For the most up to date selection of all my free and for-sale patterns, please visit my Ravelry pattern store. (Ravelry is free to use and does require registration.) Here are a few you might be interested in!

[Please note: blog comments are not the best place for queries regarding patterns. Please email me directly at crazy.knitting.lady[at] ]



Podster Gloves (Knitting to Stay Sane, September 2009)

PDF File


Mulled Wine Mitts, for Canadian Living Magazine (December 2009)
Pattern link at Canadian Living online


A Nice Ribbed Sock (PDF download)


Basic Black
Basic Black (originally published in Magknits, November 2007)
Button cardigan with cropped sleeves. Uses DK-weight wool on 4.0mm needles.


Wrap cardigan sweater in sizes XS – 3X.
Uses sport-weight or light DK yarn on 3.5mm/US 4 needles.


  1. I’m looking for a Scandnavian ski cap w/ ear flaps. Do you have one? Free is wonderful, but I will also be glad to pay for a pattern. Thanks.

  2. Hi!
    Thank you for a well written and lovely blog.

    Now that I have plied you with compliments, perhaps you have a moment to offer a recommendation?

    I am desperate for a DK light worsted cardigan pattern for a plus sized girl. Oh help.

    I wonder when Rowan will figure out that there are some lovely knitters who have well endowed chests? Hmmm…

    Thanks again for the fun.
    -Knitting in Seattle

  3. I am Looking for a knitted hat pattern on with ear flats and it was a horse around it

  4. Annie Durbin · ·

    Hi, I got a 404 instead of your pretty Silk Garden Socks pattern download… would you mind emailing it directly? I’m on my 3rd pair of socks and looking for new fun.

    Thank you,
    and by the way I LOVE the Viper Pilots sock concept, and will come back for it when I have the skills!,

  5. adorable night cap….love it.

  6. […] in the meantime, of course, I cast on for #13. Basic Black by Glenna […]

  7. Laurie Reed · ·

    Hey, Glenna—Cool blog!!! And thanks so much for the knitting lesson on Monday evening. You’ve inspired me to start knitting again (it’s been a few months…). I’ve got several requests for socks and so that’s where I’ll start. I’ve got lotsa sock yarn and will take a look at some of your patterns. 🙂



  8. […] is the Basic Black cardigan, which I’m hopefully dubbing “Lucky Thirteen” – my 13th […]

  9. shirley evans · ·

    I wouldl like a pattern for a knittted nightvcap for a guy 18 years old, in Double Knit,

    Many Thanks Shirley (New Zealand)

  10. shirley evans · ·

    I would like a knitted nighcap in 8ply for a guy 18yrs old,

    Cheers Shirley (New Zealand)

  11. […] Basic Black, by Glenna C. Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Merino Extra Fine, black, Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 4 […]

  12. I’ve been wondering this whole time where I know you from.
    I finally figured it out – it’s that basic black from magknits!

  13. hi, i am actually looking for instructions to make some knee high socks, only thing is, i am a MAJOR-BEGINNER so i would need it in extremely easy language, i do not understand all that ‘p2tog, k4tog’ stuff !!! lol, so if you could do me up some instructions for this i would be very thankful.

    Many thanx- Anna. XX
    (also, merry christmas !!)

  14. Amber Smith · ·

    Thanks for your lovely patterns. They are fun and beautiful too!
    Merry Christmas!!

  15. […] now, I’m going to continue my selfish bent and continue adding waist shaping to my Basic Black cardigan. So nice to have some time to sit and knit!   Leave a […]

  16. […] So I found the pattern, which was a free PDF download on Glenna C’s blog. It’s called “Podster Gloves” and I can’t wait to cast on. However, I will not be using the Noro Silk Garden, as it’s […]

  17. […] probably use the Podster Glove pattern for help with that, as it has those elements, albeit at a very different gauge than mine. Still, […]

  18. marilyn underhill · ·

    Hello! just discovered your great site. You obviously are an excellent knitter. I am sort of a beginner, and i am wondering if you have a simple hat pattern..the kind that makes a little turned edge and then you decrease at the top and pull the yarn tight. I made two for my grandchild and can’t locate the pattern. I would like to use my yarn stash to make hats for homeless people I see on the street. A fisherman’s style with the ribbed turned up edge would also work. I know you are busy but I can’t think of anyone else to ask. Many thank, in advance. Blessings, Marilyn in Highlands, NC

  19. marilyn underhill · ·

    By the way, my email is if anyone can help me with the above request for a simple hat pattern. Blessings, Marilyn

  20. Basic Black

    I think there’s a mistake on size 2 (35″ 89cm) on the sleeves.

    Cap shaping: BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows-68sts.

    Then if you decrease 2 sts on each RS row 1+9 =10 times,
    does not equal 52sts (=58sts).
    Should I go down to 52 or 58 sts here?

    Lovely pattern by the way.


  21. janet love · ·

    I would like to subscribe to this,



  22. Barb Melichar · ·

    How do I sign up to get your blog?

  23. Me three…I would like to subscribe….

  24. […] listed), the mitten pattern/popover is from Lady’s Work Mittens, and the thumb is taken from Podster Gloves (second pattern down). I’m pretty excited to be able to work both my QWERTY-keyboard phone […]

  25. This is a gorgeous blog, so well-written and fun to read, and your color choices resonate with me. Not to mention how inspiring your designs are. I’ve written up a short review of your blog on my website, hope it gets you some visitors!

  26. Cynthia K-R · ·

    Wonderful to find another Canadian knitter online!! I’m up North near Sault Ste. Marie – and we have NO yarn shops at all. Guess I’ll have to travel to Sudbury or Toronto.

    I’ve re-started knitting after several years of ‘mothering’, and I’m really enjoying it all–cableing, hats, and my newest challenge would be a sweater.

    Thanks for your blog – I sure need it!!!!!!

  27. The Brennan Cardigan just jumped up high in my “to do” list. Great patterns!!

  28. I just happened to stumble acoss your site… and you are amazing… I have picked up knitting once again to get as comfortable with the needles as I have been all of my life with the hook. You inspire me!

    I have found that people either have the artistic eye for a pattern and the mating of the yarn, or they do not.. you my dear are an artist. You aren’t so bad at the photography either! 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing you world!

  29. Thank you so much for sharing you world!

  30. Hang in there, Glenna…

    I’m so happy to have found you today – I’m another Canadian knitter too…

    Your patterns are really beautiful – thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous gifts with us.

    During times like these – we all need as much beauty as we can to focus on. I truly believe that by descending into the horrors – we only expand them.

    Thank you for offering to send the proceeds from your patterns to our brothers and sisters in Japan…our loving thoughts never leave them these days…

    All the best to you,

  31. Hi Sera

    Thank you very much (a bit belatedly)! It is indeed reassuring to have knitting around in times like these. I’m glad you stopped by. I hope there will be plenty more good blog food for thought, to come.

    Happy knitting, Glenna

  32. Hey ,anybody reccomend anything simple and quick for a teen (like me!) to knit?
    thx for the info! 🙂

  33. […] knitting. I made a hat-cowl-mittens set last week, and I'm currently riding the wave with a pair of simple socks. Three-by-one rib doesn't take much brain power, so while I knit I've been debating the merits of […]

  34. Kate Baughman · ·

    I am searching for a pattern, but don’t know what to look for. Recently I’ve seen sweaters everywhere that look like they are essentially 2 rectangles sewn together on the shoulders which makes a boat neck and seams sewn up the side about half way which makes sort of raglan sleeves (without the lower part of the sleeve). They are very loose fitting and could be worn over turtle necks or long sleeve tees. Anyone know of a pattern for this?

  35. I am new to knitting and use a round loom. I’m looking for a pattern for a “scrooge” style hat that I can make using the round loom. I looked at the scrooge/cratchit pattern shown on this site but it is not for loom knitting and I don’t know how to translate it. Can anyone help. I want to make it for a Christmas gift.

  36. Very nice blog, and great site for inspiration. Thankx much

  37. Great web site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your sweat!

  38. I love your blog and read every entry with interest and excitement! I just now came to the free section and am anxious to start a pair of the socks with the cable stitch. Very nice – thank you so much for free patterns. I’ve missed you these past few days – happy new year!!!

  39. One Handed Knitting Beth Stiles · ·

    How do you teach someone who is oppisate of the way you knit? At the present time I am teaching a right handed person and I knit left handed due to cerebral Pasy and I knit with one hand.

  40. I just wanted to say how much I love your patterns and appreciate that you have offered so many unique patterns for free. Keep up the great work!

  41. […] het eens eerder geprobeerd met te dik garen en te weinig kennis). Ik ga uit van een gratis patroon (podster gloves, even iets naar onderen scrollen) wat ook op Ravelry te vinden is, gecombineerd met de aanwijzingen […]

  42. […] het eens eerder geprobeerd met te dik garen en te weinig kennis). Ik ga uit van een gratis patroon (podster gloves, even iets naar onderen scrollen) wat ook op Ravelry te vinden is, gecombineerd met de aanwijzingen […]

  43. […] (I doubt anyone will believe this.  I don’t, but I’m going to try).  I started some Podster Gloves for a friend.  I was worried that they were going to be too big for her, so I mailed them off for […]

  44. I am looking for a knmitting pattern for an edmonton oilers sweater and xmas stocking?? Do you have any idea where I could possibly find one??

  45. Christine · ·

    I am looking for a knitting pattern for an Edmonton Oilers sweater. for adult, the logo has to be knitted instead of an applique one. Where can I find one, please help. Thanks you.

  46. […] first I thought I had narrowed it down to Glenna C.‘s Podster Gloves […]

  47. I really think this particular blog , Horizontal Blinds “Free | Knitting to Stay Sane”,
    very engaging and also the post was indeed a very good read.
    Many thanks,Milton

  48. […] pattern was Basic Black by Glenna C on Ravelry (also available here) and is a simple v-neck cardigan with waist-shaping. I chose this pattern to be the […]

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  51. knitterrra · ·

    What an amazing blog!!! really like it. I’m looking for knitting pattern to make tunic. I found one on but I don’t understant this one.

  52. […] are my version of Glenna C.’s “A Nice Ribbed Sock” (scroll down on that page to “Socks”), in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, colorway […]

  53. I am looking for a knitting pattern for a Edmonton oilers sweater

  54. Many thanks for these great grown-up patterns. I’ve only been knitting toys up till now but I can’t wait to try the scrooge cap and give it to my hubby for Christmas!

  55. Thank you for the sock pattern. As soon as I finish another project I’m going to try making socks, for the first time.

  56. Saadia Anjum · ·

    I am desperately looking for free pattern for a cricket jumper for men
    I shall be grateful for any link suggested

  57. patricia · ·

    I would be interested in the gloves socks and

    togue pattern but what I am looking for is a print of edmonton oilers to knit. I have already started knitting a blanket for my son but would love to put the logo in the middle

  58. I am looking 4 the knitting pattern 4 edmonton oilers

  59. […] to these (the first ones on the page) except not sure about the thumb […]

  60. How can i obtain the brennan cardigan pattern in pdf?
    Thank you

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  63. I was looking for convertible mittens for my mom. Thanks for the podster pattern. I will pass it on to mom. She wants to make some for my brother. By the way, it is nice to see another “Glenna” out there.

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  65. […] busy on her phone, but wear it flipped over when her hands get cold. The pattern is from – I’m […]

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