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What is SO special about knitting? Do you ever wish to become a fibre muse? There are four types: The Dreamer, the Seeker, the Giver, and the Mystic. All these fibre muses share the same qualities as each other, but each one manifests their unique type of magic more strongly than the others. Which one are you? We have selected three of our favourite knitting patterns to showcase below. When you purchase any knitting pattern online, the pattern arrives as a PDF straight to your inbox – it’s super easy! If you get stuck with any of the patterns, there’s a video and tutorial to help you out.

To inspire you into your creativity, we are giving away ONE knitting pattern FREE for every two patterns that you buy. Be quick, offer ends September 17th! 



Aumangea: the Māori word for a person who is strong, brave, plucky, or tenacious. Does this describe you? Also named for the yarn used in this design, the Plucky Knitter, this pullover will be a (small) test of your character! Only the bravest and most resilient can knit this. But fear not, if you really want to give this project a go but are feeling hesitant, there is a provided video and written tutorials a-plenty. Additionally, there is a thread in my Ravelry forum which is exclusively for questions and pattern support on this pattern.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Designed with 4 inches (10cm) of negative ease.
Final Bust Measurements: 28 inches, 32 inches, 36 inches, 40 inches / 70 cm, 80 cm, 90 cm, 100 cm

To buy this exquisite knitting pattern, which arrives straight to your inbox as a PDF, click here.


Pātiki is a cozy matching hat and cowl with an addictive color-work motif that you’ll find hard to put down! The inspiration behind the color-work motif comes from Māori tukutuku, woven panels that can be found decorating the walls of the marae (meeting houses).

The central diamond motif is called Pātikitiki, or Pātiki for short. Pātiki is Māori for the flounder fish, representing abundance. The diamonds within the main diamond add to the idea of plenty, signifying layers of abundance.

So when you wear the Pātiki, good fortune is sure to follow (perhaps an abundance of yarn?). A perfect addition to any stranded-knitting lover’s handmade wardrobe.

To buy this exquisite knitting pattern, which arrives straight to your inbox as a PDF, click here.


The Kaka Kīrehe Shawl combines slip stitches (for speediness) and 2-stitch cables (for simplicity) to create a truly stunning and eye-catching motif. The shawl is an elegant asymmetrical shape, alternating between sections of stockinette and a slip-stitch cable motif, which can be worked without the use of a cable needle.

The Kaka Kīrehe Shawl is a collaborative effort between Aroha Knits and June Cashmere. Kaka Kīrehe is Māori for “animal fiber,” named after the yarn itself, and June is Kyrgyz (a language in Kyrgyzstan) for the same. The yarn is truly luxurious (100% cashmere), and a delight with which to knit.

To buy this exquisite knitting pattern, which arrives straight to your inbox as a PDF, click here.

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