Knitting patterns by donnarossa

I design modern knitting patterns inspired by places I know through kite surfing and paragliding. Outdoor sports take me into nature, where I can relax and recharge my creativity. Through a design, you get a memory of this place. I like to capture the textures of a place and transform them into knitting patterns.
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UETLIBERG • DONNAROSSA
Uetliberg is a simple and straightforward sock, that only incorporates stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch. The purled sole stitches merge into the heel to form a seam that embellishes the back of the leg. The socks are knitted from toe-up, with a gusset and a triangular heel flap. To show the pattern best, I recommend a highly variegated yarn.
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SUNSET BEACH knitting pattern • DONNAROSSA
Introducing the Summer Sunset top knitting pattern! Crafted with a cool cotton/linen blend, it's your go-to for sun-soaked adventures. Its flattering A-line shape suits all body types, while the textured design adds a dash of charm. Knit seamlessly from shoulders to hem, with dainty straps for a feminine touch. Pick your perfect hue and embrace summer style today!
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MARIN knitting pattern • DONNAROSSA
Marin is a summer top with a twist. It's asymmetric and has an A-line shape. The texture of Marin emphasises its bias knitting. The sleeveless shirt is knitted bottom-up and is worked flat with some finishing in the round. To best show the bias pattern, I recommend a solid colour. Please note that the finished garment will twist slightly due to the linen yarn, this is normal and part of the design.
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SUNSET BEACH knitting pattern • DONNAROSSA
Introducing the Sunset Beach summer top knitting pattern! Crafted with a cool cotton/linen blend, it's your go-to for sun-soaked adventures. Its flattering A-line shape suits all body types, while the textured design adds a dash of charm. Knit seamlessly from shoulders to hem, with dainty straps for a feminine touch. Pick your perfect hue and embrace summer style today!
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Glashof shawl
Create something beautiful with the timeless elegance of the Glashof Shawl. This knitting pattern is designed to be a classic accessory that never goes out of style. It’s the perfect shawl for any occasion— to dress up for a night out or to wrap yourself in warmth during a cozy evening at home. Plus, it only takes a few hours to knit, so you can make it in no time. Get the pattern now and start knitting your own timeless masterpiece.
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MISTY CLIFFS • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
The knitting pattern Misty Cliffs is named by a place near Cape Town (South Africa) where there are cliffs that can disappear under the water depending on the tide. Not only is it a great place for kitesurfing, but I find it has something magical. Witsands/ Misty Cliffs is a small nature reserve on the Cape, known for its beautiful waves. In Witsands it has a wide sandy beach. The more southern you are, the rockier it gets and you will reach Misty Cliffs.⁠
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UETLIBERG • DONNAROSSA
Uetliberg is a simple and straightforward sock, that only incorporates stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch. The purled sole stitches merge into the heel to form a seam that embellishes the back of the leg. The socks are knitted from toe-up, with a gusset and a triangular heel flap. To show the pattern best, I recommend a highly variegated yarn.
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PIZOL • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
The knitting pattern Pizol is a little piece of home and gives a warm, cosy feeling. Pizol is a warm, but light-weight triangle shawl. Perfect for a winter walk or a hike in the mountains. The triangular shawl is knitted from bottom up. You knit the border in a lace pattern with small cables. The middle part of the shawl is knitted with two different yarn weights held together to create a marled effect.
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SCARBOROUGH • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Inspired by the beautiful, scenic area around the conservation village Scarborough/ Cape Town (South Africa), this shawl offers the opportunity to play with two different yarns and stitches.This is a different direction to knit a shawl, but you will end up with a unique and beautiful shawl!With this construction you cast on only a few stitches and bind off only one stitch. The surfaces of the shawl are covered with brioche, garter stitch and a lace pattern.
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MEHNDI • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Mehndi (or also Mehandi) is the term for the artistic ornamental body painting done with henna, originating from Northwest India, today's Pakistan. Inspired by these henna tattoos', the knitting pattern flows from the cast-on to the edge. The heart-shaped shawl is knitted from the top down. Starting with a few stitches, the playful pattern makes it easy to knit and at the same time versatile. At the end, the border is knitted sideways.The pattern provides charted and written instructions.
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SCARBOROUGH • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Inspired by the beautiful, scenic area around the conservation village Scarborough/ Cape Town (South Africa), this shawl offers the opportunity to play with two different yarns and stitches.This is a different direction to knit a shawl, but you will end up with a unique and beautiful shawl!With this construction you cast on only a few stitches and bind off only one stitch. The surfaces of the shawl are covered with brioche, garter stitch and a lace pattern.
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CHURFIRSTEN • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
This knitting pattern took quite a while to get published in 2018 I sent the design idea to Interweave. This is my first knitting pattern published in a book!In the knitting pattern "Churfirsten" I have taken the triangle theme to the tip - well, heel. Besides the triangle texture above the foot, I designed a triangular heel.⁠ ⁠ The socks are knitted from top down. The heel is knitted with short rows.⁠
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MEHNDI • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Mehndi (or also Mehandi) is the term for the artistic ornamental body painting done with henna, originating from Northwest India, today's Pakistan. Inspired by these henna tattoos', the knitting pattern flows from the cast-on to the edge. The heart-shaped shawl is knitted from the top down. Starting with a few stitches, the playful pattern makes it easy to knit and at the same time versatile. At the end, the border is knitted sideways.The pattern provides charted and written instructions.
a woman standing in front of a brick wall wearing an orange knitted sweater and jeans
EQUILIBER • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Equiliber means “balance” in Rhaeto-Romanic. Balance is important on many levels. Equiliber not only stands for the balance of knit and purl stitches. It also stands for tension and ease in life.The seamless construction and the pattern consisting only of knit and purl stitches make Equiliber a simple but exciting sweater to knit.Equiliber is knit from the top down with a circular yoke. The sweater is textured throughout, knitted in rounds. It has a straight body and balloon sleeves.
a woman with red hair wearing a blue and gray sweater looking at the camera while standing next to a body of water
SCARBOROUGH • knitting pattern by DONNAROSSA
Inspired by the beautiful, scenic area around the conservation village Scarborough/ Cape Town (South Africa), this shawl offers the opportunity to play with two different yarns and stitches.This is a different direction to knit a shawl, but you will end up with a unique and beautiful shawl!With this construction you cast on only a few stitches and bind off only one stitch. The surfaces of the shawl are covered with brioche, garter stitch and a lace pattern.