Clare Mountain-Manipon

Clare Mountain-Manipon

Hello! I’m Clare Mountain-Manipon, knitting pattern designer and founder of Sister Mountain. I live in London, England, in a little flat with my husband Ulysses and our baby Nico.

I fell in love with hand knitting in 2003, knitting obsessively throughout my teenage years and later, got my degree in Fashion Knitwear Design in 2013. I worked in the commercial fashion industry for a brief time before realising that it wasn’t for me. These days, I design knitting patterns and teach other knitters how to do it too.

I believe in designing knitting patterns that have the potential to be the core foundation of your everyday wardrobe; elevated basics that are easily styled and comfortable to wear. Inspired by the rich heritage of hand knitting, the designs have a fresh and contemporary aesthetic, utilising clever knitting techniques that take your knits to the next level.

Every week, I share new blog posts on my website, Sister Mountain, teaching you everything from design and grading to pattern writing and promoting. I also offer free resources that make designing knitting patterns a little more accessible and a lot less intimidating.

original designs

Winter Berry
Sister Mountain
Full Wingspan of the Small Size
Trust Me
Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018
  • Trust Me
  • Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018
POUL
WOOLFOLK COLLECTION FW18
  • POUL
  • WOOLFOLK COLLECTION FW18
ARNE
WOOLFOLK COLLECTION FW18
  • ARNE
  • WOOLFOLK COLLECTION FW18
Tarragon
Sister Mountain
Fennel
Sister Mountain
Parsley
Sister Mountain
Nutkin
Laine Magazine, Issue 5
  • Nutkin
  • Laine Magazine, Issue 5
Roots
SOCKS 2018 by Making Stories
  • Roots
  • SOCKS 2018 by Making Stories
Bronte
Sister Mountain
Bowman
Sister Mountain
Shorthand
Sister Mountain
Fragment
Sister Mountain
Hay
Laine Magazine, Issue 3
  • Hay
  • Laine Magazine, Issue 3
Gaufre
Sister Mountain
Split Stone
Sister Mountain
Lovelock
Sister Mountain
Rilo
Sister Mountain
  • Rilo
  • Sister Mountain