Jane Ellison

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Crochet: Baby Blanket
I have designed this easy to crochet blanket using an adaptation of the granny square. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Aimsir (AM-shir) is the Irish word for weather, time, season - elements that surround us.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I have designed this hat with a simple brick pattern. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Aisling (ASHLING) is the Irish word for hope.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
I have designed this easy to knit blanket, with 36 squares. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Baile (BAL-yeh) is the Irish word for place or home.
Knitting: Vest
I have designed this tank top with a brick pattern. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Cara (KA-ra) is the Irish word for friend - our connection to one another.
Knitting: Mittens
I have designed these mittens with a cable pattern. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Craic (crack) is the Irish word for high spirited fun; the serious work of play.
Knitting: Scarf
I have designed this easy to knit scarf with an edge detail. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Dochas (DOE-hass) is the Irish word for hope.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
I have designed these socks with a cable detail. I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name. Gael (gale) is the Irish word for an Irish person or a Scottish highlander - the essence of identity.
Knitting: Pullover
I designed this jumper as a sloppy joe, perfect for putting on as you rush around doing odd jobs on an autumn day or great for snuggling on the sofa on winter days. I hope you enjoy knitting it! I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish name...
Knitting: Sweater - Other
This is one of my favourite shapes, a dropped shoulder hooded jumper. It also uses my favourite stitches! Simple stocking stitch and gorgeous garter stitch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knitted in the round on circular and dpns for the crown.
Knitting: Pullover
I was going to start this description with this is my favourite stitch….but then I realised I do this with all my designs!
Crochet: Laptop
This bag uses very basic crochet (UK terms) techniques. And yet it looks so effective.
Knitting: Vest
I designed this sleeveless top in my favourite stitch technique - chevron.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The pattern has two sizes for newborn and toddler. However these are magical socks and if you follow the toddler size but change the foot length they will fit children up to 7 years old. I’ve highlighted where to do this in the pattern.
Crochet: Cowl
I’ve taken the simple granny square and used 3 shades of Soft Donegal to create a super soft cowl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love this stitch! I call it the Trinity stitch but it goes by other names such as blackberry or popcorn.
Knitting: Cowl
I love this stitch. It’s one I’ve used many times over the years on hats, scarves and garments.
Knitting: Cardigan
This simple long cardigan pattern has limited amount of shaping - just at the top of the neck and at the armholes.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is the cardigan cousin to my Dorothy Jumper, it was inspired by the words - boyfriend cardigan and so it great for men or women.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern uses one of my favourite techniques, the slip stitch technique. It looks m ore complicated than it is, and to me is a really addictive knit!
Knitting: Pullover
A classic simple jumper inspired by my love of 1940s knit patterns.
Knitting: Pullover
I designed this baby jumper as the first jumper to knit for the new arrival.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
I love this stitch pattern, so addictive to knit. These are my favourite shades at the moment. The choices for your own personal colour way are endless.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This pattern is written to make one square and the blanket can be as big or as small as you want it to be.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I used a limited edition sock yarn for my pattern but it is great for any sock weight yarn or 4 ply yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple garter stitch crew neck jumper with set in three quarter sleeves.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens are simple to knit. They are knitted in the round. The pattern is written for dpns but are easy to adapted for small circulars.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf uses my favourite cable stitch with garter stitch edges.
Knitting: Mittens
These are classic easy to knit mittens. I have designed them with a longer rib to cover your wrists and go under your coat sleeves to keep your hands cosy and warm.
Knitting: Scarf
I love this design because it uses my favourite stitch - garter stitch - and has a detail at the edge of it that is simple to do, yet so effective. In this yarn the pretty edges curl up and to me looks like waves….so when I look at this scarf, I daydream of the sea gently lapping over the beach and creating the ripples on the sand.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knitted in the round, so you will need 4mm dpns for the top of the hat.
Knitting: Purse
Additional materials needed: Two Buttons
Crochet: Bag - Other
A super simple crochet bag…my favourite kind of crochet!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A simple garter stitch cushion that is great for beginners or experienced knitters that want a quick weekend project to relax and calm the mind and body with.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
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Knitting: Purse
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials: Seven buttons.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials needed are three large buttons and two medium buttons.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials needed: Five Buttons.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
To knit the blanket as the pattern it needs two hanks of the ecru and one hank each of the light brown and brown.
Crochet: Throw
This is a learn to crochet starter pattern for a granny square.
Knitting: Throw
To me, this blanket evokes feelings of joy, comfort and warmth. The simple square pattern is easy to knit and looks very effective. I always come back to this stitch pattern for blankets. It’s one of my favourites and I love how it looks like the stitches are flowing in and out of each other. It is a delight to knit and to know that love is knit...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
These baby rabbits are a fun way to learn to knit whether you are young or young at heart.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This fab scarf is great for adding delicate detail to your outfit as well as keeping you feeling lovely and snuggly warm. Its a little bit tricky so you might need to concentrate for the first few repeats until you get used to the increases and repeats. Once you do, it is a breeze!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I love the simplicity of this stitch and the effect it creates.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a simple lace top in simple shapes.
Knitting: Cardigan
I adore this cardigan (I’m wearing my Harper Cardigan as I type this).
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl uses super chunky yarn, is super easy to knit and super easy to wear!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This simple garter stitch jacket is perfect for new knitters or for those coming back to knitting and want to try out their skills on a straight forward easy pattern.
Knitting: Placemat, Coaster
I love this stitch. It is so simple to knit but looks very tricky. It lends itself perfectly to placemats and coasters.
Knitting: Pullover
I enjoy knitting garter stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
This is my take on a Christmas Jumper!
Knitting: Pullover
I love moss stitch. The texture it creates is amazing. I like taking classic stitch patterns and adding something to them to create something a little bit different.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
As the mornings turn chilly from Autumn to Winter it’s tricky to know how cold it is out when the sun is shining.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This delicate lace pattern looks fab when knitted in super chunky yarns.
Knitting: Cardigan
This simple crew neck garter stitch cardigan only requires picking up at the neck, so perfect for beginners and great for experience knitters who want to add a simple cardigan in their favourite shade to their wardrobe!
Knitting: Cardigan
I love vintage hand knits.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion is such fun to knit as it looks a lot more complicated than it is!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I love the chevron stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
This delicate lace cardigan is worked all in one at the bottom which means less seams to sew up!
Knitting: Scarf
This is one of my favourite scarf designs. Knitted in the gorgeous fibres it feels so comforting to wear around your neck, keeping you warm in those chilly months.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This delicate lace hat is the perfect gift for the new loved one in the family.
Knitting: Booties
These simple baby bootees are the perfect hand made gift for the new bundle of joy!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
These squares are very simple to knit and perfect for knitters who haven’t used more than one shade before.
Knitting: Afghan block
This pattern is for a simple garter stitch square.
Knitting: Pullover
Children will love the Christmassy feeling that comes with wearing a snuggly jumper complete with Rudolph the red nose reindeer!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
I love creating easy to knit designs. I love combining yarns of beautiful quality with the simplest of stitches to create truly unique items that are a joy to knit.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are perfect for keeping your toes toasty warm on those chilly winter nights in the run up to Christmas. Hand knitted socks are a luxurious comfort, especially if knitted with love.
Knitting: Cowl
Catherine is ideal for those who haven’t used circular needles before, to practice with as it only takes one 50g hank and is small enough to see results quickly.
Crochet: Cardigan
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Cardigan
85cm through to 114.5cm chest, with some ease
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Bag - Other
This is a simple pattern that is great for trying out felting and is the perfect bag for carrying your knitting projects!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This basic simple sock pattern is perfect for beginners to follow and learn how to knit their first pair of socks.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These sheep are made up with just two main pieces and two little ears, so perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike.