Jane Ellison

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Vest
This is a super easy to knit waistcoat because it doesn’t have any stitches to pick up. It a knit and go sort of waistcoat!
Knitting: Pullover
This design was one from a book I designed in 2008. It was a book of men’s design and was very well received. I’ve been wanting to update the patterns from that book for a few years now, to make them available to UK and European knitters too (as the book was only available in the US) as well as do a single digital pdf download.
Knitting: Pullover
May I introduce the very first Purl &Jane top down jumper. As with all my designs it is a simple, easy to follow pattern, the perfect one to start your top down journey with.
Knitting: Vest
This is my favourite type of colour work as it looks so complicated yet is so simple and easy to knit. If you can knit and purl you can knit this tank top. It’s really tricky to write about this Emmen Tank Top because I love it so much which means that’s all I want to write, I just love it and I hope you knit it and love it too! Therefore I am ...
Knitting: Pullover
This is another Purl &Jane first, it’s the first pattern almost entirely designed in the round. It is knitted from the bottom up, in the round, until the stitch pattern at the top of the garment. The knitter will then divide back and fronts and work in rows on these. The neck and sleeves are then worked in the round. The sleeves are picked ...
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is knitted in pieces and is a super easy pattern to sit and relax with because the back is just basically a square. This jumper is based on another jumper that I designed about 20 years ago and was a beloved classic. However, as it sometimes happens with yarn, the yarn I chose to design the original jumper was discontinued so I thou...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern has instructions for three different yarn weights, 4 ply, dk and aran.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Vest
I love sharing the joy of the knitted stitch. And I love making this joy as easy as possible for knitters. I speak to knitters daily and I love helping them get to this joy. This Bray Tank Top was a desire from a knitter who popping into my yarn studio. The request came from knitters who wanted to learn how to knit in the round. They wanted a s...
Knitting: Vest
This design uses my favourite colour work technique, the slip stitch (or some of you might know it as mosaic) I love it so much as it is so easy to create a fairisle look but without the need to swap shades along the round.
Knitting: Vest
This is inspired by classic cables yet, as I do with all my designs, I worked on several swatches to make this an easy to knit cable. One, where once you were familiar with the repeats, you may sit and relax with it knowing when to cable and when to do your knits and purls. I love to design cable patterns that all have the same row repeat in th...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan was a request from a knitter who pops into my studio, they loved the Higgins Cardigan and wanted an adult version, so ta-dah! Here it is!
Knitting: Cardigan
I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.
Knitting: Vest
This pattern has been much requested recently by knitters who pop into the Skipton Studio. It is the crew neck version of this one and is another design that joins the family of simple designs inspired by vintage patterns. Do you know what they are?
Knitting: Vest
I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.
Knitting: Vest
I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The metres suggested above is total metres used, which is about 160m of the mohair luxe and the same of aran. So if you wanted to knit the knit in just one aran weight strand you will need about 150-160m
Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
Yarn & Amounts: 2(3) 25g balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift (100% Shetland Wool), 25g, 105m/437yds in shade A and
Knitting: Vest
This is the v neck version of the Max Tank Top, there is a crew neck version here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are knitted on double pointed needles. There is advice in the pattern as to how to make the sock fit your foot length.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The pattern is written for double pointed needles. It fits all sized feet and there is advice in the pattern how to adjust the length to your desired amount.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knitted on straight needles and uses my favourite stitch pattern for self- striping yarns. It is my favourite because it is so simple to knit, one of the rows is just purl yet by doing the increases and decreases you create the chevron look and you don’t have to change colours because the yarn does that for you! Perfect relaxing kni...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cowl
I love creating easy to knit designs. I love combining yarns of beautiful quality with the simplest of stitches to create truly unique items that are a joy to knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat was designed in response to a request from a knitter who popped into my Skipton studio. They were knitting the Emmen Jumper and loved the pattern so much they wanted a hat too. So I’ve designed the Emmen Hat for them and everyone else who loves the Emmen Jumper. And the best thing is that two 100g hanks is enough to make two hats by sw...
Knitting: Cardigan
This baby cardigan uses the same stitch pattern that I used on the adult Clayton Vest, the pattern I shared with you yesterday. I love this stitch detail. I also love moss stitch, there I’ve said it! When I say I love moss stitch in the studio to visiting knitters I get two replies - “Oh yes, I love it too” or “Do you, I don’t!” Never anything ...
Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Vest
 One of the things I love about designing is making knitters’ dreams a reality - designing the patterns they ask for when they pop into the Purl &Jane Skipton studio. And there have been a few requests for a top like today’s pattern, the Clayton Vest Top. However, I have to admit, this one is pure indulgence for me. It is everything I love ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Yarn & Amounts: One (two) 50g hanks of Purl & Jane Cuckoo Cashmere 4 ply (80% Merino wool & 20% Cashmere, 200m/218yds per 50g).
Knitting: Scarf
This was one of the most loved patterns when I launched them at my local yarn show, Yarndale, so much so that I had sold out of them by lunchtime on Saturday! However because my printers are local and so very kind they printed some more and delivered them so I had more by the afternoon and nearly sold out of them again by the end of the weekend!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the rib I used on this baby hat, so delicate just like baby. The Shelby Baby Hat is knitted flat. It is knitted in 4 ply weight yarn so lovely and light and when knitted in natural fibres it will keep baby at the perfect temperature. If you wanted to complete the outfit then Shelby Baby Jumper has the same rib detail and they both look c...
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is knitted in the round until the armholes. The sleeves are worked flat.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This is a lovely cushion to give to the one you love or for yourself to know that love is always around you. It is great for learning to follow a chart, whether that is using different stitches or using the intarsia technique with colour changes.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Yarn & Amounts: 5(6:6:7:7) 100g hanks of Purl & Jane Masham Mashup Aran (75% Bluefaced Leicester wool & 25% Masham, 160m/174yds per 100g).
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Yarn & Amounts: 9(10:10:11) 100g hanks of Purl &Jane Masham Mashup Aran (75% Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Masham, 160m per 100g)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Like all of my patterns, these instructions are simple and easy to follow - making it easy to get addicted!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Like all of my patterns, these instructions are simple and easy to follow - making it easy to get addicted!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Like all of my patterns, these instructions are simple and easy to follow - making it easy to get addicted!
Knitting: Cowl
You will need one 50g ball each of Knoll Soft Donegal yarn in shade A and shade B for this pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I like writing simple, easy to follow patterns and this one is just that - I designed it for my Learn To Knit class so it’s perfect for beginners. It is also great for experienced knitters as a quick knit between projects, or even just as a weekend project. One experienced knitter even told me that she knitted it in an evening!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mittens were designed for my first ever Purl &Jane Retreat in October 2018. I can’t remember what came first, the Bempton Jumper or the Bempton Mittens? They were both designed in 2018 so I’m not sure! I usually design a garment and then do accessories in the same pattern. I like to do this for knitters who are a little nervous about ...
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is inspired by my total and absolute love of fisherman’s gansays. The history of why they were made is what knitting means to me - a personal hand knitted garment that keeps the wearer warm, dry and surrounded with a feeling of being loved while they work hard.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The Nora Sleeveless Gansay was first published in 2018 and is the first Purl &Jane garment that is knitted in the round.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
I love a cable hand knit, they are timeless. This one is a very simple one to knit. I design my cables so they work together which means after a few repeats the knitter can just sit back and get into a rhythm of soothing stitches.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Pullover
Crochet: Containers
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Knitting: Pullover
I designed this sweater for a beginner or for a lazy experienced knitter like me! I love to have a project that I can just sit down and switch off with. Perhaps because I am always designing when I knit so always thinking that I crave for a project where I can enjoy the simple process of knitting one stitch.
Knitting: Knee-highs
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Knitting: Cardigan
I am super excited about this design! Usually I don’t share early in designing because it can take several goes before it works however it’s always good to do something familiar differently! So this time I shared as I went on Instagram.
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is inspired by my love of vintage patterns. My favourite era is the 1930s and 1940s. I hope this jumper visually shows that influence but the written pattern isn’t inspired by that era! They were very vague and only had one size. I like writing simple easy to knit patterns that you can just relax with, this is true of this pattern. ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Pet Clothing
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
YARN & AMOUNTS
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This is a great pattern for beginners who want to play with knit and purl. The blankets knitted in squares with a heart pattern on each square. You are knitting purl within the knit stitches. There are so many different shades you could choose to knit this blanket, or you can keep it very natural and only use three shades of the undyed Blueface...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Baby Blanket
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Knitting: Baby Blanket
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Knitting: Pullover
I designed this jumper as a sloppy joe, perfect for putting on as you rush around doing odd jobs on an autumn day or great for snuggling on the sofa on winter days. I hope you enjoy knitting it! I chose Mohair Tweed DK from Donegal Yarns as the best yarn for this pattern. To reflect the Irish origins of the yarn, I gave the pattern an Irish nam...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
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Knitting: Mittens
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Knitting: Scarf
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.
Crochet: Laptop
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
There is nothing cuter than baby’s feet and hands. So delicate, so small. And there is nothing more special than a hand knitted gift for baby. It is so personal and unique, just like baby.
Knitting: Vest
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Crochet: Cowl
I’ve taken the simple granny square and used 3 shades of Soft Donegal to create a super soft cowl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love this stitch! I call it the Trinity stitch but it goes by other names such as blackberry or popcorn.
Knitting: Cowl
I love this stitch. It’s one I’ve used many times over the years on hats, scarves and garments.
Knitting: Cardigan
I was inspired by the trend for boyfriend cardigans for this design. I love looking at what people wear, what we called street culture when I was as fashion college, and I love vintage patterns. This design was inspired by research in both of those areas. I wanted a simple v neck cardigan, as other knitters that popped into my Skipton studio wa...
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Pullover
This jumper looks complicated but is in fact super easy to knit….and also very, very addictive. I am so addicted to this pattern that I have used it in other designs. One of the reasons is that I love helping knitters pick out shades for this pattern. It is great to see how different shades work together.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a great “My first Jumper” project for beginners or those returning to knitting after a break. It uses knit and purl. There aren’t any stitches to pick up. It is made up of two squares without any shaping. And two sleeves with increasing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pullover
This simple design is inspired by vintage patterns. It is a classic crew knit jumper, another request for knitters that visit my Skipton Studio. I love using stitches to create shape as we all have different body shapes and my knitted garments are magical – I design them so they fit your unique shape perfectly. All you need to do is get the cor...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This pattern is written to make one square and the blanket can be as big or as small as you want it to be.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf uses my favourite cable stitch with garter stitch edges.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens are simple to knit. They are knitted in the round. The pattern is written for dpns but are easy to adapted for small circulars.
Knitting: Mittens
These are classic easy to knit mittens. I have designed them with a longer rib to cover your wrists and go under your coat sleeves to keep your hands cosy and warm.
Knitting: Scarf
You can knit with scarf in any weight yarn, I wrote the pattern for dk yarn and chunky yarn to show the sizes differences but you need about 250m in any weight to knit the scarf.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
You’ll need half of your 100g hank of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran (Yarn A)
Knitting: Cowl
My design ideas and advice: This is a great quick and simple knit, a great project for beginners or a quick weekend project for experienced knitters who need a moment or two of pure simple stitches. I made it a bit different by using two strands of of aran weight yarn together. I like the effect when using a natural with a bright shade however ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knitted in the round, so you will need 4mm dpns for the top of the hat.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
Additional materials needed: Two Buttons
Crochet: Bag - Other
A super simple crochet bag…my favourite kind of crochet!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This adult hat is the perfect hat for a beginner to learn how to knit and purl in the row. There is simple shaping for the crown too so another technique to try out and add to your new skills.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
A simple garter stitch cushion that is great for beginners or experienced knitters that want a quick weekend project to relax and calm the mind and body with.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The yarn amount suggestion is if you are knitting for a UK size 4-5 foot but there is a place in the pattern to knit for a longer or shorter length foot. This would then mean you will need more or less yarn than stated.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials: Seven buttons.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials needed are three large buttons and two medium buttons.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Additional materials needed: Five Buttons.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion uses five 50g balls of Kilcarra Tweed.
Knitting: Pullover
I love this cable plait and try to use it wherever I can. This rib is another good one because I like to have a row off wherever possible – a row in the pattern where you can relax. In this rib, you have a knit row where you can relax, and in the cable you have the wrong side row where you don’t cable so you can relax here too. I think knitting...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Yarn & Amounts: One 50g hank of dk weight yarn.
Knitting: Pullover
Yarn & Amounts: 1(1:2:2:2) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% British BlueFaced Leicester Wool, 225m/246yds per 100g) in shade A (01 Natural Ecru), shade B (02 Natural Light Brown) and shade C (03 Natural Brown).
Knitting: Pullover
My design ideas and advice: I love this rib pattern. It’s so simple, yet it looks so effective. I’ve set the position of the decrease on the raglans one stitch in from the edge, and then on the wrong side these edge two stitches are purl to create a lovely smooth edge – which makes sewing up much easier. There is a tricky moment when picking up...
Knitting: Cardigan
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Crochet: Throw
This is a learn to crochet starter pattern for a granny square.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Baby Blanket
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The Hazle Jacket can be knitted with or without a hood.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Baby Blanket
The chevron stitch pattern is one of my favourites because I love how this simple two row pattern, combined with a striped pattern, creates this amazing zig zag. It epitomises everything I love about knitting. Simple stitch, simple stripe, simply beautiful. You might find a few other of my patterns that use this stitch!
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Throw
This is the aran version only of the Strid Blanket.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This pattern has two versions, a dk version and an aran version of the blanket.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Yarn & Amounts: 3(4:4:5:5) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran (100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 166m/182yds per 100g).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pullover
My design ideas and advice: This simple garter stitch jumper is perfect for beginners or those who are knitting their first baby garment after a while away from knitting. There have been lots of knitters like that who pop into Purl &Jane’s Skipton studio, most have been away for about 30 or 40 years.
Knitting: Pullover
This lovely jumper uses very simple rib and cable patterns but the design makes them look more complicated than they really are. This is one of the best things about knitting: simple stitches used in simple patterns can create beautiful effects. And if fancied this in an adult size then…ta dah! I’ve designed a version in an adult size in my Sim...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My design ideas and advice: I designed this hat based on my childhood memories of a cable hat that my mother knitted for me when I was a baby. There are photos of me wearing it and then photos of my younger sister wearing the same hat a couple of years later.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This fab scarf is great for adding delicate detail to your outfit as well as keeping you feeling lovely and snuggly warm. Its a little bit tricky so you might need to concentrate for the first few repeats until you get used to the increases and repeats. Once you do, it is a breeze!
Knitting: Placemat, Coaster
I love this stitch. It is so simple to knit but looks very tricky. It lends itself perfectly to placemats and coasters.
Knitting: Pullover
This jumper is a great jumper for beginners or those coming back to knitting after 30 or 40 years away. There is minimal shaping and intact there isn’t any on the back so perfect to get used to those stitches and needles without thinking of doing anything else. I enjoy knitting garter stitch. At the end of a really busy day when I’ve been rushi...
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Sleeveless Top
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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
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Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I love the simplicity of this stitch and the effect it creates.
Knitting: Cardigan
I adore this cardigan. And since I published it in 2013 it’s become a firm favourite with knitters too. I’ve seen it knitted in so many different yarns and shades. There is one knitter (that I know of!) that has knitted it for herself five times and for one of her sisters three times!
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl uses super chunky yarn, is super easy to knit and super easy to wear!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
As the mornings turn chilly from Autumn to Winter it’s tricky to know how cold it is out when the sun is shining.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This delicate lace pattern looks fab when knitted in super chunky yarns.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion is such fun to knit as it looks a lot more complicated than it is!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I love the chevron stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Scarf
This is one of my favourite scarf designs. Knitted in the gorgeous fibres it feels so comforting to wear around your neck, keeping you warm in those chilly months.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This delicate lace hat is the perfect gift for the new loved one in the family.
Knitting: Booties
These simple baby bootees are the perfect hand made gift for the new bundle of joy!
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
I used a 30cm x 30cm cushion pad fro my cushion made of 4 squares in the Shetland Tweed and 4 squares in the Shetland Colours.
Knitting: Afghan block
This pattern is for a simple garter stitch square.
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
I love creating easy to knit designs. I love combining yarns of beautiful quality with the simplest of stitches to create truly unique items that are a joy to knit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are perfect for keeping your toes toasty warm on those chilly winter nights in the run up to Christmas. Hand knitted socks are a luxurious comfort, especially if knitted with love.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Cowl
Catherine is ideal for those who haven’t used circular needles before, to practice with as it only takes one 50g hank and is small enough to see results quickly.
Crochet: Cardigan
One crochet square is 9.5cm/3.5ins x 9.5cm/3.5ins
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Pullover
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Cardigan
85cm through to 114.5cm chest, with some ease
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Tote
This is a simple pattern that is great for trying out felting and is the perfect bag for carrying your knitting projects!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This basic simple sock pattern is perfect for beginners to follow and learn how to knit their first pair of socks.
Knitting: Scarf
This skinny scarf is perfect for any outfit and with the smallest size using just one ball of double knit yarn is great for using up any odd balls.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is very simple yet very effective. It starts off small and grows and grows.
Knitting: Animal Toy
These sheep are made up with just two main pieces and two little ears, so perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Knitting: Scarf
I designed this scarf before I opened the Purl &Jane studio for a pattern book. I had tried other variations before I settle on this stitch pattern and ever since I have been addicted to it. It wasn’t until two years after I designed the Spencer Scarf that I opened the studio and the joy of that is seeing all your Spencer Scarf creations. T...