Jennie Howes

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This is a collection of my Shetland wool knitting and felting patterns - there is a hat, snug, fingerless mittens, gaiters, moebius basket and my Amish inspired fusion scarves. Also included is a copy of my felting notes and instructions and some notes and tips on choosing and working with lots of colours.

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Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Okay folks, these are really easy to make. If you’ve ever wanted to try a little two stranded colour work, then these are the perfect project to start with before you embark on something bigger. Each ball is made in exactly the same way, but with just a few lines of difference in each design, you can zip along once you get the hang of it. It ta...
Crochet: Containers
This pattern can be made up using any yarn weight and to any size you want. The amount of yarn varies depending on yarn weight and size of basket you make.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This hat is knitted and felted. I have used about 100 grams of yarn to make this hat.
Knitting: Cowl
After viewing an exhibition of Amish quilting I was inspired to try and design using the repeating patterns I saw in the quilts. I felted the piece after knitting and here’s one of the results.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Now I have heard a story about the lady who wanted to keep her wool stash secret from the rest of the family as they seemed to be intimating that she might have a hoarding problem, now ladies (and any gentlemen out there reading this who are part of the knitting hood) we know that the words “too much” and “wool” make an oxymoron, but, in order ...
Knitting: Scarf
I call this fusion knitting! It was inspired by an exhibition of Amish Quilting, I loved the texture and colours of the fabrics used and the way they were put together.
Knitting: Tote
Here we go again with the moebius thing!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a pattern for a beanie hat, using a mixture of yarns - Herdwick, Swaledale and Hebridean in both natural colours, and dyed yarns. It takes around 60 grams of yarn to make the beanie hat.
Knitting: Containers
This is a pattern for a knitted and felted item. You will need to know how to moebius cast on, work an icord, do a waste yarn opening and 3 needle bind off and felt! But it will be a lot of fun. I promise.
Knitting: Billed Hat
It takes around 50 grams of super soft Moondance Shetland dk yarn to make this hat. It is available in 6 wonderful natural shades from Margie at You can buy kits from Margie to make up all my Moondance patterns.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens are made in supersoft Shetland from Margie at
Knitting: Pullover, Cardigan
There are two patterns here for the price of one, firstly for a jumper and a second version of the pattern to make a cardigan.
Knitting: Cowl
This pattern is for a felted snug - it’s both a hat and a neck warmer at the same time. It is knitted in supersoft undyed Shetland wool from
Knitting: Billed Hat
This pattern is for a felted peaked cap in fabulous undyed Moondance wools Shetland yarn. It’s knitted in one piece in the round and then felted. If you haven’t felted before you will need to refer to my separate felting notes and calculations so that you get it right first time. The peak is of a special construction which doesn’t require any s...
Knitting: Scarf
I used 100 grams of manos del uraguay silk/merino blend yarn to make this scarf and about 100 grams of beads.
Knitting: Legwarmers
These gaiters are knitted and felted. If you haven’t felted before they are a great jumping off point. Buy my separate felting notes and calculations to help you get it right straightaway.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion cover is knitted in the round in one piece using a waste yarn cast on then afterwards I do some applied Icords to really define the edges. It is then felted. If you haven’t felted before I suggest that you check out my “felting notes and calculations” for handy hints and tips on how to make a success of felting and how to make sure...
Knitting: Billed Hat
Well, another addition to my peaked caps. Again these are all made without the need for any stiffeners in the brim due to the construction technique.
Knitting: Billed Hat
This is another in my series of peaked caps without the need for stiffeners in the brim, they just stand out on their own due to the unique construction.
Knitting: Billed Hat
This pattern is for a knitted and felted cap. There is no stiffener in the brim, the construction technique is such that none is required. I’ve just added a new photo tutorial which shows in detail the peak construction.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is for a felted long beanie hat. It’s knitted in lots of colours, so is ideal for using up your leftovers and stash yarns. I use Shetland 2 ply yarn but you can adapt the pattern to any weight of yarn.
Knitting: Skirt
I’ve made this skirt/poncho in recycled sari silk. It’s knitted using 400 to 500 grams of yarn in two colours. It’s knitted in the round in one piece and is 54cms long but can be any length you like, just adjust the amount of yarn you buy.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Felted hat looks good on everyone from girls (or boys) to grannies (but maybe not grandads - unless he is a frisky pixie!). You can make it with or without a brim, two versions are available in this pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Felted beanie hat in pure new wool. This pattern takes around 75 grams or so of dk yarn which is kntted then felted. You can knit it in the round or flat and then stitch it up. Try felting you’ll love it. If you haven’t felted before this is an easy pattern to start with. For felting techniques and instructions please see the separate felting n...
Knitting: Tutorial
Here are my felting notes and calculations to help you figure out how to make things so that when you felt them, they come out the right size.
Knitting: Duffle Bag
I’ve just added new pdf files for two more designs - the duffle bag with vertical stripes and the little bag worked horizontally and with a zipper fastening.
Knitting: Cowl
There are two patterns here, a long double loop scarf and a shorter one to keep you nice and snug.
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is knitted in the round in one piece, which takes a bit of know how so is not for absolute beginners but I have given very detailed instructions of how to make this jumper so most knitters will be able to manage it with ease!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Scarf
This pattern is a collection of notes, techniques and tips about how to make a variety of scarves and shawls in different sizes using the beautiful recycled silk and recycled silk and banana fibre yarns. You can use different needle sizes and tensions to create different effects with the yarns.
Knitting: Cardigan
this is a nice short sleeved short cardigan, made for showing off your tan in summer! It is knitted for a 36inch bust, but can be altered for larger or smaller sizes. I used around 450 to 500 grams of recycled sari silk and banana fibre yarn. It holds it’s shape really well and the colours really shine out. It is made all in one piece.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a short cropped top in recycled silk with short sleeves and a scooped back and front - just like the tops worn under a sari.
Knitting: Skirt
There are patterns here for both a long and a short skirt. The skirt is made sideways in one piece using long and short rows, there are instructions for button holes and belt loops. It wraps around and overlaps at the front. It is about 85 cms around the waist, allowing for the overlap. It isn’t difficult to make it larger or smaller.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
More mittens! This time with a nice shaped thumb and you can knit them as long or short as you like. This size takes just 100 grams of yarn, longer you will need more yarn. I’ve knitted them in the round so that there are no bulky seams.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a versatile beanie pattern, using just 100 grams of yarn and knitted in the round (can be knit straight and stitched). You can knit in a variety of colours or just one, and in a variety of stitches, so lots of looks from one pattern.
Knitting: Skirt
This is for a wrap around skirt with horizontal stripes. It is knitted in one piece. There are belt loops at the top and a button hole as well. I have used about 500 grams of yarn to make this. It’s made in about 10 colours, but you can use as few or as many as you like. It’s all in one piece as well.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This is a very versatile pattern, it’s a hat and a scarf in one. It takes between 150 and 200 grams of yarn to make and is easy for a beginner. It’s knitted on circular needles but can be knit on straight needles then stitched up if you like.