. . . from braided leaves (bis) . . .

Ahah, and there is a matching hat: braided leaves hat.

_DSC4006hat carre

It features the same stranded colorwork with delicate outlined leaves, perfect to work up some little rests.

braided hat WIP
Worked bottom up, it starts with Jenny’s magic cast on as a provisional cast on. A doubled brim with – at the bottom – a small chart of ‘tilted’ lines refers to the pullovers ‘twisted / tilted details’.



It comes in three sizes: kids, medium and large. Instructions for a beanie or a more slouchy hat are included.
The samples are medium size: slouchy fit and beanie.

slouchy fit


The colorwork is charted only.

Tips on colorwork and fair isle to successfully knit the leaves are included.

Find out more here.

_DSC4026hat on dead tree

Get both patterns: braided leaves and braided leaves hat together.

braided leaves flat

. . . Greenhouse knits #6 . . .

greenhouse # 6 tunic +text

#6 is a tunic or a dress worked bottom up. A branch of leaves grows along the left front.

greenhouse tunic 1-

The raglan sleeve inset is quite special. It is worked using short rows with live stitches that are put on hold. Then the stitches are slipped to a needle and the sleeve is worked top down and seamlessly also using short rows.

detail neck

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 28¼, 32¼, 36¼, 40, 44, 48 “ (72, 82, 92, 102, 112, 122 cm)
Intended to be worn with no ease or a little positive ease.

What you’ll need
± 900/1000/1100/1200/1350/1500 m (1000/1100/1200/1320/1480/1650 yards) fingering / 4ply weight

3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
6 markers
one button

25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with larger needle size = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

greenhouse tunic 5

. . . greenhouse knits #5 . . .

#5 of the greenhouse knits collection: another hat but with a completely different construction.

greenhouse hat B+text

The hat is first worked back and forth and sideways to form a headband with the leaf stitch pattern. Short rows are worked to form an arch that goes upwards to the crown. Stitches are picked up along the headband to work the crown in the round. Lastly, the two sides of the headband are closed by sewing them together at the inside.

one adaptable size
adaptable for head circumference of 53 to 60 cm / 21” to 23¾ “
Finished height = ± 20 cm (8”)

What you’ll need
worsted / 9 ply
± 140 m / 155 yards
4 mm (US 6) circular needle

tapestry needle
6 markers

20 sts and 30 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)


I made another hat based on this pattern but in two colors and with a few changes.

2color hat 1
What I altered: worked the decreases from the left and right twists with CC (contrasting colors, also the 2 middle stitches of each leaf are done in CC.
I changed the background purl stitches in knit stitches.
I worked the crown in the round but that gives an extra problem with the leafs in CC. It is like working intarsia in the round. I think it is a better idea to continue to work flat and seam the crown as the headband.

Check it out here

. . . greenhouse knits #4 . . .

greenhouse #4+foto#4 is a cropped cardigan – but can be made longer – using the contiguous sleeve inset developed by Susie Myers. It is worked bottom up because those leaves look so much better knit bottom up.

roots cardi 3

The cardigan has small pockets worked invisibly in the large hem.

cardi 5

Leaves are growing out of the right pocket and at the back and sleeve. Here is a detail of the pocket and the leaves growing out of it.

greenhouse cardigan detail

The leaves at the back are a bit different from the sample: they are placed closer to the center depending on the size. The long cuffs can be worn as is or folded back to line up with the length of the cardigan.

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 29½ / 33½ / 37 / 41 / 45 / 49 “ (75 / 85 / 94 / 104 / 114 / 124 cm)

What you’ll need
± 820/920/1000/1100/1200/1300 m (900/1000/1100/1200/1320/1450 yards) worsted or aran / 9 or 10 ply
a small rest of worsted – aran weight: ± 25 m / 27 yards
two 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
4 mm (US 6) needles
10 to 12 markers (10 for XS-S, 12 for M-XXL)
7 buttons: diameter 2 cm / ¾”
tapestry needle
stitch holders or scrap yarn

18 sts and 26 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

. . . greenhouse knits #2 . . .

Here is # 2: a pair of socks in the most wonderful green* I know.

greenhouse knits #2-sox+text

 * It is Wollmeise, of course … who else … Twin, colorway Grünfink.

It is the second pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book.

Greenhouse knits #2: a pair of socks with leaves growing along the leg. The socks are worked toe up with a heel flap. The heel is worked with short rows. There is an option to place the leaves at the left side, back or right side of the leg. The leaves are charted and fully written out.


S / M / L to fit foot circumference: 19.5 / 22 / 24.5 cm (7.5 / 8.5 / 9.5 “)

Foot length: EUR 36 / 37, 38 / 39, 40 / 41
US 5 / 5.5, 6.5 / 7, 8 / 9
UK 3.5 / 4, 5 / 5.5, 6.5 / 7.5

Finished height = ± 22 cm / 8½”

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply: ± 300 to 330m / 330 to 360 yards

2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
or 5 double pointed needles

tapestry needle

sock side

Check it out here, and the other greenhouse knits here and here

Next knit from the greenhouse will be a cardigan ….

. . . greenhouse knits #3

greenhouse knits #3-    Yes, three becomes before two.

This is the third pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book. Don’t worry. # 2 hasn’t been forgotten, it is coming very very soon.

greenhouse mitts +-

mitts 1-
Greenhouse knits #3: The mitts are worked from the top down to the fingers with delicate leaves twining around the forearm. The leaves are worked in twisted stitches (no cabling). These are very long mitts but can be made shorter by starting at a later round. The stitch pattern is charted and fully written out.

Sizes: S/M/L to fit circumference palm (at knuckles) : ± 16-17 / 18 / 19-20 cm (± 6-6.5 / 7 / 7.5-8 “ )
S/M/L to fit forearm (under the elbow) : ± 18-23 / 22-25 / 24-29 cm (± 7-9 / 8¾-9¾ / 9½-11½ “)

29 sts and 42 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x 4”)

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
± 250 to 300 m / 275 to 330 yards

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles

tapestry needle
2 markers

Check it out here and here

. . . greenhouse knits . . .

The first spring green …greenhouse hat +- This is the first pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book.

Variations on a theme and a color scheme: subtle, tender green leaves growing and climbing up or down … a sock, a hat, a cardigan …

greenhouse knits

The e-book will consist of at least 8 patterns, (probably 9) that will be released one after another during spring months with the last pattern in June. Two different hats, a pair of socks, long fingerless mitts, a cardigan, a tunic, a shawl and/or scarf and a pattern for small individual leaves to use as decoration or for knitwear embellishments. leaf 2

Greenhouse knits is already available at a discounted pre-release price. The price will go up with every released pattern until all patterns have been released. Than it will be at its full price of 22 euros.

Greenhouse knits #1: a hat worked bottom up with subtle leaves growing from the brim in twisted stitches. (no cabling). It starts with a rather clever and non-fiddly way to make a neat tubular cast on. The leaves are both charted and written out.

hat 1-hat + leaves-

Sizes: available for size : S-M and L
head circumference: 52-57 cm / 58-63 cm (20½-22½” / 22¾-25”)

22 sts and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”) with the larger needle

What you’ll need
DK / 8 ply
± 140 m / 155 yards
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
4 mm (US 6) circular needle

crochet hook for the provisional cast on
tapestry needle
6 markers

Check it out here