You are here: Home > Single Patterns > Patterns by Designer > Knitting Traditions

Traditional Knitting Patterns by Beth Brown Reinsel

Each pattern in this series not only results in a fabulous Heirloom quality garment of the highest quality but also teaches you lots of new knitting techniques and history.

Sort By:
Page of 3
A Braided Vest A Family Tam At Sea: An Elegant Gansey for him or her
A Braided Vest
Our Price: $8.00
A Family Tam
Our Price: $7.00
The braided vest is worked in the round with front, armhole and neck steeks. This pattern features a double cast on, herringbone braid, the unsewn crocheted steek, and the knitted bind off. Patterns from Knitting Traditions are always a treat!  A mini-lesson in every pattern, complete with photos as well as written instructions. The tam is made from four colors of yarn, but never more than two in a round, as is customary in traditional Fair Isle knitting. It is comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area in which the top part of the tam is created. Intermediate. Sport Weight Yarn Experienced. Three sizes. This is the sweater designed for the beautiful book Knitting In America, by Melanie Falick. The pattern offers a choice of a rolled neck or a cabled neckband, and lots of detail in the patterning -- even the seam stitches are pairs of baby cables! 7 sts/inch in Guernsey yarn.     Featured Techniques: The Channel Island Cast-on, Underarm Gussets, Inverted Triangular Neck Gussets. Yarn: Guernsey yarn or other smooth sport weight     Finished Garment Measurement:42 (48, 53.5) inches
Autumn Fairisle Socks Chelsea's Heart Gansey for Children Christmas Socks
Autumn Fairisle Socks
Our Price: $7.00
Christmas Socks
Our Price: $7.00
These attractive socks have very easy fair isle patterning-- a good first fair isle project.  Featured Techniques:  Double Cast-On, Working with a Color in Each Hand, Corrugated Ribbing Heel Pattern, the Dutch Heel, and Wide Toe. 
Five sizes!
This darling pullover is just great for your little ones.  Featured techniques in this pattern are Knotted Cast On, Split Overlapped Garter Welts, Underarm Gussets, Indian Corn Stitch, and Triangular Neck Gussets.  Six sizes with finished chest measurements of 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 32 inches. A fun sock in 4 sizes (children, women, men, and Christmas Stocking), worked in red, white, and green gansey (or firm sport weight) yarn. Bands of 2-color patterns adorn this sock with motifs of Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, snowflakes and more! Instructions included for a heel which is worked after the sock is finished.
Classic Gansey Cardigan Compass & Roses – Sanquhar Glove Pattern Dalarna Snowflake Mitts In Color Twined Knitting
Classic Gansey Cardigan
Our Price: $8.00
What a beauty!  This is the gansey adapted to a worsted/Aran weight cardigan.  It has many traditional design details, and is suited to a few modern adaptations.  Faster to knit at this gauge compared to a traditional gansey, but still has that gorgeous patterning and old world feel to it. Featured techniques include Reading Charts, Underarm Gussets, Raised Increases, and a beautiful buttonhole method.  5 sizes from small through 2X. Sanquhar gloves have captivated the Scottish and non-Scottish alike since the late 1800's.  Several classic patterns have survived, but Beth Brown-Reinsel has invented this charming pattern for your enjoyment.The construction of these gloves is always the same, so different sizes are created by using different sized needles and different weights of yarn. In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century, a form of knitting was practiced called "two end knitting."  Using a strand from each end of a center-pull ball of yarn, wound of either one or two colors, the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex!    Motifs of the Dalarna jackets with twined knitted sleeves serve as the inspiration for the snowflakes in these mitts. 
Diamond and Triangles Tunic Length Gansey Elf Garb Fair Isle Socks
Elf Garb
Our Price: $8.00
Fair Isle Socks
Our Price: $7.00
This tunic length gansey style has split garter welts, underarm gussets and neckline gussets to give depth to the otherwise boat neckline.  It is worked in heavy worsted or aran weight yarn.   Three sizes with finished chest measurements of 44, 48, and 52".

Easy. This matching hat and sweater set is the perfect garb for the little elf in your life. The buttoned placket makes it easy to pull over the heads of wriggly children, and still affords a snug fit.

Gauge: 4 stitches/ inch.

Yarn: worsted weight

Sizes: 23", 25", 27" (Child's sizes 2, 4, and 6)

These socks are knitted in the round in two or more colors.  As is the tradition, Fair Isle garments are never worked with more than two colors in a round and these socks are no exception.  The main patterning of the socks is comprised of three-row peerie patterns, the traditional Scottish Fair Isle motifs.
Fana Set Scarf and Mittens Gansey Socks Jerod's Aran – seamless aran
Gansey Socks
Our Price: $7.00
Jerod's Aran
Our Price: $8.00
The Fana sweater from western Norway is a perennial favorite.  The motifs lenthemselves well to interpretations other than sweaters, and this great scarf and mittens set is proof.  Gansey Socks  by Beth-Brown Reinsel  This solid color sock begins with the classic Channel Island Cast-On. Starfish, diagonal lines, and vertical motifs meet at the baby cable on the back seam. The heel flap is constructed with the slip stitch pattern for longer wear. I ntermediate. Women's medium, in two lengths; anklet or mid-calf.   Guernsey or firm sport weight yarn recommended.
A Seamless Aran sweater for Children & Women   This pretty aran sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up.  Featured techniques in this pattern are Avoiding Cable Splay, Knitted Armhole Seams, and the Perpendicular Shoulder Join.  Five sizes for children, tweens and women.