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Diane Zangl


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Living on the edge of a national wildlife refuge, the changing colors and scenery of the Midwest’s four distinct seasons have a noticeable effect on Diane’s design aesthetic. Her philosophy is that of creating classic, yet current, garments that can be enjoyed across several seasons. Unique stitch combinations and knitting techniques are the hallmark of Diane's designs resulting in truly distinct patterns.

Diane has been sewing and crocheting since she was seven and knitting since she was in her teens. She began her professional knitwear career in 1984 after receiving encouragement from Elizabeth Zimmermann to publish her unique designs. To date, over 650 of her designs have appeared in all nationally recognized knitting publications including, but not limited to Knitter’s, Vogue Knitting, and Interweave Knits as well as numerous yarn company pattern collections. Her designs on available on Patternfish.com and other online venues and are the perfect complement to the print publications where her work has traditionally appeared and through which she continues to offer patterns. To keep abreast of Diane’s newest designs, follow her at Stitch Witch Designs on Facebook.

Projects by Diane Zangl


Olive Flare Top

Classic best describes this top that will become a wardrobe staple. Stockinette stitch is featured for the entire garment, while garter stitch trims the lowered jewel neckline, sleeve and bottom edges. The body and elbow-length sleeves flare outward for a flattering shape.

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Warm Weather Whimsy Scarf

Take a day off and enjoy nature’s floral gifts, and make sure your wardrobe is prepared for the occasion! This openwork scarf features a German braid pattern, coin cables, and satin ribbon fringe.

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Perfectly Pink Seashell Top

When searching for souvenirs at the beach, it’s impossible not to get excited when you spot a seashell with that perfect pink shade. This cute top brings that feeling to life with its wavy shell edging, so work this up to get in the mood for summer.

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Jack Fair Isle Scarf

Jack is a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting. The majority of the patterns are simple three- or four-stitch repeats divided by solid-colored stripes. It begins with ribbed ends that are worked back and forth then overlapped, creating a faux-buttoned closure. The remainder is worked circular in two halves. They are joined at the center with Kitchener stitch, creating a mirror image of the pattern. Because the scarf is worked circular, ends can be left inside rather than working them in. Jack is for the man in your life that appreciates knitting!

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Nordic Night Pullover

The colors of the Nordic stars alternate positions on this traditionally styled yoked pullover. The sweater begins with blue motifs on white, then changes to white on blue at the underarm. Stay cozy on cold winter nights in this stunning sweater.

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Patchwork Meadow Jacket

An easy fitting silhouette is the backdrop for this patchwork-style jacket. The body is worked in one piece to the underarms where it is divided for fronts and back. A ribbed collar and modified set-in sleeves complete the look. Get ready to be as cozy as can be with this must-have piece for the season.

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Highland Hero Sweater

This updated classic will remind you why you fell in love with knitting in the first place. The pattern flawlessly combines cables and Scottish plaid for a look that will be ideal for walks in the woods, football watch parties and holiday gatherings.

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Silvermist Infinity Scarf

This cowl is a quick knit and an easy two-round pattern. Soft and easily looped around the neck once or twice, this infinity scarf is the perfect gift for yourself.

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