Monthly Archives: February 2012

Macrame Mason Jar Hanger

This is one of the simplest, most meditative macrame designs I could come up with.  It is made using two different colors of jute, and when it’s finished, it can hold a jar with flowers or a candle or jellybeans or anything really!

Peacock feathers?  Drumsticks?  Your crystal collection?  You could even make a bunch of them, drop in little tea lights, and hang them from the trees in your garden.

Download a free pdf on how to make your Mason Jar Hanger here.

If you have trouble downloading the pdf, email thelittleknittery-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line ‘Mason Jar Hanger’ and we’ll get you that pattern!


The Odori Cowl

The Odori Cowl was born in one of those perfect bursts of random inspiration where out of the blue I knew exactly how many stitches to cast on, precisely what needle size for maximum drape, resulting in the complete and serendipitous usage of only 1 ball.  It was magical, one of those cherished and rare knitting moments where I actually didn’t have to frog it and start all over again.

And did I mention I’ve worn it every day since?

The Odori Cowl is knit from one skein of beautiful Noro Odori yarn, a chunky, self-striping quadruple-whammy of angora, silk, kid mohair, and wool.  So soft and supple!  You can knit one of these in only a couple hours.  Make one in every colorway!  I am…

The Odori Cowl by Julie Edwards

Materials: US size 15 needles, 1 ball Noro Odori Yarn (110 yds, 14 sts per 4″), jumbo darning needle.


Cast on 32 stitches loosely.  Work a K2, P2 rib until you have used up almost the entire ball (leaving enough tail for cast off and finishing).  Cast off loosely and sew the two ends together.