Designs in Townhouse Yarns

We’re honoured that our yarns have been featured in patterns by a number of very talented designers, some up-and-coming and others with well established careers in the knitting industry.  Thank you for choosing us.

If you would like to feature Townhouse Yarns in your collections, then do drop us a line. We would love to chat bases and colourways, and then work on creating our perfect yarn for your perfect design.


by Eimear Earley


Taispeántais (‘tas PAWN tas’, meaning exhibition, show or display in Irish) is a triangular shawl, worked in garter stitch stripes, and featuring a cable motif. The pattern begins by casting on just a few stitches and increasing as you work. The shawl is worked in single-row stripes of garter stitch, achieved by working two right side rows (one in each colour) before turning the shawl and working two wrong side rows (again, one in each colour).

Taispeantais features a cable pattern, inspired by Kiki Smith’s sculpture ‘Peacock’, which I first saw as an impressionable and easily embarrassed 15 year old!
The cables are worked in colour 1 only, and the cable stitches are slipped when working rows in colour 2. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the cable motif.

Pattern image (c) Playing with fibre

Neon Skyline

by Carol Feller

Designed in Townhouse Yarns Fade St. and Stolen Stitches Nua, this shawl starts at the very tip and increases out to the widest point creating a chevron in garter and mosaic pattern stripes by using increases and decreases.

Pattern image (c) Carol Feller

Homeward Bound

by Aoibhe Ni

A gloriously lacy sampler shawl created with
Tunisian Crochet techniques on a regular, short hook.

Using a variation of Tunisian Simple Stitch, and a selection of easy-to-memorise eyelet techniques, this cheery shawl is perfect to wear on, or to work on during a long journey

Clear instructions and informative links to explain the linked stitches used in this shawl are included in the pattern text. Videos are also provided for all key points in the pattern.

Pattern image (c) Aoibhe Ni


by Louisa Harding

Using Townhouse Yarns Abbey Lace and Yarntelier’s Cashmere Lace, this shawl showcases Louisa Harding’s signature feminine style and is feature in her upcoming book Shawls Wraps and Scarves.


Pattern image (c) Yarntelier


by Eimear Earley

Cranra (the Irish for a knot in wood/timber) is a rectangular scarf with fringes, and a slipped-stitch motif inspired by wood grain and knots in cut timber.

Cranra is begun by casting on lengthways, and knitting across the width of the scarf. The pattern is worked in single-row garter stitch stripes, with a slipped stitch motif. The yarn is broken after each row. After binding off, the first and last section of stitches are unravelled, and then knotted to form a fringe.


This pattern uses 2 skeins of Olla No.2 in contrasting shades.


Pattern image (c) Playing with fibre

Tea Room Pullover

by Ailbíona McLochlainn

Inspired by the patterning found on vintage tea sets, this charming colourwork pullover is elegant and simple.

Worked from the bottom up with raglan construction, semi-cropped bodice, envelope neckline, and 3/4 length sleeves, the Tea Room Pullover is a quick and unfussy knit that is sure to delight lovers of stranded colourwork.

This pattern features Olla No.2


Pattern image (c) lb handknits

Jenny Flower Tee

by Julie Dubreux

Jenny Flower is a light, bright Summer Tee. Whether you stripe it or not, its yoke eyelets and deliciously drapey fabric will put you in the mood for sunny day shenanigans!
Jenny Flower is worked in the round from the top down, in one piece. It is designed to be a very loose fit.

This pattern uses 2 skeins of Trinity 2ply in contrasting shades.


Pattern image (c) Julie Knits in Paris


by Susanne Sommer

Shawllinn is a deep triangular shawl knit sideways in wide brioche and garter ribs creating a two-color fade, intersected by a large two-color honeycomb brioche stripe.
The shawl is surrounded by an i-cord border for a neat and finished look and an extra color pop.

The design was created to celebrate Woollinn Yarn Festival 2019 in Ireland and is knit with four colours of Townhouse Yarns silky Fade St 4ply base.

Pattern image (c) Susanne Sommer

Scéal Grá

by LB Handknits


Worked seamlessly from the top down, this lightweight, easy-to-wear top is constructed with fitted 3/4 sleeves, relaxed bodice, and flounced hemline. The circular yoke features a delicate lace motif of drooping blossoms, elements of which are also echoed in the sleeves. All edgings are finished with i-cord, for an airy, elegant aesthetic.

3-4 skeins of Olla 4ply are used in this design.


Pattern image (c) LB Handknits

Féile Shawl

by Justyna Lorkowska


Speckles and bold stripes provide a festival of fun in this striking triangular shawl. Beginning with just a few stitches at one end, the simple garter pattern emerges like a rising phoenix and flies off the needles, leaving behind a versatile wrap of colorful beauty.

Féile is the Irish word for “festival” and is pronounced fay-la. Two contrasting skeins of Fade St 4ply are used in this design.


Pattern image (c) Whiteberry

The Westminster Wrap

by Jennifer Shiels Toland


This shawl is knit from the centre, top down, with arched twisted rib cables running at its centre spine echoing the arches and spires of Westminster. It is finished with a deep twisted rib border.
The Westminster wrap is extra cozy when knit in Grafton 4ply, a soft fingering blend of Merino and Cashmere that you will want to wrap up in all year round.

Pattern image (c) Nadia Seaver

Stannum Mitts

by Carol Feller


Intricate cables on a delicately semi-solid base.

This is the Myst shade of Grafton 4ply, transformed in to the fingerless gloves of our dreams by Carol.

The pattern was commissioned by This is Knit, to celebrate their 10th year in business.


Pattern image (c) Stolen Stitches

Circled 4

by Woolly Wormhead


Swirling slipped stitches flow seamlessly around this hat in a corkscrew spiral.

Knit sideways, using short row shaping, and finished with a grafting technique that is pure genius! Patterns like this are why we are head over heels for the Queen of Hats, Woolly Wormhead.

This is a design for the adventurous knitter, worked up with one skein of Clarendon Sock “Briar”.


Pattern image (c) Woolly Wormhead


by Gillian Harkness


A simple one-skein shawl, with a flowing lace edge.

The perfect partner for one shimmering skein of Fade St 4ply.

Gillian Harkness creates patterns under the brand “Mina Loves Designs”, and her mission is to bring projects with interesting stitch patterns but simple construction to beginner knitters so they can learn new skills while creating accessories they’ll be proud to wear.


Pattern image (c) Gillian Harkness

Camden Twist

by Playing with Fibre


We love using hand-dyed yarn for unique children’s knits, and the texture of Camden Tweed is perfect for this simple cabled cardigan.

Eimear has designed this garment to be knit at a firm gauge for extra durability.

We love the work of this Dublin based fibre artist. She has also designed stunning custom shawl pins for This is Knit.


Pattern image (c) Playing with Fibre

To view more designs in Townhouse Yarns, pop on over to Ravelry.  We’re looking forward to some exciting new releases, coming soon!.