Martine Ellis

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cowl
This pretty lace cowl was designed to use up approximately half a skein of luxury sock yarn (one sock’s worth) but it’s very easy to customise the fit and also adapt the pattern to different weights of yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes less really is more. That’s definitely the case with this pattern. It’s a simple, but lovely, way to showcase half a skein of “too good for socks” hand-dyed yarn. It’s also a perfect portable project, ideal for knitting on the go.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Knit these cute little sweaters to decorate your Christmas tree.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This lightweight scarf features a beautiful lace pattern reminiscent of cottage rooftops; it reminds me of home. The scarf would be an ideal beginner’s lace project as there is no shaping and the lace pattern becomes quite intuitive after a few repeats. It’s also interesting enough for a confident lace knitter (good TV knitting!)
Knitting: Cowl
This unisex cowl is knitted on the bias in 2 colours, creating diagonal stripes. It’s “splendid” because it knits up really quickly, looks fabulous and is extremely cosy. You could knit the cowl as wide or as long as you like, depending on how much yarn you have; the yardage mentioned in the pattern is just a guide. Gauge isn’t really important...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature a lovely lace pattern that looks like the branches of a tree, and a deep, comfortable gusseted thumb. You can make the mitts longer by adding more pattern repeats at the start (they are worked from the bottom, up).
Knitting: Tutorial
This knitting “recipe” is for a mitered square project. What you do with your lovely mitered squares is completely up to you. You could make a blanket, a scarf, a cushion cover… the possibilities are endless.