My name is Jo Allport and Yarn Tree Designs is my yarn and pattern shop. I am a freelance knitwear designer who loves to create stylish and on trend designs for accessories, homeware, toys and baby wear. You can buy yarn, as well as my own designs in kits or patterns.
I love creating designs that inspire and motivate knitters both new to knitting, and those with experience. I use only beautiful yarns in fabulous colours and textures.
My favourite yarns are Debbie Bliss, Araucania, Mirasol and Louisa Harding, and you’ll find a selection of the best in their ranges here. I create new designs in the latest yarns on a regular basis.
I work extensively with Designer Yarns across many of their brands including Araucania, Lotus, Noro and DY Choice. You’ll also see my designs in the magazines Knit Now, Knitting and The Knitter.
You can find patterns for my designs here, in my online shop on Ravelry, and in selected independent yarn retailers across the UK.
In addition, I also run beginner and intermediate workshops, charity coffee mornings and take commissions for design work.