Free Patterns

Sun Glitter Shawl


The Sun Glitter shawl is a 1 skein asymmetrical shawl designed to use 400m or 425m, 100g of 4ply / fingering / sock weight yarn

There are 2 versions of the pattern, a stockinette stitch and a garter stitch version and the pattern compliments either a solid colour or colourful variegated yarn.

Knit on a 3.75mm 80-100cm circular needle, this shawl pattern is a perfect quick summer knit and with the easy-to-memorise pattern it makes for an excellent travel project.

Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, increases, decreases, K2tog, yo lace stitches (a video tutorial on how to work the yo, k2tog stitch is included in the pattern as well as links to other stitches used)

There is also a helpful tip included on how to 'read' your stitches so you don't have to rely on moving markers! 

Measurements – The finished blocked item measures approx 77” (195cm) wingspan and 22” (56cm) depth (these measurements are for the stockinette version so will vary for the garter stitch version)


•    3.5 oz / 100g, 437-464yd / 400-425m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is:
o    Solid colour version – Under the Olive Tree Milia Merino 4ply yarn, 100% Superwash Merino in the Aqua Breeze colourway
o    Variageted colour version - Under the Olive Tree Chora sock yarn, 75% merino / 25% nylon, in the Fiesta Beach Colourway 
•    US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
•    1 stitch marker
•    1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge - 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Looking for the perfect yarn for this pattern? Check out our range of hand dyed skeins of 4ply yarn  HERE

Download a PDF of the Sun Glitter Shawl  HERE

Join the Sun Glitter KAL this Summer!

The KAL will run until 31st August 2019 and the pattern will be available as a free download for the duration.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs including  hand dyed yarns from Ironbridge Yarns and Fleabubs & Lala, a pretty flower project bag from Knitting Needle Lane and patterns from Aroha Knits, Carlie Perrins and Jenessa Keller! Full details of the prizes and the generous people who have donated them will follow in the next newsletter.

The KAL will run on Instagram, The Under the Olive Tree Knitters Facebook Group and on Ravelry. To be in with a chance of winning make sure you post a picture of your finished shawl either on:

Each post of a finished shawl will count as an entry so if you post on all 3 platforms then you will have 3 entries in the prize draw!

Pebble & Beach Shawl


Ideal for the beginner knitter, Pebble Beach is a simple, quick knit designed to use 1 skein of 100g / 3.5oz, 246 yds / 225m DK yarn. 

With no stitch counting required, the shawl is knit in stockinette and the lace border can be introduced at any time. 

This makes it a fun and adaptable pattern – you can also swap the stockinette for garter stitch for a squishier version. The pattern is easy to remember making it perfect for TV or travel knitting. 

And it’s a quick knit, perfect for those last minute gifts! 

The resulting shawl is warm and adaptable to wear, throw it over your shoulders, use it as a scarf or wrap it round into a cowl.

Skills / Techniques used: Simple lace (yo, k2tog - a video tutorial on how to do this can be found HERE)

Sizes: One size 

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 54” (137cm) wingspan and 18” (46cm) depth at the longest part 

Materials Used

  • 1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 246 yd / 225m skein of DK Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is Under the Olive Tree 100% Superwash Merino DK in the Pistachio colourway 
  • 1 x US size 10 (6mm) 32” - 40” (80 - 100cm) circular needle

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Looking for the perfect yarn for this pattern? Check out our range of hand dyed skeins of Merino DK  HERE

Download a PDF of the Pebble & Beach Shawl  HERE

Watch a video of the Pebble & Beach shawl as it was being knitted  HERE

The Aloni Hat


Worked in the round, this unisex beanie hat was inspired one summer by a sea urchin shell and the zig-zag of a jetty.

Incorporating simple cables and an interesting wavy lace pattern, this hat is fun to make and quick to complete, making it ideal for last minute gifts or a weekend project.

The pattern is written in 2 adult sizes.

Skills / Techniques used – Decreasing, simple lace and cabling

Sizes: Small and Large Adult

Measurements: The finished item is designed to fit an adult head:

Small Adult – 19” - 21” (48 – 53cm) circumference and 8” (20cm) length

Large Adult – 22” – 24” (56 - 61cm) circumference and 9” (23cm) length

Materials Used 

  • 1 x 4mm / US 7, 9” / 23cm circular needle
  • 1 x 4.5mm / US 7, 9” / 23cm circular needle
  • 1 set 4.5mm / US 7 dpns
  • 1 x 50g ball (100m / 109 yards) Sublime Luxurious Aran Tweed (colour shown - Red Earth 370)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 26 rows x 18 stitches to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch using 4.5 mm / US 7 needles

Download a PDF of the Aloni Hat  HERE 

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Mini Christmas Stockings 


Ho-ho-Holiday Season is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a free pattern! These mini stockings are fun to knit and make for a quick project - you can fill them up with treats for a Christmas gift or make a few and hang them around the home.

The written pattern is fully supported with a step by step video tutorial to guide you through each stage of knitting the stocking, the video times are annotated so you can skip to the part you want to watch straight away!

The tutorial is demonstrated using 4 double pointed needles, but you can adjust to knit with the magic loop method if you prefer. If you have never knit a sock or used double pointed needles before then this is the perfect introductory project.

The video can be accessed below or through the Under the Olive Tree Knits YouTube channel.



Skills / Techniques Used: Knit, purl, slipped stitches, short rows, decreases

Sizes and Measurements: The finished mini stocking measures 5” / 13cm from the top of the cuff to the bottom of the heel and 4” / 10cm from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe

Materials Used

  • Yarn A - For the cuff: 0.25oz / 7g, 13 yd / 12m of Aran weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern photos is Under the Olive Tree 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Aran in the Snow colourway
  • Yarn B - For the stocking: 0.50oz / 14g, 25 yd / 24m of Aran weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern photos is Under the Olive Tree 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Aran in the Maraschino Cherry colourway
  • 1 set of 4mm double pointed needles
  • 1 x 4mm (or close size) crochet hook (optional for making the hanging loop)
  • 1 Tapestry Needle

Gauge is not important to this project but as a guideline the yarn should 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

Here is the full tutorial video. Happy Knitting!