Patterns

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Collections:
Mile End - Mile End has been my home for the past 3 years. It is a small, mostly residential district in the heart of East London, within walking distance of both the Olympic Park and the City of London. In many ways it doesn’t have a lot going for it - it’s not very pretty, there isn’t a lot to do, and there are places to avoid at night. But it’s home. In this collection I aimed to blend my love of London’s cultural richness, in particular it’s creative fashion culture, with the city’s grey urban backdrop. Muted colours bring out the shapes and textures in these patterns, and I do hope you’ll enjoy knitting them. Available for £6.00


Garments:


Ropery -A pullover with a bit of a difference! Using a combination of bias knitting, short rows and quick and easy cast-ons, a deep cowl front is created. This pattern is worked entirely in stockinette and reverse stockinette, to focus attention on the striking and unusual silhouette, and is much easier to execute than you may expect. Part of the Mile End mini-collection of East London inspired designs. Available for £4.50




Kōhō -  A lightweight summer vest inspired by the twists and turns found in modern Japanese fashion. Using a unique one piece construction including knitting both bottom up and top down (indeed, Kōhō is Japanese for “backwards”) this knit will have you thinking about the way you knit garments in a whole new way.
Bright colours and semi-solid, fingering weight yarn make this a striking yet delicate look perfect for summer. Available for £6.00


Hampstead Cardicape - An unusual combination of cardigan and cape, this flattering and easily wearable “cardicape” Taking inspiration from the changing colours of fall, and with a silhouette inspired by a grand oak tree, this pattern provides an interesting and organic knit suitable for all women. Available for £4.00



Accessories: 
Tredegar - Tredegar is a winter hat that will leave you smiling. Using a large lace repeat, the decreases are clevely built into the pattern to leave a clean and attractive crown, and a striking yet wearable result. Everyone needs that perfect winter hat, and Tredegar ticks all of the boxes for me - warm, soft, distinctive, and most importantly a really fun knit. This hat works with a wide range of DK or worsted weight yarns, and is suitable for solid, varigated or self striping effects.  Available as part of the Mile End Collection of individually for £2.50
Wentworth - Wentworth is a unisex mitten perfect for textured yarns. Designed to highlight the wonderful slubby Habu Cotton Nerimaki yarn, and blending texture within texture through the use of cable and slip stitch patterns. Alternatively, knit them in a smooth, solid yarn to reveal a striking stitch pattern. Instructions are included for both full and fingerless mittens in four sizes from small women’s/teen to large men’s. The pattern is close fitting with a firm and strong texture and the ribbed cuff keeps them in place whilst the garter stitch trim adds volume and extra warmth. Available as part of the Mile End Collection or individually for £2.50
 
Brick by Brick - Build on your skills with this classic sock pattern.The Brick by Brick stitch pattern is great for showing off the subtle variation of a kettle-dyed yarn. The rib based pattern fits a wide range of foot shapes, and this feature, along with a simple heel-flap construction, helps to make it a great pattern for first time sock knitters. Available for £2.50
Weekend - Weekend is a medium sized throw or blanket that really can be made in just one weekend! Using just 4 skeins of Colinette Caligraphy, this knit is fantastic for product knitters and last minute gifts alike. The centre panel of knotted openwork emphasizes the slubby texture of this yarn, and  the varigated yarn is able to create an attractive spotted effect.  Available for £2.50


Roots - Roots is a new twist on a classic ribbed hat design. Knit from the top down, this pattern allows easy customisation for length as the hat can be tried on throughout the knit.The use of worsted weight yarn knit at a slightly tighter gauge results in a warm, water resistant fabric, perfect for winter wear, and increases the elasticity of the rib for a snug, warm fit.  This hat is a great knit for men, being both well fitting, simple and traditional in style, but the branching rib provides an element of individuality and makes for a fun and interesting knit. Available for £2.50.



Tumbledown Wristies - A quick and effective knit, making a lively bell shape suitable for all seasons. Particularly effective worn under winter coats for a splash of colour, these wristies are a great way to experiment with lace knitting. Using a simple 8 row repeat, these wristies are great travel knitting, and with an effective stretchy rib section, you can be sure of never losing them! This pattern provides instructions for knitting the wristies both flat and in the round. Available for £2.50 or purchase this pattern and the Tumbledown Scarf pattern for just £4, saving 20%!



Tumbledown Scarf - A fun and lively knit, exploiting the soft drape and lucious sheen on this Sweet Clement Besotted Yarn. It is slightly curved, helping the lightweight scarft wrap snuggly round your neck. Using a simple, easy to memorise 8 row repeat this scarf makes great social knitting, and it’s modular nature gives an unusual, feminine result. The pattern is symmetrical, balanced across the back neck, and is designed to compliment the Tumbledown Wristies. Available for £2.50 or purchase this pattern AND the Tumbledown Wristies pattern for just £4, saving 20%!