Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Merion


Most favourited designer patterns!

From thousands of inspirational independent designer patterns on LoveKnitting, we’ve found the ones you’ve favourited the most!

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We’re thrilled to bits that you can now “favourite” patterns, yarn and accessories on LoveKnitting! If you want to find out all about how to do it, read Angie’s fantastic post about how to build a wishlist and favourite the things you love. You can learn all about how to upload your fantastic projects here, and get to know how to browse and favourite other knitters’ projects too.

So, with further ado, here are the ten most favourited patterns starting with number ten.

10. Moss the Sheep by Amanda Berry

Who can resist Moss the Sheep? We’re not surprised to see Moss in the top ten! Amanda Barry’s patterns are always a delight to knit – explore them all here.

knitting: Moss the Sheep by Amanda Berry on the LoveKnitting blog

9. Marian Shrug by Taiga Hilliard Designs

At number nine, a perfect cardi for little girls everywhere. Super versatile – wear this little gem with jeans and a tee, or over a summer dress. The pattern comes in English and Italian, in eight sizes from chest 17″-23.5″.

knitting: Marian Shrug by Taiga Hilliard Designs on the LoveKnitting blog

8. Uniform – build your own cardigan, by Carrie Bostick Hoge

It’s no surprise to find Carrie Bostick Hoge in our top ten favourites, and this build your own cardigan pattern is full of options and information. Modify the pattern to add different necklines, shape and button band – really make it your own!

knitting: Uniform, build your own cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge on the LoveKnitting blog

7. Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu

A sizzling number seven choice, this stunning lace cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu has an interesting construction that just adds to its appeal as a popular pattern. In five sizes, and in English and Japanese, it’s definitely one of our favourites too!

knitting: Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu on the LoveKnitting blog

6. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope

A true classic, the Persian Dreams blanket is a labour of love, knitted in separate hexagon motifs that are grafted together in fingering weight (4ply) yarn. Stunning eastern accents are beautifully depicted in complex colourwork, creating an absolute jewel of an heirloom knit. For those of you that can’t face knitting a whole blanket in 4ply, Jenise has reworked the pattern for worsted yarn here!

knitting: Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope on the LoveKnitting blog

5. Sundress with matching hat by OGE Knitwear Designs

So sweet! OGE Knitwear Designs’ babywear patterns are hugely popular with knitters, and this little sundress with matching hat is utterly beautiful. The lace trim and eyelet pattern bring a delicate challenge to a straightforward knit, and the pattern comes in sizes to fit from 0-3 months up to 12-24 months.

knitting: Sundress with matching hat by OGE Knitwear Designs on the LoveKnitting blog

4. Baby Angel Top by OGE Knitwear Designs

At number four, another delight from OGE Knitwear Designs. This dreamy little cardi pattern includes two versions; one with lace, one without. Perfect for over summer dresses or long sleeved tops in cool weather.

knitting: Baby Angel Top by OGE Knitwear Designs on the LoveKnitting blog

3. Vivid by Tin Can Knits

Deliciously cosy, Vivid is a baby blanket knitted square by square in either 4ply, DK or aran weight yarn, which gives you the freedom to choose your preferred yarn and weight too. The lace motif is both written and charted, so you can choose the method you prefer.

knitting: Vivid by Tin Can Knits on the LoveKnitting blog

2. Preemie Hats for Charity by Carissa Browning

The second favourite pattern for our knitters was this heart warming collection of five different preemie baby hats to knit for charity! It’s a FREE download, and the design patterns include eyelets, stripes, rib, lace and diamonds.knitting: Preemie Hats for Charity by Carissa Browning on the LoveKnitting blog

And at number one…

1. After the Rain by Heidi Kirrmaier

Our fabulous number one spot goes to the absolute classic After the Rain jumper by Heidi Kirrmaier! After the Rain fever hit LoveKnitting HQ last year, and we all knitted one – it’s a perfect jumper with its gentle scooped neckline and top down construction in King Cole Cotton Bamboo DK, which has just the perfect amount of drape.

knitting: After the Rain by Heidi Kirrmaier on the LoveKnitting blog

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Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: July 6th, 2016.

8 Responses to Most favourited designer patterns!

  1. PatriciSkilling says:

    Please can you help trying my best to knit baby cardigans but having problem with Decreasing on neck edge (both on purl and knit) for high neck is there a way to do this for a better finish than I am getting. I have tried looking this up but to no avail.

    • Sarah B says:

      Hi Patricia,

      I am more than happy to help! Sometimes when decreasing, it can look neater if you use a directional decrease, so a K2tog decrease will slant to the right on the knit side of the work, and a ssk or a Slip1, K1, psso will slant to the left.
      If the decreases are happening when you are casting stitches off, you may find a knit cast off on the purl side, or a purl cast off on the knit side may look neater.
      I am happy to help further if you like, just email us on

      Sarah B

  2. sharron says:

    i love the Hitofude cardigan i would love to knit this but i don’t know how to use circular needles could it possibly be knitted on straight needles?????

    • Pien says:

      Yes, I did it on straight needles, I made 2 hitofudes because I loved the pattern and fit. I made one in a soft grey alpaca, and one in Madeline tosh sock yarn.

  3. Judy says:

    I love the After the Rain jumper. Unfortunately i cant wear wool as my skin is rather sensitve. Can you suggest an alternate in cotton perhaps?

    • Myriam says:

      I made it using berroco fuji, which is made up of silk, cotton, nylon, and viscose. It feels great to wear, and it has just a little bit of warmth. Perfect for the summer evenings.

  4. Annie says:

    The article above suggests King Cole Cotton Bamboo DK which has no wool in it. I have used this yarn and it is lovely and soft and comes in a wide range of colours.

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