Medrith's Corner - From the archives of The Wool Room

Medrith's Corner - From the archives of The Wool Room

Medrith Glover is a familiar name in a number of knitting circles. For decades she has owned and operated The Wool Room in Quincy, CA, and hosted annual knitting retreats for nearly as long. Her timeless designs have appeared in magazines, and she specializes in stylish sweaters for large sizes. Her most well-known design, the unique Circumnavigated Cardigan, reads like a novel and has been happily knitted by scores of people. Medrith is the daughter of Emily Ocker, whose famous cast-on is so vital to beginning a circular shawl. Here in Medrith's Corner, we offer her innovative design collection in its original format; conveniently converted to PDF. Check this Corner periodically, as Medrith will continue to add to the collection as she archives more material.

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  1. Circumnavigated Cardigan

    Circumnavigated Cardigan

    Medrith Glover
    $5.00

    One of Medrith’s most popular designs over the years (Attractive for men and women) - a really brilliant design, that eliminates all assembly - you don’t even have any underarms to graft!. Lots of fun to knit, with Medrith’s usual easy to follow, detailed instructions. Includes an updated Shawl Collar variation. Learn More
  2. Ornamental Knitting

    Ornamental Knitting

    Medrith Glover
    $5.00

    Out of stock

    A wonderful collection of small, decorative knitting projects (seasonal and otherwise). Bells, stars, balls, socks, an angel, even a mini-jacket and basket - the detail and realism is amazing (check out the bear and ice-cream-cone). Over a dozen projects that will entertain the knitter and those who view the results. Learn More
  3. Power Sleeves Pullover

    Power Sleeves Pullover

    Medrith Glover
    $4.00

    Out of stock

    A Medrith original Raglan, with her innovative touches; it starts at the underarm! Fully customizable from size to color, Medrith alters the Raglan decrease rates to optimize the shoulder-width and armhole-depth. Learn More
  4. Henry's Winter Hat

    Henry's Winter Hat

    Medrith Glover
    $3.00

    Medrith writes, “I’d been thinking about this for years….Henry’s favorite hat is a slightly crumpled yellow terrycloth hat with a small brim all the way around. In winter storms, his cotton hats are soaked in just a few minutes and cotton is NOT warm when wet, as wool is…..Well, all my thoughts have finally come together and I’m proud of the result…a warm felted wool hat that looks very much like his old favorites….And, though I designed this hat with the guys in mind, with its crisp clean lines, it’ll no doubt look handsome on ladies, too.” Learn More
  5. The Peacock Facecloth

    The Peacock Facecloth

    Medrith Glover
    $4.00

    An absorbing and appealing jigsaw puzzle - almost a two-dimensional sculpture. This is Medrith’s streamlined adaptation of an ingenious antique pattern for a round knitted cotton lace facecloth Learn More
  6. The Voluminous Vest

    The Voluminous Vest

    Medrith Glover
    $4.00

    Out of stock

    Medrith writes, "This long braided-cable vest was inspired by the freebie pattern that Susan Bates, Inc. put out when they introduced the size 17 circular needles. I loved the billowy cable so much I just had to do something exciting with it. I wanted mine to have as little finishing as possible - theirs had a lot of fussing at the end..........If you pay close attention to detail and are careful to perform all the following preparatory maneuvers, you will be rewarded with some very simplified and slick and handsome finishing. Learn More
  7. The 2-Sided Square

    The 2-Sided Square

    Medrith Glover
    $4.00

    No gauge to match, no initial planning to start. Cast on and go! Mix and match wools on the fly - the perfect Garter Stitch square is based on the body-width you need. Simple to knit, great fun to adapt - another Medrith rule-breaker! Learn More
  8. Summer Sweatshirt

    Summer Sweatshirt

    Medrith Glover
    $3.00

    Out of stock

    A flattering and practical top perfect for lighter weather (or indoor wearing). Knit from the top down, this simple project can be finished in a week! Learn More
  9. Arans-A-Bite-At-A-Time

    Arans-A-Bite-At-A-Time

    Medrith Glover
    $5.00

    A multiple cable vest knitted a cable at a time. This is a great introduction to knitting an all-over cable sweater, since you need only focus on a single cable at any given point. Plus, like many of Medrith’s patterns, sizing and planning are simplified with her unique approach. Learn More
  10. Elegant Shirt-Yoke

    Elegant Shirt-Yoke

    Medrith Glover
    $5.00
    Medrith’s take on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic Shirt Yoke design, with plenty of custom options (like the beautiful Chevron Cable up the back, and clearly explained bust darts). Medrith’s attention to detail (a hallmark of her instructions) makes for a truly elegant sweater, that flatters every figure. Learn More

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