (Bulky; 100% Merino wool; 80 yds per 100 g ball) 5 balls 400 yards

beg – beginning

NEEDLES

p – purl

US 19 (16 mm) 24 inch circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS Stitch markers Tapestry needle

GAUGE 4 inches = 6 sts and 8 rows in Seed Stitch on US 19 (16 mm) needles with yarn held double

STITCH GUIDE Seed Stitch Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep rnds 1 and 2 for pattern. Stockinette Stitch All rnds: K all sts. Lateral Braid (Video tutorial on www.jengeigley.com ) Using cable cast on, CO 1 st onto left-hand needle. *Ktbl into second st on left-hand needle. Do not slide st off needle. K first st on left-hand needle. Slide both sts off needle onto right-hand needle. Sl the last worked st from the right needle back to the left needle. Rep from * to last st in rnd. K last st, then pass the second st on right needle over. 102

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inc – increase ktbl – knit through back loop patt – pattern pm – place marker rep – repeat rnd – round st – stitch sts – stitches st st – stockinette stitch sl – slip


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RESOURCES SOURCES YARN Bijou Basin Ranch www.bijoubasinranch.com

ABBREVIATIONS beg beginning BO

bind off

CO

cast on

cont continue dec decrease

Blue Sky Fibers www.blueskyfibers.com Briggs and Little www.briggsandlittle.com

DPN

double pointed needle

est established foll following in inches inc increase

Lux Adorna Knits www.luxadornaknits.com Rowan Yarns www.knitrowan.com

k knit k2tog

knit 2 together (1 stitch decreased)

kf&b

knit into front and back of stitch (one stitch increased)

ktbl

knit through back loop

kw knitwise Manos del Uruguay www.fairmountfibers.com Spud & ChloĂŤ by Blue Sky Fibers www.spudandchloe.com Wool and the Gang www.woolandthegang.com

mm millimeters m1r

make one right

m1l

make one left

p purl p2tog purl 2 sts together (1 stitch decreased) patt pattern pm

place marker

pu

pick up

rem remaining

NEEDLES & SUPPLIES Knitter’s Pride www.knitterspride.com Fringe Supply Co. www.fringesupplyco.com

rep repeat rnd(s) round(s) RS

right side

sl slip sm

slip marker

ssk

slip slip knit (1 stitch decreased)

st(s) stitch(es) Ritual Oracle www.lovekp.bigcartel.com

st st

stockinette stitch

tog together WS

wrong side

yo

yarn over

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AT A GL AN CE

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GWEN

LEO

CERES

SCARF/COWL

SUPER SCARF

TANK

AURA

MOONSTONE

ZERO

HAT

SWEATER

TANK


ERIS

JESSA

CHILL

COWL

SWEATER

FINGERLESS GLOVES

EQUINOX

LANEY

THIGH-HIGH SOCKS

COWL

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jen Geigley lives and knits in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children. Known for her clean, modern designs, Jen has an appreciation for simple knits that are easy to wear. Her designs have been published in Knit Simple Magazine, Noro Magazine, Knitsy Magazine, Love of Knitting Magazine, Rowan’s Online Publications and she has self-published knitwear patterns online since 2010. In 2016, she wrote and self-published her first book Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits. Jen is passionate about sharing her love of knitting by teaching beginner knitting classes to adults and children at local schools and workshops, and loves to knit with her daughter. Originally trained in the arts, she creates her own sketches, illustrations, schematics and graphic design work. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Quentin Tarantino movies, going to concerts and listening to all genres of music. Website: www.jengeigley.com Blog: www.heyjenrenee.com 113


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