leethal quick knits club!

The club has run its course and is no longer continuing with new ebooks each month, but all 10 ebooks from September 2010 - June 2011 are available below!


each club PDF file includes:

  • 2 quick knit patterns using no more than 20 yards of yarn each (sometimes with larger optional variations)
  • a craft tutorial fitting with the month's theme
  • some kind of extra fun bit, like a template, or a puzzle, or a recipe...

[see the quick knits patterns page for more photos and info about the knitting patterns inside each ebook!]



All 10 club ebooks:


June 2011: Thrift! ($5 ebook)





May 2011: Eat! ($5 ebook)





April 2011: Listen Up! ($5 ebook)





March 2011: Plug In! ($5 ebook)





February 2011: Buttons! ($5 ebook)





January 2011: Read Books! ($5 ebook)





December 2010: Wrap It! ($5 ebook)





November 2010: Bundle Up! ($5 ebook)





October 2010: Celebrate! ($5 ebook)





September 2010: Get Organized! ($5 ebook)






Quick knits patterns are perfect for using up leftover bits of yarn - usually flexible with gauge and yarn type, and always using under 20 yards, they work up in no time and turn your scraps into awesome little knits!

Each month's mini-ebook with have a theme (sometimes fitting with the season, sometimes random), around which the patterns, tutorials, and extras are designed. Tutorials will always be a craft other than knitting, and could be (but not limited to) sewing, crochet, crafting with recycled materials, clothing embellishment, home decor, etc...

Club patterns and projects are always focused on affordability and sustainability - often making use of recycled or reclaimed materials, tutorials may call for thrifted or found items, and no project will ever require you to empty your wallet!






In addition to automatically receiving the pdfs each month, and getting a discount, club members (signed up for a 6 month subscription) will be entered into a drawing each month to win a package of goodies which relate to that month's club ebook (could be materials to make the project, yarn to knit the patterns, other extras or fun stuff). One or more members (who were already signed up by the release date) will win the raffle each month and the package(s) will be mailed out at some point before the end of the month.


Within a day of placing your subscription order, you should get a confirmation email, and then you'll receive each month's pdf file on its release date (usually the first Monday of the month).

(So if the email address connected to your paypal account is not your preferred address, be sure to let me know your email.)


Each month's mini-ebook will become available for anyone to purchase (for $5) starting on the release date; through the end of each month, you can still sign up for a 6 month subscription, starting with that month's ebook. You'll receive the file after your order goes through, then receive the future months' files on their release dates.

Members receive their monthly ebooks by email in the form of a coupon code for free download - this way, the ebook can be re-downloaded at any time in the future, and stored in members' ravelry libraries for easy access.


Note to non-knitters: If interest in expressed (through blog comments, emails, etc), I may compile the non-knitting project tutorials from the club ebooks into their own separate ebook after some time (like 6 months worth or 1 year worth of tutorials). Not guaranteed, but it's a possibility.


leethal quick knits club release dates:

  • Monday, September 6th
  • Monday, October 4th
  • Monday, November 1st
  • Monday, December 6th
  • Monday, January 3rd
  • Monday, February 7th
  • Monday, March 7th
  • Monday, April 4th
  • Monday, May 9th (1 week later than normal)
  • Monday, June 6th

(release dates are subject to change slightly)








The First Generation (August 2009 - August 2010)

(when there were physical packages instead of mini-ebooks)

These are shown for your viewing pleasure, just for fun (no longer available to purchase) - the patterns which have been released for sale, in sets and in ebooks, can be found on the quick knits patterns page, as well as in the leethal patterns section.


August 2010 [Games theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled 48% wool, 22% viscose, 16% nylon, 9% angora, 5% cashmere, super light pink, overdyed with reds and blues to make a red/pink/purple/blue variegated yarn (Mind Games)
  • 10 yards of recycled yellow wrapped in orange, all 100% cotton for a worsted weight (It's a Game)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Fitted Pocket Case and Custom Game Pieces patterns, with multiple versions of both
  • 4 reclaimed poker chips, and a button to complete the two knit designs
  • a deck of cards (reclaimed/thrifted) to fill the case
  • a small pencil and a card with farkle points (a dice game) that can also be used with the case, or just handy for portable game-playing
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





July 2010 [Accessorize theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled 56% nylon, 40% angora, 4% lambswool bright fuschia fingering weight yarn, overdyed with blue, purple, and red for a less bright purple shade (Dedicated Follower of Fashion)
  • 10 yards of lambswool/angora/rayon blend with a shiny silver strand running through, spun and plied with vintage lurex metallic thread and a variegated thread (Fashion is Danger)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Blooming Flowers in 3 different sizes and Robot Monster Pouch patterns
  • 4 pipe cleaners (2 bigger green ones, and 2 smaller ones of varied colors), and a length of ribbon to go with the knit flowers
  • a keyring, a hook, and a pair of googly eyes, to go with the monster pouch
  • pairs of earwires, eyepins, and headpins, and several pairs of beads, many vintage or czech glass, to either be made into earrings (which could include the knit flowers) or into stitch markers
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





June 2010 [Traveling theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled lace-weight-ish 100% shetland wool, light green, half overdyed with blue for a turquoise and green striping yarn (Deep Sea Diving Suit)
  • 10 yards of spun 100% soft recycled cotton, in grey, light greyish blue, and olive green (Aeroplane Over the Sea)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Luggage Tag Pouch (knit only and crochet edge versions) and Leaf-ish Sleep Mask patterns
  • a piece of vintage or reclaimed elastic for the sleep mask, and an info card for the luggage tag
  • a reclaimed cardstock tag and a piece of recycled map cut to the same size, for making into a travel bookmark
  • summer road trip themed mix CD, packaged with a piece of Montana road map
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





May 2010 [Home Decor theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled worsted weight wool, light green overdyed with blue and yellow (I Feel Like Going Home)
  • 10 yards of spun recycled worsted weight blend of angora, silk, wool, rayon, and nylon in grey and red (To Go Home)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Garter Strip Light-switch Cover and Stuffed Ball Cord Pull patterns, plus a pdf with a bonus fitted knit cord pull idea
  • a standard switch plate to use in the knit cover project
  • half of a record album cover and 2 old book pages, one with a couple of stamped designs
  • 5 reclaimed magnets and an instruction sheet for using the recycled paper items to create magnets and/or more switch plates
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





April 2010 [Fruits+Veggies theme]

Each club package included:
  • 10 yards of bulky spun recycled, some cotton, some wool, and a couple of thick threads, in shades of orange, yellow, and green (Trees Keep Growing)
  • 15 yards of chunky wool, dyed with 5 yards of red at one end, 5 yards of orange at the other, and 5 yards of green in between (If it is Growing)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Mini Produce Bag and Fruit+Veggie Dish Scrubbies patterns
  • a piece of vintage lace, a loop of t-shirt fabric, and a bundle of recycled cotton yarn, needed to complete the produce bag design
  • a page of fruits+veggies drawings, a sheet of carbon paper, and a piece of fabric, onto which the images can be transfered and embroidered over
  • 2 reclaimed fruit+veggie photo greeting cards
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





March 2010 [Photography theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of unknown fiber (some wool or wool blend) from a reclaimed, hand-knit sweater, dyed blues over the grey-green base (Pale Green Things)
  • 10 yards of a blue, 100% shetland wool 2-ply recycled sweater yarn, overspun then navajo plied to make a cabled yarn (Pale Blue Eyes)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Cabled Frame and Camera Patch designs, plus a bonus sheet with i-cord wrist strap instructions
  • a piece of mat board to build the frame, and a piece of inkjet photo paper to print a photo for the frame
  • a piece of mesh fabric to use for a 'star filter', with instructions and night shooting tips
  • a button made from a page of a photography how-to book from the 80's
  • 2 reclaimed slides
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





February 2010 [His or Hers theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of unknown fiber (some wool or wool blend) from a reclaimed, hand-knit sweater, dyed short striping sections of dark purpley red, blue, and grey-green, over the grey base (Whatever Gets You Thru The Night)
  • 10 yards of a 100% cotton recycled sweater yarn, in 2 shades of grey, wrapped in 3 threads - thin dark grey and variegated purple, and thick yellow/white/blue variegated (Night Is The Day Turned Inside Out)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Argyle Cuff and Bolt cuff designs, including instructions for making the cables in the argyle design
  • a pair of buttons for the argyle cuff
  • a blank greeting card with a fun non-specific photo on the front, and an envelope filled with 10 stickers and extra strips of patterned paper to embellish the card and/or make more mini-cards (which could be Valentines)
  • a 2-sided crayon for coloring on the card(s)
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





January 2010 [Keeping Warm theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of bulky recycled 86% wool, 14% acrylic, dyed shades of red, blue, green, and purple, over a beige base (Rose Parade)
  • 10 yards of 54% nylon, 40% angora rabbit hair, 6% lambswool dark red, plied with 95% extra fine merino wool, 5% cashmere brighter red, for a super soft bulky yarn (Coming Up Roses)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Afterthought Earflaps and Pinwheel Earmuffs designs, including how to line the earmuffs with recycled sweater felt, and make twisted cord ties and strap
  • a piece of recycled sweater for the earmuffs lining, plus some light blue secondhand superfine yarn for sewing the pieces together
  • Winter Knitting connect-the-dots mini-zine, with 7 number picture puzzles, each featuring a warm winter knit item
  • 2 winter drink "recipe" cards - 1 with alcohol and 1 without
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





November 2009 [Winter Giving theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled 70% lambswool, 20% angora rabbit hair, 10% nylon, dyed shades of green over a bright white base, with white showing through to look like snow on green leaves (Winter A-Go-Go)
  • 10 yards of 80% wool, 10% mohair, 10% nylon icy blue and white strand, wrapped in white 70% angora, 30% nylon, for a fuzzy, bulky yarn (Winter Wooskie)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Winter Leaves and Wee Gift Bag designs, including how to make the leaves into a necklace and how to make pom poms
  • 2 pieces of ribbon for the 2 patterns
  • 3 4x6" photographs of handspun and/or hand-dyed yarn, with a note about turning them into gift tags or ornaments, plus 2 paper fasteners for an ornament
  • Lee's winter mix CD (I wanna be buried in snow) in a floppy disk case
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





October 2009 [Costumes theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of recycled 40% wool, 30% rayon, 20% angora, 10% cashmere worsted, solid grey base yarn, overdyed with shades of orange, making a variegated grey to reddish brown (A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall)
  • 10 yards of bulky weight spun yarn made of 6 different fall-y colors, including a yellow wool and 2 different 100% cotton sweater yarns (Seeds May Fall)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Old Timey Moustache and Superhero Mask designs
  • a pair of silly costume glasses
  • a pair of recycled socks wristwarmers
  • a monster finger puppet
  • 3 pieces of 2-sided tape for holding the moustache in place
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





September 2009 [Back to School theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of bulky recycled wool, dyed stripes of random ordered yellow, blue, and green, separated by shorter stripes of red (Picture Book)
  • 10 yards of cotton, from a striping scarf with blue, red, green, and yellowy off-white, navajo plied with a variegated rainbowy thread (Wrapped Up In Books)
  • a 4-page pattern sheet with Laced-Up Pencil Case and Stiffened Chevron Bookmark designs, plus pen cover bonus
  • a piece of vintage or secondhand ribbon or rick rack for the pencil case
  • a notebook with a recycled beer case cardboard cover and hand-carved stamped backs
  • a leethal.net button, with image from a Willamette Week
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!





August 2009 [New leethal.net Theme]

Each club package included:
  • 15 yards of 100% lambswool, around a DK or sport weight, originally a light blue J.Crew sweater, overdyed in stripes of turquoise blue and 2 shades of green (Green Grass of Tunnel)
  • 10 yards of bulky cotton, which came from 2 100% cotton sweaters - 1 light orange and 1 dark orange - each spun, then plied together with a variegated thread (Orange Ball Of Love)
  • a pattern postcard, featuring a strappy buttoning pouch, with a no-strap, no-button mini-wallet variation
  • a vintage or recycled button for the pouch
  • a knit! button, printed on recycled brown paper
  • a leethal quick knits club pen, with magazine photo background
(blog post)

These patterns are available for anyone to purchase, alone (as the 2-pattern set for $3) or in a mini-ebook with 8 club patterns for $6!