Fiona Ellis
Craftsy Instructor

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Fiona Ellis began designing knitwear commercially after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion knitwear design from De Montfort University in England. Her original designs have been sold to fashion houses in New York, London & Paris for mass-market production. Fiona's patterns have been widely published in premier knitting magazines, as well as many leading yarn companies. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Inspired Fair Isle ... Read Full Bio »

Fiona's Craftsy Classes


New Twists in Cables: Fingerless Mittens

Use fundamental techniques to create fascinating cables alongside fashion knitwear designer Fiona Ellis. Start with how to measure your hand accurately to choose the perfect size, before you master the basic cable crosses. Then, knit your gorgeous Glendale mitts as you see how to customize your cuffs, work traveling cables, shape your mitts for a better fit and achieve better range of motion with thumb gussets. Move on to the Cramond mitts, and get step-by-step guidance for knitting impressive Celtic knot cables, as well as creating palm gussets for a more comfortable result. Along the way, learn to easily fix common cable mistakes and add unique cabled flair to future knitting projects. Easily knit sophisticated cables!



Creative Cabled Necklines

Learn focal point design principles and how to create areas of interest with lines and textures, then discover how to design or modify existing patterns to make your cables run into or around the neckline. Incorporate functional and stylish I-cords into your knitwear, and let Fiona show you how to extend your stitches past the garment's edge for a look that’s off the charts!




Mastering Cable Design

Fiona puts a new twist on deciphering cable abbreviations while teaching you basic cable crosses, rest rows and how to creatively combine these knit design elements. She’ll also offer tips on where to find cable design inspiration and how to enhance your garments with I-cord embellishments. You’ll master diamond and doughnut shapes, add and subtract individual cables, play with negative space and learn to change cable angles in this example-packed class. You'll also learn to mix and match elements from existing cable designs to make them your own.

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Fiona's Projects

Paula (Photog Caroline Bergeron)
Off-Center Top (Photog Rose Callahan)
Rebecca (Photog Caroline Bergeron)
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