Fiona Ellis
Craftsy Instructor

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Fiona Ellis has been designing commercially since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Knitwear Design from DeMontfort University, England in 1993. She began knitting at an early age after being taught by her grandmother. She loved to experiment, consequently her dolls were the best dressed in the neighbourhood, even if some of them were doomed to be fashion victims or ridiculed for their daring outfits. Her original designs have ... Read Full Bio »

Fiona's Craftsy Classes

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.


Fiona's Projects

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