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Free Patterns to Download

Here are our patterns to download.  The patterns are specially designed for our range of yarns, which tend to run a little plumper than the standard. 

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  • Silverdale Cosy Hot water Bottle Cover

    This hot water bottle cover uses an impressive herringbone stitch pattern, which is only two rows and makes for a lovely dense fabric. The cover is designed with a loose rib neck so that it simply pulls over the hot-water bottle. Learn More
  • Feel the Love crochet heart bunting

    Here is the perfect pattern for all your odds and ends. Share the love this year with our crochet heart bunting pattern. We have used Blacker Yarns Mohair Blends and it works beautifully. You will need a basic knowledge of crochet, if you have not done so before, practice a back-post double crochet as this is what creates the lovely border around each heart.

    Issued: January, 2020

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  • Crochet Pull-on Hat

    Level of Difficulty:  easy! 

    This stylish hat is increased from the crown to make an attractive slightly lacy, yet warm pull-on hat – as comfortable as a beanie and a lot more stylish!

    Measurements:

    Actual Head circumference: 52 cm / 20.5 inches

    Crown to brim: 20 cm / 8 inches

    As crochet is not very elastic there is only a small amount of negative ease

    Pattern Designed For:

    Blacker Yarns Cornish Garden (Sport; 100% Wool; 212 m / 232 yds per 100g) one skein

    The originals were worked in Boconnoc Pink and Heligan Green.

    Pattern Notes:

    It is possible to increase the hat size by lengthening the brim, and it could then also be slouchy rather than close fitting

    Issued: November, 2019

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  • Fair Isle Garden Mitts, 3-ply and 4-ply

    Level of difficulty: Intermediate This is a good first Fair Isle project and a pretty design. Rita has also designed a jumper to match. To fit: One Size, diameter approximately 28 cm / 11 inches Pattern designed for: Blacker Yarns woollen spun 3-ply or 4-ply yarns. The original was worked in Blacker Cornish Garden 3-ply yarn. This design would also be attractive worked in 4-ply Blacker Breeds Shetland natural shades or Blacker Mohair Blends natural and dyed yarn. Blacker Cornish Garden 3-ply yarn: MC Hepworth one 100g skein, one 100g skein each of Trebah blue, Boconnoc pink, Cotehele gold, Heligan green, Tremenheere deep brown-grey (use up the spare from making the Fair Isle Jumper for these projects or experiment with colour variations for gifts for friends!) Learn More
  • Cornish Garden Cable Hat

    To download you do not need to register. Don't put the pattern in your cart - instead click on the text "Download Free Pattern" in the pale grey box. Enjoy! 

    Level of difficulty: intermediate, but OK for ambitious beginners!

    Pattern notes;

    This made-to-measure beanie pull-on hat is an updated and more complex version of our very popular original beanie. It is made with a plaited cable braid rim and then the centre is worked upwards by picking up around the rim, with a spiral design and shaped using decreases inside ridges formed of bands of garter stitches. The hat is worked back and forth and seamed to finish, but it is also possible to work the rim back and forth and then the crown in the round, if you wish. Instructions for a simpler version are also included at the end of this pattern.

    Issued: October, 2019

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  • Fair Isle pullover 3-ply or 4-ply

    This is a good first Fair Isle project and the pretty design comes in four sizes.  The garment is worked in four pieces up to the yoke or may be worked entirely in the round if preferred.  Rita has designed a tammy and fingerless mitts to match.

    Level of difficulty: Intermediate (3/5 sheep)

    To fit:

    Chest Sizes:     89 (96, 112, 117, 127) cm

    35 (38, 44, 50) inches

    Sleeve seam:    43 (43, 44, 45) cm

    16.5 (16.5, 16.75, 17) inches

    Lengths: the original sample was worked to 55cm / 22 inches from neck to hem, which is a short, neat length.  If desired, the garment may be made longer or with a polo neckline, when more of the Main Colour yarn will be needed.

    Issued: October, 2019

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  • Heather and Rock Crochet Shawl

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    To download you do not need to register. Don't put the pattern in your cart - instead click on the text "Download Free Pattern" in the pale grey box. Enjoy! 

    Level of difficulty: Easy

    Christiane was originally inspired to create the subtle shading of this shawl after a visit to the Scottish Isle of Skye. We have updated it in three shades of the 2019 Cornish Garden limited edition birthday yarn. The shawl/scarf is crocheted in a simple and rhythmic shell pattern, ideal for those new to crochet.

    Measurements

    Width: Scarf 28 cm / 11 inches, Shawl 33 cm / 13 inches

    Length: Scarf and Shawl 172 cm / 68 inches

    Pattern designed for

    Blacker Yarns 3-ply Cornish Garden yarn, 1 skein each of undyed Hepworth, dyed Boconnoc and Trebah c. 460 metres / 478 yards per 100g skein

    The design will also work in Blacker Yarns Shetland 4-ply; 100% British Grown Shetland Wool; 175 metres / 190 yards per 50g ball

    Issued: October, 2019

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  • Frost and Fir Pullover

    To download you do not need to register. Don't put the pattern in your cart - instead click on the text "Download Free Pattern" in the pale grey box. Enjoy! 

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  • Long Rock Cushion Cover

    This elegant cushion is inspired by the rippled patterns left by waves on the beach. The pretty central panel design is worked in a crochet basket weave stitch. Learn More
  • Coppersmith Scarf

    Designed for Blacker Swan 4-ply or Samite 3-ply

    Yarn Requirement: 7 balls of Blacker Swan or 2 to 3 skeins of Samite 3-ply

    Gauge: 26 sts x 27 rows 

    Craft: knitting

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  • Bowmont Jumper

    The Bowmont Jumper is constructed sideways from cuff to cuff, then picked up and knitted in the round from yoke to hem. Designed for a close fit in the sleeves and generous fit around the bust, this unusual drop-shoulder jumper is a challenging knit with a flattering and easy-to-wear result.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Upper Arm Circumference: 
    25.5 (28, 31, 33, 36, 38) cm / 
    11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16.5) inches

    Sleeve length: 46 cm / 18 inches, all sizes

    Bust Circumference: 
    96.5 (107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm / 
    38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches

    Further measurements are given on the Schematics

     

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  • Macaulay Cardigan

    The Macaulay Cardigan is a classic, semi-fitted cardigan with set-in sleeves. It has deep ribbed welts at the waist and cuffs, accentuated by a contrasting band of Garter Stitch which gives the effect of piping.

    Macaulay is knitted from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, then finished by picking up stitches for the button bands and neckband.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Bust Circumference: 
    79 (86.5, 94, 101.5, 109, 117) cm / 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) inches

    Body Length to underarm: 33 cm / 13 inches

    Armhole depth: 
    21.5 (23, 23.5, 24, 25.5, 26) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.25, 9.5, 10, 10.25) inches

    Sleeve Length to underarm: 
    51 cm / 20 inches

    Further measurements are given on Schematic

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  • Stannum Cardigan

    The Stannum Cardigan is classic and wearable shape with simple construction, suitable for first-time garment knitters. This cardigan is worked from the top down with a seamless raglan construction, enabling you to try on as you work. If desired, adjustments can be made to the fit, and how to do this is explained within the pattern.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

    Body Circumference:

    90.5 (101, 106, 112, 122, 124.5, 134, 144, 148) cm / 35.5 (40, 42, 44, 48, 49, 53, 56.5, 58) inches

    Body Length to underarm (short version): 
    36 cm / 14 inches in all sizes

    Body Length to underarm (long version): 
    51 cm / 20 inches in all sizes

    Further measurements are shown on Schematics, Page 3

    Designed to be worn with 2 - 4 inches of positive ease at high bust

    Model is wearing first size, and has 81 cm / 32 inch bust

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  • Lillery's Cove Blanket

    This modern crochet blanket is simple and quick to make but with striking results. Use just one or two favourite colours, or experiment with several and use the project to use up your stash of DK yarn. The finished piece is a small, lap-sized blanket, but this can be easily expanded to a larger size if desired.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

    Width: 100 cm / 39 inches

    Length: 100 cm / 39 inches

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  • Autumn Leaves Beret Errata

    The Autumn Leaves Beret is a pattern from Sue's book, Pure Wool, designed by Rita Taylor for our Gotland DK. There was an error in the original published pattern. Please use the link here to download the corrected version. Learn More
  • Polzeath Cardigan

    This relaxed, drop-shoulder cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up. Front and back are separated at the armholes and each section knitted back and forth before seaming at the shoulders. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and knitted in the round, ending with the cuff. Neckband and button band are picked up and knitted in Moss Stitch. Recommended to be worn with 6 - 8 inches of positive ease.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Bust Circumference: 
    89 (99, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm / 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) inches

    Body Length (cropped version): 
    20.5 cm / 8 inches

    Body Length (long version): 
    45 cm / 17.5 inches

    Sleeve Length: 
    18 (18, 20, 20, 23) cm / 7 (7, 8, 8, 8.5) inches

    Armhole Depth: 
    20 (20, 21.5, 21.5, 23) cm / 8 (8, 8.5, 8.5, 9) inches

    Model has 79 cm / 31 inch bust and is wearing size 99 cm / 39 inches

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  • Talland Tee

    The Talland Tee is a lacy, lightweight summer top with a relaxed fit. It is worked in one piece from the bottom hem upwards to the shoulders until separating for the armholes. Shoulder seams are joined with a Three-Needle Bind Off, so there is no sewing involved. Instructions for the lace pattern are both written and charted.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Bust Circumference: 
    94 (102, 108, 114, 122, 128, 135) cm / 37 (40, 42.5, 45, 48, 50.5, 53) inches

    Armhole depth: 
    21 (21, 22.5, 24, 25, 26, 27.5) cm / 8.5 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11) inches

    Length from neck to hem (adjustable): 
    54 (54, 58, 59, 63, 64, 68) cm / 21.5 (21.5, 23, 23.5, 25, 25.5, 27)

    Talland is designed to be worn with at least 15 cm / 6 inches of positive ease

    Model has 79 cm / 31 inch bust and is wearing size 92.5 cm / 37 inches

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  • Cable panel unisex pullover pattern

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    Designed for Blacker DK

    Yarn Requirement: 7-12 50g balls

    Gauge: 22 sts x 29 rows 

    Craft: knitting

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  • Caradon Hill Jumper

    This raglan jumper is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are worked separately to the underarms, then joined to knit the yoke. Short rows are worked to shape the neckline before finishing with a rolled neckband. All cable motifs are charted, and are worked over a six-row repeat.

    This jumper is ribbed all over so it has a lot of stretch. Intended to be worn with 2-4 inches of positive ease based on the relaxed gauge, choose a size down (zero or negative ease) if you prefer a snug fit.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Body Circumference: 
    76 (86, 96.5, 107, 117, 127) cm / 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) inches

    p>Length to Underarm: 
    32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 36) cm / 12.5 (12.5, 13, 13, 14, 14) inches

    Upper Arm Circumference: 
    26.5 (28, 29, 32, 34, 38) cm / 10.5 (11, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 15) inches

    Yoke Depth: 
    19 (20, 20, 21.5, 23, 23) cm / 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 9, 9) inches

    For further measurements, see schematic

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  • Trevithick Cowl Knitting Pattern

    Designed for Blacker DK

    Yarn Requirement: 4 50g balls

    Gauge: 22 sts x 29 rows 

    Craft: knitting

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  • Piskey Hat Knitting Pattern

    Designed for Blacker DK

    Yarn Requirement: 4 50g balls

    Gauge: 24 sts x 22 rows 

    Craft: knitting

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  • Piskey Mitts Knitting Pattern

    Designed for Blacker DK

    Yarn Requirement: 4 50g balls

    Gauge: 24 sts x 22 rows 

    Craft: knitting

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  • Cawsand Bay Jumper Crochet pattern

    Designed for Blacker DK

    Yarn Requirement: 10 50g balls

    Gauge: 15 sts x 7 rows 

    Craft: crochet

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  • Op Art Shawl

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    The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches

    Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches

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  • Pointillist Cowl

    The Pointillist Cowl features a graphic and playful colourwork motif inspired by the work of Jacques Seurat. This generously sized cowl is long enough to wrap twice around your neck, to keep you cosy all winter long.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Width: 22 cm / 8.5 inches

    Circumference: 150 cm / 58 inches

    Circumference is adjustable

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  • Burnished Night Hap

    Burnished Night is a square hap in two sizes. It is worked in the round beginning in the centre, with diagonal increases radiating out to the four corners. These increases divide the four panels – one Garter Stitch, one lace and two simple Stocking Stitch.

    This shawl is worked at a loose gauge to maximize drape and make the most of the yarn’s yardage.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Width: 84 (102) cm / 33 (40) inches

    Diagonal: 127 (178) cm / 50 (70) inches

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  • Hartland Cliffs Shawl

    The Hartland Cliffs Shawl is a feather-light accessory in one size, worked in just 100g of Blacker Yarns Laceweight. Although designed to be worked in two colours, it looks equally beautiful in a single shade.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Wingspan: 166 cm / 65 inches

    Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches at widest point

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  • Gwindra Shawl

    The Gwindra Shawl is a large, crescent-shaped accessory in one size. The body of the shawl is worked in a modified Garter Stitch pattern, and the Applied Border has a lace and cable design. Though the sample uses just one stripe of contrasting colour, there are many possibilities for adding more stripes, or knitting the edging in the contrast colour if desired.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Wingspan: 183 cm / 72 inches

    Depth: 61 cm / 24 inches

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  • Balvraid Hap

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    This triangular half-hap shawl comes in two sizes and is worked seamlessly, beginning with the Central Garter Stitch Section. Stitches are picked up around the edge for the Stockinette Stitch Lace Border and finally a Garter Stitch Applied Edging is knitted on parallel to the live stitches.

    This classic accessory can be worked in a single colour, or looks equally beautiful with the lace border knitted in coloured stripes. We recommend Blacker Swan for a sumptuously soft and cosy piece, or Blacker Samite for something more traditional with a touch of luxury.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Wingspan: 120 (165) cm / 47 (65) inches

    Depth: 60 (81) cm / 24 (32) inches

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  • Iridea Wrap

    The Iridea Wrap is a sumptuously soft accessory that can be worn as a scarf, but is also wide enough to drape around the shoulders. Instructions for the lace pattern are both written and charted.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Length: 185 cm / 73 inches

    Width: 60 cm / 24 inches

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  • Atoll Hat

    This perfectly plush hat is knitted in the round from brim to crown using laceweight yarn held double to create a marled effect. Designed to have plenty of stretch, we recommend lots of negative ease if you like a snug fit. Wear it with the brim folded up, or slouchy with the brim down. The pom pom is optional, but strongly recommended!

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Circumference: 36.5 (40.5) cm /14.5 (16) inches
    Length including fold-back brim: 26.5 cm / 10.5 inches

    Designed to be worn with 6 inches of negative ease

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  • Pointillist Hat

    The Pointillist Hat is a graphic and playful colourwork design in two sizes, inspired by the work of Jacques Seurat. It features a deep cuff of Half Twisted Rib, stripes and spots in stranded colourwork and an optional (but strongly recommended!) pom pom.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Circumference: 42 (46.5) cm / 16.5 (18.5) inches

    Length excluding cuff: 18 cm / 7 inches

    Length including cuff: 30.5 cm / 12 inches

    Designed to be worn with 7.5 - 10 cm / 3 - 4 inches of negative ease

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  • Morwenstowe Socks

    The Morwenstowe Socks are a pair of two-colour socks featuring a lace and cable design, with instructions in three sizes.

    These socks are worked from the top down with a heel flap construction. The lace and cable motif is mirrored on each sock, so you will end up with a symmetrical pair. Designed with a princess sole - the purl stitch fabric is on the outside – these socks can be worn by even the most sensitive feet. Both the foot and leg length are adjustable, so we recommend periodically trying on these socks as you go, to ensure the best fit. This pattern assumes you’re familiar with sock construction.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Sock Foot Circumference: 
    18 (20.5, 23) cm / 7 (8, 9) inches

    Height from sole to cuff: 
    20.5 cm / 8 inches (adjustable)

    Foot length is adjustable

    Sock should be worn with 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease to ensure a good fit

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  • Polgooth Socks

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    These cosy socks are knitted top down with a heel flap construction. The two-colour slip stitch fabric is worked by striping alternate rows using only one colour at a time - no colourwork knitting is required. Both the foot and leg length are adjustable, so we recommend periodically trying on these socks as you go to ensure the best fit. This pattern assumes you are familiar with sock construction.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Foot Circumference: 
    18 (20.5, 23) cm / 7 (8, 9) inches

    Height from sole to cuff: 
    20.5 cm / 8 inches (adjustable)

    Foot Length: adjustable

    Designed to be worn with approximately 2.5 cm / 1 inch of negative ease

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