Make Your Design Dreams a Reality

Welcome! Sister Mountain is a website devoted to teaching enthusiastic knitters how to design and sell their own knitting patterns in multiples sizes.

I'm Clare Mountain-Manipon, knitting pattern designer and founder of Sister Mountain. I live in London, England in a little flat with my husband, Ulysses.


This blog is for knitters who are excited by the prospect of designing their own knitting patterns, but have no idea where to start.

Every week, I share new blog posts teaching you everything from design and grading to pattern writing and promoting. My goal is to offer free resources that make designing knitting patterns a little more accessible and a lot less intimidating.


I believe in designing knitting patterns that have the potential to be the core foundation of your every day wardrobe; elevated basics that are easily styled and comfortable to wear. Inspired by the rich heritage of hand knitting, the designs have a fresh and contemporary aesthetic, utilising clever knitting techniques that take your knits to the next level.


I fell in love with hand knitting in 2003, knitting obsessively throughout my teenage years and later, got my degree in Fashion Knitwear Design in 2013. I worked in the commercial fashion industry for a brief time before realising that it wasn’t for me. These days, I work for a yarn company by day and run Sister Mountain by night.



Join a community of enthusiastic knitters who are committed to learning how to design knitting patterns. You will receive my latest blog posts, free resources and anything exciting that I have to share.