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Kimberly Kalnoki


Kimberly learned to knit from a book as a teenager, then took a hiatus from knitting for about a decade, before returning to it with a passion in her late 20s. As a longtime vegan, she doesn't knit with any animal fibers, which motivated her to learn all that she could about yarn substitutions and eventually begin designing her own patterns.

Projects by Kimberly Kalnoki


Sandcastle Sampler Pillow

This summer pillow is a fun sampler of various knitting techniques, including seed stitch, stockinette, reverse stockinette, garter stitch, eyelets, and twisted traveling stitches. These techniques combine to create a sandcastle motif on the front of the cushion cover and a seashell motif bordered by wavy lines of eyelets and garter stitch on the back. In addition to featuring a wide variety of textural stitches, this design is also a great opportunity to gain experience at working from charts, because the pattern is fully charted.

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Lucy Puff Stitch Scarf

This lovely scarf is reversible with wrapped cluster puff stitches set against a background of marled seed stitch. This particular pattern has the puff stitches arranged in diagonal accent stripes, but they can easily be rearranged into an all-over pattern, horizontal stripes or any design that the knitter chooses. The pink and cream yarns create a soft, subtle contrast between the puff stitches and the textured background, but it would be simple to achieve a bolder look by using colors that contrast more strongly. The selvedge stitches of the scarf are worked as twisted slip-stitches for neat edges and the twisted fringe is added with a crochet hook after knitting for a decorative finish.

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Mystic Mountains Scarf

This eye-catching, color block scarf is knit in a bias garter stitch and the result is a completely reversible accessory that is fun and meditative to make. The zigzag stitch pattern doesn’t require any complicated techniques to achieve its striking look — just the use of simple short rows, increases and decreases. Extremely versatile and easy to customize, this pattern works well with virtually any yarn, especially gradient and hand-dyed yarns, since bias garter stitch is the perfect canvas to display color variations to the greatest possible effect.

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