Tutorials, Patterns & Booklets

Below are variety of instructional booklets available for purchase, they range from basic patterns and in-depth booklets on knitting, crochet & freeform techniques.

These patterns & booklets are available as downloadable PDF's, for you to read on your computer, iPad or Android tablet, or to print out. Once you order and pay for the PDF via PayPal, you will be instantly redirected to the download site and sent an email with instructions for downloading the file. While the payment is processed by PayPal, you do not need to have a PayPal account and can choose to pay by credit card.

All of Prudence's instructions use both UK and US terms and stitch names within the body of the patterns.

Some Patterns & Booklets are also available in français, español, & danske


Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet

Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet 2nd Edition - NEW eBook Version

88 pages including tips on Finding the Right Yarns, Choosing Your Colours, Fabrication, Patterns and Hints for Successful Freeform Knitting & Crochet. Since this book is now out of print, we have made it available as a PDF eBook.

PLEASE NOTE: The PDF is 100MB in size, due to the page length and colour photographs.

©Prudence Mapstone, 2006 eBook Version 2012



Price: US $19.95



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Never Too Many Handbags

Never Too Many Handbags - NEW eBook Version

A 53 pages guide to creating your own original handbag using freeform knitting & crochet. Full of ideas and techniques for unusual handbag design, showcasing a wide range of Prudence's unique designs in full colour. Since this book is in limited print supply, we have made it available as a PDF eBook.

PLEASE NOTE: The PDF is 50MB in size, due to the page length and colour photographs.

©Prudence Mapstone, 2006 eBook Version 2012



Price: US $12.50



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Tips for Freeform

Tips for Freefrom Knit & Crochet Garments, Prudence's Way

9 page PDF booklet, describing how to create, arrange and put together freeform patches for wearable art garments.

Filled with high quality colour photo examples of Prudence's work and explanations of her techniques.

Also available in français, español, & danske

 
©Prudence Mapstone, 2005



Price: US $6.95



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Freeform Knitting Tutorial

Freeforming with Prudence: a tutorial for creative freeform knitting

Prudence's new tutorial on creative freeform knitting. 14 pages of step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed photographs to enable you to create your own fabric from freeform knitting.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2011


Price: US$8.50



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bullions & beyond PDF

Bullions & Beyond - tips & techniques for the crochet bullion stitch

Prudence's workbook on the bullion stitch is no longer in print, but is available as a 16 page PDF downloadable booklet.

Specifically focusing on bullions, this book hopes to demystify the elusive bullion stitch.

Contains tips on the many variations and different applications of the stitch - including how to incorporate it into your freeform work.

Also available in danske

© Prudence Mapstone, 2006



Price: US $9.50

     
Spectacular Spirals

Spectacular Spirals

Learn how to crochet spectacular spirals with this 10 page PDF booklet.

The naturally occurring patterns found in snail shells and ammonites can be used as inspiration for a whole range of crochet motifs, and the resulting spiral shapes will help to add beauty and complexity to your freeform designs.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2010


Price: US$7.50



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Flamboyant Fringes

 

Flamboyant Fringes

This 7 page PDF tutorial gives 10 designs for unusual and reversible fringe endings.

Mix and match these crochet patterns to personalize your scarves and shawls, giving them a thoroughly freeform feel.  No sewing required - once made, the fringes are simply looped into place using a crochet hook.

 Also available in français, español, & danske

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005

 

 



Price: US$5.95




     
Falling Leaves Pattern

Falling Leaves Freeform Style Wrap

5 page knitting & crochet pattern.

Created using a variety of knitted leaf shapes and crochet circles, and made in your own choice of yarn, every freeform-style wrap that is based on this ‘pattern’ will truly be ‘one-of-a-kind’. All of the knitting is in Garter Stitch (just Knit stitches), and you only need to know how to make crochet chains and the half-treble stitch (US: half double crochet) to be able to master the circles.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2009



Price: US$4.50




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Crochet Block Stitch

The Crochet Block Stitch

Learn how to master the crochet block stitch with this 8 page PDF booklet.

Includes five different patterns for block stitch swatches and motifs that are ideal for inclusion in freeform creations. Plus learn the unique block stitch ladder braid that Prudence often uses for the shoulder straps on her freeform handbags.

Also available in français, español, & danske

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005


Price: US $5.95


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Celtic Cable Bag


Celtic Cable Bag

2 page PDF pattern.

The knitted cable down the centre front of this cute little purse helps to make it something special. This pattern takes approximately 125g (4.5 oz) of any chunky-weight yarn; the model shown is in alpaca.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2010


Price: US$4.50

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Crossover Garter Stitch Scarf

Knitted Garter Stitch Scarf

1 page PDF pattern.

Knit up a little extra warmth with style - this scarf is made to cross over at the rib sections, and is then secured with a brooch or shawl pin.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2009


Price: US $3.50


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Easy Lacy Knit Shawl

Easy, lacy, garter stitch shawl

1 page PDF pattern.

Using approximately 400m (437yds) or more of any fine, soft yarn, this easy, lacy, garter stitch shawl is great project for Spring.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2009


Price: US $3.50



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Crochet Paper Brooch

Crochet Flower Brooch

1 page PDF pattern.

Using a stiff linen paper yarn, use this pattern to create a unique crochet flower brooch.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2009


Price: US $3.50


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Garter Stitch Neck Warmer

Garter Stitch Neck-warmer

2 page PDF knitting pattern for a simple garter stitch neck-warmer.

Fast to create, using only one ball of yarn, this is a perfect project for beginners and advanced knitters alike. A quick and easy pattern to create a stylish scarf, ideal to give to someone as a handmade gift.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005


Price: US $3.50


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Ruffled Neck Warmer

Ruffled Dropped Stitch Neck-warmer

2 page PDF knitting pattern for a stunning dropped stitch neck-warmer, with ruffled ends in fringed yarn.

A little more complex than the garter stitch variation, this pattern uses the dropped stitch to create a soft, attractive scarf.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005



Price: US $3.50


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Crocheted Spiral Hat

Crocheted Spiral Hat

1 page PDF pattern for a basic crocheted spiral hat, plus 4 optional patterns for making your hat unique.

Allows you to mix fibres as well as colours in your hat, and to then personalise the pattern to suit your style.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005


Price: US $3.50


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Mohair Eyelash Split Scarf

Mohair-Eyelash Split Scarf

1 page PDF knitting pattern for a split scarf.

Unusual divided scarf is quick to knit on large needles, using two different yarns held together.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005


Price: US $3.50


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Mohair Shawl

Mohair-Eyelash Shawl

1 page PDF knitting pattern for a winter shawl.

Stylish knitted shawl made in a combination of mohair and eyelash yarns uses simple shaping to help it sit comfortably on the shoulders and stay in place.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005


Price: US $3.50


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Garter Stitch Hat with Knitted Corkscrews

Garter Stitch Hat with Knitted Corkscrews 

1 page PDF pattern for a cute knitted hat.

This simple garter stitch hat is quick to knit using 3 balls of yarn held together.  It is then embellished with corkscrews that are knitted with each of the yarns used singly. Mix & match 3 different colours or fibres to totally individualize your design.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2005



Price:US$3.50


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Sparkly Boomerang Shawl

Sparkly Boomerang Shaped Shawl

1 page PDF knitting pattern for a boomerang shaped shawl.

Knitted using Trendsetter 'Aura' together with On Line 'Flair' (or you could substitute a similar 'train-track' type yarn such as Plymouth 'Eros'), this light weight shawl is perfect to wear to your next cocktail function. Made from sparkling yarn, the shawl can transform your daytime outfit into glamourous evening wear.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2006


Price:US$3.50


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Diva Ribbed Collar

'Diva' Ribbed Collar

1 page PDF pattern for a warm knitted fashion collar.

Knitted with 2 balls of South West Trading Company's 'Diva' yarn, this ribbed collar is ideal to keep you warm without weighing you down. Make it from contrasting colours to brighten up your wardrobe.

© Prudence Mapstone, 2006


Price:US$3.50


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The Fine Print

What you can do:
When you purchase an instruction booklet or pattern from Knot Just Knitting it is licenced for personal use only. You may reproduce the actual pattern by printing it for your own records, make a backup of the file, or copy it onto multiple computers/devices in your house/workplace for your personal use. Also, any garments that you may create after following the instruction booklet or pattern may be offered for sale without the need to seek permission from the copyright holder.

What you can't do:
You may not reproduce the instruction booklet or pattern (the text & images) for use by others, offer it for sale or free download, or copy/send it to your friends. In addition, you cannot use the patterns or instruction booklets to teach a class or workshop, unless prior permission has been obtained from Prudence.

Copyright 2005-2012 Prudence Mapstone.

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News

2014 Calendar now online

View details of over 25 workshops, craft shows and tours by Prudence in 2014.

>> View the complete Calendar for booking details

New eBooks available online

Since Prudence's Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet book is out of print and the Never Too Many Handbags book is almost out of print, these are now available for download as PDF ebooks.
>> See the Tutorials & Patterns page for details

Hang Ups Group Exhibition

A group of freeformers on Ravelry have been working on pieces for a exhibition entitled 'Hang Ups'.  It has recently been on show in Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, and now also Brisbane.  The exhibition will travel and grow throughout the year as more pieces are received.  >> See photos from the first two exhibitions online

Yarns & Books available online

My PDF patterns are always available through the Tutorials page here on the website, and from time to time I also sell interesting yarns, colour-coordinated packs for freeformers plus my books and tutorials online, in AU$, at CraftUmi.
Or if you are looking for my books and would prefer to pay in US$, you might prefer to check out my Etsy store.

2012 Calendar

Including over 30 workshops, shows and tours.
>> View the complete Calendar for booking details

New website released

Welcome to the new Knot Just Knitting website, with a fresh design for 2012.

ABOUT KNOT JUST KNITTING

Welcome to Knot Just Knitting, the home of Prudence Mapstone's freeform fibre art.

Here you can learn about freeform, browse freeform creations in the gallery, purchase PDF tutorials & patterns for freeform & traditional knitting and crochet, view Prudence's extensive calendar of workshops & tours, and link to Prudence's other online pursuits.

AROUND THE WEB

Keep up with Prudence's work via Ravelry, Blogger, Yahoo Groups, Flickr & Etsy or share her inspiration on Pinterest
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