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eBook : 3 patterns

English Rose Cardi for newborns-12months

eBook : 3 patterns

Half-circle shawl, cabled hat with peak and fingerless mitts

eBook : 5 patterns

Five sock patterns originally published with more than a little whimsy. Single patterns retail at £2.99

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Following on the heels of the hugely popular T.A.R.D.I.Socks, this double shawl pattern features the famous Blue Box motif as a border to two sideways-knit crescents. The motif retains its distinct shaping and cable vortex but has been simplified to make this a moderately easy knit. Two lengths gives the option to wear as a draped shawlette or a...
Knitting: Scarf
As seen at Yarndale 2013
Knitting: Cardigan
Sticking to little knits needn’t mean depriving yourself of something to get your teeth into. This pretty and intricate lace kimono will really hold your attention and it allows for baby growth.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Get your dancing feet on with these sweet and sparkly ankle socks, inspired by jive dancers. Originally designed for Knit Now, now available as a single pattern or in the Whimsical Socks collection.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A peaked, loose crowned hat with cable pattern and button detailing, knit in aran weight alpaca yarn. Peak is knit back and forth and folded before picking up stitches and joining in the round with a tubular technique that creates ribbing without a cast-on edge. The crown has pleats in addition to a cable motif and decreases evenly to create a f...
Knitting: Cardigan
A quick and easy winter baby knit with a little lace motif for interest. Yoke is knit sideways in garter stitch, with short-row shaping, then all stitches for the front and back picked up and worked in one-piece. No seams! Sleeves are knit down from the body on dpns and have garter stitch cuffs which can be folded back to increase the lifespan o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This half-circle Pi shawl, inspired by the rugged Ilkley Moors and ill-fated Victorian heroine Catherine Earnshaw, combines an easy but striking striped garter-stitch base with a small section of densely worked purl shells and a delicate lace edging that uses a traditional Estonian gather and expand technique. Knit in one-piece from the top-down...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This two-tone, sideways knit, crescent shawl is sweet enough to eat. It features a picot stripe on a stocking stitch background. A lace edging is applied separately to the lower edge, so is optional. The top edge is picked up and finished with a picot bind off. This pattern is charted and is rated as moderate (without edging) or advanced (with e...
Knitting: Tee
A lightweight and loose fitting, cap sleeved summer T-shirt for children aged 6mos-10y. Ideal for using up your left-over sock yarn, the bright, rainbow-striped peplum is worked flat in garter-stitch with a mitred bend. A tube is formed by seaming the ends of this flat piece, from which the main body is picked up and knit in-the-round with addit...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These pretty mitts are cleverly designed, with a lace pattern that travels around the hand and up the thumb.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These ergonomically shaped, toe-up socks were inspired by a soggy British summer spent under canvas, from the slight drizzle of eyelets through fat carillon droplets to a veritable waterfall of stitches. The gold metallic glint gives warmth to an otherwise broody colour-way and will ensure that everyone notices your fancy feet.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Inspired by the Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper, this lace cuffed glove design evokes the murky depths of the Cornish coastline wherein the Greenwitch lies. Cuff is knit back-and-forth and then picked up along the side edge for the hand which is knit in-the-round on circular needles using magic loop technique. The back of the hand is tex...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A simple dragon scale fingerless glove using just 40g of 4ply yarn. Unusual short-row cuff and picot hem maintain the dragon theme.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Now available direct as a Ravelry Download
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Inspired by the myths of King Arthur and designed to mimic heraldic pendants, these top-down socks are a challenging project but with elegant results, well worth the effort! They feature a picot cuff, ornate bell lace motif, heel flap and gusset decrease that is hidden in the design of the instep. Instructions are charted with written explanatio...
Knitting: Pullover, Sleeveless Top, Vest, Dress
A bottom-up knit tunic, worked back and forth in two flat pieces, with a pick-up, knit in-the-round moss (seed) stitch cowl neck and ribbed armhole finishing. Worn with 2” positive ease, this tunic makers for a cheeky bum-skimming dress over tights/ leggings or can be worn as a long jumper. Choose to knit all in one colour or stripe boldly for a...
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Celebrate your curves in this super-fitted, cap-sleeved sweater top designed to fit your exact measurements! All the complicated maths has been done for you. Simply take your measurements and select the appropriate instructions to knit a flattering stockinette Tee, whether your figure be an ‘hourglass’, a ‘pear’ or a R...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by Shepherd Book, mysterious preacher-passenger on the ‘Serenity’ in Joss Whedon’s cult space-western ‘Firefly’, this medium-sized shawl has something of the Quaker plain dress sensibility to it whilst retaining enough features to please both the knitter and wearer. It builds from two lace edge strips that ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This very slouchy unisex beanie is fit for one of the seven dwarves! It is a quick bottom-up knit which introduces a few novel skills to the beginner knitter: knitting in-the-round, tubular cast-on, slip stitch, cables, braided stitch, short-rows, magic loop. Written in full with an adjunct chart for those who prefer to use such. Rated as modera...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Designed as a compliment to the ‘Shindig’ dress worn by Kaylee Frye, engineer of the ‘Serenity’ in Joss Whedon’s cult space-western ‘Firefly’. A rare departure from her oil splattered overalls, the many layered skirt inspired long pleated gauntlets, using a tuck stitch technique, whilst the ruched button...
Knitting: Scarf
Inspired by Zoë Warren, First Officer of the ‘Serenity’ in Joss Whedon’s cult space-western ‘Firefly’. On the lawless and near barren frontier planets that this renegade crew frequent, I envisage Zoë favouring practical clothing in earthy, camouflage tones,. I therefore immediately thought of a kerchief/ scarf, whic...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Released at Fibre Flurry 2011: This pumpkin vine inspired shawl is formed from three identical triangular panels worked from the top-down, with eyelet increases. The hem combines a mist drops pattern with Estonian lace techniques and is made denser by changing from a 5 ply to an aran yarn. The shawl could alternatively be knit entirely in 5ply o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Designed especially for Fibre Flurry 2011, this spine-chilling shawl is one in a collection of Halloween themed knitwear by OneHandKnits. Knit from a provisional cast-on, the triangular shawl is worked back and forth from the top-down. It has an alternating eyelet top band, open lace ribbon panelling and cobweb frill edging. Instructions are cha...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This very slouchy beret is quick and easy to knit, ensuring you’ll have a toasty head all winter long! The cabled brim is worked back and forth first, then joined together to give a platform for the plaited crown which is worked bottom-up, in-the-round. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjuncts for those who prefer them. Rated as ...
Knitting: Cowl
This quick, plaited cowl is knit in the round, requiring no seaming, and is stretchy enough to fit over head, yet fit snugly around the neck to keep out the winter chill. Instructions are written in full with adjunct charts. Suitable for beginners.
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
These quick and versatile flip-top mittens can be opened to release the fingers whilst keeping your hands toasty warm. The cabled cuff is worked back and forth first, then joined together to give a platform for the plaited glove which is worked bottom-up, in-the-round, with a simple thumb gusset. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjunct...
Knitting: Cowl, Convertible Gloves, Beret, Tam
Quick and versatile flip-top mittens, plaited cowl and a slouchy beret knit using DK weight yarn. Also sold separately by The Yarn Cafe.
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by a trace of frost on my window that looked exactly like a falling leaf, this is an easy bottom-up knit, worked flat and then seamed.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This beautiful sock pattern has been created by OneHandKnits especially for The Yarn Cafe and is available as an online download.
Knitting: Pullover
A two-tone vintage look jumper inspired by the muted Victorian palette of Rowan’s Kid Classic. This jumper is soft and warm, ideal for autumn evenings. Knit bottom-up as front, back and sleeves, then seamed, it has a scalloped hem and cuffs, Richelieu rib detailing, short sleeves and a high, ribbed, rounded neckline. Worn with 1”/ 2.5cm ne...
Knitting: Cardigan
An easy to knit chunky, slouchy cardigan that can be made to any size. Constructed in loose rib in just two pieces on 9mm needles, then seamed and finished using 6mm DPNs around armholes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the Gothic architecture of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, this triangular shawl pattern was written especially for Knit Nation 2011.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the striking, geometric construction of the expansive roof at St Pancras International Rail Station in London, this mid-calf sock was especially written for Knit Nation 2011.
Knitting: Pullover
Inspired by the clean lines and simple elegance of the 1930’s Art Moderne movement, this is a very quick and easy to knit jumper.
Knitting: Knee-highs
As seen at Knit Nation 2011:
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Pattern rereleased 2013: 2 additional sizes, schematic, improved written instructions, rationalised charts, converted to two circs/ Magic Loop for easier knitting.
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero, Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a collection of Japanese lace pattern samples, this unusual shawl can be worn at least seven different ways, depending on how you button it: a wrap, a shawl, a scarf (two ways), a long-sleeved shrug, a cardigan and a waistcoat! As a cardigan or shrug the shawl is worn with 5-15 inches/ 12.5-37.5cm positive ease; three widths and two ...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Knit Alice as she fell down the rabbit hole or the fearsome Red Queen then host your very own Wonderland Tea Party!