Libby Summers

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

A delightful collection of five essential patterns to knit for your newborn, including a snug baby jacket, knitted seamlessly top down, baby’s first blanket, baby’s first teddy bear and simple hat and socks.

eBook : 5 patterns

24 page booklet with a collection of six simple designs for all the family in plain stocking stitch and rib. The leg warmers and snood are completely straight with no shaping and so ideal for beginners, who can then progress onto the other patterns, starting with the hat, then the wrist warmers, then the jumper and finally the cardigan.

eBook : 6 patterns

A collection of SIX blanket patterns including:

eBook : 4 patterns

Valentine’s Collection of four patterns. All of these patterns can be used at any time of year, but just happen to have heart features or themes which fit with Valentine’s Day.

eBook : 3 patterns

The name for this collection is inspired by the retreat house at Easton Walled Gardens, where the photos were shot.

eBook : 3 patterns

16 page booklet with knitting patterns for a trio of striking accessories for Autumn walks in Libby Summers Fine Aran. The pattern is a two colour basket stitch, contrasted with a different coloured rib. The hat is cast off using three needle method. A tutorial will be available on my website soon.

eBook : 2 patterns

Two classic patterns for wardrobe staples.

eBook : 5 patterns

12 page book of knitting patterns for five mini projects.

eBook : 8 patterns

A quartet of highly textured cushions and blankets.

eBook : 3 patterns

Sales of the Tea Cosies For Victory pattern collection and knitting kits through my website, ravelry and my own tea party, have already raised several hundred pounds for Prostate Cancer UK’s Tea For Victory campaign.

eBook : 6 patterns

There are six classic patterns in this booklet, suitable for the beginner, or busy knitter who wants quick results. All patterns are knitted on straight needles in the traditional bottom up method except for the snood, which is knitted on a circular needle.

eBook : 4 patterns

This collection reflects my love of Scotland, my homeland, and my passion for chunky knits.

eBook : 5 patterns

Five gorgeous patterns in a simple patchwork design using knit and purl stitches. The beginner knitter will find these patterns relatively easy to knit, as the patchwork effect is created by changing stitch pattern across the rows rather than sewing squares together afterwards.

eBook : 3 patterns

A set of three patterns on a strawberry theme, all designed for Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea Campaign.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
If you’ve knitted my Beginners Beanie then this is a great follow on pattern. Skills used include casting on, double rib, Increasing (kfb), decreasing (k2tog) and mattress stitch. Yarn is used DOUBLE throughout, making it a super quick, super chunky knit.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Booties
Cute little baby shoes, which knit up very quickly in Libby Summers Chunky. With optional crochet edge to finish off. The pattern is written in two colours, but you could of course choose to knit them in one colour.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A simple unisex jacket/cardigan knitted top down and seamless. The arms are knitted in the round either on dpns or a circular needle using magic loop.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Tiled Stitch pattern is ideally suited to this yarn, which has a high sheen. It is a robust stitch, which is hard wearing, so ideal for an accessory which will get some wear and tear.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
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Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
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Knitting: Mittens
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Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
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Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Coat / Jacket
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Crochet: Hot Water Bottle
This delightful hot water bottle cover is based around the traditional granny square, consisting of a central panel of 3 granny squares joined using the ‘as you go’ method, edged by granny stripes. The neck is worked in decreasing rounds of granny stripe and the entire hot water bottle cover is finished with a picot edging to give it a pretty v...
Crochet: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern consists of a central panel of 3 granny squares joined using the ‘as you go’ method, edged by granny stripes. The top is worked in decreasing rounds of granny stripe. Access to the lid is via loosening a drawstring.
Knitting: Knee-highs
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Knitting: Animal Toy
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Sleeveless Top
A loose fitting tunic with generous width in a highly textured pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitted from wrist to fingers on straight needles, with seam on inside of wrist. Gently shaped around wrist, with featured edging at thumb. Two versions - striped and plain and two sizes (see below). A quick and easy project for everyday wrist warmers.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This is a lovely set to knit as it knits up quickly, but the colour work adds interest.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is based on a repeating pattern which is normally used in the context of a heavily patterned lace panel. Applied here to a single width and in a super chunky yarn it gives a strikingly different effect.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
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Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam
A simple yet striking pattern with instructions for a hat, scarf and wrist warmers, in two sizes.
Knitting: Animal Toy
A pair of cute rabbits, very popular with old and young alike!
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
A plain tea cosy is knitted in your MC, and then the flowers are knitted individually and sewn on afterwards. This means you can individualise this design very easily, with your choice of colour for the flowers, or positioning of the flowers on the cosy.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
To knit the hot water bottle cover you will need 2 x 50g balls Libby Summers Fine Aran in main colour (shown in 862 Azul) and 1 x 25g ball of Libby Summers Fine Aran in contrast colour (shown in )100 Yuraq.
Knitting: Messenger Bag
All over cables make this bag sturdy enough to hold all of your beach essentials, with the option of a lining for extra strength. Rowan Creative Linen is soft to the touch and drapes beautifully, making it ideal for this casual summery bag which is perfect for taking on holiday.
Knitting: Cowl
This gorgeous snood was first released ready made in 2010 and was a best seller.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
Finally available as a single pattern, and also as part of The Emily Collection, this is one of my most popular ready made hot water bottle, second only to the Ruth Hot Water Bottle and equal to the Ophelia Hot Water Bottle.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Fun to knit, this bunting is made up of 18 separately worked triangles, brought together with one row of picked up, knitted and cast off stitches.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Three patterns in one. I have been designing knitted bunting for years. This pattern booklet is a collection of three bunting designs: Christmas bunting in Rowan Handknit DK cotton, baby bunting in baby alpaca DK (with stripes and lace edging) and cotton summer bunting in Rowan Handknit DK. The Christmas bunting also needs buttons and embroider...
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
I have produced more hot water bottle patterns than anything else, having spent the best part of two years supplying hand knitted hot water bottles to John Lewis. This one is in 4 ply, which is quite unusual. The original was knitted in RYC cotton cashmere 4 ply, which is now discontinued (you might be able to find some online), but Sublime Mer...
Knitting: Ornamental Flower
This is a spectacular pattern producing amazing results for those who have the patience and the attention to detail it requires. There are some secret ingredients, which you will learn about when you buy the pattern, which keep the rose sturdy and staying upright in the vase. The pattern uses Manos Serena yarn, which is a delightful yarn 60% ba...
Knitting: Messenger Bag
When leaning over the Bridge of Sighs on a visit to Cambridge I was inspired to make a knitted satchel for students in dark browns to reflect the colours of the architecture in this beautiful university town. The satchel is big enough and sturdy enough for a netbook and a couple of A4 pads, and fastens with two buckles. A matching purse complet...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Two tea cosy patterns and a bonus mug warmer pattern, all in the gorgeous Artesano Aran, a soft and scrumptious mix of alpaca and peruvian highland wool. The first design, Emily, is reversible, using two colours and the design combines moss stitch and a cable panel and fits round the teapot, fastening at the top with two wooden buttons. It uses...
Knitting: Dress
This gorgeous tunic dress is versatile and easy to wear. In 100% pima cotton - the best quality cotton in the world, and really washes incredibly well. My daughters are still wearing theirs from last year and they look as new. Available in four sizes: 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9. Its a very generous fit, so the biggest size will maybe fit up to age 11. ...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
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Knitting: Necktie
Two patterns for knitted ties, in different yarns. One is in 4 ply soft, and the other is in a yarn with a cashmere content for luxury. Two different textured stitches. The pattern involves some shaping for which neat edges are required. Otherwise, very straightforward for a neat knitter. Only one 50g ball of yarn required for each tie.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
A lovely, simple and striking pattern which can be knitted up in less than two hours. This design has been featured in Living Etc. and Mother and Baby magazine and is very popular with knitters. The pattern uses 60gs of baby alpaca yarn and 4mm needles and a cable needle.
Knitting: Containers
These little baskets make lovely gift bags for chocolate eggs, or are perfect for collecting eggs in on an Easter hunt.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
A lovely, simple and striking pattern which can be knitted up in less than two hours. It uses two different stitches - a chevron stitch (knit and purl) and garter stitch (knit every row). There is one row of making holes for the drawstring neck. It is knitted in two pieces, which are sewn together with a choice of back stitch or mattress stitch.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern was originally published in The Artesano Aran Tea Cosy Collection
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This pattern was reviewed in Knit Today in January 2010, and the ready made item was featured in Prima magazine in October 2009. It is a lovely knit - the chunky yarn means it grows quickly, and the ribbed sides and tops make for an interesting design. You will need three large buttons.
Knitting: Throw
This blanket makes a lovely throw for an armchair, a baby’s cot blanket, or a pram blanket.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Pattern for a simple Lavender Heart hanging decoration knitted using oddments of Rowan All Seasons Cotton, and backed with fabric and stuffed with lavender and stuffing. I use organic wool stuffing from Myriad toys. You also need a 10cm length of ribbon and a button for decorating the front (optional).