Fiona Ellis

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
Combining wearability with a dramatic arts and crafts inspired motif and detailing, this design will delight when both knitting & wearing it. The design on the back panel draws its inspiration from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “Argyle” Chair. It combines simple and sculptural elements with an emphasis on natural forms, to produce an intense ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Feminine lady-like raglan sleeve cardigan with feature sleeves.
Knitting: Cardigan
Feminine cardigan with slightly flared sleeves. The cuffs showcase an all over lace pattern, details of which are added to the feature cables used at the waistline & cuffs. The waistline detail emphasizes the figure skimming shaping. A flattering V-neck and long-line length make it perfect for wearing for more dressy occasions….or make it i...
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pullover
Worked from the bottom up in pieces then sewn together.
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by Celtic Knots and the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh; the cables in this crew neck fitted cardigan, are set into shaped panels, where they cross, swirl & nestle into each other.
Knitting: Cardigan
My design ideas always take twists and turns in many directions, and sometimes they intersect. Welcome to the junction of Adelaide and Spadina!
Knitting: Pullover
Proscenium: the wall that separates the stage in a theatre from the auditorium, providing the arch that frames it.
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by the delicate embroidery that used to be worked on household items, this everyday cardigan features both lacy openwork and a technique based on drawn-thread work.
Knitting: Cuffs
Springtime gauntlets featuring three open-work stitches to cleverly make gradual transitions between each color change.
Knitting: Cardigan
Inspired by the flowing dresses worn by the “Aesthetic” models immortalized by the Pre-Raphaelite painters working around 1880-90s & the “tea gowns” popular at the turn of the 20th century this contemporary lace work V-neck cardigan features a box pleat with lace insert in the back and morphing lace patterns on the sleeves.
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Cardigan
Reminiscent of a grand-dad cardigan, but updated and offered in a feminine silhouette, this V- neck cardigan features a interesting cabled motif on both the upper back and at the elbows on the sleeves. Along with the columns of twisted rope plus X & O Cables on the fronts it makes for a fun knit making a wardrobe staple.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Red Letter Day cardigan is our sixth and final pattern by Fiona Ellis in our 2015 Designer in Residence series! Knit in Valley Yarns Northampton, this cardigan goes to great lengths for style. The lower section ribbed pattern slowly morphs into a panel of cables that include the magical-looking closed loops reminiscent of Celtic knot patter...
Knitting: Mittens
Colours used for sample:
Knitting: Pullover
Changing Tack is a perfect between-season sweater, inspired by traditional cabled sweaters but with a modern twist. The pattern placement and repeats are set asymmetrically on the figure-flattering silhouette to give an updated look. The slightly flared sleeves add to the feminine appeal. Knit with Valley Yarns Brimfield takes this pullover to ...
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque, Neck / Torso - Other
The Mittens & Hat are worked in the round from the bottom up. The Capelet is worked in the round from the bottom to the neck opening, then back and forth to the top of the collar.
Knitting: Cardigan
An experienced (or adventurous) cable knitters dream, intricate and fun with just enough challenge! The cables, in Collar Your Dreams incorporate eyelet holes alongside the crosses, were inspired by iron work and form shapes reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower. This multi-season cardigan sports a shawl collar worked in short rows and elegant featur...
Knitting: Cardigan
Our third pattern from Designer in Residence Fiona Ellis, Made to Border, is a cute little cap sleeve cardigan perfect for throwing on over a tank top. The main feature of this design is the border patterning which gradually morphs into gradually diminishing cables. The top is completed with simple edging and a knitted tie closure.
Knitting: Cardigan
Reminiscent of the switchbacks on Lombard Street in San Francisco the cables on this cardigan zig zag back and forth.
Knitting: Cardigan
The cable pattern was inspired by a grate covering seen in Prague and is featured on the back yoke & sleeves with a smaller version of the patterning either side of the center front openings.
Knitting: Pullover
In the Loop is the third pattern in our Designer in Residence series! In The Loop is a longer-line fitted top with cap sleeves. Both the back and front feature an intricate cable pattern that incorporates textured stitches within the loops. The neckline has a unique I-cord feature, which gives the appearance of the cable pattern spilling out of...
Knitting: Cardigan
We’re so excited to share I Feel Vine by Fiona Ellis - the first pattern in our Designer in Residence series!
Knitting: Cardigan
With patterning that dances this playful asymmetric crew neck cardigan is fun to knit and to wear.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up then sewn together. The center back is shaped with a gather, shortly before beginning the armhole shaping. The sleeves are worked from the bottom up, and shaped at the top with a gather, shortly before the final bind off. The front bands are worked in attached i-cord, which also forms the but...
Knitting: Pullover
Knit in Valley Yarns Colrain, both the slightly flared sleeves and yoke of this ladylike, elegant Flares and Graces sweater feature clever chevron cable patterning, designed to highlight the wearers face and hands. Gentle waist shaping gives a slightly fitted silhouette to the body, worked in Stockinette stitch. Set-in sleeves completes the ele...
Knitting: Pullover
Read about the design process behind Portiere here: http://www.fionaellisonline.com/portiere.html
Knitting: Pullover
This adorable baby’s sweater features a sampler of cable patterns that include the added texture of a seed stitch pattern inside the center diamond pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
June 2014 Club pattern
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
June 2014 Club pattern
Knitting: Pullover
“Well, dear hearts, isn’t this the most perfect sweater to take on your travels to fun places? Mrs Crosby loves to play and so the designs using her yarns reflect this. This mock turtleneck, asymmetric cabled sweater has playful I-cord ties that give the impression that the cables spilling out of the fabric…going on their own little adventure m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Scalloped edge crescent shaped shawl adorned with Paisley motifs worked in cables and eyelets. These unique Paisleys swirl & twirl just like the ones found on traditional woven shawls.
Knitting: Tee
Cabled Top with Neckline feature.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Tiny bunches of eyelets inspired by cherry blossom blooms. A change
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Perfect for cold winter month celebrations, when we need something to wrap ourselves in as we make our journey to a festive party but then want to look glamourous when we arrive.
Knitting: Cardigan
This crew-neck raglan cardigan is worked in separate pieces and sewn together. The cable pattern for the body is presented both in charts and row-by-row instructions. The neckband and button bands are worked from stitches picked up along the edges after the raglan seams are sewn. Buttoned cable cardigan inspired by corset lacing. Raglan sleeve...
Knitting: Mittens
Celtic Knot Cable patterning is mirrored on Left & Right mitten.
Knitting: Pullover
Make a bold statement.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
May your feet be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
May your feet be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Cardigan
SUGGESTED YARN
Knitting: Tee
Austermann Algarve supershine 109yds/ 100m per 1¾oz / 50g ball; 75% cotton, 25% viscose. Shade 0015: 8 (8, 10, 11, 12, 14) balls
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
May your hands be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
Top O’ the Boot to ya! Wonderfully wooly warmth against those chilly winter days with a Celtic knot for luck, cables to frame and ribs right down into your boots for a snug cosy fit. And colored to brighten the grayest of days
Knitting: Cardigan
Cabled hooded cardigan with zipper closure and saddle sleeves. Small scale cables used on fronts and to frame the hood, large scale cable worked on sleeves and at CB traveling into saddle extension and into hood.
Knitting: Pullover
Many of the ways we use to add colour to knits take a little finessing to get them to look good, but the slip-stitch technique used for the borders of this sweater is simplicity itself - almost child’s play.
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Yarn requirements: 2 skeins of M/C & 1 skein of contrast.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
May your hands be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
May your hands be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
May your hands be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
May your hands be soft, fibres fresh and nails match your knits.
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Pullover
Pattern instructions for making as a cardigan are also included.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Mittens
Pattern includes instructions to work cuffs in either Cable or Fair Isle.
Knitting: Pullover
Colorwork is worked by slipped stitches so only one color if used at a time.
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
Pattern given for both a pullover and either a zippered front of buttoned cardigan.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Pullover
Needles & Notions: size 6 US (4 mm) straight; size 6 US (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular for turtleneck; cable needle; 6 stitch holders.
Knitting: Pullover
Finished Bust Measurements: 34 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 86.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm