Kate Heppell

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 7 patterns

“Shetland Story” has been produced in celebration of Shetland Wool Week. The 8 patterns that make up the collection will be released over the next couple of weeks and they each use Shetland wool of different types.

eBook : 2 patterns

It can get pretty chilly in Santa’s sleigh, so be kind to his helper elves and festoon your Christmas tree with tiny little elf-sized sweaters.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by the British coastline and knitted in stunning British wool, this seamless design can be knitted either as a short-sleeved, fitted tunic or as a long-sleeved pullover – whichever you prefer.
Knitting: Pullover
If you want to see more of this jumper and hear the story behind it (and why it is my PERFECT SWEATER) take a look at this video on my vlog.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Run out of time to knit Christmas sweaters for your loved ones? Fear not - you still have time to whip up a few of these cute little hats, which feature some classic sweater designs in stranded colourwork.
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is knitted from the bottom up in the round, so there is next to no sewing up needed at the end – you just need to stitch the underarm seam. The yoke pattern is worked in stranded knitting which incorporates decreases, so you need to know how to read a chart to work this section, as some decreases are included in the colourwork secti...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cosy hat is encircled with friendly badgers and topped with a row of mushrooms, combined with bands of traditional Fair Isle patterns with a fresh, bright colour scheme.
Knitting: Pullover
I’ve always admired the style of Icleandic lopapeysa jumpers, and when I saw the neon colours available on the Álafoss stand at Unravel a little while back, I just knew that I had to work with it. This was the perfect opportunity! I’ve kept this as simple as possible, with only two colours worked per row. In this chunky yarn, the knitting will ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is designed to be a practice run for my Insight Sweater, using the same pattern stitch and letting you get to grips with shaping in colourwork before you launch into knitting the garment.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern was designed to be as quick and simple a knit as possible, and to be comfortable and wearable all year round, either close-fitting or with plenty of ease. It’s knitted flat in four pieces and then seamed. The sample was easily knitted in a week, making it a perfect last-minute gift or first garment.
Knitting: Pullover
Sizing
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I know foxes aren’t native to Shetland but if there’s one thing I love more than stranded colourwork, it’s foxes! I designed this hat on scraps of paper on the ferry home from my trip to Shetland, and knitted it using yarn I’d bought just hours before in the Jamieson’s of Shetland shop in Lerwick. It’s knitted in DK weight yarn rather than the ...
Knitting: Cowl
There was a certain place name that the rebellious part of my brain wanted to use for this pattern…but in the end I settled for Fblister, which was suggested by my host as it’s one of her favourite place names on the island.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Head In The Clouds features a simple intarsia motif of a cloud and is perfect for the daydreamers among us. This ridiculously soft and squishy yarn just begged to be a cosy, slouchy hat.
Knitting: Headband
This little headband is a great project for your first try at stranded knitting. With thanks to the lovely Anna Elliott for the name!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is named for the location where it’s shot - and where I stayed during Shetland Wool Week, with a friend’s very lovely parents!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The weather up here reminds me of one of my dad’s favourite sayings - “There’s no mystery in the weather. If it’s sunny now, it’ll be raining later; if it’s raining now, it’ll be sunny later.”
Knitting: Pullover
This reversible jumper, with a stranded zig-zag/chevron pattern, is perfect for those of us who love to show off the “wrong side” of our knits - though it looks just as good right side out too!
Knitting: Tee
This tee is knit from the top down - first the front and back sections are knitted flat and then they are joined to be knitted in the round.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Note the pattern for the blanket is included with Issue 24 of Knit Now and is only available with the printed version.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Crochet: Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Learn this quick and simple stitch and make a bespoke blanket for yourself or your loved ones
Knitting: Cardigan
The pattern:
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is written for 18 sizes, designed to fit from a 28” to a 62” bust, with a little bit of ease for comfy-snuggly-ness. Perfect for chilly autumn and winter days.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple little pattern for a reversible cowl, designed to be easy to memorise and fun to knit.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitted art panels are the ideal DIY decor choice for those of us more at home with needles and yarn than paintbrush and paintpot
Knitting: Scarf
My Dad and Grandma live in Co. Clare on the West coast of Ireland, in a little village called Doonbeg. It’s beautiful over there and I love visiting them, but the wind is something else! I try to travel light when I fly, so this is my scarf, hat and hoodie all in one.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
This advent calendar is a quick and chunky knit which is sure to become a festive favourite in your home! It’s knitted from the top down in one piece, with the pockets just being stitched in place at the end.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Shiny new version of this pattern is now available! Thanks to everyone for your patience - hopefully it’s worth the wait.