Hello, our names are Shirley & Fiona, we are a mother and daughter design team, who live in the Highlands of Scotland The name ShiFio comes from a combination of our names, Mum SHIrley and daughter FIOna, Shirley--- I was taught crochet and knitting at a very early age. My mum believed in teaching practical crafts and we are glad she did!! I passed this love of crafts onto my only daughter and together we spend hours designing, creating and having fun together I have always had a knitting or crochet project to hand. I have produced garments for local shops, crafts fairs, friends and family for many years, also I have given many lessons to people within my area. We decided we could produce many different and usual designs ourselves and that is how ShiFio's Patterns started. We started selling our patterns on eBay, our shop is ten years old this year and you can still find our patterns there. although they do not allow pdf shipping anymore. Shifio's Patterns provides easy to follow knitting and crochet patterns. All our patterns contain tension (gauge), stitch descriptions, diagrams and abbreviations. On each pattern info page we have tried to show as many photos of finished items as we can, so that you get a real feel for the garment before you purchase the pattern. Our patterns are available in UK or USA terminology, by instant download (adobe pdf) If there are any type of patterns that you would like to see in the knitted or crochet section please email and we will try to accommodate you Please feel free to email us with any questions at shifiopatterns [!at] yahoo.co.uk ShiFio's Patterns are protected by intellectual and copyright law. These cannot be reproduced or re-sold without prior consent of the publisher & author. No re-sale rights come with these patterns.come with these patterns.