It occurred to us recently that it might be really useful to have an ECY way to browse patterns and projects made using specific yarns, for inspiration and ideas. It's one of those things where once you think of it it seems blatantly obvious 🙈🤣
Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere.
Titus 4ply is probably our best selling yarn and is a firm favourite with many of our customers. It's certainly one of the oldest types and the fact that it is still going strong and still just as popular speaks volumes! It is a luxurious blend of superwash extrafine merino with mulberry silk meaning it has shine, drape, softness and strength.
The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Titus 4ply and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Titus 4ply that you would like us to include? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 most of the designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.
Aisling by Justyna Lorkowska - Campanula and Rambling Rose
A true ECY classic, this has been a firm favourite at shows ever since its release. Every so often we will restock kits for this stunning design on the website and Victoria has several versions in different colour combinations.
Vine Country by Padma R - Loganberry and Coppice
A triangular brioche shawl inspired by India's Nashik vineyards. The pattern is written to be used as an introduction to brioche knitting but also is a fun knit for brioche enthusiasts. Padma has also included a bonus PDF with tips and techniques to help you along. You will need two skeins, one of each colour and you will use almost all of the two skeins.
Ambient by eri shimizu - Driftwood
This pattern (only available on Ravelry) has two options - a single colour, or you can add a different mohair silk laceweight yarn.
Hencliffe by Victoria Magnus - Whispering Grass
A rectangular two skein wrap featuring an easily memorable lace pattern. See more about this pattern in our Hencliffe blog post HERE.
Joy by Veera Valimaki from Interpretations Volume 5 - Bliss
This cardigan was originally made using this colourway which was specifically made for the collection, and we have ended up continuing producing it!
A nice easy knit, mostly garter stitch with enough interest to keep you going.
Exhale by Rachel Illsley - Charcoal and Bark
A top-down colourwork yoke jumper design. This garment is graded into nine sizes from XS to 5XL with recommended positive ease of 3-10” / 7.5-25cm at the chest circumference. Finished garment chest circumference ranges from 33.75-67.75“ / 84.5-169cm. Yarn requirements including ~10% excess of the main colour is 974-1819 metres / 1066 -1990 yards / 244-455 grams. For the contrast colour you will need 189-358 metres / 207-392 yards / 47-90 grams.
Bestla by Liz Corke - Tarn
A beautiful one skein shawl with a deep lace border.
Interlude by Janina Kallio - Falling Leaves
A single skein shawl combining garter stitch and fishnet lace. The design is lightweight, reversible and delicately simple.
Trescao jumper by Along avec Anna - Driftwood (held double with Eldwick Lace)
Anna released this as a free pattern on her website and it has two options, Hayton DK or Titus 4ply held double with Eldwick Lace. Both versions are stunning!
String of Pearls by Padma R - Titus 4ply in Coppice and Loganberry with Pendle 4ply in Cedar
A triangular brioche shawl, worked top down in 3 colors, with simple brioche lace and cables. Shaping and patterning occur only on light color, light side rows. The pattern includes a 19 page Photo tutorial & Tip sheet with tips for colour choices and tutorials for the different stitches in the pattern. You will need one skein each of three colours of 4ply/fingering weight yarn; one light colour and two darker colours with sufficient contrast.
Emma by Jacinta Bowie for Knitting Magazine - Rose Bed
Mindful Shawl by Libby Jonson - Compost
This beautiful shawl can be made in two sizes, the small uses a single skein while the large uses two skeins. The smaller sample was made using Faded Bloom.
Landskap shawl by Brixton Purl - one of a kind colourway for The Little Grey Girl's Mystery Gem (single skein project)
This shawl has a gorgeous graphic style lace pattern which looks really cool.
Solasta by Liz Corke - Sunset
This is a really cool take on combining a shawl with a cowl and making it into one loop. It uses one 100g skein (with leftovers).
Breac a' Mhuiltein by Liz Corke - Harbour
This lush shawl pattern is easily adjustable and so can either use one or two skeins.
Boardwalk Stroll by Jennifer Shiels Toland - Campanula and Tide
You will need three to four 100g skeins of the main colour, and less than half a skein of the contrast colour - ideal if you also want to make the mitts below!
Boardwalk Stroll Fingerless Mitts by Jennifer Shiels Toland - Tide
These use just 152m for the largest size and so are perfect for using up leftovers.
Summer Blooms shawl by Jaya of Apoorva Designs - Dianthus
This is a beautiful one-skein shawl which *really* makes me feel summery! I just love the floral lace pattern in the border. 😍
I smell snow by Melody Hoffmann - Thunder with another 4ply yarn
A four skein shawl which is a modern take on a Shetland hap shawl. Use two coordinating colours (2 x 100g skeins of each) to create a large stylish wrap. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Madeira Shawl by Jaya of Apoorva Designs - Dianthus
A stunning crescent shaped lace shawl with beads for extra sparkle.
Getting Ziggy by Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart - Driftwood and Charcoal
This jazzy shawl reminds me of 30's styling, I'm not sure why! It's a great project to play with contrasting colours (one 100g skein of each colour), but you could also go for low-contrast, or even bring other colours in.
Chestnuts Roasting by Michaela Moores for Knit Now (Issues 15 and 92)
Issues are available as print versions while stocks last and digital versions which can be found HERE. A beautiful A-line swing cardigan, brilliant for layering!
A beautiful one-skein project which was initially designed for the Indie Untangled Where We Knit subscription club (long since finished!). The pattern is only available on Ravelry. Similar colourways include Apricot Tulip, Rosehip, and Geum.
Shattered Stars by Liz Corke - Damson
A beautiful one skein shawl worked from the top down with diamond lace motifs in increasing sizes
Southern Shawl by Libby Jonson - Thunder
This shawl pattern is written in two sizes, one skein and two skeins. The design uses striped stockinette, reverse stockinette for the body and is edged with a simple yet effective lace pattern.
Castaway Shores by Jennifer Shield Toland - Campanula
A single skein shawl combining relaxing garter stitch with simple lace seashells and a looped eyelet bind off.
Herringbone Brick Shawl by Helda Panagary - Rose Bed with Eldwick Lace in Dahlia
This shawl uses stripes of two colours in simple crochet stitches to build an assymetric triangular shawl. You will need one skein of each of the required yarns.
Catechu by Audrey Borrego - Larkspur with Titus Lace in Charcoal
A lightweight sweater with a lace detail around the hem. The pattern is written in nine sizes to give finished bust circumferences between 89-155cm (35-61") and be worn with 15-25cm (6-9¾") positive ease. You will need 1000-1800m (1094-1968yds) depending on the size. Victoria's sample ended up a little shorter than she would have liked and so she added the underskirt in Titus Lace. This is not in the pattern but is the project notes blog post HERE.
Victoria's Machine Knit Raglan (based on Boxy by Joji Locatelli) - Wild Raspberry
This was based on Joji's classic, Boxy. It's a few years old now, has had lots of abuse, and still looks as good as new! Titus 4ply is a really hardwearing yarn!
Aisling by Justyna Lorkowska - Hibiscus and Whispering Grass
See above for information. One of many samples of this stunning design.
Just to show that Titus 4ply can be used for socks - you'd be forgiven for thinking it might be too drapey. With a structured stitch pattern like this lace rib, and with the tight gauge, it's absolutely fine for socks. They are really smooth and comfy to wear, and with the silk making this yarn hardwearing these socks are ageing really well - I made them years ago and still wear them.
Savarin by Patricia Martin - Larch
This pattern is no longer available, but it was a lovely one-skein shawl with a wavy lace border.
Erika's Pisu Top by Gingko B - Coppice, Faded Bloom (we think) and a Cottage Original batch
A versatile reversible top with wrap around details and optional sleeves. The pattern includes instructions for two options. The first is a simple tie detail, the second has a larger overlap and i-cord ties. It can be made in one or more colours. Erika used one skein each of three colours of Titus 4ply from deep stash which is why we have made an educated guess at the pink being Faded Bloom. This version is the second version with the i-cord ties. The pattern features 16 sizes, from 30-60in (75-150cm) bust. Yarn requirements for the first version are 700-1050m depending on the size made. Yarn requirements for the second version are 700-1400m depending on the size made.
Humbug Scarf by Joanne Scrace - Purple Sun
This is a gorgeous one-skein crochet shawl which is particularly useful for breaking up colours in variegated yarns.
Using a classic houndstooth pattern, these are the fingerless flip-top glove version of this pattern - you can do it as fingerless mitts if you prefer though, and with or without the flip top. Again, going to show that Titus 4ply is versatile enough to use for colourwork!
Drachenfels by Melanie Berg - Geum, Rosehip and Black Magic Rose
This project has its own blog post with some alternative colour combination suggestions, read it HERE but be aware there are Ravelry links in the blog post.
Affinity by Louise Zass-Bangham - Twig and Linen
This pattern was included in Louise's book Knit Play Colour. I wrote a blog post about the book back when it was released, you can read it HERE. One skein of each colour required and I used beads in this project. The ebook available to download on LoveCrafts
So, I hope that's been helpful and inspiring! If you have any projects that you'd like to see featured here please send your high-res photos and info to us at the email address at the top. 😍