Category Archives: Rosi G. Patterns

Shaimani’s Blanket

Lately I find myself knitting more baby things than expected. My friends are popping out babies left and right.

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This particular blanket is dedicated to one of my bestest buddies. I do not need to tell her who she is. She knows how much her friendship means to me and how much I text her when I can’t find her online for my daily dose of BFF! Here’s to a healthy and wonderful baby, my friend. I love you, girl.

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Now don’t let the fact that the sample shown here is a blanket deter you from making a scarf or shawl out of this stitch pattern. I think it would make a beautiful stole! Just cast on any multiple of 15 stitches plus 11 and follow the pattern.

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I would say this pattern is intermediate since it has cables and lace. The pattern includes written instructions and a chart. You can use either.

Shaimani’s Blanket

  • Source: Rosi G. (Purchase it on Ravelry – $5.00)
  • Finished Size: 33″ x 36″
  • Yarn: worsted weight, 645 yds, (shown here in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, 3 skeins)
  • Color: Antique Lace
  • Needles: US 7
  • Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows in st st on US 7
  • Total Project Cost: $19.41
  • Started: May 29, 2009
  • Finished: June 28, 2009


I wanted to use up some of my sock yarn for things other than socks.  Valkyrie is a one-skein scarf with an easy-to-follow cables and lace pattern.

Valkyrie Scarf 3

It can be made wider to make it more of a stole.  I can see this in some gorgeous hand-dyed silk laceweight with one or two extra pattern repeats.

Valkyrie Scarf 1

The combination of cables and lace with purled wrong-side rows makes for a nice pattern that goes smoothly and is easy and quick to knit.

Valkyrie Scarf 2

Valkyrie Scarf

  • Source: Rosi G.
  • Finished Size: 64” long x 9.5” wide after blocking and with fabric relaxed.
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock – Mediumweight, 1 skein, 380 yds.
  • Color: Valkyrie
  • Needles: US 7
  • Gauge: 14 sts  = 3.5″ in cables and lace pattern
  • Started: May 12, 2009
  • Finished: May 18, 2009
  • Pattern cost: $5 (pattern includes both written and charted instructions)

A Little Nightcap

Once the summer is on it’s way, I like to keep my hair curly.


It’s a chore for me to set my hair in rollers every week and then sit under a dryer.  Ever since Cristi taught me how to use a diffuser two years ago, it has been even easier to maintain curly.  The only problem I had was for sleeping.  I didn’t like that my curly hair would sometimes get all knotted up at night.  I toss and turn a lot. I have several tight handmade crochet hair nets to sleep with when I wrap my hair when it’s straight.  I bought a loose one at the beauty supply to try on my curly hair and it started unraveling after just a few uses.

So, in comes A Little Nightcap.

Hair net 1

Perfect for keeping my hair in curls at night with no knots in the morning.

Hair net 5

I am a happy camper!  You can make it small enough for a bun net, too.

bun net

The nets stay in place because you hem in either a snagless (no metal) headband for the slumber cap or a ponytail elastic for the bun net.  It can also double as a quick cute cap to run to the store with if your hair is not done on any given day.  :o)

Hair net 2

A special thank you to Sara (BaconPony on Rav) for helping me name my cap and winning one knit by me in the process.

A Little Nightcap

  • A Rosi G. design.  Ravel it for your free pattern download.
  • Sizes: Slumber cap and bun net
  • Yarn: fingering weight, shown in Hazelknits Artisan Sock
  • Yardage: 50 yds for bun net, 150 yds for slumber cap, more if you need a larger cap
  • Color: Chocolatier
  • Needles: US 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9
  • Gauge: not important
  • Cost: slumber cap: $7.50, bun net: $2.18
  • Started and finished: Bun net takes about 1.5 hours tops, slumber cap maybe 2.5 hours