Sue Blacker

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Vest
This classic vest has a split hem, hanging slightly longer in the back than at the front, and elegant lines of broken rib that continue up the side of the body. Knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, this pattern comes with lots of options for making it your own, including a V-neck or scoop neck version. There are three versions of the pattern,...
Knitting: Cardigan
The Stannum Cardigan is classic and wearable shape with simple construction, suitable for first-time garment knitters. This cardigan is worked from the top down with a seamless raglan construction, enabling you to try on as you work. Guidelines are included in the pattern on how to customise the fit.
Knitting: Pullover
The Bowmont Jumper is constructed sideways from cuff to cuff, then picked up and knitted in the round from yoke to hem. Designed for a close fit in the sleeves and generous fit around the bust, this unusual drop-shoulder jumper is a challenging knit with a flattering and easy-to-wear result.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Macaulay Cardigan is a classic, semi-fitted cardigan with set-in sleeves. It has deep ribbed welts at the waist and cuffs, accentuated by a contrasting band of Garter Stitch which gives the effect of piping.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.
Knitting: Cowl
The Pointillist Cowl features a graphic and playful colourwork motif inspired by the work of Georges Seurat. This generously sized cowl is long enough to wrap twice around your neck, to keep you cosy all winter long.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Pointillist Hat is a graphic and playful colourwork design in two sizes, inspired by the work of Georges Seurat. It features a deep cuff of Half Twisted Rib, stripes and spots in stranded colourwork and an optional (but strongly recommended!) pom pom.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This perfectly plush hat is knitted in the round from brim to crown using laceweight yarn held double to create a marled effect. Designed to have plenty of stretch, we recommend lots of negative ease if you like a snug fit. Wear it with the brim folded up, or slouchy with the brim down. The pom pom is optional, but strongly recommended!
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens will keep your hands warm and toasty all winter long. Blacker Yarns Gotland DK has a beautiful halo after blocking which traps warm air to make the mittens extra snug.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular half-hap shawl comes in two sizes and is worked seamlessly, beginning with the Central Garter Stitch Section. Stitches are picked up around the edge for the Stockinette Stitch Lace Border and finally a Garter Stitch Applied Edging is knitted on parallel to the live stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Burnished Night is a square hap in two sizes. It is worked in the round beginning in the centre, with diagonal increases radiating out to the four corners. These increases divide the four panels – one Garter Stitch, one lace and two simple Stocking Stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
This raglan jumper is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are worked separately to the underarms, then joined to knit the yoke. Short rows are worked to shape the neckline before finishing with a rolled neckband. All cable motifs are charted, and are worked over a six-row repeat.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Gwindra Shawl is a large, crescent-shaped accessory in one size. The body of the shawl is worked in a modified Garter Stitch pattern, and the Applied Border has a lace and cable design. Though the sample uses just one stripe of contrasting colour, there are many possibilities for adding more stripes, or knitting the edging in the contrast c...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Hartland Cliffs Shawl is a feather-light accessory in one size, worked in just 100g of Blacker Yarns Laceweight. Although designed to be worked in two colours, it looks equally beautiful in a single shade.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Iridea Wrap is a sumptuously soft accessory that can be worn as a scarf, but is also wide enough to drape around the shoulders. Instructions for the lace pattern are both written and charted.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The Morwenstowe Socks are a pair of two-colour socks featuring a lace and cable design, with instructions in three sizes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These cosy socks are knitted top down with a heel flap construction. The two-colour slip stitch fabric is worked by striping alternate rows using only one colour at a time - no colourwork knitting is required. Both the foot and leg length are adjustable, so we recommend periodically trying on these socks as you go to ensure the best fit. This p...
Knitting: Tee
The Talland Tee is a lacy, lightweight summer top with a relaxed fit. It is worked in one piece from the bottom hem upwards; separated at the armholes and rejoined at the shoulders. Shoulder seams are joined with a Three-Needle Bind Off, so there is no sewing involved. Instructions for the lace pattern are both written and charted.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf features reverse Stocking Stitch and Garter Stitch panels, with an optional intarsia section to add a dash of contrast. The Garter Stitch panels are knitted on the bias, which gives the ends of the scarf a pleasing staggered effect and enhanced drape.
Knitting: Cardigan
This relaxed, drop-shoulder cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up. Front and back are separated at the armholes and each section knitted back and forth before seaming at the shoulders. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and knitted in the round, ending with the cuff. Neckband and button band are picked up and knitted in Moss...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Holt Wristwarmers are a simple pair of fingerless gloves with a cable pattern, in two sizes. They are the ideal project for learning how to knit cables, and for practicing knitting in the round. Instructions are given for knitting the gloves flat (Page 2) or in the round (Page 4), although in both cases the thumbs are knitted in the round.