All my patterns include both full written instructions and charts where appropriate.

I rarely give any measurements or a tension guide in my patterns as I tend to design non-fitted garments which can be knitted successfully with a variety of yarn weights, used with appropriate needle sizes.

If you would like to buy any of my patterns please contact me by phone or email. All patterns cost £3.50 plus £1 p&p.

Leaf and Diamond Shawl

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This shawl is constructed in a similar fashion to traditional Shetland shawls, with a centre, a border and lace. The centre is an all-over leaf pattern, the border has large openwork leaves on a solid ground and the lace is a leaf pattern edge, below a row of linked diamonds. This example is knitted in a handspun lace weight yarn which is 50% tussah silk and 50% merino wool.

Yarn requirements - approx. 125g lace weight yarn. (100g is usually enough but as yardage per 100g may vary depending on yarn composition, it is probably wise to err on the safe side).
Needles - 4mm circular needle (you will need a fairly long needle to accommodate the length of the lace edge).



Celtic Lace Cable Shawl

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This shawl is shown here in hand dyed lace weight lambs wool, but can be knitted in a heavier yarn to make a warmer garment. It has a cable lace central panel and an edging of Queen’s Lace, a traditional Shetland pattern. The crescent shaped body of the shawl is achieved with short row shaping.

Yarn requirements - approx. 100g standard lace weight yarn.
Needles - 5mm circular needle, 32 inch or longer (to ensure a loose cast on edge, a 6mm circular needle can be used to cast on if desired).


Blue Diamond Shawl

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This shawl is constructed in a similar fashion to traditional Shetland shawls, with a centre, a border and lace. The centre is an all-over diamond pattern, the border has openwork diamonds on a garter stitch ground and the lace is a traditional peaked lace pattern which incorporates a row of linked diamonds. This example is knitted in a hand dyed lace weight cotton yarn but would work equally well in any lace weight yarn.

Yarn requirements - approx. 125g lace weight yarn. (100g is usually enough but as yardage per 100g may vary depending on yarn composition, it is probably wise to err on the safe side).
Needles - 4mm circular needle (you will need a fairly long needle to accommodate the length of the lace edge).




Crescent Lace Shawl

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This shawl is shown here (top two examples) in a commercial silk/wool blend lace weight yarn, and (bottom example) in 100% handspun silk yarn, but can be knitted in a heavier yarn to make a warmer garment. The same pattern can be worked using 4mm needles to make a smaller shoulder shawl/scarf.

Yarn requirements - approx. 100g standard lace weight yarn.
Needles - 5mm circular needle, 32 inch or longer (to ensure a loose cast on edge, a 6mm circular needle can be used to cast on if desired).


Horseshoe Lace Cowl

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This pattern is very versatile and can be knitted using a wide variety of weights and types of yarn. The three examples pictured (from left to right) are knitted in handspun merino and silk 4ply, Noro Aya chunky, and Rowan Cashsoft DK.

The pattern gives details for all three yarn weights.


Fingerless Mittens with cuff variations

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The mittens as shown (versions 1 to 4 from left to right) have all been knitted in handspun yarn of approximately DK weight.

Yarn - Some versions of these mittens take slightly less than 50g and others take slightly more. 70g of DK weight yarn will be sufficient for any of the versions here, making them a good stash buster!
Needles - 3.25mm den’s


Autumn Leaves Scarf

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This pretty design of paired leaves has been knitted in a handspun merino wool and silk blend lace weight yarn. As it is not a fitted garment, I have not included any tension guidelines. It could be knitted very successfully in any weight of yarn on appropriate needles. Just remember to allow enough yarn for your project if you use a heavier yarn.

For the scarf as shown, you will need 50g of lace weight yarn and 4mm needles.


Cable Scarf

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The scarf as pictured has been knitted in handspun merino wool, which knits to approximately aran weight. It would work equally well with commercial yarn. Use the same pattern with thicker yarn and bigger needles for a really chunky scarf.

Yarn - 150g handspun wool, approximately aran weight.
Needles - Pair of 5mm needles and a cable needle.

Finished size after blocking, approximately 7” wide x 50” long plus fringe.




Old Shale Scarf

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‘Old Shale’ is a very simple traditional Shetland lace pattern, which shows random dyed yarns to very good effect. This example is knitted in a lace weight, handspun merino wool. I have not included any tension guidelines. It could be knitted very successfully in any weight of yarn on appropriate needles. Just remember to allow enough yarn for your project if you choose a heavier yarn.

For the scarf as shown, you will need 50g of lace weight yarn and 4mm needles.




Old Shale Variation Scarf

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This variation of ‘Old Shale’ is an interpretation of a very simple traditional Shetland lace pattern, which shows random dyed yarns to very good effect. This example is knitted in a hand dyed silk/cashmere/baby alpaca lace weight yarn. I have not included any tension guidelines. It could be knitted very successfully in any weight of yarn on appropriate needles. Just remember to allow enough yarn for your project if you choose a heavier yarn.

For the scarf as shown, you will need 50g of lace weight yarn and 4mm needles.