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Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Jenni

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NEW Indie designer patterns you’ll love!

Something very exciting has arrived at LoveKnitting and we’re so happy we can finally announce it!  We are delighted to finally reveal our latest and most fabulous addition: LoveKnitting Designers!

A platform where talented independent designers from across the world can upload wonderfully unique patterns made in the comfort of their own homes, which are approved by our expert knitters at LoveKnitting. All the projects are downloadable and come with yarn suggestions so it’s never been simpler to get knitting! To show you just how amazing these patterns are, we’ve rounded up some of our current favourites. So take a look and get inspired for your next project…

Mixalot Socks by Rachel Coopey

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“There are endless possibilities for these socks, you can choose to knit any combination of the four charts and add in plain stripes if you wish. Make your colour sequence the same for both socks or mix it up!” – Rachel Coopey

Hilo Shawl by Joanne Scrace

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Joanne has made this beautiful “deep, lacy shawl project perfect for dressing up an outfit for a wedding or christening”. It’s great for smartening up your casual outfits and she suggests wearing it wrapped around your neck for lunch with the girls! This pattern is knit using Fyberspates Scrumptious, a lovely 4 Ply yarn blending silk and merino to create a luxuriously soft yarn available in vivid solid colours.

Staggered Hats by Woolly Wormhead

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These cool and comfy hats are worked in the round and bottom up, it’s a  pattern that suits beginners and experienced knitters alike. The pattern includes two versions and a range of sizes to keep many heads warm. Illustrated tutorials are also included for the specialist cast-ons, ensuring perfect results every time. The pattern recommends knitting with Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK, a cosy and stylish 100% British wool available in a range of stunning autumnal shades.

Lessons in Geometry by Kat Goldin

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This striking scarf was inspired by woven rugs and shawls and “the bold colours and geometry contrast with the naturally woven-like texture of tapestry crochet that creates a shawl that can be dressed up or down”.

Quiescent Slippers by Hunter Hammersen

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Hunter wrote a beautiful description for these lovely slippers, which does them every little piece of justice: “Cinderella had the wrong idea… I’m not the glass slipper type. In fact, I’m not really the shoe type (certainly not dressy shoes). I’m more inclined towards soft, snuggly slippers. Make that soft, snuggly slippers, worn at home, while sipping tea, and in the company of a sleeping kitten. That sounds much better than any fancy dress shoe, no matter how smashing the ball might be. If you’re with me on this (or if you just want something cozy to slip into after the ball), then these slippers are for you.” This pattern is made with two yarns; a soft, DK weight yarn and a worsted weight yarn.

Sweet William Jumper by Ann Kingstone

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This lovely stranded colourwork jumper is inspired by the lovely Brother Rabbit pattern by English Arts and Crafts designer, William Morris. It is knit from the top down and is mostly worked in the round. The pattern comes with a handy diaram showing the finished measurements to aid with selecting which size to knit. Make it with Rowan Tweed Fine, a beautifully soft and strong tweed yarn, traditionally spun and produced in one of Yorkshire’s few surviving mills. Rowan Fine Tweed knitting yarn is perfect for colour work!

Crown Tee by Jenise Reid

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Jenise Reid has made this beautiful and highly detailed lace tee pattern for all those lace knitters that want to try something new! The pattern is knit in the round, from the bottom up with hems using the same yarn. The body is primarily straight knitting, and then transitions into lace for the yoke. The suggested yarn for the pattern is Malabrigo Lace, a gorgeous yarn spun from merino wool in Uruguay that will give this project a beautiful drape.

Bond Street Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

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A playful and colourful half-pi shawl that Kirsten claims to “take advantage of simple slipped stitches, and garter stitch stripes to create a fun graphic pattern”. It’s beautiful garter stitch lace edging really is something to admire.

Brompton Badger and Fruit & Vegetable Basket by Amanda Berry

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Amanda Berry has some great patterns that makes knitting even more fun! From Badgers to Carrots she has something for every occasion.

Made a great pattern of your own and want to share with the community? Click here to learn more about LoveKnitting Designers.

What do you think of our indie designers? Tell us in the comments below.

CLICK HERE to see all patterns. 


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is a craft fanatic with a love of sewing and an obsession with knitting bows. She loves baking cupcakes, discovering new countries and fashion.


Last updated: February 4th, 2015.

29 Responses to NEW Indie designer patterns you’ll love!

  1. Sarah says:

    Love the socks and slippers.

  2. ROSEMARY ORME says:

    Lovely idea and some delightful, original patterns.

  3. Shar says:

    These are all such wonderful and creative patterns! I particularly like the slippers and the badger.

  4. edna may says:

    I love thesethey are such fun and original iaspecially like the badger ..

  5. kathy says:

    Love the filmy, lacy tee, but I wouldn’t be able to wear it. I can think of many family members who could. Also loved that beautiful half-pi shawl but would want it in a different color.

  6. Jo Ann says:

    Love them my first project will be slippers!

  7. Lucy says:

    Absolutely LOVE the socks and slippers…and I would buy both right now, but on the website the ‘view materials’ link isn’t working, it doesn’t show the yarn amounts or anything, and I prefer to know all this info before I buy!!
    But thank you Love Knitting for indroducing me to yet more wonderful designers 😉

  8. victoria witte says:

    I love the slippers. They look really comfy. Too advanced for me , I”m sure, but looking at the materials list I was puzzled by the term foot circumference. Surely the foot length would be more important with footwear? Is there a correlation between length and circumference?

    • Faith says:

      Hi Victoria,

      Thanks for your comment – they are so lovely aren’t they!

      All of the patterns will be for a ‘standard’ foot size, whenever you knit socks, you can knit it to the size you need, so they’ll be long/short enough for the person who knits them. The circumference comes into play if you’d like a wider sock.

      All the best,

      Faith

  9. Robin Morrison says:

    I particularly liked the bunny sweater and the faux honeycomb pattern in the blue and orange shawl.

  10. Kathleen Boldrick says:

    Is the Slipper pattern a download?
    Thank you.
    KB

    • Faith says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      Thanks for your comment! Yes, the slipper pattern is an instant download, just click on the image to find the product page.

      Let me know if you have any more questions.

      All the best,

      Faith

  11. Patricia says:

    Love the slippers.

  12. jeanine says:

    I would like to send for the pattern book for the New Indie Lace Tee sweater. How do I do this?

    • Faith says:

      Hi Jeanine!

      Thanks for your comment. The great thing about the new Indie Designer patterns is that they are instant downloads. Just click on the image that you’re interested in, that will take you to the product page where you can buy the pattern.

      Hope this helps!

      All the best,

      Faith

  13. Dorothy says:

    Loved all the unique and different patterns. Especially liked the slippers.

  14. I love all the Indie patterns, especially the lace yolk Tee, although I have never tried one so far. These new patterns tempt me sorely and I think my little honorary grandson will love the badger. Who knows, that might just be my next project.

  15. Linda Bott says:

    I particularly love the Willow sweater and the badger, will definitely look at getting them.
    Thanks for introducing us to such talented designers

  16. Linda Bott says:

    I meant of course the sweet william sweater not willow, my eyes obviously weren’t working in conjunction with my brain!!

  17. Myriam says:

    Wow, wow, wow! These designers are very talented!
    I can’t choose a favorite; the Staggered hats look really practical and wearable, but then the slippers look soooooooooo comfy. And then, the Bond Street shawl really makes my hippie heart sing, and the Sweet William Jumper is simply adorable. And, of course, my ever-lasting love of lacework in general, and of Malabrigo Lace in particular, pushes my towards the gorgeous Crown Tee.
    So little time, so much to knit!

  18. Leonie Seaton says:

    These patterns are amazing – such talented young designers… and to think some people think that knitting and crochet are on the way out – not with these young designers on the job! Thank you for providing them with a space to share their work.

  19. Nan Bailey says:

    I am so happy to see clever, designs that are also practical, and comfortable to wear. I really love the stagered rib in the hats. Also the slippers would be so soft and comfy. Amanda Berry’s whimsical veggies, fruit and animals are so much fun for little ones. I can’t wait to get started.

  20. Margaret Swanberg says:

    Some of my very favourite designers here.bwhat a great idea!

  21. Mary says:

    Wow! these patterns are incredible! Debit card is sweating like mad!! Husband is at work! What a shame! Can’t wait to get started – treated myself!!

  22. Doreen Lynch says:

    My first response was WOW! I wish I had their talents. I think it’s great to see young people come up with such stunning designs. Thank you for showing their designs for the rest of us to see.

  23. Tammy says:

    Truly impressed with all the beautiful designs. I am happy to see new talent. Looking forward to knitting these.

  24. Madeleine says:

    The slippers are great and I love the lacy T. Being a (very) novice designer myself, I have a special appreciation for sites that spotlight our work. Thanks so much!

  25. Sallie Tregidden says:

    Ah the slippers! The design and styling by Hunter Hammersen with the clever diagonal detailing would ensure any frazzled Cinders could keep both feet toasty no matter how late she stayed up! I’m with Hunter, why bother with the Ball? Just curl up with a good book and a cuppa and give those dancing feet a rest with these beauties for company! Love, love, love them.

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