Elizabeth Felgate

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

This e-book contains 3 intermediate level patterns for summer lace wraps.

eBook : 5 patterns

This ebook features five shawl patterns inspired by Charlotte Bronte Brontë characters.

eBook : 3 patterns

I’ve been on a mitten journey, exploring new ways to create thumbs!

eBook : 2 patterns

This ebook contains both baby and child and adult versions of the pattern. It also gives you the free recipe for making a doll-sized version.

eBook : 5 patterns

Five hat patterns with interesting techniques for making the most of small left over quantities of yarn.

eBook : 2 patterns

Every woman is someone’s daughter. This hat was designed to crown all daughters, daughters in law, surrogate daughters, the daughters of all those dear to you and all those women who were born daughters. Pair a beautiful jewel of a multicolured skein with a plainer yarn for maximum effect.

eBook : 7 patterns

A great value collection of hats in a wide variety of styles and sizes to cover the whole family.

eBook : 4 patterns

An ebook of 3 top down sweaters with unusual constructions. Two are ideal for knitting on the go and all 3 are designed with travel and adventures in mind for the wearing.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lavish Land; inspired by the ripe promise of season in full leaf, this shawl is sumptuously rich and luxurious. The fabric is given lush drape by triple plying; a technique which simultaneously maintains a shimmering airiness to your fabric. Yet all this splendour is achieved by working with one ball of yarn at time (instructions provided on ho...
Knitting: Pullover
Meet Withstand. The deep texture of this sweater will baffle any amount of wind and cold; and, what is more, is so stretchy that it will withstand the amazing capacity of children to outgrow less forgiving garments (larger sizes will fit adult women at 0 ease with a little extra length added).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A hat for outdoor pursuits in cold weather, this is knit nice and firmly in a super-soft, super-warm alpaca yarn with lots of negative ease so that it stays put on your head, but won’t make it itch! All this is topped off with my signature cool crown decreases that are worked into the pattern to make an attractive finish.
Knitting: Slippers
These slippers are seamless and top down, with no heel to turn and no picking up of stitches or short rows - yet they hug the foot and stay on beautifully. I’ve designed them to have an anatomically correct profile on the side of the foot - a bit shallower at the toe end so they really follow the form of your foot. Now you can follow your feet ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
What woolly hat would Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse wear?, I wondered anachronistically (being someone given to thinking about both literature and things knitterly). Obviously, it would be of a luxury yarn; and obviously, it would be decided stylish yet understated. She would also, of course, demand crown decreases that were something a bit spec...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Extreme: it’s extremely quick, extremely easy and extremely warm!
Knitting: Mittens
Like interesting mitten thumbs? This
Knitting: Mittens
Like interesting mitten thumbs? This
Knitting: Bonnet
Why wrap them in cotton wool when you can wrap them in silk and merino or cashmere?
Knitting: Pullover
New one is a knit to welcome new members of the family! And ideal for those who want a simple garment for a first try at sweater knitting. A super-easy super-quick knit for gift giving or preparing your own layette. Pair a plain yarn with a variegated, striped or speckled yarn for a bright and cheerful welcome for your new addition.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I may be somewhat biased, but for me, these easy socks are for me the perfect combination of easy knitting and a fun detail that is easy to memorize and work.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The wind has long since taken every leaf. Now is the time of bare branches, skeleton trees and the shivering of yellowed grass. Time to pull on a hat made with a fabric of luxurious, weather proof depth. Huddle under it until the shapes it draws on its surface are suddenly prescient of new spring growth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Winter glories: glorious is the warmed bed; glorious is the hot chocolate or spiced wine by the fireside when you come into from the cold. Glorious is the perfect hat to chase away the winter blues with unapologetic glee and sparkle.
Knitting: Gloves
You can easily aspire to this beauty, with just knit and purl stitches and a few simple cables, this pattern gives maximum impact for minimum complexity.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You can easily aspire to this beauty, with just knit and purl stitches and a few simple cables, this pattern gives maximum impact for minimum complexity.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Some things are a joy to knit; for me, this shawl was that project.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The simple slipped stitch textures of the rise of this hat tone down and enhance variegated yarn with an organic softness, whilst the crown transitions to city-chic of an architectural beauty.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Will you prevail? This hat may look complicated but only requires, knit, purl, left twist and right twist stitches.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The sweetly flowing movement of the yarn in these socks reminds me of the way water cuts a channel through sand or soil: hence the name Rills! These socks feature a custom designed ribbing pattern with a fun stitch manoeuvre to learn (it’s not cables!). These have a sideways wedge toe and a fleegle heel and are worked toe-up. There’s an option ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ideal for using up scraps of lace yarn left over from lace-knitting projects, this simple hat is also a great way to try out some new techniques for multi-stranding yarn. Learn how to create multiple strands of yarn from one ball without cutting and winding. Experiment with creating subtly graduated ombre effects. And, as a bonus, to multiply t...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan can be knit in any weight and type of yarn and any needle size without a gauge calculation being required. I’ve listed a few yarns - but really you can use anything that pleases you. My version is in aran wool, and you can see on this page alone tester versions in sport weight (by tester frautracey), bulky (by tester bugsmamma) an...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Mossy stones - that age-old symbol of the accretion of soft and beautiful layers of love and ties that blunt our sharp edges and give us purchase on the world. Knit one for a loved one to add to those layers!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the half-light of Europe, the dawning, and falling dusk, the voice that heralds the transition is the blackbird. Sweet, piercing, poignant, carrying clear and light across the pellucid air of a summer’s day. Throw on this lightweight shawl and steal out to listen to the lead choristers of your own locality. Easy to work and wear, like blackb...
Knitting: Pullover
Whether you are an annual migrant or restless nomad this sweater is written for knitting and wearing on the go. Made top down from the cast on of the integral neck band and totally seamless it is knit in the round with a hybrid saddle shoulder/contiguous construction, short rows to shape the shoulders and neck and a split hem detail.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
DK stranded hat with a custom-designed motif that makes the the eye move in pleasing fashion, reminiscent of old china patterns. There is also a pretty spoked motif on the crown.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Of course you are absolutely justified in buying a few balls of the softest and most luxurious yarn to make this warm winter wrap! Who could say otherwise?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A very simple unisex hat with beanie and slouch options. Alternating bands of pattern stitch and stockinette provide subtle texture and the crown decreases create a neat spoked effect, just like a cog! Knitted with two strands of sock yarn this is designed for stashbusting; use two half skeins or try alternating skeins for great effect in the p...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Learn a new stashbusting technique with these simple but highly customisable hats. Instructions are provided for 2,3, 4 or 5 different colours and for wider stripes. You can also follow instructions for beanie or slouch options. These hats use helix knitting in the round to create jogless stripes. Add a pompom with any leftovers!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Learn a new stashbusting technique with these simple but highly customisable hats. Instructions are provided for 2,3, 4 or 5 different colours and for wider stripes. You can also follow instructions for beanie or slouch options. These hats use helix knitting in the round to create jogless stripes. Add a pompom with any leftovers!
Knitting: Pullover
There’s nothing like a bit of medative knitting to think over the past year and plan the adventures of the next. Think your afterthoughts while knitting this unusal sweater with (naturally) an afterthought neck technique.
Knitting: Pullover
The second in my mini-series of top down adventure sweaters Free to Travel is both a hybrid construction and a hybrid form. At the shoulder and sleeve it fits like a traditional sweater with 0 ease, but from the chest down it is poncho-type shape with around 50% ease against your actual body (you can of course stop increasing earlier for a more...
Knitting: Pullover
Long Walks in the Grass is the first in a mini-collection of sweaters designed to be both an adventure to knit and perfect to knit and wear whilst on an adventure. This one has an interesting hybrid raglan/contiguous sleeve construction and optional waist shaping. It has long slim sleeves to make it easy to fit under a coat for long walks whate...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cold enough to need a hat? Well there’s knitting reasons aplenty to be cheerful about that! Here’s just a few of mine. What are yours?
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
It is a mournful truth that not all children like to wash their faces.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A top down cloche, ab-so-lute-ly spiffing for putting on the ritz, this is very quick to make in chunky yarn.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A pretty, cosy, beret for spring. Maybe even for Mother’s Day!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is available on its own
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A lovely lace slouch hat for your siblings, sisters under the skin, and just for those sisters who want to do it for themsleves.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Every woman is someone’s daughter. This hat was designed to crown all daughters, daughters in law, surrogate daughters, the daughters of all those dear to you and all those women who were born daughters. Pair a beautiful jewel of a multicolured skein with a plainer yarn for maximum effect.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens make a set with the Daughter Hat and can be bought separately or as part of an ebook. Designed for all the daughters in your life and of course for all those who are daughters, including ourselves…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Reader, she married him. But before that she yearned for change, excitement, adventure. We aim to please, so this shawl features a different lace pattern for each of the main locations in the the novel, all seamlessly woven into one story.
Knitting: Dress
The absolute bees knees for twirling, the cat’s pyjamas for dancing about.This twenties-inspired little dress has great movement and life due to the full, double-ruffled skirt and a relaxed gauge in an aran yarn. It features the classic dropped waist of the flapper dress and ties at the neck which can be left untied or made into a bow for the v...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat has matching mittens and can be bought separately or as part of an ebook. It is also available as part of my hat family ebook, a great value collection of hats for the whole family.
Knitting: Cardigan
There’s something about providing the warmest of woollies that expresses our love and welcome for a new baby like no other act. And this unisex cardigan is the cosiest, most deeply cosseting and enveloping number you could hope for. It is a very versatile knit - the slip stitch pattern can be worked in a contrast colour for extra zing and the t...
Knitting: Slippers
Slippers are meant to be easy to make: and these are so simple and fast to make that they are no bother at all. They also have the advantage of an interesting and novel construction; top down, in the round and seamless yet with no picking up of stitches or short rows and no heel to turn. Just knit all the way.
Knitting: Cardigan
The brief for this cardigan was warmer, but not too visually dissimilar from a shop bought cardi. But as shop bought knits are mostly cut and seamed, which is not how I like to work, I used this as an exercise in simple techniques for clean edges in stockinette working only with live stitches, There is no sewing or indeed picking up stitches. I...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Drapey, slouchy shrugs are all the rage this summer and so easy to wear. This relaxed and effortlessly chic DK weight shrug in a very beautiful traditional Estonian starflower lace pattern is just the ticket. Pair it with flip flops and sunglasses for the starlet look.
Knitting: Cardigan
The weather may be grey but this garment is designed to give your mood a boost; it’s a glass half full type of knit. For a start, you won’t be cold in a sweater with this much deep textured loveliness. Secondly all the cable motifs have been specially designed to reach for the sky, twining onwards and upwards! Hey, maybe to look on the bright s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Charming, theatrical little Adele, the orphan that Jane Eyre takes to her heart. This teeny tiny little shawl is just what that stylish little Parisien might have been glad to receive from the clever hands of the ever-knitting Mrs Fairfax as a gift to accompany her favourite party dress. She did love to accessorise. This is the 4th of my series...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“so I had sought through a dozen shops till I lit upon a crape-like material of purple-gray—the colour, in short, of dun mist, lying on a moor in bloom. My tailleuse had kindly made it as well as she could: because, as she judiciously observed, it was “si triste—si peu voyant,” care in the fashion was the more imperative: it was well she took t...
Knitting: Cowl
This was inspired by the memory of granny jumpers; ah, those delicious textures and leather buttons. Cables and cabled slipped stitches give a beautiful elegant fabric with warmth and interest. An ideal gift for those with whom you have that precious history.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“There was a natural grace in her attitude, and there was artistic effect in the ample and shining folds of her silk dress - an attire simply fashioned, but almost splendid from the shifting brightness of its dye, warp and woof being of tints deep and changing as the hue on a pheasant’s neck”
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A hat designed for the uncles in your life; whether they are true relatives or just those kindly and benevolent souls who warm the cockles of your heart. This one is super cosy and deeply textured with a custom-designed stitch pattern; a real hug for the head. As always I have taken the trouble to make good-looking crown decreases.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A hat designed for the brothers in your life; be they true siblings or those who have earned the title by being fellow travellers through life. It is designed for fingering yarn held double on a simple knit/purl pattern that a man will wear but not just ribbing for once. The pattern is reduced neatly on the crown for cool effect and to keep it ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stole is the first of a series of lace scarves and shawls inspired by Charlotte Bronte characters and you can purchase it singly or buy the ebook and enjoy a substantial discount over single purchases.
Knitting: Pullover
This tunic is ideal for frolicking like a faun in the fallen leaves in or curling up by the fireside. It has been designed to be feminine without being overpoweringly girly.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Super fun, slightly slouchy hat made with stranded colourwork technique. Ideal for using up the end of a pretty handspun or a bright variegated yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater can be knit in any weight and type of yarn and any needle size without a gauge calculation being required. I’ve listed a few yarns - but really you can use anything that pleases you. Testers used cotton, wool, acrylic and even cashmere yarns in yarn weights from super-bulky to sock. Yardages will of course vary dependent on the yar...
Knitting: Mittens
A mitten knitted completely knitted top-down, in the round, seamlessly, including the thumb.
Knitting: Pullover
A sweater for dirty stop outs, stubbornly staying up to watch the stars come out and the daisies shut up shop on those long summer nights…or just staying the in park that hour longer than you meant to…This design was inspired by the Victorian-medieval art of the pre-raphelites (dirty stop outs, the lot of them) and features the deeply scooped n...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There is something precious about the moment just before the buds of the summer flowers burst forth in their glory. Romantic and perhaps yet a little wistful because it is so fleeting. It is this essence of something so full of promise, fresh,delicate and ephemeral, that is captured by the fragile lace of this piece. Make it as a stole for cool...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan can be knit in any weight of yarn and any needle size without a gauge calculation being required.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan can be knit in any weight of yarn and any needle size without a gauge calculation being required.
Knitting: Pullover
Because we are all artisans with needles here, this jumper features a novel construction to keep things interesting. Knit in two main pieces which are then knit together without seaming, there is no need to pick up a sewing needle until you weave in your ends. No, not even for one tiny underarm seam.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
There’s nothing overstated or complex-looking about this hat, but it has a few hidden secrets.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Embrace the abundance and luxuriance of summer with Verdant. Whether you need a shawl for a garden party outfit, or it is winter and you need a reminder of lighter days (but that will keep your neck warm against the cold), this shawl evokes that air of life in full bloom. With a sweeping “lawn” of stockinette edging and a lively two-leaf lace p...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pique interest, and arouse curiosity in Intriguing. International women of mystery might well throw this around them as they weave their webs of intrigue and steal into the night for secret assignations. The lace pattern swirls and eddies like flames or water (or the schemes of a clever woman) in ways fascinating and difficult to define. And th...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a happy shawl. Big, bold, cosy. It brings a smile to your face and a spring to your step when you wear it. One for those days when you want to answer a big “yes” to the eternal “why” of life.
Knitting: Cowl
For those days when you need a little of the elegance and decorum of the Austen era, or you want to create a bit of steampunk edge to an outfit, this quick little cowl is just the ticket.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the regency cravat style of the same name, this aristocratic little cowl adds flair to any outfit. And just like any true aristocrat it looks at home wherever it finds itself. It lends your woolly winter jumper or fleece an edgy style, or looks smart with a formal coat.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
A polymath: not a jack of all trades, but a master of many. Designed with that precious skein of handspun yarn in mind, the polymath scarf is a clever, but simple, pattern that looks fantastic worn as a scarf, cowl, hood or shoulder-warming wrap. The simple lace pattern allows the beauty of multi-coloured and thick-and-thin yarns to shine, whil...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Haunt the memory in this graceful shawl, ideal for lingering in the lengthening shadows. For those times when you need to be that woman of style and allure, Haunting lends you timeless elegance with a touch of mystery.
Knitting: Tutorial
Previously published on an old blog, I have now put this into a PDF to download.