New Year, New Patterns!

As well as working very hard on my Shetland lace book, I’ve been busy putting a variety of patterns together. Some are brand new; others were once in magazines. These patterns cover lace, Fair Isle, ganseys and aran – so there should be something for everyone!

I’ve put a Buy it Now icon after each pattern.  This takes you to Ravelry to buy through Paypal.  You do not have to be a member of Ravelry to buy.  Sorry there is no cart – that is on my To Do list!!

So let’s start with the ones which I am reissuing under my own name:

The Fair Isles – two patterns using the same stitch pattern. The first – the Steek Practice Hat and Bag –  can be used as a swatch for the jacket or can be made as a bag and hat in its own right:

steek practice bag

steek practice Hoswick  hat

The jacket is the Hoswick Jacket. It was designed a while ago, but is bang up to date, with its fitted waist and peplum. The jacket is finished with a small lace edging round the cuff, front and neck. There are 5 sizes, from 30 to 50” bust.

Hoswick Jacket

Hoswick Jacket detail

The lace pattern – The Silver Shawl – is a triangular shawl in a fingering weight. The original was a grey silk which sparkled like quicksilver.

silver shawl

There is also a bonus pattern of a neckerchief which is basically the tip of the big shawl with a top edging.

silver shawl neckerchief

The gansey pattern – Seaside Cushions – is for two 18” cushions. These were in Knit Now’s Best of British edition last year, and are some of my favourites! I went to town on buttons, but you don’t have to add them!

seaside cushions gull

seaside cushions lighthouse

The aran is a father and son pattern which can also be used for the female members of the family – the Lattice and Cable Sweater. The original fitted me, but I never got it back…! There are 10 sizes, from age 5 to chest 54”.

Lattice Cable child sweater

Lattice cable sweater men

Now the new patterns! The first is a selection of three hats knitted in North Ronaldsay aran weight wool, which will work for any aran yarn, called Three North Ronaldsay Hats.

Three North Ronaldsay Hats

These are also available as single patterns.


Twigness 1


Sangar hat


Howar hat

And finally, two sets of lace trimmed hats and mittens, called Lace Trimmed Hats and Mittems. I saw this yarn in Nairn, and couldn’t leave it on the shelf. The lace is knitted sideways, then stitches are picked up (easy the way I tell you!!) and the rest knitted in garter stitch. These are sized from child to adult.

Saw tooth lace trimmed hat and mittens

diamond set

Diamond lace trimmed hat and mittens set


6 thoughts on “New Year, New Patterns!

  1. All absolutely stunning designs.. Your truly an amazing, creative talent.. Would dearly love to buy, them all, but finances wont allow.. But can afford to wonder at them.. Thanks Miranda,

    1. So glad you like it! It is straightforward. The row-by-row instructions look long, but actually you soon get into the rhythm of it. It’s easy to see where you are going, and you can stop where you like if you don’t want as big a shawl…


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