Cristiana Brenna

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

A small collection of patterns featuring the same details for a total metallica look!

eBook : 3 patterns

The Mohair Trilogy is a collection of patterns dedicated to the mohair lovers but, above all to those who have stashed a consistent amount of soft balls and still haven’t found the right knitting inspiration.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover, Beret, Tam
taglie XS(S,M,L,XL)
Knitting: Cardigan, Pullover
SIZE S(M,L,XL, 2XL)
Knitting: Pullover
GIVRE is a top down sweater with a fair-isle yoke pattern inspired by snowflakes and frost arabesques.The pattern is pure knitting fun and the soft DK weight yarn will quickly bring the knitter through the sweater. The idea to match the contrasting yarn and the colour of the flecks, and knitting the sleeves down from the underarm in the contras...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fratelli Monelli is a crazy hat with a pair of horns that can make the difference in some particular situations.. ;)
Knitting: Poncho
Ponchito is a cozy and easy garment to wrap your baby in softness without maneuvering too much. Just slip it through the head and fit it over the shoulders and you’re ready to go!
Knitting: Pullover, Dress
Inspiration for this sweater came from my other design, the SisterSister girlie cardigan. moresister is a light and easy summer tunic for women. Worked from the top-down using an airy stitch pattern, it will be a perfect and elegant layer for your summer evenings.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
All Black is a precious and original knitted shawl. The lower border features an unusual shell pattern. The body of the shawl, shaped using short rows, will enhance any dark yarn giving a unique charm to this elegant summer accessory.
Knitting: Cardigan
SisterSister is a light and joyful summer garment. Self striping cotton yarn becomes the focal point of the this short sleeved cardigan. Perfect for young girls with a fairy touch.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
millefoglie è uno scialle classico che non può mancare nel repertorio di ogni knitter e che saprà valorizzare le vostre preziose matasse tinte a mano!
Knitting: Pullover
Maybe due to its colour, or maybe to the softness of the neck, but when it came to the name for this sweater I did not find anything else but Coffee Cream. By sheer coincidence also my bag is made with bags of coffee … could it be an obsession?! However, the sweater is worked top-down, starting from the huge neck. The same openwork pattern is r...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
MenoTre è una stola rettangolare lavorata con un morbidissimo mohair tinto a mano ed impreziosita da un motivo traforato semplice da memorizzare e di grande effetto.
Knitting: Cowl, Cape
MenoDue is both a cowl and a cape wide enough to embrace the shoulders. It is worked from the bottom up with lacey panels gradually whirling towards the neck, worked in ribbing 2x2.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A soft and cozy triangular shawl, knitted with a strand of gradient lace yarn and a strand of kid mohair. The shape of the shawl and the open stitch used are simple and make menouno a quick and rewarding project.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Pattern instructions are given for Magic Loop technique
Knitting: Laptop
Pattern instructions are written for a tablet width of 14÷18 cm, but modifications are given to enlarge to sock.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple and elegant cowl-cape that shows off the softness of the yarn and its gorgeous shades. The lace edging makes it very feminine. Knitted lace in the round has never been easier!
Knitting: Pullover
HP’Scar Sweater is top down sweater with a fair-isle yoke pattern resembling the scar of the famous novel charachter Harry Potter.The pattern is pure knitting fun and the soft aran weight yarn will quickly bring you through the sweater. Make it for yourself or to spoil your favourite HP fan. Wearing it will ensure you to perform your spells at ...
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
If you’re in search of a quick gift or if you want to make the most out of 50 grams of spare sock yarn, these easy mittens are just for you! The pattern has been further developed on Xmas 2014. I have written instructions to complete the mittens and cover chilly fingers, and child size has been added.
Knitting: Cowl, Tutorial
Fall Shades is a wide and reversible cowl. Wear it either showing off its bright ribs, the solid ones, or both. The two-color brioche stitch pattern is very interesting and will surely add a distinctive touch to every self-striping yarn. If you haven’t tried it yet, this technique will be a real discovery!
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cowl
Woollisa 100% silk hand-dyed
Knitting: Pullover, Dress
Amarone is a short dress, or a cozy long sweater you can easily wear with a pair of leggings. It’s worked from the bottom up in the round, and features a high waist underlined by a beautiful and stretchy “Sand Waves” stitch pattern. The garment is worked using a strand of Tikal or Puno 2 and a strand of Kid Silk Five together.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A soft and colorful ring that you can twist twice around the neck or you can fix with a pin to warmly embrace your shoulders. The love knot stitch is quick and easy and really shows off the softness and the subtle shades of this rich alpaca yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
The garment is worked from the top down and can easily be customized for a perfect fit. Design details are thought to underline a strong and bold personality, almost recalling an easy-rider leather jacket.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
These hat and mittens are designed to match and complete the Metallica cardigan.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Nuovo is a coat worked from the top down, it features an asymmetrical opening and can easily be customized for a perfect fit. Design details are thought to enhance the softness and quality of the yarn.
Knitting: Vest
Corolla has been revised and republished as single pattern in 2014 with the following additions:
Crochet: Purse / Handbag
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
We followed the basic idea to mix the semisolid shades of the Springfield yarn with a simple and minimalist shape. The final effect was great! Aprile is a tiny short cardigan, perfect from everyday life situations to more dressed up occasions. Instructions are given also for a longer version of the garment.
Knitting: Cardigan
The garment is worked from the top down and can easily be customized for a perfect fit. Design details are thought to be feminine, elegant and comfortable at the same time, truly recalling the Chanel concept of style. The quality of Merinogold DK yarn and the simple yet stunning pied-de-poule stitch will add pleasure to your knitting time.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The stole is worked sideways and features an easy yet interesting lace stitch that enhances the softness of the yarn used. So, no other name seemed more appropriate for this elegant and cozy accessory.
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Medusa is a top-down cape knitted in the round with circular needles. The yarn used makes it very cozy and warm.You may choose to cast on using the long-tail method or the double-strand double-start cast on explained in the pattern notes. In the lower part dropped stitches create an open and airy effect.
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
This is an adaptation of the pattern Trapezio to get a more casual and everyday life look. Cable ribbing gains a great importance with a thicker yarn and becomes the focal point of the this sleeveless cardigan. The cable pattern repeats have been reduced and the buttonholes have been shifted to suit the different gauge required.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pattern courtesy of Cristiana Brenna
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
The garment is worked from the top down and can easily be customized for a perfect fit. The fronts feature a distinctive motif and are worked straight to the bottom edge. The silky softness of the yarn make it a pleasure to knit and wear.
Knitting: Booties
Knitting: Pixie Hat, Hats - Other
Le spiegazioni per la piuma lavorata ai ferri, riportate tra le fotografie sono gentilmente fornite da Annatec
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Bollicine has been revised and republished as single pattern in 2014 with instructions given for sizes S(M, L, XL). The pattern published in Summer Lace ebook is written for size M only
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Scarf
PDF file includes a photo tutorial on short rows
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This cardigan is made by rectangles and recalls the shape of a kimono. Its design is marked by two distinctive details: a winding and comfortable cowl, and jutting out hems. The upper body is worked horizontally and adorned by cables that don’t require any cable needle and knit up quickly.
Knitting: Pullover
Easy fitting, comfortable, versatile, more than a sweater. You can wear it alone or layered over a polo-necked pullover. It’s perfect for your relaxed weekends and its details add a stylish and feminine touch to both elegant and casual clothing. The garment is worked from side to side starting from one sleeve to the other.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Aria is a long scarf with a variable width and a lacy edge. Perfect companion for the Gioia vest, it can be worn in many different ways: one loop only around the neck and long points hanging or wrapped around the shoulders. Play with it as you like!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Gioia is top-down seamless camisole. The yoke is worked in the round using an easy open stitch pattern. The camisole is designed with a large neck that can be adapted to cover shoulders or to wrap them. Complete it with the long scarf Aria to create an unusual twin-set.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Inspiration for this design came right from the yarn GrignascoKnits Mousse, a blend of soybean, pure wool and silk: its softness and subtle glowing called for a delicate and charming project. Spoil yourself with this quick and near-instant gratifi cation winter set, a little luxury to win gloomy days.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Inspired by military blouses this short cardigan has a strong personality. Original front cables, and matching ribbed back are the design focal points. Long ribbed sleeve cuffs and high collar remind of a Napoleonic uniform.
Knitting: Scarf, Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
A scarf, a cape, a wrap, Nuvola is a versatile layer you can wear in many fancy ways: close buttons with buttonholes on the same side to make it a cape or on the opposite side to create tubes for sleeves.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
Sara is an unusual sleeved wrap. The body is worked in an easy lace stitch pattern that enhances the softness of this luscious blend of merino and silk. Close fi tting sleeves are worked in simple stockinette st. You can wear it with the free panel hanging on the front or the back. It’s very elegant indeed but once you try it on you’ll fi nd it...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Zarina is a light, warm and easy hat you’ll knit up in about an hour. It matches perfectly with Marea jacket and will soon become your season favourite.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
pattern designed by Cristiana Brenna
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
pattern designed by Cristiana Brenna
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Bra
Bra or sleeveless top? I haven’t made my mind yet. Maybe I won’t knit further, I could just leave it as a bra with a high belt,…I could add a sewn skirt…or a crocheted body to match the Sciàbica wrap.
Knitting: Cardigan, Vest
Knit this cute and seamless vest using one skein only of baby merino Yarn. Garment construction is made from the top down. Create raglan and fronts shaping by knitting yarn overs on right side.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Wear it over your “Nassa” in the cool summer evenings, tie it around the hips at the seaside, Sciàbica is a functional and irresistible fishing net, often used by mermaids on the shoreline…
Knitting: Bath Mitt
Anna, a friend of mine from Naples, talking about dishcloths, told me :” if this beauty is made to wash dishes than I wanna be a dish myself!”
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Quick and funny to knit this shrug has a simple shape and can be knitted both on straight and circular needles. Wear it open or fix it with a pin made by a huge button.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple yet surprising scarf. The feather and fan stitch knits up easily and the alternating of a striped and a solid color yarn is pure knitting fun. Ariel in Pink features an interesting color shifting.
Crochet: Cowl
A very special yarn calls for the simplest pattern. Turn your soft and colourful skeininto a quick and original neckwarmer.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
English translation with step by step instructions and pictures is available here, courtesy of BanuyeGharbi
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Pattern is free starting from March 2010 to encourage knitters to try it!
Knitting: Cardigan
Grazie di cuore a Isa1950 per la traduzione in italiano! =)
Knitting: Applique / Embellishment
A heart shaped patch!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Fall rainbow is a top down cardigan-coat. Actual length may vary according to the size of your stash! Mine was big enough!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This open stitch calls for some attention but it’s not so hard to knit, with a soft yarn this work will raise up quickly and give you immediate satisfaction!
Knitting: Pullover
This child sweater has to be knit with fingering yarn because ruffles and fan-edges would otherwise be too stiff! If you choose a solid color you’ll have a very elegant sweater…but if you wanna add some kind of pepper to it, go for a self-striping sock yarn!