All fall, and into winter, my daughter just kept saying that she wanted a mustard colored hat. We looked and looked and couldn’t find one we liked, but leave it to The Plucky Knitter to have the perfect color mustard yarn (Primo Worsted in color Curry Up)! I started thinking of a simple rib, but this seemed to boring. Next I worked a plain brioche (in my case a double Fisherman’s rib) and still wasn’t completely happy with the restful. So I moved on to one of my go to stitches, a single Fisherman’s rib, and was in love. So here is Molly’s Mustard Hat!


The hat is quite versatile and can be worn perched on top of your head as shown or pulled down with the rim folded up for a beanie. And of course, a pom pom on top is always a wonderful added touch!!



All you need to knit Molly’s Mustard Hat is a skein of your favorite worsted weight yarn (the hat shown in the wonderful deep red is The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in color Lust) and some circular needles!! And, while I have written the instructions for Single Fisheman’s Rib, if you prefer to work in Double Fisherman’s Rib, you can CO for one size smaller than desired and work as instructed.

If you are headed to Stitches West next week, be sure to come visit us in the Yarn Culture booth and you can see and try on all of my recent designs for yourself!! 

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Happy knitting,



Just a quick note to let you know that two new designs are now available: LINEAGE and LATERAL!

I really wanted to take these new designs to Vogue Knitting Live NYC, so everyone on the team worked overtime to get them written up, editing, tested, printed and now published. Since we are deep in the throws of prepping and packing, I don’t have time to do them justice here, but I am sharing a few photos and you can head over to ravelry to see and read more.

First, LINEAGE: Clean lines and comfortable fit make this easy-to-knit vest a fashionable addition to any wardrobe!

Then, LATERAL: Turn any outfit into a fashion statement with this easy-to-wear sleeveless tunic!


You will note that these two designs also use Woolfolk yarns (this time their new yarns TOV DK and Left) and we will be featuring all of the Woolfolk yarns in the Yarn Culture booth at Vogue Knitting Live (Booths 711, 713, 715, 717) this weekend in NYC and again at Stitches West in February. If you are in NYC, please come visit us and enter to win one of 3 kits of your choice!

I promise to come back next week and write more about the two designs, but in the meantime, head over to ravelry to see more photos of LINEAGE and LATERAL, learn more details and heart, queue and/or buy the pattern! 

If you are headed to Vogue Knitting Live NYC, be sure to come visit us in the Yarn Culture booth and you can see and try on FORM for yourself!! 

Read more about VERSACIKNITS on the blog and follow us on facebook and Instagram!

Happy knitting,



Another new design: FORM!

January 4, 2018

FORM [fawrm] noun: external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration. verb (used with object): to give form or shape to; shape; fashion. verb (used without object): to be formed or produced; to make a particular form or arrangement. As Vogue Knitting LIVE NYC approaches, I have a few […]

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Introducing MEANDER!

December 27, 2017

It started as a swatch, as many of my designs do. Kristin Ford of Woolfolk yarns sent me a skein of her worsted weight yarn, TOV, and I was inspired to try something bold. The idea was to see what happened when I juxtaposed the bold, graphic texture of twin rib and the undulating curves […]

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It’s PLAYTIME, a new baby knit!

December 11, 2017

Easy enough for most knitters, interesting enough to keep you knitting and cute enough to be beloved by all, PLAYTIME is my new go-to baby design for 3 – 18 month olds! Inspired by the simple beauty and utility of Japanese knitwear design, PLAYTIME has clean, garter stitch lines and is knit all-in-one piece from the top-down. Fun design elements […]

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Introducing WICKERWORK

October 19, 2017

I am so excited to introduce WICKERWORK! This pattern has been a long time coming! I started the first shawl last winter with a twisted stitch pattern that I admired in Barbara Walker’s, Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and a wonderful skein of @jillmakesstuff Empire. I really wasn’t sure how I would like a triangle shawl knit […]

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My Summer of Socks: Introducing Op-Socks!

October 5, 2017

It has been many years since I knit a pair of socks! Actually, nearly a decade! Yet back in June I found myself in Shetland on one of Gudrun Johnstone and Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s Grand Shetland Adventures (you really should go on one) and realized that the most important thing that I didn’t have with […]

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VANDRE: A Cozy Pullover with Modern Lines!

September 9, 2017

I could not be more excited to announce that the has launched and I am honored to be included among some of my favorite designers. I will put together a proper email next week, but for now here is a photo of , knit in one of my favorite yarns, Woolfolk I could not be […]

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NEW SUIT: A Modern Classic!

August 3, 2017

About six months ago I started thinking about how fashion lines have changed, since I started designing some 8 years ago. I wanted to work toward a collection of garments that would be considered NEW BASICS! I thought about a few of my classics and considered how I would re-design them today. I started with […]

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COLOR MY STRIPES! A New Shawl Pattern.

June 24, 2017

It’s time to Color Your Stripes! The next in my ongoing quest to discover the joy of shawl knitting is COLOR MY STRIPES! A simple, asymmetrical striped shawl, COLOR MY STRIPES uses elongated one-row buttonholes to add a bit of whimsy. The shawl is knit tip-to-tip in garter stitch, with increases on one side and […]

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