Marie Greene

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by Agatha Christie’s famed knitting sleuth, Miss Marple, this rectangular wrap features two sizes: scarf and full wrap. The pattern features a series of lace details that ebb and flow, urging you forward (like any good mystery should), with a surprise ending!
Knitting: Vest
Join us as we Spill the Tea for the knitalong event of the summer!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Fritillaries are flowering herbaceous perennials that feature bell-shaped bulbs that nod downward. Their delicate and unique features inspired this mystery pattern design, which unfolds over a series of clues – and we’ll wrap up with a Second Sock Party at the end!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Duet is a stylish two-color accessory that’s perfect for a modern wardrobe. Designed for year-round wear, this lightweight, slender triangle-shaped scarf combines two distinct lace patterns to create a beautiful duet of texture and color.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The perfect topper for a chilly morning walk, the Winter Weekend Beanie is a quick and joyful project that you can knit in a single weekend! This cozy project is perfect for a lone colorful skein of aran yarn in your stash, and while it mimics colorwork, the details are created with slipped stitches for an even faster knit. Make one for everyon...
Knitting: Pullover
Winterlandia is a gender-neutral pullover, knit bottom-up in the round, in a single piece to the underarms. The front and back upper bodice portions are knit flat, and the shoulders are joined with simple horizontal mattress stitch. The front of the sweater is knit in deep U-shape, to create room for the shawl collar. The ribbed collar is picke...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally designed for the Miss Babs Inspired Adventures Club, this pattern will become generally available in December 2023.
Knitting: Pullover
Lemon Spritz is a breezy summer top with playful details! This top-down, seamless tee knits up in no time, and it’s designed especially for plant-based yarn blends!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Add a little Mid-Century Modern style to your sock knitting adventures with these jazzy colorwork socks! The graphic details will steal the show in two colors with strong contrast; one solid neutral and one bold POP of color will give you perfect, eye-catching results.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Once upon a time there were dozens of happy sheep. This shawl celebrates their story from field to shearing to shawl.
Knitting: Cowl
When it comes to knitting with color, stripes are my go-to. They’re classic, they’re easy to wear, and they’re a foolproof way to add fun and interesting colors to your projects. This cowl is perfect for working with minis, but if you’re a stash-lover like me, little bits of leftover fingering weight yarn will be perfect for your contrasting st...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Have you heard of the custom of “telling the bees” about important family happenings? Inspired by the European tradition to share meaningful news with the family bees, this crescent shaped shawl in three colors features honeycomb-inspired details.
Knitting: Pullover
An espalier is a fruit tree that has been trained to grow horizontally along a supported lattice – if you’ve never seen one, it’s quite spectacular (and such a great use of space)! One of our favorite features when we bought our home was that it came with espaliered apple trees lining the driveway; the neighborhood deer enjoy them too.
Knitting: Cardigan
Sailaway with me! This sweater is a top-down, seamless cardigan with a round yoke shape and traditional button bands. It features one main color and two contrast colors. This pattern features a range of yarns to include options that are readily available at yarn shops, online, and from our favorite dyers. I’ve also included plantbased options f...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sun-dappled days and cool evening breezes are the perfect backdrop for this lightweight crescent shawl. The watercolor-inspired waves open into shells and scallops in a delightful dance of texture and color. Originally released as my 2022 Spring String Mystery Knitalong, Aquarelle is an entertaining project that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.
Knitting: Tee
Classic details and sleek style come together in this timeless spring sweater. Cascading waterfall details down the front are created with simple increases and decreases – no cables! The unique shoulder and arm shaping create a gorgeous, flattering fit for any figure.
Knitting: Pullover
A classic raglan-style turtleneck with a progressive edge – destined to be a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. This coastal-inspired sweater works perfectly for the recommended yarn (Whidbey from Makers’ Mercantile) a heathered blend of bamboo, merino and nylon.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This semi-slouchy beanie has a snug fit around the head and a little “slouch” at the back - and features all-over texture with pixelated details in three contrasting colors. The Pixel Beanie knits up in no time with texture that is simple to work and easy to remember. Choose your favorite team colors or go classic with our winning formula: one ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A delightfully textured beanie featuring bold stitch details in two-colors. With a folded brim and cozy stranded design (using the incredibly addictive and super simple Creel Stitch technique), the Electric Creel Beanie will fly right off the needles just in time for cold weather wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by an autumn stroll under the moonlight, Moonrise is a large triangle shawl worked in three colors.
Knitting: Cowl
A delightful addition to the Creel Stitch family, the Wheat Shock Cowl invites you to dance to the rhythm of the stitches: a little to the right and a little to the left, swaying with the wind in the wheat field! This toasty, gender-neutral cowl knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn, with vibrant texture that reminds me of stacks of golden wh...
Knitting: Cowl
As a long-time admirer of basket weaving, I set about to develop a technique to replicate something similar for knitting. The result: Creel Stitch, named for the baskets – called creels - used by fisherman and anglers to carry their daily catch. Though there are many different types of creels that vary by location and use – my inspiration was t...
Knitting: Cowl
A delightful, rhythmic dance of firework bursts, the Fireworks Cowl has a steady beat of texture that’s perfect when you want maximum bang with minimum focus. Light up your cool evenings with this dynamite companion to the Fireworks Sweater. Learn more about Fireworks here: https://www.oliveknits.com/product/fireworks-4-day-kal/
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Add a little spark with this delightful toasty topper! This slouchy beanie is a quick knit for anyone in the family.
Knitting: Pullover
Celebrate the littlest “firecrackers” in your life with this simple twist on the Fireworks Sweater. Worked from the top down in the round, this pullover features columns of firecracker blasts cascading down the yoke. With a relaxed fit and genderless style, it’s a quick knit with just enough texture to keep things interesting.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Treat your feet to a little party with these delightful Firecracker Socks! Knit top down (cuff to toe) with a reinforced heel and rounded toe, the columns of decorative firework stitches are steady little bursts of texture. So fun to create you will be itching to knit another pair.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the Fireworks Pullover, the Fireworks Shawl brings the gorgeous Firework Stitch to life in a lightweight wrap for in-between seasons. With a spray of firework bursts and waves of lace that dance from side to side, you’ll fall in love with the tantalizing texture as the pattern details unfold.
Knitting: Pullover
A celebration of life, friendship, and new beginnings. Are you ready for a party on your needles? The unique firework stitches in this design cascade down the yoke like streams of light in the night’s sky. It may look complex, but the little bursts are easy to knit and become intuitive after just a few repeats. Get ready to light up the
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Did someone say summertime? This lightweight, cotton shawl with scoops of color is a perfect breezy layer for spring and summer. The asymmetrical triangle shape features large bobble “dollops” along the finished edge.
Knitting: Pullover
The perfect project for stashbusting! You’ll need four colors (in almost equal parts) - look for yarns that have similar fiber content and washability. They don’t have to be exactly the same brand or fiber content (just similar). If you do choose some fiber that is washable and some that isn’t, treat the entire project as hand wash only. But si...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick-knit beanie to keep you toasty warm in style - perfect for dining al fresco on a chilly day! Choose your favorite solid, tonal or kettle dyed yarn and let the cables do the rest.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Texture lovers, this one’s for you! Twisty cables with a hint of garter stitch come together in this gorgeous, close-fitting beanie - inspired by one of my favorite little neighborhood streets in Australia.
Knitting: Cardigan
Fiadh (fee-ah) is a richly textured Irish Aran cardigan with cables, double moss stitch and a shawl collar.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
The only thing more satisfying than knitting a
Knitting: Cowl
If you love texture, you’ll love this gorgeous
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A vacation shawl: with or without the vacation. Memories and mental vacations might be as good as it gets right now, so if you find yourself silently screaming, “GET ME OUTTA HERE” in your heart, I feel you. Let’s knit our way out of this, shall we?
Knitting: Pullover
Here in the Pacific Northwest our favorite pre-Pandemic outings were for Happy Hour. Typically offered between 3 – 5 PM, meeting a friend for Happy Hour was often the most looked-forward-to date on the calendar. It meant meeting at a favorite local haunt to share a tasty bite to eat and maybe a glass of wine (at a discount!). For me, Happy Hour...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Dreaming of your next sunny getaway? Whether you’re in need of a portable travel project, or just ready for a mental vacation, you’ll love these ocean-inspired socks for a little mood-knitting. Throw on some beach tunes, stick an umbrella in your drink and let’s bring the beach to us. Beach, please!
Knitting: Pullover
Designed for a unisex fit, the Soundtrack Pullover is a top-down, seamless circular yoke pullover sweater with a slipped stitch pattern in two colors. For a less dramatic look, choose two tonal colors, rather than high contrast.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Once upon a time I found myself traveling without
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A cheerful colorwork beanie with simple details (sizes
Knitting: Decorative - Other
Knit Your Own Sunshine with me.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick-knit companion to the Boathouse Pullover, this charming beanie features simple colorwork that makes quick work of leftover yarn. Knit one for everyone in the family!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Originally designed as a mystery KAL for the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon, Plot Twist is a gorgeous exploration of texture and color. Go soft or bold (we love it both ways!), and you’ll be captivated by the details in this adventurous project. It’s no longer a mystery, but you can still enjoy the winding “story” of this design ...
Knitting: Cowl
When things aren’t going according to plan, it’s natural to feel a bit discombobulated. In early 2019 I was on tour for my first book while writing my second book. I was in planes, trains and automobiles, with a coffee in one hand and a suitcase filled with wooly knits in the other.
Knitting: Pullover
Loosely inspired by the tradition of Bohus knitting, Boathouse is a graphic, minimalist foray into simple colorwork. Knit top-down, in the round, and with raglan shaping, Boathouse is a classic pullover with eye-catching details in tonal colors. Like the Bohus tradition that inspired it, this sweater features stockinette stitch with strategic p...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My favorite thing about sweets is how pretty they look – especially in the store window of a patisserie. I remember a shop in London that had the most decadent petit fours, cookies and cakes in the window – and it left me thinking about what it might be like to translate those delicate details into fiber. The result? The Sweetcake Shawl.
Knitting: Pullover
I spend a lot of time flying, whether it’s across the Pacific or closer to home, and I’m always in need of something I can pack and wear on the go. With easy, mindless texture (that you can work with or without a cable needle, depending on your preference), you’ll find Travelest to be a great project for social knitting; there are no increases ...
Knitting: Tee
I love to knit in warm weather; it’s an excuse to tuck away gorgeous, wooly yarns and spend a little time with my other favorite fiber: linen. Designed for knitting (and wearing) in the sunshine, Skipper is that summer top you can pull over a swimsuit, wear with a summer dress, or throw on with a pair of capris. Easy breezy – that’s the name of...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There are moments (fleeting, though they may be) when we’re given the chance to choose a new trail – to change direction and blaze a path forward into uncharted territory. As much as I love knowing what’s around the next corner, there’s something invigorating about carving a path into the unknown. A little scary? Sure. But just imagine where th...
Knitting: Cardigan
Is there anything more soothing than a walk along the bay? I have always loved being barefoot in the sand, with the fizzling tide nipping at my toes. I breathe in the sea air, breathe out the worries of the day, and leave my footprints to be slowly erased by the sea.
Knitting: Pullover
Coquille is the French word for shell. It seems incredibly fitting that there’s not only a city here in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, to be exact) by the same name, but that the color of this yarn reminded me of the underside of seashells – with their hazy, pearlescent gray and purple swirls. I couldn’t help myself – it was just the inspiratio...
Knitting: Pullover
Whether Rhinebeck is a yearly tradition or you’ve spent years thinking it would be nice to go – imagine this fun jumper as your easy breezy way to transport there by needles; it’s a Zipline to Rhinebeck!
Knitting: Cowl
A cheerful twist on the Foxtrot Cardigan design, the Foxtrot Cowl knits up quickly with just one skein of worsted weight yarn. Worked flat with a button closure, this stylish knit will be the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elongated mesh triangle shawl begins from the narrowest tip with increases every right side row. Rows of flower lace are interspersed with mesh over the last third of the shawl. Lightweight and designed for just one skein of Zauberball Cotton Gradient, the Sparkling Rosé Shawl will be a new favorite accessory for the warmer seasons.
Knitting: Tee
Dreamy waves of Old Shale lace knit at a light, loose gauge will have you thinking warm, beachy thoughts in this silky blend of baby alpaca, silk and linen.
Knitting: Cardigan
Foxtrot is a playful top-down, seamless cardigan with bold lace stitch detail on the body. The vertical garter neckline and wavy front bands give it a little extra “something” – and it all comes together quickly.
Knitting: Pullover
Sizes
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Colorful pinstripes had their heyday in the 1980s and I admit I was no stranger to their charms (United Colors of Bennetton, anyone? Swatch? Ocean Pacific?). I had a certain capri twinset with tiny multicolor stripes that I was pretty sure looked amazing on me. (I love how confident we are about ourselves when we’re too young to start believing...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by a technology-free getaway on Hurricane Island (off the coast of Maine), Off the Grid celebrates the natural rhythm that comes from slowing down. With syncopated slipped stitches and steady color changes, this graphic shawl is a soothing - and visually stunning - knit. I finished the sample partway through my holiday in Maine and cou...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
When it’s time to embrace change, welcome new adventures and say “Peace Out” to the past, this sweet beanie is just the thing to mark the occasion. Peace Out partners vintage stitch details (knit at a fine gauge) with fresh, modern colors. This versatile hat is available in three adult size options for any gender and can be finished with or wit...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Add a little “something good” to your knitting day with this fun to knit, rhythmic shawl that pairs classic stripes with texture and pops of color. Perfect for on-the-go social knitting, you’ll zip right through
Knitting: Pullover
Tradewind is the the first in a series of garments inspired by fundamental top-down knitting techniques with minimal finishing required. With emphasis on bold, crisp color and rhythmic textural details, Tradewind is an approachable, classic design you’ll wear for years to come. (And no stitches to pick up after the fact - it’s all knit at once!)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
With easily memorized texture and a cozy, lightly slouched fit, the Visby hat is a quick unisex knit for yourself or a gift.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A charming, three-color shawl knit from corner to corner, Pacific Grove helps you make the most of your cashmere! Color changes are worked with slipped stitches (no fussy floats to carry) and all the new ends from changing colors become fringe - no ends to weave-in!
Knitting: Tee
Get a little colorwork fix (and some speckles, too!) with this charming bell-shaped tee. Brunswick features a shapely fit in the upper body/shoulders and arms with extra ease under the bust and gentle (optional) short-row shaping in the back for a little extra length. This sweet tee knits up in no time and is perfect for layering under cozy car...
Knitting: Pullover
Vertical details cut clean lines through bands of garter, worked flat (no purling!). It’s joined neatly down the center (and sleeves) with a simple crocheted slip-stitch edge (quick and easy!) worked after the fact. With interesting construction that hints at saddle shoulders and shaping that creates a seamless version of set-in sleeves, Whiske...
Knitting: Cowl
The ultimate multi-season accessory, the Beekeeper Cowl is both playful and refined. With decadent yarn, vivid textural details, and a button closure, this quick cowl is the perfect weekend project. If you love the Little Bee texture in the Beekeeper Cardigan, this will give you another way to play with it!
Knitting: Dress
This pattern can be found in issue 5 of Laine Magazine.
Knitting: Cardigan
Beekeeper is knit top-down and worked flat from the neckline to the bottom hem, with sleeves and neck/front band ribbing worked last. The neckline shaping happens gradually with a curved neckline that is formed with stitches cast-on as you go. The upper bodice is worked to the sleeve divide, then sleeves are separated from the body and the lowe...
Knitting: Cardigan
Go with the Flow in this deliciously simple envelope style
Knitting: Pullover
Rich texture and graphic color combine in this modern, top-down, seamless pullover.
Knitting: Tee
Inspired by one of my favorite evenings in Nottingham, England, the Lace Market tee is an homage to a charming historic district that was once the heart of the world’s lace industry. Wandering around - a bit lost - I happened upon a kindly gentleman named Graham who helped me find my way back to my hotel, but who pointed out architectural histo...
Knitting: Cardigan
Classic style with modern fit - the Mae Cardigan features striking twisted stitch detail on the fronts and sleeves, with comfortable shaping for nearly any figure. It’s both dainty and rugged in a hearty fingering weight wool.
Knitting: Cardigan
Everyone needs a basic little striped cardigan! Balise is top-down, seamless, and with a slight set-in style sleeve. The front has a slight v-neck shaping. The pattern recommends a gauge of 26-27 stitches over four inches; standard fingering weights will lean toward 26 st over 4″ (Sherwood Yarn Bluefaced Leicester Sock is recommended for this g...
Knitting: Cowl
You know you have one: I’m talking about that skein of hand-painted yarn or gorgeously crazy variegated yarn you fell in love with at the yarn store (or the fiber festival). It’s been sitting in your stash and you’ve never been able to find the right project for it.
Knitting: Pullover
A modern Audrey Hepburn sweater, if I do say so myself.
Knitting: Cowl
A deliciously double-textured cowl - fun to knit and perfect for adding a new accessory to your wardrobe or for a gift. Pattern includes video tutorial links to make the stitches extra easy to work.
Knitting: Cardigan
The perfect mid-weight sweater for cool weather and seasonal transitions - not to mention a great top layer for travel! (I always get a bit chilled in airports, don’t you?) Heathrow is just the right amount of warmth and flow.
Knitting: Pullover
Bateau is a sleek, modern silk tee with boat neck shaping and a dramatic double cable offset on a landscape of reverse stockinette.
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked top-down and seamless with lovely “faux” cables down the front (no cabling required!), Stillwater is an easy-to-wear favorite that you’ll knit in no time.
Knitting: Pullover
TWO PATTERNS IN ONE! Choose either the short/cropped tee length, or the long tunic with side slits. Both sets of instructions are included.
Knitting: Poncho
Named for Blacklock Point on the Oregon Coast, the Blacklock Poncho is a gorgeously graphic A-line design that is knit without seams. The pattern is easy to memorize after a few repeats and creates a stunning result that looks like far more work than it really was.
Knitting: Pullover
Apogean is a coastal-inspired v neck tee with two sleeve options - short sleeves for spring and summer, or long sleeves for year-round wear. Easy to wear alone or layer, the lightweight fabric creates a perfect knit for in-between seasons.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A little texture goes a long way in this gender-neutral cap. Simple knits and purls combine for a reversible, easy to wear beanie with a relaxed fit. Perfect for your favorite teen or adult!
Knitting: Pullover
Sea meets shore in this A-line pullover with asymmetrical front shaping and an easily-memorized lace and moss overlap down the front (with a smaller version of the lace on the sleeves). 3/4 sleeves and lightweight yarn make this the ideal spring or summer sweater. Designed to be worn over a tank top or camisole, this piece is as stylish as it i...
Knitting: Pullover
The River Light Tee is an exploration of light and texture - named for a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, this tee is the perfect addition to a capsule wardrobe. With delicate sheen and drape, it can easily be dressed up or down. It’s knit top-down and seamless with a contiguous saddle shaped sleeve.
Knitting: Pullover
This is one of those sweaters I’m always looking for: a classic v-neck with a good fit. Brookings is the quintessential cabled v-neck pullover - with a bit of comfortable ease in the body and contoured increases at the raglan for a better-than-usual fit. Knit top-down and seamless in one piece, the pattern is easy to memorize - especially after...
Knitting: Cardigan
Tackle the cold in style with this delightfully quick knit! Top-down, seamless and with a built-in button band, First Watch will be your go-to sweater jacket this season.
Knitting: Scarf
I am smitten with grey – utterly and completely in love with it. Grey is timeless and it goes with practically everything. Grays Harbor is my homage to my favorite neutral and a nod to houndstooth, using a strategic series of slipped stitches that create a delicious overall texture and pattern (without following a color chart).
Knitting: Mittens
The Weatherly Mittens are vintage-style, fulled mitts designed for cold days and snowball fights.
Knitting: Dress
Who says we can’t have style AND comfort?
Knitting: Cowl
If you love rich texture, Kindling will be your new favorite cowl. The beautiful pairing of double seed and twisted lattice stitches create gorgeous visuals in this single-skein project.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This sweet, simple beanie features an all-over pattern of wildflower knots against a backdrop of stockinette stitch. With four sizes to choose from, you can make a matched set for siblings or parent and child!
Knitting: Cardigan
Reedsport is the sweater for long walks at the coast. The deep pockets are sized for hands, shells, and smooth stones. The extra-long length means a little layer of warmth on a breezy day, but with manageable sleeves which work beautifully over a variety of styles and layers. It’s the perfect seasonal crossover.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
We will be exploring a coastal wave of texture and graphic color in this fun-to-knit pattern that is perfect for mindless social knitting. It will keep your interest without requiring a lot of concentration.
Knitting: Cowl
Simpatico is a lightweight, seasonal cross-over cowl that drapes beautifully in Shibui Knits Linen. Simpatico is part of the Encounters Collection, a collaboration between friends (Olive Knits & b.Woolens). We’ve each designed two pieces inspired by our friendship.
Knitting: Tee
Eavesdrop is a beautifully minimal linen tee - perfect for warm weather. Looking for pieces for a capsule wardrobe? This is the one!
Knitting: Pullover
Finished bust: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50)“
Knitting: Cowl
Newly revised and updated!
Knitting: Cardigan
Sizes
Knitting: Tee
The Mainsail Tee is a nautical-inspired summer tee with smart contrasts in both color and texture that mimic the horizontal and diagonal shaping of a ship’s mainsail. And, like a mainsail, it’s an essential (at least as far as summer wardrobes go).
Knitting: Cardigan
Great pattern for adventurous beginners and beyond -- it’s an easy-to-memorize design that includes a quick cable trick video for working the cables without a needle! (Colorway in sample is Charcoal in Madelinetosh Vintage)
Knitting: Cardigan
Classic, modern, architectural designs are at the heart of my design process, and this sweater, inspired by the bold, clean use of line and angle of the Art Deco period (first made popular in Paris in 1925) is my homage to this fascinating time in fashion history.
Knitting: Pullover
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a super quick knit and great for advanced beginners and beyond! With many chilly spring days and evenings still ahead of us, there’s plenty of time to whip up a Willakenzie cardigan.
Knitting: Scarf
Oregon is home to nearly 400 wineries, most of which are located along the western part of the state where the damp, moderate climate nurtures vines that produce some of the country’s finest pinots. Though some wines are aged in stainless steel or even concrete barrels, most premium wines (especially pinots) are still aged in French oak.
Knitting: Cardigan
Meet the first pattern in the Oregon Wine Country Collection. Jory is a long shrug-style cardigan with an option for a shorter, more traditional shrug length.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The striking display of birds flying together in unison is a sight we regularly enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. While cooler temperatures encourage the migration of some of our favorites, many birds, including crows, remain year round.
Knitting: Tee
This pattern calls for 740-1300 yards EACH of Shibui Twig and Shibui Pebble, knit with two strands together as one (total of 1480-2600 yards if using two strands). --or-- 740-1300 yards of light DK yarn to be knit with single strand. For best drape and results, plant fiber with some silk or linen is preferable.