This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. 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 DK is a smooth, soft and bouncy superwash merino yarn which is perfect for a variety of projects. It has a crisp, firm handle - especially when used at a tighter gauge, however once washed it softens and relaxes.

The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Pendle DK and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Pendle DK 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.


Quadratic by David O'Kelly - Plum with five DK Yarnlings™

A simple triangular garter stitch shawl featuring five stripes giving pops of contrast colour. The pattern contains instructions for 4ply and DK versions. The DK version uses three skeins of DK yarn with five 10g Yarnlings. The finished shawl is 192cm / 76 in wingspan x 78cm / 31 in depth, after blocking.

Victoria holding a purpley pink triangular shawl outstretched. The shawl has stripes in muted contrast colours


Baby Cabin Mosaic Blanket by Lisa Featherstone - Spring Buds with an Oakworth DK (100% polwarth wool) Cottage Original batch

The design is based on a traditional American log cabin quilt. It is not, however, worked in separate panels but from end to end with the varied mosaic stitches mimicking the log cabin effect.

Baby Cabin blanket by Lisa Featherstone


Equinox by Forest Flower Knits - A Murder of Crows with a contrast colour in another DK yarn

This triangular shawl uses 100g/220m of the main colour and 50g/110m of the contrast colour. This is a smaller version of the Midwinter Shawl which uses DK yarn with a chunky yarn.

Equinox by Forest Flower Knits  


Lockdown Gansey Fingerless Mitts by Alison Casserly - Millpond

Fingerless mitts inspired by traditional Gansey jumpers. Even though these are longer than some other mitt patterns you will still only need a single skein for the larger size. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.

Lockdown Gansey Fingerless Mitts by Alison Casserly


Fiori Incantati by Tiziani Sammuri - Ash with Pendle Aran in Faded Bloom

This lovely cowl combines Pendle in DK and Aran weights. It uses two skeins of Pendle DK for the main brioche body and one skein of Pendle Aran for the four floral motif sections. This design is only available on Ravelry.

Fiori Incantati by Tiziana Sammuri



Chromium by David O'Kelly - Pendle DK in Cedar, Thunder and Spring Buds with Bowland DK in Pennine Mist

The sample made when it was decided to upgrade the pattern from a scarf to a large wrap. This is a big project needing a total of seven skeins but the end result is definitely worth it.

Chromium by David O'Kelly


Laura's Summit Sweater by My Square Hat - Thunder and Antique Rose

A crochet jumper worked from the top down in the round in linen stitch, with a mosaic crochet colourwork yoke. The pattern is written in six sizes to fit actual chest circumference ranging from 27-30 to 59-62 inches (70-76 to 149-158 cm). The finished bust circumferences range from 35.5 to 70 inches (90 to 170 cm) and it is intended to be worn with 4 - 10” (10 - 25 cm) positive ease. Yarn requirements for this sweater range from 1,250 to 1,870 yards (1,143 to 1,710 m) for the main colour and 228 to 315 yards (208 to 295 m) for the contrast colour.

Laura used six skeins of Thunder and one skein of Antique Rose. This pattern is only available on Ravelry. 

Laura stood in a kitchen wearing a purple jumper with a pink colourwork yoke.  


Beulah by Clare Devine - Lobelia

Part of the Drift Collection, this single skein project is a relaxed fit beanie with a striking lace cable down one side. 

Beulah by Clare Devine 


Peekamoose by Jennifer Shiels Toland - Pendle DK in Drizzle and Eldwick Lace in Drizzle

A twisted rib beanie. The largest size uses 140m. If using two yarns held together you will need 140m of each yarn. This hat is SO lush - the fabric is dense and squishy, so it's really cosy in winter.

Peekamoose hat by Jennifer Shiels Toland


Outlined by SuviKnits - Dianthus and Bluebell

A lovely boxy sweater with a decorative Vikkel Braid edging accentuating the seams. It is written for 44 - 62” (112 - 157 cm) bust circumference, to fit sizes 32 - 50" (81 - 127 cm) and uses 940 - 1300 yards (860 - 1189 m). This pattern is only available on Ravelry.

Outlined by SuviKnits


POP! Baby Cardigan by Rachel Atkinson - Dianthus

A lovely quick knit worked from the top down. Written for 0-3 months to 18-24 months this requires 220 - 488 yards (201 - 446 m).

Pop! Baby cardigan by Rachel Atkinson



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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