Artika Designs

Stitch designs for knitters and needleworkers

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Latest Collection - Ikat Designs
Machine Knitting

Accessories Collection
Animal Prints
Art Deco Designs
Colourways 40
Colourwash Fabrics
Contemporary Pattern
Debut Collection
Designs for Interiors
Eastern Promise
Fabrics for Felting
Fabric Weaves
Italian Collection
Ikat Designs - NEW
Nomad Collection
Optical Illusions
Patchworks 24
Tartans and Checks
Tones and Shades
Trellis Collection
Special Effects

Hand Knitting
Animal Prints
Art Deco Designs
Colourways 40
Colourwash Fabrics
Contemporary Pattern
Ikat Designs - NEW
Optical Illusions
Patchworks 24
Tartans and Checks
Tones and Shades
Trellis Collection
Special Effects
Knitting Swatchboards
 

Knitting for men
Throws and Afghans
Florals and Fronds

 
Needlework

Animal Prints
Art Deco Designs
Optical Mat Project
Patchwork Designs
Tartans and Checks
Woven Designs

Knitters List

 

Using the site
Click on the list of individual collections on the left, or click on the machine knitting, hand knitting or needlework headings on the left or on the top bar to scroll through summaries of all the designs for a particular craft.
. For information on ordering, click on the link on the top bar.

ikat knitted bedouin jerkin

ikat design collection for knitters

 

Hand knitting
Machine knitting

 

Prices and formats

  Booklets: Collection booklets costs £8 and £7 depending on the title and contain stitchpattern diagrams and design notes with ideas for using the designs, variations,different colourway suggestions and so on.
There are three versions - hand knitting, machine knitting and needlework
 
swatchboards for knitting
These "design ideas" swatchboards are places you can come to for inspiration when looking for ideas for a particular project. The latest design swatchboard is for floral fabrics and frond-like designs. I've called it florals and fronds and am still adding to it! This joins the two I did earlier - knitting for men and throws and afghans where I gathered together swatches from various collections that work well for men's garments, and for knitted sofa throws, bedcovers and afghans.
      Swatchboard Florals and Fronds  
 

PDF version
This is a new experiment for me! I have produced a PDF version for the handknitting and machine knitting versions of Ikat Designs which can be emailed.

    Swatchboard Throws and Afghans
  Swatchboard Knitting for men

Computer disks and CDs: are available in Designaknit format for knitting collections. These contain just the stitchpatterns in digital form so you can transfer them to your computer and then on to your knitting machine or PPD. They can be emailed or sent on disk or CD. These cost £7 each
FB100 disks for the Brother disk drive are available for some collections while stocks last. These are £8.50 each

 
   


About me, the designer
My name is Linda Jackson, I am a textile designer and publish my designs for stitch-based fabrics for machine knitting, handknitting, cross stitch, needlepoint and rugmaking, under the name of Artika Designs. I have been shipping chart design booklets to enthusiasts all over the world since 1990 and write about colour, design and design software for specialist publications.

   

About the site
I have tried to keep the design simple, straightforward and easy to use. Let me know if you find anything amiss!

Linda

How to use the design collections
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A word about copyright:
I hope you like my designs and I wish you every success with them. My copyright terms mean that design booklets cannot be re-sold for others to use, so if you see them on e-Bay the seller (and any buyer) is breaching my copyright terms. Do let me know if you see this happening!
    I offer special copyright terms to independent knitters and small companies who want to experiment with my designs. Contact me for details.
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Updated 18/09/2014