leethal quick knit patterns!

All of these leethal patterns use no more than 20 yards of yarn. Most recently released designs are at the top; info about the club and subscription sign-ups can be found on the club page.

If you're on ravelry, you can see all leethal quick knits patterns here



Thrift! Bobble Star Embellishments and Bulky Teardrop Towel

June 2011 quick knits club pattern set

Star shapes with bobbles at each end will embellish bland clothing or cover stains/holes/logos, each star using around 15-20 yards of worsted weight yarn. You can sew them on either by hand or machine - instructions for both ways are included. Bulky recycled sheet or t-shirt yarn can be knit into these big fat dish towels, using huge needles to match the yarn - the examples used size US 19's and 35's. The ebook includes instructions for making recycled sheet yarn and no-ties t-shirt yarn.

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Eat! Picnic Wrapper and Blocky Coaster/Potholder

May 2011 quick knits club pattern set

The picnic wrapper will wrap up your utensils either for a picnic, or any other portable eating plans you might have. It's totally modular and any-gauge - the example used about 20 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn, but you can use any weight you want and needles to match. The blocky coaster/potholder uses no picking up of stitches, breaking of yarn, or seaming of any kind! If using worsted weight yarn, you can choose the coaster-size or potholder-size pattern; use the any-gauge pattern included if using a different yarn weight or wanting to make a different sized square.

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Listen Up! Guitar Pick Keyring Pouch and Record CD Gift Case

April 2011 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

The pick pouch is a simple pattern worked in the round; for the sample, a DK-ish weight yarn was used, knit tightly on size US 2 needles, for a gauge of 8 sts/inch, but the pattern is easily adjustable to pretty much any gauge (modification notes included). The CD case buttons around a disc, with the top/label side partially showing, and the other side meant to resemble an LP - while the pattern was designed in worsted weight, with a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch, there are notes throughout for using any gauge.

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Plug In! Screen-Friendly Gadget Case and Wrist Rest Tube

March 2011 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

The gadget case can be made to fit any sized mp3 player/phone/tablet, and is meant to stay on while using, charging, etc, with a buttoning flap to protect the screen. The pattern has 4 modular sections, can be made with any yarn weight, and even with all those parts and custom fitting, there's no seaming or sewing. The simple curved wrist rest uses 15-20 yards of bulky yarn and short rows knit in the round.

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Buttons! Shoggoth and Buttontastic

February 2011 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

A blob of HP Lovecraft inspired tentacles and button eyes, make Shoggoth in any size you want by choosing your yarn weight/needles accordingly; the example, for a good pin cushion size, used 20 yards of worsted weight yarn with size US 4 needles. Buttontastic can be twisted and fastened into a bracelet, necklace, headband (if you make it long enough) or anything else you can think of! There are 2 ways you can make it - either knit the strip, then sew the buttons on after, or attach the buttons onto the piece as you knit it (instructions and photos included).

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Read Books! Pen Tube Bookmark and Wavy Short Rows Bookmark

January 2011 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

These two bookmark patterns both use around 12-15 yards of yarn; the short rows bookmark is fun to knit and will look fabulous in variegated sock yarn leftovers, and the pen tube bookmark is super functional and includes a couple of different variations for you to choose from.

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Wrap It! Cabled Keepers and Chevron Bow

December 2010 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

This cabled box cover pattern works for any size box, and with any weight yarn. The cover can be made for any box with an attached lid - it's then glued onto the box, making your new knit container permanent; perfect for gifting something special, or just holding something for yourself! The simple little chevron bow is a good adventurous beginner level pattern. The ends are designed to resemble decorative ribbon ends, pointed on both sides, and the chevron shape makes it great for variegated leftovers!

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Bundle Up! Cabled Cowl Maker and Oval Pockets

November 2010 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

Knit up some pockets to add a sweater that's in need! There's is a smaller bulky weight version that uses only 20 yards for a pair of pockets, and a larger any-gauge version which includes notes for making adjustments, and examples in worsted and bulky weights. The cabled cowl maker piece loops and wraps a scarf around your neck, then ties it in place to act as a cowl. Wrap it loosely or tightly, tie it on the outside, or tuck the ties underneath - figure out your own favorite way to wear it!

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Celebrate! Lapel Flower and Drink Sweaters

October 2010 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

There are 2 different Drink Sweater versions for wine glass charm alternatives, and a beer sweater version as well - knit up a bunch with all your different colored yarn leftovers, or make them matching with different colorful buttons on each one to tell them apart. This pattern is small, but a bit on the complex side, as far as quick knits go, using short rows making the round shape, worked with the cables. And then the simple boutonniere is a classy men's accessory, for special occasions or just for dressing up a bit for fun. These could also be worn as a women's brooches (or perhaps in your hair, etc).

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Get Organized! Circular Needles Hanger and Zig-Zag Lace Cup

September 2010 quick knits club patterns - see the blog post about this ebook

This handy circular needle holder hangs on your wall and separates your circs into sections for easy organization! Whip up the chunky 20-yard version in no time, or make yourself a custom hanger using the any-gauge, any-size pattern version, with more levels for separating needles into more categories if you like. The lace cup can also be worked up in any gauge, and in any cup size, or sized like the example pictured; the piece can either be slipped around a cardboard tube, or can be stiffened using white glue, making an awesome permanent lace cup!

available in a mini-ebook for $5
see the club page for details and to purchase





Fitted Pocket Case and Custom Game Pieces

August 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

Knit some round pieces (10 yards will make 4), glue them to poker chip bases, and then glue on whatever fun trinkets you can round up to take the place of boring game pieces. There are 3 different versions of the fitted case - two that work with 15 yards and one more that's any-size and any-gauge. The any-size version, worked with a bit more than 15 yards, will make an excellent card case with plenty of room for other portable game stuff (like paper+pencil, dice, etc)!

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Blooming Flowers and Robot Monster Pouch

July 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

The flowers can be used to make headbands, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, be sewn or pinned onto clothing, or anything else you can think of! The other accessory is a robot monster to accessorize your keys, which is also super functional and will hold mints, stitch markers, money, or what ever else you want to have on you at all times. 15 yards of fingering weight yarn will make 6-7 flowers, and 10 yards of worsted make the pouch.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Luggage Tag Pouch and Leaf-ish Sleep Mask

June 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

This travel-themed knit set includes a little pouch with a strap that'll fasten onto your suitcase/backpack/whatever-you-travel-with and fit a card with all your essential info - the pouch pattern offers a knit-only version and a crochet-edged version. And for when you're trying to sleep in a hotel room, on a friend's couch, or inside a tent, and need a little extra help getting rest, try a hand-knit sleep mask - meant to be worked with soft cotton yarn, and vaguely looking like leaves, it's both practical and kind of luxurious! 15 yards of fingering to lace weight-ish yarn make the pouch, and 10 yards of bulky make the mask.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Garter Strip Light-switch cover and Stuffed Ball Cord Pull

May 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

These two items will add some fibery warmth and fun to any home - fully removable, so they're apartment-friendly, and easy to make more of with your leftovers! Cover every light switch and pull cord in the house with knit fabric, yum! 15 yards of worsted weight yarn makes the switch plate cover, and 10 yards of worsted makes a cord pull.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Mini Produce Bag and Fruit+Veggie Scrubbies

April 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

Fruit/veggie-shaped scrubbies - orange, strawberry, carrot, and tomato - are worked in seed stitch for a good scrubbing texture, and the mini produce bag is made with just 10 yards of bulky yarn and a piece of lace, but expands to hold a lot more fruit than you might expect! The scrubbies take about 7-8 yards of bulky yarn each, and the bag needs 10 yards, plus some lace and a t-shirt loop (or other strap fabric) for the handle.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Cabled Frame and Camera Patch

March 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

A cabled picture frame to show off one of your favorite photos, and a camera patch to stick onto your camera bag, or tote/messenger bag/purse, or where ever you like. There's also an extra bonus idea for some bulky yarn - cover your camera's wrist strap with i-cord! 15 yards of worsted weight yarn make the frame, and 10 yards of bulky make the patch.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Argyle Cuff and Bolt

February 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

A simple wide rectangle cuff, fastened closed by 2 buttons, with a combination of increases, decreases, and mini-cables making a textured argyle design; and a garter stitch piece with long ends that tie around the wearer's wrist, shooting out into a lightning bolt shape in the middle. 15 yards of worsted-ish weight make the argyle cuff, and 10 yards of dk-ish make bolt.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Afterthought Earflaps and Pinwheel Earmuffs

January 2010 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

Two different ways to keep your ears toasty warm during the cold winter months - a set of earflaps that get sewn into a hat to make it more wearable in the chilly winter wind, and recycled-sweater-lined earmuffs with a fun swirly design. 10 yards of bulky weight yarn makes both earflaps, and 15 yards of bulky makes the earmuffs.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Wee Gift Bag and Winter Leaves

November 2009 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

A tiny gift bag and a trio of leaves to make into a necklace or anything else you can dream up! While both these designs were based around a holiday giving theme, neither are strictly meant for the holiday season and they can both be knit and enjoyed year-round!

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Old Timey Moustache and Superhero Mask

October 2009 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

2 different costume items originally designed for Halloween, these can totally be enjoyed any day of the year. You could wear them together, but it might be a little too silly!

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Back to School Knit Set

September 2009 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

A ribbon-bound stripey pencil case, stiffened cotton bookmark, and optional pen or pencil cover, inspired by classic school essentials.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Strappy Pouch and Mini-Wallet

August 2009 quick knits club pattern set [for sale here]

A little pouch that can strap around your ankle or wrist, just big enough to hold the little essentials, and a no-strap variation big enough to hold your cards and work as a thin wallet.

available as the set for $3 or in a mini-ebook with 6 more club patterns for $6
see the ebook page for details and to purchase





Lined Zippered Knit Coin Pouch [free!]

A very (very!) simple knit pattern, workable in pretty much any gauge, made into a cute zippered pouch with a 7" zipper, bias tape, a scrap of fabric, and lots of hand sewing. (Bulkier versions use less than 15 yards, but finer gauge versions will use more.)

from Crafts for The Knittn' Kitten ebook

free download on ravelry, or in the Craftypod shop!





Penta-Coasters [free!]

The same pattern can work for smaller, felted coasters or larger, not-felted depending on the yarn you use. A simple design, knit around with decreases creating the five sided shape, you can felt it to be straight-edged or round, and you can bring out the design by picking a variegated yarn. Use different 10-15 yard scraps to make a set of mismatched wooly coasters.

from do stuff!





Circle Lace Cuff [free!]

A flipped symmetry design, featuring an altered version of the catherine wheels lace pattern in the book Field Guide to Knitting, and a simple lace design in the straps, this is a fun knit for anyone wanting to try lace for the first time. With 3 size options, the cuff uses around 12-16 yards of worsted weight yarn and 2 buttons.

published on CraftStylish





Ten 10 Yard Cuffs [for sale here]

10 cuff patterns, each using 10 yards of yarn - the pdf is 10 pages long, and the kits cost $10! This is the pattern set that led to leethal quick knits; a wide range of leftover-busting cuff designs, and a great way to learn new techniques on a small scale.

$4.50 for the mini-ebook of 10 cuff patterns

see the pattern page for more details, or check out kits in the shop





Buttony Chevron Cuff [free!]

Use a variegated yarn to bring out the chevron shape, and 3 fun buttons for the closure and embellishment in this easy cuff! Designed to be knit any width, with any gauge, the cuff could use anywhere from about 10 yards to much more than a leethal quick knit, depending on yarn choice and width.

published on CraftStylish





leethal Knit Bracelets [free!]

As simple as you can get - a short, narrow strip of garter stitch - this design is made unique by your choice of yarn, button, and custom embellishments. Since it only takes 4 yards, this is a great way to use up super small amounts of leftover special yarn.

pattern on do stuff!, and kits in the shop



For larger leethal patterns see the patterns section of leethal.net