Verdigris Knits Designs

Here are my knitting patterns that are available for immediate download in pdf format. Each pattern has been test knit and professionally edited.  All that being said, I know that questions can still arise when following a pattern.  I love providing pattern support, so if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me at  All patterns are also available for download through Ravelry - look for my designs under Verdigris Knits by Sarah Burton.  Complimentary patterns are available through links to the right.  Follow Verdigris Knits on Twitter or like the Verdigris Knits facebook page for advanced notice (and gifts) of new designs and patterns, other contests, and news.
Loose Diamonds Baby Blanket pattern download available for $5 US
Chicken and Waffles Cowl pattern download available for $3 US
This cowl is a quick, fun project, worked up in a bulky and a worsted weight yarn.  It's worked in the round so it is seamless.  The resulting cowl is textured, reversible, and drapes beautifully.  
Monument Avenue Scarf pattern download available for $3 US

Another design resulting from combining slip stitch mosaics and the brioche stitch. While the scarf appears to be worked using a 2-color stranded method, only 1 color is used at a time. The result creates a reversible, luxuriously squishy scarf that has two distinct yet equally attractive sides. One side looks more like a traditional stockinette mosaic, but the fabric lays flat and does not roll as traditional stockinette must. The other side reveals a surprising textured effect, as shown in the photo below. This unisex scarf is very warm, yet lightweight and comfortable to wear. The pattern works well when combining a neutral color with a variegated with long color changes, or using 2 contrasting solids.

Thankful - available for instant pdf download for $5 US 

Thankful was inspired by the need for an easy to wear, yet flattering, quick knit sweater that could be tossed on whenever the chill strikes. An optional technique, called the “trick play,” to work the body of the sweater without purling has been included. Though the sweater is worked flat; a circular needle is needed if you want to use the “trick play” technique.
Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off, grafting, seaming  

Sizes: Women’s S [M, L, XL] to fit Chest: 32 [36, 40, 44]” (81, [91.5, 101.5, 112] cm)

Finished Measurements:  Chest: 36 [40, 44, 48]” (91.5 [101.5, 112, 123] cm).  Back length: 24 [25, 25, 26]” (61 [63.5, 63.5, 66] cm)

14 sts & 20 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette using larger needles
12 sts & 24 rows = 4” (10cm) in Body Ridge pattern using larger needles, lightly blocked

Yarn Requirements:  822-1100 yds of a chunky weight yarn (tested with KnitPicks Swish Bulky and Malabrigo Chunky).

Braided Rein Mittens - available for instant pdf download for $4 US.

Size: Adult - will stretch up to 8.5” (21 cm) circumference at the widest part of hand.
Finished measurements: 7” (18 cm) circumference at widest part of hand, designed for up to 1.5” (3 cm) of negative ease. 7.5” (19 cm) from wrist, and can be made longer or shorter by adding or decreasing repeats of the cable pattern. 
Gauge:  19 sts and 28 knit column stitches = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Brioche with smaller needles
1 skein each (1 oz/50 g) DK weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors – Yarns tested include Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist, Berroco Ultra Light, and Knit Picks Capra.  Minimum of 110 yds/100.5 m yardage required in each color. Yarns with greater than 50% cotton, bamboo, or silk not recommended.
1 set US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) double point or circular needle(s) (recommend at least 29” (cm) long if using magic loop method), or size needed to achieve gauge.
1 set US size 2 (2.75 mm) double points or circular needle (recommend at least 29” (cm) long if using magic loop method) or one size larger than size needed to achieve gauge.

This pattern uses Brioche terms and abbreviations as established by Nancy Marchant in her
excellent book Knitting Brioche (North Light Books, 2009) and at her website

Felted Amigurumi Cat - available for instant pdf download for $2 US. 

Need a quick, easy, gift or just a little cat of your own? Love knitted toys but hate fiddling with all the little pieces? This little felted cat with an amigurumi feel can be whipped up in no time with wool scraps.  Each body piece is cleverly constructed flat and seamlessly in garter stitch, felted, and then joined with a quick whip stitch.  A few simple embroidery stitches provide the finishing touches. Tips for felting by hand are also included.  This pattern has been designed to give the knitter many options for needles and yarn so that you can use what you have on hand.
Skills:  For the most part you’ll need to be able to knit, increase and decrease, and pick up and knit a few stitches. 
Body - about 45 yards of feltable yarn in cream or any other color of choice.  Any weight will work, the heavier the weight, the larger your cat will be.  Double stranding thinner yarns also works.  Yarn should contain at least 80% animal fiber for best felting results. Beware, “superwash” yarns have been treated so they will not felt, and some pure white yarns don’t felt well either.  
Small amount of polyester fiberfill or similar material for stuffing.
Sharp tapestry or yarn needle
Sewing needle and thread to match body.
Scraps of black, pink, and grey yarn or embroidery floss for embroidering face, whiskers, and toes.

Yarns tested:
Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted, Patons Classic Wool

Brioche Nine Patch Reversible Blanket - available for instant pdf download for $5 US. 

This reversible blanket (available in 3 sizes) is worked in 3 strips totaling 9 squares of 3 different brioche stitch patterns. The edges are finished as you work so no separate binding or edging is necessary.  The pattern is available in three sizes and can be made using two colors of any worsted weight yarn.  If new to brioche, try the small size to practice.   Video tutorials are provided for each technique – Italian cast on and bind off, 2-Color Brioche Rib, Cascade Stitch, and 2-Color Brioche Honeycomb.  Detailed photos of each side of each stitch pattern are presented on the last page of the pattern and can be omitted from printing if desired.

Finished measurements: Doll/Cushion size – 12”x12” (30.5cmx30.5cm); Crib size - 30x30” (76cm x 76cm); Throw size – 45”x45” (114cmx 114cm).
Materials: (amounts given for the smallest size with larger sizes in parenthesis):
1(3, 4) 3.5 oz./100g skeins of Main Color of worsted weight, wool or wool-blend yarn
1(3, 4) 3.5 oz./100g skeins of Coordinating Color of worsted weight, wool or wool-blend yarn
Size 6 (4.0mm) US 24” or longer circular needle, or size to achieve gauge.  
Chibi tapestry needle (the bend in the tip of the Chibi needle is especially helpful when working the Italian bind-off).

State Fair  - available for instant pdf download for $2 US.  

The perfect little bag to let someone know they are first prize in your book. The ribbon actually forms the closure for the bag. The ribbon can also be knit and assembled separately and felted or not. Tips for felting by hand and lining the bag are included at the end of the pattern. Pattern includes photos and diagrams for guidance.

Skills: For the most part you’ll need to be able to knit flat and in the round, purl, increase and decrease, and pick up a few stitches.

  • Bag – 1, 50g skein worsted weight, feltable yarn – off white or color of choice. Recommend at least 80% animal fiber for best felting results – be sure the yarn is not “superwash” as these yarns have been treated so they will not felt. Some white wools do not felt well.
  • Ribbon – 1, 50g skein worsted weight, feltable yarn – blue, or color of choice.
  • Handle – 1, 50g skein worsted weight, feltable yarn - brown, or color of choice
  • Knitting Needles
  • 3/8 yard lining fabric (optional)

Faberge Eggs - available for instant pdf download for $2 US.
The beautiful Faberge-like texture on these little eggs comes from working a two-color honeycomb stitch with metallic thread as the contrast on a solid color background.  The eggs are knit flat, seamed, and stuffed.  A circular or double point needles are necessary for this technique. 
Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitches purlwise, knit two together, purl two together, bind off, and seam.

Sizes: Multiple sizes of the eggs can be achieved by using different main color yarn weights. Worsted Weight MC – 3” long, DK -2.25” long, Fingering – 1.5 inches long.

Main Color (MC) yarn – Approximately 15 yards. Yarns tested include Cascade 220, Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Knit Picks Gloss DK, TOFUtsies Sock Yarn

Contrast Color (CC) metallic crochet thread –Approximately 6 to 8 yards 

1 Circular or 2 double point needles 2-3 sizes smaller than the size you normally use to knit the selected MC yarn.  Worsted weight samples knit with US size 5 (3.75mm); DK weight samples knit with a US size 3 (3.25mm). Fingering weight samples knit with US size 1.5 (2.25mm)

Tapestry Needle

Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing material