Robin Hunter

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple garter stitch keeps the focus on the shaping in this project. The wrap is worked sideways creating a curved upper edge. It’s easy to wear and perfect for wrapping around your neck. Starting from one narrow point, the stitches increase on one edge and decrease on the opposite edge creating a series of triangles. The cast off edge works a ...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This summer top is made from simple rectangle shapes and is edged at the hem with Willow Lace Stitch. It is created with a classic 4 ply fingering weight, 100% cotton. The stitch pattern appears in text and chart formats. The edging on the armholes and neckline is picked up on a circular needle and knitted out. The sample is knit in a slightly ...
Knitting: Other Top
This summer top is created with simple stocking stitch and garter stitch, worked in two different directions. It uses a classic, sport weight, 100% linen yarn. The side body and sleeves are picked up on a circular needle and knitted out from centre body segments. The sample is knit in a slightly looser gauge to encourage extra drape in the fabr...
Knitting: Vest
This vest is worked bottom up in a single piece to the underarms, then divided to work to the shoulders. The Kimono style front band is knit separately and sewn into place. The vest features a faux cable stitch pattern on the front band and on the sides for added interest. It is shown with 9 cm (3.5 inches) of positive ease at the bust and 25.5...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant long crescent wrap with its shallow depth is the perfect cover-up. The design includes simple chevrons and lace in a changing palette of gradient colours. A slip stitch pattern borders each section. It is a project easy enough for the beginner lace knitter. The lace section has only 2 pattern rows and the wrong side rows are purled...
Knitting: Cardigan
This short sleeve summer cardigan has an all over Diamond Bobble Lace Stitch. The stitch pattern appears in text and chart formats. The sleeve is a classic set in version. The body is worked bottom up in a single piece to the underarms, then divided to work to the shoulders. The edging on the fronts and neckline is picked up on a circular needl...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wrap is worked by starting from one narrow point. The stitches increase on one side and decrease at a much slower rate on the opposite edge. This method creates a shallow asymmetrical triangle with one extra-long point to wrap around your neck or pin into place. It’s an easy knit, suitable for any knitter who is comfortable working simple ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Contrasting garter stitch and lace segments create a mix of colours and textures in this project. It’s an entertaining knit which keeps you interested with the changes of stitch patterns and colours. The shawl is worked as a classic rectangle shape. Stitch patterns are in text only. The wrap is easy to wear and perfect for wrapping around your ...
Knitting: Vest
This vest has a forgiving fit and will flatter many body shapes. The classic vest back gives the garment structure, while the front is constructed as a simple straight piece of knitting with angled edges creating points at the front. The front shape creates a strong, slimming vertical line on the body. The edges fold back into a shawl collar ex...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Finished Measurements - 17 inches (43 cm) long from bottom at centre point to top edge,
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A garter stitch variation creates extra texture in this project. The stitch pattern is completely reversible. It’s an entertaining knit that keeps you interested with an easy stitch pattern and shaping worked at the same time. The shawl is created sideways forming an asymmetrical triangle shape with a shallow point. It’s easy to wear and perfe...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Glenhost is an asymmetrical triangle shawl with a mix of very simple stitches.
Knitting: Tee
Worked in the round, this top makes a simple knitting project. It’s a classic design, with an easy to memorize knit, purl stitch pattern. The four row stitch pattern is both written and charted for ease of use. Optional waist shaping instructions are included for those who would like a more figure hugging fit. The edges are trimmed with garter ...
Knitting: Cardigan
The body of this cardigan is worked in one piece to the underarms, then divided for back and fronts. The sleeve is a classic set in version. The stitch patterns are written in text and are charted. The high shawl collar is a dressmaker style with shaping to encourage it to roll into shape. It is sewn into place. The knit in, garter stitch bands...
Knitting: Pullover
This garment is a classic pullover decorated with a cable and eyelet stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is charted and written so knitters can use their preferred format. The ribbed border is integrated with the body stitch pattern. All sections are worked bottom up. The sleeve is a set in style. The neckband stitches are picked up and worked i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Contrasting garter stitch and simple eyelet lace sections create a mix of colours and textures in this project. It’s an entertaining knit that keeps you interested with easy stitch patterns and shaping worked at the same time. The shawl is worked sideways creating an asymmetrical triangle shape. It’s easy to wear and perfect for wrapping around...
Knitting: Scarf, Cape
The capelet is worked in the round, from the bottom up, with no seaming required. It utilizes a stretchy, rib-based stitch pattern, which allows the garment to mold to multiple body sizes in just one simple version. It is as comfortable and easy to wear as any shawl, and makes an invaluable accessory piece. It’s a simple knit, yet it creates a ...
Knitting: Scarf
This triangle scarf is worked with a top down construction technique. It uses an extra set of increases at the edge to create its unusual shape. The extended points can be used to wrap around the wearer’s neck. The stitch patterns are reversible.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Sleeveless Top
This simple extra-long shrug is paired with a tank for maximum figure flattery. Both pieces are created with a two by two rib stitch pattern. The tank is worked bottom up in pieces. It has a neckline finished with an edging created by a narrow picked up band. The shrug is worked cuff to cuff. Wear the shrug with the extra length wrapped around ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a timeless silhouette and a highly textured cable stitch pattern. The smaller cables are created with twisted stitches, which do not require the use of a cable needle. The stitch patterns are written in text and charted. The sleeve is a classic set in version. The ribbed borders are integrated with the cable patterns. All sect...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a top down construction technique. The ruffle at the bottom edge is formed with a variation on Feather and Fan lace that grows with the addition of extra yarn overs. The simple lace is charted and written in text format.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a classic top down construction technique. It starts from a small garter stitch strip of knitting. The entire shawl is charted. The shawl can be made smaller by working charts 2, 3, 4 and 5 fewer times.
Knitting: Scarf
This crescent scarf is worked with a bottom up construction technique. The edging is unusual but easy to work. The balance of the scarf is garter stitch, making it a simple project to execute.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This triangle scarf is worked with a top down construction technique. It uses an extra set of increases at the edge to create its unusual shape. Some knitters call this a heart or boomerang shape. The extended points can be used to wrap around the wearer’s neck. The stitch patterns are reversible. The main body stitch pattern is created with a ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The shawl is worked bottom up. The stitch pattern is charted to make the transitions simple to follow, as each section decreases. Each right side row shortens by four stitches, making the work “feel” as though it is speeding up as you approach the end. The lace pattern appears complex. It is formed with only two sets of four pattern rows which ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a classic, timeless silhouette with two different cable stitch patterns. The stitch patterns are written in text and are charted. The sleeve is a classic set in version. The ribbed edges are integrated with the cable patterns. All sections are worked bottom up. The pattern includes full set up rows written by size to aid the k...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pattern available from Signature Yarns under the name Torquay Shawl in Malabrigo Yarn Silkpaca.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a classic, timeless silhouette with a simple rib stitch based pattern. The pattern is not a true rib in that it does not create an elastic fabric. While the right and wrong side rows are worked differently, the fabric is reversible. The stitch pattern is written in text that can be memorized by any knitter quickly as it is a t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a classic top down construction technique. It starts from a small garter stitch strip of knitting. If you are new to this technique I have a blog post with more detail here. The lace pattern is created with stacked hearts. They end with eyelets which create a scalloped bottom edge. The entire shawl is charted. It can b...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a classic top down construction technique. It starts from a small garter stitch strip of knitting. The lace pattern creates a zigzag effect across the body of the shawl and ends with a scalloped edging. It is surprisingly delicate in appearance in the Aran weight yarn used. The entire shawl is charted. It can be easily...
Knitting: Tee
Worked in the round and bottom up, this tunic has a stitch pattern with a slimming vertical line. The sample garment was knit in bamboo. Bamboo yarn has a silky lustre, it breathes and is cool to the touch. It is a perfect choice for summer garments. The pattern notes provide details for working with the special properties of bamboo yarn.
Knitting: Vest
This vest was designed to take advantage of the many colours available from Shelridge Yarns. Two strands of yarn are held together, one colour is switched out at a time to create the colour transitions.
Knitting: Tee
Worked in the round, this cotton top makes a simple, summer knitting project. It’s a classic design, with an easy knit, purl stitch pattern. The four row stitch pattern is written and charted for ease of use. Optional waist shaping instructions are included for those who would like a more figure hugging fit. The edges are trimmed with simple ga...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a classic top down construction technique. It starts from a small garter stitch strip of knitting. The lace pattern is created with stacked diamonds and ends with half diamonds that create a scalloped bottom edge. The entire shawlette is charted. It can be easily made larger by repeating Charts 2 and 3 any number of ti...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a classic, timeless silhouette with a simple rib stitch pattern. The two row stitch pattern is written in text and charted. It can be memorized by any knitter quickly. The bands are integrated with the overall design and flow up with no obvious border at the bottom edge. The sleeve is a classic set-in version. All sections are...
Knitting: Scarf, Gloves
The Sylvia Dering Scarf is created with a reversible knit and purl texture stitch. It is a beautiful blend of texture and colour, designed for hand dyed yarns. The scarf may be worn in a long loop. If you twist and double it at the neck, it can be worn as a tiered neck warmer. The gloves are knit mainly in stocking stitch and use the scarf text...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple, classic pullover with an easy to execute rib and eyelet stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is charted and written so the knitter can use their preferred format. The wide ribbed border provides a little built in waist shaping. All sections are worked bottom up. The sleeve is a classic set-in style. The neckband stitches are pic...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is worked with a classic top down construction technique. It starts from a small garter stitch strip of knitting. The lace pattern appears surprisingly complex yet is formed with only four pattern rows. The entire shawlette is charted. It can easily be made larger by repeating Charts 2 and 3 any number of times more before completing...
Knitting: Cowl
A simple knit cowl, worked in a luxurious mulberry silk, beaded yarn. It is long enough to completely fill in the neckline of a coat or jacket. The stitch is charted and written in text so the knitter can work from their preferred format.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple, classic pullover with an easy mock cable stitch pattern. It has a slightly more formal sensibility due to the edges that integrate with the overall pattern. The stretchy nature of the stitch pattern provides a little waistline definition. The open scoop neckline is high enough to be modest and yet low enough to show a little s...
Knitting: Cardigan
Many women name cardigans as their favourite knit garment. They can be dressed down with jeans and a T-shirt or dressed up with a blouse and pencil skirt. This one has a classic, timeless silhouette with heavy cable and twist stitch patterning. The twisted stitches are worked on every row. This makes it very easy to see exactly where the knitte...
Knitting: Scarf, Poncho
The capelet/poncho is worked in the round, from the bottom up, with no seaming required. It utilizes a stretchy, rib-based stitch pattern, that allows the garment to mold to multiple body sizes in just one simple version. It is as comfortable and easy to wear as any shawl, and makes an invaluable accessory piece suitable for year round wear. It...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a classic, timeless silhouette with a simple cable stitch pattern. The cable stitches are unusual in that they are created with garter stitch in a field of stocking stitch. The stitch pattern is written in text and is memorized by any knitter quickly as the ten row repeat has only three different rows. The bands are integrated...
Knitting: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves, Beret, Tam
Classic stitch patterns become classics because they appeal to many knitters. This rib variation is easy to knit and the stitch pattern is memorized quickly. It’s a simple knit, yet it creates a seemingly complex textured fabric. The hat and mittens are worked in the round, from the bottom up, with no seaming required. The stitch pattern is wri...
Knitting: Pullover
When viewed straight on, this garment looks like a very basic pullover, but turn just slightly and its secret is revealed. The unusual side panels create subtle shaping in the torso at the high waist level. The shirttail hem is created with short rows that do not require wraps. A simple textured stitch pattern keeps the knitting interesting but...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This project lets you do lots of knitting on a circular needle, needs only one or two skeins of yarn, and makes a great carry around project. The stitch pattern for this shawl is easy to learn because of its strong visual nature. It utilizes sections of reverse stocking stitch to delineate each leaf pattern. The pattern is worked bottom up. It’...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design is inspired by the “keffiyeh” scarves I see being worn on the streets of Toronto. I like the look of the tiny repetitive weaving pattern motifs and the short fringes that surround the cotton fabric. I wanted to reinterpret the woven scarf into a knitted format with a simple knit and purl stitch pattern. The scarf is created as a sha...
Knitting: Vest
Designer Note: The original yarn used here (Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes) has unfortunately been discontinued. I’m often asked for suggested substitutes which then can be discontinued as well. Currently, March 2013, many knitters tell me Taiyo Aran has been successfully substituted. Oct 2013 a reader tells me Mochi Plus from Crystal Palace Ya...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I don’t like to fuss when putting on a wrap with looking for the right side. This stitch pattern appealed to me for that reason. It’s not exactly the same on both sides, but it’s almost the same due to the little triangles made up of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch. It is reversible since the so called wrong side is equally nice and...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Alternate yarn choice Dream in Color - Starry the Gauge is 18 stitches over 4 inches in garter 450 yards required this yarn is a 4 ply fingering weight.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This slip stitch pattern creates a fabric that will fool some knitters into thinking they are seeing crochet. While each side of the fabric is different, the reverse side is equally interesting, creating a wrap with no obvious wrong side.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitted lace shawls have become a popular choice for knitters. We’re all making them, enjoying learning about their traditions and using classic shapes and techniques. I was thinking about alternative shapes when I saw a shawl in an accessories shop that was sewn from silk organza in two sections, with the lower segment gathered onto the top. T...
Knitting: Necklace
“I make jewellery just for fun in addition to my design work. I enjoy the instant gratification that comes from an evening of bead or wire work as it’s easy to complete a project in a single sitting. In comparison knitting is just soooo slow. This project combines the best of both worlds. It’s knitting but there isn’t very much of it. The first...
Knitting: Scarf
This striped scarf is worked lengthwise and hides the tail ends in the fringe finishing, so there is no sewing. It’s long enough to wrap around your neck more than once. The stitch pattern is just a step up from the basic garter stitch scarf that we all do as our first learn-to-knit project. There are two variations to give you an extra option,...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat was inspired by the fabric tams typically worn by Scottish men with their kilts. It’s been reinterpreted with new confidence and dash. The long colour repeat has been used in counterpoint-- with a long garter strip forming the brim, and then stitches picked up along its perimeter, giving lots of perpendicular colour and texture interes...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
“I was aiming for a sophisticated hat with this ‘topper’ named for the flat top hats of the past,” says Hunter. “The brim stands on its own due to its unique construction and the flowers lend an old world, feminine touch. The size has been determined with less than the normal negative ease of most hats so that the brim sits without being stretc...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
I’ve been a hat addict for a long time,I wear one almost every day. If I don’t, someone always asks where my hat is! I’ve made many hats from fabric and have blocked both wool felts and straw capelines or hoods using wired edges for shaping and support. This Breton is a result of my search for a knit hat with a brim that is unsupported by a sti...
Knitting: Cardigan
“I’ve always been intrigued by circular sweater designs and projects that can be knit to measurements without a specific gauge,” remarks Hunter. “The original version of this garment was knit in Handmaiden Angel Hair. The project is relatively simple; as the lace pattern grows most of the work is straight knitting. The pattern is written with e...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I always like to have a simple project that’s easy to carry with me and work on whenever I have a few spare moments,This project can be worked as either a scarf or a shawl-- the sample shown is the shawl. The pattern is easily learned and can be put down and picked up without losing your place. The picot edging on all four sides makes this gart...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This pair is knit from the top down and has a simple rib pattern of only 2 rows.The pattern is written for double pointed needles, however, the instructions use stitch markers for direction so that your preferred needle method can be substituted easily. Wonderfully suited to both men and women, this very easy, very handsome pattern would look g...
Knitting: Legwarmers
These legwarmers are all about colour and texture used in an easy-to-work way. The chosen yarn is a soft variegated one that comes in striking colourways. The stitch pattern and the yarn make a fascinating hybrid, because you can see the ribs spiralling around the leg at 45-degree angles, and yet the colourway ankle- bracelets them. The rib pat...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nothing is prettier than a little bit of lace around your neck, Wrap this scarf on the outside of any garment to dress it up. If you’re new to knitting lace don’t be intimidated-- the lace pattern used is simple and the scarf is a small project. The lace pattern is written as well as being charted. Use a removable note to keep track of the row ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
A chic and multipurpose hat knit from the crown down to the brim, this hat is playfulness itself. It does not require any special yarn at any special gauge. Rather, it allows you to choose your own yarn, gauge, and special effect trim, and work with that. The Fur Stitch is explained thoroughly, and allows some freedom in the yarn chosen for it;...