Jessica Gore

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

When I was little, my mother made a very special quilt. It was a gift for my sister, who is a few years older than me. The quilt was made up of fabric scraps collected over time, whether they were originally used for doll’s clothes, smocked dresses for us, or cushions and blankets. My mother used a “half square triangle” method of patchwork piecing so that pops of bright, cheerful prints were broken up by calming creams and blues, then she assembled the quilt by hand. It was a labour of love, and the design of the quilt has always held a very treasured place in my heart.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Animal Toy
This little bear isn’t your average toy project! Not only is Sammy gender neutral and knit entirely seamlessly, but the shaping and construction of the bear are achieved thanks to the wonders of sock knitting techniques! It makes Sammy an excellent project for anyone wanting to try sock knitting for the first time and to develop their skills wi...
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
To cast on a scarf, a cowl, or a poncho? Why choose! The Tundra Wrap is a 3-in-1 accessory that can be worn in a multitude of ways by simply buttoning the rectangular shape on different sides. And because the wrap is knit in a bulky weight yarn, it is also a super quick and cozy project to enjoy!
Knitting: Tee
Callitris is a dream knit for the warmer weather. Its minimalist aesthetic with simple details means it can be easily thrown on with your favourite pair of shorts or jeans, or it would look equally lovely tucked into a skirt. The sleeve and body stitches are increased at different rates along the raglan seams of the t-shirt for a perfect fit, a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
3 skein kits of the original Yarn
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Airy, delicate and elegant, the Pizzelle Shawl is a must-have lace weight accessory. The pattern includes 2 different versions for you to choose from – a half pi semi-circle shape, or full pi circle shape – and it’s hard to pick a favourite! You can also add an optional fringe for the perfect boho-chic touch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Short rows are a wonderful, easy technique in knitting that simply involve working partially across your project. The Semaphore Shawl uses them to create the interesting wedges of garter stitch and lace that give this design its unique look. For an extra fun touch, use a fingering weight sock yarn for the garter stitch sections and switch to mo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Bush Wattle Shawl is part of the
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Garden Sprout Shawl is part of the
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Quiet Night Shawl was designed as a seasonal piece that can be enjoyed all year round! You can interpret the stars in the lace patterning as Christmas motifs, but also night sky constellations or simply geometric diamonds. Try using 2 neutral colours for the garter stitch sections, and a bright pop for the middle stripes and stars, or simpl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Trelliswork Shawl is part of the
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dolerite is inspired by the gentle minimalism of nature and explores the textural beauty of Tasmania’s rock formations. In a superfine merino, such as White Gum Wool, the shawl is oh-so-soft and cozy. You’ll want to stay wrapped up in it for days!
Knitting: Cowl
Lockleys is a wonderful way to use up single skeins of sport weight yarn, and knits up quickly for instant pattern gratification. When worn it looks just like a cozy triangular shawl, but actually involves a clever cowl shape in the construction. Adding a fringe is optional, but highly recommended for that stand-out finishing touch!
Knitting: Poncho
This adorable garment is the mini version of our original Saunders Poncho, which means both you and your little one can now match! With cables and the textural goodness of moss stitch, it is the perfect classic throw-over for when the weather gets chilly. Recommended for children ages 4–10 years.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named after a sweet little sheep that lives on Tarndwarncoort homestead, the Tanzy Shawl is a celebration of wool! The shawl makes for a great travel project as you can relax with garter stitch and pops of easy eyelet stripes while you’re away chatting with friends, then knit the beautiful rippling border when you return home. If you haven’t us...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Salamanca Hat is a perfect project for when you’re craving an engaging accessory knit. Whether it’s changing your needle size or switching textures, there’s always something happening to keep you interested. It doesn’t hurt that the finished hat looks great and goes with everything too!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Soft, delicate, and oh-so floaty, Edenhope is the shawl you want for that touch of elegance. When knit out of a luxurious yarn, such as The Fibre Co.’s Road to China Light base, the shawl has a beautiful drape and the simple stitch textures are showcased wonderfully. The pattern makes for a great travel or television watching project as you can...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When you want a shawl you can mix and match, Thebarton is a go-to choice! Not only can you knit it out of a fingering or DK weight yarn, but you can apply optional tassels and the simple texture is great for both playing with colour or keeping things neutral.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This design is one of the 7 modern, minimalist sock patterns tailored to all natural sock yarns from SOCKS 2018.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Morgan Shawl is a staple accessory – geometric, minimalist, and great for layering. It looks particularly stunning in a silk blend yarn, such as Skein Merino Silk Sport, which will result in a drapey fabric. Wear it your way, but recommended as a throw-over with your favourite sweater and jeans!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pretty and delicate, yet cozy and warm, the First Star Socks are great to wear at any time of year. Each sample was knit using a beautiful non-superwash yarn by WoolUpNorth of Norway, a country from which you can see the pattern inspiring aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). The delicate star motifs feature the same technique of horizontally w...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
There’s nothing cozier than cables, and what’s better than playing with them on a geometric, wear with anything hat. The Dulwich sample was knit out of a locally grown wool found at a festival, and the design is a great way to use similarly special skeins of yarn that are available to you.
Knitting: Cowl
Love shawls, but hate styling them, or ever worry they’re going to fall off? This accessory is the answer! It looks just you’re wearing a cozy triangular shawl, but actually involves a clever cowl shape. This project is quick to knit using worsted weight yarn, and will keep you interested with fun knit, purl and popcorn stitch textures!
Knitting: Pullover
This design is one of the 11 modern, minimalist patterns featured in WOODS: Making Stories, available through our website and selected stockists.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Arguably the largest fibre event we have here in Australia is the Sheep and Wool Show, held each year in the city of Bendigo. I was so excited to attend for the first time in 2017, and it was as wonderful as I imagined it would be! For the trip interstate, I wanted a relatively quick project, something that was easy but engaging, and would keep...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Arguably the largest fibre event we have here in Australia is the Sheep and Wool Show, held each year in the city of Bendigo. I was so excited to attend for the first time in 2017, and it was as wonderful as I imagined it would be! For the trip interstate, I wanted a relatively quick project, something that was easy but engaging, and would keep...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design has been a collaboration with Wren & Ollie handdyed yarns and Skein Sisters yarn store. Yarn and pattern kits (in two different colourway sets, Enchated Rosé as pictured here, or Ocean Spray) are now available for purchase. Find them here!
Knitting: Poncho
Ever wanted to knit yourself a big, cozy hug? I think this poncho is about as close as it gets! With cables and the textural goodness of moss stitch, this is the perfect classic throw-over for when the weather gets chilly. Wear it your way, but highly recommended to pair with your favourite jeans!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Just a short walk away from our home is the Torrens, the iconic river of Adelaide. We love to wander along it, watching birds splash in the water, and the beautiful trees come into bloom. This hat was inspired by such images. Leaf or ripple-like twisted stitch motifs transform into dotty pebble patterning, which looks gorgeous in a tweed yarn l...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Just a short walk away from our home is the Torrens, the iconic river of Adelaide. We love to wander along it, watching birds splash in the water, and the beautiful trees come into bloom. These mitts were inspired by such images. Leaf or ripple-like twisted stitch motifs transform into dotty pebble patterning, which looks gorgeous in a tweed ya...
Knitting: Cowl
The Lazy Knits Collection features 4 patterns (hat, mittens, cowl and pair of socks) that are perfect solutions for what to make with those special skeins of fingering weight yarn in your stash! Enjoy relaxing slip and textured stitches that allow speckles and variegated yarns to shine, and look elegant in solids and tonals too. Each project us...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Lazy Knits Collection features 4 patterns (hat, mittens, cowl and pair of socks) that are perfect solutions for what to make with those special skeins of fingering weight yarn in your stash! Enjoy relaxing slip and textured stitches that allow speckles and variegated yarns to shine, and look elegant in solids and tonals too. Each project us...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Lazy Knits Collection features 4 patterns (hat, mittens, cowl and pair of socks) that are perfect solutions for what to make with those special skeins of fingering weight yarn in your stash! Enjoy relaxing slip and textured stitches that allow speckles and variegated yarns to shine, and look elegant in solids and tonals too. Each project us...
Knitting: Mittens
The Lazy Knits Collection features 4 patterns (hat, mittens, cowl and pair of socks) that are perfect solutions for what to make with those special skeins of fingering weight yarn in your stash! Enjoy relaxing slip and textured stitches that allow speckles and variegated yarns to shine, and look elegant in solids and tonals too. Each project us...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This relaxing design was inspired by the beautiful south-east region of South Australia. Think rolling plains, gentle breezes and the dappled light of lazy afternoons. The Gambier Shawl is the perfect project for TV knitting, with nothing trickier than garter stitch, stockinette and some simple recurring lace. But if you also like eye-catching ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Don’t tell the others, but I think this is my favourite ever sock pattern! It came about as I was dreaming of what my perfect knitting project would be. I wanted something portable, easy, engaging, customizable depending on my mood, and above all, something that had an attractive end result. The Please and Thank You Socks are all these things, ...
Knitting: Cowl
Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re heading into winter, and what better way to get cozy than by indulging in rich cable textures! I designed this cowl whilst dreaming of walking through snow-speckled woods, and it’s sure to keep you warm on your adventures too.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re heading into winter, and what better way to get cozy than by indulging in rich cable textures! I designed this hat whilst dreaming of walking through snow-speckled woods, and it’s sure to keep you warm on your adventures too.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pattern can be found in issue 2 of Laine Magazine, and is also now available for individual purchase!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In the hills that border the city of Adelaide there is a small town called Uraidla (you-raid-lah). When I was little, we would make trips there on Sundays to visit the market, and I have fond memories of enjoying all the handcrafts and produce on offer. I’ve named this shawl after the town as I think it’s the perfect accessory for exploring sim...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Fragrant Shawl is a fun and fresh accessory, perfect for transitional seasons. Have fun with styling the asymmetrical shape or try wrapping the longest end twice around your neck for a kerchief style look. I recommend picking 3 colours you love, or two neutrals and a colour pop to knit your version out of, and watch how quickly those rows o...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl has become one of my favourite accessories, and I hope you’ll love it too. Taking inspiration from the gorgeous Daintree base by Skein Yarn, I’ve featured delicate lace motifs reminiscent of the fan palms that call our iconic Queensland rainforest home. A little bit of garter stitch and a fun eyelet border will keep you engaged throu...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Through the vision of a hat design delicately adorned with star motifs and inspiration from Wool Days Scout yarn, the Winter Dusk Hat pattern has been created. I recommend knitting yours with Scout too, although any 100g skein of DK weight yarn from your stash will work. Perhaps surprisingly, the star motifs on this hat are performed without an...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Brick Road Socks pattern has now
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Please note that this pattern is for making socks with a toe-up construction, and with a heel flap and gusset (although you can also substitute any other heel choice in that you like!)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Home Grown Socks pattern has now
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Sweet Pie Socks pattern has now been updated! Enjoy our newest pattern
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Terracotta Shawl was designed as a one-skein shawl project that would not only be stylish, but fun to make. Pick out a favourite sock yarn to enjoy this quick knit with, then drape it around your neck and keep on crafting!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Arabesque Socks pattern has now
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
EDIT 25/02/17: Pattern has now been updated! I hope you enjoy the new formatting, video tutorial link for the flower stitch, and photo direction on how to size your toe-up socks for best fit. Please get in contact with me if you didn’t receive the update or have any questions!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Henley Hat was inspired by a new home closer to the beach. It is knit mainly in stockinette stitch with a patterning of purl bumps that are afterwards surface crocheted, creating waves of colour reminiscent of tides and currents.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Hero Shawl is a “curved triangle” shape, worked from the top down. The main body of the shawl is worked in garter stitch, finished off with a knitted-on triangle border. The shape of the shawl is very particular so that even though it uses just one skein of yarn, it wraps around the neck easily.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Errata 28/9/15 Asterisk incorrectly placed in Round 3, please make sure you have the updated version, pattern should read: