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About theKTstudio

theKTstudio offers patterns for hand-knit items designed by Karen Turnbull  

As a fan of utilizing classic stitch patterns to create hand-knit items, I take pride in my original designs and interpretation for the modern-day knitter. My inspiration comes from the wisdom of porch knitters and the abundance of luxurious fibers. My process includes stitch selection, swatching, and charting.  Each pattern contains photos, project description, material requirements, instructions, and explanatory notes.  In addition, mindful that knitters are sad when favorite yarns are discontinued, I also include a yarn substitution requirement.                 Thank You!  

Clicking on theKTstudio logo launches you to my Ravelry Store.  Upon purchasing, you receive a pdf download.


HAPPY KNITTING!

My Favorite Things

* Knitting and Sipping on back porch Textiles * Color Green * Shopping Local * Hand-stitching * Natural Fibers * Lavender * Texas Hill Country * Breakfast Food * Classical Clarinet * Black and white photography * Tweeds * Road Trips * Corbels * Yarn on a ConeRe-purposing * Impressionists Art * Coffee * Engaging conversation * Town Square Courthouses * Vintage Table Cloths * Mixing old and new * History * Cookbooks * Audio books * Art Deco * Pickled Veggies * Made-up-words Scrabble   Hand-made paper * Small-town Theater * Antique Shops * Pastel Painting * Grosgrain Ribbon * Pottery * Sparkly stitch markers * LYS shopping

*** My Yarn Stash ***   

garment PATTERNS

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hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

1Morph Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

2Morph Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Bird's Eye Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Bumpy Bocce Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Cable Feather & Fan Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Chain Stripes Leg Warmers

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Checkmate Fingerless Mitts

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Cocoon Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Diagonal Vine Lace Neck Warmer

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Director Tie

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Dockside Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Dry Creek Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Eyelet Edge Curly Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Fan Flair Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Fringe Twist Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Garden Friends Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Garden Gate Cravat

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Garden Gate Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Got Stripe Mobius Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Hearts of Oak Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Hearts to Her Fingerless Mitts

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Lots of Dots Gaiter

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

On the Road Again Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Parallelogram Stack Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Pedal Faster Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Plaid Allusion Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Playful Plaid Poncho

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Please Be Seeded Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

River Way Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Road Trip Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Seaweed Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Shoreline Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Sonata Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Stone Ridge Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Striped Bias Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Summer Breeze Bead Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Super Star Hat

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Tube Chute Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Vine Lace Wrist Warmers

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Welted Chevron Cowl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Which Way Scarf

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Which Way Shawl

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Which Way Shawl2

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Whole Note Fingerless Mitts

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Whole Note Shawl

THE washcloth PATTERNS

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hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Block Quilt Garter WC

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Broken Rib Seed Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Cross Fingers Eyelet WC

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Dot Garter Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Double Decrease Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Fern Lace Gooseberry WC

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Hourglass Moss Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Linen Honeycomb Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Linen Plait Basket Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Lozenge Herringbone WC

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Moss Diamond Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Quilted Cross Stitch Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Ringlet Stitch Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Roman Garter Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Seed Rosette Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Three One Tweed Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Tile Basket Weave Washcloth

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Trinity Seed Washcloth

Tunisian Rib Picot Washcloth

Woven Herringbone WC

PATTERNS for Baby

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hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Fluted Rib Baby Blanket

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Italian Chain Rib Baby Blanket

PATTERNS for Home

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hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Cambridge House Throw

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Diamond Tea Towel

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Entrelac Pillow

Felted Box

Flower Pillow

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Golf Club Head Cover

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Gooseberry Pillow

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Houndstooth Check Pillow

Lace Pillow Band

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Lavender Gift Bag

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Lavender Sachet

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Linen Honeycomb Tea Towel

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Loopy Twist Bath Mat

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

Nantucket Bobble Throw

hand-knit pattern by Karen Turnbull

THE Curly Scrubby

GOOD to Know

Yarn Substitution Tips

All fiber enthusiasts are sad when favorite yarns are discontinued.  Equally frustrating is the search for the designers choice of fiber and color.   To compare yarns, consider a few basic factors:  fiber content, weight, total yardage, color, gauge, and stitch pattern.  Here are a few tips to make your yarn purchase a happier experience.


1.  Calculate the weight per yard for BOTH the designer's choice and the substitute yarn.  Formula for weight per yard:  Total weight of yarn divided by total yards = weight of 1 yard of yarn.  Try to get close to the designer's choice.


2.  Consider the fiber content.  Animal and plant fibers have different characteristics that affect the drape of the fabric and the look of the stitch pattern.  Do not stray far from the designer's choice.  For example, if the designer has chosen merino wool, do not purchase cotton.  However, if you want a blended yarn, choose something that has a high percentage of the designer's chosen fiber content.


3.  Consider the color (solid, tonal, tweed, heathered, variegated, hand-dyed).  Deviating from the designer's choice can have an effect on the look of the stitch pattern.


Other Helpful Formulas

Number of skeins/balls of substitute yarn required to complete your project:  Total yarn requirements of project divided by the yardage of one skein/ball of desired substitute yarn.  Note:  round up to whole number.


Stitches per inch:  Number of swatch stitches divided by the width of the swatch.


Rows per inch:  Number of swatch rows divided by length of swatch.


Note:  If your gauge swatch results in fewer stitches/rows per inch than the pattern, your finished project will be larger than the designer's choice.  If the swatch has more, the project will be smaller.


Ease=garment measurement minus actual body measurement (note-standard ease is 2-3 inches more than actual body measurement)