NEW Indie designer patterns you’ll love!
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…
“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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
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.
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
Amanda Berry has some great patterns that makes knitting even more fun! From Badgers to Carrots she has something for every occasion.
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Last updated: February 4th, 2015.