Knitting for women

Knitting for women

Summer top for women knitting pattern

Top knitting patternRuffled sleeves give this summer top a vintage feel. They're formed from three layers, joined and shaped with short rows, and decorated with scalloped edges and eyelets. The deep ribbed waistband is designed to be threaded with a drawstring.

Design by Carol Meldrum

FRONT AND BACK(both the same)

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 102 (118:126:134) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Cropped jumper knitting pattern

Jumper knitting patternThis cute cropped jumper with inner sleeve cabling is perfect for summer evenings and in-between weather.

Design by Francesca Hughes


To fit: UK size 6[8:10-12:14-16:18-20:22:24-26:28-30]



Summer top crochet pattern

Top crochet patternThis elegant openwork design from Camilla Ette Gotfredsen features two main stitch effects, each based around neat clusters of treble stitches. The yarn is made from pure linen and dyed using natural colourants and traditional methods. This top is perfect for pairing with light trousers and a neutral vest top and will make a real statement this summer.

Measurements & Sizes

Size: S-M (L-XL, 2XL-3XL)

To fit chest (cm): 80-92 (96-116, 122-140)

Bust width (cm): 100 (124, 148)

Garter stitch vest pattern

Vest knitting patternKnitted in one piece in Garter stitch, this vest will add a layer of warmth, colour and softness.


3 balls 150g Knitalpaca Luxa 100% Huacaya Alpaca in main colour (MC)

3 balls Knitalpaca Luxa 100% Huacaya Alpaca in contrast colour (CC) OR

2 skeins Knitalpaca Colouratura hand dyed Suri Alpaca

Note: Colouratura yarn is a little finer than Luxa so if using this, work two strands together.

Brooch, pin or button to finish.

Backpack crochet pattern

Backpack crochet patternThis cute backpack uses a hard-wearing fibre and a small hook for a sturdy stitch that, while soft and flexible, doesn't stretch out of shape when used

Design by Zoe Potrac

Yarn used

Drops Bomull-Lin 5 balls each in off white 02 (A) & brown 05 (B)

About the yarn

Aran; 85m per 50g ball; 53% cotton, 47% linen