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Tag: Design

A close up on the spine and border of a cowlette knit in purple yarn with two brioche patterns and two slipped stitch bands

Ryegrass

I’ve been really wanting to use brioche again in a design and I also wanted a small project that was quick to knit because I have a shawl design on

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A close up on the shoulder of a cowlette knit in brown yarn with a textured slipped stitch pattern on the body and a wide lace border

Feathered Lace

I enjoyed knitting Rinlet, my first DK cowlette, so much I couldn’t wait to knit another one and the tail end of winter seemed like the perfect time to fit

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Snow Showers

I’ve really come to enjoy releasing hats for my last pattern of the year. They knit up quickly, figuring out the crown is challenging but fun and you can do

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Rib and Lace

I’m feeling sick at the moment so please enjoy my testers projects! You can get 25% off Rinlet with the code StreamSale until 11.59 pm (BST) on the 12th of September 2023.

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Wild Socks

When I started working on this design I wasn’t really sure what to do, but I knew I wanted to do something I hadn’t done with a sock before. I

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Frosted Leaves

It was a cold day back in January when I started working on this design so wintery weather was definitely on my mind! When I was looking for the perfect

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Rippling Along

To round off the year I wanted a quick easy project that was a fun knit and would make a great gift. I decided on a hat quite quickly and

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Beautifully Braided

Ever since I made Tuinn Bheaga I’ve wanted to make another shawl like it. Last year I was too busy working on syncopated brioche but this year I knew this

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Lace Shells

Sometimes I have a really good idea for a pattern before I make it, with all the details really fixed in my mind. At other times I need a project

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I’m Liz and I'm a Scottish Knitwear designer! I design and write knitting patterns for accessories, produce tutorials and write about what I do!
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Shoormil – Yardage Calculator

I’m going to preface this by saying that there is no pattern support for the spreadsheet. If you follow the instructions on the spreadsheet you

Notions pouches, tape measure, scissors, scrap yarn and a selection of stitch markers

Notions About Notions

I saw a post on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, about a knitter who had gone on a cruise and only realised once she

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