Kelly van Niekerk

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

’A Southern Summer’ was a pattern club designed with the Southern Hemisphere 2011/2012 summer in mind.

eBook : 5 patterns

Bunches of Bonnets is a collection of bonnet patterns published by Kelly van Niekerk in 2018.

eBook : 2 patterns

The Button Lovers ebook is a discounted package featuring 2 patterns by Kelly van Niekerk, perfect for showcasing special buttons.

eBook : 3 patterns

The 1950’s woman effortlessly blended femininity and practicality to create a style unlike any other in the 20th century.

eBook : 5 patterns

a collection of children’s designs making the most of small quantities of special yarns

eBook : 3 patterns

garter little

eBook : 5 patterns

a collection of accessories, inspired by the Manukau Harbour (Auckland, New Zealand)

eBook : 3 patterns

’Matariki’ was a pattern club designed with the Southern Hemisphere 2012 winter in mind.

eBook : 3 patterns

A glance back in time can provide all the inspiration we need to clothe our wee girls.

eBook : 4 patterns

This eBook contains 4 patterns:

eBook : 4 patterns

The Parisian Icons ebook is a discounted package featuring 4 accessory patterns by Kelly Brooker.

eBook : 3 patterns

Pinstriped suits and trouser suspenders were fashionable attire for dapper 1950’s chaps, but who says he wouldn’t want to adorn himself with a wee sample of that pinstripe pattern while working hard throughout the day?

eBook : 3 patterns

Old fashioned charm never goes out of style.

eBook : 4 patterns

Old fashioned charm never goes out of style.

eBook : 2 patterns

Originally designed for the June Red Riding Hood Yarns Winter Yarn club.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Sprinkled eBook is a discounted package featuring 3 patterns by Kelly Brooker.

eBook : 2 patterns

The Tamariki e-book features 2 companion/sibling patterns, Tama and Hine.

eBook : 3 patterns

Variegated yarns are very eye-catching, but never seem quite right on my children. I am always on the look out for ways to combine yarns which while stunning in their own right, can be overwhelming en masse. Thousands gives you the opportunity to combine those attractive variegated yarns with a more neutral colour for the majority of the knit.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Two Sides eBook is a discounted package featuring 3 accessory patterns by Kelly Brooker.

eBook : 2 patterns

Beautiful hand dyed yarn should take centre stage; not be over shadowed by an intricate pattern. Unadorned provides exactly this – a blank canvas, designed specifically for using the magical gradient-style dyed yarns

eBook : 3 patterns

Unisex Classics

eBook : 2 patterns

The Vertebrae ebook contains both the Baby Vertebrae and Kiddy Vertebrae patterns.

eBook : 3 patterns

The ‘With a little Fog’ eBook is a collection of 3 new hat patterns from PEKAPEKA design studio, designed to fit the whole family, and using 5ply/Sport weight yarn.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
Baby Ashley is a cardigan pattern for babies and small toddlers
Knitting: Bonnet
Bonnet of Tid is for babies and toddlers.
Knitting: Bonnet
Darling Doris is for babies and toddlers.
Knitting: Bonnet
Bonnet of Speckles is for babies and toddlers.
Knitting: Bonnet
Morrie’s Bonnet is for babies and toddlers.
Knitting: Bonnet
Sea Life Bonnet is for babies and toddlers.
Knitting: Pullover
Miss Isabel is a 5ply/sport weight tunic sweater for girls.
Knitting: Cardigan
Wee Ashley is a unisex cardigan pattern for babies
Knitting: Bonnet
Wee Morrie is a unisex bonnet to fit a newborn baby
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Candied Blanket utilises slipped stitch transitions to combine single skeins of dk weight yarn into something a little more spesh than a standard striped baby blanket.
Knitting: Pullover
Dandelion Wishes is an 8ply/DK weight sweater for girls.
Knitting: Bonnet
Wee Wishes is an 8ply/dk weight bonnet for newborns.
Knitting: Pullover
Taraxacum is an 8ply/dk weight sweater for newborns
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
As the water flows past the Awhitu peninsula, it exits the Manukau Harbour, and meets the Tasman Sea.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shallow waters meet the sandy heads at the Awhitu peninsula. This striped shawl with applied lace edging is knit at a loose gauge. The striped body moves to an airy sideways knit edging that is attached as you work.
Knitting: Cardigan
October in New Zealand is the middle of Spring…the perfect time for teaming pretty cropped cardigans with floaty dresses.
Knitting: Cowl
A colour block cowl, reminiscent of life preserving flotation devices you will find all around the harbour. This is a soothing knit, worked entirely in the round, resulting in an accessory that has no wrong side.
Knitting: Cowl
Oversized and drapey, Weed of Sea is reminiscent of foreshore seaweed
Knitting: Cardigan
I am always looking for projects, suitable for using with my very special yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sitting on the back of our boat, it was meditative to look behind and watch the repetitive lines that the waves made.
Knitting: Vest
I love to purchase and knit with special hand dyed yarn, but with a young family to raise I need to ensure I am using my resources in the most efficient way possible.
Knitting: Vest
In times gone past, our mothers and grandmothers prided themselves on their thrifty habits. In modern times we favour excess consumption – lets start a revolution and start knitting with more thrift!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Homely and comforting, this winter-weight shawl is perfect for snuggling up in over the cooler months.
Knitting: Pullover
Gradient-style dyed yarns are a labour intensive process for indie dyers, hence the higher price tag associated with them.
Knitting: Pullover
My Leopold loves to look smart, while still having a little flair. This sweater was designed for him; with it’s unobtrusive detail panel, and lightweight fabric, it is just what Master 7 was looking for!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A shawl reminiscent of moonlight shining down on a field of tea leaves.
Knitting: Pullover
When times are tough, we mend and repair to make clothing last. This classic sweater is inspired by a ‘money-poor but family-rich’ boy of childhood fiction, Charlie.
Knitting: Vest
One of my favourite childhood stories was about a bright wee girl, taken in by a sweet and caring teacher. This vest is a tribute to the wonderful lady that made Matilda so happy!
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The indie yarn scene is a competitive industry…creative hands with passionate hearts pour their soul into their wares. Trade secrets are fiercely guarded, and as such, collaborations are not often seen.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
All your knitting friends are making clever shawl-type things…but you’re just not so sure how to get started.
Knitting: Cardigan
One of my children’s favourite animals to visit at the zoo are the Madagascan Ring Tailed Lemurs. The captivating creatures with their graphic striped tail are much loved in our house; and now the children can have a cardigan with lemur-tail sleeves!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A strange roaring noise draws you towards the tallest standing stone.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In times of recovery, we all need a comforting knit; something that is mindless but with enough wee detail to keep our interest.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love a good oxymoron! The name Simple Convolution is this, as is the pattern; a hat that looks complex, but is surprisingly simple.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting in the round is a soothing exercise, and knitting stripes in the round is a great motivator to knit that little bit further. However I am yet to meet a knitter that loves the wee steps, or ‘jogs’ you get when working with multiple colours in the round…so why not try your hand at helical stripes….. aka no jogs!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The 1950’s woman effortlessly blended femininity and practicality to create a style unlike any other in the 20th century.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The 1950’s woman effortlessly blended femininity and practicality to create a style unlike any other in the 20th century.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The 1950’s woman effortlessly blended femininity and practicality to create a style unlike any other in the 20th century.
Knitting: Cardigan
A glance back in time can provide all the inspiration we need to clothe our wee girls.
Knitting: Cardigan
A glance back in time can provide all the inspiration we need to clothe our wee girls.
Knitting: Cardigan
A tribute to the Dainty Doris hat pattern, this newborn cardy showcases all the things we love about the 1950s; femininity, practicality, and (post war) newborn babies!
Knitting: Cardigan
A tribute to the Pinstriping Peter hat pattern, this newborn cardy showcases things we love about men in the 1950s; practicality, pinstripes, and (post war) newborn babies!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pinstriped suits and trouser suspenders were fashionable attire for dapper 1950’s chaps, but who says he wouldn’t want to adorn himself with a wee sample of that pinstripe pattern while working hard throughout the day?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pinstriped suits and trouser suspenders were fashionable attire for dapper 1950’s chaps, but who says he wouldn’t want to adorn himself with a wee sample of that pinstripe pattern while working hard throughout the day?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pinstriped suits and trouser suspenders were fashionable attire for dapper 1950’s chaps, but who says he wouldn’t want to adorn himself with a wee sample of that pinstripe pattern while working hard throughout the day?
Knitting: Cardigan
A glance back in time can provide all the inspiration we need to clothe our wee girls.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A geometric colourwork beanie, simple to execute, but giving such a vibrant result.
Knitting: Cardigan
Beautiful hand dyed yarn should take centre stage; not be over shadowed by an intricate pattern. Unadorned provides exactly this – a blank canvas, designed specifically for using the magical gradient-style dyed yarns
Knitting: Cardigan
Beautiful hand dyed yarn should take centre stage; not be over shadowed by an intricate pattern. Unadorned provides exactly this – a blank canvas, designed specifically for using the magical gradient-style dyed yarns
Knitting: Cardigan
Variegated yarns are very eye-catching, but never seem quite right on my children. I am always on the look out for ways to combine yarns which while stunning in their own right, can be overwhelming en masse. Thousands gives you the opportunity to combine those attractive variegated yarns with a more neutral colour for the majority of the knit.
Knitting: Cardigan
Variegated yarns are very eye-catching, but never seem quite right on my children. I am always on the look out for ways to combine yarns which while stunning in their own right, can be overwhelming en masse. Thousands gives you the opportunity to combine those attractive variegated yarns with a more neutral colour for the majority of the knit.
Knitting: Cardigan
Variegated yarns are very eye-catching, but never seem quite right on my children. I am always on the look out for ways to combine yarns which while stunning in their own right, can be overwhelming en masse. Thousands gives you the opportunity to combine those attractive variegated yarns with a more neutral colour for the majority of the knit.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A summer birthday party in New Zealand equals sunshine, balloons, pretty dresses, gorgeous shrugs, and plates of Fairy Bread!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Bold, yet simple graphic designs will always have a place alongside more intricate and complex pieces. I try to ensure that I use up every last scrap of my yarns; this hat pattern is a way to combine 2 remnants together, to get a striking, modern result.
Knitting: Tee
Old fashioned charm never goes out of style.
Knitting: Tee
Old fashioned charm never goes out of style.
Knitting: Tee
Old fashioned charm never goes out of style.
Knitting: Vest
Variegated yarns are so eye catching; vibrant contrasting colours instantly draw the eye. Unfortunately they can be a little tricky to use in projects when the end result desired is a modern, clean classic. Sprinkling utilises wee sprinkles of variegation to achieve this.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
After knitting a large project, you may be left with a tidbit; a delicious wee morsel that needs savouring! Combine 2 of these little treats to create a cute wee hat for a newborn babe.
Knitting: Cardigan
100s & 1000s are highlights of a childhood growing up in New Zealand. The wee colourful balls are sprinkled all over sweet treats, and invoke excitement in kids, countrywide.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
It’s human nature to attempt to master particular skills. In photography, manually operating the aperture is on the path to basic mastery. In knitting, beginner knitters often say using 4ply/fingering yarn, and working basic lace are on their wish lists. This pattern is deceptively simple; a great way to create something that looks harder than ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’m a big lover of variegated yarn, but sometimes it can be challenging to use it for members of your entire family.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A wee speck of bright, on a solid coloured hat! Just the thing, for a wee speck of a newborn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
It is traditional to have a hat with a brim, and more modern to move straight into the patterning of the body.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Double dipping is having the best of both worlds.
Knitting: Cowl
Hands up – who collects single skeins of beautiful yarns?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
No-one likes to throw away those wee remnants, but what to do with them? Nugget is designed to use up your teeny tiny nuggets of leftover yarn!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
2014 was the Chinese year of the Horse –the Seventh sign of the zodiac.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As much as a fully reversible hat appeals in concept, the actual knitting of such a piece is not so much fun.
Knitting: Cowl
I have one side that I like to show certain people - my boss, my inlaws, my bank manager, and the policeman I drive past each morning.
Knitting: Tee
Your papa and your mama gave you a unique combination of their DNA. You are a composite of their genetic input.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Throughout our lives we may be fortunate enough to meet women kindred to ourselves. They may not necessarily be true blood family, but their beliefs and actions align themselves with ours.
Knitting: Cardigan
My friend Emma came to me lamenting the lack of stylish fingering weight, gender neutral baby cardigans available at the moment.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
To receive an unexpected gift is such a blessing; whether it be a large pricey item, or a small invaluable token, the feeling that is invoked upon receipt is sheer delight.
Knitting: Cowl
Nuzzle is a lightweight cowl that will gently cuddle against your neck – perfect for Autumn and Spring wear.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Helen is a long time knitting friend of mine.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1063 - DK WEIGHT VERSION
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1063 - DK WEIGHT VERSION
Knitting: Cowl
When La Tour Eiffel was constructed in 1889, I imagine the architect hoped it might one day become a recognisable landmark.
Knitting: Cowl
Mykiss is a sibling pattern to Rainbow Trout – they both feature the same stitch pattern representative of fish scales
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
National Pride is a pattern designed to allow you to show allegiance to your wonderful country, in a subtle and modern manner.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The River Seine winds for 776km from Northeast France, to the English channel on the Western coast of France.
Knitting: Scarf
As La Seine passes through the city of Paris, it is traversed by no fewer than thirty seven bridges (trente-sept ponts).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Aroha is a pattern inspired by a talented New Zealander dyer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of freshwater fish, introduced to New Zealand waterways in the 1800’s.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Woodcutter’s Baby hat is a pattern designed to compliment the After Hours Woodcutter vest.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When delightful new yarn turns up in the mail, I want to cast it on straight away to see how it knits up. The perfect item to do this with is a hat – one which sees you knit from the crown down, so the colour of the yarn is readily apparent.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Spring time in New Zealand comes with beautiful sunny days, however a biting wind still makes it’s presence felt.
Knitting: Pullover
The Kea (Nestor notabilis), is an endangered native New Zealand parrot.
Knitting: Vest
After a hard day walking the woods and felling lumber, the woodcutter is in need of a little rest and relaxation!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Baby Sunshine is a half circle blanket, constructed from the top down. The blanket is finished with a simple garter stitch edging….a safety edging to ensure little toes don’t get stuck!
Knitting: Cardigan
Mama vertebrae is a casual frontless cardy to keep your back and arms warm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The tale of Little Red Riding Hood was first published in the late 17th century. At the time it would have seemed perfectly normal for women and girls to wear hooded capes, for warmth and protection from the elements.
Knitting: Pullover
As we grew up, my cousins and I spent every school holidays at our grandparents house, on a giant dairy farm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My early years were spent in Northland, where the people are tough and unpretentious. We lived on a large dairy farm, and getting up early to milk a herd of 300 dairy cows required a good warm potae! Most mornings while travelling to the cowshed we would come across wee possums (an introduced pest in NZ) whom had met their fate under the wheels...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My early years were spent in Northland, where the people are tough and unpretentious. A ‘flashy new car’ in this part of the world is a ute……even more admired if it comes pre-muddied from driving along the unsealed gravel roads!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Lady Cornwall is the adult interpretation of the Cornwall Park Shrug
Knitting: Vest
The vest (or sleeveless cardy) is knit bottom up. The body of the knit is full (no little round bellies poking out between the fronts!), and the vest is closed with either a single button or ribbon inserted through an eyelet row (or both).
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
The sunhat is knit top down and features lace, which is both charted and in written format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Mangere Bridge Beanie was a wee surprise offered to members of the ‘A Southern Summer’ pattern club.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
The shrug is seamlessly knit utilising the top down raglan shaping method. This pattern is written in full lace, which is both charted and in written format.
Knitting: Cardigan
Kiddy Vertebrae is an open fronted cardy to keep your little girl’s back and arms warm.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Wahine is a top down, seamless knit with delicate short lace sleeves.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Baby Vertebrae is a frontless cardy to keep your little one’s back and arms warm.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Little Scapulae is a cute wee shrug to keep your little girl’s upper back warm.
Knitting: Cardigan
Newborn Vertebrae is a frontless cardy to keep your little one’s back and arms warm.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee, Vest
HINE - the beautiful sister pattern to TAMA
Knitting: Cardigan
The All Seasons Cardy is a marvellous layering piece; team it with a strappy singlet and flowy skirt in summer, and over a long sleeved tee with jeans in the cooler seasons.
Knitting: Pullover
What a wonderous sight to see the wand duel that ensued between our favourite boy wizard and his evil nemesis.
Knitting: Tee
HINE is a girl - the beautiful sister pattern to TAMA
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Outdoors, beneath a solstice sky…..a wee girl feels the whisper of cool breeze.
Knitting: Pullover
TAMA - a classic raglan sweater with clean lines, and a focal buttonband running along the raglan increase.
Knitting: Pullover
Tama is a Boy - a unisex raglan sweater with clean sharp lines, and a focal buttonband running along the raglan increase.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Beyond Puerperium is a very simply styled cardigan, with a focal buttonband running along the raglan shaping line.
Knitting: Cardigan
Autumn can be a tricky time for dressing!
Knitting: Cardigan
Puerperium is a very simply styled cardy, designed to be easy for new parents to dress their babe in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth).
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Naked is a dishcloth pattern utilising the faggotted lace stitch to create a cloth with excellent grip, while still being gentle on yarn consumption.
Knitting: Dress
The March Sisters: Amy Pinafore
Knitting: Dress
The March Sisters: Beth Pinafore
Knitting: Dress
The March Sisters: Meg Pinafore
Knitting: Dress
The March Sisters: Jo Pinafore
Knitting: Child Doll (American Girl, Sasha, etc)
Pinny for a Dolly is a set of 4 dinky wee pinnys to fit the anatomically correct dolls many toddlers have.
Knitting: Pants
Lewis Carroll shared with us the surrealism and nonsense that Alice found on the other side of the mirror in “Through the Looking Glass”.
Knitting: Soakers
Vanilla is a soaker knit in one piece, with no seams nor grafting, and features a ribbed crotch for a versatile fit.
Knitting: Cardigan, Baby Blanket
This blanket/cardy is knit from the outside in, starting on a long circular needle and finishing up using magic loop/DPNs.