Pat Menchini

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Knitting: Pullover
A stylish, classic shaped sweater with interesting rice stitch cables interspersed with flattering, long lines of ribs. Will look super in any of the many colour options in this cosy merino yarn. Or any standard tension DK yarn. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions.
Knitting: Tee
A fantastic easy to make top, great for beginners too. Worked in bands of stocking stitch and garter stitch only. A fascinating yarn to knit giving a fair-isle patterning appearance, it does all the work. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions.
Knitting: Tee
This lovely sweater has a real touch of retro flair. The slightly puffed sleeves are worked top down making it easy to change the length. And a “cats-eye” pattern is used which gives an enhanced eyelet stitch. This is then reflected in the slanting eyelets on the body. The main body is worked bottom up. Full written instructions.
Knitting: Cardigan
A really good-looking roll collar jacket. Simple but bold cable panels on the fronts and back give a textured, rugged look but maintains a smart casualness at the same time. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions.
Knitting: Pullover
A bright, fun sweater with an intriguing bubble stitch pattern for the main body on the back and front. This may look tricky to knit but is actually very simple and gives a lovely raised effect. The rest of the sweater is a broken rib pattern divided from the bubble stitch by a raised reversed stocking stitch band to match the neckband and othe...
Knitting: Tee
This elegant, lightweight top will take you anywhere - to the beach, out to dinner, even to the office.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This relaxed-fit, slouchy jacket is a great all seasons addition to any wardrobe. The shaped garter stitch front borders are worked in one with the ridged stocking stitch main sections of the fronts. The borders, knitted in one, add a style and drape to the jacket. Worked bottom up, with full written instructions.
Knitting: Tee
A striking top with a flavour of retro Pop Art. This design is worked mainly in stocking stitch with raised alternating colour ridges using simple intarsia for just 2 rows out of every 8, and worked on the front only. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous lightweight cropped top with wide fit and big sleeves for style and comfort. Great for layering during colder months or for Spring/Summer evenings when you want that extra bit of warmth as the sun goes down. Worked mostly in stocking stitch with just 2 giant cables on the back and front. It’s edged in moss stitch making this ideal fo...
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely sweater with bold eyelet and cable panels. These panels are separated by twist stitch panels, giving further texture and interest to this attractive sweater. Sleeve length is adjustable, or if you prefer cap sleeves, just don’t knit the sleeve section at all! The stocking stitch worked at the side edges will simply “flip” under to the ...
Knitting: Tee
Elegant eyelet diamonds separated by shaped “shell” ribs, on both the back and front, create this beautiful summer top. Borders are reverse stocking stitch and roll under slightly to give the effect of a narrow rouleaux. Perfect in this Bamboo/Cotton yarn. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions.
Knitting: Pullover
This pretty top will make a great wardrobe addition. It was inspired by the sun shining down on the gentle waves lapping the seashore of a pebble beach. The stitches used are ridged stitches on the lower back, front and sleeves, and pebble stitch on the yoke. For the stocking stitch centre part I chose a beautiful shaded yarn. The design is fin...
Knitting: Tee
This top is so pretty and the wide fit in this soft yarn adds drape. If you like cropped, boxy and easy to knit, you’ll love this design, but also easy to increase the length as indicated in the instructions. Just remember this may require more yarn than stated. The main pattern consists of individual eyelets highighted with purl stitch “ridges...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a very pretty 4 ply raglan sweater with a central panel on the back, front and sleeves with the remainder worked in stocking stitch. The pattern panel consists of easy eyelet “v”’s divided by 3 stitch twists (no cable needles). If you prefer, you could omit the panel on the back and instead work it all in stocking stitch - great for tel...
Knitting: Vest
This gorgeous, timeless design is perfect for women or men. The traditional aran panel is framed by vertical twist stitches, and this is set against a background of double moss-stitch. Worked bottom up and with full written instructions given.
Knitting: Tee
A beautifully straightforward ribby, stretch-to-fit, retro style top in a gorgeous multi-tonal DK yarn, with borders and collar worked in a plain, toning DK. The back and front have a central reverse stocking stitch panel and there is an easy 3 button back neck opening. Gentle shaping on the back and front, with no actual decreasing of stitches...
Knitting: Pullover
This lovely gansey inspired sweater is full of interest. With 3-stitch twist mock cables worked alongside neat, vertical broken rib patterning to form the main part of the sweater. Then traditional diamond effect patterning across the yoke and sleeve tops, which are framed by reverse stocking stitch ridges. Alternating brick stitch finishes off...
Knitting: Tee
A lovely top for Spring and Summer. Worked mainly in reverse stocking stitch with 2 flattering, vertical 3 stitch raised ridges on the back, front and reflected on the sleeves. Completed with a pretty lacy lower border and 3 crochet flowers. The body is worked bottom up and the sleeves sideways. Full written instructions given.
Knitting: Cardigan
A very pretty, classic cardigan worked in a super recycled yarn. The vertical bands of the eyelet panels are worked in reverse stocking stitch. Worked bottom up with full, easy to follow, written instructions.
Knitting: Vest
An attractive, useful gilet for all seasons. I have designed this for ease of knitting and also minimal sewing up. The main pattern is a simple 4 row, slightly textured pattern. The lovely diamond panel looks as though it is cabled, it’s not, so if you don’t like cabling, you’ll love this. The front borders and the narrow armhole edgings are al...
Knitting: Pullover
A super easy sweater worked in an amazing yarn giving this beautiful mock fair-isle effect. Simple stocking stitch and minimal shaping. Worked bottom up with full easy to follow written instructions.
Knitting: Tee
The main features of this stylish vintage design are wide diamond lace panels on both the front and back. They are edged with a neat vertical line of twisted stitches which is also echoed on the sleeves. It’s finished with a pretty scoop neckline, with a reverse stocking-stitch tie slotted through the front. Worked bottom up with full, easy to ...
Knitting: Tee
A perfect slouchy, boyfriend style thrown on top. Just 2 pieces form the main part of this intriguing, sideways knitted design.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely mix of gansey inspired stitchery makes this a really striking design for men and women. The zig-zag patterning is made up of knits and purls in the traditional gansey style. Worked bottom up and flat. The only cabling is across the horizontal band. Full written instructions.
Knitting: Pullover
An attractive, all-seasons sweater in blocks of eyelets which form a pretty chequerboard effect. The yoke is in stocking stitch and the neat effect of the slip stitch borders adds a perfect finish.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely combination of large and smaller diamond aran panels set against a reverse stocking stitch background, which gives great stitch definition. The 3 diamond panels worked on the front and back are interspersed with a chain effect cable giving a lovely raised effect. Worked bottom up. Full written instructions.
Knitting: Cardigan
A smart and comfortable V neck cardigan with pockets. The design has cabled saddles as well as cabling on the inset pockets. A useful addition to any wardrobe, and easy to convert for a woman by just reversing the borders.
Knitting: Pullover
This gorgeously colourful men’s sweater is packed with easy
Knitting: Pullover
This very flattering, easy fit sweater consists of slightly blouson straight sleeves in a simple eyelet pattern with grippy ribbed cuffs. The body too has an easy pattern with little blocks of eyelets divided by single ribs. The wide ribbed yoke is worked in 2 sections - no circular needles required - and is worked in one with the main parts. T...
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous sweater with vertical lines of eyelets and twisted stitches between flattering ribs. The crew neckband sits away from the neck and with the raglan sleeves makes this super comfortable to wear.
Knitting: Cardigan
With its relaxed fit, cosy fabric and attractive cable pattern, this cardigan for men is an ideal knit for weekend wear. Pat Menchini’s design features a shawl collar shaped with short rows, two lined pockets, and panels of cables worked on the back, fronts and sleeves. She has used a chunky yarn, spun at the historic New Lanark mill in Scotlan...
Knitting: Cardigan
A relaxed smart-casual stylish jacket. This jacket has a soft shawl collar in garter stitch, beautifully framed by the edge stitches of the 2 fronts. The pocket edgings are also edged in garter stitch to give a neat tailored finish. The main pattern is a four row twist stitch pattern. The inspiration for this design actually came when I was eat...
Knitting: Pullover
This striking design with its modern colourwrok is really going to turn heads. The design is worked mainly in stocking stitch with geometric “fishbone” vertical patterning, separated by circles. The sweater is shown in a neutral background shade and a strong contrast, but you will be spoilt for choice in this lovely merino yarn.
Knitting: Vest
This textured top is inspired by nature with its pretty leaf panel and twisting cable patterning.
Knitting: Cardigan
Here is a stylish colour block cardigan in a wide fisherman’s rib. This creates not only a pleasing texure, but a real cosiness.
Knitting: Pullover
Combinations of panels of blackberry stitch, diamonds with central twist stitches and tree of life style panels make up this traditonal Aran sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
This good-looking sweater is worked in deep blocks of 3 colours. The main stitch on the back and front has narrow twist stitch panels set on a stocking stitch background and incorporates a clever 8 stitch cable where the colour changes occur. The cable and twist stitches are replicated on the sleeve panels.
Knitting: Pullover
A beautiful Nordic style sweater with all the emphasis on the festive border. Worked in this soft and light aran it’s gorgeous to wear time and time again.
Knitting: Pullover
This beautiful sweater combines trinity stitch and interesting cables - favourites for people who love aran textures - but not too difficult if you are new to cabling.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A super cosy jacket to make quickly for cooler days.
Knitting: Pullover
Stand out from the crowd in this gorgeous design.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A gorgeous, cosy jacket suitable for men or women. Comfy raglans and bold cables are set against a broken rib background pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
A beautifully versatile raglan sweater, suitable for all seasons. Worked in reverse stocking stitch with interesting and flattering, “V” shaped twist stitch panels (no cabling to do!). The pretty reverse stocking stitch neck border gives a neat finish with a rouleau effect neckline.
Knitting: Vest
A really beautiful, useful gilet. This design has great stitch detail comprising easy “v” shaped cables, bordered by neat eyelet patterns. The back is worked in stocking stitch with the front and armhole borders edged with a pretty picot edging.
Knitting: Pullover
A super textured sweater with an interesting mix of stitches. The design reflects the traditional fishermen’s sweaters of North East England, with it’s generous fit and division of the various stitches.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous long line tunic sweater that’s quick and simple to make.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous, easy-wear sweater with interesting diamond cables interwoven with mock cabled patterning.
Knitting: Pullover
Beautiful but simple cables are combined with twist stitch braids, giving texture and style to this easy-knit sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Traditional stitchery is the basis of this beautiful design, reflecting elements of the gansey sweaters of the North East coast of England.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Such a useful little shrug/jacket. Casual and easy to wear with over-sized armholes.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous, traditional Aran design with stitchery that will reward you with a sweater that will never date, and will show off your knitting talents.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
An easy knit slouchy bolero in a super chunky yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
A very pretty cardigan with eyelet and twist stitch pattern, arranged into “blocks” to give a modern lacy-look design.
Knitting: Cardigan
A perfect cosy, casual cardigan with pockets.
Knitting: Vest
A really useful smart but casual gilet.
Knitting: Cardigan
An elegant cardigan designed to flatter with front and back godets adding movement and ease to the lower edge.
Knitting: Pullover
This gorgeous sweater, with the yoke section in traditional gansey style stitchery, has timeless appeal.
Knitting: Tee
An elegant tee-shaped top with a pretty centre front and back lacy panel, with ridges running attractively through it.
Knitting: Vest
Designed to flatter with two sets of pretty cables placed to give a little waist shaping.
Knitting: Vest
A simple twist stitch and eyelet pattern creates this pretty “crochet look” summer top.
Knitting: Pullover
A great project if you prefer an easy knit as this design is in stocking stitch with bands of garter stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
A very pretty and neat all seasons cardigan.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely, wide fit tunic-style sweater worked mainly in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders and beautiful mock cable patterning on the front.
Knitting: Tee
This gorgeous top is not only elegant but also comfortable to wear with the ladder and lace patterning.
Knitting: Pullover
This design uses lovely toning shades for the background and a stand-out contrast for the colour-work yoke.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A classy cover-up to add a pretty extra layer to any outfit.
Knitting: Pullover
An interesting and different type of tunic sweater. With its combination of colour work for the upper sections which are worked bottom up, and the lower striped sections which are worked sideways. The sleeves are worked top down which enables you to alter the length should you wish.
Knitting: Pullover
A simple colour-block cardigan with casual Italian style.
Knitting: Pullover
An eye-catching sweater using the simplest form of instaria. Just 2 colours are used in any row of the colourwork section, but the effect is intriguing, creating a complex look.
Knitting: Tee
This beautiful top has a deep yoke of lacy eyelet patterning on a stocking stitch background. The lovely ladder stitch lower section is worked sideways in 2 pieces and is framed with a row of cables. All borders are in garter stitch with the lower edge finished with a pretty picot row.
Knitting: Tee
A beautiful top with stitchery reflecting elements of the gansey patterns of the North East English coast.
Knitting: Tee
A lovely sweater with 6 leaf motifs, sitting on 6 graduating stalks, which stand out beautifully against the reverse stocking stitch background.
Knitting: Vest
A super smart vest/tank for men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
A neat raglan sweater worked in stocking stitch, with the deep borders worked in wide broken rib.
Knitting: Vest
An attractive, quickly knitted design. The yarn is held double throughout to create a unique shaded effect from this lovely, light-weight, random dyed yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
A good looking, classy sweater. The stripes are all finished with a single garter stitch ridge which adds subtle definition and just a touch of texture. The wide contrast stripe is placed to flatter.
Knitting: Pullover
A really gorgeous, flattering sweater for all seasons.
Knitting: Vest
This is a casual and versatile gilet, suiting many seasons.
Knitting: Pullover
I really enjoy designing sweaters with hints of gansey, using various stitchery to achieve an interesting and textured design.
Knitting: Pullover
A vintage style sweater with tie collar which adds real flare to this design. The back and front are worked in a raised twist-stitch rib which stands out so well against the reversed stocking stitch background.
Knitting: Pullover
Aran traditions inspired this design. An interesting mix of cables, trinity stitch and fern panels gives a wonderful texture. The centre cable divides into a stocking stitch strip to form the V neck - this is then finished with a narrow 2/2 rib to match the welt and cuffs.
Knitting: Pullover
This design was originally worked in King Cole Venice Chunky but I decided to have it reknitted in a lovely tweedy chunky yarn with flecks of blue from King Cole.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous top designed to flatter.
Knitting: Cardigan
A cute but smart boxy jacket.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy fit and easy knit sweater. The design has a neat V neck which sits away from the neck. The front and back are in a wide broken rib pattern. The rouleau effect band across the yoke and at the top of the sleeves frames the multi-colour yoke.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous unisex gansey style sweater. Named after the beautiful fishing village of Polperro on the south Cornish coast.
Knitting: Pullover
A stylish button neck sweater with plenty of interest.
Knitting: Pullover
A super unisex sweater for beginners that’s quick to knit!
Knitting: Pullover
A classic raglan sweater but with an effective “block” pattern to make this design a little different.
Knitting: Tee
Bands of moss stitch and stocking stitch form the main part of this chunky knit, with the yoke all in moss stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a lovely heritage style sweater with its traditional mix of stitchery, reflecting the gansey patterning of fishermen’s sweaters.
Knitting: Pullover
Here is a junior version of my adult “Staithes” design, which has been so popular with it’s rich mix of pattern textures and stitches.
Knitting: Pullover
An attractive, yet cosy, tunic sweater for cooler days.
Knitting: Pullover
A bright, pretty sweater in this amazing light and soft yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
This gorgeous raglan sweater is all about subtle shaping and interesting stitch detail, giving a great silhouette without clinging.
Knitting: Pullover
This very pretty design uses raised narrow bands of reverse stocking stitch with alternating eyelets. This makes a flattering, easy to wear sweater. A scoop neck with rouleau effect ridges compliments the design by mirroring the main pattern, but without the eyelets.
Knitting: Vest
This super, stylish design uses a cunning slip stitch pattern to imitate stranded knitting - but only ever uses 1 colour in any row.
Knitting: Pullover
Twisted stitch trellis cables, which echo the ropes found around small fishing harbours, were the inspiration for this design. They stand out so well against the reverse stocking stitch background of this sweater.
Knitting: Cardigan
We all need a clasic cardi in our wardrobe, so how about this one?
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan looks really striking and although worked all in stocking stitch, the offsetting of the stripes gives it a lovely contemporary feel.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic shaped sweater with comfy raglans and interesting narrow braided panels on the back and front.
Knitting: Pullover
A raglan sweater in a gorgeous multi-toned chunky yarn. A pretty panel with 2 small neat cables is worked on the upper back and front. All borders have a roll-up edge which looks perfect for this designs.
Knitting: Pullover
The emphasis on this design is the flattering cross-over V neck, framed with the pretty cables which grow out of the centre cable.
Knitting: Cardigan
A classic cardigan that will make a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.
Knitting: Vest
A really useful, modern gilet.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
A cosy bolero, perfect for layering on cooler days or to keep warm and comfy indoors.
Knitting: Cardigan
A stylish chunky cardigan with interesting staggered eyelet bands on the fronts. The sleeves and back are worked in stocking stitch. All the borders are worked in a beautifully neat mix of garter stitch and moss stitch, giving the perfect finish to this design.
Knitting: Pullover
The back and front of this beautiful tunic style sweater are worked all in garter stitch. A small cable is worked from the lower edge and then runs into a lovely trellis type cable pattern, which looks beautiful set against the garter stitch. The small cable is replicated over the lower section of the sleeves, which are then worked plain and in...
Knitting: Pullover
A modern classic raglan sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely sweater inspired by the beautiful village of Coverack on the south Cornish coast.
Knitting: Pullover
Wide fitting with gorgeous chunky cables and gentle-fit ridged funnel neck makes this over-top a real winner.
Knitting: Cardigan
A charming cardigan with a vintage feel, worked in 2 subtle contrast shades in a light-weight yarn.
Knitting: Tee
If you like texture, you’ll love this. The stand out feature on this flattering design is the cabled trellis patterning.
Knitting: Pullover
A super, easy knit, easy fit sweater.
Knitting: Tee
Neat and timeless top, worked in a luxury yarn which feels wonderful to wear and great to knit with.
Knitting: Vest
What could be easier than garter stitch and stocking stitch for this goodlooking gilet.
Knitting: Tee
With blocks of narrow and wide stripes this easy knit top is fun to make. All in stocking stitch with ribbed borders and a cute v neck.
Knitting: Pullover
A beautiful sweater with wide rib and graduating mock leaf panels on the lower edge, makes this a very flattering design.
Knitting: Pullover
A straighforward piece but with definite style! The reverse stocking stitch band gives this design a modern look. The sleeves are worked in an effective rib mix of stitches which give a neat textured fabric. The neckband reflects the raised border on the yoke and ends in single rib to match the welt and cuffs. A sweater for all seasons!
Knitting: Tee
The vertical braid patterning, as well as the slopping lacy panels, produce an exciting effect that’s very flattering.
Knitting: Pullover
A neat fitting little top with a vintage air.
Knitting: Vest
A modern, interesting take on a classic gilet.
Knitting: Pullover
This is such a pretty and flattering design with the clever placement of the graduated ribs and cables.
Knitting: Pullover
Smart, textured patterning gives wonderful impact to this unisex button neck sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
A junior version of my popular adult “Stornoway” design.
Knitting: Pullover
A gansey style, easy fit sweater with deep patterned yoke and dropped shoulders.
Knitting: Pullover
Named after the beautiful village of Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. This raglan sweater has a great vertical 2 row main pattern - easy to work with no cable needles!
Knitting: Pullover
A pretty, feminine design with a lovely, gentle cowl neck.
Knitting: Tee
A super top to wear as a stand-alone piece or over a simple top or shirt.
Knitting: Pullover
Lots of people love a raglan sweater as they’re so comfortable to wear. This one is designed in an easy rib repeat with the centre 2 sts slipped on right-side rows to add a little raised texture.
Knitting: Vest
A classic shaped waistcoat in a lovely 8 row houndstooth colour-work design. The front borders and armhole borders are in rib, edged with the contrast colour.
Knitting: Vest
A neat, goodlooking slip-over suitable for men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
An attractive, relaxed fit, 2-colour stranded sweater - reflecting current trends for block-colour design.
Knitting: Vest
A smart, unisex tank top for all seasons. Worked in a lovely light-weight, random dyed yarn, with vertical panels of “travelling” cables which look really striking. All the borders are in rib and add a neat finish.
Knitting: Pullover
A cute sweater with contrast armhole borders.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely easy-fit top with split level side slits edged in garter stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
A good looking gansey style sweater for men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
A very pretty sweater, with a deep V neck.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely drop shoulder design.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lovely, easy-fit unisex cardi with pockets.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is ideal for daywear into evening especially if you work it in this subtle, sparkly yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
A unisex, classic shaped raglan sweater - good looking with the wide honeycombe cabled panel on the back and front and a matching narrower one on the upper sleeve sections.
Knitting: Tee
A gorgeous flared tunic! The main part of the body is worked in bands in a type of “old shale” stitch, with easy shaping between. The pattern forms a super scalloped edge on the bottom edge.
Knitting: Cardigan
A lovely cardigan, worked mainly in stocking stitch, with narrow lacy borders which form “scallops” at the lower edge.
Knitting: Cardigan
Such a useful and easy to wear cardigan you can just throw over a top or favourite dress.
Knitting: Tee
A useful, fashionable tank that can be worn alone or as an over-top. The main stitch forms alternating raised medallions and produces a really attractive, texured pattern, which is very enjoyable to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous sweater for all seasons - easy knit and easy fit.
Knitting: Pullover
This design uses simple cables and stylish modern lines with narrow cabled saddle shoulders.
Knitting: Tee
A simple, easy fit tee shape sweater with shoulder slits adding a touch of chic.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a gorgeous chunky jacket with traditional aran style cabling and a lovely double neckband for warmth and a cosy fit. Great for men and women alike.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous neat-fitting sweater with beautiful Celtic knot cabled panels. This design is a real eye catcher.
Knitting: Tee
This neat, lightweight top with a retro vibe uses a really effective basket-weave type stitch and a beautiful 4 ply cotton for comfort.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic shape, easy-to-wear unisex sweater in 3 different shades and 3 different stitches. Have fun with colour combinations!
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely summery design with inset lacy panels against a background of reverse stocking stitch. There’s just a little shaping to give enough gentle ease from the lower edge to just under the bust - very flattering.
Knitting: Pullover
Simple wide rib forms the main part of this sweater, giving a flattering, neat fit. The emphasis however, is the 2 shade colourwork yoke which ties in with the up-to-date block colour.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a good-looking, cute cardi with a difference.
Knitting: Vest
A pretty tank top for all seasons, to wear as a stand-alone piece or over a top.
Knitting: Pullover
This design is worked in traditional aran style cabling with 2/2 ribbed borders. The neckband is also in the same rib.
Knitting: Cardigan
A stylish raglan cardigan with a shell stitch panel.
Knitting: Cardigan
This boxy shaped gilet is the perfect cover-up for all seasons.
Knitting: Pullover
The elaborate panel is the main feature on this lovely design. The panel itself consists of vertical bands of chevron eyelets, slanting leaves and a cental “shell” motif. The varying row tension of the centre shell causes the lower edge on the front to form a prettty, slightly wavy edge.
Knitting: Cardigan
A lovely light-weight cardigan with patterning on the fronts and centre of sleeves. The pattern on the fronts is divided into blocks of the mock cable and eyelet pattern with a subtle wide broken rib at each side. The broken rib is also worked on the back and sleeves. The 2x2 rib make neat borders to this cardigan.
Knitting: Vest
A beautiful Fair-Isle slip-over worked in stocking stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
A distinctive, preppy cardigan with classic fit.
Knitting: Cardigan
A modern gilet with lovely deep easy-fit short sleeves. The fold back cuffs are secured with a button.
Knitting: Tee
A super, casual design with a slouchy easy fit.
Knitting: Pullover
A touch of traditional alternating cable patterning will please many knitters. The sideways knitted wide rib cross-over neck makes this a cosy knit for men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
This stylish sweater has a slit at the lower centre and back which are self edged in a mock cable twist stitch - no borders to add on!
Knitting: Pullover
A striking but comfortable over-sized raglan sweater. It is worked in stocking stitch with a super smart geometric band of colour-work.
Knitting: Pullover
A pretty combination of eyelet-lace patterning and cables makes this both interesting to make for the knitter, but also beautiful to wear - with just the right amount of shaping to make this almost floaty and not clingy.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
A modern twist on the split level hemline creates a unqiue head-turning design.
Knitting: Pullover
Staithes is a beautiful coastal village in North Yorkshire and is where the inspiration for this sweater came from.
Knitting: Pullover
A great outdoorsy sweater in a variation of fisherman’s rib. Using 2 shades brings this design bang up to date!
Knitting: Cardigan
An all seasons neat and versatile cardigan, which can be worn as a stand-alone piece or over a top.
Knitting: Vest
A good looking, neat fitting tank worked in traditional Aran patterning.
Knitting: Cardigan
A cute cardigan with serious 40’s retro vibes.
Knitting: Pullover
Another of my gansey sweater designs. I love combining the stitch patterns and textures created in the super stitchwork used in fishermen’s sweaters of North-East England.
Knitting: Pullover
A pretty raglan sweater that features two eyelet motif diamonds on the front. The flattering neckline incorporates a small rouleau so it sits just away from the neck.
Knitting: Cardigan
A smart & stylish cardigan worked in a background of stocking stitch. What makes the difference with this design is the triangular shaped chevron patterning, placed in just the right position to flatter. These are not difficult to work either. The triangles end with just 2 stitches in reverse stocking stitch which are then carried on to the...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A really useful, pocketed, longer line gilet-jacket using garter stitch and stocking stitch. There are no front borders to sew on as they are incorporated into the fronts. Super if you don’t like sewing up!
Knitting: Pullover
A charming, neat raglan sweater with a ribby twist stitch centre panel on the front and back.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is smart little design inspired by the timeless look of Chanel’s famous little jackets.
Knitting: Pullover
A bright, happy jumper!
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely multi stitch, multi patterned sweater for men and women. The design is full of interesting stitchery all of which reflect the traditional flavour of the fishermen’s gansey sweaters of England’s North-East coast.
Knitting: Pullover
An exciting and interesting Scandi influenced colour-work sweater, with a lovely modern look.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely lightweight DK sweater. Pretty fluted “bells” at the bottom of the trellis panels, makes this an interesting and flattering knit.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous sweater with wide, textured panel on the front and back, set against a stocking stitch background.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely knit with block design patterning, set against the stunning background colouring of Riot DK. A brilliant way to learn how to do colour-work. The random shaded background contrasts beautifully with the bold solid contrast colour.
Knitting: Pullover
A longer length tunic style sweater, with the main parts knitted from the bottom up in an easy 2 row pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
Just 2 pieces to make for this versatile sweater - which is suitable for layering as well, with sleeves wide enough to fit over a shirt, top or fine knit sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
A really useful raglan sweater worked all in moss stitch and stocking stitch - easy to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
This lovely, easy fit tunic style sweater is all about the pretty lacy, split level patterned deep hem set against a garter stitch background of the back and front.
Knitting: Pullover
An attractive wide rib raglan sweater with a touch of waist shaping worked by needle changes.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A great jacket for cooler days, with comfortable raglans and a smart roll collar.
Knitting: Pullover
A versatile cross-over v neck top to wear on it’s own or over a shirt, top or thin sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
A cosy, easy fit, polo neck sweater that’s sure to become a favourite.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic shaped sweater with a distinct curved cable to flatter.
Knitting: Tee
An elegant top with intriguing open stitch diamond motifs on the front - you could also work them on the back if you wished, although the pattern is designed with a plain back. This design is suitable for all seasons worked in a cotton/silk mix yarn which feels super against your skin.
Knitting: Tee
The pretty panel consists of a lacy eyelet diamond on a reverse stocking stitch background. The panels are framed with columns at each side in an easy twisted rib.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic fit, short sleeved sweater.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A versatile, all seasons, stylish cabled jacket with a definite flavour of traditional aran.
Knitting: Tee
A really pretty eyelet and cable mix of stitches gives this design a lovely textured appearance which is divided up by vertical eyelets.
Knitting: Pullover
A truly pretty sweater for summer - or any season.
Knitting: Tee
The focal point of this sweater is the beautiful centre lace motif worked on the front only. The little rosette panels at each side frame the central lace motif beautifully. The neck and sleeves are worked in bands of plain stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch to give a rouleau effect.
Knitting: Pullover
A flattering sweater with graduating rib on the back and front, and sleeves in stocking stitch with narrow ribbed cuffs.
Knitting: Tee
A gorgeous semi-dolman short sleeved sweater. This design has retro appeal and it has been designed so that it can be easily lengthened as well.
Knitting: Tee
A striking and simple to make 2 tone sweater.
Knitting: Vest
A simple 2 row wide rib pattern designed to flatter. The ribs are framed with a twist stitch to add just a little texture and extra interest.
Knitting: Tee
A very pretty, flattering, lacy raglan sleeve top with beautiful shaped lower front edges and simple 2 row eyelet pattern for the sleeve. The borders of the sleeves and lower edges have a lacy border to reflect the sleeve patterning and are finished with a picot edge.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely Scandinavian inspired cosy long line chunky sweater with a split length hem.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely fitting, classic sweater.
Knitting: Tee
A really pretty, summer top with shell stitch patterning divided by a single stitch worked in the row below to help the rib effect to stand out.
Knitting: Tee
A romantic and feminine loose fit tunic top. This design is very flattering, nothing clingy in the lower section, contrasting with the deep yoke which is gently fitting.
Knitting: Pullover
A neat fitting, semi-dolman textured sweater with a flattering deep chevron eyelet detail on the lower back and front.
Knitting: Pullover
This is an easy fit, pretty, all seasons sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a real flatterer with its stunning, pretty textured lace body and easy fit. The sleeves are in a simple alternating eyelet pattern. The design has a shaped, wide-ribbed yoke worked in 2 pieces, seamed at the top of each shoulder - so no need for a circular needle.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pretty cardigan combines lace elements with alternating eyelet medallions on the fronts - the back is in stocking stitch, as are the sleeves.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a very easy, quick “T shape” knit and also simple to sew up as there are no borders to sew on, except the little bit at the back of the neck.
Knitting: Pullover
A beautifully shaped sweater with a vintage air - designed to flatter! Stitches used are stocking stitch, single rib and plaited cables.
Knitting: Tee
A neat little vintage style top with a real feminine feel.
Knitting: Tee
A flattering retro style slim fit design in wide rib for the main part and shaping at the side edges.
Knitting: Pullover
A neat fitting, versatile to wear tank top. The medallion stitch pattern looks complicated but is really quite simple. The twist stitch pattern looks like cabling but isn’t and all wrong-side rows follow the knit and purl stitches of the previous row. A lovely tank easily worn by men or women.
Knitting: Vest
This slipover has a simple, classic stitch pattern and a tailored look with the neat hem borders around the neck and armholes. The stitch pattern is single purl stitches worked against a background of stocking stitch. Great for either men or women.
Knitting: Tee
This design has a definite 50’s look and is chic and super-sweet!
Knitting: Pullover
A cosy sweater with its interesting mix of wide trellis cable patterning, looks great for both men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
A cosy and warm but still very flattering design in this soft chunky yarn. Easy fitting with bold side cables add to the interesting lattice patterning on the front and back. Straightforward sleeves in stocking stitch worked top down means you can easily alter the final length.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy knit in mainly stocking stitch, with the borders in reverse stocking stitch. This design has popular split side seams, but with attractive rounded edges outlined in a contrast shade.
Knitting: Tee
A very pretty, flattering design with a simple garter stitch yoke and short sleeves.
Knitting: Tee
A hugely flattering assymetrical ridge patterned top. An interesting neckline features a simple rouleau tie. Easy, varying depth bands of stocking stitch with reverse stocking stitch ridges form the main body and are separated by a vertical twist stitch “line”, which adds definition to this interesting top.
Knitting: Pullover
A smart button-neck sweater for casual wear. The fancy rib panels comprise a mix of making a stitch on right-side rows while simultaneously decreasing a stitch. This gives an interesting wavy edge and slanting lines within the six stitch panels and is a simple stitch to work. The sleeves are worked top down making the finished length easy to ad...
Knitting: Vest
A lovely all-seasons waistcoat. All the borders are cleverly incorporated into the main pieces which makes a perfect finish and reduces the sewing up. The stich detail uses a ribby stitch diamond cable with a seven stitch braided-type cable at each side of it.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This versatile shrug is worked in two pieces sideways, beginning at the centre front. The large cables are worked on the very edge of the knitting which gives a pretty, wavy edge to the shrug. The double ring in reverse stocking stitch neatly diguises the centre seam and also draws up the front. A simple crochet chain is used to slot through th...
Knitting: Pullover
This gorgeous sweater is all about style accent with its pretty split level lower back. The background stitch is reverse stocking stitch with simple wide rib and twist stitch incorporated, which will flatter anyone’s figure. There is no shaping to work in the body as this is acheived from the ribbing and the split itself. The cable stitch, work...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a really flattering shape with the wide vertical ribs and two simple strips of stocking stitch with cables worked just below the bust.
Knitting: Pullover
This beautiful sweater is so flattering and the sloping cables are worked on both the front and back giving attractive detail.
Knitting: Pullover
The back and front of this tunic consist of simple lace panels worked over 16 sts, with all wrong side rows in plain knitting. The panels are interspaced with really easy raised slip stitch twists which gives a flattering vertical line to the design. The 3/4 sleeves and neckband have the lovely detail of a rasied reverse stocking stitch border.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a really eye-catching sweater with the raised “bubble” effect patterning which is divided up by simple lace motifs.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pretty and popular shaped classic cardigan is sure to become a wardrobe staple for all seasons. The motifs are simple to work and full instructions are given for the staggered spacing of the diamond shaped eyelet motifs. Each motif has one simple cable at the centre.
Knitting: Pullover
Beautifully feminine, this sweater has a vintage touch with it’s perfectly placed cabling to give just the right amount of shaping to the silhouette. The celtic cabling is worked on the wrist sections to match.
Knitting: Poncho
A really versatile design worked mainly in stocking stitch, with very simple cables which edge the four sections of this design.
Knitting: Pullover
A glamorous multi-stitch design, worked in a cotton mix yarn with a subtle touch of sparkle.
Knitting: Pullover
An elegant and exceedingly flattering sweater, with back and front featuring an alternating 2 row ridges of reverse stocking stitch.
Knitting: Pullover
An easy fit sweater to suit lots of shapes and sizes, with plenty of ease allowed in the pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple shaped, easy fit, dropped shoulder sweater. Although it has a stranded yoke using 1 contrast colour, it is in fact quite a straightforward knit. It looks more complicated because of the lovely shading effect of the main yarn colour.
Knitting: Cardigan
A versatile short sleeved jacket with oblique front fastening. It has a simple to work cable and twist stitch panel on each front which stands out against the broken rib basic pattern. The stand-up collar is in garter stitch. The back is worked completely in the basic pattern.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
An easy fit, useful, cropped bolero style jacket - great for layering.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A boxy jacket in a simple 4 row textured stitch - an easy knit even for beginngers. And no borders to sew on.
Knitting: Vest
Man’s slip-over with textured diamond panels, giving subtle raised effect diamonds, alternated with 3 twisted rib stitches accentuating the vertical and flattering design.
Knitting: Tee
A really pretty retro, vintage style sweater with flattering vertical lace bands. The lace patterning was inspired by a broderie anglaise lace.
Knitting: Cardigan
A super cover up for the unpredictable British summer. The cotton and bamboo mix yarn is perfect for warmer weather as well as for anyone with sensitive skin. The yarn shows off the intricate diamond lace and leaf pattern beautifully. Just a small amount of shaping ensures the cardigan won’t cling to your hips.
Knitting: Pullover
A beautiful long line tunic-sweater with an eyelet lace “medallion” pattern and interspaced with vertical lines of single lace motifs.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
An easy, bold, chunky, over size jacket, all in moss-stitch and garter-stitch, and very quick to knit.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
An easy to knit, luxurious fur effect bolero with rounded side slits.
Knitting: Vest
Lovely easy to knit waistcoat in a fabulous textured yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
Please note: a copy of my original handwritten chart is included in this pattern.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a basic stocking stitch sweater with 2 colour stranded fair-isle type patterning for the Snowballs.
Knitting: Pullover
I was inspired by some beautiful African printed fabics I saw to try and come up with a simplified version for an easy fair-isle design. Combining a random dyed main shade in vibrant colours with the simplicity of the black gives a really striking effect. This makes the design look complicated - but it isn’t! In addition the subtle sparkle of t...
Knitting: Dress
An easy knit in stocking stitch with garter stitch edges, using Glitz, a solid double knitting yarn with a very subtle shimmer, together with Opium which is a gorgeous thick ‘n’ thin yarn producing an almost abstract lace effect. This fancy yarn does all the work for you!
Knitting: Cardigan
A really beautiful, cosy gilet, perfect for layering in Autumn and Winter.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a stylish, easy to wear design. It is worked in an aran weight 60% cotton yarn, making it ideal for Spring into Autmn time.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is worked in a gorgeous pure Alpaca yarn, beautifully soft and cosy to wear, and perfect even for dressy occasions.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater has a simple eyelet patterning on the front and back, with all wrong-side rows being purl. Sleeves are in stocking stitch.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Easy to knit bolero, with no borders to sew on.