Toby Roxane Barna


Toby Roxane Barna is an independent knitwear designer based in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009, Toby studied knitwear design at the London College of fashion. She is now owns and operates her own design label, Toby Roxane Designs. She finds inspiration in many places, including the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. Toby loves cats, pancakes, and lipstick.

Toby’s beautiful patterns can be found on Ravelry, her own website,, and in local yarn shops nationwide. Visit her on Instagram and Twitter (@tobyroxane), Facebook and Pinterest (Toby Roxane Designs)!

Projects by Toby Roxane Barna

Rebecca Mitts

Rebecca Mitts are perfect for enjoying your favorite cup of hot chocolate on a sunny winter’s day. Worked in the round from the cuff up, this is an easy pattern that’s perfect for the girl who is addicted to her favorite coffee shop.

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Crisp Morning Cardigan

Just because the days get cooler doesn’t mean you have to give up your summer style! Perfect for layering, this cardigan features a low V-neck and seeded rib edging that can be casual or dressy to suit the occasion.

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Grecian Pillars Top

This airy summer shell evokes the robes worn by Greek goddesses. The only waist shaping comes from a band of ribbing, and the asymmetrical bottom hem is shaped with short rows. The wide boat neck is allowed to curl naturally.

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Cool Breeze Tank

Worked in a luxurious silk blend, this tank is perfect to wear all summer long. The front begins with a narrow strip from which stitches are picked up and worked to create an asymmetrical ruched look while the back is worked from the bottom up. Grosgrain ribbon straps keep the top securely in place.

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Fair Isle Series: Faux Isle Cardigan

These two colors of yarn were the inspiration for this cardigan. When the designer saw them, she knew they had to be used together in a sweater. The “Faux-Isle” band on the yoke of this top-down, set-in sleeve cardigan that creates the effect of fair isle, even though you’re only ever using one color per row! This pattern is also great for using up coordinating bits of leftover yarn.

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