Testimonials

Lizzie on 3rd May 2022

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Unique and quirky designs

"I am the proud owner of numerous pieces of knitwear from Knitting Utopia. Marianne's designs are unique and quirky. Her classic machine knits are of good quality yarns that drape well and feel fabulous. Xxxx Lizzie Christie."

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Jackie on 3rd May 2022

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More please!

"I can't tell you just how much I've absolutely loved this  knitting utopia. I love it! More please!"

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Lois on 4th May 2022

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I have learnt so much from the inspiration and support

"I’ve really enjoyed this service and wonderful designs. The instructions are clear, so easy to follow and I have learnt so much from the inspiration and support. Many thanks Marianne!"

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Kirsten on 28th March 2022

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Always an inspiration in knitting and art, such a great webpage

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JMFT

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Stumbling across Marianne's designs was a happy day

"It hasn't been easy to find simple, yet flattering and easy to work up mid-gauge patterns. Stumbling across Marianne's designs was a happy day. As a novice machine knitter, I needed some clarification on a new (to me) technique and abbreviations. Marianne was very quick to respond with a friendly and patient walk through. All throughout our exchange, she was always genuinely happy to help and lend her expertise. TL;DR : Marianne's patterns are well written and her accessibility as a designer is amazing! 5/5 stars! :)"

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Tricia on 21st March 2022

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Clean, classic lines

"Love the clean, classic lines of this pattern. Looking forward to giving it a try on my knitting machine."

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Karen on 27th Feb 2022

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Jenny on 26th Feb 2022

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Her customer service is as exceptional as her design talent

"Marianne was very quick to respond and fix errors I made when ordering some patterns, and made it seem like no trouble. Her customer service is as exceptional as her design talent."

Machine Knitting Collection - Summer 2

Summer 2 Machine Knitting Collection

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Marilyn on 25th Feb 2022

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Easy to use and follow

"Marianne's patterns are easy to use and follow. I had great results with her Bellissima Jacket design and must do another soon !"

Machine Knitting Pattern - Bellissima Jacket

Bellissima jacket

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Ilona on 25th Feb 2022

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Unique and well thought out

"I love Marianne's designs for hand and machine knitting. They are unique and well thought out."

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Tanya on 18th Feb 2022

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Fresh, fun patterns for this generation of machine knitters

"I am so glad that there are designers like Marianne Henio, of Knitting Utopia, out there creating fresh, fun patterns for this generation of machine knitters. I own several of Marianne's patterns, and will likely purchase more in the future. They are well written, and the most thorough instructions I've ever seen."

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Michelle on 27th Dec 2021

Hooded Cape

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Helpful and quick to answer my questions

I purchased the hooded cape pattern and converted it to use on my bulky machine. The seller was very helpful and quick to answer my questions.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Classic Hooded Cape

Hooded Cape Pattern

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Elizabeth on 29th Dec 2021

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So simple and easy to make

I haven't made this yet but I am so looking forward to it for summer. It looks so simple and easy to make. I know I am going to love it and end up making more than one!

Machine Knitting Pattern - Libra Top

Libra Top

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Sandi on 11th Dec 2021

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Easy pattern and quick to do

Easy pattern and quick to do. The designer was quick to respond to my questions and lovely to work with. I would highly recommend!!!!!

Hand Knitting Pattern - Oxo Sweater

Oxo Sweater

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Madeline Edmonds on 27th Nov 2021

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I'm looking forward to making this! I will make in several colors!

Hand Knitting Pattern - Lattice Poncheater

Lattice Poncheater

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Helen on Oct 4th 2021

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Clear written instructions and techniques

"Très chic! Simply a wonderful easy to follow pattern and I can’t wait to see the results. Marianne has clearly put a lot of thought into her design with clear written instructions and techniques for a single bed knitting machine. Sizes number from XS to XL."

Machine Knitting Pattern - Chic Pants

Chic Pants

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Helen on 22nd Aug 2021

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I can’t wait!

I’m so looking forward to making this top! The instructions include schematics and plenty of photos which, as a visual learner, I find particularly helpful. The spacious layout makes the pattern easy to read and there’s no chance of getting stuck because of the huge list of abbreviations. I can’t wait!

Machine Knitting Pattern - Pretty & Plain Smock Top

Pretty and Plain Smock Top

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Ruti Genah on 20th Aug 2021

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It was a very easy purchase.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Downton Hat & Cloche Hat Beanie

Downton hat and cloche hat beanie

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Bridget on 10th July 2021

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Easy to read, Fun to make.

Machine Knitting Pattern - The Red Dress

The Red Dress

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Grace Top

Carol Ellis on 6th July 2021

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This is a keeper

I knitted my Grace Top in red grigna and love it. There aren't many asymmetrical patterns in our machine knitting world, and this is a keeper. I did find that the armholes were slightly deeper than I preferred, so you might want to check that before you knit it up.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Grace Top

Grace Top

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Katy on 6th July 2021

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A lovely shape and easy to follow the instructions. Well done.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Grace Top

grace top

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MM on 18th May 2021

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Just looking for info about this subject....hope it will help me to get both, the calm and the skill to knit. :-)

Knitting for Therapy: An Introduction into the Therapeutic Benefits of Knitting

Knitting for Therapy

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Kati on 25th April 2021

Traditional Beanie

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Easy to follow pattern which finishes beautifully. Thank you!

Hand Knitting Pattern - Traditional Beanie

Traditional Beanie pattern

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Sam on 22nd April 2021

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Really enjoyed making this, the instructions are very clear and I thought sizing was accurate.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Henio Coat

Henio Coat

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Carla on 5th Feb 2021

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Great pattern- looking forward to making this.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Sagittarius Top

Sagittarius Top

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Diane Bohan on 26th Jan 2021

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I love this pattern, I have now made five of these hats for people who loved the one I made for myself. The pattern is clear and straightforward and the download meant I could start knitting immediately. If you can knit and purl you can make this.

Hand Knitting Pattern - Tam O'Shanter Beanie

Tam OShanter Beanie

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Denise on 25th Jan 2021

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Absolutely professional transaction, am still working on the knitting part but from what I can see so far, the pattern is true to size and easy to understand. Am looking forward to the finished product hopefully soon. Thanks again.

Hand Knitting Pattern - Girly Skirt

Girly Skirt

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Moira on 4th Aug 2020

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Fantastic. Quick, and very helpful.

Hand Knitting Pattern - Oxo Sweater

Oxo Sweater

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Merryn on 16th June 2020

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Speedy. Love it. Thank you

Hand Knitting Pattern - Hooded Poncheater

Hooded Poncheater

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Rhonda MacFarlane on 1st Nov 2019

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All of the patterns I have ordered are well written and easy to follow.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Scorpio Dress

scorpio dress

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peppermint coat

Trish on 23rd Feb 2019

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I've only had a knitting machine for about 2 months, and I’ve never needle knit anything more than a misshapen scarf. When Marianne describes her patterns as suitable for beginners up, she is being honest.
Very easy to understand instructions, and a beautifully designed coat.
Can’t wait to try her other machine knitting patterns.

Machine Knitting Pattern - Peppermint Coat

Peppermint Coat