Patterns

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Photo © Kath Andrews

Heart in my Hands Collection

A cosy, stranded accessories collection of mitts, cowl and hat. Buying the collection represents a 16% saving on all three patterns purchased separately.

The mitts were originally published in Knit Now 25 in August 2013 in one size. The matching hat is designed in three sizes and the medium sized hat has two options for the main band. The cowl has various options given in the pattern to personalise the sizing.

The corrugated ribbing is given as both charts and written instructions. The main stranded colourwork is charted only.

The complete Heart in my Hands collection of hat, cowl and mitts can be worked from one skein (450m) of each colour of yarn.

Suggested Yarn
Erika Knight Wool Local (100% Wool, 450m/100g), Cathy (MC1), Ted (MC2), Fairfax (CC)

Needles
3.25mm circular needles, 40cm, AND/or dpns (or size to obtain tension)
3mm circular needles, 40cm, AND/or DPNS (or one size smaller than that to obtain tension)

£10.00


Photo © Kath Andrews

Heart in my Hands Hat

A warm and comforting stranded hat designed to match the Heart in my Hands Mitts andCowl. Worked in the round from the brim to the crown, the pattern comes in three sizes and the contrasting spines on the crown decreases highlight the hearts nestled there.

The corrugated ribbing is given as both charts and written instructions. The main stranded colourwork is charted only.

There are two design options for the main body of the medium size hat.

The complete Heart in my Hands collection of hat, cowl and mitts can be worked from one skein (450m) of each colour of yarn.

Suggested Yarn
Erika Knight Wool Local (100% Wool, 450m/100g), Cathy (MC1), Ted (MC2), Fairfax (CC)

Meterage used
Small: MC1 – 68m/15g, MC2 – 41m/9g, CC – 63m/14g
Medium: MC1 – 77/17g, MC2 – 41m/9g, CC – 63m/14g
Large: MC1 – 86m/19g, MC2 – 45m/10g, CC – 68m/15g

Needles
3.25mm circular needles, 40cm, AND/or dpns (or size to obtain tension)
3mm circular needles, 40cm, or DPNS (or one size smaller than that to obtain tension)

£4.00


Photo © Kath Andrews

Heart in my Hands Cowl

A warm and comforting stranded cowl designed to match the Heart in my Hands Mitts and Hat. Worked in the round from the bottom up it can be easily adapted in both circumference and height; various options are given within the pattern.

The complete mitts, cowl and hat set can be completed (with standard cowl and large hat) from one skein of each colour of suggested yarn. (Hat pattern to be published soon)

Suggested Yarn
Erika Knight Wool Local (100% Wool, 450m/100g), Cathy (MC1), Ted (MC2), Fairfax (CC)

Sizing and Meterage
For Standard size shown (24cm x 72cm): MC1 – 150m/33g, MC2 – 60m/13g, CC – 126m/28g
Each 40st/12cm repeat of the chart uses the following quantities:
MC1 – 27m, MC2 – 10m, CC – 21m

Options are given within the pattern for increasing the circumference in 12cm increments and increasing/decreasing the height by 8.5cm.

Needles
3.25mm circular needles, 60cm, or size to obtain tension
3mm circular needles, 60cm, or one size smaller than that to obtain tension

Notions
Stitch markers, including 1 contrasting to mark beginning of round 
(6 for Standard Size – each additional 40st/12cm repeat will need an extra stitch marker)
Tapestry needle

Tension
10cm2 = 34 sts x 33 rnds measured over stranded stocking-stitch pattern on 3.25mm needles, wet blocked (hand washed and dried flat)

£4.00


Photo © Sue Finch

Llanberis

Our fifth (!) MKAL with Yarn O’clock ran in January 2021 and is this lovely stranded colourwork hat. Cosy and warm enough even when it’s snowing. The pattern includes both charted and fully written out instructions throughout.

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large) to fit head sizes 46-53cm (53-59cm, 56-64cm)

Suggested Yarn: Rowan Moordale (or any other sticky DK yarn), 25g/58m each of colours A, B & C
 
Needles Required: 3.25mm, 40cm circular or dpns
AND 3.75mm, 40cm circular AND/or dpns 

£4.00


Photo © Kath Andrews

Llandudno Promenade Shawl

Inspired by the changing shades of the sea, and the ironwork on Llandudno Pier, this shawl is an easy, yet satisfying, knit. The asymmetrical garter stitch triangle is broken up with lace panels that highlight the colour changes. The pattern has both charted and fully written options.

Finished Measurements: 85 x 150cm along right-angled sides

Suggested Yarn: Triskelion Yarn Elmet Light (blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Masham, 450m/100g), 1 x 100g Ombre Set (CC1-5), 1 x 100g neutral (MC), 860-900m is required

Needles: 4.5mm, 60cm circular needles or 30cm straight needles AND 4.5mm, 150cm circular needle for border

£4.00


Photo © Kath Andrews

Ice Diamond Mitts

Keep your hands cosy, yet elegant, with long lacy mitts that knit up quickly in the round. This pattern is in three sizes, with charted and fully written options.

Finished Measurements: Small (Medium, Large);  Palm Circumference: 16 (18, 20) cm, Length: 17 (22.5, 24.5) cm

Suggested Yarn: Laxtons Bluefaced Leicester Roving, 100% British BFL (200m/100g), 1 skein. 110m/55g was used for large size (pictured)

Needles: 4mm (US 6) dpns or preferred needles for small circumference knitting AND 4.5mm (US 7) dpns or preferred needles for small circumference knitting 

£4.00


A picture of all five of the brioche shawls stacked together.
Photo © Kath Andrews

The March Brioche Shawl Collection

The women of the March family in Little Women are anything but little. They all have clear strong personalities and yet maintain (most of the time) a strong family bond.

This collection of shawls (plus one scarf and one cowl) seeks to reflect that by developing different patterns all riffing on the same idea. The whole collection uses 4mm needles, with two of them requiring a 5mm for the cast off.

A variety of wonderful 4-ply yarns has been used and any 4-ply yarn that responds well to wet blocking would also work.

All patterns are fully written out and four of them include optional charts which are supplied as separate files.

Many thanks must go to Nancy Marchant for her work on brioche stitches and terminology, which is used here and also to Deb Bramham for her absolutely brilliant tech editing.

£16.00


Individual patterns from The March Brioche Shawl Collection

A picture of Amy March Shawl being held out.
Photo © Sue Finch

Amy March Shawl

“The world is hard on ambitious girls.” (Amy March, Little Women)

Amy was a young woman who knew what she wanted and that was some glamour and sparkle in her life. This vibrant shawl reflects that desire, whilst not being so large as to hide her other beautiful clothes – that would never do.

The pattern is fully written with optional charts which are included as a separate file. The shawl begins with a short Italian 2-colour cast-on and there is a link to a video tutorial included in the pattern.

Yarn: LC: Ovis Yarns, Poppy Sock (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 385m/100g) in Kaleidoscope, 1 skein (255m used)
DC: Triskelion Yarn, Cywyn Sock (100% Falklands Corriedale; 400m/100g) in A Giant Turtle’s Eyes, 1 skein  (264m used)

Needles: 4mm circular, 60cm long to start, up to 100cm long

£4.00


A picture of Beth March Shawl being worn, shown from the back.
Photo © Sue Finch

Beth March Shawl

“I’m not like the rest of you. I never made any plans about what I’d do when I grew up.” (Beth March, Little Women)

Beth is the second youngest of the March sisters, who is only comfortable at home or playing the piano. She never does get to grow up, but hopefully, a practical shoulder-warming shawl like this would have been a comfort to her.

This shawl begins with the Italian 2-colour cast on for which a link to video tutorial is included in the pattern. The pattern is fully written with optional charts that are supplied as a separate file.

Yarn: LC: Triskelion Yarn, Talog Sock (50% Falklands Corriedale, 50% British Mohair; 400m/100g) Lleu, 1 skein (352m used)
DC: Riverknits, BFL 4Ply (100% British Bluefaced Leicester Superwash Wool; 400m/100g) Giant Squirrel, 1 skein (316m used)

Needles: 4mm circular, 60cm long to start, up to 100cm long AND
5mm needle (for cast-off only)

£4.00


A picture of Jo March Scarf being worn looped around the neck.
Photo © Sue Finch

Jo March Scarf

“I intend to make my own way in the world.” (Jo March, Little Women)

Jo was a practical soul who wouldn’t have had time for shawls and this scarf would have suited her perfectly – a clear link to her family in her own strong style.

There are links to video tutorials for the Italian 2-colour cast on and cast off that are used included in the pattern. The pattern is fully written with an optional chart that is supplied as a separate file.

Yarn: The Knitting Goddess, 4ply BFL & Nylon (70% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 30% Nylon; 350m/100g), LC: Pearl, 1 skein (332m used), DC: Green, 1 skein (316m used)

Notes on yardage: You could include an extra repeat of the pattern if you wished to make the scarf slightly longer while still using one skein of each colour.

Needles: 4mm circular, 60cm long

£4.00


A picture of Meg March Shawl being swirled around the wearer.
Photo © Sue Finch

Meg March Shawl

“Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.” (Meg March, Little Women)

Meg is a romantic homemaker at heart who battles her unrealistic desire for wealth and finery. This shawl is the largest of the collection (Meg is the eldest sister), definitely romantic in character whilst also being practical and warm and is something Meg would treasure.

Beginning with a single slip stitch and increasing to a staggering number of stitches briefly during the border (1541!), this shawl is fully written with optional charts. The charts are supplied as a separate file.

Yarn: Fyberspates, Vivacious 4ply (100% Merino wool; 365m/100g, LC: Blush, 3 skeins (1040m used), DC: Verdigris, 3 skeins (990m used)

Needles: 4mm circular, 80cm long to start, up to 150cm long AND 5mm needle (for cast-off only)

£4.00


A picture of Marmee March Hooded Shawl being worn, shown from the back.
Photo © Sue Finch

Marmee March Hooded Cowl

“Go and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.” (Marmee March, Little Women)

Marmee (Mrs March) was the solid foundation of her family and so this cowl uses a single repeat of the pattern that all the other shawls in this collection derive from.

This cowl is worked flat and a small seam is made after blocking that converts an unusual shape into a wonderfully warm hooded cowl. There is a link to a video tutorial for the Italian 2-colour Brioche cast-on included in the pattern.

Yarn: Bear in Sheep’s Clothing, Bear Cosy (100% Fine Falklands Merino; 400m/100g), LC: Protista, 1 skein, DC: Damson Gin, 1 skein Note on Yardage: My sample used 380m of Light Colour and 360m of Dark Colour. Ensure you have enough yarn!

Needles: 4mm circular, 60cm long to start, up to 100cm long

£4.00


A close up picture of Croeso Baby Blanket
Photo © Kath Andrews

Croeso Baby Blanket

Wrap a new life in a welcoming garter stitch blanket. A gentle, relaxing knit with eyelet diamond panels.

This pattern has a chart for the Eyelet Diamonds, but is also fully written out, so reading of charts is not essential for successful completion of the blanket.

Suggested Yarns: West Yorkshire Spinners, Bo Peep 4ply, Luxury Baby Yarn, (52% Falklands Wool/48% Nylon, 200m/50g), 3 balls (machine washable on 40 degrees, delicates) OR Cotton Kings Twirl 4-ply, (100% cotton, 1000m/250g) 600m/150g used, (machine washable on 30 degrees, delicates) OR 600m/150g any 4-ply yarn suitable for babies.

Needles: 3.5mm (US 4), straight or circular

Also available as a kit using CoopKnits Socks Yeah!.

£4.00


A close up picture of Beginner's Bunting Triangles.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Beginner’s Bunting Triangles

A simple pattern using cable cast-on, knit stitch, yarn over, knit two together and a basic cast-off. A string of 13 bunting triangles can be made from one 100g ball of DK yarn!

Links to publicly available video tutorials for each stitch are included.

Each triangle begins at the widest end and becomes narrower as decreases are used, making progress appear to speed up!

Suggested Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab DK (100% wool, 225m/100g), 1 ball

Needles: 4mm (US 6), straight or circular

Also available as a kit using Drops Extra Fine Merino.

£3.60


A picture of Reaching Out shown on a mannequin.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Reaching Out

Reaching Out is a relaxed fit top-down sweater designed with about 10cm of positive ease. It is worked in the round with a yoke construction that merges into raglan shaping after the yoke patterning. Stocking stitch highlights the slip-stitch pattern on the yoke, border and cuffs, and the sweater is finished with a ribbed neckband.

Yarn: Cambrian CIC DK (100% Welsh Wool, 100m/50g); MC (Cegin), 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11) balls; CC1 (Hafan), 2 balls (all sizes); CC2 (Shale), 2 balls (all sizes)

Needles: 4.5mm (US 7) 60cm-long circular needle, or size to achieve tension AND 4.5mm (US 7) dpns (or preferred needles for small circumference knitting), or size to achieve tension

£4.00


A picture of Elinor Hap Shawl being worn.
Photo © Sue Finch

Elinor Hap Shawl

A traditional garter stitch square hap with a central panel, deep border and knitted on edging.

This pattern uses old lace stitches to create a large, spectacular shawl that is sure to get you noticed (It certainly got a lot of attention at Wonderwool Wales 2019!)

Suggested yarn: Triskelion Olwen Fine (100% Extra Fine Falklands Merino, 800m/100g), 3 skeins

Needle size: 3.75 mm (US 5) 120cm circular needle

£4.00


A picture of Marianne Half Hap Shawl against the sky.
Photo © Sue Finch

Marianne Half Hap Shawl

Little sister to Elinor Hap Shawl, Marianne is a half hap constructed with a bottom up central triangle, deep border and knitted on edging. There are no seams to sew as each section is worked off the previous one.

In the three colour version, each section is worked in a different colour, highlighting the three traditional lace stitches used.

Suggested Yarn: Triskelion Yarn Scylfing 4-Ply, (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Gotland, 350m/100g): (A) Ring Giver, 1 skein; (B) Ember’s End, 1 skein; (C) Nicor, 1 skein Meterage used: (A) 220m; (B) 220m; (C) 210m

or Single Colour Version:
CoopKnits Socks Yeah! (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 212m/50g): 3 skeins; Chryso
Meterage used: All except 6m of the Socks Yeah! yarn was used at this tension. In order to knit a tension swatch and to allow for slight differences in tension you are likely to need a 4th skein.

Needle size: 3.75 mm (US 5) 120cm circular needle 

Also available as a single colour kit using CoopKnits Socks Yeah!.

£4.00


A close up picture of Jodie Scarf.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Jodie Scarf

Named in honour of Jodie Whittaker who plays the new Doctor Who – I can easily imagine her wearing this slip stitch scarf!

The scarf is worked in blocks of slip stitch patterns that change colour order to give a varied and interesting effect. 

Suggested Yarn: John Arbon Knit by Numbers DK (100% merino wool 250m/100g); 1 (*see Note) skein each of 3 colours: KBN73 (A), KBN70 (B) & KBN92 (C)

Note on yardage: My colour scheme uses: A – 232.5m/93g, B – 245m/98g, C – 185m/74g 
My colour scheme uses most of A and nearly all of B; You may well need a second skein unless you wish to shorten the length.

Needles: 4mm (US 6), straight or circular

£4.00


A close up picture of Aquilegia Shawl.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Aquilegia Shawl

Inspired by the colours of banks of aquilegia flowers drifting into one another, this garter stitch chevron shawl makes use of the Fibonacci sequence to allow the colours to drift from one to another.

Suggested Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners, Illustrious (70% Falkland Wool, 30% Alpaca, 224m/100g)
A; Highland (031), 2 balls (372m used)
B; Old Lace (010), 3 balls (606m used)
C; Mulberry (765), 3 balls (606m used)
D; Dusky Lilac (704), 2 balls (282m used)

Needles: 4mm (US 6) 80cm circular needle. Shawl is worked flat, but a circular needle is helpful due to the width of the work.

£4.00


A picture of Soft Syncopated Brioche Scarf folded on a flat surface.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Soft Syncopated Brioche Scarf

A gorgeously soft and warm scarf that has a reversible fabric and makes the most of a semi-solid, kettle-dyed yarn without any problems of ‘pooling’.

This was the first pattern I ever self-published, in 2011, updated in 2020. It was published as a free pattern and will always remain so.

The recent update (August 2020) is so the instructions and abbreviations are in line with current brioche pattern writing – thanks to Nancy Marchant for her amazing work on brioche terminology.

Suggested Yarn: Manos del Uruguay, Maxima, (100% Wool, 200m/100g); 3 skeins, 6411 Red, OR any semi-solid aran weight yarn.

Needles: 5mm (US 8), straight or circular

Free


Mystery Knitalongs and other designs for Yarn O’clock

A picture of What Do Points Make? being worn.
Photo © Sue Finch

What Do Points Make?

What Do Points Make? The July 2020 MKAL with Yarn O’clock! Now released in full, with photos, this is a light summer throw-over in four very generous sizes to be worked in lace-weight yarn. The multi-coloured sample is in Size 3 and the blue sample is in Size 4, both shown on someone with a 48″/122cm bust.

Yarn: 
Boo Lace Yarn, 80% SW Merino Wool, 20% Bamboo, 800m/100g; 380 (520, 770, 1070) m

Needles: 4.5mm (US 7) needles, 80cm circular or 30cm straight

£4.00


A picture of Drifting Leaves shown on a mannequin.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Drifting Leaves

A lace and garter stitch wrap with travelling cables. There are two different lace patterns within the drifting leaf shapes to maintain the knitter’s interest as the stole/scarf progresses. Originally released as the third MKAL with Yarn Oclock. 

Yarn: Triskelion Yarn Olwen Fine, (100% British Merino 800m/100g), 1 skein, My Foxy Darling OR 800m any laceweight yarn

Needles: 4mm (US 6), straight or circular

£4.00


A picture of West Country Gothic being worn.
Photo © Sue Finch

West Country Gothic

This cowl was our second MKAL with Yarn O’clock released in Feb-March 2019. Lots of people took part and trusted us even though they had no idea what they were making! The cowl is worked flat from the top down and seamed afterwards.

Suggested Yarns: John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock (85% Exmoor blueface, 15% nylon, 400m/100g), 1 skein (cream) or Rowan Fine Lace (80% alpaca, 20% merino, 400m/50g), 1 ball (red)
or 400m of any 4-ply or laceweight yarn

Needles: 4mm (US 6), 30cm straight or 60cm circular

Also available as a kit with a range of yarn options.

£4.00


A picture of Nubble Slip Stitch Mitts on a slatted table.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Nubble Slip Stitch Mitts

Lots of people joined in our First Mystery Knit-along with Yarn O’clock in September 2018 – a pair of totally reversible slip stitch mitts. Now named Nubble Slip Stitch Mitts. There is a matching hat as well!

Suggested Yarn: Gwlan Cambrian Wool 4ply, (100% wool, 150m/50g), MC: 1 ball, CC: 18g/50m part ball

Needles: 3.25mm (US 3) dpns or size to obtain gauge for Cuff AND 3.5mm (US 4) dpns or one size larger than size to obtain gauge for Cuff.

Also available as a kit.

£4.00


A close up picture of Nubble Slip Stitch Hat being worn.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Nubble Slip Stitch Hat

Worked in the round with a slipped stitch rib pattern that moves into a 2 colour corrugated slip stitch pattern, this is a warm and comfortable hat to wear. It is reversible and can be worn either way round.

This hat is designed to match the Nubble Slip Stitch Mitts. Choose a size that is slightly smaller than your head circumference.

Suggested Yarn: Gwlan Cambrian Wool 4ply, (100% wool, 150m per 50g), MC: 1 ball for all sizes, CC: 1 ball for all sizes.

Needles: 3.25mm (US 3) DPNs/40cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge AND 3.5mm (US 4) DPNs/40cm circular needle or one size larger than size to obtain gauge.

Also available as a kit.

£4.00


A picture of Calon Cariad Shawl spread out on a flat surface.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Calon Cariad

Calon Cariad is a bottom up shawl with a deep lace border and a single heart motif near the top of the centre back. It has short row shaping to add depth to the shawl and is fully written with charts provided as well.

You can follow this shawl pattern either with the written instructions only or by using the charts for the lace sections. Please note that there are some rows (including all the short row shaping) not included in the charts, so please read the pattern in full before beginning.

My blue sample used 570m of John Arbon Textiles Alpaca 2-3ply. If your gauge is looser you are likely to need another skein.

Suggested Yarns: John Arbon Textiles Alpaca 2-3ply (90% alpaca, 10% nylon, 600m/100g) in Kingfisher, 1 skein OR Erika Knight Wool Local (100% wool, 450/100g), 1.5 skeins.

Needles: 4mm (US 6) x 100cm circular needle. (Wooden or bamboo needle tips are recommended with this yarn as it slips off metal needles very easily in the early stages.)

Also available as a kit with a range of yarn options.

£4.00


Designs using Knitting Fever yarn

A picture of Ogee Lace Scarf or Wrap shown on a mannequin with a shawl pin.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Ogee Lace Scarf or Wrap

Wrap yourself in luxury with a gorgeous scarf or wrap that features a traditional lace stitch pattern.

I found this stitch pattern in Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns and charted it. This was one of my earliest designs, first published in 2013, and it is updated here with a change of yarn and needle size and a much-improved chart.

Yarn: Mirasol Umiña (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 225m/100g), 3 (4) skeins, Dandelion 10028
823.5m/366g yarn was used in for the full-sized wrap with 18 repeats of lace pattern. 

Needles: 5mm circular, 60cm or straight, 30cm

£4.00


A picture of Forest Ferns Moebius shown on a mannequin from the back.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Forest Ferns Moebius

Be elegant and warm with the delicate pointed leaves of Forest Ferns Moebius. Worked from a central moebius cast-on that grows into a garter stitch band, the points of the cowl are offset, just as ferns are in nature. A feather and fan pattern that is finished with a picot edging and blocked firmly creates the shapes and airiness of fern fronds.

A link is given in the pattern to Cat Bordhi’s excellent video tutorial for the Moebius Cast-on. If you are unfamiliar with this cast-on, do watch!

Suggested yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino (100% wool, 350m/100g), 1 skein

Needle size: 4mm (US 6), 100 (120) cm circular needle 

£4.00


A picture of Diamonds in the Breeze held up and shown against the sky.
Photo © Sue Finch

Diamonds in the Breeze

The shape of this shawl is 5/8 of an octagon which helps it stay on the shoulders. It has a diamond lace pattern that grows out through each segment towards the more complex border.

Full written instructions are given as well as charts – either approach can be used. The chart represents one segment (1/5) of the shawl and so each row of the chart will be worked five times during a row of knitting.

Suggested yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino (100% wool, 350m/100g), 2 skeins

Needle size: 5mm (US 8) 80-120cm circular needle and 6mm (US 10). The larger needle is for the cast-off only.

Also available as a kit using CoopKnits Socks Yeah!

£4.00


A picture of Fiery Dragon Skin Cowl laid flat with a Halloween tealight holder upon it.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Fiery Dragon Skin Cowl

A lightweight, yet cosy, one ball cowl that is easier to make than it looks!

Worked in the round, the texture of the stitch pattern, which is derived from trellis stitch, combines well with the long gradient colour changes in Painted Desert to create the impression of dragon’s skin.

Suggested Yarn: Knitting Fever Painted Desert (100% wool, 400m/100g), 1 ball, Colour 26 – Show Stopper

Needles: 3.5mm (US 4), 60cm circular, or size to obtain gauge

Also available as a kit with a range of yarn options.

£3.60


A close up picture of Furrowed Fields Scarf folded to show the stitch pattern from two angles.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Furrowed Fields Scarf

A simple one ball scarf suitable for all.

The chain stitch rib celebrates the quick colour changes in Noro Ito and creates a wonderful texture.

Yarn: Noro Ito (100% wool, 400m/200g), 1 ball, Colour 4 – Adagio

Needles: 6mm (US 10), straight or circular, or size to obtain tension

£3.60


Designs originally published by Knit Picks

A picture of Nevern Throw wrapped around a model and held out. Photo copyright to Knit Picks.
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Nevern Throw

This pattern is currently only available directly from knitpicks.com.

The Great Cross of St Brynach (the Nevern Cross) is a 13-foot tall stone cross in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which dates from the tenth or eleventh century. It is decorated with many Celtic knots and patterns, and the scale and variety of designs are reflected in this large stranded colorwork throw.

Stranded squares are worked flat and separately, allowing Nevern Throw to be a project you can take with you, while the modular construction invites options for the positioning and use of motifs. Twenty-four squares of six different designs (in reality three, each with a reversed colorway twin) are bound together with a garter stitch border. The colorwork patterns are only charted and not written.


A picture of Little Orme mitts being worn by a model. Photo copyright to Knit Picks.
Photo © Knit Picks

Little Orme

A glowing green gradient graces these gorgeous gloves, echoing the simple beauty of the rocks, grasses, and lichens that grace the cliffs of their namesake. Keep your fingers free and your hands cozy no matter where your explorations take you.

Little Orme is worked in the round from the cuff. Left and right mitts are identical, with a stranding design in two-color rows that extends even across the thumb gusset.

This pattern is charted.

Little Orme was first published by Knit Picks in Strands of Colour (2017).

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yards/50g): MC Mist 23733, C1 Forest Heather 24584, C2 Spearmint 24253, C3 Celadon Heather 24254, 1 ball each

Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or one size smaller than size to obtain gauge
AND US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge

Also available as a kit using Baa Ram Ewe Pip Colourwork

£4.00


A close up picture of Beanstalk Throw.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Beanstalk Throw

Enter the world of Jack and the Beanstalk with a cabled throw on such a grand scale it could be from the giant’s own castle. Designed to keep you cozy in winter, three different traditional cables are used; mirrored rope cables, inverted gull cables and a huge Saxon Braid as the centerpiece.

The first version of Beanstalk to be published was fully charted; the first row is worked on the WS and the written instructions place each chart in the correct position. Follow the charts on RS rows from right to left, and on WS rows from left to right.

I have now included an updated version of the pattern which contains a full chart as well as full written instructions. The individual cable charts are still given for reference.

This pattern first appeared in the Woodsmoke Cable Collection, published by Knit Picks in 2017.

Yarn: Knit Picks Tuff Puff (100% Wool; 44 yards/100g): Ivy 26847; 29 balls

Needles: US 17 (12mm) 60″ circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. Circular needles are required for the width, once past the halfway mark you may find it easier to use two circular needles to take the weight off the needle cable

£4.00


A picture of Now You See Me hat being worn by a model with her head back. Photo copyright to Knit Picks.
Photo © Knit Picks

Now You See Me

Keep your ears warm with this colorful – and reversible! – hat, featuring a tubular cast on for a perfect edge and short-row shaping for the earflaps. You’ll love the unique textural pattern created by the decreases. The pictures show two different colourways; when reversed the colours of the hat stay the same, but the texture varies.

This hat is worked in the round with a tubular cast on for a perfect edge and short-row shaping for the earflaps. The hat is worked inside out so the textural pattern created by the K2tog decreases is revealed when the hat is turned right side out. Because of this all yarn ends and joins should be kept on the outside of the hat, the side nearest the knitter, while working. Where the pattern only gives one set of directions, this applies to all sizes.

This hat pattern was originally pubished by Knit Picks in On The Go Knits in 2016.

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 231 yards/50g): MC, 1 (1, 2) balls, C1, 1 ball. Shown in Blue Topaz 25019, and Dove Heather 25023

Needles: US 1 (2.5mm) 16” circular needle and DPNS, or size to obtain gauge

£4.00


A picture of Mirror Mirror Moebius being worn by a model. Photo copyright to Knit Picks.
Photo © Knit Picks

Mirror Mirror Moebius

A simple lace repeat and moebius construction make this cowl a fun and lighthearted knit. Perfect for winter layering or a lovely accessory for warmer months.

Mirror Mirror Moebius was first published by Knit Picks in Petite Presents (2016).

Yarn: Knit Picks Lindy Chain (70% Linen, 30% Pima Cotton; 180 yards/50g): Honey 26458, 2 balls.

Needles: US 8 (5mm) 40” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge

Also available as a kit with a range of yarn options.

£4.00


Designs originally published by Knit Now

A picture of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary pincushion and needle case. The pincushion is in front.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

A bright matching pincushion and lined needle case using stranded knitting techniques.

Named in honour of my mother who taught me to both knit and sew. The reversal of colours on the pincushion reflects the fact that she likes to change her mind!

This pattern was first published in the Quick Knits Supplement of Knit Now Issue 108 (October 2019).

Suggested Yarn: Gwlan Cambrian Wool DK (100% wool, 100m/50g); A: Mineral, 1 ball, (approx. 40m), B: Shale, 1 ball, (approx. 50m), C: Hafan, 1 ball, (approx. 25m)

Originally worked in 100% acrylic DK kit yarn (Blue, black and orange pics). (Yarn usage A: 16m and 22m, B: 16m and 32m, C: 24m)

Needles: 3mm (US 2.5), straight, 30cm or circular, 40cm AND 3.5mm (US 4), straight, 30cm or circular, 40cm

£4.00


A picture of Helena Rose Stole shown on a mannequin from the back.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Helena Rose Stole

This stole uses two old lace stitch patterns; Rose Trellis for the main body of the stole and a Victorian edging called Vandyke Border. In honour of the Victorian heritage of the stitch patterns I named this stole after one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, Princess Helena.

Originally published in Knit Now Issue 101 (April 2019).

Suggested Yarn: Watercolours & Lace, BFL Purest Lace (100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 800m/100g), Golden Cornfield, 2 (2) skeins

Needles: 4.5mm (US 7) straight, 30cm or circular, 60cm AND 3.75mm (US 5) straight, 30cm or circular, 60cm

£4.00


A picture of Honeybun Cardigan laid on a flat surface.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Honeybun Cardigan

First published in Knit Now Issue 91 (July 2018), this simple cardigan is easier to knit than you might think. The body is worked flat in one piece. The sleeves are worked separately. All pieces are blocked and then seamed to the body, after which the button band is added. The honeycomb slip stitch pattern is worked from a chart or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Yarn: Rowan Summerlite 4-ply (100% cotton, 175m/50g), MC: Duck Egg 419, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls, CC1: Aqua 433, 1 ball, CC2: Pinched Pink 426, 1 ball, CC3: Touch of Gold 439, 1 ball

Needles: 3mm (US 2.5) circular, 80cm AND 2.5mm (US 1.5) circular, 120cm

Notions: 6 stitch markers, 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) buttons, 15mm, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle

£4.00


A multiple picture of Main Marion Shawl, showing Three and Four colour versions in full, a small close up edge section and the single colour version being worn.
Photo © Sue Finch

Maid Marion Shawl

This design was originally published in Knit Now Issue 89 (June 2018) as the three colour version.

A circular shawl based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi shawl construction, worked from the centre out and beginning with Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-on (an almost invisible crochet cast-on).

This circular shawl was inspired by flowers, especially roses, with the multi-coloured versions reflecting those that change colour as they open. I loved the idea of keeping the proportions of the petals the same as they grew, with more details appearing each time. 

This pattern is both charted and fully written and includes 3 different versions of colourways with 1, 3 or 4 colours used.

Suggested Yarns:
Single Colour Version: Triskelion Geraint Lace (100% British Bluefaced Leicester, 800m/100g), 2 skeins, Garnet

Three Colour Version: Jamieson’s Ultra (50% Lambswool, 50% Shetland, 194m/50g), Yarn A: 1 ball, Clematis 339, Yarn B: 2 balls, Candyfloss 553, Yarn C: 6 balls, Frosted Grape 565

Four Colour Version: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers 4ply (100% merino wool, 100m/25g or 400m/100g), Yarn A: 1 mini skein (25g), KBN76, Yarn B: 1 mini skein (25g), KBN77, Yarn C: 1 skein (100g), KBN78, Yarn D: 3 skeins (300g), KBN79

Needles: 
3.5mm (US 4) crochet hook
4.5mm (US 7) DPNS 15cm set of 4
4.5mm (US 7) circular in following lengths: 40cm, 80cm, 120cm
5mm (US 8) straight for cast-off (only 1 needle required in this size)

£4.00


A picture of Lighthouse Blanket draped over a sofa.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Lighthouse Blanket

This graphic lap blanket is worked in four bold colours to create a striking design that will be at home in any stylish living space. The central panel is knitted first, then the side borders are knitted on. Finally, a pop of colour is added with a knitted-on edging.

Stay warm whilst reading, when you don’t quite need a full-size blanket.

Lighthouse Blanket was inspired by images from the covers of different editions of ‘To the Lighthouse’ by Virginia Woolf to create this stranded design and was first published in Knit Now Issue 45 (March 2015).

Suggested Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Heather (100% Shetland wool, 92m/50g)
Yarn A: Oceanic 8096, 1 ball
Yarn B: Natural White 7984, 2 balls
Yarn C: Shetland Black 7581, 2 balls
Yarn D: Gingersnap 7673, 2 balls

Needles: 5mm (US 8) 80cm circular needle AND 4mm (US 6) 150cm circular needle (for edging)

£4.00


A picture of Codetta Shawl being worn, shown from the back.
Photo © Sue Finch

Codetta Shawl

This shawl was inspired by a page from Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, where the score created beautiful visual patterns as well as a wonderful sound. The page was from the codetta of the third movement, hence the name. The border uses an old stitch called ‘shower stitch’.

This pattern was first published in Knit Now Issue 26 (September 2013).

Suggested Yarn: Brigantia Luxury Aran 100% Pure British Wool (160m/100g), MC: Oatmeal 101, 2 skeins, CC: Black 215 (CC), 4 skeins

Needles: 5mm (US 8) circular needle 100-120cm long

£4.00


A picture of Heart in my Hands Mitts laid on a flat surface showing the different designs on back and palm.
Photo © Kath Andrews

Heart in my Hands Mitts

These mitts came about from the phrase ‘Holding your heart in my hands’. They are designed so that the hearts are secretly held safe in the palm with a flower motif on the back of the hand. The main picture shows a colourway developed since the pattern was initially published in Knit Now Issue 25 (August 2013). The pure wool Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn is perfect for Fair Isle work and makes a warm and soft fabric.

Suggested Yarn: Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight (100% Real Shetland Wool, 118m/25g): MC1 – Green FC12, 1 ball; MC2 – Red 9113, 1 ball, CC – Light Gold 121, 1 ball. Much less than 1 ball is needed for MC2 and CC.

OR (original colourway): Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool, 105m/25g): MC1 – Emerald, 1 ball; MC2 – Apple, 1 ball; CC – Crimson, 1 ball.

Needles: 3.25mm (US 3) dpns/preferred needles for small circumference knitting or size to obtain tension AND 3mm (US 2.5) dpns/ preferred needles for small circumference knitting or one size smaller than that to obtain tension.

£4.00


A close up picture of one end of New York Nights scarf/stole.
Photo © Sue Finch

New York Nights

Add a little glamour to an evening outfit with this lovely scarf. The lace and beading pattern creates a geometric design, which evokes New York’s early skyscrapers.

I designed this elegant evening scarf to be the finishing touch to a special summer evening outfit. I love the geometry, clean lines and architecture of the Art Deco period, especially as found in the buildings of New York and I aimed to include aspects of these in my design, through the use of both beads and lace. To enable both ends of the scarf to be the same, it is worked in two halves and grafted in the middle with Kitchener stitch. 

The pattern is charted and also fully written out.

This was my first design to be pubilshed by a magazine (thank you, Knit Now!) in July 2012 and was featured as the main front cover design.

Suggested Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Manos Lace (70% Alpaca, 25% silk, 5% cashmere, 400m/50g), 2 skeins OR 800m any laceweight yarn

Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) straight 25cm or circular 60cm

£4.00


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