Exclusive Patterns to Download

Welcome to our new collection of patterns, created exclusively for This is Knit by independent Irish designers.

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"Winterberry Shrug" by Lisa Sisk / This is Knit

A shrug for all seasons! Knit from the top down, with short row shaping and lace edges for flair & style. Try it in the recommended Merletto yarn for warm weather or stay snug in cooler times with a luxurious alpaca blend dk (such as Andes).
€ 3.95

Sizing: 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) inches across back from underarm to underarm
Yarn: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) x 50g balls of Louisa Harding Merletto
Needles & Notions: 3.5mm & 4mm circular knitting needles, 2 stitch markers.
"Little Cupcake Tea Cosy" by Lisa Sisk / This is Knit

Sunday mornings call for tea cosies... why not knit one to match your own kitchen's colour scheme? The cable and rib ensure that this cosy is flexible enough to fit most pots. Be as quirky or as conventional as you like with your button selection and add ribbon or a knitted i-cord to keep the cosy snug at the top.
€ 3

Yarn: 2 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Rialto DK or Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK
Needles & Notions: 4mm knitting needles, a cable needle and a 3mm crochet hook (to work the button loops).
"Glenties Cowl" by Lisa Sisk / This is Knit

A quick and cosy cowl worked in an Alpaca/Wool/Acrylic mix yarn that subtly shades from dark to light over the course of each ball. The combination of this shading and the Mobius shape gives a unique finish to the cowl.
€ 2

Yarn: 2 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Glen
Needles: 6.5mm 100cm circular knitting needle
"Scribble Lace Stole" by Rose Anne / This is Knit

A fabulous stole using light-as-air laceweight and a heavier textured yarn for contrast. Knits up fast on 9mm needles for near instant glamour!
€ 2

Yarn: 1 x 25g ball Rowan Kidsilk Haze, 1 x 50g hank of Noro Blossom or 1 x 50g hank Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon.
Needles: 9mm 100cm circular knitting needle and a 12mm crochet hook.
"All Seasons Cardi" Seamless Raglan Drape Front or Tie Front Cardigan by Lisa Sisk

Super stash-busting, flattering and versatile cardigan knit in one piece, from just 500m of 3-ply yarn! Perfect TV or knit-night project, and is also easy to customise with your own cable or lace details.
€ 3

Yarn: Sample was knit in Schaefer Anne yarn but any 3-ply or special hand-dyed sock yarn would work wonderfully!
Needles: 5mm circular (or size needed to get gauge) 80cm or longer.
5mm double pointed needles or, if using Magic Loop, a 5mm 100cm circular for sleeves.
Gauge: 16 stitches = 4"
Sizing: Small-Medium, Medium-Large Note that the finished garment is very stretchy so this is a one-size-fits-most project.
"Cute as One Button" Seamless Raglan Baby Sweater by Lisa Sisk

Super-quick baby knit, ideal for when you've got a gift to give on a deadline! Suitable for any worsted weight or aran yarn. Use that one perfect button from your button-stash in this cute little project!
€ 3

Yarn: Any aran weight yarn is suitable for this project. Our samples were made using Araucania Pomaire and Noro Taiyo.
Needles: 5mm circular (or size needed to get gauge) 60cm or longer.
5mm double pointed needles or, if using Magic Loop, a 5mm 100cm circular for sleeves.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4"
Sizing: 0-3 months up to 12-18 months
"Fluffy Cuffs" Picot Edge Sweater by Aileen Cahill

This classic top-down raglan sweater is designed to be ultra-flattering to all figures. Mix and match your colours to be as understated or as adventurous as you would like. The sleeve cuffs can be turned back to reveal more than just a flash of colour or you can leave them as-is and stay snug with the ultra soft angora next to your skin.
€ 4

Yarn: MC - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Navy 018 - 10 (10, 11, 12, 12) balls
CC - Louisa Harding Kimono Angora Pure Deep Pink 04 - 1 ball.
Needles: 4mm circular (or size needed to get gauge) in a length that allows your stitches to meet comfortably at the tips.
4mm double pointed needles or, if using Magic Loop, a 4mm 100cm circular for sleeves.
Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 1"
Measurements: 33" (35", 37", 40", 42") at bust.
28" (30", 33", 36", 38") at waist.
Boat Race Gro Bag by Samantha Haughton

A truly adorable knit for new babies and toddlers up to 36 months. The yarn used, Cotton DK, is both hard wearing and machine washable and is available in a range of fun, bright colours. The Boat Race chart is worked on both the front and the reverse but the less experienced knitter could choose to work only one side or even just a portion of the chart e.g. one boat and a cloud.

Gro Bags are safe and practical as they won't get pulled up too far and they cannot be kicked off when out and about. This version features a button down side and bottom opening for easy changes!
€ 4

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton DK
Sea: 3 x 13039 Teal (A)
Waves: 1 x 13043 Green (B)
Boats: 1 each of 13031 Purple (C), 13042 Orange (D), 13038 Red (E), 13002 White (F)
Sky: 5(5:6:7) x 13034 Blue (G)
Composition: 100% Cotton. 84m per 50g ball
Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) straight needles
3.75mm (US 5) circular needle
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows using 3.75 mm needles in stocking stitch
Finished Measurements: Chest: 60(70:82) cm 23.5(27.5:32) in
Length: 66(76:86) cm 26(30:34) in
Cat on a Brick Wall Sweater by Samantha Haughton

There are two versions of this pattern available. The first is sized up to 18 months and the second gives instructions for a jumper to fit children aged between 1 and 6. The Cat on a Brick Wall Sweater is a refreshing alternative to traditional baby wear. This is knit up in the easy care and deliciously soft Baby Cashmerino yarn, with a touch of Kid Silk Haze carried along in the cat motif. A fourth cat appears on the back of the sweater, just to carry through a touch of detail to the reverse.
€ 4

Sizes 3 months - 18 months:

Sizes 1 year to 6 years:

Sizes 3 months to 18 months:
Yarn: 3(4:4:4) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Main shade (M) shown here in navy 34100.
1 ball each of Contrast shade (brick wall 'C') shown here in red (340700) and Cat shade shown here in white (340100) with small amount of Rowan Kid Silk Haze (shade 634) and black for embroidering cats' eyes.
Composition: 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere
Needles: Pair each of 3mm (US 2) and 3.25mm (US 3) knitting needles.
Gauge: 25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over stocking stitch using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles.
To Fit Ages: 3-6 : 6-9 : 9-12 : 12-18 months
Sizes 1 year to 6 years:
Yarn: 5(5:6:8) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Main shade (M) shown here in navy 34100.
1 ball each of Contrast shade (brick wall 'C') shown here in red (340700) and Cat shade shown here in white (340100) with small amount of Rowan Kid Silk Haze (shade 634) and black for embroidering cats' eyes.
Composition: 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere
Needles: Pair each of 3mm (US 2) and 3.25mm (US 3) knitting needles.
Gauge: 25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over stocking stitch using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles.
To Fit Ages: 1-2 : 2-3 : 3-4 : 5-6 years
Last modified: April 29 2011 14:44:57.