Pat Menchini

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
A junior version of my popular adult “Stornoway” design.
Knitting: Pullover
A pretty, feminine design with a lovely, gentle cowl neck.
Knitting: Pullover
A gansey style, easy fit sweater with deep patterned yoke and dropped shoulders.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is ideal for daywear into evening especially if you work it in this subtle, sparkly yarn.
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: Pullover
A gorgeous sweater for all seasons - easy knit and easy fit.
Knitting: Cardigan
Lovely, easy-fit unisex cardi with pockets.
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: Pullover
A great outdoorsy sweater in a variation of fisherman’s rib. Using 2 shades brings this design bang up to date!
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
This design is worked in traditional aran style cabling with 2/2 ribbed borders. The neckband is also in the same rib.
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 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
A classic shape, easy-to-wear unisex sweater in 3 different shades and 3 different stitches. Have fun with colour combinations!
Knitting: Pullover
A cute sweater with contrast armhole borders.
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: Tee
A super, casual design with a slouchy easy fit.
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: 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: Cardigan
This boxy shaped gilet is the perfect cover-up for all seasons.
Knitting: Cardigan
An all seasons neat and versatile cardigan, which can be worn as a stand-alone piece or over a top.
Knitting: Tee
A simple, easy fit tee shape sweater with shoulder slits adding a touch of chic.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely drop shoulder design.
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: Cardigan
A stylish raglan cardigan with a shell stitch panel.
Knitting: Pullover
This design uses simple cables and stylish modern lines with narrow cabled saddle shoulders.
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 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: Pullover
A lovely easy-fit top with split level side slits edged in garter stitch.
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: Cardigan
This is smart little design inspired by the timeless look of Chanel’s famous little jackets.
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: Cardigan
A modern gilet with lovely deep easy-fit short sleeves. The fold back cuffs are secured with a button.
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 versatile cross-over v neck top to wear on it’s own or over a shirt, top or thin sweater.
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 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
A really useful raglan sweater worked all in moss stitch and stocking stitch - easy to knit.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic shaped sweater with a distinct curved cable to flatter.
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: Pullover
A longer length tunic style sweater, with the main parts knitted from the bottom up in an easy 2 row pattern.
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
Smart, textured patterning gives wonderful impact to this unisex button neck sweater.
Knitting: Cardigan
Such a useful and easy to wear cardigan you can just throw over a top or favourite dress.
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
An exciting and interesting Scandi influenced colour-work sweater, with a lovely modern look.
Knitting: Pullover
A charming, neat raglan sweater with a ribby twist stitch centre panel on the front and back.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest
A good looking, neat fitting tank worked in traditional Aran patterning.
Knitting: Pullover
A gorgeous sweater with wide, textured panel on the front and back, set against a stocking stitch background.
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: Pullover
A cosy, easy fit, polo neck sweater that’s sure to become a favourite.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A great jacket for cooler days, with comfortable raglans and a smart roll collar.
Knitting: Pullover
A bright, happy jumper!
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 very pretty sweater, with a deep V neck.
Knitting: Pullover
An attractive, relaxed fit, 2-colour stranded sweater - reflecting current trends for block-colour design.
Knitting: Pullover
This is an easy fit, pretty, all seasons sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
A flattering sweater with graduating rib on the back and front, and sleeves in stocking stitch with narrow ribbed cuffs.
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: Pullover
Staithes is a beautiful coastal village in North Yorkshire and is where the inspiration for this sweater came from.
Knitting: Cardigan
A neat fitting gilet with a straight forward 8 row 2 colour “fair-isle” type houndstooth patterning worked in stocking stitch. The borders are 2 x 2 rib.
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: 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: Cardigan
A distinctive, preppy cardigan with classic fit.
Knitting: Vest
A neat, goodlooking slip-over suitable for men and women.
Knitting: Cardigan
A cute cardigan with serious 40’s retro vibes.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
A modern twist on the split level hemline creates a unqiue head-turning design.
Knitting: Tee
A striking and simple to make 2 tone sweater.
Knitting: Tee
A neat little vintage style top with a real feminine feel.
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: 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: Tee
A flattering retro style slim fit design in wide rib for the main part and shaping at the side edges.
Knitting: Vest
A beautiful Fair-Isle slip-over worked in stocking stitch.
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: Tee, Other Top
A super top to wear as a stand-alone piece or over a simple top or shirt.
Knitting: Tee
A very pretty, flattering design with a simple garter stitch yoke and short sleeves.
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: 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
A neat fitting, semi-dolman textured sweater with a flattering deep chevron eyelet detail on the lower back and front.
Knitting: Pullover
An elegant and exceedingly flattering sweater, with back and front featuring an alternating 2 row ridges of reverse stocking stitch.
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: Coat / Jacket
A versatile, all seasons, stylish cabled jacket with a definite flavour of traditional aran.
Knitting: Pullover
A glamorous multi-stitch design, worked in a cotton mix yarn with a subtle touch of sparkle.
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
This is a really eye-catching sweater with the raised “bubble” effect patterning which is divided up by simple lace motifs.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic fit, short sleeved sweater.
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: Pullover
A lovely Scandinavian inspired cosy long line chunky sweater with a split length hem.
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
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: 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: 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: Shrug / Bolero
An easy to knit, luxurious fur effect bolero with rounded side slits.
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
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
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
A good looking gansey style sweater for men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
A cosy sweater with its interesting mix of wide trellis cable patterning, looks great for both men and women.
Knitting: Pullover
This beautiful sweater is so flattering and the sloping cables are worked on both the front and back giving attractive detail.
Knitting: Cardigan
A lovely cardigan, worked mainly in stocking stitch, with narrow lacy borders which form “scallops” at the lower edge.
Knitting: Vest
A pretty tank top for all seasons, to wear as a stand-alone piece or over a top.
Knitting: Pullover
A lovely fitting, classic 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
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: 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: Tee
This design has a definite 50’s look and is chic and super-sweet!
Knitting: Pullover
A truly pretty sweater for summer - or any season.
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: 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: Shrug / Bolero
An easy fit, useful, cropped bolero style jacket - great for layering.
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: 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
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: Shrug / Bolero
Easy to knit bolero, with no borders to sew on.
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: Cardigan
This is a good-looking, cute cardi with a difference.
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: Pullover
An easy fit sweater to suit lots of shapes and sizes, with plenty of ease allowed in the pattern.
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: Vest
Lovely easy to knit waistcoat in a fabulous textured yarn.
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: Cardigan
Please note: a copy of my original handwritten chart is included in this pattern.
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: Pullover
A gorgeous neat-fitting sweater with beautiful Celtic knot cabled panels. This design is a real eye catcher.
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: 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: 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: Coat / Jacket
An easy, bold, chunky, over size jacket, all in moss-stitch and garter-stitch, and very quick to knit.
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: Cardigan
A really beautiful, cosy gilet, perfect for layering in Autumn and Winter.
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: Pullover
This is a basic stocking stitch sweater with 2 colour stranded fair-isle type patterning for the Snowballs.
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: Pullover
A beautiful long line tunic-sweater with an eyelet lace “medallion” pattern and interspaced with vertical lines of single lace motifs.
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: 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 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 beautifully shaped sweater with a vintage air - designed to flatter! Stitches used are stocking stitch, single rib and plaited cables.