Mary Beth Temple


Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines in the US and UK, and she is also the owner and lead designer for the popular pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in select independent yarn stores.

Mary Beth is the author of many books and booklets, most recently Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, both from Design Originals. You can also catch her teaching at yarn stores and fiber conventions across the country!

You can find her at Hooked for Life, www.Arm-Knitting.com, www.facebook.com/hookedforlifepublishing, www.pinterest.com/mbtemple/, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.

Projects by Mary Beth Temple


Your Guide to Reversible Knitting

 

While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of fabulous knitting stitch patterns in the world, in this article we are going to take a look at reversible stitches. Nothing is more frustrating that trying out a simple scarf to learn a new stitch pattern and then realizing the contortions you’ll have to go through when

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Greener Fields Baby Blanket

Invite nature’s alluring green shades into your little one’s nursery with this charming baby blanket. The gradient stripes perfectly coordinate with the multiple lace stitch changes, creating a textured, visually stunning piece.

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Brainfreeze Hat

Brainfreezes are just a pesky side effect of scarfing down your favorite warm weather treat, but it won’t hurt when this ice cream cone goes to your head! Knit from the bottom up, this adorable, silly hat looks like an upside-down cone and will delight your fellow ice cream fanatics.

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Aquamarine Shawl

Aquamarine Shawl

March’s birthstone is the brilliant blue aquamarine. This pattern is simply luscious – the twist stitch pattern adds texture, which is only enhanced by the density of color in this hand-dyed yarn. Warm, cozy and fashionable, it’s as fun to wear as it is to knit.

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Cozy Pocket Scarf

Who needs to carry a purse when this handy pocket scarf will give you a place to stash your phone, keys and change purse? Nice deep pockets keep your hands warm while the thick, garter stitch fabric keeps your neck toasty. This scarf makes a perfect holiday present for someone special – or for yourself!

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Daisy Stitch Shawl

Do more with your stitches by changing up the way they face. The cast-on is actually in the center of the shawl, and each subsequent section, including the garter stitch border, is picked up and knit from elsewhere. Featuring the easy-to-learn daisy stitch, this shawl is perfect with either subtle color variations or with contrasting colors.

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Lacy Columns Scarf

Lace items don’t have to be overly frilly to be stylish, a fact proven by the Lacy Columns Scarf. A perfect introduction to lace knitting, this lace and stockinette scarf is ideal springtime wear that adds a light amount of warmth with a classic, tailored look. Knit it in the solid of your choices, or choose a multi-colored yarn with a long repeat color change for a funky look.

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Rose Trellis Shawl

So soft and drapey, this lovely spring shawl is knit from side to side and is made up of garter stitch sections, an easy-to-learn lace pattern in the trellis sections and edgings, and a center panel of lace medallion roses. This gorgeous shawl is perfect for intermediate knitters and is just the thing to make for a lovely present.

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Rainbow Chevron Pillow

This pillow is made of knit lace in a chevron pattern that allows a little bit of the fabric lining to peek through! Both sides are knit and then joined as you work an applied I-cord finish, so the finished product is completely reversible. This is a soft, comfy pillow that looks great anywhere and will get a lot of use.

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