Kirsten Johnstone

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
雷雲 | RAIUN Japanese (Romanji) for (n) thunder cloud. The design utilises continuous ribbing to mimic streaming rivulets of rain.
Knitting: Cowl
This beautifully worked cowl creates a densely knitted fabric providing protection from the bleakest of weather. The texture is perfectly paired with a hand dyed yarn to display the colour variation to glorious effect. Ideal for those beach strolls on brisk winter days.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Exploring the idea of fraternal twins, whilst similar yet different, this unisex hat pattern provides two crown design options: a thoroughly modern ‘X’ detail or the understated ‘O’. The alternating bands of stocking stitch worked in the round through the body of the hat provide timeless appeal. The XO Hat suits him or her.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
草 | Kusa : Japanese for grass, herb; as in grassland or savannah.
Knitting: Vest
Striking linear fabric is worked up this longline vest. Careful tailoring is incorporated within this elegant design to enhance the shape: A-line shaping detail to back waist and tapered front lapels ensure a flattering fit to the standup collar. Considered application of the rib pattern plus concealed in-seam pockets and seams provide structur...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
進行 | Shinkō : Japanese for progression.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
網戸 | Amido : Japanese for screen door.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
豹 | Hyo : Japanese for (n) leopard.
Knitting: Pullover
四角形 | Shikakkei : Japanese for (n) square.
Knitting: Cardigan
円形 | Enkei : Japanese for (n) circle.
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
六角形 | Rokkakkei : Japanese for (n) hexagon.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Keshi = Poppy in Japanese
Knitting: Tee, Sleeveless Top
楽 | Raku : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) ease, comfort.
Knitting: Scarf
並木 Namiki: Japanese (Romaji) for (n) row of trees, roadside tree.
Knitting: Pullover
旅行 | Ryokō : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) travel.
Knitting: Cardigan
男滝 | ODAKI : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) the greater waterfall (of the two).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
前門| ZENMON : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) front gate.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
真珠 SHINJU: Japanese (Romaji) for (n) pearl.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
真珠 SHINJU : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) pearl.
Knitting: Cowl
襖 FUSUMA : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) sliding screen.
Knitting: Cardigan
Focus in on this sophisticated cardigan from designer Kirsten Johnstone. Linen and Cima combine into a fabric with contrasting characteristics -- crispness and drape. Wear this piece open, allowing the clean I-cord edges to undulate softly along the front, or wrap and fasten into a sleek, modern shape, complete with an asymmetrical collar.
Knitting: Pullover
Fresh and weightless in double-stranded Pebble, this sweater redefines contemporary comfort. Silk Cloud adds plushness, highlighting a single shoulder and cuff in blocks of glowing contrast. Folded edgings add structure to the cuffs and hem, while supporting a funnel neck that is sophisticated, not constricting.
Knitting: Vest
This ultra-modern hoodie is stunning, each square shimmering with Staccato’s silky sheen. Clean lines accent the versatility of this unique knit, which can be worn buttoned, unbuttoned, and even upside down. I-cord edging and a folded hem ground the mesh lace pattern, creating a fresh, sporty piece.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Graphic outlines add an element of interest to a sleek hat and handwarmer duo. This pair develops beautifully in contrasting shades of Pebble, creating lightweight but warm accessories.The reversal of tones from the double-brimmed toque to delicate mitts creates maximum visual impact on smooth, stranded stockinette.
Knitting: Pullover
Celebrate the comfort of cashmere, alpaca, and merino in each delicious stitch of this double-stranded sweater. Envelop yourself in considered details, from the lengthened, curved back hem to the collarbone-enhancing boatneck. With inside-out seaming and beautiful construction, it’s easy to create this wardrobe staple that reaches well beyond t...
Knitting: Scarf
Playing with perspective, this double-layered scarf is knit in the round, the square motifs emerging from minute icons to prominent frames through the length of this piece. Use of negative space is further enhanced by the light and airy nature of this knit -- almost weightless in delicate cashmere-blend Pebble.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
五 GO : Japanese for (n) five, the number five.
Knitting: Cardigan
女滝 | MEDAKI : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) the smaller waterfall (of the two)
Knitting: Pullover
崖 | GAKE : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) cliff; cleave.
Knitting: Cowl
連歌 | RENGA : Japanese for (n) brick. This original reversible pattern is reminiscent of brickwork construction.
Knitting: Tee
網目 | AMIME : Japanese for (n) mesh, halftone.
Knitting: Pullover
三回 SANKAI : Japanese for three times.
Knitting: Pullover
三回 SANKAI : Japanese for three times.
Knitting: Pullover
三回 SANKAI : Japanese for three times. The Womens version of this design trio which includes waist shaping.
Knitting: Tee
羽 HANE : Japanese for (n) feather, plume, wing. The applied ruffle reminiscient of wings; feathered and plumed.
Knitting: Pullover
朝靄 Asamoya : Japanese for (n) morning mist. The softest of yarn, the softest of mist as a new day dawns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
未明 MIMEI : Japanese for (n) early dawn, grey of morning. Dawn breaks as the night recedes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
萩 | HAGI : a Japanese medieval castle town and port,
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
小滝 | OTAKI Japanese (Romanji) for (n) cascade. Pron. “OHH-tuckhee”.
Knitting: Tee
影 | KAGE Japanese (Romanji) for (n) shadow; silhouette.
Knitting: Cardigan
雷雲 | RAIUN Japanese (Romanji) for (n) thunder cloud.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
兜 | Kabuto : Japanese for (n) helmet from from traditional Japanese Samurai Armour circa 16th Century.
Knitting: Cardigan
翕 | KYUU Japanese (Romanji) for (n) gather.
Knitting: Scarf
薄紗 | HAKUSA Japanese (Romanji) for (n) delicate gauze, gossamer.
Knitting: Cowl
首 Kubi : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) neck. This design is art for your neck.
Knitting: Scarf
梯形 | TEIKEI Japanese (Romanji) for (n) trapezoid a quadrilateral shape/form.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
手甲 | tekkō : Japanese for (n) hand guard from traditional Japanese Samurai Armour circa 16th Century.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Zumthor: : Peter Zumthor is a Swiss Architect who creates evocative architecture for the senses; his work frequently employing tall, box like forms. My personal favourite is his exquisite Bruder Klaus Chapel in Southern Germany.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
囲む kakomu: Japanese (Romanji) ‘to surround, to encircle’.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Bonnet, Cloche Hat
鉄帽 Tetsubou : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) helmet.
Knitting: Pullover
This garment is the ‘skinny’ sister to SCARPA : inspired by the exquisite Japanese-style circular picture windows in Carlo Scarpa’s architecture.
Knitting: Pullover
This garment is inspired by the exquisite Japanese-style circular picture windows in Carlo Scarpa’s architecture: here the scoop neckine with twisted neckband frames the face and decollatage. The design is a unique single piece construction, knit side to side with underarm shaping and cropped body.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Kozue: Japanese (Romanji) for (n) treetop.
Knitting: Pullover
The two-piece construction of this architecturally inspired garment comprises cap sleeves and wide funnel neck. Slightly cropped and asymmetrical in length, it may be worn either way to accommodate any outfit and perfect for layering. The decorative expressed shoulder seam provides on-trend silhouette and detailing.
Knitting: Cowl
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern replaces a previous 2009 free download. The new pattern has been completed revised, updated and reissued in 2014 with currently available yarns in 4 new yarn weights.
Knitting: Vest
NOTES
Knitting: Cowl
THE LOOPED LOOP
Knitting: Cardigan
PAPER CRANE