Knitting Patterns

See all Oceanwind Knits Patterns on Ravelry.


Spirit Rock Hat

This hat pattern is named for the beautiful Spirit Rock Lookout, which sits atop Colpoy’s Bay on the Bruce Peninsula, in Ontario, Canada.

Featuring a leaf motif and a slouchy fit.


YARN : worsted weight wool

NEEDLES 3.75 mm (US5) & 4.5 mm (US7) dpns or 60 cm circulars suitable for knitting in the round 


Idlewyldes Cowl

Infinity cowl, worked in the round featuring a dramatic zig zag flame stitch lace pattern.

Two size options for a regular or infinity cowl.

YARN 250 (500) yards lace weight yarn – or, one skein Oceanwind Knits Ombré, available in two skein sizes – 250 / 500 yds (50g / 100g); 
80/10/10% merino wool/cashmere/nylon

NEEDLES 3.75 mm (US5) circular (min. 80 cm/32” for larger version, 60 cm/24” for smaller version)

Ravenfire Shawl

A triangular shawl with ‘wings’ and a dramatic edging.

YARN :  400 yards fingering weight yarn 

NEEDLES 3.75 mm (US5) circular 80 cm/32”


Montepulciano Capelette

Designed for the September 2016 Luxe Yarnbox.

This lace capelette is just the sort of thing one might throw on to take in the flag-throwing or the barrel rolling races in sunny Montepulciano, where majestic Tuscan castles date from the 15th century.

Featuring an asymmetrical lower edge for a hint of flare, it is constructed in the round from the top down.

YARN 2 skeins Camelspin, 125g / 375 m 410 yds, 70% Silk, 30% Baby Camel; or 670 (720) yds 615 (660) m of fingering weight yarn 
NEEDLES 40 cm 3.25 mm (US3) circular needles and 3.75 mm (US5) circular needles in sizes 40-120 cm (16-48”)

Wake Socks

Designed for Yarnbox April 2016.

When I received the yarn for this pattern, I immediately thought of water, it’s such a beautiful and soothing shade of pretty blue. And although I tend to envision oceanic scenes most often when designing water-themed stitch patterns, this design elicits, for me, murmurings of ripples on a tranquil inland lake in the wake of a lolling sailboat on a toasty summer afternoon.

These socks are fraternal: matching but mirror images of each other. You decide which you prefer to be the right or the left sock. They are knit top-down with a modified square heel and gussets and a kitchenered toe.


Fingering weight wool or wool-blend yarn.

NEEDLES 2 mm (US0) needles – circulars (min. 60 cm/24”) or 
DPNs to suit your preferred method of knitting socks in the 
round, or size required to obtain gauge; cable needle

Wireless Shawl

This design represents for me how we are all becoming more ‘wireless’, how we don’t need to be physically wired to anything to access information on whatever it is we’re interested in, or to talk to each other.

The irony in this (to me) is how by modernizing and requiring traditional ways of connecting and communicating less and less (ie. landlines are becoming obsolete) we are actually becoming more connected, and traditions and techniques that have been around a very long time, such as knitting and other needleworks, thought to be ‘old-fashioned’ by some, are actually more readily accessible because we can learn about traditional techniques from just about anywhere, keeping them alive and well.

YARN: Fingering weight wool yarn.

NEEDLES: US5 3.75 mm circular needles, min. 24” (60 cm) recommended; cable needle.