Jane Howorth

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Knitting: Pullover
I wanted to design something that didn’t need a lot of concentration, so I could watch the TV while I knitted, but I still wanted to create a sweater that was strong on style, and that the man in my life would love.
Crochet: Legwarmers
Whether you’re headed for the slopes or the ski lodge, these textured legwarmers are right on style.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pretty, neat socks in a pattern that gives just enough interest to the knitter, while being easy to memorise.
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
Autumn and Winter are great times for wrapping up warmly and going outside to stargaze for a while. When the nights are dark I often slip outside, preferably with a mug of coffee in hand, to watch the night sky for a few minutes. This year I know I’ll keep warm because I’ll be snuggled inside this coat, with the collar turned up to keep out the...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Bring some hand-made Christmas cheer into your home this winter-time by making a few of these knitted decorations for your tree.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy-to-wear sweater that moulds itself to the body.
Knitting: Headband
A chunky/bulky weight cabled hairband, approximate dimensions 58 x 8cm / 22 x 3¼”.
Knitting: Pullover
A comfortable, relaxed crew neck man’s sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Embrace a little sailor chic in this sparkly cotton jumper, perfect for summer days!
Knitting: Pullover
A casual, easy to make sweater in DK weight yarn.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts were designed with simplicity in mind.
Crochet: Cardigan
Knitting: Pullover
A relaxed sweater for wearing whenever, wherever.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
A walk around the Footdee – or Fittie – area of Aberdeen in Scotland on a cold, wet and windy afternoon was the starting point for this design. I was badly in need of a pair of mitts to keep my hands warm, and I imagined having a pair with extra-long cuffs that would stop the wind from whistling up my sleeves. When I got home, I sat down and de...
Knitting: Bonnet
Get your Folklore style on in this cute little bonnet.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I heard the news that I was to receive an invitation to a garden party at Buckingham Palace when I was working on these socks. It seemed right to commemorate such a special occasion, and so ‘Garden party’ seemed like the ideal name for this pretty design.
Knitting: Purse
Take the Summer with you wherever you go with this felted bag.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a smaller version of the Finsbury Park Sweater that I originally designed for my husband, and Gillespie is a small park close to the larger Finsbury Park in London, so it seemed like a good name for this junior-sized sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
The horned goats running around the yoke of this sweater are a traditional Scandinavian design, used here in a fun and way.
Crochet: Bag - Other
This pattern lets you try tapestry crochet in a small project that can be made in an evening.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Crochet: Skirt
Have you ever seen a British film from the 1940s called ‘I know where I’m going!’ or IKWIG, for short?
Crochet: Skirt
Looking at photos of 1960s Pop Art dresses by French couturier, Yves St Laurent, was the starting point of this design for a cute little mini skirt that is quick and simple to make.
Knitting: Tote, Laptop
Traditional patterns from the Faroe Island decorate this handy bag. The little men and women are lining up to dance the annual line dance on the longest day of the year.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Knitting: Pullover
This lighter-weight sweater is designed with the weekend in mind. A comfortable, stretchy stitch moulds itself to the body, making it a sweater that can be lived in all day. The neckline is relaxed, and the contrast stripes can be as bold or as muted as you like.
Crochet: Other Top
This pretty floral top makes a perfect accompaniment to a summer wardrobe. Light and lacy, it will look great over camisoles and t-shirts.
Knitting: Cardigan
This design features an innovative way to use long-repeat or ombre yarns that makes a feature of the way the garment pieces fit together because there are no side seams in this design. Instead, the slow-changing colors of the yarn are shown off to great advantage where the two pieces of the body meet in the center-back seam.
Knitting: Cuffs, Headband
Make these pretty moss stitch accessories from just one ball of yarn.
Crochet: Tee, Clothing - Other
Knitting: Purse
For a quick and easy gift, why not try this cute bag, which uses simple stitches, with the added flourish of cute handles and buttons.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a super, easy-wearing sweater with three-quarter length sleeves and a flattering square neckline.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These easy-to-knit socks could be an ideal ‘first sock’ knitting pattern. The pattern is easily memorised - just four rows - and this lets you concentrate on knitting the different parts of the sock instead.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Using just two balls of sport weight yarn, these stranded mitts are quick to make, and the stranded knitting technique is quite straightforward in this symmetrical pattern.
Crochet: Cardigan
This warm weather cardigan is inspired by the simple shapes of clothing in south-east Asia. The clean lines make it a go-to piece for cool summer wear.
Knitting: Pullover
There are a lot of men in my family, and I listen to them when it comes to designing their sweaters. This cooler-weather sweater is a compilation of their collective ‘Ideal Sweater Wish List’.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This lovely beret combines the traditional Irish Rose motif with a stylish, contemporary design.
Knitting: Pullover
A warm, weekend sweater for wearing on lazy Sunday mornings. It’s simple to do, is worked mostly in the round, and is suitable for beginners.
Crochet: Other Top
A beautiful big all-over lace pattern adorns this top for the intermediate crocheter.
Knitting: Pullover
A lighter-weight sweater for wearing indoors or out, Stonehaven’s smart-casual styling and subtle texture stitch on the sleeves and upper body make this a very versatile and easy to wear piece.
Knitting: Cardigan
This design features an innovative way to use long-repeat or ombre yarns that makes a feature of the way the garment pieces fit together because there are no side seams in this design. Instead, the slow-changing colors of the yarn are shown off to great advantage where the two pieces of the body meet in the center-back seam.
Knitting: Pullover
This is how the conversation went:
Knitting: Pullover
Many people know of Wester Ross in Scotland as a place hard-hit by the Highland clearances of the 19th century. Hundreds, if not thousands of people were forcibly removed from the land, to make way for sheep grazing, which was more profitable for the landowners. Many left Scotland for ever, travelling to America and Canada to start new lives th...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
I was very interested in some photographs of I saw of the Alésia Museum Visitor Centre in France. Although it is a stunning, circular building full of light, it was the outside of the building that I found most interesting. It is encased within a wooden herringbone structure, creating a very beautiful appearance. I think it must be the knitter ...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
A chunky/bulky weight envelope-style cozy suitable for an ipad or other tablet, approximate dimensions 24x18.5x1cm / 9½x7¼x½”.
Crochet: Money Purse
My store cards fill my purse to bursting, so I decided to make them a wallet of their own in bright colours that I would be able to spot easily in my bag. I chose a pattern that is easy to work, but results in an interesting, textured finish, whether worked in stripes or made plain.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A good-sized shoulder shawl or kerchief in an easy, textured stitch that grows quickly.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A square pillow cover, simple and quick to knit in stocking stitch and bulky yarn.
Crochet: Electronics Cozy
A neat, well-fitting cover for your e reader.