Ambah O'Brien

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eBook : 2 patterns

Keep your top end cozy with this fun geometric patterned set, including cowl. headband and hat patterns. Choose bright colors to stand out in the crowd, or muted tones for a neutral go-with-anything version.

eBook : 3 patterns

Look for a valentine who is Sweet, Dark, and Dreamy, and find a little romance in these charming accessories that feature Ambah’s love heart lace pattern, developed especially for her Valentine designs collection.

eBook : 9 patterns

A nine shawl pattern collection designed to accommodate your personality, with options to work with gradient yarns or solid colours.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Mirri 3 pattern collection: including Hat, Cowl and Mitts. These simple yet striking designs all feature eyelet fabric and eyelet ribbing. Individually or together, they are perfect for an adventurous beginner or the more experienced knitter looking for a fast fun knit. A great choice for quick gifts or to complement your own wardrobe.

eBook : 5 patterns

The Aboriginal peoples of Australia traversed hundreds of kilometers of the continent. In place of maps, they composed rhythmic songs whose tunes mapped out the contours of the land. These songlines, also called dreaming tracks, carried them safely across the Australian desert and home again. The Songline Collection is inspired by the twists and turns of these melodies. Because everyone’s journey is individual, color choices and how you combine them, allow you to create out of any one of these patterns a dreaming track that is very specifically yours. It will be great to take along on your own personal journey.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a collaboration with Primrose Yarn Co, Arya Shawl is the little sister of a pair of shawls, similar, but different. Arya is worked in cozy DK weight yarn and one skein in each of two colours is all you need to knit up this easy yet interesting piece. Simple lace in alternating colours is paired with a slipped-stitch pattern that adds...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a collaboration with Primrose Yarn Co, Zarya Shawl is the bigger sister of a pair of shawls, similar, but different. Zarya is worked in delicate fingering weight yarn and one skein in each of two colours is all you need to knit up this easy yet interesting piece.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In just about any landscape in Australia, you will find Banskia, one of my favourite bush flowers. Its characteristic flower spikes and geometric leaves were the inspiration for Banskia Shawl, a simple asymmetrical triangle that makes the most of two skeins of fingering weight yarn. The rich toffee shades and graphic lace sections of the sample ...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Vacation knitting is a special category. The finished piece becomes inextricably linked to the time, to the place, to the sights and sounds of an escape from the everyday. Gabo Hat and Cowl was inspired by a recent holiday to Gabo Island. The hat sample was knit while travelling there by boat, dolphins frolicking alongside, in a colour reminisce...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
On those warm summer nights when the slightest chill creeps in, wrap yourself in a soft, gossamer shawl as light as air. Knit sideways in garter stripes and a central lace panel, with decreases forming a centre spine, Neridah is an elongated triangle with generous proportions. The sample is worked in an airy merino cashmere that feels like knitt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Grab two skeins of gorgeous yarn from your stash and settle in for some fun, easy-breezy knitting. Delphinia is a simple top-down triangular shawl with clean lines and familiar stitches that make it the perfect medium to showcase your favourite fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pick your favourite luxurious yarn and make every day more beautiful with Kiah shawl. Kiah grew out of a collaboration with local Australian yarn dyer Oyster Yarns. Simple garter stitch sets off a spectacular central lace panel that grows with the shawl, resulting in a large, airy piece perfect for warm weather wearing. The pattern is worked top...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Marinna lets you create your own melody with your favourite colour pairing. Compose a slow, relaxed piece with neutrals, add a pop of energy with a bright speckle, or choose two high contrast yarns for a dramatic anthem. The sample is knit in two beautiful shades reminiscent of summer roses, echoing the delicate flower lace which flows into the ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the delicate yellow blossoms of the Golden Wattle. Nelia has elegantly tapered ends and is worked sideways with decreases forming a central spine. The airy lace chevron motif makes this the perfect project for warmer weather, and Nelia is stunning worked in silk or linen blends, but is equally lovely in merino.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Grab some yarns that light your imagination on fire and play with colour in Kimba Shawl. Anything goes in this fun project – speckles or semi-solids, a gradient or a fade, wild contrasts or classic neutrals. The shawl starts with a garter body shaped with short rows to form a crescent shape. The dramatic flames of lace that form the border are w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
You can never have too many classics in your wardrobe, and nothing is more classic, or more versatile, than a triangle shawl. Aperture is worked as a top-down triangle in a simple, dramatic lace that makes for an engaging, yet pleasant, knit. Striations of lace stretch across the shawl, echoing the dappled shadows of sunlight filtered through le...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bambara wrap was inspired by a walk in my local bush. The greens of the landscape were translated perfectly into yarn by Primrose Yarn Co, who dyed the amazing colours based on my forest walk inspiration.
Knitting: Cowl
Pick two colours of your favourite fingering weight yarn and lose yourself in a deceptively simple knit. Shine On Cowl combines a clean lace stitch with a complex-looking, but easy to work, diamond mosaic pattern. The graphic diamond motif is created with slipped stitches, and only one colour is ever worked at one time – no stranding! The slight...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Shine On is an adventure in mosaic knitting with results that look far more complex than they really are. The geometric patterning is created with slip stitches; you only need to work with one colour each row – no stranding! The Shine On Hat is slightly slouchy, perfect for a trans-seasonal hat to take you everywhere! Choose between four sizes, ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Shine On is an adventure in mosaic knitting with results that look far more complex than they really are. The geometric patterning is created with slip stitches; you only need to work with one colour each row – no stranding! The Shine On Mitts will keep your hands cozy and stylish. Choose between two sizes; extra small/small perfect for teens an...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pick two colours of your favourite fingering weight yarn and lose yourself in a deceptively simple knit. Shine On Shawl combines a clean lace stitch with a complex-looking, but easy to work, diamond mosaic pattern. The graphic diamond motif is created with slipped stitches, and only one colour is ever worked at one time – no stranding! Simple in...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Fun to knit and a timeless addition to your wardrobe, Assana
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Grab three gorgeous skeins of fingering weight yarn and
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Xuan is a Vietnamese word meaning Spring, often used as a first name. Xuan is pronounced s oo uh n.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit a fun biased triangular shawl with contrasting bobbles for a satisfying project with an easy to wear result. Talulah is perfect for a gradient set, or make use of some stashed leftovers to contrast against a main colour. Use solid skeins for a different look again – so many possibilities.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Take 3 delicious skeins of yarn and whip up Tarni, a shallow triangular shawl, with a fun bobble design to show off your favourite statement colour. Work the main body of the shawl in stripes, with a semi solid contrasting against a speckled skein, or use a gradient to contrast instead. Or keep it simple with one colour for the body and add anot...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Mendia features twisted ribbing merging into a fun twisted eyelet chevron pattern. Choose between Regular or Slouchy fits and 3 sizes. This project knits up quickly in your favourite yarn making a fun addition to any wardrobe or a perfect gift.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nakarra refers to the story of the Seven sisters, the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime legend of how the Pleiades constellation came to be. Nakarra is also a nod to the lovely Seven Sisters Arts yarn I used in my sample. Nakarra is a bias knit Wrap/Scarf, featuring a rhythmic chevron motif, worked in mosaic stitch. Working a single colour per row...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Light as a cloud, Alinda is a large, lace weight wrap. Designed to be worn wrapped several times around, with tapered ends to tie or dangle in front. Knit it up in your favourite bright or neutral colour, this easy to wear wrap is sure to be a year-round wardrobe favourite.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Choose two contrasting skeins for a fun adventure in mosaic knitting. The geometric patterning is created with slip stiches, you need only work with one colour each row – no stranding! Simple increases form a triangular shawl, a classic shape that is so easy to wear and would suit a masculine or feminine wearer. Kirra would also work beautifully...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A shawl for the Goddesses of the sea, the Nereids. Perfect for a Sea Nymph or as a wonderful trans-seasonal shawl for us mere mortals.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Go subtle or go bold with this fun shawl. Opt for gentle stripes for a neutral shawl, perfect for any occasion, then knit another in your favourite brights, neons, gradient or speckled hues teamed with a strong solid for a show-stopping accessory.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Let Lamina Wrap be a strata formation of all your oddment end balls in your stash, revealing the past in the form of projects knit and loved. Also perfect for mini skeins and unicorn tails.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Take a skein of your favourite yarn and create an easy to wear, slightly asymmetrical triangular shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Like miso is a staple ingredient of the Japanese diet, the Miso Shawl was designed to be a wardrobe staple. An easy to wear piece that can be knit in a go with everything colour. Modern geometric lace have this knit feeling fresh, while the shallow triangle shape is so easy to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Torquata is named for the Eucalyptus Torquate or Coral Gum, an Australian species with beautiful flowers in coral pink shades, a colour theme represented beautifully by Miss Babs yarn who have created the perfect gradient set for this design. Use a gradient set or mix and match mini skeins for a fun project in both the planning and knitting stag...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mix a special gradient skein with stripes and lace for the ultimate bohemian shawl experience. Yemaya is a generous asymmetrical triangular wrap with multiple wearing possibilities. While Yemaya is designed to show of a gradient yarn, this shawl will work beautifully teaming a speckle, variegated or semi solid with your two contrasting skeins.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Go mellow or go bold with this fun 1970s inspired shawl! Opt for gentle colour shifts for a neutral wrap,perfect for for any occasion, then knit another in your favourite brights, neons, or rainbow hues for a show-stopping accessory.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Thin bands of color radiating out from the middle of this triangular shawl are reminiscent of warm rays of sunshine in the late afternoon. How appropriate then, that ‘Karee’ is the aboriginal word for ‘Sun’. Constructed to begin at the center, this shawl is worked in three colors outward towards the tips.The geometric patterning formed by Karee’...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When light hits prism-like quartz crystals, the colours that are refracted are many and varied. Inspired by the variations of colour found in amethyst, Allira is the first of the Chroma Collection 2016 patterns to be released. With yarn and size options ranging from a large five-colour gradient crescent to a smaller shawl composed of one solid c...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Glasses Case
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Let Inara be the blank slate on which you paint your own personality. Select two sets of gradient yarns for a rich ombre, or mix and and match from your stash for a roadmap of your favourite tones. Diagonal columns of alternating lace and garter stitch make a strong statement without being intimidating. Included is a schematic to colour in to pl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mookari is a fun play of stripes intersected with lace panels all worked on the bias to create a long tapered scarf that is easy to wear. Choose solid, semi-solid or gradient shades for the stripes and play them off with a contrasting lace colour.Mookari is an Australian Aboriginal word for Big Storm, an apt name for the stormy greys and fresh g...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Scarf
Dark Valentine continues Ambah’s Lace Heart pattern series with a choice between a single-skein scarf or double-skein wrap. Perfect for a loving gift, for a shoulder cover on a romantic day or a sweet little scarf to wear all the time. Worked in two pieces and grafted in the centre, Dark Valentine’s construction allows for the hearts to be...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Barmah is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning “meeting place”. I felt this was an apt name for this shawl with its trio of colours meeting along the way. Barmah knits up quickly in a DK weight yarn, for a cosy and satisfying project. Worked from the top down, the repeats are easily adjusted to make the most of your yardage. Choose 3 colours fr...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The layers of soft blue and dark and light neutrals with the star-like eyelets are evocative of the dawn light. Cardinia is a substantial wrap, perfect for the coolest of days.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kalari is a delightfully simple knit, perfect for cosying up by the fire and
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the structure of feathers, the chevrons representing thebranches or barbs of a feather, the Nardoo Shawl is an asymmetrical triangular shawl, featuring a geometric zigzag eyelet lace design. Worked from the left tip, stitches are increased along the bottom edge, creating points along this edge, with the bind off edge forming the righ...
Knitting: Cowl
Arana is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning moon. The Arana
Knitting: Cowl
The Balamara Cowl and Headband is part of a design set featuring a simple stranded colour work geometric motif. Choose your favourite fingering weight colours – the small amounts required for the colour work areas are the perfect use for your treasured leftovers. Complement this pattern with the matching Balamara Mitts and Hat. Balamara is an Au...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Balamara Hat is part of a design set featuring a simple stranded colour work geometric motif. Choose your favourite fingering weight colours the small amounts required for the colour work areas are the perfect use for your treasured leftovers.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Balamara Mitts are part of a design set featuring a simple stranded colour work geometric motif. Choose your favourite
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Cowl
Fun to knit and wear, the Zaggy Cowl features a geometric lace pattern that will look terrific with a solid, semisolid, or gradient DK /
Knitting: Cuffs
Fun to knit and wear, the Zaggy Cuffs feature a geometric lace pattern that will look terrific with a solid, semisolid, or gradient DK / 8ply yarn. A perfect way to use up leftover yarn from your favourite projects, Zaggy Cuffs make a wonderful present for the gifting season. Create a matching set with the Zaggy Cowl. Choose between 3 sizes and ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A large, triangular shawl, perfect for wearing in multiple ways.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Necktie
A cute little necktie/headband, Sweet Li’l Scarfette is a fun accessory that makes a perfect gift or accompaniment to your wardrobe.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lutana is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning moon.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A lacey shawl that is as practical as it is glamorous.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kalimna is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning beautiful.
Knitting: Scarf
Migee is an asymmetrical scarf/wrap. Wide in the middle to provide warmth with elongated tapered ends to create the perfect shape for wrapping around your neck and casually knotting or draping.
Knitting: Cowl
A cowl for the romantic at heart. The Sweet Valentine Cowl features a love heart lace pattern, developed by Ambah especially for her Valentine designs collection.
Knitting: Cowl
Keep your top end cozy with this fun geometric patterned cowl/headband. Choose bright colors to stand out in the crowd or muted tones for a neutral go-with-anything version.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Keep your top end cozy with this fun geometric patterned hat. Choose bright colors to stand out in the crowd, or muted tones for a neutral go-with-anything version.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A triangular shawl for the romantic at heart. Dreamy Valentine features a love heart lace pattern, inspired by Dream in Color’s Valentine colorway, and developed by Ambah especially for this design. Wear this as a shawl or wrapped around the neck as a scarf.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Necklace
Finally, a knitted version of the popular Tassel Necklace. These look so good hanging in a bunch, layer them up and wear a few at once, or make a statement with a single necklace. They can also be twisted around for a bracelet or headband. These necklaces are a terrific way of using your special leftover yarn and make a great gift idea. Switch o...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket, Sweater - Other
Billa is a hooded jacket for children and teens Choose from Billa, a 3-color design with scalloped detail or Dry Billa, a single color version with a contrasting zipper. This jacket is worked from the top down, and the hood and body are a single piece with raglan increases at the shoulders and the twisted-rib zipper bands built in. The sleeves a...
Knitting: Bracelet
Knitting up these bangles is highly satisfying. Not only are they super fast to make, they require mere skerricks of your treasured left over yarn. I made this bevvy of bangles in an evening. I think they look great in groups of 3, they stack up pretty nicely in higher numbers too…I found it to be slightly addictive making these. Which is ...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Part of the Mirri pattern collection, including Hat, Cowl and Mitts, available as individual patterns or as a set. These simple yet striking designs all feature eyelet fabric and eyelet ribbing. Individually or together, they are perfect for an adventurous beginner or the more experienced knitter looking for a fast fun knit. A great choice for q...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Part of the Mirri pattern collection, including Hat, Cowl and Mitts, available as individual patterns or as a set. These simple yet striking designs all feature eyelet fabric and eyelet ribbing. Individually or together, they are perfect for an adventurous beginner or the more experienced knitter looking for a fast fun knit. A great choice for q...
Knitting: Necklace
Pirra is a stylish necklace that can be knit within a few hours, making this a perfect gift or last minute accessory. It is also a terrific way to use some of your favourite left over yarns. The pattern features colour blocking of two contrasting colours, with a third colour used to wrap the necklace. Pirra is an Australian Aboriginal word meani...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A striped heart-shaped shawl with an eye-catching knitted looped edge. The garter stitch body adds texture to the simple stripes and is easily worked by a beginner or as an effortless project for the more experienced. Choose two semi-solid/solid colours, or for a truly striking effect, work this shawl with a solid/semi-solid main colour and a gr...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Keep your hands cosy and stylish with these cute hand warmers. Featuring a simple scalloped design, these are perfect for a first stranded colourwork project. These mitts knit up in no time, making them ideal for a quick gift. Knit in the round - minimal purling (for the rib section) and no seaming required.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Mereki is a versatile wrap featuring a lacey chevron stitch pattern and contrasting parallel borders. Uniquely shaped to be worn any number of ways, the pattern includes two different sizes – small for a scarf or large for a shawl – providing creative options for style or warmth. The rectangular body gives way to angled ends, shaped with simple ...
Knitting: Necklace
Petarli is a lovely little knitted necklace featuring a leafy design within an intricate lace pattern. Perfect for any season, use a lightweight fingering or lace yarn for a delicate necklace, or use a heavier yarn for a chunky version. This quick knit is a great project to use up leftovers in your stash and makes a lovely gift.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Billo is a reversible hat featuring subtle chevrons. The simple design worked in worsted weight yarn makes this a quick knit and a great project for beginners. This pattern includes 2 adult sizes; M/L & L/XL - perfect for the larger brained people in your life! For smaller sizes, simply scale down the needles, yarn or both to achieve desired...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Elinya is a large, cosy, striped shawl. squishy garter stitch makes this a snuggly winter accessory, and the decorative picot border along the curved edge gives it a delicate flair. This shawl is long and wide, narrowing to a curved point at each end, making it perfect for draping over shoulders or wrapping several times around your neck. Elinya...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kinta is a light shawlette, featuring an easy-to-memorize eyelet mesh stitch pattern. Worked from the bottom up, Kinta is V shaped with slightly angled ends.