This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn: Pendle 4ply (100% superwash extrafine merino - 100g/400m). There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place! 

Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it. 

Pendle 4ply is a gorgeous, smooshy, soft, bouncy, and smooth superwash merino yarn which has great stitch definition. It is perfect for a wide variety of projects, although may be too soft for socks (or you may want to reinforce heels and toes with nylon thread held alongside the yarn).

The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Pendle 4ply and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Pendle 4ply that you would like us to include? Email us at with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!



For designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for some of the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.


String of Pearls by Padma R -  in colourway Cedar with Titus 4ply in Coppice and Loganberry

A triangular brioche shawl, worked top down in 3 colours, with simple brioche lace and cables. Shaping and patterning occur only on light colour, light side rows. This pattern is aimed at intermediate to experienced knitters with familiarity with brioche increases and decreases, reading stitches on needles and all-over brioche but also includes a tutorial. The shawl uses one skein each of three colours of 4ply/fingering weight yarn - one light colour and two dark colours - solid/tonal colors with sufficient contrast are preferred. The sample used 96g of the light colour, 39g of the first dark colour and 72g of the second dark colour to create a shawl 66” (168cm) along top edge, 28” (71cm) high at center, 47” (120 cm) along each side edge, after blocking.

A person stood in front of a hedge facing away from the camera with a triangular shawl held outstretched. The shawl is green and pink with cable and eyelet details


Climate Wrapigan by Suraya Hossain - Pendle 4ply alongside several other 4ply/fingering weight yarns

A mini-kimono style wrap in a rectangular construction using fingering weight yarn. The back is knit flat from the bottom to the shoulders, and then split at the neck for the front. The two front sides are then knitted simultaneously. There are six stitch patterns repeated in reverse order. It is designed to be slightly over-sized with a positive ease of between 15-22.5cm /6-9”. The pattern is graded for seven bust measurements and two lengths, Standard and Long. Bust circumferences range from 71-76 to 132-137cm / 28-30 to 52-54” with actual circumferences from 93-98 to 147-156 cm / 37-39 to 58-62”. Because this is a temperature project, it is hard to predict how much of each colour you may need. An estimate for total yarn amount would be 450 - 500 grams (4-5 x 100g skeins).

 Suraya wearing a wrap style cardigan. The cardigan has thin horizontal stripes in a wide variety of colours


Ishidatami by Ririko - colorways Campanula and Snowfall 

A circular yoke pullover with a simple mosaic pattern and a dot pattern. The sleeves come with two options – short or long. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. The pattern is written in 10 sizes with bust circumferences ranging from 88.5 to 163.5cm (34¾ to 64¼ in) to be worn with 8 to 15 cm (3¼ to 6 in) positive ease. For the short sleeve version you will need 655 to 1,310m (716 to 1,433 yds) of the main colour and 215 to 485m (235 to 530 yds) of the contrast colour. 

Flying by Padma R – colourways Cedar and Robin Egg

crescent shawl in brioche lace. It is worked top down with shaping and patterning only occuring on light colour, light side rows. Beads are included in the border. The pattern includes a separate pdf of tutorials and tips for brioche lace. You will need one skein each of two colours.

A person stood in front of a hedge, holding a purple and green shawl outstretched


Heirloom Temperature Blanket by Suraya Hossain - Pendle 4ply and Milburn 4ply alongside several other 4ply/fingering weight yarns 

A mosaic crochet Temperature Blanket documenting the lowest and highest temperatures each day with the option of adding crystal beads. There are 12 patterns within the blanket, one for each month. The size of the blanket will be approximately 142cm/56" wide x 230cm/90.5" long without a border. You will need approximately 7874 - 8311 yards (7200 - 7600 m) of yarn in a wide range of colours. 


Alyssium Cardigan by Joanne Scrace - colourway Dusk

A pretty crochet cardigan made using simple stitches and a seamless construction. The pattern is written in seven sizes to fit chests of 76 to 137 cm (30 to 54 in) with finished chest measurements of 82 to 142 cm (32.5 to 56 in), designed to be worn with approx 5 cm (2 in) ease at the chest. You will need between four and six skeins of yarn depending on the size.


January Cowl by Louise Tilbrook – colourway Verbena

This is a pattern for a cosy, textured cowl with a couple of different options. It uses 4ply (fingering weight) sock yarn either held singly (using 3.5 mm needles) or held double (with 5.5 mm needles). The pattern has instructions for a single loop or a double loop cowl, both are worked flat and seamed at the end. The single loop cowl is 28" (71cm) circumference and the double loop is 50" (127cm) circumference. The width of the cowl is 7" (18cm) for the cowl with yarn held double and 7.5" (19cm) if the yarn is held singly. You will need half a skein for the single loop cowl with yarn held singly, two skeins for the double loop cowl with yarn held double and one skein for the other two options.

A brown cowl with a diamond textured stitch pattern draped around a dark mug


Kentish Town Cardigan by Sophie McKane – in a one of a kind exclusive colourway 

A top down, seamless knit with caliper cables. There is a link to an instructional video for the caliper stitch in the pattern. The pattern is written for five sizes ranging from 3 to 24 months to fit chest sizes 16 to 20" (41-51cm) and fit with 2-3" (5-7cm) positive ease. You will need 360 to 670 yds (330 to 620m) yarn.

A blue/purple childs cardigan laid flat alongside a stuffed bunny toy


Candelaria by Sandra Gutierrez – colourway Bark

A seamless top-down raglan crochet cardigan with scope for customisation. The pattern is written in seven sizes from 85.5 cm to 147.5 cm around the bust including the button band and is to be worn with positive ease of 10 to 20cm. You will need buttons and between 1,800 m and 2,700 m of yarn depending on the size.


Dancing To My Own Beat by Karen Burnett – colourway Fuchsia

Dancing To My Own Beat Socks are cuff down with afterthought heel. The pattern is both written & charted. There are four sizes included ranging from 15 to 26.25cm (6 to 10.5in) and requiring 372 to 437 yards (340 to 400 m) yarn.

A pair of pinky-purple socks presented on sock blockers


Toge by Ririko - colourway Campanula, with another 4ply yarn

A boxy pullover with a thorned line pattern on both sides of the body. It is worked sideways, from the sleeve to the center of the body on both sides and then joined at the center using three-needle bind-off. Neck, hem, and sleeves are finished with I-cord bind-off. The pattern is written in eight sizes ranging from 109 to 194 cm (43 to 76¼”) bust circumference to be worn with suggested positive ease of 20 to 40 cm (7¾ to 15¾”). Yarn requirements for this design range from 780 to 1735m (853 to 1897 yards) for the main colour and 60 to 75m (66 to 82 yards) of the contrast colour. 



Jewel Thief by Claire Slade - Pendle 4ply in Flowering Currant with Milburn 4ply in Charcoal and Harvest Gold

Simple mosaic knitting squares in eight designs, worked flat and then sewn together. Each square measures 5" (12.5cm) and uses 35 yds (32m) of each MC and CC. The final blanket size can be adapted to suit but the pattern recommends 16 squares for a baby blanket using 560yds of each MC and CC, or 64 squares for a larger throw using 2,240yds of each MC and CC.  

A blanket in tiles of black, purple and gold mosaic patterns


Saltmarsh by Anni Howard - Pendle 4ply in Stone with Pendle Aran in Steel

Made using a combination of knitting and crochet this cowl is knitted in the round using the aran yarn and then overlaid with a lace crochet pattern using the 4ply yarn. The finished cowl is 17cm (6¾ins) wide and either 70cm (27½ins) or 130cm (51ins) in circumference. The shorter version uses one skein of each yarn while the longer version uses two skeins of aran and one skein of 4ply. This pattern is part of the Ebb and Flow collection which you can read about in our blog post HERE but be aware that the post contains Ravelry links. 

Saltmarsh by Anni Howard






Willow Fingerless Mitts by Victoria Magnus - colourway Granite

These mitts should use approximately 40g of 4ply/fingering weight yarn. The mitts feature one column of the lace pattern set in simple mitt base. The set of three accessories can be made with two 100g skeins. 


Cornhill by Victoria Magnus - Stonecrop and Compost

A simple two skein crescent shawl, using one skein of each colour to create a shawl with 194 cm (76.3 in) wingspan x 35 cm (13.7 in) depth, after blocking.


Claire's Kentish Town Cardigan by Sophie McKane – colourway Coppice

See above in patterns section for pattern information. Claire made the 3m size and used one skein of yarn.


Buttermere by Victoria Magnus - colourway Storm

A one-skein, triangular shawl with simple lace edging that is both written and charted. 


Gráinne by Knitterarium - colourways Heliotrope and Falling Leaves

This pattern is sadly no longer available. A two skein crescent shawl using one colour with alternating blocks of stitch patterns. Victoria used two contrasting colours of yarn to differentiate the blocks. 



I hope you've found this blog post useful and inspiring, and if you have anything to add please do let us know on the email address at the top. We love to see your makes!


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