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My Knitting Pattern Portfolio

I love creating simple but effective patterns which have interesting techniques included to keep the knitter engaged. All of my patterns are created with love, primarily for my family first. Where I can and where I feel the design allows, I offer my patterns for as wide an audience as possible. I enjoy experimenting with new ways to do things and have a growing library of knitting tutorials which accompany techniques used in my patterns.

All of my self-release patterns have been thoroughly tech edited and tested. If you ever have any trouble with one of my patterns, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am more than happy to provide support wherever I can!

Garter Squish Collection

The Garter Squish patterns was where my design journey started. They personify a warm squishy cuddle and boast a simple, seamless designs in chunky yarn. If comfort and texture is what you are looking for then this series of patterns is definitely for you!

Garter Squish Adult

  • Top down, knit in the round construction.
  • Chest circumference 34.5-66.5″ (86.5-166.5cm) with 4″ positive ease intended.
  • Raglan construction in simple garter stitch with slipped stitches and interesting underarm detailing.
  • Choice of two bottom hem options – full dropped hem or back only hem shaping.

two children wearing the garter squish kids jumper - side view

Garter Squish Kids

  • Top down, knit in the round construction.
  • Chest circumference 24-30.5″ (60-76cm) with 3″ positive ease intended.
  • Raglan construction with optional short row shoulder shaping. Simple garter stitch texture with slipped raglan stitches, faux seams and interesting underarm detailing.
  • Choice of two bottom hem options – full dropped hem or back only hem shaping.

view of the garter squish beanie from the top, showing the crown which has slip stitches swirling out from the centre and the main hat is knit in garter stitch

FREE! Garter Squish Beanie

  • Top/crown down, knit in the round construction starting from a pinhole cast-on.
  • Written in 5 sizes from XS to XL and instructions are given to fully customise.
  • Squishy garter stich texture with slipped stitch detailing which minics the detailing on the matching garment patterns
  • ‘Swatch-as-you-go’! No need to swatch before casting on, measure your gauge as you work and try on as you go!.

Quinzhee Collection

/ˈkwɪnzi/

“A Canadian snow shelter that is made from a large pile of loose snow which is shaped then hollowed to create a domed chamber inside. A quinzhee can be made for winter camping and survival purposes, or for fun.”

The Quinzhee collection of patterns are all designed to keep you warm and cosy, particularly if you ever found yourself sheltering in a Quinzhee! The zigzag cables not only look great but create a highly textured fabric with lots of warmth and stretch.

Quinzhee Socks

  • Cuff down construction with a heel flap and gusset heel and classic wedge toe.
  • ‘needle type neutral’ instructions so work whether you are using Magic loop, a small ‘sock’ circular needle or DPN’s.
  • Available in all the sizes! Range from Baby to Large Adult.
  • The super squishy and stretchy ‘Quinzhee Cable’ creates a really great fitting sock!

Quinzhee cowl worn

Quinzhee Cowl

  • Slim fitting cowl designed to sit comfortably under a high necked coat.
  • No compromise on warmth; the squishy texture of the zigzag cable rib coupled with the Suri alpaca ‘fluff’ makes this a super toasty addition to your cold weather wardrobe!
  • One size but instructions provided to customise the cowl to any size you wish.
  • I-cord tie encased in a double folded top hem to help keep the cowl warm and snug up around your face.

Quinzhee Beanie

  • Top/crown down, knit in the round construction starting from a pinhole cast-on.
  • Written in 5 sizes from XS to XL and instructions are given to fully customise.
  • Ribbed design gives great texture and stretch which allows the beanie to hug your head perfectly with the right amount of negative ease
  • ‘Swatch-as-you-go’! No need to swatch before casting on, measure your gauge as you work and try on as you go!.

Over The Ocean Collection

The Over the Ocean patterns all feature an ‘undulating’ texture that is representative of the flowing tides of a calm ocean glistening in the sun. It was specifically designed to connect with a wide variety of yarns; the slipped cable stitches really accentuate flecks and speckles in yarns, making them really pop, which in turn enhance the texture of the fabric. Likewise, a semi solid or solid yarn will let the stitch pattern speak for itself, in all its textured glory. The intricate and highly textured all over pattern is created by cabling slipped stitches.

Over the ocean children's knitting pattern

Over The Ocean Children’s Sizing

  • Raglan crew neck jumper knit from the top down and in the round.
  • Easy to memorise slipped cable pattern creates the all over texture.
  • Available in 7 sizes from 6mnths to 10yrs. Finished chest circumference from 19″ – 32″ (47’5cm – 80cm)
  • The neckline can either be worked straight (handy not having to worry which is the back or the front when throwing over children’s heads!) or with short row shaping to drop the front neckline for a better fit.

Over The Ocean Socks shown with a white background

Over The Ocean Socks

Perfect for showcasing that extra special skein of sock yarn, hidden is stash, waiting for the right pattern

Available in sizes Baby, Toddler, Child, Small, Medium and Large

Coming Soon

Over The Ocean Adult knitting pattern - in progress

Over The Ocean Adult Sizing

Sample knit and pattern writing in progress

Test call to be announced soon.

Individual Patterns

My individual patterns which I don’t currently intend to add subsequent patterns to.

Flutterbye Cardigan knitting pattern

Flutterbye Cardigan

  • Perfectly fluttery for spinning round in circles.
  • Seamless, top down construction incorporating the i-cord neckline and integrated button bands – no ‘extra’ knitting when it feels like you should be finished!
  • Available 8 children’s sizes ranging from 6 months to 12 years.
  • Raglan construction and lateral braid detail separating the peplum bottom and finished with a frilled cast off to create a fluttery edge.

work in progress shot of the Speckle Pop Socks

Speckle Pop Socks

  • Summery adult sock avaiable in 3 sizes
  • The lightweight and breathable fabric features an open lace design, anklet style length and plenty of textural interest.
  • Folded cuff with a picot edge, eye of partridge heel flap and gusset, classic wedge toe.
  • Perfect for using up left-overs from other sock projects.

Poolside socks knitting pattern

Poolside Socks

  • Knit from the top down and in the round. The heel is of a German Short Row construction and a traditional wedge toe is used to complete the sock.
  • The instructions are ‘needle type neutral’ so work whether you are using Magic loop, a small ‘sock’ circular needle or DPN’s.
  • Available in 3 adult sizes.

Ruffle (or not) top childrens knitting pattern

Ruffle (or not) Top

  • Everyday ‘tank’ top style garment with an optional ruffle to add some excitement.
  • Available 6 children’s sizes ranging from 2 to 12 years.
  • A ‘creatively challenging’ pattern with an unusual construction.
  • Extra resources to aid with the more challenging aspects of the pattern.

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